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Manga de Hakken! Tamagotch (まんがで発見!たまごっち Found in the Manga! Tamagotch) is a 4-koma manga series written by Gotō Hideki (後藤英貴 ごとう ひでき) under the pen name "Gotchin" and published by Shogakukan.

The series was initially serialized in CoroCoro Comic from October 1997 to April 1999, appearing in 19 volumes of the magazine. The full series was later released as two manga volumes, "Tentōmushi Comics Special - Manga de Hakken! Tamagotch: 4 Koma Gekijō", and some strips appearing on Gotō's website, Found in the manga! Tamagotch, with the series coming to an end in January 2001.

Story

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The manga is based on the Tamagotchi P1 and P2, with the second volume also including Tamagotchi Ocean and Tamagotchi Garden characters. Neither Mikachu, Professor Banzo, nor Tamagotchi Planet are incorporated in the series.

The comic consists of 4-panel strips about Tamagotchis who live on The Earth with humans in peace and harmony. But not always; in their crazy adventures, the Tamagotchis always seem to be making chaos.

For example, shown in the comic strip: "Maskutchi is stealing from a local grocery store, and the young boy (Owner of Kuchipatchi) tells Kuchipatchi to help him stop the thief. But instead Kuchipatchi goes to store and steals his own food!?"

The strips often use slapstick or toilet humor, or revolve around the main character's frustrations with his pet Kuchipatchi. Tamagotchi handheld devices make appearances in the comics as well, and are sometimes even played with by Tamagotchi characters. The Tamagotchis do not speak aside from making beeping sounds.

Main characters

  • The Boy - Despite not appearing on the volume covers, the boy is the central character of the series. The character introductions state that he loves Tamagotchis. However, he is bad at taking care of them and frequently gets mad at his Kuchipatchi.
  • Kuchipatchi - Kuchipatchi is the star Tamagotchi character in the series. He is lazy, greedy, and careless. He frequently gets on the boy's nerves, be it unintentionally or on purpose.
  • Marutchi - Marutchi is the boy's second Tamagotchi. It has an innocent baby-like personality, but often suffers for slapstick jokes in the series. It likes to follow or imitate Kuchipatchi.
  • Mametchi - Mametchi is an intelligent, desirable character and is the boy's favorite Tamagotchi, which made him disappointed when his pet evolved into Kuchipatchi instead. There are two recurring humans with Mametchis; a genius nerd, and a nameless girl who appears more frequently.
  • Oyajitchi - Oyajitchi is a perpetually drunk Tamagotchi who pops up in unexpected places. The boy despises Oyajitchi and has a fear that one of his Tamagotchis will turn into one.
  • Ginjirotchi - Ginjirotchi is a sensitive Tamagotchi who is almost constantly crying. It sometimes hangs out with the boy and his Tamagotchi.

Volumes

Title
Cover
List Price
Publication Date / ISBN
まんがで発見! たまごっち 4コマ劇場 1

(Manga de Hakken! Tamagotch 4 Koma Gekijō 1)

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¥514

March 28th, 1998 
ISBN: 4091493712

まんがで発見! たまごっち 4コマ劇場 2

(Manga de Hakken! Tamagotch 4 Koma Gekijō 2)

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¥514

December 16th, 1998 
ISBN: 4091493729

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