What is Otamatone?

Otamatone is a cute, quirky, and fun to play electronic musical toy characterized by its eighth note-shaped body, adorable moving mouth, and silly, buzzing, amusingly off-key "voice."
Developed by design firm Maywa Denki, it was first released in Japan in 2009 and has been the country's best-selling musical toy ever since.



  • Easy to Play

    Squeeze those cheeks! Enjoy the unique sound of Otamatone

  • Toy Award

    Popular award-winning electronic musical toy from Japan

  • Share the
    musical fun

    A fun way to connect with family. Turn any gathering into Family’s Got Talent!

How to Play

  • STEP 1

    Turn on the power switch on the back of the instrument, and adjust the volume.

  • STEP 2

    Hold the stem with one hand, place the other hand to keep the base part steadily.

  • STEP 3

    Press and slide fingers over the stem to create an ascending or descending sound.

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    Press the black part of the stem to play the music

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    Press the cheeks to create the ‘Wah’ sound.

Otamatone Product Guide

Product Guide


for Beginners

H 270 mm
  • blackBlack
  • whiteWhite
  • blueBlue
  • yellowYellow
  • pinkPink
  • chocolateChocolate
  • mintMint
  • unicornUnicorn
  • hatsunemikuHatsune Miku
  • kirbyKirby
  • hatsunemikuHatsune Miku
  • hellokittyHello kitty
  • kabukiKabuki
  • ninjaNinja
  • luckycatLucky Cat


Character-based Otamatone may not be available in all markets per license agreement with respective licensors


for Music Lovers

H 440 mm
  • blackBlack
  • whiteWhite
  • kirbyKirby


for Collectors & Cute lovers

H 95 mm
  • blackBlack
  • whiteWhite
  • yellowYellow
  • kirbyKirby

It's time to play Otamatone!

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