Trivia / Jewelpet

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  • Author Existence Failure: Macaronia's voice actress, Miyu Matsuki, died in October of 2015.
  • Bad Export for You: The Sunshine dubs are based strictly on the Japanese home video release, which means that any insert songs are removed, as having them remain would mean additional royalties would have to be paid to the parties involved. Somewhat compensating this is the fact that some of the scenes with insert songs are available in Youtube and Nico Nico.
  • 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.
  • Cash Cow Franchise
  • Creator Backlash: Sanrio seemingly isn't very proud of Kira Deco, which explains why the Blu-ray release only includes a few select episodes.
  • Development Hell: The fansubs for the first season seem to be practically non-existent. Thankfully, twelve episodes are subbed so far, but updates are few and far in between.
  • 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 seiyuu'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).
    • Italy stuck to the first season.
  • Trolling Creator: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (in charge of series composition, i.e., decides what the story is) trolled older audiences big time when the true nature of Kira Deco's villain was revealed.
  • 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.
    • Pre-airing promotional material for Sunshine often depicts Shouko and Labra together, which suggests that they were supposed to have some significant relationship. They hardly interact in the finished product.
    • The anime was intended to end with Kira Deco, but a fifth season got made due to Kira Deco's poor reception. Then Happiness came and the anime was supposed to end there but again didn't.
  • 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.

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