A new key visual has been released for the upcoming anime series Tokyo Mew Mew New.
As previously reported, Tokyo Mew Mew New is an upcoming anime adaptation based on the manga series created by writer-artist duo Reiko Yoshida and Mia Ikumi. An anime series from studio Pierrot ran from 2002 to 2003, and was featured during Cartoon Network’s Toonami programming block.
Despite being announced earlier this year, not much is known about the upcoming series; such as whether it’s a reboot or a sequel to the original 2002 anime series. Once again the 2022 premiere date was emphasized, suggesting no production issues.
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A summary of the original series from MyAnimeList can be found below.
“Ichigo Momomiya expected her date with her crush, Masaya Aoyama, to have a more romantic ending than her falling asleep after she sees a vision of a cat entering her body. Things get even stranger when, the next day, she begins displaying cat-like behaviors such as an intense craving for fish. When Masaya is attacked by a monster, she discovers that she is able to transform into the cat-eared magical girl, Mew Ichigo.
After she saves Masaya, two researchers named Ryou Shirogane and Keiichiro Akasaka approach her and reveal they had injected her with Iriomote Cat DNA in order to create a magical girl that can save the world from aliens. Ichigo is tasked with fighting these monsters, but saving the world proves to be just too much for Ichigo to handle by herself. Fortunately, she learns that there are four other girls just like her, and now, Ichigo must find them quickly before the aliens completely take over the planet.”
The series is expected to premiere sometime in 2022.