Shugo Chara!! Doki – Episode 63December 22, 2008 at 4:30 am | Posted in Shugo Chara! | 34 Comments
Tags: befriended, kyaa!
Happy Merry Christmas everyone in Shugo Chara land! And to those fans who stuck it through. It may just be reward time.
It is very likely that soon we will all be receiving a gift for not giving up. So this a two-for-one week for me, I (hopefully) get what I want and now some fans can stop asking me “when is ___ going to happen?” Okay?
Also…Yes. My post was late, but life happens. This time I was actually only busy on Saturday, but the fact that I was so busy on Saturday lead to me sleeping all day today. This is why being sick stinks.
*sigh* As much as I like Shugo Chara, it bothers me that so many of my readers seem to come here for just that or that they look forward to the posts so much. Seeing other people’s enthusiasm so surpassing mine kind of makes my own enthusiasm die out a little. I’ve also been getting more excited about a certain other series and it seems I only have so much excitement in me to spread around.
Nothing to worry about, I’m still blogging Shugo Chara regularly. I’m just explaining why my enthusiasm might not be there in the same way for a little bit. My fangirling always returns to me, I’m just a little worn out. I’ve been trying to do too much again. ^_^;
Short summary because subs are out.
Amu goes to a house for a Christmas party, it turns out to be Lulu’s. Over the course of the party, the two actually get to know each other and begin to get along. Lulu wants to give a present to her mother, but after she sees her mother acting goofy and so she goes out to make some ?-eggs so she can find the embryo and get her mother’s radiance back. On her way home, Amu finds the Santa that Lulu hypnotized (or whatever) and fights him with Lulu watching from behind a tree. Words said in the fight have an effect on Lulu who goes home to give her mom her present and Happy Merry Christmas to all.
Also, Kanae Ito sings a really pretty Christmas song (main reason to watch this episode).
The episode is a lot like a Christmas Special you get to see on TV in my part of the world. I figured this year something relatively plot-important would happen, because it did last year and I guess it did with Amu and Lulu getting along. And in a nice Christmas-y way.
Eru is so cute riding in that sleigh. My goodness, the Tsukiyomi charas have to steal every scene that they’re in, don’t they? No one else got to be in adorable sleighs (or leading them in Yoru’s case).
Aw…Lulu looks so much cute close-up. Because really…I hate her hair. Oh god, hair can piss me off so easily because of my…ways, and Lulu’s happens to be the type that can do that. If her hair was shorter (and therefore the curl not as big either) I’d think she’d be really cute.
But oh well. Can’t have everything. At least Lulu’s personality made itself clear this week and I don’t have to call her a Rima and Utau rip-off anymore.
OMGOMGOMG! The spiral twintails! SPIRAL TWINTAILS! My god, I love curly twintails and Amu…yes, I’m going to call her the best in spiral twintails EVAR.
No seriously. Amu wins. I love how she has some hair in front, because that made it look so cute and the shape of them is just right and…it’s Amu. She can make anything look good.
Ahaha. Mahou Shoujo means coincidences are everywhere. This is a pretty typical one though, so I’ll let it go.
It was pretty fun watching Amu figure it out though. She took it well. Maybe Cool & Spicy is back?
Ooo…almost. But because it’s a Christmas party, her charas told her to hold back. But it became more Cool &…Sweet? lol.
So, does this mean that it took a Christmas miracle for Satelight to make Amu in character? (Haha, okay, maybe I’ll stop picking on them now though)
Hmm…and so Lulu’s revealed personality is…tsundere ojou-sama. orz
I was getting that feeling lately and this one confirmed it and…ah. It’s not like it’s bad, some people like it, I just happen not to be one of those people. I can tolerate Lulu pretty easily because she’s still young, but tsundere ojou-sama is not good for me. And this is one of the signs (bragging). I’ll point out the others as we go along.
However, Lulu being a tsundere ojou-sama is good because it means she’s not like any of the other tsundere girls. Utau is Tsundere classic, Rima is kind of like shy-stubborn tsundere, and Amu is Cool & Spicy.
I loved Amu and her charas reaction to Nana because it’s kind of what the fandom was like if I remember. We saw the commercial with her looking all cutesy and then the voice and…well my reaction was, “OMG FUGLY TRAP!” for the voice.
Another tsundere ojou-sama sign, the fact that she’s taking so much care in her party. It’s a general ojou-sama sign, but the tsundere ojou-sama will get braggy about it (like Lulu did a little saying she had stuff to do).
I mean…For AkaSaka watchers, remember Aynakouji’s two gatherings? Yup. (Though Lulu isn’t even half that bad or annoying…)
That’s my Amu! Purposefully being nice when someone else is all tsuntsun on you. Because Amu knows when to not be stubborn is why she can make friends despite having her own tsundere ways.
Of course, she never would be like this unless Nadeshiko came along to befriend her first, so I send my thank you’s to Nadehiko today!
And now…we talk about the Kanae Ito Christmas song, ‘kay? I guess we can call it “Happy Christmas” (though I am very tempted to call it “Happy Merry Christmas” like the charas).
To put it simply…I love it! This is why Saikyou Love Power was the song I thought suited Kanae-san better, it had a part where Kanae-san sang like this and…ah~ She just sounds so cute and sweet. I just can’t help but smile while listening to it. I really do hope that it gets released, but it’s a shame that it won’t happen before Christmas. It’s a Christmas song after all.
I probably won’t be in the mood to listen to the song too much after Christmas since it is so very Christmas-y. Yup, a good Christmas song. It matched the mood and…*sigh* It’s just really too bad I can’t listen to it a whole bunch before Christmas.
lol, Lulu. You fell too fast. You’ve only met Amu like three times. You’re almost beating Ikuto in warming up to Amu so quickly!
Of course, it’s hard not to smile around Amu with her looking so cute in those twintails (Amu~!).
And one more tsundere ojou-sama sign. Getting all blushy and “well I guess it can’t be helped” over being complimented. You know, trying to be modest without being modest and smirk instead of smile. You know~
Anyway, it really is unfortunate (for me), but it suits Lulu fine and makes her different so whatever. I can’t complain.
I’d be pretty upset if my parents did something like that too (I would hide in my room from shame!). It’s fine if it’s someone else’s parents, but no thank you.
Also…surprised Amu is cute.
And on the topic of Amu’s appearances, isn’t she looking older? Warriorhope brought it up too.
I realized it in this shot where Amu’s standing up straight and has her hands just makes her look more mature and…ladylike (darn the lack of a good adjective). Basically, she’s growing up. (Ignore the awkward, lazy art though that makes her head face all the way to the left…our right).
One complaint I do still have about Lulu is that she needs to grow up. Her wish is still pretty stupid. She should stop and really think about whether or not her mom is happy? To me, she seems happy. I think Lulu is going to realize it eventually, Nana already seems to be realizing that they’re doing the wrong thing. Would-be selves are always ahead of their owners, aren’t they?
…Hmm, maybe being spoiled like Lulu (not realizing that maybe someone else could really use that wish) is part of her fitting into an ojou-sama type?
Thoughtful, kind of sad, Amu is so cute. (GOD! I love that hair.)
…That hat looks so stupid.
Also, aw…Lulu! Don’t make a Santa into your tool! It’s Christmas time! He’s busy (if people around him would stop being asshole)!
Even though Lulu deserves getting chased for messing with people, it’s still hard not to feel bad for. Goddamn that creepy smile. Imagining it in reality is just too much.
I was wondering how Santa could transform into Santa when he was already Santa. Lookie here…purple Santa. -_-;;
I’m usually against Amulet Heart taking up so much screentime, but she was pretty awesome this week with all the recharging of pom=poms.
Of course, I always hate seeing Amulet Heart at this time of year, especially outside. Just looking at her makes me cold.
*gasp* My god Amu you are so cute. I love you most out of my anime girls this week. Freakin’ cute.
It’s kind of a shame that Lulu’s smiley image came right after Amu’s (and that she’s wearing that hat) because she really can’t compare. Not her fault though.
Anyway, glad to see that Lulu decided to appreciate her parents and thank them. I guess you have to forgive them quickly this time of year.
So, that’s it. Could have been better if snow started falling when everyone was getting their Christmas presents, but whatever. I can’t complain.
Actually I can, as a fangirl complaint, whine about how I wanted this year’s Christmas episode to have some fluffy Amuto in it to make up for last year’s Christmas episode, but whatever. Can’t happen since Ikuto has to be missing before he can return. Eh.
Now since a lot of you just come around for Shugo Chara let me wish you a HAPPY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! now. If you celebrate it. Otherwise, you know a nice Happy Holidays~ and have a good day.
Now preview time! Because that’s what’s most important this week!
So next week, it’s already the New Year and it looks like all the guardians are going to visit a shrine for their first visit of the new year. You know how it goes. Plus meeting Lulu this time. Which is good, the more she’s around the easier she can get befriended and we can move on.
Hrm, which reminds me. It’s this time of year again, so are we skipping a week of Shugo Chara again this year? I don’t normally find out the airings, but I know lots of anime get postponed for a week this time of year. Shugo Chara did last year. So is it happening at all? Is it happening this Saturday or the one after? What? Anyone know.
Anyway we also have…
Two chara-nari (oh my~)
Nagihiko taking charge of the guardians again (awesome~). Time in the preview means guaranteed time in the episode. So…can I hope for some tsuntsun Rimahiko too? Yes? No?
Kyaaa~! Bed scene~! Welcome back Shugo Chara!
Or wait. Lulu’s still here. Hmm…makes me think back to what came up in episode 59 and my edited-in rage.
However, those of you who have been with me against Ikuto’s arc starting up too soon, I have a compromise. Just the bed scene and then…fillers (and finishing up Lulu’s stuff). Yes! Fillers!
Because these wouldn’t just be fillers, they would be fillers…while Ikuto…is living in Amu’s room. YES! Guaranteed Ikuto in every episode! I WANT THAT!!!
Of course, if they go about it a different way it’s going to be troublesome. It would be especially bad for them to hurry too much with Shugo Chara guaranteed to take at least one more month since it was postponed this month. I always figured they might put fillers in after a certain point (Ikuto chara-nari-ing as Death Rebel, before or after Amu finds out, but before the final confrotnation. Maybe they’d kind of throw in the Nagihiko chapter too at some point out of order. You know…whatever.), but I don’t want too many fillers because it kind of deflates the drama.
Well, let’s see where it goes. New ending coming up soon too, so there’s a lot to look forward to (Co no Michi by Buono!).
EDIT: New opening coming up too apparently. Shugo Chara Egg’s next single is being released at the end of February and the title is “Shugo Shugo” and it will be used as an opening (As if the title weren’t an indication). New opening usually means new arc so…um yeah.
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