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Tamagotchi! Tama Tomo Daishū GO! Anime to Premiere in April

posted on by Karen Ressler
5th season in current series to air on Thursday evenings

TV Tokyo's official website for the Tamagotchi! anime franchise announced a new series on Friday. The series, titled Tamagotchi! Tama Tomo Daishū GO!, will premiere on April 2. The series will air on TV Tokyo on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

Bandai launched the Tamagotchi franchise in 1996 and sold about 40 million virtual pets in that first batch. The company then revived the brand in 2004 and sold more than 38 million more Tamagotchis, 1.72 million of them in the Tamagotchi iD line that launched in 2009.

The first two Tamagotchi television anime series were the 1997-1998 Anime TV de Hakken! Tamagotchi television series and the 2007-2008 Saikō! Tamagotchi television series. Bandai also created the 1997 Tamagotchi Honto no Hanashi theatrical short, the 2007 Eiga de Tōjō! Tamagotchi Doki Doki! Uchū no Maigotchi!? feature film, and the 2008 Eiga! Tamagotchi Uchū Ichi Happy na Monogatari!? feature film.

After Bandai revived the franchise in 2004, a new Tamagotchi! television anime premiered in 2009. The Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream television anime followed in 2012. Bandai then debuted the Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends television anime in 2013, and the Go-Go Tamagotchi! anime series premiered in April 2014.

Tamagotchi! Tama Tomo Daishū GO! will be the fifth anime season in the current series.

Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip.

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