Yuzu Orenjitake
Yuzu Uniform
Japanese Name 橙竹 ゆず
Mew Name Mew Citrus
Age 17 (Original)
18 (Dub)
Animal Steppe Eagle
Asiatic Lion
Transformation "Mew Mew Citrus, Metamorphose!"
Weapon Citrus Spear
Attack Ribbon Citrus Point
Zodiac Aries
Birthday April 18
Height 158 cm (5’2”)
Weight 52 kgs (115 lbs)
Hair Color Orange (Untransformed)
Canary Yellow (Transformed)
Eye Color Dark Brown (Untransformed)
Canary Yellow (Transformed)
Blood Type AB
Likes Acting, Praise, Attention
Dislikes Being Ignored, Bugs, Dirt
Relatives Akane Orenjitake (Mother)
Daichi Orenjitake (Father)
Mikan Orenjitake (Sister)
Team Mythical Mew Mew
Position Long-Distance Fighter
V.A. (English) Annie Pondel
V.A. (Japanese) Megumi Nasu
"I'm a leading lady, not an extra'."

- Mythical Mew Mew

Yuzu Orenjitake (橙竹 ゆず) is a minor character in Mythical Mew Mew and one of the main heroines of Mythical Mew Mew à la Carte.



Yuzu is a fair skinned girl with orange hair reaching her mid-back and dark brown eyes. Her casual clothes are feminine. Her school uniform is a pale lavender sweater over a white shirt with a red bow and red plaid skirt.

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

Mew Citrus

As Mew Citrus, her hair and eyes turn canary yellow and she grows gold-orange wings and a brown and gold-orange lion tail. Her outfit is a stomach revealing top and shorts connected by suspenders. Her shoes are ankle length boots.

She also has gold-orange garters on both arms, her left thigh, and a choker. The tops and bottoms of her garters are lined with canary yellow lace. Her Mew Mark, a pair of wings with a lion's tail, is on her back.


An arrogant, pushy, and controlling girl with a love of theatre and performing. Yuzu always wants to be in control of the situation, and won't accept anything less. 



Yuzu’s transformation begins with her kissing her Mew Pendant and declaring her metamorphosis. The next scene shows her with her DNA morphing in the background. She turns around and her wings and tail appear, followed by her outfit. Yuzu turns again, and her garters appear. She then flips her hair, and a pair of ears pop out of her head. Yuzu blows a kiss that creates a ball of light, the light clings to her neck and forms her choker and pendant. She then poses.

Weapon and Attack

Yuzu's weapon is the Citrus Spear, a light orange spear with a light yellow head. A gold bow with a pink heart in the middle is attached below the head.

Her attack is Ribbon Citrus Point, in which Yuzu stabs the opponent several times in a second.


Mythical Mew Mew


Mythical Mew Mew a la Carte



Yuzu is a type of fruit that is also known as the Japanese Citron.

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

Citrus refers to a fruit that resembles large lemons.


Name Changes

  • English - Ashley Bright
  • Italian - Ysabel Orenjitake
  • Mandarin - Yòu Zǐ ChéngZhú/Mew Mew Yòu Zǐ
  • Cantonese - Jáu Zí CáangZūk/Mew Jáu Zí
  • Korean - Yuju Hwang/Mew Yuju
  • Hebrew - Yuzu Orenjitake/Mew Yuzu
  • French - Ashley Bright
  • Portuguese - Ashley Bright/Mew Ashley (Season 1) Citrico Orenjitake/Mew Citrico (Season 2)
  • Albanian - Ashli Bryt/Mew Ashli (Vajzat Mjau – Mbrojtëset e Planetit 2) Ysabel Orenxhitake/Mjau Ysabel (Luftëtaret Legjendar)

Voice Actresses

  • English - Annie Pondel
  • Italian - Joy Saltarelli
  • Mandarin -
  • Cantonese -
  • Korean - Yoo Mi Jeong
  • Hebrew - Talia Barkai
  • French - Marie Chevalot
  • Portuguese - Bárbara Lourenço (Season 1) Maria Camões (Season 2)
  • Albanian - Manjola Merlika (Luftëtaret Legjendar)

Weapon and Attack

  • English - Golden Spear/Swift Strike!
  • Italian - Ysabel's Heart/Ribbon Speed!
  • Mandarin - Yòu Zǐ Spear/Ribbon Yòu Zǐ Point!
  • Cantonese - Citrus Spear/Citrus Point!
  • Korean - Yuju Magic Spear/Ribbon Yuju Light of Speed!
  • Hebrew - Golden Spear/Swift Strike!
  • French - Golden Spear/Swift Strike!, Light Speed!
  • Portuguese - Golden Spear/Swift Strike! (Season 1) Citrus Spear/Ribbon Point! (Season 2)
  • Albanian - Golden Spear/Swift Strike! (Vajzat Mjau – Mbrojtëset e Planetit 2) Ysabel's Heart/Ribbon Speed! (Luftëtaret Legjendar)


  • Steppe eagles live in Asia and Europe.
  • Asiatic lions live in India.
  • She shares a Japanese voice actress with Sae Kashiwagi from Peach Girl.
  • She has the same English voice actress as Giselle from Pokémon.
  • Her name used to be Mami.
  • An alternate weapon name fitting the pun theme naming is CitruSpear.