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: Blousey Brown

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Blousey Brown (played by the endearingly bashful-looking Florrie Dugger), the sassy aspiring singer from the British musical comedy film Bugsy Malone, released in 1976. I first saw Bugsy Malone as a kid, and I absolutely loved it. The one thing that stands out about it is that although it is a film about 1930s American gangsters, the entire cast is played by kids, and they seem to have had a great time running around the scaled-down sets. I was able to watch Bugsy Malone again last week and I can say that I still find it entertaining. The musical numbers are quite catchy, and the cast (which includes a young Jodie Foster) does a very good job. Incidentally, Bugsy Malone is Florrie Dugger’s only film role.

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: 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..😊

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.😊