Trivia / Jewelpet

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  • Author Existence Failure: Macaronia's voice actress, Miyu Matsuki, died in October of 2015.
  • Box Office Bomb: The movie Sweets Dance Princess. It debuted at no.14 in the box office, grossing only US$355,395 on 106 screens from August 11–12, and fell from the list a week later. As a result, it became a Stillborn Franchise.
  • Cash Cow Franchise
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": Ruby, Garnet and Sapphie showed up in a Nintendo DS game called "Loving Life with Hello Kitty & Friends", making their one and only American debut despite the franchise being barred there.
  • Name's the Same: Nephrite, teacher Iruka and angela. The last one is especially ironic given Angela's VA's role in Valvrave the Liberator.
  • No Export for You: The anime and the toys were not released in the States due to similarity issues with Webkinz; both Sanrio and Sega could get sued for it. note  But it's released in much of Europe and Asia.
    • Not even Sanrio's American Branch acknowledge the existence of the Franchise, due to being a joint venture project with Sega Japan. And of course, bringing the series to the US would mean getting Sega of America involved and a lot of licensing issues be resolved first.
    • Sanrio America did acknowledge the existence of the franchise at least twice in the past. Once was back on 2011 on there official "Hello Kitty Blog" which includes a brief character description for the main Jewelpets. The second is in the Nintendo DS game "Loving Life With Hello Kitty & Friends" which features Ruby,Garnet, and Sapphie. However Sanrio America these days only bring up the franchise once a blue moon and most Americans who heard about the franchise are ones who have access to the Internet (Especially if they are Anime/Manga fans).
    • And even then some parts of Asia aren't getting it - you'll be hard-pressed to find Jewelpet anything in Malaysia, short of visiting the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town theme park in South Malaysia, near the Singapore border, and even then the selections are very limited. Even the Sanrio Gift Gate stores that are springing up in malls around the country are lacking Jewelpet merch. Comparatively, Jewelpet stuff is abundant in Singapore and Thailand, Malaysia's immediate neighbors. This is very strange as Malaysian TV stations typically have no qualms with airing Magical Girl TV shows.
    • The toys made it to Brazil. The same can't be said of the anime.
    • France so far hasn't moved past Twinkle (though they got the movie on DVD). Ditto Taiwan and Saudi Arabia.
    • Italy, Russia, the Czech Republic, the Philippines and possibly Greece stuck to the first season.
    • South Korea didn't get Happiness for some reason, but it got Lady.
  • What Could Have Been
    • During the pitching for the first series, Ruby was meant to be a polite and tidy character. Then Sanrio and Sega decided to alter her personality to become scatterbrained and naughty, which is reflected by the jewel she is based on.
      • At some point, she was meant to be Kohaku.
  • The Wiki Rule: There are lots of Jewelpet wikis. Unfortunately, they're of very poor quality, as they have a lot of contradictions (Sara's origins, characters' ages), and are full of grammatical errors.

    Voice Acting 
  • Children Voicing Children: 7-year-old Princess Mana is voiced by the 2004-born Mina Ashida. Sweets Dance Princess came out in 2012.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
    • Among Jewelpets, there's Tour, Nephrite, Titana, Chite, Rald, Kohaku, Yuku, Tata, Kris, Io, Alex and Brownie.
    • The Sweetspets Park, DonaDona, Kaco and Coron.
  • The Danza: MAKO voices the Sweetspet Maco.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Jewelina is voiced by a different actress in every season.
    • Sango is voiced by Rei Sakai in the first season and by Ai Shimizu from Twinkle onwards.
    • Luna is voiced by Rumi Shishido for the first six seasons and by misono in Magical Change.
    • Aqua is voiced by Yakkun Sakurazuka in the first two seasons and by Kosuke Okano from Sunshine onwards.
    • Milky is an odd one; voiced by Keiko Utsumi in the first season, Ayana Taketatsu took over for Twinkle, but then it reverted to Keiko Utsumi in Sunshine and she continued voicing her in following seasons.
    • Rin is voiced by Mayu Hayakawa from the first season to Kira Deco and by Akari Harashima in Happiness. She has no speaking lines in Lady or Magical Change.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Half of the voice actors in Jewelpet voiced characters in Onegai My Melody.
  • Talking to Himself: Natural result of having too many characters. For sanity's sake and to save space, we'll list just a few examples - Junko Takeuchi voices 4 characters, Jun Fukuyama voices 3 and Miyuki Sawashiro voices 6.
  • Woman of a Thousand Voices: Every protagonist in the Portuguese dub is voiced by the same actress, Solange Santos (who also voices Twilight Sparkle). That doesn't sound like anything special by itself, but then you compare Akari and Kanon, who couldn't be more opposite if they tried, and you can't help but be impressed.

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