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Jingle (トンガリくん) is a songwriting hamster. Although he is officially part of the Ham-Ham Gang, he isn't present on most of their adventures; he ventures on his own to travel the world, joined by his pig Herbert and his trusty guitar.

Character description

Jingle is a self-proclaimed "Ham-poet". He is rather quiet and peaceful, and speaks with a soft whisper. He always carries his guitar with him, occasionally playing a riff as he roams around. He later befriends a pig named Herbert, who he rides on top of during his journeys. When Hamtaro and the other Ham-Hams meet up with him, he will often give them odd, confusing advice. In many cases, he gets the Ham-Hams' adventures completely derailed; though in the end, Jingle's antics usually end up being helpful, to some extent.

In some of his earliest appearances - namely the Gozaimachu! manga series, Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite!, and the 1999 pilot episode - Jingle was a regular member of the Ham-Ham gang. However, the main anime series gave Jingle a unique portrayal; he doesn't generally go on the Ham-Hams' adventures, instead choosing to wander on his own. For this reason, Jingle only appeared in a handful of episodes; at least when compared to the other 14 "main" Ham-Hams.

Jingle has a tendency to forget hamsters' names, especially with Hamtaro; calling him things like "Ham-n'-cheese," "Ham-n'-eggs," "Hambozo," and "Hamtaco". However, in Setting Off, Spring's Wind! - Jingle's last starring episode - he gets Hamtaro's name right, much to Hamtaro's surprise.

Notable Episodes

Gallery

Main article: Jingle/Gallery
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Allies Jingle | Elder Ham | Auntie Viv | Pepper | Sabu | Stucky | Lapis | Lazuli | Harmony | Robo-Joe
Recurring Omar | Sparkle | Nin-Ham | Hannah | Chef Ham | Flora | Barrette | Seamore | Ook-Ook | Buster | Hambini | Tomy-T | Eggy-P | Marron | Tater | Malta | Solara | Oshare | Radar | Championi | Sunflower King | Sunflower Princess | Hanamaru | Drizzle | Gelato | Broski | Ice | Lolly | Mole | Nande | Tux | Salia
Team Rainbow Prince Bo | Rosy | Ivy | Daisy
Otome's Crew Otome | Lion | Bear
Hamha Tree Skyham | Okini | Mystery | Magical
Other/Minor Hamsters Yuki | Tsurara | Haibi | Postie | Seedric | Hamstarr | Chibi Hams
Haruna Family Laura Haruna | Marian Haruna | Forrest Haruna | Woody Haruna | Willow Haruna
Iwata Family Kana Iwata | Conrad Iwata | Cindy Iwata | Mimi Iwata | Jack Iwata | Tina Iwata | Dylan Iwata
O'Hara Family Mindy O'Hara | Kazuya O'Hara | Ji-chan
Other Humans Travis Kimura | Maria | June | Kylie | Hillary | Noel | Roberto Arvelo | Phillip Yoshi | Goldie Houston | Zack Houston | Curtis Milan | Kip | Sue | Yume | Charlotte Rooster | Chairman Rooster | Butler | Dr. Lion | Glitter Kurihara | Melanie Foster | Nagase | Emi | Yukio | Sachiko | Yamato Yoshi | Atsuko Mushakōji | Jirō | Kaoru | Gabriel Black | Ethan | Kenta
Animals Brandy | Herbert | Françoise | Turtly | Chicky-Chicky Gang | Kitty | Princess | Samba | Fukusuke | PePe | Kumajirō | Tattles | PiPi | Chicken Trio | Chobi
Djungarians Leo | Stripes | Bunny | Warts | Cactus Brothers | Fox | Raccoon Dog | Treasure Box | Octopus | Dolphin | Pheasant | Djungarian Choir
Ninja Hams Red Ninja Ham | Blue Ninja Ham | Yellow Ninja Ham | Grey Ninja Ham
Gozaimachu! Vol.2 Mama-Ham | Papa-Ham | Baby-Hams | Inspector Hams | Dharma Doll | Donohamu | Dr. Peanut | Dumpling | Haisha | Kantoku | Ken | Naruto | Shampoo | Sister | Stepp | Umeboshi
Minihamuzu Guu | Ai~n | Merica | Nonno | Aiko
Mo Hams Aiko | Meshi Ham |Yasu Ham | O Ham | Ni Ham | Yoshi Ham | Kon Ham | Ishi Ham | A Ham | Go Ham
Movie Cook Ham | DJ-Ham | Princess Cye-Ra | King Hamja | Prince Hamja | Ayayamu | Ayayamu's schoolmates | Crystal | Dewey | Old Snow Ham
Villains Spat | Devil-Ham | Sabakunya | Captain Hamstern | Mystery Q Leader