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Jewelpet by Kazuya Watanabe

Jewelpet (ジュエルペット, Juerupetto) is an anime series based on the toy line created as a joint-venture between Sanrio, and third-party video game publisher Sega.
Produced by Kazuya Watanabe and animated by Studio Comet, the series premiered in 5 April 2009 on TV Osaka and TV Tokyo spanning 52 episodes, and replacing Onegai My Melody Kirara★ in its initial timeslot.
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The series's theme is jewels and magic. A second season, titled Jewelpet Tinkle☆ (ジュエルペット ティンクル☆) started airing on TV Tokyo on April 3, 2010 and is also produced by Studio Comet.
The second series focuses on a new character named Akari Sakura. Two Manga spinoffs were created and both were serialized by Shogakukan.

Jewel Pet - Opening

Media Factory and Marvelous Entertainment are both currently handling the first season's DVD release in Japan. Sanrio and Sega also have plans for an overseas expansion of the Jewelpet franchise, but it is unknown if this expansion plan includes the United States. The series recently aired in Taiwan and will soon air in Korea, Hong Kong and Spain.

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The series is divided into two seasonal Arcs, the Rinko Arc (Jewelpet) and the Akari Arc (Jewelpet Tinkle). Both Arcs focus on two main human characters as well as their Jewelper Partners. The most current is the Akari Arc.

Rinko Arc

In the magical place called Jewel Land, the magicians turned the Jewelpets into Jewels so they can travel to the magic forest but with the exception of Ruby, a white rabbit who likes to goof off. But then a strong wind blew the stork and the jewels were spilled, scattering them across Takaragaseki City on Earth. Ruby, now being punished, is sent to Earth to retrieve her friends. On Earth, a student named Rinko is on her balcony observing the night sky and saw a group of shooting stars and one of them falls into her water glass to become a red jewel.
The next day she and her friend Minami was saved by a guy named Keigo Taitō from a jewelry store robbery. He then explained to them that he's working from a special organization which is linked to the magicians of Jewel Land and told them about the Jewelpets.


As Rinko awakened Ruby, and then met Alice later on, It's now their task to gather all the Jewelpets together back to Jewel Land before an evil Jewelpet named Diana gets them first. As the Series Progress, the main heroines uncover new Jewelpets on their way. But on the same time, Dian, another Jewelpet who can use Dark Magic awakens from his Jewel State. And now the heroes will face him and the havoc and chaos I'll cause in both Jewel Land and the Human World.
The series is set in the fictional Takaragaseki City, which is modeled after Tokyo, Japan.


Akari Arc

In Jewel Land, Jewelpets, creatures who has the natural ability to use magic lived in harmony with the Witches, attending the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn to use magic with their Jewel Eyes. However for Ruby, a white Japanese Hare whose magic sometimes fail, is appointed to go to the Human World to search for her partner. But when she used the card the magicians gave her, she was sent to the Human World by accident. In the Human World, A girl named Akari Sakura met her on the beach on her way to school.
At first, Akari can't understand her due to her Jewel Land Language until Ruby took a special candy so she could speak and understand human language. As the day passes, Ruby knew about her problems and later apologized. A Jewel Charm appeared on Akari's hand and she realized it that she's chosen by Ruby to be her partner. After that, she decided to enter the Jewel Star Grand Prix, on the prize is that any wish that they wanted will be granted. Will she be the Next Jewel Star and her wish be granted in the end? Or I'll just end in one big disaster...

By A.S. on Apr 7, 2010
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