English: Shugo Chara!
Synonyms: Guardian Character!
Oct 6, 2007 to Sep 27, 2008
24 min. per ep.
PG - Children
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SynopsisAmu Hinamori is a student at Seiyo Elementary, where she has a reputation for being "cool and spicy"; however, her real personality is that of an extremely shy and easily intimidated girl. One night Amu makes a wish that she would have the courage to be reborn as her "would-be" self. The next morning Amu finds three brightly colored eggs—red, blue, and green—in her bed. Each egg eventually hatches into a Guardian Character: Ran, Miki, and Su. Guardian Characters are angel-like beings that aid a person into becoming their "would-be" selves and fulfill the person's dreams. The Guardian Characters accomplish this by giving encouragement and advice, but they can also temporarily change a person's personality and abilities. With the Guardian Characters, Amu's life becomes much more complex as she now struggles to deal with her new personalities and the Seiyo Elementary Guardians—a student council group where each member has their own Guardian Character—who recruits Amu to search for and seal the X eggs and X Characters, corrupted forms of people's dreams.
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Opening Theme#1: "Kokoro no Tamago (こころのたまご)" by Buono! (eps 1-26)
#2: "Minna Daisuki (みんなだいすき)" by Buono! (eps 27-51)
Ending Theme#1: "Honto no Jibun (ホントのじぶん)" by Buono! (eps 1-12)
#2: "Renai ♥ Rider (恋愛♥ライダー)" by Buono! (eps 13-26)
#3: "Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!" by Buono! (eps 27- 39)
#4: "Gachinko de Ikou! (ガチンコでいこう!)" by Buono! (eps 40- )
The Mahou Shoujo genre is all too often populated with casts of sweet, brightly animated lolis who are surrounded by perverted adults and magical animals. Couple this together with overly long and usually indecent (given the ages of the characters) transformation scenes and stupid inane plots that make watching children's programming with your kids seem smart by comparison. Shugo Chara! takes those stereotypes and blows them up completely, and leaves us with one of the most wonderful and enjoyable anime experiences ever.
I found this series to be a breath of fresh air. While the premise of the story is nothing that we haven’t seen before, it just feels like an original idea. The plot is very much typical of a Mahou Shoujo series. If you’ve seen a series such as Sailor Moon, then you’re going to find a lot of similarities. Our heroine, Amu Hinamori, finds herself thrust into a magical world she never realized was around her until she wakes up one morning with three eggs in her bed. These eggs soon hatch revealing her Shugo Chara, or Guardian Characters. We soon find out that everyone has these eggs in their hearts as a representation of their hopes and dreams for the future. Amu becomes friends with others who have guardian characters and begins to battle against the evil organization called Easter, to protect everyone’s heart egg and find the mysterious one known as the embryo.
The story moves along nicely early on, introducing us to the world and the characters while explaining origins and back story. There is a lot of pretty good magical action and surprises along the way. What was maybe the most surprising to me was the depth of the romance and relationships part of the story. Considering the ages of the characters, I was not initially all that optimistic about a story that myself, a twenty-something adult could relate that much to. But I was surprised to find Amu to be a very complex character with a lot of emotional depth. She grows tremendously as a character from the beginning to the end of this season.
However, Shugo Chara! is not without its faults. One of the most glaring is the number of recap episodes throughout the series. I never have understood the necessity to devote an entire episode towards a recap in this day and age. In the age of DVRs, internet streaming, and downloading, the necessity to have recaps for new viewers seems like a waste of time to me. The other major issue was that there was a lot of what I would term "filler" episodes. Stories that did nothing to advance the overall plot in anyway. For filler they were not bad stories and a lot of them did serve to let us get to know the series huge cast. But really the most annoying was the amount of it after the main plotline from the second half was concluded. It felt a bit anti-climatic and was disappointing to have to sit through 7-8 episodes before the season finally concluded with something involving the main storyline.
The cast for Shugo Chara is enormous. Normally I would say this is a major drawback but in this case it really wasn’t. The key to the whole series is Amu and her guardians. For me, Amu has already moved into my favorite anime characters of all time. She is someone I think every girl (and boys too I think) will find something to relate to themselves. I think her internal insecurities and her outside persona and the struggle to be accepted by society yet still be true to yourself is something that will resonate with viewers. Her conflicted heart over her romantic feelings for various boys and her own lack of confidence over her own "true self" I believe will also strike a nerve. In a lot of ways I think she is the most "real" anime character I’ve ever seen.
There are simply too many other characters to cover in detail with the scope of this review. Amu's guardians Ran, Miki, and Su are adorable and lovable aspects of her personality. The same could be said for all of the other guardian characters and their relationships with their owners. The most important and interesting of the supporting cast is Ikuto. I see him as a Tuxedo Mask type character from Sailor Moon. He comes to Amu's rescue when she needs it but isn’t necessarily on her side. His intentions remain obscure for the entire season so we will have to wait to find the answers to that. The rest of the cast, while enjoyable, is far more stereotypical and shallow. You’re bound to have a few favorites from them and even the villains, but this is a story about Amu.
The artwork and animation is outstanding. I absolutely loved the character designs and styling. I felt it was a very fresh look. The backgrounds and settings are a bit over the top at times but beautifully drawn. The guardian characters are completely adorable and are a certainty to steal your heart away. The various magical transformations, even in their full form are reasonably short and devoid of pedo fan service. This was possibly the most refreshing aspect of the whole show. The music is equally brilliant. The various opening and ending themes were catchy tunes that captured the spirit and essence of the show.
My enjoyment of this series was really off the charts. I really wanted to give this show a perfect score but the way the story drags on with little happening towards the end hurts its overall score. If you’re even have a passing interest in Mahou Shoujo stories, then Shugo Chara! has to be at the top of your watch list. For everyone else, your mileage may vary but I think your seriously missing out if you don’t give this show a try.
Any fan of Mahou Shoujo anime should really enjoy Shugo Chara!, especially since it's been a while since we've seen a Mahou Shoujo anime which has more plot than using sparkle rays to blast some monsters.
Shugo Chara! has all the classic Mahou Shoujo elements; blasting away a similar enemy in fillers, overly long transformation sequences, a "chosen" and "special" heroine, and the classic idea of making enemies into friends.
But Shugo Chara! has what a lot of Mahou Shoujo seem to be missing. A nice message and some good romance. It's not just about blasting away the enemy, it's about a young girls confusion over her "true self," something that a lot of people can probably identify with. Amu also finds herself confused very often over what she's feeling over certain guys in her life. After all, good shoujo needs a nice love triangle, doesn't it?
All of the characters in Shugo Chara! are also incredibly entertaining. The Guardians, Easter's two pawns Ikuto and Utau, and certainly Amu herself. Even the fillers are mildly fun to watch...if you're not looking for substance, but just fun.
Overall, Shugo Chara! is a good anime to watch. It's been compared to great anime like CardCaptor Sakura, and while I wouldn't go that far, it is definitely the best Mahou Shoujo anime in a while and it does have the appeal to span multiple ages (I've encountered fans from ages 10-30). So, if you're a fan of mahou shoujo, or just shoujo in general, you really can't miss Shugo Chara! (though, I will just leave off mentioning the fillers to warn any impatient viewers). read more
This is my first review so please stay with me:
When I first saw the description I must admit I was skeptical. For one thing it revolves around an elementary student, and for another it was labled under romance. (I watch a ton of High School Drama's so I'm always on the lookout for a good romance anime)
I clicked on episode one and figured "Eh, why not give it a try". Within the first two seconds I almost stopped it.
"All kids have an egg in their soul"..... You can see where im coming from?
But I didn't, I stuck to it. And I am so glad I did.
This anime has me on the edge of my seat and I can't wait until the next episode comes out. For one thing It does have a great romance plot developing, (Ikuto Tsukiyomi is soooo hot *Im not a fangirl, i swear*) and, although the story is cheesy sometimes, something about it has just hooked me and I cannot stop watching it.
So, basically what im trying to say is, Give this anime a try.
You may love it,
You may hate it,
You may become obssesed with it (Which is actually quite easy to do)
However you react, you have to at least give this anime a shot.
Im glad I did. read more
My first review ever, sorry if it's bad.
And the anime is still airing now I'm writing time.
The story is about somebody know as a cool girl, Amu. But it is not her real being self. On a day she finds 3 eggs out them coming Ran, Miki and Suu her 3 charackters how she wanna be. When she joins te guardians she get the job as a joker and find the x eggs but of course there are allot of problems do deal with...
About the story, you will like it if you like comedy and allot of fantasy together. So I give it a 9 because I'm into comedy and fantasy.
All I can say the art is really good. You see it's one of the new animes and that comes allot back everytime so also a 9.
I have nothing bad to say about this the voice actors are good in the roll and the music from the opening and endings are also good but I still give it only a 8.
Well the charackters are well in there roll. The maincharackters are: Amu and her charackters, you see that well coming everytime and what you also see is in most every episode a other main charackter in it also for 1 ep. I can't say something bad about this so I give it a 9.
I really really enjoy the show so I give it a 10. If you really are into Fantasy, Comedy animes you should watch this it's allot of fun.
I was thinking 3 9's, 1 8 and 1 10 so overall I will give it a 9 and for everybody enjoy the show :D read more
Both series are a happy-go-lucky, episodic magical girl type series. Both are about a girl around the same age with a magical helper and a quest to collect something. It's been said by everyone who does this recommendation!
Both are in the magical girl genre and a common theme for both is finding out more and becoming more confident in yourself.
Magical girl shows with a touch of intelligence. Both with very lovable heroines and sidekicks.
Both of them are targeted towards a younger audience with the main character being in elementary school. Also in every episode of CCS (aside from the few fillers) there is a card that is captured (transformed in season 2). In Shugo Chara, there is almost always an X Egg that gets fixed. Aside from that Sakura and Amu's personalities are fairly similar, although Amu's reactions are more extreme than Sakura's sometimes.
The essence of both animes are the same. They take place within the same magical girl genre, and they involve protagonists at a similar age and both even have their own little cute mascot sidekicks, in their respective forms. The story lines are also similar where, for one, the goal is to capture cards, and the other is to capture eggs (in a manner of speaking). Both animes have wonderful personalities for the heroine, and have their own unique individual charm - so I would recommend them both!
Shugo Chara! is really commonly compared to CardCapor Sakura. They're both magical girl series and the characters are roughly around the same age. But what's really similar is the complicated and unique romances taking place around the series. Nadeshiko is really easily compared to Tomoyo. Amu's two main love interests are a boy her own age and a boy older than her. It's pretty easy so see the similarities.
Pretty much everyone I know that likes one series, likes the other as well.
the same kind of episodic magical happy-happy girl anime, where this is a concept (CSS: collecting more more cards & shugo chara: cleansing heart eggs). every episode contains humour action, good morals etc like any other magical girl anime, but both done to a brilliant standard
Well Although different but very much alike.
Both are about magical girls and how they fight evil to restore goodness. The characters are also very cute, but Shugo Chara's story line is more childish than CC Sakura's.
First and foremost, both fall under the catergory of mahou-shoujo genre (magical girl genre)
Part of this is their transformation..
Sakura and Amu are elementary students. And their schools are always the target of the villains.
Both surrounded by bishies. ^^
Both anime will give you a childish feeling at first but will change later on..
Both of these shows are "magical girl" type shows. Cardcaptor sakura is the better of the two in my opinion. Shugo Chara! can get really repetitive sometimes...though if you like the genre then you might be ok with it
Both have tons of costumes in them =P And guardians (though shugo chara's guardians are kind of cute). They both have magic and they are both filled with marmth, friendship and stuffs like that.
Both have magical girl themes and love. Also both have Fantastic stories! I know if you have seen CCS, You'll love Shugo Chara!
Cardcaptor Sakura and Shugo Chara are really similar. They both have the same kind of plot: Sealing either eggs or cards to make sure that the world is safe. They both have romance. Although, I must admit that in my opinion, Cardcaptor Sakura is better. But if it's the art, then Shugo Chara would win.
Want magic? Want comedy? Want drama? Want romance? Well, both these series might answer your wishes.
Both series fits with the typical magical girl genre with both the main protagonists changing costumes/battle gear constantly to solve problems and battle against what they believe is right.
There is plenty of character development for the supporting cast as well as the main cast and as episodes progresses, love complications becomes part of the angles as well.
Both have a young, female protagonist that uses magic to protect her friends while going to school. Both are set in a similar environment with a similar age group and positive message. Both anime are very relaxing to watch with likeable characters.
Both about a girl having a second life collecting something. In cardcaptor, sakura's role is to collect clow cards while in shugo chara, amu must collect eggs.
Both involve love triangles, magical girls, collecting magical/destructive things (eggs/cards), guardians, and have a similar emphasis on friend/family relationships and both just have a similar vibe in general. Also, Cardcaptor Sakura has one of the most ADORABLE romances I have ever seen and Ikuto and Amu in Shugo Chara are really cute too.
Both of these have magic in it with comedy, a plot that's pretty easy to follow although in Shugo Chara! the love triangle is a much more visible than the one in Cardcaptor.
they had similarities with mini character
When i watched Shugo Chara, it reminded me YP greatly! 1. bishonen, reverse harem 2. little cute pocket boys and girls ^^! 3. character design and the colours are very alike 4. Shugo Chara also has a cooking topic, and a patissiere episode! in this ep i couldn't help but think "i want moooar YP" 5. friendship, teamwork, and stories about helping people in different situations with you tomodachi
6. Hanabusa Aido is similar to Tadase, and Andou is a bit like Sanjou Kairi
Yumeiro Patissiere is similar to Shugo Chara because both animes have a small character spirit thing with the main characters. They are both shojo-like and has something supernatural in the show. In addition the main characters are both sanguine, persevering, determined, and rather cute!
It reminded me of Shugo Chara because they both have the little fairy-like characters,and the shuojo-ness along with all the cool guys.
Both are mostly directed for children - but still manages to keep it mature enough that teenagers, and maybe even grown-ups, can enjoy it.
They also have these "things" (I have no idea what to call them); Sweet spirits and chara's! Only the people with sweet spirits or charas can see and hear them. Although Shugo Chara is a magical girl anime and Yumeiro Patissiere is not, they give off the same feeling when watching.
they both have little spirits or mini angels following them helping them to reach ther goals there both comedy,romance,school life and it's a reverse herem. it's a realy good show so just watch it ok! =)
This is similar to shugo chara because they both have a little guardian (or fairy in this case).
Both anime are drawn similar. The heroine is a clumsy, cute girl and all bishounen want her, but of course she chooses the `best`. Also in both of the anime are these spirits or charas :D
you will really feel the soul of chara in shugo chara is totally like sweets spirit in yumeiro patissiere .
i some times thing the voice actors is same .
the two series have magical creatures help the girl in the anime and two series around girl want to do some thing
Both shows revolve around the Idea of dreams and growing up. they also have some hilarious humor (as well as Hot guys for all you fan girls), both also have great romance scenes.
the protagonist characteristic are similar
Both animes focus on girls who want to find their 'would-be' selves. After finding their 'would-be' selves, they want to improve. Both are also in the 'elite' group in their schools. They even have little spirits that help them.
Similar theme and style with both involving romance, love trials, and fantasy. Storyline gets extensive as the episodes drags and the main girl deals with many problems with the help of her friends. Both seeks to find their own self and accomplish their goals: one dedicated to helping others while the other tries to become a professional cook.
Well, they both have things following them around (Shugo Chara: Charas, Yumeiro: Sweets Spirits) and if you consider the Guardians team mates, then it's similar that way too.
Both have girls starting out at a new school, and get immediately pulled into the most popular group (in SC the guardians, in YP the top chef people). Both girls don't realize why they are there at first, but it's because they have relations to little fairy characters, except in Shugo Chara, the guardians want her in the group, but she doesn't, and in Yumeiro Patissiere, it was up to the teachers.
The fairy characters both help the main girl with abilities that she wouldn't normally have, but as it goes on, she gets better at them on her own.
Both are reverse harem and have strong friendships and trust things going on.
The art is very similar and they both involve little magical friends that support the characters
Cute and clumsy main female characters surrounded by guys and mini flying spirits. :D
Shugo Chara is a lot like Yumeiro Patissiere. First off is the little characters. In Yumeiro Patissiere, Ichigo has Vinilla and Amu has Ran, Miki, and Su. The people the girls hang out with are very popular people. The romance is cute! Same with the characters. Both anime have the same feel to them. I watched both series and they are really great. I would suggest you watch both of them!
In both anime are both for children and have similarities of having a mini spirit. In Shugo Chara, Amu wishes to become herself or i should say her real personality, to be able to have courage of showing her true emotion. In Yumeiro Patissiere, Ichigo wanted to become a good patissiere to make the people who eat her sweet to smile. Also, in both anime they have a fall in love with the bad/mean yet sometimes nice. Furthermore, Ichigo's sweet spirit and Amu's 4 guarding spirit help them to reach their dream/wishes they made.
Both feature protagonists that have pink hair for starters. Each anime has a set of characters who transform with some sort of magic power they have. The characters are particularly younger and are involved with some sort of 'club'.
The antagonists in both are trying to find some sort of secret power that seems to take forever to find.
Also, the main character (being female) seems to have many male characters falling in love with them, be it a good guy, a bad guy or an antihero.
My first reccomendation..
Both shows have a main female heroine with pink hair. The main girl has a crush in the beginning, but then they both start to fall for the enemy. In both shows they run around try to save stuff. Both shows have character transformations that take long periods of time. Only real difference is I think Shugo Chara is drawn better and aimed for viewers a few years older than Tokyo Mew Mew.
Magic, a little alike heroine, more complicated when it goes to love story, both very nice
It´s very similair to the story. The cute oufits and magic powers are very similair to Tokyo Mew Mew. Also about destroying your inner bad person is also something that is very common i Tokyo Mew Mew!
Both are magical girl animes, the colors of the outfits of the girls are almost the same, the main characters (Amu and Ichigo) are both pink-haired girls, and both have a lot of boys who are loving them... There are a lot of other similarities...
Both are Magic-Girl animes
Shugo Chara has X eggs while Tokyo Mew Mew has chimera animals
Both include transformations and cute romance
They have both that shoujo magic-girl thingy, and the bad guys both like teasing the main girl. And are both awesome.
1. The main characters looks similar
2. Anime is also Mahou shoujo and comedy
I think that Tokyo mew mew and Shugo chara is VERY similar, you'll see. But personaly I prefer Shugo chara, because I find the plot more interesting and art is better. Especially I like the relationship between Amu and Ikuto.
Both animes are kiddy. They are both girl-power and are really good!!!!!
Tokyo Mew Mew has super powers, just like Shugo Chara. Although TMM doesn't have guardian characters they have power pendants. They both have alot of romance. I would say that shugo chara is newer. They both have over the standard 25/26 episodes. Both plots aim in protecting the people around them. They both have that loveable character who enjoys teasing the main character.
They are quite alike, i loved them both
In my opinion,Ichigo and Amu have many similarities in they're unique character,the girls from Tokyo mew mew can transform and the guardians can do this too.
Except that in Tokyo mew mew are not any charas.. And the two of them have a bit of romance and they're funny too.
Both the main characters have low self esteem, and by transforming, they learn more about themselves; who they were, and who they could be. If you enjoyed one, you'd enjoy the other kawaii series.
Well Although different but very much alike.
If u like Kamichama Karin u would really like Shugo Chara!
both have the same cuteness and magic stuff :D both A must watch ^-^
both about a girl discovering magical powers that she didnt know she had. theyre both comical and somewhat romantic as well.
both of them are girls who have special abilities that allow them to tranform
everyone is adorable in both of them too
both of them are comedy,romance n magic anime.hope you like them
t is also a magical girl,comedy,romance anime.
Both revolve around a young girl that finds out that she can transform- in Shugo Chara!, the characters turn into their 'would be selves' while in Kamichama Karin, they turn into gods/ goddesses. Both series's have romance and a bit of action.
Both series revolve around elementary school students with special abilities! Lots of character development and the themes of friendship and believing in yourself.
There both cute and magical and HILARIOUS you'll love it!
Both of the stories' characters are about the same age. They both have to do with magical powers, and also have a bit of romance in them. Both, in my opinion,are also funny.
Both have great characters, romance, magic and good friendship. Plus, both are simply awesome!
Both of these are based in elementary school and are made for the same age group roughly and have a very perky attitude most of the time, though sometimes taking a more series tone.
Both animes have powers in them. Also, love triangles.
In shugo chara, Amu likes Tadase, then again, she likes Ikuto too! But it's hard for her to decide, when they are both crushing on Amu too!
In Gakuen Alice, Ruka and natsume like Mikan, but Mikan is too oblivious to their feelings, then again, she's not sure if she should like them or not!
In Shugo Chara and Gakuen Alice, Tadase and Ikuto were both childhood friends, and Natusme and Ruka too.
Both have kids with powers and love triangles between childhood friends.
it is pretty similar by the special group,,
however, Shugo Chara is about elementary schoolers so they just have regular classes..
the garden thing is also similar..in Shugo Chara they call it the royal garden.
A special group of students/pupils slacking off, drinking tea in a garden during classes.
A bunch of fangirls and fanboys greeting the members of this special group screaming when they enter the school grounds.
Yeah, that must be how going to school should be. <_<
Both are shoujo romcoms, and focus on an elite group of students who are respected by their peers. They both spend their time drinking tea and eating cake in a giant greenhouse.
Differences: Special A features older students (I think?), and their relationships actually establish. Oh, and Special A doesn't have any magical elements, except for people jumping rediculously high.
Exclusive groups of kids who sit in a garden and have tea parties. The Guardians in Shugo Chara have 5 people, including Amu, while Special A has 7, but both groups are highly respected in the school. There are lots of relationships going on between group members.
Special A is high school, while Shugo Chara is in elementary school.
It's similar to Special A because Special A is a group. Only 7 people can be in Special A. And in Shugo Chara, they have the Guardians as their group. There can only be a King's chair, a Queen's chair, a Jacks chair, an Ace's chair, and in addition, a Joker's chair. Both of these groups also get extra privileges.
Both shoujo anime tell the funny stories about an elite group of students that spend a lot of time having tea in a private garden. Both feature romance and comedy.
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