Steven Universe is set in Beach City on the American East Coast, where the four Crystal Gems live in an ancient beachside temple, protecting the world from evil. As immortal alien warriors, they project female humanoid forms from magical gems that are the core of their being. The Crystal Gems are Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Steven, a young half-human, half-Gem boy who inherited the gem of his mother Rose Quartz, the former leader of the Crystal Gems. As Steven tries to figure out his powers, he spends his days with his human father Greg, his friend Connie or the other Gems, whether to help them save the world or just to hang out. He explores the abilities passed down to him by his mother, which include fusion – the ability of two Gems to temporarily merge their identies and bodies to form a distinct new personality.

stevenuniverses1dvdStudio: Cartoon Network
Year: 2018
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Run time: 572 minutes
Rating: TV-PG

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 1 DVD
Region: A

What captured me to Steven Universe was definitely the unique art styling and amazing video game-like music. I watched the first episode not knowing what to expect, and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. It had an innocent, down to earth feeling that made me recall the happiness of my childhood and the struggles of learning my own talents. After that, I got hooked on everything, from all the characters to the grade A puns!

Each of the characters, minor and main, has their own personality that gives them life and humane attributes. If I’d imagine, I could probably see a Lars down the block, or maybe a Connie, reading in the library. Onion, by far, has to be my favorite, though, with his overall oddness and limited speech.

Movie Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Behind the Music
  • Listening Party
  • Animatics
  • Song Demos
  • Music Performances

Special Features: 9/10

Final Thoughts

This show is highly addictive and entertaining. I never expected it to be this great. It’s entertaining for the whole family. Best of all, the episodes are pretty short so you can binge watch easily.
Overall Rating: 9/10