Peach Pit announced in December 2005 that they were working on a new shōjo manga series called Shugo Chara!. In the February 2006 edition of Nakayoshi magazine, the first chapter was published. The first volume collection was then republished in July 6, 2006 by Kodansha, Nakayoshi's publisher. During Manga NEXT 2006, Del Ray Manga announced that it had acquired the English language rights to Shugo Chara! and then released the first English volume on March 27, 2007. There has been a spin-off manga called Shugo Chara Chan! and it has recently been announced that there will be a sequel titled Shugo Chara Encore! These are Manga books for the ages of 13+.

Shugo Chara! (Prequel)

Volume 01

Volume 1

First Volume of the Shugo Chara! series

Japanese Release Date: July 6, 2006
English Release Date: March 27, 2007
Volume Title: Who Do You Want to Be?

Volume 02

Volume 2

Second Volume of the Shugo Chara! series

Release Date: 2006/12/28
Volume Title: Friends in Need

Volume 03

Volume 3

Third Volume of the Shugo Chara! series

Release Date: 2007/03/20
Volume Title: Can a Bad Guy Turn Good?

Volume 04

Volume 4

Fourth Volume of the Shugo Chara! series

Release Date: 2007/07/20
Volume Title: Character Swap!

Volume 5

Volume 5

Fifth Volume of the Shugo Chara! series

Release Date: 2007/11/20
Volume Title: The New Kids!

Volume 06

Volume 6

Sixth Volume of the Shugo Chara! series

Release Date: 2008/03/19
Volume Title: Betrayal

Volume 07

Volume 7

Seventh Volume of the Shugo Chara! series

Release Date: 2008/07/18
Volume Title: Black Cat

Volume 08

Volume 8

Eight Volume of the Shugo Chara! series

Release Date: 2008/12/05
Volume Title: With a Little Help From Their Friends

Volume 09

Volume 9

Ninth Volume of the Shugo Chara! series

Release Date: 2009/06/05
Volume Title: A Big Discovery

Volume 10

Volume 10

Tenth Volume of the Shugo Chara! series

Release Date: 2009/10/05
Volume Title: A Heart's Desire...

Volume 11

Volume 11

Eleventh Volume of the Shugo Chara! series

Release Date:' 2010/03/05
Volume Title: The Road To The Future

Shugo Chara Encore! (Sequel)

Shugo Shara! Encore! is the sequel to Shugo Chara! Some believe it is just going to show all minor and main characters and what is happening to their life since the Easter climax has finished and their lives are normal. The way it shows the other minor characters are showing the meaning of Amu's motto she said at the end of the Easter's climax " Be the main character of your own story."

So far Rima Mashiro, Nagihiko/Nadeshiko Fujisaki, Kairi Sanjou, Yaya Yuiki, Hikaru Ichinomiya, Tsubasa Yuiki , Amu Hinamori, Ikuto Tsukiyomi, Tadase Hotori, Yukari Sanjou, Yuu Nikaidou, Kukai Souma, Amu's family, Utau Hoshina, Ikuto's family and their Guardian Characters are shown. Amu's Guardian Characters Ran, Miki, Su and Dia appear at the end of the final chapter while Hikaru's Guardian Character readies to hatch, but his appearance remains in the shadows. Ikuto promises Amu that he will come back for her when she is an adult. He seals this promises with a kiss on her nose.

Volume 12

Volume 12

Release Date: 2010/10/06

Volume Title: Heart of the Journey

Shugo Chara Chan! (Spin-off)

Shugo Chara Chan! is a spin-off series of Shugo Chara! focusing on three of Amu Hinamori's Guardian Characters, Ran, Miki and Su. It is in yonkoma (4-panel) comics style featuring drawings by Mizushima Naftaren. It currently has four volumes but there have been no special edition versions yet.

Volume 1


Release Date: 2008/12/05

  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6

Volume 2


Release Date: 2009/08/06

  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12

Volume 3


Release Date: 2010/04/30

  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 14
  • Chapter 15
  • Chapter 16
  • Chapter 17
  • Chapter 18

Volume 4


Release Date: 2010/12/28

  • Chapter 19
  • Chapter 20
  • Chapter 21
  • Chapter 22
  • Chapter 23
  • Chapter 24


  • In Japan the series is being released in limited editions, in addition to the regular volumes. They include different cover art, metallic foil sleeves and a set of postcards featuring Amu in various poses and outfits. They follow the color theme of the dust jackets.
  • Along with two other series by Peach-Pit, Rozen Maiden and Zombie-Loan, the series was put on hiatus in December 2008. This was due to the series' promoters being in a car crash. A month later, Peach-Pit announced that all three series could resume and thanked their fans for their support.
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