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[[caption-width-right:300:[[TagLine Believe in Steven.]][[labelnote:Note]]Clockwise from the bottom: [[AllLovingHero Steven]], [[TeamMom Pearl]], [[CoolBigSis Amethyst]], and [[TheStoic Garnet]]. Not pictured: [[GoodParents Greg]], [[LoveInterest Connie]], and [[TeamPet Lion]].[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"We... are the Crystal Gems, we'll always save the day,\\
and if you think we can't, we'll always find a way!\\
That's why the people of this world believe in\\
Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl - AND STEVEN!"''
-->-- The [[ExpositoryThemeTune theme song]]
''Steven Universe'' is a Creator/CartoonNetwork show from Creator/RebeccaSugar, an ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' alum and author of ''ComicBook/PugDavis''. It is the network's first series to be created and headed solely by a woman and an openly LGBT individual.[[labelnote:Note]]The first animated show with a lone female creator credit was [[Creator/KlaskyCsupo Arlene Klasky]] with ''WesternAnimation/SantoBugito''; the first Cartoon Network show to be created by a woman was ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'', which was co-created by Timothy and Julie [=McNally=] Cahill. Sugar's the first woman to head a CN show solo.[[/labelnote]]
The series follows the ComingOfAge adventures of a boy named Steven, the youngest of a team of magical guardians of humanity: the Crystal Gems. Steven may not be as powerful or savvy as the other Crystal Gems, and he may not have much control over his powers, but that doesn't stop him from joining Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl on their magical adventures and finding a way to save the day. As the story continues, Steven starts to find out what exactly they're saving the day from, and the plot comes to encompass much more than just one sleepy beach town...
''Steven Universe'' has had a ([[FakeCrossover non-canon]]) CrossOver episode with -- of all shows -- ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''.
There have been a number of comics from Creator/KaboomComics. The first series, ''Steven Universe'', began in August of 2014 and ran for eight issues, with a short teaser story released in the ''ComicBook/AdventureTime 2013 Spooktacular''. A four-issue miniseries was released in 2016, titled ''Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems''. A graphic novel was released in 2016: ''Steven Universe: Too Cool for School''. [[http://www.denofgeek.com/us/books-comics/steven-universe/260171/steven-universe-gets-ongoing-comic-series-from-boom A second comic series titled "Steven Universe" began in 2017.]]
A standalone mobile game, ''VideoGame/AttackTheLight'', was released on April 2, 2015 for [=iOS=] and Android. It features a self-contained story written by Rebecca Sugar and turn-based RPG gameplay along the lines of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''VideoGame/PaperMario''. A sequel for consoles, titled ''VideoGame/SaveTheLight'', was released on October 31st, 2017 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and November 3rd, 2017 for UsefulNotes/XboxOne.
A second mobile game, ''VideoGame/SoundtrackAttack'', was released on July 21, 2016 for [=iOS=] and Android, in which Steven and the Gems help a rogue Gem escape from Homeworld. It is a RhythmGame featuring remixed music from the series.
A third mobile game, ''VideoGame/DreamlandArcade'', was released on November 9, 2017 for [=iOS=] and Android, in which Steven dreams up an arcade full of games with the Crystal Gems (and Onion) as the protagonists.
The series has an official CharacterBlog, ''Blog/KeepBeachCityWeird'', written from the perspective of supporting character Ronaldo Fryman. It updates in real time parallel to events in the show.
There is a [[Recap/StevenUniverse recap]] page, as well as a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/StevenUniverse Best Episode Crowner.]]
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->''"[[ClosingCredits If I could\\
begin to be,\\
Half of what\\
you think of me,]]\\
[[Creator/RebeccaSugar I could do about anything,\\
I could even learn how to love\\