Ranked #1085

Shugo Chara!

Alternative Titles

English: Shugo Chara!
Synonyms: Guardian Character!
Japanese: しゅごキャラ!


Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2007 to Sep 27, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.661 (scored by 49,736 users)
Ranked: #10852
Popularity: #365
Members: 102,859
Favorites: 2,746
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Amu 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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Characters & Voice Actors

Tsukiyomi, Ikuto
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Nakamura, Yuuichi
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Hinamori, Amu
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Itou, Kanae
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Hoshina, Utau
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Mizuki, Nana
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Souma, Kukai
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Abe, Atsushi
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Nakamura, Shinichi
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Yasuda, Kenji
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Kudou, Susumu
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Kanazawa, Hiromichi
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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- )

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May 13, 2009
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 read more
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Apr 25, 2008
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 read more
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May 13, 2015
First Review

At first, I wasn't sure if I should begin watching a maho shojo anime about elementary school characters. However, when I began watching it, I couldn't have been more wrong. The story, art, and sound were all above average, but what stuck out most was how well the characters were designed, and how much each character developed through the course of the story. However, the thing that held it down was just how much filler there was throughout the series.

Shugo Chara tells the story of cool, and "spicy", elementary student Amu Hinamori, who actually turns out to be a shy girl who has difficulty read more
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Apr 5, 2008
This is my first review so please stay with me:

Shugo Chara,
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 read more
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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! 
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they had similarities with mini character 
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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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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Recent News

Third Season of Shugo Chara! Announced [Updated Aug 26]

According to Toradayo. magazine vol.103, the third season Shugo Chara! was announced to start on October 3rd. The title is "Shugo Chara Party!". Source:...read more

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