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The Strawberry Bell

Ichigo Momomiya's StrawBell Bell

The StrawBell Bell (ストロベルベル, Sutoroberu Beru) is the name of the first weapon given to Ichigo Momomiya, the leader of Tokyo Mew Mew, by Ryou Shirogane. It was first seen in chapter 1 of the Tokyo Mew Mew manga series, and the power of this weapon can eliminate Chimera Animas in one shot.

The StrawBell Bell can produce a shield, or to attack along with Ichigo's battle cry, "Ribbon Strawberry Check", which blasts enemies with light, and "Ribbon Strawberry Surprise" which is a more powerful version of the first attack. "Ribbon Strawberry Surprise" is used when Ichigo's other weapon, the Mew Berry Rod, is attached to the StrawBell Bell. The weapon is upgraded in chapter 8 of the manga to StrawBell Bell Version Up, because the Mew Mew's weapons merging with hers (excluding Ichigo's other weapon, the Mew Berry Rod).

Appearance

Strawberry Bell - Manga

The StrawBell Bell in the 1st Manga series.

The StrawBell Bell is pink and strawberry-shaped (although it more resembles a heart) with a green top resembling a strawberry stem. There's a golden bow under the stem with a heart in the middle containing Ichigo's Mew Mark, and from underneath it hangs a bell.

In the Manga the StrawBell Bell is almost exactly the same except the bell is missing. It only appears if the StrawBell Bell is combined with the Mew Berry Rod. Alongside that, the bow and top do not have as much detail on them as the anime version, and the middle of the bow is round as opposed to heart shaped.This changes in A la Mode, due to Mia Ikumi implementing the weapon designs from the anime version into the manga into it.

International

Name Changes (Manga)

Due to the pun in Mew Ichigo's weapon name, all 3 English manga translations had their own take on how they thought the name should be translated. This, however, created a few mistranslations.

Language Title Publisher Weapon Name Attack Name
Japanese Tokyo Mew Mew Kodansha StrawBell Bell Ribbon Strawberry Check!
English (TokyoPop) Tokyo Mew Mew TokyoPop Sutoru Bell Bell
Strawberry Bell Bell
StrawBell Bell
Ribbon Strawberry Check!
English (Kodansha) Tokyo Mew Mew Kodansha Strawberry Bell Bell Ribbon Strawberry Check!
English (Singapore) Tokyo Mew Mew Chuang Yi Strawberuberu Ribbon Strawberry Check!

Name Changes (Anime)

Mew Ichigo's weapon is the only one where the original pun intent was not kept in any dub of the show. Most likely because the pun might be too confusing for their target audience. Instead, most gave it the simple name "Strawberry Bell". Most dubs either keep this name in English or translate it, however there are a few that totally change the weapon name or accidentally mistranslated certain words.

Language Title Weapon Name Attack Name
Japanese Tokyo Mew Mew StrawBell Bell Ribbon Strawberry Check!
English Mew Mew Power Strawberry Bell Strawberry Bell, Full Power!
Mandarin Dōng Jīng Māo Māo
(Tokyo Cats / Tokyo Mew Mew)
Strawberry Bell Ribbon Xiǎo Méi Check!
(Ribbon Little Strawberry Check!)
Cantonese (TVB Dub) Dung Ging Miu Miu
(Tokyo Mew Mew)
Strawberry Bell Strawberry Interception!
Cantonese (ATV Dub) Maau Maau Jin Deui
(Cat Team / Mew Mew Team)
Strawberry Bell Ribbon Chau-Mui Check!
(Ribbon Strawberry Check!)
Italian Mew Mew Amiche Vincenti
(Mew Mew Winning Friends)
The Heart's Ribbon Ribbon of Light!
Korean Berry Berry Mew Mew Strawberry Magic Bell Ribbon Strawberry Light of Life!
Hebrew Tokyo Mew Mew Strawberry Bell Strawberry Bell, Full Power!
Brazilian Portuguese As Super Gatinhas
(The Super Kittens)
Bell Full Force of the Bell!
Portuguese (Season 1) Mew Mew Power Strawberry Belt Strawberry Belt, Full Power!
Portuguese (Season 2) Tokyo Mew Mew Strawberry Bell Ribbon Surprise!
Danish Mew Mew Power Strawberry Bell Strawberry Bell, Full Power!
Thai Tokyo Mew Mew Strawberry Bell Ribbon Strawberry Check!
Albanian (Albania Production) Vajzat Mjau - Mbrojtëset e Planetit
(Mew Girls - Defenders of the Planet)
Strawberry Bell Strawberry Bell, Full Power!
Albanian ("Jess" Discographic) Luftëtaret Mace
(Cat Warriors)
The Heart's Ribbon Ray's of Light!
Hungarian Vadmacska Kommandó
(Wildcat Commando)
Miracle Bell Miracle Bell, Full Power!
Latino Spanish Miau Miau Power
(Mew Mew Power)
Pink Bell Pink Bell, Full Power!
French Mew Mew Power Bell of Light Bell of Light, Full Power!
Dutch Mew Mew Power Strawberry Bell Strawberry Bell, Full Power!
Serbian Družina Mjau - Mjau / Mjau - Mjau Tokio
(Mew Mew Team / Tokyo Mew Mew Team)
Strawberry Bell Strawberry Bell, Show Your Power!
Croatian Mijau Mijau Družina
(Mew Mew Team)
Strawberry Bell N/A
Bulgarian Силата Миу Миу / Silata Mew Mew
(Mew Mew Power)
Strawberry Bell Strawberry Bell, Full Power!
Greek Mew Mew Power Strawberry Belt Strawberry Belt, Full Power!
Turkish Mew Mew Power / Sihirli Kızlar
(Magical Girls)
Strawberry Bell Strawberry Bell, Full Power!

Trivia

The Crystal Carillon

Chibiusa's Crystal Carillon

  • Due to the confusion in the pun, TokyoPop's English translation of the manga gave the weapon 4 different names.
  • The first word of the weapon name in the Japanese version was a pun, combining the words Strawberry and Bell together.
  • This weapon bares resemblance to the anime version of Super Sailor Chibi Moon's Crystal Carillon from the fourth season of the Sailor Moon anime, Sailor Moon SuperS. Both are heart shaped, pink and have a golden bell, although Chibi Moon's is at the bottoms. Their users also both have a pink color motif.
  • When Ichigo attacks with the StrawBell Bell in Mew Mew Power, her spinning is sped up and the attack is renamed to "Strawberry Bell, Full Power!". Her second attack is called "Rosebell, Full Power!".
  • When dubbing from the Mew Mew Power English dub, the English weapon name, Strawberry Bell, was mistranslated as "Strawberry Belt" in the Greek and 1st season European Portuguese dubs.
  • In order to keep the original intent without the pun, the Kodansha English translation of the manga calls it "Strawberry Bell Bell."