Lets start with the Tamagotchi, do people remember that? Came out in Japan back in 1996 (world wide release in 1997), the egg shaped digital pet.
Tamagotchi is collaborating with Neon Genesis Evangelion. Bandai is releasing “Evacchi (エヴァっち)” the Evangelion themed Tamagotchi which you can feed it, raise it and eventually turn it into your own Angel.
Evacchi will be available in three image colours each representing the main characters of the anime series (Shinji, Asuka and Rei).
You start by raising the Angel from a fetus, and then develops into a cocoon, then eventually transforms into one of twenty different kinds of Angels. It’s important to look after your Evacchi frequently and keep it happy, otherwise it may shut its mind and create an AT Field barrier.
Bandai also revealed that as you look after your Angel, characters from the anime such as Rei Ayanami could make an appearance. There will also be several more content included as you’re raising your Tamagotchi, such as training your virtual pet and mini games.
Evangelion x Tamagotchi will be priced at ¥2,300 (not including tax) and released on 13th June 2020 in Japan (no word on an international release).
The Japanese advert for Evangelion x Tamagotchi.
Tamagotchi will also be making another collaboration, with one of the most popular Japanese anime/manga series today, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, where you can raise your own demon slayer.
The Demon Slayer Tamagotchi will be available in three different colours inspired by main characters of the series: Tanjiro, Nezuko and Kisatsutai (the Demon Slayer Corps). The Kisatsutai version will sold exclusively through Amazon Japan.
The Tamagotchi mechanics is based on the story of Demon Slayer, and as you raise your member of Kisatsutai, they can be trained to be one of 9 Hashira (pillar), the including one of the main 3 characters, Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke.
You can feed your tamagotchi character with rice balls or tea when they are hungry, and play three types of mini games to train them. If you neglect your tamagotchi, it might get injured or dismissed. In addition some of the greatest enemies from story might appear in a process such as Muzan Kibutsuji.
The Demon Slayer Tamagotchi will be priced at ¥2,300 (not including tax) and is set for an October 2020 in Japan (no word on an international release).