The second season of Tokyo Mew Mew New is set to begin airing on April 4 (effectively April 5 at 12AM JST). A teaser trailer and visual have been released, with the former including a brief look at the Blue Knight.
Tokyo Mew Mew New‘s first season ran from July to September 2022 with 12 episodes. The magical girl anime is a new adaptation of the Kodansha-published Tokyo Mew Mew manga written by prolific anime series composer and scriptwriter Reiko Yoshida (The Heike Story and K-On! series composer) with art by Mia Ikumi.
Kodansha Comics describes the story as:
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.
Like the first season, the staff of Tokyo Mew Mew New Season 2 includes Takahiro Natori (ARIA The CREPUSCOLO) as director, Satoshi Ishino (RELEASE THE SPYCE) as character designer, Yuka Yamada (Asteroid in Love) as series composer, and Team-MAX’s Yasuharu Takanashi (Taisho Otome Fairy Tale) as music composer. Yumeta Company and Graphinica are the animation production companies.
The show’s cast includes Yuuki Tenma as Ichigo Momomiya, Mirai Hinata as Minto Aizawa, Ryouko Juuni as Lettuce Midorikawa, Rian Toda as Purin Fon, Momoko Ishii as Zakuro Fujiwara, Yuuma Uchida as Masaya Aoyama, Yuuichi Nakamura as Ryo Shirogane, Yuusuke Shirai as Keiichiro Akasaka, Kaori Ishihara as Masha.
Also part of the cast are Nobuhiko Okamoto as Quiche, Daiki Yamashita as Tart, Yuuichirou Umehara as Pie, Aina Suzuki as Miwa Honjou, Iori Saeki as Moe Yanagida, and Akira Ishida as Seiji Aizawa.
The Tokyo Mew Mew manga was serialized in the Nakayoshi magazine and published under the Kodansha Comics Nakayoshi label. It inspired some video games and a 2002 anime adaptation produced by Studio Pierrot, as well as two other manga series in the form of 2003 to 2004’s Tokyo Mew Mew à la Mode and 2019 to 2022’s Tokyo Mew Mew Olé!.