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Tokyo Mew Mew, Vol. 1

(Tokyo Mew Mew #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  13,929 ratings  ·  205 reviews
Ichigo is out on a hot date with her 'crush' when suddenly she's involved in an odd incident in which her DNA is merged with the DNA of an almost extinct wildcat. When four other girls' DNA is merged with the DNA of four other almost extinct animals, it's apparent that they're part of a much bigger plan. Ichigo and her friends have been chosen to become a part of a secret ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published April 8th 2003 by TokyoPop
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Candice Snow
Nov 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, mangas
I went to a thrift store and found the complete Tokyo Mew Mew manga collection and flipped out.

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The guy at the front register got such a kick out of it that he ended up giving me the books for "buy one get one free" price.

Naturally, due to my immense excitement, he asked what the manga was about. So I said,

"It's about two men who live in a Mary-Poppins-style-cafe and secretly conduct experiments on animals but one day they inject their experiment into a young girl and she turns into a human-
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
This manga is beyond cheesy, like soggy nachos cheesy. I am seriously debating some life choices, since I kinda want to read the second volume. I think I want to read it to continue to make fun of it, laugh at it's immaturity and outrageous story line.

Here is the story overview, Mild spoilers? . The story revolves around our main character Ichigo, the cute pink haired girl on the cover. In the first part of the story she is a normal girl, so why does she become a cute cat girl? All I am gonna
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This series right away reminded me of a Sailor Moon type of manga. I loved it right away and was caught up in the adventures of the girls. I also loved the idea of each of them having a different animal that they were based on. The drawing style is amazing and the action scenes are authentic in design. This series shows strong willed girls placed in tough situations having to show themselves and everyone around them just what they are capable of. I’m looking forward to reading the series sequel ...more
Aug 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
Talk about a manga series that's just cutesy for the sake of being cutesy.

There is absolutely nothing spectacular about this manga whatsoever. This has the same formula that started in Sailor Moon. A couple of girls has some cute outfits and use their unique powers to defeat the evil bad guys.

While I never watched or read Sailor Moon I know that each of the girls represent a certain planet and each had their unique powers. Tokyo Mew Mew is no exception. But there are a few twists.

Instead of ea
Sep 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
Oct 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Dropped in the middle of chapter 3 because I found it hard to read in that I was bored and found myself having to re-read panels over and over in order to finally be able to focus on what's going on. I tried the anime instead, which helped me get my thoughts together about why this story doesn't work for me. I think it's got too much going on (environmentalist values, endangered species-related magic, magical girls in general, a maid cafe). The manga was also cheesier than the anime; I thought t ...more
Dec 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
The storyline is fun and informative. Five girls have secretly been injected with DNA from endangered species to fight aliens who are using animals to take over the planet. The book contains information about the animals who are endangered and brings some awareness to the problem.

What I don't like about it, includes the outfits the girls obtain when they transform, the fact that they didn't volunteer to do this but had it done to them and the people who are running the experiment continue to ki
May 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: eh
I found Tokyo Mew Mew to be an interesting read. It may be a little cutesy, and gets into love relations plenty of times, it has a good art style, interesting dialogue, and even a few jokes now and then, as is expected with a Shoujo manga. The only thing I didn't like much was the lack of background around characters, specifically Ryou and Keichiiro, as well as missing parts of the other mew's lives. Like Pudding's siblings, or Mint's wealthiness. But seeing as it wasn't vital to the story, I ca ...more
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, owned
If you like magical girl manga and animals, this is for you! The set up for Tokyo Mew Mew involves a group of young girls having endangered species DNA and powers that help them save and protect the earth. As ridiculous as it sounds, the characters are so adorable that this setup works. It's just a fun magical girl read with some great drawings, and since the entire series is only 8 books, it's great for people intimidated by the idea of getting into a longer series.
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
The first manga I ever read. I loved it when I read it in the 6th grade, and no longer own this. However, from what I remember I really enjoyed it and literally flipped out at the kiss at the end. I got flustered when PDA happened around me and my parents were there. I always found it awkward so to see that was something that sent me into a giggling fit. I need to pick this up again.
Jun 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Beginning thoughts:

I'm getting attacked by archetypes! SO MANY ARCHETYPES. D:
Still cutesy though.
As silly shoujo should be.
~ elizabeth
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“For the future of the earth, We shall fight for it ~Nyan!~”
Someone on my news-feed reviewed a manga novel and although I don't frequent the manga section of my bookstore anymore it of course got me digging around this section of Goodreads looking for my adolescent favourites: cue Tokyo Mew Mew. I want to defend my oldest favourite- if you are looking for a story with its own alternative universe, a vast array of characters and even indulging in some darker themes, something akin to Bleach, th
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, children, romance
Ichigo was a normal student living in Tokyo until an experiment added wildcat genes to her body - now she's fighting against aliens that take over the bodies of innocent earth animals. Perfect for younger audiences and fans of series like Sailor Moon, this manga is cute without getting too dark (more on this below). Because this series is geared for young girls, it relies heavily on archetypes and cliches (magical girl, everyone's personalities match their animals, etc.). Unfortunately, this doe ...more
Danielle Bryanton
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1st-term
This book is a quick and easy read for teens. Ichigo Momomiya the main character is just a regular teen living in Japan, her whole life turns upside down when shes hit with a strange substance containing the DNA of a rare and endangered animal. Her mission at the beginning of this book is to locate and recruit the other missing four "mews", or four other girls with the DNA. The real objective though, is to put a stop to the strange alien forces that seek to take over earth and destroy it's eco s ...more
Lör K.
I still remember when I first got Tokyo Mew Mew out of the library when I first found it. I was merely 13 years old, and saw the bright pink cover and got quite excited. Reading the back, I quickly read what it was about, and checked it out that very moment before going back to browsing the shelves.

I still remember just how entranced I was by this, reading it through at least six times the first time I read it. I remember just how pretty the character designs and overall artwork was. I remember
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-17, comics
The bunny family recommended this to me. Pink Bunny's daughter (Purple Bunny) is super into anime, and I tried explaining that reading it makes me eyes twirl and causes mass confusion and it's shameful. Then they made me watch an episode of Black Butler and I had to read that, and they also told me I need to read this.

This was waaaaaaaay more get-into-able than Black Butler. This is the cutest. premise. ever. Literally, can you get cuter than a 7th grade superhero whose got extinct cat DNA merg
Dakota★Magic in Every Book
Whole Series Review
Tokyo Mew Mew is pretty cheesy and ridiculous but it was the second manga I ever got my hands on at age 12 so I have a soft spot for its shenanigans. Nostalgia is a big factor in my rating of 3 stars. Honestly, aside from its super cute designs, it's really not an impressive entry in the magical girl genre. Cardcaptor Sakura and Sailor Moon are much more fleshed out. Still, environmentalism themes are pretty unique and the designs are cute, but the series is easily passable.
Aug 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Honestly, this book will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first true manga I ever read.

Yes, the story could get a little hokey at time, but it was fun. It reminded me a lot of Sailor Moon, and the main character's part cat. What's not to love?
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this series a while ago, and I remember loving it! And now, however many years later, I still feel the same. The characters are endearing and adorable, the storyline is fluffy and cute, and the art is quite pretty. I'm so glad I decided to pick it up again to re-read it! :)
Apr 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
Reminded me of Cardcaptor Sakura without the charm.... Esp some of the interaction-scenes between characters and the location of certain symbols...
Holly Letson
I get a weird vibe from that Masaya guy. I can't help but feel that he will turn out being evil/"a bad guy" later on.
Supermomochan (PeachyFishyBooks)
Uh......10/10 nostalgia points! But this story is poo. XD The art is pretty cute though!
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
TOkyo Mew Mew is one of my favorite magical girls anime... so when I was browsing books in Amazon and came across the manga I just had to get it.
The story has a special place in my heart, but being objective it has many flaws.
While I like main character Ichigo, the rest of the cast falls into many shoujo stereotypes and tbh I don't particularly care about them (this sound harsh, of course I want them to be happy but they don't inspire passionate feelings in me). And ok, Ichigo is kind of the c
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was one of, if not, the first manga that I ever read. Mia's artwork is amazing and very enjoyable. When I was first introduced to these books in 2005, I was curious and excited. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book and the others a lot. This is a great intro to the series. While we don't meet all five our action packed heroes in this book, it holds up really well to introduce, Ichigo, Mint, and Lettuce. (I still don't know how I feel about the English adapted names.) We get a tease of Puddin ...more
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read "Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode", which happens to be the sequel to Tokyo Mew Mew, back in 6th grade and I do believe it was the first manga series I read. I remember liking it so much that after 5 years of reading it, I still remembered the series, so naturally I decided to look for the rest of the books which I finally found.

I enjoyed this book, it's fast paced and just really interesting. I do admit that I was really confused at first; I watched the Anime first to get a feel of the plot line
It was cute and ridiculous! I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to track down volume 2. Masaya and Ichigo were cute and cheesy together, which is fine, haha. We didn’t get a whole lot of information about Mint and Lettuce yet, but so far I’ll say my favorite character is Lettuce, but I like Ichigo’s cat-girl abilities best. If you like cute magical girls, then read it. If cute and weird isn’t your thing, then give this a pass. I, however, loved it.🐱

I would recommend this volume if you like Shugo
Claudia ✨
May 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: forever-ago, manga
The one manga that started it all for me. If I hadn't seen that cute cover of a cat-girl and craved it as a 8-year old, I might not have discovered my love for manga, anime and Japan. I shudder at the thought.

So even though I do now - and did quite quickly actually - not like this series, I still have to give it a quite decent rating because of the nostalgia and gratefulness I feel for this series. Also - the art is actually very pretty, if you like that shoujo-style. The dresses and outfits are
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A light-hearted sci-fi Manga about the supernatural adventures of five girls, who are each able to transform into an endangered animal to fight extraterrestrial beings threatening to invade and destroy Earth. Teaches lessons about taking care of the environment and provides some interesting facts about endangered species. A good first Manga.
Ercia Diazenza
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I like this book because this book kind of explain about my friend in 3rd grade. I gave this book 4 stars because this boy was creepy. He spies on his room mate, and his room mate is a girl. He know everything about her. But it was a good book because the girl is a mew mew.
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