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-->''Let me serve the future of the Earth, nya!''

An iconic series that brought the five-girl team of {{Magical Girl}}s into the 2000s, ''Tokyo Mew Mew'' started as a Nakayoshi artist's desire to do a series with a CatGirl, and ended up as a sweet tale of choosing the right guy, protecting the environment, and throwing some sparkly StockFootage around to solve the world's problems.

Ichigo Momomiya's only care in the world is getting kendo idol Masaya Aoyama to notice her. Since he's interested in enviromental protection, she invites him on a date to an exhibition about "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IUCN_Red_List Red Data Animals]]", a list of endangered species.

Little does she know that she is one of five Tokyo schoolgirls "[[TheChosenOne chosen]]" by the Earth, possessed of a unique DNA pattern allowing her to host the genes of the Irimote Mountain Cat, one of the Red Data Animals. As part of the secret "Mew Project", she is shot by an injection gun from a mysterious cat statue atop a cute cafe.

Now the DNA of the wildcat is running through her, and she's picked up some very odd abilities, such as excessive sleepiness and landing perfectly on her feet. Not only that, but she can use a TransformationTrinket to transform into a magical catgirl and defeat the parasitic aliens that are transforming normal animals into monstrous Chimera Anima.

Recruited by the masterminds behind the Mew Project, Ichigo ends up working at the cafe as a waitress by day and alien-hunting catgirl by night, with the promise that she will return to normal when the threat has passed. What's more, there are four other subjects of the Mew Project to find, and a sinister extraterrestrial plot to thwart.

There is also a manga-only sequel written by the head illustrator after the head writer left. ''Tokyo Mew Mew à la Mode'' renders Ichigo utterly useless (no, really) so that a [[CreatorsPet shiny new character]] named Berii Shirayuki/Mew Berry can take her place. Many fans [[FanonDiscontinuity like to pretend it doesn't exist]].

The manga was written by Reiko Yoshida and illustrated by Mia Ikumi (who later took over as writer). It is licensed by {{Creator/Tokyopop}}, an anime adaptation by Studio Pierrot directed by Noriyuki Abe (who also directed ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' for Pierrot, and would later go on to helm ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''), and the anime licenced by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment (who retitled it ''Mew Mew Power''). Only the first half of the series was dubbed and broadcast in the United States before it was dropped after 4Kids was unsuccessful in getting a merchandise deal, not to mention the fact 4Kids butchered the anime so the series could pass the American censors (as the original Japanese version had sexual innuendo and blatant Christian symbolism; some edits, though, were either for time, to remove anything that could confuse American audiences, stunts that could be imitated such as Bu-ling's fire breathing, and of course, the names). Rumors flew around that the show would be re-licensed like ''Manga/OnePiece'' was, but as of yet, it remains in limbo. Tokyopop also lost the license to the manga, which ''was'' rescued by Kodansha USA, who re-released it in omnibus form (along with ALA Mode).

It was given the GagDub treatment in ''WebVideo/TokyoMewMewInANutshell''.

[[folder: Ikumi Mia loves puns, and Tokyopop's translators are not purists. These factors together create a lot of confusion as to what things are called. Regarding names in the original version: ]]

* The Japanese characters have Japanese names, sometimes based on English loanwords. ex. Minto instead of Mint.
* The Chinese character Bu-ling has a Chinese name based on a Japanese version (purin) of an English loanword (pudding).
* The alien characters have English food names. {{Creator/Tokyopop}} mistranslated Gateau du Roi and Quiche as Gato du Rowa and Kish; they are ''not'' supposed to be a Spanish cat and some dude from Literature/TheBible.
* The Mew names for those characters named for English words have the actual English word. ex. Mew Mint instead of Mew Minto.
* The attack word "riboun" is ''not'' a cognate of the English word ribbon; it means reborn.
* Whatever is written as "myuu" may be either "mew" (as in, a cat sound), "mu" (as in, the Greek letter used by geneticists) or both. "Tokyo Mew Mew" and "Mu Project" have been vindicated by on-screen text (though Tokyopop called the latter the Mew Project) but nobody's quite sure whether the MacGuffin in the second half of the series is Mew Aqua or Mu Aqua.

!!This program provides examples of:

* AccidentalAthlete: Episode 5 has Ichigo get drafted onto her school's gymnastics team because they saw her cat reflexes.
* AccidentallyBrokeTheMacGuffin: The MacGuffin, Mu Aqua, is supposedly broken on multiple occasions in the anime. Subverted, as Mu Aqua does not break, and the Mu Aqua they thought they broke is not real.
* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: The manga version ends with Ichigo and Masaya getting together by celebrating a fake wedding, with a brief SequelHook with Berry (the main character in the sequel manga, ''Tokyo Mew Mew - à la mode'') passing by the Mew Mew Café only to discover it's closed. The anime instead ends on a more generic HereWeGoAgain with the main characters going to fight an undescribed new menace.
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the manga, everyone has the same hair and eye colours all the time (except [[OrwellianRetcon near the end]], where a red-haired Ichigo is put on the cover of one of the manga volumes). The anime changes this to give civilian Ichigo red hair and brown eyes, civilian Minto midnight blue hair and brown eyes, etc. Their transformed hair and eye colours are also brighter instead of pastel shades.
** Subverted with Zakuro. She original had black hair and IcyBlueEyes. The only thing changed is her hair color.
* AdaptationExpansion: In the anime, the other Mews were given more expansive backstories and had more focus - Minto was given an [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Big Brother]], Retasu falls for Ryou and subsequently gets [[ShipTease Ship Teased]] with Pie, Bu-ling's mother is dead and her father is away in China (which was only hinted at in the manga), and Zakuro is hinted to have lost someone very dear to her in the past - however, [[AbortedArc that's never elaborated on except for a quick flashback]].
* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance: Inverted. Minto, Retasu, Bu-ling and Zakuro appear in the beginning of the manga before passing through the DebutQueue, but are removed from the beginning of the anime.
* AdventureRebuff: In Bu-ling's introduction, she continuously bothers Ichigo to learn how she too can become a Mew Mew only to be sent on snipe hunts or flat-out told to go away. This only stops when Ichigo learns that Bu-ling already ''is'' one.
* [[AliensSpeakingEnglish Aliens Speaking Japanese]]: The aliens all speak fluent Japanese, but it is unknown if they learnt it or it's the language they use normally. Even more confusing when their InnerMonologue is in Japanese.
* AllYourColorsCombined: Reborn Strawberry Surprise lights up all of Tokyo.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The 4Kids dub has a pop song called "Team Up!" for its theme.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Mew Mint to Mew Zakuro, mid-battle]], in the anime-only episode where it looks like the latter is defecting.
* AnimalStereotypes: This was even lampshaded in manga extras, as well as one scene where the Mew Mews talk about their similarities and dissimilarities with their Red DNA animals.
* {{Animorphism}}: As Ichigo's cat genes integrate further with her body, she's able to turn into a cat. [[BlessedWithSuck Not at will, mind, and there's no real upside to it]].
* AntiVillain: The alien antagonists are upset about humans polluting and want to reclaim their homeland, Earth. Unfortunately, their plans involve killing people to do so. [[spoiler:In the anime, Deep Blue just wants the planet for himself, though.]]
* ArrangedMarriage: Bu-ling, in one episode, to Long Yuebin, one of her father's students.
* ArtShift: Later episodes make the characters aged 14 and up look more noticeably older, and colours get deeper and shinier.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:The entire cast, plus the rest of the city, in the finale. Mu Aqua is powerful stuff.]]
* BalletEpisode: Main character Minto Aizawa is established early on to be a classically-trained ballerina, but episode 9 of the anime deserves a special mention here as it centers on one of her performances, with [[TwoLinesNoWaiting the other important plot point of the episode]] being a visit from her older brother. Even the MonsterOfTheWeek has a ballet thematic to it.
* BattleCouple: After Ichigo [[spoiler:discovers the Blue Knight is Aoyama]], this is sort of what they become.
* BeachEpisode: Episode 19 of the anime has the cast all go to the beach and focuses on Retasu getting over her fear of the ocean.
* BestForLast: Ichigo's Mu Aqua, and only in the manga. In the anime, this is averted, as instead of everyone else using Mu Aqua first, every single use is by Ichigo.
* BerserkButton: Zakuro always seems calm, even when she is in battle. Mostly she casually fights off enemies with her Zacross. However, when she sees Quiche harming a child, she screams in his face, keeps him from escaping and DECKS him right in the face, giving him a cold stare afterwards. This leaves Quiche stunned that even Zakuro can be physically violent.
** She's shown such a capability before–[[DisproportionateRetribution when she first appears in the manga, she breaks a girl's arm for bullying]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: Even though Seiji acted like an AloofBigBrother to Minto, he was more than willing place himself in between his sister and a chira anima.
* BigFancyHouse: Minto's got a mansion that leaves Ichigo in stunned awe and makes Bu-ling want to climb the walls.
* BigNo: Ichigo, after [[spoiler:Aoyama dies]].
* {{Bishonen}}: Every named male character between the ages of 13 and 25 is either given the sparkle-and-rose treatment or portrayed as dangerously pretty.
* BreastPlate: Zakuro's tube top and booty shorts... and many of the men's costumes, too.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Mew Mew (food), Metamorphose! [[DuelingShows And before]] ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' used it, too.
* CallingYourAttacks: Reborn (food) (verb)! (Save for Puringring Inferno, which lacks the "Reborn", though it's got it in the anime.)
* CanonImmigrant: Not characters, but the transformation phrases and revised weapon designs came into the manga from the anime.
* ChildishPillowFight: The girls have a sleepover on Minto's house and ended up having a pillow fight. One of the pillows rip and stuffing (feather?) rain ensues.
* TheChosenOne: Although the injections are initially presented as an "accident", it becomes clear that the girls were singled out after a search because they were the planet's chosen protectors.
* ChromaticArrangement: Ichigo (pink) is introduced first, then Minto (blue), Retasu (green), and finally everybody else.
* ClarkKenting: Although they do change quite a bit more than the classics did.
* CombinedEnergyAttack: Reborn Strawberry Surprise.
%% * CostumeInertia
* ConverseWithTheUnconscious: Ichigo does this in episode 38.
* CostumeExaggeration: The ending of the manga requires a wedding dress anyway... but why a short, frilly, lace-and-ribbon-covered, giant-strawberry-adorned number, especially when supposedly thrown together in a short amount of time? Simply [[RuleOfCute because it's cute]].
* CreatorProvincialism: Especially prevalent when we learn that the Mu Aqua ''only'' exists in the waters of Japan. Attack something else and they can't fix it!
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: All five Mew Mews when transformed (in the anime) or all the time (in the manga).
* CuteLittleFangs: Mew Ichigo at times. The aliens as well.
* DanceBattler: A chimera anima in one {{filler}} uses a ballet-based fighting style. Naturally, it was one of Minto's [[ADayInTheLimelight focus episodes]].
* DancingTheme: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B4HQ8pqOsU ending theme]]. [[EarWorm Catchy, too.]]
* DarkMagicalGirl: Retasu begins as more of a Chaotic Neutral Magical Girl; motivated by loneliness and fear, the same emotions as the classic DMG, she strikes out at anyone who might learn or expose her secret and hates herself for it. In the 4Kids dub, Renee (Zakuro) ''pretends'' she's a Dark Magical Girl and siding with the aliens only to turn on them, [[DubInducedPlotHole though this doesn't make sense upon examination]].
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Ryou and Bu-ling are both somewhat darker than much of the rest of the cast, and they both have blonde hair.
* DatingCatwoman: Bu-ling and Tart end up as a canon pairing, even though they're enemies.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Every major character gets a handful of spotlight episodes in the anime, and even in the manga, the Mews get at least two each.
* DebutQueue: Episodes 1-12 of the anime consist only of character introductions and filler.
%% * DemonicInvaders
* DieOrFly: Die or ''swim,'' actually, when Retasu needs to get over her fear of the ocean. She jumps into the sea to save a child (in the manga) or Ryou (in the anime) and discovers her ability to turn into a mermaid.
* DisappearedDad: Bu-ling's father is training in the mountains.
* DisneyDeath: In the finale, [[spoiler:Tart, Quiche, Pie, Aoyama and Ichigo, as well as all of the Mews in the manga. Deep Blue is KilledOffForReal, though.]]
* DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime: The anime had a Christmas episode with all the usual trappings -- snow, giant Christmas trees, squeeing over date plans, and someone almost dying only to be saved by a Christmas miracle.
* DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas: Episode 38's aforementioned snow.
* DubInducedPlotHole: The honourific switch, left out of both English translations.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Two unconscious-party kisses in succession, in the finale. One party kisses the other, then passes out, then the second revives and kisses the first.
* DudeWheresMyReward: In episode five, Ichigo loses a gymnastics competition but saves everyone there.
* EasilyForgiven: The girls remain on remarkably good terms with the aliens throughout the entire duration of the series, despite the aliens' repeated attempts to kill them all and purge the planet of humanity. This is especially the case for Pudding, who constantly seeks to befriend Tart despite all the prior murder attempts.
* EndingTheme: With dancing cats! As a bonus, it takes a while for the dancing cats' significance to be revealed. One is [[spoiler: Ichigo's full]] cat form, another is [[spoiler: ''Shirogane's'' cat form]], and the big one is [[spoiler: François]].
* ExpressiveHair: Retasu's braids and Ichigo's pigtails
* {{Fangirl}}: Ichigo towards love interest Masaya and Minto towards long-time idol Zakuro.
* FangsAreEvil: The aliens.
* FauxPaw: Ichigo bats and licks when she first becomes a Mew.
* {{Filler}}: A lot of episodes are ''all'' about the focus hero's dilemma related to the guest star of the week, and it's remembered for five minutes near the end that, oh yeah, there are supposed to be aliens invading or something.
%% * FinalSpeech
* FingerTwitchingRevival: [[spoiler:Aoyama, after coming back to life]].
* FirstKiss: Ichigo sulks about having hers stolen by her stalker for a whole episode.
* FirstNameBasis: Beginning in episode 13, but only on Aoyama's part. Ichigo fantasizes about him insisting that he call her "Masaya," but keeps calling him "Aoyama-kun" to the end of the series. In a filler episode, Retasu knows that the boy she's interested in is in a relationship because he's on a FirstNameBasis with the librarian.
* FlightStrengthHeart: Okay, this is a magical girl series and therefore HeartIsAnAwesomePower. Still, there are some pretty cool powers -- laser whips, flight, making boulders rise from the ground -- alongside some only sometimes useful ones, like turning your legs into a fish tail, or outright sucky ones like turning into a helpless kitten.
* FlowerMotifs: The first chapter of the manga gives every girl a different flower background.
* GaiasVengeance: The reason that the Mew Mews were born.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: The premise of the series, based very, very loosely on actual science.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Mew Mint slaps Mew Ichigo in episode 50 to get her out of her HeroicBSOD.
%% * GoThroughMe
%% * {{Gotterdammerung}}
* GratuitousEnglish:
** "I am a Ichigo!"
** Also ... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SoZn70uxFM this scene from episode 10]], featuring Zakuro's "amazing" English skills. Not helped by Ichigo gushing over how good Zakuro's English is.
*** To be fair, for someone who doesn't speak English at all, that Zakuro can communicate at all must [[JustifiedTrope sound pretty impressive]].
* GratuitousJapanese: In the Korean dub.
* GreenAesop: In the end, the heroes stop searching for any more of the rare MacGuffin that would instantly purify everything because the root of the problem is things needed to be purified in the first place.
* HenshinHero: Transforming magical girls, clearly.
* HeroicBSOD: Ichigo can't even bring herself to fight when [[spoiler:the genre's requisite Brainwashed Boyfriend Finale]] starts up.
* HeroicSacrifice: Everywhere in the series finale. [[spoiler:They're all brought back to life in the end.]]
** [[spoiler:Tart tries to cover Ichigo by fighting Pai. He was killed shortly after.]]
** [[spoiler:Pai counters a dangerous explosion in an attempt to protect the remaining Mews.]]
** [[spoiler:Aoyama releases the Mew Aqua inside him to resurrect everyone who was killed during the fight.]]
** [[spoiler:Ichigo gives up her life in order to save Aoyama.]]
* HeroicWillpower: In the anime, where the girls have more emotion-driven side abilities, Mew Mint can withstand strong winds by feeling either this or just really sad.
* HideYourLesbians: Minto and Zakuro. Minto fangirls over her when she's introduced, declares her love for her much later when they're fighting, and... if any more ever comes from it, it happens offscreen and goes unmentioned.
* HighSchoolAU: ''Petite Mew Mew'' is a kindergarten AU.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Mew Lettuce kinda sucks after her RedemptionDemotion at first, but she later gets back up to par, even if we don't see her controlling water again.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The characters' names, attacks, appearances... ''Everything'' is a pun.
* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler:Pie and Tart threaten to have the MonsterOfTheWeek kill Ichigo if Aoyama/The Blue Knight retaliates or avoids their attacks]] in Episode 47.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:Ichigo to Masaya as he's trapped inside Deep Blue.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: At the very end, Quiche finally gives up the whole stalking thing and lets Ichigo be with who she wants.
* IdenticalStranger: Masaya has two: one in a filler, one in the [=PlayStation=] game.
* ImageSong: The five girls each get some, as does Ringo from the aforementioned game.
%% * ImpossiblyCoolClothes
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Heart-shaped bells? Castanets?
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: Despite not being a BishoujoSeries.
%% * InASingleBound
* InstrumentOfMurder: Mew Lettuce fights with castanets.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Chikyuu no mirai ni gohoushi suru ~nya![[note]]For non-Japanese-speakers, that'd be that 'future of the Earth' thing from the page quote. Also gets translated "For the future of the Earth, at your service!" No way to make it ''absolutely'' smooth in English without taking a liberty or two, though.[[/note]]
* IntimateHealing: Neko-Ichigo needs to kiss someone to turn human; also, [[spoiler:the Mu Aqua kiss.]]
* {{Joshikousei}}: Ichigo and Retasu wear SailorFuku.
%% * JumpedAtTheCall: Minto and Bu-ling
* KidAppealCharacter: Bu-ling is a little kid, and Ringo acts like one.
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler:By the time Deep Blue finally steps out of the shadows, things start taking a turn for the dark and dramatic for the Mew Mews.]]
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: Anime: the mentioned "new enemy"; manga: Berii.
* LateForSchool: ...And dates, and work, and...
* LittleBitBeastly: All the girls. It remains the most prominent example of kemonomimi in anime that's out today.
* LoveDodecahedron: Half the cast in involved in one. [[OfficialCouple Masaya and Ichigo]] are in love, but [[{{Yandere}} Quiche]] and [[MissionControl Ryou]], the MysteriousProtector The Blue Knight [[spoiler: revealed to be Masaya]], and even the fat cat 'Francois' are in love with Ichigo, while Masaya has a squad of fangirls. [[{{Meganekko}} Lettuce]] has a crush on Ryou, and [[TheStoic Pie]] has a crush on her.
* LoveObstructingParents: Ichigo's father disapproves of Aoyama at first and challenges him to a kendo match. Ichigo intervenes, and convinces him to accept Aoyama.
%% * LoveTriangle: [[spoiler: Retasu]] in the anime. [[spoiler: She gets NoRomanticResolution.]]
%% * LuminescentBlush
%% * MacGuffin: Mew Aqua
* MadeOfDiamond: A turtle chimera’s carapace in Episode 24 - literally.
%% * MagicalGirl
* MagicFromTechnology: Genetic engineering!
%% * MagicalGirlWarrior
* ManEatingPlant: The chimera anima that swallows Masha in a filler episode.
* MarketBasedTitle:
** Korea: ''Berry Berry Mew Mew''
** Italy: ''Mew Mew Amiche Vincenti''
** [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]: ''Mew Mew Power''
* MeaningfulName: All the main characters' surnames have their theme colours in them. So why is the "ai" in "Aizawa Minto" "dark blue", while "blue" is the "ao" in "Aoyama Masaya"? Well, there's a reason for that, too.
* {{Meido}}: Minto has her own personal maid squadron, although none of them are fetishy.
%% * MidSeasonUpgrade
%% * MissionControl: Ryou and Keiichirou.
* MissingMom: Bu-ling's mom is dead. Before the series starts, this escalates to ParentalAbandonment.
* MobileFishbowl: In the spinoff manga ''Petite Mew Mew'' (an AlternateUniverse in kindergarten), all the girls show characteristics of their infused animal DNA -- in Lettuce's case, her lower half is a porpoise tail. She is always shown partially submerged in a body of water, such as a wading pool or a giant fishbowl.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The girls fight a different Chimera Anima every episode.
%% * MrExposition
* MrViceGuy: A lot: Ichigo is a [[BigEater glutton]] who accepts the call only when Shirogane offers her free samples of his cafe's sweets; Aoyama is such a {{sloth}} that, unless Ichigo is involved, he never does what he wants because [[StepfordSmiler it's easier to just smile]]; Zakuro's full of {{Wrath}} and reacts with violence (physical and psychological) to any problem and her mere eyes are enough to scare the cafe's customers; Minto is a textbook example of {{Pride}}, treating everyone but Zakuro and Shirogane with disdain; Shirogane is so [[{{Greed}} greedy]] he asked for money to help Ichigo with her homework and never paid the ticket of the Tokyo Dome. If they were heroes, we'd even have {{Lust}} (Quiche) and {{Envy}} (Pie)...
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Poor, ''poor'' Masaya. He gets this in-universe from [[StalkerWithACrush Quiche in his attempts to take Ichigo]], and IRL from hordes of crazy fangirls.
* MusicalAssassin: The Chimera Anima created from Mary McGuire’s spirit in Episode 6.
%% * MySignificanceSenseIsTingling
* NeckLift: Near the end of the anime's first season, Deep Blue grabbed Ichigo by the throat and lifted her into the air.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Yes, MagicalGirl fans, be prepared to sigh and {{facepalm}} whenever you bring up this series, because people who don't know any better will call it a ''Anime/SailorMoon'' ripoff like they do every other show. In fact, this is why many fans don't ever bring it up. *{{facepalm}}*
* NewEden: Mew Aqua is some powerful stuff.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Mew Pudding encases a Mew Aqua droplet in a Puringring Inferno, which accelerates its destabilization and makes it harder for the other Mew Mews to get it under control.
%% * NoblewomansLaugh: Kanna, Minto's "rival" in a filler episode.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: In the beginning, Ichigo constantly frets that being a catgirl superheroine will scare her boyfriend off. He doesn't mind, actually.
* NonindicativeName: That's the trouble with weird puns for weapons and attacks... What's a Reborn Lettuce Rush got to do with shooting water at your enemies?
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Quiche, Tart, and Pie start out unleashing chimera anima on the heroes and running away when they fail, but their schemes become more effective over time and present a real threat to the lives of the Mew Mews and other civilians. They never completely succeed, but the heroes have to work harder to stop them each time.
* OddFriendship: Everyone, really.
%% * OnceAnEpisode
* ParentalAbandonment: For all we've seen Ichigo's parents as "overprotective", they seem to come out of the equation when she has to save the city. At least she still has them, though, unlike Bu-ling, Zakuro, Ryou...
%% * PartTimeHero
%% * PillarOfLight
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Just guess.
%% * PlanetOfSteves: The "Three Beckys" in the dub.
%% * PlayingWithSyringes: Rare heroic example.
%% * PlotTailoredToTheParty: The manga's Mew Aqua arc
* PowerDyesYourHair In the anime, the AdaptationDyeJob is undone when characters transform. Also, Blue Knight bleaches when he transforms.
* ThePowerOfLove: The focus of Episode 47, mentioned in the title.
* PrematureEmpowerment: All five girls had this (they were given their powers without being asked) and Ichigo's quest was to find the others after Ryou had injected them. Zakuro and Lettuce had the worst reactions to it, Zakuro just didn't want to join them (I think I remember something about her feeling like Ryou should've asked her first) and Lettuce's powers went out of control until she was told what was happening to her.
%% * RapunzelHair: Deep Blue.
%% * RedemptionEqualsDeath
* RefrainFromAssuming: The 4Kids songs. This has been somewhat fixed since the iTunes release of the soundtrack
** "Dance another Day" is not "Remember When."
%% * RefusalOfTheCall: Ichigo, Zakuro.
* RockPaperScissors: In an anime filler episode 26, the aliens play this. Due to their lack of knowledge of the game, they take it [[SeriousBusiness very seriously]].
--> '''Aliens:''' [[SeriousBusiness "Show your weapon on three!"]]
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Minto, though she's likely bi, and Zakuro. Mostly anime-only, though. In the manga, Minto's affection towards Zakuro was nowhere near what it was made into for the animated series, though that might be because they get more screentime.
* RulesOfOrphanEconomics: Bu-ling is a type 3.
* SailorEarth: These are popular in fanfic, what with the number of endangered animals and [[EdibleThemeNaming food-based names]] one could use.
%% * {{Salaryman}}: Ichigo's father.
%% * SayMyName
%% * ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Minto, Ryou.
%% * ScrewedByTheNetwork: English dub.
%% * SecretKeeper
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Zakuro attacks Minto during her TenMinuteRetirement when she claims to have stopped caring about the fate of the Earth. She turns to attack her dog, but when Minto goes to protect the dog, she notes that Minto really does care. Zakuro does it again in Episodes 42 and 43 to test the Mew Mews’ commitment to the fight and faith in each other.
%% * {{Sentai}}
%% * SequelHook
* ShipperOnDeck: The other Mew Mews ship Ichigo/Aoyama and, in one episode, Retasu/Edomurasaki.
* [[{{Shojo}} Shoujo]]
* ShoutOut: A [[Theatre/SeraMyu Sailor Moon stage show]] appears in one episode.
* ShowWithinAShow: Strange example: ''Wish'', an horror manga from Mia Ikumi, is revealed existing in TMM's continuity as a four-episode fiction starring Zakuro as the mysterious [[JackassGenie Angel of the]] [[LiteralGenie Wishes]] and ''Ichigo'' as her cat (Ichigo was not amused when she learned about her role).
* SomethingWeForgot: Episode 24, the one with the jewelry show, Bu-ling takes on one of the aliens to buy the rest of the team time. Fast forward, the fight is won, the jewelry show finishes and everyone is happy right? But wait, where's Bu-ling? Oh, she's still fighting with Tart; [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the the aliens 'they seem to be having fun, lets leave them alone'.
* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: [[spoiler:Get married]], apparently, at least in the manga.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Tokyopop isn't helping.
%% * StockFootage
%% * SuperHero
%% * SuperheroSpeciation
%% * SurprisinglyGoodEnglish
* TakeThatKiss: Quiche's introduction is to jump from a roof and crash one of these to Ichigo.
%% * TeamShot
%% * TeamSpirit
* TenMinuteRetirement: Minto in one episode, as a result of being discouraged over the chances the Mew Mews have of saving Earth (although the 4kids dub indicates that she's angry over Ichigo's attitude towards work).
* ThemeNaming
** EdibleThemeNaming: Might be a bad idea to watch this series when you're hungry.
** ColorfulThemeNaming: All the main characters' surnames have their theme colours in them.
%% * ThemeTuneCameo
* ThinlyVeiledDubCountryChange: The [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]' first attempt at dubbing the anime... or should we say, "Hollywood Mew Mew"? One of their billing points was the fact that 'when we're done, kids won't realize it takes place in Japan anymore'. Even though they eventually renamed it 'Mew Mew Power', this did not stop them from trying to reset it in America. Despite being one of the most blatantly set in Japan animes ever.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Bu-ling, Ringo.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Stock phrase of the Mew Mews to the aliens, often immediately before or after transforming.
** Ichigo also uses this as a BadassBoast against a monster attacking Tokyo in her dreams in an early episode.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Miwa and Moe.
%% * TitleDrop
%% * TheTokyoFireball
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Seriously, IF the alien attacked New York first, they wouldn't find any obstacle such as "Big Apple [=MewMew=]". What were they thinking?
%% * TokyoTower
* TotallyRadical: The {{Creator/Tokyopop}} translated manga.
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Subverted in Episode 45, when Quiche knocks Ichigo’s pendant out of her hand before she can finish transforming.
%%* TriangRelations:
%%** Type 4 with Quiche (A), Ichigo (B) and Masaya (C), or substituting Quiche with Ryou.
%%** Type 5 with Pie (A), Lettuce (B) and Ryou (C).
%%* TrueLovesKiss
* TwoTimerDate: With the other party being a monster of the week...
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Averted in Episode 41; the Mew Mews besides Mew Lettuce completely describe their plan to deal with the fish Chimera Anima, and the plan works.
* VerbalTic: Ichigo occasionally nyas, and Bu-ling says "na no da".
* VillainousBreakdown: Quiche has one after discovering that the Mu Aqua does not generate power, but merely stores it. He was already on thin ice with Pie and Tart before then, and they’re not pleased when they learn this. He also becomes increasingly emotionally unstable over time as a result of Ichigo rejecting him, failing his missions, and the aliens suffering in their temporary home.
** Later, over the course of the five-part series finale, [[spoiler:Deep Blue gradually loses his composure as Aoyama starts to fight back against him from within. The more Aoyama fights back, the more Deep Blue loses his cool, until he is finally dead and Aoyama is therefore free]].
* VillainsOutShopping: Quiche, Pie, and Tart eat parfaits near a fan while complaining about humans causing global warming.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Ichigo and Minto often bicker, but are willing to help each other when necessary.
%% * WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld
* WasntThatFun: Episode 7.
-->'''Bu-ling:''' "Let's do that again!"
-->'''Ichigo:''' "One ride per customer!"
* WeddingsInJapan: The Mew Mew girls make a mock wedding for Ichigo and Masaya in the manga ending.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Ichigo naming Masha.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove:
--> '''Tart''': What is this [[ThePowerOfLove power of love]]? I don’t get it.
--> '''Pie''': That’s... too embarrassing to explain.
%% * WingedHumanoid
* {{Yandere}}: Quiche.
%% * YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* YouHaveFailedMe: Quiche is replaced by Pie and Tart for failing to kill the Mew Mews, and after [[spoiler:Deep Blue begins to awaken]], Quiche is cast aside.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Ryou's parents were killed by a chimera]]. Goes farther in the anime, where ''the actual monster responsible'' is the final MonsterOfTheWeek.