Oct 23, 2014

Shugo Chara! by Peach-Pit

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE? Everybody at Seiyo Elementary thinks that stylish and super cool Amu has it all: But nobody knows the real Amu, a shy girl who wishes she had the courage to truly be herself. Changing Amu's life is going to take more than wishes and dreams-it's going to take a little magic! One morning, Amu finds a surprise in her bed: three strange little eggs. Each egg contains a Guardian Character, an angel-like being who can give her the power to be someone new. With the help of her Guardian Characters, Amu is about to discover that her true self is even more amazing than she ever dreamed. This volume of Shugo Chara! includes special extras after the story!


Everybody at school thinks Amu is amazing. They want to be her and they idolize her, because she's so tough. Amu is struggling with her image, because it isn't who she really is. She is a sweet girl who wants to wear cute things. Amu wishes she can be herself. With the help of a bit of magic three eggs are the result. At first Amu has no idea what they are for, but soon she finds out that each egg contains a Guardian Character. These characters are her would be selves. With the help of her three eggs Amu can be who she wants to be. The Guardian Characters are changing Amu's life. Are they only a blessing for Amu and what happens when she learns to use her new abilities? 
Shugo Chara! is the first manga I've ever read. I was instantly hooked and read the story in one go. I loved it. The drawings are beautiful and the story is great. Aren't we all insecure when we go to school, even the most popular people? The idea of the magic and the three eggs instantly appealed to me. I enjoyed reading this volume immensely and am definitely going to read the second part as well. This isn't a stand alone story, it's part of a series. There are several fabulous girls, a handsome prince and some good kicking and screaming. These ingredients together are making a fabulous story. I really like the cover, the pink hair is great. Shugo Chara! has gotten me hooked, I've already purchased several other manga books for my kindle.


  1. If you loved this one, probably you might like a lot of mayo shoujo (magic girls) stories out there: the classics: Sakura Card Captors, Sailor Moon, and even the darker (and famous and pretty good, I've already read the original manga & one spin-off) Puella Magi Madoka Magica xD And I wanna know if you will like Kobato too, it's one of my favourites by CLAMP... so precious <3 Yesterday I read Puella Magi Oriko Magica while waiting for the movie to start at the cinema... I love the PMMM series so much that, like I told you, I bought the light novel too :3

    Usually the maho shoujo genre deals with insecurities and growing up and using the magical powers for good - the messages are really nice, right? :3

  2. Never heard of these magna but sounds like your hooked. Enjoy.


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