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Minto Aizawa is a character in the manga and anime series Tokyo Mew Mew, and one of the main heroines of the story. She is the second Mew Mew to be introduced and her D.N.A is merged with the Blue Lorikeet.

Plot

Minto's Childhood

When Minto was a child, she would show her dancing to her older brother. But one day, her brother was taken to a prestigious school. They never spoke to one another much afterwards. Besides that, Minto had a wonderful childhood. She used to see her parents often inside her home before they became focused on work. Minto was learning Ballet as a little girl and was becoming a very good dancer. She had many recitals and shows. She was a starter ballerina but soon became a Prima Ballerina.

Tokyo Mew Mew

Minto is actually afraid of being hurt and as a result she quits the Mew Project but shortly returns. Minto lives in a large mansion with her brother and unnamed parents, along with a Nanny who cares for Minto due to her parents being away. She also owns a small dog, Mickey, who turns into a Chimera Anima and is the cause of Minto's first transformation into a Mew Mew.

Minto is a very strong admirer of Zakuro Fujiwara and is sad when Zakuro initially refuses to join the Mew Mews. When Zakuro eventually decides to join the Mew Project, Minto is extremely happy. Many fans believe that Minto is in love with Zakuro but it's quite common for fan-girls in Japan to idolize someone famous to the point that they love them (but not in a romantic way).

Personality

Minto was initially depicted as spoiled, snobbish, and self-centered because of her wealth (like most rich girls in cartoons, movies and books), but shown to really be an empathetic person who cares deeply about her friends as the series progresses.

She idolizes Zakuro Fujiwara, who frequently influences Minto's decisions as a Mew Mew. Zakuro also one of the few people Minto is nice to.

Minto is, despite her relatively small size, extremely headstrong and can be very powerful when cooperating with her teammates. She enjoys dancing, particularly in the style of ballet. Her favorite food is French food and scones. She slightly dislikes common food (i.e. fast food, canned food, etc.) but will eat it if given to her.

Appearance

Corina(Mew Mew)

Mew Minto

Civillian

Minto has blue-grey hair that is seen often in buns. She wears a mid-thigh formal black dress with tights and black pumps.

Cafe Mew Mew

Minto's waitress uniform is a blue color scheme that is similar to the other waitresses outfits.

Mew Mew

When changing into Mew Mint, Minto's hair changes from blue-grey to dark blue and keeps it in buns. Her eyes change from brown to deep blue. She wears a short aquamarine dress that only reaches past her waist. She has garters of the same color with dark blue lacing on her arms and left leg. She has a choker, the same color as her outfit, with her Mew Pendant hangs off of. She has blue gloves, and ankle boots. She has a dark blue feathered tail and wings. Her Mew Mark is a pair of bird wings on her back between her shoulder-blades.

Relationships

Family

Minto's family is very wealthy. She wears expensive clothes and she is the heiress to all of the family's money. However, her mother and father are never at home when she is, and they do not attend her ballet competitions, so Minto spends more time with her Nanny, Baya (The English dub changes this character to be Minto's Grandmother). Minto does not spend a lot of time with her brother, Seiji, either. Though when she was younger he would watch her practice dancing. The family all live together in a mansion. Minto owns a small puppy named Mickey, who she cares about greatly.

Abilities

Transformation

Mew Mint Transformation00:33

Mew Mint Transformation

Mew Mint's Transformation

Minto's transformation references her love and dedication to ballet dancing. During the beginning of the transformation, she kisses her Mew pendant and bends backward gracefully while her DNA morphs. Afterwards, she strikes an arabesque pose, twirls, and leaps into the air, trailing bright blue feathers behind her. She begins a series of elaborate ballerina twirls and dance moves while her Mew uniform appears on her body and her wings and tail plumage appear on her back. The transformation concludes with her Mew Pendant bursting from a small encasing of bright blue feathers and Mew Mint striking her finishing pose.

Weapons and Attacks

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Mew Mint's Attack

Mew Mint's weapon is the MinTone Arrow and her attack is Ribbon Mint Echo. This attack involves her summoning a bow and arrow out of a windy burst of feathers, charging up a shock-wave, and releasing it into a light pink blade of energy.

Mew Mint's second attack only shown in the manga is when she acquires the Mew Aqua Rod. Her rod is pink and her attack is Mew Aqua Drops.

International

Name Changes

  • Tokyo Mew Mew English Manga (TokyoPop and Kodansha) - Mint Aizawa/Mew Mint
  • Tokyo Mew Mew English Manga (Chuang Yi) - Minto Aizawa/Mew Mint
  • Mew Mew Power - Corina Bucksworth/Mew Corina
  • Mew Mew Amiche Vincenti (Italian) - Mina Aizawa/Mew Mina
  • Dong Jing Mao Mao (Mandarin) - Bo-He (Mint) LanZe/Mew Mew Bo-He
  • Dung Ging Miu Miu (Cantonese) - Bok-Ho (Mint) LaamJaak/Mew Bok-Ho
  • Berry Berry Mew Mew - Mint Ju/Mew Mint
  • טוקיו מיו מיו/Tokyo Mew Mew (Hebrew) - Minto Aizawa/Mew Minto
  • Mew Mew Power (French) - Corina Dujardin
  • Mew Mew Power (Season 1 Portugal) - Corina Bucksworth/Mew Corina
  • Tokyo Mew Mew (Season 2 Portugal) - Menta (Mint) Aizawa/Mew Menta
  • โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว/Tokyo Mew Mew (Thai) - Mint Aizawa/Mew Mint
  • Mew Mew Power (Danish) - Minto Aizawa/Mew Minto
  • Vajzat Mjau - Mbrojtëset e Planetit (Albanian) - Korina Bucksworth

Voice Actresses

Yumi Kakazu

Yumi Kakazu

  • Tokyo Mew Mew (Japanese) - Yumi Kakazu
  • Mew Mew Power (English) - Andi Whaley
  • Mew Mew Amiche Vincenti (Italian) - Emanuela Pacotto
  • Dong Jing Mao Mao (Mandarin) - Mei-Xiu Lin
  • Dung Ging Miu Miu (Cantonese) - Sui-Ngai Ng
  • Berry Berry Mew Mew (Korean) - Jeong-Mi Bae
  • Vadmacska Kommandó (Hungarian) - Ilona Molnár
  • Miau Miau Power (Latino Spanish) - Claudia Chavarro
  • טוקיו מיו מיו/Tokyo Mew Mew (Hebrew) - Eti Castro
  • Mew Mew Power (French) - Marielle Ostrowski
  • As Super Gatinhas (Brazilian Portuguese) - Priscila Concépcion
  • Mew Mew Power (Season 1 Portugal) - Claudia Gaiolas
  • Tokyo Mew Mew (Season 2 Portugal) - Ana Vieira
  • โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว/Tokyo Mew Mew (Thai) - ???
  • Mew Mew Power (Danish) - Gry Trampedach
  • Mew Mew Power (Dutch) - ???
  • Družina Mjau - Mjau/Mjau - Mjau Tokio (Serbian) - Vladislava Djorđević
  • Силата Миу Миу (Bulgarian) - ???
  • Mew Mew Power (Greek) - Chrysa Samara

Trivia

  • Ep16k

    In Tokyo Mew Mew (left), Minto thinks of a dancer she admires, but Corina in Mew Mew Power (right) thinks of Renee.

    In an episode of Mew Mew Power, Corina says she sings karaoke, but in Tokyo Mew Mew, Minto says she can't sing.
  • In Tokyo Mew Mew, it does seem that Minto has a crush on Zakuro, but in Japan, it is common to idolize Japanese singers or models like Minto does.
  • In Mew Mew Power, Corina's fixation on Renee has been toned down, yet her attraction to men has been cut out completely, as seen in the picture to the left. Either way, Corina seems to be more infatuated with Renee than Minto was ever before with Zakuro.
  • There is a constant goof in the anime where Minto's hair suddenly becomes the color of her Mew Mew form for a few scenes, then reverting back to normal.
  • Minto tends to avoid work by saying that she does a "taste test" for the tea, much to the irritation of Ichigo. She also overconfidently mentioned how she came to the Café earlier, despite this not compensating at all for the lack of work she does.
    • In fact, Minto almost never works once in the Café throughout the entire anime, with the only instances being when it is overworked and she is shown in the background dealing with orders. She also usually covers for Ichigo whenever she is absent and usually holds it over her every chance she gets.

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