In honour of the anime remake coming out next year, I give to you one of the most nostalgic manga titles that I’ve ever read.
Tokyo Mew Mew is a Magical Girl genre manga created by Reiko Yoshida. It tells the story of a girl named Ichigo Momomiya who develops a magical ability that allows her and her friends to
What Tokyo Mew Mew (東京ミュウミュウ) Is About
Author(s): Reiko Yoshida
Artist(s): Reiko Yoshida
Known As: Tokyo Mew Mew, Mew Mew Amiche Vincenti, Mew Mew Power!, Super Gatinhas, 东京喵喵, 東京ミュウミュウ, 東京喵喵
Official Translation(s): English, Japanese
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Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Romance, Comedy, Magical Girls, Fantasy
A Small Synopsis
After Ichigo Momomiya develops the powers of a Iriomote cat, she must balance protecting the world, school work and being with the love of her life.
Where to read Tokyo Mew Mew (東京ミュウミュウ)
This manga can be purchased on websites such as Amazon.
There are unofficial fan-translated English versions which can potentially be found on scanlation sites such as MangaDex.
What Is Good About Tokyo Mew Mew (東京ミュウミュウ)
I LOVE the majority of the cast in this franchise.
The heroines all have interesting personalities, as do Ryou Shirogane and Keiichiro Akasaka. The antagonists are also written pretty well, having a motive that does make you feel sympathy for them later on into the series.
On a personal note; while I do enjoy Ichigo’s character, my personal favourite is definitely Mew Mint!
Holy llamas the art from Tokyo Mew Mew is absolutely beautiful.
Combined with an adorable character style and unique costumes for each Mew Girl, I can always recall being absolutely amazed by the stunning visuals.
What Is Bad About Tokyo Mew Mew (東京ミュウミュウ)
Lack of Depth
I know that this a manga review, but I have to give props to the anime for this entry.
Let me explain…
Besides Ichigo, the other Mew Girls don’t get a LOT of time to flesh out their characters compared to the main lead. While I know Ichigo is our protagonist, I do feel that there should have been more backstory to the other four girls. All five of them work together to protect their world, so it just left me feeling a tad bit disappointed…
As for à la Mode… Hm.
Despite my own gripes with the manga, I still greatly adore this one. If you’re a fan of magical girl series, animals or even cute artwork then Tokyo Mew Mew definitely takes the cake!
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Let me know if you have read Tokyo Mew Mew or are thinking of picking it up in the comments below! Be sure to share this with your friends and make them aware of this awesome manga.