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)
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.
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.
- 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.