S.8. Taro is one of the characters from Pop'n Music 2.
S.8. Taro is a dog who runs a restaurant with his fox wife Okon.
S.8. Taro appears as a short, tan colored dog with dark brown eyes, brown ears and tail, and brown hair kept in a small bun with a white band. He wears a light blue hanten with darker blue trim over black shorts with black socks. His top is tied with a white bow and has white bands on the shoulders. He's often shown carrying a small yellow drum with a paw print design and a bone-like stick.
His 2P palette gives him black ears, tail, eyes, and hair. His hanten is yellow with orange trimming, while his shorts and socks are navy blue. His drum becomes red orange.
His unused 3P color palette can be found in the pop'n music data, planned for a scrapped and unimplemented お江戸花吹雪 URA chart.
|Attack||This is an order! (御用だ！ Goyouda!?)|
|Damage||Woof! (キャイン！ Kyain!?)|
|GOOD Play||Very good (よしよし Yoshi yoshi?)|
|BAD Play||Ouch (いてっ Itte?)|
|WIN||Admirable! (あっぱれ！ Appare!?)|
|LOSE||Regret (ムネン Munen?)|
- S.8. Taro's birthdate is a pun on his name, with May 8th (5. 8) resembling S.8.
- In older games, the Japanese for S.8. Taro's name was エス・エイト・タロウ.
- On the Pop'n Music 4 website, S.8. Taro's name is spelled as "8・Taro"
- In the Asian English version of Pop'n Music 2, S.8. Taro's name was just Taro.