| Don Wada|
和田どん, Wada Don
|Date of Birth||March 3, 2000|
|Species||Anthropomorphic Taiko Drum|
|First Appearance||Taiko no Tatsujin|
|Japanese VA|| Fushigi Yamada (Taiko no Tatsujin to Taiko no Tatsujin 6)|
Miki Narahashi (From Atsumare! Matsuri da! Yondaime onward)
Yōko Teppōzuka (Clay Anime)
|“||Let's play one more song Ta-don!||”|
— Don Wada
Don Wada (Japanese: 和田どん, Wada Don), usually refers to as Don-chan (Japanese: どんちゃん, Donchan), is the main character of the Taiko no Tatsujin series. He is the protagonist and the playable character. His brother is Katsu.
He is an anthropomorphic taiko drum. His face and body is red and blue respectively. Like other characters, he appears to be cute.
Don, in his most appearances in the franchise, is usually shown to be carefree and easygoing. While he is mainly childish, he is also very cheerful.
He has a monsterous appedite, and has expensive shopping at the Wada House which may take over for the worst. He can't even think of very complicating things.
His specialty is handicraft, and he's known for crafting items related to summer festival. His favorite foods are takoyaki and sushi. He is unaware that Donko have a crush on him.
He usually ends his sentences with "Ta-don" and "Kat".
This section of the article may contains details concerning the progression of the plot. If you do not want it to be spoiled for you, skip this section!
Still the infants, Don and Katsu were being taking care of by Bachi-sensei and learning taiko drum skill. He and Katsu, who grows up and want to realize their dream to shares the beauty of the taiko drums to the world, settled on staying in Wada household.
When Kodama arrived into the Wada house, she reveal that Don's tamashii is in fact the one she accidentally silp into the human world. Don's tamashii was ultimately taken away by the tennyo and the body become the static normal taiko drum. That was until a year later, Don's tamashii was sent back into the taiko drum and Don was revived. He cries, and is happy that he came back to the world.
- "Dongyaa--!!" - Don's usual screaming, whenever he was being sent into different worlds through various means in the beginning of some games' story mode,, when he was surprised by something, or when he got zapped.
- "Wahh! That's not what I mean..." - Said the frightened Don toward the angry and jealous Donko after he said Alumi is cute.
- Being a protagonist as well as the mascot for Taiko no Tatsujin series, Don has made many appearances as well as cameos. The list is as follows:
- Accessories that are based on Don and Katsu appears in the Idolm@ster series.
- Don appeared in Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan.
- Don, along with Katsu and Bachi-Sensei, appears in a side-event in Klonoa Heroes.
- The job costumes based on Don and Katsu can be obtained and worn by the protagonists in Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3.
- Don and Katsu appeared in Mizuiro blood.
- Don, along with Katsu, Donko and Masked Kid, were featured in a special stage 'Wangan Taiko-night (Japanese: 湾岸太鼓ナイト, Wangan Taikonaito, A play on Wangan Midnight.) in a few Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune arcades.
- In Sgt. Frog RPG: Kishi to Musha to Densetsu no Kaizoku, Don appear as support character.
- In several titles in R.B.I. Baseball franchise, one of the pre-registered scorer's name is Don Wada, named after the titular character.
- Don appears as a playable driver in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX.
- Don appears as a Yo-kai in Yo-kai Watch 2 as well as Yo-kai Watch 3, where he can be recruited. This is ironic as in Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle! he is mistaken for a yokai by old ninja Master.
- Yo-kai Watch 3 also features a minigame where player must catch the don and kat notes using the rotatable curve block which can be rotated by player via rotating the disk on the touchscreen. The Namco Original song Fuun Shishi was used in the minigame.
- Due to his status as a guest character from other franchise, he did not appear in any of the side series of the Yo-kai Watch franchise.
- Don was summons randomly by Pac-Man during his Namco Roulette taunt in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.
- When equipped as an "accessory", Don will follow the player around in Tekken 7 after downloading the free Taiko DLC.
- ↑ Taiko no Tatsujin Wii
- ↑ Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Yokai Great Decisive Battle!
- ↑ Taiko no Tatsujin: Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs
- ↑ Taiko no Tatsujin: V Version
- ↑ Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Kettei-Ban
- ↑ Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Do-Don to Nidaime!