YMMV: Jewelpet

  • Americans Hate Tingle: This franchise might be mega-popular in its homecountry, but America absolutely won't touch it because of the stigma attached to shows for little girls, and even in the fansubbing scene, very few people care about it. And while it got exported to Europe, it didn't do that well there.
  • Awesome Music: All openings and endings are extremely catchy and memorable.
    • "Strawberry Time", an insert song from the first series used to defeat Dian.
    • Background music isn't anything shabby either. See the epic sounding introduction to every episode of the first series.
  • Base Breaker: Jewelina, specifically the Twinkle and Kira Deco versions. Some fans believe she isn't as magnanimous as she appears. In Twinkle, they think she is somehow a bitch for warning Fealina not to go to the human world or that Akari is being forced to clean up her mess. In Kira Deco, they take issue with the fact that she dumped the Dark General and therefore created the main conflict in the show.
  • Broken Base
    • When the anime was first announced back in 2009, a lot of Onegai My Melody fans were divided. The hating part think that Onegai My Melody should have a 5th season to compensate for the mistakes of Kirara. The others thought it was great that My Melody was finally put to rest and that it was about time Studio Comet tried something new.
    • There is a significant divide between fans of the more serious seasons and those of the comedic ones. Expect accusations of not liking Jewelpets if you are on the serious side.
    • Sweets Dance Princess has some fans in doubt of whether it's a decent first attempt at a film, or just a big shameless ad for the Sweetspets.
  • Creator's Pet / Canon Sue: Ruby. She's clumsy and irresponsible, but is also The Chosen One, super-powerful and always knows the right thing to say or do. Also gets very little comeuppance for the crap she pulls. (Remember her abuse of Opal in Sunshine? People chastised her, but she never actually apologized, and later even made a speech to Opal which made her seem like she was in the right.)
  • Dork Age: The Kira Deco-Happiness years (roughly 2012-2014).
  • Ear Worm: Most opening and ending songs, really. Wouldn't be kids' anime without those.
    • The song "Strawberry Time" on episode 37 of the first series is even catchier.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Judging by the amount of fanart, Macaronia seems to have more fans than the rest of the Sweetspets.
  • Fandom Rivalry: A minor one with My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Threads about MLP in an anime forum invariably feature at least one comparison between the two, followed by wankery about which one is better.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: The Phantom Herb Thieves. Mint looks like a punk reject and Aojisho just looks plain outdated.
  • First Installment Wins: The first series in some European countries. In one or two cases, the only one to be aired. Averted everywhere else.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Aikatsu and Pretty Rhythm/Pri Para. In the latter case, it helps that it airs back-to-back with Jewelpet in Japan.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Popular in Hong Kong, though less so than in its home country. The USA, for the most part, barely even know this exists.
    • The franchise was marketed to hell and back when the first series started airing in Europe, but enthusiasm for it died down a year or so later, with a lot of countries only airing the first two seasons (sometimes, not even the second one). When it came time for Sunshine's debut, only Spain and Portugal were left, thanks to the efforts of Luk Internacional (to give you an idea, they also brought the entirety of Onegai My Melody). And as of Kira Deco, Portugal is officially the only European country left still airing new seasons.
  • Les Yay: Has its own page.
  • Memetic Mutation: Onegai My Ruby for the first series, due to the similarities between it and Onegai My Melody.
    • Genshiro Hattori, the 65th successor of the Hokuto Shinken.
    • Code Dian: Andy of the Rebellion.
    • Keigo Tatewaki, the lost member of Celestial Being.
    • "Everything is Ruby's fault."
  • Memetic Sex God: Judging by the fanart, Garnet and Macaronia for the pets, and Akari and Kanon for the humans.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In the first series, the Colony Drop is considered the point at which the villains have gone too far.
  • Most Annoying Sound: "SAWA! YAKA! SAWA! YAKA! SAWA! YAKA!" would be more tolerable if it weren't repeated loudly and ad nauseam by Hisashi.
    • Labra's crying can definitely make your ear drums bleed.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The scene in the movie where Park morphs into his monstrous form will most likely startle first-time viewers.
  • No Yay: Reaction of the fans who aren't okay with human-Jewelpet romance.
  • Pandering to the Base: Kira Deco is the end result of what happens when something aimed at little girls excessively panders to the periphery demographic. The anime has done this since the beginning, but the first series had small doses of it and Twinkle had a reasonable balance. However, Sunshine truly spoilt the secondary audiences too much (18-year old characters worried about their future, taboo love and a myriad of obscure pop-culture references are a winning combination for otakus, but not for little kids) and shot their expectations for Kira Deco far too high. Hence, the outrage of the secondary audience when Kira Deco turned out to be Lighter and Softer so it'd be more appealing to kids (its main demographic) again. The Blu-Ray Selection box is just another example of surrendering to the periphery demographic.
  • Periphery Demographic: At first, the entire franchise appealed to girls only. It was with the release of Twinkle that the series started appealing to older demographics, including otakus. That is because Twinkle has the producer of Tokyo Mew Mew and Nanatsuiro Drops in charge.
  • The Scrappy: Ruby gets this to a lesser extent. Being the mascot and the protagonist does give her her share of haters, due to overexposure. Of course, some do find her genuinely annoying as a character.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The general fan opinion of the first series.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes
  • Tear Jerker: Has its own page.
  • Uncanny Valley: The Jewelpets in the first series have eyes with a weaker shine than in following seasons. This might make them look more like puppets than living beings.
    • The first series' non-Jewelpet character designs can also come across as this to some, due to how gaudy and just plain weird a lot of them are.
  • Viewer Species Confusion: Io and King. The first one is a particular species of rabbit characterized by having droopy ears; it's easy to think that he's a dog, especially in Twinkle, where he forms a trio with two dog Jewelpets; it ended up being lampshaded in Happiness. As for King, he is supposed to be a French bulldog, but his color scheme makes him look like some sort of creature who decided to wear a pink rabbit outfit... with a pig-like tail. Truly the stuff that Mind Screw is made of.
  • Vocal Minority: The Periphery Demographic, by virtue of having more Internet presence.