“Minihams no Ai no Uta” (ミニハムずの愛の唄, lit. Minihams’ Love Song) is the third single of the Morning Musume subgroup Minimoni. It was released on December 5, 2001 and sold 325,440 copies, reaching number three on the Oricon Charts. The group released this under the alias “Minihams” (ミニハムず Minihamuzu) for a motion picture version of the popular anime Hamtaro. In the film they appear as hamster caricatures of themselves. The A-side was used as the theme song for the first Hamtaro movie “Hamhamland Daibouken.” Catalog Number EPCE-5132
Tracklist 1 MINIHAMUzu no ai no uta 2 MINIHAMUzu~n taka tatta! 3 MINIHAMUzu no ai no uta (ORIJINARU KARAOKE)
Mirakururun Grand Purin! / Pi~hyara Kouta (ミラクルルン グランプリン！/ピ～ヒャラ小唄) is the eleventh single of the Morning Musume subgroup Minimoni, and their third and final single under the alias Minihamus. It was released on November 19, 2003. This is a shared double A-side with Abe Natsumi, who performs the second track as Purin-chan. Like the Minihamus, Purin-chan is a hamster character in the anime movie, Hamtaro Movie 3: Miracle in Aurora Valley. Catalog Number EPCE-5248
Tracklist 1. ミラクルルン グランプリン！ 2. “Pi~hyara Kouta” (ピ～ヒャラ小唄) -Performed by Natsumi Abe as Purin-chan. 3. “Mirakururun Grand Purin! (Original Karaoke)” 4. “Pi~hyara Kouta (Original Karaoke)”
“Minihams no Kekkon Song” (ミニハムずの結婚ソング) is the seventh single of the subgroup Minimoni, their second under the alias Minihams, and their last single with Mari Yaguchi. It was released on December 4, 2002 and sold 60,001 copies, reaching number ten on the Oricon Charts. The A-side was used as the theme song for the second Hamtaro movie “Hamuhamuhamu-ja! Maboroshi no Princess.” Catalog number EPCE-5187
All songs written and composed by Tsunku. 1. “Minihams no Kekkon Song” (ミニハムずの結婚ソング) 2. “Miniham Kisha” (ミニハム汽車) 3. ミニハムずの結婚ソング（オリジナル・カラオケ）
Hamtaro, known in Japan as Trotting Hamutaro (とっとこハム太郎 Tottoko Hamtarou), is a Japanese children’s manga and storybook series created and illustrated by Ritsuko Kawai. The manga is serialized in Shogakukan’s all girl’s magazine Ciao in 1997, focusing on a hamster named Hamtaro who has a variety of adventures with other hamsters, known as “Ham-Hams” (“Hamuchans” in the Japanese version).
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!