The first book released in Japan on the 28th of March, 1998, and the second on the 16th of December, 1998. Although most of the series was serialized in the manga magazine CoroCoro Comic from October 1997 to April 1999, appearing in 19 volumes of the magazine. Then continued on Found in the manga! Tamagotch, and ended in January 2001.
StoryThere is no Mikachu, no Professor Banzo, and no Tamagotchi Planet. All Tamagotchis live on The Earth along with the humans in peace and harmony. But not always; in their crazy adventures they always seem to be making chaos.
For example, shown in the comic strip: "Masktchi is stealing from a local grocery store, and the young boy (Owner of Kuchipatchi) tells Kuchipatchi to help him stop the theif. But instead Kuchipatchi goes to store and steals his own food!?"
The manga is based on the Tamagotchi P1 and P2, along with the Tamagotchi Ocean and Tamagotchi Garden. The comics also have some classic Tamagotchi comedy such as poop hidden in objects. Tamagotchi virtual pets make appearances in the comics, and the Tamagotchi characters do not speak.
The main characters in the manga are Kuchipatchi the hungry, Mametchi the genius, Ginjirotchi the cry baby, and a young boy. Shown in the manga, Kuchipatchi is the young boy's Tamagotchi and best friend. The boy also owns a Tamatchi.
Found in the manga! Tamagotch's name comes from Tamagotch Channel, otherwise known as Found on the net!! Tamagotch.
- まんがで発見！たまごっち (Found in the manga! Tamagotch's online website) (Japanese)