Posted by psgels on 31 December 2007 with categories: Shugo Chara

I think that the end of 2007 will be the best time for this, so yeah, I’m going to drop Shugo Chara so that I won’t take it along into 2008. I’ll still continue watching it, but I don’t feel like blogging it anymore, for a variety of reasons:

– First and foremost: the 51 episodes. I don’t mind covering long series, (heck I did blog Jigoku Shoujo and Les Miserables with no problems whatsoever), but this length is just way too long for a series like this.
– I also have to admit that Shugo Chara didn’t turn out as interesting as I hoped it would be. I expected deep characters, what I got was random shoujo-fluff.
– While it was nice enough to cover it during the not-so-spectacular Autumn-season, there are enough excellent series that will be starting with the winter-season, and you can expect a lot of series that I’m going to end up blogging, and I feel that blogging Shugo Chara will feel more and more like a chore, so I’m going to drop it while it still feels enjoyable.

Unfortunately, 2007 has been a horrible year for Mahou Shoujo. I hoped that Shugo Chara would change this, but unfortunately it didn’t. Nothing about the series has stood out so far, and I don’t feel like blogging about 30 more episodes of fluff to get to the good parts.

10 Responses

  1. Adun says:

    WOW, Shugo Chara is slated for 51 episodes? I thought it was only going to be 24 episodes. Damn that’s going to be a long one. I only hope that fansubbers don’t drop the series.

  2. totoum says:

    not a surprise,if there’s one show i thought you’d drop it’d be this one,especialy after i learned it’d be 51 episodes.
    I also wonder if you’ve ever considered droping Suteki Tantei Labyrinth,despite the fact it seems weirdly interesting?

    I’m also woried about the fansubbers,there’s only one team,formula,and even if they havn’t said anything about droping it, they’ve said they don’t know how much more “cool and spicy” they can handle without taking a break,they’re hoping that break would be subbing a winter show at the same time as shugo chara.

  3. psgels psgels says:

    I have, but at least Suteki Tantei Labyrinth is fun to blog and it probably looks like it’s going to just take 26 episodes. ^^;

  4. Stripey says:

    Shugo Chara is just taking its time since it’s slated for 51 eps. Don’t write it off as fluff just yet. The premise and characterisation have great potential for depth and the development has been consistent so far. In fact I have earmarked it as the next CCS.

  5. psgels psgels says:

    Stripey: yeah, that’s why I won’t stop watching this series. It does have the potential, but at the moment I don’t feel that it’ll be worth it to blog this series every wek.

  6. starry says:

    I find this series interesting so far. Especailly after I read the manga. The manga is quite good and I feel that the anime won’t be any worse either.

  7. usagijen says:

    Shugo Chara anime is a fun watch, but then that’s it. Do give the manga a try if you have the time psgels, and see it for all it’s worth :)

  8. celestialruriko says:

    Shugo Chara! is really a wonderful anime, and for me, it’s quite inspirational and encouraging. The plot isn’t that deep because, it’s for all ages. If children watched it, and it has a deep plot, they wouldn’t understand it, would they? That’s why the plot is easier to understand.
    And the surprises also makes it more enjoyable.

  9. Lavena says:

    Seriously I feel because I feel the anime is too draggy and I prefer Amu-chi’s personality in the manga. In the anime, there is just way to many unnecessary fillers. I read the manga and boy it’s just waaaay better than the anime.

  10. windy says:

    I’ve loved this anime, not so much the repetitive staff ( so it was soooo much better done than in all Precure) as the tense moments and the fluctuatations in their relationships, really a great series to watch!

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    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:48 AM)
    Ashura was an excellent example of how to through anime illicit and emotional response in an honest, non-melodramatic way.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:46 AM)
    @Bam: I’d be more than happy to take a look at some of those shorts anytime.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:44 AM)
    @Emma: there’s a lot of European animators that got active in the last 10 years or so that are really reinvigorating their animation scene, and every now and then I get introduced to some fabulous shorts.
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    @Emma: no I don’t really mind gory ‘for the fuck of it’ violence, I even like it in some grindhouse type of works, but I just don’t think it’s always effective as a shock factor. Live-action is the most sympathetic for obvious reasons, but there are animated works that do elicit a deep response. Probably because of circumstances but also the details of the in-between animation, which can induce certain feelings of disgust.
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    *here and there
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    @Bam: I really wish there was more arthouse anime now to give some kind of a balance to everything thats out these days.
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    Now I like my exploitation every so often, but yes Bam I really do wish that adult and mature storytelling could be better associated with truly, more pure mature themes.
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    I get choked up over Bergmans cries and whisper and Autumn sonata, I look back on a work by Key and Jun Maeda and wonder, think of how silly it looks to me now.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:24 AM)
    I also find it easier to get an emotional response from a honest drama, live action film, largely due to the real people doing the acting. Sometimes you get an actor whose just that good too…
  • Emma
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    I’ve gotten my odd emotional reaction here from anime and manga but a lot of the time it feels like the jump scare in a generic horror movie, I got shocked but I felt minipulated afterwards it wasn’t genuine, the same goes for some anime/manga drama when it takes a melodramatic turn instead of a bleak, honest one.

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