-->''"And that's when I found out my very first date was a tree!"''
--> Aoyama
Created by Hika Yagami, ''Tokyo Mew Mew In A Nutshell'' is another [[FollowTheLeader imitator]] of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' and an entertaining FanVid series in its own right.

Unlike [=LittleKuriboh's=] magnum opus, which picked on [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]' [[{{Macekre}} English dub]] of the series, ''Nutshell'' sets its satirical sights on FanDumb itself. Where [[FanFiction fanfic]] portrays DieForOurShip victim Aoyama Masaya as TheDitz and [[RevengeFic constantly kills him off]], here, he can't tell Ichigo from a tree and dies every episode only to reappear in the next one. Fans tend to forget the existence of Akasaka Keiichirou (Hika Yagami's self-admitted favourite character), so here, all his plot-important lines are changed to insane chatter about his ponytail. RuleThirtyFour subjects Aizawa Minto to [[GoGoEnslavement chains and whips]]; in ''Nutshell'', she's the one holding them.

Whether played completely straight or inverted, each character plays on a certain assumption of the fans that just didn't get it. While doing what YGO:TAS did would be safe and make sense (especially since ''Anime/TokyoMewMew'' was also destroyed by 4Kids), the specific needs of the fans were catered to with a message they desperately needed: [[TheLawOfFanJackassery big fandoms suck]], but we can laugh at them.

The first episode can be found [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=7azkR-w7FR0&p=D8DA29252EA13EE2&index=0 here]].
Tropes parodied and/or lampshaded by this series:

* BackFromTheDead: Masaya. Constantly.
* CatchPhrase: Quiche's "I taste good!", referring to the series' food-based ThemeNaming.
* ChekhovsGun: Episode five. More like Chekhov's blinking neon sign.
* DeathIsCheap: "Oh, he died again. Don't worry, he'll be back next episode."
* TheDitz: Both Masaya and Keiichirou.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Pie isn't even supposed to have shown up yet, but he makes a few short appearances that have no bearing on the plot.
* EmoTeen: Pie.
* EvilTastesGood: Quiche's catchphrase.
* {{Filler}}: The director has expressed intention to do all 52 episodes, not just the plot-important ones.
* GRatedDrug: The gymnastics team offers Ichigo steroids so she can look like a man.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Ryou gets fed up with Minto five episodes in and erases her memory, yet she can still transform.
* LawOfDisproportionateResponse: Ichigo runs away from home because her mother didn't buy her zit cream. Mom seems to deal with this on a regular basis.
* NoFourthWall
* {{Otaku}}: Ryou created the Mew Mews out of his obsession with ''PowerRangers''.
* ParentalAbandonment: Ichigo's parents have stopped caring when she runs away from home for weeks at a time.
* {{Sentai}}: The Mew Mews are specifically compared to a sentai team.
* ScheduleSlip: And for quite a long while, the latest episode (#10) was posted on 10/6/12. 5 years since then. Although, its still being worked on continuously by the director despite the long wait.
* {{Simlish}}: In "Shake It!", Mary's "English" is Charlie Brown adult gibberish.
* TheCameo: Rena and Mion from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' appear in episode 9. Masaya ends up killed by Rena.
* ThemeNaming: Lampshaded by Quiche a few times.
* {{They Killed Kenny}}: Masaya.
* ThrowItIn: Most of Ichigo's singing. "We are pretty Mew Mews!" Also, some of the episode-enders.
* {{Uncancelled}}: Apparently!
* VainSorceress: Ichigo and Minto, despite being the ''good guys''.
* VillainExitStageLeft: In the middle of battles where he's ''winning''. Quiche is lazy.