Daily Heroine: Princess Zelda

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Princess Zelda, from the The Legend of Zelda series of Japanese video games, for the most part produced by Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda series has quite a long history: there have been well over twenty games in it, the first of which was released way back in 1986. Princess Zelda has appeared in most of these games, often as a damsel in the distress, and her appearance has varied greatly over the years, from very cartoony, to tall and regal. In my opinion the best-looking Princess Zelda is the latest version of her, from The Breath of the Wild, which was released in 2017. The wallpaper you can see above is from this particular game. I haven’t had the chance to play it yet, but I certainly hope I will be able 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: Yoko Tsuno

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Yoko Tsuno, the adventurous engineer from an ongoing series of “comics albums”, created by Belgian comic artist Roger Leloup. According to Wikipedia, The Yoko Tsuno series currently consists of nearly thirty albums (plus a novel), the first of which was published in 1972. Once again, this is a series I’ve only just scratched the surface of, but I find it quite appealing. Its art style and plots are very reminiscent of The Adventures of Tintin, which I’ve always been a big fan of. And that is not surprising when you consider that Mr Leloup worked for Hergé (Tintin’s creator) early in his career. So I guess Yoko Tsuno can be considered a spiritual successor to Tintin.🙂

The cover you can see is from the first album of the Cinebook edition of the Yoko Tsuno series, titled On the Edge of Life, which was first published in 2007. However, chronologically the first album is actually The Curious Trio. For some reason, Cinebook is publishing the series out of order.

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: Noriko Takaya

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Noriko Takaya (タカヤ・ノリコ), the eager young space cadet from the Japanese animation known as Gunbuster in the West, and トップをねらえ! in Japan (which is literally Aim for the Top! in English). She was voiced by the legendary Noriko Hidaka (日髙 のり子). Gunbuster was a six-episode OVA (Original Video Animation) created by the famed Gainax studio, the first episode of which was released in 1988. It was conceived as an over-the-top, multi-genre parody, but the end result is something truly amazing; it would have to rate as one of my favourite sci-fi adventures of all time. And Noriko, who is a determined yet vulnerable young girl, is such a lovable heroine.😊 I just can’t help but cheer for her from start to finish. Incidentally, the screenshot you can see is from the final episode of Gunbuster, which was in black and white.

I should explain here that Thursdays were supposed to be for Daily Heroines from animated movies, but unfortunately the number of potential candidates in this category is already quite low, so I’ve decided to also highlight OVA heroines on Thursdays. Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Veronica Layton

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Veronica Layton (played by Jennifer O’Dell), the very attractive and athletic jungle girl from the American/Canadian/Australian TV series titled The Lost World, which was first broadcast in 1999, and which ran for three seasons. I only found out about The Lost World last year, when I came across it on Amazon Prime, so at this point I haven’t seen very many episodes of it, but it seems to be a fun, straightforward adventure series, and I’ve always been interested in classic pulp stories of this kind, especially ones that feature scantily-clad jungle girls like Veronica.😋

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: Aya Brea

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Aya Brea (アヤ・ブレア), the very sexy New York police officer, who appears in a trilogy of Japanese video games produced by Square/Square Enix, which began with Parasite Eve (パラサイト・イヴ) in 1998. The picture you can see is a screenshot from the third game (The 3rd Birthday), which was released in 2010. I myself only ever got to play the first game, but I do hope I get to play the other two games one day. For one thing, I’d like to know more about the story of Parasite Eve.😁 For another, I want to see the famous shower scenes which both games have (although thanks to YouTube, I’m already quite familiar with them😋). Incidentally, I actually wrote a Featured Heroine post on Aya Brea in 2018. She is one of my top three video game heroines of all time, and at that time, there were was some indication that there might be a fourth game in the works. However, at this point nothing has eventuated.

Due to a heatwave that lasted for a few days, I’ve fallen behind in my Daily Heroine posts, but I plan to catch up during the following week. Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you..😊