btw Hugtan is handled SOOOO much better then Ai-chan from Doki Doki.
Sure we don’t know much about Hugtan yet, but regardless, just off of design it’s much easier. Ai-chan’s design was trying SO HARD to be cute that it just ended up being really weird.
Hugtan, on the other hand, while still being stylized and overly-cute, still looks like a human.
Instead of just being “magic baby for plot reasons”, Hugtan has significance to the characters. True, we don’t know where she came from, and we don’t know what exactly she can do as a magic baby, but her reason for being in the story is a lot better handled. She came back from the future with Harry, not born from a gIANT FUCKING EGG
Not to mention, going along with the themes of Hugtto, it makes sense for Hugtan to be a baby. She has an unlimited future. Meanwhile Ai-chan was just kinda like, there? Yeah yeah something with the princess but, we didn’t need a baby.
Idk, these are just my thoughts. Although we can all agree no baby-plot in anime will ever beat Hana-chan from Doremi.