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Life gets busy sometimes, but you might still want to run a virtual pet during that time. A number of vintage virtual pets have fairly short pre-determined lifespans, and I figured that I'd try to make a start on getting some of them catalogued here. The three that I know of so far with short lifespans are the Dinkie pets, the MGA pets, and Hitorikko pets. Dinkie pets have a lifespan of 11 days. The 11th day is simply used to show an animation depicting the good or bad final result of your care, so only ten of those days are actually interactive. The virtual pet then passes on once day 11 ends, and you then see the gravestone animation. MGA pets have a lifespan of 9 days. Similar to the Dinkie pets, the 9th day shows a "Bye Bye" animation and the virtual pet's statistics, so only eight days of the run-time are interactive. Hitorikko pets have a lifespan of 8 days. I don't own one of these, but I'm aware that they ape the Dinkie pets, so I'm going to guess that the 8th day might show an animation, because that's what the Dinkie pets do. Please contribute if you know of any more virtual pets with short lifespans!
There is going to be an upcoming animated Tamagotchi short film to be released in Japanese theaters with the Himitsu no Cocotama movie. It is called something along the lines of 'Tamagotchi: Big Operation Secret Delivery' and here is the official synopsis- 'To commemmorate the 20th anniversary, Tamagotchi appears on the big screen after almost 10 years! Mametchi and his friends were asked to carry something important to the Gotchi King. An uproar suddenly targets the luggage! Nostalgic elements are also incorporated, so it can be enjoyed by parents as well as children. Cocotama and Tamagotchi... please stay tuned to see what big adventures unfold on the screen in both!' You can find this by going to the Cocotama movie's website and clicking the top right corner. http://www.eiga-coco-tama.com/ It's also mentioned when you go to Tamagotchi Channel's home page. http://tamagotch.channel.or.jp/index.php The Cocotama movie, along with the Tamagotchi short, will release during the 2017 Golden Week in Japan, which lasts from the end of April to the beginning of May if I remember correctly. What do you think of this? I am personally very excited. The artwork looks different from the anime and is so cute. Also, Nijifuwatchi is getting her animated debut and we would be able to hear a voice for her! I wonder if they'd use the same voice actors for the other characters or not.