Shugo Chara! – Episode 34May 31, 2008 at 3:28 pm | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 37 Comments
Tags: meh, noob
Ugh…filler. I hate fillers. Or at least “X-chara of the week” fillers. So…lame.
I’m just going to say this now. I’m waiting for the torrents for fillers. No one should really be in a rush to see how boring the episode was or to talk about how boring the episode was, so I figure this should be fine. You can only expect my fast timing like last week when it’s either a chapter from the manga, and Ikuto episode, or an Utau episode. So…there. Otherwise I’m waiting for the torrent.
Oh and also…I really summarized things. No attempts to translate lines. Because this episode…was just boring.
The episode starts with Saaya and her followers at an abandoned-looking house. She’s going to take care of the ghosts inside with a vacuum cleaner or something, but of course, everyone gets scared and runs off because of the ghosts. A little chara appears in the window of the house.
At the garden, the guardians are talking about the haunted house. For some reason they need to go investigate (or something). Rima finds out about Amu’s incredibly fear of ghosts and keeps scaring her. As they make plans, Amu pretends to have a cold so she can get out of it, though when Tadase asks if she’s all right she accidentally says yes.
Later Rima runs into a boy with a bunch of painting supplies. He’s rude, leaves, but leaves behind a picture that Rima finds. Rima runs out to her car. Her mom is being like she usually is, talking to Rima’s father. Later at the Mashiro residence, RIma is sitting watching some TV show with her favorite joke in it (Bara-Bara~nsu), but she’s not laughing. She looks at the picture the boy left behind.
The next day, Amu’s at her house and won’t get out of bed. She ends up leaving though (for some reason wearing her uniform even though she doesn’t go to school). Eru got left behind because she was kidnapped by Ami, but it’s all right since she seems to be having fun. Amu tries to be all determined, but gets scared by her friends.
Amu, Kairi, Yaya, and Tadase all arrive at the house. Rima doesn’t show up at first and Amu gets excited, thinking they won’t go in until Rima shows up and scares Amu again. Everyone goes inside when the gate opens by itself. When they’re still in the main room, the door closes behind them and neither Amu or Kairi can’t open it. They start hearing strange noises and Amu clings to Kairi, making him get all blushy. Then a doll starts moving on its own, freaking Amu out so she runs further into the house. Everyone follows her except Amu’s charas who get distracted by the chara that shows up out of the doll. The guardians find a room with a lot of paintings. Rima’s been left behind and she sees the boy from earlier entering the house.
The Guardians have all sorts of antics, including Tadase chara-changing. Ran, Miki, and Su find the chara from before. Rima talks to the boy and gives him back the picture from before, calling it an important thing. She guesses that it’s a picture of his family and he acts like a jerk about it. Meanwhile, Amu is running from whatever scared her last and her charas find her. They take her to another room full of paintings and painting stuff where she meets the transparent-looking chara. He’s in danger of disappearing or turning into an X-egg or something.
Meanwhile, RIma is talking with the boy and he tells his little story about his grandfather who taught him how to paint (or something). But his parents are a**holes like Rima’s parents and fight over crap. He needs to study and not paint. Crap like that. The charas basically tell the same story to Amu. When his grandfather died (or something) he got all depressed and all that.
Downstairs, he gets all pissed-off, rips his painting and his chara gets X-ed. Amu transforms into Amulet Spade and she and Rima team up. Rima is the one to try to talk what’s-his-name out of it first and Amu jumps in as well. Then Amu heals his egg and chara which goes back into his body now. Rima picks up the torn picture and Su tells her it’ll be all right. She chara-nari’s with Amu and they heal the picture.
The boy finds his gradnfather’s drawing book once he wakes up and there’s a picture of him with his chara over his shoulder. It seems his grandfather could see his chara. Rima gives him his picture back again, he acts like a jerk, and Rima calls him stubborn. So all is well and everyone leaves, with Amu feeling better about all the haunted stuff because it was because of the chara. Except she finds out the gate wasn’t because of the chara so it ends with her freaking out because of that. And all is well.
Ugh…so boring. I wanted to just keep smacking my head into my desk as I was watching this because I had to watch it twice. Once just to watch it, and then again to write the summary. So boring!!
Satelight basically fails at making good fillers. I will say that even though this one was really boring, it did have some character development for a main character (Rima) which up until now they’ve almost always failed at. But it just pisses me off that they keep creating new filler characters when they neglect awesome characters like Utau and Ikuto. What is wrong with them!? I get that they don’t want to mess with the plot but…ugh! Seriously!! I understand why they won’t show Utau right now, but come on! Ikuto’s the type of character that just pops in unannounced on Amu and stuff. How can you run out of ways to make him appear?
I hate Satelight again…until Ikuto or Utau appear. Seriously. They’re main characters. Use them like they’re main characters. Noobs.
Rant aside, let’s talk about other stuff.
Ugh…I really hate all these side characters. Amu’s fanboy, Misaki, and stupid Saaya. They’re all one-joke characters and after 34 episodes…none of them are funny anymore (I never even really saw them as funny in the first place). And then when you remember that she’s taking up screentime that could belong to Ikuto or Utau…just…ugh.
And besides…she needs to stay away from Kukai. She can have Tadase (they deserve each other) and she can shoujo sparkly eyes gay-ify him, but Kukai is off limits. Kukai is now officially considered Utau property. Back off bitch! Utakai~!
I giggled when Rima called Amu, “Amu” because I’d half-forgotten about their friendship since they didn’t really interact in episode 33 (not that I’m complaining, episode 33 was off-the-charts awesome). I giggled every time she picked on Amu too. Oh what a wonderful friendship! I’m waiting for that sleepover filler Satelight. I understand if Utau can’t go, but come on…sleepover.
Agh!!! I hate you Satelight! You can’t give me Amuto filler but you shove gay Tadamu crap in my face. You’re a company! If I search hard enough online I can find out your address! I’m warning you now. If this gayness does not get negated my Amuto…you’re in trouble. You have no idea how much.
Ah yes, the only thing resembling plot-connection in this episode. Poor Rima-tan~! The noobtards who can only watch fansubs still hate her. But I’m not ignoring them because my impatience for CR has gotten too big. Ugh…too many noobtards inviting me to clubs for anime I don’t even like. And I have no patience for their “OMG! No lock and key means no Amuto!” crap over there. How dumb can they possibly be? They’re all probably just Sailor Moon geeks only into “destined love” which to me is the crappiest basis for a relationship. How about their actual interactions? Freakin’ noobs.
No! I ruined this section meant for Rima-tan love with noob hate. Umm…Rima 4ever!!!!!! Yeah! There we go.
Kamuri~! lol, Amu is like Hikari-dense when it comes to Kairi. “Haha, there’s no way we’d like each other. We’re different ages.” I can totally imagine her saying that in a Hikari-like attitude. Though, it’s understandable in Amu’s case. She just doesn’t like guys younger than her (because she likes Ikuto, right? Right!?). But still…Amu you natural playgirl you.
Woo Rima and Amu teaming up! And hey! It’s Amulet Spade! And even later it’s Amulet Clover! No Amulet Heart at all! Good job Satelight. Now all you have to work on is putting Amuelt Clover and Amulet Spade into plot-relevant episodes. So you guys are still hated noobs this week.
Rima was freakin’ awesome in this episode. I love how she started the, “Believe in yourself” speech this time instead of Amu. I guess Shouta’s (or whatever his name was) problem was similar to hers so Satelight handed the speech to her. Good job Satelight. I still hate you though. Damn filler.
Heh, I had as much fun watching Rima call someone else stubborn as I did when Amu calls Utau stubborn. Oh you silly stubborn girls. You just like other people that are stubborn don’t you. But you can’t fall in love with that filler boy Rima. I’m hearing some good things about a possible pairing of you and Nagihiko (now all you two have to do is meet…).
I am so unamused by Amu’s scaredy-cat stuff. They anime has already abused it. There was the Nadeshiko sleepover episode, episode 11, and just…ugh. It’s one of those things that’s just not that funny. Most of the jokes in this episode were like that. Overused and no longer funny. That’s why even though I’ve enjoyed some fillers in the past…this one just was…so boring.
Ugh…two filler characters.
Amu’s cousin is getting married in the next one (no idea if it’s the guy or girl). I hate it when they add anime-original relatives to the main character. They could have at least made it Yaya’s cousin or something.
Anyway, I know we have that small possibility of a wedding fantasy, but…ugh, I can imagine this episode being just like that one with Amu’s parents. Who remembers how boring that one was? Yeah…I can imagine this one being a lot like that. All we have to look forward to is cute little Amu.
Keep your expectations low people. That way there’s less of a fall when next week episodes is even more boring than this week’s. But after this I hope we have Ikuto in the next episode. I’m warning you Satelight. I can only go two weeks without Ikuto. Three would definitely be pushing it.
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