Japanese Songs in Philippine Karaoke Machines
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There are hidden Japanese songs in some Philippine Karaoke machines.
This spreadsheet lists down the songs from TJ Media and Platinum karaoke,
2 of the most popular and widespread brands in the market.
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TJ Media
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TJ Media's premium machines, TKR-304P and TKR-305P, both have hidden
Japanese songs. These are the machines used in arcades like Quantum Amusement
and World of Fun, as well as many KTVs.
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To check if the machine is TJ media and has JP songs, enter 61119 - the code for
Cha-La Head-Cha-La.
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Open the TJ Media Sheet to see the list of songs we extracted from the Korean app.
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(the list is about 99% correct; we are still looking for differences between KR and PH)
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Note that TJ Media only has songs up to late 2011. Some 2011 songs like Magia also
didn't make the cut.
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Lyrics are displayed in furigana and are NOT transliterated/romanized.
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Platinum
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Platinum's hard drive based machines may have Japanese songs installed in them.
The machines in Timezone arcade's "Deluxe" rooms have these JP songs but some
branches disable them. KTVs using Platinum's premium model, HD-10, may also have
JP songs if they installed the optional international song update.
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To check if the machine is Platinum and has JP songs, enter 89525 or 24525 - the
code for 微笑みの爆弾 (Hohoemi no Bakudan).
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Open the Platinum Sheet to see the list of songs we extracted from the JP update file.
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Note that Platinum carries old songs, mostly 80's and 90's. There are some 00's songs
like READY STEADY GO, but they are very few compared to the other songs.
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We also noticed that some Platinum machines have JP songs in other code ranges but
so far we haven't found a list for these songs.
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Lyrics are displayed in a really weird Simplified Chinese + kana hybrid and are NOT
transliterated/romanized.
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Other Machines
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Up to a few years ago, Kumyoung was the preferred machine for J-pop fans and
otaku in general since their machines were up to date and you can search for songs at
their website. Unfortunately they have lost most of their market share to TJ Media and
Platinum. Also, most of the remaining KY machines in malls and arcades have JP
songs disabled.
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Here are some songs you can test to see if a KY machine has JP songs:
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41239Blurry Eyes
for really old KY machines
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42599After Dark
for old machines that were updated in 2007
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43825unravel
for machines bought after 2014
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If you're lucky to find a working KY machine, just go to their website to search for songs
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Their search engine is not kanji friendly, enter romaji when searching instead
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We do not have info on JP songs in Hyundai HDT, Megapro, or the custom karaoke
setups in some KTVs like Red Box and Centerstage.
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For a searchable online version of these lists, go to Awit Otaku
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