Tokyo Mew Mew
The Cyniclons, desperate residents of a ruined, polluted parallel Earth, are attacking our planet in order to replace theirs! Their primary method of both attack and intelligence-gathering is the use of a dark form of magic which twists common animals into deadly enemies they call Chimera Animals, also known as 'Predasites'.
In an attempt to stop the Cyniclons, two guys sent out a wave of energy into Tokyo, designed to infuse the DNA of endangered animals into young people and grant them the potential to develop magical abilities. These animal-related abilities, once activated, enable these youths to become Mew Mews and fight the invaders!
With the genetics of these endangered animals running through their veins, these teenagers must learn to balance high school, love lives, part time jobs at Cafe Mew Mew, random animal instincts being triggered by everyday things, and -- of course -- saving the world.
- What is it all about? Tokyo Mew Mew is about the animal-infused magical girls and boys who are fighting to save the world from an apparent alien invasion. There is a lot of environmental awareness in the subtext of this theme, from the way that the Cafe Mew Mew does business to the fact that all Mew Mews are infused with the DNA of endangered animals. The so-called 'aliens' that are invading are actually people from a parallel Earth who call themselves Cyniclons; they destroyed their own dimension's Earth with pollution, habitat destruction, overharvesting, and using up natural resources, and they wish to claim our Earth in its place.
- Project Mew - Project Mew is the designation of the mission formed by Ryou Shirogane and Keiichiro Akasaka to combat the Cyniclons and the threat of the Predasites (or Chimera Animals). Using the DNA of endangered animals, The two men searched for five girls who would be able to accept the DNA of the animals and allow them to use their new genetic makeup to save the world. These girls would become Mew Mews, following the orders of Ryou and Keiichiro to save the planet from these invaders. Mews are given special amulets which allow them to transform into hybrids of their normal selves and the animals they are infused with. This grants them great power as well access to magical items which aid in their work. The two men also supply the Mew Mews with a secret base, under the guise of giving them jobs at Cafe Mew Mew.
- Mew Identifiers - All Mews, potential or active, are marked in some way, usually by a symbol on their person or by some sort of animal coloration or markings. This is how people can find them. Just because they have been infused does not mean that the extra DNA is activated. Sometimes it needs a push, like being at the center of an attack. When activated, Mews will typically exhibit some signs of the animal they have been infused with. This is not always the case. Ichigo exhibits Cat ears and tail while Retasu has no outward signs of the species they are infused with. Along with these identifiers, A mew will at times succumb to animal instincts. This is very clearly seen by Ichigo's Cat moments where she falls and lands on her feet or is seen going after a butterfly, or craving fish.
- Mu Aqua - Special gemstones found typically in the ocean or even occasionally deep underground. A Mu Aqua will react with an infused person or being, amplifying their power. When used by Retasu in the series, she lost her legs and gained a porpoise tail as well as the ability to breathe underwater for a short time. This is also used by the Cyniclons in creating hybrid Predasites which are much much stronger then even infused Predasites. This substance is very strong and can not be easily destroyed.
- How does this work for OCs? - The two guys, Ryou Shirogane and Keiichiro Akasaka, actively scanned five girls who had the right DNA to actually be affected by their Infusion Wave. The thing is, they sent out a wave. Anyone with the right DNA would be affected and not just those five girls.
The Beginning Timeline
- 10 years ago - The Cyniclons, a race of beings from a different dimensions Earth, set out to find a new home. Their own earth, completely ravaged by pollution and environmental destruction became uninhabitable.
- 8 Months ago - The Cyniclons discover an unstable dimensional rift that leads to this dimension's Earth. They begin sending Infusers (devices used to create Predisites) to study this version of Earth and discover that the rift only lasts a short time after things pass through it.
- 6 Months ago - Professor Shinigane, Ryou's dad, discovers the Cyniclon threat. He creates Project Mew and tests it on one person-- his son. The test is a partial failure and the professor is killed. Ryou takes over his father's work. He meets Keiichiro Akasaka. They become a team and work together to continue Project mew.
- 3 Months ago - Ground is broken on a new Cafe in Tokyo called Cafe Mew Mew, Owned by Keiichiro Akasaka and Ryou Shinigane.
- September 15, 2017 - Cafe Mew Mew officially opens.
- September 19, 2017 - A Search for people fitting of Mew Metamorphosis leads to the discovery of five specific individuals. They release a concentrated wave with the ability to copy the DNA of certain Red Data animals onto those susceptible.
- September 19, 2017 - The dimensional rift opens again, and the Cyniclons move a cloaked base through it, crashing it on a small island off the coast of Japan; the rift collapses once more.
- Ichigo Momomiya - Leader of the Mew Mews, Ichigo is fused with a Iriomote Cat.
- Makio Ryu - OC Mew Mew fused with a Ringed Seal, Makio is an aspiring marine biologist!
- Minto Aizawa - A rich ballerina and a Mew Mew Too, Minto is fused with a Blue Lorikeet
- Retasu Midorikawa - A meek young woman who is a Mew Mew, She is fused with a Finless Porpoise.
- Bu-Ling Huang - An orphan performer who is a mew mew! She is fused with a Golden Lion Tamarin.
- Zakuro Fujiwara - A famous Model and Mew Mew! She is fused with a Grey Wolf.
- Ryou Shinogane - One of the heads of Project Mew Mew and manager of the Cafe Mew Mew.
- Keiichiro Akasaka - The second head of Project Mew Mew, Baker, and Owner of Cafe Mew Mew.
- Masaya Aoyama - Member of the Kendo Club and boyfriend of Ichigo.
- Quiche - The first of the Cyniclons to come to Earth. Has a Crush on Ichigo
- Tart - The second of the Cyniclons. He is the youngest and a little reckless.
- Pie - The third of the Cyniclons. Devout to Deep Blue and highly intelligent.
- Transformations Mew Mew Power Transformations (English)
- Opening Tokyo Mew Mew (Japanese)
- Transformations Tokyo Mew Mew (Japanese)