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Tamagotchi! (たまごっち!) is the first Tamagotchi animated series to air in Japan. It began airing in October 2009 in Japan, and ending in September 2012. Tamagotchi! aired 143 episodes and was followed by Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream. The Tamagotchi films' director Joji Shimura served as the anime's director, and the films' screenwriter Aya Matsui served as head writer.

The anime follows the events of the movie, Tamagotchi: Happiest Story in the Universe! and generally focuses on the slice of life adventures of Mametchi, Memetchi, Kuchipatchi, Lovelitchi and all of their friends in Tamagotchi Town. More characters and locations are introduced in later seasons, including Melodytchi and Himespetchi, with the story becoming more focused on fantasy elements in the last arc.

Plot

Main article: List of Tamagotchi! Episodes

Main characters from the anime as of Season 6.

Season 1

A very famous Tamagotchi idol named Lovelin moves to Tamagotchi Town to host a footrace. The following day, at school, a shy, yet sweet new girl named Lovelitchi came to class. Little were her classmates aware that she was actually Lovelin. Poor experiences in prior schools caused Lovelitchi to decide to keep her Lovelin identity a secret when transferring to Tamagotchi School. After Mametchi told Lovelitchi he sees her as a Tama-Friend, she soon gets nervous due to the fact that Tama-Friends are never dishonest with each other. On Mametchi's birthday, Lovelitchi announced that she was, indeed, Lovelin. She feared that her newly-made friendships would come to an end, but everyone was quick to forgive her, and she was relieved. Everyone at the party then resolved to keep her idol identity a secret amongst themselves and they would go on to join her in acting in TAMAX-TV TV shows.

Season 2

Daily life continued from that point until a legend about "The Kuchipatchi of Truth" was learned about by Mametchi, Memetchi, and Kuchipatchi. It caused a variety of shenanigans, included teleporting the main cast back in time and Lovelitchi's cell phone, Telelin, coming to life. Telelin would join Lovelitchi on her adventures and would have adventures on her own.

Seasons 3

An outgoing violinist named Melodytchi eventually moves to Tamagotchi Town. Lovelitchi quickly became friends with her and they became an idol and violinist duet, performing many songs together. Sometime afterwards, a new group of Tamagotchis would enroll into Tamagotchi School causing some students to move into other classes to make room. Included in this group is Moriritchi, a bright and optimistic fashion designer. Moriritchi quickly became Tama-Friends with the cast, especially Lovelitchi and Melodytchi.

Season 4

Moriritchi uses her Tamamori to help her friends through various situations and becomes part of the TAMAX-TV show, Sparkling Tamamori Heaven. Pashalin, Moriritchi's childhood camera come to life, is also introduced. The main cast continues to have adventures, this time featuring the new Tamagotchi characters that have enrolled into Tamagotchi School.

Season 5

Telelin becomes Pashalin's senpai as they are both machines come to life. The main cast also goes on a journey to find the location featured in a photo left in Pashalin's memory, eventually finding the town where she was created. The tama-friends enjoy their summer vacation and travel with the cast of Sparkling Tamamori Heaven to different locations to participate in tamamori themed competitions. When they return to Tamagotchi School, everyone gets caught up in the trend of Tama Profys, where Tamagotchis write about themselves on pages and exchange them with friends to learn more about them. Shortly after, a human girl named Tomomi arrives on Tamagotchi Planet following a malfunction from one of Mametchi's inventions.

Season 6

At that time, a new conflict unfolds; the legend of the Tama-Hearts. These mythical hearts were floating about on Tamagotchi Planet, and if they weren't found in time, Tamagotchi Planet would face a permanent curse. Mametchi created Tama Profy, devices that could store the Tama-Hearts shortly after they were uncovered, and gave them to Lovelitchi and Melodytchi. Every time a Tama-Heart was found, Lovelitchi and Melodytchi would take out their Tama Profy and store the Tama-Heart inside. At one time around that time, a mysterious Tamagotchi named Kizunatchi got out of the devices and offered to help with the search.

Not long after, Tomomi leaves to return to the Earth and a new Tamagotchi girl with a massive crush on Mametchi, Himespetchi, arrives and agrees to help with the search.

Season 7

With all the Tama-Hearts eventually found and stored in the Tama-Profies, citizens of Tamagotchi Town were soon turning into eggs. This was the beginning for what may be a permanent curse in Tamagotchi Planet, and if the Tama-Hearts weren't returned to their respective pillars on Heart Island in time, a rather unhappy ending is rest assured. Luckily, the Tamagotchis make it to Heart Island just before the curse gets any worse and manage to store the Tama-Hearts in their proper pillars. The sky then darkens, making them think something awful is bound to happen. Mametchi, Lovelitchi, Melodytchi, Memetchi, Kuchipatchi, and Himespetchi each wished for Tamagotchi Planet being okay and the egg curse being stopped. Kizunatchi, only able to do so much to stop the curse, descended in a manner that saddened her Tama-Friends and made them run towards her, screaming her name. Kizunatchi soon evolved and ended the egg curse once and for all. Everyone was turned back to their regular selves and, after a tearful farewell to Kizunatchi, everything went back to normal.

Ms. Perfect called Mametchi, Memetchi, and Kuchipatchi, and announced that the three Tamagotchis have won the Robotic Soccer Tournament and that they would be transferring to Dream Town in light of their victory. The entire class was surprised, especially Mametchi, Memetchi, and Kuchipatchi. Makiko remarked that the three will need to leave Tamagotchi Town, making Himespetchi tear up in the thought that her love was leaving.

Characters

See also: List of Tamagotchi! anime characters

Main Cast

  • Mametchi (Rie Kugimiya): Mametchi is the main protagonist of the series from Mame City. He is smart and always creating inventions to help out his friends and those in need, even though some of them blow up on him.
  • Memetchi (Ryōka Yuzuki): Memetchi is Mametchi's friend from Guruguru Town who is stylish and obsessed with curls, especially the one on her head. She can be easily angered if her style or sense of direction is criticized. She often hangs out with Flowertchi and Makiko, having a rivalry with the latter.
  • Kuchipatchi (Asami Yaguchi): Kuchipatchi is Mametchi's other friend from Patchi Forest. He is passionate about food and is always thinking about it even when he should be focusing on something else. He ends his sentences with "dacchi!"
  • Lovelitchi (Kei Shindou): Lovelitchi is a sweet girl who has a secret identity as the world famous idol Lovelin. She initially keeps this a secret from her friends until she became close enough to tell them the truth. Lovelitchi leads a normal life while working her idol job at TAMAX-TV.
  • Spacytchi (Yasuyuki Kase): Spacytchi is an alien from Spacy Land who aims to take over Tamagotchi Planet with his brothers, Akaspetchi and Pipospetchi. He acts as an antagonist and carries his plans out in secret while blending in with other Tamagotchis.
  • Melodytchi (Yuko Sanpei): Melodytchi is a famous violinist from Melody Land who moves in to Tamagotchi Town in season 3. She is best friends with Lovelitchi and collaborates with her on songs. Melodytchi often speaks English words and phrases.
  • Moriritchi (Chiwa Saitō): Moriritchi is fashionista who moves into Tamagotchi Town in season 3. She specializes in Tamamori, an exaggerated and extravagant style, and often uses it to cheer up her friends and give them confidence. Moriritchi uses old slang and bizarre catchphrases in her conversations.
  • Tomomi (Ayana Taketatsu): Tomomi is a human girl who accidentally gets transported to Tamagotchi Planet in season 5. The main cast works to help her find a way to get back to earth. In the meantime, she enjoys life on Tamagotchi Planet and gets into her own adventures.
  • Himespetchi (Yukana): Himespetchi is an alien from Spacy Land who comes to Tamagotchi Planet to study abroad. She is romantic and eccentric, immediately falling in love with Mametchi and growing a huge crush on him.
  • Kizunatchi (Mariya Ise): Kizunatchi is a mysterious Tamagotchi who is discovered in season 6 on Lovelitchi and Melodytchi's Tama Profy. She helps keep track of the Tama Hearts the two have collected and eventually finds freedom outside of the profys.

Secondary Cast

  • Chamametchi (Yuuko Gibu): Chamametchi is Mametchi's little sister. She is childish and very stubborn at times, but ultimately has a big heart. Her best friends are Kikitchi, Imotchi, and Hapihapitchi.
  • Hapihapitchi (Satomi Koorogi): Hapihapitchi is Mametchi's invention come to life who works hard to make others happy. She is best friends with Chamametchi and can act as childish as her.
  • Kikitchi (Mayumi Yamaguchi): Kikitchi is Chamametchi's friend from Celebria. He is very athletic and is able to jump very high and hear far off sounds with his ears. Kikitchi is also afraid of paranormal things and often bluntly says what's on his mind, offending others.
  • KuroMametchi (Nanae Katou): KuroMametchi is smart and admired by everyone for being a cool "lone wolf". He loves sports, especially soccer, and can be competitive.
  • Gozarutchi (Kiyotaka Furushima): Gozarutchi is a ninja who trains hard to hone abilities.
  • Flowertchi (Hinako Sasaki): Flowertchi is passionate about flowers and is able to read flower language. She often uses her ability to understand flower language to provide guidance to her friends.
  • Makiko (Akemi Okamura): Makiko is a feminine and vain girl who takes pride in her appearance. She has a rivalry with Memetchi and the two are often fighting over petty things. Despite this, they consider each other best friends.
  • Uwasatchi (Wasabi Mizuta): Uwasatchi is always on the eye out for rumors and everyone's secrets, even if hurts her friends' feelings. However, she sometimes has a hard time seeing the truth right in front of her.
  • Telelin (Tomoko Kaneda): Telelin is Lovelitchi's phone come to life. She can be mischievous and sometimes cause trouble, but she eventually comes around and tries to make things right.
  • Doremitchi (Satami Korogi) & Sopratchi (Kana Uetake): Doremitchi and Sopratchi are Melodytchi's tamapets. Doremitchi is mischievious and often gets lost while Sopratchi is more mature and reserved.
  • Pashalin (Natsuko Kuwatani): Pashalin is Moriritchi's camera come to life. She acts like Moriritchi and usually copies what she says.

Music

Opening Themes

Ending Credits

Songs by Lovelitchi/Lovelin and Melodytchi

Main article: All songs by Lovelitchi/Lovelin & Melodytchi

Other Songs

  • Lovely Day (エブリーラブリー) is Lovelin's popular main song in Tamagotchi!. There is also an English dub version of this song.
  • Miracle Kitchen (ミラクルキッチン) is another one of Lovelin's popular songs. This song isn't used a lot in the anime, but is often used when she is hosting cooking shows on tv.
  • Melody Waltz (テルトハッザ) Melodytchi's main song played with her violin.

Manga

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Main article: GOGO♪ Tamagotchi!

GOGO♪ Tamagotchi! is a manga series that was released in February 26, 2010. The manga is based on the first two seasons of Tamagotchi!, depicting some episodes from the anime while also having some original stories. A section at the end of the manga features behind the scenes work on Tamagotchi!, showing storyboards and frames being sketched.

Items

Other Broadcasts

An English dub consisting of 26 episodes was aired on 9Go! (formerly Go!) channel 99 on weekends at 5:30am in Australia in 2009. Currently, most of the voices from the English version are unknown. In late 2009, there apparently was supposed to be a similar English dub airing in the United Kingdom but unfortunately, this never happened.

A Tagalog dub on GMA also aired in the Philippines, and a Mandarin Chinese dub aired on YoYo TV in Taiwan. There are also two separate Cantonese Chinese dubs aired in Hong Kong, one on the channel ViuTV and one aired on TVB.

From July 7, 2014, a Korean dub is now airing on Champ TV and Anime Box. Both channels air Tamagotchi! every Tuesday.

At some point around 2017, two separate Thai dubs started airing, one on True Family Jump and the other on MCOT Family.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Noticeably, the title of the majority of the anime are usually in blue text, but starting from episode 139, the title becomes red, possibly foreshadowing the start of a global tragedy in the series.[1]
  • The Tamagotchi iD and Tamagotchi iD L are based on the anime series, featuring characters, locations, items, music, and many other elements from the show.
  • A wide range of merchandise based on the anime was available in Japan at TamaDepa stores.

External links

References


Animated Tamagotchi Media
Vintage Anime Series Animated Tamagotchi Found on TV!
Tamagotchi! (series) Tamagotchi!Tamagotchi! Yume Kira DreamTamagotchi! Miracle FriendsGO-GO Tamagotchi!Tamagotchi! Tamatomo Daishuu GO (Compilation series)
Shorts & OVAs Tamagotchi Video AdventuresLet's Go! TamagotchiTamagotchi Original AnimationsTamagotchi Friends
Film Tamagotchi: The True StoryTamagotchi: The MovieTamagotchi: Happiest Story in the Universe!Tamagotchi Movie: Big Secret Delivery Operation!
Miscellaneous List of Tamagotchi references in other mediaList of Tamagotchi adaptation broadcasters
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