Just finished watching Shugo Chara episode 42. This ep had the most number of character transformations (chara nari) so far. It’s part of the Black Diamond arc, which I think spanned from episodes 39 to 43.
So now I think we’ve seen all the Guardians character transformations. Aside from Amu, Utau and Ikuto who normally transform, Kukai (Sky Jack) was the first to have a chara nari from the old group. Then Rima (Clown Drop), Tadase (Platinum Royale), Yaya (Dear Baby or is it Day Baby?) and Kairi (Samurai Soul). Oh wait, I think we have yet to see Nadeshiko’s chara nari. So, I think that makes it everyone besides Nadeshiko then. ;P
In this episode, Tadase reveals that he was good friends with Ikuto and Utau when they were kids. He tells Amu that Utau isn’t really as bad as she seems to be, and he believes that Amu would be able to help Utau become a good girl once again (LOL @ Ami spoiling a Tadase x Amu moment where Tadase was trying to say something important to Amu! xD). The onedari CD is about to be spread throughout the world, thanks to Yukari’s effective yet diabolical plan to extract as much X eggs as possible from unsuspecting children. Utau is quite frustrated that she is about to become a world-famous singer through chara nari with Dia, not because of her own talent. Yukari insists that Utau shouldn’t feel too emo about it and just go with the plan. Fear not, the Guardians arrive just in time to try and stop them from putting this evil plan into action. Kairi goes against his sister and sides with the Guardians this time, expressing that he wishes Yukari would realize that what she is doing is wrong. Amu tells Utau that she believes this is not the real self of Utau and would like to save her from the dark path. They have a one-on-one chara nari showdown. Ikuto arrives to take on the rest of the Guardians, noting that this is a one-on-one fight between Utau and Amu. Utau chara transforms with Eru and Dia (I don’t think I’ve seen her change with Iru yet…maybe in the next episode?). Amu transforms with Iru then later forced by with Eru, and by the end of this episode, I believe we will see her transforming with Dia in episode 43. Oh, and a particular bright egg keeps getting screentime everytime the X eggs return to normal. This, Tadase suspects, could probably be the embryo they’ve all been looking for.
I kinda miss Kukai’s character. Anyway, I think Kairi had the coolest chara nari among the Guardians. He has the least frilly and least flashy costume, which suits him well, though I don’t quite get what the veil-like thing is for. He had some pretty neat moves with the katana too! I like Amu x Ikuto, but Tadase is quite a nice guy, despite his would-be self being all gung ho with world-domination. Personally, I somehow think Tadase looks cute with Rima. *hides from rabid Tadase x Amu fangirls*