Steven Universe: Season 1 (2013 - 2015)

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Season 1
Steven Universe

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With a distinctive color palette and profoundly good-natured sensibility, Steven Universe beams onto screens as a fully realized gem that will appeal to all demographics.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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User Ratings: 119

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Episodes

1
Air date: Nov 4, 2013
2
Air date: Nov 4, 2013
3
Air date: Nov 11, 2013
4
Air date: Nov 11, 2013
5
Air date: Nov 18, 2013
6
Air date: Nov 25, 2013
7
Air date: Dec 2, 2013
8
Air date: Jan 13, 2014
9
Air date: Jan 20, 2014
10
Air date: Jan 27, 2014
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Cast

Zach Callison
as Steven
Estelle
as Garnet
Deedee Magno
as Pearl
Michaela Dietz
as Amethyst

Critic Reviews for Steven Universe Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

The dialogue and the storylines seem to be aimed at maybe 4- to 7-year-olds, with appropriately gentle humor and flashy exaggeration.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

While Steven Universe hymns "peace and love on the planet Earth", it also clearly refers to issues such as environmental exploitation, indigenous genocide, slavery, industrialisation, disinformation and nativism.

Aug 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The important point is that more diversity among animators means more diverse cartoons. And Sugar's good at this stuff -- which is all that really counts.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Obliterates the artificial barriers that distinguish "TV for boys" and "TV for girls."

Sep 20, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It has gorgeous animation, moving themes and writing, lovely voice work and music, and exciting action set-pieces.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Steven Universe steadily raises its stakes right alongside its character development, with Steven's personal growth advancing in parallel to his mastery of his gem powers.

Sep 20, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

I genuinely can't remember seeing another cartoon approach the concept of how kids interact with stories and each other in such a thoughtful way.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Its bizarre premise and throwback animation style may appeal to tweens looking for something that's off the beaten cartoon path, though, and they will be able to see past the characters' flaws to recognize their positive traits.

Sep 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In the hands of a lesser creative team this would be a forgettable outing but the closer you look the more you realize this is a spectacular introduction to the characters and format of the series.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

"We need to let children know that they belong in this world," [creator Rebecca] Sugar has said; in Steven's universe, child or not, you know you belong.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

I feel like Steven Universe helped redefine what could be portrayed in a kids show like this and how to put in things that adults don't really know how to address with their children.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

There is no character that is the epitome of perfection, just like in real life.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Steven Universe: Season 1

  • Mar 25, 2020
    The start wasn't the best, seemed a bit silly and the character design was quite cheap, but from about episode 27 things improved! Not only did the animation highly improve but the story was starting to get more enjoyable, more intense and all together became an amazing show.
  • Jan 20, 2020
    Weakest Steven Universe season to date. But if you'll get through numerous episodes with mostly uninteresting, filler plots about a little boy who is an absolute nuinsance, you'll be rewarded with an amazing two-parter, that will leave you wanting more. Great series, but you have to be really patient to get to the better parts.
  • Dec 23, 2019
    The inconsistent animation styles was really distracting, and it made this a little more than hard to watch
  • Dec 21, 2019
    Infiltrating sjw propaganda into the heads of children? Rotten.
  • Oct 13, 2019
    The show started kinda boring. It didn't explain anything. It's like the creators expected me to know everything about the gems and about steven. The last episodes was good but.... I did not like this season very much.
  • Oct 10, 2019
    The art is trash, inconsistent, the story is garbage and the voice acting sucks beyond hard. Watch E;Rs in depth review for a more in depth analysis
  • Aug 22, 2019
    This show starts slow building up for magic. Even so it's beautiful, moving, honest, and the most lovely thing I've seen on TV in decades.
  • May 16, 2019
    Not only it sets with a friendly tone but being a fantasy with a sensitive demographics and the excellent performance is a new gem for the new kids
  • Apr 08, 2019
    Its a great start to this wonderful series setting up nice plots on its season finale.
  • Feb 07, 2019
    this is possibily the worst CN show I ever had a displeasure of watching.

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