New Heroine Headshot: Riyo Chuchi from “The Clone Wars”

So, here is another “Heroine Headshot”. Inspired by last week’s heroine (Yumi from Ulysses 31), I’ve drawn another blue-skinned alien girl, this time from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Riyo Chuchi is possibly the cutest of all the Star Wars babes that I know, so it’s unfortunate that she made only a handful of appearances in The Clone Wars. It would be nice if she could appear in future Star Wars media. And it would be even nicer if a figure was released of her, because I would love to have one!😋

New Heroine Headshot: Yumi from “Ulysses 31”

I’ve decided to try a new type of fan art, which I’ve coined “Heroine Headshots”. I often get the urge to draw fan art of female characters I find interesting, but I don’t really have the drive these days to do full-blown illustrations, so hopefully these mini-illustrations will satisfy that urge. Anyway, first up is Yumi (AKA Thémis in French) frim Ulysses 31, who I wrote a brief post on at the beginning of this year. As I said in that post, I’m not really a fan of Ulysses 31, but I’ve always had a soft spot for cute alien girls😁

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: Yumi

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Yumi (Themis in the original), the small, blue-skinned alien girl with psychic powers from the French/Japanese cartoon Ulysses 31 (known as Ulysse 31 in French), which first aired in 1981. I’m not sure who voiced Yumi in the English version, but according to Wikipedia she was voiced by Séverine Morisot in the French version. I watched a bit of Ulysses 31 when I was a kid, but I never really got into it; I thought that sci-fi and Greek mythology did not go well together. But there’s no doubting that this is (for its time, anyway) a quality production, by the studio that made Inspector Gadget (my favourite cartoon of all time). So perhaps I should give it another go. And I certainly would like to find out more about Yumi; I have a big weak spot for cute alien girls, especially blue-skinned ones!😋

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: Meg Bennet (Rock-1)

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Meg Bennet, AKA Rock-1, from Bionic Six, which was a Japanese-American cartoon from the 80s. According to Wikipedia, she was voiced by Bobbi Block, but I’m not sure if this is accurate. Much like Thunderbirds 2086 (which I discussed in my post on Kallan James a couple of weeks ago), I only ever saw Bionic Six once. In fact, I might have only seen a part of an episode!😋 But Meg made an impression on me; she was cute and she seemed like a fun character. If my memory serves me right, the villain in the episode I saw referred to her as a “bionic teenybopper”, which seems to be a rather apt moniker for 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.😊