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: 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: Kathy

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Kathy from Animal Treasure Island, the 70s animated film from Japan. In the original Japanese version (which is titled Doubutsu Takarajima), she was voiced by Minori Matsushima. Unfortunately, I was unable to find out who voiced her in the English-dubbed version, which is the version I first saw as a kid. Kathy, a pretty yet feisty gun-toting pirate girl, is the first heroine I really fell in love with, and so she is the root of my lifelong admiration for heroines in general. If only she had appeared in other movies or an animated TV series. That would have undoubtedly made her my number one animated girl!😆

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.😊

Condolences to the staff at KyoAni

There is some sad news from Japan today. One of the offices of Kyoto Animation (KyoAni for short), a well-known Japanese animation production company, was the target of an arson attack. Details of the incident are still emerging, but at least one person has died and several dozen others were injured, some of them seriously. The perpetrator is in police custody.

I am a big fan of quite a few of the series produced by KyoAni,in particular. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions and Beyond the Boundary. In my opinion all of KyoAni‘s works are high-quality pieces of art that, without a doubt, brought a great deal of joy to a great number of people around the world, and so I offer my deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy.

New Fan Art: Astarotte

I’ve uploaded a new illustration (for mature people) of Astarotte, the heroine from the Japanese animation Astarotte’s Toy!, (which was originally a comic, titled Lotte’s Toy!) to my pixiv gallery. It was done in response to a request. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊