Shugo Chara! – Episode 40July 13, 2008 at 9:48 pm | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 24 Comments
Tags: cute~!, emo
Yes, I know the post is late. Life got in the way so if I hear a single complaint from anyone, all you’ll get is hikikomori jokes and sarcasm from me. I’ve been really busy this week and am in no mood to be my usual understanding self (Don’t laugh. I am nice…most of the time).
Anyway, this episode was…awesomecakes~! Yes. It’s the most I’ve ever enjoyed an episode without Ikuto. But, part of that might be because it’s my first time even really seeing the storyline. I know this is from the manga, but I never read or even heard many spoilers about this chapter. So it was very fun for me to watch~! It was like hearing everything for the first time.
Because of that, my summary might be wrong in a couple of places though (I don’t know), but I’m using it as a good excuse to start shortening my summaries. Because I really don’t have time for the incredibly long ones anymore.
Oh but first! There was a new ending!
Um…what’s this song called? I haven’t really been paying as much attention lately…let’s see…Ah! Gachinko de Iko! right? Well, it’s really cute. This is the most I’ve liked an ED since the first one.
It’s still just the charas, but the song and the way the charas are moving is just so cute that I cannot resist. And the stupid children’s drawing looking crap is gone. So I can accept an ending that’s just the charas. Though I wanted some images of Ikuto and Utau~!
But I enjoyed the animation much more this time around because…well there’s a few reasons. 1: The stupid drawing style is gone, 2: I like this song better and therefore like the movements better, and 3: Ran, Miki, and Su got the spotlight again, but it wasn’t overwhelmingly just them. I got plenty of cute Eru~!
I love Eru…in case you didn’t know.
Also…I know that the whole, recap the episode in the ending thing bothers everyone, but I freakin’ love it. It means I get to play, “Spot the Amuto” again, now that chapter 27 and up might get animated. I look forward to playing “Spot the Amuto” since I haven’t played it since episode 12. (Oh and that one was a good one, Smiling Ikuto~!)
So, Gachinko de Iko! is my second favorite ending overall. Honto no Jibun was my favorite, then Renai Rider, and I wasn’t really fond of Kiss!Kiss!Kiss!, but I’m glad they’re ending on a nice new opening.
Now, overall includes the animation, so I’m thinking Gachinko de Iko! might be my favorite ending song. Maybe I even like it more than Minna Daisuki…I’m not sure yet. I’ll have to wait until the single comes out, which I will definitely be reviewing. Look forward to it!
At Kairi’s house, Sanjou is laying around on the couch while Kairi cooks. Sanjou talks about her new plan involving the CDs a little and it involves Seiyo Gakuen and the students…and taking down the guardians. As usual, Kairi takes care of his sister after he falls asleep then talks a little about his siter and why he has to do what she says (I’m guessing mostly).
At Rima’s house, Rima is laughing and watching her favorite gag, “Bara Bara~nsu!” with KusuKusu. But then Rima’s mom comes home and changes it to the news. Rima’s mom gives her a note that she has to give to the guardians, her withdrawal from the guardians. Her mom is making her quit the guardians the very next day. And her mom says some really selfish things while Rima just stands there silently.
At school, Amu and Tadase let everyone know what is going on with the CD. Tadase says that he’d be the same if it weren’t for Amu, and a lame Tadamu moment ensues (before Eru busts it up to embarass everyone). Yaya is jealous of Tadae transforming too. After some more talking, they figure out that all (or most) of the CDs seem to be in the school. After briefly wondering why (and Kairi looking guilty) they decide to collect them all.
Rima is still troubled about what her mother told her while she’s helping to colelct CDs. Rima runs off somewhere and the letter falls out of her pocket, Amu sees it. After wondering about it (I think Amu gets the idea that it has something to do with Rima’s parents) she has one of her charas give the letter to KusuKusu and has KusuKusu pretend that no one else saw it. Kairi puts all the CDs he still has in his locker since he can’t really hand them out anymore.
After everyone finishes, they’re back in the garden. Amu declares that whoever is doing this must be awful, and Kairi feels bad. Amu notices, but Kairi says nothing is wrong, so Amu turns her attention back to Rima. Then plans get made to stop the CD by following the music that night and finding the person responsible. Everyone gets all enthusiastic because they have more people who can chara-nari so it’ll be easy. Tadase is embarassed by his chara-nari, but Amu says she thinks it’s cool (Amu…your taste doesn’t count for anything anymore). Rima ruins the enthusiasm suddenly by saying she’s can’t go. She says some stubborn things and runs off. In the car, Rima’s mom says that it’s good that she quit (or something) and Rima is incredibly unhappy in the backseat.
That night the ominous Easter van is out and about with Sanjou, Utau, and Dia. They stop at Seiyo and play Utau’s awesome song for all the little kiddies to hear. Amu is running down the street for the “partol” and she briefly talks about how hard it was for her to get out of the house. She stops to worry about Rima and is about to call her, but is forced back into action when Eru hears the song. She ends up at the school (and so does Tadase) and x-eggs start coming from the other kids. Amu transforms into Amulet Spade and Tadase transforms too.
Then Utau controls the x-eggs and has them attack Amu and Tadase. Yaya shows up to help and ends up being useless. The x-eggs attack again and we’re supposed to be left going, “OMG!?” I guess.
At home, Rima is thinking back to how her family used to be. When she was little she could get them to laugh by making a weird face and they were all really happy. Then her parents started fighting about work and when she tried to make them smile by showing them a weird face, they pretty much just called her stupid. Rima cried back then and she starts crying again as her parents are fighting again.
Tadase, Amu, Ran, and Eru are trapped by the x-eggs and Sanjou comments how it’s just as she planned (Heh…Keikaku doori). Kairi watches with his bag of bad CDs feeling all guilty again. Su tries to give Amu her cell phone, but the phone gets knocked away. It automatically calls Rima’s cell phone.
When Rima picks up her phone at her house she hears Amu in trouble and heads straight for the door. Rima’s parents try to stop her, asking her where she’s going at that time. Her dad starts to take her away from the door, but the letter Rima never handed in falls out of her pocket. Her parents see it and start fighting with each other. Rima tells them they look stupid and tells them everything she’s been holding back. She shouts to them that ouside of the house is her world (or something like that). She leaves the house and thinks about the guardians while she smiles and then she transforms.
Amu, Tadase, and Yaya are all still in trouble until suddenly Rima’s attacks comes from nowhere and frees everyone. RIma saves the day! Rima gives Amu the go ahead and Amu busts out Colorful Canvas SPECIAL, Tadase does white decoration, and Amu finishes everything off with Open Heart. All the eggs are healed, and since her plans are foiled Sanjou drives off. As the van goes by Amu spots Utau and more specifically, Dia. Then Rima gets Amu’s attention and they high-five as they undo their chara-nari’s (it’s so corny, I freakin’ love it).
All the eggs return, everyone goes back to their normal selves. Then they see that same white egg again. Then suddenly a bunch of parents are with their kids, and Rima’s parents show up too. Everyone gets pissed at the guardians for having kids out that late at night. But the first King shows up with some lie about watching the stars that night and it turns out he’s the chairman of the school board or something too.
Rima’s parents try to drag her off again, but when Rima looks back at Amu, Amu gets RIma to chara change and does Bara Baransu with her. Everyone laughs but Rima’s parents. Rima’s parents tell her to stop doing stupid things but Amu tells them it’s not stupid. Rima just wants her parents to smile and be happy and Amu asks when the last time they smiled was (or something) she tells them to look at Rima’s face and Rima is clearly looking like she’s upset for them. Rima’s parentsfeel rightfully guilty, Rima smiles at her parents and says, “let’s go” (or something). As Rima walks away with her parents, Amu thinks, “ganbarre” (Yes! Rima! Ganbarre!!!).
Amu tells them that Utau seems to be the one responsible and for some reason everyone is shocked. Kairi is walking around nervously because he has to bring the CDs back to his sister. Amu and the others find him, and Kairi drops the bag full of CDs, spilling them onto the floor. Miki starts to wonder if Kairi was the one distributing them, but Amu insists that he wasn’t. But Kairi himself says that he’s a spy and their enemy.
Woo! Lots to say about this episode. It was good~! Rima-tan~! I am filled with Rima love right now! If I did my Anime Girls ranking right now Rima would be at the very top!!!
Capped just because Utau looks freakin’ awesome in this picture. And pictures of Utau looking so awesome in the anime are pretty rare…at least rarer than in the manga.
…okay. Utau always looks awesome. She just looks extra awesome in this picture. And hey! It’s been a while since we’ve seen the uniform, right?
lol. Sanjou is wearing sailor fuku. What’s the best way to describe my reaction to this…ah yes. I snickered. Never had to use that word before, but I totally did.
I think Rima’s awful home life made me even sadder in this moment. Because she’s laughing one moment, then her mom comes home and Rima completely loses her smile. It’s sad. It’s really, really, really sad. I hate Rima’s parents. They’re selfish assholes.
Seriously…they’re trying to make her quit the only activity that’s ever really made her happy. What kind of parents are they? They don’t notice how unahppy their daughter is? And no one is allowed to say, “well it’s just manga.” Because no. I know for a fact there are parents out there like this and it pisses me off. Someone should smack their face into the dirt and say, “Be a fucking parent!” to them. Or worse. Worse might be better.
No one should make a sad face like Rima, real or not.
Lame as always. I’m not sure who I want to smack more. Tadase for being lame, or Amu for not thinking Tadase is being lame and being lame herself. Maybe Amu’s actually earned the smack this time.
And I am thankful once again for Eru. She ruined the Tadamu moment and broke it up (twice) when I was about to just start fast-forwarding through the episode. Tadamu messes with an otherwise completely awesome episode. Lame. But at least we have Eru.
Heh…once again, more points for Amuto. Because even Eru couldn’t interrupt an Amuto moment. Ikuto’s too good to be disrupted so easily.
Aww…Iinchou. You poor boy. Don’t worry! All will be well soon! Hang in there just a little while longer Kairi!!!
So it’s confirmed. Tadase’s transformation is super girly and lame on purpose. I think Amu deserves another smack for even saying that Platinum Royale was cool. No Amu. You, Utau, and Ikuto are cool. Rima, Kairi, Nagihiko, and Kukai can all be cool too. But Tadase is lame. LAME. Remember it.
Rima says such stubborn things when she’s upset. I love her more. And now everyone has to realize that Rima just says mean things because of her crappy life. Rima’s is not a bitch. She’s a cute girl with crappy parents. And if they don’t realize it…well, that’s just because they’re the stupid fans becoming so popular in Shugo Chara! discussions these days and I don’t care about them anyway.
Utau looks so cool. She really does look like a rockstar. Utau forever~!
…Yeah. I have nothing else to say. Just more blind Utau worshipping.
Rima’s flashback made me get all teary. They didn’t even have to use that music box music that automatically gets me all teary. They just used one of my other weaknesses, a little girl crying. It’s just so sad. Rima’s such a good girl and is doing whatever she can to help her parents, and they call her stupid!?
I think part of what got the tears out of me was the fact that, yeah…this does happen to kids. Parents so wrapped up in their own lives. And it’s easy to identify with, because I think everyone had to see their parents fighting at least once when they were younger. Then when I imagine that happening all the time, and I just feel…so bad.
But yeah! Rima stood up for herself! Go Rima! Go find your friends and the place where you can be happy. Because your parents are just crappy and selfish. So go ahead and do something you want Rima! Woo!
Seriously, this made me so happy.
Go Rima! I was so happy to see her smiling so happily. We haven’t really gotten to see her smile like this at all yet. It makes me so happy~! Rima~!
Ah…and one more. Rima~! It looks like Rima found the place where she belongs, right? So cute~! I love mahou shoujo for this reason.
What’s with all these special attacks all of a sudden? My mind can’t take it. Where is my mahou shoujo stock footage, huh? First they randomly redo Spiral Heart, then because of the manga they make Spiral Heart special, and now Colorful Canvas special. I’m just used to a big event causing a new/better attack I guess. This stuff is coming out of nowhere.
But…I do like it. It makes me pay attention when I’m usually just lost in my own head. New attacks are cool.
I guess because I never read this chapter of the manga, I never realized that Amu had to see Dia and Utau to know what was going on. I…kind of thought they knew from the beginning. I mean, can’t they recognize Utau’s fantastic voice? And who else would be releasing CDs that turn kids’ eggs into x-eggs?
I know. It’s mahou shoujo. Logic doesn’t exist. *sigh* I know…but even I can’t help but wonder sometimes.
Hey! The first king was useful! Good. Now make him useful again and bring back my Ikuto kitty scene. I’m serious. That scene is cute and I want it back. I’ll complain every week until I get to see it. I was so disappointed when it didn’t show up!!! Gah! Satelight!!!!
Aw…Amu’s such a good friend. Embarassing herself for Rima. Friendship in mahou shoujo is just great, isn’t it? *sigh* Almost as good as romance…almost.
Haha. Rima’s parents just got lectured by a twelve-year-old. Who’s stupid now you assholes?
And not even those assholes can resist and be mean to Rima’s super innocent cute and smiling face. Now go off and be parents already! After this I think we can assume that everything is all right at Rima’s house, because at least it hasn’t come up as a problem since. So, I’m happy. Everything is solved for Rima.
Now then…we just need to get Rima’s love life in order. Who’s with me!? Rimahiko!
OMGNOWAI! Kairi’s a SPAI!!! Yeah, we’ve known this since the beginning, but it was just fun to say. I can’t take it too seriously since we all know that Kairi is such a cute boy with a crush on Amu. It’s impossible to take him seriously as a bad guy. And it all gets resolved next week anyway.
Hang in there until then Kairi! Just one week (or less really since my post is late).
Next week is more awesomecakes. Mostly because…Ikuto is back! Let’s throw a welcome back party! Yay!
Though…we wouldn’t even really need to welcome Ikuto back if he’d shown up in episode 39 like he was supposed to. Normally, I can take two weeks without Ikuto, but not when I know Ikuto was only supposed to be missing for one week. Boo! You suck Satelight!
Now…non-fangirl things (temporarily).
Amulet Angel with more ridiculousness and even…confrontation!? No! Eru is too gentle! And Kairi, put that sword away silly.
Hey…Yaya’s chara-nari. I couldn’t care less. She’s just as useless in that form too anyway.
Woo! More Utau’s song and…Ikuto~! *throws streamers* Welcome back…again!!!
How can there be that many awesome genes in a family? Seeing those two together just makes me remember, “What an awesome family.” Of course, they don’t have things so awesome right now, but whatever.
We’ll get to hear more of Utau’s song and we’ll get to hear some of Ikuto’s violin in the song! Yeah! It’s been too long since we’ve seen Ikuto play his violin. Not since I got to play “Spot the Amuto” in the ending, once again, in episode 12!
Anyway…looking forward to next week. It’s just too bad all this awesomeness means we’re heading for the end. Stupid Satelight, they should just extend it anyway. I want more!
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