Shugo Chara! – Episode 35June 7, 2008 at 6:24 pm | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 28 Comments
Okay…we got one 1/4 good thing. Otherwise…Fuyu-chan is not amused. You can tell because I’m referring to myself in the third person. I only do that when really happy or when very unamused.
Perhaps I’d be more into this episode if I didn’t have to wait until this morning to torrent it.
I guess I’m just in a grumpy mood. Feeling sick, tired, and certain other stuff there’s no need to discuss here. But another contributor would definitely be that I’m tired of “OMG!NEWCHAPTER!!!” Shugo Chara! drama. All the fans go crazy looking for the latest chapter and I’m usually one of them. It’s like you look for hours and stuff just to get a paragraph of info. You fangirl for a half-hour and then…you wait. For months. Because that’s how long it takes the chapter to get translated. I’m just going to take it easy from now on though. If other people can let me know what’s going on that would be great because I have no patience for anything these days.
Okay everyone’s bored with my personal stuff. Moving onto what everyone wants.
The episode starts with Amu coming out of the bath to get news that her cousin Shu is getting married. Apparently she used to spend a lot of time with him when she was little (or something).
So the Hinamori family goes on a trip to go to the wedding. They get to stay at a pretty nice hotel and Amu’s family is being incredibly embarrassing as usual. The charas are all excited about the wedding. Amu asks her mom if “Shu-niichan” is staying at the same hotel and when she finds out he is she goes to look for him. Miki of course notices that Amu’s kind of excited and Amu blushes a little and says that it’s been a long time since she’s seen him.
We get to see a flashback of loli (or really, loli-er) Amu watching her cousin make a cake. When he asks if it looks delicious we get to see a chibi Cool and Spicy girl. Amu tries some and smiles (apparently it’s really good) and Shu gets all…encouraged I guess. And explains his dream to Amu…or something *wasn’t paying attention*. He wants to be a pastry chef I think.
Su guess (seemingly correctly) that Shu was Amu’s first love. Amu denies it, but her charas see through her. All this teasing gets interrupted when Amu hears Shu getting yelled at by his boss. He’s making a wedding cake (whether its his or someone else’s…I have no idea). His boss then shows his nice guy side before leaving (or whatever). Amu decides to finally reveal herself and Shu gets all excited to see her and shakes her around a bit. He goes on about how he hasn’t seen her since she was a baby and all that. Amu points out that he’s completed his dream, he says he hasn’t, but Amu insists that he’s doing his best and all that. And I guess the cake he’s making is his own because I think he says something about it being the first one he’s making and some other stuff.
Amu’s charas say a few things and Shu can almost sense them but Amu distracts him. She asks him about the girl he’s marrying and he goes all crazily happy and says she’s an angel and other equally nauseating things you hear from people in love. Amu asks if he’s all right and brings up Saeki Nobuko (whose lines I won’t even bother translating). Then he suddenly freaks out because…her forgot Eriko (his fiance) was coming soon (or something, I’m really not paying attention here). Eriko is a rich ojou-sama as stated briefly before. And lots of people talk about her and you just get the impression that she’s a perfect girl.
So Amu and Shu run out and meet her, he apologizes to her and she shows that she has that usual ojou-sama attitude.
Yeah…I think this was even lazier than last week. Except for that 1/4 exciting moment, I have no interest in this episode or its filler characters. He explains that he was working on the cake and this and that happens and she eventually gets mad and hits him. Eriko tells him she hates him and leaves. Amu’s left thinking about how Shu called Eriko a kind angel.
Later, outside Shu is sending a text message with about a dozen “I’m sorry”s in it. Amu’s family comes rushing over to tell Amu all about the hotel and stuff. Apparently they’ve also been hearing that the wedding is off or something, freaking Shu out. Amu tries to deny all that stuff and eventually they see Shu sitting there with Amu and just happily say hello to him and ask where his fiance is. Really, I think I wasn’t paying attention in this scene either because none of that makes sense to me (but alas, I don’t care).
Elsewhere, Eriko is moping when her parents show up. Amu is sneaking around (trying to find Eriko I’m assuming) and overhears the conversation Eriko is having with her parents. Lots of troubling stuff is said. No need to translated it.
Later on Eriko and Shu are both thinking about each other and why it might be better they don’t get married or something equally stupid. Amu and her charas figure that they need to do something about it. Eru is especially adamant and funny about it. So Amulet Angel makes her appearance! Eriko is, like everyone else who meets Amulet Angel, wondering what the heck is going on. Amu wonders if the plan is going to work, but Eru insists that it will. So Amu breaks out yet another new attack, “Love Beam!” All it does is create a heart that pops and Amu gets all ticked and Eru’s just like, “Eh?” The crate Amu’s standing on breaks and she falls down and undoes her chara nari.
Eriko asks if she’s all right, Amu says she is, and then Eriko asks if she’s Amu. She explains that Shu talked about “cute stubborn Amu” and Amu is obviously not pleased (once again labeled as stubborn, lol). Amu quickly asks if the wedding is really being canceled. Elsewhere Shu is being emo remembering about how he doesn’t suit Eriko or something like that. And his heart’s egg gets all dark
Eriko tells Amu a story about how she met Shu in Paris. It reminds me a lot of the story about Amu’s parents. Basically Eriko saw Shu around a lot and seeing him cheered her up. Then one day it seems he showed up at her place, thinking it was his teacher’s. He wanted his teacher to try out some food he made, but Eriko volunteered to try it instead. She really liked it. (Or at least that’s how I think the story goes…still not paying attention)
At the end of the story it becomes very clear that wedding isn’t being canceled at all. But suddenly the charas sense an X-egg. Amu and her charas go after it suddenly with just a quick excuse me to Eriko. They find out that it’s Shu’s egg. She chara-naris with Su and after a brief fight, and her usual brief peptalk, cleanses the egg. The only thing notable about this scene is that Amu admits Shu was her first love.
Amu is about to fix the cake when she hears Eriko, un chaa-naris and hides just as Shu is waking up and Eriko walks into the room. Eriko and Shu make up and happy endings all around. They notice the messed-up cake, but say it’ll be all right with the three of them and Amu is forced out of hiding. And so they all work on the cake together.
Later at the wedding, Amu’s family is being like usual for Ami-cha (whose a flower girl it seems). Hahaha, then it’s time to toss the bouquet. They quickly explain that whoever catches it will be the next bride (I guess it’s not as common in Japan so they have to explain it?) and surprise! Amu catches it. This leads to a quick harem fantasy where Amu envisions herself marrying four different guys (Ikuto, Tadase, Kukai, and lol, even Kairi who she never pays any attention too). THe charas make fun of her a little and it ends with a picture of Amu, Shu, and Eriko.
Yes, this summary was even lazier than usual. But aside from that 3-second moment, the episode was boring. No one missed out on anything.
Ugh! So boring! And the fillers just continue! Satelight does a good job with regular chapter episodes, but I really think they lack the ability to make a good filler (guess we’ll find out the truth in episode 38).
But I am so ticked. Here’s my basic reaction using Haine from ShinKuro. Yeah…not pleased at all. Basically, I was already feeling irritated and stuff by stuff going on around me and this episode of the anime failed in almost every way. Watching it and summarizing it was a chore. It’s supposed to be fun. Going back to this blog’s motto, “if it doesn’t entertain me, it’s not good.” Well, this episode failed to entertain me, therefore…it fails in general. Ugh.
All that aside, in order to enjoy this episode I had to do so in Super Amuto Fangirl mode. Meaning I took my Amuto reminders wherever I could get them. Like seeing Amu with her milk just out of the shower made me giggle because it brings back memories of that scene. Haha, yes~! I want Ikuto to do that again in the manga. That was probably the scene that made me go, “Whoa! Not your average mahou shoujo here!” Heh…yeah. Good memories.
lol, I really enjoyed little Amu. So freakin’ cute with her Cool and Spicy attitude. I have such a weakness for children, especially little girls, so if you give a little girl a stubborn attitude. Ah~! Amu is the cutest little girl ever!
Why do all filler characters look bad? Well, I guess they don’t spend enough time designing them and crap since they only show up for one episode. I was incredibly underwhelmed by the idea of Shu being Amu’s first love. He’s too ordinary. And I always dislike it when an anime changes around romance. I thought it over and I’d prefer Amu’s first love to be Tadase since, “First loves never work out.” Hells yes!
But looking at this development with my Amuto fangirl glasses on…Amu’s always had a thing for older guys! Yeah! Amuto~!
I actually didn’t hate Eriko. She doesn’t have an annoying personality like other filler characters and she actually has a good character design. I think she’s the first filler character I’ve kinda liked since Shion. Of course, even if they make okay filler characters, I’d rather they just leave the filler characters out and focus on the main characters.
Alright, Satelight does get one thing right in their fillers now. I love these Amulet Angel scenes. They’re all one-joke scenes, but that one joke is so funny that I can imagine laughing over it even if they put it in every single episode. I love the new attacks they keep giving Amulet Angel. Angel WInk was a little better, but Love Beam was good too.
Of course my enjoyment in this scene is all owed to Eru for being the best Shugo Chara…ever!!! She embarrasses Amu then is just like, “Huh?” or “Eh?” in this case. So cute!
How old was Shu supposed to be anyway? And does anyone know how long a heart’s egg lasts? Is it just until it breaks or whatever? Hm…I wonder. Maybe that’s why Shu’s egg looks different…because he’s an adult. Either way…I’m hoping this means Ikuto will get to have cat ears for a long time. Haha, yes~!
Hey! Still not Amulet Heart! It’s Amulet Clover with some random new frying pan for a shield (lol). I kind of expected Amulet Clover in this one because 1) it’s a family episode and 2) Shu is a chef. It’s the same reason why Amulet Spade appeared for the artist in the last one. But still…it would be nice to see Amulet Spade and Clover showing up in important episodes. Once they get to the plot again I guess that will happen.
As soon as I knew they were going to toss the bouquet I was like, “Amu’s going to catch it.” And sure enough, she did. This means that she’s the next girl to get married. Assuming the legal age to get married in Japan is still 16 (I think it is) then we have to assume to beat out others at the wedding she has to get married at that age. And it’s irresponsible to get married if you can’t live on your own with your husband. So…who’s going to be an adult that’s able to take care of Amu when she’s 16? Hells yes people! You can find the reasons to make Amuto the OTP anywhere!
Also, who noticed Eru trying to catch the bouquet. Awesome. I need to get my hands on an Eru keychain.
Ikuto always shows up second. Stupid Amu still thinking about Tadase. Use your heart Amu! Not your head! Because then instead of thinking, “Tadase’s the person I like since I’ve always liked him” you’d finally get that you like Ikuto the most. Come on! That aside, I find it amusing that Tadase’s outfit is gay as usual and Ikuto still looking awesome in black as usual. Even in Amu’s fantasies, reality shows up sometimes.
As for the whole harem package…it seems Satelight is still trying to appease to KukaixAmu fangirls even though it’s even been stated in the anime that Amu thinks of Kukai like a brother. And having Kairi show up…lol. Amu doesn’t even think of him that way at all. Still, the reverse harem is amusing, so I’ll let it be.
Too bad Nagihiko didn’t make an appearance though. I would have liked that better.
Okay, I guess that the rumors the next two episodes were the Tadase episodes came from the fact that “ouji” was in the title of this one. However, there’s some prince from a foreign country (probably made up) showing up at the school and guess who he seems to like? That’s right! Amu!
I don’t know what the title for episode 37 is, but I’m guessing that this next filler is going to be a two-parter. And Ikuto won’t appear at all. It’s episode 14-17 all over again! Ikuto appears once, but he doesn’t speak and! Agh! *headdesk* I’m really not happy with the anime right now. The stupid filler prince looks ugly and I bet he’s a jerk (because he’s a filler prince, they’re always jerks). I’m already imagining Tadase, just without the annoying naivety. Not sure if that makes him worse or better, but either way I’m sure to hate him. I mean, he’s at the school to look for a wife or something. The whole thing is lame. All the girls seem to be crazy for him…which I don’t understand. Filler characters in anime always look god awful because the character designers don’t spend much time on them (I’m guessing about a half hour).
I dunno, maybe we’ll get to see some jealous Kairi or maybe Tadase will get pwned again. Or maybe, if we’re really lucky Ikuto will show up in the second part and make this stupid prince go away. Because unless you’re dumb and full of yourself (AKA Tadase), a guy just has to know he can’t win against Ikuto. Yeah, I want to see Ikuto show up when this prince is being lame, smirk at him, and carry Amu off somewhere (haha~!).
But of course that won’t happen. Satelight has lost their ability to add in even twenty seconds of Ikuto like they often did in the first ten or so episodes. Lame.
At least there’s episode 38 to look forward to. But after that…only god knows what will show up. Maybe…the actual plot? Somehow I doubt it. But we can always hope.
Ugh…I’m going to rewatch that three second clip of Amuto and see if it makes me feel better. *watches* Nope. Too distracted by Tadase’s lameness. I’m going to go have some chocolate ice cream instead.
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