The music game boom is done and dusted (r.i.p.), but don't tell Grant Woolard. In his head bangin' head, it still lives on. And it's totally awesome.

Grant, who lives in Japan, is studying the shamisen, a traditional instrument similar to a banjo. To showcase his first composition, he created this truly wonderful video for an imaginary game called Shamisen Hero.

While I'm sick of Guitar Hero, I'd buy Shamisen Hero in a heartbeat. Ditto for the long overdue Koto Hero.

三味線ヒーロー [YouTube]