Ranked #1386

Oruchuban Ebichu

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ebichu Minds the House, Anime Ai no Awa Awa Hour, Anime Lovers' Awa Awa Hour, Anime Lovers' Bubble Bubble Hour, Modern Love's Silliness
Japanese: おるちゅばんエビちゅ


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 1999 to Oct 1, 1999
Premiered: Summer 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Group TAC, Pioneer LDC
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gainax
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Seinen
Duration: 8 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.551 (scored by 7,928 users)
Ranked: #13862
Popularity: #1980
Members: 16,443
Favorites: 154
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Ebichu the hamster seems like the perfect house pet: she cleans, shops, cooks, does laundry, and anything to please her master, known only as "Office Lady" (OL). Unfortunately, OL and her unfaithful boyfriend, combined with Ebichu's uncontrollable exuberance and love for ice cream, often earn her severe and bloody punishment. However, Ebichu doesn't seem to mind the abuse if she achieves her goal of making her beloved master a little bit happier.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mitsuishi, Kotono
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Tomizawa, Michie
Tomizawa, Michie
Iwata, Mitsuo
Iwata, Mitsuo
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu


Moriwaki, Makoto
Moriwaki, Makoto
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Theme Song Performance
Anno, Hideaki
Anno, Hideaki
Itou, Risa
Itou, Risa
Original Creator

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Opening Theme

"Nanda Kana" by Ebichu (Kotono Mitsuishi)

Ending Theme

"Kumo Kumo ga Kenikon Mata Keyafu" by Minami Karasuyama Choume Production

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Feb 15, 2007
Ebichu was one of the first anime series I watched. I got the DVD as a present and one dark and stormy day decided to watch it. Wow. For the first three episodes I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. It is just plain weird. I can't describe it better. It_just_is_weird.

Ebichu is about a hamster called Ebichu. Her owner is a single office lady desperate to find a husband. Many jokes center around Ebichu's owner and her good-for-nothing boyfriend. What makes this show worth watching is its extreme humour that springs form this set-up. Warning to all American kids: Contains adult themes, watch this read more
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Feb 6, 2015
One of the funnier animes out there. Adult themes clash with animation and sound effects of a childrens' show. Humor, sex and kawaii in a perfect mix. Highly recommended!

Very simple graphics and animation, but that is kind of the point. The characters look dull at first glance, but once you get to know them, you can't imagine them looking any differently.

Can't give too high a score here, because of the simple looks, but on the other hand this anime really couldn't have a more appropriate animation.

The intro song is cute and catchy, but nothing too fabulous. The reason I rate the "sound" cathegory so high read more
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Jun 30, 2012
This sort of feels like a mix between Shin-chan and Chi’s Sweet Home. It’s cute and talks of a cute little hamster’s life and how her owner is to her. In fact, the very first episode shows exactly how her master is… a useless bum. All this women seems to do is whine about her boyfriend and have sex with him. Yes, this shows them having sex a lot. The owner’s boyfriend seems useless to me. I don’t know why the owner hangs around him at all. The owner isn’t really that good herself.

Now that I have talked about all the bad things about read more
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Mar 10, 2012
For a reason I will never understand, cute things getting punished is a common trope in anime. For this reason, Oruchuban Ebichu breaks my heart.

Ebichu, the adorable (one might say sickeningly so) hamster of the title is mauled and abused in every episode, after having only lovingly cleaned her master's home. Reality check, eh? This shit happens in the real world, people.

Another reality check? Office Lady, although she is constantly taken advantage of by her lousy boyfriend, always comes back to him. A pretty typical unhappy romance, all things said!

Oruchuban Ebichu succeeds because it seeks to destroy the bubble of read more
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