It’s Manga Monday. A weekly post highlighting a different series. I’ll mostly do posts on completed or ongoing series that are regularly updated. While I do not condone scanlations, please support the creator and licensing companies by purchasing the work where available.
This week’s manga is – Shugo Chara
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 is 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.
Since yesterday was Easter, here’s a great Egg-sample for a fun, fantasy, school life manga. It has been a long while since I’ve read this series, but it is one of my great favs as far as magical girl series go. The great shoujo style of Peach-pit (also known for their work on Rozen Maiden), matches well for the hip style of Hinamori Amu and the various cute outfits she wears when she transforms between her Guardian spirits. Shugo Chara explores the infinite possibilities that people’s futures hold as well as following your destiny. If you’re looking for a great myriad of comedy, romance, and magical girl action, Shugo Chara is a series to check out.
You can also check out all 127 episodes of Shugo Chara’s anime series on Crunchyroll. Don’t worry about that episode count, because even the filler episodes are enjoyable.