Posted by psgels on 10 November 2007 with categories: Shugo Chara


Last episode featured a character related to Kuukai, this week it’s Yaya’s turn. This time, however, the character in question is much more talented to Yaya. The episode was enjoyable, and her case was built up well. But seriously, someone do something about the extreme predictability of this series. The script itself is nicely written, but whenever time gets spent on the storyline, this series provides nothing original. Random kid gets down-hearted, meets the teacher, hatches a batsu-chara, with Amu conveniently being in the neighbourhood, the character in question then utters how everything is impossible, only for Amu to shout “NO, you’re wrong!” and beam the batsu-chara back into its egg and the character has magically learned from his or her mistakes and has stopped being evil and down-hearted.

I have no idea how this could have happened. The director did some episodes of Noein and Boogiepop Phantom for god’s sake, two series which didn’t suffer from this problem at all. If I had to guess, then he’s being held back by the original premise of the manga and the guy behind the series composition. Even though the latter may have been behind the fantastic Kaze no Shoujo Emily, the other series he’s worked on are rather mediocre and often even notorious (Koi Suru Tenchi Angelique, Nanatsuiro Drops (which also sucked at its storyline attempts) and Ie Naki Ko Remi (the final old World Masterpiece Theatre Series after which this went down for ten years)). It’s a shame, the story has so much potential, but I feel like there’s too much holding this potential back.

Thankfully, the script was fun to watch. The story about ballet was nicely done, even though the animators couldn’t take it at times. ^^; I liked the focus on Yaya, and how she turned into more than a cheerful crybaby. I’m just a bit annoyed at how her chara-change turned her into a crybaby who can’t do anything. The “weapon” she threw had no affect on the Batsu-chara, so that Amu would be the only one to take her out.

5 Responses

  1. Avatar usagijen says:

    I think the predictability of the episodes stemmed from their decision to divert from the manga. In their attempt to lengthen(?) the series, they have now provided us with additional two batsu-tamas which didn’t show up in the manga, so the show turned out into “bad egg of the week”, as opposed to how it should’ve been originally.

    Things doesn’t get as predictable after this ballerina episode, once they get to that part of the manga. But it seems that they’ll be diverting from the original storyline again, in the next few weeks (from what I see in Newtype). I just hope it won’t be all about X-eggs.

  2. Avatar totoum says:

    ouch,ok,i’ll probably still enjoy it,at least it’s not like it tries to be unpredictable and fails miserably.
    I’ll hope it’s what usagijen thinks:they’re trying to lenghen the series a bit,it’s reasuring to know that there is more to the manga than that.

  3. Avatar Josh says:

    I still like the manga a lot better… although I do like the anime too

  4. Avatar celestialruriko says:

    “The script itself is nicely written, but whenever time gets spent on the storyline, this series provides nothing original. Random kid gets down-hearted, meets the teacher, hatches a batsu-chara, with Amu conveniently being in the neighbourhood, the character in question then utters how everything is impossible, only for Amu to shout “NO, you’re wrong!” and beam the batsu-chara back into its egg and the character has magically learned from his or her mistakes and has stopped being evil and down-hearted.”
    That’s the way it’s supposed to be, the main character saves the day in that kind of way.

  5. Avatar mollie says:

    i remember reading about the ballet story i think yaya is a really funny character i think ilove shugo chara check out the blog i made about manga

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