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Masaya Aoyama is Ichigo Momomiya's classmate and love interest in the Tokyo Mew Mew series.

Tokyo Mew Mew

Masaya is Ichigo's classmate. At the beginning of the series, he and Ichigo go on a date to the red data animals exhibit where Ichigo met the other Mews and became a Mew Mew herself. At first, she thought Masaya was oblivious to her feelings, but he later reveals that he shares her feelings and they begin dating.

Masaya is the only person outside the Mew Project to know Mew Ichigo's real identity, but initially pretends otherwise as he knows Ichigo does not want him to know. He was supportive of it when she finally told him in episode 38, and said he would help her hide it.

Towards the end of the series, Masaya reveals that as an orphan, he began acting like a "perfect child" to be adopted. In reality, however, he felt sick of humans and disgusted by how they treat the planet. He also reveals that Ichigo is the sole exception, and it was only with her that he felt like a "real human being".

As the series progresses, it is revealed that Masaya is the Blue Knight, but Masaya did not know that he was the Blue Knight, nor did the Blue Knight appear to have any knowledge that he was Masaya. Once Masaya becomes aware of his transformation, he realizes it was born of his desire to protect Ichigo. Shortly after this revelation, Masaya collapses and reawakens as Deep Blue, the leader of the aliens and the Mew Mew's final enemy.

Deep Blue claims that he created Masaya in order to deceive the world until the time was right for his awakening. Masaya sacrifices himself by releasing the final Mew Aqua inside his body in order to stop Deep Blue, and is revived when Ichigo gives her life to save him. In turn, the mew aqua remaining his body then saves her.

At the end of the series, Masaya decides to go to England to study the endangered species used for the Mew Project and the Mew Mews hold a mock wedding for Masaya and Ichigo before he leaves.

Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode

In Tokyo Mew Mew à la Mode, Masaya is the first to sense the new danger to the Mew Mews, and encourages Ichigo to return to help her friends. Towards the end of a la Mode, he also returns to Tokyo.

Masaya ps

Ichigo thinking of Masaya in the PS game.

Personality

Ichigo describes Masaya as "smart", "cute", "very athletic" and "popular at school". He is also depicted as being a polite and calm person, and will protect Ichigo at any cost when he transforms into Blue Knight.

The truth is that he despised the human race ever since he was a child. Everything he did and said was just an attempt to blend in and be accepted. However, once he started to spend time with Ichigo, he began to soften and changed his view of humans. He's noted to be very eco-friendly and an animal lover since he participates in recycling and using environmentally-friendly material.

Powers

As the Blue Knight

Blue Knight

The Blue Knight

As the series progresses, it is revealed that Masaya is the Blue Knight, but that Masaya did not know that he was the Blue Knight, nor did the Blue Knight appear to have any knowledge that he was Masaya. Once Masaya becomes aware of his transformation, he realizes it was born of his desire to save Ichigo

Blue Knight Transformation

Blue Knight Transformation

Masaya Transforms into 'Blue Knight'

As Deep Blue

Deep Blue

Deep Blue

Shortly after finding out he was the Blue Knight, Masaya collapses and reawakens as Deep Blue, the leader of the aliens and the Mew Mew's final enemy. Deep Blue claims that he created Masaya in order to deceive the world until the time was right for his awakening.

Tokyo Mew Mew a La Mode

At the end of the original series, Masaya decides to go to England to study the endangered species used for the Mew Project. In Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode, Masaya is the first to sense the new danger to the Mew Mews, and encourages Ichigo to return to help her friends. Towards the end of a la Mode, he also returns to Tokyo.

Relationships

Masaya is an orphan, and his girlfriend is Ichigo Momomiya. Ichigo's parents, Shintaro and Sakura, disapproved (until Masaya fought for his respect) and supported their relationship respectively.

International

Name Changes (Manga)

All English translations of the manga keep Aoyama's name. However, unlike the original Japanese version, TokyoPop's translation has Ichigo refer to Aoyama by his first name.

Language Title Publisher
Japanese Tokyo Mew Mew Kodansha Masaya Aoyama
English Tokyo Mew Mew TokyoPop & Kodansha Masaya Aoyama
English (Singapore) Tokyo Mew Mew Chuang Yi Masaya Aoyama

Name Changes (Anime)

While some dubs keep Aoyama's original name, most dubs use his Italian first name, Mark (Including the 4Kids English dub.). The Chinese dubs (Mandarin and Cantonese) use their pronunciation of the Kanji that's used to spell his Japanese name.

Language Title Name Voice Actor / Actress
Japanese Tokyo Mew Mew Masaya Aoyama Megumi Ogata
English Mew Mew Power Mark Scottie Ray
Mandarin Dōng Jīng Māo Māo
(Tokyo Cats / Tokyo Mew Mew)
Yǎ-Yě QīngShān Yú Zhèng-Shēng (Paul Yu)
Cantonese (TVB Dub) Dung Ging Miu Miu
(Tokyo Mew Mew)
Nga-Ya ChingSaan Lei Ga-Git (Rocky Lee)
Cantonese (ATV Dub) Maau Maau Jin Deui
(Cat Team / Mew Mew Team)
Nga-Ya ChingSaan Chan Ting-Hin (Turrick Chan)
Italian Mew Mew Amiche Vincenti
(Mew Mew Winning Friends)
Mark Aoyama Patrizio Prata
Korean Berry Berry Mew Mew Minu Huang Sanghyeon Eom
Hebrew Tokyo Mew Mew Masaya Aoyama Yehonatan Magon
Brazilian Portuguese As Super Gatinhas
(The Super Kittens)
Mark Fábio Lucindo
Portuguese (Season 1) Mew Mew Power Mark Quimbé
Portuguese (Season 2) Tokyo Mew Mew Mark Aoyama Quimbé
Danish Mew Mew Power Masaya Aoyama David Owe
Thai Tokyo Mew Mew Masaya Aoyama Nirun Boonyarattaphan (Modernine TV Dub)
Itthipol Mameket (Amigo Dub)
Albanian (Albania Production) Vajzat Mjau - Mbrojtëset e Planetit
(Mew Girls - Defenders of the Planet)
Mark Erion Hinaj
Albanian ("Jess" Discographic) Luftëtaret Mace
(Cat Warriors)
Mark Aoyama Erion Dushi
Hungarian Vadmacska Kommandó
(Wildcat Commando)
Mark Roland Czető
Latino Spanish Miau Miau Power
(Mew Mew Power)
Mark Alexander Paez
French Mew Mew Power Mark Gautier Philippe Allard
Dutch Mew Mew Power Mark N/A
Serbian Družina Mjau - Mjau / Miau - Mjau Tokio
(Mew Mew Team / Tokyo Mew Mew Team)
Mark Aoyama Nebojša Milovanović
Croatian Mijau Mijau Družina
(Mew Mew Team)
Mark Aoyama N/A
Bulgarian Силата Миу Миу / Silata Mew Mew
(Mew Mew Power)
Mark N/A
Greek Mew Mew Power Mark Stamatis Gardelis
Turkish Mew Mew Power / Sihirli Kızlar
(Magical Girls)
Mark N/A

Trivia

  • The Japanese version is the only one where Masaya is voiced by a woman. Masaya is voiced by Megumi Ogata. She also voices Deep Blue and the Blue Knight, who are Masaya's alter-egos.
  • Masaya is extremely skilled in Kendo and one of the best in his kendo club at school.
  • In most Mew Mew Power dubs (excluding the French version) Mark doesn't have a last name.