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How coincidental to met him here...Is this fate?
— Donko in Portable DX


Donko (Japanese: どん子, Donko) is a recurring character in Taiko no Tatsujin series.                  



She is an anthropomorphic shime daiko taiko drum with a red face.

It depends on her feelings, however, her face can turn cyan.


Most of the time, Donko is very lovely and kind maiden. However, she will immediately become jealous and angry if she sees someone (especially if it's a female) together with Don (who is usually her love interest).

In Namco High, her personality is different than what she had in Taiko no Tatsujin series. When the cousin met and asked her about the drum pun, Donko pretends to be rude and jokingly threaten them that she owns the school before quickly reveal that she is just kidding. From the inside, she is a nice person.


Just like how Don and Katsu were born, Donko was originally a normal shime-daiko until she was fused with a tamashi from The Great Spirit.

It is unknown on how she had a big crush on Don. She later followed the Taiko drum duo into Tokyo. She has since been practicing her shinobue skill in order to participate in the festival.

In Namco High, it was revealed that she dumped Don for unknown reason, and usually refers to Don as her ex-boyfriend.

In the game


Donko usually appears as one of the standard dancers and appears in some mini-games.

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii

Donko confront Don (who had became a bosozoku-inspired delinquent) and the Dokon gang. She tried to tell them to stop making loud noise around the town, but the delinquents didn't listen and make some excuses. This pushed her to the breaking point, as she proceed to punch all four of them out of anger and send them flying into the sky.

Do-Don to Nidaime!

Donko visit the Wadaiko Laboratory to meet Don, and as she arrived there, she met Alumi. Don accidentally angered Donko as he said that Alumi is honest and cute. Before Donko can do anything, she was punched by Alumi and is sent far away from the laboratory.

Donko visited Don and co. again at the festival, and reconciled with Alumi, having learned her mistake from the previous encounter.

Drum 'n' Fun!

Donko is one of the unlockable performance characters in the game. Her performance skill allows donders to hit the notes easier.


  • "Don-chan you idiot!!" - said the angry and jealous Donko toward Don right before she was punched by Alumi and sent far away.[1]
  • "Please accept me!" - said the Giant Donko who chasing Don in the mini game 'Bakusou! Love Love Donko' in Taiko no Tatsujin: Wai Wai Happy! Rokudaime.
  • "Excuse me?! Are you giving me ATTITUDE? Do you, like, even KNOW who I AM?! I'm Donko, and I own this school, LOSER!" - said Donko who later turn out to be joking about it toward the cousin on their first meeting.[2]


Character in Taiko no Tatsujin series
Wada household Don Wada · Katsu Wada · Master Bachio · Tetsuo Wada · Kiyoshi Wada · Inu Wada · John Wada · Suzudon · Daruma-san · Mimizu Wada · U-chan
Takahashi household Hana Takahashi · Neko and Shaxy
Lantern Eel gang Lantern Eel · Turtle · Ika · Takoyaki Brothers · The Chicks · Ms. Mariko · Goldfish · Lantern · Cotton Candy Quadruplets
Municipal Wadaiko Laboratory Professor Otowa · Assistant · Mecha-Don
Neighbors Donko · Kabuki Kids · Namahage · Shishimai · Toramai · Kasedori · Currycutta Dondy · Yomogimaru · Miko · Alumi
Recurring characters Dokon gang Dokon · Botan · Dorabot · Nyanki
Evil Lou gang Dr. Evil Lou · Antimony · Yttrium · Gallium · Tantal · Germa · Tungsten · Tellu
Taiko world Kodama · Fuga · Mirai · Arashi · The Great Spirit
Ancient Japan Ponko · Ninja Master · Great Tanuki
Fantasy Merdival Ralco · Princess Soprano · Maou · Aut
Time Patrols Tacky · Ticky
The Timedyne gang Najimu Timedyne · Pietro · Durnam · Helga
From various eras Nobunaga Oda · Marie Antoinette · Lakio · Alenka · Cleopatra VII Philopator · Chris · Rose · Orville Wright · Wilbur Wright
Mystery Adventure Tia · Popo Kaka · Makemake · Heracles · Ceska · Susanoo · Kushinada · Himiko · Yeti
Sorcery Society Hexaglia Lily · Arnold Crowgaia · Deborah Ignispada · Mateus Aquadia
V Version Maple · Lila da Gamba · Violia
Others Louis Auguste · Princess Elize · Amitie · Tatsudon · Makina · AI Don
Guest characters Mon · Hun · Funassyi · Jibanyan · Reimu Hakurei · Marisa Kirisame · Sakuya Izayoi · Kirby · King Dedede · Phoenix Wright · Rakitama · Tamazo · Kusao Saiki · Hatsune Miku · Doraemon · Heihachi Mishima · Hello Kitty · Pac-Man · Squid