Ikumi, Mia. Tokyo Mew Mew A La Mode.

Author:Galuschak, George
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

IKUMI, Mia. Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode. Tokyopop. 197p. illus. c2005. 1-595-32789-4. $9.99. J

When Berry Shirayuki, age 12, follows a cute guy into the mysterious cafe, she has no idea that she's about to become the newest Mew Mew. Mew Mews, in case you forgot, are young girls imbued with the genes of animals. They use their powers to protect the Earth from various threats. In this volume the villains are the Saint Rose Crusaders, a group of poseurs who like to dress up in Victorian-era ballroom outfits. Berry is the only Mew Mew to have two animal genes in her, rabbit and mountain cat, which explains the bunny ears and cat tail, and also her craving for carrots.

Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode is aimed at young girls; the action scenes are tame, and this manga places a lot of emphasis on Berry's budding friendship with...

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