Shugo Chara!
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Shugo Chara!

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Synonyms: Shugo Chara! Encore!
Japanese: しゅごキャラ!
English: Shugo Chara!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 55
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 28, 2005 to Aug 3, 2010
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Mahou Shoujo Mahou Shoujo, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Nakayoshi
Authors: PEACH‐PIT (Story & Art)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 1915419,154 users)
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Ranked: #16072
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Popularity: #434
Members: 38,064
Favorites: 1,787


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Shugo Chara!
Volume 1


What kind of person will I become? What can I do for myself? Children ponder those very questions, and from those thoughts, the "Heart's Egg" is born. Unseen by most, the Heart's Egg remains hidden within every individual, and represents a person's own ideal character.

While adjusting to life at a new school, Amu Hinamori has unintentionally gained a reputation for being "cool and spicy." Unhappy with her outward persona, Amu often wonders how she can act more like her true self. Her desire for change is manifested when one morning, Amu awakens to find three eggs beneath her. They hatch to reveal Ran, Miki and Suu—three "Guardian Characters," each an embodiment of Amu's ideal self.

Shugo Chara! follows Amu's journey as the trio begin to show her just how much potential she has, encountering other Guardian Characters, and a few troublesome experiences along the way.

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Shugo Chara! received the 32nd Kodansha Manga Award for best children's manga in 2008.

The series had nine volumes published in English by Del Rey from March 27, 2007 to July 27, 2010. Kodansha Comics USA picked up the license and published volumes 10-12 from May 10 to September 6, 2011, also republishing the previous volumes from August 21, 2012 to January 4, 2013.

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Jun 8, 2022
I have got mixed feelings about this one.

The start was way too boring. Nothing that was happening made sense to me. The characters felt boring and one-dimensional. I felt as if this would be a 6/10 manga. But something changed. Halfway through the series, the characters grew on me, the story started to make sense and everything that felt a little off started to click.

This series is more focused on emotions and drama and the process of solving it rather than the technicalities. There are so many plot holes and plot points that don't make any sense. Even though it had so many problems, I ...
Jan 1, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Alright, I'll be honest. This was an interesting series, though I have my reservations.

I'll be quick with a review because others have already gone into depth about the ups and downs of this story.

The story concept is good; unique and wholesome.
It's cute.

*Slight spoilers ahead?*

Feb 5, 2016
In one line : // If you're into fanservice before anything else, this manga is for you. //

I've never been into Shoujo. Works targeting females very often present the same overused tropes with little to no variation ; therefore, I've never been too fond of them. If I do feel like reading one from time to time, I easily enter the "overdose" zone when it comes to them. To some extent, it can be argued it just isn't my thing, that Shounen, Seinen, etc. also lack variations overall and yes, I couldn't deny it is partly true.

That settled, how come I started Shugo Chara so ...

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