The Hamtaro Wiki

Notice: Individual character gallery pages are currently undergoing heavy reconstruction by the administrative team. Some pages are currently locked as the edits are finalized; the wiki's rules surrounding image uploads will also be adjusted.


The Hamtaro Wiki

Maxwell (のっぽくん Noppo-kun ) is an intelligent hamster who knows many facts. A book-smart hamster and a voracious reader, the Ham-Hams go to Maxwell for knowledge of the world around them.


Maxwell is owned by a family who runs a bookstore; the bookstore owner's daughter, Yume, is the one who cares for him most of the time. He always carries a book with him and provides the Ham-Hams with information. He seems to know a lot about advanced subjects, such as science and literature, due to his love of reading. Maxwell often tries to teach the Ham-Hams things from his studies, but they struggle to pay attention to his lectures (much to Maxwell's disappointment).

Maxwell can feel pressured when others ask a lot of him, or expect him to think up a solution for every problem - as happens in episodes like Maxwell's Big Scoop!. However, he is still good friends with the other Ham-Hams, and has stepped in to save them from dangerous situations. He had a crush on Sandy, and the two later became a couple.

He has a taller, thinner body shape compared to the other Ham-Hams, and his ears are longer; he is the tallest Ham-Ham save for Boss.



Maxwell and Sandy are in love with each other. Their feelings were first shown in Let's Dance, Sandy!, in which Sandy reveals her crush on Maxwell to Hamtaro. She convinces Hamtaro to ask Maxwell how he feels about her on her behalf, to which Maxwell hints that he likes her back. With various hints about the relationship following in later episodes, they are considered to become an official couple in A Little Love Story!; in which Maxwell reads a story of two lovers, and Sandy tries to make him understand how she feels. At the end of the episode, they both strongly imply that they love each other. The relationship isn't poked at too much afterward, but it is also shown in The Ham-Ham Explorers and the Romance Story! and It's Art, Sandy!.

Notable Episodes


(のっぽ Noppo)
Literally means "tall and lanky", referring to his unique size and body shape.
Maxwell Could be named after James Clerk Maxwell, a famous physician from England. He is also known for taking the first ever color photograph.


  • Throughout the series, Maxwell has used many different books.
  • Both Maxwell and Snoozer share almost identical body patterns. The only difference is around the tail, where Snoozer's brown rounds around it whilst Maxwell's brown points at it.[1]
  • Maxwell has the most jobs in the Clubhouse. He is the Ham-Hams' teacher (Much Ado about School!), the newspaper's editor (Maxwell's Big Scoop!), Second-in-Command (multiple instances), and was once the leader of the Clubhouse (from I'm Parting, Clubhouse! to Here I Am, Clubhouse!).
  • In early English-language promotions, Maxwell is officially stated to be owned by "the eldest son of a bookstore owner". As Yume was introduced much later in the series, it is likely that these publications were unaware of her existence; citing Maxwell's owner as a generic "son" as a result.


Main article: Maxwell/Gallery


v - e - d Characters
Ham-Ham Gang Hamtaro | Oxnard | Bijou | Boss | Maxwell | Cappy | Pashmina | Penelope | Howdy | Dexter | Sandy | Stan | Panda | Snoozer
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 | Mia |
Animals Brandy | Herbert | Françoise | Turtly | Chicky-Chicky Gang | Kitty | Princess | Samba | Fukusuke | Hercules Beetle | Uribo | 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
Mini Hams Good | Ai~n | Merica | Nonno | Takahashi
Mo Hams Taka Ham | Meshi Ham |Yasu Ham | O Ham | Nii Ham | Yoshi Ham | Kon Ham | Ishi Ham | A Ham | Go Ham
Movie Cook Ham | DJ-Ham | Princess Cye-Ra | King Hamja | Prince Hamja | Crystal | Dewey | Gettsu Ham | Villager Ham | Ayayamu | Ayayamu's schoolmates | Rika Ham | Shige Ham
Villains Spat | Devil-Ham | Sabaku-Nya | Captain Hamstern | Mystery Q Leader