A new Bemani collaboration event, "Otegaru!! Link Track" (おてがる!! LINK TRACK) has started recently on 25 March, and will last till 31 August. The event involves two games, Reflec Beat Volzza 2 and Beatmania IIDX Copula. This guide will take you through the event step by step.
Sakura Matsuri (桜まつり), the first ever talk show/fan meeting with the voice actresses of Hinabitter and Coconatsu, will be held on 17 April 2016 at Miraichushin Hall, Kurayoshi city, Tottori prefecture. During the event, a new song will be announced.
As of Feb 24, 2016 a new Bemani event “Hinatabi Chikuwa Hime Ketteisen” has started. This is the very first Hinabitter-themed event held simultaneously on several Bemani games, and will also serve as the first popularity poll conducted for the Hinabitter girls.
Two new Bemani titles, Nostalgia and Otoiroha, were announced by Konami Digital Entertainment a few weeks before Japan Amusement Expo (JAEPO), the arcade games’ equivalent of the Tokyo Game Show. During JAEPO itself, these two new games were showcased to the public and visitors could try them out. They will be the 12th and 13th active Bemani rhythm games.
Meet Hinabita’s rival, the idol group Coconatsu! Coconatsu consists of elder sister Shinonome Natsuhi and younger sister Shinonome Cocona. The group name comes from the twin sisters’ names. Unlike Hinabita, which is a rock band, Coconatsu does various genre of electronic music such as technopop, dubstep, and trance.
Hinabita (short form for Hinatabi Bitter Sweets), is a fictional band of five girls produced by Funaki Tomosuke, a composer of Konami Digital Entertainment. Initially a project of Konami Digital Entertainment to sell music digitally through downloads on iTunes, Hinabita has since gained popularity with Bemani players and even a considerable number of non-players and has expanded to many other kinds of merchandise.