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"筆を使って日本語を
書きます。
あなたがするのは
オイシイとこだけ。"
"(Write Japanese with the brush. You only have to do the fun parts.)
"
— Power Calligraphy Description (Rhythm Tengoku)

"Have you ever tried writing Japanese calligraphy?
It requires grace, finesse, and a surprising
amount of upper-body strength.
"
— Power Calligraphy Description (Rhythm Heaven Fever and Rhythm Heaven Megamix)

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Power Calligraphy
リズムお習字 Rizumu o Shūji

Power Calligraphy

Power Calligraphy wii

Power Calligraphy 3DS title

BPM 124
Appearance Rhythm Tengoku
Rhythm Heaven Fever
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Game Number 21 (Tengoku)
Extra Game 3 (Fever)
23 (Megamix)
Perfect Reward Power Calligraphy song (Tengoku)
None (Fever)
1 Flow Ball (Megamix)

Power Calligraphy (リズムお習字 Rizumu o Shūji?, Rhythm Calligraphy) is the 21st game in Rhythm Tengoku, the 3rd Extra game unlocked with 41 Medals in Rhythm Heaven Fever and the 23rd game in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. It's about a man who is learning how to write Japanese calligraphy.

Gameplay

Power Calligraphy game
Power Calligraphy Wii Gameplay
Power Calligraphy 3DS gameplay

You play as a giant hand writing calligraphy with a surprising amount of strength. When the giant hand reaches enough power, press A to write. There are six different symbols to write (レ ("Re" Katakana), 、 (a Japanese comma), 力 (power), 己 (oneself), 寸 (sun, a Japanese kind of measurement), 心 (heart), and the characters つるニハ○○ムし (or つ3ニハ○○ムし in the korean version) arranged to form a face). Near the end, the game goes faster and people come out dancing.

Controls

Button Mode

  • A: Write (with power)

Simple Tap Mode

  • Tap: Write (with power)

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The symbol is successfully written
  • Barely: If early, the line turns out squiggled. If late, a messy spot of ink is made. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: If missed completely no marks are made, letting out a sigh.

Rating Notes

Rhythm Tengoku

Header

  • "先生のことば" (The teacher's words)

Try Again

  • "気合が足りぬ。" (Not enough spirit.)
  • "力不足、 だな。" (Not enough power.)
  • "心が こもってない、 だな。" (The heart is not confined, you know.)

OK

  • "う~ん..." (Yeah...)
  • "まぁまぁ、 かな。" (OK, I guess?)
  • "とりあえず..." (Anyway...)
  • "よしと します。" (You did your best.)

Superb

  • "たいへん力強い!" (Very strong!)
  • "心が こもっている!" (The heart is confined!)
  • "ココ一番で やってくれた!" (You're at the top of it!)

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Header

  • "Instructor Feedback"

Try Again

  • "You needed more power in your strokes."
  • "Just...weak."
  • "Your brush seemed lifeless."

OK

  • "Eh. Good enough."

Superb

  • "You gave it a lot of oomph!"
  • "You poured your heart into your brush!"
  • "You weren't intimidated by the big one!"

Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise

Header

  • "Teacher's Evaluation"

Try Again

  • "You need more power in your strokes."
  • "You lacked brush control."
  • "Your heart didn't seem into it."

OK

  • "Good try."

Superb

  • "You gave it a lot of oomph!"
  • "You gave it your all."
  • "That's the best brush work I've seen."

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Header

  • "Instructor Feedback"

Try Again

  • "You needed more power in your strokes."
  • "You lacked control of your brush."
  • "Just...weak."
  • "Your brush seemed lifeless."

OK

  • "Eh. Passable."

Superb

  • "Nice powerful strokes!"
  • "You gave it a lot of oomph!"
  • "You poured your heart into your brush!"
  • "You weren't intimidated by the big one!"

Epilogue

Rhythm Tengoku

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Beat the Beat Rhythm Paradise

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Item

Calligraphy Set

Calligraphy Set
A New Approach
I got these calligraphy tools as a hand-me-down from my sister, but they were so heavy and hard to set up, I just couldn't get into it. But then I started doing it to music, and now I never stop!

Skill Star

When you are writing the sun symbol (寸) for the second time, write perfectly to collect the star.

Appearances

Power Calligraphy 2P

"筆を使って日本語を書きます。
あなたがするのは オイシイとこだけ。"
"(Write Japanese with the brush. You only have to do the fun parts.)
"
— Power Calligraphy 2P Description

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Power Calligraphy 2P
リズムお習字 2P Rhythm Penmanship 2P
Power Calligraphy
BPM 124
Appearance Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade)
Game Number 10
Perfect Reward None

Power Calligraphy also appears in the 2P mode of Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade) where it is referred to as Power Calligraphy 2P (リズムお習字 2P Rhythm Penmanship 2P?). It plays the same as the 1P version, except it has a split screen display to accommodate the second player. As a consequence of this design, there is only one column of dancers per screen, and they walk over the paper.

Trivia

  • There is a string in Rhythm Tengoku's code reading "リズムお習字 2"[1] directly after the text strings for Remix 8, meaning that this game was meant to have a sequel, but it was scrapped.
  • If you miss the last one, it automatically drops the chance of getting a superb.
  • The "The End" kanji that appears in Japanese version was kept in international version of Rhythm Heaven Megamix, unlike Rhythm Heaven Fever.
  • In the Korean version, various things were changed.

Korean Differences

Title Screen

Elsewhere Korean
Power Calligraphy wii Power Caligraphy KR

Gameplay

Dancers
Elsewhere Korean
Dancerspc SOMK01-1
Face
Elsewhere Korean
Facepc SOMK01-2

Rating Screens

Try Again
Elsewhere Korean
Power Caligraphy EN TryAgain Power Caligraphy KR TryAgain
OK
Elsewhere Korean
Power Caligraphy EN OK Power Caligraphy KR OK
Superb
Elsewhere Korean
Power Caligraphy EN Superb Power Caligraphy KR Superb

In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese リズムお習字 Rhythm penmanship
FR French Calligraphie
ES Spanish Caligrafia
D German Kalligraph
IT Italian Prova di calligrafia
Flag of South Korea Korean 리듬 서예 Rhythm calligraphy


  1. https://tcrf.net/Talk:Rhythm_Tengoku_(Game_Boy_Advance)#English_Fan_Translation_Findings

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