Sanrio announced on Tuesday that Jewelpet: Attack Travel!, its brand-new anime film in its Jewelpet franchise, will premiere online for free on Nico Nico Live on May 14 at 7:00 p.m. JST. The film will be available to view until May 21.
The film will launch as part of a Blu-ray Disc box for the 52-episode Jewelpet Sunshine television anime on July 27.
The film was scheduled to open in February 2020 with the animated film Kukuriraige -Sanxingdui Denki- (Kukuriraige: Sanxingdui Fantasy), but was delayed due to “various production issues.”
The new Jewelpet film’s story has Ruby, Garnet, and the other familiar, jewel-eyed Jewelpet characters suddenly going on a school trip with the teacher Iruka to China’s Sichuan Province. However, there is something odd about the tour conductor, driver, and guide on their sightseeing bus as it heads towards its true destination.
Hiroshi Negishi (NG Knight Lamune & 40) is directing the film at Ashi Production. and Kanichi Katou (Jewelpet, Idol Time PriPara) is writing the script. Yumiko Hara (Jewelpet franchise, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE!) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director.
Fumikazu Sato (T-ZERO Factory) is drawing the storyboards, and Keita Nakano is serving as technical director. Tomoko Miyakawa is credited for the Jewelpet anime designs.
The new film marks the 10th anniversary of the first Jewelpet anime.
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 original 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 television anime series was followed by Jewelpet Twinkle, Jewelpet Sunshine, Jewelpet Kira☆Deco—!, Jewelpet Happiness, Lady Jewelpet, and most recently, 2015’s Jewelpet: Magical Change.
Source: Comic Natalie