History Anime / Hamtaro

21st Feb '17 8:28:56 AM maylove25
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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 (Hiroko / Roko-chan in the original version) is off at school having her own adventures.

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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 (Hiroko / Roko-chan in the original version) is off at school having her own adventures.



* VerbalTic: ''Ham Ham Heartbreak'' villain Deviham / Spat's "pfpth!" His angelic counterpart, Angel-chan / Harmony, has "tee hee".

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* VerbalTic: ''Ham Ham Heartbreak'' villain Deviham / Spat's "pfpth!" His angelic counterpart, Angel-chan / Harmony, has "tee hee".
20th Feb '17 12:30:14 AM JMQwilleran
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* TheFaceless: Due to her shyness, Penelope is only ever seen under cover of a yellow blanket. Subverted in the intro sequence, however, as her blanket flies up to briefly reveal brown and white fur. However, it gets subverted in the [[AllThereInTheManual official guide]], which includes an illustration of how she really looks like.

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* TheFaceless: Due to her shyness, Penelope is only ever seen under cover of a yellow blanket. Subverted in the intro sequence, however, as her blanket flies up to briefly reveal brown and white fur. However, it gets subverted in the [[AllThereInTheManual official guide]], which includes an illustration of how she really looks like. At least one of the toy releases also allowed you to remove the blanket and see the ham-ham underneath.
19th Feb '17 7:46:26 PM maylove25
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* TheFaceless: Due to her shyness, Chibimaru / Penelope is only ever seen under cover of a yellow blanket. Subverted in the intro sequence, however, as her blanket flies up to briefly reveal brown and white fur. However, it gets subverted in the [[AllThereInTheManual official guide]], which includes an illustration of how she really looks like.

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* TheFaceless: Due to her shyness, Chibimaru / Penelope is only ever seen under cover of a yellow blanket. Subverted in the intro sequence, however, as her blanket flies up to briefly reveal brown and white fur. However, it gets subverted in the [[AllThereInTheManual official guide]], which includes an illustration of how she really looks like.



* LoveTriangle: Howdy and Dexter both have a crush on Pashmina. Whenever one of them get's a chance to impress her, they always compete with each other to see who gets to her first. But they would mostly get interrupted by Penelope. Boss is in love with Bijou, who later falls for Hamtaro, who is completely ObliviousToLove.

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* LoveTriangle: Howdy and Dexter both have a crush on Pashmina. Whenever one of them get's gets a chance to impress her, they always compete with each other to see who gets to her first. But they would mostly get interrupted by Penelope. Boss is in love with Bijou, who later falls for Hamtaro, who is completely ObliviousToLove.
19th Feb '17 7:44:53 PM maylove25
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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, at least in how it was presented in its English-language dub. The show also aired on FoxKids in Europe.

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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, at least in how it was presented in its English-language dub.premise. The show also aired on FoxKids in Europe.



** Tongari / Jingle never gets Hamtaro's name right, much to Hamtaro's annoyance.

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** Tongari / Jingle never gets Hamtaro's name right, much to Hamtaro's annoyance.



* AllJustADream: There a two episodes where Laura and Hamtaro are dreaming where Laura and the Ham-Hams would play a character depending on the story. Such as the episode where Laura is a princess and Hamtaro and the other Ham-Hams are the guards and Taisho / Boss plays a villain. Another episode is based on ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', where Laura is Snow White and some of the Ham-Hams are the seven dwarfs. Also Laura can communicate with the other Ham-Hams including Hamtaro himself.

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* AllJustADream: There a two episodes where Laura and Hamtaro are dreaming where Laura and the Ham-Hams would play a character depending on the story. Such as the episode where Laura is a princess and Hamtaro and the other Ham-Hams are the guards and Taisho / Boss plays a villain. Another episode is based on ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', where Laura is Snow White and some of the Ham-Hams are the seven dwarfs. Also Laura can communicate with the other Ham-Hams including Hamtaro himself.



** And in one episode, Koushi / Oxnard suggests that the Ham-Hams should go talk to Kana's friend about looking for Torahamu-chan / Sandy's brother, but Hamtaro tells them that she's a human [[LampshadeHanging and wonders how they can talk to humans.]]

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** And in one episode, Koushi / Oxnard suggests that the Ham-Hams should go talk to Kana's friend about looking for Torahamu-chan / Sandy's brother, but Hamtaro tells them that she's a human [[LampshadeHanging and wonders how they can talk to humans.]]



* BerserkButton: Don't ever make Mafura / Pashmina's scarf get dirty! She doesn't take it very well, as seen in her debut episode.

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* BerserkButton: Don't ever make Mafura / Pashmina's scarf get dirty! She doesn't take it very well, as seen in her debut episode.



* CasanovaWannabe: Torahamu-kun / Stan.

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* CasanovaWannabe: Torahamu-kun / Stan.



* ChickMagnet: Ribbon / Bijou, her friend Oshare from France, and Sparkle all have crushes on Hamtaro. Unfortunately, [[ChasteHero he's far too clueless to notice.]] And then there is Travis on the humans' side.

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* ChickMagnet: Ribbon / Bijou, her friend Oshare from France, and Sparkle all have crushes on Hamtaro. Unfortunately, [[ChasteHero he's far too clueless to notice.]] And then there is Travis on the humans' side.



* DeadpanSnarker: Megane / Dexter would always leave comments when ever Maido / Howdy would make a joke or gives his own ideas to the other Ham-Hams.
* DemotedToExtra: Even though they're counted as main characters, Sandy, Stan, Noppo / Maxwell, Kaburu / Cappy, Panda and even Neteru / Snoozer shows up once in a blue moon in later seasons. Occasionally, they will have episodes and sometimes spoken lines but they're not necessary to the story other than filler.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Megane / Dexter would always leave comments when ever Maido / Howdy would make a joke or gives his own ideas to the other Ham-Hams.
* DemotedToExtra: Even though they're counted as main characters, Sandy, Stan, Noppo / Maxwell, Kaburu / Cappy, Panda and even Neteru / Snoozer shows up once in a blue moon in later seasons. Occasionally, they will have episodes and sometimes spoken lines but they're not necessary to the story other than filler.
3rd Jan '17 12:50:22 PM PhantomDusclops92
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* AllJustADream: Several episodes feature Laura in dream-adventures with the hamsters.

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* AllJustADream: Several There a two episodes feature where Laura in dream-adventures and Hamtaro are dreaming where Laura and the Ham-Hams would play a character depending on the story. Such as the episode where Laura is a princess and Hamtaro and the other Ham-Hams are the guards and Taisho / Boss plays a villain. Another episode is based on ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', where Laura is Snow White and some of the Ham-Hams are the seven dwarfs. Also Laura can communicate with the hamsters.other Ham-Hams including Hamtaro himself.



* AllJustADream: There a two episodes where Laura and Hamtaro are dreaming where Laura and the Ham-Hams would play a character depending on the story. Such as the episode where Laura is a princess and Hamtaro and the other Ham-Hams are the guards and Taisho / Boss plays a villain. Another episode is based on ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', where Laura is Snow White and some of the Ham-Hams are the seven dwarfs. Also Laura can communicate with the other Ham-Hams including Hamtaro himself.
9th Oct '16 6:34:09 PM KristoHam
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* {{Crossdresser}} : Boss is this occasionally in the Japanese version. Originally he only did it when acting as the "nurse chief" of the Ham-Ham Nurse Team (though none of the other boys were part of it, so it's unknown why Bijou wouldn't have been the nurse chief), but later on he seems more than eager to cross-dress for other reasons, including: pretending to be a girl to attract Flora's presumed husband so she wouldn't have to marry him (it turned out that [[spoiler: the male monkey Pepe was to marry a female monkey, and Flora wasn't getting married, but still]]), dressing like a girl for Sparkle's show, and dressing as a female ninja in the final Nin-Ham episode (complete with makeup, which is strange since he always dressed as a male ninja previously).

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* {{Crossdresser}} : Boss is this occasionally in the Japanese version. Originally he only did it when acting as the "nurse chief" of the Ham-Ham Nurse Team (though none of the other boys were part of it, so it's unknown why Bijou wouldn't have been the nurse chief), but later on he seems more than eager to cross-dress for other reasons, including: pretending to be a girl to attract Flora's presumed husband fiancé so she wouldn't have to marry him (it turned out that [[spoiler: the male monkey Pepe was to marry a female monkey, and Flora wasn't getting married, but still]]), dressing like a girl for Sparkle's show, and dressing as a female ninja in the final Nin-Ham episode (complete with makeup, which is strange since he always dressed as a male ninja previously).
9th Oct '16 2:35:42 PM KristoHam
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* {{Crossdresser}} : Boss is this occasionally in the Japanese version. Originally he only did it when acting as the "nurse chief" of the Ham-Ham Nurse Team (though none of the other boys were part of it, so it's unknown why Bijou wouldn't have been the nurse chief), but later on he seems more than eager to cross-dress for other reasons, including: pretending to be a girl to attract Flora's presumed husband so she wouldn't have to marry him (it turned out that the male monkey Pepe was to marry a female monkey, and Flora wasn't getting married, but still), dressing like a girl for Sparkle's show, and dressing as a female ninja in the final Nin-Ham episode (complete with makeup, which is strange since he always dressed as a male ninja previously).

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* {{Crossdresser}} : Boss is this occasionally in the Japanese version. Originally he only did it when acting as the "nurse chief" of the Ham-Ham Nurse Team (though none of the other boys were part of it, so it's unknown why Bijou wouldn't have been the nurse chief), but later on he seems more than eager to cross-dress for other reasons, including: pretending to be a girl to attract Flora's presumed husband so she wouldn't have to marry him (it turned out that [[spoiler: the male monkey Pepe was to marry a female monkey, and Flora wasn't getting married, but still), still]]), dressing like a girl for Sparkle's show, and dressing as a female ninja in the final Nin-Ham episode (complete with makeup, which is strange since he always dressed as a male ninja previously).
9th Oct '16 2:31:42 PM KristoHam
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* [[Crossdresser]]: Boss is this occasionally in the Japanese version. Originally he only did it when acting as the "nurse chief" of the Ham-Ham Nurse Team (though none of the other boys were part of it, so it's unknown why Bijou wouldn't have been the nurse chief), but later on he seems more than eager to cross-dress for other reasons, including: pretending to be a girl to attract Flora's presumed husband so she wouldn't have to marry him (it turned out that the male monkey Pepe was to marry a female monkey, and Flora wasn't getting married, but still), dressing like a girl for Sparkle's show, and dressing as a female ninja in the final Nin-Ham episode (complete with makeup, which is strange since he always dressed as a male ninja previously).

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* [[Crossdresser]]: {{Crossdresser}} : Boss is this occasionally in the Japanese version. Originally he only did it when acting as the "nurse chief" of the Ham-Ham Nurse Team (though none of the other boys were part of it, so it's unknown why Bijou wouldn't have been the nurse chief), but later on he seems more than eager to cross-dress for other reasons, including: pretending to be a girl to attract Flora's presumed husband so she wouldn't have to marry him (it turned out that the male monkey Pepe was to marry a female monkey, and Flora wasn't getting married, but still), dressing like a girl for Sparkle's show, and dressing as a female ninja in the final Nin-Ham episode (complete with makeup, which is strange since he always dressed as a male ninja previously).
9th Oct '16 2:30:40 PM KristoHam
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* Crossdresser: Boss is this occasionally in the Japanese version. Originally he only did it when acting as the "nurse chief" of the Ham-Ham Nurse Team (though none of the other boys were part of it, so it's unknown why Bijou wouldn't have been the nurse chief), but later on he seems more than eager to cross-dress for other reasons, including: pretending to be a girl to attract Flora's presumed husband so she wouldn't have to marry him (it turned out that the male monkey Pepe was to marry a female monkey, and Flora wasn't getting married, but still), dressing like a girl for Sparkle's show, and dressing as a female ninja in the final Nin-Ham episode (complete with makeup, which is strange since he always dressed as a male ninja previously).

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* Crossdresser: [[Crossdresser]]: Boss is this occasionally in the Japanese version. Originally he only did it when acting as the "nurse chief" of the Ham-Ham Nurse Team (though none of the other boys were part of it, so it's unknown why Bijou wouldn't have been the nurse chief), but later on he seems more than eager to cross-dress for other reasons, including: pretending to be a girl to attract Flora's presumed husband so she wouldn't have to marry him (it turned out that the male monkey Pepe was to marry a female monkey, and Flora wasn't getting married, but still), dressing like a girl for Sparkle's show, and dressing as a female ninja in the final Nin-Ham episode (complete with makeup, which is strange since he always dressed as a male ninja previously).
9th Oct '16 2:29:21 PM KristoHam
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* Crossdresser: Boss is this occasionally in the Japanese version. Originally he only did it when acting as the "nurse chief" of the Ham-Ham Nurse Team (though none of the other boys were part of it, so it's unknown why Bijou wouldn't have been the nurse chief), but later on he seems more than eager to cross-dress for other reasons, including: pretending to be a girl to attract Flora's presumed husband so she wouldn't have to marry him (it turned out that the male monkey Pepe was to marry a female monkey, and Flora wasn't getting married, but still), dressing like a girl for Sparkle's show, and dressing as a female ninja in the final Nin-Ham episode (complete with makeup, which is strange since he always dressed as a male ninja previously).
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