With Mew Ichigo studying abroad in London, the remaining four girls from Cafe Mew Mew are one too few. Luckily, a new Mew is about to emerge. Berry just transferred to a different junior high because she thought their school outfits were cute. Little does she know she's about to become the first Mew Mew with TWO sets of animal genes in her blood. Half cat, half rabbit, she's joining the Mew Mew team just in time. A new gang calling itself the Crusaders has appeared, and its leader just happens to love wild game like rabbit - well done and served for his dinner! When Mew Ichigo returns from London she's going to be very, very surprised!
Volume 2: Usagi no Furasu Hoshi
Tokyo Mew Mew à La Mode was published in English by Tokyopop from July 7, 2005 to September 13, 2005. Kodansha Comics USA republished the series with a new translation as a single omnibus edition on January 14, 2014.
This was a story with very cute drawings, but it echoes Tokyo Mew Mew and was not very creative. The life of Berrii or Berry is simply a modified version of Ichigo's, and she takes over the entire story. This isn't a masterpiece manga, and the only real reason I feel you could read it for is looking at the artwork.
Absolutely TERRIBLE. The loss of Yoshida Reiko really impacted the series. Tokyo Mew Mew was great, but a la mode is NOT. Berii (or, as Tokyopop calls her, Berry) is as bad of a Mary Sue as you find in most of fanfiction.net, characters acted out of character, and Ichigo is shuffled offscreen and cripplingly depowered to give the Playboy Bunny a chance to hypnotize her friends into loving her. Ikumi Mia's art is still top-quality, but the story greatly suffered. Do yourself a favour and stick with the original series.
There were so many negative points here. No plot until chapter 8, the 3rd-to-last chapter. What gives? I pick up a sequel series, I expect a good plot, not some magical girl-slice of life mishmash. Thee poor attempt at a romance sidestory didn't help. Losing Rieko Yoshida was definitely a big blow to the writers. I would not reread this at all. The only real positive thing was maintaining the art style from the first series. This series was lucky to be rated a 6.
So I'd been patient. I was like "OMG. My childhood will reborn". Dissapointed. Like seriuosly.
There is a chick - Berry - she transforms into some rabbit and she's like a replacement for Ichigo. AWESOME ! -sarcastic.
She has her own love history, pretty lame comparing to Ichigo's, but anyway I could have survive this, but I think I didn't want to. I did it to the end. And it was such a waste of time.
Art stays like usual. But character's rating. I don't understand why Ichigo was for such a
short time. I missed her, so as the other girls. They just weren't the same. But Purin reminded me that she is great and only because of that I made my judgement as one point down in character's rating. Only thanks to Purin !
I also didn't enjoy it as I did with the first series. So it also went down.
It's fair 5 to me. But everyone who's up to reading it. Don't. If you loved the first series, the first 7 volumes, don't read those. As respect to your memories from Tokyo Mew Mew !