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: 7.001 (scored by 2943429,434 users)
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Ranked: #41912
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Popularity: #2803
Members: 59,690
Favorites: 260

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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


Nabeshima, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Kobayashi, Tomoki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "Hamtarou Tottoko Uta" by Ham-chans (eps 1-52)
2: "Hamtarou Tottoko Uta Tsuzuki Dechu" by Ham-chans (eps 53-113)
3: "Hamtarou Tottoko Uta Mata Tsuzuki Dechu" by Ham-chans (eps 114-155)
4: "Hamtarou Tottoko Uta" by Chiaki with Ham-chans (eps 156-193)
5: "Hamtarou Tottoko Uta ~Norinori Dechu~" by Chiaki with Ham-chans (eps 194-244)
6: "Hamtarou Tottoko Uta 2005" by Ham-chans (eps 245-296)

Ending Theme

1: "200% no Jumon" by team Le TAO (eps 1-65)
2: "Te o Tsunagou" by Ham-chans (eps 66-100,114-155)
3: "Ham-Ham ON-DO Da, Ham-chans!" by Ham-chans (eps 101-113,258-271)
4: "Tenkyuu (New Summer Bin)" by RYTHEM (eps 156-193)
5: "Saikin Hayari no Meiku Uta" by Chiaki with KABA.-chan (eps 194-244)
6: "Ham-Ham Train" by Ham-chans (eps 245-257,272-296)


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 ...
Feb 12, 2010
Preliminary (40/296 eps)
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 ...

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