Now Utau has left Easter and restarted her singing career, while Ikuto still remains at Easter. To replace Utau Easter hires a new character, Lulu. Lulu has the power to create question mark eggs, instead of x-eggs. Throughout this season we start to see all the love interests more so then in the first season. Tadase and Amu seem to be a couple now, but they have their problem, especially when Amu starts hiding Ikuto in her room. She lies to Tadase, her family and all the Guardians about it, which in the end causes more problems then she expected. Easter also has a new plan to control Ikuto. Using his violin Easter controls Ikuto so that he transforms into Death Rebel. The sound of his violin turns all the heart eggs with in distance into x-eggs. With a large amount of x-eggs gathered, the embryo will soon turn up.
-- some spoilers discussing where the anime and manga diverged --
No one has written a review after viewing all the episodes yet, so I thought I should. Despite all the fillers in the first half, it was the second quarter that ruined this series for me. They had canon, manga material to work with - and they completely butchered it, rewriting it so that the story made no sense and the characters were out of character.
The story is about Amu and her love life just as much as it is about the Embryo, and it's important to the story and character development that we see
that Amu is starting to fall in love with Ikuto, who loves her for who she is. The manga is a lot more obvious about this than the anime. In the manga, Amu is obviously falling further and further in love with Ikuto, and as he leaves to search for his father, she rushes to him at the airport. He kisses her and tells her 'I'll definitely make you fall in love with me - be prepared' before he boards the plane. This was obviously a very important moment, but was cut completely from the anime.
The airport scene was replaced with Amu telling Tadase how much she loves him and not Ikuto, which makes no sense at all. Amu even admits to herself that she's falling in love with Ikuto, and her Shugo Charas realize it as well, so why such a butchered ending? I can't see how the third series is going to fix it, either.
There were also a lot of other 'Amuto' scenes cut from this series and a lot of romance between Tadase and Amu added. From the bedroom scenes between Amu and Ikuto, where they snuggled a lot more than is shown in the anime, to Amu wrapping her arms around Ikuto, and Tadase realizing that she's in love with Ikuto as well. They were replaced with 'shout your love contests' and dates between Amu and Tadase. Amu is meant to be developing from a 'confused and lost' girl who had a crush on the popular 'prince' who only loves one side of her, to a mature character who has fallen in love with somone who really needs and understands her. The anime completely ruined this development, and Amu hasn't matured at all like she has in the manga.
The music and art weren't bad, although I don't think Ikuto's songs were as sad as they were described in the manga, and I preferred the music from season one.
All in all, I was very disappointed, and recommend that Ikuto fans read the manga instead in order to understand the true magnitude of Ikuto's and Amu's relationship.
Okay let me tell you this before the review, I LOVE SHUGO CHARA. I am a hardcore Shugo Chara fan and Amuto fan. You could say I am biased, but please let me explain why.
Sometimes when you have your mind set on liking something, you most definitely will like it. This is Shugo Chara doki for me. No matter how many problems people point out in it, I can only find good things about it. The story leads away from the manga's plot for a new arc, the Lulu arc. Now yes at first just like everyone else, I hate Lulu. But as her
arc went on I came to like her. You have to find the good in her. So once we get past that part you get to the ikuto arc, YAY xD. Those scenes were amazing and even Tadase's confession was. Sure the Tadamu got on my nerves sometimes but nothing that ruined the show. The fighting scenes were epic. I will tell you that there are obviously many fillers, but even those are interesting to me and have bits of the original story in them too.
The art was still good this season, I even have to admit I like it more then I liked the art from the last season. It was a little sloppy sometimes but the majority of the amazing as usual.
The openings and endings were all catchy and adorable though childish at times. A little different from the last season. The voices were good for all the characters, suiting them all perfectly. And the soundtrack fit the situation perfectly when some memorable songs in my opinion.
The main cast of characters are my favorite part of Shugo Chara. Even Lulu. Some of the filler charaters were pretty good too. But back to the original characters, they all have their own amazing personalities and their own stories. I love them with all my heart.
I LOVED Shugo Chara. Besides the occasional Tadamu moments and boring filler episodes, it was very enjoyable. Please give it a try. Don't listen to those other reviews. This anime is worth your time. Especially if you liked the first season. Remember though, view it with an open and positive mind set. That's the key to enjoying this anime.
first time i saw this i was like wtf, what happened to shugo chara? then i learned it was the continuation of it and i was like O-O really...then i was all like fan girly and ^^" how could i have not known that. the series is actually a bit better than the original cause its a bit less tense and serious-serious about utau and amu and ikuto and x-eggs and characters and such. i was a bit suprised at the new character, her shugo chara, and her new form of ? Eggs (bit like 'XD') overall, i like the ikutoXamu thing, so go shugo
First season was a hit.
This season is just what the hell.
Story completely ruined and milked because of Amu's love life. It was so bothersome to see her break each person's heart after another. Also, why does she transform with Ran like 239483948 times and uses the other charas almost never?
This anime had so much potential especially with the manga written but they completely ruined it.
Also, heads up. The animation changed and does not look as good as season 1 and also, 3/4ths of the actual episode is a bunch of useless filler stuff. So just skip to the real episode.