Shugo Chara!! Doki – Episode 60November 30, 2008 at 3:46 am | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 20 Comments
Filler episode is filler. Some subtle stuff from romance thrown in to not make it a total waste I suppose. Of course none of this stuff is going to come up again in the short term so it’s not exactly like it matters.
…Well just take it for what it is I suppose. Filler. It’s up to you whether you want to watch it or not.
I’m feeling more “blah” than usual lately about Shugo Chara!, so I’m toning down the coverage a little until there’s something to get excited about. Subtitles come out quickly so there’s no need for my super big summaries anymore. I’ll just do something small (like last week) and I’ll be sure to mention anything that has anything to do with a carried-over plot specifically. I’m also not going to rush out the posts in the meantime. Expect to see them sometime on Saturday. That’s all.
I feel so unenthusiastic about this though. I can’t help but think that Satelight is going to really screw up the anime at some point. Right now it’s just not up to par, but down the road…I mean the feeling of this season has been really different. I can’t help but wonder what’s going to happen when they try to get back on track.
Right now, the worst possibility is that they’re never going to get back on track and that they’re going to rush into Ikuto’s arc before tidying up this mess they created with Lulu. I can’t help but think that they are heading for that worst possibility.
Amu’s fortune for the day is really good, especially for romance (and confessing~), causing her father to despair and Amu to think of Tadase and Ikuto. Lulu on the other hand seems to have a bad fortune. She brings the doll house Ami got for her charas for the other Guardians to see (I guess, for some reason…nothing important happens). Amu thinks about confessions and remembers when she confessed to Tadase (or rather, when Ran made her, since she didn’t get to use her own words and such).
In Amu’s class fortune telling seems to be all around for some reason, and there’s on girl who is really good at it. Amu pretends that she doesn’t want her fortune told to match her Cool & Spicy attitude, so when they ask Rima, Rima says she’ll do it if Amu goes first. The fortune leads her to thinking about both Ikuto and Tadase again. After Rima’s fortune, they go to the Guardians’s meeting and Amu still keeps thinking about confessions. Then before she knows it the day is over and nothing happened.
When Koyami (I think that’s the name of the girl) is walking home, she meets Lulu on the way and tells her fortune. Lulu basically tells her she was wrong (or something) and leaves saying some things to get the girl thinking about how she might not be good or whatever. The next day the girl tells her friend’s fortune and it makes her friend decide to confess to Tadase. Tadase turns the girl down because he has “someone he likes”, Amu hears this and thinks back to when Tadase was about to tell her something after he talked about knowing the Tsukiyomi’s. Koyami was also there and because her fortune was wrong and she runs off (because her fortune was wrong and it caused her friend trouble I guess).
Amu goes after her, but Lulu finds the girl first and does the ?-egg thing. The girls transforms into Fortune Dream and causes bad luck for people. Amu transforms into Amulet Clover to stop her and the girl uses her power to make a bunch of people chase after Amu, wanting to confess to her (…or whatever…) and Amu uses her new attack “Honey Bubbles” on the people and the girl. She does her speech to make Koyami’s ? into an X and then does Open Heart. After the girl wakes up, Koyami’s friend shows up and after Koyami apologizes, the girls shows that she’s fine and is just happy she confessed (twelve-year-olds get over crushes so quickly…). Amu then says something nice that wraps the episode up and the episode is over. Yay.
(You can tell how unenthusiastic I was, can’t you? Also summary was done after watching the raw, I didn’t bother to update it since I didn’t bother watching the subtitles.)
I. Am. So. Bored.
There. Those are my thoughts. Add in that I expect Satelight to screw up big time too.
I know we all say it, but lol, Poor Amu’s dad. Amu’s mom takes the possibility of romance for Amu in that motherly way too, so it’s not like he has any allies.
And now we can’t even say, “At least he has Ami” because Ami’s putting together her own male harem that’s bigger than her sister’s!
Especially now that Amu’s harem has been brought down to two members only! Alright Satelight! That’s more like it!
This is the biggest progress in terms on inconsequential filler episodes. Sure, Ikuto and Amu get more dokidoki scenes together, but now any pop-up daydreams have been narrowed down to include just two guys. That means serious love triangle business!
Ew…I don’t want Lulu to be a Leo. I’m a Leo. She’s not any of the things that make up a classic Leo like my friend Ashley and I have! I’m not sure what she fits better, but it isn’t a Leo. Do your proper homework for Fortune Telling episode next time guys!
Aw~ Amu~ She’s turning into a wonderful girl in every episode (do not read as “Mary-Sue” okay, if I meant that, I’d say that). She wants to have the chance to confess for herself someday, because…OMG~ Guess what? Ran isn’t Amu. Neither is Amulet Heart. If Amu feels that way, that’s what’s most important.
I know that some fans like to ignore the Amulet Heart crap now that we’ve past it, but if you tried to argue for Amulet Heart being Amu at any point, you can’t just drop it without admitting you’re wrong. Do it! (I am very spiteful, I admit it)
I’m glad that Saaya wasn’t around for a while so…let’s make that happen again.
Rima’s such a good friend. Amu’s never going to be able to drop her Cool & Spicy act, is she? Well, that’s just fine as long as Rima is there to help her out. (btw, I love the fact that the fortune hinted at her “inner-personality” for everyone)
“You desire two things” Oh Amu, you playgirl~
I’m still satisfied that Ikuto’s only popping up on Amu unexpectedly in her thoughts and every other time she’s trying to consciously think about Tadase (or just vaguely thinking about confessions in general). Amu is so cute~ We all know why she can’t confess (it’s because she’s so unsure now).
It seems that all stubborn girls know how to handle other stubborn girls. Amu knows how to handle Utau (Utau pretty much knows how to handle Amu too), Rima knows how to handle Amu, and Amu knows how to handle Rima (as seen here).
Ah yes~ Stubborn Rima is cute. But suspicious Rima is even cuter, and do you know what that reminds me of? The fact that we don’t get to see suspicious Rima, because we don’t get to see Nagihiko. I didn’t even get the chance to really take a screencap of him this episode. I am not satisfied. I certainly won’t get enough Nagihiko next week either. It’s not fair!
Lulu’s such a bitch. “Sensitive on the inside” my ass. If Satelight wants to make us think Lulu is sensitive on the inside, they better show it. I’m getting pissed off at Lulu being such a random and unimportant character.
Also…”sensitive on the inside” reminds me of Utau (with Eru), so my Utau-copy rage has been restarted. I want Lulu to have a real personality. If she has to be in the show, that make her un-crappy! Akemi Kanda voicing her is the only good thing about her right now.
-_-; What the Hell. I’m glad things are back on track, but it takes a bit of suspension of disblief to buy the way they did this crap. Didn’t she get rejected in the, “I like someone else” way also? And couldn’t “someone else” be Amulet Heart? And what Tadase was starting to say in the flashback was so vague, how did doubtful Amu connect it in any way to a confession?
Honestly guys. Try harder next time.
Another thing I have to mention, with all these fillers with romance and crap, it’s going to dull the impact of when the actual scenes from the manga come. There’s too much build-up in this case, so it becomes kind of obvious where we’re heading.
And another thing (last thing), I have a little beef with the manga too. I want to know when Tadase started noticing Amu for Amu anyway. In the anime they shoved in that clip at the end of episode 18 (which was stupid), but what about in the manga? Did I miss something entirely? Or…whatever. I don’t care anymore.
Fortune Dream I think is least lame ?-chara-nari. It looked kind of fitting (except ? always looks stupid) and the power was kind of a real power that would actually be useful for a “villain.”
Um…this might be funnier if the same joke hadn’t been used last week with Amulet Angel, ‘kay?
But just the same…wow. There’s girls in that crowd. One girl is so into Amu that she’s drooling (quite creepy…).
Yay~ Honey Bubbles~
This is an attack I actually like. It’s useful. Amulet Heart’s roller skates are kind of useful I guess, but everyone thought Amu could fly already (it definitely came up in episode one with her chara change anyway). Amulet Spade’s Musical Whatever is just an attack like Colorful Canvas. But Honey Bubbles is a new useful attack for Amulet Clover that is different from her other attack, so I like it. Plus I just like bubbles~
Oh yeah, and it answered why Amulet Clover who deals with mostly sewing and cooking would be able to use bubbles. They’re honey bubbles. Take that doubters (I have to take that, because I had a “wtf” reaction to bubbles).
…And that’s it. I can’t remember the last time I used so few screencaps.
Cute Chara, Kiran appears for some adventures. Yay…
And Dia too. wtf. I mean, I love Dia, but they’re ruining the build-up every time they do this.
I’m not going to rip on the next week episode much though because even if it’s not going to have to do with anything, it’s making some little girl out there very happy. I think that’s going to be about the most useful thing Satelight’s done with Doki so far anyway.
I’m tempted to ask, “How bored are you?” but I won’t.
Kind of a vague sort of poll. I feel like there could be more answers than I gave, but whatever.
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