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Tokyo Mew Mew New Anime's 1st Full Video Unveils More Cast, July Debut

posted on by Egan Loo

The live-streamed "Tokyo Mew Mew New Anime Information Big♡Big♡Announcement Event!!!" for Tokyo Mew Mew New, the all-new anime of Reiko Yoshida and Mia Ikumi's Tokyo Mew Mew manga, debuted the anime's first full promotional video on Tuesday. The video features the song "Cat!! Shite Super Girls" by the cast unit Smewthie. The event and the video also announced more cast members and the July premiere for the anime.

The newly announced cast members are:

Yuma Uchida as Masaya Aoyama, the top student of his grade at Ichigo's school

Yuichi Nakamura as Ryō Shirogane, a mysterious, rich high school student who launches the μ (pronounced "myū") Project to defend Earth from aliens

Yusuke Shirai as Keiichirō Akasaka, the lead figure in UMA (unidentified mysterious animal) research who spearheads the μ Project with Shirogane

Kaori Ishihara as Masha, a high-end R-2000 robot

The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in July. To commemorate the new anime, the original manga will have a new edition featuring new cover illustrations by Ikumi. The first three volume will ship on May 13.

The anime follows Ichigo Momomiya, a girl who transforms into Mew Ichigo (Strawberry) with the power of the Iriomote leopard cat to save Earth from parasitic Chimera Anima aliens.

The main cast includes:

Yūki Tenma as Ichigo Momomiya

Mirai Hinata as Mint Aizawa, Ryōko Jūni as Lettuce Midorikawa

Rian Toda as Pudding (Purin) Fong, Momoka Ishii as Zakuro Fujiwara

The five main cast members formed a unit named Smewthie, and their first single digitally launched on March 22, 2021.

Takahiro Natori (Aria the Crepuscolo, Cannon Busters) is directing the anime at Yumeta Company and Graphinica, and Yuka Yamada (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Bungaku Shōjo, Neo Angelique Abyss) is in charge of the series scripts. Satoshi Ishino (Date A Live, No. 6) is designing the characters, and Toshiki Kameyama is directing the sound. Team-MAX's Yasuharu Takanashi (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal, Precure franchise, Zombie Land Saga, Fairy Tail) is composing the music.

The anime will mark the 20th anniversary of the manga, as well as the 65th anniversary of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine, which originally serialized it. Staff announced the anime in April 2020.

Yoshida and Ikumi serialized their original Tokyo Mew Mew magical girl manga from 2000 to 2003 (with Kodansha credited for the franchise's original concept), 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.

The franchise launched a new manga series by Madoka Seizuki titled Tokyo Mew Mew Ōre in November 2019. The new Tokyo Mew Mew manga focuses on male characters instead of the female characters of the previous manga and anime.

Yoshida and Ikumi published a new two-chapter manga Tokyo Mew Mew 2020 Re-Turn in December 2019 and January 2020.

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

Sources: Tokyo Mew Mew New anime's website, Comic Natalie

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