Shugo Chara! – Episode 41July 19, 2008 at 9:56 pm | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 25 Comments
Tags: cool, cute~!
Yes. I am late with a post on Shugo Chara! again. It can’t be helped though.
To start, I am once again, very pleased with an episode of Shugo Chara!. Mostly owed to the Tsukiyomi awesomeness in this episode. I missed Ikuto more than usual. He’s been gone for four episodes at a time before and this time was only two episodes (and they weren’t even fillers). But Ikuto not appearing in episode 39 was a harsh blow indeed.
This kind of makes up for it. Though I still expect that scene somewhere. No one has any idea how much I looked forward to it! Kitty Ikuto~!
Picking right up where the last episode left off with a quick recap of the Kairi is a spy revelation.
Then it cuts to Easter’s recording stuido wheere Utau is recording her song again (for some reason). Kairi’s in there too now that he can’t be a spy anymore and Sanjou decides to let him know all about the plan. They’ve been smushing the X-eggs they’ve been collecting into the CDs they’re distributing. This way Utau’s powers get out to more people faster and stuff (I missed a lot in the explanation, so you’ll have to forgive me). The X-egg CD makes Utau’s song more powerful and stuff. Kairi seems to not like the idea of all of this so Sanjou reminds him about how he was just a spy and betrayed the guardians and all of that stuff.
At Amu’s house everyone is sad about Kairi (except Eru who chooses to be cutely mad instead). Amu looks at that wristband Kairi gave her and says that Kairi must have had some reason.
Back at Easter, Utau finishes up and Iru happily greets her and want to chara-change instead of Dia (or something…I don’t know). Utau enters her room and finds Ikuto, so she automatically reverts to bro-con mode. She attempts to glomp him multiple times while Ikuto easily dodges. Utau tells him he’s being mean and when Yoru laughs abotu it, he gets flicked away. It seems Ikuto is there on theri father’s orders or something to play at the concer that night. Utau is happy that Ikuto will be playing with her singing, Ikuto seems much less happy since it’s Easter’s orders. He then says some bad things about their “father” (ooo, sorry if that’s a tiny little spoiler for anime-only fans, but I just can’t take it without the quotes).
Then Ikuto notices Utau staring at him (ji—-) and asks what she wants. Utau asks if it’s all right if she kisses him. Ikuto says no and Utau keeps asking (like “but it’s been so long”) and Ikuto keeps saying no. Then Iru suddenly gets ticked off about Dia and kicks Yoru in the face then kicks some boxes full of x-eggs causing her to get buried. Then Iru thinks about Eru, and awww…she misses her.
Outside, Kairi is talking with Musashi (about if he as regrets or something, I don’t know). Nikaidou then shows up and asks some questsions, but since Nikaidou doesn’t work for Easter (and isn’t dating Sanjou anymore lol), Kairi says he won’t answer. They talk a little and Nikaidou brings up Amu and true selves, leaving Kairi thinking.
The next day in the garden they find a magazine with Utau’s manager in it. After seeing the name Sanjou they decide that Kairi really is a spy (though this kind of bothers me because “Sanjou” was already mentioned to Amu back in episode 22). Yaya gets pissed and then starts crying and everyone gets sad again. Amu says she wants to see Kairi again and everyone agrees that they should see him. Then Nikaidou shows up (and Su turns into a cute little loving fangirl again). He gives them some tickets to the Black Diamonds Secret Live so they can find Kairi.
Kairi is hanging out at that place where he talked a little with Amu in episode 33, thinking about his true self.
That night the guardians wander around looking for the place where the live is taking place. Eru hears Utau before anyone else and leads them the rest of the way.
At the live, Utau and Ikuto are on stage with the rest of the band. Iru is still ticked about Dia being used for the chara change. Some fans talk about the new member (Ikuto obviously) and talk about how he’s good at playing the violin (Of course! Because he’s Ikuto! Heh…sorry). The song continues and kids start going into the x-egg trance and the eggs start appearing all over the place.
Then Amulet Angel suddenly appears with her, “WAIT!” and her mahou shoujo speech (the angel of love has arrived!), causing the usual “wth?” and embarassed Amu reactions. Everyone reacts to Amu’s appearance, (Ikuto purposely gets out of view). Utau transforms and Amu confirms that Utau really is behind Black Diamonds. Amu and Utau start their back and forth and Amu ends with, “Is what you’re doing right now really your true self” (or something along those lines). But the lights go out and Ikuto gets Utau to leave. Amu is about to follow Utau, but gets stopped by Kairi.
Sanjou leaves saying that she’ll leave it to Kairi. Kairi starts attacking Amu who transforms into Amulet Heart instead so she can block his attacks. Amu tries to talk to Kairi, but he knocks the two heart rods away, but the X-eggs start joining together, distracting everyone. The x-egg thing goes outside and Amu and the guardians chase after it.
Rima and Tadase chara-nari, Rima attacks with juggling party, but the eggs just go back together again. Then after Yaya’s failed attack, she gets to chara-nari into Dear Baby (that’s a weird name even for a chara-nari…). She uses an attack that makes some of the eggs fall asleep, but she falls asleep too. Kairi reappears to continue the fight with Amu, and Amu transforms into Amulet Clover and does some random attack on Kairi…that at least stalls things for a minute.
When Kairi tries to restart the fight, Amu tells him that she still believes in him even if he calls her stupid. She says that the Kairi who spent time with them was the true Kairi. Kairi thinks about his true self and why Musashi is his chara (because of the samurai stories he read when he was younger). He wanted to be strong and save the weak. The x-egg worm goes back into action attacking everyone. It goes after Amu who dodges, but ends up on the ground and can’t get out of the way of it the second time.
But Kairi chara-naris into Samurai Soul and protects Amu. They defeat the worm thing together (with Amu using Remake Honey Special now) and all the eggs are healed. Tadase sees the shining white egg again and this time wonders if it might be the embryo.
After the fight, Kairi apologizes to everyone. Amu replies that everyone believes in him. Then he starts saying some samurai quotes or something (I had the same expression as Amu and Yaya trying to understand). But then Kairi explains it I guess (it’s about paths and stuff) and Kairi says that his path is Amu (woo!). Which causes multiple reactions (haha, Tadase get owned by a better guy once again).
Then the guardians hear from Kairi about Easter’s next evil plan. The CD is going overseas as well now. And of course, they have to stop it.
Another good episode. And next week’s is even better. And then the week after that is even more better.
And as usual with good episodes, I have a lot to say.
Another Utau and Dia screencap chosen just because I liked it. The background looks cool.
Aww…poor Iinchou. I feel so bad for him. Stupid Sanjou-neesan! Don’t make your little brother be a spai! As cool as it sounds when it’s said in anime (supai is the best engrish word ever…).
Oh the number of times I rewatched this scene. I know that other people have made .gifs of it, but I’m making my own later on too (I don’t like the ones I’ve seen so far). Even if everyone still says one-sided incest is wrong, they can’t keep saying it’s not funny.
I had a hard time deciding which tackle pose to cap, but I decided on this one. Utau fails in the cutest way possible. I love how she kept going after him even after she wonked her head. Utau’s bro-con is still so adorably wrong and hilarious. I’ve never seen incest come across as so innocently adorable before. Maybe because Utau has no chance I guess…
This was just adorably priceless too. And so was Utau flicking Yoru and calling Ikuto mean, but I decided to limit myself to two bro-con screencaps. And “Ji—” was my favorite. Because even Ikuto had a reaction to Utau this time and it was Nana-sama going “Ji—” too. And Utau interrupted a serious conversation with her adorable-ness. So yes, Utau’s stare won in the end. And Utau’s whining about not getting a kiss was cute too.
But the attempted glomps were still the best. I have to rewatch all this one more time, ‘kay?
Awwww! Iru misses Eru! Iru is officially my third favorite chara now! Or fourth…I don’t know. I have to wait until we get some Dia love in episode 43.
Yay for Nikaidou being useful! Yay! I’ve missed you, you silly teacher! I was expecting more Nikaidou in fillers. Satelight let me down.
Darn you Yaya. I’m not supposed to like you. But you had to go and be all stubborn about Kairi and then start crying in a cute way. Unfair. Now even when you’re annoying in this episode, I can’t call you annoying because I kind of think you’re cute now. It’s not fair!
Now everyone is going to think that because I only hate Tadase that I hate him for shallow reasons. But I hate him legimately okay! It’s just a matter of opinion!
Awww~! Everyone’s favorite crack pairing! It’s too bad that it just is impossible to work.
Nuuu! I’m probably just overreacting, but my, “Awww! Rima is so cute!” was cut short by Tadase being nice and me coming to the awful realization that…if the anime chooses to go with an anime-original ending (which other things in this episode seems to suggest) and if episode 38 strongly suggests Amuto, then they might want to pair Tadase with someone.
And pairing him with Rima means no Rimahiko! Hence my, “Nuuuu!” Besides, Rima desrves better than Tadase anyway! I don’t want to sacrifice my Amuto for Rimase (or Rimadase, whatever you guys want to use)!
Tehe~! But I’m probably overreacting.
Ikuto~! Your violin-playing is the best! It’s just too bad that you had to do it under such circumstances. And it’s too bad the awesome sunglasses came out at such a time too.
Heh. And I enjoyed the fans talking about Ikuto…because. I just did.
Black Diamonds sounds so cool with the violin! This means that this is the version on the CD too since Ikuto and Utau are both on the cover of the single. Yay~! I’m so looking forward to hearing the full version. I won’t be able to wait until the CD gets delivered to my house after all. I’ll need to listen to the full version right away.
And I’m buying the Limited Edition right now (I have no idea what the difference between the two is), but I’ll have to get the other one too! Because I want both pictures of Utau and Ikuto!!!
Amulet Angel. Still so incredibly, ROFL-worthy and so incredibly adorable. The mahou shoujo entrance is just wonderful~!
My only regret is that we didn’t get Ikuto’s reaction to Amulet Angel again. I guess now that he’s already seen it once, he’s used to it already. Because Ikuto’s like that~!
Aww. Ikuto hid because he didn’t want Amu to see him there! As usual, I can find my Amuto anywhere~! It’s just too bad that Ikuto hiding means there was no Amuto interaction (awww…*in a sadder way*).
And as usual, I let out a little giggle when Ikuto says, “Amu”. Because everytime I know he says it, I expect him to say it one way, and he says it in a new way that makes me all giggly. I don’t mind though~!
More Ikuto trying to hide from Amu! I don’t know if it was like this in the manga or not (Amu not seeing Ikuto at all), but I know one thing that’s different.
Where is my glowing key!? This is what I was talking about before. Now I really think they’re going for an anime-original ending if they’re cutting out the glowing key. Or maybe they just don’t want to open up a new mystery that they won’t solve because they’re going with the open ending. Who knows. But if it’s anime-original, I still want an Amuto ending.
Oh Iinchou. You megane poser boy you. Don’t attack the girl you like…at least don’t attack her unless you’re in a trance. Because in those cases it leads to nice shoujo drama goodness.
And because there was no Eru love until now…Eru~! She can’t fight! So cute! And she heard Utau’s song from far away! Also cute~! And even Iru can’t resist Eru’s adorable charms…more cuteness~!
Overreaction time again. Nuuuu! From now on I will be suspicious of every interaction between Tadase and Rima. It is not allowed. Not until Nagihiko comes and starts teasing Rima anyway!
Um…not much to say about Yaya’s chara-nari. Right now it’s kind of useless. I just had to screencap it because it’s a new chara-nari.
lolwut? This was incredibly random. I forget if it was in the manga or not…but lol. One of Amu’s other chara-naris does something random. It can’t all be Amulet Angel I guess.
Officially, the idea that “Tadase is girly because he’s in sixth grade” is rejected. Kairi is in fourth grade, his chara-nari has a veil…and he’s still not girly.
You Tadase fans need to grow up already. Sheesh. And just because I’m on the topic, “He’s a prince so of course he’ll have frills” is stupid too. He has an excessive amount of frills. More than any of the girls’ chara-nari’s. And Kiseki has a king/prince outfit without any frills. Grow up Tadase fans. We can say he’s girly or gay if we want to. And the fact that Tadase isn’t actually gay (as in homosexual) has nothing to do with it. He still fits the adjective using the definition: having or showing a merry, lively mood. His chara-nari is gay in that way too with his overly cheerful gay wink. So…shut up.
Sorry for that, I just needed to get it out of my system. I’ll continue to use gay if I want to now. Because I think the “merry” side of Tadase is lame too. So ha! Don’t argue with my opinion now little girlies.
This kind of occurred to me with other special attacks too, but I feel the need to mention it now. I am reminded of Kingdom Hearts 2. Very much so. People who’ve played the game will get what I mean.
Haha. Tadase = Fail. So, you’re jealous now? Too late gay little prince. You totally got ignored too. Ha!
See Tadamu fans (I’m sorry I have to address them again everyone), this is why I still don’t find Tadase “liking” Amu legitimate. He goes straight from ignoring her to being kind of posessive over someone who isn’t even his. You suck Tadase. Treat a girl right for once.
And…ending with a shot of Utau against a pretty starry sky, because we should never end on talking about Tadase’s lameness.
Utau~! I am greatly looking forward to the next two episodes!!!
Yeah, it’s called “Hoshina Utau! The Last Fight!” but as a warning to all the anime-only fans, the last fight lasts two episodes, so don’t get too excited about getting to all the Amuto spoilers you’ve been hearing about.
Plenty to look forward to in the next episode. Especially…
Utau and Ikuto as children! They are ten times cuter than Tadase! And ha Tadase fans! Tadase’s onii-tan crush is revealed in the next episode, so I can call him gay as in that way too. Ha! (No, I’m kidding…partially…)
Oh…and Amulet Devil. Congratulations are in order to Satelight since they managed to not make Amulet Devil look incredibly inappropriate. It’s shorts…couldn’t tell that in the manga at all. Not sure if it even was shorts in the manga.
Yup. Lots to look forward to next week. Only ten episode left now. Seriously…51 episodes is an odd number to end on. I’ll probably say this every time now, but why not 52?
Oh well…looking forward to next week.
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