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Fanfic Recs: Tokyo Mew Mew
Proof that the remaining 10% is worth dying for here.

These are recommendations made by Tropers for Tokyo Mew Mew fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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Authors and Websites

Kish's Kittie
  • Recommended By Marth Vader
  • Pairings: Primarily Quiche/Ichigo, but other pairings make appearances
  • An amazing (and amazingly versatile) author, she's the rare Fan-Preferred Couple shipper in this fandom who doesn't feel the need to bash Masaya to get her preferred couple together. She usually writes fluffy romance, but has dipped into tragedy, straight comedy, and even AU. Her mechanics, at least in her more recent fics, are great, too.

Tomoyo Kinomoto
  • Recommended By Marth Vader
  • Her best stuff, in my opinion, are her dark AUs (yes, it's possible there's a trend here), but her poetry also shows the basic understanding of rhythm that so many fan authors lack, and is some of the most readable fan poetry I've ever seen.

sakuuya
  • Recommended By Marth Vader
  • All of her recent stuff is bizarre, dark, and frequently AU, and before that she wrote silly (but poorly-written) badfic parodies. Her stuff is just so weird that it's worth a look, even if the idea of, for instance, a Tokyo Mew Mew Western doesn't interest you.

Cherrie-Sakura
  • Recommended By Marth Vader
  • Pairings: Ryou/Ichigo
  • She's best-known for her epic Mew Academy (see below), but aside from a proven talent for juggling Loads and Loads of Characters, she normally writes R/I fluff. Her heavily-descriptive style can be a turn-off, but it also means she's great at establishing moods and building settings.

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Original Flavor

Tomorrow's Solace by Ellana (a.k.a. Ryou Shirogane, Mew Cherry)
  • Recommended by Jisu
  • Pairings: Masaya/Ichigo, Berii/Tasuku, Zakuro/Minto
  • Synopsis: A hobo arrives at the cafe with an eye on the Mew Mews, the government discovers their identity and puts the pressure on Ryou, and the aliens come back to warn the team about an insurgent group that's aiming for something in a South American ruin.
  • Comments: In progress. An extremely rare well-done Official Couple fic — by a Fan-Preferred Couple fan!
  • Warning: Tokyo Mew Mew a la mode, usually in Canon Discontinuity, is treated here as equal to the rest of the canon. Berii is a regular member of the cast, but not to fear; her Canon Sue-ness is severely toned down.

Trapped in the Fandom Net by Celestial Moonlight Blade

Dark Fic

Sacrifices by Dasz (Dark, AU)
  • Recommended by Marth Vader
  • Pairing(s): Retasu/Pie/Zakuro, Deep Blue/Ichigo/Quiche
  • Synopsis: The Mews in a Star Wars-style space opera, though both The Empire and La Résistance are more morally suspect than that comparison (or, indeed, Tokyo Mew Mew itself) would suggest. Mainly follows Retasu, now a ruthless servant of Deep Blue after some unknown tragedy, as she tries to destroy Pie, an alien rebel with whom she has a history, and Quiche, who has been locked up for years and escapes only to find that Deep Blue has turned Ichigo into a smiling vegetable. Like I said, dark.
  • Comments: Dead. Also, despite the wild AU-ness of the premise, it treats the canon as its backstory, for some reason.

Severance by sakuuya (Dark, AU, OC-centric)
  • Recommended by Marth Vader
  • Synopsis: Five very different girls are chosen to save the world. Which would be all well and good, except that the various rivalries and animosities within the group threaten to tear it apart. And as a new evil, one capable of killing all of Tokyo's vegetation, rises, a fractured group of Mews may not be able to save the world.
  • Comments: Unfinished. A fairly blatant homage to Sailor Nothing (which the author acknowledges as her inspiration) right down to the shifting PoVs. It's not a deconstruction of the genre itself the way SN was, but more of a deconstruction of The Power of Friendship. And the author has hinted that there's no way to Earn Your Happy Ending here. The canon Mews don't exist, but Ryou, Keiichirou and the aliens do.

Sailor Earth

Mew Academy by Cherrie-Sakura (OC-centric)
  • Recommended by Marth Vader and Medusasnake
  • Synopsis: Akane, an ordinary Japanese girl, is enrolled in Mew Academy, a school specifically for Mews, run by the (now-adult) canon characters. The problem? Akane is actually an ordinary Japanese girl, and not a Mew at all. A mix of slice-of-life high school drama and more traditional action/suspense fic.
  • Comments: Unfinished. The sheer scope of this undertaking blows my mind. MA, aside from the faculty, is populated entirely by submitted original characters, and is already novel-length despite having gone through, so far, about a week's worth of in-story time. It's also worth noting that this is one of the few high school fics I've ever read that actually feels like it takes place in a school; as much attention is paid to classes as to after-school hijinks.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Canon Pairings
  • Canon here is defined as Masaya/Ichigo, Zakuro/Minto, Bu-ling/Tart, Ryou/Retasu, Pie/Retasu and Tasuku/Berii, as well as one-sided Quiche/Ichigo (the one side being Quiche).

Because of Her and Also Because of Her by Sin Katt
  • Recommended by Marth Vader
  • Pairing(s): Masaya/Ichigo and onesided Quiche/Ichigo, respectively.
  • Synopsis: Two oneshots with the same premise: A Tokyo Mew Mew guy reminisces about how Ichigo Momomiya changed his life. The first one is from Masaya's PoV; its companion is from Quiche's.
  • Comments: Makes a good case for both guys without distorting their characters. If the author hadn't flat-out stated which couple she prefers, I would not have been able to guess from reading the stories.

Change by SeEmYaWeSoMeNeSs.
  • Recommended by Celestial Puppet
  • Pairing(s): Pai/Retasu; Purin/Taruto. Strongly hinted one-sided Kisshu/Ichigo.
  • Synopsis: Lettuce visits the alien world years after the war is over. Without any reason to fight, Pai proves to be a bit different than how he had once been perceived. "He's quite fond of you." Pai Lettuce.
  • Comments: I'm one of those people that'll read whatever comes up on the page out of mild curiosity. I expected the rather cliche meet and proclaiming of love throwing the entire canon out the window. However, what I got was a very open ended oneshot with an original character in the beginning who wasn't (seemingly) a self-insert. Also, Lettuce had a genuine lapse of fear when Pai mentioned fighting and the fact she's no longer a mew unless Tokyo is in danger. There were some awkward places and a few typos but overall it was in-character and a nice read.

Fan-Preferred Couple
  • Popular pairings that contradict canon. Includes Ryou/Ichigo, Quiche/Ichigo and Pie/Zakuro.

Kitty's Got a Leash by Kish's Kittie
  • Recommended by Marth Vader
  • Pairing(s): Quiche/Ichigo
  • Synopsis: Quiche gets an InuYasha-style magic collar that means Ichigo has to follow his every command.
  • Comments: It's not as cracky as the premise would suggest, and Masaya is given a lot of respect. There's too much Gratuitous Japanese for my taste, and the author was very young when she wrote it, which means that there are more typos than in her later work, but it's still the best example I've ever seen of the "Quiche uses supernatural means to seduce Ichigo" sub-genre.

Nice Guys Are Boring by tgwWhale
  • Recommended by GeminiSparkSP
  • Pairings: Ichigo/Masaya, Ichigo/Ryou, Ichigo/Kish, Lettuce/Masaya
  • Synopsis: Ichigo and Aoyama, on the rocks yet again - an old guy's take on the favorite theme for all these fanfics.
  • Comments: A great Deconstruction of Masaya-bashing and the Fan-Preferred Couple trope, especially Ichigo/Kish.

Crack Pairing
  • Should be self-explanatory, even if you happen to think Ryou/Bu-ling is a great idea.

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