Recently aired the first episode of the remake of the anime Tokyo Mew Mew, titled Tokyo Mew Mew New. Curious how the first episode of the new anime compares to the original version?
The original anime aired between 2002 and 2003 and had a total of 52 episodes produced by Pierrot, the new anime that just premiered will have a total of 12 episodes.
Tokyo Mew Mew 2002 vs 2022
Tokyo Mew Mew New production team:
Studio: Yumeta Company (Muv-Luv Alternative) and Graphinica (Hello World)
Director: Takahiro Natori (Cannon Busters)
Screenwriter: Yuka Yamada
Tokyo Mew Mew 2002 was made by studio Pierrot (Naruto, Bleach), with the direction of Noriyuki Abe (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Bleach).
The manga was written by Reiko Yoshida and drawn by Mia Ikumi between 2000 and 2003 at Nakayoshi publishing house. Artist Mia Ikumi passed away in March of this year
Tokyo Mew Mew Synopsis
Thirteen-year-old Ichigo Momomiya is at an endangered animal exhibit with her crush Masaya Aoyama when she is hit by a beam of light and sees a cat entering her body. She begins to demonstrate cat-like behavior the following day. A giant monster attacks Masaya and forces Ichigo to transform into a pink magical girl with cat ears and a tail.
A boy named Ryou Shirogane explains that the monster she fought was a Chimera Anima—alien parasites that infect animals and turn them into giant monsters. Ryou and Keiichiro Akasaka, the owner of a pink cafe called Cafe Mew Mew, planned to take the DNA of five Red Data Animals and use them as biological weapons by injecting them into Chimera Anima—an experiment they called the Mew Project. But due to an earthquake the day before, the DNA was accidentally shot into Ichigo and four other girls that she met outside the museum instead!
Now a “biological weapon,” Ichigo must fight against the aliens and find her potential teammates—all while keeping her feline identity a secret from Masaya.