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Jewelpet Sunshine is the third entry in the Jewelpet anime.

This time, the story takes place in a universe where the human world and Jewel Land co-exist in harmony. Kanon Mizushiro and the magical rabbit Ruby are 12th graders, roommates and classmates in the Sunshine Academy. They are part of the Plum class, a class infamous in the academy for their bad behavior and poor performance. With the arrival of their new teacher, an ultra-determined pink dolphin, Kanon, Ruby and their colorful classmates struggle to get though high school life and decide what they want to do with their lives.

Sub-plots include the love triangle between Kanon, Ruby and Mikage Shiraishi, the academy's heartthrob, and the occasional Dark Magic invasion which the heroes need to thwart.

This season marks a turning point for the Jewelpet anime; the Magical Girl angle is almost entirely dropped in favor of the genre of zany comedy which the anime has become known for.

Tropes include:

  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: The vehicles used in the race in episode 5-A are rendered in CGI. A likely motivation behind this is that it's an homage/parody of Initial D, which is infamous for its CGI races.
  • Aborted Arc: Episode 29-A ended with the narrator promising that they would tell more about the history of Shouko's gang in future episodes. They never did.
  • An Aesop: Episode 7 can be read as a cry against positive discrimination. Particularly considering Ruby's line at the end: "Where do you see peace and harmony in any of this?!"
  • Against the Setting Sun: Parodied, like a lot of things. In episode 1-A, after a long day of hardcore teaching, Iruka commands his students to look at the setting sun and show their spirit. Which they do by screaming "IDIOT!" and Iruka cries Manly Tears.
  • Anachronic Order: Episode 37 (New Year's) takes place after episode 38 (Christmas).
  • Animation Bump: Never is Jewelpet animated more fluidly than a very simple and short scene where Shouko feeds a live-action Yaginuma her test. Shouko had to accompany the goat's movements, see.
  • Asleep in Class: In episode 1a, the Jewelpets pretend to be delinquent students. Garnet brings the students' faults to the attention of their dolphin teacher, among them Angela's constant napping in class.
    Garnet: Angela here loves taking naps. Her dozing-off rate during afternoon lessons is over 90 percent! The only time she's awake is during the cooking classes!
    Angela: [still sleeping, with a Snot Bubble coming from her nose] Paca...
    Ruby: Hey, she's sleeping as we speak!
  • Baby Morph Episode: Episode 32-A is about some pets in the Plum class being turned into babies by Labra, with their classmates having to take care of them.
  • Balloon Belly: Kanon gets a big one after trying to get rid of her... interesting looking cookies. This actually happens twice, and both times, she looks heavily pregnant.
  • Beach Episode: Episodes 17-20, technically more like a beach arc.
  • Beta Couple: Garnet and Masago serve as this to Ruby and Mikage. Garnet and Masago's relationship is portrayed more funnily and less angsty than Ruby and Mikage's.
  • Betty and Veronica: Ruby is the Betty while Kanon is the Veronica to Mikage's Archie.
  • Big Badass Battle Sequence: The last four episodes; Dark Queen and the people she brainwashed versus everybody else that escaped. Episode 50 is even called "Dark Jewel War".
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: At the end of episode 31, Ruby interrupts the ED to complain about not getting enough screentime.
  • Breather Episode: The last truly light episode is episode 39, a Bizarro Episode about Labra and Angela travelling Easy Rider style.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: A close call, as the characters in question officially date but never go beyond hugging. In episode 45, it's revealed that Kanon and Mikage are twin siblings who were separated at a young age because Kanon was thought by her grandmother to be a bad omen. Kanon and Mikage were kept in the dark about it and didn't remember each other. They break up and their relationship becomes familial starting in episode 46.
  • Bucket Booby-Trap: In episode 1, Ruby decides to "greet" the Plum class' new teacher by sticking a blackboard eraser in the door. The teacher (Iruka) takes it right in the blowhole.
  • Casual Interplanetary Travel: The human world and Jewel Land are aware of each other from the beginning, which allows for such things as human exchange students in Jewel Land and vice-versa, whereas in the other seasons, humans need to befriend Jewelpets to even have a chance to travel to Jewel Land.
  • Cat Fight: No pun intended. In episode 25, Garnet and Diana fight each other over Dian's love. Diana throws herself at Garnet and the two roll around on the ground while it's raining.
    • Kanon and Ruby engage in these sometimes, but not nearly as dramatically.
  • Chekhov's Gag: In episode 27, the prize for winning the sports festival was supposed to be a trip to Hawaii. When the headmaster reveals that they have spent all their budget on the sports festival and can't organize the trip, he rewards the Plum class with a measly pack of bubblegum. Hinata is especially affected by this incident. Cue her fight against the headmaster in the final arc.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The fish paste flute. Originally just a Running Gag, it's used to defeat Dark Jewelina, whose weakness is acute sounds.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Soulmates Ruby and Mikage have known each other since they were kids. She met him right after Kanon was separated from him and comforted him about it.
  • Christmas Episode: Episode 38. The first part is about a Sweetspet called Sakuran helping to deliver Santa's gifts; the second part is about various characters praying to Jewelina.
  • Class Trip: Episode 9, featuring the humans going back to the human world to visit their families, with the Jewelpets deciding to infiltrate. There's another one in episode 33-B, in which the students visit a farm.
  • Cold Snap: The Jewelland undergoes one in episode 40, with the cause being an aurora in the sky. A side-effect of the cold snap is that anyone who makes a pun during it will freeze on the spot (in Japan, bad puns are associated with the cold).
  • Confessional: Episode 38-B is a parody of this, wherein every character in the show confesses their sins to Jewelina who's posing as a statue, and Master is at her side playing the part of the priest. Jewelina forgives by throwing confetti and punishes by dropping a torrent of water on the sinner. And at the end, she confesses to herself.
  • Continuity Nod: The Jewelpets escape being fattened for slaughter in Episode 18, and they are still overweight in Episodes 19 and 20.
  • Conveniently Seated: Ruby sits right at the front and middle, so she's facing Iruka most of the time, and so we can get a clear view of the rest of the class. Most of the important Jewelpets sit at her sides and right behind her. Kanon sits in front of Mikage and both are by the window. The delinquents sit in the back rows. Yaginuma oddly gets the back-row seat by the window. Kurara and Rald also sit way at the back of class, which symbolizes their marginalization. Nishigori gets one of the rightmost seats, symbolizing his no-nonsense attitude.
  • Covered in Mud: Kanon and Ruby fight in the mud in episode 12-A, and get so into it that they've become a blob of mud with the other participants. Mikage and Masago think they're seeing an actual monster and run while Kanon and Ruby chase after them.
  • Covers Always Lie: This promotional poster. It suggests that Kanon, Hinata and Shouko form some sort of group; actually, Kanon and Hinata are casual friends at best, and Shouko hardly talks to either of them. It also seems to suggest that Sango and Charotte are major characters, though they're actually secondary. Additionally, Charotte is depicted on Hinata's side, when in the show she's Shouko's lackey.
    • The cover for the 3rd DVD box set. The characters depicted never wear those outfits in the show.
  • Dancing Theme: Opening 2 (the entire cast) and ending (Kanon and Ruby) of Sunshine.
  • Darker and Edgier: Despite being a comedy that starts out seemingly plotless, later episodes involve incest as a plot point. Zoophilia is also an important issue, though never called by name. And then the final episodes have God becoming corrupted and nearly killing everyone.
  • Dean Bitterman: The little-seen vice-principal, who expresses glee at the thought of flunking the entire Plum class with the justification that they haven't turned in their yearbook yet.
  • Denser and Wackier: Much more than Twinkle, and the next couple of seasons followed its lead.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: A theme of the season. The characters are all in their last year of high school and are struggling to decide what they want to do after they graduate.
  • Detectives Follow Footprints: In episode 4, Ruby takes up the job of a detective to investigate the mysterious disappearance of items in the school campus and follows a track of rectangular footprints to Sapphie's secret laboratory.
  • Detonation Moon: One of the two moons is partially destroyed after Jewelina turns evil.
  • Diegetic Soundtrack Usage: In episode 26b, Labra and Hinata are briefly seen singing the ending theme on a karaoke machine.
    Labra: Here and there the maiden's heart is beating!
    Hinata: [hits tambourine] Yay!
  • Distant Finale: The final episode skips to five years later, where Kanon is a tough-as-nails teacher and carries Iruka around, Iruka marries Jill, Garnet hits it big as an actress along with Masago as a director, Sapphie and Nejikawa are renowned astronauts, Shouko and Angela win the Moto GP, Hinata is a firefighter, Peridot is a famous ice-skater, Labra works for Jewelina and last but not least, Ruby finds Mikage, who is now Granite, again and they become lovers.
  • Distant Prologue: Starts with Jewelina in her castle giving birth to the Jewelpets.
  • Domed Hometown: The underwater kingdom of Dragon Land has a dome.
  • Double Date: In episode 28, Ruby takes advantage of Tour in order to accompany Kanon and Mikage and spy on what they do.
  • Dramatic Shattering: While shooting Masago's movie, there's a scene where Garnet has to drop a plate because she's daydreaming of her Love Interest. Masago repeats the scene over and over because the plate must break just so according to his vision. Since the plates are actually part of Master's prized collection, the man is horrified.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Exhibited by Ruby when she hears Kanon asking Mikage out in episode 23; the entirety of the Plum class also had this reaction in episode 27, when they got a lousy prize for winning the sports festival.
  • Dwindling Party: The Wise Ones are defeated in succession as they storm the Dark Queen's castle and face her goons, until only Ruby and Kanon are left.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Jewelina is turned back to normal and Dark Magic is vanquished after a long and grueling fight; five years later, everybody in the class achieves their goals in life and Ruby and Mikage (now Granite) are allowed to be together forever.
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: Contrasting the sun-themed magic of the Jewelpets.
  • Expospeak Gag: This instance.
    Sapphie: The inclination of the Earth's axis causes the light of the Sun to shine with more intensity.
    Peridot: SUMMER'S HERE!
  • Extranormal Institute: Sunshine Academy is a school which can be attended by magic-less humans, talking animals, normal non-talking animals and robots. All sorts of zany things happen as a result.
  • Fantastic Comedy: Sunshine is basically a High School comedy with magical elements thrown in.
  • Fantastic Drug: Episode 28-B presents us with the Magical Herb of Happiness, which Komachi accidentally adds to the cupcakes she was making, causing everyone who eats them to seem like they're high on LSD.
  • Fartillery: In episode 34, Ruby inadvertently ends a Cat Fight between her and Kanon and the rest of the actors during the school play by accidentally farting on Kanon and knocking her unconscious.
  • Fast-Forward to Reunion: Ruby and Mikage reunite, five years later, to be together forever.
  • Fattening the Victim: Kameo's family does this to the main Jewelpets in order to sell them as food. Fukaet's family attempts this with Kanon, Kaede and Komachi but they catch on immediately and refuse to eat.
  • Ferris Wheel Date Moment: Episode 28 (Kanon and Mikage, Ruby and Tour, Iruka and Jill).
  • Festival Episode: A Summer festival in episode 14 of Sunshine.
  • Finger-Snapping Street Gang: In episode 34, the students of Sunshine Academy perform a School Play called "Jewel Side Story" with rival gangs named the Cats and the Dogs. And, yes, they do the finger snapping as well.
  • The Flatwoods Monster: In Episode 39, Labra's use of her universe power attracts the attention of two Flatwoods Monsters passing by Earth in their UFO. Labra is invited on board by the intrigued aliens, but right after take-off she changes her mind and forces the UFO to crash. It slams into the police car of the two officers that had been following Labra and Angela for a misunderstanding. As the officers and aliens deal with each other, the two jewelpets make a run for it. A small joke is that, while the aliens are portrayed to be perfectly understandable to Labra, their vocals are nothing more than a repetition of "Wareware wa uchuujin da;" "We are aliens."
  • Flower Motif: Sunshine Academy's classrooms are named after flowers. Ruby's class is a half-exception, as it's named after a fruit, but still uses the respective fruit's flower as a symbol.
  • Fountain of Youth: Episode 32-A has several characters turning into babies thanks to the spell of a pissed off Labra.
  • Franchise Codifier: This season introduces the signature brand of wacky humor that would become a staple of the Jewelpet franchise afterwards.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Kanon and Ruby in episodes 29-30.
  • Freeze Sneeze: Done by a few characters in episode 40, since the episode involves Jewelland freezing over. When Ruby first sneezes from how cold it is, her snot freezes too.
  • Funny Animal: Nishigori and Waniyama are non-Jewelpet examples, though they also co-exist with Yaginuma and Katori, who are almost completely unanthropomorphized.
  • Gag Series
  • Generation Xerox: The class that Kanon becomes in charge of in the epilogue consists of dead ringers of her own class.
  • Graduate from the Story: Sunshine builds up to this throughout, since the story is focused on a group of students in their last year of high school. The last episode features the students of the Plum Section receiving their diplomas and their teacher being happy with their achievements.
  • Halfway Plot Switch: The Summer arc. The first episode is a Robinsonade; Ruby meets Prince Kameo at the end, and the next episode is about the Jewelpets becoming underwater Idol Singers. After that it turns into a "stop the war between the kingdoms" plot.
  • High School Rocks: There's all sorts of wacky and light-hearted adventures to be had when you're in high school, this show says. What studying?
  • Hufflepuff House: The Chrysanthemum and the Wisteria classes. Wisteria's sole claim to fame is winning the previous sports festival. Neither class seems to even have Jewelpets.
  • I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: In episode 1b, Ruby catches Kanon and her friends with a love letter for Mikage and gets this response from Titana when she wonders what's going on. Kanon's friends are not happy with the statement.
    Titana: Even if you torture us, we won't tell you that we're trying to steal that love letter!
  • Ill-Timed Sneeze: Subverted. In episode 16b, the gang is trying to get past a security laser system to steal their summer vacation homework. Labra nearly sneezes, but Kanon's friend stops her... only for her to trigger the lasers herself in the process.
  • Informed Flaw: The Plum class, known as the "class of lost causes", has a lot of students which don't really seem like, well, lost causes (super-intelligent Sapphie gets the best grades in the whole school, and Mikage and Hinata are fairly normal people, for example).
  • Innocuously Important Episode: Episode 9 has a scene where Kanon leaves the living room to go help Mikage's mother in the kitchen. This apparently just serves to give Ruby and Mikage alone time, but episode 46 shows that it was just as important for Mikage's mother, as her conversation with Kanon that day revealed to her that Kanon is her daughter.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Mecha!: Mecha Garnet and later Mecha Sango.
  • Interspecies Romance: Ruby x Mikage, Garnet x Masago, Iruka x Jill, Opal x Jasper, Katori x Charotte, briefly Shouko (one-sided) x Rald, Ruby x Waniyama (one-sided), Kameo x Fukaet.
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: ... when grandma Shiraishi saw an omen in baby Kanon, as seen in episode 46. Surprisingly played straight.
  • Karaoke Box: Episode 26-B starts with a group date in one.
  • "Everybody Dies" Ending: Everybody (except 7 select people) dies like flies in the last 4 episodes. Then everybody gets revived at the end.
  • Kimodameshi: Episode 15-B.
  • Lemony Narrator: She hams it up, she's condescending, she mocks the characters and once even talks to them. She's almost a character herself.
  • Living Prop: There are 5 of them in the Plum class; 2 girls and 3 guys. They "come alive" in episode 48 to protest about being forgotten by everyone when the class is doing its yearbook.
  • Locked in a Room: Kanon and Mikage get locked in the gym storage, causing the romantic tension between them to rise until Kanon feels brave enough to ask him out on a date.
  • Look Behind You: In episode 27, Peridot runs into a door obstacle in the school race where she has to answer a math question to pass. She decides to distract the doorkeeper Jasper instead by shouting "Look, a UFO!" while pointing into the distance and making a run for it.
  • Love Letter Lunacy: Episode 1-B is about Kanon writing a love letter to Mikage, which somehow lands in Ruby's possession, then in Iruka's, who attempts to read it out loud in front of the whole Plum class. Ruby saves Kanon's day with her magic.
  • Lower-Deck Episode: Episode 28-B, which focuses on what Kanon's posse, Kaede and Komachi, are doing, while she's off dating Mikage back in 28-A.
  • Lucky Seven: The Wise Ones, who are destined to save the world in its Darkest Hour, are seven people. They are: Kanon, Ruby, Iruka, Labra, Angela, Peridot and Jasper.
  • Magical Incantation: Sunshine! Miracle Charm! Jewel Flash!
  • The Magic Goes Away: It's implied that magic is declining, but you need to pay real close attention to the signs. The sole magic academy shown is abandoned and falling apart and modern schools have curriculae exactly like those in real life. Jewelpets can still use magic but it hardly works, and if they want to become students of magic they have to be elected by God. And God only elects one at a time; the real kicker is that there are barely any Jewelpets (or other beings) who want to properly learn magic anymore.
  • The Magnificent Seven Samurai: The final battle in is seven chosen heroes (Ruby, Kanon, Iruka, Peridot, Labra, Angela, Jasper) against Dark Jewelina. Staying true to the roots of this trope, most of them go down before Dark Jewelina is defeated, leaving only Ruby and Kanon.
  • Maybe Ever After:
    • Garnet clearly rejects Masago in episode 44, but there's the tiny implication that they're together in the epilogue, as Masago is seen handing her a bouquet of roses and standing by her side.
    • Sapphie and Nejikawa are working together in the epilogue, but as they don't interact romantically then, it's up to interpretation.
  • Mega Meal Challenge: In episode 46, Ruby, Kanon and co. go to a patisserie and have to eat a pyramid of sweets to avoid paying.
  • Mineral MacGuffin: The Rainbow Jewel from the Summer arc.
  • Monster Roommate: Humans who room with Jewelpets (and robots, and all sorts of animals...).
  • Mood Whiplash: You'll get this if you watch it after Twinkle.
  • Multiple Demographic Appeal: Sunshine is very clearly intended for this, with its high school setting, substantially older characters and less emphasis placed on the fantastical aspects of the franchise.
  • Mud Wrestling: Episode 12-A has a mud war between Kanon and Ruby (and others).
  • Mundane Fantastic: The human world and Jewel Land are very much aware of each other, and interdimensional travel is kosher, so humans and Jewelpets are used to being around each other and no one bats an eye when someone casts a spell (and said spells are almost always used for mundane tasks).
  • Negative Continuity: Some episodes are of dubious canonicity because they are shown in the middle of two-parters. The most famous one is probably the episode where all characters are replaced by cheap copies through dark magic; nothing is done to solve this, but come next episode, everyone is back to normal and no one speaks of it again.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The preview for the last episode is complete and utter nonsense beginning with Ruby sleeping in a flower field, then the pets are all apparently working for the mob, then a never before/again seen pink-haired character appears, and finally it turns into a parody of Mobile Suit Gundam's ending. It has absolutely nothing to do with what actually happens in the episode.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Nyangelina Jolie, who falls for M-Kage and later becomes Brainwashed and Crazy by Dark Jewelina.
  • No Range Like Point-Blank Range: Labra accidentaly magicks Mikage in the face when he slips and falls in front of her casting a spell in episode 32-A. Subverted, as it causes an explosion in the classroom and changes the effect that Labra wanted.
  • No Romantic Resolution: Garnet / Masago, Sapphie / Nejikawa and Opal / Jasper (the status of these relationships is left ambiguous).
  • Odd Name Out: The Plum class, the so called "class of lost causes", is named after a fruit whereas all the other mentioned classes are named after flowers.
  • Order Versus Chaos: The Plum class and their biggest rivals, the Rose class, personify this conflict, with the Plum class being colorful, unpredictable and uneven, and the Rose class being spotless in reputation and filled with high achievers, but also rigid.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Jewelina's fairy assistant.
  • Out-of-Context Eavesdropping: In episode 1a, Ruby overhears a conversation and thinks her class's dolphin teacher has only one year to live, leading to her and the other Jewelpets going out of their way to make Dolphin-sensei's last year enjoyable. That conversation was referring to one of the school's computers, not Dolphin-sensei.
  • Out of the Inferno: Kanon, Shouko and Jill walking out of an explosion in episode 7. Cue Armageddon (1998) music please.
  • Parallel Conflict Sequence: Happens in the final showdown arc, given that it's basically a small-scale war.
  • Playing a Tree: Episode 44, in Masago's movie. There are such awesome roles as... Ruby playing a wishing bamboo... Kanon playing a tree... and Peridot playing a shopping bag... Seriously, Masago made the shopping bag a character. And to think this movie had a freaking premiere.
  • Plot Hole: Love between Jewelpets and humans is taboo and this is an important point for the development of Ruby and Mikage's relationship. Yet, it seems to be a non-issue for Masago and Garnet. Come on, writers.
  • Poor Communication Kills: In the Summer arc, Kanon, Kaede and Komachi, jealous of the Jewelpets' success as idols, beg Fukaet's family to "try them out". They think they're offering themselves as food and gladly humour them.
  • Prisoner's Work: After disobeying the rules of the holiday in episode 7, Kanon, Shouko and Jill are arrested and sent to work in a factory where they take on the dull task of assembling Jewel Pods.
  • Robinsonade: The first episode of the Summer arc has an upset Labra transporting the Plum class into an island in the middle of nowhere.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: Yaginuma turns into a live-action goat in episode 24, with some scenes being set in the real world while Jewelpets are walking around.
  • Running Gag: Jasper's obsession with curry and Kanon's food which takes on a certain shape every time.
  • Sadistic Choice: The Dark Queen captures Kanon and Ruby and pulls this on Mikage. He doesn't get to Take a Third Option as she decides to drop both Ruby and Kanon to their deaths, making Mikage jump after them.
  • School Festival:
    • Episode 27 is about the school's sports festival.
    • Episode 34 is about the school's culture festival, which is celebrated by them putting on a play.
  • Seesaw Catapult: In episode 38a, the Jewelpets, while helping Sakuran the Sweetspet to deliver Christmas presents, set up a seesaw and use it to catapult some presents into a stocking hanging outside the house.
  • Senior Year Struggles: The protagonists are a troublesome class of students in their last year of high school. A theme throughout the series is the students figuring out what they want to do with their lives once they graduate.
  • Separated at Birth: Kanon and Mikage. Not exactly at birth, but they were young enough to not be able to remember each other. The Shiraishis chose to do this because Kanon was thought to be a harbinger of disaster by her grandmother. It's implied that she was not exactly sane and would not have been above killing Kanon, so this was done to keep her safe.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ruby's classmates ship her with Tour, much to her dismay. And the entire school ships "wonder couple" Kanon/Mikage.
  • Ship Sinking: The Kanon/Mikage ship gets definitively sunk when they are revealed to be twins in episode 45 and they choose to break off the relationship and restart as siblings in episode 46.
  • Ship Tease: M-Kage and Nyangelina. She was already flirting with him without him having to brainwash her.
  • The Show Must Go On: Episode 34, about a school play. Garnet has to be replaced by Ruby mid-play because she feels sick, actors are constantly interrupting scenes with their personal problems instead of staying in character, there's a major malfunction in the wardrobe department and the story skips over 10 pages, which leaves a gaping plot-hole. And things were actually going OKAY. Until the end of the play, when the whole scenario and giant prop Garnet cave in and almost cause a disaster.
  • Snow Means Death: Sunshine does not make a good portrayal of snow or generally anything cold. It's snowing during the Dark Magic's siege of Jewelina and almost everybody gets frozen. Special mention for Ruby's death in episode 51, as she's lying on the snow for good measure.
  • Someday This Will Come in Handy: Jewelina gives two rings to Ruby to compensate for eating her Valentine's chocolate, saying that something will happen if she gives one to her beloved. In episode 52, Mikage touches his ring with Ruby's, reviving her through The Power of Love.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Much is made of how Ruby and Mikage can't be together because she's a Jewelpet and he's a human (they do get together in the end, but only after Mikage gives up his humanity to become a pet). Oddly, this is never an issue with Garnet and Masago, who don't get together for entirely unrelated reasons.
  • Storming the Castle: Episode 51 has the Wise Ones invading the corrupted Jewelina's castle in a last-ditch effort to defeat her.
  • Surprise Incest: Kanon and Mikage date for a long while before Kanon's mother rudely breaks the news to her. Luckily, they never go beyond passionate hugs.
  • That Cloud Looks Like...: In episode 11b, the Jewelpets of Plum Class all have a science class outside. Peridot sees a cloud in the sky whose shape her of a big fish, and Sapphie responds saying it's called a whale.
  • Totem Pole Trench: In episode 9, Ruby and her Jewelpet classmates use this to sneak into the human world during the human characters' periodic visit.
  • True Companions: The Plum class.
  • Two Shorts: Most episodes. Generally speaking, more dramatic episodes are full-length. The two shorts format is last used in episode 41, as the story starts becoming more character-focused at that point.
  • Two-Teacher School: The only teachers shown are Iruka and Jill. You may notice that no one else is shown even when we get a peek into the faculty room.
  • Umbrella of Togetherness: In episode 25, after going out on a date with each other, Garnet and Dian go outside in the rain and shelter under an umbrella together. Diana appears under an umbrella of her own, still sad that Dian broke up with her.
  • Underwater City: The underwater kingdom of Dragon Land from the Summer arc episodes, which is based on the Dragon Palace of Japanese myths.
  • Undesirable Prize: The Plum class' reward for winning the sports festival is a pack of bubblegum, which the teachers apparently think suffices.
  • Valentine's Day Episodes: Episode 45, featuring Kanon and Ruby competing to make the best chocolates for Mikage; meanwhile, Masago and Jasper try to find a girl who'll give them chocolate at all. The episode ends with an ironic and dark twist, as it's here that it's revealed Kanon and Mikage are siblings.
  • Verbal Tic: All episode titles have "yay" at the end.
  • Wacky Homeroom: The Plum class.
  • Wacky Racing:
    • Episode 5-A is about a motorcycle race brought upon by Shouko and Iruka's rivalry; for some reason it involves the entire school. What makes it wacky is the fact that almost all the motorcycles are transformed Jewelpets, so hilarity ensues.
    • Episode 27 has an athletic variation thanks to its completely insane obstacle race.
  • We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties: In episode 32a, when a babified Ruby fills her diaper while being carried on Kanon's back, a screen reading "We are experiencing technical difficulties." and depicting an anthropomorphic wad of feces briefly appears.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back!: Titana feels this way when Kanon is forced to act nice to Ruby in episode 7.
  • Wham Episode: Episode 51. All of the Wise Ones have fallen and Ruby is in near death after shielding Dark Jewelina's attacks. She died later on after her oath of love to Mikage. Mikage and Kanon are the only ones left.
  • Wham Line: "Kanon, you and Mikage are twins!"
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: During the Summer arc of Sunshine, the last time we see Mikage, Masago and Jasper is when they're still stranded in the island, in episode 17. When the arc ends, what happened to them is never explained. That said, it doesn't really matter.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: The season finale shows what happens to the students after graduating, such as Sapphie working at a space station, Kanon applying for a teacher, and the marriage between Iruka and Jill. It even shows Ruby reuniting with a Jewelpet named Granite, who is actually Mikage transformed into one in order to get together as a couple.
  • Winged Soul Flies Off at Death: In episode 17, the gang become prehistoric savages and kill an elephant to eat it. The elephant's winged soul flies up into the air afterwards.
  • Wizarding School: A decadent, abandoned one is the setting for a test of courage in episode 15-B. Note that Sunshine Academy itself is not one.


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