Shugo Chara! – Episode 47August 30, 2008 at 6:35 pm | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 16 Comments
Tags: aww, RIGHTEOUS ANGER, tsundere
I really consider this a filler episode worth watching for all those skipping fillers. It’s not just because it’s entertaining, but they also touch briefly on the plot. Bringing up Ikuto and mentioning Utau’s problem after leaving Easter.
As usual, the good fillers have something from the manga to build off of. It usually works well when they do that.
Oh yeah, also…this is important too. New song for Utau. People only get to hear that if they’re good and listen to me past the cut.
This is really how a filler should be done. No random new character that will disappear without a trace next week. This episode just spent time developing characters that already exist and that we already enjoy. Filler approved. Keep it up Satelight.
(Also, sorry if this wasn’t up that quickly. I finished the summary at 1:30, but I was still waiting for the torrent so I could get my screencaps)
Amu is at home doing her summer vacation homework again. Her charas annoy her by singing the random stuff they usually say (like, “even though you’re the heroine!”). When Amu gets back to her work, Ami comes in saying she has a phonecall from an “oba-san” which turns out to be Sanjou Yukari. Amu goes down to Sanjou Productions and it turns out that Yukari wants Amu to be Utau’s manager for the day because she’s sick. Amu doesn’t think she can do it and Utau says some stubborn things as a challenge. Amu still doesn’t think she can do it, Utau decides to go alone, Yukari decides that she really should come along, but ends up falling over because she’s sick.
Seeing this, Amu and her charas decide that it can’t be helped and Amu decides to help out, with Amu secretly thinking it might be fun. Of course Utau ruins it by being all tsuntsun and telling her to hurry up.
They get on a train and Amu comments that she’s surprised Utau takes the train because it doesn’t match her “image” or something, Utau ignores her in her stubborn way. Amu still wonders if she can do the job of a manager, but Eru comes along and gives her a pair of glasses to solve all the problems. Amu seems to enjoy the glasses and starts talking to her charas, getting her weird looks from other passengers. Utau steps away so she can pretend that she doesn’t know her.
At the TV station, they meet up with the man in charge of Utau’s appearance. He tells Utau that her work was cancelled that day. He apologizes and walks off, but Utau demands more answers. Then the guy says something jerk-like about it being an adult situation or something. He asks where Sanjou is eventually and Utau introduces Amu as her manager for that day. Eventually he leaves even though Utau tries to stop him and that band DARTS randomly shows up (wtf?). Amu doesn’t know who they are so Iru and Eru mention that they’re an idol group from Easter. They bring up how she can’t get work or something (I was following it until the dumb yellow one started talking) and Utau storms out, Amu ignores the guys and follows her.
Amu asks what happened when they get downstairs. Utau, Eru, and Iru explain to her what’s happened since she quit Easter. She’s not popular enough to be on the radio or TV anymore. In the business world she’s an enemy of Easter and since they’re a powerful company, no one will hire her. (I think that’s the jist of it) Then Eru starts saying weird things that starts up Amu and her chara’s imagination. (I couldn’t understand a lot of what happened next so I’ll skip ahead)
At Sanjou productions, Yukari is wondering about Utau and starts hallucinating about Nikaidou being there…but he really is! They talk a little about how Utau and Amu might be doing, then Nikaidou gets slapped (I have no idea why, must have missed it).
Outside somewhere, Amu, Utau, and their charas talk a little bit about the situation they’re in. Utau comments that all of her sales and appearances before were by Easter’s power. Amu remembers Utau’s song and thinks that’s not it. Utau wants to find a place where she can sing, so Amu gets determined and declares that she’ll find Utau work. Eventually, Amu’s enthusiasm makes Utau agree.
They go to a lot of places with Amu bowing and asking for them to let Utau sing at each one. After the first place Amu declares that they’ll go to all sorts of places to find a place for Utau to sing. But each place rejects them. At the last place, Utau bows and asks as well, telling Amu that she’ll find her place by her own power. They both ask, but still are refused. Then Saeki Nobuko randomly shows up, comments on the two of them, but really has no impact on anything that happens. Outside they talk a little, Amu says that it’s not over yet so they continue again.
Back with sick Yukari, she finds out that Utau’s job was cancelled because of Easter. Nikaidou makes some food for Yukari that a girl taught him how to make, and Yukari unknowingly gets jealous of everyone’s favorite crack pairing.
At the end of the day Amu and Utau are tired sitting in a park with lots of other tired people around. They weren’t able to find any work. Utau makes Amu get her a drink and when Amu gets back she finds Utau singing her new song to herself. While they’re drinking, Utau brings up Ikuto out of the blue asking if Amu’s seen him (and making her spit out her drink). After getting over the shock, Amu replies that she hasn’t seen him since the night when she and Utau fought. After she assures Utau that’s the truth, she asks how Ikuto is and gets the surprise that Utau hasn’t seen him since then either. Amu asks Utau what Ikuto has to do with Easter and what his wish is. Utau says that her new song is Ikuto’s song that he used to play, she added lyrics to it.
The conversation is halted when Ran points out an x-egg. Amu decides to go after it, but Utau tells her not to because she doesn’t see the point (or that it’s the person’s own fault or something, I’m not sure), but Amu can’t leave it alone so she transforms into Amulet Spade and goes after it. More x-eggs appear from the people in the park, Amu’s already gone so Eru wants Utau to take care of it. Utau doesn’t want to heal the eggs, but Eru tells her that they can hear her song so Utau agrees. Utau transforms into Seraphic Charm and quickly heals the eggs. When she’s done, some people come into the park because they heard her singing.
Amu heals the egg she was after with Open Heart. She returns to the water fountain to see a crowd around Utau and Utau starts to sing her new song. Another day they return to the park, showing Yukari where Utau can sing now. It ends with Amu agonizing over her school work again and her charas annoying her again.
(I think my summary is even less accurate than usual, so please do not update anyplace with information obtained from this summary)
Well, we already know I liked this episode. So expect more fangirling than usual for a filler episode. After all, I’m all excited for Utau’s new song (among other things).
Cue automatic, “*gasp* Aww…Utau~!” from me. I automatically lost my ability to pay attention when I saw a picture of Utau smiling like that in the background.
Even more, “Aww…Utau~!” when I saw the full version. It’s not just cute, it also made me realize, “Oh! New single on the way at some point!” Heartful Song~! I’ll keep from going on too much here, but really…I’m awaiting its release.
Wow…Utau is still more than just tsundere, she can still pull out her stubborn, prideful bitch act for the heck of it too. Good. All sides of Utau stay in tact. Except, oddly enough, her super brother-complex side is fading. Wow.
Eru, you’re so fucking cute. I love you and I missed you. Thank god you made up for lost time in this episode. (Gah, I still need to get her figure with her egg!!!)
The megane were Eru’s idea! We should have known! Amu with glasses…heh. She actually looks pretty darn good. A nice cute moment for Amu. I still suspect that Satelight is trying to boost Amu’s success in SaiMoe…but I’m fine with it. Amu with glasses is cute.
Heh. About time. Amu talking to her charas was finally interpreted as her talking to herself. It’s because she was being way too loud in a public place. I loved how Utau stepped back like she didn’t know her too. They’re acting like real friends now (or is it just my friends that do that to me?).
Amu really was cute in this episode. But anyway, that guy pissed me off. He doesn’t get a screencap because he’s a stupidhead (being immature, yes). So just enjoy nervous megane-Amu.
GTFO. Especially you dressed in yellow. I couldn’t even freakin’ understand you. You guys wear ugly clothes and I hate you. Go back to Easter you losers. (I don’t know what brought this on either, they just pissed me off)
Poor Utau. Easter sucks. I’m not sure if I understood everything correctly, but whatever. The way I understood it gets to piss me off more (righteous anger!!!). Especially since I know who runs Easter…I hate that guy. I hope he gets thrown off of a building and then gets run over by a car.
Heh. Even period drama Utau still has her twintails. I guess “warumono” is an old term you hear in stuff like this. When I looked it up I found the meaning, “scoundrel” so I’m guessing that’s kind of the case.
Tsundere Utau screencap is a must. Once again, it was Eru who caused it. Meaning that Eru is well-deservedly my favorite chara. Freakin’ love that angel.
ROFLcakes. Still no sign of the other side pairings (sheesh, I want a ramen date for Kukai and Utau already), but at least the antics of Yukari being all tsundere for Nikaidou are keeping me entertained. Hmm…I wonder who broke up with who in the first place?
This scene was like…doubly cute. They were both using their cutely stubborn voices at the same time. I almost had moe and just plain cute overloads instantaneously.
Amu really tried her best. Now we know how she melted Utau’s stubbornly cold heart. It must have taken Utau such a long time to go along with it because she was trying to concentrate on not blushing and stuttering and going, “N-nani sore?” I understand Utau. It must have been hard.
Ah, the friendship between two stubborn girls who are technically rivals in love is a beautiful thing. Especially when they run off smiling at each other.
Oh no! Yukari is now jealous of everyone’s favorite crack pairing. You better look out Su. You’re in trouble (ah, these scenes really were entertaining).
Utau singing~! I think I’m even more touched than Amu. Heartful Song really is a great song~!
I’m unsure of one thing I said in my summary, about Heartful Song being Ikuto’s song that Utau added lyrics too, purely because I can’t hear the similarity. If someone with better Japanese who can translate that scene properly can let me know if I’m way wrong or I’m just confusing myself, I’d be grateful.
Ha! We were all waiting for it all episode, then it just comes out of the blue. I love it. Look at Amu blushing just because Ikuto was mentioned. That cute, silly girl. No one believes you about Ikuto anymore.
Anyway~! Anyone else notice how calm Utau was when she talked about Ikuto? No desperation or crazy demonic auras. Yup, looks like despite what she says, she starting to concede to Amu (she’s such a good girl).
Wow…Amu asked Utau how Ikuto was and she didn’t have a fit at all. It feels like I’m in a parallel universe. Though I wonder if this conversation means the filler arc is a yes or a no? Maybe we’re just heading right for Ikuto’s arc? That seems like a bad idea with pacing, but whayever. Having Utau say he’s missing now would make it weird if he just showed up to randomly tease Amu for fun later. Wonder what will happen.
Anyway, this is actually some plot inserted here. It’s the last scrap they have from the manga before touching Ikuto’s arc though. Utau still didn’t answer Amu’s questions about Ikuto’s wish. I’m assuming they’ll reveal that properly during his arc.
Finally! Amulet Spade! Too bad it barely even counted since it only took up about five seconds of new screentime. Everything else was just the usual recycled mahou shoujo animation.
I think this is another spot where I didn’t understand properly. Either I didn’t get it, or Utau’s reasoning just makes no sense to me. Both are possible. Utau is known for being stubborn and using bad reasoning.
Just really quickly, lol at the drunk salaryman chara on the right. He has a tie on his head.
Seraphic Charm~! I absolutely *squee*ed when she appeared on the scene. Yes, this definitely has become my favorite chara-nari. The angel chara-nari that attacks and heals with Nana Mizuki singing is the best. No question.
Wow. It’s rare for Utau to be caught in an embarrassing or uncomfortable situation. But we know she made it work for her.
This song is so beautiful. Did I call Black Diamond my favorite song from Utau? Forget that. This one’s the new favorite. I love the tune, I love the lyrics, and I love how Nana-sama sings it. This song is, in just one word…beautiful.
It’s too bad we only get about a minute of the song. I really want to hear more. I’ve already listened to that one minute about thirty times. I’m really looking forward to the release of this song. Too bad nothing has been announced yet. They’re still advertising Black Diamond, so you really can’t get this one to be released too soon after. Black Diamond was just released earlier this month.
I’m really glad that even though Utau’s no longer a part of the main plot we still get to see her and even get a new song from her. It’s almost like Utau’s finally getting the attention she deserves now that her arc is over. It doesn’t make any sense, but if Utau is getting attention, I’m happy.
I just hope it will last. Part of me doesn’t think so. Not unless they get Utau meeting up with Kukai in an episode sometime soon.
Hmm…originally I had more to say about this episode, something with substance. But now I forget since it took me forever to upload images. My internet is being really slow. I’ve been working on this post almost all day with my internet making my torrent slow and then slowing down my actual contrstuction of this post. I’m pretty pissed off about it. It’s only my absolute enjoyment in this episode that kept me going. Maybe it’ll come to me later and I’ll edit to add it in.
Oh yeah, randomly manga-related someone else occurred to me who could be Gozen. It’s not necessarily what I think, but it occurred to me as a possibility nonetheless. Why hasn’t anyone else brought it up? At least with me?
So rude. Now I’m going to keep it to myself, because I don’t honestly believe no one else has thought of it. So there!
“Madame Murmur” was a lie. Or it was just translated badly or…something. I have no idea. According to the preview the next episode is “Yaya ni onegai” or something.
Meaning it’s an episode about Yaya. I approve of Satelight making more filler episodes about the regular characters, but…I can’t really imagine liking this one. Yaya annoys me whenever she takes centerstage. That’s just me though. Maybe some Yaya fans will like this episode.
At least Kukai’s back, which means I should enjoy it somewhat, but not that much. I’m just saying this as an advanced warning, I probably will half-ass the summary next week. Partially because the episode might not be crazy-good for me, partially because I’ll be very busy next week getting back to school.
Also, let me just add in here. I can’t reply to all the comments on Shugo Chara posts anymore. I don’t think I replied to any last week at all. I’m only replying when I really have something to say or add. I have fun replying to comments, but I just don’t have the time for so many anymore.
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