Daily Heroine: Amberle Elessedil

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Amberle Elessedil, the elven princess from the 80s fantasy novel The Elfstones of Shannara, by Terry Brooks. The cover you can see is from the second volume of a 2007 two-volume edition released by Japanese publisher Fusosha. I dearly wanted to find out who created this gorgeous cover, but unfortunately I was not able to.☹

Based on what I’ve read of Mr Brooks (which admittedly isn’t very much), I can say his books do have some faults. There is, however, one thing I admire about him: he creates wonderful, compelling characters. And Amberle is a great example. She is a very feminine character: she is gentle, thoughtful and nurturing. She also displays endearingly human (or should that be elven?😋) emotions of fear and doubt (as do many of Mr Brooks’ characters). And yet she has an incredible fortitude, which allows her to overcome such negative emotions. All in all, a very likeable 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.😊

Daily Heroine: Eiko Magami

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Eiko (or A-ko, if you prefer) Magami, from the 80s anime film Project A-ko (and its numerous sequels). Eiko, with her eye-catching long red hair and iconic Japanese high school uniform, is one of my favourite anime characters of all time. In fact, she is a big reason I got into anime in the first place (along with Mai Kuju, of course). She is cute, sassy and devoted to her best friend Shiiko. On top of that, she has superhuman strength!😮 In the original Japanese version she was voiced by Miki Ito, and in the English version she was voiced by Stacey Gregg (who now goes by the name of Stacy Jefferson).

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: Kallan James

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Captain Kallan James from the 80s TV animation titled Thunderbirds 2086 (known as Scientific Rescue Team Technoboyager in Japan). As you might be able to guess, Thunderbirds 2086 is loosely based on Gerry Anderson’s well-known Thunderbirds TV show. It aired during school hours in my city, so I only ever got to see one episode as a kid, but I do remember really liking it; especially since, unlike the original Thunderbirds, it featured a female member. And a pretty one at that!😀 Unfortunately, I cannot be certain who voiced Kallan, because cartoons from that era are woefully vague when it comes to the voice cast, but in the Japanese version (where, incidentally, she went by the name Catherine Hayward) she was voiced by Manami Ito.

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: Princess Leia Organa

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Princess Leia Organa (played by the late Carrie Fisher) from the original Star Wars trilogy, which came out in the 70s and 80s (and also the more recent sequel trilogy). The Empire Strikes Back is my favourite movie of all time, so I guess it’s no surprise that Princess Leia has always been a big favourite of mine. She is feisty and fearless and very attractive, especially in Return of the Jedi. That sexy slave costume of hers is something that is etched into my memory for all eternity.😆

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: Jill Valentine

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Jill Valentine, one of the main protagonists of the Resident Evil (AKA Biohazard) series of video games. Jill has appeared in many games over the years (20, if Wikipedia is correct), but the image I chose for this post is from the upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake, which will be released in under three months from now. I love Jill. She has been my favourite video game heroine for many years now. She looks fabulous and she is an expert in combat, but she also has a great deal of compassion. Just the kind of person you’d want by your side, should a zombie apocalypse break out in your city.😋

Well, that completes the first week of my new Daily Heroine posts. I’ve gone through all of my favourites in the seven different categories, so I’ll start choosing characters at random starting from tomorrow. Till then, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Mai Kuju

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Mai Kuju, from the 80s manga Mai, the Psychic Girl, which was written by Kazuya Kudo and illustrated by the great Ryoichi Ikegami. The cover you see is from the first volume of the three-volume 2003 Japanese edition of Mai, the Psychic Girl (which was simply titled Mai in Japan). Mai is a pretty, kind and innocent young girl, yet one who possesses a frightfully powerful special ability. Mai is one of the main reasons I got into Japanese comics (and by extension, Japanese animation) in my youth. Mr Kudo wrote such an amazing tale about her and Mr Ikegami drew her so beautifully that I immediately fell in love with her.😍

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: Penny (Gadget)

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Penny from the 80s cartoon Inspector Gadget, who was first voiced by the amazing Cree Summer (credited as Cree Summer Francks). Fans sometimes refer to her as Penny Gadget, but I don’t think that has ever been given as her real name, at least in the cartoons. Penny is without a doubt my number one animated girl and if, as a kid, I could’ve married her, I would have. She is cute, intelligent and brave, plus she is extremely selfless: she lets her bumbling uncle take credit for the crimes she solves. Of course, as a kid, she would probably get into trouble for meddling with criminal matters, so it is probably just as well her exploits remain a secret.😁

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.😊