Daily Heroine: Evie Garland

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Evie Ethel Garland (played by the lovely and exceptionally talented Maureen Flannigan) from the cult American sci-fi sit-com titled Out of this World, which was first broadcast in 1987. Boy, did I have a crush on Evie as a kid, After all, she’s cute, she’s clever and she’s kind. Oh, and her father is an alien, so she has special, superhuman powers too! How fantastic is that?๐Ÿ˜† As for Out of this World in general, I think it’s a lot of fun. Nothing fancy, just a simple, good-natured light comedy, that never fails to give me a chuckle or too when I watch it. Unfortunately it has never had a complete DVD or Blu-ray release, and this is apparently due to legal issues. But maybe one day…? I can always dream!๐Ÿ˜„

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.๐Ÿ˜Š

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..๐Ÿ˜Š

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 Hergรฉ (Tintin’s creator) early in his career. So I guess Yoko Tsuno can be considered a spiritual successor to Tintin.๐Ÿ™‚

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.๐Ÿ˜Š

Daily Heroine: Dejah Thoris

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Dejah Thoris, the beautiful copper-skinned Martian princess, from the Barsoom series of novels, written by American pulp fiction writer Edgar Rice Burroughs. There are several books in this series, but I have only read the first one, which is titled A Princess of Mars. Alas, I only found out about the Barsoom books as an adult. If I had known about them as a kid, I’m sure I would have read most if not all of them. The fantastic setting and exciting adventures would have drawn me right in! ๐Ÿ˜†

The cover you can see is from the 1979 edition of A Princess of Mars, published by Del Rey, which features a painting by Michael Whelan. As you would expect for a novel that’s over a hundred years old, there have been many covers created for it, but this is the best one I’ve seen thus far. The main reason for this is, Mr Whelan’s obvious talent aside, that the lovely Dejah is naked, as she should be. Yes, she is naked, even though it may be hard to see because of the minute size of the image.๐Ÿ˜‹

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.๐Ÿ˜Š

Daily Heroine: Noriko Takaya

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Noriko Takaya (ใ‚ฟใ‚ซใƒคใƒปใƒŽใƒชใ‚ณ), the eager young space cadet from the Japanese animation known as Gunbuster in the West, and ใƒˆใƒƒใƒ—ใ‚’ใญใ‚‰ใˆ! in Japan (which is literally Aim for the Top! in English). She was voiced by the legendary Noriko Hidaka (ๆ—ฅ้ซ™ ใฎใ‚Šๅญ). 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.๐Ÿ˜Š 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.๐Ÿ˜Š