August 2021 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The August 2021 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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This year is our 14th anniversary, nya! 
in this edition of The Mew:
The Lightning Round topic: our favorite movies of 1961
The Monthly Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonmimi Spotlight
 
toy talk:
Roblox’s Aven, the Silver Warrior action figure
TV, DVD and movie mewsings:
Black Widow
Loki
The Magnificent Kotobuki: The Movie Blu-ray
Our Semi-annual DVD / Blu-ray Wish List
purrinted media mewsings
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #99 & #100
My Little Pony & Transformers II #2, 3 & 4
Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #4
Fight Girls #1
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art
“Khriste HeadShot” by Alexcia Reynolds
“Spring Passion” by Rebecca Brogden
“Nyavigators” by Mike
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! This month’s Mew comes from the Uppurr Deck bistro by the marina on the Southwest side of Catgirl Island in meowrvelous Mew Hanover County, NC, where it’s 79 degrees under the  Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd  purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunni:
(the art mewseum co-curator & Petra’s beach volleyball partner bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Couger purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Nyanko:
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensi, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Nyoka
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl & twin sister of Nyanko, wearing the Jaguar purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Yvonne
(the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Trini-chan:
(the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
Elizabeth
(

a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!

 
Becca:
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer & spa co-owner w

earing the Eurasian Lynx purrint ring-closure bikini an an orchid lei):

Mielikki:
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
Eleanor:
(or just Ellie for short, the banker pony centauress, body builder, and the island’s fire chief, wearing the African Lion purrint sports bra) Hay there!
 
Mike:
Ah, we’ve got a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump right into this month’s
Lightning Round topic!
 
This year we’re looking back at our favorite fun stuff of years ending with a 1, so this month will be our favorite movies of 1961. Tara-chan’s gonna start, so… are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate One Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Purrent Trap, and – and Babes in Toyland, nys! Onee-chan’s turn, nya! (tags her older sister to go next)
Yvonne:
I will second One Hundred and One Dalmatians and the 
The Absent-Minded Professor, and also nominate The

Mysterious Island and Mothra, nya! (tags Jeannie with a brush of the tail)

Jeannie:
I will second The Mysterious Island and Mothra, and also nominate Master of the World and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. (tail-tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
That was the good vintage for the horrors and monster movies such as Gorgo, Shadow of the Cat, The Curse of the Werewolf, and The Pit and the Pendulum! ( ags Nyoka)
Nyoka:
King of Kings, El Cid, The Guns of Navarone, and Judgement at Nuremburg! (tags her twin sister)
Nyanko:
The Hustler, One-Eyed Jacks, A Raisin in the Sun, and my favoritest movie of that year, Yojimbo! (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Flower Drum Song, Blue Hawaii, and my favoritest movie of that year, West Side Story, fur shur! (tags Lizzy with a flit of the wing)
Elizabeth:
Hee! I want to nominate that year’s Loony Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated shorts! Your turn, Becca! (tags her wife)
Becca:
I will nominate the TV series that purremiered in 1961, such as Mr. Ed, Car 54 Where Are You?, and The Dick Van Dyke Show! (tags Petra)
Petra:
I would like to add some great TV shows that started before 1961 but continued that year such as Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and The Twilight Zone, nya! (tags Trini-chan)
Trini-chan:
Okay on that continuance note, I will nominate The Flintstones, Captain Kangaroo, and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis! (tags Elaenor)
Elaenor:
As The World Turns, and The Guiding Light, and Coronation Street! (tags Bunni)
 
Bunni:
The Avengers, Danger Man, and Supercar! Back to Mike!
 
Mike:
Ah, I gotta go with West Side Story, Breakfast at Tiffanys, The Mysterious Island, Mothra and Yojimbo! Well, that was another expedient little lightning round, and now it’s time for our
The Monthly Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonmimi Spotlight!
Becca:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate catgirls, nekomusume and other kemonomimi of the various species in the international mythologies and the popular cultures! Appurring in the folklore, novels, comics, movies, TV shows, theatre, mewsic, games, sports and advertising, they might include the shape – shifters, anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls, and those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but do have the cat-titude or couture to be broadly considered by us as “honorary” kemonomimi!
Elizabeth:
Sometimes it is briefly – seen widdle things which tempurrarily grab our attention, such as the cute kigurumi onesies of various species worn by kids to the outdoor movie in the “Show” spot of Toyota’s “Go wherever your wild side takes you” TV commercials; the defendant’s zebra purrint appurral in the case of “Stifling a Dancer” in epurrsode 147 in season 12 of The Peoples Court
… the playful “rowr!” and clawing gesture by Courtney (Clare Kramer) in the “We’re Cheerleaders” opening song of the 2000 movie Bring it On; Monique and friend seen briefly in the catgirl make-up in Botox’s How Do You See Yourself: Monique TV spot; Haley Kalil in the leopurrd purrint maillot and Maggie Rawlins in the zebra stripe bikini in Sports Illustrated magazine’s 2021 Swimsuit issue!
Mielikki:
So like, real estate agent Tracy Tutor looked totally awesome in episode 6 of season 12 of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles TV series, in which she wore the short leopurrd print dress with the strappy black sandals to La Mirada in Pasadena! Mattel’s Cave Club is the line of posable dolls of the prehistoric girl friends, such as whiskered Roaralai in her tiger stripe dress with, cat-eared head band and purse, and her purple pet saber tooth cat; whilst Roaralai’s seperately – sold friend Fernisia in her sleeveless lovely leopard print dress!
Trini-chan:
There are recent figurine of lovely ladies in their animal-inspired attire, such as cute Kiana Kaslana miHoYo’s 3.5” tall chibi-style Asteroid Series figure of Kiana Kaslana from the video game Honkai Impact 3rd in her Black & White “Bastet’s Secret” nekomimi costume; and FREEing’s 1/4 scale, 10.4” figure of Kei Karuizawa from the anime series Classroom of the Elite, on all fours in her sexy bunny outfit! Also posed on all fours is Banpresto’s 4” prize figure of Yotsuba Nakano from The Quintessential Quintuplets wearing the cute bear kigurumi onesie!
Becca:
If My favorite idol Band Played At The Budokan, I Would Die is the wonderfully fun anime TV series about an idol band and their obsessive fans. While there are no naturally- ocurring kemonomimi in this series, there are severalcoplay moments. For example, in epurrsode 5, idol star Maina dresses as the catgirl for her ChamJam’s halloween cocnert…
 
… and in epurrsode 6 she wears the doggy kigurumi! In epurrsode 8, idols Aya, Yuka and fan girl Epiriyu dress as the catgirl and reindeer girls for the Christmas concert! Then in epurrsode 11, the headlining trio known as Maple Doll wears the bare midriff shikamimi (deer girl) outfits with the antlers, ears and spots!
Elizabeth:
Based upon the four koma (panel) manga by Tozen Ujiie. Seitokai Yakuindomo is the  comedic slice of life / school life anime series purrtaining to the antics of the student council of the all-girl high school that has recently enrolled a few male students such as the main character Takotoshi Tsuda, who as studen council vice purresident becomes mired in the ladies’ rampant purrverted humor! In epurrsode 5, student council purresident Shino Amakusa, secretary Aria Shichijo, and treasurer Suzu Hagimura wear the white inari fox masks!
Mielikki:
Based upon the light novels and the manga written by last note and illustrated by  Sayuki, Mikagura School Suite is another comedic anime series pertaining to the pearculiar high school,! In this case, the Mikagura Academy is known for its cultural clubs which have the super battles for supuremacy, the winners receiving totally better room and board!
 
So like, one of the drama club students there is Nyamirin, who has the feline qualities, interests and fashions! Not only does she love critters, but she wears the cat – eared cap and tail, has the meow-ish dialect, the cat smile”, and her February 22nd birthday happens to be on Japan’s National Cat Day, fur shur!
Trini-chan:
Monster Girl Doctor is the series of light novels, manga & anime which pertain to the male human doctor Glenn and his female lamia nurse Saphentite whose clinic treats patients of all species, some who become romantically intrested in Glenn and rivals of Saphentite! It is brimming with the monster girls aplenty, such as Aluloona the plant girl, Arahnia the arachnae, Bellmer the doll…
 
…Cerve the cerberus, Cthuly the Scylla, Dione the giantess, Draconia the gator girl, Elis the catgirl, Fuso the silkworm girl, Illy the harpy, Kunai the golem, Lime the slime girl, Lulala the mermaid, Meme the cyclops, Molly the shoggoth, Plum the vampire, Sioux the oni, Sirsa the taur, Skadi the dragon girl, and centuresses Kay, Lorna & Tisalia!
Becca:
Akiba’s Trip: The Animation, or purrhaps Akiba Strip, is the 2017 comedic occult action anime TV series based upn the video game, in which the vigilante group known as Electric Mayonaise fights against the cosplay monsters known as Bugged Ones, who attack and posses people in Tokyo’s Akihabara district. The most sure-fire way to turn or vanquich the monsters is to strip off their clothes and expose their naked bodies to sunlight! Several of the Bugged Ones are indeed kemonomimi, including cat girls and sheep girls.
 
Elizabeth:
The members of Electric Mayonaise include super strong otaku Arisa, who wears the nunny outfit in epurrsode 2, and the bear suit in epurrsode 7! Middle scdhool student Niwaki is the younger sister of the main hero Tamotsu, and often wears the anime hoodies, such as the cat ears & tail in epurrsode 5, the froggy hood in epurrsodes 7 & 8,  panda hood in epurrsode 11 and chicken hood in epurrsode 12! Their scientific  / technical advisor Purrfessor Tasuj has the purrpetual cat smile, and in epurrsode Momo the freelance maid meows whilst wearing the cat-eared head band!
Mielikki
Aokana: Four Rhythms Across The Blue is the manga, visual novel and anime series pertaining to the girls named

Masaya who is the peppy new transfer student at the Kunihana School on totally beautiful island, where the students wear the grav-shoes which allow them to fly and practice the competitive aerial sport known as the Flying Circus! So like, Masaya’s team mate Mashiro has the cute shironeko hoody with the matching purse, and has been known to occasionally meow (nya), fur shur!
Trini-chan:
Lastly but not leastly, Tamayura Hitotose is the wonderful slice of life anime written & directed by Junichi Sato who wrote the manga version! It is about the shy young highschool freshman Fu Sawatari (voiced by Ayana Taketatsu) who forms the photography club and inspires the other friends to more avidly pursue their own artistic hobby interests! In epurrsode 9 of the TV series ”Mr. Momoneko’s Melancholy, So… Yeah”,  the titular neighborhood cat Mr. Momoneko imagines Fu as the playful catgirl! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here is Ellie to start our
toy talk, with her review of the Roblox 
Aven, the Silver Warrior action figure!

Elaenor:
Arigato! We like to collect the statues, ornaments, dolls & action figures of the inspirational heroines (and bad girls too) of movies, TV, comics & games, so I was pleased to find this splendid widdle action figure of Aven from the Roblox online video game! Created by player

AngelArisen, Aven was the winning entry in a design contest!
 
Aven is the powerful cyborg girl with the armored parts who wants revenge for the incident that resulted in her upgrades! Including her wide-brimmed Capotain hat, this figure is 4

” tall, Painted Light Gray and Nickel with Yellow eyes and Black soles, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees & ankles.

She is accessorized by the  2.0625”. sword and the 4” sythe with the 2.25” blade, and either weapon will fit into either of her hands or in the widdle clip on her left hip. She can stand up unassisted without requiring a display stand (which is not included), but she is better balanced by using the scythe for support.
She is nicely sculpted with the sleek lithe physique, with the fine details, from the bob cut of her hair, the abs of her female cuirass, and the subtle honeycomb pattern on her removable capelet, to her shoulder pauldrons, knee poleyns, the intricate grooves on the scythe’s snath, the engraving on the scythe’s grip and the sword’s pommel!
She is packaged in the clear plastic clamshell package on the J hook card with pretty illustrations on the back. Also included are the Roblox figures checklist and the code to redeem an exclusive online virtual figure of Aven XIII! So I am very pleased with this figure, which is presently perched upon the desk to guard my office! Nyow here is Nya-sensei to begin
 
our TV, DVD & movie mewsings, 
with her review of Black Widow!
Nyanko:
Hai! In 1964, the Russian spy Natasha Romanoff a.k.a The Black Widow first appurred in Marvel Comics’ Tales of Suspense #52. In those days she was a villain, especially for Iron Man and Hawkeye, but eventually she defected, became a hero, and in 1973 she joined the team of the “Earth’s mightiest heroes” in Avengers Vol 1 #111.
 
It was not until the 2011 movie Iron Man 2 that she first appurred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in which she was purrtrayed by Scarlett Johansson, who repurrised that role in The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame…
 
… and finally in last month’s longly – awaited Black Widow movie, the release of which having been delayed a year due to the pandemic. Purrduced by Kevin Feige and directed by Cate Shortland with the screenplay by Eric Pearson based upon the story by Ned Benson & Jac Schaeffer, this supurr spy extravaganza is set mostly betwixt Civil War and Infinity War!
This movie has wonderful nods to older James Bond movies, with sweeping international action and mecha aplenty, including the global threat of a big boss villain, his army of assassins, and his purrfurred henchman, the dangerous yet sympathetic Taskmaster (who first appurred in 1980 in Marvel Comics’ Avengers #195).
This movie also stars Florence Pugh as Natasha’s sister spy Yelena Belova (who first appurred in 1999 in Marvel Comics’ Inhumans #5); David Harbour as their father-figure The Red Guardian (who first appurred in 1967 in Marvel Comics’ Avengers #43), and Rachel Weisz as their mother-figure Melina.
Also gracing the great cast are William Hurt, Ray Winstone, Olga Kurylenko, and O-T Fagbenle. As with many of the characters, there are differences between the MCU versions of the original comics versions, but as mewsual the MCU version is rather faithful in look and spirit.
My only real quibbles with the movie are that it seemed too short, and that I do not like the cinematic techniques such as the slow-mo / speed ramping & shakey-cam, which call too much attention to themselves and hinder the movie’s suspension of disbelief. However, otherwise I thought the movie was great!
The plot & character developments, dialogue, world & myth building, purrformances, stunts, FX, cinematography, sets, locations, costumes, hair & make-up, sound & mewsic were quite excellent; and the quieter moments, such as family scenes, are just as captivating as the spectacular action scenes.
It has the good balance of humor, action & drama, too. While not impurrtant to the plot, a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Twilight Sparkle doll is seen anachronistically in the movie’s 1995 purrologue sequence. That doll did not exit until sometime after 2010… well, in our world anyway; purrhaps that MCU timeline is ahead of ours!
will give this movie the high purraise, as I continue to be a big fan of the MCU’s movies and TV series! Oh oh, by the way, make sure to stay for the post-credits scene!
LOKI!
 
Jamie:
Loki, as an antagonist or co-star, was perhaps one of the best things about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Hiddleston was perfectly cast as the God of Mischief, hamming his way from the first Thor film to the climatic Avengers: Endgame.


LOKI, the series (much like Agents of SHIELD) was too constrained by future Marvel films to be as effective as past Disney+ entries. The show spent too much time teasing a multiverse, then only teased that idea. In that, LOKI was a bit of a disappointment. (some spoilers below)


The crux of LOKI is that the God of Mischief is a time variant for reasons depicted in Avengers: Endgame. He’s not supposed to exist in the current MCU timeline. As such, Loki is on the run from the Time Variance Authority, an organization devoted to the preservation of one sacred timeline. 


The series worked best when Loki (Tom Hiddleston) was allowed to bounce off his co-stars, specifically Mobius, (Loki’s handler from the TVA) played by Owen Wilson. Wilson’s laid back good humor was the right contrast to Hiddleston chaotic mania.
 
Only slightly less effective was Loki’s interactions with Loki, aka Sylvie, portrayed by Sophia Di Martino. A male and female version of Loki had the fanbase going out of its mind with fanfic ideas, but in the show, both Lokis formed a love/hate relationship that symbolized the character perfectly. While their ‘Lokiness” was their main attraction, it was also their undoing. 
 
To say more would be telling. As for the multiverse, LOKI did set off events and the teases were enjoyable. Richard E. Grant as classic Loki (the one w/ the horns from the comics) and Alligator Loki (yes, Alligator Loki) both stole every scene they were in. Now here’s Nyoka to review
 
The Magnificent Kotobuki: The Movie.
Nyoka:
Hai! I loved The Magnificent Kotobuki anime TV series of the western / desiel punk / sci fi adventure genre, which purrtains to the merc squadron of girls who fly the unfriendly skies of their barren world! They are hired to defend the convoys and small towns from the air pirates and corpurrate raiders in the world where there is little water or vegetation left.
Flying the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa fighters from the Madame Loulou’s (voiced by Akiko Yajima) zeppelin the Hagoromo, the Kotobuki Squadron is compurrised of aces Chika (voiced by Miyu Tomita) Emma (voiced by Eri Yukimura), Kate (voiced by Sayaka Nakaya), Kylie (voiced by Sayumi Suzushiro),  Reona (voiced by Asami Seto) and Zara (voiced by Hibiku Yamamura).
Written by Michiko Yokote, directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, and animated by  Studio GEMBA with mewsic by Shiro Hamaguchi, The Magnificent Kotobuki is a mobile video game, light novel, manga and 12 epurrsode anime TV series, the latter of which was compiled into the abridged theatrical movie version in 2020, with the mewer sound mix, and in some theaters it was purrsented in the MX4D purrocess with the moving seats.
It is so much fun with the excellent 2D & 3D CG animation, thrilling aerial combat action, amewsing character moments, and the extreme attention to the technical details. It is to the vintage aircraft as Girls und Panzer is to the tanks;  and it so happens that Mizushima directed Girls und Panzer! He also directed Shirobako, Squid Girl, Joshiraku Girls, and Big Windup!
Purrsented in the 1080HD resolution of the 16×9 aspect ratio in Japanse DTS-HD 7.3 master audio with English subtitles, the TV 14 rated 2 hour movie has the same main plot of the TV series, but of course it exludes most of the content of the 300 min. series. It was released with lotsa special features last month by Sentai as the 2 disc Blu-ray set.
The movie plus the the clean version of the closing animation sequence (appurrox. 4.5 min.), DVD credits & purreview trailers are on disc 1, whilst lots of special features are on disc 2.The special features include purrmotional purresentations & intermews with voice actresses Miyu, Eri Yukimura, Sayaka, Sayumi, Asami & Hibiku…
 
…a (30:22) look at the air battles, and several purreviews for the anime & the video game. The actress purresentations include the Stage Event (29:19). LaLa Port Theater movie purremier message (03:05), Toho Theater movie premier message (03:02) the Weekly Special announcements (08:09), and the MX4D purrocess demonstration (06:57).
The anime & game purreviews include the Special Report (00:47), three Japanese purreview trailers (03:06), three Game Anniversary purreviews (08:12), five Game Memorial purreviews (26:28), Game Story purreviews (06:05) Game System purreviews (02:09) and the Game Team Previews (09:28), plus several Sentai Trailers and that clean version of the closing.
 
That’s over 141.5 minutes of the special features. Thassa bunch, although I wish there was a documentary and a commentary! I was very pleased with the movie version, although I think that I purrfur the longer TV version. However, I would like to see it in the theater that is equipped with the MX4D expurrience! Nyow to continue our TV, movie and DVD mewsings, we will purrsent
Our Semi-annual DVD / Blu-ray Wish List!
 
Trini-chan:
Hai, here is our semi – annual wish list of recent, old, foreign, domestic, animated and live-action TV shows and movies that we hope could be released here upon the Region one NTSC DVD and / or Blu-Ray! We have been quite gratefully pleased that several titles have been released since our last wish list! (tags Vonny)
Yvonne:
We would like them with their original mewsic and songs to be intact; and we purrfur that any foreign purrductions would be available in their original spoken language with optional English subtitles, although the English dubbed version and / or descriptive audio track would be fine as bonus features, nya! (tags Nya-sensei)
 
Nyanko:
Other bonuses would be nice too, such as optional audio commentaries, isolated mewsic tracks, documentaries, galleries, deleted scenes, bloopurrs, trailers / TV spots & booklets, nya!! Hopefully any of the titles would be available individually and not exclusively in an expensive boxed set, nya! (tags Lizzy)
Elizabeth:
The packaging should not damage the disks or be too big for the shelf, and the disc should be easily removed; secure enough so it does not accidentally slide off the hub, but not too tricky to purry off of the hub. If it is a multiple disc set, each disc should have its own hub / tray, and not overlap or be in a stack! (tags Becca)
Becca:
I will start the wish list with the 1964 cinerama film To the Moon and Beyond, James Cameron’s Xenogenesis, John Dods’s Forest Story, Neal Adams’s Nannaz, Mark Sullivan’s Nightspeed, Gene Roddenberry’s Spectre, Steven Speilberg’s Amblin’, (tags Ellie)
Elaenor:
The anime such as Una Musume Pretty Derby, Angel BeatsShirobako – The Movie, Metamorphoses (a.k.a. Winds of Change), Aim for the Ace, the original Space Battleship Yamato TV series, Yamato 2520, Yamato 2205, and Queen Millennia! (tags Bunni)
 
Bunnii:
The anime such as Future Boy Conan, Flying Ghost Ship, Bagi the Monster of Mighty Nature, Anne of Green Gables, Heidi of the Alps, 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother, Tico of the Seven Seas, and Hayao Miyazaki’s episodes of Lupin III Part II!! (tags Nyo-sense)
Nyoka:
Campus Guardress, Yokohama Kaidashi Kiko, Macross Zero, Stratos Four Advance, The Adventures of Kotetsu, the Ghost Sweeper Mikami movie, the initial four 1994 You’re Under Arrest OVAs, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia, and the Studio Ghibli Museum’s shorts, fur shur! (tags Jenjen)
Jeannie:
Strike Witches: Road to Berlin,  Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastorale, Battle Athletess: Restart, Aria The Crepuscolo, Aria The Beneizione, Amanchu, Kemono Friends season 2, The Demon Girl Next Door season 2, Is The Order a Rabbit season 3, and Non Non Byori: NonStop. (tags Tara-chan)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic seasons 8 & 9, The Equestria Girls TV seriesTwice Upon a Time, Raggedy Anne & Andy: A Musical Adventure, the 1967 Spider-Man animated series, and – and the animated Gen 13 film, nya! (tags Myayr)
Mary Nyan:
The Green Hornet TV series, The Sixth Sense TV series, WKRP in Cincinnati with all of the original songs restored, the three Giilligan’s Island reunion movies, the two I Dream of Jeannie reunion movies, and the three Six Million Dollar Man / Bionic Woman reunion movies! (tags Miel-sensei)
Mielikki:
So, like, my wish list includes the 2011 live-action Ranma 1/2 TV special, 2014 live-action Kikis Delivery Service, the 1997 Ocean Girl TV series, Neil Young’s A Journey Through the Past, Kate Bush Live at Hammersmith Odeon, and the 1979 Kate Bush TV Special, fur shur! (tags Petra)
Petra:
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Yoyo: Slingshot, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Netflix’s Defenders, Daredevil seasons 1-3, Jessica Jones seasons 1-3, Luke Cage seasons 1 & 2, Iron Fist seasons 1 & 2, and The Punisher seasons 1 & 2, nya. Back to Mike, nya!
 
Mike:
The Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars: Forces fo Destiny, Star Wars: The Mandalorian seasons 1 & 2, Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7, and Star Wars: The Bad Batch!  Ah, that’s all for our cinema & TV mewsings, and now here’s Tara-chan to begin our 
printed media mewsings, with her review
of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #99!
 
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! We love these pony comics by IDW which so faithfully capture the style and – and  the spirit of the animated TV series, but with the different strengths of the comic book medium, nya! You know, it is hard to believe that the Friendship is Magic animated series started ten years ago, nya!
These the pony comics, including the various series, the intial mini-series, the annuals and – and the specials  have been around for the eight years, nya! Issue #99 is the 11th epurrsode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s 10th season, as the animated TV series ended after season 9, nya.
This issue’s tale was written by Thom Zahler, Illustrated by Robin Easter, colored Heather Breckel, lettered by Neil Uyetake, edited Megan Brown, and – and group edited by Bobby Curnow, nya. Heather and – and Neil have worked on almost every issue, and – and I think that Bobby has worked on them all, nya!
Front Cover A is by Robin, cover B is by JustaSuta, and – and the scarcer Retailer Incentive cover is by Akeen s. Roberts, nya! It was the tough decision, but I chose cover A, nya.
The  $3.99 issue’s pages are compurrised of the uninterrupted 20 page tale plus the 7 pages of the ads and- and the intermew with Robin, nya!
It is the bittersweet time for the Pie family, as Pinkie Pie’s sister Marble Pie will be going far away to the university, nya! Pinkie intends to plan the going away party, but she is sad that she might not see Marble again for the long time, so their friend Cheese Sandwich is summoned to help plan the party, nya!
Also  appurring are Applejack, Apple Bloom, Rarity, Fluttershy, Mayor Mare, Postmaster Buckeye, Pinkie and – and Marble’s mom Cloudy Quartz, their dad Igneous Rock, their cousins Acacia, Spruce, Oak and- and Birch, nya! It is the poignant tale with the beautiful art which we are glad is not interrupted by the ads, nya! Nyow here is onee-chan to discuss
 
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #100, nya!
 
Yvonne:
issue #100 is the special 48 page issue compurrised of the uninterrupted 42 page tale followed by the bonus 1 page tale, the 4 page cover gallery, and – and the 3 pages of the ads, nya.  The 42 pager was written by Jeremy Whitley, Illustrated by Robin Easter, drawn by Andy Price and – and Brenda Hickey…
 
… colored by Heather and – and Brenda, lettered by Neil, edited by Megan  and – and group edited by Bobby, nya. The bonus tale is by Katie Cooke, cover A is by Andy, cover B is by Tony Fleecs,  the RI cover is by Agnes Garbowska, and – and the convention cover is by Amy Meberson, nya.
We have met

Katie, Andy, Tony and- and.  Jeremy

at the conventions!

Jeremy is the extremely purrolific pony author who has written many other comics such asRainbow Brite, Vampirella, Sea of Thieves, Thor vs Hulk, Freedom Foundation, and – and The Unstoppable Wasp, nya!
He is also the creator and the author of Princeless, Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess, and – and School for Extraterrestrial Girls, but I have stray catted off the pony topic, nya.
So, the team of Rainbow Dash,
Spitfire, Lyra Heartstrings, Sweetie Drops  and- and

Captain Celaeno go to Ornithia, the avian kingdom, nya!!

Their diplomatic mission has arrived just purrior the royal wedding of

King Thaumas and – and Queen Ozomenes daughter

Purrincess Ocypete to Purrince Huginn, which should be the joyful occassion, but there is much social drama, criminal schemes, and mysterious discoveries and – and disasterous situations, ahoof, nya!

Also appurring are Twilight Sparkle, Spike, Starswirl, Celaeno’s friend Aello, his wife Zeohyra, Purrince Ceridwen and – and The Knights of the New Harmony,  but I should not  further spoil the taste of th plot, nya! Katie’s bonus tale stars Rarity and her younger sister Sweetie Belle, nya!
The art is as beautiful as beautiful can be with the supurrb poses, expurressions, compurrsitions, details, fonts, colors, and the graphic narrative, We will give both of those issues “A” as in Applebuck, nya! Nyow to continue this month’s pony report, here is  Jennyjen to tell us about 
My Little Pony & Transformers II #2, 3 & 4, nya!
 
Jeannie:
Hai. Published by IDW, this mini-series is the 2nd crossover betwixt the ponies and the Transformers, in which they fight against King Sombra and the bots who he has mind-countrolled. Issue #3 is purriced $3.99 and is compurrised of the 2 uninterrupted ten-page chapters plus the roll call pages, art gallery and the advertisements.
The issue was edited by Mega Brown, with the consulting editor David Mariotte. The mane cover art is by Tony Fleecs. Other variant covers are by Bethany McGuire- Smith and by Adam Bryce Thomas.“Sick Beats” offers sonic action aplenty. It was written, drawn & colored by Tony Fleecs, with color flats by Lauren Perry and lettering by Jake M. Wood.
 
Octavia Melody and Vinyl Scratch (a.k.a. DJ Pon-3) are telepurrted  from Equestria to Cybertron to rescue The Young Six (Sandbar, Yona, Silverstream, Smolder, Gallus, and Ocellus) from Soundwave, Ravage and Laserbeak, who must ally with the ponies to free Megatron from Sombra’s psionic influence.
“The Beauty of Cybertron” showcases some of Cybertron’s loveliest locations. It was written by James Asmus, drawn by Priscilla Tramontano, colored by Luis Antonio Delgado and lettered by Neil Uyetake. Rarity and Ratchet appurrehend Knock Out, who helps to free his friend Breakdown and other bots from the mind control.
Issue #4 includes “The Mightiest Dinobot” which was written by Ian Flynn, illustrated by Casey W. Coller, colored by John Lafuente lettered by Jake M.  Wood, and stars Spike, Smolder, Grimlock andthe Dinobots, who battle Superion, Silverbolt, Slingshot, Air Raid, Slydive and Fireflight. I purrticularly liked the opening full page pic of Spike’s reunion with Grimlock.
 
The mini-series concludes with “Finale” which was written by James Asmus, illustrated by Jack Lawrence, colored by Luis Antonio Delgado, lettered by Neil Uyetake, and stars
The Mane Six Ponies, Optimus, Arcee, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream, Shockwave, Ratchet, Trailbreaker, Mirage, and the hybrid Sombra / Scorponok / King Sombranox.
 
Issue #4 is available in the choice of the three covers respectively by Tony Fleecs, Bethany McGuire-Smith & Adam Bryce Thomas.The tales are great fun with the splendid dialog, the brisk pace, beautiful character & scenic art, with supurrb fonts & graphic FX. That will conclude our pony portion of The Mew, but our comic book reports will continue with Myayr’s review
Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #4.
Mary Nyan:
Hai! Created by Evan Dorken and Jill Thompson, Beasts of Burden is the beautiful bittersweet fantasy tale of heroic friends who have investigated the purranormal incidents and defended their town from evil supurrnatural threats, but in this case those defenders are cats, dogs and other critters! 
“Occupied Territory is the latest mini-series, in which Emrys the Old English Sheepdog tells the tale of the adventure she had with her human meowster Jonathan and the dog named Mullins in Japan in 1947! It was written by Evan & Sarah, illustrated by Benjamin Dewey, color flattened by Jason Lusk…
…lettered by Nate Pekos, edited by Daniel Chabon, assistantly edited by Chuck Howitt & Konner Knudsen, with the issue’s graphic design by Sarah Terry & Kathleen Barnett, digital technical wizardry by Josie Chritensen, the main cover art by Benjamin and the variant cover art by  Evan & Sarah.
In issue #1, Emrys began the flashback tale of how they investigated a ghastly situation at Ogara Airbase which included tentacular zombie heads that purreyed upon humans and canines! In issue #2, Emrys used her pyrokinetic magick to incinerate many of the creatures and to rescue Mullins.
In the forest they encountered tanukis, kappas, kitsune, jorogumo and the feral inu pack. Mullins. In issue #3, Emrys & Mullins team up with dogs Makoto & Yuna to fight an evil Oni, and to consult with the council of yokai about the zombie head plague. That brings us up the final chapter of this tale!
Purriced $3.99 with the uninterruptd 20 page tale followed by the 8 pages of the ads, issue #4 features more battles against the zombie heads and the encounter with Lady Tsuchugomo the spider goddess, purrior to the final battle with the evil Jorogumo sisters who caused the plague!
The plot & dialogue are captivating at the purrfect pace, whilst the art beautifully depicts the story, characters & lavish scenery with the violent scary incidents & macabre ambience, so I will give this mini-series  the high purraise! That is all for  for my review, and nyow here is Mike to tell us about
Fight Girls #1!
 
Mike:
Thanks Myayr! I’m a big fan of artist / author Frank Cho, who is perhaps most famous for his Liberty Meadows comics, and other comics and illustrations that depict beautiful women, lush landscapes and prehistoric creatures! I eagerly anticipated this new five- issue mini-series  that he created, wrote and illustrated, with the colors by Sabine Rich and lettering by Sal Cipriano! Publushed last month by AWA (Artists, Writers & Artisans), the first issue is priced $3.99 and it’s uninterrupted 28 page tale is rated Teen +.
We’ve met Frank at several conventions and have several of his art books! This 1st issue is available with several variant covers; the main cover by Frank & Sabine,  the Bedrock Comics  variant cover by Frank, Sanctum Sanctorium Comics variant by Elias Chatzoudis, the 616 Comics variant by Derrick Chew, Bulletproof Comics variant by Buzz, and the variant by Mike Deodato Jr & Snakebite Cortez. The premise is that 10 women are competing in the dangerous environments to become the new Queen of the galactic empire!
Wearing the White cropped tank tops & boy shorts, contestants Dyna, Jaxa, Kelsey, Tora, Lily, Asher, Xandra, Rache, Danni and Pondo are teleported to the first challenging location, where the drones televise their the dash thru the jungle to the ancient temple ruins destination. However, not only do they have to out wit, race and fight each other, they have to survive the  hungry predators such as the big cats, giant gators, pterosaurs and the dinosaurs! Meanwhile, there seems to be the palace intrigue amongst the event’s organizers!
It’s a paced tale with the thrilling action and dark humor, graced by the exquisitely rendered sequential art! I especially like the full-page pic of Xandra attacking Dyna, and the two-page spread of Tora’s encounter with the kitty and the Terrorsaur! That’s all of our print-media mewsings, so now I will turn The Mew over to Petra and Bunni, who will present the latest
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
Here y’all will find the many annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purrducer Mike Moon, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-5 display images by other folks with their purrmissions, nya. Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppurred throughout the mewseum, nya!
 
Some of the images are sexy, and some might depict tasteful nudity, but most are tame and none are porn, nya! The most recent pics are on the the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click upon those to see the uncropped full images, nya.
In Guest Gallery Four http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest4.htmlwe are purroud to purrsent “Spring Passion” by Rebecca Brogden http://www.rbrogdenart.com, who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew, nya! This depicts Leesa-sensei, the purrofessora of fashion marketing at nearby Mew Hanover College, wearing the purretty Blue dress and thigh highs, nya!
Born on 21 July, 1986 (Cancer in the year of the Tiger) of the Scottish – German ancestry in Glendale Ohio, she graduated with honors from Purrinceton High School, graduated with the BBA degree from Southern Meowthodist University in Texas, and later graduated with the BFA degree from Boston University in Meowssachusetts, nya. 
 
She is 5’6” tall (excluding her 4” ear pinna) and 112 lbs (including her 33” tail), with BWH sizes of 32A-23-33” and the inny belly button, nya. She can speak, read, write and sign in English, German, Spanish and Gaelic,  with the expurrtise in fashion design and marketing, sewing, modeling, theatre arts, book keeping and teaching, nya.
Leesa is a pansexual cisgender catgirl with the blood type of B+, MBTI of ENTP, IQ of 145, opurratic sopurrano singing voice, Pale Tan caucasian skin, Green eyes, Brown hair and tail, nya. Her brother Leon and their purrents still reside in Ohio, nya. Leesa’s fiance Laryssa is the Purrple Lilac Dryad from Mew Castle, Mew Hampshire, nya.
Rebecca used the Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils, Davinci Watercolors, Micron Pen &

White Posca Pen for this

beautiful

illustration, and y’all can see the

art purrocess video for it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbG1TwKxDNo&feature=youtu.be, nya!

Bunni:
Nextly in Guest Gallery Four, we are delighted to display the “Khriste HeadShot” by Alexcia Reynolds, https://linktr.ee/alexciareynolds, who was a guest of the August 2010 Mew!
Alexcia used the colored pencils for this latest pic of her holiday –  themed fan – senshi character Merrie Khriste Massu, alias Sailor Christmas http://www.sailorchristmas.com, who was inspired by Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon series!
 
Born the capricorn on December 25th, Khriste is the 21 year old high school history teacher, and the female human avatar for the 2000 year old Sailor Christmas. she is 6’ tall and 146 lbs with the red hair, green eyes, caucasian skin, blood type of A, and the joyfully loyal, kind, optimistic personality!
At her Poinsettia farm in the Azabu-juban district of Minato, Tokyo in Japan, she has two Clydesdale horses and the sleigh! When she is not busy at the farm, school, or saving people from the criminals, monsters and disasters, she likes to shop, host parties, and prepare Christmas treats! She is particularly fond of milk and cookies!
Then In Gallery Three http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery3.html we are elated to exhibit
Mike’s “Nyavigators”
, which is the latest in his “

Star Trek – The Meowtion Picture” series, which depicts the “Meowrror Mewniverse” catgirl versions of the heroines of his favoritest movie Star Trek – The Motion Picture!

Seated at the nyavigation console is Mewtenant I’lion, the Deltan Caitian from the planet Delta Roar, and perched upon her lap is Chief DiMeowco the Terran Caitian from the planet EarthaKitt! They are nyavigators serving under Commeowdore M’Ress aboard the refitted starship Mew SS Enterpurrise!
The inspirations for this nekomimified fan art are Lt. Ilia (who was portrayed by Persis Khambatta) and Chief DiFalco (who was portrayed by Marcy Lafferty) in that 1979 Star Trek movie. We suspect that the Purrscan device on DiMeowco’s belt is registering the elevated heart beat!
You know, the hyper-sexually empathic Deltan Caitians usually vow the oath of celibacy upon joining starfleet, but that vow seems to have lapsed upon her lap, as these ladies seem to be plotting the course to romance, mew la la! That is all of our art presentation, but we will have more next month!
The cat lady sings…
 
Tara-chan
I like… I like Khriste – sensei’s eyes, Leesa-sensei’s hair, DiMeoco’s ears, and- and I’Lion’s SWALLOWTAIL, NYA!
(the easily disctracted catgirl with her Nekon camera scampurrs after the nearby Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly)
 
Trini-chan:
Wait for me!
(the fox girl scampurrs after her BFF and the interesting insect)
 
Yvonne:
(sigh) There they go again, and so close to the end of the show, nya!
Elaenor:
Well, it is almost the time for our AfterMew luau, so they will be right back!


Becca:
Itadakimasu!
 
Elizabeth:
I guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew!
 
Jeannie:
We wish to thank Jamie for his web meowstery here at The Mew and Catgirl Island…

Bunnii:
Rebecca and Alexcia for the beautful art…
 
Petra:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
 
Nyoka:
Y’all may post the brief, polite, sincere, non-snarky responses to The Mew…
Nyanko:
… purrvided that the comments are spam-free, G-rated, and purrtain to our topics.
Mary Nyan:
We will be back next month with the September edition of The Mew!
Mike:
Be there… aloha.
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew, until we eat again! Baibai, nya!

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