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[Shugo Chara!]
AKA: My Guardian Characters, しゅごキャラ! (Japanese)
Genre: Magical girl / romance
Length: Television series, 51 episodes, 23 minutes each
Distributor: Currently available for watch on's website.
Content Rating: 7+ (some suggestive themes)
Related Series: Shugo Chara! Doki!, Shugo Chara Party!
Also Recommended: Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (manga only), Sailor Moon
Notes: Based on the manga by PEACH-PIT, which ran in Nakayoshi. It is also available for purchase in North America from Del-Rey.

Shugo Chara!


Amu Hinomori is considered a "cool and spicy" girl among her classmates and even her parents, but in reality she's shy and introverted. Then one morning she finds three eggs under her pillow, who claim to be her "Shugo Chara" (coined by her little sister, Ami), or her would-be selves. Their names are Ran, Miki, and Su, each representing a personality trait of Amu's she wished she had. As if this wasn't confusing enough, she soon finds herself forced into joining a group of students in her school known as the Guardians, whose mission is to protect other childrens' eggs as well from being turned into X-eggs from an evil organization known as Easter. Fortunately, Amu's three charas allow her to find (and fight off) X-eggs as she and her friends slowly learn who's responsible for all of this.


Shugo Chara! is one of those shows that, upon first hearing about, I paid no mind to. After reading DearS at a bookstore one day, it turned me off from anything Peach-Pit did. Still, being a fan of magical girl anime, beggars can

A cute, fun magical girl show that also serves as a possible great introduction to anime for a younger audience. Remove some stars if you're getting too old for these kinds of shows.Tim Jones

Recommended Audience: Some suggestive themes here and there, mostly in the way of Ikuto and Utau's relationship. Not much else that would startle most viewers of this series.

Version(s) Viewed: Pre-license fansub; stream
Review Status: Full (51/51)
Shugo Chara! © 2007 PEACH-PIT / Kodansha / TV Tokyo / Project Embryo