There's something about this piece that feels like it echoes the laughter and the desperation of Light's struggle for world domination that really tugs at you, and I feel like there would have been no better choice to compose the series' soundtrack than Taniguchi. It felt like a must-chart for Guitar Hero.
--== Chart Development ==--
As expected of a song that comes from the original score rather than the soundtrack, there were absolutely no tabs available anywhere on the net. The entire song was done by ear, and it was relatively easy due to the great amount of repetition in the notes. Most of my work was done after I had charted a few measures; the rest was just copy-pasting the notes several times and making sure the BPM remained steady.
--== About Development ==--
This chart was the second in a series of songs that I charted from Death Note's original score. It was relatively easy to chart, and was charted during a cruise to Mexico.
Editing the music to fit my version 2 standards also took some time, since there were parts where the guitars would play from different channels in the stereo output. The power chords would dominate the center channel, and the single quarter-note sequences were off to the left and right sides. I constantly had to make each track swap channels in order to isolate where the guitars were coming from. The effect it has on the music is noticeable if you enter practice mode with the song.