Beach City, Delmarva. A small beach town with popular tourist sites like the Big Donut, Funland, and the mysterious large carved statue known as The Temple.
This new, exciting area is also home to the side stories featuring Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl – and of course, Steven. These stories fit within the series proper, usually set through season 4 and 5 of the show.
Steven Universe, on the surface, is the continuing adventures of a boy named Steven and his parental guardians, the Crystal Gems. However, as the show continues, it becomes an introspective look at lost love, grief, friendship, family, isolation, anxiety, toxic relationships, inclusivity and diversity, and more.
The show has been praised not only by fans, but by critics for it’s storytelling, music, and positive messages directed towards the target audience, despite a large fan base that is made up of adults, young and old. To learn more about the show, please visit the Steven Universe Wiki or the Steven Universe section of TV Tropes.
Please be advised that the above sites and the following works contain spoilers for the show throughout season 4 and season 5, including themes that continue major developments within the show itself. Please read at your own risk.