Characters: Shugo Chara!

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The Guardians are the student council of the school, whose task aside from protecting and representing the general student population is to preserve the Heart's Eggs of said children, and personages within general. They are also tasked with hunting for the Embryo (Due towards Tadase's ideas towards creating himself as the world's king.), the legendary wish-granting Egg, which of course pits them against the Easter Company. It is primarily composed of four kids: the King's Chair, the Queen's Chair, the Jack's Chair, the Ace's Chair, and the occasional Joker's Chair, only taken via one with three or more Chara. Each of the members has a Guardian Character that represents an aspect of the person they want to be, which grants them special powers when they need it.

The Guardians were founded by Tsukasa, making the current ones the second generation of Guardians.

Tropes in general:
  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council
  • Instant Fan Club: There are actually several of these, with overlapping memberships; they're formed prior to the start of the series. The Guardians as a whole, the boys individually, and Amu and Rima even before they join, each have fanclubs. Each fanclub is based on the target's outward character, not the inner one.
  • Magical Girl: Amu and the female members; the male ones are magical boys.
  • Playing Card Motifs: The positions are titled King, Queen, Jack, and Ace. Amu in particular has guardian characters titled Amulet (Suit).
  • School Idol: All of them but especially Tadase.

Amu Hinamori

Voiced by: Kanae Itō (anime), Yuuka Maeda (musical)

"We are all the main characters of our own stories!"

Shugo Chara!'s main protagonist; everybody sees Amu Hinamori as a "Cool and Spicy" girl. In reality, however, she's really just a clumsy girl who really has no clue, like the majority of the student population. This changes, however, when she wakes up to find three eggs, each containing a different Character Change, aka an aspect of the personality she wants to be: Ran (Amulet Heart) makes her sporty and athletic, Miki (Amulet Spade) makes her cool and artistic, and Suu (Amulet Clover) makes her sweeter and more domestic. When the Guardians, the school's student council, finds out about this, they invite her into their circle — because she, with three Guardian Characters, has the perfect qualifications for the Joker's Chair.

Tadase Hotori

Voiced by: Reiko Takagi (anime), Hidemi Hikita (musical)

"I'm sorry, but there's already someone I like."

The current King of the Guardians; polite, smiling Tadase couldn't be any more popular with the ladies (although he could care less). By the first day of school, even Amu has a crush on him, leading her to confess (however she was turned down, as he already liked someone - ...his dog.) His Guardian character, Kiseki, was born from his desire to grow stronger - but of course, in true Shugo Chara! fashion, this translates to having Kiseki's dream being to Take Over the World.

Nadeshiko Fujisaki/Nagihiko Fujisaki

Voiced by: Saeko Chiba (anime), Kanon Fukuda (musical)

"Could you please keep this secret from the others a while longer?"

Nadeshiko is introduced as the beautiful, charismatic Queen's Chair of the Guardians, who openly befriends Amu and was the one who constantly attempted to get her to join. She succeeded, of course, and she soon became one of Amu's best friends and one of the few people she'd confide in. A bit later on, though, Nadeshiko abruptly leaves to study dancing in Europe: much to Amu's sadness and disappointment when she left without saying goodbye. Her place as the Queen's Chair was filled by Rima. Nadeshiko comes back later on, though, although not as the girl we all know and love - because he was never a girl in the first place. The Fujisakis have a tradition of raising their sons as females so that they can easily become graceful while dancing. Nagihiko tells Amu he's Nadeshiko's twin brother, and has problems with telling her the truth. Her Chara is the fierce-tempered dancer Temari, representing her desire to dance better. While in Europe, she goes back to her egg because of Nagihiko's gender problems and is replaced by Rhythm, born from Nagihiko's desire to play basketball. Nagihiko gets her back, though.

Kukai Souma

Voiced by: Atsushi Abe (anime), Yuuta Koseki (musical)

"It's been a while since we did it. Let's go, special training!"

One year senior to Amu, upbeat, energetic Kukai was the Jack's Chair during Amu's first year as a Guardian. He adores sports, as seen by his Guardian Character Daichi. He graduates by the end of the year, moving up to middle school, telling the Guardians that he's just at the other end of the school. He occasionally drops by to check in on them and to see how things are going. During her beginning years as a Guardian, Amu viewed Kukai as almost like an older brother.

Yaya Yuiki

Voiced by: Tomoko Nakamura (anime), Meimi Tamura (musical)

"Hey, why is everyone so sad? I'm the baby here and the only one allowed to cry!"

The current Ace's Chair, Yaya is one year Amu's junior and is seen as hyperactive, childish and immature - however, this is only because of her desire to remain a baby forever because she felt that her parents were ignoring her in favor of her baby brother (as seen by her Guardian Character, Pepe). She is also a good, albeit rather clumsy, ballerina.

Rima Mashiro

Voiced by: Sayuri Yahagi (anime), Karen Yagishita (musical)

"Teacher, there's nothing funny, so why would I smile?

A New Transfer Student who replaces Nadeshiko as the Queen's Chair. This earns her a warm reception from the boys in school (while the girls are annoyed by her arrogance), resulting in an Instant Fan Club because of her beauty. Beautiful as she is, however, Rima's got her own insecurities: She was kidnapped a few years before the start of the story, and although the kidnapping failed, it made her parents suffocatingly overprotective. However, it did, when combined with her liking for comedy, help create her Chara Kusukusu.

Kairi Sanjou

Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga (anime), Reo Sawada (musical)

Kairi becomes the new Jack's Chair after Kukai graduates. He is very serious, strict and organized, and he tends to ensure that the Guardians get their tasks done. He transfers into the academy to spy on the Guardians for his sister Yukari, in order to help her with finding the embryo. His Chara is a samurai, Musashi.

Rikka Hiiragi

Voiced by: Erika (anime)


Ikuto Tsukiyomi

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (anime), KENN (musical)

Although introduced as an Easter employee, it is pretty clear from the beginning that Ikuto doesn't care about their plans. If he does find The Embryo, he plans to use it for his own purposes — to free himself from the control of his current employers. When not trying to find the Embryo, he can generally be seen romantically teasing or just plain screwing with Amu. Has a lot of annoyances. Kazumu never helped at all.

Utau Hoshina/Tsukiyomi

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (anime), Misaki Yonemura (musical)

"I won't lose... to Hinamori Amu."

Yuu Nikaidou

Voiced by: Junji Majima (anime)

Yukari Sanjou

Voiced by: Rio Natsuki (anime), Kumiko Kougami (musical)

Kazuomi Hoshina

Voiced by: Mitsuru Ogata (anime)

  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He only wanted to realize the wish of his grandchild, but extremist methods like crushing people's dreams and abusing his stepchilds are going way too far and he too failed in properly raising his grandchild.

Lulu de Morcerf Yamamoto

Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (anime)

"Just do everything ya wanna do!"

Tsukumo, Manta and Chichimura

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Kawata, Koichi Sakaguchi, Keiko Nemoto (anime)

"We won! But... is this really right?"

Gozen/Hikaru Ichinomiya

Voiced by: Shozo Iizuka, Eri Nakao (as Hikaru Ichinomiya) (anime)

    Guardian Characters 


Voiced by: Kana Asumi (anime)

The first to hatch from Amu's eggs. Ran represents Amu's desire to be more honest, confident and athletic.

  • Genki Girl
  • Nice Hat
  • Pink Means Feminine: As mentioned below, she expresses Amu's desire to be cute. Plus, her outfit is pink.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Ran and Miki serve as Tomboys to Suu's Girly Girl. Representing Amu's desire to be more athletic, Ran is herself the Tomboy to Miki's Girly Girl.
    • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Not much of a tomboy herself. She expresses Amu's desire to be cute (plus her design is heavily designed on pink).


Voiced by: Nanae Katou (anime)

The second to hatch from Amu's eggs. Miki represents Amu's desire to be more sharp, level headed, and artistic.


Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki (anime)

The third to hatch from Amu's eggs. Suu represents Amu's desire to be more caring, sensitive and improve her domestic skills.


Voiced by: Kaya Miyake (anime)

Tadase's Guardian Character. Kiseki was born for a combination of Tadase's desire to be stronger and the dream of world domination.


Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki (anime)

Nadeshiko's first Guardian Character. Temari appears to be elegant and Nadeshiko's desire to be more mannered and become a Japanese dancer.


Voiced by: Kouki Miyata (anime)

Nadeshiko/Nagihiko's second Guardian Character. Rhythm appears to be cool and outgoing, showing Nagihiko's boy self.


Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (anime)

Kukai's Guardian Character. He was born when Kukai wanted to do many sports but had to choose.


Voiced by: Kimiko Koyama (anime)

Yaya's baby-like Guardian Character who was born from Yaya's desire to remain baby-like in nature.


Voiced by: Sayaka Narita (anime)

Rima's Guardian Character and represents Rima's desire to make others laugh.


Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (anime)

Kairi's Guardian Character created from his desire to become a samurai and protect the weak.


Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (anime)

Ikuto's cat-like Guardian Character and represents Ikuto's desire to be free.


Voiced by: Hiromi Konno (anime)

The first of Utau's two Character Guardians introduced in the story. She has a devilish look and represents Utau's energic and playful side.


Voiced by: Hyo-sei (anime)

Utau's second Guardian Character and is the complete angelic opposite of Il.


Voiced by: Kanae Itō (anime)

Amu's fourth Guardian Character. Diamond represents Amu's radiance. She is supposedly the most powerful Guardian Character.


Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki (anime)

Rikka's Guardian Character. Rikka gave birth to her egg in Shugo Chara!!! Dokki Doki episode 15. Before she hatched, Rikka felt lost of herself which subsequently turned her egg into an X-Egg, but it purified very soon. Hotaru is polite and elegant, balancing out Rikka's energy and spunk.


Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki (anime)

Lulu's Guardian Character. She represents Lulu's desire to try many things and her specialty is making jewelry.

    Other Characters 

Saaya Yamabuki

Voiced by: Miyuki Kawasho (anime)

"Ohohohoho! We meet again, Amu Hinamori!"

Ami Hinamori

Voiced by: Kurumi Mamiya (anime)

"Shugoi Chara!"