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Everybody at Seiyo Elementary thinks that stylish and super cool Amu has it all: But nobody knows the real Amu, a shy girl who wishes she had the courage to truly be herself. Changing Amu's life is going to take more than wishes and dreams - it's going to take a little magic! One morning, Amu finds a surprise in her bed: three strange little eggs. Each egg contains a Guardian Character, an angel-like being who can give her the power to be someone new. With the help of her Guardian Characters, Amu is about to discover that her true self is even more amazing than she ever dreamed.
Contains the side story Shugo Chara! Encore! in volume 12.
Shugo Chara! was awarded the 2008 Kodansha Manga Award for best children's manga.
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The first anime has two arcs based on chapters up to 26 so you can pretty much skip them if you watched it already. Chapters 27 to 43 covers the next arc, which in and unto itself can be seen as a relatively conclusive ending. Story wise, it is your basic mahou shojou. Girl and friends transforms into magical costume and fight/purify cute little demon egg baby things. Definitely not the deepest of stories. If you're a fan of the art and like magical girl series, this is fine. This isn't really to my taste though.
I'm not really into the normal mushy shojo manga...
...and you may think I'm gonna be all " BUT THIS MANGA IS DIFFERENT!" It's OK, I really like PEACH-PIT for Zombie Loan. Not the best manga for my tastes, but it's still a nice one, I suppose. My suggestion for anyone that prefers mangas with a darker side, or anyone that isn't into the typical mushy shojo manga, to think twice before reading. But the art is really nice. I like PEACH-PIT's art a lot... And Ikuto IS drawn quite handsomely. ^^ Though I still can't get the fact out of my head that she's 12 and he's 17, seeing there must be some obvious maturity differences for them to actually be in love... I have to make myself go "Ok... let's just pretend she's 15...." every time there's an AmuTo moment.
... Last updated on August 9th, 2009, 10:26pm
My guardian Characters
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I LOVE SHUGO CHARA!!!! Look, yea even i gotta admit, you'd think after reading all those other childish mangas frm when u were in elementary skwl, you'd be deff ignoring this one since you're in either late middle skwl or highschool, i mean come on, a fifth grader?? cough cough, LaTeR~ But Shugo chara took me by complete surprise. I think this story is cute and adorable and For those who sa the characters aren't cute, you guys have got to be joking. This includes Tadase, as some would call the little prince kiddo. Yea yea, i thought his frilly outfit was really gayy but he has such a nice prince nature that most of the time, i can forget how disturbing the clothes are. Amu doesn't have long princess like hair or eyelashes that are THICk, but she does have a pretty side and that's what i like about this manga/anime. She is actually very pretty and pretty awesome. Finally IKUTOOO omgggg i luff Ikuto so muchhh!! like pretty much everyone does!!
Although the story starts off with Amu falling for Tadase and is still indebt to him throughout the whole series, her relationship with Ikuto grows sooo much. The anime is really slow compared to the manga, (although the graphics are betta in the anime) but you'd realise that Amu might decide a fateful decision in the end of chapter 42, after all the fighting against death rebel and the encounter with Gozen.
I know there are quite a nuimber of Tadamu fans out there but AMUTO is what has got to be. Although i am Ikuto-Amu forever, i can understand why people want amu and tadase to be together, if ikuto wasnt in shugo chara (although i wud probably not watch it and it wud be a heck lota boring) i'd be totally fine with Amu chooding tadase with no hesitation. I'm not saying that i want Tadase to get over amu if she chooses Ikuto, i cud neva forgive tadase if he never loved amu, even if she cohse ikuto and thats where i come to support the Tadamu club. But i think amu shud not choose Tadase but choose Ikuto. That mean also keeping Tadase in her heart too. LOOK FORGET IT, WAT IM SAYING IS, AMU SHUD CHOOSE IKUTO BUT KEEP TADASE CLOSE TO HER.
Yea call her a slut or a dog, but in ver special manga/animes like shugo chara, amu-ikuto-tadase are all an acception!!
I want tadase to still love amu and i support Tadamu, but i will always truly be bound to AMUTO.
OMFFFFGGG!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? AFTAA 4 YEARS THAT IVE BEEN TRAILING AFTA THIS MANGA/ANIME, ITS FINALLY ENDED! PEOPLE MIGHT NOT HAVE REALISED JUST HOW DEEP THAT LAST CHAPTER WAS!!! AMU FINDS IKUTO BUT FEELS SHE SHUDNT MEET HIM SO LEAVES WITHOUT IKUTO KNOWING SHE WAS THERE (although he says her name>.<) TADASE IN THE FUTURE LIVES A LIFE WITHOUT HIS LOVED ONE AND FROM WHAT I READ (read it 52 times and ongoing) HE HASN'T FOUND A NEW LOVER. ANNDDD WHAT PEACH-PITT DONT MENTION IN THEIR 11 VOLUMES UNTIL THE END IS THAT THE EMBRYO IS ACTUALLY EVERYONE'S HEART'S EGG AND THAT WHEN YOU GROW UP, UR CHARAS MAY GO TO THAT EGG CRADLE PLACE BUT THEY ARE STILL INSIDE YOU (like inside their egg thast in you) AND THEY ARE THE RADIANCE INSIDE YOU!! SO SAD HOW DIA WAS AMU'S LAST RADIANCE AND THEIR TRIP WAS ACTUALLY ABOUT AMU'S PAST...Now she's chara-less, ikuto finds pleasure to place music thnx to an old geezer, and the other guardians/chara bearers have a bright future ahead.
Shugo chara (Doki) roxx my soxx (my personal favourite pink fluffly ones that is). (BTW i wear fluffy, pink socks >_<!!) I CANT BELIEVE THAT ENCORE IS JUST A FEW SIDE STORIES TO TIE UP THE LOOSE ENDS;( I WANTED SHUGO CHARA TO LAST FOR EVAAA (yes yes highly impossibly to think 'forever' but still..) <3
... Last updated on January 11th, 2010, 12:22am
I thought this would be childish too at first, which is why I avoided reading it for so long, but now that I've started I'm completely hooked! From the very first chapter I became a hard-core Ikuto fangirl hehe. I squeel whenever there's an AmuTo moment, I love it! I mostly don't think about the character's ages too much because then it seems a bit weird, but if I do dwell on it I just think about how sailor moon and tuxedo mask are like that too and rationalize it lol.
Ok, please break it to me. When I first started reading manga I thought:"15? What? That's a child, how can the characters be so young?" Now I've become numb to it, and even 14 is almost ok. But I draw the line there. So, here's my point, this series is rated quite highly, seems interesting, and there would be more than a few chapters to read, but I can't deal with the main character being in elementary school. Will she remain a child throughout the series, or grow up some?
shugo chara is so cute! it's definitely rated E for everyone, but the underlying smexiness will sometimes demand for an older audience. The charas are cute, their characters are awesome, and the message is definitely true.
ok, i know the scanlating groups are veeeery slow (believe me, i'm part of it) but don't get mad at us. we have limited staffers, so we come by as fast as possible. we've been working our butts off on the latest chapter (like, i skipped out on 5 projects just to edit 41 pages of shugo chara. sfx's are impossible!) So please be patient, or find a way for us to get more dedicated editors and translators.
GO SHUGO CHARA !
I thought it was childish at first .. but after watching the anime (reading some of the manga too) .. it got me hooked !! I espicially adore Yaya ^^ she's just so cute ! but one thing that I hated was the Amu and Ikuto smmuty moment .. I think its sick and soo wrong .. she's in elemantry school dammit ! it just look like he's harassing her or something .. disgusting !
Who would've thought I'd like this series so much? Haha~ I never really knew about and I didn't really care about it when I first heard it. I always thought it was an ecchi and harem series. Guess I was wrong...I guess the title totally made it feel like it was. Oh how wrong I was! Lawl.
A friend of mine, whom I call my imouto, totally forced this on me. When I was doubting if it was a good series and asking her if it was ecchi, she sent me a pic and I totally fell in love with it! Haha! (It was a pic of AmuTo when Amu was trying to bake something for Tadase) So I downloaded the episodes...it took awhile for me to watch it but I was already fangirling over AmuTo even before I could watch it. Hahaha!
Watching the first episode, I thought "hmm..funny." I've always been a sucker for comedy series. ^^; (This is one of the reasons why I love Skip Beat! xD) The animation isn't bad either, it was really nice and it doesn't feel like the animation company were being lazy drawing every bit of the characters/backgrounds and stuff. It's still detailed. ^_^
Anyways, since we're talking about the manga. Well, I LOVE IT! :'p Love it more than the anime. But the anime is lovable in its own way too. Except the anime is more aimed for children and older...while the manga is aimed more for teenagers and older. You get lots of AmuTo fanservice in the manga, so...prolly one of the reasons why I like this manga so much. xD Haha~ the manga moves faster than the anime too, so that's another reason why I like the manga. ='] I also like Peach-pit's art style...totally reminds me of Zombie-Loan whenever I read it. xD
This manga also gives me a migraine whenever I see AmuTo smut moments..xD I always think as though my brain's about to explode! Thank you Peach-pit! I love you! ♥ xD This has become one of my favorite series now! I don't care what others say. ^-^ It may seem childish, but it's not like those other typical Mahou Shoujo series to me. Definitely worth the read ='p I'm telling you NOW! Go read it! Haha!
... Last updated on March 9th, 2011, 4:55am
This manga drawings are really cute nd cool ^^. I love IkutoXAmu or Amuto. They;re so cute together . I really like Amu;s style too . It;s gothic/punk but stylish as well .
the charas r sooo cute!!
Awesomess manga eva!!! luv AAAALLLLLL the characters.kyaaaaaaaaa~ go AMUTO!! im amazed i lik it so much, like (probably) most people, I thought it wasSUPA childish at 1st. tho after awhile I reaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllyy started to like it.. :3 so cute!