Sanrio, Sega's Jewelpet Franchise Gets 8th TV Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of Sanrio and Sega Toys' Jewelpet character franchise announced the eighth Jewelpet television anime series, Jewelpet Attack Chance!?, on February 4 with a teaser video. The short anime will premiere this month.
Ruby: It's me, Ruby! A new Jewelpet anime is starting!
Labra: One day, a mysterious manager suddenly appeared. What will happen?
Ruby: Short anime Jewelpet Attack Chance!?, premieres mid-February. Please watch it, everyone!
Ayaka Saito confirmed on her official blog on Monday that she will reprise her role as Ruby in the show.
Sanrio and Sega Toys launched their Jewelpet character and toy line in 2008, and the first Jewelpet anime followed a year later. Each Jewelpet toy is a stuffed animal; in the storyline, these pets belonged to magicians in "Jewelland" and can use magic themselves, thanks to their round jewel eyes. They study every day to learn how to use magic.
The first Jewelpet anime was followed by Jewelpet Twinkle, Jewelpet Sunshine, Jewelpet Kira☆Deco—!, Jewelpet Happiness, Lady Jewelpet, and most recently, last year's Jewelpet: Magical Change.
Thanks to Matt Norcross for the news tip.