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Lantern Eel
ちょうちんうなぎ, Chouchin Unagi
LanternEel
Gender Male
Species Anthropomorphic Eel
First Appearance Taiko no Tatsujin
Japanese VA Hisayoshi Suganuma (Games, up until Appare! Sandaime))
Jesahm (Games, from Do-Don to Nidaime onward)
Kouji Haramaki (Clay Anime)
The hell?! Wh...what the heck, man?!
This weird-ol' fart here is screwing with our Festival!
Damn you!
— Lantern Eel in Do-Don to Nidaime!

Lantern Eel (Japanese: ちょうちんうなぎ, Chouchin Unagi, also known as Unagi in Taiko: Drum Master) is a recurring character in Taiko no Tatsujin series.

Biography

Appearance

Lantern Eel is an Anthropomorphic eel, with turquoise skin and blue-ish gray underbelly. Unlike the actual eel, Lantern Eel has the thick 'fishing rod' on the top of his head, with the red lantern attached, similar to the atlantic footballfish.

He usually wearing the white happi coat with red stripes.

Personality

Although not much is known about Lantern Eel, he is a dependable figure to his gang.

He claim that he has a beautiful voice, but in reality, he is very terrible at singing.

Background

Lantern Eel, together with his apprentices Turtle and Ika, have been running a stand at various festivals across the land and have travels around.

Lantern Eel is a long-time friend to Kiyoshi Wada.

In the game

General

Lantern Eel is one of the randomly-selected standard dancers in the game.

Do-Don to Nidaime!

Lantern Eel, along with the others at the festival, is the frequent victim of Dr.Waruru's evildoings. He call Dr.Waruru a 'weird ol'fart' on the second havoc, which the former take offense at.

Drum 'n' Fun!

Lantern Eel is one of the unlockable performing characters in the game. His performing skill makes the one-side hits counts as a two-side hits on big notes.

Character in Taiko no Tatsujin series
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