Shugo Chara! is a manga written by Peach Pit. It has humor, adventure, and a touch of romance, and has a very captivating plot. The story focuses on a young protagonist named Amu Hinamori, who made a wish one night for herself to become the person she really wants to be. The very next morning, she found three colored eggs hidden in her bed, and she decides to bring them to school. Within her school system, there are the Guardians- the four postitions include: the King’s Chair, the Queen’s Chair, the Jack’s Chair, and the Ace’s Chair. They are in charge of the safety of the students in the school and protect them from any danger or harm. One by one, Amu’s eggs started hatching. The first egg, who is known as Ran, helped to bring our her outgoing and sporty side. Because of her inexperience to the different Guardian Characters (the eggs), she ended up performing many embarrassing actions, including confessing her love for the King’s Chair publicly during an assembly. Later on, Amu gained the ability to transform with her Guardian Character, and she was invited to meet the Guardians, where they reveal the secret behind their Guardian Characters and their duty to protect the people. As we get to learn more about each character, we see how much they have experienced, and how they share their power to protect the ones they love.
Shugo Chara! was a very enjoyable manga to read. It has a humorous effect that help ease the tension in the story. I liked the idea of the different types of “magic”, we see in the story that is based on the holder’s personality. Overall, the characters were really fun to know, and the message of the manga was carried out very well. Personally I feel that sometimes the story may move too slowly for my preference. I would still recommend this to magic and humor loving audiences!