Tokyo Mew Mew was an anime series that ran from 2002 to 2003. In total 52 episodes of Tokyo Mew Mew were aired. With a total of 21 reported filler episodes, Tokyo Mew Mew has a moderate filler percentage of 40%. While on a date with the cutest guy at her school, 13-year old middle school girl Ichigo Momomiya becomes infused with the DNA of the endangered Iriomote wildcat. This allows her to transform into a pink-haired heroine known as a Mew Mew and turns her into a cat in times of duress. Now, with the help of four other girls as part of the top secret Mew Project, they must defend the Earth from an alien menace known as the Deep Blue.