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Tamagotchi! ia a Japanese-only anime series called Anime TV de Hakken!! Tamagotchi (アニメ TVで発見!! たまごっち, lit. "Found on Anime TV!! Tamagotchi") aired from July 7, 1997 to March 21, 1998 on Fuji TV. It was based on the popular handheld digital pets known as Tamagotchi.
In December 2007, Bandai Japan began airing Saa Ikō! Tamagotchi (さぁイコー！たまごっち) a week before the release of the first film. In December 2008, Bandai America dubbed the series, Let's Go! Tamagotchi, and began streaming it on YouTube in both English and Japanese, with captions for up to seven other languages.
In 2009, another anime TV series was announced, called Tamagotchi! (たまごっち!). It began in October 2009. The English version of the Tamagotchi anime TV series began screening in Australia on channel Go! as of 22 November 2010. The anime has been dubbed in Tagalog in the Philippines. There is also a dub in Taiwan airing on YoYo TV.
Since November 23, 2013, Bandai has been adapting the Tamagotchi anime into "webisodes" promoting the latest addition to the franchise outside Japan, Tamagotchi Friends.
The stories follows the daily lives of the Tamagotchi and features new characters and settings.