Mikan Orenjitake
Mikan School Uniform Kisekae
Japanese Name 橙竹 みかん
Mew Name Mew Tangerine
Age 9 (Original)
12 (Dub)
Animal Red-headed Flameback
Transformation "Mew Mew Tangerine, Metamorphose!"
Weapon Tangerine Arrow
Attack Ribbon Tangerine Heat
Zodiac Taurus
Birthday May 5
Height 127 cm (4’2”)
Weight 32 kgs (70 lbs)
Hair Color Dark Orange (Untransformed)
Orange (Transformed)
Eye Color Dark Brown (Untransformed)
Orange (Transformed)
Blood Type O
Likes Video Games, Card Games, Science
Dislikes Sitting Still, Being Ignorant, Her Sister
Relatives Akane Orenjitake (Mother)
Daichi Orenjitake (Father)
Yuzu Orenjitake (Older Sister)
Nicknames Mi, Shortstack
Team Mythical Mew Mew
Position Long Distance Attacker
V.A. (English) Amy Palant
V.A. (Japanese) Hiromi Konno
"It's just science, right? Let me handle this!"

- Mythical Mew Mew

Mikan Orenjitake (橙竹 みかん) is one of the main heroines of Mythical Mew Mew. Her Mew form is Mew Tangerine.



Mikan is a lightly tanned girl with dark orange hair tied in a long braid paired with dark brown eyes and freckled cheeks. Her casual clothes are cute but easy to move around in. Her school uniform is a sailor shirt with a blue collar and a blue suspender skirt.

Her café uniform is a knee length orange dress with a white heart-shaped apron with cream frills around the heart and cream ribbons. Her white socks reach her upper shins with frills at the top, an orange bow is attached to each sock, her shoes are black with an orange heart on the tongue and orange laces. Lastly, she wears a lace headband.

Mew Tangerine

When transformed, Mikan's eyes and hair turn orange, and she grows dark orange wings and tail feathers. Her outfit is a short orange dress with shoulder straps. Her shoes are orange Mary-Janes with a bow on the back, and she has orange wristbands.

She also has orange garters on both arms, her left thigh, and a choker. The tops and bottoms of her chokers and garters are lined with cream lace. Her Mew Mark, a pair of wings with a downward pointing angle on her back.


Mikan is a young girl who always looks on the brighter side of life no matter how bad things get. She is incredibly curious about the world around her and wants to know everything. Mikan is a people-pleaser who just wants others to like her.



Mikan’s transformation begins with her kissing her pendant and declaring her metamorphosis. She then turns around as her wings and tail feathers sprout from her upper and lower back. Mikan’s body begins to glow and she turns, causing her dress, garters, and choker appear. Light wraps around her feet and turns into her shoes, lastly, she claps her hands, creating a flash that reveals her wrist bands. Mikan then poses.

Weapon and Attack

Mikan's weapon is the Tangerine Arrow, an orange and red bow, the wood resembles flaming feathers, and the grip is red. The arrow is orange and red, with the head resembling a beak. A golden bow with a pink heart in the middle is on the grip.

Her attack is Ribbon Tangerine Heat, in which she pulls back her bow, causing the arrow to light on fire. She then shoots the arrow, sending it flying.


Mythical Mew Mew

Chapter 1


Mythical Mew Mew a La Carte

Chapter 1



Yuzu Orenjitake

Mikan is desperate for her older sister's approval and will do just about anything to get it. She doesn't want her sister to see her as a typical annoying brat.

Ame Momose

Mikan sees Ame as an older sister figure and a role model, she wants to be confident like Ame and is appreciative of the support she recieves.

Kyoho Aitani

Unlike most, Mikan wasn't initially intimidated by Kyoho. They aren't incredibly close but Mikan enjoys spending time with her every now and then.

Suguri Akamura

Suguri and Mikan have a good relationship and will regularly spend time together, whether it be playing video games, or testing out a science experiment.

Nashi Midoriyama

She has a lot of respect towards Nashi because she doesn't undermine Mikan's maturity or intelligence and allows her to join in with everyone's conversations.

Ichijiku Aitani

The two aren't overly close, but Mikan likes how laidback and non-judgemental Ichijiku is, a stark contrast to her own sister.

Rieko Asakusa

Rieko is Mikan's classmate. While not the best of friends they do know each other.


Mikan is a Japanese word that can refer to a Mandarin orange or a tangerine.

Orenjitake is made up of two kanji. Orenji, which means 'orange' and Take which translates to 'bamboo'.

Mandarin refers to a small citrus fruit with loose skin.


Name Changes

  • English - Katie Bright/Mew Katie
  • Italian - Mara Orenjitake
  • Mandarin - Júzi ChéngZhú/Mew Mew Júzi
  • Cantonese - Gwāt-Jú CáangZūk/Mew Gwāt-Jú
  • Korean - Mikan Hwang/Mew Mikan
  • Hebrew - Mikan Orenjitake/Mew Mikan
  • French - Katie Bright
  • Portuguese - Katie Bright/Mew Katie (Season 1) Tangerina Orenjitake/Mew Tangerina (Season 2)
  • Albanian - Ketrina Bryt/Mew Ketrina (Vajzat Mjau – Mbrojtëset e Planetit 2) Mara Orenxhitake/Mjau Mara (Luftëtaret Legjendar)

Voice Actresses

  • English - Amy Palant
  • Italian - Valentina Pallavicino
  • Mandarin - Měixiù Lín
  • Cantonese - Bóusāan Hòh
  • Korean - Chae-Eon Han
  • Hebrew - Shira Naor
  • French - Sandra Vandroux
  • Portuguese - Maria João Luís (Season 1) Mariana Torres (Season 2)
  • Albanian - Gerona Karabashi

Weapon and Attack

  • English - Sunshine Bow/Flaming Arrow!
  • Italian - Mara's Heart/Ribbon of Sun!
  • Mandarin - Júzi Bow and Arrow/Ribbon Júzi Hit!
  • Cantonese - Tangerine Arrow/Tangerine Heat!
  • Korean - Mikan Magic Arrow/Ribbon Mikan Light of Wind!
  • Hebrew - Sunshine Bow/Flaming Arrow!
  • French - Sunshine Bow/Flaming Arrow!, Piercing Heat!
  • Portuguese - Sunshine Bow/Flaming Arrow! (Season 1) Tangerine Arrow/Ribbon Heat! (Season 2)
  • Albanian - Sunshine Bow/Flaming Arrow! (Vajzat Mjau – Mbrojtëset e Planetit 2) Mara's Heart/Ribbon of Sun (Luftëtaret Legjendar)


Mythical Mew Mew



  • Red-headed Flamebacks live in the Philippines.
  • She shares a Japanese voice actress with Hakase from Nichijou.
  • She has the same English voice actress as Dorie from Magical DoReMi.
  • An alternate weapon name fitting the pun theme naming is TangeArrow.