|Given the description, one could be forgiven for what it'd be like,|
rather than what it's actually like.
|There's a Kitchen Sink in there somewhere.|
I’d been annoyed at other American attempts to emulate Anime without understanding the inherent appeal behind the traits they were exploiting. (Hello, Teen Titans) At the time, it was easy to ignore, since I didn't get the channel it aired on, but once Teletoon started airing reruns, I decided to give it a shot, and was quickly hooked. Steven can be admittedly annoying with his "Please! Don't fight!" outlook, but his positive outlook gradually wins you over.
Much like Adventure Time, Steven Universe is pretty much a love letter to Anime, and clearly done by people who’ve played Video Games and aren’t just aping the superficial surface appeal that make them popular. The show wavers between down-to-Earth stories, and intense internal conflicts. The early episodes take some time to get used to knowing the characters, but once it hits the halfway point (Mirror Gem/Ocean Gem) of the 1st season, it lays the foundation for what'll happen next.
|Doing for Geology what Sailor Moon did for Astronomy.|
|...let's say that this is accurate.|
In fact, one of my previous blog posts was created as a response to the show. Especially upon the worry that the 5th Season might be the last Season. (So far, the 6th Season is all but verified at this point, despite it not being confirmed yet)
|This too, is accurate.|
Spoilers for early 5th Season episodes after the cut.