Tamagotchi! is an anime franchise series based on the virtual pet series. The series is licensed by Bandai and developed by OLM, inc.

The first anime, Tamagotchi! premiered on TV Tokyo in 2009 and concluded in 2012. The series followed up with a second anime, Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream, which premiered on 2012 and ended a year later. The third anime, Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends, premiered in fall 2013. The fourth and final anime, GO-GO Tamagotchi!, premiered in early fall 2014..

Main Characters

These characters are the only characters to appear in all four the Tamagotchi series.

A young inventor who is very polite, intelligent and popular with his classmates. He frequently makes inventions to help his Tama-Friends, but these inventions sometimes explode. He is a big fan of Gotchiman and math. Almost every Tamagotchi who heard his singing hated it, until he learned to sing in episode 169.

A fun-loving girl, Memetchi is well known for her sparkly eyes and curly hair. She is usually stylish and sweet but she can have a furious temper when someone criticizes her hair. She is rivals with Makiko and their are often fighting about their curls.

Kuchipatchi loves to eat, sleep, and bath in hot springs. He always ends his sentences with "-tchi" and he has the ability to stretch his body like rubber. Kuchipatchi loves food so much, he is frequently eating it and sometimes he gets distracted (e.g. talking about food when he is supposed to say something else).


Tamagotchi! is the first anime series. The series follow the adventures of Mametchi and his friends in Tamagotchi Town in a world full of friendship. The series premiered on 2009 and concluded in 2012. It had a total of 143 episodes within seven seasons.

Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream

Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream is the second anime series. It takes place on a new location known as Dream Town and introduces an all new cast of original characters while retaining a few from the previous series. The story follows Yumemitchi's and Kiraritchi's journey on their dream to become idols while learning the secret of their Yume Kira Bags. The series premiered on 2012 will end in 2013. It has 49 episodes within two seasons.

Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends

Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends is an anime that released in 2013. It is the third series that will follow up its predecessor, Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream. Unlike the rest of the series, the series will focus on two new characters, Miraitchi and Kururutchi. The rest of the main characters from the previous anime have been reduced to the supporting role.

GO-GO Tamagotchi!

GO-GO Tamagotchi! is the fourth and final anime series, released in April 2014. The main characters from the previous three series were featured, including Lovelitchi, Melodytchi, Moriritchi, Himespetchi,Yumemitchi, and Kiraritchi, and other characters that were removed before. It also contains new characters, inlcuding Orenetchi, Neenetchi, Lovesoratchi, Mofumofutchi, Yukine, Suzune, Himebaratchi, and Nadeshikotchi.

DVD Releases

Both Tamagotchi! and Yume Kira Dream have DVD releases. Each volume shows a single character (sometimes two, such as Pipospetchi and Akaspetchi) on the front. Almost every volume showed a different character. The Tamagotchi! series lasted for 35 volumes and mostly had 4 episodes on each. The Yume Kira Dream series currently has 9 volumes on DVD. Tamagotchi collection DVDs have also been released. These collection DVDs have assorted episodes on them (not in order).


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The theme songs for Tamagotchi! have been released on CDs. Background music and Lovelin songs are also available on CDs. Dream5 and various other artists produce CDs with Tamagotchi songs, as well.


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