Characters / Tokyo Mew Mew

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    Mew Mews 
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.

General Tropes

  • 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
  • Clark Kenting: They change hair colour, eye colour and hairstyle. A particularly odd case, considering that, in their Mew Mew forms, the Mew Mews only add a "Mew" to their first name (e.g. Mew Ichigo) and somehow that prevents people from figuring it out.
  • Colourful Theme Naming: Their family names follow this theme.
    • "Momomiya"/"Peach shrine"
    • "Aizawa"/"Dark blue swamp".
    • "Midorikawa"/"Green river"
    • "Huang"/"Yellow"
    • "Fujiwara"/"Wisteria field"
  • Curtains Match the Window: In their Mew Mew forms.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Their given names follow this theme.
    • "Ichigo"/"Strawberry"
    • "Minto"/"Mint"
    • "Retasu"/"Lettuce"
    • "Bu-ling"/"Pudding"
    • "Zakuro"/"Pomegranate"
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: All the main characters' surnames have their theme colours in them.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Except for the blonde Bu-ling. In the anime, the Mew Mews' hair colour changes from normal to outrageous when they transform, save for Zakuro and Retasu, whose hair remain purple and green (albeit different shades). In the manga, all five girls always have fancy hair colours, transformed or not. Interestingly, in the manga, Zakuro is said to have black hair at one point, suggesting purple is, indeed, here just for convenience.

Ichigo Momomiya / Mew Ichigo
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.

Minto Aizawa / Mew Mint
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.

Retasu Midorikawa / Mew Lettuce
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.

Bu-ling Huang / Mew Pudding
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.

Zakuro Fujiwara / Mew Zakuro
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).

Berii Shirayuki / Mew Berry
Mew Berii
The sequel series' main protagonist, the sixth Mew Mew, and, while Ichigo is studying abroad, the temporary leader of the Mew Mews.

Ringo Akaii / Mew Ringo
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.

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.

General tropes


Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi (Japanese), Andrew Rannells (English)

One of Deep Blue's main operatives. The most persistent threat to the heroes among the aliens, he often sends minions out to fight the Mew Mews, but as time goes on, he often intervenes himself. He has a crush on Ichigo that, as time goes on and she repeatedly rejects him, escalates into an obsession.


Voiced by: Kiyomi Asai (Japanese), Jimmy Zoppi (English)

The youngest of the three aliens who fight the heroes, who enjoys insulting both allies and enemies.


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.

Deep Blue

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (Japanese), Scottie Ray (English)

A computer for the aliens that guides their efforts to exterminate the humans.

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.


Royal Highness

Happy Child

Blue Bayou

Sweet Juliet

    Supporting Characters 

Masaya Aoyama

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.
  • Bishōnen
  • 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 redheaded 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: Intelligent, athletic, and the most popular boy at school.
  • 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.

Blue Knight

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (Japanese), Sean Schemmel (English)

A mysterious warrior who appears in various circumstances when the heroes need him most.

Ryou Shirogane

Voiced by: Koichi Tochika (Japanese), Sean Schemmel (English)-]

The head of the Mew Project, who sought out the girls and infused them with DNA in order to deal with the threat of the aliens.

Keiichiro Akasaka

Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese), Andrew Rannells (English)

Shirogane's long-time friend and assistant. He helps run Cafe Mew Mew and oversee the Mew Mews' missions.

Tasuku Meguro

Berii's childhood friend, and later boyfriend. He works as a waiter at Cafe Mew Mew.


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.


The second robot created by Ryou Shirogane and Keiichiro Akasaka after Masha.

Moe Yanagida

Voiced by: Akiko Nakagawa (Japanese), Caroline Lawson (English)

One of Ichigo's friends and classmate.

Miwa Honjo

Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (Japanese), Sharon Feingold (English)

One of Ichigo's friends and classmate.

Shintaro Momomiya

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Jim Malone (English)

Ichigo's father.

Sakura Momomiya

Voiced by: Takako Honda (Japanese), Amanda Brown (English)

Ichigo's mother.


Hime Azumi

The original protagonist. A middle school girl who suddenly gains strange alien powers.


Azumi's boyfriend.
  • 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.


An alien robot sent by the "Mother Computer" to look after Azumi and to help her defeat the Baku.


A parasitic alien species that infested Earth and nearly overtook the human species.