Series: Shugo Chara!
Episode Number: 41
English Title: True Self!
Romanji Title: Honto no Jibun!
Kanji Title: ホントのじぶん!
Airdate: July 19, 2008
Directed by: Hiromitsu Kanazawa
Written by: Kazuhiko Inukai
Preceeded by: Episode 040: Rima! Unlock The Heart!
Followed by: Episode 042: Utau Hoshina! The Last Fight!
The secret behind the Black Diamond CDs is revealed and Kairi is conflicted with his sister's plans. The Guardians confront Utau, but they go away when a bunch of X-Eggs are revealed. They all fight the X-Eggs, with Yaya surprisingly transforming into Dear Baby. However, they are unsuccessful in stopping the X-Eggs. While Amu is fighting Kairi, Amu tells Kairi to remember his true self, and after remembering the past, Kairi transforms into Samurai Soul, protects Amu, then teams with Amu to purify the X-Eggs. After the battle is over, Kairi tells Amu that "she is the right path for him", which is interrupted by them learning about the Black Diamond CD's debut. The Guardians decide they will stop the helicopter before it can leave and debut the new, more powerful Black Diamond CD.
- First appearances of Character Transformations Samurai Soul and Dear Baby; and the attacks Remake Honey Special, Sweet Applique, Lightning Blade and Merry! Merry!
- In the manga, Kairi uses Character Change for the first time in Chapter 24 when he's in a fight with Amu.