Utau Hoshina

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Utau Hoshina
Birth Name
Utau Tsukiyomi
November 9
Blood Type
160cm (5’ 3”)
55kg (121 lbs)
Easter Company


Sanjou Productions
Japanese Voice
Nana Mizuki

Utau Hoshina (ほしな歌唄, Hoshina Utau) is one of the main characters in the anime and manga series, Shugo Chara!.


Utau is a high school student turned singing idol. Utau Hoshina is actually only her stage name, since her actual name is Utau Tsukiyomi (月詠歌唄 Tsukiyomi Utau), and is Ikuto's younger sister. She was in love with Ikuto and was constantly trying to win his affection. Utau in Japanese is "to sing." The root word Uta means "sing." However, she eventually becomes friends with Amu. Utau was an independent artist (with her hit song, Meikyuu Butterfly) and the vocalist of the indie band "Black Diamond," produced by her manager, Sanjo Yukari, as a method of using the CDs of their music to draw the heart's eggs out of children and make them into X-Eggs. When the plan fell apart, Utau quit Easter Company with her manager and became a singer on her own, without Easter contracting her.


Utau has very long blonde hair, usually kept in two ponytails that reaches her mid-thighs, and purple eyes. Utau is a little taller than Amu and the other female guardians.

She is also seen wearing a silver cross around her neck, but she wears it as more of a fashion symbol than a religious one. She is often seen in different and fashionable clothes. Her main character outfit is a black dress with gray detailing and a corset. She wears black stockings and black shoes. At her performance of Meikyuu Butterfly, she is seen wearing a black short halter neck dress with black string on both sides that end at her hip and a hoop belt on her waist and white heels. When she performs My Heartful Song, she's been seen with orange ribbon tied into her long braided ponytails, a yellow long sleeved, off the shoulder shirt, and a long white skirt. When she peforms Taiyou ga Naiu yo, she wears a light purple top that drops on one side, white shorts with a brown belt, and long socks.

Utau is in disguise almost all the time when she is in the streets or parks. Her basic disguise style is a brown hat which her long hair is tied up and put in and a pair of sunglasses that is dark in color or a pair of reading glasses with her two ponytails braided. In Episode 39 of Shugo Chara, Utau never took off her sunglasses even at night to hide from Amu and her fans. Also in Episode 75 she didn't use her disguise and Amu asked, "Shouldn't you be in disguise, like a hat or a pair of sunglasses?" with Utau replying, "Why should I have to sneak around when I haven't done anything wrong?"


Utau, naturally sings often, but also enjoys many types of food and eats a lot. She is often seen hanging out with her good friend , Kukai who becomes her boyfriend in the first chapter of Shugo Chara Encore, and eating ramen with him. She also likes to follow Ikuto around, and in some episodes, hug or kiss him. She also (in the first season) likes to compete with Amu about Ikuto. She says "I will not lose to you" to Amu often.


Some of her songs include:

Guardian Characters

Unlike most of the Guardians, Utau has two Guardian Characters. They have very different personalities when compared with Utau.



Il with her Egg.

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Main article: Il

Il is Utau's first Guardian Character who is seen as the conflict-loving, devilish girl. She dislikes peace and becomes very bored if the current situation is peaceful. She tells El at one point that a Guardian Character that doesn't even Character Transforms is not needed. Soon after, El left Utau, and ll actually became so bored that she wanted El to return so she can tease her. She also tends to be very rude to others, in particular to Yukari Sanjo. This was shown when she called her an old woman when she's actually in her 20s. Her original name is "Il", which is also the last two letters of the word Devil.



El with her egg.



Main article: El

Utau's second guardian character is the angel-like El. Although El is purehearted, she can be very hyper and sometimes acts over the top, or becomes really annoying, declaring herself as the "angel of love." She hates it when others (especially the Guardians) talk about love when she's not there. She also has a habit of singing. It is shown that El might have a crush on Rhythm when he hugged her. She left Utau because of the continuous teasing of Il and also because Utau was ignoring her. Then she decided to stay with Amu. Ran took care of her when Amu was not home. El is shown to miss Utau after a few weeks though, and she eventually returns to Utau after the 'X' on Dia was lifted. Her original name is El, which is also the last two letters of what she is like, Angel.


Character Change


Character Change with Il

During Character Change with Il, a pair of bat wings sprout from Utau's back, making the melody that she sings pull out X Eggs. However, the amount of X-Eggs she can pull out is not large and the owners of these eggs have to hear her sing live.

She can also use this Character Change to fly and send out a powerful wave of bats to attack.



During a character change with Dia in the manga, a headband with attached diamonds appears on her head, yet in the anime, it just seems like diamond-like objects are at the base of her ponytails. Utau character changes with Dia for the same reason she would character change with Il - to extract X Eggs from their owners; only the power is stronger - the X Egg will appear when they listen to a CD of the music.

Character Transformations

Lunatic Charm

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Lunatic Charm

When Utau transforms with Il, she becomes the devil character Lunatic Charm. This represents the rougher, more cunning aspect of her. This transformation first appears in Episode 22 of the anime.

Shugo Chara - Utau's transformation with Iru Lunatic Charm

Shugo Chara - Utau's transformation with Iru Lunatic Charm

Lunatic Charm

As Lunatic Charm, Utau has the appearance of a demon; wearing a red dress that puffs out at the bottom like a umbrella, that has small black stripes running down it, and a bat shape on the top. Utau also has bat wings in her hair, and large, long red boots. Around her neck is a bat-shaped choker attached with a silver cross. She also has bat wings on her back.

Her special move is Nightmare Lorelei, with it she sends out a massive wave of bats at her enemies. She can also use the Nightmare Trident (Ririn Trident/Lilin Trident) to fight her opponents.

Seraphic Charm

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Seraphic Charm

Utau becomes the angelic Seraphic Charm when she transforms with El. This represents her desire to touch people's hearts by singing and her desire to sing. She first transforms into Seraphic Charm in Chapter 26 of the manga and Episode 43 of the anime.

Seraphic Charm Transformation

Seraphic Charm Transformation

In this form, she wears a pink tutu and has pink ribbons and white cloths attached around her arms and legs. She also wears ballet shoes, angel-wing shaped hair clips attached to her hair and a pair of angel wings. She has the appearance of a ballerina.

Her default technique is Angel Cradle, which allows her to purify X-Eggs and X-Characters with her gentle song and feathers. In Chapter 36 of the manga and Episode 99 of the anime, she aids Amu and the others in the mission to rescue Ikuto, and uses a new attack, called White Wing, against a black X-energy dog. This works by sending a hurl of white feathers toward her opponents to immobilize them.

Dark Jewel

Character Transformation - Dark Jewel

Dark Jewel

With help from the Humpty Lock, Utau is able to transform with the X-Character Dia and become Dark Jewel. However, because she is not Dia's owner, the transformation drains a lot of her energy and thus, does not last long. This represents her readiness and determination to not lose. Dark Jewel first appears and in Episode 29 of the anime and chapter 18 in the manga.

Shugo Chara - Utau's transformation with Dark Dia Dark Jewel

Shugo Chara - Utau's transformation with Dark Dia Dark Jewel

Dark Jewel

In appearance, she wears a headband with a 2 diamonds attached to either side of her ponytails, a black choker with a diamond attached on the left, long black fish-net stockings, a pair of black boots, a pair of long purple gloves, a pair of mini indigo shorts, and a indigo top with a diamond cutout shape at the back and two long "tails".

While in this form, she can use two special moves called Shining Black and Glitter Particle.



  • Ikuto Tsukiyomi: Utau is Ikuto's younger sister. Utau was deeply infatuated with him for the longest time; she expresses her feelings through forcing kisses on Ikuto, but Ikuto does not reciprocate them. In the first Encore chapter, Utau reflects her brother complex and how it used to be the "best thing ever". However, Utau became lonely after Ikuto moved on with his violin career.


  • Kukai Souma: Utau and Kukai encountered occasionally while he was still with the Guardians. After moving to middle school and Utau left Easter, the two met and challenged each other to a noodle contest. After this encounter, the two started to meet more often. In the manga, Utau falls in love with Kukai and vice versa at the end of the series. She often refers to him as a "kid."



Utau and Amu

  • Amu Hinamori: When Utau was still working for Easter, she considered Amu a rival she won't lose to, mostly because she is jealous of how much attention her brother, Ikuto, pays to her. Throughout the first half of the series, the two continue to be rivals and even kept one of each other's Guardian Characters. Utau kept X-Dia, Amu kept El. After Utau returned to good, she and Amu grew closer to each other. Also at episode episode 121, after Utau went back to the studio, Il and El made them "best friends. Mean but nice to Amu.
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Utau and Tadase together when they were younger

  • Tadase Hotori : Tadase used to play with Utau and Ikuto in the past, and called Utau as 'Utan', But when Ikuto and Utau had join Easter, they became enemies. But after Utau left Easter Company, they have regained some of their friendship.

Yaya and Utau

  • Yaya Yuiki: In the final battle against Easter, Yaya and Utau fight against the X-Egg energy,Easter-created dog together, starting a friendship between them because they are both "little sister" types.




  • The word "Utau", from Utau's first name, in Japanese means "to sing".
  • The word "Hoshi", from Utau's last name, in Japanese means "star".
  • Utau's guardian characters' names are from what they are: like IL devIL and EL angEL
  • While Character transforming, Utau says 'Watashi no kokoro, anrokku!' like Rima.
  • Utau also does need the Humpty Lock or the Dumpty Key to Character Transform into Dark Jewel, because she only can when Amu is around with the Humpty Lock.
  • A charm, which is used in the names of Utau's original transformations, is very similar to an amulet, which is used to name Amu's transformations.

See also