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Tama and Friends
Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka volume 2 DVD.jpg
Cover of DVD volume 2.
タマ&フレンズ
(Tama ando Furenzu)
Genre Adventure
Original video animation
Tama & Friends: Third Street Story
Directed by Tsuneo Maeda
Studio Group TAC, Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Released November 21, 1988November 1, 1990
Runtime 15 minutes
Episodes 7 (List of episodes)
Game
Tama and Friends: Great 3rd Street Adventure
Developer Advance Communication Company
Publisher Bandai
Platform Family Computer Disk System
Released February 23, 1989[1]
Anime television series
Tama of Third Street: Do You Know My Tama?
Directed by Tsuneo Maeda
Studio Group TAC, Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Licensed by
Network MBS, TBS
English network
Original run 1993 run:
  • July 3, 1993 – August 28, 1993
1994 run:
April 3, 1994
September 25, 1994
Episodes 28
Anime film
Tama of 3rd Street: Please! Search for Momo-chan!!
Directed by Tsuneo Maeda
Studio Group TAC
Released August 14, 1993
Runtime 90 minutes
Game
Tama of 3rd street: Where is Momo-chan!
Developer Sega
Publisher Sega
Genre Educational
Platform Kids Computer Pico
Released July 1994
Game
Tama of 3rd street: Tama and Friends - 3rd Street Ghost Panic!!
Developer Tom Create
Publisher Bandai
Platform Game Boy
Released August 5, 1994[2]
Game
Tama & Friends: 3rd Street Park Tamalympics
Developer Aspect (company)
Publisher Sega
Platform Game Gear
Released March 3, 1995[3]
Anime television series
Tama and Friends: Search For It! The Magic Puni-Puni Stone
Directed by Tsuneo Maeda
Studio Group TAC
Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Network Animax
Sun TV
Tokyo MX
Original run May 6, 2006November 4, 2006
Episodes 26
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Tama & Friends (タマ&フレンズ Tama ando Furenzu?) is a series of products & anime beginning as early as 1983.

An OVA series based on the products was created by Group TAC & titled Tama & Friends: Third Street Story (タマ&フレンズ 3丁目物語 Tama ando Furenzu San-chōme Monogatari?) and the first episode was first released in 1988. All episodes, except the first, had two episodes put on a single cassette. The episodes, as well as an additional three episodes, aired on TBS and MBS under the name Tama of Third Street: Do You Know My Tama? (3丁目のタマ うちのタマ知りませんか? San-Chōme no Tama: Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka??) from July 3, 1993 to August 28, 1993. An anime movie, titled Tama of Third Street: Please! Find Momo-chan!! (3丁目のタマ おねがい!モモちゃんを捜して!! San-Chōme no Tama: Onegai! Momo-chan wo Sagashite!!?), was released in the same year. Another 26 episodes were created and broadcast in 1994 on the same networks under the same name. The original series was dubbed in North America by 4Kids Entertainment in 2001, but never made it to Home Video. Another anime series, known as Tama & Friends: Search For It! The Magic Puni-Puni Stone (タマ&フレンズ 探せ!魔法のプニプニストーン Tama ando Furenzu: Sagase! Mahō no Puni-Puni Sutōn?), aired on Animax in 2006.


Characters[edit]

Original Characters[edit]

  • Tama (タマ Tama?): An energetic cat who always wants to go on new adventures. Tama is owned by Takeshi.
  • Takeshi Okamoto (岡本タケシ Okamoto Takeshi?) / Casey - Tama's owner, who enjoys riding his bicycle and stargazing.
  • Kimie Okamoto (岡本キミエ Okamoto Kimie?) / Casey's mom - Takeshi's mother.
  • Momo (モモ Momo?): Momo is a sweet and ladylike cat. Momo is owned by Amy. Tama has a secret crush on her
  • Emi Hanasaki (花咲エミ Hanasaki Emi?) / Amy - Emi is Takeshi's friend and the owner of Momo. Amy has an annoying cousin named Hatsuko (はつこ Hatsuko?) / Jeannie.
  • Kasumi Hanasaki (花咲カスミ Hanasaki Kasumi?) / Amy's mom - Emi's mother.
  • Pochi (ポチ Pochi?) / Doozle: Pochi is a dog who is constantly afraid of many things. He is owned by Yamada Tofu (とうふの山田 Tōfu no Yamada?).
  • Tora (トラ Tora?) / Tiggle: Tora is a troublemaker that wants to convince his peers to try daredevil stunts. He is owned by Yuzuko Oketani (桶谷ゆず子 Oketani Yuzuko?).
  • Beh (ベー ?) / Chopin: Beh is a black cat that knows all of the short-cuts and hidden places in the town. His English dub name, Chopin, originates from Frédéric Chopin. His owner is Banta Kawahara (河原ばん太 Kawahara Banta?).
  • Kuro (クロ Kuro?) / Wocket: Kuro is a hyperactive, athletic dog. He is owned by Yasushi Mikawa (三河やすし Mikawa Yasushi?).
  • Gon (ゴン Gon?) / Bengbu: Gon is a dog who is laid-back. He is owned by Zenji Noda (野田ぜんじ Noda Zenji?).
  • Koma (コマ Koma?) / Pimmy: Koma is the youngest member of Tama's group.
  • Nora (ノラ Nora?) / Rockney: Nora is a street-smart stray cat.
  • Buru (ブル Buru?) / Bupkus: Buru is a bulldog that bullies Tama's group and he has a crush on Momo. He is owned by Kaneko Kuramochi (倉持カネ子 Kuramochi Kaneko?).

Cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Tama and Friends: Third Street Story[edit]

VHS# JTV# Title VHS Release date TBS/MBS airdate
1 - "Tama & Friends: Third Street Story"
"Tama ando Furenzu: San-chōme Monogatari" (タマ&フレンズ 3丁目物語) 
November 21, 1988[4] -
2 4 "Have you Seen my Tama? (Part one)"
"Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka? (Zenpen)" (うちのタマ知りませんか?(前編))
April 21, 1989[5] July 24, 1993
"Have you Seen my Tama? (Part two)"
"Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka? (Kōhen)" (うちのタマ知りませんか?(後編))

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3 5 "The Story of When Tama was Born"
"Tama ga Umareta Toki no Hanashi" (タマが生まれた時の話)
June 21, 1989[6] July 31, 1993
"Tama and Pochi's Great Adventure"
"Tama to Pochi no Dai Bōken" (タマとポチの大冒険)

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4 6 "Festival Night"
"Omatsuri no Yoru" (おまつりの夜)
August 21, 1989[7] August 7, 1993
"The Third Street's Great Sports Festival"
"San-Chōme no Dai Undōkai" (3丁目の大運動会)

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5 2 "Happy New Year"
"Akemashite Omedetō" (あけましておめでとう)
October 21, 1989[8] July 10, 1993
"Takeshi's Hatsuyume"
"Takeshi no Hatsuyume" (たけしの初夢)

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6 1 "Christmas Eve Mystery (Part one)"
"Kurisumasu Ibu no Nazo (Zenpen)" (クリスマス・イブのなぞ(前編))
August 1, 1990[9] July 3, 1993
"Christmas Eve Mystery (Part two)"
"Kurisumasu Ibu no Nazo (Kōhen)" (クリスマス・イブのなぞ(後編))

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7 3 "My Most Precious Item"
"Boku no Taisetsuna Mono" (ぼくの大切なもの)
November 1, 1990[10] July 17, 1993
"Strange Friends"
"Fushigina Tomodachi" (不思議な友達)

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Tama of Third Street: Have you Seen my Tama?[edit]

JTV# UTV# Original title / 4Kids title Original airdate (TBS/MBS) Original airdate (Syndication)
7.1 1.1 "Tama's First Love"  ("Kitty Love")
"Tama no Hatsu Koi" (タマのはつこい) 
August 14, 1993 September 15, 2001[11]
7.2 - "What's up, Pochi?"
"Pochi, Dōshita no?" (ポチ、どうしたの?) 
August 14, 1993 -
8.1 - "Are You Alright!? Tama"
"Daijiyobu!? Tama" (だいじょーぶ!?タマ) 
August 21, 1993 -
8.2 1.2 "Tama, Caught a Balloon"  ("A Present For Momo")
"Tama, Fūsen wo Tsukamaete" (タマ、風船をつかまえて) 
August 21, 1993 September 15, 2001[11]
9 - "Tama's Scary Story"
"Tama no Kowai Ohanashi" (タマのこわーいお話)
August 28, 1993 -
"It's Tama's Secret"
"Tama ni wa Naishoda yo" (タマにはないしょだよ)

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10 - "Tama & Friends"
"Tama ando Furenzu" (タマ&フレンズ)
April 3, 1994 -
"Tama the Freshman"
"Tama wa Shinnyūsei" (タマは新入生)

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11.1 12.1 "Have You Seen Ribiribi?"  ("One Green Afternoon")
"Ribiribi Shirimasen ka?" (リビリビ知りませんか?) 
April 10, 1994 December 8, 2001[11]
11.2 8.1 "My Favorite"  ("Tama's New Friend")
"Boku no Okinīri" (ぼくのお気にいり) 
April 10, 1994 November 3, 2001[11]
12 4 "The Legend of King Pochi"  ("The Depths")
"Ōja Pochi no Densetsu" (王者ポチの伝説)
April 17, 1994 October 6, 2001[11]
"Steal it! The Treasure in the Pond"
"Ubae! Ike no Naka no Takara" (奪え!池の中のたから)

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13.1 3.2 "Chasing Momo's Bell"  ("Momo's Bell")
"Momo no Suzu wo Oikakete" (モモの鈴を追いかけて) 
April 24, 1994 September 29, 2001[11]
13.2 8.2 "Grab the Cloud! Tora"  ("Cloud Cat")
"Kumo wo Tsukame! Tora" (雲をつかめ!トラ) 
April 24, 1994 November 3, 2001[11]
14.1 9.1 "Showdown in May"  ("The Showdown")
"Kessen wa Go-tsuki" (決戦は5月) 
May 1, 1994 November 10, 2001[11]
14.2 6.1 "The Day Buru Cried"  ("The Day Bupkus Cried")
"Buru ga Naita hi" (ブルが泣いた日) 
May 1, 1994 October 20, 2001[11]
15.1 - "Mystery of the Hot Water Pine Trees"
"Matsu no Yu no Nazo" (松のゆのなぞ) 
May 8, 1994 -
15.2 9.2 "Sold Hero"  ("The Watch Dog")
"Urareta Hīrō" (売られたヒーロー) 
May 8, 1994 November 10, 2001[11]
16.1 10.1 "Koma's Seven Names"  ("No Place Like Home")
"Koma no Nanatsu no Namae" (コマの七つの名前) 
May 15, 1994 November 17, 2001[11]
16.2 6.2 "Finding the Video Camera"  ("The Tama and Momo Show")
"Bideo Kamera de Oikakete" (ビデオカメラで追いかけて) 
May 15, 1994 October 20, 2001[11]
17.1 2.1 "Third Street Labyrinth"  ("Top Secret Tama")
"San-Chōme Rabirinsu" (3丁目ラビリンス) 
May 22, 1994 September 22, 2001[11]
17.2 10.2 "Two Strays"  ("Stray Cats")
"Futari no Nora" (ふたりのノラ) 
May 22, 1994 November 17, 2001[11]
18.1 13.1 "Evening at the Department Store"  ("Shopping Mall Slumber Party")
"Depāto de Konban wa" (デパートで今晩は) 
May 29, 1994 December 15, 2001[11]
18.2 - "Kuro's Midnight"
"Mayonaka no Kuro" (真夜中のクロ) 
May 29, 1994 -
19.1 5.1 "Beh is Full"  ("Poster Cat")
"Bē ga Ippai" (ベーがいっぱい) 
June 5, 1994 October 13, 2001[11]
19.2 - "The Legend of Genius Pochi"
"Tensai Pochi no Densetsu" (天才ポチの伝説) 
June 5, 1994 -
20.1 2.2 "Let's be Friends"  ("Hot Air Havoc")
"Tomodachi ni Narou ze" (友達になろうぜ) 
June 12, 1994 September 22, 2001[11]
20.2 - "Tail Viewing Dream"
"Shippo ga Miru Yume" (しっぽがみる夢) 
June 12, 1994 -
21.1 12.2 "Bringing out Courage"  ("Treasure Map Tama")
"Yūki wo Dashite" (勇気をだして) 
June 19, 1994 December 8, 2001[11]
21.2 5.2 "Welcome! Takeshi-kun"  ("Casey and Friends")
"Yōkoso! Takeshi-kun" (ようこそ!たけしくん) 
June 19, 1994 October 13, 2001[11]
22 - "Cat Origins (Part one)"
"Neko no Sujō (Zenpen)" (猫ノ巣城<前編>)
June 26, 1994 -
"Cat Origins (Part two)"
"Neko no Sujō (Kōhen)" (猫ノ巣城<後編>)

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23 7 "Smiling Tulips"  ("Cousin Jeannie")
"Waratte yo Chūrippu" (わらってよチューリップ)
July 3, 1994 October 27, 2001[11]
"Our Stardust"  ("Star Search")
"Boku-tachi no Hoshikuzu" (ぼくたちの星くず)

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24.1 3.1 "Tail Goal!!"  ("Goal!")
"Shippo de Gōru!!" (しっぽでゴール!!) 
July 10, 1994 September 29, 2001[11]
24.2 - "We are Friends! Tama Ondo"
"Bokura wa Nakama da! Tama Ondo" (ボクらは仲間だ! タマ音頭) 
July 10, 1994 -
25 11 "A Penguin-!?"  ("Someone New In Town")
"Pengin Da-!?" (ペンギンだぁーっ!?)
July 17, 1994 November 24, 2001[11]
"Playing with a Skateboard"  ("Skate Show")
"Sukebō de Asobo" (スケボーであそぼー)

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26.1 13.2 "Gon's Errand"  ("The Watch Dog")
"Gon no Otsukai" (ゴンのお使い) 
July 24, 1994 December 15, 2001[11]
26.2 - "Matsuri-bayashi"
"Matsuri-bayashi" (まつりばやし) 
July 24, 1994 -
27 - "Paradise of Crabs (Part one)"
"Paradaisu Obu Kanikan (Zenpen)" (パラダイス・オブ・カニカン<前編>)
July 31, 1994 -
"Paradise of Crabs (Part two)"
"Paradaisu Obu Kanikan (Kōhen)" (パラダイス・オブ・カニカン<後編>)

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28 - "Our Last Day in Third Street"
"San-Chōme Saigo no Hi" (3丁目最後の日)
August 7, 1994 -
"Dirty-Faced Angel"
"Kegareta-gao no Enjeru" (汚れた顔のエンジェル)

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29 - "Wandering Collar"
"Samayoeru Kubiwa" (さまよえる首輪)
August 14, 1994 -
"The Legend of Devil Pochi"
"Debiru Pochi no Densetsu" (デビル・ポチの伝説)

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30 - "Naughty Paint War"
"Wanpaku Enogu Sensō" (わんぱく絵の具戦争)
August 21, 1994 -
"Whisper Whistle"
"Fue no Sasayaki" (笛のささやき)

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31 - "Goodbye Tama Robot"
"Sayonara Tama Robotto" (サヨナラ タマ・ロボット)
August 28, 1994 -
"Goodbye Tama Robot 2"
"Sayonara Tama Robotto Tsū" (サヨナラ タマ・ロボット2)

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32 - "Black Lightning"
"Kuroi Inazuma" (黒い稲妻)
September 4, 1994 -
"Chasing a Picnic"
"Ensoku wo Oikakete" (遠足を追いかけて)

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33 - "It's Naniwabushi! Buru's Life"
"Naniwabushi da yo! Buru Jinsei" (浪花節だよ!ブル人生)
September 11, 1994 -
"Cool! Masked Buru"
"Ikasu ze! Buru Kamen" (イカスぜ!ブル仮面)

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34 - "It's Clear! Tama"
"Hakkirishite yo! Tama" (はっきりしてよ!タマ)
September 18, 1994 -
"We are not Angels"
"Boku-tachi ha Tenshi ja nai" (ボクたちは天使じゃない)

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35 - "Captain Cat Tama"
"Kyaputen Kyatto Tama" (キャプテン キャット★タマ) 
September 25, 1994 -

Video Games[edit]

The first Tama and Friends video game, Tama and Friends: Great Third Street Adventure (タマ&フレンズ 3丁目大冒険 Tama ando Furenzu: San-chōme Dai Bōken?) was released in 1989.

The third game, Tama of 3rd Street: Where is Momo-chan! (3丁目のタマ モモちゃんはどこ! San-Chōme no Tama: Momo-chan wa Doko!?) was released in July 1994.

The second game, Tama of 3rd Street: Tama and Friends - Third Street Ghost Panic!! (3丁目のタマ タマ&フレンズ 3丁目おばけパニック!! San-Chōme no Tama: Tama ando Furenzu - San-chōme Obake Panikku!!?) was released in August 1994.

The fourth game, Tama & Friends: Third Street Park Tamalympics (タマ&フレンズ 3丁目公園タマリンピック Tama ando Furenzu: San-chōme Kōen Tamarinpikku?) was released in 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FDS Release Date @ GameFAQS". Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  2. ^ "GB Release Date @ GameFAQS". Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  3. ^ "GG Release Date @ GameFAQS". Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  4. ^ "VHS 0 release date". Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  5. ^ "VHS 1 release date". Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  6. ^ "VHS 3 release date". Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  7. ^ "VHS 4 release date". Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  8. ^ "VHS 5 release date". Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  9. ^ "VHS 6 release date". Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  10. ^ "VHS 7 release date". Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Syndication Airdates". Retrieved 2014-03-06. 

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