Ichigo Momomiya (桃宮 いちご, Momomiya Ichigo
) is the series' main protagonist and the leader of the Mew Mews. While at an endangered species exhibit with her 'crush' and future boyfriend, Masaya Aoyama, she is bathed in a strange light and a cat appears and merges with her. The next day, Ichigo finds that she has begun to take on some feline mannerisms. After meeting Ryou Shirogane and Keiichiro Akasaka, she learns that she was infused with the DNA of the Iriomote Cat and now has the power to transform into Mew Ichigo, a powerful heroic cat girl. As Mew Ichigo, she has a cat tail with a bell at the end, cat ears, and red gloves on her hands. As the series progresses, the cat DNA inside her grows stronger, causing Ichigo to grow ears and a tail when she is excited, and later causing her to change completely into a small black cat when she is is greatly excited. To change back from her cat form, she must be kissed by someone—human or animal.
Ichigo is charged with defeating chimera animas—alien parasites—which infect animals and turn them into monsters, and with finding four other girls from the exhibit who are her fellow Mew Mews. Ichigo is noted to be the strongest Mew Mew in both the original Tokyo Mew Mew
series and the Tokyo Mew Mew a La Mode
In Tokyo Mew Mew a La Mode
, Ichigo has left Japan to study endangered species in London with Masaya. Ichigo's powers begin to return and Masaya senses something is wrong, so Ichigo goes back to Japan to rejoin the other Mew Mews. The Saint Rose Crusaders also refer to her as the "Pink Mew."
In the anime series, her voice actress is Saki Nakajima. In the Mew Mew Power
English adaptation her name is changed to Zoey Hanson and she is voiced by Amanda Brown.
Ichigo Momomiya is the pink mew mew. She is the first mew to EVER join the team! She is a little crazy, clumsy and always or most of the time gets in fights with Ryou. Ichigo is the leader, brave and really cares for the other mews. In mew mew power her name in english is Zoey Handson. Her DNA is a moutain wild cat. She turns into a pink moutain cat and her weapon is a pink heart that has a bell (Strawberry bell, Rose bell.) She is the most srongest out of the other mews.