Tamagotchi Honto no Hanashi ("Tamagotchi the True Story") is a 1997 Japanese animated short film adaptation of Tamagotchi. It was produced by Toei Animation and shown during the Toei Summer Anime Fair alongside a 38-minute-long film of Cutie Honey Flash. It was released on VHS along with nine episodes of the TV show Anime TV de Hakken!! Tamagotchi.
The short has Professor Banzo, who discovered the alien species known as the Tamagotchis, recount the story of what had happened on Tamagotchi that made them flee to Planet Earth.
Tamagotchi Honto no Hanashi contains the following tropes:
- Animated Adaptation: Holds the distinction of being the very first animated film of Tamagotchi ever. Anime TV de Hakken!! Tamagotchi beat it to being the first Tamagotchi animated anything by five days.
- Cannot Talk to Women: Right before he's hit by one of the ships from Tamagotchi Planet, Professor Banzo is sulking on a bridge because his date wasn't going well.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: The Tamagotchi Planet, which is a Tamagotchi itself, takes a single sip of Oyajitchi's alcoholic drink to become so drunk that it causes its landmasses to move.
- Drunken Song: While drunk, the Tamagotchi Planet starts to sing to itself, using a giant sign that was on it as a microphone.
- Origins Episode: The short explains how the Tamagotchi came to Planet Earth, leading to Professor Banzo's discovery of their species.
- Potty Failure: At the beach, Zuccitchi desperately needs to use the toilet, but Mimitchi already beat him to it. Zuccitchi ends up defecating on the sand, with Oyajitchi stepping on the waste materials shortly afterward and being laughed at by the other Tamagotchis.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Oyajitchi decides to let Tamagotchi Planet have some of his alcoholic drink. Cue earthquakes bad enough to force the Tamagotchis to leave the planet.
- Short Film: About nine minutes long.
- Simpleton Voice: This version of Kuchipatchi has a deep-pitched, stupid-sounding voice.
- Sudden Anatomy: Professor Banzo alternates between having a visible mouth and not having one.