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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Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.401 (scored by 8950389,503 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20002
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #936
Members: 198,730
Favorites: 2,692

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Synopsis

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]

Background

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.

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Staff

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


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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)
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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
Jul 12, 2020
anime2160 (All reviews)
I've re-watched this anime 3 times and I keep on coming back. Its my all-time favourite anime and I never get tired of it and have zero complaints. I've been re-watching animes lately and it's been 5 years since I first watched. I have changed my mind about a lot of animes, but this one still gets me giddy and excited.

The story is pretty typical, one main girl character, two guys and a guardian angel. But there's something so fundamentally true about this story. Everyone hides their true self more than most would like to admit, it's about being true to yourself.

Jun 5, 2020
AmuletHeart24 (All reviews)
I know this is a somewhat old show (it's been, what, 13 years?), but still one of my favorites. I did watch this when I was younger, but not really understanding themes and concepts in the show (even though this is a show targeted towards kids). However, I recently went back to rewatch this show and I can't explain how much I missed it. It is truly the epitome of my childhood.

I love the plot- it's genius. I don't know what the producers were thinking when they made this show, but they definitely created a masterpiece.

The characters... don't even get me started. The character read more

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