Hime Azumi is the main protagonist in the one-shot manga series Tokyo Black Cat Girl.


Hime Azumi, transformed.

The story begins when Hime has just been asked out by her crush, Noda, when she suddenly receives superpowers and is told by Masha that she was chosen by the "Mother Computer", and has the responsibility of protecting the world from the invading aliens called the Bagu (translated as "Baku").

At the end of the manga, Noda is attacked by the Bagu's leader. Hime transforms in front of him and, with a bit of effort and her strongest attack yet, manages to save his life. All the Bagu's victims survive, but Noda is angry Hime kept her secret. He walks away from her, only to come back and kiss her just when she's sure he is gone. He says she owes him a lot of lunches, and Hime happily agrees. At the end of the manga, Hime goes off to defeat the Bagu, her secret work and love life both going smoothly.


Hime and Noda.

Hime's eyes and scarf are pink, and her hair is black. Hime has short black hair and she wears a very short black dress, that often results in her underwear being shown. Her gloves are black and they only cover her hands. She wears black boots, and her black tail is long. All in all, Hime strongly resembles Ichigo Momomiya (when she is transformed).


Hime is mixed with a black cat. Her attacks are "Ichi Geki Hitsu Satsu Hana Rai Ran Bu" ("Killing and dancing blow of a thunder flower"), "Man In On Rei Nobori Ryû" ("Rising dragon thanking an honorable pride member"), and "Gô Ka Ken Ran Urutora Sutâmain" ("Gorgeous and overpowering ultra starmain"). The Tokyopop translations were "Total Destruction Psycho Fireworks", "Rising Dragon Lightning Bolt", and "Super Special Ultra Starmain". Kodansha USA's retranslation referred to these attacks as "Single Deadly Blow Flower Thunder Dance", "Full House Thank You Climbing Dragon", and "Brilliant Ultra Star Mine!".


Mia Ikumi spent a year designing the Tokyo Mew Mew manga before the release of the first volume in February 2001. The story she originally presented to her editors, Tokyo Black Cat Girl. However, the production team decided to focus on five female superheroes, Ikumi was asked to reconstruct the lead character. She had reservations about the changes, as the character was originally designed for a more dramatic series.


  • The Kanji in Hime's full name translates to "crimson princess" (Hime), and "inexpensive cloud" (Azumi).
  • TokyoPop mistranslated Hime's full name as "Princess Azumi".
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