Adaptation of Peach-Pit's Shugo Chara shoujo manga series. The anime, produced by Satelight and sponsored by TV Tokyo and Pony Canyon, comprises of a total of three seasons, namely Shugo Chara! (S1), Shugo Chara!! Doki (S2), and Shugo Chara! Party! / Shugo Chara!!! Dokki Doki / Shugo Chara! Pucchi Puchi (S3).
Seasons 1 and 2, while having some fillers, have a pretty big fanbase and try to stay loyal to the manga.
Season 3 is where the adaptation goes from being Naruto/Bleach-trainwreck adaptation with a lot of fillers, to complete and utter shit BeeTrain Tsubasa FAIL.
Amu Hinamori is a student at Seiyo Elementary, where she has a reputation for being "cool and spicy"; however, her real personality is that of an extremely shy and easily intimidated girl. One night Amu makes a wish that she would have the courage to be reborn as her "would-be" self. The next morning Amu finds three brightly colored eggs—red, blue, and green—in her bed. Each egg eventually hatches into a Guardian Character: Ran, Miki, and Su. Guardian Characters are angel-like beings that aid a person into becoming their "would-be" selves and fulfill the person's dreams. The Guardian Characters accomplish this by giving encouragement and advice, but they can also temporarily change a person's personality and abilities. With the Guardian Characters, Amu's life becomes much more complex as she now struggles to deal with her new personalities and the Seiyo Elementary Guardians—a student council group where each member has their own Guardian Character—who recruits Amu to search for and seal the X eggs and X Characters, corrupted forms of people's dreams.
Inspirations and Derivative worksEdit
As mentioned above, Shugo Chara's 3rd season has been very heavily criticized by fans and critics alike for being a total waste of time. It's widely agreed upon that, if you like magical girl anime and this sounds like something you would enjoy, you watch seasons 1 and 2 ONLY. Feel free to skip season three as it adds nothing to the story and it's only an insult to the previous seasons. Reading the manga would be best.