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Daily Heroine: Deunan Knute

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Deunan Knute (デュナン・ナッツ), from the 80s manga Appleseed (アップルシード), by Masamune Shirow (士郎正宗). I think Masamune Shirow is best known for Ghost in the Shell, but I first got to know him through Appleseed. I’ve always admired Mr Shirow’s drawing style: it has a sketchy, but at the same time detailed look to it (and he sure knows how to draw sexy women!😆). The picture you can see is the cover from volume one of the English version of Appleseed, published by Eclipse Books in 1989. Deunan is, as you would expect, the smaller figure sitting on the shoulder of the larger one. She is very cute, but she is also extremely tough and hardened, and she is a member of an elite police force called ESWAT (which is essentially a paramilitary organization). I must admit, though, that I have never read all of Appleseed, only parts of it. But I would like to, one day.

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: The Childlike Empress

Today’s Daily Heroine is: The Childlike Empress (Die Kindliche Kaiserin) from the novel The Neverending Story (Die unendliche Geschichte) by German author, Michael Ende. Although I think Tami Stronach did a fine job portraying The Childlike Empress in the 1984 film, The Childlike Empress from the novel is more actively involved in the story, and therefore she is a much more interesting character. Incidentally, this cover for the novel (from a 2014 edition published by Puffin), has a very Asian look to it, doesn’t it? I find this interesting, because if I remember correctly, this is the look that Mr Ende had in mind for the magical world of The Neverending Story, and this look extended to the appearance of The Childlike Empress herself.

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Susan Murphy AKA Ginormica

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Susan Murphy AKA Ginormica (voiced by the Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon) from Monsters vs. Aliens, an American animated film released in 2009. This was another film which I came across by chance on TV, but one which I really enjoyed. It had humour, it had action and on top of that, it had humorous action.😁 But the best part of it for me was the character of Ginormica. Not only is she a beautiful woman with a sweet personality, she also displays a touch of vulnerability at times, which is a quality I find quite endearing in a heroine.🙂

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Official “The Clone Wars” Season 7 Trailer Released!

It seems like ages since Disney announced that they were going to produce a seventh and final season of the popular cartoon The Clone Wars (which they unceremoniously dumped back in 2013), but we finally have an official trailer and a release date for it: February 21. It does look like an action-packed end to the series, with Ahsoka Tano playing a prominent role.

As you may know, I’m a big fan of Ahsoka, so I’ll be interested in seeing the seventh season at some point. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Neptina

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Neptina, the young mermaid from the 60s anime/cartoon Marine Boy, known as Kaitei Shonen Marin in Japan. In Marine Boy she was voiced by Corinne Orr (who, incidentally, also voiced Marine Boy himself) and in Kaitei Shonen Marin, she was voiced by Yoshiko Matsuo. I recall Marine Boy being an incredibly exciting show when I watched it as a kid, but my memories of it are very vague. I certainly didn’t recall that Marine Boy was friends with a cute mermaid, who wears nothing but a large pearl around her neck. That was a pleasant rediscovery I made when I watched Marine Boy again as an adult.😁

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Marti Malone

Yesterday’s (yes, this post is a day late😅) Daily Heroine was: Marti Malone (played by the very cute Gabrielle Anwar) from Body Snatchers, a 90s version of the classic novel The Body Snatchers. Ms Anwar is quite an accomplished actress, having also starred in the 90s film Scent of a Woman (with Al Pacino) and the 00s and 10s TV show Burn Notice (amongst many other things). However, I only know her from Body Snatchers, which I came across on TV one day by chance. I don’t think the movie is that good, but thanks to Ms Anwar’s performance, Marti Malone is a very likeable heroine. And you do get several nice views of her beautiful body.😁

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊