Shugo Chara!! Doki – Episode 52October 4, 2008 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 35 Comments
Tags: meh, rage, WTF!?
If that’s how they want to do it with the episode count, I’ll play along. Though it’s stupid. Make it Doki or make it episode 52. Don’t do both!!!
That aside…are they serious!? It’s another damn recap. And it’s more recap than ever before! *pissed* They recapped the entire series so far! From the beginning!
I am pissed off. It’s only been like…eight episodes since Kokoro no Kirameki. Then they do this!? This is even worse than Kokoro no Sketch!!! My god! Even if it’s a sequel or a new season or whatever, you don’t have the first episode be just a recap episode! *throws something* There wasn’t even a “Kokoro no” to warn us! Not fair!
God, and you think I’m pissed now? Dumbass question mark egg and Satelight’s new “villain” don’t show up until episode 54 or something. I totally saw this coming, but I thought they’d just add someone new to Easter who did stuff with X-eggs. No idea what this question mark crap is. But come on…they should try to stick with the material a little more instead of making up random crap.
At least I’m getting my Rimahiko now. *happy sigh* Oh that made me feel better immediately. They’re so cute together! I’m so glad Nagihiko is coming back now! >_<
Now then, a bit of news. The late night Shugo Chara! is just replaying the first season with brief scenes from an upcoming episode of Doki at the end. Really, nothing special.
OP & ED
Opening – Minna no Tamago (Shugo Chara Egg)
The live version of this song sounded better. The girls were more energetic. Here it just sounds boring and some of the accompanying visuals just gave me that automatic, “…lame.” reaction.
To be fair, when I watched the OP I already knew about the episode being a recap, so I was in a grumpy mood anyway, but it’s still my least favorite OP. It’s like…could they have made my Cool & Spicy anime any more generic? The shots introducing my characters were fine (though the words gave me sort of a “wtf?” feeling), but meh to everything else. Including making Cool & Spicy Amu dance like that.
Wait, especially making Amu dance like that. It reminded me of the Full Moon opening when they made Amu dance. Mitsuki (anime Mitsuki anyway) might dance like that. Amu? No. Just…no. So, out of character. At least make her chara-changed with Ran or something!
It really felt like I was watching an OP for some other kiddy anime instead of Shugo Chara!. At least the good news is that the stupid “All kids…” opening is gone. Now Amu’s charas say some random stuff instead.
*sigh* Move on to the positive now. My favorite shots from the OP should be obvious. Any shot that included a favorite characters (aside from Amu) is a favorite shot. The Ikuto ones especially. They made me laugh, because it’s just so like him. Tease Amu, make her all dokidoki, and then leave her to deal with the consequences. That’s how you keep a tsunderekko in check! Tadase on the other hand was the dokidoki one for their shot (seriously guys…).
Oh and as far as anime villain girl, there’s info on her. Her name is Lulu (on livejournal we do not find her worthy of that name) and her chara’s name is Nana. I already hate her. I don’t care if she’ll be “good” later on. She’s a useless character just taking up screentime with freakin’ question mark eggs. I’m not pleased at all. At least she was kept out of the groups shots.
But we don’t want to end on a bad note to…Eru~! She’s not a big part of the story anymore, so she got less time, but she’s still there. And I’m glad because I love my Eru-run~!
Ending – Lotta Love Lotta Love (Buono!)
lol. Seems like Rottara is engrish for Lotta Love. What the hell. ^_^;
It was a really cute sequence with Amu’s charas trying to wake her up and Amu dreaming…about characters scrolling by (lol). It was definitely cute though. Even though I have to poke a little fun at it.
“Lotta Love” seems to be a new favorite from Buono! for me. Gachinko De Ikou! was the current favorite, so Buono! just keeps getting better, don’t they? Ah, I love those girls.
Rima and Nagihiko grouped together again btw. Had to specially cap them also because it makes me happy.
I’m also glad to see Kukai in the ED, even though he wasn’t in the OP. It made me worry that he might not show up this season, but that’s certainly not true after seeing him in the ED. (BTW, I was also glad to see Utau’s place in the OPs and EDs weren’t reduced since I was worried about her appearing a lot less this season also.)
The ED was definitely the best part of watching this episode for me. Which says a lot for the ED, but not much for the actual episode. It brought back the old Shugo Chara! feeling that seems to be missing from the rest of the episode (excluding that shot of Lulu messing up my shot of Utau). It’s the good music we’ve come to love and all the characters are acting like their usual selves. Much better and definitely the most enjoyable thing about this episode.
Dia comes back temporarily for a recap. She just talks to the charas. I was right like always.
Now then, we’ll just go over the main points (but really, anything important about the episode can be summed up above).
- Kiseki is holding one of his usual “Taking over the world” meetings with all the guardians’ charas plus Eru and Iru. Talks about how they almost got the embryo and need to find it again.
- Then the charas all want to hear a story from Kiseki (wtf random) and just when he comes up with one, Dia comes out of her egg very undramatically. “To play” with everyone it seems.
- Dia wants to hear a story too, but she wants to hear about all the things that happened before she was around (or something) and so begins our recap.
- Ran, Miki, and Su all narrate their own stories and you can tell what’s going on, because it’s all from previous episodes.
- After Su finishes her story, Ran Miki and Su start picking on each other and fighting. Dia gets them to stop easily and everyone gets along again.
- Then the Ran, Miki, and Su say something about Amu and all the other charas add in about their owners (or whatever you’d call them) being great too or something weird. This leads to recaps on some Guardians stuff. All the way up to Kairi leaving.
- Then there charas say something about seeing everyone again (I really don’t know) and they even get to see Dia that day. Then there’s a Dia recap.
- Then they talk about everyone’s shine and the recaps seem to be over.
- The Guardians get out of school and the charas try to show Amu Dia, but she’s already back in her egg.
- When asked what they did that day, Amu’s charas say that Kiseki told them a story and everyone else wants to hear it. With all these expectations (especially Rima who turns into Miss “Comedy is srs bsns”).
- Tadase makes them stop, but just to say that they should have some tea also. And the episode ends with poor Kiseki floating away as a ghost.
…Dude. Nothing happened this episode. It really can just be summed up as: Dia came out of her egg to hear what happened when she wasn’t around from the other charas. Then she went back in her egg and no one but the charas even know she was out and about.
Now, I call some fillers pointless…but honestly. This did nothing in terms of the plot. Wow.
As soon as I saw the screencaps I swear to god I started going through the five stages of grief. Denial and Anger went hand in hand with my first tweet. I suppose the second one could be seen as bargaining (and more anger). Then I’d say this was depression (as depressed as I’d really get over something like this anyway).
More anger can be seen everywhere…but that’s just how I am. I’ve accepted this crap into my life. Just because of next week’s episode though. So let’s hurry it along with this week. (Thank god for the OP & ED, because I really have nothing to say this week.)
They finally did it. An episode that is just chara antics. I didn’t even bother trying to translate most of this stuff. I just put down stuff I already knew in the summary. So that’s probably less accurate than usual btw.
You know, I would have been okay with a chara episode that had Eru…but stupid recap ruined everything.
Oh well…Eru~! I love you Angel of Love!
You know, even if it’s just for this episode, Satelight could have tried to make Dia’s appearance more dramatic. This really was such a waste of time. I love Dia and she deserves better than being the plot device for a stupid recap.
Heh…this argument was kind of funny actually. Dia ended it quickly by being her sweet, sparkly, shiny self though. Yay Dia~!
Eru…looks…so…cool! Ah! I love that adorable angel chara! Eru~! Eru~! Eru~! But too bad…this is the end of her screencaps, she didn’t get to appear much in between all the recap. (I hate you Satelight!!!)
Aw, I love you Dia. You’re so sweet when you smile. You’re definitely Amu’s best chara. I just hope that Satelight doesn’t abuse you again just because they don’t know what the hell they’re doing. Come back when Amu shines instead.
Oh okay. There is one more shot of Eru (she just isn’t the focus). Eru, I think your shine is beautiful (but your Utau’s chara, so that’s obvious).
Also…heh, this image just randomly made me think…Kiseki’s got a harem this season, doesn’t he? No other male charas around most of the time. Just Yoru (who will probably steal all his haremettes anyway, if they’re anything like their masters…he.).
And…Dia’s back in her egg. Just like that. Congratulations everyone! You wasted about twenty minutes of your life that you’ll never get back! Don’t you just love Shugo Chara!! Doki so far?
Ah, I love srs bsns Rima. So cute.
Kiseki doesn’t seem to agree though. Poor king just can’t win. Even Tadase didn’t help him.
Ah, Dia…the only reasonable chara. And that just makes her cuter.
Come back when Amu shines, Dia~!
Oh yeah and these are the new eyecatches. I’m kind of hoping the second one changes every so often so they can at least show off the other chara-nari items, but somehow I doubt it.
If Satelight had their way, Amulet Heart would be the only chara-nari in this show…
Hmmm…a memorable place, huh? I recognize it and this means, Amuto~! In the rain too~!
But who cares? Ikuto’s back to negate the lameness of this season with his awesomeness. And we get Amuto!!!
Haha. Been a while since we’ve seen that! Yeah, I’m looking forward to next week. I’m no longer excited about the anime since the recap killed that, but Amuto makes me happy.
Too bad Tadase is going to end up being there somehow too. I mean, I understand that they need to satisfy the Tadamu fans a little, but come on. It’s not his special place. But whatever…Amuto is good enough for me.
Oh yeah, notice the changed border? I kinda like it…the only new thing about Doki that I like so far…
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