Sunday, August 30, 2009

OM21: Tamagotchi: The Movie

Are you ready for Tamagotchi's big venture into the world of anime motion pictures?

Here, I'm going to tell you all about the Tamagotchi movie, what it's about, and when you can get to see it.

Japanese Release
The film was first produced in Japan as Eiga De Tojo-Tamagotchi: Dokidoki! Uchuu no Maigotchi!? (Appearing on Film - Tamagotchi: Lost Child in Space!?). Advertising and promotions for the film started in early July 2007, including promoting the newest character ChaMametchi (who would not long after appear on the Family pets).

On December 15th, 2007, the film hit theaters. It opened at #3 in the box office, and it received very positive reviews. It was released next summer onto DVD, just as the sequel had been announced.

The Story
On Tamagotchi planet, Mametchi, an illustrious inventor, has just finished his new creation - a Forwarding Machine. But on its first trial run, the mischievous Kuchipatchi somehow manages to throw the machine's aim off course, which results in a child from Earth, Tanpopo, being transported to the Tamagotchi Planet. While the little girl is thrilled to see her favourite Tamagotchis in person, she soon realizes that she can't get home. Mametchi's mom and dad assure her that they will be able to invent a rocket which will take her back to the exact time she left and so, relieved, Tanpopo manages to enjoy the time she will spend living with Mametchi on Tamagotchi Planet until she can return home. But as a series of strange events threaten the planet, Tanpopo and her friends find themselves responsible for much more than her return to Earth...

Where Can I See It?
Fortunately, Bandai Entertainment, the branch of Bandai America that handles anime licensing, dubbing, and distribution, picked up the rights for the film. However, the dates for the film's DVD release worldwide have varied:

  • Asian / Oceania / Australia region: The film was released June 3rd, 2009. Go out and grab a copy!
  • United Kingdom (UK): The film will be available on September 14th, 2009. Click here to preorder your copy!
  • United States of America (USA): Bandai revealed in a birthday letter to the Tamagotchi forum TamaTalk that the film will be available in Spring 2010.
YouTube Videos!
Some clips from the film are available now on YouTube for your viewing pleasure!


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!Gotchi-Gotchi! said...

I have the English version of this movie! I'm Australian...

tamagotchi101 said...

I can't wait until the movie comes out where I live! Blogging is free correct?

Hannad said...

Already saw it in Japanese, but I can't wait for the English version! ^^

Anonymous said...

Judging from a clip I saw on Youtube, I hope the DVD that comes out in the US is dual-language. I've yet to see anyone say the name right who wasn't Japanese. It's Tamago - chi. Long O.