Shugo Chara! – Episode 50September 20, 2008 at 5:50 am | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 19 Comments
Tags: fangirling, no wai!, pwned, ROFL
Well that surprised me. Amidst all the little chara antics there was some actual plot. Well, anime plot anyway. None of this stuff ever happened in the manga.
Ikuto showed up a bit and for more than just flicking Yoru away. Kinda surprised me. But maybe it shouldn’t have since this was supposed to be one of the last two episodes originally.
I don’t think I have anything to really add on that doesn’t involve the episode this week because of that little post I did last night with some Shugo Chara news.
Just that somehow the new season of Shugo Chara! is getting my excitement back. I’ve been rather, “meh” about the whole series recently, but looking for news like I used to in the past is getting me all excited again. This episode wasn’t even really anything that special, but I was still excited and enjoyed every last bit of it.
How long this will last however is another story, but I think I can stay excited at least until after the new season starts.
The episode begins with the embryo wandering around (yes, seriously) and it wanders to Amu’s house where Su sees it through the window. Then it passes by Kiseki who sees it, but then thinks he just saw the moon.
At the royal garden the next day, the Guardians have a whole bunch of research about the embryo gathered by Kairi. They talk a little about the embryo and Su tries to bring up what she saw, but is interrupted by Yaya who claims she has the embryo in a box. Kiseki opens it and a fake bird just pops out of an egg, ticking him off severely.
Meanwhile at some random Easter building, the three stupid scientists are at work on building the second version of their embryo-finding machine. They get too busy celebrating and don’t notice a danger sign and a bunch of x-eggs sneak away. Ikuto and Yoru are outside, Yoru notices the x-eggs and wakes Ikuto up. Ikuto notices the shining egg nearby which they think might be the embryo and gets ready to go after it, but an explosion from the building gets his attention long enough for the eggs to disappear.
Ikuto goes to investigate the building and Yukari’s stalked explains to him about their little invention, but while he’s explaining Ikuto leaves. The stalker gets a phone call from the director who wants him to do something else involving Ikuto. As they walk away, Ikuto lets Yoru know he figured something out about the embryo, but keeps it to himself.
Amu reads through some of the books Kairi collected, not understanding much. Kiseki and Miki are looking for the embryo and Kiseki tells her about thinking that he saw the embryo through some thick clouds. Su tries to bring up what she saw again, but gets interrupted. Miki explains to Ran who misunderstands and ends up thinking of a black spider. She tells KusuKusu and Pepe who add to the story by making it a big black spider who swallowed the embryo. They go to Daichi who goes to ask Kukai where the spider is and gets that he’s at the devil’s castle which appears on a full moon (or something) because he’s playing a video game (And this game of telephone is complete lolz).
On Easter’s roof Ikuto finally explains to Yoru, it’s when there’s a lot of eggs around that the emrbyo appears, but Ikuto shuts Yoru up when Stalker-san appears (to share his lunch =_=;) and touches Ikuto’s shoulder before he leaves. It’s then revealed that he put a tiny camera on Ikuto for the director (no wai! Yukari’s stalker became Ikuto’s stalker!). So if Ikuto knows anything about the embryo, they’ll find it soon. Then the director just says some ominous evil things that make him more of an asshole.
The next day the charas have a meeting while the guardians are in school where the end of the spider story makes it back to Kiseki. That night is a full moon (lol, like every night) so they can go after the embryo at long last! So begins the charas’ little RPG fantasy where they go after the embryo in the castle.
Later, the Easter scientists are watching monitors for the camera planted on Ikuto and learn how boring it is to keep watch on a cat napping. Ikuto already found the camera and put it on Yoru instead. And Stalker-san is feeling down (good, loser ^_^).
That night the charas go out to find the castle (Daichi was brought along even though Kukai isn’t in the guardians anymore). Kiseki doesn’t know where the castle is but they’re just going to search for it anyway. And then the most random chara adventure montage follows. At one point Su gets left behind and reunites with her doggy friend from episode 10 (the one that belongs to Amu’s fanboy).
At home, Amu has been busy studying the embryo stuff so she just notices that her charas are gone and finds a note about going to look for the embryo from them. She meets up with the other guardians whose charas have also gone off. Su finds them coincidentally and tells them she got left behind and tells them they’re looking for the castle.
The charas find their castle in the form of the random Easter building, but Miki and Daichi find it suspicious. Yoru appears and asks what they’re doing, after Kiseki refuses to tell him, Pepe starts telling him everything. The Easter scientists hear all this (and recognize Pepe as a Guardian’s chara for some reason) and they find out the signal is coming from right outside. Su leads the Guardians to the other charas (by sensing them or whatever). Ran and Miki gets scolded by Amu and Su once they arrive. Kieseki explains what they’re doing there, then Yoru comes out screaming for some reason and Pepe knocks him with a harisen (which makes the camera fall off). Inside they find nothing but the machine (and my Japanese gets a little fuzzy) and Pepe and KusuKusu end up going after the machine and accidentally turning it on.
They all take cover from the machine until they find out there’s an x-egg around. Amu transforms into Amulet Clover and with Tadase’s help, she heals the egg. Once they’re done Yoru seems disappointed that the embryo didn’t show up, and Ikuto shows up. He tells the guardians that they’re in an Easter building which makes the charas realize it’s not a castle. Then their little game of telephone is revealed and it’s all revealed to be a misunderstanding. Then they’re interrupted by the scientists hurrying down the stairs, so the guardians leave (but not before Amu looks back at Ikuto). The scientists arrive to find everything messed up and Ikuto jumps down.
The director arrives at the building to find out what happened (the machine is broken). Ikuto starts to leave but is stopped by the director. Ikuto says he doesn’t have the embryo (or something along those lines) and tosses the camera to the director (pissing him off) and leaves. (Then something along the lines about how Tsukiyomi’s have to work for Easter is said by the director. I’m not sure.)
At home the charas comment about how they couldn’t find the embryo. Su finally gets her chance to tell everyone she saw the emrbyo, but no one believes her. Then it just ends with the embryo wandering about in the night sky again.
(Hmm, I wonder if I enjoyed the episode more than I expected to because I understood more than usual…)
Satelight pulled out their old tricks again. I haven’t even been able to say, “Oh snap! You tricky plot ninjas!” about Satelight since episode 26. But damn they’re being tricky plot ninjas again. They snuck in all sorts of development nd enjoyment recently. It’s all anime-original of course, but when you’re expecting nothing it’s still a nice surprise.
But still, I don’t have a lot to say. So I overdid the Ikuto screencaps again (hey, if it’s what the readers want, I can’t deny them). I had so many that I had to delete some (agh!) because I know I’m not the only one out there blogging SC! (You better load up too amayalee!)
Aw, Su~! Though I have to say quickly, what was up with the Embryo (or excuse me “embryo” I have to keep saying that until we know for sure) just wandering around. More, “let just do this!” writing from Satelight I guess.
Back to the important topic though…Su~! She hasn’t gotten the spotlight in a while (and all my attention was diverted to Eru) so I forgot how cute she was.
I miss you Kairi. Why do these sadists keep bringing him up? It’s not fair! You should have had him stick around longer!!! *grumpy*
This was like…one joke in the episode. Why did they make it the description? I don’t get it. So it could be spoiler-free I guess? Not like any of those spoilers are important anyway. Any progress they make with finding the embryo will just be reset for next season so they can follow the manga.
I was pretty surprised when I saw how often Ikuto was on the screencaps on 2ch. He really showed up in the episode quite a bit. Lately it’s like we’ve been getting the most anime-original Ikuto we’ve ever had. Though…really that just means he’s showing up now even when they don’t have something from the manga to build from.
And the plot they’ve come up with to end the season while making Ikuto involved is so full of plot holes. For now I don’t mind though, because a day where I can step back and say, “Whoa! I have too many screencaps of Ikuto!” is a very good day indeed.
And the best part about all of this anime-original stuff is that I can’t shout, “Agh! That’s not Ikuto!” because he’s acting pretty much in character. If there’s anything bad going on, I know I‘m not noticing it (if you guys find anything it’s just because you’re looking).
Oh yeah. Breaking the fangirl mood for a minute here. Asshole director.
To be honest, I didn’t think any specific death for him this time. Once he appeared on screen though I just started thinking, “Die in a fire. Die in a fire. Die in a fire.” over and over so I guess that will do for this week.
Back to the regular fangirling now. Ikuto~! He can’t even tell his chara any little secrets right away. Has to keep them to himself for a while. That’s just how the mysterious boys do things I suppose (and it makes me giggle-laugh to myself).
Ah yes. The game of telephone. Let me make it clearer here. (Though first, if you didn’t get what I meant by telephone, in this case wikipedia is your friend)
Miki explained to Ran about what Kiseki was saying using “kuroi kumo” which Miki meant as thick fog and clouds, but Ran took as a dark/black spider. Then Ran told Pepe who made a bunch of stuff up about the spider eating the embryo, and then the castle stuff came from Daichi thinking Kukai was answering his question when he was really just talking about his game. I think I made most of it clear in my summary, but I wanted to be sure.
And speaking of Kukai…why? Why was this his only appearance? Not fair. At least we get to see him next week I supposed (but still no Utau which is even more unfair).
lol, chara abuse. Though you really can’t blame Ikuto, considering the way Yoru acts sometime (so loud).
Really puts things in focus, doesn’t it? Makes you understand just how very lame Stalker-san is. (No, Ikuto didn’t fall for your ridiculous plan. Don’t be stupid.)
I love this image because of Ikuto’s expression. It’s like you can tell what he’s thinking. He totally wanted to just shove that guy off the roof. But I guess he managed not to because that’s not as cool as just walking away. Ikuto knows he has to be cool at all times or the fangirls will appear on Satelight’s doorstep.
Oh this was fun for the RPG players. Su was a white mage, Miki was a dark mage (or just a witch), Pepe was a random warrior (you know the ones), Ran was a swordsman, Kiseki was the leader, and Daichi was the prisoner you meet along the way (they’re actually pretty common…). It was all fitting. Then of course there was KusuKusu the jester, which was oh so fitting, but not something I’m familiar with (but hey, I think entertainers appear in some MMORPGs anyway).
Yeah, this was all fun for me (especially Su bringing the enemies back to life), but that’s just because I’m a minor Final Fantasy addict. Others may just go through the whole thing not understanding a thing.
And now a break from charas for the return to fangirling. Obviously, Ikuto is one step ahead of everyone. Why? Because he’s Ikuto. That is all/
Aw, as much as I said I wouldn’t be interested in the adventure this week, this was all flipping cute and random. It’s like lately they’ve been reminding you of things from the past, but instead of going, “seen this…move on” it’s, “Aww…cute…” instead. At least for me.
…Cute. Just…freakin’ cute.
Su has become my third favorite chara again. At least for this week.
I love how Pepe just started explaining things. She has officially been added to the ranking at number…five or six. I’m not sure.
Okay, to be honest I had to add this screencap in because I realized I had none of Amu…and she’s the heroine. Though, in my defense…she didn’t do much anyway this episode. I’d venture to say that Ikuto had the same amount of screenttime (except with more important stuff going on).
Aw. We can’t complain about Amulet Clover not appearing for weeks. I’m almost disappointed. Well…I’ll still complain about Amulet Heart appearing anyway. Since Clover and Spade never get to appear for anime-original plot-related episodes.
Aw…Amu’s already so familiar with Yoru, it’s freakin’ cute. I didn’t have anything specific to say again here, just saving a screencap because it’s cute. It speaks for itself.
Eh? Why didn’t Tadase get all tsundere (yeah, that’s right) and shout “Tsukiyomi Ikuto!!” like usual? I almost…missed it. (What’s wrong with me?) Though I say that’s just because it felt OOC for him not to do that. Especially when Ikuto’s just appearing randomly.
Oh, and something would be wrong if I didn’t do this:
I don’t think she wanted to go~! (Ah, I can find joy in the smallest moments ^_^)
Now then…someone needs to photoshop the appropriate blush on Amu in the last image. I would, but I’m a teensy bit busy now.
Booo! Easter’s asshole Director! (Let’s throw slugs at him!)
Though it still makes me a sad little fangirl to see Ikuto being trapped by Easter, at least a battle was won today.
It’s okay fugly director. It happens to everyone when they deal with Ikuto.
But don’t get too angry just yet. Save some for later. Next time you’ll be pwned by the power of Amuto raburabu. That’ll hurt more than just your pride.
And because no one wants to end on fugly asshole directors…
Poor Su. By the time she got to see what she’d been trying to all episode, no one believed her. There, there Su. I believe you. And I’m sure Eru would too (ha, random, but Eru totally would have).
Though the screencap is funny out of context, like she’s thinking, “What the heck is wrong with these guys?” and pitying them (or something). Though that might just be tired little me.
So considering that episode 51 was originally supposed to be the big finale of the show and considering the anime-original “Easter villains” from the past few episodes, you would guess that the next episode would be showdown time.
And you would be right.
Though the surprising thing is, for once Satelight seemed to actually do a preview that makes you go, “OMGNOWAI!” about the next episode. I mean, anyone who follows the manga knows what’s going to end up happening overall, but I’m still curious about this specific screencap (and this one).
I’m going to keep from speculating about anything this time so I can just go along with anything they toss into the episode.
Oh yeah…and more Kukai next week. That’s good too.
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