Ringo later joined the other Mew Mews in the Petite Mew Mew bonus story in the second volume of Tokyo Mew Mew à la Mode. . The series was adapted into a 52 episode anime series by Studio Pierrot. It debuted in Japan on April 6, 2002, on both TV Aichi and TV Tokyo; the final episode aired on March 29, 2003. A two-volume sequel to the manga, Tokyo Mew Mew à la Mode, was serialized in Nakayoshi from April 2003 to February 2004. The sequel introduces a new Mew Mew, Berry Shirayuki (meaning "White Snow Berry"), who becomes the temporary leader of the Mew Mews, while Ichigo (meaning "Strawberry") is on a trip to England. Two video games were also created for the series: a puzzle. volumes by Kodansha from February 2001 to April 2003. It focuses on five girls infused with the DNA of endangered animals which gives them special powers and allows them to transform into "Mew Mews." Led by Ichigo Momomiya, the girls protect the earth from aliens who wish to "reclaim" it. Produced by Akifumi Takayanagi Hideyuki Kachi Ken Hagino Noboru Yamada. Multiple music and character CDs have been released for the Tokyo Mew Mew series by King Records. The first, a CD single, contained the full and karaoke versions of "Koi wa A La Mode", performed by the five voice actors who played the Mew Mews, and a second song performed by Saki Nakajima, who voices Ichigo. . Tokyo Mew Mew was later licensed for an English-language dubbed release by 4TEENs Entertainment. In its announcement about the series, 4TEENs originally noted that the show would be renamed to Hollywood Mew Mew and that they would be heavily editing and localizing episodes so that viewers would not recognize its Japanese origins. . The five Mew Mews battle the Chimera Animas and their alien controllers Quiche, Pie and Tart. Quiche falls in love with Ichigo where he tries to gain her love despite the fact that he is trying to eliminate the other Mew Mews. Pie and Tart later join Quiche in trying to destroy the Mew Mews. turn-based role-playing video game in which the player controls a new Mew Mew, Ringo Akai ( 赤井 りんご,. Pierrot, Tokyu Agency and AEON adapted Tokyo Mew Mew into a fifty-two episode anime series, directed by Noriyuki Abe. Broadcast on both TV Aichi and TV Tokyo, the series premiered on April 6, 2002, and aired weekly until its conclusion on March 29, 2003. . The first volume of Tokyo Mew Mew published in Japan by Kodansha on February 6, 2001 featuring Ichigo Momomiya in her Mew Mew form. Twenty-six episodes of Mew Mew Power aired on 4TEENs Entertainment in the United States because 4TEENs was unable to get a merchandising deal for the series and the English dub had stopped production. . Two video games based on the Tokyo Mew Mew series were launched in 2002 by Takara. The first, Hamepane Tokyo Mew Mew. Although Mew Mew Power has not been released to home video in North America, ten of the 4TEENs episodes have been released to Region 4 DVD in Australia and New Zealand by Magna Pacific. As Tokyo Mew Mew became a viable project, Kodansha hired Reiko Yoshida to be the series' scenario writer and story supervisor. . Subsequent 4TEENs press releases about the series referred to the new series as The Mew Mews and its original name Tokyo Mew Mew. . volumes by Kodansha. The first volume was released on February 1, 2001, with the final volume released April 4, 2003. . Tokyo Mew Mew– Tōjō Shin Mew Mew!– Minna Issho ni Gohōshi Suru Nyan. from September 2000 to February 2003, and later published in seven. Tokyo Mew Mew and Tokyo Mew Mew à la Mode are licensed for an English-language release in North America by Tokyopop. The first volume of the main series was released on June 1, 2004, with volumes released subsequently until the seventh volume was published on December 15, 2005. . In Tokyo, Japan, a young girl named Ichigo Momomiya attends an endangered species exhibit with her " crush " Masaya Aoyama. After an earthquake, Ichigo and four other girls are bathed in a strange light. A cat appears before Ichigo, then merges with her. The next day, she begins acting like a cat and making cat puns. After meeting Ryô Shirogane and Keiichirô Akasaka, Ichigo learns that she was infused with the DNA of the Iriomote cat. Ryou and Keiichirou explain that this allows her to transform into Mew Ichigo, a powerful heroic cat girl. She is ordered to defeat Chimera Animas—alien parasites which infect animals and turn them into monsters. Ryou and Keiichirou instruct Ichigo to find the four other girls from the exhibit—the remaining Mew Mews. The 4TEENs episodes aired on YTV in Canada and on the Pop Girl. On July 24, 2002, a five-disc limited edition collector's box set was released containing character songs for each of the Mew Mews, performed by their respective voice actors and a remix of "Koi wa A La Mode." . The second title, Tōkyō Mew Mew– Enter the New Mew Mew!– Serve Everyone Together.