Shugo Chara!! Doki – Episode 58November 15, 2008 at 1:44 pm | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 26 Comments
Well, this seems to be the chara-based episode for the season. Nothing really happened (at all), but it was a pretty cute episode. I liked it purely because I got a lot of Eru. Eru~
It’s nothing great, but it’s not bad either. Just…filler. That’s as simply as I can put it (next week seems to have things happening though).
Oh and speaking of next week, I want to thank everyone who clarified what the Utau episode would be about. Now instead of being pissed off at Satelight, I can be pissed off at Easter. That’s much better.
Also, I’m thinking of just doing shorter summaries for episodes I’m not that excited about (like this one) instead of typing every detail I think readers would find important (even to the point of typing “I don’t know”) because there’s not two groups fansubbing Shugo Chara! and one of them is really fast.
So today is going to be a slightly shorter summary. I figure it’s fine to try it out this week since nothing happened. Though it’ll take some practice at deciding what’s not important.
Ami is mad at her parents because they didn’t get her something (they can’t find what she wants). Amu ends up needing to take Ami to her school, along with her charas.
At the garden, the Guardians (minus Amu) are discussing ?-eggs. Amu arrives to find all the charas (including Eru and Iru) there, when the guardians ask where Amu is (after some silliness) she explains that Ami has them. The charas go to get them (and Yoru spots them on the way).
At the kindergarten, all of the kids are staring at the “Shugoi” charas (as introduced by Ami) and the rest of the charas arrive and the kids are all ecstatic. Yoru shows up and Kiseki attempts to have a discussion about the ?-eggs, but they get interrupted when Yoru starts chasing after the cat toys the kids have (or whatever) and Kiseki gets grabbed by some artist kid who wants to do a sculpture of Kiseki. (Lots of chara antics in between too). The kid keeps resculpting it when it isn’t how he wants it and Nana appears and gets all villainy giggly.
More crazy chara antics ensue (with rabbits and stuff) which is all obvious even without understanding a bit of Japanese really. Then the charas have a bubbly fight with the kids and all get caught in a bubble and stuff. Nana’s still doing her villainy giggle.
After the meeting, Amu is walking with Tadase to pick up Ami and gets all flustered (and sweaty too…), so she tries something, but fails (Tadase misunderstands I guess…or whatever). When they get to the kindergarten, Ami runs out to her sister and has her goodbye with all the charas (except Eru who is trapped in the rabbit cage because of chara antics…Eru ;_;). They go inside and see the sculpture(s) the kid did, including the one of angry Kiseki which Kiseki doesn’t like because it doesn’t look kingly (I guess) so the kid starts over. After Amu and friends leave, Lulu shows up to do her ?-egg thing on the kid.
While Amu and Tadase are brining Ami back home, Amu gets embarassed thinking about how they’re like a family, but she gets a call from Yaya about something happening (?-egg). They go to a river to see the artist kid with lots of Kiseki sculptures floating around and stuff so everyone transforms. They all try to fight, but their attacks pretty much fail on the sculptures (which inevitably join together to make a giant Kiseki sculpture) and Tadase stops them from destroying that because Kiseki is controlling him and eventually Kiseki undoes the chara-nari.
Lulu watches from the sidelines…cheering in a really weird and unlady-like way (our rip-off character seems OOC…). Ran switches with Miki so Amu transforms into Amulet Spade, Amu tries out her mahou shoujo speeches on the kid (Ma-kun or whatever), but they all fail somehow. She finally gets her attention, but can’t do Open Heart because there’s no “negative heart” to lock on to. They can’t do anything, but end up being saved when Ma-kun finishes his sculpture at last (Giant Princely Kingly Kiseki…) but it falls apart because the kid got bored once he did what he wanted to (his ?-egg turns into a regular egg on its own).
Ma-kun’s mother shows up and Ma-kun is into origami. Lulu gets pissed off at Nana and they have a little fight. At home, the Hinamori parents present Ami with her present at long last! It’s a doll house! But Ami wanted it specifically for Amu’s charas (awww…). The charas then fight over rooms and stuff and everything’s all good and cute. Yay.
Except Eru is still stuck in the cage at the kindergarten (nuuu! Eru~).
Ah, I took so many caps of Eru. Because Eru love consumes my soul. If I had my way I’d ignore the rest of the episode completely and just talk about Eru this week.
Unfortunately, my comments about Eru usually consist of “Eru~!” or “Eru-run~” so…that’s not really enough. So you get your lousy complaints and critique.
Pouting Ami is cute. This has nothing to do with what’s going on, but it made me automatically hope that Ami will turn into a wonderful tsundere just like her sister and her idol. I want Ami’ unborn would-be self to be a tsundere would-be self!!!
Hi Eru! \o
My god she’s so cute. I didn’t see her in the preview at all (did I miss her or was she just not there?) so I got so excited when she appeared.
The angel memo! It still exists! Hurray! I had no idea~
So today’s filler character…what’s up with this kid’s eyebrows?
Honestly, I disliked little filler boy, but I almost always despise filler little kid characters. Don’t know why, but they piss me off. Aside from awful character design, the kid was fine though…I guess.
My god Ami is so cute. I love that little pose. She must have done it at least three times during the episode. So cute…
Eru~ I love hearing my adorable angeru sing. Eru~
Raburabu Eru wa angeru eru~ eru~
And Iru! You’re so cool! Coolest chara ever! (Though since charas are so silly there’s not much competition for “cool”).
As for Yoru…we’re skipping him because my thoughts are the same as the kids.
Eru on a slide is cute. *happy*
Ami is drawing Utau? That’s so fucking cute! (Sorry for the language, but it is~)
XP I love you Eru. It’s that simple.
And yay! Her forced lock opening powers are still in tact! As seen in episode 33.
Go for freedom you cute little bunnies! GO!
Yeah, the whole part with bunnies was really, really cute. Probably one of the highlights of the episode for me (all the bigger ones are every moment with Eru though). If only it didn’t lead…
…to this. Eru~ My rabu angeru turned into a jail angeru. Nuuu! I’ll cry with you Eu. T_T
So time to take a break from chara antics and talk a little about another problem with Doki and the filler arc that became apparent in this episode.
We basically seem to have a relationship reset going on here because a lot of things can’t happen until Ikuto’s arc. So basically until then all of the romance in Doki is going to be completely halted because there’s nothing left to make it move forward unless they start moving stuff around (which won’t work either).
So basically, sorry Tadamu fans, but Tadase is a dense little boy again with zero interest in Amu. I imagine the Tadamu fans are like this. Personally, I think it’s a little painful to have to watch Amu be all flustered with zero reciprocation again.
Especially when she’s trying so hard that she get likes this. (OMG so sweaty…)
Yeah Amu. I know. Somehow I think this is how some Tadamu fans are feeling right now too (except the ones who like Amulet Heart x Tadase because they like anything they can get…).
I don’t know why, but I thought all the charas saying goodbye to Ami was really cute (especially Iru for some reason). So I capped it.
Heh…this is so unfunny, but it makes me giggle because Ami made the expression too.
Now then, the second problem I noticed about Doki with this episode. I figured out one of the biggest problems with Lulu. She doesn’t associate with anyone.
The only real characters she’s met are Ikuto and Amu (and I guess asshole director), but she really…isn’t involved in anything at all. She feels like…I don’t know. Well, to take another example from Peach-Pit, she feels like Canaria did at first. She’s doing stuff and you see it…but it’s not really important to anything.
I mean, the only impact Lulu has is transforming kid’s eggs into ?-eggs. And that’s the same every time, so it’s not really important at all. She really just feels like other filler characters and she’s just a tool to make something happen. But she’s a recurring character, so Satelight really needs to fix that. I mean, what exactly is her would-be self? I don’t even know what Nana is.
See? Painful. For Tadamu moments they either stick to having Amu be the only one thinking anything, or having it be all chibi and making it seem like it’s just a joke.
Obviously I’m not a Tadamu fan, but I really need to give my criticism with how Satelight handles things for the story wherever I see it.
lol…so many clay Kiseki in so many different moods.
…I want a bunch of clay Eru in different moods. Ah. I suddenly decided I hated filler kid because of that. How can you not want to make dozens of Eru idols when you have the ability! I myself can’t resist buying any Eru item I come across.
I also love how Kiseki wouldn’t let them destroy the giant Kiseki. That was fun.
Also, I love how we get so many images of Rima being ticked at Tadase lately. Slowly chipping away the Rimase evidence. Hahahaha! Yes.
I also liked seeing Amu fail. See this complainers? Take your “Mary-Sue” and shove it!
It helped to change up the absolutely predictable and stock footage fights that you always see in mahou shoujo filler. Whenever they do things a little differently (like they got to do with Amulet Angel’s random attacks in Dia arc) it makes me happy.
This is more like the Satelight I entrust with my Cool & Spicy mahou shoujo.
Whoa. Epic streaming tears Kiseki. Also lol at giant statue with shiny eyes.
Also, hopefully a one-episode complaint, how did our rip-off character seem so OOC and ridiculous?
Well…I’ve never seen any other character act like this, so I guess it might be a good thing. Though I doubt Satelight will ever have it be part of Lulu’s personality in the future. They’re stuck on her little nagoya slip-ups instead.
As a personal preference, I only liked Lulu when she was talking about her mother with Nana. Meaning I like a good intentions, but naive Lulu, but we’ll see what happens. I don’t think Satelight really knows what to do with this girl.
I also liked this. Nice touch. I was ready to be all ranty about a kid Ami’s age having a heart’s egg because supposedly from a previous episode, their eggs are just about to be born at that age, when their dreams are just starting and stuff.
But after the kid did what he wanted to, he switched dreams. Just like real kids that age do. The egg them works again!
…still think Satelight will screw up in the future with it though.
Awww. Ami got the charas a house. That’s so cute. It sorta happened in a extra story in the manga too, so I kind of figured it would happen eventually. Anime love to grab at every scrap of manga they can get at during filler arcs.
They’re almost fresh out now though. All I can really see them being able to use is the ramen scene (somehow) and Ikuto’s kitty scene (which might be appearing next week?).
Of course…at the end…Eru… T_T
Someone release her soon! Dumb Iru leaving your best angel friend behind!!!
She showed up in episode 55 and now we’re getting another episode dedicated to her for episode 59? I like it. This makes me very, very happy. But what could make me happier?
Eru and Iru? Why yes thank you. There was quite a bit of Eru in the preview (and it makes me very happy).
Utau with Amu? Oh stubborn girls make me so happy. Especially since Utau is shaking Amu and letting her cool stubbornness go a little bit. I can’t wait to see that scene.
Now then what else could we possibly have? Wait…Ikuto? In the planetarium!? I swear not to let my mind get too carried away, but please…I want that scene. I’ve waited for so long. There was no reason to take it out in the first place, no please give it back!!
I actually had a little trouble coming up with one today, so I used charas for the heck of it.
Cutest in this episode though. Don’t just put down your favorite. That’s cheating.
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