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The protagonists of the series and defenders of the planet. Each girl is infused with the DNA of at least one endangered animal species and they have their own weapons.
- Action Girl
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga, everyone has the same hair and eye colours all the time (except 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.
- Animal Motifs: Since they carry DNA of endangered animals, they bear resemblance to that species.
- Ichigo — Cat
- Mint — Bird
- Lettuce — Dolphin/porpoise
- Pudding — Monkey
- Zakuro — Wolf
- Berry — Bunny
- Colourful Theme Naming: Their family names follow this theme.
- "Momomiya"/"Peach shrine"
- "Aizawa"/"Dark blue swamp".
- "Midorikawa"/"Green river"
- "Fujiwara"/"Wisteria field"
- Curtains Match the Window:
- Edible Theme Naming: Their given names follow this theme.
- French Maid Outfit: Their waitress outfits look like this.
- Little Bit Beastly: In their Mew forms.
- Magical Girl: It focuses on five girls infused with the DNA of rare animals that gives them special powers and allows them to transform into "Mew Mews." Led by Ichigo Momomiya, the girls protect the earth from aliens who wish to "reclaim" it.
Ichigo Momomiya / Mew Ichigo
Voiced by: Saki Nakajima (Japanese), Amanda Brown (English)The main character of the series, who has the DNA of the Iriomote Wild Cat. She has a crush on Masaya Aoyama and hopes to get together with him.
- Badass Longcoat: She wears a kneecoat over her school uniform in episode 46.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The brawn to Minto's beauty and Retasu's brains.
- Big Eater: Ichigo is a glutton who accepts the call only when Shirogane offers her free samples of his cafe's sweets.
- Brown Eyes: In civilian form in the anime.
- Cat Girl
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: In episode 45, she decides to make a chocolate for Aoyama and ends up cooking a deformed chocolate that even Bu-ling can't eat because she added some "extra ingredients". At the end she does it right and Aoyama says they taste good, but she still failed in the shape.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: She is a bit of a klutz (as part of her ditzy personality), but still very pretty.
- Cute Little Fangs: Sometimes shows these as Mew Ichigo.
- Devoted to You: The men who fall for her can become very obsessed and emotionally dependent of her. Just ask Aoyama and Quiche.
- The Ditz: The typical ditzy mahou shojo heroine.
- Dub Name Change: "Zoey Hanson" in the 4Kids dub.
- Dude Hes Like In A Coma: Shares one or two kisses with Aoyama when he's either asleep or knocked out.
- Dude Magnet: Her official love interest is the Non-Action Guy (who has his own harem of fangirls), and has to deal with a bunch of other guys having feelings for her — Ryou Shirogane (Mission Control), Quiche (Villainous Crush) and the Blue Knight (Mysterious Protector).
- Expressive Hair
- Fangirl: For Masaya. Also for Zakuro, but slightly less so than Minto.
- Fiery Redhead: She can easily tread in Tsundere territory if provoked.
- First Name Basis: Has this with most of her friends, but not with Shirogane or Akasaka. Aoyama eventually starts calling her by her first name, but while she hopes to eventually do the same with him, she doesn't get around to doing so (in the dub, they're always on a first name basis).
- First Kiss: In the manga, an Accidental Kiss with Aoyama. In the anime, it's stolen by Quiche.
- Generation Xerox: In one of the fillers, her father, Shintaro disapproves of Aoyama, and challenges him to a kendo match until she intervenes. He had to go through the same thing with his wife Sakura's father, and Sakura responded similarly.
- Girlish Pigtails: In civilian form she has her hair in pigtails tied up in red ribbons.
- Heart Beat-Down
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: After Masaya is revealed to be Deep Blue. She is shocked into a loss of common sense, attacking her teammates and then refusing to fight, until Minto slaps her back to sanity.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She dies in order to stop Aoyama's Heroic Sacrifice. She gets better.
- The Heroine: As the leader and main character.
- Hot-Blooded: She's passionate, brave and can be fiery when provoked.
- I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: She's completely shocked when Aoyama confesses his feelings for her.
- I Can't Dance: Thanks to Ryou, though, she learns how to.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Although she changes her mind later on, much of her early motivation is saving the world so her normal life can resume, and she initially fears what Aoyama will think if he finds out about her secret.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: With Masaya after he awakens as Deep Blue.
- Improbable Weapon User: Strawberry Bell
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: Her cat ears and tail sometimes pop out under duress; later on, she starts turning into a cat and is stuck that way unless she's kissed.
- Ms. Vice Girl: A glutton who accepts the call only when Shirogane offers her free samples of his cafe's sweets.
- Naïve Everygirl: A ditzy, clumsy but kind teenage girl who is head over heels for the cutest boy in school.
- Official Couple: With Aoyama.
- Ordinary Middle School Student
- Pink Means Feminine: She has pink hair and eyes while transformed, as well as a pink dress and weapon.
- Protectorate: To the Blue Knight/Aoyama.
- Red-Headed Heroine: In civilian form.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has pink hair only in her Mew form in the anime, but in the manga it's pink in her civilian form too. It fits her cheerful and romantic personality.
- Sacred First Kiss: She was not happy with Quiche...
- Say My Name: "AOYAMA-KUUUN!!"
- Showgirl Skirt: Not as obvious as Mew Lettuce's due to the petticoats, but it's still there.
- Single Girl Seeks Most Popular Guy: She has a crush on Aoyama, the popular Kendo Team Captain.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man
- Smitten Teenage Girl: With Aoyama.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: She's shown in at least one episode to be able to converse with cats. Considering that she's transformed into a cat a few times in-series, it shouldn't come as a surprise. In a later episode, it's revealed that she can apparently also talk to birds and dogs when she's in her cat form.
- Strawberry Shorthand
- Strong Family Resemblance: Looks like her mother, Sakura.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She's quite similar to the original protagonist of the series, Hime Azumi. They both have pink eyes, short hair, black cat ears and tail, similar outfits, and boyfriends who were okay with their secret lives.
- Tareme Eyes
- Verbal Tic: "~nya", occasionally.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Minto.
- Worf Had the Flu: In a very literal example of this trope, Ichigo loses a fight against Kisshu because she is sick with the flu in episode 17, resulting in the initial appearance of the Blue Knight to rescue her
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A with her school uniform; even in winter, she's the only member of the initial trio who doesn't wear Proper Tights with a Skirt with her school uniform. In fact, the one time she does wear tights is in the two-part Christmas Episode, and it's not with her school uniform.
Minto Aizawa / Mew Mint
Voiced by: Yumi Kakazu (Japanese), Andi Whaley (English)The second person to join the Mew Mews, she has the genes of an Blue Lorikeet.
- Acrophobic Bird: Averted.
- Ambiguously Bi: She adores Zakuro and even claims that she loved her at one point. However, she and Zakuro set up a "Geisha bar" for Aoyama in volume 4. Not to mention that she also danced with a man at a party.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: To Zakuro in the anime.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: To her self-proclaimed rival Kanna and Ichigo.
- Ballet: She is trained as a ballet dancer.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The beauty to Ichigo's brawn and Retasu's brains.
- Big Brother Worship: She used to look up to her older brother in their youth until they began to grow apart.
- Bi the Way: And the dub made "Corina" hotter for "Renee" than Minto was for Zakuro (or at least more blatant about it) by writing out her attraction to men (in one scene in which the Mew Mews imagine their ideal man, Corina's is replaced with Renee).
- Brown Eyes: In civilian form in the anime.
- Cherry Blossoms: Feature in her transformation sequence.
- Dance Battler: Taken Up to Eleven in episode 9 during a one-on-one match with a ballet-themed chimera anima.
- Dub Name Change: "Corina Bucksworth" in the 4Kids dub.
- Fangirl: For Zakuro.
- Freudian Excuse: As far as the reader/viewer know, her parents were absent for most of her life. She was very close to her older brother, but he started to pursue his studies and left her behind.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Woman!: To Mew Ichigo, complete with "Get a hold of yourself!", to cancel the latter's Heroic B.S.O.D. caused by her boyfriend's transformation into the Big Bad.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: After Zakuro "betrays" the team.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is initially depicted as a Rich Bitch but is shown to really be an empathetic person who cares deeply about her friends as the series progresses.
- Jumped at the Call
- The Lancer: To Ichigo Momomiya/Mew Ichigo.
- Letting Her Hair Down: Only when she goes to bed. The rest of the time, her hair is in pigtail-style buns.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The light to Zakuro's dark; apart from the whole thing with her brother, she seems to have had a happier childhood than Zakuro did.
- Lonely Rich Kid: She never spends much time with her wealthy parents because they are never at home.
- Mini Dress Of Power
- Ms. Vice Girl: A textbook example of Pride, treating everyone but Zakuro and Shirogane with disdain.
- Odango Hair: Her hairstyle in both forms.
- Ojou: With shades of Rich Bitch at the beginning.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt
- Rich Bitch: The dub turns her into this and makes her rather rude.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Mint" in the Tokyo Pop translation.
- Spoiled Brat: Especially in the beginning, she acts like a spoiled snob.
- Spot of Tea: She even has a song about it.
- 10-Minute Retirement: In one episode, believing that the struggle the Mews are faced with is hopeless.
- True Blue Femininity: Blue is her signature color (both her hair and outfits are blue).
- Tsurime Eyes
- Unknown Rival: She ignores her self-proclaimed rival Kanna in a filler.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Occasionally critical of Ichigo, but nevertheless quite close to her.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: When changing into Mew Mint, her hair changes from blue-grey to dark blue.
Retasu Midorikawa / Mew Lettuce
Voiced by: Kumi Sakuma (Japanese), Bella Hudson (English)The third Mew Mew to join, she has the DNA of a Finless Porpoise. She is a shy girl who is initially scared of her powers, but gradually becomes more confident over time.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The brains to Ichigo's brawn and Minto's beauty.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Blind Without 'Em: Only made clear in the anime, and only when untransformed. Mew Lettuce goes around without glasses all the time.
- The Chick
- Curtains Match the Window: Originally in the manga and as Mew Lettuce in the anime. Considering that her natural hair color seems to be green...
- Cute Clumsy Girl: She has never met a plate she hasn't dropped.
- Dark Magical Girl: She attacks Mew Ichigo and Mew Mint out of fear rather than malice. She becomes a full heroine after they befriend her and convince her to join the team.
- Dub Name Change: "Bridget Verdant" in the 4Kids dub.
- Expressive Hair: Retasu's braids do this on a few occasions.
- Extreme Doormat: Has three so-called "friends" before meeting the Mew Mews who treat her terribly, yet she puts up with it.
- Forgot About Her Powers: In her case, forgot she could breathe underwater and control water.
- Hair Antennae: She has these when she transforms. Though they also change size frequently.
- The Heart
- Heel–Face Turn: See Anti-Villain and Dark Magical Girl.
- How Do I Shot Web?: A few times. See Forgot About Her Powers above.
- Improbable Weapon User: Her Lettastanets are... castanets.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: As a civilian in the anime.
- Instrument of Murder: Mew Lettuce has a pair of castanets, though at least she shoots water from them
- Making a Splash: Occasionally, such as in her first appearance.
- Meganekko: The shy, tormented Retasu loses her glasses after her Transformation Sequence into Mew Lettuce. Might have something to do with her water-based powers, but might also be that she's strongest in a fit of blind rage.
- Rapunzel Hair: You actually see her twin braids down in episode 6, and that was a lot of hair.
- Short Hair with Tail: In twin braids for everyday and in a wrapped tail as a Mew-Mew.
- Showgirl Skirt: She has it in her Mew form.
- Shrinking Violet: She's a painfully shy girl, and before becoming a Mew Mew, she was bullied because of it.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She briefly had a Precocious Crush on Norihiro, but then she turns to Ryou during the Beach Episode. Interestingly enough, Ryou normally counts as an All Girls Want Bad Boys sort of fellow in the case of Ichigo and other girls, but his inner heart of gold comes out around Retasu. When she breaks plates or steps on his feet, he doesn't snap at her and even offers words of encouragement.
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Lettuce" in the Tokyo Pop translation.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Starts to sympathize with the aliens and believes they can talk to stop fighting.
- Tareme Eyes
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Her abilities often are useful when no one else’s are. In one episode, only she can listen to the chimera anima’s reading out loud without falling asleep, due to her interest in books, and in another, she can use her castanets even while tied up in a web, since she only needs to move her fingers. Lastly, she was the only one who could swim in water for long due to having the DNA of a Finless Porpoise.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is green.
Bu-ling Huang / Mew Pudding
Voiced by: Hisayo Mochizuki (Japanese), Kether Donahue (English)The fourth member of the Mew Mews, who has the DNA of the Golden Ring Tamarin. She is highly energetic, but later developments indicate that she is responsible for her younger siblings in the absence of her parents.
- Age Lift: Like the other characters in the 4Kids dub, her age was brought up.
- Anime Chinese Girl: She usually wears Chinese themed clothes when she is home, at a party or visiting.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Quite ironic since she's the eldest in her family, but the youngest in the group.
- Arranged Marriage: With one of her father's students in a filler.
- Badass Adorable: All the others qualify too, but she's the youngest of the group.
- Big Eater
- The Big Girl: Not literally though.
- Brown Eyes: In the anime.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Often makes some fairly bizarre inferences, like suggesting that Zakuro is going to America to play baseball, and thinks spinning plates on a ball is a form of ballet.
- Cute Bruiser: Much stronger than she looks.
- The Cutie: She's younger than the other girls, and always happy, fun-loving, and energetic.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: In the anime. Her hair gets a little bit darker when she transforms.
- Dating Catwoman: With Tart.
- Dub Name Change: "Kikki Benjamin" in the 4Kids dub.
- Facial Markings: Her mark is on her forehead.
- Fingerless Gloves: She has furry cutoff gloves in her Mew form.
- Freudian Excuse: Her mother passed away when she was very young and her father is off in another part of the world. Not to mention she received a Promotion to Parent to raise her five younger siblings. That and her Mew Fusion are the reasons why she's so wild and crazy.
- Genki Girl: Her sprinting and flailing is often accompanied by circus tricks like running on top of a ball or breathing fire. As Mew Pudding, most of her fight scenes consist of jumping around and climbing things.
- The Glomp
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: Uses Chinese on occasion.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde, young, and innocent.
- Instrument of Murder: Mew Pudding has tambourines can that rend the earth and encase a target in jello.
- Interspecies Romance: With Tart.
- Jumped at the Call
- Kid-Appeal Character: She's a little kid.
- Leotard of Power: Wears a biketard in her Mew form.
- Little Miss Badass
- Meaningful Name: "Bu-ling"/"Walking bell"
- Modesty Shorts: As seen in episode 9, when getting into uniform for her job at Cafe Mew Mew she doesn't even bother changing out of her regular clothes.
- Motor Mouth: Bu-ling wants to perform, na no da!
- Parental Abandonment: Her mother is dead and her father is often away training, leading to her Promotion to Parent.
- The Pollyanna: Appears to be very hyper and cheerful, despite her family situation and Parental Abandonment.
- Promotion to Parent: Rather shocking for a ten/eleven-year-old girl. 4Kids, surprisingly, made her fourteen, which is better for a girl who lost her mother.
- Puppy Love: With Tart.
- Rings of Death: Puringrings
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Pudding Fong" in the Tokyo Pop translation.
- Stepford Smiler: Her A Day in the Limelight episode indicates she may be keeping some of her sadness to herself.
- Street Performer: Before starting to work at the Cafe Mew Mew.
- Tagalong Kid: The only child in a group of teenagers.
- Tareme Eyes
- Third-Person Person: She usually refers to herself in the third person.
- Verbal Tic: "~na no da".
Zakuro Fujiwara / Mew Zakuro
Voiced by: Junko Noda (Japanese), Mollie Weaver (English)The last member of the team to be introduced and a famous model whom Minto greatly admires. She has powers prior to meeting the others, and is reluctant to join them at first, but joins them and opens up to them. She has the DNA of the gray wolf (which is actually no longer endangered).
- Absurd Phobia: Unflappable in every situation, from facing paparazzi to fighting mutated alien beasts, Zakuro freezes fur-on-end in the face of giant bugs.
- Aloof Ally: At first.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's tall, beautiful, aloof and imposing and has dark purple hair.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her Mew uniform consists of a short top.
- Broken Bird: Scenes imply that she underwent a deeply upsetting experience involving the death of someone she cared for, and that she is estranged from her parents.
- Closet Key: Acts as one for Minto.
- Cool Big Sis: She's the eldest in the group and is adored by Mint.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: She wears these a lot (and booty shorts as Mew Zakuro).
- Dark Magical Girl: The dub made her out to be a former one for some reason or another.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She tends to be a loner and appears to be rather cold and aloof, but eventually joins the Mews and becomes part of the group.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Because she's a hero doesn't mean she won't resort to vicious intimidation sometimes; don't think she won't go so far as to break your arm if she catches you bullying.
- Dub Name Change: "Renée Roberts" in the 4Kids dub.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Minto is a huge fan of hers and often describes her with hearts in her eyes.
- Fake Defector: In Episodes 42 and 43.
- Full-Name Basis: Her admirers always refer to her as Fujiwara Zakuro.
- Icy Blue Eyes: She's very distant and cold towards everyone around her, especially the mews occasionally.
- Indifferent Beauty: When she isn't working as a model, she doesn't really care about her looks.
- Japanese Christian: The 4Kids dub, to avoid religious controversies, cut out the crosses on Zakuro's weapon and necklace.
- Jerkass Façade: Acts coldly toward customers so that they won't recognize her.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Minto's light, considering her own Dark and Troubled Past.
- Morality Pet: For Minto, who idolizes and admires her.
- Ms. Vice Girl: Zakuro reacts with violence (physical and psychological) to any problem and her mere eyes are enough to scare the cafe's customers.
- Mysterious Past
- Noble Wolves: While she displays some of the ferocity and violence of the savage kind, she is ultimately a lupine hero.
- Onee-sama: Minto refers to her this way.
- Pragmatic Hero: See Ms. Vice Girl.
- Purple Is the New Black: According to the manga, her hair was black.
- Real Men Love Jesus: A fiercely Badass warrior, and also a churchgoing Japanese Christian armed with a cross-shaped whip handle.
- She's Got Legs: One of her defining physical traits according to Minto.
- Shipper on Deck: Ships Ichigo and Aoyama.
- The Smart Girl
- Spell My Name with an "S": Zacro Fujiwara in the Kodansha translation.
- Statuesque Stunner: Stands at roughly 5' 9". Amazing, considering at her age, she rivals Sakaki from Azumanga Daioh, though her height isn't played for awkwardness. Even in the dub, where she is said to be 6' 1".
- Stripperiffic: Coupled with Bare Your Midriff and Zettai Ryouiki.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Appears highly aloof at first glance, but shows a sweeter side around Minto and Ichigo.
- Sympathy for the Devil: After hearing the aliens' motivations, she says it's natural that they'd be upset with humans, but notes that it doesn't justify their crimes. She abandons any sympathy for them during the final battle.
- Terror Hero: While she's no stranger to direct combat, she engages in it in a very intimidating fashion, and outside of battle, is still the sort of person who will intimidate other people to get what she wants.
- Tough Love: In order to get Mint to come back to the team and find a reason to fight, Zakuro literally had to whip her back into shape.
- Tsurime Eyes
- Whip It Good: Zakuross Whip
- Who Wears Short Shorts?
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.
- Younger than She Looks: She is supposed to be fifteen, but looks way older.
- Zettai Ryouiki: She wears thigh-high boots in her Mew form.
Berii Shirayuki / Mew Berry
The sequel series' main protagonist, the sixth Mew Mew, and, while Ichigo is studying abroad, the temporary leader of the Mew Mews.
- But Not Too Foreign: Her grandfather speaks French, and taught Berry how to speak it as well. It can be assumed she has French blood.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Tasuku.
- Colorful Theme Naming: "Shirayuki"/"White snow"
- The Ditz
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Last Episode, New Character: In the manga.
- Magic Wand: Loveberry Rod
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Has the DNA of the Andes Mountain Cat and the Amami Black Rabbit.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Sixth Ranger: And the (temporary) new leader in Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode, since Ichigo was overseas.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Takes over the spotlight in a La Mode as Ichigo joins the other Mew Mews in being background characters.
- Tareme Eyes
Ringo Akaii / Mew Ringo
Voiced by: Taeko Kawata (Japanese)A Mew Mew who appears in Tokyo Mew Mew PlayStation game. Ringo uses a Mew Aqua necklace from her mother to become Mew Ringo.
- Big Brother Worship: Absolutely adores her big brother Mashio.
- Colorful Theme Naming: "Akaii"/"Red"
- Curtains Match the Window: Because the anime never adapted the game, she has this in all her appearances.
- Disappeared Dad: No mention of her father is given.
- Edible Theme Naming: "Ringo"/"Apple"
- Everything Is Better With Penguins
- Friendless Background: Due to living on an island, she had no friends besides her pet penguin Yuki prior to meeting the Mews.
- Hair Decorations
- Idiot Hair
- Improbable Weapon User: Appletick, her... maracas.
- Kid-Appeal Character
- The Medic
- Missing Mom: Her mother died prior to the story.
- Opera Gloves
- Showgirl Skirt
- Tareme Eyes
- Third-Person Person
The main antagonists of Tokyo Mew Mew are a group of aliens who once called the Earth home before being forced to flee due to environmental changes. They waited on a distant planet on which it was difficult to survive until the time came when they could return. Angered with what the humans have done to the environment, they plan to destroy humanity and reclaim their former home.
- Anti Villains
- Fangs Are Evil
- Hellish Pupils
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Most of them believe that humans are cruel and wasteful to their planet. They often talk about how the Earth is polluted and humans care very little about the environment.
- Pointy Ears
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: Averted with some.
- Affably Evil
- Alas, Poor Villain: A good percentage of the fans really feel bad for him, especially when Ichigo refuses him.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Blood from the Mouth: He gets this before he dies in the manga, seeing as he was impaled with Deep Blue's sword.
- Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: A rare male example.
- Crazy Jealous Guy
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: He dies in Ichigo's arms. He gets better.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!
- Dub Name Change: "Dren" ("nerd" backwards) in the 4Kids dub.
- The Dragon: For Deep Blue.
- Entitled to Have You: He seems to have this attitude. He gets over it in the end.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He doesn't realize that the reasons for Ichigo rejecting him are because she loves Aoyama and that she doesn't love Kish.
- Forceful Kiss: Steals a kiss from Ichigo more than once.
- Heel–Face Turn
- Hopeless Suitor: Especially in the manga. During one of his confessions for Ichigo, he even starts crying because he doesn't understand why Ichigo loves Aoyama instead of him.
- I Have Your Wife: He sometimes resorts to taking hostages, especially Ichigo, in an attempt to prevent the Blue Knight from fighting back.
- If I Can't Have You: He'd rather kill Ichigo than let her be with Aoyama. That changes when he leaves Earth and lets Ichigo be with Aoyama.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He gets better.
- Interspecies Romance: He's an alien and is obsessed with a human girl.
- Love Makes You Crazy
- Love Redeems: He may be completely nuts about Ichigo, but at the end he turns against Deep Blue because of her.
- Mad Love
- Muscles Are Meaningless: He looks teenage and is very skinny. He can slam Ichigo onto the pavement and even leave hand marks on METAL FENCING. Justified, as he is an alien.
- Never My Fault: Happens in episode 39. Rather than accept that his plans were due to poor strategizing, he chose to blame Ichigo for everything failing. This is paired up disturbingly well with his Sanity Slippage and Yandere behavior.
- No Sense of Personal Space: He loves getting up close and in Ichigo's face. Literally.
- Not Good with Rejection: This a gross understatement of how he feels towards Ichigo being with Aoyama.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: To Ichigo.
- Punny Name: Lampshaded by Ichigo how the Japanese pronunciation of the words Quiche 'Kisshu' and Kiss 'Kisu' are similar. Also partially Meaningful Name, seeing as he is very... very touchy-feely.
- Redemption Equals Death: He gets better though.
- Sai Guy: Wields two of them.
- Sanity Slippage: He becomes more deranged and obsessed with Ichigo as the story progresses.
- Self-Duplication: He can do this in the manga. He still gets defeated by The Blue Knight anyway.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Ichigo-sexual.
- Slasher Smile: The further the series progresses, the more deranged his smiles become.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name is usually spelled as either Quiche or Kisshu.
- Stalker with a Crush: He starts off as this before he drifts into serious Yandere territory.
- Stepford Smiler: Type C.
- In his flashbacks in episode 39, he is hinted to have been a Type A before.
- The Glomp: To Ichigo, several times.
- Vague Age: Most of the fandom guess he's around Ichigo's age, from 13 to 15.
- Villainous Breakdown: Whenever one of his plans fail or whenever Ichigo rejects him.
- Villainous Crush: On Ichigo. By the time he makes his Heel–Face Turn, it's clear that his only loyalty is to her, to the point where Deep Blue trying to kill her is, at least in the anime, the reason why the Heel–Face Turn took place.
- Would Hurt a Child: In episode 35.
- Yandere: More subtle in the manga than the anime, but he is still willing to Murder the Hypotenuse and pull an If I Can't Have You.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has green hair.
- You Have Failed Me: He never gets killed for his failures, but Deep Blue often assigns other punishments, such as taking him off duty.
- Adorably Precocious Child
- Bare Your Midriff
- Bratty Half-Pint
- The Brute
- Creepy Child: He tries to be this, but he usually ends up resorting to childish insults.
- Dating Catwoman: With Bu-ling.
- Defecting for Love
- Does Not Like Shoes
- Dub Name Change: "Tarb" ("Brat" backwards) in the 4Kids dub.
- Electric Torture: Killed this way by Pie in the anime.
- Embarrassing Nickname: He hates it whenever Bu-ling calls him Taru-Taru.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He cares about his people and teammates and eventually about Bu-ling as well.
- Evil Counterpart: To Bu-ling.
- Fangs Are Evil
- Girlish Pigtails: He may be a guy, but Tart's pigtails still fit his role as the youngest and most immature of the aliens.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!
- Green Thumb: Primarily uses plants as chimera anima and can create mutated vines.
- Heel–Face Turn
- Improbable Weapon User: He uses a click clack toy as a weapon in the anime.
- Interspecies Romance: With Bu-ling.
- Knife Nut: In the manga.
- Love Redeems: His feelings for Bu-Ling are one of the main reasons he turns against Deep Blue near the end of the anime.
- Puppy Love: With Bu-ling.
- Shock and Awe
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Relatively tame, but he swears the most of the cast.
- Tagalong Kid
- Tareme Eyes
- Tsundere: He clearly has a thing for Bu-ling, but since she's a human and his enemy he acts like he hates her and claims he only saved her because he hasn't made her cry yet.
- Vague Age: The fandom usually estimates him to be around Pudding's age.
- Villainous Rescue: Saving Mew Pudding when both are trapped underground.
- Vocal Dissonance: In the dub.
Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (Japanese), Pete Zarustica (English)A cool-headed, analytical alien who also works for Deep Blue. He is especially loyal to him, and is unwilling to tolerate allies who question him.
- Berserk Button: Don't disrespect Deep Blue. Until, at least, he realizes how selfish Deep Blue really is.
- Blow You Away
- Combat Hand Fan: His personal weapon.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Defector from Decadence: When he realizes that Deep Blue wasn't interested in helping him or the rest of his species, the betrayal is enough to make him defect and save the Mew Mews from a horrible death.
- Dub Name Change: "Sardon" (as in 'Sardonic' which means 'mocking, sarcastic or cynical') in the 4Kids dub.
- Evil Counterpart: To Zakuro and Retasu. Like Zakuro, he's the eldest and the strongest in the group and he has a purple motif. Like Retasu, he's the smartest and is responsible for most of the missions.
- The Evil Genius
- Go Out with a Smile: In the anime before he sacrifices himself, he looks back and meets Retasu's eyes - and smiles.
- Heel–Face Turn
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the anime, he sacrifices himself to save the Mew Mews after he realizes just how evil and selfish Deep Blue really is.
- Shock and Awe
- Smart People Speak The Queen's English: In the 4Kids dub.
- The Stoic: Always calm and collected. He only gets irritated whenever someone disrespects Deep Blue.
- Not So Stoic: When somebody disrespects Deep Blue. Also in episode 47 when beating Masaya, who was recently revealed to be the Blue Knight.
- Vague Age: Ranges anywhere from 16 to 19.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has grayish purple hair.
Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (Japanese), Scottie Ray (English)A computer for the aliens that guides their efforts to exterminate the humans.
- Big Bad
- Broken Pedestal: To all the aliens, but mainly Pie. They viewed him as the saviour who would save their people, but Deep Blue was just using them to take the Earth for himself.
- The Dreaded
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Evil Laugh
- Fangs Are Evil
- Icy Blue Eyes
- Killed Off for Real: When Masaya sacrifices himself to allow Ichigo to destroy him, he doesn't come back to life when Masaya does, for reasons that will be explained on the YMMV page for this series.
- Knight of Cerebus
- Pointy Ears
- Rapunzel Hair: A rare male example.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
- The Reveal: It is revealed that, rather than helping the aliens reclaim their home, he wants Earth for himself — and he may not just be a computer. The fourth-to-last episode reveals him to be another alter-ego of Masaya, who appears similar to the Blue Knight... except Deep Blue is, in fact, utterly cruel in terms of depravity, so much so that the other aliens eventually turn against him.
- Slasher Smile
- Token Evil Teammate: As far as Masaya and his alter-egos are concerned.
- Villainous Breakdown: He gets this near the end of the series as Masaya starts fighting back against him from within him.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: At least in the manga.
Gateau du Roi
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese)The main antagonist of the Tokyo Mew Mew PlayStation game.
Saint Rose Crusaders
The main antagonists of Tokyo Mew Mew a la mode.
Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (Japanese), Scottie Ray (English)The captain of the Kendo team at Ichigo's school and the boy Ichigo has a crush on.
- Academic Athlete: He gets top grades and is the Kendo Team Captain.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: The manga and games give him blue hair and eyes, which match his Pink Girl, Blue Boy pairing with Ichigo. However, the anime give him black hair and brown eyes.
- Becoming the Mask: To the point where in the end, he decides he just can't let Deep Blue win.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Ryou's and Kish's Veronica.
- Big Bad: He's Deep Blue in the guise of a human, see Meaningful Name for more details.
- Big Bad Friend: He is Ichigo's boyfriend and an ally of Tokyo Mew Mew as the Blue Knight. Then he is also revealed to be Deep Blue near the end of the series.
- Big Man on Campus: Intelligent, athletic, and the most popular boy at school.
- Broken Ace: Keeps his hatred for much of humanity behind the facade of a nice, intelligent, athletic boy so that he can fit in with humanity, particularly when he was looking for a family to adopt him.
- Colourful Theme Naming: "Ao" means blue, and he's the Blue Knight and Deep Blue.
- Despair Event Horizon: The closer he is towards it, the stronger Deep Blue becomes.
- Devoted to You: Ichigo is completely obsessed with him, considering him her one and true love. She even says she'd rather die than live in a world without Aoyama.
- Distressed Dude: When Quiche captures him in Episode 13.
- Dub Name Change: "Mark" in the 4Kids dub.
- Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: He kisses Ichigo after she dies in order to save him, which brings her back to life.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He admits he is jealous of Ryou and can act very possessive regarding Ichigo.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Towards Ichigo, the Red-Headed Heroine.
- Heroic Sacrifice: To enable Ichigo to destroy Deep Blue (he gets better).
- Hidden Depths: Unfortunately missed by some of his detractors.
- I Am Who?
- Kendo Team Captain: The star of his school's kendo team.
- Last Name Basis: No one in the series refers to him by his first name, not even Ichigo.
- Mr. Vice Guy: Aoyama is such a sloth that, unless Ichigo is involved, he never does what he wants because it's easier to just smile.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Towards the end, he breaks free from Deep Blue's control and is horrified by everything he had done.
- Nice Guy
- Non-Action Guy: Eventually subverted, as he turns out to be the Mysterious Protector.
- Official Couple: With Ichigo.
- Oh Crap!: In episode 52, right before Deep Blue takes over again.
- Restored My Faith in Humanity: Ichigo does this for him.
- Right Behind Me: Often happens to walk up behind Ichigo when she or others are talking about him, especially when she doesn’t want him to show up at the moment.
- School Idol
- Secret Secret-Keeper: He figured out that Ichigo is a Mew Mew on his own, but waited until she was ready to tell him herself.
- Stepford Smiler: His friendly smile is just a facade to hide his rather misanthropic personality. Only after he meets Ichigo does he start being truly happy.
- Understanding Boyfriend: He doesn't care that Ichigo is a Mew Mew, he still loves her and wants to be with her.
- You Remind Me of X: When he meets Mew Ichigo, he thinks she's Ichigo. He's right, but wasn't certain for a while.
- Big Damn Heroes: His introduction, saving an ill Ichigo from being killed by Quiche.
- Declaration of Protection: He's always telling Ichigo he will protect her.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He has blonde hair, and he's a princely Mysterious Protector.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Mysterious Protector
- The One Guy: The only male ally of the Mew Mews who participates in combat.
- Pointy Ears
- Sixth Ranger
- Super-Powered Alter Ego: He's actually Masaya Aoyama, who subconsciously gained the power to transform to protect Ichigo.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Masaya's Betty.
- Big Good: Effectively the leader of the good guys.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Aversion, also used straight in the "jerk who loses in the Love Triangle" sense.
- Dark-Skinned Blond
- Dub Name Change: "Elliot Grant" in the 4Kids dub.
- Eccentric Millionaire: Well, sometimes.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Akasaka.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Match his Jerkass Façade.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: Akasaka was his first real friend, and largely because his father suggested that Akasaka should become friends with him, at that.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Mission Control
- Mr. Vice Guy: Shirogane is so greedy he asked for money to help Ichigo with her homework and never paid the ticket of the Tokyo Dome.
- Non-Action Guy
- Professor Guinea Pig: Tested the Mew Mew genes on himself. He can turn into a cat, but must turn back after 10 minutes or stay that way forever.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Akasaka's Sensitive Guy.
- Teen Genius
- You Killed My Father: A Chimera Anima was responsible for destroying the lab where his parents worked.
- Dub Name Change: "Wesley J. Coolridge III" in the 4Kids dub.
- Grey Eyes
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Shirogane.
- Last Name Basis: Everyone except Shirogane and an ex-girlfriend refers to him by his family name.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Mission Control
- Nice Guy
- Non-Action Guy
- Parental Abandonment: According to an info page that came with an issue of Nakayoshi, his parents died before he became Professor Shirogane's student.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Shirogane's Manly Man.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Unflappable Guardian
Tasuku MeguroBerii's childhood friend, and later boyfriend. He works as a waiter at Cafe Mew Mew.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: He disguised himself as a girl and, well, he turned a few heads.
- Brainwashed and Crazy
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Berii.
- Idiot Hair
- Love Makes You Evil: In a way. His love for Berry is used by Duke as a way of brainwashing him. He snaps out of it.
- No Sense of Personal Space
Voiced by: Junko Noda (Japanese), Tom Wayland (English)A robot who assists the Mew Mews with their missions, often by detecting aliens, chimera anima and Mew Aqua.
- A Day in the Limelight: Masha gets an episode (Episode 15) centered around him in which he tries to prove his worth beyond being a sensor unit.
- Detect Evil
- Dub Name Change: "Minimew" in the 4Kids dub.
- Projected Man: Has the ability to project images of Mission Control to whoever he's with.
- Robot Buddy
- We Named the Monkey "Jack": His name was derived from "Masaya". Ichigo's idea.
UchaThe second robot created by Ryou Shirogane and Keiichiro Akasaka after Masha.
Voiced by: Akiko Nakagawa (Japanese), Caroline Lawson (English)One of Ichigo's friends and classmate.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Swoons when Ryou gets a little angry.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The blonde to Ichigo's redhead and Miwa's brunette.
- Brown Eyes
- Dub Name Change: "Megan" in the 4Kids dub.
- Precocious Crush: On Ryou.
- Rescue Romance: She developed feelings for Ryou after he saved her from getting robbed.
- Those Two Girls: With Miwa.
Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (Japanese), Sharon Feingold (English)One of Ichigo's friends and classmate.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The brunette to Ichigo's redhead and Moe's blonde.
- Dub Name Change: "Mimi" in the 4Kids dub.
- Gray Eyes
- Precocious Crush: On Keiichiro.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She was attracted to Keiichiro's kind nature.
- Those Two Girls: With Moe.
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Jim Malone (English)Ichigo's father.
- Engagement Challenge: To Aoyama.
- Good Parents
- Happily Married
- High School Sweethearts
- Overprotective Dad
- Parental Hypocrisy: He says Ichigo is still too young for dating, even though he and Sakura started dating around Ichigo's age.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts
Voiced by: Takako Honda (Japanese), Amanda Brown (English)Ichigo's mother.
Hime AzumiThe original protagonist. A middle school girl who suddenly gains strange alien powers.
- Boyish Short Hair
- Cat Girl: Infused with the black cat.
- Living a Double Life: Going to school and seeing her boyfriend during the day, fighting the baku at night.
- Magical Girl: The only one.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She pretends to be sick to be with her boyfriend. Turns out that wasn't a good idea.
- Technicolor Eyes: Hers were pink. Guess who got those.
- Almost Kiss: Came close to kissing Azumi on one of their dates.
- Easily Forgiven: He forgives her for not telling him about her double life and continues to date her.
- Only One Name: His family name is never given.
- Satellite Love Interest: He only has a few scenes with Azumi and his purpose, as far as the reader knows, is to complicate her normal life. This was one thing that was changed for Aoyama.
- What, Exactly, Is His Job?: He has a job, but nothing specific is stated about it.
MashaAn alien robot sent by the "Mother Computer" to look after Azumi and to help her defeat the Baku.
- Aliens Speaking English: Unlike his current incarnation, this Masha could speak in complete sentences.
- Space Police: He claims to be this.
BakuA parasitic alien species that infested Earth and nearly overtook the human species.
- Aliens Speaking English: They can apparently speak and understand English.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: They're dragon-like aliens that can be any size. The larger ones are smarter and more dangerous than the small ones. Makes one wonder how the current aliens went through such a transformation.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Bagu or baku?