Shugo Chara!! Doki – Episode 54October 19, 2008 at 10:00 am | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 30 Comments
Tags: generic, meh, ugh
It feels like I’m watching a fanfiction written by a thirteen-year-old fangirl. It honestly feels that way. Just with some tweaking to create a generic mahou shoujo. The only thing missing is Lulu liking either Tadase or Ikuto. Actually glad that hasn’t happened yet.
Anyway Lulu made her appearance and…well everyone can make their own judgments. My opinion hasn’t changed much from last week. Ikuto’s also in the episode, but it really feels like they just threw him in there to keep us happy. It barely worked (on me).
I feel so far behind now. *tear* Usually I get my SC! posts out so early. On Friday nights quite often! And now…I’m a whole day late!
*goes to sob in a corner*
Oh well I’m still the best. *shot* Okay, I’m still…good. There’s too many people blogging SC! now for me to even consider myself the best. Psh. I miss being the only blogger some weeks so I could have an inflated ego without it meaning anything.
…Okay no I don’t. Because more people blogging SC! means less people nagging at me specifically.
On the way to school Yaya pops out behind a pole and take the lock from Amu. She heard from Tadase about her power-up and begs the Humpty Lock to give a power-up to her chara-nari Dear Baby too. At school, Amu’s sort-of friend Manami is the center of attention because of the flowers she brought to class. One of the girls ends up saying that the flowers are kind of like Amu (or something, because that feels awkward) and it initiates Amu’s stubborn act which Rima sees right through.
Walking from school, the girls start talking about a new student that transferred into a nearby school with famous parents (and her father’s French). Amu and Rima hadn’t heard about her, but imagine a girl with blonde hair. The girl they’re assumably talking about is behind a tree nearby, smirking and watching Amu. They get to Manami’s house, but Rima can’t stay because her parents would worry. That causes Amu to worry, but Rima says she’s fine. Flower montage ensues and Manami lets Amu and the other girl know about her dreams of making people smile with flowers (or something, I don’t care). When Amu leaves, the girl from before walks across the street behind her and Miki senses something odd. The girl shows up at Manami’s place.
Miki lets Amu and the charas know what she sensed before, but she was the only one, so instead Amu and her charas decide to make some cookies as thanks for the flowers she got from Manami’s parents’ store. She delivers them the next day, but then the charas all sense the strange aura this time and Amu goes off with them to investigate. She meets the girl, Lulu, who is basically just a bitch and says bitchy things (like Amu isn’t that great). Amu somehow assumes that she’s the girl her friends talked about the day before. She has a chara too, but says she doesn’t need to let them meet it (bitch) and leaves, still being a bitch. Amu then gets upset over what an uber-bitch she was.
Lulu walks up the steps of Easter, passing by Ikuto who glares at her, but replies that “it’s nothing” to Yoru when he asks what’s up. Lulu meets Gozen with the asshole director and gives her opinion on Amu (she’s not impressive and her charas are stupid). Lulu promises to take care of things with some random pendant.
The Guardians have a meeting where they discuss something (I paid zero attention). Elsewhere, Lulu uses her pendant (that will “grant dreams”) on Manami (after chara-changing). The asshole director explains how the pendant works to Gozen (I kind of missed parts of it, but it pretty much explains itself later on by just watching it). Manami’s egg transforms into a “nazo-egg” (riddle/puzzle egg) and does a change with her. The charas all sense a strange aura and go get the guardians to check it out.
Manami is spreading around flowers that makes people fall asleep in the park. Lulu and her chara Nana watch from behind a tree. Apparently Lulu has her own dream that she wants granted with the embryo. Yoru sees the strange stuff going on with Manami so goes to get Ikuto, but runs into Amu. He accidentally tells them about how the stuff going on is Easter’s new plan to get the embryo. Ikuto shows up and scolds Yoru for saying everything (cute~!). The usual confrontation with Ikuto and Tadase happens until the Guardians remember they have stuff to do.
They find Manami and after Amu tells her to stop she gets mad, then swallowed by the egg and transforms into Flower Dream. They all get trapped, but Amu escapes with the Humpty Lock and does her “powered-up” transformation into Amulet Heart. She seems to mostly be on the defensive and losting (inserting lots of smug shots of Lulu) until Manami does an attack while Amu is on the ground that would assumably really hurt her (and Ikuto gets all worried), but Amu blocks it with her pom-poms and makes all the flowers around her disintegrate with them somehow with sparkle power (wtf…they’re pom-poms…). She does her usual pep-talk to Manami telling her that the flowers she’s spreading aren’t making everyone smile and that was her dream. After snapping her out of it a bit she does her powered-up Open Heart (which really looks like a crazy love attack now) and Manami gets healed, but doesn’t remember anything. After Manami rushes off to her parents’s store, everyone notices the embryo which showed up partway through to watch the fight (wtf…). Lulu basically pouts once it leaves because she didn’t get it (wtf…again).
At the roayl garden, the guardians are discussing what just happened. The new eggs are nazo-tama because of the question mark (so Yaya says, but I’m just going with ?-egg). Everyone decides to keep going basically because Easter still sucks like always. It leaves off with Amu wondering about the new enemy from Easter (Lulu, though since it’s just an image it’s not clear if Amu knows it’s her specifically).
Summaries will quite often be smaller than what’s been normal for posts. This is because of a lack of time and lack of interest. I’m still blogging every week though, so I really don’t want to hear complaints.
Meh. Lulu. She just puts a damper on the whole thing for me. Anything I could have enjoyed, I really didn’t.
Though really, the whole darn thing was just completely generic. That’s all I can say. Generic. Ah, a lot of this is going to turn into a rant on the generic-ness and how useless Lulu is, so sorry in advance for that.
Rima’s on to you Amu~! Ah…I’m sorry, but I have to enjoy this smaller moments all the more because of how much I dislike the rest of the episode.
Alright, assuming I understood this correctly, why were they even talking about a girl who transferred into another school? And why would Rima be amazed at her ojou-sama-ness. Especially with the image they conjured up.
Rima is ten times cuter and prettier than that. Amu…well she’s amazed by everyone, but she’s a lot cooler.
Rima~! Oh even now I still can’t help but want to hug this cute little girl every time she smiles. She’s so strong and cute. Every time I hear Rima talk about her parents I can’t help but shout, “Ganbarre!” as loud as I can (in my head).
And then I want to give her a hug. But I can’t. And that sucks.
You know, at first Lulu wasn’t as bad as I thought she would be. All of that is owed to her seiyuu Akemi Kanda. She’s Ryou in Clannad (and was also apparently the girl with the big forehead from episode 45). I find her voice very cute and likable. Lulu’s character design also didn’t feel as awkward in some places as it has before.
However…none of this excuses her generic ojou-sama villainous personality.
No reason to even get pissed Amu. This is just a filler girl who will be sticking around for an unusual amount of episodes. She’s not even worth your time. She’s just taking up space until you get to be all raburabu with Ikuto.
Then again, that in itself is a reason to be pissed.
And it pisses Ikuto off too!
Yup, Ikuto doesn’t like blonde haired girls that subtly rip-off his sister…except bitchier and without any redeeming deredere moments. Or more likely he’s just pissed off that there’s a girl smiling while going into Easter. Bitch. Easter sucks.
She also walked right by Ikuto which is blasphemy! It can’t be done! I can accept stupid question mark eggs, but a girl that can walk right by Ikuto! Never!
Ugh. Stupid jewelry. They explained how it works, but did they explain why it has that power or where it came from? Nooo. Pisses me off. Stupid girl shouldn’t even be allowed to see Gozen. She’s going to fail majorly later on. Until then she’ll be like a Sailor Moon lackey who’s supposedly “great” but keeps failing anyway. She’ll get like twenty-something chances before everyone finally realizes that she just doesn’t stand a chance despite all her big talk.
Honestly, that’s the way this seems to be going right now.
And you. It’s all your fault that this girl was brought here in the first place. Because you’re incompetent and can’t do anything on your own.
I hope you get shoved down the elevator shaft on your way back and have the elevator fall on top of you asshole.
Most. Annoying. Chara. EVER. Now the seiyuu is the same person who voices Temari…so why does she sound like a freakin’ fugly trap here? I didn’t care for the design either, but the voice is repulsive. I don’t blame the seiyuu, since I know she can do better. I blame the staff for thinking this would be good.
At this point, it seems pretty obvious that Lulu deserves no consideration for possibly becoming good because even her would-be self is a bitch (actually she’s worse). Go away Nana. If at least she went away, I could deal with Lulu.
Except for this!!! Trying to make her all stubborn…damn you Satelight! I knew this was going to happen. No! I don’t want this! Come up with something original you ‘tards!
And if Peach-Pit came up with the personality too…well obviously it would turn out like this! They’re too focused on their own work so they would just shove another stubborn girl your way. Come up with something on your own!
Damn it. I suppose this was supposed to make her more likable, but it made me hate her for the unoriginality. She’s like a combined rip-off of Utau and Rima.
Ikuto~! Hehe. Yoru got scolded~! Why do the charas all seem like little kids or pets sometimes? They’re always getting into trouble.
This scene was stupid. I have to say it. It felt like it was just shoved in there. Tadase didn’t even really seem that confrontational, which some would consider good (normally I would), but he should be. New stuff is going on with Easter and…okay this scene was just stupid. Let’s leave it at that. Not well done at all. Lazy writing.
You know the chara’s reaction to all the ?-egg stuff (or riddle egg or nazo egg or whatever) actually gave me a small chuckle, but it would have been funnier if I hadn’t seen the egg eating Manami in that little preview thing. They better get rid of that before Ikuto’s arc or else it just ruins the story development. Until then, I’m just skipping past it on my first time watching each episode.
Flower Dream (assuming I got that right) is fugly. Now I suppose because it’s an evil and “warped” chara-nari that’s only natural, but still. My god…are all of them going to have that awful question mark on their foreheads?
*sigh* People are getting where the Sailor Moon vibes come from now, right?
Pissed off again when they tried to make Lulu cute. Make her have at least one redeeming quality before you try that crap on me!
Best scene in the whole episode and it lasted like two seconds. Ikuto being worried about Amu is always nice, but Satelight doesn’t get any thanks for this. It’s all owed to Yuichi Nakamura. Because it was specifically the way Ikuto said, “Amu” that made me a happy fangirl.
Ah~! He always says it differently each time and every time gets a little fangirl giggle and smile from me. This time was especially good because of how it was placed. You have Tadase shouting “Hinamori-san!” in a way that, quite frankly annoys me even if it’s not Tadase, then you have Ikuto saying, “Amu” in a way that you can tell he’s worried, but he just can’t do anything.
Ah. Yes, this is the reason I’m still watching Shugo Chara!. Because I love all the seiyuu in it. Except, confession time, Tadase’s seiyuu. Reiko Takagi is fine in other things, but Tadase’s voice has always annoyed me. From day one. I think the reason I still get so easily annoyed with Tadase in the anime is owed to that.
But it’s okay. Nana Mizuki, Yuichi Nakamura, Kanae Ito, Sayuri Yahagi, Akemi Kanda as Lulu now, and Saeko Chiba will be coming back soon, are all among my favorite seiyuu. I generally have more favorite female seiyuu than male btw.
=_=; Her pom-poms glow now. The power-up gives her the ability to have her pom-poms glow and dissolve plants.
…God I just can’t do it. I can’t even be sarcastic. Damn you Satelight! Seriously, at least when are we going to see the roller blades? Don’t you guys want to start selling them ASAP!?
And wtf was up with this? This is stupid. This doesn’t even have anything to do with…agh! I can’t say it because it’s a spoiler from the manga, but damn it! The embryo wouldn’t just be hanging around to watch this fight! This is stupid! AGH!!!
I can’t say anymore about anything anymore. Basically, this is overdone, I liked the old way better, and…bah. Stupid anime.
Poor writing again. Why wouldn’t Ikuto immediately go after the embryo. Stupid anime. Pissing me off. I can’t even describe why I’m pissed off anymore, I’m just…ugh.
Third moment that made me hate Lulu by them trying to make her seem cute. She’s pouting because the embryo got away? NO! Ah! I want to smack her across the face!
Don’t freakin’ pout! Chase after it, get upset, be confident that you’ll find it again. No pouting allowed!
She doesn’t even deserve to have a wish (if she even does). Unless her wish is for a parent dying of an illness to get better, I want her wish to never, ever come true. Useless…agh!
*sigh* I was already to say something sarcastic here, but I just don’t even care anymore. I’m just in it for the seiyuu and any possible future Amuto. Everything else…screw it. I’m just going to rip on this anime every week because I feel it is my duty as a fan! And because I have nothing better to do.
That said…does Amu even know that Lulu is responsible? I mean unless I really, really missed something, there’s no reason she should. If she actually does know…my god that’s the worse case of lazy writing and plotholes in the entire episode.
Utau~! I’m looking forward to next week, if only to have Utau show Lulu how a real blonde tsunderekko should behave! Of course, I’d look forward to Utau no matter what.
…andohmygodEruisdrinkingoutofacup! That’s fucking adorable~! Eru~!
I think my love for her has grown even more recently. I watched every clip with her in it again to grab screencaps to make icons of her because someone put the idea in my head. I ended up with 50…Most of them don’t even make sense (I made them when I was sick after all). Don’t even know what to really do with them all (post them on livejournal or whatever), but you can see them here. Use them wherever if you want to (I don’t need credit).
More Eru love is what’s most important after all (I don’t even know what I’d do with them anyway).
Oh and we have a filler girl too who wants to sing. But who cares? This should mean that Amulet Spade would show up as well, but if it’s Satelight, I’m sure it’ll be Amulet Heart anyway. At least at this point in time (her roller blades haven’t shown up yet).
So because of the poll addition to wordpress, I’m going to include weekly polls for Shugo Chara! posts based on the episode. This week’s question is obvious.
I know what my answer is, but I’ll keep it to myself so I don’t influence anyone else.
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