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Tokyo Mew Mew Manga Returns With Male Lead Characters (Updated)

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Madoka Seizuki draws new Tokyo Mew Mew Ōre manga

The January 2020 issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine is announcing on Saturday that the Tokyo Mew Mew franchise launched a new manga series by Madoka Seizuki titled Tokyo Mew Mew Ōre. The new Tokyo Mew Mew manga will now focus on male characters instead of the female characters of the previous manga and anime. The manga will launch with a 62-page opening chapter, including a color opening page.

The new manga lists Kodansha with the credit for the original work. "Ore" (without the elongated "ō" sound) is the informal Japanese pronoun for "I," often used by males. "Ōre" (with the elongated "ō" sound) is a Japanese transliteration for the Spanish interjection "Olé." "O Re" (without the elongated "ō" sound) is also a Japanese transliteration for the French phrase "au lait."

Reiko Yoshida and Mia Ikumi serialized their Tokyo Mew Mew manga from 2000 to 2003, and Tokyopop published all seven volumes in English. Kodansha Comics released the manga in three omnibus volumes with a new translation in 2011. The manga inspired a 52-episode television anime series from 2002 to 2003, and 4Kids Entertainment aired the anime with the title Mew Mew Power in 2005. Ikumi also serialized a sequel manga titled Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode from 2003 to 2004, and Kodansha Comics published the manga in English.

Update: The Tokyo Mew Mew Ōre manga launched in the January 2020 issue of Nakayoshi on Saturday. This article previously incorrectly stated the manga would launch in 2020.

Update 2: Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode's credit corrected. Thanks, Mew Berry

Source: Amazon via Hachima Kikō

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