Series: Shugo Chara!
Episode Number: 22
English Title: Shugo Charas Rescue Mission!
Romanji Title: Shugo Kyara Kyūshutsu Daisakusen!
Kanji Title: しゅごキャラ救出大作戦!
Airdate: March 08, 2008
Directed by: Hiromitsu Kanazawa
Written by: Makoto Nakamura
Preceeded by: Episode 021: Kidnapping of Shugo Charas!
Followed by: Episode 023: Remake Honey! My Would Be Self!
The Guardians offer to help Amu find her eggs. They run into Utau and Nobuko Saeki, the spiritualist, along the way. Turns out, Saeki can see the Guardian Characters and is at first frightened by them. But she agrees to help the Guardians in their search. Utau also comes along because she does not like Nikaidou's methods. Saeki drives like a maniac and eventually finds Nikaidou. As the Guardians confront Nikaidou, Utau manager, Yukari Sanjo, appears and scolds her, asking if Utau is fine with whatever happens to Ikuto. Utau's Character Transforms with Iru, becoming Lunatic Charm, and attacks the Guardians. Ikuto comes to help and Utau de-transforms upon seeing him. After a struggle, Ran and Miki are freed, but Su is still with Nikaidou. Nikaidou makes a deal with Amu: he will give her a chance to get Su back, but she has to come get Su from his laboratory. Alone.