Space Hamster Quartet refers to a web cartoon series about four teal hamster musicians created by Japanese artist Arimura Taishi. The series mainly consists of videos in which the hamsters perform various popular songs by combining their efforts to play musical instruments.
On May 5th, 2019, Japanese artist Arimura Taishi (有村泰志) posted a video of four teal hamsters wearing headphones operating a DJ set to play I’m Already Tracer on TikTok. The video (shown below) received over 645,000 views and 51,000 likes in one year. A May 19th, 2019, Twitter repost of the video received over 913,400 views in the same period.
As of August 19th, Arimura Taishi had over 1.4 million followers on TikTok, over 500,000 followers on Twitter across two accounts and over 125,000 followers on YouTube. The videos posted by the account received multiple reposts on Instagram, YouTube and other platforms; for example, an April 4th compilation video “Best of The Space Hamster Quartet” received over 2.7 million views.