I didn't see it listed as a show that there is a discussion thread for, so I thought I'd make it. I like Tokyo Mew Mew
, and I think my favorite character is Zakuro (I like her personality, I like purple and I like wolves). I HATE Quiche unlike a lot of fangirls because I found his presumptuous stalking of Ichigo to be obnoxious (especially because he calls her his "toy"), especially when he goes all Yan Dere
on her and tries to kill her because she won't date him.
I tend to like using the Tokyo Pop names for the girls because it makes more sense to me to use the original English words their names are derived from, obviously the green-haired girl was named after the food lettuce and so I call her "Lettuce" instead of "Retasu" because it's like writing "Seera Muun" instead of "Sailor Moon
." I know that's kind of controversial on this site but it's what makes the most sense to me (probably because the Tokyo Pop manga was my first exposure to the series). That and the Edible Theme Naming
in the series is what got me interested in the series in the first place. This is also why I usually like writing the aliens' names as the food words they were based off of, too, to preserve that theme naming. It's not that I mind other people writing the girls' names in the manner mentioned in the article on this wiki, it's just more that's how I write them unless strictly told not to (like if it would get me banned on a forum or something).
One thing I learned is that while this probably isn't what the dubbers were going for, editing Zakuro's weapon to be a stick instead of a cross might not make it be not religious anymore. I was researching the Easter story in a sociological way and learned that there are some people who speculate that Jesus might have been hung from a pole instead of a cross!
When I read that, I thought that had an interesting connection to the "Mew Mew Power" dub changes. (stuff about crucifixion that's unrelated to Tokyo Mew Mew
probably should go in a non-anime thread if anyone wants to continue that discussion)
edited 26th Apr '11 10:32:55 AM by Rainbow