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YMMV: Jewelpet
  • Abandon Shipping: Back when Sunshine first aired, people were confused and disgusted at how the writers treated the pairing of Mikage/Ruby with the utmost seriousness, and far preferred Mikage/Kanon. Cue reveal and fans dropping Mikage/Kanon like a hot potato.
    • In Lady, Lilian/Cayenne was initially seen as a non-squicky alternative to Momona/Cayenne, but the very early reveal that Lilian and Cayenne are actually siblings turned the fandom off the idea.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Every series has its own continuity and they all give different personalities to the same characters (with exceptions like Ruby). For example, in Sunshine, Opal is a studious Shrinking Violet and a crybaby, but in Kira Deco, she's a snooty and mean Alpha Bitch.
  • Author's Saving Throw: The Blu-ray Selection box of Kira Deco only included 16 select episodes, all of them important to the series' initial plot. However, it causes a lot of Plot Holes as not all the episodes were released due to the series' negative reception.
  • Awesome Ego: Sunshine would probably lose more than half its entertainment value if it eliminated Kanon's amazingly over-the-top self-confidence.
  • Awesome Music: All openings and endings are extremely catchy and memorable.
  • 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.
    • Marie Hanazono from Happiness. You love her for being by far the most complex character in the show and the fact that she's the only one to have any meaningful character development, or you hate her because she's an egocentric, one-track-minded, whiny little bitch who butts in a lot.
  • Better on DVD: Sunshine likely inverts this trope by having its licensed soundtrack removed and replaced with incredibly corny 80s-sounding instrumentals (think as if Giorgio Moroder had been hired to score the anime).
  • Bizarro Episode: Episode 39 of Sunshine is completely detached from the rest of the season. No one from the regular cast appears save for Labra and Angela (and an easy to miss appearance by Jewelina's fairy assistant). The plot is a replica of 1970's road movies, where Labra and Angela get mistaken for heinous criminals and get chased by the police, then almost enslaved by a circus and finally nearly kidnapped by aliens. And all this junk happened because they wanted to deliver the mail to the end of the world.
  • 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 are also the debates over which season is better. In particular, there are the people who absolutely loved Twinkle and think everything else in the franchise pales in comparison, with other people preferring Sunshine for its funny writing and appeal to older audiences.
      • With the debut of Lady, camps became neatly divided between supporters of comedic and dramatic Jewelpet (there's also some controversy about where the first series falls in).
    • The Twinkle OVA is seen as either a good epilogue to the story or creepy otaku pandering.
    • The loss of the Magical Girl elements. There are the people who got into the anime for this and find it lamentable that it's dropped starting with Sunshine, while others think that it allowed the anime to find its own identity.
  • 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.)
  • Contested Sequel: Kira Deco qualifies as this, largely because most complainers belong to the Periphery Demographic and they are disappointed with how much more childish the fourth season is compared to previous seasons, which often went out of their way to appeal to the otaku crowd. Sweets Dance Princess also had some fans in doubt of whether it's a decent first attempt at a film, or just a big shameless ad for the Sweetspets.
  • Ear Worm: The opening of the first series and both the OP and ED songs of Sunshine.
    • The song "Strawberry Time" on episode 37 of the first series is even catchier.
    • The opening for Lady is supremely catchy, sounding like a 90s Spice Girls pop song.
    • Twinkle's opening is no slouch either, but the French version sounds lovely.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Judging by the amount of fanart, Macaronia seems to have more fans than the rest of the Sweetspets.
    • Monica Sakura is pretty well-regarded in the fanbase, despite not getting a lot of focus.
    • Sara might just be the most fanned over character in Twinkle (if not the whole anime series).
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: Sunshine has this after you give it some thought. Sure, Mikage gets to be with the love of his life forever... but did he even say anything to his parents during those five years? And how are they (and Kanon) going to react when they find out he turned into a Jewelpet?
  • 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.
  • Freud Was Right: The magical pens from Lady. One can't go through a discussion without someone wondering how it is possible that vibrators managed to slip into a little girls' show.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Aikatsu and Pretty Rhythm.
  • 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). Only Spain and Portugal air seasons after Twinkle now, thanks to the efforts of Luk Internacional (to give you an idea, they also brought the entirety of Onegai My Melody), likely because they have some kind of deal with TV Tokyo or Sanrio.
    • Twinkle enjoys Western-side success more than any other season, while the others tend to be dismissed, either due to lack of subs or first impressions of childishness.
  • Growing the Beard: Regardless of whether it's good or not, many people consider Sunshine (specifically, the downplaying of the magical elements and introduction of off-the-wall humour) the point at which the anime grew into its own thing.
    • And for season-specific moments:
      • Twinkle has either episode 8 (one of the first major emotional points and instances of character development which the season prides itself in) or Alma revealing herself to the protagonists, which sets the major dramatic plot in motion.
      • Sunshine has episode 14, which provided the opportunity of showing that, though still a Gag Series at its core, it was entirely capable of writing drama side-by-side with comedy and really set the Love Triangle of Ruby/Mikage/Kanon in motion.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In Twinkle, it's rather funny to see Dian getting worried about Leon suffering from Taken for Granite when he had such a power in the previous season.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks: Some fans have accused Happiness of trying too much to be like Sunshine.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Alma. One of the more pitiable characters in the franchise, despite her intentions.
  • 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.
    • Onegai My Jewelpet Kirara Deco for Kira Deco due to its plot being highly similar to Onegai My Melody Kirara. And note that both of these series are considered the worst incarnations, except that Onegai My Melody Kirara turned out to be a Franchise Killer for the My Melody anime.
    • Genshiro Hattori, the 65th successor of the Hokuto Shinken.
    • Code Dian: Andy of the Rebellion.
    • Keigo Tatewaki, the lost member of Celestial Being.
    • Pretending to be Kira Deco-era Angela and Labra and arresting people for saying something which ticks them off (like Fandom Heresy).
    • "Everything is Ruby's fault."
    • "Sasuga Ruby."
  • Memetic Sex God: Judging by the fanart, Garnet and Macaronia for the pets, and Akari and Kanon for the humans.
    • Oh God... Let's not get started on Miria... Every single artwork of her, including the NSFW ones totally push her into this status (sometimes mixed with Reluctant Fanservice Girl) and most of them reach disturbingly high levels of popularity.
  • Moe: Twinkle's character designs lend themselves to this very nicely.
    • Yamirin from Kira Deco. It helps that she was designed by an in-universe otaku.
  • 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.
  • Narm: Labra's death in episode 51 of Kira Deco loses all its impact when they show Angela's shocked reaction, which is super-deformed.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Episode 36-A of Sunshine, with all the characters being replaced by people who look like them but are not them. It's a Paranoia Fuel extravaganza!
    • Episode 25 of Kira Deco, featuring a village of saury. Coal casts a spell to rot its inhabitants, and we get to see decaying zombie saury as a result. Then the unaffected saury decide to commit suicide by throwing themselves in a fire, to avoid becoming spoiled food. Yes, they do see themselves as food, and think it's a great honor to be killed and eaten by other beings. Even if the show treats the whole situation as absurd, it's pretty freaking horrible when you think about it.
    • 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. There's a reason Mikage/Ruby had a hatedom during Sunshine's airing.
    • Some people take issue with Momona/Cayenne of Lady, because Cayenne looks a lot like Momona's cousin (who she had a crush on).
  • One-Scene Wonder: Hilde and Sagan of Twinkle. All they do is fight main characters and lose against them. Apparently, viewers liked them enough that they got to appear in the OVA opening. Gunho did not have the same luck, despite having the same profile, which tells you a lot about the nature of said viewers.
  • One True Threesome: Some fans are supportive of the idea of Yuuma/Akari/Alma after the huge load of Les Yay between the latter two in the OVA.
  • 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.
    • Pink gets a lot of Costume Porn thrown on her to appease the older (male otaku) audiences.
    • Twinkle's OVA does this as well, and can get away with it more easily since it's direct-to-video. Where else would you get to see Alma in a leotard?
  • Periphery Demographic: At first, the entire franchise appealed to girls only. It was with the release of Twinkle that the series started pandering to the older demographic, including otakus. That is because Twinkle has the producer of Tokyo Mew Mew and Nanatsuiro Drops in charge.
    • Sunshine is well-liked by the older audience, but the main demographic of kids doesn't seem very fond of it (the high school setting probably alienates them).
    • Same goes for Kira Deco, to which the writer of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes added more insanity to appeal to older males.
  • 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.
  • Sequel Displacement: Twinkle is by far the most well-known season, to the point where many people think it's the first one made, which isn't helped by the fact that many anime streaming sites mistakenly replaced first series' episodes with episodes from Twinkle.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: There are arguments over whether Dian should be with Diana or Garnet.
    • Or whether Rossa or Labra should be with Angela.
    • Lady seems tailored for this with its cast of 4 Petit Ladies and 4 Princes who must inevitably get together sometime in the future (it's canonically mandatory). It becomes complicated when one of the Princes is one girl's brother and looks like the cousin of another. The debates over the ideal combinations that avoid Incest Subtext must be seen to be believed.
  • Signature Scene: The Flashdance parody of episode 25 of Sunshine.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Ruruka/Takumi from Happiness. She doesn't interact with him a lot, and certainly not in a significant way. Yet she decides to give him Valentine's chocolate for some reason. It's a very poorly developed relationship compared with Chiari/Kosuke and Nene/Mouri.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: From a technical standpoint, Twinkle is a massive improvement over the first series, featuring elaborate backgrounds and color schemes and a sleeker, more professional-looking character design. These improvements carried on to following seasons. It's also generally thought of as much better written than the first series, due to its well-developed characters and emotionally-rending plot.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes
  • Tear Jerker: Has its own page.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Some people who started with the first series or Twinkle can't really handle the turn for the insane that the anime took starting with Sunshine.
    • Some people dislike Kira Deco for being Lighter and Softer and much sillier than the seasons that preceded it.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The relationship of Kaede and Charotte in Sunshine. Despite being roommates, they're not seen interacting even once in the whole story. It would have been a great opportunity to develop Kaede beyond her relationship with Kanon, especially considering Komachi got such development with Sango.
    • In Twinkle, Akari possessed by the Battest. We could've had EVIL AKARI. Seriously, picture how epic that would've been. But nooooo, the writers thought it was better to just let her faint...
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: Kira Deco is generically regarded as Jewelpet on drugs.
  • Tough Act to Follow: What seems to be felt in regards to Kira Deco following on the heels of Sunshine.
    • It's also felt when comparing Sunshine to Twinkle (see They Changed It, Now It Sucks), but these two seasons are so different in tone and content that it's almost unfair to compare them.
  • True Art Is Angsty: Likely reason why Twinkle is the most well-known and received season.
  • 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' character designs can also come across as this to some.
    • Episode 30-A of Sunshine has disturbing shots of Iruka looking like he's wearing a costume; he's all wrinkled, his eyes wide-open and his expression unchanging as he talks to Sapphie.
    • Episode 36-A has all the characters transforming into Off Model copies of themselves, along with some changes in personality. And it feels so, so wrong.
  • Unnecessary Makeover: In Twinkle, in the "Freaky Friday" Flip episode, Miria, who is in Sara's body, dresses up in a showy dress. Sara is pretty much a Hot Scientist.
  • 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.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Every season has its Getting Crap Past the Radar moments, but some scenes in Sunshine honestly seem more like 'Slapping Crap In The Face Of The Radar'. What writer was enough of a madman to dress Jill, Kaede and Komachi in dominatrix outfits? In a weekend morning anime?
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Some episodes of Kira Deco are so out there that it makes you think the writers were on crack. Exhibit A - the episode with a village of Death Seeker sardines.
  • Win Back the Crowd: Happiness attempts this by going back to the popular-with-older-audiences style of Sunshine after Kira Deco's failure.
  • The Woobie: It might be all in her head, but it's hard not to feel for Akari when she's about to break into tears from thinking about how her parents give more attention to Monica and how Monica is better than her at everything she can think of (also, she's cute, so that magnifies the feeling).
  • Woolseyism
    • Dubs translate "Kanzen Muketsu Bishoujo" (Miria's self-chosen title) as "Kyuper Mega Beautiful", retaining the initials in the process.
    • The title of episode 30-A of Sunshine was changed from "Look Behind You" to "All The Teacher Iruka's Men" in European dubs. Not only it is a delightful Shout-Out and Parental Bonus, but it also makes more sense in the context of the episode, as the plot is about Sapphie being curious and actively chasing down the men who push Iruka's water tank. The former title is suggestive of Paranoia Fuel, which Sapphie never feels, but it is the reaction that viewers might have with the ending of the episode.
    • In episode 1 of Kira Deco, Opal calls Ruby 'Baka' and a discussion ensues about how Opal is more 'baka' because the word needs the characters of 'horse' (which Opal is) and 'deer' to be formed. In the Portuguese dub, Opal calls Ruby 'burra', which means both 'stupid' and 'donkey', and Garnet remarks that she is more 'burra' because of the closeness in species between horses and donkeys.

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