Shugo Chara!! Doki – Episode 59November 22, 2008 at 12:01 am | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 35 Comments
Tags: aww, fangirling, heart-attack, kyaa!, shipping
AHAHAHAHA! *maniacal fangirl laughter* That was absolutely everything I wanted and expected. Those of you who commented may remember that I was setting my expectations pretty high too. Of course, it’s still not from the manga or whatever, but…I don’t care anymore. At least we can call this like…the best filler episode.
Also, to ruin my buzz there’s some…probably good news that I need to get to first. Ugh (want to fangirl~).
(Warning: Severely overdone screencapping, so there’s lots of images (40+). But I apologize for nothing!)
CrunchyRoll is going to be streaming Shugo Chara! episodes soon after broadcast (with subtitles~).
This won’t start until January 8th, 2009 though. And unfortunately, they aren’t making a lot of details obvious. However when they announced Naruto streaming, there was mention of a paid subscription for the immediate release and free streaming a week later so maybe we can expect something like that.
It is just crunchyroll though and if it’s just for the stream, I still fully intend on downloading raws too. That stream isn’t exactly the sort of quality I’m want to pay for either (though it depends on the price I suppose).
Well, hopefully they’ll make things clearer. Right now (as far as I know) their only announcement involving Shugo Chara! is here. As far as I know neither fansubbing group has announced what they plan to do come January, but most fansubbing groups for other series plan on dropping the anime (which, in my opinion, is the best thing to do). I could list some other problems, but that’s boring and no one wants to read it so we should move along.
We’re doing super brief summary for now because I want to fangirl nao! It’s all done from memory of when I watched the live stream, so don’t complain.
Utau is having trouble getting people to her concert and such so Amu decides to help, but predictably Utau doesn’t want Amu’s help. But she does want to see Ikuto~ So Amu goes to find Ikuto, super DOKIDOKI moment ensues, but ultimately, Ikuto isn’t going to come.
Utau is still determined to do her live, but a lot of people aren’t showing up and Amu goes to hand out fliers. She gets help from the other guardians (minus Nagihiko wtf…), they all transform (Amulet Angel makes a reappearance) to draw a crowd.
During all of this Ikuto went into Easter to try and get his violin back, but before he was able to an alarm was sounded and he got cornered on the roof during his escape.
Lots of people show up at Utau’s concert thanks to Amu’s effort, she sings Heartful Song and Ikuto does show up. Utau sees him and is (obviously) very happy. Amu sees Ikuto leaving and goes out after him, but doesn’t misses him. She’s happy that he shows up, but oh no~ Ikuto’s hurt (but he was happy for Utau).
(Also…add in the kitty scene at the beginning)
Oh-em-gee~ Doki is finally living up to its name. How many fellow fangirls had a little heart-attack for the commercial break cliffhanger? I did.
Of course, there’s even more to love about this episode than just that.
Starting an episode with Ikuto? Good sign. Up until now it’s either meant amuto or plot…or both. Both is good.
Speaking of plot…do you realize that this episode doesn’t even really spend a full minute on ?-eggs? It’s all real plot. Sure the episode is pretty much purely anime-original, but the plot is real plot. Yes~ And it doesn’t really screw stuff up either (though it does leave me going “wth are they planning?” about Satelight).
Kitty scene at long last~! Ah, how nice, but I have to be honest. Wasn’t looking forward to it as much as before. Partially because it took so long and partially because I already read the scene in the manga. Then it was also overshadowed by other stuff in the episode. Sudden decrease in art quality in this episode didn’t help either (I knew it would happen eventually, but why this week?).
However. Bad stuff aside…this scene is so much fun. Getting to see what Ikuto is like around someone who is older than him that he doesn’t hate. I mean, he can freely tease Amu and Tadase, but they’re both younger than him. In this case he’s the one getting all teased and bothered and it’s cute~
Eru!!! I love that very un-Eru-like entrance…with such a depressing aura. And she surprised Amu and her charas so much~! Eru love mini image spam!
Tch. Just two. Not enough (I had one more, but it got deleted and I don’t want to retake it). Update gives us three, I think that’s a good amount for Eru-run love~ I can’t dwindle on Eru love too much for the sake of other (possibly) greater fangirl loves. So let’s move on…reluctantly.
Next love: Tsundere love. Utau answered just like Amu thought she would. Ah~ I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The friendship between two stubborn girls is a beautiful thing.
Oh Amu you sly girl. She knows Utau’s weakness and she isn’t afraid to use it. It seems Amu is pretty good at knowing how to deal with her tsundere friend (surprising since she’s so similar).
I am reminded of how Nadeshiko used to deal with Amu, so maybe that’s where she learned it from.
Now we know how this was caused and it makes perfect sense. Fangirl mode. It never fails to break a stubborn posing.
Oh my god Utau looks so cute here. Sure, it was shortly followed by extreme brother complex fangirling, but just this is cute.
…I don’t expect this sort of face necessarily, but I just realized again how badly I want Kutau fillers. They’re falling behind in my relationship ranking!!!
(I swear this is the last time I’ll have a screencap without having anything to say. I have too many anyway.)
Amu found Ikuto way too easily. He’s Ikuto. He should be able to be found unless it’s by coincidence.
…but because of what the meeting led to I will be lenient. I’ll just say it’s because Amu knows him so well now (yeah, that suits me just fine~).
Ehe~ Stubborn Ikuto. Amu came to see him and it turned out she just wanted him to help Utau so he said no (that is how I choose to interpret it).
… The more I think about it being that way, the more giggly it makes me. Ikuto’s cute in this episode~
Ah. This time Ikuto couldn’t stop Yoru’s big mouth from blabbing. Of course it made Amu feel all bad because of what she said before and led to much cuteness, so at least Amuto fans can all forgive Yoru.
Now then. I know how this could be bothersome to the plot since Amu now knows about the missing violin, but I think it’s fine. Amu seems to just think Ikuto lost it somewhere. Adding in the discussion that happens because of this scene actually makes me think a certain scene later will be even more aww-encucing. So well done filler development!
I don’t know why, but I’m so weak for these scenes. Amu getting her emotional shoujo eyes going because she wants to help Ikuto (…and Utau…).
But Ikuto just calmly walks away! No! You’re missing such a gigantic opportunity! Be your proper mischievous catboy self and tease her!
So Amu has to try again after Ikuto says he hates his violin (nuuu! Don’t say that!). Amu actually gets all honest like she only can about Ikuto’s violin and music (because admitting you like a song is a lot easier than admitting you like a person).
If Amu’s being so wonderfully blushy and honest, Ikuto can’t keep walking away (he did that in episode 12 and I didn’t like it then either!).
Ah. Well it’s a start. Some sort of teasing. (But it’s not enough~)
So Amu has to go all chibi tsun since Ikuto’s still being stubborn and trying to leave and…
Ah. Well that did it. Invasion of personal space and shoujo background mean…omg! DokiDoki time~!
… *speechless in fangirl mode*
O_O *super speechless in fangirl mode*
Ah~ That voice. Oh he used that voice again. Ah. Kind of like way back in episode 25 in Amu’s super raburabu daydream, except…omgnotadream.
Thank you shared charas for giving every one a proper face for how I’m sure we’re all feeling. Oh and I loved the commentary you guys added~
My first time watching my brain got completely overloaded by the OMG(unexpected/original)amuto and I couldn’t understand anything until “kiss” woke my brain up.
And I died again.
Ikuto is so mean~ For once I actually understood enough to get a better feeling than just “omg amuto dokidoki happenings~” and…heh. I really think I had to make the decision to keep it to myself, you have to see it in full context.
…They really get you going right before the commercial. Of course, the best way to get people coming back is the promise of moar amuto.
It was a good thing too because right about at this point I was on the verge of a full-blown fangirl heart-attack.
Then they got back and sure enough, got out of the situation pretty quickly. Ikuto’s so mean~ Teasing Amu like that. Considering how excited I got (and I know others too) Amu must have been dying. Plus we had the benefit of knowing that this was going to happen (but then again, Amu should know better too.)
…Ikuto’s so mean (but in a good way).
Of course Amu doesn’t find it to be good at all and we have super tsun.
Hahaha~! The fact that she didn’t get mad until he laughed says a lot I think. Stubborn Amu~
Ah…but now the fun is over. I need to pause to collect myself and turn to talk about something entirely different.
Oh. Lulu. She didn’t have any real appearance in this episode at all. She was only mentioned once.
Therefore…best episode in Doki ever! (Heck, minus some spotty art and animation, I’m pretty much ready to call this the best filler since so many others have been based off of a manga scene.) Because if there’s no Lulu, there’s no half-assed ?-egg plot.
Ikuto sneaking into Easter to take back his violin. Don’t want to say what I’m oh-so-reminded of because being specific makes it a spoiler, but I was reminded of something. So watching it the first time through really pissed me off because I was sincerely hoping Satelight didn’t just cop-out and try to stuff Ikuto’s arc in before it’s time just because some fangirls are impatient and keep complaining.
We’ll get to see it no matter what. You can stand to wait a while. Just because SC! is still airing doesn’t mean the manga is moving any faster.
Post Sub Edit: If Suspeedia’s subs were right, I’m pissed. “Ikuto’s violin first” pisses me off. They’re not allowed to do that. Filler arc and then Ikuto’s arc, don’t you guys dare combine the two. That would suck. A lot.
lol Loser scientists put in their place by Ikuto once again. They’re adults and they ran so quickly from a teenager. It makes me laugh. (more so than the stupid adults who got ticked off by Ikuto glaring at them…losers getting into fights with teenagers)
Of course Ikuto ended up being a cornered kitty which leaves me torn in two. Yay~ for my preserved plot (no Ikuto arc with ?-eggs around!!!) and boo…because Ikuto got cornered.
Then this also nicely tells us that Ikuto’s being stubborn about his violin because I’m sure I’d break into a place and threaten people to get back something I hated. (Stubborn~)
Meanwhile, Amu is still sulking over her missed opportunity of a kiss with Ikuto. Even in the time it took Ikuto to get into Easter and try to get his violin, she’s still not over it. So cute.
lol fangirl Utau. I love how she’s looking all around like Ikuto could be hiding behind Amu or something.
Oh. Seeing Utau’s expression when she heard that Amu didn’t get Ikuto to come makes me so sad. I’m not sure if they properly went over it, but Utau still hasn’t seen Ikuto since episode 44, right?
Of course Utau can’t sulk for long, because her bro-con senses are tingling and they’re telling her to be suspicious of Amu. Be suspicious and glare! (I wonder who’s better at it. Utau or Rima?)
Ah. Tadase. It was pretty near the end of the episode when he showed up so I figured Satelight was just trying to pre-empt the 30% Tadamu retaliation.
But then possible Tadamu dissolved in one of its three common ways so I just went …lol. This time more guardians showed up to make it more of an “everyone” moment.
Except where the HELL is Nagihiko? There is less than zero excuses for Nagihiko not joining the rest of the guardians. It’s like they decided to set Nagihiko aside after his first two episodes because he hasn’t done anything significant since and here they decide to leave him out entirely. NO! Not allowed! Bring Nagihiko back properly you assholes! If he doesn’t get at least three full minutes of screentime next week, I am going to have a crazy fangirl tantrum and I’m going to bring out my dusty wiffle bat.
…Not this week because I’m satisfied by other things. But you better watch out next week Satelight.
Oh my god yay! I honestly never thought I’d get to see it again, but yay! Amulet Angel!
Now someone’s going to ruin my excitement by going, “*whine* But! *whine* This is against the manga! *whine* If it didn’t happen in the manga, it’s bad. *whineywhinewhine*” Shut up. That’s what fillers are for. Nothing in the manga says Amu and Eru can’t still transform, so shut up. *smack*
Though yeah. The fact that everyone transformed seemed kind of unnecessary and I’m sure they just wanted to take up time with stock footage. Except Rima, no one did anything legitimate I don’t think.
Yay~ Lots of people came to Utau’s concert and surprised her! Though it’s not good enough. They’re not real fans. I understand that some of her real fans couldn’t find out because there’s not enough media coverage, but at least some of her real fans should have.
Seriously, where was that girl from episode 55? I fully expected her to show up and I think it would have been a nice touch to prevent a filler character from seeming completely forgettable, but nope. Satelight forgot her even before I did.
Ikuto showed up! (knew it would happen though) But ah he’s hurt. How did he escape from those Easter sucktards?
Hm…this brings up some important stuff now too. If Ikuto escaped (and without his violin), what’s he going to do now? Ikuto. ;_; (Well I guess right right now he’s going to listen to his sister sing)
I was so happy when he showed up by the way. Ikuto’s the best.
Finally. More Heartful Song. Hopefully this means the CD is going to be made available soon. Can’t find a release date yet though.
It’s such a pretty song and it fits that angelic feeling needed for Utau’s third song. We had an Iru song (Meikyuu Butterfly), a Dia song (Black Diamond), now we need our Eru song (Heartful Song). I…have a lot more to say about the song, but I’ll save it for when the single comes out and I do my full review (need to do that one for Amu’s CD too…).
Awww. Out of relationships I might like Utau and Ikuto second best. Relationship doesn’t automatically equal romance btw (because I’m anti-incest too except for lol’s). Second favorite is probably Amu and Utau and the other pairings (and Rima and Amu) fall somewhere after that).
Because you have to be a really immature piece of poo not to go aww over something like this. Then again i guess if you don’t read the manga you have a little bit of an excuse, because knowing what I know about the manga is what gives me such an “aww” feeling over something like this.
But to put it simply: Ikuto’s such a good brother. Even though he was hurt he went to his sister’s concert.
I’m glad that Amu saw him too. Surprisingly, I think Satelight managed to hit every thing I really wanted from this episode. I’ll have to go over the comments again to see, but…I really think so.
And Ikuto. All hurt so he had to pretty much stumble out. I wish Amu had caught up with him to help him (I know it’s not allowed for plot reasons, but still!!!).
On a slightly happier note, Ikuto’s such a good brother~! I love how happy he is for Utau. See this is a good reason for fillers, so you can see more of Ikuto being a good brother. He’s like that in the manga too, but you don’t really get to see it as much.
But Ikuto. ;_; What’s going to happen to you now!?
Meh. Return to fillers.
There’s some fortune-telling involved and apparently lots of people with crushes or something (I don’t know), but either way it’s guaranteed to be boring. Especially after this week.
Ohoho~ This week gets to have another obvious question.
Ah. It just ocurred to me that this is a fun way to find out how many people who read this blog aren’t Amuto fans. Answer honestly guyz! I can’t find out who answers in what way.
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