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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.
Action Girl: Often shows that she's more than capable of holding her own. Brown Eyes: In civilian form in the anime. Cat Girl Colorful Theme Naming: "Momoiya"/"Peach shrine" 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 Little Fangs: Sometimes shows these as Mew Ichigo. The Ditz Dub Name Change: "Zoey Hanson" in the 4Kids dub. Dude Magnet Edible Theme Naming: "Ichigo"/"Strawberry" Expressive Hair Fangirl: For Masaya. Also for Zakuro, but slightly less so than Minto. 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 Heart Beat-Down Heroic BSOD: 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 Hot-Blooded I Can't Dance 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 turns into 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 Official Couple: With Aoyama. One True Love: She thinks Aoyama is her one and true love. Ordinary Middle School Student Pink Means Feminine Protectorate: To the Blue Knight/ Aoyama. Red-Headed Heroine: In civilian form. Rose-Haired Girl: When transformed in the anime. All the time in the manga, at least before some aspects of the art were retconned to fit with the anime. 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. Strawberry Shorthand Strong Family Resemblance: Looks like her mother, Sakura. Tareme Eyes Verbal Tic: "~nya", occasionally. Vitriolic Best Buds: With Minto. 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.
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.
Action Girl 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 Colorful Theme Naming: "Midorikawa"/"Green river" Cute Clumsy Girl: She has never met a plate she hasn't dropped. Dark Magical Girl: Acted as one at first due to her fear of her powers. This didn't last long. Dub Name Change: "Bridget Verdant" in the 4Kids dub. Expressive Hair 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 The Heart How Do I Shot Web?: A few times. See Forgot About Her Powers above. Improbable Weapon User: Her Lettastanets are... castanets. Instrument of Murder Japanese Honorifics: Uses "-san" with virtually everyone. Making a Splash: Occasionally, such as in her first appearance. Meganekko Rapunzel Hair Short Hair With Tail Shrinking Violet Showgirl Skirt Sympathy for the Devil: Starts to sympathise 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 Green Hair 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.
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
Action Girl Aloof Ally: At first. Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's tall, beautiful, aloof and imposing and has dark purple hair. Bare Your Midriff Big, Badass Wolf 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. Colorful Theme Naming: "Fujiwara"/"Wisteria field" Cool Big Sis: She's the eldest in the group and is adored by Mint. Creepy Cool Crosses: Her whip has a cross-shaped handle in the Japanese version. 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 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. Edible Theme Naming: "Zakuro"/"Pomegranate" Even the Girls Want Her : Fake Defector In Episodes 42 and 43. Full-Name Basis: Her admirers always refer to her as Fujiwara Zakuro. Indifferent Beauty: When she isn't working as a model, she doesn't really care about her looks. Japanese Christian Jerkass Façade: Acts coldly toward customers so that they won't recognize 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 Onee-sama: Minto refers to her this way. She's Got Legs: One of her defining physical traits according to Minto. Shipper on Deck: Ships Ichigo and Aoyama. The Smart Girl 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 Asymmetrical 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. Thigh-High Boots: In her Mew form. Tsurime Eyes Whip It Good: Zakuross Whip Who Wears Short Shorts? You Gotta Have Purple Hair Younger than She Looks: She is supposed to be fifteen. 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.
Ringo Akaii (Mew Ringo) | Voiced by: Taeko Kawata (Japanese)
A Mew Mew who appears in Tokyo Mew Mew
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.
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.
Affably Evil Bare Your Midriff Bishōnen : 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 gets better. Don't You Dare Pity Me! Dub Name Change: "Dren" in the 4Kids dub. Spell My Name with an S: "Kish" in the Tokyo Pop translation, and "Kisshu" in some fansubs. The Dragon: For Deep Blue. Forceful Kiss: Steals a kiss from Ichigo more than once. Heel-Face Turn Hopeless Suitor I Have Your Wife: He sometimes resorts to taking hostages, especially Ichigo, in an attempt to prevent the Blue Knight from fighting back. : Impaled with Extreme Prejudice He gets better. Keet Love Makes You Crazy 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. No Sense of Personal Space Not Good With Rejection 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. 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 Spell My Name with an S: His name is usually spelled as either Quiche or Kisshu. Stalker with a Crush 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 Villainous Crush: On Ichigo. 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 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.
The youngest of the three aliens who fight the heroes, who enjoys insulting both allies and enemies.
Pie | 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.
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. Gateau du Roi | Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese)
The main antagonist of the Tokyo Mew Mew
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The main antagonists of
Tokyo Mew Mew a la mode
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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.
It turns out that his true identity is the Blue Knight, and that he is also Deep Blue
Academic Athlete Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Ryou's Veronica. : Big Bad He's Deep Blue in the guise of a human, see Meaningful Name for more details. Big Bad Boyfriend Bishōnen Broken Ace: See Stepford Smiler. 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 : 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. Meaningful Name: "Ao" means blue, and he's the Blue Knight and Deep Blue. 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. Nice Guy Non-Action Guy: Eventually subverted, as he turns out to be the . Mysterious Protector Official Couple: With Ichigo. : 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 could tell him herself. Stepford Smiler: 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. Only after he meets Ichigo does he start being truly happy. Understanding Boyfriend 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.
A mysterious warrior who appears in various circumstances when the heroes need him most.
He's actually Masaya Aoyama
The head of the Mu Project, who sought out the girls and infused them with DNA in order to deal with the threat of the aliens.
Shirogane's long-time friend and assistant. He helps run Cafe Mew Mew and oversee the Mew Mews' missions.
Berii's childhood friend, and later boyfriend. He works as a waiter at Cafe Mew Mew.
Masha | 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 also her classmate.
Miwa Honjo| Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (Japanese), Sharon Feingold (English)
One of Ichigo's friends and also her classmate.
Shintaro Momomiya| Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Jim Malone (English)
Sakura Momomiya| Voiced by: Takako Honda (Japanese), Amanda Brown (English)