De Telegraaf is the largest Dutch daily morning newspaper, with a daily circulation of approximately 800,000. De Telegraaf ("The Telegraph") is based in Amsterdam.
A subsidiary, Basismedia BV, publishes a daily free newspaper, Sp!ts (which in Dutch means both "rush hour" and "sharp point").
This national newspaper contains many "sensational" and sports-related articles, and one or more pages whose content is supplied by the gossip-magazine Privé ("Private"). The financial news coverage, however, is more serious in tone. Politically, the paper leans towards the populist right. In the recent past, editorial commentary often supported the views of the late Pim Fortuyn.
De Telegraaf was founded by Henry Tindal, who simultaneously started another paper De Courant ("The Gazette"). The first issue appeared on 1 January 1893. Following Tindal's death on 31 January 1902 the printer Hak Holdert, with backing from financiers, took over De Telegraaf and De Courant on 12 September 1902. This proved to be a good investment, particularly with regard to De Courant, enabling Holdert between 1903 and 1923 to take over one newspaper after another, suspending publication as he went. He added the name Amsterdamsche Courant ("Amsterdam Gazette") as a subtitle to De Telegraaf, and Het Nieuws van den Dag ("The News of the Day") to De Courant. In 1926, he began construction of a new printing facility at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam, designed by J.F. Staal and G.J. Langhout. Construction was completed and the building occupied in 1930. At one point, in June 1966, the building was besieged by angry construction workers and Provo followers, after falsely reporting that a victim of labour dispute had not been killed by the police, but by a co-worker. In 1974, De Telegraaf moved to its current location in the Basisweg.
During World War I, when the Netherlands was officially neutral, Holdert's French sympathies and his pro-English standpoint caused De Telegraaf to be the focus of some controversy. During World War II, the Telegraaf companies published pro-German papers, which led to a twenty year ban on publication after the war. The prohibition was, however, lifted in 1949 and De Telegraaf flourished anew to become the biggest newspaper in the Netherlands.
De Courant/Nieuws van de Dag ceased publication in 1998.
Since 21 March 2004, De Telegraaf has also appeared on Sundays.
De Telegraaf's holding company, N.V. Holdingmaatschappij De Telegraaf, is minority-owned (about 30%) by the Van Puijenbroek family from Goirle. It not only controls the newspapers De Telegraaf and Sp!ts, but is also a stakeholder in Channel SBS6, the regional newspaper publisher Wegener, and the Dutch press agency ANP (28.4% since 2001).
Hollandse Dagbladcombinatie, or HDC-Media, which publishes the Noordhollands Dagblad, Haarlems Dagblad, Leidsch Dagblad, IJmuider Courant, and De Gooi- en Eemlander is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Holdingmaatschappij De Telegraaf.
Mediagroep Limburg, publisher of the Limburgs Dagblad and Dagblad De Limburger, also belongs to De Telegraaf.
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Mediagroep Limburg, publisher of the Limburgs Dagblad and Dagblad De Limburger, also belongs to De Telegraaf. The full list of licensees can be found on both the Japanese and American, Korean, Asian, European Hamtaro websites. Hollandse Dagbladcombinatie, or HDC-Media, which publishes the Noordhollands Dagblad, Haarlems Dagblad, Leidsch Dagblad, IJmuider Courant, and De Gooi- en Eemlander is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Holdingmaatschappij De Telegraaf. Full list of channels carrying Hamtaro is available on both the Japanese site and the English site. It not only controls the newspapers De Telegraaf and Sp!ts, but is also a stakeholder in Channel SBS6, the regional newspaper publisher Wegener, and the Dutch press agency ANP (28.4% since 2001). This is just a partial list of channels. Holdingmaatschappij De Telegraaf, is minority-owned (about 30%) by the Van Puijenbroek family from Goirle. However, Hamtaro floats down the river in a sunflower instead of a peach; thus they call him Himawaritaro(Sunfower Boy).
De Telegraaf's holding company, N.V. This story is based off of the old Japanese folk tale of Momotaro(Peach Boy). Since 21 March 2004, De Telegraaf has also appeared on Sundays. Hamutaro to Fushigi no Oni no Ehon Tou/Hamtaro and the Mysterious Ogre's Picture Book Tower:. De Courant/Nieuws van de Dag ceased publication in 1998. Now Hamtaro must race the captain for Bijou's love!. The prohibition was, however, lifted in 1949 and De Telegraaf flourished anew to become the biggest newspaper in the Netherlands. Bijou makes friends with the village hamsters, when a group of pirate hamsters suddenly show up! The captain falls in love with Bijou, and Hamtaro is jealous.
During World War II, the Telegraaf companies published pro-German papers, which led to a twenty year ban on publication after the war. Bijou is called to a distant land, and Hamtaro follows. During World War I, when the Netherlands was officially neutral, Holdert's French sympathies and his pro-English standpoint caused De Telegraaf to be the focus of some controversy. Hamu Hamu Guran Purin/Ham-Ham Grand Prix:. In 1974, De Telegraaf moved to its current location in the Basisweg. It's a princess called ha Obi calling for help! Suddenly, the Ham-Hams are takes right out of their dreams and taken to a faraway land! Ha Obi is being forced to marry an evil cat genie! Can the Ham-Hams save the land from danger?. At one point, in June 1966, the building was besieged by angry construction workers and Provo followers, after falsely reporting that a victim of labour dispute had not been killed by the police, but by a co-worker. Hamtaro and the Ham-Hams are peacefully sleeping when Hamtaro suddenly has a vison.
Construction was completed and the building occupied in 1930. Hamu Hamu Hamu Maboroshi no Purincess/Ham-Ham-Ham Vison of Princess:. Langhout. However, an evil devil hamster is after it too! Will Hamtaro ever get his wish?. Staal and G.J. The Ham-Hams then tell him about a magical sunflower seed that will grant you any wish you want-- Hamtaro is determined to find it so that he can tell Laura how much he loves her. In 1926, he began construction of a new printing facility at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam, designed by J.F. It's Laura's birthday, and Hamtaro is feeling neglected.
He added the name Amsterdamsche Courant ("Amsterdam Gazette") as a subtitle to De Telegraaf, and Het Nieuws van den Dag ("The News of the Day") to De Courant. Hamu Hamu Rando Daibouken/Big Ham-Ham Land Adventure:. This proved to be a good investment, particularly with regard to De Courant, enabling Holdert between 1903 and 1923 to take over one newspaper after another, suspending publication as he went. As of 2006, there are 4 Hamtaro movies. Following Tindal's death on 31 January 1902 the printer Hak Holdert, with backing from financiers, took over De Telegraaf and De Courant on 12 September 1902. Same as Sandy/Maxwell, most Hamtaro fans have agreed that Oxnard and Pepper should be together. The first issue appeared on 1 January 1893. Whether or not they really are romantically involved is unknown.
De Telegraaf was founded by Henry Tindal, who simultaneously started another paper De Courant ("The Gazette"). There was even one instance where Pepper thinks that Oxnard is interested in another girl and becomes upset. In the recent past, editorial commentary often supported the views of the late Pim Fortuyn. All of Pepper's appearances seem to indicate that both have definite feelings for each other. Politically, the paper leans towards the populist right. Oxnard/Pepper Another visible couple in the series. The financial news coverage, however, is more serious in tone. It is still not known if they will be a couple.
This national newspaper contains many "sensational" and sports-related articles, and one or more pages whose content is supplied by the gossip-magazine Privé ("Private"). Also, in 'Stucky's Tunnel' there was a brief scene where Stucky flirts with Penelope, which upsets Cappy. . In the game, Ham Ham's Unite, Cappy tells Hamtaro that he will not go back to clubhouse without Penelope. A subsidiary, Basismedia BV, publishes a daily free newspaper, Sp!ts (which in Dutch means both "rush hour" and "sharp point"). However, there has been some evidence. De Telegraaf ("The Telegraph") is based in Amsterdam. So far, it has been fairly dispproved due to Penelope's love for the other races (currently, she loves Herbert the Pig).
De Telegraaf is the largest Dutch daily morning newspaper, with a daily circulation of approximately 800,000. The fans have paired the two together since they are the youngest of the ham hams. Cappy/Penelope A couple that has gotten a small following. There is also the fact that they have known each other longer than most of the other ham hams, but it is still an unknown. Fans have paired Panda with Pashmina for pretty much the same reasons Stan was paired with Pashmina.
There is also a rumor about Stan falling for Flora, the nurse ham. There have been a couple of instances where Pashmina seemed to like Stan (Stan impresses her at one point in 'Bijou's Favorite Ribbon' and in 'Pashmina's Present' Stan gives Pashmina a pink rose, which she likes until Stan reveals other roses for Bijou, Penelope, and even Sandy.) It is still not confirmed. Many fans have paired Stan and Pashmina for various reasons (They look cute together, Stan should be with a girl ham...). However, it is still unknown.
It also makes the most sense since Dexter is a more refined hamster compared to Howdy, who is rough and tells many bad jokes. Currently, she isn't looking into a relationships, but a rumor of a japanese episode confirms that she loves Dexter. Instead, she wants them to be friends. Dexter and Howdy are always seen fighting for her love, but she doesn't seem to be paying attention to them.
It is unknown who Pashmina really likes. In the series, the love triangle involved Dexter, Howdy, and Pashmina, but fans have also added in Stan and Panda. Dexter/Howdy/Stan/Panda/Pashmina Another often debated love triangle. Unlike all the other couples, almost all Hamtaro fans agree that Sandy and Maxwell should stay together.
It ends with Maxwell barely admiting his feelings to Sandy and the two of them holding each other's paw on the night of Tanobata. The episode showed that their relationship wasn't really solidified yet, despite the other episodes. In the Japanese episode 'Chisana Koi Monogatari', Maxwell is shown as being clueless about his relationship with Sandy, much to Sandy's dismay. Sandy was also seen giving Maxwell a Valentine's Day seed, though Stan wanted it.
In 'Bijou's Favorite Ribbon' they were poked fun at by Stan. Later episodes show Sandy and Maxwell together more often. After being forced by the other girls to tell Maxwell about Sandy's feelings, Hamtaro finally tells Maxwell, and he begins to love Sandy as well. Sandy's feelings for Maxwell were first revealed in 'Let's Dance Sandy' when Maxwell helped her up after messing up during practice for the Sunflower Seed Festival.
Sandy/Maxwell The most clearly visible couple in the series. Even then, it's following is still just as strong as the Hamtaro/Bijou following. From the looks of it, it seems like Boss/Bijou has no chance at becoming a canon couple with Boss dropping out. Boss, on the other hand, seems to have a crush on this new French hamster.
One episode showed Bijou trying to help welcome her friend from France to Japan and Hamtaro and Bijou were dancing together at one point. In the Japanese version, it seems that Boss has given up on Bijou at some point. However, it is definitely not certain whether they will harbor any feelings for each other and Boss tends to think of Sparkle as an annoyance (especially in Ham Ham Games). A japanese episode also showed Boss suddenly falling for Sparkle, but that was because Boss ate a seed that made him fall in love with her (the seed was originally meant for her to give to Hamtaro).
As a result, some fans have begun to pair Boss with Sparkle due to some of their similarities. Sparkle, in the later japanese episodes, begins to have a crush on Hamtaro as well, and goes through great lengths to get Hamtaro to notice her, similar to how Boss tries to get Bijou to notice him. However, a couple of the games and even the Ham Ham Grand Prix movie seems to support Hamtaro/Bijou more. It is known that that Bijou loves Hamtaro and Boss loves Bijou, but Hamtaro's take on the relationship is never truly explained (although his actions at the end of "Bijou's Favorite Ribbon" suggest that he has feeling for Bijou).
Both couples have had equal amounts of evidence, and even entire episodes based on the two couples ('Bijou's Favorite Ribbon' supports the Hamtaro/Bijou pairing, while 'Scary Museum' supports Boss/Bijou). Both Hamtaro/Bijou and Boss/Bijou have strong followings and often clash with each other. Hamtaro/Boss/Bijou/Sparkle A love triangle often debated between the fans. Of all the couples, Sandy/Maxwell, Hamtaro/Bijou, and Oxnard/Pepper are the most canonical.
Couples often discussed and supported by the fans. Azarashi-chan/あざらしちゃん: Never appears in English TV series. Penguin Ham/Penhamu-kun/ペンハムくん: Never appears in English TV series. How/Nande-kun/なんでくん: Never appears in English TV series.
Moguru-kun/もぐるくん: Never appears in English TV series. Candy/Kyandei-chan/キャンディーちゃん: Never appears in English TV series. Ice/Aisu-kun/アイスくん: Never appears in English TV series. Magical/Majikaru-kun/マジカルくん: Never appears in English TV series.
Mystery/Misuteri-chan/ミステリーちゃん: Never appears in English TV series. Okiinii-chan/オーキニーちゃん: Never appears in English TV series. Sky Ham/Sorahamu-kun/そらハムくん: Never appears in English TV series. Never appears in English TV series; appears in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak(video game).
Broski/Safua-kun/サーファーくん: Surfing hamster. Gelato/Jieraado-chan/ジェラードちゃん: Never apperas in English TV series. Never appears in English TV show; appears in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak(video game). Kurohamu-kun/くろハムくん: News reporter hamster.
Minoko-chan/きのこちゃん: Never appears in English TV series. Never appears in English TV show; appears in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak(video game). Radar/Mimiyori-kun/みみよりくん: News reporter hamster. They never make an appearance in English TV show (with the exception of the Ham Ham Games episode); appear in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games(video game).
Rainbow Girls/Reinbokarusu/レインボーガールズ: Three members of Team Rainbow; Prince Bo is the leader of Team Rainbow. Never appears in English TV series; appears in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games(video game). Stripes/Zebera-san/ゼブラさん: Member of Team Djungle. Never appears in English TV series; appears in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games(Video game).
Bunny/Usagi-san/ウサギさん: Member of Team Djungle. Never appears in English TV series; appears in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games(Video game). Primarily wears a frog outfit, but often changes. Warts/Kaeru-san/カエルさん: Member of Team Djungle.
Sabotenburazasu/サボテンブラザース: Never appears in English TV series. Leo/Taion-san/ライオンさん: Member of Team Djungle; never appears in English TV series, appears in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games(Video game). Ojare-chan/おしゃれちゃん: Never appears in English series. Never appears in English TV series (with the exception of the Ham Ham Games episode), but appears in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games(Video game) and Hamtaro: Rainbow Rescue.
Prince Bo/Nijihamu-kun/にじハムくん: Prince of Rainbow Land. Chibikuri-chan/ちびくりちゃん: Never appears in English TV series. Tomato/Tomato-kun/トマトくん: Never appears in English TV series. Naasu-kun/ナッスーくん: Never appears in English TV series.
Sunflower/Himawari-chan/ひまわりちゃん: Never appears in English TV series. Shake/Shieiku-chan/シェイクちゃん: Never appears in English TV series. Potato/Poteto-kun/ポテトくん: Never appears in English TV series. Little Hams/Chibi-chanzu/ちびちゃんず: Never appears in English TV series.
Buster/Taiho-kun/たいほくん: Never appears in English TV series. Ook-Ook/Ukihamu-kun/ウキハムくん: Never appears in English TV series. He also runs a photo studio in the Ham-Ham Clubhouse with his girlfriend, Barette. Seamore never makes an appearance in the English TV series, but appears in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak(Video game).
Seamore/Kanehamu-kun/カメハムくん: Hamster with a turtle shell on his back; can swim. Never makes an appearance in English TV series; makes an appearance in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak(Video game). Barette/Poniiteru-chan/ポニーテールちゃん: Runs the photo studio in the Ham-Ham Clubhouse with her boyfriend Seamore. Never made an appearance in English TV series; made an appearance in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak(Video game).
Spat/Debihamu-kun/デビハムくん: Hamster in a devil costume, fights Harmony and tries to ruin love for all hamsters. Never made an appearence in English TV series; made an appearance in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak(Video game). Harmony/Enjieru-chan/エンジェルちゃん: Hamster in an angel costume, fights Spat and tries to save love for all hamsters. Flora/Nasu-chan/ナースちゃん: Nurse hamster; never made an appearance in the English TV show, but made an appearance in Hamtaro: Rainbow Rescue and Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games(Video game).
Chef Ham/Koshiku-kun/コックさん: Chef hamster. In a later Japanese episode, Laura's Grandfather places Robo Joe in a Battlebots-like tournament. Robo Joe's main function is the ability to learn and mimic what he hears; both human language and ham ham language (When Laura's Grandfather plays back some of the sounds he's recorded, the ham ham's voices are heard normally). Mecha Jirou/Robo Joe: Created by Laura's Grandfather, Robo Joe is a robot hamster who's appearance seems to be based on Hamtaro.
One of the very few who can stand Howdy's jokes. Develops a short-lived crush on Dexter. Hannah/Hana-chan/ハナちゃん: Childhood friend of Howdy. Despite this, he is a source of wisdom for the ham hams.
He is narcoleptic (he falls asleep often). Elder Ham/Chorohamu/長老ハム: Elderly hamster who is always falling asleep while talking. Used to be involved with Elder Ham. Auntie Viv/Ohamubaa-san/おハムばあさん: Extremely fit elderly hamster with an attitude.
At one point, Boss considered him more of a man than he was. Mainly, he's seed vendor that feeds anyone he sees. He appears in the series from time to time with different roles. Sabu/Sabu/サブ: Hamster with a dove named Françoise.
Left his wealthy owner to travel the world. Omar/Oashisu-kun/オアシスくん: Hamster from a far away land that looks exactly like Snoozer. Compared to Oxnard, however, she is a lot more braver and can be very rough. She is the pet hamster of Kana's cousin, who lives in the country.
Pepper/Jajahamu-chan/じゃじゃハムちゃん: Pepper is Oxnard(Japanese: Koushi-kun)'s girlfriend. Because of this and many other reasons, she has seen Bijou as a rival. She has been unsuccessful and may not get to be with Hamtaro since there have been small hints that Hamtaro loves Bijou. In the japanese episodes, Sparkle began to bear a crush on Hamtaro and has since then been trying to get him to notice her.
She didn't like the ham hams at first, but she progressively became attached to them. Sparkle is a spoiled pop star hamster. Sparkle/Kururin-chan/くるりんちゃん: Owned by Glitter. Rivals Cappy in hide and seek, though the two have become best of friends lately.
He chants "roly-poly" as he rolls to get around. Stucky/Nekenai-kun/ぬけないくん: Run away hamster stuck in a hamster tube toy. Being the worst ninja in his home, he left so he could be appreciated by non-ninja hams. Nin-Ham/Ninhamu-kun/ニンハムくん: Ninja hamster who comes from a far away valley.
The English Wikipedia will refer to Hamtaro characters by the names used in the English-language editions. The English name is listed after the Japanese name. . This television program teaches children about sharing, adventures, and real life situations.
The show also features the household's dog, Brandy (Burandon or "Don-chan" in the Japanese series). Hamtaro is owned by a girl named Laura Haruna (Hiroko Haruna or "Roko-chan" in the original Japanese). Supporting characters include other hamsters. Hamtaro is licensed by ShoPro Entertainment in North America.
The anime is based on Ritsuko Kawai's animated storybooks. Hamtaro (Japanese: とっとこハム太郎 Tottoko Hamutarō, Trotting Hamtaro) is a children's anime television program whose main character is the eponymous hamster named Hamtaro (Hamutaro in the original Japanese). Ebichu mainly differents from Hamtarou, for containing sex scenes. Another manga about a hamster, Oruchuban Ebichu, is thought to be the "anti-Hamtaro".
Daiwon C&A Holdings: All market character products from Japan and United States. Seiko: Limited Edition watches. VIZ Media: books, English-language comics, videos/DVDs. Smuckers: Smucker's Snacker's.
Banpresto: Arcade kiddie ride. Sega: Arcade painting game, Sega Pico titles (Japanese market only), Cocopad titles (Japanese market only). For the Game Boy Advance: Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak, Hamtaro: Rainbow Rescue, Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games/Ham-Ham Sports, Hamtaro E-Cards for the E-Card reader(Japanese market only). For the Game Boy Color: Hamtaro (Unreleased in the US/Rest of the World), Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite.
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Epoch Co. Columbia Music Entertainment: Japanese music CDs. Shogakukan: Ritsuko Kawai's books, other Hamtaro related titles, Japanese videos/DVDs. In Taiwan on YOYO TV.
In Mexico on TV Azteca. In New Zealand on Cartoon Network Pacific and TV3 (New Zealand). Also aired for a short time on Network Ten. In Australia on Cartoon Network Pacific.
In Hong Kong on TVB Jade. Those who live near the borders the might be able to get Hamtaro on NTV7 and/or RCTI as well. In Singapore on Channel I over Starhub cable (previously known as Singapore Cable Vision) and TCS Central. In Italy on Italia1.
In Indonesia on RCTI. In Thailand on Channel 7 and UBC. In Malaysia (and possibly Brunei) on NTV7 (It may be possible that Brunei viewers also get Hamtaro on NTV7 via the Kristal-ASTRO satellite service). In the Philippines on GMA Network.
In Korea on SBS (Korea) (2001), AniOne TV (2002) and Tooniverse (2003) (hangul:방가방가 햄토리, Banga Banga Hemtori). In Latin America on Cartoon Network LA (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico). In Mainland Europe on Fox Kids. In Finland on MTV3.
In Germany on RTL 2. In the United Kingdom on Fox Kids. In Canada on YTV. Hamtaro has not broadcasted since then in the USA.
It included the long-awaited 1 hour Hamtaro OVA, Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games, followed by a Hamtaro marathon of the last 6 episodes that were in English. Hamtaro has been canceled on Cartoon Network since March, 2004, although in late-August of 2004, Cartoon Network's "Saturday Block Party" was featuring Hamtaro. In the United States on the Cartoon Network, some rumor it may end up on Nick Jr. In Japan on TV Tokyo and TV stations of TXN.
Don-chan / Brandy - Laura's dog. Burandon a.k.a. Tonkichi / Herbert - Jingle's pet pig. They currently have a child.
Yoshi. After some conflict with her father, she finally get married to Mr. After several dates, she decides she and Philip should get married. He hated Philip Yoshi, who Charlotte loves.
She is the daughter of Chairman Rooster, who is very strict and wants Charlotte to marry a wealthy husband, who can support her and the Rooster name. Sakura Inatori (稲鳥さくら Inatori Sakura) / Charlotte Rooster - Laura's teacher's girlfriend, who later becomes his wife. He is now married to her and even has a child in the japanese version, who the ham hams often try to protect. However, he has conquered his fear several times to win Charlotte Rooster's heart.
Outside of his job, he is more wimpy and has a constant fear of chickens. A young teacher, who is very good at his job. Philip Yoshi - Laura's teacher. Ichiro Yamada (山田一郎 Yamada Ichirō), later Ichiro Inatori (稲鳥一郎 Inatori Ichirō) / Mr.
They love Cappy very much and so, they constantly spoil him. Yu and Sae / Kip and Sue - Cappy's owners. Unfortunately, he is very shy, the opposite of Stan. Has a crush on Hillary.
Norio (ノリオさん Norio-san) / Noel - Stan's owner. Best friends with Kylie. Jun (ジュンち Jun-chan) / June - Pashmina's owner. Her athleticism has inspired Sandy's own athletic nature.
A very athletic girl who has one several gold medals in gymnastics. Hikari / Hillary - Sandy's owner. Best friends with June. Kyoko (キョウコちゃん Kyōko-chan) / Kylie - Penelope's owner.
Maria (マリアちゃん Maria-chan) - The owner of Bijou. Laura has a crush on him. Taichi Kimura (木村太一 Kimura Taichi) / Travis - Laura's friend. The only human character who can actually talk to the ham hams.
Momo Iwata (岩田モモ Iwata Momo) / Mimi - Panda's owner. Best friends with Laura. Kana Iwata (岩田カナ Iwata Kana): Oxnard's owner. Yume Haruna / Willow Haruna - Laura's grandmother.
Yumetaro Haruna (春名ユメ太郎 Haruna Yumetarō) / Forrest Haruna - Laura's father. Hiromi Haruna (春名ヒロミ Haruna Hiromi) / Marian Haruna - Laura's mother. Best friends with Kana.
Laura cares for Hamtaro very much just as Hamtaro cares for her. Roko-chan (ロコちゃん) / Laura Haruna - Hamtaro's owner and the main human character. Hiroko Haruna (春名ヒロ子 Haruna Hiroko) a.k.a. Lazuli or (in Japan) Lazuli-chan (ラズリーちゃん Razuri-chan) - owner unknown, not yet made television debut outside Japan.
Lapis or (in Japan) Lapis-chan (ラピスちゃん Rapisu-chan) - owner unknown, not yet made television debut outside Japan. Whenever he is corrected, he usually replies "You changed your name again?". Whenever he appears, he usually mispronounces someone's name (Hamtaro most of the time). He also has a habit of forgetting names.
In 'Hamtaro, Please Come Home' and all other appearances afterwards, he is seen with Herbert the Pig. Always seen carrying his guitar. He is also very clueless about many things, but tends to let out some wise advice. He speaks in rhymes, which often confuse the other ham hams.
Appears occassionally throughout the series. Tongari (トンガリくん Tongari-kun) / Jingle - a field hamster. He has developed some sort of a rivalry with Stucky, especially when it comes to hide and seek. While he loves his home, he doesn't like being spoiled and even looks up to Boss due to Boss' independence as a field hamster.
The two hats he mostly commonly carries are his green swimming cap and the giant saucepan that he usually is hiding under. One of the younger ham hams, Cappy loves hats. Kaburu (かぶるくん Kaburu-kun) / Cappy - Owned by Kip and Sue. Has built and repaired many things throughout the duration of the anime as well as the game.
A ham ham who's fur matches his name, he is the builder/carpenter of the ham hams. Panda (パンダくん Panda-kun) - Owned by Mimi. He is always sleeping, but often utters some helpful advice when the ham hams are in need of it. It is unknown where he came from.
Neteru (ねてるくん Neteru-kun) / Snoozer - A mysterious hamster that Boss found in his hideaway (which would soon become the clubhouse). He is often seen shaking his maracas or riding his skateboard. Initially, Sandy and Stan were seperated when Noel (who had a crush on Hillary) offered to take care of one of her hamsters. As a result, he is often an annoyance to the other guys, especially Boss, Howdy, and Dexter.
Sandy's twin (older) brother, who is often caught flirting with the other girls. Torahamu-kun (トラハムくん Torahamu-kun) / Stan - Owned by Noel. In the english version, she has a valley girl accent. While it seems like the two have confessed in the English version, a Japanese episode confirms that they aren't romantically involved yet.
She has a crush on Maxwell. Her interest in gymnastics have been influenced by Hillary, who is a gold medal gymnast. A sporty young girl ham who carries a ribbon. Torahamu-chan (トラハムちゃん Torahamu-chan) / Sandy - Owned by Hillary.
Though not revealed in the English version, he tends to be just as clueless as Hamtaro when it comes to love. Has a crush on Sandy. Always carries a book around and is often turned to for knowledge. Noppo (のっぽくん Noppo-kun) / Maxwell - Owned by the eldest son of a bookstore owner.
Unlike the other ham hams, Penelope can't say anything more than 'ookwee' or 'ookyoo' (though she has been heard saying 'bookwee' during the Halloween episode) Though not explained, fans have speculated that this is due to her age. This includes Herbert the Pig, a boy by the name of Ethan (who later befriends Mimi, much to Penelope's dismay), and a rabbit at Ethan's school. In season two, she has been seen to have affection for characters beyond her own race. She is both innocent and naive, but due to her age, she often gets herself into trouble more than most of the other ham hams.
She feels attached to Pashmina, though she's friendly to everyone else. Considered the youngest of all the ham hams, Penelope is usually never caught out in the open without wearing her yellow blanket (though a few seconds in the opening theme shows her blanket coming off, revealing her brown fur). Chibimaru (ちびまるちゃん Chibimaru-chan) / Penelope - Owned by Kylie. She would rather have them get along.
Dexter and Howdy often fight for her affection, but she doesn't seem to notice. She always wears her pink scarf and loves the color pink. Considered to be the more motherly ham ham as seen with Penelope. Mafura (マフラーちゃん Mafura-chan) / Pashmina - Owned by June.
He loves Pashmina, but often battles with Howdy for her affection. A refined hamster and is incredibly smart. Megane (めがねくん Megane-kun) / Dexter - Owned by Curtis. He often rivals for Pashmina's affection with Dexter, causing many bouts between them.
In the english version, he has a southern accent and a kansai accent in the japanese version. A ham ham notorious for telling bad jokes, especially at the wrong times. Maido (まいどくん Maido-kun) / Howdy - Owned by Goldie. Most of the time, Oxnard's predictions come true, especially for Boss (which usually end in Boss getting hurt in some way).
He is also a great at tarot card reading, which soon attracts the other girls, much to the dismay of the other boys. He originally started as an easily frightened ham ham, but he has been a lot more braver and more dependable in recent episodes. He has the biggest appetites of the ham hams and also has a crush on Pepper. One of Hamtaro's best friends in the series.
Koushi (こうしくん Kōshi-kun) / Oxnard- Owned by Kana. However, he cannot deal with the sea for he is prone to sea sickness. He has even developed a field hamster sense that tells him what kind of weather is rolling in. Because he is a field hamster, he is more familiar with nature and is more independent compared to the other ham hams.
He has a bit of a temper, but he is very dependable, courageous, and nice, even shy at times (especially around Bijou). Often times, he will try to look like he knows everything, only to have it backfire in his face. The self proclaimed leader of the ham hams (though the ham hams do consider him the leader most of the time). Boss has a crush on Bijou.
Taisho (大将君 or タイショーくん Taishō-kun) / Boss - a field hamster. She used to live in France before moving to where she is now (most likely Japan) and feels more attached to Japan and even refused to go back to France. A somewhat conceited hamster who loves her blue ribbons, but she isn't above getting dirty when she needs to help her friends and has been known to be generous and helpful. Bijou has a crush on Hamtaro.
Ribon (リボンちゃん Ribon-chan) / Bijou - Owned by Maria. He is also very clueless about...pretty much a lot of things, especially love (much to Bijou and Sparkle's dismay). However, he cannot stand being ignored by Laura, and when she once did this, Hamtaro left her and tried to make his own home, which brought them to Ham Ham Land (As shown in the first Hamtaro movie). One of the more courageous ham hams, Hamtaro isn't above helping out his friends and his owner Laura.
Hamtaro is involved in a love triangle between himself, Bijou, and Boss. Hamutaro (ハム太郎 Hamutarō, sometimes ハム太郎くん Hamutarō-kun) / Hamtaro - Owned by Laura.