Shugo Chara!

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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
Producers: TV Tokyo, Sotsu, Pony Canyon
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Satelight
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.411 (scored by 8821288,212 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #903
Members: 195,008
Favorites: 2,658

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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


Nakamura, Shinichi
Yasuda, Kenji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Susumu
Sound Director
Yase, Yuki
Episode Director, Assistant Director


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- )

May 13, 2009
Skadi (All reviews)
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
Oct 30, 2012
AshenKingdom (All reviews)
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. read more
Nov 6, 2008
ethann (All reviews)
Shugo Chara! is about a teenage girl named Hinamori Amu, who acts cool on the outside but is actually very shy. She wishes to become her would-be self and gets three shugo chara which are like guardian angels that represent your would be self. The story revolves around the guardians a soceity of people with shugo charas includingAmu and their adventures to find themselves and the ledgerndary Embryo which grants any wish.

This anime has a unique storyline and is a pleasure to watch. Like any typical magical girl anime you have flashy transformation and destroying evil which takes the form of X eggs and characters read more
May 13, 2015
Hgjgtdc (All reviews)
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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