Shugo Chara!

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Synonyms: Guardian Character!
Japanese: しゅごキャラ!
English: Shugo Chara!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2007 to Sep 27, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Saturdays at 09:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Sotsu, Pony Canyon
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Satelight
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.401 (scored by 106351106,351 users)
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Ranked: #22372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1105
Members: 220,664
Favorites: 3,009

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Amu Hinamori is a shy girl who struggles to make friends in part due to the rumors spread around school about her "cool and spicy" personality. Wishing that she could show everyone her "would-be" self, Amu wakes up to the presence of three colorful and ornately decorated eggs in her bed. Each of these "Hearts Eggs" houses a "Guardian Character"—manifestations of someone's would-be self and their dreams. With the aid of Ran, Miki, and Su, Amu now finds herself able to express who she truly is. However, things do not always pan out in her favor.

The sudden appearance of Amu's Guardian Characters prompts the Seiyo Elementary Guardians, a student council-like group with each member possessing their own Guardian Character, to take notice of her. As someone who has multiple Characters, Amu is roped into being the Guardians' "Joker," tasked with helping them find X Eggs—corrupted versions of one's Hearts Egg.

As she becomes entangled in the Guardians' quest, Amu begins to uncover more about these mysterious Characters, the X Eggs, and the organization that seems to be at the center of it all.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Shugo Chara! was released in 16 compilation DVDs by Pony Canyon, each containing three to four episodes, from February 20, 2008 to May 20, 2009.

The series has been dubbed in French and Italian by Studio La Dame Blanche and LOGOS srl respectively.

Characters & Voice Actors


Hatta, Shinsaku
Yasuda, Kenji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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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-)

Episode Videos


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 ...
May 23, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I remember that this was in fact one of the very first anime series, that I have watched, after a friend had recommended this to me. Overall, the show was fine, but for me it was not exactly the type of anime I would watch again. Everything is found to be really ''girly'', and focusing on a typical theme of magic powers, and a group of girls that go out to save the world. In fact, a lot of previous tv shows, as well as anime have a similar concept, such as the Power Puff Girls, and Tokyo Mew Mew. Of course, I'm not saying ...
Oct 30, 2012
I don't feel like sugar coating this, so I'll just come out and say it: I hated Shugo Chara. Despite the pages of praise, the only thing I found I actually liked about this were the characters. Not all of them, mind. Just five or six.

The premise was cute, I'll admit, having a special place in your heart for who you want to be, and sometimes being able to meet that person. But by episode 30, I really wanted to stop watching it. By episode 35, I did, until someone told me the final arc of Doki was really good. Man, am I gullible. ...

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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: more

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