Shugo Chara! – Episode 43August 2, 2008 at 1:58 pm | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 33 Comments
Tags: awesomes, aww, befriended, cute~!, fangirling
Well, another awesome episode. The Dia arc really is great. I’m sad to see that it’s over. Especially since we’re definitely headed for fillers and a half-filler now. I’ll get more into what the fillers seem to be later though. They don’t seem to be quite as bad as I thought they might be. Not yet anyway.
But anyway! I can enjoy it as it is for now~! Because this was another awesome episode! Amu and Utau team-up ftw!
The torrent was late on this episode. I had to watch it on YouTube first. Not cool. I wanted to watch full screen mahou shoujo action like last week. Watching Amu and Utau transform wasn’t as cool when it was just a tiny little rectangle on my screen surrounded by crap. And if I’d made the youtube video full screen it would have gotten all pixelated and stupid. Even less cool.
It picks up from last week with Amu’s transformation with Dia while everyone watches in awe. Inside the glow, Dia has returned to her proper form and they go to chara-nari together while Amu thinks about when she first got and lost Dia, happy that she got her back. Then Amu emerges from the glow as Amulet Dia.
When Amu lands on the grand everyone gives their congratulations. But the happiness fades when everyone notices Utau on the ground while Iru and Eru try to cheer her up. Utau seems very upset about losing and the fact that everyone (I’m assuming her charas) left her. When Utau says she lost to Amu, Amu says that she’s wrong, but nothing Amu says works until they get interrupted by Ami who suddenly arrives and is just overjoyed to see Utau.
Ami runs right up to Utau and states her amazement (shugoi!), Amu apologizes to Utau and introduces Ami as her little sister who is a big fan of Utau. Ami pulls out a little microphone (from somewhere) and starts singing her moe little girl version of Meikyuu Butterfly. Everyone else has a *sweatdrop* sort of reaction.
Ami turns to Utau and asks if she’ll sing (or something). Amu says something that ends with mentioning fun (I’ll try to figure it out later). Utau thinks that she used to be like that too and remembers when she used to watch idols on TV and wanted to be like them. Ami asks Utau to sing again, Utau starts to say that right now she can’t, but Eru tells her that it’s all right. Eru tells her that she has a warm song (and a whole lot of other things I didn’t undedrstand) everyone agrees, and Iru and Eru help get her to stand up. Tadase also tells her to sing and Utau turns to Ikuto who nods.
Utau sings the song from when she was younger and everyone smiles. Amu thinks that Utau has a warm and beautiful song. Utau smiles once she’s finished. But the happiness fades quickly when Ikuto notices the helicopter about to take off. Sanjou is going to go off to debut the CD worldwide anyway. As they’re leaving, all the x-eggs hatch and they all bust out of the helicopter.
The x-charas start to attack, but all the guardians attack first. Then it’s back and forth betweent he guardians and the charas for a while. Then the charas all combine to make one giant fat chara. It tries to blast Utau, Amu, and Ami, but Kairi and Tadase block the attack. They both attack it and manage to break the giant chara apart. Then Ami comes along to tell them they’re cool and Kairi seems a little embarassed because he was called a “samurai.”
But all isn’t well because a lot of the charas are on the helicopter and it’s going down, causing Kairi and Utau to worry for Sanjou inside. Utau asks to chara-nari with Eru then and she transforms into Seraphic Charm. Everyone is in amazement again. Then Amu and Utau go off to solve the problem together. In the air Utau uses her attack with Eru (Angel Cradle) and it makes all the x-charas fall asleep and the eggs start healing as well while Utau sings her song. Utau is amazed at Eru’s power, but Eru tells her that it’s her song.
Then Utau’s attention is drawn to Sanjou who is about to fall out of the still falling heliicopter. Utau rushes to save her. Amu stays where she is and Dia tells her it’s time for her to shine and Amu uses her attack (Starlight Navigation I think) to keep the helicopter from falling. Everyone is in awe of the attack. Utau caught Sanjou safely.
On the ground Sanjou asks why Utau saved her since she hated her, Utau explains that since her debut they’d always been together and if that changed she’d be bothered (or something like that). Sanjou starts crying and hugs Utau. Ikuto then gets Utau’s attention and tells her that her song wasn’t for her sake and now she can sing.
The healed eggs are all about to leave when Tadase notices the shining white egg from before that might be the embryo and it catches Ikuto’s attention as well. Then Amu is with Dia again, undoing their chara-nari. Dia goes back into her egg to return when Amu shines again. (Then I kind of missed what Dia said after, but I’m trying to translate it, because if I heard right, it seems important) Amu’s then left with just Dia’s egg. Everyone looks up (for some reason) and Ikuto and Yoru leave unnoticed.
Then sometime later people are talking about Utau who quit working for Easter. Iru seems annoyed because it’s a good thing Utau quit Eru adds in that Utau can make her debut on her own now (or something…I’m missing a lot today). Then Sanjou shows up and says that it’s been a while, Utau is surprised to see her. Sanjou says that it’s a big coincidence and tells Utau that she’s working in a new office since she quit Easter as well. Then they agree on a few things and basically they’re going to work together.
Amu and her charas are looking at Dia’s egg. The charas are kind of disappointed that they never really got to meet her.Amu tells the that they’ll see her again, the next time she shines.
Lots to say about this episode, huh?
The animation wasn’t the same as last week, but the quality was still a lot better than usual. I am very pleased. All the music used was really great too. If I wasn’t sold on fillers to get the awesome stuff an anime adds (music, voices, etc.), I’d definitely be all for it this week.
Also…I really overdid the screencaps of Utau this week, but I can’t help it.
The mystery of Dia’s voice has been solved by the way. It might have been different before (or so I read), but now she’s voiced by Kanae Ito, Amu herself. I didn’t hear it at first, because I’ve only heard Kanae-san as Amu, but it’s definitely her. Man…Kanae-san is really good for a still new seiyuu. She’s already becoming a favorite.
Oh…and Dia’s real form is really cute.
Amulet Dia~! She’s the third most popular character in Shugo Chara! according to the Nakayoshi poll (I haven’t gotten my issue yet though, I just found out). She beat characters like Utau and Tadase.
Her transformation was basically just the glow and then this, but that makes sense. It’s a big moment so it had to be kind of automatic. If Amulet Dia comes back a couple of times we’ll probably get something more standard like with Amulet Heart, Spade, and Clover.
No! Crying Utau! I don’t care if she deserved it, it still makes me sad. Utau really is a good girl. She’s just been so misguided. Poor Utau…
That’s right Amu! You talk some sense into your tsundere friend! She didn’t lose! She’s Utau. it’s impossible for her to lose! Except in popularit polls (she’s in fourth place).
My god…there is no more tsuntsun Utau. Look at her! Where’s her stubborn little frown? Yeah, no longer denying that she likes Amu too. She didn’t say it out loud, but look at her. Utau~!
ROFL at Ami. She ran by everyone like that, but it was especially funny when she ran past Ikuto. No one can ignore her “WTH?” moe-ness.
Seriously…I think Ami somehow managed to get even cuter. I don’t know how, but she’s even cuter when she’s being a big fan of Utau. She’s the first member of the Utau fanclub and she shows it well!
Of course, little Utau is even cuter and moe-er. Because she’s Utau. Just look at her. It’s impossible to be any cuter than that.
I love this song. I can’t wait to hear the full version. The way they’ve been playing it, it just has to be the second song on the Black Diamon single. And I can’t wait to hear it~! I wonder if it’ll have both little Utau and current Utau singing. That would be so cute and just awesome. Nana-sama harmonizing with herself!
And that’s my Utau-chan~! Utau love officially triples with this moment! None of you can deny it any longer! If you’re still insulting Utau, you’re just tsundere for her. Utau is just so lovable now. Utau~! And you can’t say you don’t like Utau because of what she did to Eru either! Eru is pretty much the number on Utau fan!
I told you guys I’d be suspicious of everything. Nagihiko better come back soon. It’ll probably take until episode 51 or something thouhg (nuuu!).
Well. For the first time ever, Yaya was useful. Never thought it would happen, but good job Yaya.
Um…Amu is an awesome big sister and Ami is insanely cute. That’s it, but it needed to be said.
Eru’s even happier than I am about Utau officially becoming a member of the Eru fanclub. Eru forever~!
>_< Utau~! Eru~! They’re both so wonderful and what do you get when you combine them? Seraphic Charm~!
Officially…no more denying it, Seraphic Charm is my favorite Chara-Nari ever. Angelic Utau is win. Just…absolutely…perfect.
I hope to see Amu and Utau team up more in the future because every time they are incredibly awesome. Their fights were fun too, but they really are best as a team!
Angel Cradle’s song better be on the next OST. It is officially my favorite attack as well. She gets the charas to fall asleep, go back to their eggs, and all of them get healed too. It’s an awesome attack! With Nana-sama singing! Therefore…best attack ever. No contest.
More smiling Utau is wonderful~! She looks so angelic and beautiful. I really do love the Eru side of Utau the most. Tsundere Iru side is good too, but Angelic Eru side is the best.
Whoa. Starlight Navigation seems even more crazy over-powered than open heart. She was able to keep a helicopter from falling. A helicopter. Amulet Dia is really Amu’s best chara-nari.
Utau is so forgiving~! The angelic side really is wonderful.
And of course, looking at that angelic smile, Sanjou became another member of the Utau fanclub, joining Eru, Iru, Ami, Amu, and countless other nameless fans.
Ikuto’s such a good brother~! He really didn’t do much in this episode (he was basically just watching everything going on), but it’s okay. He shows that he’s the best at just about everything. He’s awesome at everything else, and now he’s an awesome brother too. Ikuto~!
Why are the Tsukiyomi’s so damn awesome?
Eh…they cut something out. Ikuto and Tadase were both supposed to go after the embryo. They both just noticed it. Now I’m not sure about what they said in that scene. I wanted to know…
Damn it! I think I know what Dia said here and I think it was really important, but I can’t say for sure. It’s not fair. *failure* I almost always miss the really important stuff. I need to study more.
Oh…and I can’t wait until Dia comes back. She still hasn’t shown up in the manga again though.
Nuuu! I knew this was going to happen, but! But! If Ikuto leaves, he doesn’t reappaear again in the manga until his arc starts. There’s some fillers coming that I really don’t think Ikuto will show up in so…what the heck? When’s Ikuto going to come back?
As much as I’d like the first time Amu sees Ikuto again to be during that scene…I want Ikuto to show up sooner. Don’t mess with me Satelight.
Um okay…I just freakin’ love this image of Utau. She looks so cute and cool and just…kyaa~! Utau is awesome. I can’t wait until episode 47. Utau~!
And Sanjou has officially become likable. Since Utau forgave her and Sanjou is being all nice…plus the fact that both Utau and Kairi like her…I like Sanjou now. She’s fun now that she’s not an Easter bitch.
Determined Utau without her being bitchy or tsundere or anything! Awesome! Utau love has doubled yet again!
God…Utau really is just completely awesome.
Summer vacation episode that seems to combine with the rest of chapter 26.
Yeah…I think we all recognize what this means. (Eh? But couldn’t Iinchou stick around for more fillers?)
After next week though, we’re headed for fillers. The first one is “Ganbarre Seiichiro” and I have no idea who Seiichiro is so I expect he’s a filler character and the episode will suck. I mean, is there a Seiichiro I don’t know of? Am I forgetting something?
Then it’s an episode about Rima (Rima Kōrin!? Owarai no Kamisama!) so that should definitely be good.
And then…the filler I’m actually looking forward too! “Atashi ga Utau no Maneja!?” Which translates to “I’m Utau’s Manager?” Which means Utau and Amu together which is automatically awesome. It’s definitely a filler I’ll enjoy. Looking forward to it!
So, 2/3 fillers appearing to be decent isn’t bad, but let’s get some Utakai in there too (and bring Nagihiko back so we can get Rimahiko as well).
(EDIT: BTW, there’s a rip from the radio of the full version of Gachinko de Ikou on YouTube)
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