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    General Tropes 
  • Action Girl: Yeah, don't screw with them. They can and will kick your ass into next week, especially if you're a malevolent alien.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Big Eater: Ichigo is a glutton who accepts the call only when Shirogane offers her free samples of his cafe's sweets.
  • Cat Girl: In more ways than one. She has the DNA of the Iriomote Wild Cat. Whenever she gets excited, her ears and tail will sprout. Also, if she's ever kissed, she will turn into a small black cat.
  • 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 Clumsy Girl: She is a bit of a klutz (as part of her ditzy personality), but still very pretty.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Sometimes shows these as Mew Ichigo.
  • Devoted to You: The men who fall for her can become very obsessed and emotionally dependent of her. Just ask Aoyama and Quiche.
  • The Ditz: The typical ditzy mahou shojo heroine.
  • Dub Name Change: "Zoey Hanson" in the 4Kids dub.
  • Dude, He's Like, in a Coma!: Shares one or two kisses with Aoyama when he's either asleep or knocked out.
  • Dude Magnet: Her official love interest is the Non-Action Guy (who has his own harem of fangirls), and has to deal with a bunch of other guys having feelings for her — Ryou Shirogane (Mission Control), Quiche (Villainous Crush) and the Blue Knight (Mysterious Protector).
  • Fangirl: For Masaya. Also for Zakuro, but slightly less so than Minto.
  • Fiery Redhead: She can easily tread in Tsundere territory if provoked.
  • 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: In civilian form she has her hair in pigtails tied up in red ribbons.
  • 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.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks like her mother, Sakura.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She's quite similar to the original protagonist of the series, Hime Azumi. They both have pink eyes, short hair, black cat ears and tail, similar outfits, and boyfriends who were okay with their secret lives.
  • Verbal Tic: Her sentences tend to end with "~nya" occasionally.
  • Worf Had the Flu: In a very literal example of this trope, Ichigo loses a fight against Kisshu because she is sick with the flu in episode 17, resulting in the initial appearance of the Blue Knight to rescue her
  • 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
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.

  • The Lancer: To Ichigo Momomiya/Mew Ichigo.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Only when she goes to bed. The rest of the time, her hair is in pigtail-style buns.
  • 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: She never spends much time with her wealthy parents because they are never at home.
  • Rich Bitch: The dub turns her into this and makes her rather rude.

     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. She has the DNA of the humboldt penguin.


    General Tropes 
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.

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.

  • Broken Pedestal: To all the aliens, but mainly Pie. They viewed him as the saviour who would save their people, but Deep Blue was just using them to take the Earth for himself.
  • Killed Off for Real: When Masaya sacrifices himself to allow Ichigo to destroy him, he doesn't come back to life when Masaya does, for reasons that will be explained on the YMMV page for this series.
  • The Reveal: 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. The fourth-to-last episode reveals him to be another alter-ego of Masaya, who appears similar to the Blue Knight... except Deep Blue is, in fact, utterly cruel in terms of depravity, so much so that the other aliens eventually turn against him.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He gets this near the end of the series as Masaya starts fighting back against him from within him.

     Gateau du Roi 
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese)

The main antagonist of the Tokyo Mew Mew PlayStation game.

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    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 Quiche'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.


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