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Nintendo Special Big Band @ Nico Nico Choukaigi (April 26)

L~A

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I'll take the hit for you, this deserves to be heard, and people had no problem uploading the Nintendo World 2011 livestream.
It's been uploaded in five parts on YouTube.
Playlist of the entire performance.
Individual parts:
Part 1 -
Super Mario Bros. Series Medley
Part 2 -
Donkey Kong - The Legend of Zelda
Part 3 -
Kirby - Animal Crossing
Part 4 -
Pokémon
Part 5 -
Smash Bros. - Composers (Koji Kondo, Shogo Sakai and Junichi Masuda)
The entire performance is pretty long, around an hour, if the timestamps are taken literally.
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We all know that Nintendo is a special sponsor for this year's NicoNico Chokaigi. And apparently, it looks like they will have a special concert by the "Nintendo Special Big Band" on April 26th. Link to the video : here! Nintendo's turn is at 2.30PM / 5.30PM JST, which is 9.30AM/11.30AM GMT+2. They're last, apparently. It's all part of a stage show, with other performers.

Here's a list of musicians for the Nintendo Special Big Band, (thanks, StreetsAhead!)

 ・Arrange & Keyboard: Masanori Sasaji
 ・Bas: Masato Susuki
 ・Drums: Hiroyuki Noritake
 ・Guitar: Takayuki Hijikata
 ・Percussion: Carlos Kanno
 ・Trumpet: Eric Miyashiro
 ・Trumpet: Koji Nishimura
 ・Trumpet: Sho Okumura
 ・Trumpet: Yusuke Nakamura
 ・Trombone: Satoshi Sano
 ・Trombone: Kanade Shishiuchi
 ・Trombone: Azusa Toujou
 ・Bass Trombone: Katsuhisa Asari
 ・Alto Sax: Kazuhiko Kondou
 ・Alto Sax: Nami Kano
 ・Tenor Sax: Osamu Yoshida
 ・Tenor Sax: Masakuni Takano
 ・Baritone Sax: Takuo Yamamoto
Nintendo uploaded a video of the rehearsals on NicoNico : here!

By the way, I just checked the NicoNico schedule, and...

■This program is not available outside of Japan.

;___________________;
 

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Anyone else notice Nintendo's kinda gone all in on full orchestrated music in their recent games?
 
Thoroughly enjoyed the Mario & Zelda live concert all those years ago with the Big Band of Rogues. Not certain if any of those performers named above were part of that band as well, but I'm certain it'll be a memorable performance. I'll have to make sure I keep the live stream of the event playing in the background all this weekend.
 

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Translated:

・Arrange & Keyboard: Masanori Sasaji
 ・Bas: Masato Susuki
 ・Drums: Hiroyuki Noritake
 ・Guitar: Takayuki Hijikata
 ・Percussion: Carlos Kanno
 ・Trumpet: Eric Miyashiro
 ・Trumpet: Koji Nishimura
 ・Trumpet: Sho Okumura
 ・Trumpet: Yusuke Nakamura
 ・Trombone: Satoshi Sano
 ・Trombone: Kanade Shishiuchi
 ・Trombone: Azusa Toujou
 ・Bass Trombone: Katsuhisa Asari
 ・Alto Sax: Kazuhiko Kondou
 ・Alto Sax: Nami Kano
 ・Tenor Sax: Osamu Yoshida
 ・Tenor Sax: Masakuni Takano
 ・Baritone Sax: Takuo Yamamoto
 

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nico nico... i dont know japanese, what about making your site easy to use!? an english version would be a good start...
 

L~A

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Translated:

・Arrange & Keyboard: Masanori Sasaji
 ・Bas: Masato Susuki
 ・Drums: Hiroyuki Noritake
 ・Guitar: Takayuki Hijikata
 ・Percussion: Carlos Kanno
 ・Trumpet: Eric Miyashiro
 ・Trumpet: Koji Nishimura
 ・Trumpet: Sho Okumura
 ・Trumpet: Yusuke Nakamura
 ・Trombone: Satoshi Sano
 ・Trombone: Kanade Shishiuchi
 ・Trombone: Azusa Toujou
 ・Bass Trombone: Katsuhisa Asari
 ・Alto Sax: Kazuhiko Kondou
 ・Alto Sax: Nami Kano
 ・Tenor Sax: Osamu Yoshida
 ・Tenor Sax: Masakuni Takano
 ・Baritone Sax: Takuo Yamamoto
Thanks a bunch!

Big question is, what gaming related content will be there? New announcements (Wii U most of all) would be nice...
It's not a video-game focused event, so it's hard to say if there's going to be any announcements. Don't think Nintendo has ever announced anything there, so...

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By the way, I just checked the NicoNico schedule, and...

■This program is not available outside of Japan.

;___________________;

Nintendo's turn is tomorrow at 2.30PM / 5.30PM JST, which is 8.30AM/10.30AM GMT+2. They're last, apparently.
 

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I'd love for them to release another "Big Band" CD! Make it happen, Nintendo. :)
Actually, they already released a live CD from a big band concert Nintendo had back in 2003. The entire album is on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaXoBdKj19E&list=PLIotC8t6Az62hy3od9VtBiTdHcACF0AkX&feature=share&index=2

edit: Just noticed you said "another".

The rehearsal footage footage sounded great though. The arrangement sounds very interesting. Can't wait to hear the concert.
 

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NicoNico isn't allowing this performance to be viewable outside of Japan, so if someone could do a mirrored stream of the stream, that'd be awesome.

Edit: Reading the edited OP is advisable, huh? Sorry about that. Still, the request for a mirrored stream is still valid.
 
Edit: Can someone at least translate this tweet? I think it has something to do with the performance getting a CD/DVD.
Afraid that the person who made that tweet is simply saying that they want something like a CD or DVD, not that there is one announced or on the way.

As for the other tweets....pretty much people just saying how it was amazing, the best of the performances, worth far more than the price of admission, etc.
 

L~A

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Surprised Nintendo didn't manage to get a special stream for themselves... think of all those poor filthy gaijins who'd pay to watch that performance...

I think their performance should start right about now (or at least, it already has). I believe they're supposed to go last, so yeah.

Or maybe I got the time wrong. Dunno, really :(
 

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I love the Nico Nico Super Conference.So many cool things. This is definitely one of them.
 

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I'm a huge admirer of videogame music, especially Nintendo music with all of their awesome talented composers they have, and knowing we can't hear/enjoy any of this makes me really sad :'(. Even the promo image looks so damn cool. I'm 100% sure Koji Kondo was there chilling and stuff.
 

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Some one uploaded the video on youtube, is it legal to post the link?
I'll take the hit for you, this deserves to be heard, and people had no problem uploading the Nintendo World 2011 livestream.
It's been uploaded in five parts on YouTube.
Playlist of the entire performance.
Individual parts:
Part 1 -
Super Mario Bros. Series Medley
Part 2 -
Donkey Kong - The Legend of Zelda
Part 3 -
Kirby - Animal Crossing
Part 4 -
Pokémon
Part 5 -
Smash Bros. - Composers (Koji Kondo, Shogo Sakai and Junichi Masuda)
The entire performance is pretty long, around an hour, if the timestamps are taken literally.
 
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