Tottoko Hamtarou


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Synonyms: Tottoko Hamtaro Dechu, Tottoko Hamutaro
Japanese: とっとこハム太郎
English: Hamtaro
German: Hamtaro
Spanish: Hamtaro
French: Hamtaro
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Type: TV
Episodes: 296
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2000 to Mar 31, 2006
Premiered: Summer 2000
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:30 (JST)
Licensors: VIZ Media
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy
Theme: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.981 (scored by 2787427,874 users)
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Ranked: #40832
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Popularity: #2607
Members: 55,539
Favorites: 246

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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!


105 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


Kobayashi, Noriko
Nabeshima, Osamu
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

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

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 ...
Jan 24, 2015
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 ...

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