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Castanets

Lettustanets (レタスタネット, Retasutaneto) are the weapons used by Mew Lettuce in the Tokyo Mew Mew anime and manga.

Appearance

Lettuce Castanets - Manga

The Lettustanets in the 1st Manga series.

The Lettustanets are two flamenco castanets. They have a dark and light green pattern with gold trim. There is a ribbon tied to the top of each castenet. They both have a a golden bow design in the middle with a heart. The heart on the left castanet has Ichigo's Mew Mark in the middle while the right one has Lettuce's Mew Mark.

In the manga, Lettuce's weapon looks more spherical, with no ribbons and no golden bows. They still have the two green patterns and the hearts in the middle with the Mew Marks. In A la Mode, they get changed to the anime version's design.

International

Name Changes (Manga)

Due to the pun in Mew Lettuce's weapon name, all 3 English manga translations had their own take on how they thought the name should be translated, with varying degrees of success. TokyoPop and Chuang Yi did a straight translation but as two words, while the Kodansha version translated its original intention without the pun.

Language Title Weapon Name Attack Name
Japanese Tokyo Mew Mew Lettustanets Ribbon Lettuce Rush!
English (TokyoPop) Tokyo Mew Mew Lettuce Tanet Ribbon Lettuce Flash! (Volume 1 Only)
Ribbon Lettuce Rush!
English (Kodansha) Tokyo Mew Mew Lettuce Castanet Ribbon Lettuce Rush!
English (Singapore) Tokyo Mew Mew Lettuce Tanets Ribbon Lettuce Flash!

Name Changes (Anime)

Due the confusion in the pun, most uncut dubs, use "Lettuce Castanets", which is the original intent without the pun. Other dubs use the 4Kids English dubbed name. However, there are some dubs that come up with their own weapon and attack names.

Language Title Weapon Name Attack Name
Japanese Tokyo Mew Mew Lettustanets Ribbon Lettuce Rush!
English Mew Mew Power Combat Castanets Deep Sea Surge Attack!
Tidalwave Rush!
Underwater Surge Attack!
Tidalwave Attack!
Mandarin Dōng Jīng Māo Māo
(Tokyo Cats / Tokyo Mew Mew)
Wō-Jù Castanets
(Lettuce Castanets)
Ribbon Wō-Jù Thrash!
(Ribbon Lettuce Thrash!)
Cantonese (TVB Dub) Dung Ging Miu Miu
(Tokyo Mew Mew)
Parsley Castanets Parsley Flash!
Cantonese (ATV Dub) Maau Maau Jin Deui
(Cat Team / Mew Mew Team)
Parsley Castenets Ribbon Parsley Rush!
Italian Mew Mew Amiche Vincenti
(Mew Mew Winning Friends)
Lory's Ribbon Ribbon of Water!
Korean Berry Berry Mew Mew Lettuce Magic Castanets Ribbon Lettuce Physical Light!
Hebrew Tokyo Mew Mew Combat Castanets
Brazilian Portuguese As Super Gatinhas
(The Super Kittens)
Castanets Tsunami Attack!
Tidalwave Attack!
Portuguese (Season 1) Mew Mew Power Combat Castanets Deep Sea Attack!
Portuguese (Season 2) Tokyo Mew Mew Castanets Ribbon Castanets!
Danish Mew Mew Power Combat Castanets Deep Sea Surge Attack!
Tidalwave Rush!
Underwater Surge Attack!
Tidalwave Attack!
Thai Tokyo Mew Mew Lettuce Tanet Ribbon Lettuce Rush!
Albanian (Albania Production) Vajzat Mjau - Mbrojtëset e Planetit
(Mew Girls - Defenders of the Planet)
Combat Chestnuts Attack of Sea Waves!
Tidalwave Rush!
Underwater Attack!
Wave Attack!
Albanian ("Jess" Discographic) Luftëtaret Mace
(Cat Warriors)
Lory's Ribbon Water Current!
Hungarian Vadmacska Kommandó
(Wildcat Commando)
Combat Castanets Depths of the Sea, End of My Powers!
Latino Spanish Miau Miau Power
(Mew Mew Power)
Combat Castanets Deep Sea Wave Attack!
Tsunami Attack!
French Mew Mew Power Combat Castanets Attack of Great Depths!
Deep Wave Attack!
Dutch Mew Mew Power Combat Castanets Deep Sea Surge Attack!
Tidalwave Rush!
Deep Blue Surge Attack!
Underwater Surge Attack!
Serbian Družina Mjau - Mjau / Mjau - Mjau Tokio
(Mew Mew Team / Tokyo Mew Mew Team)
Combat Castanets
Bridget's Castanets
Deep Sea Waves, Attack!
Tidalwave, Forwards!
(Season 1)
Combat Castanets, Show Your Power!
Combat Castanets, Attack!
(Season 2)
Croatian Mijau Mijau Družina
(Mew Mew Team)
N/A N/A
Bulgarian Силата Миу Миу / Silata Mew Mew
(Mew Mew Power)
Combat Castanets Deep Sea Surge Attack!
Greek Mew Mew Power Combat Castanets Shark Attack! Tidal Wave!
Turkish Mew Mew Power / Sihirli Kızlar
(Magical Girls)
Combat Castanets Deep Sea Surge Attack!

Trivia

  • The weapon is called Combat Castanets in Mew Mew Power, however originally there were called Morse Code Castanets.
  • The name of the weapon in the Japanese version was a pun, combining the words Lettuce and Castanet together.
  • The only 2 translations to come close to the original pun were TokyoPop's manga translation and the Thai dub.