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Pīchi no Shiro de no Rokkuman to Pātī (Rockman and the Party at Peach's Castle) is a Japanese kids' vinyl record series published by Alfa Records in 1996, based on the Mega Man series. The concept is that a girl named Peach invites Mega Man to her castle for a big party. Mega Man thinks about marrying Peach one day, but a little girl named Otaka is also there and has been dreaming about Mega Man for a month. Who will Mega Man decide to go with?

Songs

Volume 1: December 23, 1996

Side A Side B
A Party at Peach's Castle Music Time
The Wedding Wish Sing & Dance
Meet Otaka Clapping Game
Party Games Rainbow Park
Playing Pretend Ice Cream
Imagining Fun for Everyone

Volume 2: February 13, 1997

Side A Side B
Candy & Sweets Rockman Chooses Otaka
Otaka Explains Her Dream Friends Song
Princess Peach Another Wedding Wish
Don't Say No Peach's Birthday Cake
Hula-Hoops Presents & Treats
Surprises Good-bye

Reception

Pīchi no Shiro de no Rokkuman to Pātī was aimed at children 4 to 9 years old, but older children listened to it as well. The cast of the Japanese educational show Tensushiro sang "Imagining" on one of the episodes. "Clapping Game" is notorious for an incident in 1997, where two teenagers at Disney World, Kirsten Richardson and Wes Green, were in the second pre-show room of the Alien Encounter attraction. They decided to start singing "Clapping Game" at the top of their lungs. The song "A Party at Peach's Castle" was re-used in the 2001 Nintendo 64 video game Paper Mario. "Peach's Birthday Cake" was later remixed in the 1998 video game Mario Party. This is two of the hardest Japanese records to find, as well as two of the final children's records. There is a known copy of both so far on the Internet, but the owner refuses to post the songs online.

Trivia

  • Yuuta and Akane make their second appearances in this record.
  • Nintendo allowed Capcom to use Princess Peach and her castle, and the songs "A Party at Peach's Castle" and "Peach's Birthday Cake" were actually compositions that were yet to be used in a Mario game, and Nintendo gave Capcom permission to use the songs before they appeared in Paper Mario and Mario Party respectively.
  • The Otaka character is a tribute to famous Capcom worker Neru Otaka.
  • The melody of "Rainbow Park" was the result of Akiko Sanagawa messing with a MIDI of "Cloudy Park" from Kirby's Dream Land 2, and after slowing the tempo a bit, she decided to use a variation of a part of the song as the chorus.
  • The Wikipedia page (which is the same as this one) appeared in the 2015 book We Bought Too Many Games: A History of Danielle Otaka by Danielle Otaka.
  • A video game version is in the works and is set to be released for Steam sometime later this year. This is the first time this record will be seen in the US, as all the songs will be English dubbed.

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