Shugo Chara Egg!
|Shugo Chara Egg!|
|Website||Shugo Chara Egg! official site
|Past members||Ayaka Wada
Shugo Chara Egg! (しゅごキャラエッグ! Shugo Kyara Eggu!?) was a Hello! Project unit, originally consisting of four Hello! Pro Egg members: Ayaka Wada, Yuuka Maeda, Kanon Fukuda and Akari Saho. The group was announced on September 20, 2008 and debuted with a live performance.
Shugo Chara Egg's purpose was to sing the opening theme songs for the anime Shugo Chara! Doki—, the anime that the Hello! Project group Buono! had previously performed opening and ending songs for. Even though Shugo Chara Egg! performed the anime's opening songs, the ending songs were still sung by Buono!. Additionally, each of the four members wear costumes based on the "character transformations" (a key element of the series' plot) of Amu Hinamori, the main character of the series.
Shugo Chara Egg's debut single was titled "Minna no Tamago", and was used as the first opening theme for Shugo Chara!! Doki-. It was released on the Pony Canyon label on October 12, 2008. A new second generation Shugo Chara Egg! was created in August 2009, adding Mizuki Fukumura and Irori Maeda to replace Yuuka Maeda and Kanon Fukuda respectively. Nanami Tanabe was chosen as the new Amulet Diamond. The girls are the hostesses for the live action segments of Shugo Chara! Party.
|Yuuka Maeda (前田憂佳)||December 28, 1994||Amulet Heart||Left to join S/mileage|
|Akari Saho (佐保 明梨)||June 8, 1995||Amulet Spade|
|Kanon Fukuda (福田花音)||March 12, 1995||Amulet Clover||Left to join S/mileage|
|Ayaka Wada (和田彩花)||August 1, 1994||Amulet Dia||Left to join S/mileage|
|Mizuki Fukumura (譜久村聖)||October 30, 1996||Amulet Heart||Replaced Yuuka Maeda|
|Irori Maeda (前田 彩里)||May 7, 1997||Amulet Clover||Replaced Kanon Fukuda|
|Nanami Tanabe (田邉奈菜美)||November 10, 1999||Amulet Dia||Replaced Ayaka Wada|
Shugo Chara Egg's debut single was titled "Minna no Tamago"
2009–2010: Line-up changes
In spring of 2009, the members of Shugo Chara! Egg participated in the musical adaptation of Shugo Chara!, starring Maeda in the leading role as Amu and Fukuda as Nadeshiko. Wada and Saho appeared in minor roles as unnamed students of Seiyō Academy.
In August 2009, Maeda, Fukuda, and Wada were withdrawn from the group to join S/mileage. To replace them, auditions were held. Mizuki Fukumura and Irori Maeda passed the auditions successfully as the new Amulet Heart and Amulet Clover, while Nanami Tanabe was finally chosen to replace Wada's role as Amulet Diamond in January 2010.
Later in 2010, Shugo Chara Egg disbanded, following the end of the anime series, Shugo Chara.
Activity of Members after Shugo Chara! Egg
Maeda, Fukuda and Wada formed S/mileage with another Hello! Pro Egg member, Saki Ogawa, and became full-time members of Hello! Project in 2010. Wada is still an active member of S/mileage (now known as Angerme), whilst Maeda graduated in December 2011 and Fukuda graduated in November 2015. In early 2011 or late 2010, 2nd generation Amulet Clover, Irori Maeda, left Hello! Pro Egg to join idol group AKBN0. In January 2011, 2nd generation Amulet Heart, Mizuki Fukumura, was added to Morning Musume as part of the 9th generation. Also in 2011, Akari Saho finished her training in Hello! Pro Egg, and was later added to Up-Front Girls and UFZS. 2nd generation Amulet Dia, Nanami Tanabe, remained in Hello! Pro Egg until November 2014.
|1||"Minna no Tamago"
(みんなのたまご "Everyone's Egg"?)
||December 10, 2008|
(しゅごしゅご! "Guardian, Guardian!"?)
||February 25, 2009|
|3||"Watashi no Tamago"
(わたしのたまご "My Egg"?)
||November 18, 2009|
|4||"Arigato ~Ookiku Kansha~"
(ありがとう～大きくカンシャ！～ "Thank You ~Very Big Thanks!~?)
||January 20, 2010|
- Shugo Chara!
- Guardians 4
- Hello! Project
- Hello Pro Kenshūsei (formerly known as Hello! Pro Egg)