Tokyo Mew Mew (also known as The Mew Mews and Mew Mew Power) is a anime series are based on the manga series written by Reiko Yoshida and illustrated by Mia Ikumi. They were produced by Studio Pierrot and directed by Noriyuki Abe. The series premiered on TV Aichi on April 6, 2002, and ran for 52 episodes until its conclusion on March 29, 2003. The episodes later aired on TV Tokyo. The plot of the episodes follows a group of five girls who have been infused with the DNA of rare animals giving them special powers and allowing them to transform into superheroes called "Mew Mews". Led by Ichigo Momomiya, the girls protect the earth from aliens who wish to "reclaim" it. Nine DVD compilations for the series were released in Japan by Interchannel between August 21, 2002 and July 16, 2003.
When the show was aired on Fox Kids in 2005 it used the name Mew Mew Power. Characters and episodes were renamed, scenes were cut, episode story lines were modified, and the original music in the series was replaced with a new score. Twenty-three episodes of Mew Mew Power aired on 4Kids in the United States before the series was canceled due to 4Kids inability to acquire the remaining episodes in the series. The English dubbed episodes aired on YTV in Canada in 2005, including the three episodes that had not been aired in its original run in the United States.
The episodes use two pieces of theme music. "My Sweet Heart", performed by Rika Komatsu is used for the opening them, and "Koi wa A La Mode" , performed by the five voice actors who played the Mew Mews, is used for the ending. In the Mew Mew Power English adaptation, the opening theme for the episodes is replaced with "Team Up", performed by Bree Sharp.