Tokyo Mew Mew New is an upcoming anime adaptation of the Tokyo Mew Mew manga. The anime will be released on July 6th, 2022, directed by Natori Takahiro.
On February 22nd, 2020, a teaser website appeared, the only content was a countdown timer and mention of an upcoming announcement referred to as "Tokyo Mew Mew New".
Details about the new project were scarce. The countdown timer ended on April 2nd, 2020, revealing that Tokyo Mew Mew would be receiving a new anime adaption called Tokyo Mew Mew New. 2 hours later, Nakayoshi also announced the news.
Aside from the title, very little is currently known about the new project, though the official website revealed that Pony Canyon's voice acting office, Swallow, is holding auditions to find a brand new voice actress to play Ichigo Momomiya. The winner of the auditions will also be performing as an in-character idol in the upcoming "Tokyo Mew Mew New" idol group called "Smewthie".
On February 2nd, 2021, the 10th Tokyo Mew Mew New Prologue video was released, in which Yuuki Tenma learned that she would be awarded the role of Ichigo during a video call with Saki Nakajima.
Smewthie's first performance was during the TOKYO MEW MEW NEW Online Event "1st MEW♡ting" Livestream, where they performed Bitter Sweet Darling and Resolution of Colors. This same Livestream also revealed a teaser picture for the anime and the idol group's name and logo. Near the end of the Livestream, a letter from Mia Ikumi was read to Smewthie, and they were shown a piece of art that Ikumi had drawn for them.
On July 22nd, the first key visual, featuring all five core members of Tokyo Mew Mew, was released during the もぎたて！Smewthie #4 Livestream. After the Livestream ended a short PV was uploaded to the official YouTube channel, showcasing not only the new character designs, but also featuring voice clips for each Mew.
On February 22nd, 2022, it was revealed that the anime will be broadcasted in July. They also revealed the character designs and voice actors for Masaya Aoyama, Ryo Shirogane, Keiichiro Akasaka and Masha. A short PV was shown with the voices of the Mews, the boys, and Masha.
Cast and Characters
- Mirai Hinata as Minto Aizawa
- Momoka Ishii as Zakuro Fujiwara
- Rian Toda as Bu-Ling Huang
- Ryōko Jūni as Retasu Midorikawa
- Yūki Tenma as Ichigo Momomiya
- Daiki Yamashita as Tart
- Kaori Ishihara as Masha
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Quiche
- Yūichi Nakamura as Ryou Shirogane
- Yūichirō Umehara as Pie
- Yūma Uchida as Masaya Aoyama
- Yusuke Shirai as Keiichiro Akasaka
- Aina Suzuki as Miwa Honjo
- Akira Ishida as Seiji Aizawa
- Iori Saeki as Moe Yanagida