November 18, 2010

Shugo Chara

Do any of you watch anime?  My friend from work has recently been trying to get me into it.  So far I must say I've been enjoying it.  We started out with weekly movie days where we would get Chinese takeout and watch one of Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli films.  After Spirited Away, Ponyo, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki's Delivery Service we deciced to move on to something new.

This is when we started watching Shugo Chara.  It is also a series of manga which I have also started reading.  Anyway. it is about a young girl named Amu Hinamori who is seen as the cool, mysterious girl at school.  But Amu Hinamori is not really like that at all, and one night she wishes she was brave enough to show the world her true self.  The next morning she finds three colourful eggs in her bed.  These eggs soon hatch into Guardian Charas which are meant to help Amu be her true self.  Ran is the sporty one, Miki is an artist, and Su is good at sewing and anything in the kitchen.  Amu realizes she is not the only person at school with these Guardian Charas following her around; the Guardians (a group of students at school, kind of like a school council) also have them.  They recruit her for their group and fill her in about the eggs and characters that come from them.  Not all is well though, there are people who can make the eggs turn into X Eggs, which hatch X Characters and make the person which they came from fall into a deep depression and think they are worthless.  These bad guys work for Easter Company who's goal is to find a special X Egg so they are going around changing eggs.  What's worse is if the X Eggs isn't this special Embryo they are looking for they crush it leaving someone pretty much a zombie for the rest of their life.  The Guardians' job is to revert X Eggs and X Characters back to normal before it's too late.

image via Google

Wow, that was quite the ramble.  But the show is really good so I hope you might want to get interested in it.
If you watch anime, can you recommend a good girly one for me to watch next?

I made these from Polymer clay to make the hair clips from the show.  I know, I'm a nerd.

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