どん子, Donko
Date of Birth Unknown
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Species Anthropomorphic tambourine
First Appearance Taiko no Tatsujin
Japanese VA Hinako Yoshino (Taiko no Tatsujin to Taiko no Tatsujin 3 and Clay Anime)
Nana Furuhara (From TaTaCon de Dodon ga Don onward)
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 tambourine with the red face.


Most of the time, Donko is the very lovely, kind maiden. However, she will immediately become jealous and angry when she saw someone (especially if it's female) is together with Don (her crush).

In Namco High, her personality is different than what she had in Taiko no Tatsujin series. Here, Donko is somewhat rude and will angry if someone say something bad about her, but from the inside she's actually a nice person.


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

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

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


  • "Don-chan you idiot!!" - said the angry and jealous Donko toward Don right before she was punched by Alumi and was being 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.


  1. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Do-Don to Nidaime!
Character in Taiko no Tatsujin series
Wada household Don Wada · Katsu Wada · Bachi-sensei · 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 · Kame · Ika · Takoyaki Brothers · The Chicks · Mizu-Mariko · Goldfish · Lantern · Cotton Candy Quadruplets
Municipal Wadaiko Laboratory Professor Otowa · Assistant · Mecha-Don
Neighbors Donko · Mask Kids · Namahage · Shishimai · Toramai · Kasedori · Calcutta Dondi · Yomogimaru · Miko · Alumi
Recurring characters Dokon gang Dokon · Botan · Dorabot · Nyanki
Waruru gang Dr. Waruru · Antimony · Yttrium · Gallium · Tantal · Germa · Tungsten · Tellu
Taiko world Kodama · Fuga · Mirai · Arashi · The Great Spirit
DS/3DS series Ponko · Ninja Master · Great Tanuki · Ralco · Princess Soprano · Maou · Aut · Takkun · Tikkun · Professor Timedine · Pietro · Darnum · Helga · Tia · Popocaca · Lily · Arnold · Deborah · Mathias
V Version Maple · Lila da Gamba · Violia
Guest characters Mon and Hun · Funassyi · Jibanyan · Reimu Hakurei · Marisa Kirisame · Sakuya Izayoi · Kirby · King Dedede · Phoenix Wright · Rakitama

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