Tokyo Mew Mew New anime has revealed the first key visual and a teaser video to preview the voices of the five Mew Mews. The anime is scheduled to debut in 2022.
The video also previews the anime’s theme song “bitter sweet darling” performed by the five-member VA unit Smewthie. In addition, it has been confirmed that Yasuharu Takanashi (Team-MAX) is composing the music for the series. Takanashi is known to create music for the Sailor Moon series and Zombieland Saga.
As previously announced, the series is directed by Aria the Crepuscolo director Takahiro Natori and animated by Yumeta Company and Graphinica. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid writer Yuka Yamada is in charge of the series scripts. Satoshi Ishino is designing the characters. The reboot anime is a project to celebrate the 20th anniversary of writer Reiko Yoshida and artist Mia Ikumi’s Tokyo Mew Mew manga
In Tokyo, Japan, a young girl named Ichigo Momomiya attends an endangered species exhibit with her “crush” Masaya Aoyama. After an earthquake, Ichigo and four other girls are bathed in a strange light. A cat appears before Ichigo, then merges with her.
The next day, she begins acting like a cat and making cat puns. After meeting Ryô Shirogane and Keiichirô Akasaka, Ichigo learns that she was infused with the DNA of the Iriomote cat. Ryou and Keiichirou explain that this allows her to transform into Mew Ichigo, a powerful heroic cat girl. She is ordered to defeat Chimera Animas—alien parasites which infect animals and turn them into monsters. Also she has to find the four other girls from the exhibit—the remaining Mew Mews and protect the earth from the alien’s attacks.
▍Staff and Production
Director: Takahiro Natori
Character Design: Satoshi Ishino
Series Composition: Yuka Yamada
Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama
Music: Yasuharu Takanashi (Team-MAX)
Animation: Yumeta Company x Graphinica
■ Ichigo Momomiya – CV: Yūki Tenma
■ Mint Aizawa – CV: Mirai Hinata
■ Lettuce Midorikawa – CV: Ryōko Jūni
■ Pudding Fong – CV: Rian Toda
■ Zakuro Fujiwara – CV: Momoka Ishii