Shiokalive 2016 (シオカライブ 2016(JP)[a]) was a virtual live concert that took place during the first Splatoon Koshien tournament at Tokaigi on 30 January 2016. It was the first concert for the Splatoon franchise.
On 15 December 2015, it was announced that the Squid Sisters would be holding their first live performance at Makuhari Messe as part of Niconico Tokaigi 2016 on 30 January 2016, titled Shiokalive 2016. The name is a portmanteau of "Shiokarazu" (Squid Sisters) and "Live". It was held at around 5pm on Tokaigi's Game Music Stage in conjunction with the end of the first day of the Splatoon Koshien finals, which were held elsewhere within the venue. Prior to the concert, fans were encouraged to wave along with the Squid Sisters' motions, preferably with "squid-colored glow sticks".
In addition to the region-locked Game Music Stage live stream, the concert was also live streamed without region locking on Nintendo's Koshien live stream on the Niconico website. It was then officially uploaded online on 8 February 2016. An English subtitled version was uploaded by Nintendo of America on YouTube on 6 May 2016. A slightly different version was uploaded by Nintendo of Europe a few days later, fixing a typo in one of Callie's dialogues. A remastered recording of the concert's audio is available in the live album Splatoon Live in Makuhari.
Takashi "DORA" Sawagashira (guitar)
Yasuhiro "jimbo chan" Kojima (drums)
Daisuke "BOH" Bohte (bass)
Ayako "BUN" Hatanaka (keyboards)
Tetsuya Oyama (production and arrangement)
Tetsushi Soeda (manipulator)
A .gif of the Squid Sisters performing Ink Me Up. (click to animate)
- The intro made for this concert's rendition of Calamari Inkantation was later incorporated into Spicy Calamari Inkantation for Splatoon 2.
- This concert was mentioned to have held the record for the specific category of "most viewed concert by videogame characters" in Guinness World Records 2018 Gamer's Edition. The book said that it had 1.7 million views at the time of writing. Nintendo of America's upload of the concert had 1,771,668 views as of 7 April 2017. Uploads from other divisions of Nintendo were likely not accounted for.
- Rehearsal video
- NCL's official video
- Nintendo of America's official video
- Official upload on Niconico