Mecha-Don (Japanese: メカドン, Mekadon) is a recurring character in the Taiko no Tatsujin series.
Mecha-Don usually replaces Don Wada in auto-play mode in the console entries of the franchise.
Mecha-Don is a robotic anthropomorphic taiko drum. His face and body is red and blue, respectively. His face has big yellow robot eyes, and his arms and legs are shaped like ear buds.
Despite being a robot, Mecha-Don has a very low IQ and in one instance, he shut himself down after his AI got overloaded with just the simple math questions. Over time, he gradually grew smarter. He usually ends his sentences with "mecha" and all of his sentences are only written in katakana, with the exception of when he's used in auto-play.
His voice was originally normal with a monotonous robotic-like feel to it from Taiko no Tatsujin Wii to Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party Sandaime. As of Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX, his voice got a robotic effect.
In the anime, Mecha-Don is seen as a smart robot being able to create an army of clones of himself, each with different abilities, and even fuse together to become Mega-Don. However, it backfires on him on numerous occasions.
Mecha-Don was originally an old, abandoned taiko drum that the staff of the Municipal Wadaiko Laboratory found on the street. Said drum was modified into the robot, and thus Mecha-Don was born.
It was also revealed in Portable 2 that Mecha-Don was not the first robotic drum the laboratory had even created; There were numerous robotic drums created before him.
|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|