What is Tokyo Mew Mew?
A manga serialized in Nakayoshi that was brought to life by manga writer Reiko Yoshida and artist Mia Ikumi. It has spawned two animated series.
This tale features your typical post-Sailor Moon magical girl squadron and also incorporates serious themes such as environmental issues. Its adorable design and unique story made it a hit across generations, even from the very beginning.
Pixiv Encyclopedia (partially revised by editorial staff)
Mew Ichigo and the other Mew Mews are celebrating over 20 years of doing battle against those who would harm the Earth! Debuting in September 2000, Tokyo Mew Mew is an international hit magical girl manga with not only a lengthy legacy but an extraordinary number of fans across the globe.
These fans, and perhaps a brand new generation of fans, have been eagerly waiting for the remake of the original anime titled Tokyo Mew Mew New, which sees slight costume redesigns, a whole new voice cast, but hopefully that same familiar Mew Mew magic.
Tokyo Mew Mew is a magical girl series that is often compared to other titans of the genre such as Sailor Moon and the Pretty Cure franchise for its multicolored and multifaceted team of evil- fighting young girls. The manga has gone on to spawn an anime, a spin-off series, and also video games for the Game Boy Advance and Playstation consoles.
After being fused with the DNA of various endangered animal species, Ichigo Momomiya, Mint Aizawa, Lettuce Midorikawa, Purin Fong, and Zakuro Fujisawa – or they may go by another set of names depending on your local translation – transform and do battle against a group of alien invaders who plan to wipe out all life on Earth, all while trying to balance their new positions with their daily lives.
Due to being postponed from its 2020 release, however, Tokyo Mew Mew New’s debut is actually just in time to help the franchise celebrate another momentous occasion – the 20th anniversary of the premiere of the original anime, which was on April 6, 2002. In honor of such a lasting legacy and to help kick the remake off in style, we’ve assembled some of the amazing fan art posted on pixiv for you to enjoy.
This new anime series will also help carry on the legacy of manga co-creator and illustrator Mia Ikumi, who suddenly passed away in March 2022.
Are there any characters in particular you’re looking forward to seeing purr-fectly remastered in the remake?