Shugo Chara!

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Shugo Chara! by PEACH-PIT

Shugo Chara! (しゅごキャラ!) is a Japanese shoujo manga series created by the manga author duo PEACH-PIT. Shugo Chara! is serialized in the magazine Nakayoshi and published by Kodansha in Japan. Del Rey has licensed the English language manga rights, releasing the first volume on March 27, 2007. It won the 2008 Kodansha Manga Award for best children's manga.

Shugo Chara! has also been adapted into a 51-episode anime television series of the same title produced by Satelight under the direction of Kenji Yasuda that debuted on October 6, 2007 on TV Tokyo. The second season, titled Shugo Chara!! Doki (しゅごキャラ!!どきっ), began airing October 10, 2008 and ran for another 51 episodes. The third and final season, titled Shugo Chara! Party! (しゅごキャラ!パーティー!), consisted of both animated and live-action portions, titled Shugo Chara!!! Dokki Doki (しゅごキャラ!!!どっきどき) and Shugo Chara! Pucchi Puchi (しゅごキャラ!ぷっちぷち!), respectively. Shugo Chara! Party! began airing October 3, 2009 and ran for 25 episodes. The last episode aired on March 26, 2010.



The heroine of the story, Hinamori Amu, is a student at Seiyo Elementary. At first glance, her classmates refer to her as "cool and spicy" and rumors speculate about her personal life. However, her real personality is that of a very shy girl who has trouble showing her true personality. One night, Amu wishes for the courage to show her "would-be" self, and the next morning finds three brightly colored eggs in her bed. At first, she is alarmed, but realizes she must have really wished to change. These eggs hatch into three Guardian Characters: Ran, Miki, and Su. The Guardian Characters aid Amu in discovering who she truly is and help fulfill Amu's dreams. Amu's life becomes much more complex as she struggles to deal with her "would-be" selves and the Seiyo Elementary's Guardians, who recruit Amu as the Joker to search for X Eggs and X Characters, the corrupted forms of people's dreams.

Meanwhile, the Easter Company is extracting people's eggs in search of a special egg called the Embryo. The Embryo is believed to grant any wish to the one who possesses it. However, the process creates X Eggs and X Characters. The Embryo Egg is described as a white egg with a heart and yellow wings.

Later on in the series a fourth egg, containing the Guardian Character Dia is born. She was seen infrequently as an X Egg until she was purified, at which point she would appear in times of great crisis.


Main Characters


The music for Shugo Chara! was released on the Pony Canyon label. The theme songs were sung by Buono!, Shugo Chara Egg!, and Guardians 4, all who were part of Hello! Project.

Opening themes
Ending themes






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