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The episode depicted in this article is from 1979 anime.
The Human Piggy Bank/1979 Anime
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Release date July 21 1989
Japanese title 人間貯金箱製造機
Episode number 1038
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The Human Piggy Bank is an episode from the Doraemon 1979 anime and the Doraemon 2005 anime.


Every year a new game is out then Nobita goes to buy it, wasting his New Year's allowance.(An amount of money that adults give the younger ones in Japan). Then he wants help from Doraemon, he wants a different piggy bank from him. Doraemon uses Piggy Banks of 22nd century. And he uses four of them, all of which have failed.


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  • In the manga and the 1979 version of this episode, the password for the Tamako's bank is 4444 (4 is an unlucky number in Asia beacuse the way it's said sounds similar to the way the word death is said). She unlocked it when she tried to choo away a cockroach (1979 version) / cat (manga) four times (the chooing sound is "shi" which sounds like "4").
  • In both the original manga and the 2005 version, Tamako's mouth is big enough to put all the money in at once however in the 1979 version Nobita has to put the bill in one by one.