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syeung321's Tokyo Mew Mew Tv Review

Tokyo Mew Mew

Tokyo Mew Mew tv Review

A very kawaii anime about five girls who become infused with the DNA of endangered animals and gain special powers to fight evil. They are Ichigo, Mint, Lettuce, Pudding and Zakuro: all are from different backgrounds and each one is likeable in her own way. Together, they protect the earth from the kirema anima that are determined to take over their planet.

Credit: Kyelor

Story & Characters

I thought this anime was pretty good when i watched it for the first time. (It’s the first anime series i ever saw) I thought the story was pretty good. I like the bit about the DNA fusion between an endangered animal and a compatible girl, but the average girl becoming heroine thing wasn't very original. Though it is not the most original anime i've ever seen, i still enjoyed watching it though it is somewhat different from the manga (mind you i've only read two volumes but.. oh well..) with the chimera animals, instead of only being enlarged as indicated in the manga, they have powers in the anime. I guess that makes the anime more interesting. I dunno

I gotta say though, this anime is very similar to Sailor Moon. In fact, you would have thought that the idea of Tokyo Mew Mew originally came from Sailor Moon.

Tokyo Mew Mew first takes place with a girl called Ichigo Momomiya or if you're Japanese, Momomiya Ichigo. Anyway, she is a very memorable red-haired character who is hopelessly in love with Masaya Aoyama (or Aoyama Masaya whichever you prefer) and goes on a date with him at an endangered species exhibition or something like that and during the date, Ichigo experiences a 'dream' or a vision that a cat went inside her and that is when the excitement starts with various weird things happening to her at school when she finds herself acting like a cat. Later, Ichigo finds that there are other girls who, like herself, were also infused with the DNA of an endangered animal and has to find them while battling aliens on the way.

Overall the storyline is okay...not too bad but not too original either.

Rating: 6

Art

I thought that the artwork in Tokyo Mew Mew was very nice. The colours were well distributed and really caught my eye. I especially liked the colour of the costumes, the characters, and the background. The colours really showed the personality of the characters. For example, when we see the Mew Mews, everything is bright and colourful and when we see the bad guys (the aliens, that is) the colours are dull, dark and look very forbidding.

The character designs were very nice and captured their different personalities and characteristics. The hair colour, the style and of course, the costumes, which you could tell they belong in the same group. I simply loved the variation of colours in this anime.

Not to forget the background, which suited the theme and situations as i said - very bright when everyone is happy and very dreary when the main characters are in a bad situation.

I think the sound and the colours may be the best parts of the anime.


Rating: 8

Sound

I really liked the opening song 'My Sweet Heart' because it's really catchy and gets you in the mood. It also gave you the impression of romance in this anime (which is true of course).

The different music for each girl's transformation really suited their personality. For example, a very vibrant musical theme for Ichigo, a very deep and classical music for Mint, a very Mexican (what i imagine to be Mexican anyway) and watery music for Lettuce (though i'm not so sure she's Mexican ^-^), a VERY Chinese and mischievous music for Pudding and finally, a very dynamic and catchy music with an electric guitar for Zakuro. In fact i think i like Zakuro's music the best.

As for the voice acting, each voice really suited all the different characters. Ichigo had a very normal school girl voice, Mint had a very bossy and snobby voice, Lettuce had a very shy voice, Pudding had a very cute and childish voice and finally, Zakuro had a very mature and sincere voice.


Rating: 9

Presentation

I think that this anime I quite good but maybe not worth buying but downloading, definitely! I think that this anime kind of dragged a bit too long so if you don’t like long animes that drag for ages (I think it’s 52 episodes) don’t watch it. I gotta say, though, the anime producers really know how to keep you occupied and entertained throughout the series and I never once thought it was boring.

One thing I definitely didn’t like was Ichigo’s pose. Of all the Mew Mews, why chose the main leader and design such a crap (sorry but that’s the only way I can describe it) pose? And there were also unnecessary moves during the transformation which really kind of put me off (because it’s really lame) so that whenever she transforms, I skip it. That was the thing i'm really bothered about and lowers my opinion of the anime. But putting that aside, i thought that Tokyo Mew Mew was still kind of worth watching. Maybe it's because it's the first anime series i ever watched, I don't know.

If you still want to watch it, despite the lame poses, etc. then good luck! If not, well try out AIR! I'm still currently watching it but i'm already hooked into it! When i'm finished, i'm going to do a review on it. But bye for now! (or Ja ne! Heheh i learnt that from watching anime ^_- )

Rating: 6

Final Verdict

6.83 (above average)

Reviewed by syeung321, Mar 07, 2007

Comments

  1. shoujoboy Mar 12, 2007

    We meet again... Anyway a couple of recommendations. Write your reviews up and get someone else to proofread who has a good grasp on things like sentence structure. Much of the review consisted of disjointed sentences with a big time lack of flow; a necessity in keeping readers interest. The other is don't be afraid to use a thesarus to vary your adjectives and other vocabulary. Overuse of "pretty good" and "average" weakens the overall review. Take my advice for what it's worth.

  2. ShadowDreamer16 Sep 13, 2007

    I first started watching the dubbed version and wasn't too impressed, after watching the subbed version though my opinion changed. It still wasn't the best anime show in terms of animation or even story plot, but for some reason I enjoyed it and even ended up watching the whole series.

  3. SukiLovesAnime Dec 20, 2008

    When I first watched it in dub version,
    I didn't like itvery much,
    But after watching it in the sub, I loved it very much.
    I loved all the characters anime except for Puddings, I don't know y though >.<

  4. rukasu04 Mute Member Nov 30, 2009

    Nice review, thanks

  5. SchRita Jan 15, 2010

    Thanks for the review!

  6. BaranoHime Jul 24, 2010

    I watched Tokyo mew mew when I was younger......I really liked it back then,but now I don't find it much interesting......probably because I'm older......^^

  7. angelxxuan Banned Member May 20, 2012

    this is one of those anime that if you don't like cuteness, girls in action and mimi then one might wish to avoid this one. not everyone likes mimi, which are people in animal ears/tails, very interesting anime all the same.

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