Hatsune Miku And AKB48 Headline Just Dance In Japan

By Spencer . March 12, 2014 . 11:42pm

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Nintendo has been helping Ubisoft release the Just Dance games in Japan and the Japanese versions include local tunes. Just Dance Wii U has songs from AKB48, Morning Musume, and "Tell Your World" from Hatsune Miku.

 

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These are the songs Nintendo added to Just Dance Wii U:

AKB48 – The Fall in Love Fortune Cookie
AKB48 – Flying Get
BigBang – Fantastic Baby (Japanese Version)
C-ute – Dance de Bakon
Dream5 – School Heaven
E-Girls – Follow Me
Exile – I Wish For You
Golden Bomber – Dance My Generation
Golden Bomber – Effeminate
Humbert Humbert – ‘Acerola Taiso no Uta
KARA – Electric Boy
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Ninja Re Bang Bang
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Tsukematsukeru
Livetune featuring Hatsune Miku – Tell Your World
Momorio Clover Z – Ikuze! Kaito Shojo
Momorio Clover Z – Mite Mite Kocchichi
Morning Musume – Love Machine
SKE48 – Kiss Datte Hidarikiki
SKE48 – Sansei Kawaii!
TRF – EZ Do Dance

 

Just Dance Wii U is slated for release on April 3.


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  • keithmaxx

    It’s sad that I can’t play these because I only have the NA console. Time to look up some giveaway promos!

  • Anesia Hunter

    It doesn’t feel right to say Hatsune Miku and AKB48 in the same breath… ~_~

  • Just Tim

    Is Effeminate = 「女々しくて」 by any chance?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvepe04Dbh4

    • keithmaxx

      It is. I personally want to dance to this, lol.

    • Mando Tellez

      That song is really catchy,can’t wait to play it.

  • Xerain

    Ironically, the region Japanese version actually contains songs I am familiar with, whereas the native U.S. release does not.

    • Mimi

      this is so true for me too! to bad its not for the wii as well. I just cant justify getting a wii u :-(

    • CirnoLakes

      There are many things I love and relate to about my country, but a very large portion of our pop culture and entertainment is not one of them. I know next to nothing about our pop culture, and when I am occasionally exposed to it, I usually don’t like it.

      I do try to keep an open mind. I love American punk and industrial music. And I like several American animated shows like My Little Pony and The Amazing World of Gumball and Rainbow Brite, and Strawberry Shortcake, and Lilo and Stitch. And I like various political shows like the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

      But I find it very hard to find things I really like overall in American pop culture, but very easy to find things I like in Japanese pop culture. I find the majority of the culture completely strange and alien to me and I usually avoid it just because most of the time it seems to be something I don’t like rather than something I like. I relate to a lot of American culture, but American pop music is definitely not something I relate to very much.

      Though it’s possible that just what I’ve been exposed to was a very poor example. I don’t like things based upon what country there are from. But as it turns out, there may be some cultural differences that I just don’t share with my country. For instance, our tastes in pop music, I like things to be pastel, cutesy, girly, and innocent. Or, I guess what that means, is that I like pop music in the way that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu does it. But that doesn’t seem very common here. Unfortunately.

  • Pandakids09 .

    Awesome i want this!

  • Argama

    AKB48, Kara, E-Girls… The list is so good~
    I hope they release this in english as an “Asian Version”~

  • Brimfyre

    I hope Miku makes an appearance at the Olympics.

  • https://twitter.com/mikedo2007 mikedo2007

    oh wow nice to see BigBang, and KARA in there for the Japanese market. You know if Ubisoft can make a Just dance: K-pop edition it would sell out worldwide:

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/100/062/575/just-dance-kpop-style/

    Way better then K-pop dance festival which Siliconera reported on:

    http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/19/wii-game-brings-gangnam-style-wondergirls-and-other-k-pop-artists-together/

  • Quizler

    Dang dude, I love the JP just dance games. I can’t play this one since it’s region locked and that’s just saddening.

  • Dsvkb

    I kinda want to get a Japanese Wii U just to play the Taiko no Tatsujin games and the Japanese Just Dance games.

  • dannyhibiki

    REGION LOCKING ARGH

  • CirnoLakes

    I know there are a lot of people dislike Just Dance and other newer rhythm games in general. But I like rhythm games in general, though Bemani will always be my favourite franchise.

    And I try to keep an open mind. One of the things that prevents me from enjoying a lot of the newer rhythm games like Just Dance is the fact that I’m not really a big fan of American pop music. There are a lot of things I love about America, including a lot of our music. But our pop music is not one of them.

    But if Just Dance embraces a lot of EDM genres like hardstyle and so forth, as well as Asian pop, I can definitely embrace it along with all of my other favourite rhythm game franchises like Bemani, Hatsune Miku Project Diva, Taiko no Tatsujin, and so forth.

    I love Morning Musume(big fan of Kago Ai and many other idols, here), AKB48, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Momoiro Clover Z, and TRF. I was really excited when Dance Dance Revolution got TRF. As EZ Do Dance is an EDM classic. So it was great to see two things I love together, Bemani J-Core and TRF in the same video game.

    Though why do I get the feeling that this sort of material that I love and enjoy is exclusive to Japanese versions of the game as usual? It seems like due to “cultural differences” people always take things out of games I love because of my country, and replacing them by things I don’t like. It seems I might have to import the Japanese copies of these games and completely ignore the ones from my country.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu (& Spyke)

      I can tell you straight up that anything like Hardstyle music would not be welcome in a game made to be easy like Just Dance. Jumpstyle routines would be ludicrous and “difficult” to some people.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWRolPgp9JY

      Trance music has nothing to dance with, Industrial dancing is kinda meant to be formulaic and repetitive, and it’s stagnant form is not one to make a Just Dance routine out of.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P10zXbjnOkw

      Dubstep/Brostep/Drumstep music can go just about anywhere though, but it REALLY has to depend on the song. THis? Would not fit in Just Dance, at least, not taken as seriously.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZQ_RDb0lcE

      Now, I say Just Dance. But Dance Central? Now that’s a game that has better dance routines and takes the gamer seriously. A good chunk of EDM would gladly be taken by Harmonix if they wanted to.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KePjIjCqnG0

  • Mando Tellez

    That’s Awesome but as usual the Region Lock ruins it.Might have to wait a while until I find a way to play it on an American Version Wii U,if not then get an Import one.The other Japanese Versions of Just Dance were really fun to play,hope this one is great.

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