Oruchuban Ebichu (1999– )

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Ebichu is a cute little housekeeping hamster who sometimes gets carried away trying to please her selfish and sad master who only thinks of her as a ten-dollar rat.

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Credited cast:
Michio Iwata ...
 Maa (voice)
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
 Ebichu (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Kaishonachi (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ...
 Office Lady (voice)


Ebichu the hamster seems like the perfect house pet: she cleans, shops, cooks, does laundry, and anything to please her master, known only as "Office Lady" (OL). Unfortunately, OL and her unfaithful boyfriend, combined with Ebichu's uncontrollable exuberance and love for ice cream, often earn her severe and bloody punishment. However, Ebichu doesn't seem to mind the abuse if she achieves her goal of making her beloved master a little bit happier. Written by Anonymous

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Ebichu Minds the House  »

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Funniest animation since Excel Saga
2 October 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Oruchuban Ebichu is one of the funniest anime I've ever seen, certainly the funniest since "Excel Saga." What makes Ebichu even more appealing is the adult nature of the humor, coupled with the outrageous "cutesyness" of a talking hamster. I would also compare it to "Azumanga Daioh" in that the stories are very short, and there seems to be no sense of continuity, so one could watch the episodes in any order and not be confused.

It contains a lot of sexuality and sexual references but it's not pornography. It's far too silly and the art is much to "simple" to be erotic. Still, it's definitely not for children or anyone who can't handle puns involving genitalia. Highly recommended, although given the sexual content I doubt this will ever be imported to the United States.

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