Jewel Pet 33: Oniisama!!!
It was about time! I mean, we’ve got what, less than 20 episodes left…but let’s celebrate and focus on the positive:
Oniisama is here! And he’s voiced by Jun Fukuyama!! That means Mamoru Miyano, Aya Hirano and Jun on the same show. Wow. And he’s ready to kick some Jewel Pet butt. And…
OK, well, he was trapped in an ice pillar for who knows how many years so a trip to the kotatsu makes total sense. Let him recover first. His name is Dian, BTW, pronounced DEE-ahn. Oh, look! He’s warmed up now, and he’s ready to rock!
I’m awed by his earrings! I mean his ear rings. I mean his ear pierced by rings of gold. This is very manly. And now I’m sure he’s ready to kick some major Jewel Pet butt. Look at them, cowering with fear already:
That’s right. The great Dian is going to beat them with his…
…charming good looks?! I guess that’s one way to go about it. Dian could go School Days on each of the lady pets, flagrantly date every single one and have them all fight with each other until he gets stabbed by one of them…OK, maybe this isn’t a good idea. Anyway, I’m sure Diana is so happy to have her big brother back. Now they can go and kick some pet butt as a family!!
Oh brother…Oops, that’s what she’s saying. Diana has such a brother complex it’s not even funny. And the way Dian is going to operate, well, let me spell it out:
Dian actually has ten Jewel Pets or so in his possession. With his magic he is able to put his evil paw on the captured Jewel Pet, and turn it into its virtual opposite. So, for example, in this episode he put his paw on a “Getting Along” Pet, and the pet became a total bastard with the power to make people fight with each other.
The only way Rinko and crew can get the paw out of the pet is by waging combat with Dian and Diana, and winning. The format for this combat is based on the ancient Jewel Games (if it sounds Greco-Roman, it’s meant to be). The games are very, very odd and random (just like the Olympic Games if you sit down and think about them). Anyway, from now Rinko will have to beat Dian in different “tasks” in order to release pets.
Hmmm…I figure villains love roundabout ways to defeat the good guys. Why doesn’t Dian just put his evil paw on Ruby, Rinko, etc??? Goodness, I hope he’s not reading this post…Hm, I should erase it. Where’s the erase button? Don’t have my glasses. What does this say? Publ–