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Tamagotchi Honto no Hanashi (たまごっちホントのはなし Tamagotchi The True Story) is the very first Tamagotchi animated feature ever made. It was released in Japan on July 12, 1997 as part of the Toei Animation Fair, and was released on VHS along with nine episodes of Anime TV de Hakken!! Tamagotchi.

The short film has a runtime of 9 minutes.


Professor Banzo and Mikachu recount the story of why the Tamagotchis moved from Tamagotchi Planet and how it led to their discovery of them.


Main characters

Secondary characters


  • Mikachu: Masami Suzuki
  • Oyajitchi: Naoki Tatsuta
  • Tamagotchi Hoshi: Yasuhiro Takato
  • Dr. Banzō: Yukimasa Kishino


  • Distributor: Toei Animation
  • Original Creator: Bandai Co., Ltd.
  • Production: Toei Animation
  • Music: Hara Masami
  • Director: Hashimoto Mitsuo
  • Screenplay: Yoshimi Narita
  • Art Director: Ryuuji Yoshiike
  • Animation Director: Hideki Inoue
  • Director of Photography: Toshiharu Takei
  • Producers: Tan Takaiwa / Tsutomu Tomari
  • Assistant Director: Katsumi Tokoro
  • Editing: Shinichi Fukumitsu
  • Planning: Seiichi Hiruta


  • In one scene, there is a submarine that says "LR44" at the bottom. This is referencing how Tamagotchi toys at the time took LR44 batteries.
  • Oyajitchi (and the planet itself) are the only Tamagotchis who speak proper language in this short film.


External Links

たまごっちホントのはなし - '97夏東映アニメフェア

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Shorts & OVAs Tamagotchi Video AdventuresLet's Go! TamagotchiTamagotchi Original AnimationsTamagotchi Friends
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