Midorikawa Retasu/Mew Retasu
Means: Green River Lettuce
April 29 (Taurus)
Note: This is the "Day of Green" in Japan.
2nd year Junior High School (8th grader)
161cm (app. 5' 3.3")
47 kilos (app. 103.4 lbs)
with: Sunameri (Japanese finless porpoise)
--Japanese finless porpoises look like small beluga
whales, and are called finless because they have no
dorsal (back) fin. They are found in the costal waters of
Two curves that look like fish on her chest, right above
Manga: Chapter 1 (first named Chapter 3)
Retasu is seen being picked on by girls from her own
school. They told her to get them coffee and then mocked
her when she brought it, saying that no one would want
hot coffee in hot weather. and they plan to punish her
for this. You get her name in Chapter 3 when Ichigo
indroduces herself to her--she comes to Cafe Mew Mew and
the same girls are picking on her, even though she says
they're her friends.
The first time you see Mew Retasu
she's already henshined--she's the "water
spirit" that's been attacking the girls at her own
school. Full costume and, as my friend Fergie says, "Those fricking
Retasu Nunetto! (Lettuce Nets/Lettuce Castanets)
--Retasu's main weapon. In the manga they look a lot less
like castanets and a lot more like tomatoes O_o.
Riboon Retasu Rasshu! (Ribbon Lettuce Rush!)
--Retasu's main attack. She throws bursts of water at the
enemy. In the anime it looks more like bubbled water
though and she twirls around and flings it at the enemy.
shy and timid (and a little ditsy), and seems like she's
always the victim when it comes to her
"friends". She's also super polite, and from
what I've heard/read in her speech pattern she always
speaks very formally. It takes Ichigo practically yelling
at her to make her see that they aren't her true friends.
After she officially joins the team, she opens up a
little bit and ditches her own friends. (I haven't seen
them anymore in the manga and in the anime, only once
where she was headed somewhere and blew them off saying
she didn't need them anymore.) Retasu is also notoriously
clumsy, falling all over the place, dropping things, and
causing more work for poor Ichigo when they're working at
Cafe Mew Mew. But overall she's a sweet person.