To celebrate the manga’s 20th anniversary, the Tokyo Mew Mew franchise has announced a brand new anime. The official website of the animated transposition of the series has revealed the five main voice actresses of the new anime Tokyo Mew Mew.
Streaming on YouTube last night, the five main voice actresses of the all-new anime were finally announced Tokyo Mew Mew. The open audition for the lead role Ichigo Momomiya was held in April 2020 and you can see his selection process in the schedule YouTube.
As part of the 20th anniversary of the manga of the same name created by Reiko Yoshida (history) e Ten Hundred (art), as well as the 65th anniversary of Kodansha’s Nakayoshi shoujo magazine in which the manga was serialized, the new anime project was launched in April 2020. The actress who will be the voice of Ichigo, selected out of 3,000 candidates , is Yuuki Temma, 23, from Tokyo. She had been a member of a theater company for about four years.
♡Temma Yuuki was chosen for the VA of Momomiya Ichigo!
♡The casts of Mint, Lettuce, Pring, and Zakuro were also announced!
— Anime “Tokyo Mew Mew Nyu ~ ♡” Official TOKYO MEW MEW NEW (@mew_mew_new) February 2, 2021
Further details on the new anime will be revealed in a 1st MEW ♡ ting online event which will be streamed on YouTube LIVE for free from 7: 00-19: 25 (JST) / 02: 00-02: 25 (PT) on February 22, 2021 (JST). The five voice actresses will perform together for the first time the song assigned for the audition.
Kodansha Comics released the three-volume omnibus manga in 2011. Yoshida and Ikumi also serialized a manga sequel. The franchise also launched a new manga series created by Madoka Seizuki. The manga in this version focused on the male characters instead of the female characters from the previous stories.
From the original manga an anime series of 52 episodes was taken, aired in Japan from April 2002 to March 2003 while in Italy, the anime was broadcast in 2004 on Italia 1 with the title Mew Mew – Winning friends.