Daily Heroine: Kira

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Kira, from the American fantasy film The Dark Crystal, which was released in 1982. There are not too many fantasy films around, and even fewer good ones, but The Dark Crystal is my favourite film in this genre. And a big reason for that is Kira. I think she is a wonderful character: she is very sweet and caring, but she is also incredibly courageous.😊 The Dark Crystal was of course created by the great puppeteer Jim Henson, so Kira was not played by a person, but by a puppet (which was operated by Kathryn Mullen and voiced by Lisa Maxwell, who gave Kira one of the sweetest voices I have ever heard😍). However, in instances where a puppet was impractical, she is played by a live actor (Kiran Shah).

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: Ta’Ra

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Ta’Ra (played by the beautiful Maryam d’Abo), from the American sci-fi crime drama Something Is Out There, which was first broadcast in 1988. Ta’Ra is an alien girl hunting down a murderous alien on Earth, with the aid of a human police officer named Jack Breslin (played by Joseph Cortese). I’ve always had a thing for “alien” girls (even though they usually look pretty much like Earth girls) and I guess that was the main reason I became interested in Something Is Out There, when it was on TV. Of course, the scene in which Ms d’Abo appears with only a towel draped over her body might also have been a factor. Incidentally, Ms d’Abo is probably best known for being the Bond girl in the 1987 Bond film, The Living Daylights.

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: Ashley Mizuki Robbins

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Ashley Mizuki Robbins (アシュレイ・ミズキ・ロビンズ), or simply Ashley Robbins in the West, from the 2005 Japanese video game Another Code: Two Memories (アナザーコード 2つの記憶), or Trace Memory as it is known in North America, for the Nintendo DS. She also appeared in a 2009 sequel, titled Another Code: R – The Doorway to Memories (アナザーコード: R 記憶の扉), officially titled Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories in English, for the Wii. I’ve only played the Nintendo DS game, but I really enjoyed it. It’s a point-and-click adventure game, which is a genre I’ve always been a big fan of, and I think Ashley is incredibly adorable.😄 The image you can see is one of several free wallpapers that is available from the official Japanese website for the Nintendo DS version, which is still online even after fifteen years!

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: 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.😊

New Original Art: Desert Island Girl 23

 

I’ve uploaded a new illustration, for mature people, to my pixiv gallery. I’ve also uploaded a larger-sized image of this illustration to my FANBOX page, which is available to supporters. Till next time, 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.😊