Which era of Tamagotchi characters do you prefer, and why?
Vintage - characters from the Tamagotchis in the late 90s (including special theme releases like the Angelgotchi and the Morino). Examples include Mametchi, Mimitchi, and Ginjirotchi.
Early Connection - characters who first appeared on the Tamagotchi versions 1 to 4. Examples include Memetchi, Gozarutchi, and Ichigotchi.
Late Connection - Characters who first appeared on the Tamagotchi versions 5 to the Tama-Go, as well as TMGC+C. Examples include Kikitchi, Chamametchi, and Kuromametchi.
Modern - Characters who first appeared on the iD and all new characters after that. Examples include Lovelitchi, Himespetchi, Coffretchi, etc.
Mametchi is my favorite character of all time, but aside from him, I tend to prefer modern characters... yes, I grew up with Connection characters and have lots of nice memories with them! But still, I adore the newer characters for their gorgeous design and personality, and I can relate to them a lot in the anime...
I don't see why people hate modern characters so much... there's really no rational reason. It's fine to prefer older characters but it doesn't justify newer characters. This is what you call blinded by nostalgia; it's okay to feel nostalgic and prefer what you grew up with, but hating everything past what you first experienced with is not reasonable. You can love both older characters and newer characters, like me!
If Modern characters existed first and Vintage characters were the newest ones, I bet people would still complain
People say new characters all look the same but that makes no sense I think modern characters have a lot more diversity and detail :3 If you study a character's design closely, you will see how unique it is!
Even the twin sisters, Miraitchi and Clulutchi are very different!
Miraitchi's mouth is wider than Clulutchi's, Miraitchi's ponytail and fringe face to the right whereas Clulutchi's face to the left, and even their legs are different! Clulutchi's are pointier and touch inwards when she stands, and Miraitchi's are rounder and point outwards. And it's not just in those pictures. Even in all shots in the anime of them idle their legs are like that.
And every Tamagotchi character has different eyes! Look, Miraitchi's are brown with a heart-shaped highlight inside. Her eyelashes point to the right.
Clulutchi's eyes are blue with sparkle highlights and her eyelashes face outwards!
As an artist I notice these difference and I see how much detail and attention has been paid to each and every character's design. Just look at all the Tamagotchi characters in the modern generation and you'll see a variety of eyes, eyelashes, mouths, legs, clothing, and more! <3
That's not to say I have any disrespect for older characters! I like them very much but I love modern characters too. :3 I'm just defending modern characters because I see a lot of hatred towards them
mostly from older Tamagotchi fans
Sorry for chattering so much XD I tend to rant too much aggghhh
Anyway, here's another thing I'm curious about! What's your favorite characters for each generation? Here are mine!
Favorite characters from vintage generation: Mametchi, Nyatchi, Arukotchi, and most of the OsuMesu characters; especially Chohimetchi!
Favorite characters from early connection generation: Ringotchi, Tosakatchi, Zukyutchi, Maidtchi
Favorite characters from late connection generation: Kuromametchi, Kikitchi, Sukatchi, Hotteatchi
Favorite modern characters: Himespetchi, Tropicatchi, Spacytchi, Kiraritchi, and many more ^w^
Edited by Eternal Mametchi Fan, 29 August 2014 - 06:45 AM.