Welcometo "Protector," a fanlisting and one-paged tribute belonging to Megan, dedicate to Aoyama Masaya & Momomiya Ichigo from the anime/manga series Tokyo Mew Mew. This fanlisting has been up and running since June 28th, 2010. This fansite has been revamped and running since December of 2013. Scroll down and read the header of each section to find the information you are looking for! There are UNMARKED spoilers through out the whole page, so please be careful of reading if you aren't too familiar with the series as of yet! All of the information below will be based on the manga version of Tokyo Mew Mew unless stated otherwise. There is also a fanlisting portion of the site that you can get to from the banner below. There you will be able to join and show your love for the couple. Have a nice look around, and please come again.
for starters; a glimpse at the basics
NAME: Ichigo Momomiya
NAME MEANING: Strawberry (Ichigo), Peach (Momo), Shrine (Miya)
AGE: 11-12 (12-13, in the anime, 16 in Mew Mew Power)
HEIGHT: 5'0 (153cm)
WEIGHT: 42 kgs (92 pounds/lbs)
ANIMAL FUSED WITH: Iriomote Cat
BIRTH DATE: March 15th
MEMBERS: First member
Ichigo is sweet, but clumsy and ditzy. Sometimes she will go crazy if she is mad or excited. She is head-over-heels in love with Masaya. Ichigo cares very much about her friends, unable to see someone she cares for get hurt. However, she's also has a very bold nature and is very outgoing with new people. She's also very hard working - she has a job, school, and fights monsters - and is very brave (the only thing that scares her is ghosts). She's a very good leader of the Tokyo Mew Mew gang. Her hobbies are buying clothes, and spending time with Masaya Aoyama. Her favorite food is a pastry with maple syrup, popcorn, pizza, pancakes, and fried tuna fish. She dislikes carrots. She is hyper and a happy, cheery person.
NAME: Masaya Aoyama
CHARACTER ROLE: Classmate, love interest
AGE: 13 (16 in Mew Mew Power)
HAIR COLOR: Black (Blue in manga and games)
EYE COLOR: Brown
TRANSFORMS INTO: Blue Night, Deep Blue
ACTOR: Scottie Ray
SEIYUU: Megumi Ogata
Ichigo describes Masaya as "smart", "cute", "very athletic" and "popular at school". He is also depicted as being a polite and calm person, though he does have moments when he yells at others in anger and acts jealous/possessive regarding to Ichigo. He cares a lot about the environment and the endangered animals living on the planet. He recycles and is very careful about what people use in the world. He's charming and is Ichigo's main love interest.
Tokyo Mew Mew is the name of the manga series written by Reiko Yoshida and illustrated by Mia Ikumi. It was first released as an official manga on February 1, 2001, and it was serialized monthly until the final volume was released on April 4, 2003. TokyoPop licensed the manga and released the first volume in English on April 8, 2003. Volume 7 was released May 11, 2004. The first volume of Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode was released about a year later on June 7, 2005. Recently, Kodansha USA required the license for the manga after TokyoPop's license for it expired. Thier version of the manga will have a whole new English translation than TokyoPop's version. Volumes 1 and 2 are scheduled to be released in Omnibus(big book) edition in September 13, 2011. The series follows five girls, Ichigo Momomiya, Mint Aizawa, Lettuce Midorikawa, Pudding Fong and Zakuro Fujiwara, who are infused with the D.N.A of endangered animals that give them special powers and the ability to transform into a "Mew Mew". Led by Ichigo Momomiya, the girls protect the earth from aliens who wish to "reclaim" it.
the steps to fall in love
Tokyo Mew Mew starts off with Ichigo and Masaya on a "date" type thing to an Endangered Species Exhibit. The whole time, Ichigo is thinking about how much she wants him to "flash a smile" at her, because she loves it. She thinks, "He's smart, he's cute, he's very athletic. And popular at school but,.... What I like best is his smile." Ichigo, not paying attention to the real world and only her thoughts, trips and lands right on top of Masaya. She says she always wanted to hug him, but never thought a kiss would actually happen. Ichigo runs off due to embarrassment and gets a drink by herself. A random earthquake type thing happens, where Ichigo gets her Mew Mew powers, and wakes up hearing a voice of someone "really important" to her. It turns out she passed out and Masaya was standing over her. He tells her he's going to walk her home. The next day, Masaya is at practice. Ichigo stands in the distance holding the museum ticket close to her, thinking about their date. All of a sudden Ichigo begins to fall off the 2nd floor, grabbing onto the ledge, falling off the railing in the process. Masaya watches it happen, and she falls gracefully on the ground and runs away. Masaya catches up to her and asks her to hangout later. She was expecting a real date, but it ended up cleaning rivers together. She asks Masaya if he likes her, but before he has a chance to respond, monsters start to attack. Masaya jumps in the way to protect Ichigo, passing out in the process. She transforms into a Mew Mew and defeats the monster. The next day, Masaya apologizes to her about passing out and says it must of been the heat. He asks her to return a hankey with him to Minto's house after school. After, he holds onto her hand and thanks her for going. Ichigo and Masaya go on another date to the Zoo. She goes off to fight monsters. When she comes back, Masaya screams "Ichigo?!.... I thought I'd lost you for a minute!" and he holds onto her hand because he "doesn't want her to get lost" again. He squeezes her hand a little too hard, and she cries out "ow!!" He says "Sorry, did I hurt you? I was nervous. I didn't mean to squeeze so hard." Ichigo wonders for the rest of the day why he was so nervous to hold her hand, and if he actually likes her back.
Ichigo disappears again during their date, and Masaya freaks out. He gives her a bell choker, and puts it around her neck. He says, "You need to wear a bell so you wont get lost again.... Because you're my all-time favorite kitty." Ichigo gets so excited and clings onto his left arm as he walks her home. She thinks that Masaya basically told her his true feelings and is in fact in love with her too. Kisshu comes back and attacks, causing Ichigo to transform into Mew Ichigo, and save Masaya (along with a little girl that was by him). He looks up at her(Mew Ichigo) and says "Ichigo". She fly's away crying, thinking that he found out that she was Mew Ichigo this whole time. This is a huge problem for Ichigo because she didn't want Masaya to find out she was fighting dangerous crimes, nor was she lying to him about who she really was.
Ichigo decides to stay far away from Masaya because she thinks its best not to talk to him about what happened. During one of Masaya's matches, Ichigo hides in the back of the room so that she can support him without her knowing. However, he notices her, and after they make eye contact, she runs out of the room into a different one at school. He follows her into the room, about to question her as to why she's been avoiding him and about the other day, but they are attacked. Masaya screams at her to get out of the room, which she obeys only to be able to transform and save him without him seeing. She transforms into Mew Ichigo and kills the monsters to save Masaya. She thought he would realize that Mew Ichigo was her, Ichigo, but he didn't. He runs out of the room and sees "Ichigo" laying on the ground. He holds her in his arms and thanks her for coming to see him play. She reaches into her pocket and pulls out a cute little kitty charm that she made for him. He said he'd always wear it. Later on, Masaya goes up to her and asks her on a REAL date this time. Masaya and Ryou, a hot boy who Ichigo works with, pass by each other, glaring deeply. Masaya gets extremely jealous. Right before Ryou leaves them, he grabs onto Ichigo's cheek and smiles at her. Masaya grabs onto Ichigo tightly and dramatically walks the other way. It starts raining really hard, so Masaya decides to put his hoodie over her head, grabbing her tightly from behind. He squeezes her and says "If you were a cat with a bell like this, I'd take you home." She gets so embarrassed that she knew she had to run away because she'd get cat ears. However, this time Ichigo turned into a full-on cat. Masaya finds kitty Ichigo and brings her home with him. He takes his shirt off, and says they are going to shower together. Masaya's dog attacks her and she jumps out of a window. She starts drowning, and Masaya saves kitty Ichigo a second time from the cold, wet, outdoors. He bathes her, and snuggles with her in bed. Kitty Ichigo attempts to kiss Masaya, but ends up kissing the dog. She turns back into human form. Masaya warps his arms around her waist, making it impossible for her to leave. Masaya starts to open his eyes, saying "Ichigo?" as she kisses Masaya. She turns back into cat form, and runs out the window.
Masaya sees Ichigo the next day after she "ran away" from him in the rain. She sneezes and "looks a little white", so he picks her up in front of the whole school and caries her into the nurses office. The nurse is not there yet, so he checks her head for a fever. He tells her to lay down, and he grabs her phone. He puts his number into it, and asks her to put hers into his so they are able to contact each other easier. He leaves. She texts him to apologize for last night, and he tells her not to worry about it. The rest of the day they text each other cute messages. She texts him to look up, and he does and she waves at him from the 2nd floor window. They smile really big at each other (Aw, falling in love!). They plan another date and she promises to not be late. Unfortunately, she is. She had to transform into a Mew Mew to fight a lot of monsters that were attacking the town. While Masaya is waiting for Ichigo, he looks at the T.V. screen in town and sees the Mew Mew's fighting. He begins to wonder... After she is done with the battle, she runs to the spot where they were suppose to meet. She drops down on her knees in the pouring rain and cries. She realizes she is too late. She stands up to walk home, and she sees him in the corner of her eyes, waiting for her in the rain. She stares at him, and thanks him for everything and cries more. He holds her tight saying, "I was waiting all this time for you, Ichigo. I love you." She put her arms around him tightly. She runs behind a tree when her ears start to pop out. He apologizes to her for what he said, and that he didn't mean to scare her or anything. He starts to walk away when she says, "Wait!! Uh.... me too. I love.... I love you, too!!!" They hug tightly for awhile, not letting go of each other. The next day at school, after his match, he walks straight to her through the crowd of girls and says "Let's go, Ichigo." He tells her they are going on a date to the aquarium. They go on the date, everything is lovely. But, an earthquake happens, and they are separated. The Blue knight comes to save her.
Masaya and Mew Ichigo talk together. She asks him how he feels about Ichigo, and he tells her that shes the "most important girl in his life". Mew Ichigo tells Masaya that she knows that Ichigo is safe, and that she feels strongly about him as well. Masaya meets up with Ichigo shortly after, and they hug each other tightly. He tells her that he is very glad that she is safe. The next day, Ichigo asks Masaya on a date to lunch. She goes home and cooks food with her mom. The next day, Masaya eats the food that she made, enjoying every bit of it a lot. Ichigo cuts her finger on a sliver of grass, and he kisses it. Everything was going well on their lunch date until Kisshu attacks again. Masaya jumps in the way and this time gets really hurt. He tries to continue to protect her, but she pushes him out of the way and transforms into Mew Ichigo right in front of him. He stares at her blankly, as she runs away crying to go defeat Kisshu. The Blue Knight shows up again to help save her, and they get away. She goes back to where Masaya was, and he grabs her and kisses her. She apologizes to him for lying and not informing him of what she really is. He told her he knew the whole entire time, and that he always knew since the first day he saw Mew Ichigo. Masaya tells Ichigo that he always waits for her when she's late because he really wants to see her. She asks him if he can handle her fighting and handle her ears popping out all of the time. He smiles and says he can, and that he can just hide her ears by holding onto her and covering them. He called it their little secret. Later, Masaya meets Ichigo's parents, and they are very charmed by him. Ichigo turns into a kitten, and kitten Ichigo leans up and kisses Masaya on the lips. She transforms into normal Ichigo. Masaya realizes that he bathed and slept with kitty Ichigo. She gets all embarrassed. He said he's "finally figured her out."
Ichigo gets a new cell phone since her last one broke during battle. She calls Masaya to let him know that they can now talk more, which of course gets Masaya really excited. He makes sure to emphasize to Ichigo how excited he is to be able to talk to her more, especially with how hectic things have been. She unfortunately has to hang up quickly because she must go to battle. Once she comes back, she goes to see Masaya. Her hands are swollen. Masaya tells Ichigo that he doesn't want her to fight anymore, and that it makes him nervous and kills him inside to see her in potential danger. Kisshu comes out of no where, grabs Ichigo, and flies away. Masaya gets extremely pissed off. He shows up, and tells Kisshu to "release Ichigo now!!! I said, let her go!" He transforms into the Blue Knight right in front of Ichigo. Ichigo realizes every time she was in danger, Masaya came to protect her as the Blue Knight. She flings over to him and hugs him in a deep embrace. He tells her, "I had to see you, Ichigo. I finally found you!" Mew Ichigo tells him that she missed him so much and always does. After awhile, the Blue Knight starts getting in pain. He suddenly transforms again into Deep Blue, who is evil. He says he's going to finally have his chance to take over the world.
Deep Blue turns out to be an evil alien. He attacks all of the Mew Mews, besides Mew Ichigo. All of the Mew Mew's are in severe pain, and are on the ground. Minto screams at Ichigo that she needs to do something, and that she can't let the world be at stake, even with her feelings for Masaya. Ichigo realizes that Masaya would want her to do it, but can't seem to attack. Deep Blue aims for Ichigo, but Ryou jumps in the way and saves her. Ichigo realizes how many people are hurting and how she has to get over her feelings for Masaya. Before she has a chance to act, Kisshu jumps in the way and tells Deep Blue that he can't hurt Ichigo because he is in love with her. Kisshu and Deep Blue fight, but Kisshu falls down and starts dying. Ichigo starts screaming to Masaya to snap out of it. Deep Blue ends up snapping out of it for a little while. Deep Blue starts to tune into Masaya's brain, telling himself to stop hurting the Mew Mews. He realizes what he did wrong, and sees all the people he's hurt. Mew Ichigo and Deep Blue hug tightly, but not for long. Deep Blue comes back, taking over Masaya's brain once again, and attacks Mew Ichigo. Masaya's conscience and Deep Blue's start fighting each other. Ichigo continues to scream for Masaya. Deep Blue stabs himself in the chest, screaming I love you Ichigo. Deep Blue disappears, and Masaya lays on the ground. Mew Ichigo puts all of her power into Masaya to revive him and bring him back to life. He wakes up and picks her up, telling her it's "time to go home now". Ichigo is unresponsive. He gets really nervous, and leans down and kisses her. She wakes up, and they squeeze each other as Masaya is still holding her in his arms. Later on, Ichigo and Masaya get married inside the Mew Mew Cafe. They are in love, and always will be.
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