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    General Tropes 
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 to 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.
  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: Not only are they leaders of the student body, they're also magical Guardians whose responsibility is protecting/purifying the Heart's Eggs of the students they watch over.
  • 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 even Amu and Rima 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.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Well, "Red Girl, Blue Boy". The boys were blue outfits, while the girls, including Amu, wear red.
  • Playing Card Motifs: The positions are titled "King" (occupied by Tadase), "Queen" (occupied by Nadeshiko/Nagihiko, and later Rima and Rikka), "Jack" (occupied by Kukai and later Nagihiko), and "Ace" (occupied by Yaya). There is an occasional "Joker" position, which is currently occupied by Amu.
  • School Idol: All of them, but especially Tadase.

    Amu Hinamori 
Voiced by: Kanae Ito (anime), Yuuka Maeda (musical)
"We are all the main characters of our own stories!"

The 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.
  • Cool Big Sis: Ami certainly thinks so.
  • Doting Parents: Her parents crank this Up to Eleven... concerning Ami, of course.
  • Dude Magnet: many guys like her, and she even has an Unwanted Harem.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: "Cool and spicy!"
  • Hair Decorations: She has her X-shaped clips.
  • Harmless Electrocution: She gets electrocuted on an electric line.
  • Exposed to the Elements: Amulet Heart's costume is a skimpy cheerleader's outfit... definitely not suited for cold climates, as she found out when she used her Character Transformation on a ski slope.
  • Frilly Upgrade: Amulet Diamond and Amulet Fortune.
  • Full-Name Basis: Most every villain, as well as minor character Misaki, refers to her by her full name.
  • Genki Girl: As Amulet Heart.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Amulet Clover and Amulet Diamond.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Whenever she Character Transforms with El, she'd use powers, that she herself had no idea how they worked.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Amu's hesitations about her duties as the Joker contribute to the whole mess in the Dia arc.
  • Image Song: Hanbun Ko No Heart. Since she is the main character, she gets a lot of them, but this is one of her few solo songs.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Amu's customized school 'look' and daily gear usually follow a cute punk chick aesthetic, which is unusual for a prepubescent Magical Girl. It does rightly earn her the nickname of "Cool and Spicy".
  • Instant Fan Club: She had one prior to her joining the Guardians.
  • Involuntary Dance: Ran did this to her via telekinesis in one scene in episode 6. She was not amused.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She starts the series as one, with her inner self being very sweet and well-meaning but her outer self being very cold and stand-offish and doing things like calling Tadase a "shrimp."
  • Magic Skirt: Season 1 gave her a perfect example - covering even though it appears to be at right angles to her body. Then season 2 goes the opposite direction and chucks a Panty Shot into the opening theme. Then again this may be the animators trying to point out that Amu is wearing some kind of cheerleader shorts under there.
  • Mercury's Wings: Wings appear next to Amu's feet during character changes with Ran.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Not usually an anime trope, but it fits here.
  • Nice Hat: Amulet Spade gives her an artist's light blue beret.
  • Playing Card Motifs: Occupies the occasional Joker's Chair, where the requirements are three Guardian Chara or more. Her three main Chara are also named after suits of cards - Spade, Clover, and Heart.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Subverted with Amulet Angel, Amu's transformation with El. She does have wings, but isn't all that powerful. Played straight Amulet Diamond, with her wing-like extensions
  • Red Armband of Leadership: Amu has one of these (unlabeled), symbolic of her outward character's fame rather than any position. Perhaps this serves more of a purpose when she's recruited as the Guardians' Joker.
  • Rock Me, Asmodeus!: As Amulet Devil, she uses an electric guitar to release powerful soundwaves that represses weaker abilities.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: She's the most recent addition to the Guardians, but she has the most eggs and is the first to achieve a Character Transformation.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Perhaps moreso as Amulet Clover, but she's still a nice if easily flustered girl.
  • Ship Tease: Ikuto particularly.
  • Stocking Filler: As Amulet Spade.
  • Stripperific: Amulet Heart and Amulet Devil
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Her public persona (and Impossibly Cool Clothes) gives her the "cool and spicy" title, but she just wants to be like any other girl and is actually somewhat shy. She opens up more as the series goes on, and the public reaction to this kicks off a story arc.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: A yellow-eyed Magical Girl.
  • Transformation Trinket: The Humpty Lock.
  • Tsundere: Funnily enough, Amu is this way towards Tadase, often acting coldly towards him while inwardly squeeing over how cute he is. For example, when she sees him wearing a dashing white uniform:
    Tadase: This outfit is a bit big for me though. Does it look funny?
    • She tends to get like this around Ikuto at times too...but, Ikuto's...well...understandable.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Not only does she have the most transformation costumes, Amu also has a big supply of fashionable outfits for her casual wear.
  • Unwanted Harem: She even lampshades it at one point while contemplating her various crushes: "How many guys do I like?! Sheesh!"
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She seems to have a knack for philosophical speeches despite only being in elementary school
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Amu's legwarmers tend to be just a little bit too low. JUST BARELY. Some of her other outfits invoke this though.

    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 

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 with some curious reveals that she isn't quite she what she seemed at first.
  • The Ace: After the emergence of his male Chara, Rhythm, he began excelling in all types of sports that all of the sports teams wanted him.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Nagihiko and Nadeshiko are both very attractive.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Rima.
  • Berserk Button: Don't belittle the Fujisakis' strange family upbringing.
  • Bishie Sparkle: As Nagihiko, who is quite attractive.
  • Bishōnen: So pretty and girly-looking that it's hard to believe he's really a boy even when he isn't crossdressing.
  • Cute and Psycho: Character Change with Temari. No one's entirely sure why you would want to be one of these, but you have to admit that it's better to be a psycho than to be a boy who's trapped in women's clothes because of some stupid traditions and has to keep up a "Yamato Nadeshiko" image EVERY DAY.
  • Fake Twin Gambit: Nadeshiko and her "twin brother" Nagihiko are one and the same. He claims his female identity as his
  • Gratuitous English: When Character Changing with Rhythm. "HEI, GAIZ!"
  • Hair Decorations: As Nadeshiko, 'her' hair is tied up in a ponytail with a red ribbon that has sakura flower ends.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: In episode 85 of the anime, when going to a fashion event with the other Guardians, he ends up getting late, and when he does show up, his highly detailed outfit, which manages to be even more stylish than the girls' outfits, leaves everyone else in shock.
    Amu: It looks like we have a winner...
  • Hidden Depths: His real name is "Nagihiko". He used to love playing basketball when he was younger and was quite good at it, but his family made him take up the male tradition of crossdressing so he can study dancing. This forced him to keep his true, sports-loving self a secret, and secretly made him feel depressed and miserable.
  • Hime Cut: Fitting for someone raised in a very traditional family. He's also a rare male example.
  • House Husband: Even though he's not in a relationship, he has the qualities of one, such as cooking.
  • Image Song: Hana Tegami
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has long hair that makes him look even more girly.
  • Meaningful Name: Nadeshiko's name may be related to Yamato Nadeshiko.
  • Mr. Fanservice: As Nagihiko.
  • Naginatas Are Feminine: To the extent that a Guardian born from a desire to be feminine and graceful wields one.
  • Nice Hat: As Rhythm Beat, he sports a white beanie.
  • Parents for a Day: With Rima when babysitting Yaya's younger brother at the second chapter of Encore!.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Temari is very pink, Rhythm is very blue.
  • Power Gives You Wings: The bow in Yamato Maihime's back looks like a pair of butterfly wings.
  • Princely Young Man: As Nagihiko.
  • Raised as the Opposite Gender: The Fujisakis have a tradition of raising their sons as females so that they can easily become graceful while dancing.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has very long hip-length hair even as a boy.
  • Sobriquet Sex Switch: He goes by Nadeshiko when he crossdresses; his real name is Nagihiko.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: He has a tough time deciding if and when to tell Amu, which is ironic in that one of the shows Aesops is to be honest with yourself, and others. However, he tells her in the final chapter of Encore!.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Leaving aside the crossdressing thing, Nagihiko is a really nice boy.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Played straight as Nadeshiko performs the female roles in the family's Japanese dance. Subverted by 'her' gender. Then Double subverted. Nagihiko ends up getting Temari, his female Chara back, maintaining small bits of "her" Yamato Nadeshiko-ness. Coincidentally, his Character Tranformation with Temari is called "Yamato Maihime".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair, though it could easily be stylized black.

    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. 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. 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. Kazuomi never helped at all.

    Utau Hoshina/Tsukiyomi 

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (anime), Misaki Yonemura (musical)
"I won't lose... to Hinamori Amu."

A junior high student model turned singing idol. She is actually Ikuto's younger sister. Utau had tried to find the Embryo to release her brother from Easter, but she never succeeded. Utau is very attracted to Ikuto and becomes extremely jealous of Amu because Ikuto shows an interest in her.

    Yuu Nikaidou 

Voiced by: Junji Majima (anime)

A former employee member of Easter. In order to find the Embryo, he joined Seiyo Elementary and became in charge of Amu's class in the disguise of a clumsy and kind-hearted teacher.

    Yukari Sanjou 

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

A former employee of Easter Company, Kairi Sanjo's older sister, and Utau's manager. She came up with a new project, Black Diamond, to find the Embryo and mass-produce X Eggs.

    Kazuomi Hoshina 

Voiced by: Mitsuru Ogata (anime)

The managing director of Easter company, a middle-aged man who is also the stepfather of Ikuto and Utau, and the former superior of Nikaidou and Yukari.
  • Abusive Parents: He treated his stepson and stepdaughter, Ikuto and Utau, respectively, like crap, because of his jealousy towards their biological Disappeared Dad, Aruto. He also forced his grandson, Hikaru, into becoming the head of Easter while still young; while well-intentioned, he didn't even once take his grandson's feelings into consideration. This led Hikaru to suppress his loneliness and become emotionally stunted, resulting in the absence of his Heart's Egg.
  • Big Bad: Of both anime and manga, due to his actions.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He brainwashes Ikuto into becoming Death Rebel, to ensure his stepson's compliance.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He only wanted to realize the wish of his grandchild, but his extremist methods like crushing people's dreams and abusing his stepchildren are despicable. He also failed in properly raising his grandchild, who became cold and emotionless to suppress his deep feelings of loneliness.

    Lulu de Morcerf Yamamoto 

Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (anime)

"Just do everything ya wanna do!"

The new Easter Company worker who has the ability to turn Heart's Eggs into ? Eggs and has a hobby of making ruby necklace jewelries which she puts around the necks of her victims.

    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)

The true head of Easter Company.

Guardian Characters

    General Tropes 
Tiny fairies who hatch from a person's Heart's Egg. They are chibified personifications of their chosen person's personality traits, wishes, and dreams, and they have magical powers of their own. Fusing with them induces a transformation into a Magical Girl (or Boy) and gives the chosen person special abilities.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: All Charas are living embodiments of their chosen person's traits, wishes, and dreams.
  • Dark is Evil: If a person's Heart's Egg is corrupted by negative emotions and thoughts, their Chara will turn into a dark-skinned, imp-like character with an X on their heads.
  • Invisible to Adults: Only the owners of Charas and children can see the Charas. Everyone else can't.


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: Wears a pink sports visor.
  • 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.
  • Hime Cut
  • Meaningful Name: Japanese use "kusukusu" to represent a mischievous laugh. Makes sense, since she's modeled after a clown.
  • The Prankster: Is one, which is appropriate with her chosen human's desire to become a comedian.


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 energetic and playful side.


Voiced by: Hyo-sei (anime)

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


Voiced by: Kanae Ito (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 was 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!"