Characters: Jewelpet

Jewelpet has quite the cast, and they try their best to be fleshed out.

Because the Jewelpets are the main attraction of the series, and there are over 40 of them, we decided to create a seperate page for them.

Beware of the odd uncovered spoiler.

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    First Series 

Rinko Kougyoku

Voiced by: Eri Kamei

Rinko Kougyoku is the main heroine of the first series and Ruby's human partner. A 14-year-old junior high school student from Takaragaseki city, Rinko is a normal girl who dreams of a Prince Charming on a horse who will come and take her away. Rinko is a bit timid, has acrophobia, and isn't very good at school, but has a strong sense of justice. She along with Ruby and her friends are chosen by the Four Great Magicians of Jewel Land to gather the lost Jewelpets and return them to Jewel Land before disaster strikes both worlds.

Rinko is the only human who can use magical items: the Jewel Pocketbook, used with Ruby to awaken Jewelpets from their Jewel Charm state, and the Jewel Stick, which she uses to cast magic.

Minami Asaoka

Voiced by: AKINA

Minami Asaoka is Rinko's childhood friend and Garnet's human partner. 14 years old and Rinko's classmate, Minami is a member of the school's kendo club, whose captain Hisashi Miyamoto she has a crush on. Her family owns an okonomiyaki shop in the city suburbs. She's a tomboy, though she likes typically feminine things as well, which she finds embarrassing and tries to keep a secret. She's the second person tasked with finding the Jewelpets.

Aoi Arisugawa

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

Aoi Arisugawa is the daughter of the principal of the school Rinko attends and Sapphie's human partner. 14 years old and Rinko's classmate, Aoi is a member of the very rich and influential Arisugawa family. She has a calm and gentle personality, but doesn't have any true friends because of her status. Rinko sees how lonely she is and wants to be friends with her, and succeeds in it after a few misunderstandings and awakening Sapphie; and so Aoi becomes the last chosen human to retrieve Jewelpets. She's taken care of by her trusted butler Genshirou in her mansion when her parents are away. She has a crush on Naoto.

Keigo Tatewaki

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano

Keigo Tatewaki is secretary to the prime minister of Japan. When the migrating Jewelpets get lost on Earth, he is dispatched by Raku Majo to find Ruby, who's in Rinko's hands. He gives Rinko the Jewel Pocketbook and asks her to collect the lost Jewelpets. Given that the Jewelpets are supposed to be a national secret, he feels frustrated that Rinko, Ruby and their friends are so relaxed about their task. His feelings allow him to awaken Flora in episode 11.

  • Accidental Misnaming: Characters getting his name wrong is a Running Gag.
  • Adults Are Useless: Oh yeah, he might a qualified government worker, but that means jack in a show about magical girls and animals.
  • Arranged Marriage: His grandmother almost roped him into one with his childhood friend Chie.
  • Badass Normal
  • Baleful Polymorph: Dian turns him into a fly in episode 49.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his oddball behavior, a by-product of taking his job way too seriously, there's a reason he's one of the highest ranked agents of the Japanese government.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Catch Phrase: In the first 11 episodes, expect him to drop the words "state secret" every three lines or so.
    • "I am Keigo Tatewaki, personal secretary to the prime-minister."
  • The Comically Serious
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Expy: Of CD Drama Setsuna, which doubles as a rather funny Shout-Out.
  • Herald: His first task is to give the Jewel Pocketbook to whoever finds Ruby and instruct them in what they have to do.
  • Inner Monologue: His focus episodes start with one.
  • In-Series Nickname: Ruby calls him Takki starting from episode 11.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: His grandmother.
  • Out of Focus: After Akira's introduction, he's really only important in the episodes where the gang has to face Diana or Dian head-on.
  • Overt Operative: He tries NOT to be overt, but it's kind of difficult when you're dealing with teenagers and outgoing animals.
  • Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor: From Chie's point of view; he's the suitor with a cushy job in the government, while the other suitor, Ken, is a simple apple farmer.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: Tries to come off as this; alas for him, he's the butt monkey.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Thought he wasn't qualified to take care of the Jewelpet problem in episode 11 and tried to leave, which is how he awakens Flora.
  • Twinkle Smile: Presumably to look cool, but considering what kind of show he's in, it ends up accentuating how ridiculous and old-fashioned he is.

Akira Nanase

Voiced by: Yuki Kaida

Akira Nanase is Nephrite's human partner and Rinko's neighbor. First appearing in episode 16, Akira is Rinko's best friend from America, who suddenly migrated back to Japan to live as her neighbor. He's part of a basketball team in New York City, USA. He also knows English, which he sometimes shows off in front of Rinko. His father is a photographer and is often away on work, leaving him in charge of the housework. Even though he brags sometimes, he has a secret crush on Rinko and hates Dian due to his influence on her.

Hisashi Miyamoto

Voiced by: Takuya Desaki

The leader of the kendo club Minami attends and her love interest. He is very dedicated to the sport. His Jewelpet partner is Chite.

Naoto Sakuragi

Voiced by: Masataka Asuma

Naoto is a high-school student working part-time in a sushi restaurant. When he was younger, he had an anger problem and beat up a lot of kids to cope with it. When some kids killed a goldfish that he was protecting, his grandmother conforted him and advised him to use his strength to protect people. Diana's curse in episode 21 made him revert to his violent ways, but he kept his kind heart, which allowed him to protect Aoi from thugs and to awaken Aqua.

The Kougyoku Family

Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (Sayuri), Hidenobu Kiuchi (Mitsuo)

Rinko's family consists of her and her parents. This section concerns her parents in specific. Mom's name is Sayuri and dad's is Mitsuo. After nearly going through a divorce, they awaken the Jewelpet Rald, which they consider part of the family, like Ruby.

  • Open-Minded Parent: They don't seem to mind that their daughter's involved with government secrets and an explosive little animal.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: They're still quite passionate about each other, and enjoy reenacting romantic scenes of the movies they watch.
  • Skewed Priorities: When mom turns into a kamaboko, her immediate concern is whether she's past the expiration date.

Genshirou Hattori

Voiced by: Takaoka Binbin

Genshirou Hattori is the head butler of the Arisugawa mansion and King's human partner. An expert in martial arts, he has been serving the Arisugawa family for 70 years and protects Aoi with his life. He has seven scars on his back which originated from an accident in which he protected little Aoi from steaming takoyaki balls. Because of that, he gained super-human strength and abilities.

Kuranosuke Hinata

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto

Kuranosuke is a classmate of Rinko's introduced in episode 27. He's in the basketball team and is good friends with Akira. In episode 28, he competes against Ririka for the position of student council president. He wasn't confident about his abilities, which made him a prime target for Diana's curse, turning him into a rude delinquent type of guy. His feelings awaken Titana, who casts his magic on him, and he wins the election.

Ririka Himeno

Voiced by: Mariya Ise

Ririka attends the same school as Rinko and co.. She's a rich, popular girl who's always surrounded by hordes of people. In episode 31, she's cursed by Diana during the school festival, causing her to develop a streak of bad luck. When Aoi offers her her solidarity, she manages to awaken Sango.

Ryouko Azabu

Voiced by: Izumi Kitta

Ryouko is part of Aoi's Girl Posse. She is highly respectful of Aoi but disdainful of Rinko and Minami, though she warms up to them slightly after they help her solve the problem of her younger sister, Misaki. Her Jewelpet partner is Prase.

Megumi Hiro

Voiced by: Nanako Inoue

Megumi is the other half of Aoi's Girl Posse. She is overall similar to Ryouko in personality. In episode 9, she feels excluded because she's the only one among her circle without a Jewelpet. She eats a lot to cope with this, and Diana curses her into seeing herself as a pig whenever she looks in the mirror. Her sadness awakens Ryl. Megumi initially rejects her because she doesn't think Ryl is cute, but comes around when Ryl is kidnapped.

Misaki Azabu

Voiced by: Erina Nakayama

Ryouko's younger sister. She's cursed by Diana in episode 6, making her incapable of understanding anything she studies, which drives her into child delinquency. She's healed when Prase is unlocked.

Tetsuya and Hiroshi Asaoka

Voiced by: Momoko Ohara

Minami's little twin brothers. They're similar in personality, but tend to have disagreements. They're the ones to awaken Tour, who behaves like their older brother figure.

Raako Menma

Voiced by: Miki Takahara

Raako is a classmate of Rinko and co.. Her father owns a ramen restaurant and she helps him out with it. In episode 4, the restaurant is cursed by Diana. Raako's father's desperation at their ramen suddenly going bad and her resolve to solve the problem cause her to awaken the Jewelpet Rin, who helps them out with her knowledge of economy.

  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Apparently a hobby of hers. She's really bad at it, but Rin finds it hilarious.
  • Determinator: Keeps following the recipe despite the fact that it never comes out right. This perseverance is what allows her to awaken Rin.
  • Family Honor: Raako is reluctant to reveal the ramen recipe to Rinko and co. so they can help her, because it's a recipe her father worked on for years without rest, and believes outsiders shouldn't know it.
  • Meaningful Name: Raako Menma - combine the syllables in bold and you get 'ramen'.
  • Missing Mom: She's dead. Every night, before closing shop, she and her father pray to a family portrait featuring her for good luck.
  • So Unfunny It's Funny

Michiru Okegawa

Voiced by: Takumi Yasuaki

Michiru Okegawa, more known as Micchi, is a popular actor. He is enthusiastic about his job and believes in the power of dreams. In episode 12, Diana cursed him and he lost all of his passion and drive. An impassioned speech by Rinko snaps him out of it, awakening Peridot.

Chie

Voiced by: Mari Yamada

Takki's childhood friend. Chie was a unfeminine and messy child. When Takki's grandmother told him he was arranged to marry her in episode 13, he was horrified until he actually saw her; she had become a beautiful, proper woman. Diana's curse caused her feelings that people didn't care for what she wanted come to light. She awakens Milky. She ends up not marrying Taki and instead goes for another childhood friend of Takki's, Shishido.

  • Arranged Marriage: Takki's grandmother tries to force her on him, but it ends up not going through.
  • Japanese Delinquents: While cursed.
  • She's All Grown Up: From snot-nosed kid to beautiful, ideal Japanese woman.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Deconstructed. As the ideal dictates, she's quiet, submissive and attentive to others' needs; as Mint points out, this has lead to her developing a mask, hiding her true feelings of resentment towards the fact that no one takes into consideration what she wants, which makes her an easy target for Diana's curse.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has it dark blue.

Hanako Kabeno

Voiced by: Satomi Hanamura

Hanako is a homely girl who exchanges letters with a famous model named Harato. She is nervous about seeing him in person as she thinks her appearance will disgust him. She awakens the Jewelpet Luna, who changes her appearance into that of a beautiful, fashionable girl. However, the spell only lasts until midnight, allowing Harato to see what she's actually like. He tells her that he's always liked her because of her personality and doesn't think she's ugly at all.

The Phantom Herb Thieves

Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (Mint), Hidenobu Kiuchi (Sage), Akiko Kobayashi (Aojisho)

The Phantom Herb Thieves are a group of not-so-lucky people that Diana hired to find all the Jewelpets on Earth. They are Mint (the leader and Kaiya's human partner), Sage (a masochistic guy wearing a fedora, responsible for awakening Diana) and Aojisho (the glutton of the group, and the one who awakens Kohaku). During the events of episode 26, they betrayed Diana after the Jewel Stick was unveiled and went with Kaiya, changing their lives for the better. The trio were seen again in episode 51, where they helped Rinko and the others stop Dian.

The Majos

Voiced by: Nakano Inoue (Raku), Mariko Nagahama (Ki), Yuki Kaida (Ai), Junko Minagawa (Do)

The Majos are the Four Great Magicians and leaders of Jewel Land. They are Raku Majo (the leader), Ki Majo (the plump, jolly one), Ai Majo (the one who cries easily) and Do Majo (the angry one). They are the ones who send Ruby in her quest to the human world.

    Seasons with their own pages 

    Jewel Landians 

Jewelina

Voiced by: Ao Takahashi (Twinkle), Yuko Minaguchi (Sunshine), Nozomi Sasaki (Kira Deco), Aki Toyosaki (Happiness)

Happiness version.
In all seasons, Jewelina is the God and ruler of Jewel Land. She's also the creator of the Jewelpets; the reason why she created them varies from season to season.

In Jewelpet Twinkle☆, she created the Jewelpets a long time ago from the positive traits of humans. She also created the Jewel Star Grand Prix. She was the one who sent Fealina to Earth, where she met the man who'd become the father of her children. Alma thinks Jewelina is responsible for Fealina's death and wants to take revenge against her.

In Jewelpet Sunshine, there's much more emphasis put on her maternal status towards the Jewelpets. She's fairly immature and can be over-dramatic, but takes any threat to Jewel Land quite seriously.

In Jewelpet Kira Deco!, Jewelina created the Jewelpets through the Mirror Ball so she had someone to dance Go-Go with. However, when the Mirror Ball was destroyed and the Deco Stones were scattered all over Jewel Land, her sadness turned her into stone.

In Jewelpet Happiness, Jewelina is the young ruler of Jewel Land and the Headmaster of the Jewel Academy, who gives Ruby and her friends the Magical Jewel Box. She assigns Ruby to open a Cafe beside the cafeteria. She is concerned about the Red Moon and investigates how to stop it.

Moldavite

Voiced by: Hiroshi Shimozaki

Moldavite is the headmaster of the Magic Academy. In the first series, he's pretty much your average old man, and appears infrequently throughout the series.

In Twinkle, he's very jolly, likes karaoke and to make orders through the magical catalogue. He's often scolded or punished by Halite. Despite his antics, his magical level is about the same level as Jewelina's. He's Rin's partner. During the Jewel Star Grand Prix, he's revealed to have several siblings, all of which strongly resemble him. The difference is in the color of the clothes and some mannerisms.

Halite

Voiced by: Mika Ishibashi

Halite is the homeroom teacher of Ruby's class in Jewel Land in the first series. She is an expert magician who teaches the Jewelpets how to use their magic. She's also reported to from the human world through a computer.

In Twinkle, she's Akari and co.'s homeroom teacher. She sometimes scolds Moldavite due to his antics. Her Jewelpet assistants are Luna and Milky.

Sulfur

Voiced by: Atsushi Kousaka

Sulfur is one of the male teachers of the Magic Academy. In the first series he is portrayed as determined and brave. He is a supportive teacher to all the Jewelpets.

In Twinkle, he's the scaredy cat of the Magic Academy and has a streak of bad luck. His other self, who's a charming and confident adult version of him, appears in some episodes, though the ways through which he appears vary from episode to episode. He's Tour's partner.

Ametrine and Trystine

Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi

Ametrine and Trystine are minor charaters and the owners of Jewel Land's Magic Shop. They are identical twin cats with golden colored fur and wear purple Arabian-style clothing, cream colored capes and crowns. Their heterochromic eyes are arranged differently (Ametrine's left eye is purple while her right eye is red and Trystine's are reversed). They give the Jewel Pod and the Rare Rare Drops (a candy that allows Jewelpets to speak human language) to Ruby, in Twinkle. The twins have good knowledge of magic, but not to the extent of the teachers of the Magic Academy. Tametorin possesses a Jewel Pod, which is used to browse spells. The twins appear in episode 14 of Kira Deco as cameos.

Avenue

Voiced by: Nozomi Sasaki

Avenue is the waitress of the Strawberry Cafe. She is a pink rabbit wearing a pink waiter's outfit with strawberries. She is rarely seen in the series, and is not an important character. Avenue has one appearance in Twinkle and two appearances in Kira Deco.

    Sweetslandians 

Princess Mana

Voiced by: Mana Ashida

The daughter of the rulers of the Sweetsland Kingdom, Mana is celebrating her seventh birthday. Despite her high class upbringing, Mana wants to be a manga artist. She loves cake and dancing. She wields a crown that allows her to collect magic from the Sweetspets and use it.

Duke Creme de Brle

Voiced by: Hiroki Shimowada

The young duke of the Sweetsland Kingdom, who wants the whole kingdom for himself. He wants to marry Mana in order to attain his goal, but she turns him down, spurring him into trying more violent measures.

The Minister

A nobleman of Sweetsland with a cartoony design. He's a loyal servant to Mana and her family. He also suspects Park, albeit without being antagonistic towards him.

The King and Queen of Sweetsland

Mana's parents.

    Sweetspets 
The Sweetspets are magical pets named after sweets. They are usually present in Jewel Land during the holidays, performing their role to spread love and joy each Christmas. They live in a kingdom named Sweetsland, which is themed after sweets and desserts.

All the Sweetspets have these tropes in common:

Sakuran

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

The Sweetspet of sakuramochi. She's a pink brown bear with leaf decorations on her head and a body made of sakuramochi (she also smells of it). In her debut in Sunshine, she is substituting Santa Claus in delivering gifts to the denizens of Jewel Land. She's a bit of an airhead, not knowing how to do her job until Ruby and her friends help her.

In episode 18 of Kira Deco, Sakuran is visiting Jewel Town when her body suddenly turns into hard candy, destroying the teeth of anyone who tries to eat her. Ruby and co. try to help her regain her fluffy texture.

She's a major character in Sweets Dance Princess and has an appearance in Happiness.

Gumimin / Park

Voiced by: Yumiko Kobayashi

The Sweetspet of gummy candy, he's a fennec fox with gummies for ears and tail. He debuts in Sweets Dance Princess. The duke attempts to throw a cannonball at Sweetsland's castle in order to thwart Mana's party, and from it pops this young Sweetspet. Not knowing who he is, Ruby dubs him Park and becomes close to him. However, the duke is not through with his plans for Park.

Eclan

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito

The Sweetspet of eclair, she is a yellow Rex rabbit with eclair ears.

Macaronia

Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki

The Sweetspet of macaron, she is a pink, long-earred Holland lop with a macaron-like tail.

Melorina

Voiced by: Asuka Ogame

The Sweetspet of melon bread, she is a yellow poodle with melon bread ears.

DonaDona

Voiced by: Saki Fujita

The Sweetspet of donuts, he is a brown hamster with donut-like ears and tail.

Honey

Voiced by: Megumi Mukai

The Sweetspet of waffles, she is a yellow flying squirrel with waffle-like flaps on her arms and a waffle hat.

Purinki

Voiced by: Mana Matsufuji

The Sweetspet of pudding, she is a yellow and green common squirrel monkey with a pudding-like head.

Maco, Kaco, Roco and Coron

Voiced by: MAKO (Maco), Asuka Ogame (Kaco), Marie Miyake (Roco), Saki Fujita (Coron)

The Sweetspets of macarons, they're a group of quadruplet Roborovski hamsters with macaron ears. They work for the Duke in Sweets Dance Princess.

Chocolat

Voiced by: Marie Miyake

The Sweetspet of ice cream, he is a brown colored Asian black bear with chocolate ice cream ears. He works for the Duke in Sweets Dance Princess.