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Tottoko Hamtarou


Alternative Titles

English: Hamtaro
Synonyms: Tottoko Hamtaro Dechu, Tottoko Hamutaro
Japanese: とっとこハム太郎

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 296
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2000 to Mar 31, 2006
Premiered: Summer 2000
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Viz Media
Source: Manga
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Kids
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.041 (scored by 10,596 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #31692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1574
Members: 27,632
Favorites: 122
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Ranked #3169Popularity #1574Members 27,632
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Episodes: /296

Synopsis

He's small, fluffy, and absolutely adorable: Hamtarou is one perfect little hamster! After moving to a new house with his owner, 5th grader HirokoHaruna, Hamtarou discovers other hamsters and quickly makes friends.

The group of hamster explorers call themselves the Ham-Hams, and there's nowhere they won't go. The Ham-Hams go on crazy adventures all around the city while their owners are away, visiting everything from plays to magical lands of candy. Meanwhile, the humans face their own dramas..

Hamtarou meets a huge cast of different personalities, gets himself into—and out of—some pretty tight spots, and even helps Hiroko and her friends out more than once. Through it all, he never stops being unbearably cute. It's Hamtarou time!

Background

104 out of almost 300 episodes of Tottoko Hamtarou were translated and broadcast on Cartoon Network in the US and Fox Kids in Europe. The series received the Tokyo Anime Award in 2002.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hamtarou
Hamtarou
Main
Mamiya, Kurumi
Japanese
Mamiya, Kurumi
Ribon-chan
Ribon-chan
Main
Murai, Kazusa
Japanese
Murai, Kazusa
Chibimaru-chan
Chibimaru-chan
Main
Matoi, Kaori
Japanese
Matoi, Kaori
Mafura-chan
Mafura-chan
Main
Sakuma, Rei
Japanese
Sakuma, Rei

Staff

Kobayashi, Noriko
Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Nabeshima, Osamu
Nabeshima, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Okada, Mari
Okada, Mari
Script
Nakase, Rika
Nakase, Rika
Script


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Tottoko no Uta" by Hamuchanzu
#2: "Tottoko no Uta ~Tsuzuki Dechu~" by Hamuchanzu
#3: "Tottoko no Uta ~Mata Tsuzuki Dechu!~" by Hamuchanzu

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "200% no Jumon" by Team le TAO
#2: "Te wo Tsunagou" by Hamuchanzu
#3: "Minihams no Ai no Uta" by Minihams
#4: "Saikin Hayari no Meiku Uta" by THE KANAMORI



More reviewsReviews

blushjoy
Feb 12, 2010
Ahh, Hamtaro. Where do I begin? The epic tales of little hamsters and their trials and tribulations in a big world. This series is absolutely irresistible. I first started watching it with my little sister because of the cute hamsters but soon got pulled into the simple, childish world.

Bear in mind that this is a series primarily aimed towards children and is being rated as such. However, I found the series enjoyable on many levels, from the rivalries between the hamsters for their loves and the various friendships and relationships that invariably develop with such a large cast of characters.

The animation and music read more
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OneLonelyPickle
Jul 8, 2011
What can I say? I'm a fan boy!

But my review is honestly what I think this series deserves--it is a perfect mix of everything anime is suppose to be. There is a bit of everything from time to time: romance, action, humour, suspense, seriousness, etc.

The series is most enjoyable in the original form (Tottoko Hamutaro) as I find the voice acting much better, and the sound EXTREMELY better. It has, by far, the BEST OST soundtrack of any anime I've ever heard, surpassing the likes of One Piece by a mile.

Where it does fall short, unfortunately, is the story. At times the childishness of the read more
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mochakawaiibear
Jan 24, 2015
Hamtaro.Hamtaro.Hamtaro.
The story of friendship,honor,glory and teamwork.

This series is a great anime that doesn't take itself too seriously but can still trigger emotions when it needs to. There's everything from comedy to adventure to randomness everything an anime needs hamtaro has, except plot.

It has more of an episodic theme with "filler" like episodes instead of a main plot but that doesn't harm the shows quality in any way.

The soundtrack this show gives is a straight 10/10 . I have yet to find a song I didn't like especially the ending which is a great uplifting song filled with positivity.


This may be my nostalgia talking read more
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Quibilia
May 17, 2016
Oh, my childhood. Where did you go?

Let me begin my review by acknowledging (and hopefully resisting) a little bit of bias. Hamtaro was the very first anime series I ever saw. I started watching it when it was still airing on Cartoon Network in 2001; I was only three years old, so I suppose it's understandable that I fell in love with it. I don't feel like I should list myself as having watched any episodes, since I don't remember any of them in particular, but for many years, Hamtaro was my life. I would try to get up early every morning so I could read more
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