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22nd Sep '17 1:13:01 AM Abodos
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* The various musical themes for the eponymous mask of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' invove eldritch, discordant yet somehow still Kabuki-esque sounds. WordOfGod shares that the noises were inspired by the similar Chinese opera.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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The various musical themes for the eponymous mask of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' invove involve eldritch, discordant yet somehow still Kabuki-esque sounds. WordOfGod shares that the noises were inspired by the similar Chinese opera.opera.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the theme for the Master Kohga battle has silly-sounding Kabuki sounds that match his role as a goofy leader of an evil clan of ninjas.
20th Jun '17 6:01:57 PM Prime32
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* ''VideoGame/Pokemon'':

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* ''VideoGame/Pokemon'':''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'':
20th Jun '17 6:01:18 PM Prime32
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'':
** Uses __ in the "Sushi-Go-Round" minigame from the first installment.
** "Clear Cut Challenge" featured __ in ''Pokémon Stadium 2''

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'':
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** Uses __ ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' features kabuki sounds in the "Sushi-Go-Round" minigame from the first installment.
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installment, as well as the "Clear Cut Challenge" featured __ in ''Pokémon Stadium 2''2''.
** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' have kabuki-style instrumentation in a number of their tracks, most notably [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD9NHjiEsYE Ho-oh's theme]].
30th Apr '17 5:42:11 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0FVIwLE0Aw This]] ''{{Touhou}}'' remix of Yuugi's theme features the "oowooooh" guy.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0FVIwLE0Aw This]] ''{{Touhou}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' remix of Yuugi's theme features the "oowooooh" guy.
11th Apr '17 9:52:01 AM erforce
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* In ''[[VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures The Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation]]'', both of the Nerd Gaiden [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caF1EMkjHsg stage]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cWyjs51BI8 themes]] use an "oowoooh" sample.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures The Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation]]'', ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdIIAssimilation'', both of the Nerd Gaiden [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caF1EMkjHsg stage]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cWyjs51BI8 themes]] use an "oowoooh" sample.
25th Jan '17 8:32:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'':
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** "Clear Cut Challenge" featured __ in ''Pokémon Stadium 2''

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'':
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** Uses __ in the "Sushi-Go-Round" minigame from the first installment.
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** "Clear Cut Challenge" featured __ in ''Pokémon Stadium 2''



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9th Dec '16 7:29:22 AM crazysamaritan
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Kabuki is one of several varieties of traditional Japanese theatre, dating from the Edo period. Like other Japanese theatrical styles, it uses music and musical sounds to help tell the story. Not surprisingly, a number of these sounds have found their way into {{Anime}}.

The most common Kabuki sounds to be heard in anime are:
* ''Tsuzumi''. A drumlike instrument that makes a "pon!" sound. In anime it is frequently employed to punctuate a joke or humorous moment, often in combination with a man's voice making an "Ooowoooh!" sound (also from Kabuki). A very traditional instrument, its sound is considered emblematic of traditional Japanese culture as a whole. Although they sound alike, do not mistake the "pon!" of a ''tsuzumi'' for the noise of TheThingThatGoesDoink.
* ''Okawa''. A drum that sounds a lot like a woodblock when struck. In anime one hears either one strike or two quick strikes.

To learn more about Kabuki, visit [[http://www.kabuki21.com this site]].

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Kabuki is one of several varieties part of traditional Japanese UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese theatre, dating from the Edo period.period (17th century as the Western world records time). Like other Japanese theatrical styles, it uses music and musical sounds to help tell the story. Not surprisingly, a number of these Several instruments/calls have become strongly identified with the theatre performance itself, even sounds have found their way into {{Anime}}.

The most common Kabuki sounds
that originated in other parts of Japanese theatre.

Sounds meant
to be heard in anime are:
evoke Japanese traditional performances:
* ''Tsuzumi''. A drumlike instrument that makes a "pon!" sound. In anime it is frequently Frequently employed to punctuate a joke or humorous moment, often in combination with a man's voice making an "Ooowoooh!" sound (also from Kabuki). A very traditional instrument, its sound is considered emblematic of traditional Japanese culture as a whole. Although they sound alike, do not mistake the "pon!" of a ''tsuzumi'' for the noise of TheThingThatGoesDoink.
* ''Okawa''. A drum that sounds a lot like a woodblock when struck. In anime one hears either one strike woodblock. One or two quick strikes.

To learn more about Kabuki, visit [[http://www.kabuki21.com this site]].
strikes are usually all that's used.
* ''Yoo~ooh''. A call to announce a character, often accompanied by a dramatic {{zoom}} or SuperSentaiStance.
15th Nov '16 9:18:42 AM crazysamaritan
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* The Dum Dum sting from ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' has possibly evolved from here.



** Similarly, the [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinkengers]]' [[TransformationTrinket Shodouphones]] make kabuki noises after being used to draw magical kanji in the air.
** Also [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger Utsusemimaru]] Theme also featured kabuki noises when he first morph into ''[[Main/SixthRanger Kyoryu Gold]]''.

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** Similarly, the [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinkengers]]' * ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'': Shinkengers' [[TransformationTrinket Shodouphones]] make kabuki noises after being used to draw magical kanji in the air.
** Also [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger Utsusemimaru]] * ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'': The Utsusemimaru Theme also featured kabuki noises when he first morph morphs into ''[[Main/SixthRanger Kyoryu Gold]]''.



* Used in the "Sushi-Go-Round" minigame in ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'', and "Clear Cut Challenge" in ''Pokémon Stadium 2''

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* Used ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'':
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in the "Sushi-Go-Round" minigame in ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'', and from the first installment.
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"Clear Cut Challenge" featured __ in ''Pokémon Stadium 2''



** Also from SNK, at least half of the ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' soundtrack is entirely played with traditional Kabuki instruments, in keeping with the general mood of the game (especially where Kyoshiro is concerned, since he's a Kabuki actor). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7oNxnlg7oI Behold.]]

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** Also from SNK, at * At least half of the ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' soundtrack is entirely played with traditional Kabuki instruments, in keeping with the general mood of the game (especially where Kyoshiro is concerned, since he's a Kabuki actor). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7oNxnlg7oI Behold.]]



* ''{{Okami}}'' uses a lot of the drum sounds, as well as several Kabuki-style shouts.
* [[VideoGame/StreetFighter E. Honda's]] theme. He's basically the first ever Kabuki-Sumo wrestler. You can hear some ''tsuzumi'' sounds in Ryu's theme as well, though he doesn't have the whole kabuki thing going.
* The various musical themes for the eponymous mask of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' invove eldritch, discordant yet somehow still Kabuki-esque sounds.
** WordOfGod actually states that the music in Majora's Mask was based on Chinese opera.

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* ''{{Okami}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Okami}}'' uses a lot of the drum sounds, as well as several Kabuki-style shouts.
* [[VideoGame/StreetFighter ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'': E. Honda's]] theme. He's Honda's theme, because he's basically the first ever Kabuki-Sumo wrestler. You can hear some ''tsuzumi'' sounds in Ryu's theme as well, though he doesn't have the whole kabuki thing going.
* The various musical themes for the eponymous mask of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' invove eldritch, discordant yet somehow still Kabuki-esque sounds.
**
sounds. WordOfGod actually states shares that the music in Majora's Mask was based on noises were inspired by the similar Chinese opera.



* In the ''ShirenTheWanderer'' series, set in feudal Japan, this is used a ''lot''.

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* In the ''ShirenTheWanderer'' ''VideoGame/ShirenTheWanderer'' series, set in feudal Japan, this is used a ''lot''.
27th Jul '16 3:41:31 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon 2'' for the UsefulNotes/SuperFamicom features the "Ooowoooh!" sound on the "area clear" screen, and also has a kabuki-themed stage where ''tsuzumi'' appear as floating springboards.

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* ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon 2'' for the UsefulNotes/SuperFamicom features the "Ooowoooh!" sound on the title screen and the "area clear" screen, and also has a kabuki-themed stage where ''tsuzumi'' appear as floating springboards.
27th Jul '16 2:51:18 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Ganbare Goemon 2'' for the UsefulNotes/SuperFamicom uses the "Ooowoooh!" sound on the "area clear" screen, and also has a kabuki-themed stage where ''tsuzumi'' appear as floating springboards.

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* ''Ganbare Goemon ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon 2'' for the UsefulNotes/SuperFamicom uses features the "Ooowoooh!" sound on the "area clear" screen, and also has a kabuki-themed stage where ''tsuzumi'' appear as floating springboards.
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