Shugo Chara!

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Alternative Titles

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 106690106,690 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1113
Members: 221,652
Favorites: 3,008

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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


Nov 3, 2023
Shugo Chara! is quite a handful to talk about. So many elements of the season (nay, the series) can be seen from just these 51 episodes, and to truly break it down in a few sentences isn't really possible. Things are handled so drastically different that in my opinion, Shugo Chara's characters and plot pretty much stand on their own spectrums.

To start with, Shugo Chara's plot is arguably its weakest element. The plot is barely held together by a monster-of-the-week format. The execution and method chosen to do this, while weak, is incredibly effective in a symbolic way; using eggs as a metaphor for childhood ...
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 ...
Sep 6, 2021
If I were my 12 year old self, I would've given his a 9, but rewatching this many years later, I realized this show is your below average magical girl anime. To start, the idea with the eggs being little charas of people you wish you were was unique and interesting, but the characters and plot kind of ruin it all.

First of all, the main character Amu has no character development and your run-of-the-mill overpowered, Mary Sue (This pink hair doesn't help). The fact that she has so many charas and even has a final transformation with all her charas really shows the bias towards ...

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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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