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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. 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. 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. 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. Tareme Eyes Verbal Tic: "~nya", occasionally. Vitriolic Best Buds: With Minto. 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. Action Girl Aloof Big Brother: Has one, whom she tries to impress with her ballet. : Anguished Declaration of Love To Zakuro in the anime. Armor-Piercing Slap: To her self-proclaimed rival Kanna and Ichigo. Ballet Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The beauty to Ichigo's brawn and Retasu's brains. 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. Colorful Theme Naming: "Aizawa"/"Dark blue swamp". 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. Get A Hold Of Yourself Woman: To Mew Ichigo, complete with "Get a hold of yourself!", to cancel the latter's Heroic BSOD caused by her boyfriend's transformation into the . Big Bad Heroic BSOD: After Zakuro "betrays" the team. Jerk with a Heart of Gold Jumped at the Call The Lancer 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 Mini Dress Of Power Ms Vice Girl: A textbook example of Pride, treating everyone but Zakuro and Shirogane with disdain Odango Hair 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! Spoiled Brat Spot of Tea 10-Minute Retirement: In one episode, believing that the struggle the Mews are faced with is hopeless. True Blue Femininity 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 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 Anti-Villain: Believe it or not, Mew Lettuce starts out as a Type IV, as she only attacks Mew Ichigo and Mew Mint out of fear rather than malice. She becomes a full heroine after they convince her to join the team. 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 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 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. 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... 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.
Action Girl Age Lift, Like the other characters in the 4Kids dub, her age was brought up. Anime Chinese Girl 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 Big Eater The Big Gal Biketard of Power Brown Eyes: In the anime. Cloud Cuckoo Lander: 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. Colorful Theme Naming: "Huang"/"Yellow" Cute Bruiser The Cutie Dark-Skinned Blonde Dating Catwoman: With Tart. Dub Name Change: "Kikki Benjamin" in the 4Kids dub. Facial Markings: Her mark is on her forehead. Fingerless Gloves Genki Girl The Glomp Gratuitous Foreign Language: Uses Chinese on occasion. Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold Instrument of Murder Jumped at the Call Kid-Appeal Character 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... The Pollyanna Promotion to Parent: Rather shocking for a ten/eleven-year-old girl. 4Kids, surprisingly, made her fourteen, which is better for a girl who lose her mother. Puppy Love: With Tart. Rings of Death: Puringrings 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 Tareme Eyes Third-Person 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
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. 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. Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Minto's light, considering her own Dark and Troubled Past. 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. Pragmatic Anti-Heroine: See Ms Vice Girl. 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 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. The Dragon: For Deep Blue. 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 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. 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 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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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 Acting for Two: Inverted in the 4Kids version. 4Kids was apparently savvy about him being Deep Blue, but they apparently didn't know about Blue Knight and made an incorrect guess as to who the latter really was. 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 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. : Despair Event Horizon The closer he is towards it, the stronger Deep Blue becomes. 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. 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 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)