Tokyo Mew Mew by Mia Ikumi
Published By: Kodansha Comics
Publication Date: January 14th 2014
Genres: Manga, Shojo, Fantasy
Date Read: February 2018
THE MEW MEWS ARE BACK!
Berry Shirayuki is a completely normal high school girl—until she’s hit by the Mew Mew beam, giving her the powers of both the Amami Black Rabbit and the Andean Mountain Cat! Now Berry has super-hearing, super-speed, and can leap (small) builings in a single bound. But her new super powers come at a price—with their leader Ichigo studying abroad in England, the Mew Mews need Berry’s help fighting the remaining chimera terrorizing Tokyo. As if that wasn’t bad enough, there’s a new gang in town, the Saint Rose Crusaders. They’ve made it their mission to destroy the Mew Mews, and they’re starting with Berry!
This omnibus edition collects Tokyo Mew Mew à la Mode volumes 1 & 2!
A spin-off of the original Tokyo Mew Mew series, but with a new Mew Mew, Berry. She has the DNA of a rabbit, and a cat. I honestly enjoyed this companion manga series. I liked the characters, especially Berry and Tasuku, and how adorable they were along with this story. I know this manga can be cheesy at times and have some rushed scenes in the plot. I actually really enjoyed this short two book series.
I’ve always enjoyed Tokyo Mew Mew, but I disliked both Ichigo and Masaya. However, this fixed that problem because Ichigo and Masaya are replaced with two new, lovable characters! Then there’s my favorite character from the entire series Berry’s childhood friend Tasuku. He’s absolutely clueless, but not in a dumb, boring way like Masaya. He’s so caring and kind to Berry, and I just love that. He’s got a playful, goofy personality, and that just makes him even more hilarious to see. I liked him better than Masaya.
The villains would have been cool if they had been explained more. I wanted to know what was going on with them, because their whole thing was confusing and there weren’t any motives at all.
Mia Ikumi’s art is adorable and I enjoyed watching Berry and Tasuku’s relationship develop. Berry’s awkwardness as she realizes her feelings are growing for Tasuku is endearing and Tasuku’s fondness for Berry is silly but equally loveable. The plot, however, is not the most developed.
That’s it for this review! Have you read this? If so, What did you think of it? Tell me in the comments if you agree or disagree with any of this. I’d love to know your opinion.