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Taiko no Tatsujin: Clay Anime is Exactly What It Says on the Tin: a claymation anime based on the Taiko no Tatsujin video game series. It consists of various short (at 4 minutes per episode) stories featuring Don, Katsu and other Taiko no Tatsujin characters.

The anime was broadcast on Kids Station between 2005-2006.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Clay Anime provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Combining Mecha: Episode 10 has Mechadon build 4 copies of himself to combine with them into one of these.
  • Drop the Washtub: One of the pranks Don plays on Katsu in Episode 13. Similarly, Katsu drops a giant blackboard eraser on Don.
  • Fire-Breathing Diner: Katsu breathes fire after eating spicy curry in Episode 8.
  • Inflating Body Gag: In Episode 13, Don pranks Katsu by sneaking up to him while he's sleeping and inflating him with an air pump until he pops.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: The other Mechadons built by Mechadon are Mechadon Cosmo, Gaia, Marine and... Deli, rulers of the skies, earth, seas and food respectively.
  • Sentai: The Piyo Rangers, a team of four color-coded chicks that hatch from eggs Mechadon intends to eat.