Ack, two more hours and I have to go. Sorry but this is going to be a rushed post with few screenshots (I’ll try to take the ones I think are best but WMP Classic is not working right now so I have to use WMV and Paint, OMG. o.O; )
Ikuto’s violin is still stuck in some dark laboratory next to a huge container full of X-eggs. In the meantime, Lulu and her dad are watching a variety show that Lulu’s mom is entertaining on (doing magic tricks) and Lulu’s dad is just ecstatic while Lulu remains convinced that it will be better if her mom could go back to being a “real” actress soon instead of doing these meager shows.
Then it cuts to Amu walking to the shrine to meet up with the other Guardians, so they could all pray for a good new year together. Tadase compliments Amu on her kimono (or maybe something about the New Year, I dunno, I’m not listening at that moment cuz I’m rushing) and Yaya and Rima whisper behind his back on how rude it was that he never complimented theirs.
Next the group goes to get their fortune told and Amu’s says something about a nagareboshi (“shooting star”) and her Charas wonder if this has anything to do with making a new friend (aka Lulu). Later, they meet up with a pair of siblings who are practicing for their performance that night (something like juggling balls on paper umbrellas). Rima gets into her element when the siblings mention they want to make the crowd laugh and smile for their act and orders everyone to start training.
Meanwhile, at Easter, asshole director is not pleased with how slow Lulu is in getting the Embryo. She gets pissed and leaves. The director then tells Ikuto they must get the Embryo for Gozen no matter what and if he hates any of this, then he should hate bearing the Tsukiyomi name as the all people with that last name are “fated” to work for Easter until their deaths (ooo~, I’m so scared, fugly). Ikuto then leaves and Yoru gives him the key to where the violin is being stored (he stole it from the director’s drawer while he wasn’t looking). They infiltrate the lab, take the violin and escape through the vent system while the guards run around trying to look for him.
Going back to Lulu, she’s still walking off pretty pissed at the attitude she received even though she said she’s still trying to find the Embryo and bumps into Amu. Amu introduces her (using her full name, Lulu de Morchef Yamamoto, to which Lulu is all “Yamamoto is not necessary” about) to the rest of the Guardians and Yaya is amazed that she gets to meet the daughter of the well-known French chef and popular actress. Lulu shows of her pride in it until Rima breaks in and tells everyone to get back to training, including Lulu. Lulu does the ball-umbrella balancing act with ease, leaving everyone in awe. She brushes it off, saying that is was an easy thing for her to do.
While the rest continuing practicing, Amu asks Lulu what is the thing she likes most. Lulu, seeing one of the Easter employees waving to behind Amu’s back, says that it was none of her business and walks off. The employee then tells her that the director wants her to go search for Ikuto because he stole the violin and without that, they can’t put the violin plan into action. Lulu gets even more pissed off because first of all, she was suppose to be looking for the Embryo as they had told her to. Nana reprimands the employee (and Easter in general) for saying that they’re going to abandon using Lulu’s tactics in favor of using Ikuto’s violin instead.
Later, the Guardians wish the siblings good luck on their performance and goes of somewhere to kill time until then. Somewhere around the same area, Nana senses the presence of another Shugo Chara and it turns out to be Yoru. Ikuto is bowed over in a sort of pain and Yoru told them to back off but Lulu reassures him that she’s not interested in informing Easter about Ikuto’s whereabouts and says that her main goal was the Embryo – that no matter what, she’d never give it to him or Easter. Ikuto smirks and remarks that she’s not just a puppet after all and Lulu retorts that he wasn’t any ordinary cat boy either before leaving. Nana tells them that while they go look for the Embryo, they should go hide somewhere safe until then before floating after her owner. A slightly confused Yoru thanks them but turns his attention back to Ikuto when another wave of pain comes over him again.
Lulu then finds the siblings, does her “mahou jewelry” thing and corrupts their hearts. The Guardians’ Shugo Charas senses this and they all run back to the place where they were practicing before to see them Chara-nari (I don’t know what the name is for this one but they look meh all the same). A fight ensues, Rima shouts some sense into them, Amu does Open Heart and they return to normal. Lulu, however, wasn’t paying any attention to any of this but notices the Embryo and is disappointed that she couldn’t get it when it flew off shortly afterwards.
The performance, with a few slight mishaps that were easily saved, was a success. Lulu is now even more determined to find the Embryo…and it starts to snow.
Later, back at Amu’s, she comes out after taking a bath and, seeing the fortune she took her earlier on her desk, still wonders if has anything to do with Lulu (no, it doesn’t, Amu~!) but just says she’ll think about it later (I guess), walks over to her bed, throws of her covers and jumps in, unaware of the big sleeping kitty who was already there until a few moments later…and then she screams “Is this what it meant by meeting a shooting star?!” xD
And now we have a two weeks wait until the next ep comes out.
Omg, I’m so hungry right now. Thank god I have an hour left to upload this. Then I’ll just grab a banana or something and eat it on the way to the airport. And then I’ll sleep. =w=
I really hate it when Satelight does this to Lulu especially after last week where her character improved by a lot. Now she’s back to being unoriginal. This pose…hand on the cheek with a “Whatever” expression. Amu does it better. =P
And her wish for her mother to return to what she considers “real” acting (which Lulu considers to be her mom’s true radiance) is naïve as ever. Lulu is too proud of keeping an impressive image to see that her parents are just fine the way they are right now. She needs to be pushed into the snow by Kukai or something and loosen up a little.
Lawl I love this screencap for Rima and Yaya alone. Displeased girls talking unapprovingly about boys rock! And so does Rima’s hair! x3
Yep, do I really have to explain this? xD
Don’t look so sad! Yoru’s going to drop you off at Amu’s later! xDDD
God, I hate Ikuto’s bastard stepdad so much that I can’t even take a screencap of him and draw huge amounts of facial hair to cover up his horribly, ugly face! “It’s written in the stars” my ass! You certainly haven’t been reading Tsukasa’s astrology updates so you fail! Fail fail fail! D8<
And I don’t know whether to laugh or be disgusted by this but…
WTF is a deck of Amulet FLOW cards doing in his drawer? Someone file him as a possible child sex predator! This is a shoujo show for kids if you haven’t noticed!
You guys fail. You fail so much because you even had to tie yourselves up. Utter fail. =_=;
Ludase! xD It won’t happen until after that part, though, but I still have my hopes up for these two! Thank you, Satelight! Let’s just go with the no-person-left-behind plan!
Does Rima need to slap a bitch? 8D
…I love you, Rima. x3
Huh, Ikuto and Lulu’s conversation reminded me a lot of Sunohara’s imagined tough talk with Tomoyo…only that there’s no Sunohara in it. I don’t know why, it just did. Eh, either way, I’m glad Lulu’s taking a stand on disobeying Easter’s orders even if they were more for herself than to help him but she bought them some time at least. And though her renewed determination reminded me of Utau in a little-more-than-comfort way, the slight difference is that she won’t stand for crap. Utau had followed Easter’s orders unwillingly but she never raged outright at it and did her task with a silent nod. Lulu, however, starts cursing in her Nagoya-ben and if she’s ignored, then she’ll ignore right back. Not to say that Lulu is better than Utau because of that (oh please, who can ever top Utau? *rolls eyes*) or anything but just pointing out the difference.
I wonder how long it’s going to take for the Guardians to notice the necklaces. They haven’t yet, right? -_-;
The siblings remind me of some episode I saw in the fourth season of Sailor Moon. But instead of traditional Japanese culture, it was one gigantic circus seesaw.
THIS. This is an awesome shot of Rima. It practically called for me to screencap it! 8D
Oh yea, and the fight was awesome, too…cuz Nagi planned it before hand! Kyaaa~! Nagi, you’re so coooolllll~!!! xD I love how he looks in a male kimono, too. Hehe x3
Ugh, ok, as much as I love Amulet Heart, this episode should have gone to Amulet Spade. It’s not Amulet Heart’s fault but Satelight’s. What the hell is wrong with you and your inability to show Amu’s other Chara-nari’s, you idiots? Is it that f***in’ hard that I have to go over there to beat you into doing it?
Ok, Lulu, let’s talk for a bit. If you want the Embryo that badly then standing around waiting for it and watching it fly away without being able to do anything is certainly not going to get you there. So what’s the point in going “I’m definitely going to get the Embryo” if you won’t even go after it? Not that you can anyway since we still haven’t seen your Chara-nari (which you probably still can’t do) but still. Are you going to drop yourself down to a fail villain as well? Use your friggin’ brain, kid!
And…the moment we’ve all been waiting for!
Our shooting star has landed safely in the exact place where he should and we will remain on pleasant standby until the Lulu issue is resolved. Take care of him, Amu! He’s a sick kitty who needs your love and care~! <3
K, the next ep won’t be until two weeks from now but I’m happy for the break. I need to do a lot of catching up on stuff.
And it seems to be snowman filler ep. Yay! Kukai is back! Lol I’d wish for Utau to show up but I know she won’t. Buu…
And the one to push Rima into the snow should’ve been Nagi! But w/e. I’m hungry. I have to leave in half an hour. Oi.
Oh, and more mandatory one.
Kyaa~! Kyaaa~! Kyaaaaaa~~~~~!!!!!!! xDDDDDDDDDDD
Omg, I have to go now. I’m really, really sorry for the sloppy post.
Hope nothing else screwed the format or anything. Ugh, I hate html and that crap.
K, gotta go! Baiz! ^^