Munchy Monk

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Munchy Monk
Your training takes place
deep in the mountains.
We call it monk training,
but it's really just eating
dumplings all day. Enjoy!
ConsoleDS Icon.png Rhythm Heaven
Munchy Monk
Your training takes place
deep in the mountains.
We call it monk training,
but it's really just eating
dumplings all day. Enjoy!
ConsoleDS Icon.png Rhythm Paradise
Munchy Monk
Your training takes place deep in the
mountains. We call it monk training,
but it's really just eating dumplings
all day. Enjoy!
Console3DS Icon.png Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Munchy Monk
ConsoleDS Icon.png
Prologue DS Munchy Monk.png
Console3DS Icon.png
Prologue 3DS Munchy Monk.png
ConsoleDS Icon.png 16
Console3DS Icon.png 68

Munchy Monk (しゅぎょう?, Shugyō) is the 1st Rhythm Game in the fourth stage (16th overall) in Rhythm Heaven and the 2nd of Comet Land (68th overall) in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.

The arrange version, Munchy Monk 2, appears in the tenth stage of Rhythm Heaven.


Screenshot DS Munchy Monk.png
Screenshot 3DS Munchy Monk.png

The Munchy Monk raises out his hand as off-screen people continuously give him dumplings to eat. He eats them by slapping his wrist precisely as the off-screen character says "Go!" to fling the dumplings in his mouth. There are three cues to follow:

  • Training 1 [Eat one]: The monk receives a single white dumpling with a voice saying "One! Go!" to indicate the timing.
  • Training 2 [Eat three]: The monk receives three green dumplings in a row with a voice saying "Three! Go! Go! Go!" to indicate the timing.
  • Training 3 [Eat two]: The monk receives two pink dumplings and must slap his wrist twice quickly to eat them. The voice says "Two-two! Go! Go!" to indicate the timing.

In Rhythm Heaven Megamix, the monk is redesigned, looking closer to his design in Munchy Monk in Rhythm Heaven Fever, as well as carrying a baby on his back during the real game. The background is more detailed and animated.


  • Ⓐ/Tap: Slap wrist

Timing Display

  • Perfect!/Ace!: The dumpling flies into the monk's mouth and he successfully swallows it. If not interrupted, he blushes and smiles afterward while his moustache starts growing up.
  • Early!/Late!: The dumpling flies and hits the monk's nose, making it turn red as he frowns.
  • Miss...: The dumpling falls out of the Monk's hand (in Rhythm Heaven, this is also accompanied by a "doink" noise). If the player tries hitting the monk's hand just as the dumping is being placed on it, it hits him square in the face, with the monk looking confused.


ConsoleDS Icon.png
A Word from the Master(Flag of the United States.svg) A Word from the Master(Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg)
GradingNG DS.png
The basics still elude you.
You lost your flow in the middle.
You must focus as the end nears.
The basics still elude you.
You lost your flow in the middle.
You must focus as the end nears.
GradingOK DS.png
Good enough...
I don't know...
I guess that was all right.
Good enough...
I don't know...
I guess that was all right.
GradingHI DS.png
You have mastered the basics.
Your hand was steady and true.
Your focus remained true to the end.
You have mastered the basics.
Your hand was steady and true.
Your focus remained true to the end.
Console3DS Icon.png
A Word from the Master
GradingNG 3DS.png
The basics still elude you.
Your "two-twos" were doubly disappointing.
Your triple bites were a trial.
GradingOK 3DS.png
Eh. Passable.
GradingHI 3DS.png
You have mastered the basics.
Your double bites were transcendent.
Your triple bites were as lightning!


ConsoleDS Icon.png
GradingNG DS.png
GradingOK DS.png
GradingHI DS.png
Epilogue DS Munchy Monk NG.png Epilogue DS Munchy Monk OK.png Epilogue DS Munchy Monk HI.png
You are in grave danger! You have achieved
total fullness!
Now YOU are the master!
Console3DS Icon.png
GradingNG 3DS.png
GradingOK 3DS.png
GradingHI 3DS.png
Epilogue 3DS Munchy Monk NG.png Epilogue 3DS Munchy Monk OK.png Epilogue 3DS Munchy Monk HI.png
You are in grave danger! You have achieved
total fullness!
Now YOU are the master!

Rhythm Item

Baby Carrier Aren't They All Alike?
Sprite 3DS Rhythm Item Baby Carrier.png
Item holder.png
There was a time I thought
that, but this one is perfect
for today's modern monk on
the go. It's adjustable, easy
to put on, and doesn't put
pressure on my belly.

Skill Star

The Skill Star appears on the second pack of three dumplings.

Challenge Land

Munchy Monk appears in the following Challenge Train courses:




The following is commentary given on the STAFF'S VOICE section of the booklet included in Rhythm Tengoku Zen Kyoku-shu.

Japanese Translation
つんく♂ 自分でつくっていてこういうのもナンですけどと、DS版では最高にお気に入りの曲です。本当はシューティングっぽいゲームになるのかなと思って、曲をつくったんですけと、どうしてまんじゅうをもってきたのか、よくわからんのです(笑)。まんじゅうが口に入ったときは、めちゃくちゃ気持ちいいですけどね。 Tsunku♂: I know it's strange for me to say this, but this is my favorite song for the DS version. I made the song thinking that the game would be like a shooting game, but I'm not sure why I chose to use manjū. (laughs) It feels really good when a manju goes into your mouth, though.

米 最初は「おやつ」というタイトルだったんです。だから、まんじゅうじゃなくてお菓子を食べてたんですけど、いつの閑にか「しゅぎょう」になっていました(笑)。まんじゅうを食べることがしゅぎょうのひとつ…ということなんですかね。 Yone: At first, the title was "Oyatsu" (snack). So you were eating snacks, not manju, but before I knew it, it had become "Shugyo" (laughs). So eating manju is a kind of "shugyo" (training) that right?


Development History

Main article: Munchy Monk/Development

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese しゅぎょう Training
Flag of the United States.svg EnglishNOA Munchy Monk
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg EnglishNOE Munchy Monk
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1974, 2020–present).svg French Avide ascète Munching ascetic
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish ConsoleDS Icon.png El Monje Tragón
Console3DS Icon.png El monje tragón
ConsoleDS Icon.png The Guzzler Monk
Console3DS Icon.png The guzzler monk
Flag of Germany.svg German Dim Sum Fu Pun on "Dim Sum" + "Kung-Fu"
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Monaco Gnam Monk Yum
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 수행자 Performer
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