Daily Heroine: Deunan Knute

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Deunan Knute (デュナン・ナッツ), from the 80s manga Appleseed (アップルシード), by Masamune Shirow (士郎正宗). I think Masamune Shirow is best known for Ghost in the Shell, but I first got to know him through Appleseed. I’ve always admired Mr Shirow’s drawing style: it has a sketchy, but at the same time detailed look to it (and he sure knows how to draw sexy women!😆). The picture you can see is the cover from volume one of the English version of Appleseed, published by Eclipse Books in 1989. Deunan is, as you would expect, the smaller figure sitting on the shoulder of the larger one. She is very cute, but she is also extremely tough and hardened, and she is a member of an elite police force called ESWAT (which is essentially a paramilitary organization). I must admit, though, that I have never read all of Appleseed, only parts of it. But I would like 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.😊

Daily Heroine: Sherry Birkin

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Sherry Birkin, a character from the Resident Evil (AKA Biohazard) video game franchise. She appears most prominently in Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 6, but she appears in other games as well. I actually wrote a Featured Heroine post on Sherry about a year ago, so I didn’t think I’d be choosing her as a Daily Heroine quite so soon (especially after choosing another Resident Evil girl last week). But I had a bit of trouble deciding on a heroine today, so in the end I went with an easy option.😄 I really like Sherry. She’s very sweet, despite all the hardships she’s gone through in her life. Incidentally, the image above is a small promotional picture from Resident Evil 2. Sherry looks so cute in it, don’t you think?😍

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: Miaka Yuki

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Miaka Yuki, the heroine from the 90s manga Fushigi Yugi (or The Mysterious Play, in English), by Yuu Watase. The cover you can see is from volume one (out of a total of eighteen volumes) of the original Japanese edition, first published in 1992. Although Fushigi Yugi is a story aimed at young girls, I really enjoyed reading it. Yes, it has its fair share of romance and drama, but at its heart is an epic fantasy adventure with a captivating Asian setting. And, of course, it has a really cute heroine.😋 Miaka is bit of a tomboy (which I like), but one with a big heart (and an even bigger appetite!😁). She is certainly one of my favourite manga heroines of all time.

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.😊