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Tokyo Mew Mew (Manga)

Tokyo Mew Mew

Alternative Titles

English: Tokyo Mew Mew
Synonyms: TMM, Mew Mew Power, Tokyo Black Cat Girl, Sleeping Beauty of Strawberry Forest
Japanese: 東京ミュウミュウ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 32
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 2000 to Feb 2003
Authors: Yoshida, Reiko (Story), Ikumi, Mia (Art)
Serialization: Nakayoshi


Score: 6.941 (scored by 8449 users)
Ranked: #86802
Popularity: #282
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Ichigo is out on a hot date with her 'crush' when suddenly she's involved in an odd incident in which her DNA is merged with the DNA of an almost extinct wildcat. When four other girls' DNA is merged with the DNA of four other almost extinct animals, it's apparent that they're part of a much bigger plan. Ichigo and her friends have been chosen to become a part of a secret project called the "Mew Project." Their mission: To protect the planet from aliens who are using the planet's animals to attack humans.

(Source: Tokyopop)


Tokyo Mew Mew was published in English by Tokyopop from June 1, 2004 to December 15, 2005. Kodansha Comics USA republished the series with a new translation as a three-volume omnibus edition from October 25, 2011 to April 24, 2012.

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May 13, 2014
I'll be frank: Tokyo Mew Mew is bad.

While the concept is mildly interesting - bio-engineered magical girls save the world - the story itself is shallow, cheap, and flat. The tension in conflicts isn't there because the resolution happens within a page or too.

The magic itself is uninteresting; there's no learning curve, the girls just automatically know what to do. Even in the attacks, there is no variation - each girl only has one move.

I also found the romance - between Ichigo and Ryou, as well as between Ichigo and Masaya - dull. With Masaya, it's simply pages of Ichigo staring at him read more
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Jul 27, 2008
Ah, yes. Tokyo Mew Mew. How happy I am to finally get to do this review. It was one of my first mangas. Well, here's my review.

Story: The story wasn't that bad. It had an environmental message in it, and the romance between Ichigo and Masaya was really sweet. Kish's unrequited love for Ichigo was also done pretty well, especially in the last two books. I nearly cried with Ichigo during book seven when Kish was revealing his feelings. It also has side stories such as Petite Mew Mew where the girls are in kindergarden and Tokyo Black Cat Girl, the prototype for Tokyo Mew read more
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Jul 12, 2011
My first manga. :). Okay, so here we go.

Tokyo Mew Mew - we have to save the world.

The plot is really simple. There's a girl, Ichigo, who falls for a guy Aoyama. He seemed to like her from the beginning :). Anyway, while being int the museum, or somewhere, there is an earthquake. She is with those 4 girls she doesn't know, and then BOOM ! She doesn't know what's happening, but she remembers a cat : ) Cool isn't it ? :D She became Mew Mew and got to save the world with help from Ryou, who's pretty hot. She has to find another read more
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Aug 1, 2013
This is actually a really cute manga. It’s the basic magical girl with a little underlining factor of endangered species. It’s not a bad mix actually in that the characters all have characteristics of the species but sadly it ends there. The girls don’t have attacks that symbolize the animals they were injected with and the colors also don’t feel like they make the cut. For a show that keeps talking about the characters given power from endangered species, they should have put a little more into it. Now that doesn’t mean that I didn’t like the manga. The characters are loveable; the names actually read more
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