Jewel Pet 31: Rabbitwalk
You might think that the Jewel Pet anime is just a vehicle for promoting the sale of various outrageously impossible characters. It isn’t. It’s a vehicle for the Pets to promote their own outrageous antics.
For example, on the surface this episode was concerned with evil Diana’s new ability to impress two pawprints on her victims, rather than her usual single one. I’m sure this is what was on the script, and nothing more. But Ruby Rabbit went off and hijacked it and wrote in her own private fashion show during the school festival!
Very pearly. I think the motto for this first outfit is: “The world is my oyster.”
The mermaid getup avoids cliché by the bold addition of cherries. Ruby seems to be saying: “I will tread upon the points of sharp knives for the sake of fashion.” Is this too obscure?
Either she’s going to some New England boarding school or she’s Mr. Holmes new intern. Anyway, the shoes look comfy.
Notice how her blossom has gone purple to match the cape. Broom optional?
Before you accuse her of being an egotistical maniac, note the replicas of Garnet and Sapphy.
But just when you thought that was the icing of the cake, things get more delicious. A fire breaks out in the festival, and incompetent magic-user Rinko wields her Jewel Stick to snuff it out. Alas, all it does is transform her crew into firefighters. Huh. Well, that’s fine, right. But…because her skill is so low, she can only turn them into Edo-period (1603-1868) firefighters!!
Does this even make sense? So if someone even more incompetent like Ruby had used the Stick they’d have all turned into medieval firefighters?? And if a powerful wizard were to do it they’d be futuristic firefighters???
Ah, now I get it. This is just an excuse to get Ruby and co. in these cute period outfits:
I mean, come on! Ruby is not even serious about fighting this fire at all!
In any case, Diana finally shows up and she’s angry as ever.
She blabbers on to the Pets about how her magic powers up every time she uses it. Then Ruby instantly misconstrues this “power-up” business as:
Diana quashes this, obviously:
I think she’s angry because Ruby has just exploited her for cuteness purposes. What’s cuter than a black beribboned kitty lifting weights?