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A direct-feed still of Callie, Pearl, Marina, and Marie posing at the end of one of their concerts.

Since 2016, Nintendo has been holding virtual concerts featuring the Squid Sisters, and later Off the Hook, as a response to the popularity the Splatoon brand and its characters have had since launch. The idols are presented with higher-quality 3D models than what can be found in their respective games and are animated with motion capture technology.[1] Live musicians are present in concerts, playing along to an audio track of the idols singing.[2] The idols speak to the audience in between songs with a translation of their dialogue displayed on a larger screen behind them. The songs that are performed at these concerts are given a special arrangement that extends their length and adds a proper conclusion. In some of Off the Hook's songs, new verses that are not present in-game are added as well. All concerts have been made viewable from an official source in one form or another, with some getting a remastered audio recording released on CD.

Shiokalive at Tokaigi 2016

Promo image for the official video upload.

On December 15, 2015, it was announced that the Squid Sisters would be holding their first live performance at Makuhari Messe as part of Tokaigi 2016 (ニコニコ闘会議2016(JP)[a]) on January 30, 2016, titled Shiokalive 2016 (シオカライブ2016(JP)[a])[3]. The name is a portmanteau of 'Shiokarazu' (Squid Sisters) and 'Live'. It was held at the end of the first day of the Splatoon Koshien finals.

The concert was live-streamed on Niconico without region locking. It was officially uploaded online by Nintendo on February 8, 2016. An English subtitled version was uploaded by Nintendo of America on YouTube on May 2, 2016. A remastered recording of the concert's audio is available in the live album Splatoon Live in Makuhari.

Video

Setlist

  1. Ink Me Up
  2. Now or Never!
  3. City of Color
  4. Maritime Memory
  5. Calamari Inkantation

Live Musicians

  • Guitar: Takashi "DORA" Sawagashira
  • Drums: Yasuhiro "jimbo chan" Kojima
  • Bass: Bohte "BOH" Daisuke
  • Keyboard: Ayako "BUN" Hatanaka
  • Production and Arrangement: Tetsuya Oyama

Shiokalive at Chokaigi 2016

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On March 24, 2016, it was announced that the Squid Sisters would perform again at Niconico Chokaigi 2016 (ニコニコ超会議2016(JP)[a]) as part of the Music Festival (超音楽祭(JP)[a], Cho-Ongakusai). It was later announced that they would perform on April 29, 2016. The concert was simultaneously live streamed on the official Cho-Ongakusai live stream, which was region locked for foreigners, and the Splatoon Gachibon Festival (スプラトゥーン ガチ盆まつり(JP)[a]) stream, which was not region locked. It featured the surprise debut of Callie and Marie's individual solo songs, Bomb Rush Blush and Tide Goes Out, respectively. The following day, the Squid Sisters amiibo were announced, revealing how to access their new songs in-game.

The concert was officially uploaded by Nintendo onto YouTube and Niconico the following day, with translated titles depending on what language the website is set on. An alternate version of the concert with different angles is viewable on the Niconico 3DS app by using one of the Squid Sisters amiibo. A remastered recording of the concert's audio is available in the live album Splatoon Live in Makuhari.

Video

Setlist

  1. Ink Me Up
  2. Now or Never!
  3. Bomb Rush Blush
  4. Tide Goes Out
  5. City of Color
  6. Maritime Memory
  7. Calamari Inkantation

Live Musicians

  • Guitar: "AYUMU" (fineplay)
  • Drums: Yasuhiro "jimbo chan" Kojima
  • Bass: Bohte "BOH" Daisuke
  • Keyboard: Ayako "BUN" Hatanaka
  • Production and Arrangement: Tetsuya Oyama

Squid Sisters at Japan Expo 2016

English poster

On June 1, 2016, Nintendo of Europe announced that the Squid Sisters would be performing at Japan Expo 2016 in Paris, France. This concert was the first to be held outside of Japan, the first concert not to be live-streamed, and the first concert not to be held concurrently with a local Splatoon tournament. It was held on July 8, 2016, and then uploaded onto YouTube on July 12, 2016, translated by Nintendo of Europe into various languages. It was also uploaded onto Niconico, albeit without Japanese subtitles.

Video

Setlist

  1. Ink Me Up
  2. Now or Never!
  3. Bomb Rush Blush
  4. Tide Goes Out
  5. City of Color
  6. Maritime Memory
  7. Calamari Inkantation

Live Musicians

  • Guitar: François "Shanka" Maigret
  • Drums: François "Matu" Matuszenski
  • Bass: Jean-Philippe "Bob Snake" Dumont
  • Keyboard: Ben "Chap" Weislo

Gallery

Promotional

Concert

Shiokalive at Cho Party 2016

The Squid Sisters made a short appearance at Niconico Cho Party 2016 (ニコニコ超パーティー(JP)[a]) on November 3, 2016. This was the last appearance of Callie before the release of Splatoon 2.

After the initial live stream of Cho Party 2016, the concert was rebroadcast during the Splatoon Koshien 2017 Regional Tournament for the Kansai region on November 5, 2016, making it viewable for people outside of Japan. A higher-quality version with different camera angles and on-screen transcriptions for dialogue was eventually uploaded onto Niconico on July 21, 2017 to coincide with the release of Splatoon 2. A remastered recording of the concert's audio will be available in the live album Splatoon 2 Live in Makuhari.

Video

Viewable on Niconico.

Official individual release.


Viewable on Niconico.

Stream archive (requires a Niconico account and Adobe Flash Player, starts at 2:35:14).

Setlist

  1. City of Color / Ink Me Up medley
  2. Maritime Memory
  3. Calamari Inkantation

Live Musicians[4]

  • Guitar: Takashi "DORA" Sawagashira
  • Drums: Yasuhiro "jimbo chan" Kojima
  • Bass: Bohte "BOH" Daisuke
  • Keyboard: Ayako "BUN" Hatanaka
  • Manipulator: Tetsushi Soeda
  • Bandmaster: Vomos

Haicalive at Tokaigi 2018

Inkopolis Live Tokaigi 2018 Poster.jpg
See also: Haikaraibu at Tokaigi 2018

Setlist

  1. Color Pulse
  2. Acid Hues
  3. Muck Warfare
  4. Ebb & Flow
  5. Fresh Start
  6. Spicy Calamari Inkantation
  7. Now or Never! (Off the Hook & Squid Sisters)

Live Musicians

  • Guitar: Takafumi "CO-K" Koukei
  • Drums: Hisashi "一Q" (Ikkyū) Ichinose
  • Bass: Bohte "BOH" Daisuke
  • Keyboard: Ayako "BUN" Hatanaka
  • Manipulator: Tetsushi Soeda
  • Production and Arrangement: Tetsuya Oyama

Off the Hook Concert at Polymanga 2018

Off the Hook at Polymanga 2018 Poster.jpg

On February 19, 2018, Nintendo of Europe announced that an Off the Hook concert would be held at Polymanga 2018 in Montreux, Switzerland, before the finals of the Splatoon European Championships. It was held on March 31, 2018. This concert was the first to be shown with English dialogue, despite being held in a primarily French-speaking region. An estimated 1700 people were in attendance.[5] This was the first concert to be live-streamed on YouTube and Twitch in 1080p at 60fps.

The concert was uploaded by Nintendo of Europe with enhanced audio that corrects the timing of some sound effects, transcriptions for omitted dialogue, and translations into other languages on April 13, 2018.

Video

Video with enhanced audio.


Stream archive in 1080p 60fps (starts at approximately 13:41).

Setlist

  1. Color Pulse
  2. Acid Hues
  3. Muck Warfare
  4. Ebb & Flow
  5. Fresh Start
  6. Spicy Calamari Inkantation
  7. Now or Never! (Off the Hook & Squid Sisters)

Live Musicians

  • Guitar: Nicklaus Bergen
  • Drums: François "Matu" Matuszenski
  • Bass: Jean-Philippe "Bob Snake" Dumont
  • Keyboard: Ben "Chap" Weislo

Haicalive at Chokaigi 2018

Inkopolis Live Chokaigi 2018 poster.jpg

On April 13, 2018, it was announced that Haicalive would be held again at Chokaigi 2018 during Cho-Ongakusai on April 28. In the initial announcement, it was teased that an additional song had been added to the setlist. On the day of the concert, it was confirmed to be the song used in the Octo Expansion trailer, Nasty Majesty. An official video was made available on Niconico on May 8, 2018.

In addition to the new song, the dialogue between songs was also updated to reflect the 3.0.0 update released prior, and the then-upcoming Octo Expansion. Callie mentions coming to Octo Canyon to accompany Marie, and Pearl mentions checking up on "Gramps and Eight," to which Marina warns is supposed to be secret.[6] This also marks the first time an Inkling and an Octoling are seen changing ink colors, which occurs before and after Pearl and Marina perform Nasty Majesty.

Video

Viewable on Niconico.

Setlist

  1. Color Pulse
  2. Acid Hues
  3. Muck Warfare
  4. Nasty Majesty
  5. Ebb & Flow
  6. Fresh Start
  7. Spicy Calamari Inkantation
  8. Now or Never! (Off the Hook & Squid Sisters)

Live Musicians

  • Guitar: Takafumi "CO-K" Koukei
  • Drums: Yasuhiro "jimbo chan" Kojima
  • Bass: Satoshi Adachi
  • Keyboard: Nao Nishimura

Gallery

Tentalive at Tokaigi 2019

Off the Hook Live Tokaigi 2019 poster.jpg
See also: Tentalive at Tokaigi 2019

Setlist

  1. Inkoming! / Entropical / Blitz It! medley
  2. Nasty Majesty
  3. Acid Hues
  4. Color Pulse
  5. Muck Warfare
  6. Shark Bytes
  7. Into the Light
  8. Fly Octo Fly
  9. Ebb & Flow (Octo)

Live Musicians

  • Guitar: Takafumi "CO-K" Koukei
  • Drums: Yasuhiro "jimbo chan" Kojima
  • Bass: Satoshi Adachi
  • Keyboard: Eina Suzuki

Haicalive Kyoto Mix

On October 13-14, 2019, there will be two Haicalive performances at the Nintendo Live 2019 event taking place in the Annex Hall of the Kyoto International Conference Center. There will be one performance per day, both being exactly the same and based off of previous concerts. It will be live streamed on Niconico and YouTube for those who are not able to see the performance in person.


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Japan

References