Shugo Chara Egg!

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Shugo Chara Egg!
Origin Japan
Genres Pop
Years active 2008–2010
Labels Pony Canyon
Associated acts
Website Shugo Chara Egg! official site
Hello! Project.com
Past members Ayaka Wada
Yuuka Maeda
Kanon Fukuda
Irori Maeda
Mizuki Fukumura
Akari Saho
Nanami Tanabe

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.[1] The girls are the hostesses for the live action segments of Shugo Chara! Party.

Wada and Fukumura are currently still members of Hello! Project, as members of Angerme and Morning Musume respectively.

Members[edit]

1st Generation[edit]

Name Birth date Role Notes
Yuuka Maeda (前田憂佳) (1994-12-28)December 28, 1994 Amulet Heart Left to join S/mileage
Akari Saho (佐保 明梨) (1995-06-08)June 8, 1995 Amulet Spade
Kanon Fukuda (福田花音) (1995-03-12)March 12, 1995 Amulet Clover Left to join S/mileage
Ayaka Wada (和田彩花) (1994-08-01)August 1, 1994 Amulet Dia Left to join S/mileage

2nd Generation[edit]

Name Birth date Role Notes
Mizuki Fukumura (譜久村聖) (1996-10-30)October 30, 1996 Amulet Heart Replaced Yuuka Maeda
Irori Maeda (前田 彩里) (1997-05-07)May 7, 1997 Amulet Clover Replaced Kanon Fukuda
Nanami Tanabe (田邉奈菜美) (1999-11-10)November 10, 1999 Amulet Dia Replaced Ayaka Wada

Career[edit]

2008: Debut[edit]

Shugo Chara Egg's debut single was titled "Minna no Tamago"

2009–2010: Line-up changes[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

# Title Information Release Date
1 "Minna no Tamago"
(みんなのたまご "Everyone's Egg"?)[2]
  • Opening theme
December 10, 2008
2 "Shugo Shugo!"
(しゅごしゅご! "Guardian, Guardian!"?)[3]
  • Opening theme
February 25, 2009
3 "Watashi no Tamago"
(わたしのたまご "My Egg"?)
  • c/w to Guardians 4's 3rd single "Party Time"
  • Main singer was Mizuki Fukumura
November 18, 2009
4 "Arigato ~Ookiku Kansha~"
(ありがとう~大きくカンシャ!~ "Thank You ~Very Big Thanks!~?)
  • c/w to Guardians 4's 4th single "Going On"
  • First single to feature the new Amulet Diamond (Nanami Tanabe)
  • last Shugo Chara Egg single
January 20, 2010

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Announcement about new members". Anime News Network. August 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Minna no Tamago" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  3. ^ "Shugo Shugo!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project.