YMMV / Jewelpet

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Jewelina, specifically the Twinkle and Kira Deco versions. Some fans believe she isn't as magnanimous as she appears. In Twinkle, they think she resents Fealina for going 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.
  • Americans Hate Tingle: This franchise might be 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.
    • For a character example there is Labra, who's reviled by a lot of western fans for being extremely annoying, but Japan seems to love her to death, as proven by this Pixiv popularity poll.
  • Awesome Music: All openings and endings are extremely catchy and memorable.
  • Broken Base
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Judging by the amount of fanart, Macaronia seems to have more fans than the rest of the Sweetspets.
    • Coal, ever since his portrayal in Jewelpet Kira Deco, has become a memetic Audience Surrogate for the Periphery Demographic. Unfortunately, he hasn't been relevant since that season.
    • Topaz is one of those Jewelpets that gets very little attention in any season but she's surprisingly popular, probably because of a somewhat different design. That she gets a rather unique personality as a stoic fashion designer in Kira Deco helps too.
  • 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.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Pretty Cure, Aikatsu!, and Pretty Rhythm/PriPara. 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.
    • Subverted with Europe. The franchise was marketed to hell and back when the first series started airing there, 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 Portugal was left, thanks to the efforts of Luk Internacional (to give you an idea, they also brought the entirety of Onegai My Melody).
  • Girl Show Ghetto: A possible reason for its unpopularity, though being squarely a kids' franchise in a medium that has its audience mainly in teens and young adults can't help its case either.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Everything is Ruby's fault."
  • Most Annoying Sound: 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 because of the way it's filmed, with Gumimin somersaulting in the sky and the first you see of his face being his snout with all of his teeth bared and demented-looking eyes.
  • No Yay: Reaction of the fans who aren't okay with human-Jewelpet romance.
  • Periphery Demographic: At first, the entire franchise appealed to girls only. It was with the release of Twinkle, followed by Sunshine, that the series started appealing to older demographics, including otakus.
  • 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.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: A good number of people object to Ruby being with Granite and wish she had stuck with Tour instead.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The majority of the Jewelpets are underused. Even seasons that supposedly give the focus to the Jewelpets aren't very good at making this better, since they focus too much on the mascots. Topaz and Kris (possibly others) suffer the most; you have to look very hard to even spot them in some seasons.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: King is considered the most unpopular Jewelpet in-universe; a poll in an episode of the first series shows him dead last. He's actually reasonably popular with the fandom. Loser-y, abused pets such as Coal and Io are also well-liked.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion:
    • The Sweetspet Chocolat is the largest of her lot and has a rather dark color scheme, leading people to believe she's male at first glance. Not helping matters is how all the Sweetspets, males included, are voiced by women, and they show up too little to draw the right conclusion.
    • Most of the Jewelpets voiced by women are liable to get this because they're all so uniformly cute.
  • Viewer Species Confusion: Some Jewelpets get this.
    • Io 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. The mistake would go on to receive lampshades in Kira Deco and Happiness.
    • King 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.
    • Coal is a capybara, a rather obscure animal. Most people think bear or hippo when they first see him.
    • Milky is a Chihuahua, but due to her pointy ears she's sometimes thought to be a cat.
    • On the other side of the coin, the Scottish Fold Alex is sometimes taken for a dog, again, because of his ears.
  • Vocal Minority: The Periphery Demographic, by virtue of having more Internet presence.


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