History Anime / Hamtaro

5th May '17 5:04:41 AM annette12
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* DenserAndWackier: Later, Japan-only seasons had much more fantastical elements, including the magical hamsters Lapis and Lazuli, their world of candy, and Harmony and Spat, an angel and devil hamster respectively.

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* DenserAndWackier: Later, Japan-only Later seasons had much more fantastical elements, including the magical hamsters Lapis and Lazuli, their world of candy, and Harmony and Spat, an angel and devil hamster respectively.



* FourGirlEnsemble: Penelope is the naive one, Sandy is the tomboy, Bijou is the pretty one, and Pashmina is the motherly CoolBigSis.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Bijou and Pashmina's GirlyGirl to Sandy's Tomboy.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Bijou TownGirls: [[PassionateSportsGirl Sandy]] is the Butch, [[SpoiledSweet Bijou]] is the Femme and Pashmina's GirlyGirl to Sandy's Tomboy.[[CoolBigSis Pashmina]] is Neither.



* {{Tsundere}}: In the Japan only OVA, Sparkle has a huge crush on Hamtaro but sometimes would call him an idiot or stupid.
** Compared to the other female Ham-Hams, Pepper take this UpToEleven when she doesn't mind getting herself dirty and is a lot more outgoing compared to Sandy.

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* {{Tsundere}}: In the Japan only OVA, Sparkle has a huge crush on Hamtaro but sometimes would call him an idiot or stupid.
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stupid. Compared to the other female Ham-Hams, Pepper take this UpToEleven when she doesn't mind getting herself dirty and is a lot more outgoing compared to Sandy.
5th May '17 4:52:27 AM annette12
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* ArtEvolution: It is very noticeable, when you compare the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkWkn6TDsEU first opening]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkLyEObCyFE the second opening]] of the anime series, with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7agzs_kdwYg the opening]] used for the [[NoExportForYou Japan-only shorts]] produced after the original anime ended. The hamsters went from squarish designs to peanut-shaped ones before ending up with [[SuperDeformed bodies smaller than their heads]].

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* ArtEvolution: It is very noticeable, when you compare the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkWkn6TDsEU first opening]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkLyEObCyFE the second opening]] of the anime series, with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7agzs_kdwYg the opening]] used for the [[NoExportForYou Japan-only shorts]] later shorts produced after the original anime ended. The hamsters went from squarish designs to peanut-shaped ones before ending up with [[SuperDeformed bodies smaller than their heads]].



* ConspicuousCG: In the [[NoExportForYou Japan only OVA's]] all of the Ham-Hams are animated in CGI.

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* ConspicuousCG: In the [[NoExportForYou Japan only OVA's]] OVA's all of the Ham-Hams are animated in CGI.
5th May '17 4:51:15 AM annette12
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* EatenAlive: One Japan-only season finale had an episode where the hamsters traveled to Lapis and Lazuli's world of candy and were eaten by a worm that lived there. Boss had to free them.

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* EatenAlive: One Japan-only season of the later seasons' finale had an episode where the hamsters traveled to Lapis and Lazuli's world of candy and were eaten by a worm that lived there. Boss had to free them.
5th May '17 4:49:24 AM annette12
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Lapis and Lazuli in the Japan-only seasons. They were a duo of hamsters who lived in a magical world called Sweet Paradise and often invited the Ham-Hams over. Lazuli was also a scientist and often took up many an episode with an experiment of some kind.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Lapis and Lazuli in the Japan-only later seasons. They were a duo of hamsters who lived in a magical world called Sweet Paradise and often invited the Ham-Hams over. Lazuli was also a scientist and often took up many an episode with an experiment of some kind.
5th May '17 4:45:08 AM annette12
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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The series moved from a slice of life series to a kids' fantasy series in later, Japan-only seasons, prompted by the introduction of Lapis and Lazuli and Sweet Paradise, a world made of candy. The final seasons dialed this back, though it had occasional fantastic episodes.

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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The series moved from a slice of life series to a kids' fantasy series in later, Japan-only later seasons, prompted by the introduction of Lapis and Lazuli and Sweet Paradise, a world made of candy. The final seasons dialed this back, though it had occasional fantastic episodes.
12th Apr '17 10:25:37 AM lalalei2001
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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The series moved from a slice of life series to a kids' fantasy series in later, Japan-only seasons, prompted by the introduction of Lapis and Lazuli and Sweet Paradise, a world made of candy. The final seasons dialed this back, though it had occasional fantastic episodes.
29th Mar '17 4:56:43 PM lalalei2001
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An anime series (''Tottoko Hamutaro'' in Japan) [[AdaptationDisplacement based on a series of children's books about hamsters]], Hamtaro and his Ham-Ham buddies lead exciting adventures while his owner Laura is off at school having her own adventures.

It ran from 2000 to 2006 and lasted for nearly 300 episodes, only 104 of which were translated into English and aired on Cartoon Network.[[note]]And even, one episode, revolving around a Japanese bean throwing festival was removed completely.[[/note]] It later spawned a spin-off series of five-minute episodes known as "Tottoko Hamutaro: Norisuta Hai!".[[note]]Which aired as part of the Japanese variety series Norisuta.[[/note]] There were also four movies, [[NoExportForYou none of which made it overseas.]]

It also spawned six handheld video games which, although largely obscure to those not familiar with the series, were considered to be rather good games for licensed media.

Bizarrely enough, it was initially featured on Creator/{{Toonami}}, Creator/CartoonNetwork's block specifically created for action-based shows (that can be blamed on [[ExecutiveMeddling Cartoon Network's management]] at the time). It actually received a LampshadeHanging in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMJuFsGiAdY this promo]]. If you're not sure why this was bizarre, imagine a children's show similar in nature to something like ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'' or ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' but with hamsters and nods to certain anime conventions and you'll have a pretty good idea of the show's premise. The show also aired on FoxKids in Europe.

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An anime series ''Hamtaro'' (''Tottoko Hamutaro'' in Japan) is an anime series [[AdaptationDisplacement based on a series of children's books about hamsters]], Hamtaro and his Ham-Ham buddies lead exciting adventures while his owner Laura is off at school having her own adventures.

It ran from 2000 to 2006 and lasted for nearly 300 episodes, only 104 of which were translated into English and aired on Cartoon Network.[[note]]And even, one episode, revolving around a Japanese bean throwing festival was removed completely.[[/note]] It later spawned a spin-off series of five-minute episodes known as "Tottoko Hamutaro: Norisuta Hai!".[[note]]Which aired as part of the Japanese variety series Norisuta.[[/note]] Hai!". There were also four movies, [[NoExportForYou none of which made it overseas.]]

It also spawned six handheld video games which, although largely obscure to those not familiar with the series, were considered to be rather good games for licensed media.

Bizarrely enough, it
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''Hamtaro''
was initially featured on Creator/{{Toonami}}, Creator/CartoonNetwork's block specifically created for action-based shows (that can be blamed on [[ExecutiveMeddling Cartoon Network's management]] at the time). It actually received a LampshadeHanging in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMJuFsGiAdY this promo]]. If you're not sure why this was bizarre, imagine a children's show similar in nature to something like ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'' or ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' but with hamsters and nods to certain anime conventions and you'll have a pretty good idea of the show's premise. shows. The show also aired on FoxKids Creator/FoxKids in Europe.



* GenkiGirl: [[AlphaBitch Sparkle off all characters!]] Was turned into this in her second appearance in one of the Japan only OVA's where she has a crush on Hamtaro and Bijou is Jealous of her.

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* GenkiGirl: [[AlphaBitch Sparkle off all characters!]] Was turned into Sparkle]] became this in her second appearance in one of the Japan only OVA's later appearances, where she has a crush on Hamtaro and Bijou is Jealous jealous of her.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: On Travis's birthday, one of his friends is like, "Hey, birthday boy! Let's take you to the girls' room!" but this is only suggested in the dub... and then there's Stan, of course...
* [[HandyMan HandyHam]]: Panda[[note]]One of the few characters to retain their original name in the dub.[[/note]] serves this role and is usually seen repairing or fixing things in the clubhouse

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: On Travis's birthday, one of his friends is like, "Hey, birthday boy! Let's take you to the girls' room!" but this is only suggested in the dub... and then there's Stan, of course...
whose entire character is based around flirting with girls.
* [[HandyMan HandyHam]]: Panda[[note]]One of the few characters to retain their original name in the dub.[[/note]] HandyMan: Panda serves this role and is usually seen repairing or fixing things in the clubhouse
29th Mar '17 4:51:42 PM lalalei2001
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* TheCameo: The members of [[Music/HelloProject Mini-moni]], who perform the theme songs to the first three movies, also make an appearance in the movies as the InUniverse pop group Mini-Hams. In addition to this, the members of Morning Musume also make an appearance in the third movie.

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* TheCameo: The members of [[Music/HelloProject Mini-moni]], who perform the theme songs to the first three movies, also make an appearance in the movies as the InUniverse pop group Mini-Hams. In addition to this, the members of Morning Musume also make an appearance in the third second movie.
29th Mar '17 4:36:59 PM lalalei2001
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* SliceOfLife
* {{Tsundere}}: In the Japan only OVA, Sparkle has a huge crush on Hamtaro but sometimes would call him an idiot or stupid.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Bijou and Pashmina's GirlyGirl to Sandy's Tomboy.
** Compared to the other female Ham-Hams, Pepper take this UpToEleven when she doesn't mind getting herself dirty and is a lot more outgoing compared to Sandy.

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* SliceOfLife
* {{Tsundere}}: In the Japan only OVA, Sparkle has a huge crush on Hamtaro but sometimes would call him an idiot
SliceOfLife: The earlier seasons were mainly this, with fantastical elements being relegated to dreams or stupid.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Bijou and Pashmina's GirlyGirl to Sandy's Tomboy.
** Compared to the other female Ham-Hams, Pepper take this UpToEleven when she doesn't mind getting herself dirty and is a lot more outgoing compared to Sandy.
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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Bijou and Pashmina's GirlyGirl to Sandy's Tomboy.


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* {{Tsundere}}: In the Japan only OVA, Sparkle has a huge crush on Hamtaro but sometimes would call him an idiot or stupid.
** Compared to the other female Ham-Hams, Pepper take this UpToEleven when she doesn't mind getting herself dirty and is a lot more outgoing compared to Sandy.
29th Mar '17 4:07:48 PM lalalei2001
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* BigDamnMovie: The early series is a gentle slice-of-life show, while the movies are fantasy quests with high stakes.


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* DenserAndWackier: Later, Japan-only seasons had much more fantastical elements, including the magical hamsters Lapis and Lazuli, their world of candy, and Harmony and Spat, an angel and devil hamster respectively.
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