Season 1, Episode 2 – Aired: 4/13/2002
Ichigo starts working at Café Mew Mew while also searching for her future teammates, she is given a robot that she names Masha to help her. While walking home she meets Minto Aizawa, whose dog, Mickey, begins licking Ichigo, Minto lends her a handkerchief and leaves. Ichigo later goes to Minto's house to return the handkerchief, but Mickey is turned into a Chimera Anima and attacks Minto, ripping the back of her dress and revealing her mew mark. Masha dispenses a pendant, allowing Minto to transform. Mew Mint and Mew Ichigo proceed to defeat the Chimera Anima and change Mickey back to normal.