More characters were also confirmed for the series
It's only a few short weeks until Tokyo Mew Mew New begins once again, with the TV anime confirming today in a new trailer that it'll premiere on July 5 in Japan. I wasn't kitten, the magical girls will be back soon! Alongside the trailer, which previews the opening theme song "Cat!! shite SuperGirls" by Smewthie, six new cast members were announced.
Joining the cast of Tokyo Mew Mew New are:
Nobuhiko Okamoto (Katsuki Bakugo in My Hero Academia) as Quiche
Daiki Yamashita (Izuku Midoriya in My Hero Academia) as Tart
Yuuchirou Umehara (Goblin Slayer in GOBLIN SLAYER) as Pie
Aina Suzuki (Mari Ohara in Love Live! Sunshine!!) as Miwa Honjo
Iori Saeki (Vanilla in Nekopara) as Moe Yanagida
Akira Ishida (Gaara in Naruto) as Seiji Aizawa
The original Tokyo Mew Mew manga from writer Reiko Yoshida and artist Mia Ikumi was serialized from 2000 to 2003 in Kodansha's Nakayoshi shoujo manga magazine, with the series adapted into a 52-episode TV anime from 2002 to 2003 at Pierrot. An English language version of the Tokyo Mew Mew manga is available from Kodansha Comics, who describe the story of the series as follows:
On her first date with the cutest boy in school, Ichigo is exposed to a mysterious ray that meshes her DNA with that of the endangered Iriomote wildcat. She soon discovers that she has developed superhuman abilities and enhanced agility. Her new powers are put to the test when she leads a team with four other girls, each endowed with special abilities of their own. Together, they must now protect the Earth from an alien menace known as Deep Blue.
Tokyo Mew Mew New is directed by Takahiro Natori and features animation production at Yumeta Company and Graphinica. The series is scheduled to broadcast in Japan on TV Tokyo on July 5 at 24:00, effectively 12 AM on July 6.
Source: Comic Natalie
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.