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 a red face.

Depends on her feeling, however, her face can turns cyan.


Most of the time, Donko is the very lovely, kind maiden. However, she will immediately become jealous and angry if she sees someone (especially if it's female) 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 become angry if someone says 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 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.


  • "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.


  1. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Do-Don to Nidaime!
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