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[[caption-width:300:They're not your average pets you can get from your local petshop folks. [[CuteWitch They're gifted in a more unusual way...]]]]
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-->''We Jewelpets got an order from the Ruler of Jewel Land, Lady Jewelina, to fill this Jewel Box with magic gems so something great will happen. "Look for them pretty please," she said. We became friends with three middle school girls called Chiari, Nene and Ruruka, and together we are searching for the magic gems.''
-->--'''Ruby's Narration in Happiness'''

If Webkinz had magic and jewels, and was set in a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' like world, Jewelpet would be the result.

A joint-collaborated character franchise created by both Sanrio and {{Sega}} in 2008, Jewelpet is what happens when you combine AlchemyIsMagic, EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry and RidiculouslyCuteCritter. It's all about animals named after jewels, birthstones and minerals, who can use magic using their eyes, made of said minerals. This entire franchise is more focused on the [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sparkly]], TastesLikeDiabetes stuff that is present in other franchises focused on girls, except it's pumped UpToEleven and more. This franchise has the distinction of being the first official collaboration between Sanrio and another toy company, creating a successful CashCowFranchise that continues to this day in Japan.

The story for the toys goes like this:

''One day in an antique shop, there is a magical Jewel Box which is sitting there for centuries and shines in very bright colors. A strange girl accidentally encountered the box and opened it, causing a strange light to shine and the girl sucked inside. The next thing she knew, she is now in a strange new world that shines like jewels. It was written in the signs as Jewel Land and the girl is amazed, everything shines in bright colors and decorated in all kinds of jewels. At the center of the town spots a strange tower, also decorated with magical jewels. The girls decided to go to the tower and went inside.''

''The girl was greeted by a princess and is happy to see the girl as she offers her a jewel apple. As the girl accepts it, the jewel is in the girl's hand glows and then magically transformed into an animal-like creature. The Princess said the creature the girl has now is called a Jewelpet, and each of them live in Jewel Land. However, she also told her the crisis that Jewel Land is facing as the magic in the world is starting to vanish. She told the girl that she must raise that Jewelpet she had into a full pledged magician.''

''Jewel Land is the name of the world where all Jewelpets live. Each Jewelpet differs from their magical Jewel Eyes and depends on the Human Partner that awakens them and use magic whenever they needed to. They all study magic along with their partners in a special school in Jewel Land for them to become master magicians and both the pets and their partners must endure a lot of hardships and even trouble. With each care the human partners give to the Jewelpet, the pets loves them back in return.''

''For a Jewelpet to become a Full Pledged Magician, it must go through a lot of rigorous training and studying along with their human partners to prevent the crisis in Jewel Land. If the Jewelpet becomes a Full Pledged Magician, I'll be rewarded with a magical Jewel Cloak, as a symbol of mastery over its magic.''

The Jewelpet toy line has internet connectivity capabilities using special passwords, which reminds you of [[{{Webkinz}} something else in particular]]. Sega Toys collaborated with Sanrio to release a line of plush toys featuring the characters from the series in January 15, 2008. Each plush Jewelpet contains a password to access the Web-Gurumi website, a special site in which the customer "adopts" this pet in the virtual world. If the user doesn't have the password, the user will not get access to the website. Accounts expire within one year, unless another Jewelpet toy is bought, and that animal added to the user account.

Of course, toys isn't all there is to such a successful franchise; there are TONS of things related to Jewelpet: stationery, school supplies, bags, raincoats, umbrellas, bento boxes, you name it. The series is capable of rivalling ''HelloKitty'' or ''My Melody''. As the series entered its first year, its first anime finally debuted in Japanese TV. The anime series has distinct storylines, being divided in five separate series, plus a movie and a light novel, with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters you can't even count.

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'''''Jewelpet''''' (2009) The first series produced by Studio Comet after ''Anime/OnegaiMyMelody'' ended. The first arc of the series, called the Rinko Arc focuses on the main heroine Rinko Kougyoku and the series is set in the fictional Takaragaseki City, a setting modeled after two famous cities in Japan, Tokyo and Osaka with roots itself on My Melody with its GottaCatchEmAll plot, in this case, the lost Jewelpets on Earth.
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'''''Jewelpet Twinkle☆''''' (2010): The second season of the anime and also the most popular of the five, as it attracted both its intended demographic of little girls and the PeripheryDemographic of otakus. It focuses on the main heroine named Akari Sakura and is set in both Jewel Land and in the human world, more specifically Akari's hometown in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. It's one of the most well received of the five, with several doujins spawned, fanarts and even recognition in Comiket. Takashi Yamamoto, the series director even lampshades this by giving fans updates to the series [=DVD=]/Blu-Ray releases on his Twitter account.
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'''''Jewelpet Sunshine''''' (2011): The third season of the franchise and the first to shift the series' genre from MagicalGirl to insane humour and plenty of retro references, which makes is the second most popular of the five. It focuses on the main heroines Kanon Mizushirou and Ruby and focuses on the Plum Section's hilarious adventures and tests in Jewel Land's Sunshine Academy while discovering themselves and stopping the dreaded Dark Jewel Magic. Plus, it involves a love triangle between two humans and a Jewelpet. The series is set mostly in Jewel Land with some scenes from the human world.
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'''''Jewelpet Kira☆Deco!''''' (2012): The fourth season which focuses on the main heroine Pink Oomiya. The season is a complete departure from the previous three, now involving a Super Sentai-like team called "Kiradeko 5" and having a LighterAndSofter storyline. Alongside Pink, the team is partnered with their Jewelpets on their search for the legendary Deco Stones and save the human world from Eternal Darkness. This one, ratings wise, wasn't all that well received.
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'''''Jewelpet Happiness''''' (2013): The upcoming fifth season recently announced in the March issue of ''Pucchigumi'' in February 15, 2013, focusing on the new human protagonist Chiari Tsukikage. It also involves elements from high school to managing a cafe with the story focusing on Ruby, Chiari and their friends trying to manage the jewel cafe and collect happiness Jewels.

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'''''Jewelpet the Movie: Sweets Dance Princess''''' (2012): The only movie of the franchise and the first sub-arc of the anime metaseries, focusing on the Sweetspet Gumimin and the princess of the Sweetsland Kingdom, princess Mana. Considered to be a separate arc to the main 4, the movie is a completely different story which focuses entirely on the Jewelpets and the Sweetspets themselves.
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'''''Jewelpet: The Fuss in the Jewel Festival!?''''' (2012): The second sub-arc of the series is a light novel serialized in Kadokawa's ''Tsubasa Bunko''. This one focuses on the Sweetspet Lollip and like the Mana arc, this arc is not officially linked to the anime. The arc tells the story of Lollip's experiences and bond with Ruby and her friends while setting up the Jewel Festival in Jewel Land.
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There's a [[{{Characters/Jewelpet}} character sheet]], [[Awesome/{{Jewelpet}} awesome moments page]] and [[Funny/{{Jewelpet}} funny moments page]]. [[VideoGame/{{Jewelpet}} Videogames go here.]]

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!!This show has examples of:

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Each Jewelpet wears accessories, even the boys.
* ActionGirl: Minami and Shouko.
* AlchemyIsMagic
* AllStarCast: See below.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_LpogTmb2Q The Italian opening]], also used for Twinkle. Every other dub just dubbed the Japanese songs.
* AlwaysNight / EndlessDaytime: In Jeweland, day and night last for a week at a time.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Pink cats and blue dogs! YAY!
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Sunshine totally ditched the magical girl concept of the series and uses a more ''GalaxyAngel''-like type of hilarity.
* AnimationBump: Starting Twinkle onwards, the animation budget of each series is increased and results to more colorful backgrounds and fluid animation compared to the first series. Happiness pushed the Budget further with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j1zdvD71dQ Opening movie]] having better animation.
** This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAIzaLiBogc scene]] in Episode 25 of Sunshine featuring Garnet's Flashdance is animated so well, it closely resemble the original music video.
* AnimeHair: '''LOTS'''.
* ApocalypseMaiden: Alma from Twinkle and Kanon in Sunshine, who bears a strange birthmark seen in episode 46. This was averted with Kanon as the true one is [[spoiler:Jewelina herself.]]
* ArtEvolution: Compare the [[http://www.sanrio.co.jp/rs/corporate/release/2008/images/0115_img_002.gif First Designs]] to the [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr3167jJQT1r2ficno1_500.jpg Current Designs]], both done by Yamaguchi.
** The anime is also this. Compare [[http://www.findfreegraphics.com/image-22/jewel+pet.htm first series' Ruby]] to [[http://fafazil1996.centerblog.net/voir-photo?u=http://fafazil1996.f.a.pic.centerblog.net/o/b6eeb8e0.jpg Kira Deco Ruby]]. Now apply the same thing to every Jewelpet.
** Also, Each series evolve from the ''OnegaiMyMelody'' style to ''GalaxyAngel''-like style to the more current version.
* ArtifactOfDoom: [[spoiler:Battest.]]
* BalloonBelly: One episode involved a bird that hatched from an egg making fattening food. Hilarity ensues.
* BeachEpisode: Episode 20 from the first series, episode 22 from Twinkle, a whole arc spanning episodes 17-20 in Sunshine and episode 15 from Kira Deco.
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: The series mascots can function as this. Garnet's the Beauty, Sapphie's the Brain and Ruby, well, surprisingly, the Brawn.
* BettyAndVeronica: In Sunshine, Ruby is the Betty while Kanon is the Veronica.
** Kira Deco has Ruby as Betty and Opal as Veronica.
** And in Happiness it's both Labra and Rossa.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Dian in the first series, the Battest in Twinkle, the Dark Jewel Magic in Sunshine and Decoranian in Deco.]]
* BittersweetEnding: Starting from Twinkle Onwards. [[spoiler:The Jewel Star Grand Prix is over and Akari is crowned the new owner of the Jewel Star Title as well as three wishes. The sad thing is that the humans must leave Jewel Land forever and graduate, the entire episode focusing on this. The good thing is that Akari wished for happiness of her friends, family and for Ruby's sake, Alma is finally purged of the Batest's curse and can now live a normal life and Opal, Angela, Diana and Fealina are finally brought back from the dead.]]
** Kira Deco. [[spoiler:The Mirror Ball is fully repaired thanks to Ruby gathering all the Deco Stones. The Dark General and the entire Decoranian is been defeated and Decorski reveals him to be her former boyfriend who has the last Deco Stone. However this mean its time to say goodbye and leave Jewel Land forever as the humans said their goodbyes to their pet partners and went back in the human world. The good news is that Jewelina and Decorski were revealed to be the same person, Coal and Labra were been revived, Rossa is born and Pink is now happy just being herself back on her own world.]]
* BreastExpansion: GOD, COARUBI!
* BreatherEpisode: Episode 45 of Twinkle, a silly Valentine's Day episode set between matches of the Jewel Star Grand Prix.
** The last truly light episode in Sunshine is episode 39, a BizarroEpisode about Labra and Angela travelling ''Film/EasyRider'' style.
* BrotherSisterIncest: [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Yes, really]]. [[spoiler: Sunshine applies this trope in a dramatic way. In episode 41, Kanon found a photo of her and Mikage as kids, and she was shocked by it. It was in episode 45 when she and Mikage found out they were twin siblings all along. Episode 46 shed more light on the subject: both of them were separated during birth because Kanon has a spiral birthmark that could link to a future disaster and was forced to live with the Mizushirou family. After a few dramatic scenes, she breaks off her relationship with Mikage and accepts him again as her older twin sibling, to which both families agree.]]
* {{Camp}}: Seriously, using elements from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', throwing a bit of fluffy fanservice and then a lot of insanity in betweem, Jewelpet is well known to Sanrio to escalating these beyond our imagination.
* CantCatchUp: Akari (her magic was sub-par compared to her classmates at first) and Pink were this.
* CashCowFranchise
* CatFight: [[spoiler:No pun intended. In episode 25 of Sunshine, Diana found out Garnet was dating Dian and decided to go all out against her, wanting her to return him. The two fight in the rain and everything got past the radar when Dian stopped them both. What happened afterwards: Diana runs away and Garnet told Dian to go back and comfort her, leaving her seriously heartbroken. But it did further develop her character as a HeartBrokenBadass.]]
** Kanon and Ruby engage in these sometimes, but not nearly as dramatically.
* CharacterDevelopment: The characters from each arc learn to overcome their insecurities and become better people.
* ChristmasEpisode: Episode 38 of the first season, Sunshine and Kira Deco and episode 39 of Twinkle.
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: Kira Deco's interpretation of Jewel Land. Prepare some brain bleach when watching some episodes.
* ConspicuousCGI: Any scene with motorcycles in Sunshine.
* ConvenientlySeated
** In Twinkle, Akari gets the ever-popular back-row seat by the window, with Yuma next to her.
** In Sunshine, Ruby sits right at the front and middle, so she's facing Iruka most of the time, and so we can get a clear view of the rest of the class. Most of the important Jewelpets sit at her sides and right behind her. Kanon sits in front of Mikage and both are by the window. The delinquents sit in the back rows. Yaginuma oddly gets the back-row seat by the window. Kurara and Rald also sit way at the back of class, which symbolizes their marginalization. Nishigori gets one of the rightmost seats, symbolizing his no-nonsense attitude.
* CoversAlwaysLie: [[http://myanimelist.net/anime/10359 This promotional poster of Jewelpet Sunshine.]] It suggests that Kanon, Hinata and Shouko form some sort of group; actually, Kanon and Hinata are casual friends at best, and Shouko hardly talks to either of them. It also seems to suggest that Sango and Charotte are major characters, though they're actually secondary. Additionally, Charotte is depicted on Hinata's side, when in the show she's Shouko's lackey.
* CuteWitch: And also warlocks. Doesn't need to be explained.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Twinkle had family issues of abandonment and neglect as one of its most recurring motifs. Sunshine started out as a riot, but then became much darker in tone and storyline due to the drama involving [[spoiler:the incestuous relationship between Kanon and Mikage, the issue of humans loving Jewelpets and all the angst that results.]]
* DarkIsEvil
** DarkIsNotEvil: Black-eyed Jewelpets ([[CaptainObvious except when they're villains]]). Yuma may also count as an example, because while his design is dark and brooding, he's really a NiceGuy.
* DarkMagicalGirl: [[spoiler:Diana and Alma.]]
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Dark Dian in episode 51 of the first series. Because he became obsessed with dark magic, it took over him, imprisoning his good self and turning him demonic and evil. His intentions are to destroy Jewel Land and take over the Earth, while eradicating humanity from the world, out of belief that the world is filled with nothing but lies, and plunge the world into eternal despair and darkness.]]
** [[spoiler:Alma in Twinkle also gets possessed by the Battest, and later it possesses Akari, though she just fell unconscious.]]
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: From Sunshine, Ruby in the second to the last episode. Kanon, [[JerkAss of all people]], cries at this. She got better in the last episode.]]
* DistantFinale: Sunshine. [[spoiler:Kanon is a tough-as-nails teacher and carries Iruka around, Iruka marries Jill, Garnet hits it big as an actress along with Masago as a director, Sapphie and Nejikawa are renowned astronauts, Shouko and Angela win the Moto GP, Hinata is a firefighter, Peridot is a famous ice-skater, Labra works for Jewelina and last but not least, Ruby finds Mikage, who is now Granite, again and they become lovers.]]
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Sunshine - exhibited by Ruby when she hears Kanon asking Mikage out in episode 23; the entirety of the Plum class also had this reaction in episode 27, when they got a lousy prize for winning the Sports Festival.
* DynamicEntry: Each Jewelpet in the first series has his/her own pose. This also applies to the Phantom Herb Thieves and lastly to Miria of Twinkle.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: The first series' final episode had [[spoiler:Diana and Dian now being happy with their new human partner while they babysit a baby.]]
** Sunshine: [[spoiler:The battle is over and the Dark Jewel Magic is sent back to once it came. Sadly Ruby never saw Mikage until 5 years later as a Jewelpet himself.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies: The original toys released in 2008.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Jewelina in the series and Princess Mana in the Sweets Dance Princess movie.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: The Jewelpets have Jewel Eyes, which are made of pure gemstones. But unlike regular gemstones, they're like normal human eyes in the sense that they hurt if someone pokes them.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: In Sunshine, contrasting the sun-themed magic of the Jewelpets.
* {{Expy}}: Genshiro, hmm... that sounds [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar familiar]].
** Dian is a [[CodeGeass Dark Magic Geass Using Kitty]], voice wise.
** Ruby is one of [[OnegaiMyMelody My Melody]], who was already one of ''Franchise/HelloKitty''. Diana is an equivalent to Kuromi, at least as far as the first series is concerned.
** Retsu is [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Kouta Azuma (AKA Fighter Roar)]] without Warrior Roar to give him knowledge.
* ExtranormalInstitute: The magic schools that the characters attend.
* ExtremeDoormat: Rinko, Akari and Pink.
* {{Fanservice}}: Episode 20 of the first series had Minami wear a sexy bikini.
** Also, the covers for the DVD box sets of Jewelpet Sunshine spell serious fanservice themselves!
** You think that's insane, check out the covers for the Twinkle fan discs which were drawn by the character designer of the series. Even they got a limited edition release on Comiket, of all the events.
** Also, Coal's female form. My, what big boobs you have!
** Ruby got one MsFanservice moment in episode 41. Oh my, nice PlayboyBunny costume there!
* FantasticRacism: How Kanon feels about Jewelpets and why she gets along so badly with Ruby.
* FestivalEpisode: Episode 20 of Twinkle, episode 14 of Sunshine.
** SchoolFestival: Episode 32 (sports) of Twinkle, episodes 27 (sports) and 34 (culture) of Sunshine.
* {{Fictionary}}: Jewel Land's own language, which is used in both the franchise and the anime.
* FiveManBand
** The SGB Squad in episode 43 of Sunshine:
*** TheHero: Ruby
*** TheLancer: Peridot
*** TheBigGuy: Garnet
*** TheSmartGuy: Sapphie
*** TheChick: Angela
*** SixthRanger: Both Kanon and Hinata.
** The Kira Deco 5 of Kira Deco:
*** TheLeader: Retsu
*** TheLancer: Blue Knight
*** TheBigGuy: Kiichi
*** TheSmartGuy: Midori
*** TheChick: Pink
* FleetingDemographic: Young girls and teenage women.
* FunctionalMagic: First series, Kira Deco and Happiness is Device Magic, Sunshine is Device Magic mixed with a little bit of Theurgy (since it's Jewelina who gives power to the spells). Twinkle maybe falls into Rule Magic and Rune Magic, because the magical circles with spells inscribed in them are the most fundamental part.
* FunnyAnimal: Twinkle introduced a few humanoid animal characters. They were expanded in following series.
* FunSize: The Jewelpets.
* GagSeries: Sunshine, until they decided to make it serious in the later episode.
** Kira Deco as well. But it's a total MindScrew if you got past the sugary sweetness.
* GenkiGirl: Minami of the first series and Miria of Twinkle.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Hey, WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids?
** Episode 14, we see a 6 second scene of Garnet in the shower [[http://animekritik.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/shower1.jpg in her home in Jewel Land]], [[http://animekritik.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/shower2.jpg NAKED]]. This itself got into a serious controversy in [=2ch=] regarding AyaHirano, of all [[http://changi.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/anichara2/1238902247/ the voice actors]].
** Episode 19 had Garnet wearing a shiny bikini and Peridot in a sexy pose during a beach scene.
** Episode 20 is much more extreme when Garnet herself used her magic and instantly changed Minami's clothing into a sexy bikini.
** Episode 6 of Twinkle features Jolly and Mary, two humanoid poodles dressed in {{Playboy}} Bunny costumes. It gets out of hand since Moldavite likes them both. JEEZ OLD MAN ACT YOUR AGE!
** Sunshine is notorious for this due to the sheer insanity and humor the season has. But episode 41 totally broke the innocence of the whole series. [[spoiler:[[OhCrap Luna is being held by dark magical tentacles!]]]]
*** In episode 7, Iruka imagines Jill whipping him and rewarding him with fish. Yes, he's basically imagining a BDSM session with Jill. This is repeated several times throughout the season.
*** Still not it, episode 25 is a tribute to Garnet herself and to top off the gravy, she and Diana had a serious catfight with each other, in front of Dian.
*** Episode 32 is full of this. First we had a baby Ruby kneading Kanon's chest and complaining that it was too small to have any milk. Then there was Iruka freaking out about every student suddenly having babies to take care of. Then Mikage also turned into a baby and Kanon was freaking out about having to change his diaper and seeing you-know-what (complete with [[GagCensor censor Angela!]]).
** Kira Deco pushes this trope UpToEleven, as the entire series is driven enough by insanity that each episode is full of WTF. In one episode, Coal disguises himself as a sexy female named Coarubi to get Ruby's trust. And the worst part of it, he has bouncing breasts!
*** The new ending sequence, ''Zutto Zutto Tomodachi'', shows Blue Knight in a more revealing outfit as well.
* GottaCatchEmAll: The first series focuses on collecting all the Jewelpets.
** The second is about getting the Jewel Stars to advance a grade.
** The fourth series has Ruby and everyone go nuts searching for the Deco Stones!
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Some Jewelpets. Averted with some non-Jewelpet animals, who are entirely clothed.
* HonorAmongThieves: The Phantom Herb Thieves were this, Mint cements this trope well as she is getting pissed off on Diana ordering her around.
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Episode 28 of Sunshine, in which all the girls left in the dorm go nuts after eating some spiked cupcakes.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: Episode 27 of Kira Deco.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: The 10 minute short movie Onegai My Melody: Yu and Ai got Ruby as a SpecialGuest character, listening to My Melody's story about her summer barbecue with the denizens of Mari Land.
* InterspeciesRomance: Lots!
** First: Tour x Ruby (Twinkle pushes this into a TeacherStudentRomance relationship that doesn't get much focus, while it's completely averted in Sunshine) and Rinko x Dian (disguised as Andy).
** Twinkle: Labra x Yuuma (too bad, he's taken).
** Sunshine: Ruby x Mikage ([[spoiler:averted in the last episode as [[WasOnceAMan Mikage became a Jewelpet himself]]]]) and Garnet x Masago.
** Kira Deco: Garnet x Blue Knight.
* InvisibleAnatomy: Wait... how do the Jewelpets hold a lot of things without any fingers?
* {{Kawaiiko}}: Again, the Jewelpets.
* {{Kimodameshi}}: Episode 10 of Twinkle, episode 15 of Sunshine.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: A few scenes in each 4 series got some cheesy moments. Followed by...
** BreakingTheFourthWall: Kira Deco is notorious on this, in fact, the series loves this trope to bits!
* LemonyNarrator: Sunshine has one; she [[LargeHam hams it up]], she's condescending, she mocks the characters and once even talks to them. She's almost a character herself.
* LighterAndSofter: Kira Deco and the Sweets Dance Princess movie, but with a hint of dark moments.
* LockedInARoom: Played straight in one episode of Sunshine.
* LowerDeckEpisode: [[MeanwhileBackAtThe Episode 28-B]], which focuses on what Kanon's posse, Kaede and Komachi, are doing, while she's off dating Mikage back in 28-A.
* LuckyCharmsTitle
* MadeOfExplodium / StuffBlowingUp: The first series. Ruby's jewel magic causes explosions when cast. She does get it right sometimes.
** This was subverted in the rest of the series, but the explosions were still as large as ever. Except it's not Ruby's fault.
* MagicAIsMagicA: Well its explained in Twinkle that the magic spells both came from their Jewelpets and Jewel Stones.
* MagicalGirl: First series and Twinkle. Humans can't do magic in Sunshine and Kira Deco.
* MagicalIncantation: There's a lot of them in each series, even the villains. As follows:
** First: ''Puri Puri Pururin Prism! Open! Jewel Heart!'', ''Puri Puri Prism Jewelrhythm! (Jewel name) Jewel Flash!'', ''Puripuru Puropuru Puriphony! -Jewelpet Name- Jewel Return!'' and ''Dark Dark! (Jewel name) Eyes Power!''
** Twinkle: [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull ''Twinkle Twinkle Magical Charm! Winkle Winkle Jewel Flash!'']], ''Twinkle Twinkle'' for the girls and ''Guria Guria'' for the boys.
** Sunshine: ''Sunshine! Miracle Charm! Jewel Flash!''
** Kira Deco: ''Kira Deco! Jewel Flash!'' and ''Coal Darkness Cloud! Jewel Yamish!''
* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: [[spoiler:The final battle in Sunshine is seven chosen heroes (Ruby, Kanon, Iruka, Peridot, Labra, Angela, Jasper) against Dark Jewelina. Staying true to the roots of this trope, most of them go down before Dark Jewelina is defeated, leaving only Ruby and Kanon.]]
* MerchandiseDriven: Truthfully this series is driven by the toys more than anything else, similar to {{Webkinz}}.
* MindScrew: Kira Deco is notorious for pushing this trope UpToEleven. Everything in the series doesn't make perfect sense. Why? Because the premiere we got a lot of heavily decorated things, a bus with jewel decorations, the moon turned into a television and it gets out of hand as all kinds of insane stuff appears in every episode that is [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Getting a lot of Serious Crap Past the Radar]]. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is notorious on making mind-screw anime for kids, ever since TanteiOperaMilkyHolmes came out.
* {{Mon}}: An interesting version of this trope where the mons aren't fighters, but wizards instead. The first series has a ''LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' feel with them being collected or found.
* MultinationalTeam: In Twinkle, we have the magic academy students - Akari (Japanese), Miria (American), Sara (Indian), Nicola (Russian) and Leon (Austrian).
* MultipleDemographicAppeal: Much like other Sanrio series. It's aimed at girls aged 6-8, but they manage to cram in enough [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar crap]] and {{Fanservice}} to appeal to the older crowd.
* MythologyGag: Shoutouts from other Sanrio characters and related series in general are all over the place.
** Sapphie telling the fishes to help her in episode 20 is more reminiscent of OnegaiMyMelody. She even did the same stance.
*** Even the opening card for Kira Deco got the same animation for the first two OnegaiMyMelody series in general.
** Opal's design is pretty much a shout out for ''{{Cinnamoroll}}'' fans as she resembles a bit of Cornet.
** Ruby's the My Melody to Diana's Kuromi.
* NoodleIncident: The end of episode 5 of Twinkle, where Sara experiments on Miria. We don't know ''what'' exactly happened, but it did sour the relationship between them until they resolved their differences in episode 21.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Rinko and Akira, Naoto and Aoi, Minami and Miyamoto, Akari and Yuma and lastly, Ruby and Granite after the last episode of Sunshine.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Dark Dian in the original series and Alma in Twinkle.]]
* PinkProductPloy: Seeing it's a franchise for girls, some of the toys were done in Pink, even the packaging. That doesn't mean everything in the franchise should be one.
* PottyFailure / NobodyPoops / ToiletHumor: First series. Lampshaded by Ruby in episode 23.
** Happens again in Kira Deco. Now she is much more embarrassed in public.
*** Again in episode 37 with Yuku.
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* PowerTrio: Many. In the first two seasons, characters could easilly be grouped into trios, and this included Jewelpets. Sunshine started deviating from this trend by having a very loose-knit group (see CoversAlwaysLie above), which was followed by Kira Deco having a group of five. Happiness seems to have returned to trios, for the most part.
* RedemptionDemotion: [[spoiler:Dian in the first series and Alma in Twinkle]].
* RedStringOfFate: [[spoiler: Kanon's and Mikage's relationship as both lovers and twin siblings]].
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: All the Jewelpets, but Ruby steals the spotlight.
** Labra stands out as well. It helps that she's still a baby.
** For what they are, even the dragons and chimeras of this series are absolutely adorable.
* RunningGag: Ruby's exploding magic and always mispronouncing Tatewaki's name wrong in the first series and Ryl throwing Ruby into the air with her charges in Twinkle.
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Dark Jewelina captures Kanon and Ruby and pulls this on Mikage. He however [[TakeAThirdOption took another choice to save them]].]]
* SailorEarth: Because the Jewelpets are based on minerals, it is inevitable that some fans will come up with their own pets based on minerals not yet introduced.
* SceneryPorn: Twinkle, Sunshine and Kira Deco. Each of them has absolutely orgasmic backgrounds.
* [[ScrewySquirrel Screwy Squirrels]]: How everyone were represented in Kira Deco, even the humans. It's done so bad and almost OffModel, that it causes the series to have negative reception. Worse of all, fans blame Fudeyasu more on how it almost became a FranchiseKiller.
* SeriesMascot: Ruby, Garnet and Sapphie.
* ShipperOnDeck: In Twinkle, Ruby is totally rooting for Yuma and Akari to get together. Akari also shipped Albiana with her chimera, as she mistakenly believed it was a human under a spell.
* ShipTease: One in Episode 7 of Happiness, on which Asano is having a lot of problems with and ignoring Angela a lot. It is then revealed in the same episode that he has an InterspeciesRomance with her.
* ShoutOut: LOTS! And it's still growing within each episode of the series.
** In the first series, Tatewaki is pretty much a shout-out to [[MobileSuitGundam00 Setsuna]] and [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] combined. Except he's more of an unlucky butt monkey.
*** Ruby is downing a costume similar to Marie Antoinette in episode 15.
*** One of the {{Imagine Spot}}s in episode 44 screams ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' all over.
** There are tons of shout outs from ''VisualNovel/NanatsuiroDrops'' in Twinkle, considering this series is written by the same person who wrote the anime adaptation of the series.
** Sunshine, that entire series and even the songs are a big shoutout to everything pop culture related.
*** In the second part of episode 1, Kanon and her lackies wear a familiar costume borrowed from ''Manga/CatsEye''.
*** The drifting scene Shouko made with Angela in episode 5 is very similar to the one used by Takumi Fujiwara from ''Manga/InitialD''.
*** In episode 7, after the prison explodes, the song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by {{Music/Aerosmith}} can be heard. Also the same walk Kanon, Jill and Shouko after they got out from the burning prison derbits is reminiscent to ''{{Film/Armageddon}}''.
*** On the second half of Episode 15, the Old Magic Academy from both the first Jewelpet series and Jewelpet Twinkle is seen as the refereed haunted house. Also cue references from some Japanese horror movies here.
*** During the second half of the 16th episode, after Sapphie's dialogue a timer appears in the bottom right on the screen, referencing TwentyFour. I had no idea Sapphie was a Jack Bauler fan. Also the music when Ruby and her friends were being chased by a boulder is a spoof of the theme music of ''Film/IndianaJones''.
*** The song "A Hard Days Night" by The Beatles is played during the date scene with Garnet and Dian in episode 25. Also, Irene Cara's song, "Flashdance... What a Feeling" was played during Garnet's dance scene. She even did the same dance as Irene did in the original PV of the song.
*** The M-Kage arc borrows very heavily from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', from M-Kage's costume to Nyanjelina's role. The town it's set in is drawn in an obviously American comic book style.
*** A parody of ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' is seen in episode 33. Poor Kanon.
*** Episode 34 is about the Plum class making a musical similar to ''Theatre/WestSideStory''. Additionally, in one scene, Ruby and co. come out in French Revolution-style clothing, with Ruby looking like Oscar from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles''. Jasper also comes out of nowhere dressed more-or-less like ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' and shooting web out of his paws.
*** There's a bit of a ''{{Manga/Gintama}}'' shout out in the second half of episode 38. This is similar to the anime's 252nd episode and ended in the same way. Just don't ask how...
*** An in-series shout out occurs in episode 42 when Shouko's team, named "Sunshine", is next to a team named "Tinkle".
*** Sapphie's rocket in episode 47 [[{{Film/Apollo 13}} is number thirteen and breaks down in space.]]
*** How both Garnet and Sapphie were defeated is nearly identical to how Kakyoin is defeated in the Stardust Crusaders Arc of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
*** During Labra and Master's battle scene in episode 50, Labra performed an attack similar to Kenshiro's "Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken" from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. Even the opening theme from the anime is played in the fight scene.
*** One one the scenes in the mock preview of the final episode is itself a reference to both ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''.
** Kira Deco has a few. But the most notable one is in episode 19. Looks like [[http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/masterchicken/ORZ.jpg they're]] [[http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/masterchicken/ORZ2.jpg leaking]] [[http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/masterchicken/ORZ3.jpg 2-Chan]] vibes [[{{Irony}} here]].
*** The New Year's Episode screams a lot of Fairy Tale references, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and so on.
*** Episode 25, you can hear a bit of Michael Jackson's thriller during the samba scene.
** The Sweets Dance Princess movie has one remarkable shoutout. During the baking scene, Sakuran is using a [[Anime/{{Gigantor}} very familiar controller on the oven]].
** Happiness references a lot of things from the previous series, primarily in episode 3, where the Angela Cycle makes a return on one scene.
*** And there's several [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]] in episode 4 which referenced a lot of western film cliches.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: It's mostly the female characters who get hit with slapstick comedy. Sometimes, the guys also get some, but most of the time they just stand around looking cool, as is the norm with shoujo anime.
* SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism: Largely falls into FunnyAnimal and CivilizedAnimal.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: From silliest to most serious - Kira Deco, Sunshine, Happiness, first season and Twinkle.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: You can easily find Twinkle under the name Tinkle on the web. This is a pain in the butt when you're looking for fan works, because if you use one spelling, you're never going to get the whole amount of it.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Frequent in Sunshine, given its gag-driven nature. The most notorious instance is probably the episode where all characters were replaced by cheap copies through dark magic; nothing was done to solve this, but come next episode, everyone is back to normal and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment no one speaks of it again]].
* SugarBowl
* ThemeNaming: Every pet is named after a type of gemstone. King is an exception.
* [[ThreeShorts Two Shorts]]: Sunshine has this structure in most episodes. Generally speaking, more dramatic episodes are full-length. The two shorts format was last used in episode 41, as the story was getting heavy and dramatic.
* TournamentArc: Twinkle, from episode 42 to the end.
* TrueCompanions: The Plum class of Sunshine and the Kira Deco 5 of Kira Deco.
* UnderdogsNeverLose: Ruby and every protagonist she's partnered with start out as major losers, but become the best come the end of the series.
* [[UnfortunateName Unfortunate]] PunnyName: Twinkle was misspelled as Tinkle during the series' unveiling. It was then corrected by Sanrio themselves.
** Which doesn't change the fact that the Hiragana used both in the title and the karaoke of the opening still undeniably spell "Tinkle".
* UnrealisticBlackHole: Kira Deco episode 51, in which the Dark General used his magic at the Saitama Ultra Arena to [[spoiler:unleash a black hole of doom and suck in '''EVERY. SINGLE. LIVING. BEING''' on earth, except for the internet geeks. Well this sums up his plans to [[OmnicidalManiac kill every human being]] so the [[BigOMG internet geeks can prosper instead]]!]]
** Well this is grim since his plans are a [[ParanoiaFuel Big "FUCK YOU!" to modern society]].
* UrineTrouble: See ''PottyFailure''.
* ValentinesDayEpisodes: Episode 46 of the first series, episode 45 of Twinkle and Sunshine.
* VideoGame: 6 of them - 3 for the DS, 2 for the 3DS and one for the arcade. The first 2 DS games and the 3DS game are in the lines of rhythmic NintendoHard goodness.
* WackyHomeroom: Ruby's class in Sunshine.
* WeWantOurJerkBack: Jasper feels this way when Kanon is forced to act nice to Ruby in one episode.
* WhamLine
** Sunshine: "[[spoiler:Kanon, you and Mikage are twins!]]"
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Twinkle. [[spoiler:Miria finally wins the auditions for being a new singing star, Sara meets with her parents after all these years, Leon competes at the Olympics and later becomes a politician, Nicola wins the Junior Piano Championships and gets the respect he deserves from his mom, Yuma, Alma and Fealina are reunited and now live in Earth together and lastly Akari ends up with Yuma, with her wishes having come true.]] However this isn't the end of the series as it is hinted in the final episode that [[spoiler:[[WalkingTheEarth Ruby is travelling with Angela and Jasper]] to find the Flower of Happiness in Jewel Land]], which leads to...
** SequelHook: The [=OVA=] episode in the [=BluRay=] Box Set focuses on Akari's regular life as a Junior High School student and [[spoiler:Ruby's search for the Flower of Happiness.]]
* WizardingSchool: The Magic Academy, which is featured in the entire franchise.
* WraparoundBackground: The ChristmasEpisode of Sunshine has some serious recycling of backgrounds from Twinkle. Considering of a LazyArtist attempt to cut costs.
* XMeetsY: The franchise itself is ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' crosses with ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
** For the first, it's ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' meets ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''.
** Twinkle: ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' meets ''VisualNovel/NanatsuiroDrops''.
** Sunshine: ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' meets ''Anime/OnegaiMyMelody''.
** Kira Deco: ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' meets ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom'' meets ''Anime/TanteiOperaMilkyHolmes''. It lightens up and goes karting with ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', who seem to have taken an interest in magic and has '''LOTS''' of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' MindScrew.
** Happiness: ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' meets ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' with a little magical goodness in between.
*** Alternatively Sunshine meets Kira Deco.
* YearInsideHourOutside: In Twinkle at least, Jeweland's time goes by much faster than the real world's.
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[[caption-width:300:They're not your average pets you can get from your local petshop folks. [[CuteWitch They're gifted in a more unusual way...]]]]
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-->''We Jewelpets got an order from the Ruler of Jewel Land, Lady Jewelina, to fill this Jewel Box with magic gems so something great will happen. "Look for them pretty please," she said. We became friends with three middle school girls called Chiari, Nene and Ruruka, and together we are searching for the magic gems.''
-->--'''Ruby's Narration in Happiness'''

If Webkinz had magic and jewels, and was set in a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' like world, Jewelpet would be the result.

A joint-collaborated character franchise created by both Sanrio and {{Sega}} in 2008, Jewelpet is what happens when you combine AlchemyIsMagic, EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry and RidiculouslyCuteCritter. It's all about animals named after jewels, birthstones and minerals, who can use magic using their eyes, made of said minerals. This entire franchise is more focused on the [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sparkly]], TastesLikeDiabetes stuff that is present in other franchises focused on girls, except it's pumped UpToEleven and more. This franchise has the distinction of being the first official collaboration between Sanrio and another toy company, creating a successful CashCowFranchise that continues to this day in Japan.

The story for the toys goes like this:

''One day in an antique shop, there is a magical Jewel Box which is sitting there for centuries and shines in very bright colors. A strange girl accidentally encountered the box and opened it, causing a strange light to shine and the girl sucked inside. The next thing she knew, she is now in a strange new world that shines like jewels. It was written in the signs as Jewel Land and the girl is amazed, everything shines in bright colors and decorated in all kinds of jewels. At the center of the town spots a strange tower, also decorated with magical jewels. The girls decided to go to the tower and went inside.''

''The girl was greeted by a princess and is happy to see the girl as she offers her a jewel apple. As the girl accepts it, the jewel is in the girl's hand glows and then magically transformed into an animal-like creature. The Princess said the creature the girl has now is called a Jewelpet, and each of them live in Jewel Land. However, she also told her the crisis that Jewel Land is facing as the magic in the world is starting to vanish. She told the girl that she must raise that Jewelpet she had into a full pledged magician.''

''Jewel Land is the name of the world where all Jewelpets live. Each Jewelpet differs from their magical Jewel Eyes and depends on the Human Partner that awakens them and use magic whenever they needed to. They all study magic along with their partners in a special school in Jewel Land for them to become master magicians and both the pets and their partners must endure a lot of hardships and even trouble. With each care the human partners give to the Jewelpet, the pets loves them back in return.''

''For a Jewelpet to become a Full Pledged Magician, it must go through a lot of rigorous training and studying along with their human partners to prevent the crisis in Jewel Land. If the Jewelpet becomes a Full Pledged Magician, I'll be rewarded with a magical Jewel Cloak, as a symbol of mastery over its magic.''

The Jewelpet toy line has internet connectivity capabilities using special passwords, which reminds you of [[{{Webkinz}} something else in particular]]. Sega Toys collaborated with Sanrio to release a line of plush toys featuring the characters from the series in January 15, 2008. Each plush Jewelpet contains a password to access the Web-Gurumi website, a special site in which the customer "adopts" this pet in the virtual world. If the user doesn't have the password, the user will not get access to the website. Accounts expire within one year, unless another Jewelpet toy is bought, and that animal added to the user account.

Of course, toys isn't all there is to such a successful franchise; there are TONS of things related to Jewelpet: stationery, school supplies, bags, raincoats, umbrellas, bento boxes, you name it. The series is capable of rivalling ''HelloKitty'' or ''My Melody''. As the series entered its first year, its first anime finally debuted in Japanese TV. The anime series has distinct storylines, being divided in five separate series, plus a movie and a light novel, with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters you can't even count.

[[folder:Main Anime arcs by Incarnation]]
'''''Jewelpet''''' (2009) The first series produced by Studio Comet after ''Anime/OnegaiMyMelody'' ended. The first arc of the series, called the Rinko Arc focuses on the main heroine Rinko Kougyoku and the series is set in the fictional Takaragaseki City, a setting modeled after two famous cities in Japan, Tokyo and Osaka with roots itself on My Melody with its GottaCatchEmAll plot, in this case, the lost Jewelpets on Earth.
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'''''Jewelpet Twinkle☆''''' (2010): The second season of the anime and also the most popular of the five, as it attracted both its intended demographic of little girls and the PeripheryDemographic of otakus. It focuses on the main heroine named Akari Sakura and is set in both Jewel Land and in the human world, more specifically Akari's hometown in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. It's one of the most well received of the five, with several doujins spawned, fanarts and even recognition in Comiket. Takashi Yamamoto, the series director even lampshades this by giving fans updates to the series [=DVD=]/Blu-Ray releases on his Twitter account.
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'''''Jewelpet Sunshine''''' (2011): The third season of the franchise and the first to shift the series' genre from MagicalGirl to insane humour and plenty of retro references, which makes is the second most popular of the five. It focuses on the main heroines Kanon Mizushirou and Ruby and focuses on the Plum Section's hilarious adventures and tests in Jewel Land's Sunshine Academy while discovering themselves and stopping the dreaded Dark Jewel Magic. Plus, it involves a love triangle between two humans and a Jewelpet. The series is set mostly in Jewel Land with some scenes from the human world.
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'''''Jewelpet Kira☆Deco!''''' (2012): The fourth season which focuses on the main heroine Pink Oomiya. The season is a complete departure from the previous three, now involving a Super Sentai-like team called "Kiradeko 5" and having a LighterAndSofter storyline. Alongside Pink, the team is partnered with their Jewelpets on their search for the legendary Deco Stones and save the human world from Eternal Darkness. This one, ratings wise, wasn't all that well received.
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'''''Jewelpet Happiness''''' (2013): The upcoming fifth season recently announced in the March issue of ''Pucchigumi'' in February 15, 2013, focusing on the new human protagonist Chiari Tsukikage. It also involves elements from high school to managing a cafe with the story focusing on Ruby, Chiari and their friends trying to manage the jewel cafe and collect happiness Jewels.

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[[folder:Sub arcs by Incarnation]]
'''''Jewelpet the Movie: Sweets Dance Princess''''' (2012): The only movie of the franchise and the first sub-arc of the anime metaseries, focusing on the Sweetspet Gumimin and the princess of the Sweetsland Kingdom, princess Mana. Considered to be a separate arc to the main 4, the movie is a completely different story which focuses entirely on the Jewelpets and the Sweetspets themselves.
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'''''Jewelpet: The Fuss in the Jewel Festival!?''''' (2012): The second sub-arc of the series is a light novel serialized in Kadokawa's ''Tsubasa Bunko''. This one focuses on the Sweetspet Lollip and like the Mana arc, this arc is not officially linked to the anime. The arc tells the story of Lollip's experiences and bond with Ruby and her friends while setting up the Jewel Festival in Jewel Land.
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There's a [[{{Characters/Jewelpet}} character sheet]], [[Awesome/{{Jewelpet}} awesome moments page]] and [[Funny/{{Jewelpet}} funny moments page]]. [[VideoGame/{{Jewelpet}} Videogames go here.]]

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!!This show has examples of:

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Each Jewelpet wears accessories, even the boys.
* ActionGirl: Minami and Shouko.
* AlchemyIsMagic
* AllStarCast: See below.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_LpogTmb2Q The Italian opening]], also used for Twinkle. Every other dub just dubbed the Japanese songs.
* AlwaysNight / EndlessDaytime: In Jeweland, day and night last for a week at a time.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Pink cats and blue dogs! YAY!
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Sunshine totally ditched the magical girl concept of the series and uses a more ''GalaxyAngel''-like type of hilarity.
* AnimationBump: Starting Twinkle onwards, the animation budget of each series is increased and results to more colorful backgrounds and fluid animation compared to the first series. Happiness pushed the Budget further with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j1zdvD71dQ Opening movie]] having better animation.
** This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAIzaLiBogc scene]] in Episode 25 of Sunshine featuring Garnet's Flashdance is animated so well, it closely resemble the original music video.
* AnimeHair: '''LOTS'''.
* ApocalypseMaiden: Alma from Twinkle and Kanon in Sunshine, who bears a strange birthmark seen in episode 46. This was averted with Kanon as the true one is [[spoiler:Jewelina herself.]]
* ArtEvolution: Compare the [[http://www.sanrio.co.jp/rs/corporate/release/2008/images/0115_img_002.gif First Designs]] to the [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr3167jJQT1r2ficno1_500.jpg Current Designs]], both done by Yamaguchi.
** The anime is also this. Compare [[http://www.findfreegraphics.com/image-22/jewel+pet.htm first series' Ruby]] to [[http://fafazil1996.centerblog.net/voir-photo?u=http://fafazil1996.f.a.pic.centerblog.net/o/b6eeb8e0.jpg Kira Deco Ruby]]. Now apply the same thing to every Jewelpet.
** Also, Each series evolve from the ''OnegaiMyMelody'' style to ''GalaxyAngel''-like style to the more current version.
* ArtifactOfDoom: [[spoiler:Battest.]]
* BalloonBelly: One episode involved a bird that hatched from an egg making fattening food. Hilarity ensues.
* BeachEpisode: Episode 20 from the first series, episode 22 from Twinkle, a whole arc spanning episodes 17-20 in Sunshine and episode 15 from Kira Deco.
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: The series mascots can function as this. Garnet's the Beauty, Sapphie's the Brain and Ruby, well, surprisingly, the Brawn.
* BettyAndVeronica: In Sunshine, Ruby is the Betty while Kanon is the Veronica.
** Kira Deco has Ruby as Betty and Opal as Veronica.
** And in Happiness it's both Labra and Rossa.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Dian in the first series, the Battest in Twinkle, the Dark Jewel Magic in Sunshine and Decoranian in Deco.]]
* BittersweetEnding: Starting from Twinkle Onwards. [[spoiler:The Jewel Star Grand Prix is over and Akari is crowned the new owner of the Jewel Star Title as well as three wishes. The sad thing is that the humans must leave Jewel Land forever and graduate, the entire episode focusing on this. The good thing is that Akari wished for happiness of her friends, family and for Ruby's sake, Alma is finally purged of the Batest's curse and can now live a normal life and Opal, Angela, Diana and Fealina are finally brought back from the dead.]]
** Kira Deco. [[spoiler:The Mirror Ball is fully repaired thanks to Ruby gathering all the Deco Stones. The Dark General and the entire Decoranian is been defeated and Decorski reveals him to be her former boyfriend who has the last Deco Stone. However this mean its time to say goodbye and leave Jewel Land forever as the humans said their goodbyes to their pet partners and went back in the human world. The good news is that Jewelina and Decorski were revealed to be the same person, Coal and Labra were been revived, Rossa is born and Pink is now happy just being herself back on her own world.]]
* BreastExpansion: GOD, COARUBI!
* BreatherEpisode: Episode 45 of Twinkle, a silly Valentine's Day episode set between matches of the Jewel Star Grand Prix.
** The last truly light episode in Sunshine is episode 39, a BizarroEpisode about Labra and Angela travelling ''Film/EasyRider'' style.
* BrotherSisterIncest: [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Yes, really]]. [[spoiler: Sunshine applies this trope in a dramatic way. In episode 41, Kanon found a photo of her and Mikage as kids, and she was shocked by it. It was in episode 45 when she and Mikage found out they were twin siblings all along. Episode 46 shed more light on the subject: both of them were separated during birth because Kanon has a spiral birthmark that could link to a future disaster and was forced to live with the Mizushirou family. After a few dramatic scenes, she breaks off her relationship with Mikage and accepts him again as her older twin sibling, to which both families agree.]]
* {{Camp}}: Seriously, using elements from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', throwing a bit of fluffy fanservice and then a lot of insanity in betweem, Jewelpet is well known to Sanrio to escalating these beyond our imagination.
* CantCatchUp: Akari (her magic was sub-par compared to her classmates at first) and Pink were this.
* CashCowFranchise
* CatFight: [[spoiler:No pun intended. In episode 25 of Sunshine, Diana found out Garnet was dating Dian and decided to go all out against her, wanting her to return him. The two fight in the rain and everything got past the radar when Dian stopped them both. What happened afterwards: Diana runs away and Garnet told Dian to go back and comfort her, leaving her seriously heartbroken. But it did further develop her character as a HeartBrokenBadass.]]
** Kanon and Ruby engage in these sometimes, but not nearly as dramatically.
* CharacterDevelopment: The characters from each arc learn to overcome their insecurities and become better people.
* ChristmasEpisode: Episode 38 of the first season, Sunshine and Kira Deco and episode 39 of Twinkle.
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: Kira Deco's interpretation of Jewel Land. Prepare some brain bleach when watching some episodes.
* ConspicuousCGI: Any scene with motorcycles in Sunshine.
* ConvenientlySeated
** In Twinkle, Akari gets the ever-popular back-row seat by the window, with Yuma next to her.
** In Sunshine, Ruby sits right at the front and middle, so she's facing Iruka most of the time, and so we can get a clear view of the rest of the class. Most of the important Jewelpets sit at her sides and right behind her. Kanon sits in front of Mikage and both are by the window. The delinquents sit in the back rows. Yaginuma oddly gets the back-row seat by the window. Kurara and Rald also sit way at the back of class, which symbolizes their marginalization. Nishigori gets one of the rightmost seats, symbolizing his no-nonsense attitude.
* CoversAlwaysLie: [[http://myanimelist.net/anime/10359 This promotional poster of Jewelpet Sunshine.]] It suggests that Kanon, Hinata and Shouko form some sort of group; actually, Kanon and Hinata are casual friends at best, and Shouko hardly talks to either of them. It also seems to suggest that Sango and Charotte are major characters, though they're actually secondary. Additionally, Charotte is depicted on Hinata's side, when in the show she's Shouko's lackey.
* CuteWitch: And also warlocks. Doesn't need to be explained.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Twinkle had family issues of abandonment and neglect as one of its most recurring motifs. Sunshine started out as a riot, but then became much darker in tone and storyline due to the drama involving [[spoiler:the incestuous relationship between Kanon and Mikage, the issue of humans loving Jewelpets and all the angst that results.]]
* DarkIsEvil
** DarkIsNotEvil: Black-eyed Jewelpets ([[CaptainObvious except when they're villains]]). Yuma may also count as an example, because while his design is dark and brooding, he's really a NiceGuy.
* DarkMagicalGirl: [[spoiler:Diana and Alma.]]
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Dark Dian in episode 51 of the first series. Because he became obsessed with dark magic, it took over him, imprisoning his good self and turning him demonic and evil. His intentions are to destroy Jewel Land and take over the Earth, while eradicating humanity from the world, out of belief that the world is filled with nothing but lies, and plunge the world into eternal despair and darkness.]]
** [[spoiler:Alma in Twinkle also gets possessed by the Battest, and later it possesses Akari, though she just fell unconscious.]]
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: From Sunshine, Ruby in the second to the last episode. Kanon, [[JerkAss of all people]], cries at this. She got better in the last episode.]]
* DistantFinale: Sunshine. [[spoiler:Kanon is a tough-as-nails teacher and carries Iruka around, Iruka marries Jill, Garnet hits it big as an actress along with Masago as a director, Sapphie and Nejikawa are renowned astronauts, Shouko and Angela win the Moto GP, Hinata is a firefighter, Peridot is a famous ice-skater, Labra works for Jewelina and last but not least, Ruby finds Mikage, who is now Granite, again and they become lovers.]]
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Sunshine - exhibited by Ruby when she hears Kanon asking Mikage out in episode 23; the entirety of the Plum class also had this reaction in episode 27, when they got a lousy prize for winning the Sports Festival.
* DynamicEntry: Each Jewelpet in the first series has his/her own pose. This also applies to the Phantom Herb Thieves and lastly to Miria of Twinkle.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: The first series' final episode had [[spoiler:Diana and Dian now being happy with their new human partner while they babysit a baby.]]
** Sunshine: [[spoiler:The battle is over and the Dark Jewel Magic is sent back to once it came. Sadly Ruby never saw Mikage until 5 years later as a Jewelpet himself.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies: The original toys released in 2008.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Jewelina in the series and Princess Mana in the Sweets Dance Princess movie.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: The Jewelpets have Jewel Eyes, which are made of pure gemstones. But unlike regular gemstones, they're like normal human eyes in the sense that they hurt if someone pokes them.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: In Sunshine, contrasting the sun-themed magic of the Jewelpets.
* {{Expy}}: Genshiro, hmm... that sounds [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar familiar]].
** Dian is a [[CodeGeass Dark Magic Geass Using Kitty]], voice wise.
** Ruby is one of [[OnegaiMyMelody My Melody]], who was already one of ''Franchise/HelloKitty''. Diana is an equivalent to Kuromi, at least as far as the first series is concerned.
** Retsu is [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Kouta Azuma (AKA Fighter Roar)]] without Warrior Roar to give him knowledge.
* ExtranormalInstitute: The magic schools that the characters attend.
* ExtremeDoormat: Rinko, Akari and Pink.
* {{Fanservice}}: Episode 20 of the first series had Minami wear a sexy bikini.
** Also, the covers for the DVD box sets of Jewelpet Sunshine spell serious fanservice themselves!
** You think that's insane, check out the covers for the Twinkle fan discs which were drawn by the character designer of the series. Even they got a limited edition release on Comiket, of all the events.
** Also, Coal's female form. My, what big boobs you have!
** Ruby got one MsFanservice moment in episode 41. Oh my, nice PlayboyBunny costume there!
* FantasticRacism: How Kanon feels about Jewelpets and why she gets along so badly with Ruby.
* FestivalEpisode: Episode 20 of Twinkle, episode 14 of Sunshine.
** SchoolFestival: Episode 32 (sports) of Twinkle, episodes 27 (sports) and 34 (culture) of Sunshine.
* {{Fictionary}}: Jewel Land's own language, which is used in both the franchise and the anime.
* FiveManBand
** The SGB Squad in episode 43 of Sunshine:
*** TheHero: Ruby
*** TheLancer: Peridot
*** TheBigGuy: Garnet
*** TheSmartGuy: Sapphie
*** TheChick: Angela
*** SixthRanger: Both Kanon and Hinata.
** The Kira Deco 5 of Kira Deco:
*** TheLeader: Retsu
*** TheLancer: Blue Knight
*** TheBigGuy: Kiichi
*** TheSmartGuy: Midori
*** TheChick: Pink
* FleetingDemographic: Young girls and teenage women.
* FunctionalMagic: First series, Kira Deco and Happiness is Device Magic, Sunshine is Device Magic mixed with a little bit of Theurgy (since it's Jewelina who gives power to the spells). Twinkle maybe falls into Rule Magic and Rune Magic, because the magical circles with spells inscribed in them are the most fundamental part.
* FunnyAnimal: Twinkle introduced a few humanoid animal characters. They were expanded in following series.
* FunSize: The Jewelpets.
* GagSeries: Sunshine, until they decided to make it serious in the later episode.
** Kira Deco as well. But it's a total MindScrew if you got past the sugary sweetness.
* GenkiGirl: Minami of the first series and Miria of Twinkle.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Hey, WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids?
** Episode 14, we see a 6 second scene of Garnet in the shower [[http://animekritik.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/shower1.jpg in her home in Jewel Land]], [[http://animekritik.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/shower2.jpg NAKED]]. This itself got into a serious controversy in [=2ch=] regarding AyaHirano, of all [[http://changi.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/anichara2/1238902247/ the voice actors]].
** Episode 19 had Garnet wearing a shiny bikini and Peridot in a sexy pose during a beach scene.
** Episode 20 is much more extreme when Garnet herself used her magic and instantly changed Minami's clothing into a sexy bikini.
** Episode 6 of Twinkle features Jolly and Mary, two humanoid poodles dressed in {{Playboy}} Bunny costumes. It gets out of hand since Moldavite likes them both. JEEZ OLD MAN ACT YOUR AGE!
** Sunshine is notorious for this due to the sheer insanity and humor the season has. But episode 41 totally broke the innocence of the whole series. [[spoiler:[[OhCrap Luna is being held by dark magical tentacles!]]]]
*** In episode 7, Iruka imagines Jill whipping him and rewarding him with fish. Yes, he's basically imagining a BDSM session with Jill. This is repeated several times throughout the season.
*** Still not it, episode 25 is a tribute to Garnet herself and to top off the gravy, she and Diana had a serious catfight with each other, in front of Dian.
*** Episode 32 is full of this. First we had a baby Ruby kneading Kanon's chest and complaining that it was too small to have any milk. Then there was Iruka freaking out about every student suddenly having babies to take care of. Then Mikage also turned into a baby and Kanon was freaking out about having to change his diaper and seeing you-know-what (complete with [[GagCensor censor Angela!]]).
** Kira Deco pushes this trope UpToEleven, as the entire series is driven enough by insanity that each episode is full of WTF. In one episode, Coal disguises himself as a sexy female named Coarubi to get Ruby's trust. And the worst part of it, he has bouncing breasts!
*** The new ending sequence, ''Zutto Zutto Tomodachi'', shows Blue Knight in a more revealing outfit as well.
* GottaCatchEmAll: The first series focuses on collecting all the Jewelpets.
** The second is about getting the Jewel Stars to advance a grade.
** The fourth series has Ruby and everyone go nuts searching for the Deco Stones!
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Some Jewelpets. Averted with some non-Jewelpet animals, who are entirely clothed.
* HonorAmongThieves: The Phantom Herb Thieves were this, Mint cements this trope well as she is getting pissed off on Diana ordering her around.
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Episode 28 of Sunshine, in which all the girls left in the dorm go nuts after eating some spiked cupcakes.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: Episode 27 of Kira Deco.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: The 10 minute short movie Onegai My Melody: Yu and Ai got Ruby as a SpecialGuest character, listening to My Melody's story about her summer barbecue with the denizens of Mari Land.
* InterspeciesRomance: Lots!
** First: Tour x Ruby (Twinkle pushes this into a TeacherStudentRomance relationship that doesn't get much focus, while it's completely averted in Sunshine) and Rinko x Dian (disguised as Andy).
** Twinkle: Labra x Yuuma (too bad, he's taken).
** Sunshine: Ruby x Mikage ([[spoiler:averted in the last episode as [[WasOnceAMan Mikage became a Jewelpet himself]]]]) and Garnet x Masago.
** Kira Deco: Garnet x Blue Knight.
* InvisibleAnatomy: Wait... how do the Jewelpets hold a lot of things without any fingers?
* {{Kawaiiko}}: Again, the Jewelpets.
* {{Kimodameshi}}: Episode 10 of Twinkle, episode 15 of Sunshine.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: A few scenes in each 4 series got some cheesy moments. Followed by...
** BreakingTheFourthWall: Kira Deco is notorious on this, in fact, the series loves this trope to bits!
* LemonyNarrator: Sunshine has one; she [[LargeHam hams it up]], she's condescending, she mocks the characters and once even talks to them. She's almost a character herself.
* LighterAndSofter: Kira Deco and the Sweets Dance Princess movie, but with a hint of dark moments.
* LockedInARoom: Played straight in one episode of Sunshine.
* LowerDeckEpisode: [[MeanwhileBackAtThe Episode 28-B]], which focuses on what Kanon's posse, Kaede and Komachi, are doing, while she's off dating Mikage back in 28-A.
* LuckyCharmsTitle
* MadeOfExplodium / StuffBlowingUp: The first series. Ruby's jewel magic causes explosions when cast. She does get it right sometimes.
** This was subverted in the rest of the series, but the explosions were still as large as ever. Except it's not Ruby's fault.
* MagicAIsMagicA: Well its explained in Twinkle that the magic spells both came from their Jewelpets and Jewel Stones.
* MagicalGirl: First series and Twinkle. Humans can't do magic in Sunshine and Kira Deco.
* MagicalIncantation: There's a lot of them in each series, even the villains. As follows:
** First: ''Puri Puri Pururin Prism! Open! Jewel Heart!'', ''Puri Puri Prism Jewelrhythm! (Jewel name) Jewel Flash!'', ''Puripuru Puropuru Puriphony! -Jewelpet Name- Jewel Return!'' and ''Dark Dark! (Jewel name) Eyes Power!''
** Twinkle: [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull ''Twinkle Twinkle Magical Charm! Winkle Winkle Jewel Flash!'']], ''Twinkle Twinkle'' for the girls and ''Guria Guria'' for the boys.
** Sunshine: ''Sunshine! Miracle Charm! Jewel Flash!''
** Kira Deco: ''Kira Deco! Jewel Flash!'' and ''Coal Darkness Cloud! Jewel Yamish!''
* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: [[spoiler:The final battle in Sunshine is seven chosen heroes (Ruby, Kanon, Iruka, Peridot, Labra, Angela, Jasper) against Dark Jewelina. Staying true to the roots of this trope, most of them go down before Dark Jewelina is defeated, leaving only Ruby and Kanon.]]
* MerchandiseDriven: Truthfully this series is driven by the toys more than anything else, similar to {{Webkinz}}.
* MindScrew: Kira Deco is notorious for pushing this trope UpToEleven. Everything in the series doesn't make perfect sense. Why? Because the premiere we got a lot of heavily decorated things, a bus with jewel decorations, the moon turned into a television and it gets out of hand as all kinds of insane stuff appears in every episode that is [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Getting a lot of Serious Crap Past the Radar]]. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is notorious on making mind-screw anime for kids, ever since TanteiOperaMilkyHolmes came out.
* {{Mon}}: An interesting version of this trope where the mons aren't fighters, but wizards instead. The first series has a ''LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' feel with them being collected or found.
* MultinationalTeam: In Twinkle, we have the magic academy students - Akari (Japanese), Miria (American), Sara (Indian), Nicola (Russian) and Leon (Austrian).
* MultipleDemographicAppeal: Much like other Sanrio series. It's aimed at girls aged 6-8, but they manage to cram in enough [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar crap]] and {{Fanservice}} to appeal to the older crowd.
* MythologyGag: Shoutouts from other Sanrio characters and related series in general are all over the place.
** Sapphie telling the fishes to help her in episode 20 is more reminiscent of OnegaiMyMelody. She even did the same stance.
*** Even the opening card for Kira Deco got the same animation for the first two OnegaiMyMelody series in general.
** Opal's design is pretty much a shout out for ''{{Cinnamoroll}}'' fans as she resembles a bit of Cornet.
** Ruby's the My Melody to Diana's Kuromi.
* NoodleIncident: The end of episode 5 of Twinkle, where Sara experiments on Miria. We don't know ''what'' exactly happened, but it did sour the relationship between them until they resolved their differences in episode 21.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Rinko and Akira, Naoto and Aoi, Minami and Miyamoto, Akari and Yuma and lastly, Ruby and Granite after the last episode of Sunshine.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Dark Dian in the original series and Alma in Twinkle.]]
* PinkProductPloy: Seeing it's a franchise for girls, some of the toys were done in Pink, even the packaging. That doesn't mean everything in the franchise should be one.
* PottyFailure / NobodyPoops / ToiletHumor: First series. Lampshaded by Ruby in episode 23.
** Happens again in Kira Deco. Now she is much more embarrassed in public.
*** Again in episode 37 with Yuku.
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* PowerTrio: Many. In the first two seasons, characters could easilly be grouped into trios, and this included Jewelpets. Sunshine started deviating from this trend by having a very loose-knit group (see CoversAlwaysLie above), which was followed by Kira Deco having a group of five. Happiness seems to have returned to trios, for the most part.
* RedemptionDemotion: [[spoiler:Dian in the first series and Alma in Twinkle]].
* RedStringOfFate: [[spoiler: Kanon's and Mikage's relationship as both lovers and twin siblings]].
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: All the Jewelpets, but Ruby steals the spotlight.
** Labra stands out as well. It helps that she's still a baby.
** For what they are, even the dragons and chimeras of this series are absolutely adorable.
* RunningGag: Ruby's exploding magic and always mispronouncing Tatewaki's name wrong in the first series and Ryl throwing Ruby into the air with her charges in Twinkle.
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Dark Jewelina captures Kanon and Ruby and pulls this on Mikage. He however [[TakeAThirdOption took another choice to save them]].]]
* SailorEarth: Because the Jewelpets are based on minerals, it is inevitable that some fans will come up with their own pets based on minerals not yet introduced.
* SceneryPorn: Twinkle, Sunshine and Kira Deco. Each of them has absolutely orgasmic backgrounds.
* [[ScrewySquirrel Screwy Squirrels]]: How everyone were represented in Kira Deco, even the humans. It's done so bad and almost OffModel, that it causes the series to have negative reception. Worse of all, fans blame Fudeyasu more on how it almost became a FranchiseKiller.
* SeriesMascot: Ruby, Garnet and Sapphie.
* ShipperOnDeck: In Twinkle, Ruby is totally rooting for Yuma and Akari to get together. Akari also shipped Albiana with her chimera, as she mistakenly believed it was a human under a spell.
* ShipTease: One in Episode 7 of Happiness, on which Asano is having a lot of problems with and ignoring Angela a lot. It is then revealed in the same episode that he has an InterspeciesRomance with her.
* ShoutOut: LOTS! And it's still growing within each episode of the series.
** In the first series, Tatewaki is pretty much a shout-out to [[MobileSuitGundam00 Setsuna]] and [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] combined. Except he's more of an unlucky butt monkey.
*** Ruby is downing a costume similar to Marie Antoinette in episode 15.
*** One of the {{Imagine Spot}}s in episode 44 screams ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' all over.
** There are tons of shout outs from ''VisualNovel/NanatsuiroDrops'' in Twinkle, considering this series is written by the same person who wrote the anime adaptation of the series.
** Sunshine, that entire series and even the songs are a big shoutout to everything pop culture related.
*** In the second part of episode 1, Kanon and her lackies wear a familiar costume borrowed from ''Manga/CatsEye''.
*** The drifting scene Shouko made with Angela in episode 5 is very similar to the one used by Takumi Fujiwara from ''Manga/InitialD''.
*** In episode 7, after the prison explodes, the song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by {{Music/Aerosmith}} can be heard. Also the same walk Kanon, Jill and Shouko after they got out from the burning prison derbits is reminiscent to ''{{Film/Armageddon}}''.
*** On the second half of Episode 15, the Old Magic Academy from both the first Jewelpet series and Jewelpet Twinkle is seen as the refereed haunted house. Also cue references from some Japanese horror movies here.
*** During the second half of the 16th episode, after Sapphie's dialogue a timer appears in the bottom right on the screen, referencing TwentyFour. I had no idea Sapphie was a Jack Bauler fan. Also the music when Ruby and her friends were being chased by a boulder is a spoof of the theme music of ''Film/IndianaJones''.
*** The song "A Hard Days Night" by The Beatles is played during the date scene with Garnet and Dian in episode 25. Also, Irene Cara's song, "Flashdance... What a Feeling" was played during Garnet's dance scene. She even did the same dance as Irene did in the original PV of the song.
*** The M-Kage arc borrows very heavily from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', from M-Kage's costume to Nyanjelina's role. The town it's set in is drawn in an obviously American comic book style.
*** A parody of ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' is seen in episode 33. Poor Kanon.
*** Episode 34 is about the Plum class making a musical similar to ''Theatre/WestSideStory''. Additionally, in one scene, Ruby and co. come out in French Revolution-style clothing, with Ruby looking like Oscar from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles''. Jasper also comes out of nowhere dressed more-or-less like ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' and shooting web out of his paws.
*** There's a bit of a ''{{Manga/Gintama}}'' shout out in the second half of episode 38. This is similar to the anime's 252nd episode and ended in the same way. Just don't ask how...
*** An in-series shout out occurs in episode 42 when Shouko's team, named "Sunshine", is next to a team named "Tinkle".
*** Sapphie's rocket in episode 47 [[{{Film/Apollo 13}} is number thirteen and breaks down in space.]]
*** How both Garnet and Sapphie were defeated is nearly identical to how Kakyoin is defeated in the Stardust Crusaders Arc of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
*** During Labra and Master's battle scene in episode 50, Labra performed an attack similar to Kenshiro's "Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken" from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. Even the opening theme from the anime is played in the fight scene.
*** One one the scenes in the mock preview of the final episode is itself a reference to both ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''.
** Kira Deco has a few. But the most notable one is in episode 19. Looks like [[http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/masterchicken/ORZ.jpg they're]] [[http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/masterchicken/ORZ2.jpg leaking]] [[http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/masterchicken/ORZ3.jpg 2-Chan]] vibes [[{{Irony}} here]].
*** The New Year's Episode screams a lot of Fairy Tale references, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and so on.
*** Episode 25, you can hear a bit of Michael Jackson's thriller during the samba scene.
** The Sweets Dance Princess movie has one remarkable shoutout. During the baking scene, Sakuran is using a [[Anime/{{Gigantor}} very familiar controller on the oven]].
** Happiness references a lot of things from the previous series, primarily in episode 3, where the Angela Cycle makes a return on one scene.
*** And there's several [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]] in episode 4 which referenced a lot of western film cliches.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: It's mostly the female characters who get hit with slapstick comedy. Sometimes, the guys also get some, but most of the time they just stand around looking cool, as is the norm with shoujo anime.
* SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism: Largely falls into FunnyAnimal and CivilizedAnimal.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: From silliest to most serious - Kira Deco, Sunshine, Happiness, first season and Twinkle.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: You can easily find Twinkle under the name Tinkle on the web. This is a pain in the butt when you're looking for fan works, because if you use one spelling, you're never going to get the whole amount of it.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Frequent in Sunshine, given its gag-driven nature. The most notorious instance is probably the episode where all characters were replaced by cheap copies through dark magic; nothing was done to solve this, but come next episode, everyone is back to normal and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment no one speaks of it again]].
* SugarBowl
* ThemeNaming: Every pet is named after a type of gemstone. King is an exception.
* [[ThreeShorts Two Shorts]]: Sunshine has this structure in most episodes. Generally speaking, more dramatic episodes are full-length. The two shorts format was last used in episode 41, as the story was getting heavy and dramatic.
* TournamentArc: Twinkle, from episode 42 to the end.
* TrueCompanions: The Plum class of Sunshine and the Kira Deco 5 of Kira Deco.
* UnderdogsNeverLose: Ruby and every protagonist she's partnered with start out as major losers, but become the best come the end of the series.
* [[UnfortunateName Unfortunate]] PunnyName: Twinkle was misspelled as Tinkle during the series' unveiling. It was then corrected by Sanrio themselves.
** Which doesn't change the fact that the Hiragana used both in the title and the karaoke of the opening still undeniably spell "Tinkle".
* UnrealisticBlackHole: Kira Deco episode 51, in which the Dark General used his magic at the Saitama Ultra Arena to [[spoiler:unleash a black hole of doom and suck in '''EVERY. SINGLE. LIVING. BEING''' on earth, except for the internet geeks. Well this sums up his plans to [[OmnicidalManiac kill every human being]] so the [[BigOMG internet geeks can prosper instead]]!]]
** Well this is grim since his plans are a [[ParanoiaFuel Big "FUCK YOU!" to modern society]].
* UrineTrouble: See ''PottyFailure''.
* ValentinesDayEpisodes: Episode 46 of the first series, episode 45 of Twinkle and Sunshine.
* VideoGame: 6 of them - 3 for the DS, 2 for the 3DS and one for the arcade. The first 2 DS games and the 3DS game are in the lines of rhythmic NintendoHard goodness.
* WackyHomeroom: Ruby's class in Sunshine.
* WeWantOurJerkBack: Jasper feels this way when Kanon is forced to act nice to Ruby in one episode.
* WhamLine
** Sunshine: "[[spoiler:Kanon, you and Mikage are twins!]]"
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Twinkle. [[spoiler:Miria finally wins the auditions for being a new singing star, Sara meets with her parents after all these years, Leon competes at the Olympics and later becomes a politician, Nicola wins the Junior Piano Championships and gets the respect he deserves from his mom, Yuma, Alma and Fealina are reunited and now live in Earth together and lastly Akari ends up with Yuma, with her wishes having come true.]] However this isn't the end of the series as it is hinted in the final episode that [[spoiler:[[WalkingTheEarth Ruby is travelling with Angela and Jasper]] to find the Flower of Happiness in Jewel Land]], which leads to...
** SequelHook: The [=OVA=] episode in the [=BluRay=] Box Set focuses on Akari's regular life as a Junior High School student and [[spoiler:Ruby's search for the Flower of Happiness.]]
* WizardingSchool: The Magic Academy, which is featured in the entire franchise.
* WraparoundBackground: The ChristmasEpisode of Sunshine has some serious recycling of backgrounds from Twinkle. Considering of a LazyArtist attempt to cut costs.
* XMeetsY: The franchise itself is ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' crosses with ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
** For the first, it's ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' meets ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''.
** Twinkle: ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' meets ''VisualNovel/NanatsuiroDrops''.
** Sunshine: ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' meets ''Anime/OnegaiMyMelody''.
** Kira Deco: ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' meets ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom'' meets ''Anime/TanteiOperaMilkyHolmes''. It lightens up and goes karting with ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', who seem to have taken an interest in magic and has '''LOTS''' of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' MindScrew.
** Happiness: ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' meets ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' with a little magical goodness in between.
*** Alternatively Sunshine meets Kira Deco.
* YearInsideHourOutside: In Twinkle at least, Jeweland's time goes by much faster than the real world's.
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*** The M-Kage arc borrows very heavily from ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'', from M-Kage's costume to Nyanjelina's role. The town it's set in is drawn in an obviously American comic book style.

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*** The M-Kage arc borrows very heavily from ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', from M-Kage's costume to Nyanjelina's role. The town it's set in is drawn in an obviously American comic book style.
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