Watch Shugo Chara!
- 3 Seasons
Shugo Chara! is an animated creation by the famous manga duo Peach-Pit. It has made its place as a popular Japanese anime since its first episode in March of 2007. The series has received decent reviews in America and even won an award, the Kodansha Manga Award in 2008 for best children's manga. It has been praised for its artwork and storyline which is said to be easy to follow. The story is about Amu Hinamori, an elementary school student. Although she is truly very shy her classmates think she is quite cool. Amu wishes to become her true self and awakens the next day to find four colored eggs that hatch into her guardians. The guardians care for her and help her develop into her dream self. Eventually she is recruited to find X eggs, which are people's tainted dreams, so that they can be fixed. The guardian characters are named Su, Miki, Dia and Ran. They each help Amu in a different way. Su helps her become more empathetic and helps her with household skills. Miki helps her become more artistically inclined. Dia makes her more radiant, and Ran increases her athletic abilities. Shugo Chara! began as manga in the magazine Nakayoshi in 2006. It did not become an anime series until 2007. It was directed by Kenji Yasuda and first broadcast on TV Tokyo. There were fifty-one episodes total produced, and the first episode was titled, "A Guardian Character is Born!" It also made popular several songs by the pop group, Buono!