Shugo Chara! – Episode 46August 25, 2008 at 12:48 am | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 19 Comments
Filler episode. The filler character was kind of lame, but Rima showed us how she made it past her first real competition of SaiMoe. By being cute and adorable. Yes.
Also, I’d like to thank all of my readers (lurking or otherwise) for not being incredibly rude and demanding I put up a summary when I, quite obviously, was busy. I kind of expected to get at least one comment on episode 45 saying, “Where’s the next episode?” But I didn’t. It’s just the usual crap from random Tadamu fans on posts that are weeks old.
Part of my delayed post is the fault of annoying SC! fans, every time I’d sit down to get to writing my thoughts, I’d find something stupid from one of them and it would ruin my mood. I didn’t want to sound angry about the episode when I actually found parts of it enjoyable, so I just postponed it.
Then, I was reminded of the fact that my summaries aren’t just read by the people who leave nice comments, they’re read by morons too. It’s the reason why they stick around and aren’t bored with me yet. Part of me wants to drop the summaries, but it’s part of my blogging format, and SC is really the last series I do regular summaries for. I don’t want to stop and I know a lot of nice, normal fans will be disappointed if I do.
But I’ll get to all of that in a post sometime later. I did enjoy this week’s episode. Despite there being a wasteful filler character who I didn’t much care for, she proved to be a good back-up for some Rima awesomeness.
I was rather lost this episode. As I always am with manzai jokes…even when they’re explained to me. So, if you don’t understand why certain characters were laughing, don’t look at me. I won’t even come close to getting it. I didn’t even get the joke enough to be able to say it’s a lame joke.
The heat seems to be getting to Amu and her charas (and they’re bored too) so they sit by the fan and turn on the TV. On TV is some comedian with bad jokes who does nothing to impress Amu and Miki, but Ran bursts out in laughter. Su brings in some stamina juice (which as all stamina juice, tastes bad). After a brief meltdown, Amu gets a message from Rima to meet her somewhere.
Rima has tickets to a comedy show. KusuKusu reveals that Rima won them by sending over a hundred forms in. Rima insists that it was just something she entered casually. KusuKusu and Rima explain what the TV show they’re going to is (comedy show Rima watches). When Amu starts to say that ehs might not be able to go, Rima threateningly asks if she thinks comedy is stupid. Rima returns to normal after Amu says she loves comedy, and that they’ll go in the morning.
On the way home they run into a girl practicing her routine for the very show they’ll be attending. Her name is Miyako and Rima is not impressed by her gags (Ran finds it hilarious). Rima confronts the girl and tells her that she’s not ready yet! Miyako has a normal reaction and Amu introduces both herself and Rima. Random comedy ensues and Miyako reveals her dream (basically just to be a comedian and make people smile). Amu is impressed by Miyako’s dream, which surprises her because everyone usually just thinks she’s weird.
Random stuff happens and suddenly it gets serious and it’s revealed that Rima is some sort of legendary person (the god of comedy!!!). Miyako asks to be trained and comedy training begins! Somehow Amu becomes a student too. The training somehow leads to Rima and Miyako running on a beach as the sun sets. The training ends, Rima gives Miyako some words of encouragement and she shouts toward the setting sun. That night Miyako continues studying and she’s sure that she’ll do well at the audition because of Rima.
The next day Amu and Rima visit Miyako in the changing room and do a few more “nande ane” to get rid of nerves. The comedian Amu saw on TV the day before appears (he’s the judge for the audition or something I think) and does his gag, Rima is not impressed with him either. In fact no one is (the helpers have to tell people to laugh). Miyako doesn’t laugh either and it seems to get her in trouble.
When Miyako’s turn comes up, the guy from before and his helpers start insulting her right away. It makes her nervous and she doesn’t do well. Before she can recover, she gets cut off, spoken down to and he says the exact things that would cause her to feel all depressed (calls her weird) so she runs off. RIma and Amu run after her and when they find her, her x-egg appears. Amu and Rima chara-nari (Amulet Heart…) and team up to heal Miyako’s egg with the usual words of encouragement.
At the show, the loser guy fails when the audience doesn’t laugh even though they’re told to by his helpers. Miyako uses the opportunity to make her comeback and does an impromptu routine that makes everyone laugh. Rima sees it as a success and explained how Miyako planned it out. Rima offers her advice to the loser comedian next and gives him a new gag to use. She’s once again delcared the god of comedy.
Miyako, Amu, and Rima all sit around at the playground later and discuss what happened, then Rima busts out a new comedy move. As expected of the god of comedy, it makes everyone laugh. Rima and Miyako run on a beach at sunset again, accompanied by that loser comedian guy from before.
(Just to be safe, I’m not sure how much of my summary is right. The general plot is, but my understanding of small events may be off. Also sorry if it’s long, I’m still adjusting to be able to determine what’s right for blogging. At least on SC, people seem to like more.)
Not as bad as I thought it might be, though I did get my expected dose of Rima-ness. But see fellow fans! When you keep your expectations low, it ends up being better when they surprise you with something good.
However, I have to say that the lack of Ikuto and plot is getting to me. I’m not in rage mode, because I really expect it, but it’s quite bothersome. It’s not like I hate fillers (I’ve made it quite clear, I only hate filler characters for taking up time I’d rather be spent on good characters), but I’d still rather have things move along. Even if, sadly, it’s with some random plot the anime makes up.
Why is a girl talking into a fan so common in anime? Is it supposed to be moe or something? Because I know some guys got all fanboy giggling about someone from Lucky Star doing that (or a couple of them right?). My god! Satelight is trying to bring up Amu’s rank for SaiMoe! Don’t do it Satelight! Don’t turn my Cool and Spicy girl into a moe blob just for one competition!
Stamina juice. One thing American and Japanese entertainment have in common (hell, I know Canada and England are in there too) is that every time a home made “stamina” juice appears, it will cause chaos!!!
Hmm, this joke was cute the first five or so times that they used it but…it’s showing another weakness of the fillers. Get your act together Satelight.
Tsundere girls must teach their charas to better keep their mouths shut. They keep ruining their cool facade. First Eru, now KusuKusu. And hell, Ran and the others have been at it for a while now.
So begins my massive image spam of absolute Rima cuteness. Every single comment about these images will pretty much equal, “I love Rima. Rima is cute. Rima should win SaiMoe.” or something.
Okay, so I still think Ranka should win SaiMoe…even if she disappointed me this week. Her uselessness is just a sacrifice made for moe…or something. (Oh you guys know that everyone in any mecha anime ever has to hit the bottom before they’re able to get any real character development.)
Whoa nice. I thought no one could even come close to seeming as ominous and threatening as Utau. Good job Rima. The mood just completely shifted in an instant. It was crazy.
Miyako was a poorly developed and rather annoying character, but she’s a filler character. If you judge her among filler characters, she did her job well. She had her own briefly explained story, but she mainly served as a character to give a main character some good scenes and development.
I guess even filler characters don’t piss me off that much. They just piss me off when the story is focused on them. I don’t see the point. I honestly just don’t care about them.
Rima does not tolerate anything that she knows is not funny. It must be of Bala-Bala~nsu quality or it sucks! There is no gray area! To put it simply, as I’ve said before…Comedy is srs bsns.
Holy cow Rima! You’ve been upgraded from a queen to a God! When did this happen? How the Hell did this legend get started? How!?
Seriously…I want to know how. I want a random spinoff series (an OAV of three episodes is fine~!) where Rima saves the world with her comedy and is reborn as a god!
I miss Eru. T_T
Why couldn’t this filler have happened when Eru was still hanging around with Amu. I wanted to hear Eru go “nande ane”. It would have been so cute. Eru~! (At least we get to see her next week)
Whoa again Rima. How the heck did she manage to freak out Cool and Spicy Amu to such an extent? She’s like a drill sargeant with her comedy training.
If you didn’t understand this scene, it’s all right. You weren’t supposed to. It came out of nowhere. I chalk it up to inspirational teacher/student movies where they overcome all odds and run on a beach against the sunset.
Seeing a scene like this now though…I wonder if I’ll ever be able to make the most emotional, touching scene from Air seriously ever again…
Even small things about Rima made me laugh this week. Look how serious she is about reading her manga. It’s just really cute. Rima~!
Nande ane x-chara amuses me. Not as much as crazy, “Do you liek English!?” x-chara (because that one pretty much terrified me, so it amused me), but still amusing.
… *flips over a table and goes to quietly seethe in a corner*
Last week had no excuse with the x-chara being piano-involved, this week it’s comedy, which is technically a performance art, which technically belongs to Amulet Spade again. We are not amused.
It’s not like all of us hate Amulet Heart, we’re just sick of her getting the spotlight all the time. I missed Amu’s normal chara-nari’s too during the Dia arc, but what about Amulet Spade and Clover? Why for the past two episode has it just been Amulet Heart when it doesn’t even make sense. There are no more excuses. Even the Amulet Heart advocates have to admit, it’s getting out of hand now.
…whatever. I guess it matches the dream and all that and at least this time it doesn’t have some random clip. Just…whatever.
…pfft! ROFL. Rima has never been sillier. I look forward to seeing all the animations produced of this new incredible randomness.
And oddly enough, this scene made me realize that the fillers haven’t had awful animation yet. Let’s hope they can keep it up for next week and draw Utau’s hair properly (or maybe they won’t have to because it’ll just stay in her hat the whole time).
Wow what an ending. It’s like they broke Amu with their randomness. Poor Amu…she’s back to being the normal character dealing with everyone else’s weirdness now that Kairi is gone and Rima is so weird herself.
Ah…Amu’s become the plaything of the Guardians again. And somehow, that makes me happy.
Ah! No filler character! No filler character next week! This is the sort of filler I want fools!
Everything I saw in the preview for this episode got me all psyched. Iru and Eru, Amu wearing glasses (random), Utau singing~! Yup, everything got me excited. Too bad they did a lame half-preview on us. They did that back at episode 26 too, leaving all of us wondering about the Amuto tea cup scene.
Don’t go assuming that means Satelight is planning another surprise Amuto episode though. I can’t see how they’d get Ikuto in with Amu hanging around Utau the whole time. It just means that they didn’t want to use any more air time because they needed to fit in a giveaway announcement.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to next week. We get Utau singing. Hopefully it’s a new song that we’ll get in a single that has Utau’s other song as a track too.
Also, before anyone brings it up…I have heard that episode 51 is called Humpty-Dumpty. Do I believe it? No. I haven’t found any place that lists past episode 48’s title. That even includes wikipedia (Japanese and English). I think it’s something that someone who didn’t know about the series being extended made up. Maybe it’ll come out officially later, but having a gap between episode 48’s title and 51’s…that seems suspicious to me.
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