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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!

July 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 July 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 mewsic of 1971
The Monthly Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonmimi Spotlight
 
collectibles and toy talk:
Last Knight on Earth: Wonder Woman action figure
G.I. Joe Classified Series Lady Jaye action figure
TV, DVD and movie mewsings:
Nyanbo!
If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die
A Quiet Place 2
purrinted media mewsings
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #98
My Little Pony & Transformers II #2
Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #3
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Mewcannon” by Mike
“Mermaid Romance” by Tonomurabix
“Seathelia”, “Reyna” & “X’askelle” by Misty Hopkins
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Dogwood purrint 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 NC, where it’s 78 degrees under the Green trees, 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 Apurricot purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
Bunni:
(the art mewseum co-curator & Petra’s beach volleyball partner bunnygirl wearing the Bird of Purradise purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Chrysanthemeowm purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Nyoka
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl & twin sister of Nyanko, wearing the Heliconia purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
Yvonne
(the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Snapdragon purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Azalea purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Torch Ginger 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 Foxglove purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
Elizabeth
(

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

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

earing the Lotus purrint halter-neck bikini an an orchid lei):

Mielikki:
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and  and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Anthurium purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
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. Last month, we listed our favorite movies of the 1971 vintage, so this month will be our favorite record albums of that year. Lizzy’s gonna start, so… are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
Elizabeth:
Jethro Tull’s Aqualung, Fairport Convention’s Angel Delight, Fairport Convention’s Babbacombe Lee, Steeleye Span’s Please to See the King, Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band’s No Roses! (tags her wife to go next)
Becca:
Yes’s The Yes Album and  Fragile, Pink Floyd’s Meddle, Tangerine Dream’s Alpha Centauri, Emerson Lake & Palmer’s Tarkus, Genesis’s Nursary Crime, and ELO’s first album! ( tags Petra with a brush of the tail)
Petra:
Led Zepplin – Led Zepplin IV, Pink Floyd – Meddle, The Electric Light Orchestra – Electric Light Orchestra, The Moody Blues – Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, and Jade Warrior – Jade Warrior, nya! (tail-tags Bunnii)
Bunnii:
Don McLean’s  American Pie, Rod Stewart’s Every Picture Tells a Story, Van Morrison’s Tupelo Honey, Elton John’s  Madman Across the Water, Cher’s Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves! (tags Mielikki)
 
Mielikki:
Jade Warrior’s Jade Warrior, The Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Inner Mounting Flame, Freddie Hubbard’s First Light, Alice Coltrane’s Universal Consciousness and Journey to Satchidananda, fur shur! (tags Nyoka with a flit of the wing)
Nyoka:
John Lennon’s Imagine, Carol King’s  Tapestry, Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, The Rolling Stones’s Sticky Fingers, Chicago III and Chicago at Carnagie Hall! (tags Mary Nyan)

Mary Nyan:

The Doors’s L.A. Woman, The Rolling Stone’s Sticky Fingers, Led Zepplin’s Led Zepplin IV, The Who’s Who’s Next, and Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality! Jen’s turn! (tags Trini-chan)
 
Trini-chan:
I will nominate Tapestry, Helen Reddy (2nd album) The Carpenters (third album), James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, Carly Simon’s first album and her Anticipation album! (tags Jeannie)
 
Jeannie:
I will nominate the soundtrack albums  of the movies Shaft, Diamonds Are Forever, The Andromeda Strain, The Omega Man, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. (tags Yvonne)
Yvonne:
Judy Collins’s Living, The Allman Brothers Band’s At Filmore East. George Harrison and Friends’ The Concert for Bangladesh, Paul McCartney’s Ram, and John Lennon’s  Imagine, nya! (tags her sister)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate Joan Baez’s Blessed Are, Lynn Anderson’s Rose Garden, John Denver’s Poems, Prayers & Promises. Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, and – and her Joshua album, nya! Back to Mike!
Mike:
Oh, I gotta go with ELO, Zepplin IV, Meddle, Aqualung, and those two Yes albums! Well, that was an expedient little lightning round, and now here are Lizzy & Becca to help present
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:
We have an amendment! In our May 2021 spotlight, we mentioned The Demon Girl Next Door, which is the comedic fantasy anime TV series about the school girl

Yuko Yoshida who one day awakens with the lovely horns and tail of her family’s demonic heritage. Her ancestor Lilith explains Yuko’s destiny is to defeat the town’s magickal heroine Momo Ciyada. We forgot to mention that in epurrsode 9, Lilith, Yuko and her friend Mikan Hinatsuki go to the theatre, where they meet Momo who is wearing the adorably cute kitty hat!

Mike:
Speaking of hats, when it comes to the honorary nezumimimi (mouse eared folk), the most famous might be the Mousketeers of the Mickey Mouse Club TV series, which purremiered in 1955! To this day, the iconic felt skullcap with the plastic ears is still a staple of Disney fashion. Across the decades there have been the numerous incarnations of the TV show, and amongst the famous Mousketeer maidens have been Annette Funicello, Sherry Alberoni, Lisa Whelchel, Kerri Russell, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera!
Becca:
Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! is the series of light novels, manga, video games & anime purrtaining to the college freshman chap named Yuto who raises hs three young nieces Hina, Sora and Miu after their purrents passed away. Cute widdle Hina’s favorite TV show is Luna Luna Seven, the magickal heroine anime which stars the two usagimimi  (bunny girls) Luna Noir (voiced by Ayane Sakura) and Luna Fleur (voiced by Naoa Toyama), whoa re seen briefly in epurrsodes 5 & 10 of Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!
 
Elizabeth:
Frame Arms Girl is the purroduct line of the lovely widdle gynoid action figure kits, manga and anime! In the anime, the human school girl Ao receives several of the gynoids in the mail and gets paid to purrice data about them! The F.A. girls include Gourai, Stylet, Baselard, Architect, Jinrai, Hresvelger and the two Materia Sisters, Black & White. In epurrsode 9.5, when Ao dreams that the F.A. girls are human girls, there are scenes of them wearing the costumes, such as the cat ears, the reindeer antler headband, and the bunny suit!
Mike:
Sakura Quest is the slice – of – life anime TV series about Yoshino Koharu (voiced by Ayaka Nanase) who is the girl from Tokyo who gets the job as the ceremonial “Queen” spokesperson for the town of Manoyama. She and several other ladies comprise the tourism committee which tries to promote and rejuvenate the town. One of the committee members is Ririko Oribe (voiced by Chiemi Tanaka) who portrays the legendary dragon girl and sings the dragon girl song in the play which is part of the town’s festival revival!
Becca:
Created by Mamizu Arisawa, inukami! is the series of light novels, manga and anime of the occult romantic comedy genre purrtaining to the frisky kitsune named Yoko (voiced by Yui Horie) who is in love with the human chap Keita in spite of his flirty purrvy dispurrsition! They are often summoned by the police to investigate the purranormal incidents. Their entourage includes Tomekichi the nekomata, and several female inukami (dog spirits) such as Furano, Igusa, Imari, Nadeshiko, Sayoka, Sendan, Tayune, Tenso and Tomohane!
 
Elizabeth:
Speaking of Sakuras, Rin-Nee is the comedic occult manga and anime series about Sakura Mamiya who can see ghosts! Sakura, her friend Rinne the shinigami and his familiar Kuro the nekomata fight malevolent appurritions and help benevolent spirits get reincarnated! They meet bunny girls, oni girls, and catgirls such as the nekomimi damashigami (voiced by Yuka Komatsu) with the purretty Pink hair! Rin-Nee was created by Rumiko Takahashi, who also created Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2 and Inu Yasha!
 
Mike:
Another tale of a girl and the spirits who are drawn to her is Gugure Kokkuri-San, created by manga-ka Midori Endo! It pertains to the young girl named Kohina who claims to be a doll and lives alone in the mansion until she summons Kokuri the fox spirit. Other spirits arrive, and soon Kohina winds up with the harem – like family including Inugami the dog spirit Shigaraki the Tanuki spirit, and Tama the nekomata catgirl! Later in the series, Kohina wears the kitsuni kigurumi (onesie) so we will include her as the honorary kemonomimi!
Becca:
Speaking of harem shows, season 17 of The Bachelorette purremiered last month. I do not typically watch such “reality” / contest shows, but the interest was piqued when the titular bachelorette Katie Thurston donned the cat ears and paws whilst kissing the kuroneko kigurumi – clad Connor!
Elizabeth:
On another feline fashion note, we wish to mention Neely Capshaw (Gina Lee Nolin) of the TV series Baywatch!  That is because in season 8′s episode 17 “Full Throttle”, this single mom, lifeguard, and later brief wife of Mitch Buchannon wore the lovely leopurrd purring halter top whist briefly moonlighting as the waitress at Tony’s bar! 
 
Mike:
What We Left Behind is the wonderful retrospective documentary about the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. One of the reunited members of the showss cast & crew was  actress Terry Farrell, who portrayed Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax and in the reunion she wears the lovely leopurrd purrint blouse, with the rosettes that would go well with Dax’sTrill spots!
 
Becca:
For the June 30th epurrsode of CBS’s Emmy Award – winning The Talk, Sheryl Underwood wore the lovely leopurrd purrint dress, as she and other co-hosts Carrie Ann Inaba, Elaine Welteroth, and Amanda Kloots welcomed guests Deborah Norville, Bobby Bones, Jonathan & Drew Scott!
Elizabeth:
Lastly but not leastly, we wish to mention WXLV TV’s Sarah Mastouri, who on June 3rd wore the Gray leopurrd purrint blouse whilst reporting on the cat-alytic converter thefts; and  That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here is Nyo-sensei to start our
toy talk, with her review of the DC Multiverse Batman
Last Knight on Earth: Wonder Woman action figure!
Nyoka:
Arigato! We like to collect the dolls, statues, ornaments and action figures of the inspurrational heroines, so I was quite eager to get this beautiful figure of Wonder Woman,! Made by McFarlane Toys, this action figure is part of the DC Multiverse wave of figures based upon the 2019 Batman: Last Knight on Earth comics mini-series!
In that post-apocalyptic tale by author Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, Diana / Wonder Woman and The Amazons are among the few supurr heroes who remain to battle the world’s evil ruler Omega! From the heels of her knee-high boots to the fin top her Helmet of Fate, this extremely posable figure is 7.5” tall!
Her height has varied over the decades, depending on the writers, artists & actresses. For example, Lynda Carter is 5’11” and Gal Gadot is 5’10”. In the comics it has ranged from 5’8” to 6’2”, but according to the enclosed card, this incarnation is 6 ft tall & 165 lbs, so if this figure was flat-footed & without the helmet, it would be 6.75” tall…
and thus appurroximately 1/10.66 scale. She is the sexy, powerful, mysterious sight in the strapless, bare-midriff outfit compurrised of the red breastplate, boots & cape with the dark Blue scbabbards & tasset, to the Gold helmet, belt, gauntlets, arm bands & trim! I wish the helmet was removeable, but it is not.
However, the desgn sculpt and paint of the figure are wonderful! It is quite intricate from the seams, buckles & grooves of the costume; the creases & drape of the tattered cape, to the pommel, grip, guard & fuller of the the 4.5” longsword; her thighs with the taut femoris & tummy with the tight abs & inny belly button!
 
The sword is made of the soft plastic which bends easily and I wish it was more rigid. It will fit into either her right hand or the cross-draw scabbard. The articulation is in her head, neck, shoulders, uppurr arms, elbows, wrists, waist, abs, hips, scabbards, thighs, knees, ankles & toes! 
 
The circular 2.5” diameter base is included, which can snap to the bottom of either heel. On the front of the 2.5” x 2.5” card is the lovely photos of the figure amidst a ruins diorama, whilst on the back of the card is information about the character, so I am very pleased with the figure! Nyow here is Trini-chan to discuss the
G.I. Joe Classified Series Lady Jaye action figure!
 
Trini-chan:
I was delighted to get this figure of Staff Sgt. Alison Hart-Burnette, a.k.a Lady Jaye of the G.I. Joe team! She first appeared in Sunbow’s animated series G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra mini-series in 1984, and Marvel Comics’ G.I. Joe #32 in 1985! Born in Martha’s Vineyard, MA, she graduated from Brtn Mawr, Trinity College, and Fort Holabird’s Intel School.
 
She is an expert in cryptology, linguistic, and disguise with the Ranger and Airborne training who had the romance with Dashiell R. Faireborn a.k.a Flint! She was portrayed by Adrianne Palacki in the 2013 live-action movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation! Approximately of the 1/12 scale, this 6” figure #25 is part of Wave 4 of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe Classified Series.
 
She is beautifully designed, sculpted and painted, with the lithe phyisique and portraiture that is the perfect blend of her comics, animation and live-action versions, with the very confident smirking expression, intricate details, and great posability! The points of articulation are in her head, neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, waist, hips, knees and ankles.
She is accessorized by the knife, back pack, targeting scope, spear gun, 2 spears with 3 interchangeable tips, and the variant coiffure with the baseball cap! A display base is not included, but she is balanced well enough to stand without one. Yo Joe! That is all for our toy talk, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Vonny, who will start our batch of
TV, DVD and movie mewsings with 
her review of the Nyanbo! Blu-ray!
 
Yvonne:
Hai, animated by Shirogumi, the mini-series Nyanbo! is the spin-off of the Yotsuba manga by Kiyohiko Azuma, who also created Azumanga Daioh, nya! Combining CG characters with the live-action locations, Nyanbo’s titular characters are tiny felinoid versions of Danbo, the cardboard robot of Yotsuba, nya.
The main characters are tiger- striped Tora, his widdle sister Kotota, Shiro the White Nyanbo, Kuro the Black Nyanbo, and Mike the calico Nyanbo, nya! Others include the two idol nyanbos, three street gang naynbyos, and the mecha nyanbos, nya! Yotsuba herself appurrs briefly during the end credits, nya!
Unnoticed by humans, the Nyanbos search the charming town for the parts of their UFO, and have the lovely slice-of-life adventures, including encounters with real cats, nya! It is such the wonderfully beautiful, fun, amewsing tale with supurrb animation, cinematography, voices, sound and mewsic, nya!
Written and directed by Akira Iwamoto, the anime is compurrised of the 26 short tales which total appurruximately 130 minutes on the Region 1 Blue-ray from Discotek Media, which distributes many classic anime, nya! The single disk is packaged in the plastic case in the outer cardboard sleeve, nya.
Purrsented in the 1.77:1, 16×9 screen aspect ratio of the 1080p resolution, the unrated anime’s audio is Japanese LPCM 2.0 with the optional English subtitles, nya. In the bold sans serif font with the Black outline, the subs are Yellow for dialogue, White for titles, and Light Blue for song lyrics, nya.
There are no special features, but the reverse side of the Blue-ray’s insert is the purretty wraparound scene of the Nyanbo in the lush landscape, nya! Hmm, Nyow I am wondering if there are some Nynabo posters, nya!I am done, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Mie-sensei, who wants to tell us about
 
If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die, nya!
 
Mielikki:
Arigato! So like, Auri Hirao’s manga “If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die” is about the genki otaku girl named Eripiyo who obsesses over her favorite idol star Maina, who is one of the seven members of the band ChamJam! Unfortunately, Eripiyo often over-exerts herself and works multiple jobs to support her hobby of attending the concerts and buying the merchandise, much to the detriment of her health!
Abetted by her fellow fans Kumasa and Motoi, who support other members of the band. Meanwhile, we glimpse the bit of the backstage and private lives of the band members Maina, Reo, Maki, Sorane, Aya, Yuka and Yumeri who are under scrutiny as they struggle to achieve greater popularity and maintain the relationships. Comedic with bittersweet moments, the tale is the fascinating look at the idol fandom subculture, fur shur!
The manga (which I have not yeat read) premiered in 2015, and the anime TV series adaptation premiered in 2020. I could not put those discs down, as I was quite enthralled by the tale, which I eagerly binge-watched! With the sincere friendships and passions, the characters are rather likable in spite of certain quirks, as the tale unfolds at the perfect pace, with the totally awesome designs, animation, voice acting, sound and music!
There are totally cute kemonomimi cosplay moments in episodes 5, 6, 8 & 11! So like, recently the complete series was translated into English and released here on the R1 Blue-Ray by Funimation! Presented in the 16×9 screen aspect ratio of the 1080p resolution with the DolbyTruHD audio choices of english 5.1 and Japanese 2.1 with the optional English subtitles, the 17 episodes are rated TV14 and total 300 minutes on the 2 discs.
The 3 minutes of special features are textless versions of the opening & closing songs. The instruction sheet is included for acquiring the digital copy of the anime. The plastic case within the outer cardboard sleeve; and the case’s insert’s reverse side is the cute wraparound scene of Eripiyo & friends in the queue to meet Maina & the other idols! I am totally pleased with the delightful anime, fur shur! Now here is Jamie to tell us about
A Quiet Place: Part Two!

Jamie (in his mewsual webmeowsterly attire):
The creatures in John Krasinski’s universe may not be able to see, but they can hear the slightest sound, thus the inhabitants must remain silent to stay alive. The eldest daughter, played by Millicent Simmonds, is deaf and communication takes place mostly through sign language. 
Such a device could have been played only for cheap thrills, but thanks to believable, sympathetic characters and Krasinski’s tight direction, the 2018 film was a surprise hit. Krasinski’s sequel to his 2018 summer blockbuster begins at the beginning – Day One.
The film takes the audience back to the day the monsters first arrived, a peaceful, picturesque (presumably) Saturday morning. Old and new characters are briefly introduced before all hell breaks loose. Once the intro is over, AQP2 picks up exactly when the last film began, ready to spin a familiar tale of survival.
A Quiet Place: Part Two departs somewhat from the novelty of silence, providing a far more familiar plot than its predecessor. Emily Blunt plays the badass action mom while Cillian Murphy is the hopeless survivalist who ultimately … (that would be telling).
Note: Nothing new is learned about the monsters, but like a good zombie movie, they hardly matter. The characters still move the film, though this sequel focuses more on the daughter and son (Noah Jupe) than the first film. However, it’s the pacing and editing that sells this film.
Krasinski weaves several threads at once, effortlessly setting up the tension until the action begins.  A Quiet Place: Part Two may not be as good as the first film, but it’s hardly a typical sequel. After a year away from theaters, it’s nice to have a good ol’ fashioned monster movie to come back to. That is all for our movie reviews, and now here is Tara-chan to begin our
 
printed media mewsings, with her review
of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #98.
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, min-series, and- and specials  have been around for the eight years, nya! Issue #98 is the 10th 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 Celeste Bronfman, Illustrated by Akeem S. Roberts, colored Heather Breckel, lettered byNeil 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 Akeem, cover B is by JustaSuta, and – and the scarcer Retailer Incentive cover is by cover RI is by Robin Easter, nya! It was the tough decision, but I chose cover A, nya. Nyow for the taste of the plot,  which begins as Rainbow Dash and – and Fluttershy deliver the portrait of Celestia and – and Luna to them at Maretime Manor,  nya.
However, the surpurrise conjures the tearful memory of the sad shipwreck from the purrincesses’ younger philly days, nya. After the flashback, the purrincesses return to The Crystal Sea to search for treasured mementos that were lost in the wreck which involved the Kraken monster, nya.
The undersea expurrdition results in the wonderful discoveries and – and the valuable lessons, nya! I was quite excited to see more of those sisters in this 22 page tale, which has the poignant plot which unfolds at the purrfect pace with the great dialogue, nya!
 
The art is as beautiful as beautiful can be with the supurrb poses, expurressions, compurrsitions, details, fonts, colors, special FX, graphic narrative, and – and the pony diving gear, nya! I am also glad that the 8 pages of the ads are all after the tale as not to interrupt it, nya! I will give it the “A” as in Applebuck, nya! Nyow here is Jenyjen to tell us about 
 
My Little Pony & Transformers II #2, nya!
 
Jeannie:
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. This issue 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. Chapter 3 “Stunt Flying” offers aerobatic action aplenty. It was written by Ian Flynn, illustrated by Priscilla Tramontano, colored by Joana Lafuente, lettered by Jake M. Wood, and stars Rainbow Dash, the Wonderbolts, Starscream, Skywarp and Thundercracker.
 
”One-Trick Pony” is the revisionist western tale of honor. It was written by Sam Maggs, illustrated by Trish Forstner, colored by Luis Antonio Delgado, lettered by Neil Uyetake, and stars Applejack and Wildwheel. The tales are great fun with the splendid dialog, pace, character & scenic art, fonts & graphic FX. Nyow here is Myayr to discuss
Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #3.
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 Barney, digital technical wizardry by Chris Horn, main cover art by Benjamin and variant cover art by Stephanie Buscema.
In issue #1, Emrys began the tale of how they investigated a ghastly situation at Ogara Airbase which included tentacular disembodied zombie heads whose diet included humans and canines! In issue #2, she used her pyrokinetic magick to incinerate many of the creatures and to rescue Mullins.
In the forest they encounter 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 plague curse, but it looks like that canine quartet is on their own!
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 willcontinue to  give this tale the high purraise! That is all for our comic book reviews, so nyow here are Petra & Bunni to purrsent 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 artistic nudity, but most are tame and none are porn, nya! The most recent pics are 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.
Bunni:
To Gallery Three http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery3.html we have eagerly exhibited “Mewcannon” by Mike! Mike used Photoshop on the Mac with the mouse for this pic of our friend Mewtenant Mika Mewcannon, who is one of the lifeguards of the Mew Hanover County Surf Purrtrol!
Wearing the maillot and running into the ocean with the Rescue Can, Mika is the Japanese – American nekomimi who was born in Meowlibu, CA on 11 June, 1986 (Gemini in the Year of the Tiger), nya! Her mom is the ama purrl diver and her dad is the US Navy diver who met in Okinawa, nya!
Mika graduated from Peppurrdine, with the athletic scholarship on the swim team, and later moved here to NC and got the meowsters degree in marine ecology from Mew Hanover College, where she met her fiance Lina http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery7/15.html who Mike also illustrated, nya!
 
Petra:
http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest4.html we are purroud to purrsent the sensual undersea scene of “Mermaid Romance” by Tonomurabix https://linktr.ee/tonomurabix who was a guest of the March 2008 Mew, nya! Depicting the two mermaids passionately kissing, this alluring image of Atlantic Ocean Amore was added late last month to commemorate LGBT Purride Month, nya!
 
The redhead mermaid on the left has the lionfish-ish spines, whilst the platinum blonde mermaid on the right has the nudibranch-ish cerata, nya. Bix used the Purrismacolor Pencils, Copic Markers, Gel Pens, Nail polish glitter, and White airbrush ink for this alluring image, and y’all can see Bix’s time-lapse art purrocess video at Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YADMqb_Ck0 nya!
 
Bunni:
Also in Guest Gallery Four we delighted to display three new pics by Misty Hopkins https://linktr.ee/kranberrijamwho was a March 2008 guest of The Mew! Misty used Prismacolor pens, markers & Crayola colored pencils for these beautiful illustrations of her & friends’ player – characters for the Final Fantasy XIV video game!

The bespectacled redhead on the left is Seathelia the Paladin, the green – haired bunnygirl in the middle is X’askelle the Black Mage, and the purple – haired girl on the right is Reyna of who is of the multiple classes! I love their poses, proportions, color, shading, expressions, coiffures, fabric folds, drapery and the intricate details!
The cat lady sings
Tara-chan

:
Hai hai, I am purrticularly fond of the- SPHINX MOTH! NYA!
(the easily distracted catgirl with her Nekon camera scampurrs after the Carolina Sphinx Moth)
Trini-chan:
Wait for me!
(the fox girl scampurrs after her BFF and the interesting insect)
 
Yvonne:
(sigh) There they go again, nya!
Becca:
Well, it is almost the time for our AfterMew luau!


Elizabeth:

Itadakimasu!

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 Misty 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…
Mary Nyan:
… purrvided that the comments are spam-free, G-rated, and purrtain to our topics.
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with the August edition of The Mew! 

Be there… aloha.
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew, until we eat again! Baibai, nya!

June 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 June 2021 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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It is our 14th anniversary, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
what we’ve been up to since last month’s Mew
 
The Lightning Round topic: our favorite films of 1971
The Monthly Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonmimi Spotlight
TV, DVD & movie mewsings:
Nekopara The Complete Series Blu-Ray
purrinted media mewsings
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #97
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 2021 Annual
My Little Pony & Transformers #1
Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #2
Carbon 4
our favorite recent images of fish and other seafood
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Culture Vultures” by Mike
“Captain Joe’s Love Monkey Factory” by Mike
“Sailor Christmas Doll” by Alexcia Reynolds
“Happy Little Shroom” by Rebecca Brogden
“Above the Clouds” by Rebecca Brogden
“Prehistoric” by Melody Rondeau
“The Byzantine Era” by Melody Rondeau
“The Colonial Period” by Melody Rondeau
“The Swinging Sixties” by Melody Rondeau
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Lemon Shark shirt, Teal cargo shorts  & Blue sneakers): 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 Meowritime Forest Ampurrtheatre on the Northeast side of Catgirl Island NC, where it’s 78 degrees under the Green trees, Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
Yvonne
(the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Groupurr purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
 
Tara-chan
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Red Snappurr purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Jeannie
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the White Marlin purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Elizabeth
(

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

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

earing the Bluefish purrint halter-neck bikini an an orchid lei): Meowllow greetings!

 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Croaker purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
Bunni:
(the art mewseum co-curator & Petra’s beach volleyball partner bunnygirl wearing the King Mackerel purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Red Drum purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Nyanko
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Dolphin fish purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
Mike:
So, what have y’all been up to since last month’s mew?
 

Jeannie:
My mewsual itinerary is compurrised of the mornings at the yoga studio and afternoons at the kyudo range; with the alternating evenings of purrsiding at the robotics club and teaching the belly dance at the Purrforming Arts Center. However, I have curtailed the international travels in the recent months, so my occasional weekend swimwear modeling has been limited to the local photo shoots.
 
Yvonne:
Oh as mewsual, my drumming circle has been purrforming at the local matsuris, and my fishing charters have reeled in the delicious, nutritious bumpurr crop of the groupurrs, snappurrs, cobias and wahoos, nya! Tara-chan and I have brought the platters of filets for tonight’s AfterMew luau, nya!
Tara-chan:
During the summer break from my college classes, I have been helping onee-san with TsuriNekoMimi, caring for Emmy, Zuli, Jimbo, Wild Star Blaze*, and – and snapping the nature photos of the critters such as the cottontail rabbit, the black snake, the cloudless sulphur, and – and the red-shouldered hawk, nya!
*(paw note: Emmy and Zuli are Yvonne & Tara-chan’s pet cats; Jimbo and Wild Star Blaze are Tara-chan and Trini-chan’s banker ponies, and the S.S. TsuriNekoMimi is Yvonne’s 1985 Hatteras 60 Convertible motor yacht)
Becca:
I cannot believe that it has already been the month since last month’s 14th anniversary Mew, and the year is half over! It is like we are in the hypurr time! Well, in the past month, as mewsual Lizzy and I have been busy pampurring the customers at our spa, taking care of our cats and our garden, and still finding the time for the dancing, sports and videos!
 
Elizabeth:
We hired more masseuses, so we still have free time aplenty! We have purrtaken of the late night hot salsa dance, and on those days when I am running with my Purrkour Club, she is at the golf club. We have been watching TV series such as Chihayafuru, Gugure! Kokuri-san, Mare of Eastown, The Demon Girl Next Door, and Star Wars: The Bad Batch!
Bunnii:
Petra and I have been curating the art mewseum, attending the local cultural events, and winning the beach volleyball matches!  Aside from that schedule, I have been tending to the flowers, fruits and vegetable of my garden, and I have been baking the breads and cakes in both of my ovens for the mewseum cafe and the county’s food bank!
 
Petra:
We are quite grateful for our rec league’s the event staff, officials, fans, journalists and the other teams who continue to up our game, nya! We are purrtiocularly grateful for the artists, volunteers, staff and the patrons of our art mewseum, nya. We are blessed to have such the wonderful creative community here in Mew Hanover County, nya!
 
Mary Nyan

:
Soon I will start to instruct the Summer Hula dance class at the Purrforming Arts Center. Meanwhile, Carerratia, Janyczsazsa have sewn for the cosplayers. That has included the individual costumes such as

Skarah the Valkyrie, Machina the Dragon, Raven the Pirate Princess, and the group cosplays such as
Konosuba and F

rame Arms Girl

!
Nyanko:
I am eager to see the costumes! I have been helping my sister purrpare her magick shop for the Summer Solstice festivities, and attending some of the local sporting events such as Petra and Bunni’s beach volleyball victories when I am not busy at my gym and at my dojo, which just purroudly graduated yet another class! Howboutchoo, Mike?
Mike:
I’ve mainly been reading, writing, drawing, watching anime and reruns of Star Trek, running in virtual races, and otherwise spending quality time with family and friends! Ah, we’ve got a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump right into —
Lightning Round topic:
This year we’re looking back at our favorite fun  tuff of years ending with a 1. We’ve already discussed favorites of 2011, 2001, 1991, and 1981, so this month
and this month we’re listing our favorite movies of the 1971 vintage. This can include TV movies and specials.So, are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
Mary Nyan:

That was the good year for the horror and dark fantasy such as Countess Dracula, Blood on Satan’s Claw, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Lust for a Vampire, Hands of the Ripper, Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, and Creatures the World Forgot! (tags Jeannie to go next)
 
Jeannie:
I will nominate the science fiction films such as City Beneath the Sea, THX 1138, The Andromeda Strain, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man, and Clockwork Orange. (tags Yvonne with a brush of the tail)
Yvonne:
How to Frame a Figg, Bananas, And Now for Something Completely Different, Diamonds Are Forever, Godzilla vs. Hedorah, and Gamera vs. Zigra, nya! (tail-tags Tara-chan)
 
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Here Comes Peter Cottontail, The Cat in the Hat, Play It Again Charlie Brown, Animal Treasure Island, and – and Bedknobs and Broomsticks, nya! (tags Elizabeth)
Elizabeth:
Big Jake, Support Your Local Gunfighter, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Red Sun, Hannie Caulder, and Man in the Wilderness (tags her wfe)
Becca:
Duel, Walkabout, Harold and Maude, Pretty Maids All in a Row, The Hellstrom Chronicle, and The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, (tags Petra)
Petra:
Johnny Got His Gun, The Beguiled, Play Misty for Me, Brian’s Song, Klute, and The Last Picture Show, nya! (tags Bunnii)
Bunnii:
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Here Comes Peter Cottontail,Diamonds are Forever,  And Now for Something Completely Different, tags Nyanko)
 
Nyanko:
Diamonds Are Forever, Vanishing Point, Billy Jack, Get Carter, The French Connection, Shaft, and Le Mans! Back to Mike!
Mike:
Oh I gotta go with City Beneath the Sea, THX 1138, The Andromeda Strain, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, The French Connection, Duel, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, and Diamonds Are Forever! Well, that was an expedient little lightning round, and now her are Lizzy & Becca to present
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 famous international mythologies and the popular cultures!
Elizabeth:
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 to be “honorary” kemonomimi!
You know, catgirls purrmeated popular culture long before many people are aware. For example, in 1924 a purretty nekomimi appurred in author Kenji Miyazawa’s tale of 

The 4th of Narcissus Month, and catgirls appurred in anime as early as director Mitsuyo Seos film Osama no Shippo!
 
Catgirl sightings became the bit more frequent in manga & anime after 1978 when Yumiko Oshima’s manga Wata no Kumihoshi was published! 
It purrtained to the widdle kitten Chibi Neko who was adopted by the high school student Tokio and sees herself as the human girl! 
 
It was adapted into an anime movie in 1984 directed by S

hinichi Tsuji in which Chibi Neko was voiced by actress Miina Tominga! She later voiced Mimi White in the Hello Kitty anime series!  

 
First broadcast on September 25th of 1995, “Trapped Beneath the Sea: Part 1” is the 1st epurrsode of the 6th season of the supurr fun TV series Baywatch. The main plot purrtains to the submerged oil rig rescue opurration. One subplot purrtained to Mitch’s gig as the purrivate detective, thus launching in the spin off series Baywatch Nights!
 
Another subplot purrtained to Logan & Gator’s attempt to pitch their swimwear label to potential investor Edward who was Beth’s wealthy dad. In their swimwear purromo video, several models wearing leopurrd purrint bikinis slink sensually on all fours towards the camera, so we will nominate them as “honorary catgirls”!
 
Furthermore,“Forbidden Paradise part 1” is the 19th epurrsode of the 6th season of Baywatch, in which those Los Angeles County lifeguards go on the vacation in Hawaii!
Caroline Holden (purrtrayed Yasmine Bleeth) wears the leopurrd purrint bikini! You know three years later purremiered the spinoff series Baywatch: Hawaii!
Becca:
In the Russian author Sergei Lukyanenko’s 1998 novel The Night Watch, we were introduced to the ailuranthrope (were-cat) Tiger Cub Katya, the charmingly genki sorceress from Moscow who was a member of the titular supurrnatural police force!
Directed by Shuhaimi Baba, the 2007 Malaysian horror movie Waris Jari Hantu starred actress Azean Irdawaty as Toki who is the elderly companion of the tiger spirit, but she wants to relinquish the spirit to the younger heir Tina who is purrtrayed by actress Maya Karin, but the purrocess is hindered by some unruly social drama!
 
Co-created by James Cameron, the 2000 TV series Dark Angel starred Jessica Alba as Max the fugitive supurr soldier in the post-apocalyptic Seattle! That was a neat series! Well, in the 2nd season’s epurrosde “Boo”, on Halloween her fellow gengineered mewtant folk can roam freely, including Katarina the catgirl who was purrtrayed by Sarah Carter!
Endro is the 2019 comedic sword & sorcery anime about the four heroic girls of the Adventure School! One of them is Fai (voiced by Ari Orizawa in Japan and by Dani Chambers in the English dub), the peppy warrior with the large kitty paw gloves, the keen wilderness skills, and the very hearty appurrtite!
 
Based upon the novel by author Liz Braswell, the 2011 TV series The Nine Lives of Chloe King starred Skyler Samuels as the heroic titular character who has the nine lives with the supurr cat powers! She appurrs to be human, but is of the ancient Mal species descended of the Egyptian goddess Bastet! 
 
Other such femme fatales of the feline purrsuasion include her mom Meredith (purrtrayed by Amy Pietz), Chloe’s friend Jasmine (purrtrayed by Alyssa Diaz), and her mom Valentina (purrtrayed by Alicia Coppola)! That is all for this month’s spotlight. so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Nya-sensei, who will start
our TV, DVD & movie mewsings, with her review of the 
Nekopara The Complete Series Blu-Ray + Digital set!
 
Nyanko:
Hai! Based upon the Neko Works’ series of visual novels, this comedic slice – of – life anime TV series by Felix Film that purrtains to the adopted catgirls who work at the human chef’s pastry cafe La Soleil.! We have eagerly awaiting this set, which was translated into English and released here last month by Funimation!
 
Chef Kashou Minaduki and his younger sister Shigure the catgirl adopter are major recurring characters, but the plots mostly focus upon the catgirls, who are collectively referred to as cats, and are only allowed to roam freely in public if they wear the cat bells that indicate they have passed the cultural good conduct exam.
 
These purrticular cats include the very genki Chocola, her calmer twin sister Vanilla, tsundere elder Azuki, aspiring songstress Maple, easily aroused Cinnamon, the clumsy Coconut, and young shy quiet widdle Cacao who was homeless until she was adopted in the first epurrsode. Her best friend is a human girl named Chiyo/
 
The first few epurrsodes focus on 
Cacao’s welcome to the family and her increasing social skills and overcoming shyness amidst her new charming, zany home. Other plots include the family sports compurrtitions, 

studying for exams, story time on a dark ’n stormy night, the trip to the amewsment park, the festival and the beach!

 
It is wonderfully fun! Rated TV14 (purrhaps do the occasional bits of the cute fan – service) the amewsing 12 epurrsodes total appurroximately 300 minutes upon the 2 discs in the plastic case with the outer cardboard sleeve. 
The series is purrsented in the 1080p Hi-def 16:9 format with language choices of English & Japanese.
Included is the instruction sheet with the code for downloading the digital copy. The special features are sparse, compurrised of just the  textless versions of the opening & ending songs; but the tales are highly entertaining with the endearing characters, lovely art, animation, voices & mewsic! Nyow here is Tara-chan to start our
purrinted media mewsings, with her review
of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #96!
 
Tara-chan

:
Arigato, nya! We love these comics which so faithfully capture the style and – and spirit of the animated TV series, but with the different strengths of the comic book medium, nya! it is hard to believe that the Friendship is Magic animated series started ten years ago, and – and that the pony comics have been around for the eight years, nya!  Issue #97 is the 9th epurrsode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s 10th season, as the animated TV series ended after season 9, nya.
This issue’s writer Jeremy Whitley, artist Tony Fleecs, colorist Heather Breckel, letterer Neil Uyetake, editor Megan Brown, and – and group editor Bobby Curnow, nya.  Heather and – and Neil have worked on almost every issue, and – and I think Bobby has worked on them all! Cover A is by Tony, cover B is by JustaSuta, and – and the scarcer Retailer Incentive cover is by cover RI is by Megan Huang, nya!
In issue #96, 

 Captain Celaeno’s airship took

Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Trixie, Discord, Capper, Lyra Heartstrings, Sweetie Drops and – and Spitfire to the xenophobic feline kingdom of Abyssinia which is ruled by the oppurressive King Cat, nya. The group was impurrisoned and- and their magickal powers were tempurrarily neutered, but they were spurring by Cappers gang which was compurrised of Chummer, Shadow, Molly, Max and – and Admiral Fluffington, nya!

 
Nyow the group from Equestria has joined the Abyssinian Underground to liberate the kingdom, nya! The 22 page tale has the great plot, pace, dialogue, developments, poses, expurressions, compurrsitions, details, fonts, color and – and the graphic FX, plus I am glad that the 8 pages of the ads are all after the tale as not to interrupt it, nya! I will give it the “A” as in Applebuck, nya! That is all for my portion of our pony report, which will continue with onee-chan’s review of the
 
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 2021  Annual, nya!
 
Yvonne:
Arigato, Tara-chan, nya! This year’s annual is purriced at $599 and has the uninterrupted main 30 page tale followed by the 10 page gallery section, nya! The main tale was written by Jeremy, illustrated by Brianna Garcia, colored by Heather, lettered by Neil, edited by Megan, and grouply edited by Bobby, with cover A by Brianna, cover B by JustaSuta, and the scarcer Retailer Incentive cover is by Trish Forstner, nya! We have met 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 School for Extraterrestrial Girls! Nyow for the taste of the plot, which purrtains to one of the other diplomatic and cultural expurrditions from Equestria, nya!
This’un includes Rarity, Big MacIntosh, Maud Pie, Mage Meadowbrook and Boulder who have literally gone to the dogs as they travel by wagon to the mountainous land of Caninia, where they explore the castles and purrecious gemstone mines, nya. The team not only acts as the emissaries but they have the detective work to do during the time of royal strife and the ailing queen, nya!
Also appurring in the tale are sisters Purrincess Moonbeam Twinklebell, her sister Purrincess Ambrosia Muffinbuns, Queen Jennino Lanternlight, Queen Katherina Proudpaws, Purrincess Fiona Floppyears and Purrincess Indiana Embereyes, nya!  I purrticularly like the plot, pace, world – building, poses, expurressions, the graphic narrative purrocess, and the sumptuous use of the color and light, nya!
The gallery section includes the variant cover art plus repurrints of purrior illustrations by Tony, Brenda Hickey, Jay P. Fosgitt, Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard. Andy Price,   and  KatieCook’s 2 two-page tales of “How Much Is That Pony in the Window?” and “PTV”, so I will give this beautiful, fun issue the high purraise, nya! Nyow here is Jenjen to continue the pony report with her review of
My Little Pony & Transformers II #1, nya!
 
Jeannie:
Arigato. There have been clever crossovers betwixt the Transformers and other franchises such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Macross, Mazinger, Marvel, Ghostbusters, X-Files and G.I. Joe, so it seemed only natural that the bots would eventually meet the ponies, beyond just the impurressive pairing of Soundwave and DJ Pon-3 upon the Botcon 2014 Exclusive variant cover for Transformers: More That Meets The Eye #30.
 
Eventually the ponies and bots did actually meet in last year’s four-issue miniseries My Little Pony & Transformers, in which Arcee, Windblade, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Megatron, Starscream & Shockwave traveled from Cybertron through a space bridge / portal to Equestria. In this sequel miniseries  the ponies and Autobots fight against King Sombra and The Decepticons.
Published by IDW, this issue is purriced $3.99 and has the uninterrupted 22 page tale which is followed by the 6 page gallery. Chapter 1 “The Magic of Cybertron” was written by James Asmus, illustrated by Jack Lawrence, colored by Luis Antonio Delgado and lettered by Jake M. Wood. Chapter 2 ”A Real Mother” was written by Sam Maggs, illustrated by Casey W. Coller, colored by Joana Lafuente, and lettered by Neil Uyetake.
The tales were edited by Megan Brown, consultingly edited by David Mariotte, and graced by the cover art by Tony Fleecs, Bethany McGuire-Smith, Andy Price, Anna Malkova, and Evan Stanley. The bot roll call includes Arcee, Greenlight, Optimus Prime, Airachnid, Megatron, Starscream, Shockwave, Thundercracker, Guage, Mindwipe, Shadowstriker, Frenzy, Killmaster and Skullcrusher.
 
The Equestrian cast includes Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Applejack, Spike, DJ Pon3, Octavia, Vinyl Scratch, Sombra, Scootaloo, Holiday, Lofty, Spitfire and The Wonderbolts. The locations include Equestria, The Everfree Forest, The Crystal Mountains, Las Pegasus, Cloudsdale and Cybertron.
Thus far the tale is quite amewsingly whimsical with the splendid dialog & pace, lovely character & scenic art, fonts & graphic FX, which I will give the “A” as in Arcee and my anticipation for the 2nd issue. That will conclude our pony report, but comic book portion of The Mew will continue with Myayr’s review of
 
Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #2.
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! 
To most of its human residents, Burden Hill seems like the pleasant purretty town, but only a few of them know of their pets vigilance against wicked purredators! It is the charming, Eisner Award – winning tale of wonderful characters, amewsing’y thrilling but sometimes tragic situations.
Some of the tales were tales co-written by Evan’s wife Sarah Dryer (Action Girl). “Occupied Territory is the latest mini-series, which occurs after the events of the Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men” mini-series, as Emrys the Old English Sheepdog tells the tale of her adventure in Japan in 1947!
It was written by Evan & Sarah, illustrated by Benjamin Dewey, 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 Barney, digital technical wizardry by Chris Horn, main cover by Benjamin and variant cover by Jill.
Purreviously in issue #1, Emrys began the tale of how she and her human meowster Jonathan and a local dog named Mullins investigated a ghastly situation at Ogara Airbase in Japan in 1947, which includes tentacular disembodied zombie heads whose diet included humans and canines!
In issue #2, Emrys uses her pyrokinetic magick to incinerate many of the creatures, rescuing Mullins who in turn must purrotect her when she runs out of endurance. In the forest they encounter tanukis, kappas, kitsune and other yokai who warn them of the hostile feral shiba inu pack.
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 tale of the Beasts of Burden the high purraise! Nyow here is Mike to tell us about
Carbon 4!
Mike:
Mark Schultz is one of the most amazing, nicest artists & authors who is perhaps most famous for his Xenozoic Tales / Cadillacs & Dinosaurs series! His other credits include the SubHuman mini – series, Conan book illustrations, writing the Prince Valiant comic strip, and his Storms at Sea novella! This new art book is the 4th in his Carbon series.
Published by Flesk, Carbon 4 is the latest collection of his pencilled & inked works including preliminary studies & finished renderings. The 9”x12” trade paperback is priced $24.95 and has 56 pages.There’s also a limited signed & numbered hardcover edition. The imagery includes prehistoric, contemporary, post-apocalyptic, sword & sorcery adventure.
There are lavish images of Tarzan, Superman, Alien, Predator, Xenozoic Tales’ Hannah and Jack, dinosaurs and other creatures; with two spectacular gatefolds: “Last Defense Before London” and “The Night Watch”. It’s as beautiful and beautiful can be! That’ll do it for our printed-media mewsings, and now here are Petra and Bunni  to present the latest
our favorite recent images of fish and other seafood!
These are our favorite recent photos and illustrations of delicasies from the deep that have graced the covers of angling, aquarium, science and culinary magazines, such as the  succulent slab crappie on the May 2021 cover of Game & Fish South!

Petra

:
Larry Tople’s purrfect piscine painting of the

largemouth bass graces the cover of In-Fisherman vol. 45 #7, nya!
Becca:
I am purrticularly fond of the Speckled Trout on the June cover of Carolina Sportsman!
 

Elizabeth:

There are tasty trout to tempt my tummy on the cover of Fly Fisherman vol. 52 #4! Yum yum!

Nyanko

:

Angler Karen Fischer purrizes the lovely lunker on the cover of Kayak Fishing Fun 2021!

Jeannie:
The Costa Rican Blue Marlin on the cover of Marlin magazine vol. 40 #.

Tara-chan

:
The Black Groupurr on the cover of Saltwater Sportsman vol. 82 #5 is causing the craving in my tummy, nya!
 

Yvonne:

Hang in there, it is not much longer until the AfterMew luau, nya!! I will nominate t

he purrmit upon the cover of Florida Sport Fishing vol. 20 #3, nya!
 
Bunni:
I will nominate Dwight Hwang’s illustration of the supurrb snook on the cover of Anglers Journal vol. VIII #2!
 
Mike:

I wouldn’t mind trying the spicey shrimp with white bean panzanella on the cover of Food To Love’s Mediterranean Cooking Special! ah, that’s all for our purrint-media mewsings, snd now here is Petra to present the latest

additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
Arigato! Galleries 1-8 display images by Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-5 display images by other folks with their purmissions, nya This includes illustrations and photographs, traditional and digital media, original creations and fan art, nya, Mike’s collaborations with other artists are interspersed amongst the various galleries, nya!.
 
Some of the images are sexy, and some might depict artistic nudity, but most are tame and none are porn, nya! On Catgirl Island’s official web site, the most recent pics will be 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 pics, nya!
 
we have added Culture Vultures”which is Mike’s latest illustration of author Sharon Williams’s fan-senshi character Tanya Lostris Cambridge a.k.a. Sailor Sirius (left), and author Jeff Branch’s fan – senshi character Talia Jasmine Kirk a.k.a. Sailor Vulcan (right), nya!
Talia and Tanya visited us in February to attend our annual awards ceremony, nya! This latest image of them was Jeff’s idea, in which they are exploring the Catgirl History Mewseum, which Mike depicted with Photoshop on the Mac with the mouse, nya!
Nextly, “Captain Joe’s Love Monkey Factory” was Mike’s pen & ink birthday gift art to our friend ob1’s kid who imagined how a favorite valentine monkey plushy doll might be manufactured, nya. The purrocess was envisioned as the one-purrson opurration in the small office space full of fun stuff that is brimming with “easter eggs” aplenty, nya!
Bunnii:
 
we are delighted to display photos of the pretty “Sailor Christmas Doll” by Alexcia Reynolds https://linktr.ee/alexciareynolds who was a guest of the August 2010 Mew!
Using the Irwin Sailor Jupiter 10” doll, Alexcia made this one of a kind mod of her fan-senshi character Sailor Christmas http://www.sailorchristmas.com!
Then we are elated to exhibit the “Happy Little Mushroom” by Rebecca Brogden http://www.rbrogdenart.com, who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew! Part of her “Cute” Series, this peppy cute pic puts the fun in the fungi! Rebecca used Procreate with the Apple Pencil upon the Apple Ipad Pro for this pic!
Done with the same tools, “Above the Clouds is Rebeccas chibi-style pic of our friend Dr. Lauwinekaranga, the Turquoise Dragon Girl who is the Professor of sports performance, health & fitness at Mew Hanover College, and y’all can see this pic’s art process video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cojkrMoKrvU, nya!
Then we are proud to present four pen & ink illustrations by Melody Rondeau! She and her husband Jim have illustrated, written & published fanzines, and are the proprietors of Make It Go Away http://crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/home.htm which sells fanzines, magazines, comics, books, games, plushy dolls, videos, movie & TV memorabilia!
These four illustrations depict the felinoid folks of various historical periods, such as the saber-toothed primal people of the “Prehistoric” era; the more opulantly attired citizens of “The Byzantine Era”, the purritanical pilgrims and ostentacious aristocracy of the “The Colonial Period”, and the groovy hippy nekomimi of “The Swinging Sixties”!
The cat lady sings…
 
Tara-chan

:
I especially like the poses, expurressions & compurrsition of the purrehistori— Loggerhead, nya!!!
(the easily distracted catgirl with her Nekon camera scampurrs after the sea turtle)
Yvonne:
(sigh) there she goes again, nya!
Becca:
Well, it is almost the time for our Aftermew luau!
 
Elizabeth:
Itadakimasu!

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:
Alexcia, Rebecca, and Melody fo the beautful art…
 
Petra:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
Nyanko:
Y’all may post the brief, polite, sincere, non-snarky responses to The Mew…
Mary Nyan:
… purrvided that the comments are spam-free, G-rated, and purrtain to our topics.
Mike:
We’ll  be back next month with the Junly edition of The Mew! 

Be there… aloha.
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew, until we eat again! Baibai, nya!

May 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 May 2021 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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It is our 14th anniversary, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
what we’ve been up to since last month’s Mew
 
The Lightning Round topics:
our favorite comics, books & games of 1981
The Monthly Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonmimi Spotlight
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Star Wars The Black Series Bo-Katan Kryze action figure
Marvel Legends Marvel Girl action figure
Marvel Legends Moira MacTaggart action figure
Marvel Legends Xialing action figure
 
TV, DVD & movie mewsings:
Earwig and the Witch DVD
Godzilla vs. King Kong
Wonder Woman 1984 DVD + Blu-Ray
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
purrinted media mewsings
America Chavez: Made in the USA #2
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #2
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #96
Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #1
Kitty’s Cosmic Fashion Show
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Chelsea, Mel & Lilith” by Jamie
‘Warpcore Catnap
“The Kohlinyan by Mike
“Welcome to my Purrlor” by Mike
“Cattylac” by Mike
“Ciranya” by Mike
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers tee shirt and Cherenkov Radiation Blue colored 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 Mew Hanover College’s Evelyn Applegate Bell Tower Garden by Soon Lee Lagoon on the Northwest side of Catgirl Island NC, where it’s 77 degrees under the OBX blue skies and puffy Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer” and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
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 wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
 
Jeannie:
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, advanced belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the wearing the Ocelot purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
 
Trini-chan
(Jeannie’s purrotege, the surfer, board shapurr, belly dance instructor & pony owner kitsune wearing the wearing the Caracal purrint sports bra & boy shorts): Konbanwa!
 
Becca:

(the nekomimi gynoid / spa co-owner, golfer, hot salsa dancer, gardener and cat owner wearing the

Puma purrint monokini and plumeria tail lei):

Nihao!

 
Elizabeth
(a.k.a Lizzy, Becca’s catgirl wife the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner wearing the Serval purrint slingshot maillot & orchid lei): Hola!
 
Melanakeami:
(the mermaid purropurrietress and captain of the countys triphibious airship tours company, wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint triangle bikini top) Shello!
 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl, wearing the wearing the African Lion purrint ring-closure Brazilian-style bikini): Aloha, nya!
Bunnii
(the gardener, art mewseum co-curator and beach volleyball champion bunny girl wearing the Iberian Lynx purrint halter neck bikini): Guten Tag!
 
Mielikki
(a.k.a. Mie-sensei, the NC OBX golf instructor, foxfire juggler, and ampurrthreatre technical director faerie wearing the Margay purrint side-tie string bikini): Mellow Greetings!
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Bobcat purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Nyanko
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl with the twin sister, wearing the Bengal Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
 
Elaenor
(a.k.a. Ellie, the island’s fire chief and body builder banker pony centauress wearing the flounced Cheetah purrint bikini top) Hay there!
Daytona
(Mew Hanover College’s Athletic Director, gold meowdalist swimmer,  and leader mermaid of the county’s Surf Purrtrol, wearing the Colocolo purrint bandeau top): Ciao!
 
Meryl
(the islands police chief and vintage motorcycle enthusiast catgirl wearing the Jaguar purrint Brazili-cut bikini) Allo Allo!
Beebee
(the islands Purrk Ranger and Orienteering Team coach catgirl wearing the Pampas Cat purrint asymmetric one-strap bikini): G’day!
 
Ilyana
(a.k.a. Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist / nautical history expurrt & gardener catgirl wearing the Geoffroy’s cat purrint teardrop triangle top & thong): Whassup?!
 
Mike:
So what have y’all been up to since last month’s Mew?
 
Mary Nyan:

Other than instructing the hula , my a

ppurrentices

Carerratia, Janyczsazsa and I have been sewing busily the costumes for the cosplayers’ groups, such as Sword Oratoria, Dragon Awaken, and the Frame Arms Girls group!

 
Jeannie:
Mornings at the yoga studio, afternoons at the kyudo range, alternating weeknights at the robotics club & belly dance class, and last Sunday’s swimwear modeling at the beaches and waterfalls of Lefkada, in Greece.
Petra:
Our mewseum of art is brimming beautifully with the special vernal creations, and we are training for the spurringtime beach volleyball season, nya!
Bunni:
Hai, hai, we are very grateful for the artists, athletes, staff, volunteers, officials and fans! Oh and I have baked more carrot cakes for tonights AfterMew luau!
Elizabeth:
When Becca and I have not been pampurring the many customers spa, we have attended the local matsuris, sporting events, and celebrated our anniversary!
Becca:
Fortunately since we have hired more masseuses at the spa, we we have found the time for the late night hot salsa dance and binge watching the videos!
Lateley we have watched Glasslip, The Fruit of Grisaia,My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, and reruns of Baywatch!
Yvonne:
My fishing charters have reeled in the bumpurr crop of the Mackerels, Snappurrs, Groupurrs & Croakers, and my drumming circle purrcussed in the local  concerts, recitals purrades and matsuris, nya!
Tara-chan:
I have been snapping the nature photos, caring for our cats, the ponies, and – and resuming my Spurring semester at the college, nya! I cannot believe that my freshman year is almost done, nya! This week I snapped photos of the Cottontail Rabbit, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, and – and the Black Vulture, nya!
Trini-chan:
My beginner belly dance students purrformed their final exams, and I have been stand up paddle surfing, board shaping, caring for the ponies and volunteering at the stables!
Ellie:
Not much new with me other than hitting the gym when I am not up to the usual patrols, instructing the volunteer fire fighters, and the inspections of the fireworks, bonfires and lanterns!
Daytona:
Oh there has been not much new with me since the awards show in February… just the business as usual at the college’s athletic department, and fortunately my surf patrol has been teaching the swimming and have not had to rescue anyone lately!
 
Meryl:
Oh nothing really new with me since my last expurrdition to motorcycle The Dragon’sTale highway on the mainland! As Ellie and Daytona-sama indicated there has been little in the crimes or emergencies to investigate!
 
Ilyana:
Our maritime mewseum on the mainland might re-open soonly, and yet again whilst diving the shipwrecks another pesky eel tried to chomp my tantalizing tail, but that eel lost that fight and will be the Anago for tonight’s AfterMew!
Mielikki:
So like, since I returned from The Meowsters Golf Tournyament, I’ve been directing our repurrtory companyHaru Fantasy Extravaganza at the ampurrtueatre, fur shur!
Melanakeami:
My triphibious tour business has continued to be fully booked even the month after the awards ceremony, so  we have purchased  another airship, built another hanger, and hired more crew!
Nyoka:
It seems like only yesterday we were commeowmerating the Vernal Equinox and nyow we are busily purrparing for the Summer Solstice celebration at the magick shop! 
 
Nyanko: 
The time has flown by as if we were in the hypurr drive! Things are fine and bustling intensely at my gym and at

my dojo, where my student are training for the spurring qualifier tournyament!

Beebee:
Banzai! Things are meowrvelous at our parks, the river, lake, meowritime forest and the seashore, which are expecting to welcome the record number of visitors this summer purrticularly when we host the orienteering supurr regionals! Howboutchoo, Mike?
Mike:
Oh, just the usual reading, writing, drawing, running, and spending fun safe time with friends and family! Ah, well, we’ve got a big group and a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump right into this month’s
Lightning Round topic: our comics, books, games & toys of 1981!
This year we’re looking back at our favorite funs tuff of years ending with a 1. We’ve already discussed favorites of 2011, 2001, 1991, last month we listed our favorite movies & TV shows of 1981, and this month  we’re listing our favorite comics, books, games & toys of that vintage. So are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
Mary Nyan:
1981 was the good year for comic books purremiers such as Love and Rockets, Nexus, Captain Victory, Justice Machine, and Eclipse Magazine! (tags Bunni to go next)
Bunni:
Some of my favorite comics series were continuing wonderfully such as Jack Katzs The First Kingdom, Dave Sims Cerebus the Aardvaark, Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest, and Reed Waller and Kate Worley’s Omaha the Cat Dancer! (tags Beebee)
Beebee:
I will second those and add Art Speiglman’s Maus, Leiji Matsumoto’s Galaxy Expurress, Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura and Maison Ikkoku!  (tags Trini-chan)
Tara-chan:
That year also saw the first issues of Moon Knight, Dazzler, Ka-Zar, Madame Xanadu, and – and All-Star Squadron! (tags Jeannie with a brush of the tail)
Jeannie:
I will nominate mini-series such as Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes and Tales of the Green Lantern Corps; the “When Titans Clash” tale in The New Teen Titans #11 & 12, and the Marvel / DC Crossover of Batman vs. The Incredible Hulk. (tags Petra)
 
Petra:
Some of my favorite meowrvelos tales of 1981 were “Days of Future Past”  in Uncanny X-Men #141& 142, Uncanny X-Men #150, and Avengers Annual #10, nya. That was the year that John Byrne left the X-Men to work on the Fantastic Four comics, nya! (tage Yvonne) 
 
Yvonne:
I think that was the same year that Frank MIller started writing Daredevil, nya! I liked Amazing Spider-Man annual #15 too, and Marvel’s Star Wars comics were great between the adaptations of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, nya!
Trini-chan:
Speaking of The Empire Strikes Back, 1981 was the giid year for the Star Wars toys such as the Han Solo (Bespin) Princess Leia (Hoth), 2-1B, Lobot and Dengar! (tags Melanakeami)
Melanakeami:
Hai, hai there were also the Ughnaught, Rebel Commander, Imperial Commander, and AT-AT driver figures, plus, the Star Destroyer Bespin and Dagobah PlaySets! (tags Ilyana)
Ilyana:

Some of my favorite books of that year were Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Illustrated Screenplay, 

The Grand Tour by Ron Miller & William K. Hartmann,

Visions of the Universe by Isaac Asimov & Kazuaki Iwasaki, and After Man: A Zoology of the Future by Dougal Dixon! (tags Daytona)

Daytona:
Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh, God Emperor of Dune Frank Herbert, Cujo by Stephen King, Dream Park by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes, and The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien. You’re up, Mie-sensei! (tags Mielikki)
Mielikki:
So like, I will nominate Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg, Miracle Monday by Elliot S! Maggin, The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe, and Licence Renewed by John Gardner, fur shir!  tags Ellie with a flit of the wings)
 
Ellie:
I will nominate the role-playing games such as Aftermath, Bushido. Call of Cthulhu. Champions, Stormbringer, and Thieves’ World!
 
Elizabeth:
1981 was a great year for the Dungeons & Dragons purroducts such as the Expurrt Set, Fiend Folio, and the “A” series of game modules in the Slave Lords series!
Becca:
Module B3: Palace of the Silver Purrincess, I1: Dwellers of the Forbidden City, L1: The Secret of Bone Hill, U1: The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh, and X1:The Isle of Dread!
Meryl:
I will nominate the board & card games such as Axis & Allies, Demon’s Run, Dragonmaster, Federation Space, Storm Over Arnhem, and Universe!
Nyoka:
I would say that my favorite video games of 1981 were Ms. PacMan, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Turbo and Castle Wolfenstein! Howboutchoo, sis? (tags her sister)
 
Nyanko:
Oh i gotta go with Defender, Stargate, Galaga, Tempest, and Space Fury! Back to Mike!
 
Mike:
1981… we were between Star Trek – The Motion Picture (my all time favorite movie) and Star Trek II- The Wrath Of Khan! Some of my favorite Star Trek books of that year were Death’s Angel by Kathleen Sky, The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre, The Covenant of the Crown by Howard Weinstein, The Klingon Gambit by Robert E. Vardeman, and The Star Trek Compenium by Allan Asherman! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round, but we’ve got a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump into-
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 famous international mythologies and the popular cultures! 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 to be “honorary” kemonomimi!
Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastorale is the 12 epurrsode slice-of-life anime TV series about five mermaids in the quaint widdle undersea town of Parrel, where they convene at a cafe and renovate an abandoned movie theater! The main mermaids are Sonat, Serena. Fina, Kanon and Caro. Caro (voiced by Amane Shindo) has the cute “moe cat fang”!
Based upon the light novels by Kibidango Project (which are based upon the mythic Momotaro), Momo Kyun Sword is the 2014 anime TV series about Momoko the heroine (voiced by Ayana Taketatsu) who can fuse with the animal deities, such as Inugami the dog god (voiced by Wateru Hatano), Kijigami the bird goddess (voiced by Asami Imai) and Sarugami the monkey god (voiced by Showtaro Morikubo)!
Based upon light novel & manga written by Akira, Sasami-san@Ganbaranai is the 2013 anime TV series about the family of deities who try to function on Earth as the normal humans, but they contend with other gods & spirits who disappurrove of their lifestyle and / or battle them in the very brutal combat.
One of the powerful enemies is none other than the legendary multi-tailed fox spirit Tama-Mo-Mae (voiced by Rina Hidaka)! She is quite charming but very deadly, and shows up in the final epurrode  fights two-handed with the Iwasaku Sword & the Nosaku Sword!

Elizabeth:
Written by Makoto Shinkai & directed by Makoto Shinkai Weathering with You is the beautiful  2019 Japanese animated feature film purrtaining to the romance betwixt a runaway high school boy who is sought by the police, and a university girl in Tokyo who works at a publishing company and can control the weather.
That girl, Natsumi Suga (voiced by Tsubasa Honda in the original Japanese version, and by Alison Brie in the English dub) is not an actual kemonomimi, nor does she dress as one, however, at least twice in the movie she meows rather playfully, so of course we will broadly nominate her ans an honorary catgirl!
BanG Dream! is the wonderful multimedia franchise of manga, anime, video games, record & concerts starring  various girl bands such as Poppin’Party, Roselia, Afterglow, Hello Happy World, Pastel Palettes, and Raise A Suilen. The latter band is purrduced by song writer / DJ Tamade Chiyum who is known as Chu2!
She is quite smart, successful cute, peppy and talented, but has the very competitive, ruthless business attitude, which is can hinder the morale as a major dramatic plot of the anime’s 3rd season. She is also never seen without her trusty kuroneko headphones, and so we will nominate her as an honorary nekomimi!
 
For the past 10 years, DekaiAnime is a store in the UK that has been selling licensed anime & other purroducts such as figures, manga, CCGs, treats, garments and  other merchandise! Their mascot is Hoshiko the magickal extraterrestrial nekomimi that became the otaku during her mission to investigate Earth culture!
 
She has the fair skin, heterochromatic eyes, the Blue ear pinna and long twiin-tailed coiffure with the Orange star ornameowntatiion to match her school uniform of the jacket, thigh highs, Mary Janes, and the bow tie that matches her short pleated plaid skirt! Bow ties are cool! For more information and images of her, please visit her page https://www.dekaianime.com/about-hoshiko.html!
Ilyana:
Based upon the manga by Kitsune Tennouji, Upotte!! is the 2009 anime TV series about the female students at Seishou Academy, who are all firearms in human form! They are trained in the armed combat with their namesake weapons, but the academics take the deady turn when they are attacked by the rival Red Steel High School! Some of the students are kemonomimi, such as Galil (voiced by Mariko Honda) who has the cute dog ears & tail, and all of the lethal ladies of Red Steel Academy!
Based upon the video game of the same name, Leviathan: The Last Defence is the 2013 anime TV series about the magickal half dragon girls on the quest in the fantasy realm
(voiced by Saori Hayami) is the water dragon girl, Jormungandr (voiced by Ayana Taketsu) is the supurr strong earth dragon girl; and 
Bahamut (voiced by Eri Kitamura) is the fire dragon girl.
 
Bahamut lives in the mansion that has the catgirl maids such as Sphinx (voiced by Juri Nagatsuma). Other recurring liminal ladies include Syrup the faerie (voiced by Kana Hanazawa) Wyvern the dragon girl (voiced by Ami Nanase) and Cockatrice (voiced by Kouko Tsukimotoi)!
Based upon the light novel & manga by Yu Shimizu, Blade Dance of the Elementalers is the 2014 anime TV series in which three girls of nobility train at the Areishia Spirit Academy to wield the elemental magick and compete in the Blade dance tournayment, but they are side tracked when a male student enrolls!
Among the main characters are Claire “FireCat” Rogue (voiced by Ibuki Kido) who is bonded to the fire spirit cat Scarlet; and Rinslet “Ice Wolf” Laurenfrost (voiced by Kana Yuki) who has the bond with Fenrir the ice wolf!
Jeannie:
Based upon Izumi Itos manga, The Demon Girl Next Door is the comedic fantasy anime TV series about the ordinary school girl

Yuko Yoshida (voiced by Konomi Kohara) who one day awakens with the lovely horns and tail of her family’s demonic heritage that her mom Seiko has purreviously never mentioned.

Contacted in dreams by her ancestor Lilith (voiced by Minami Takahashi) who also has the horns and tail, Yuko learns that she is obliged to avenger her impoverished clan by defeating the town’s magickal heroine Momo Ciyada but this will be difficult given Momo’s superior power and desire to impurrove Yuko’s life.
Ever short on funds, when her family needs to buy the new refrigerator in season 1′s 7th epurrside “The Pink Method! The Wheel of fate is a Round Tire!!”, Yuko gets the purrt time job wearing the costume of TamaSakura-chan, who is the Tamasakura shopping district’s the shironeko mascot character.
Fantasista Doll is the manga & anime series about the high school girl 

Uzume Uno (voiced by Ayaka Ohashi) who is the expurrt battle card player. The battles are 

not mere card games at the table, but they are the quite dangerous real combat with the ambushes that can happen at any time.

 
Nor are the cards merely highly coveted collectible items, but they are sentient life forms who can manifest as real girls. Uzume is not a kemonomimi, but her adorably cute widdle sister Miko (voiced by Yuri Okakamoto) wears the costume bunny ears, and so we will nominate her as the honorary usagimimi.
Written by Makoto Shinkai & directed by Makoto Shinkai, Weathering with You is the beautiful 2019 Japanese animated feature film purrtaining to the romance betwixt a runaway high school boy who is sought by the police, and a university girl in Tokyo who works at a publishing company and can control the weather.
That girl, Natsumi Suga (voiced by Tsubasa Honda in the original Japanese version, and by Alison Brie in the English dub) is not an actual kemonomimi, nor does she dress as one, however, at least twice in the movie she meows rather playfully, so of course we will broadly nominate her ans an honorary catgirl.
Beebee:
Based upon the Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends manga, Mysteria Friends is the anime about the friendship and potential interspecies romace between purrincesses Anna (human) and Grea (half dragon girl), who are students at the Mysteria Academy school of magick! Voiced by Aya Fukuhara, Grea has the lovely Brown wings and tail!
Based upon the the manga by Petos, Interviews with Monster Girls anime is the slice-of life / school life anime series that purrtains to Tetsu-sensei the human teacher and Saki-sensei  the succubus teacher at the high school which has enrolled several female demi-human students, such as Hikari the vampire, Kyoko the dullahan, and Yuki the snow girl!
One of my favoritest things about last year’s delightful Pixar movie Onward is Corey the manticore restauranteur who is voiced by Octavia Spencer! She is the tough, powerful mythic beast girl who is part lion, dragon and scorpion! Her tavern is quite popular, but in these days of family – friendly fare, she misses the more adventurChiwaous ancient times! That status quo does change in the movie, but I should not spoil the plot!
 
Lin Xiao-Mei is a recurring catgirl in the Shining series of anime & video games! Voiced by Chiwa Saito, in the 2012 anime TV series Shining Hearts: Bread From Heaven, she owns the antique store on the island of Wynderia, but at night she is the burglar known as Black Tail!
 
Lastly but not leastly, we wish to shine the spotlight upon DJ Citizen Jane who wears the snow leopurrd purint jacket in Model beer’s “Fighting Spirit” TV Commercial; and actress Noelle Bercy and other purrformers whose purretty appurral includes the mermaid tails in Visit California’s “What If? TV commercial. 
 
That will conclude this month’s spotlight, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Melanakeami, who will start our Collectibles & Toy Talk portion of The Mew, with her review of the
 
Star Wars The Black Series Bo-Katan Kryze action figure!
Melanakeami:
Hai! We like to collect the dolls, statues, ornaments and action figures of the inspurrational heroines, so I was quite happy to purchase this great new action figure of Bo-Katan Kryze, who is portrayed by Katee Sackhoff in the The Mandalorian TV series! Prior to that she voiced the character in the Clone Wars and Rebels animated series, so she is one of the few actors who has portrayed the live-action and the animated versions of the same Star Wars charcater!
Bo-Katon is the complicated, evolving human female character as the sister of the late Duchess Satine of Mandalore, and the lieutenant of Pre-Vizla in the Death Watch terrorist group. Later she was the leader of the Nite Owl group and a leader of the Mandalorian resistance against the Galactic Empire. From being the villain to the anti-hero, she is on the quest to regain the legendary Black Saber and to be the new ruler of Mandalore!
This action hero is 5.5” tall, which make it the 1/12 scale of the 5’ 6” tall character. It is the quite faithful likeness, with the meticulous detail of the paint and sculpt, from the terrific portraiture and the fiery short Red hair to the fabric folds, emblems, and accessories! She is wearing the Gray, Blue and Silver mando armor with the intricate paldrons, breatplate, vambraces, gauntlets, poleyns, greaves, belt pouches, holsters, the removable helmet and jet pack!
She is accessorized with two Westar 35 blaster pistols, which fit into her hands and holsters. The figure is very posable, with articulation in the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. She is balanced well enough to stand up without requiring a display base, which is not included. I am very please with this figure, which i have placed upon the shelf next to the figures of Sabine Wren and The Armorer! Nyow here is Ellie-sama to discuss the
 
Marvel Legends Marvel Girl action figure!
 
Ellie:
Hai! I was very pleased to acquire this new figure of Marvel Comics’ Jean Elaine Grey a.k.a. Marvel Girl! Created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby, and first appearing in The X-Men #1 in 1963, she was one of the original members of the Professor Xavier’s X-Men team, along with Warren a.k.a. Angel, Bobby a.k.a. Ice Man, Hank a.k.a. The Beast and her boyfriend Scott a.k.a. Cyclops! With the mutant telepathic & telekinetic powers, she was later known as Phoenix and Dark Phoenix.
This figure depicts Jean in her 2nd costume, the Green mini-skirt with the Yellow mask, gloves & boots which first worn in X-Men Vol. 1 # 39 in 1967! It is the faithful likeness, from her Blue eyes & mid-back length Red hair to her slim physique & the emblem on her belt buckle! In the comics she is 5’6” tall (compared to 6’ tall Famke Janssen and 5’9” Sophie Turner who portrayed her in the movies), so this 5 7/8” figure (including her 1/8” boot heels) is approximately 1/11.5 scale.
 
Another pair of interchnagable hands is included with the figure, which is very posable, with articulation in the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. She is balanced well enough to stand up without requiring a display base, which is not included. We have displayed her upon the shelf, between the figure of her as Phoenix and the new figure of her friend Moir! Now here is Mie-sensei to tell us about that
Marvel Legends Moira MacTaggart action figure!
Mielikki:

 

So like, these figures of Marvel Girl and Dr. Moira MacTaggart are part of Hasbro’s Tri – Sentinel build-a-figure wave, which also includes the separately – sold figures of Cyclops, Magneto, Wolverine Xavier, and Omega Sentinel. The 

Tri – Sentinels right leg is included with Marvel Girl and the right leg is included with Moira. 

Created by Chris Claremont & Dave Cockrum and first appearing in Uncanny X-Men #96 in 1975, Moira is the geneticist with the reincarnation ability!

She is from Scotland! Olivia Williams portrayed her In the movie X-Men: The Last Stand; and Rose Byrne portrayed her in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Age of Apocalypse! This figure depicts Moira in the Red Blouse, Burgundy mini-skirt & pumps with the glasses & removable White lab coat. Accessories include an interchangeable head & arms plus a bandana and a book. She is 5’7’ tall in the comics, so Including her 1/8” heels, the 5.75” figure is of the 1/11.65 scale.
So like, the design, sculpt and paint  of the figure are quite lovely, from her vivid Blue eyes and short pert Brown hair to the clear lenses in her glasses and the pens in her coat pocket, fur shur! The points of articulation are the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles, so she is quite posable! Now here is Daytona-sama to tell us about Hasbro’s
Marvel Legends Xialing action figure!
 
Daytona:
Hai! Xialing is the estranged sister of the heroic martial arts master Shang Chi, who are respectively portrayed by Meng Zhang and Simu Liu in the forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which is based upon Marvel Comics’’s Shang-Chi, Master of Kung-Fu! The figures of them are part of the Mr. Hyde  build-a-figure wave, which also includes the separately – sold figures of Wenwu, Death Dealer, Civil Warrior and the Tony Stark A.I.!
We’re extremely eager to see that movie! Mr. Hyde’s torso is the piece included with the Xialing figure, I’m not sure what I’ll do with the torso as I haven’t purchased those other figures! The 5.75” figure of Xialing is meticulously designed, sculpted and painted, with the intricate detail in her portraiture, physique, attire and accessories, which include the whip and two other pairs of the interchangeable hands. I am especially impressed with the textures, embroidery & folds of her garments!
I also like her short bob-cut coiffure with the bangs, that frame the calm expression that seems unimpressed by her opponents! The points of articulation are the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, waist, hips, thighs, knees & ankles, so she’s quite posable! I’m quite pleased with it! There’s a lovely illustration of her on the box too! A doll-stand is not included, but I will get one to pose her in the dynamic fighting stance! That is all for the toy topic, so now here is Nyo-sensei to start our
TV, DVD and movie mewsings, with her 
review of the Earwig and the Witch DVD!
 
Nyoka:
Hai! This 3D CG animated movie about the clever orphan girl who is adopted by the witch was co-purrduced by my favoritest animation studio Ghibli, whose works include Nausicaa, Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Castle in the Sky, Porco Rosso, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Only Yesterday. Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Ponyo, and many other wonderful movies! It was directed by Hayao Miyazki’s son Goro, who purreviously directed Tales from EarthSea and From Up on Poppy Hill.
This movie is an adaptation of the tale by Diana Wynne Jones, who also wrote Howl’s Moving Castle! The purrfect Japanese cast of voice actors includes Kokoro Hirasawa as Earwig, Shinobu Terajima as Bella Yaga the curmudgeonly witch, and Etsushi Toyokawa as the mysterious boarder Mandrake. The movie seemed rushed and short, but it is quite amewsing, charming and fun! I had to get used to a Ghibli movie done with the 3D CG techniques, but it was quite beautiful!
The art, animation, voices, sound and music are as lovely as lovely can be! Packaged within the plastic case with the cardboard outer sleeve, the single Region One, NTSC DVD disc is distributed here by G-Kids. The PG rated, 82 min. movie is purrsented with the language choices of subtitled Japanese 5.1, dubbed English 5.1 and English 5.1 descriptive audio, the latter read by Heather Lee. The two choices of the subtitles include the English SDH subs.
The English dub casts includes Taylor Paige Henderson as Earwig, Vanessa Marshall as Bella Yaga, and Richard E. Grant as Mandrake. G-Kids does the fine job with entertaining, informative special features, and this’un has the 29.75 min., documentary on the making of the movie, 15.5 min. of intermews with the Japanese cast, and the 5.25 min of the 8 trailers / teasers. I am very pleased with the quality, so I will heartily recommend it!  I am done, and nyow here is sis to discuss the
Wonder Woman 1984 DVD + Blu-Ray!
 
Nyanko:
Hai! Wonder Woman 1984 was another of the movies of 2020 we most eagerly awaited! In spite of the Zack Snydery stylistic influence, we liked the purrior Wonder Woman movie and her role in the Justice League movie, especially because Gal Gadot is like totally perfect as Diana Prince a.k.a Wonder Woman!
The wonderful cast also includes Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva  alias The Cheetah: Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Pedro Pascal (who we love in the The Mandalorian TV series) as Maxwell Lord, and there are surpurrise appurrances that I should not spoil!
The story was written by Geoff Johns, it was directed by Patty Jenkins, who directed the 2017 Wonder Woman movie, and the score is by Hans Zimmer. The story, performances, stunts, choreography, costumes, make-up, FX, sets & locations are excellent, and I loved the art direction that captures the 1984 period!
It has the great balance of the drama, humor, action and myth-making; and my only quibbles are that it seemed too rushed and short, and I did not care for the slo-mo / speed ramp technique of certain fight scenes. Nevertheless, it is one of my favorite movies of 2020 and I eagerly awaited this DVD + Blu-Ray combo!
Both discs purrsent the PG-13 rated 151 min. movie with the audio choices of English, English Descriptive (read by Laura Post), French, Spanish & Purrtugues, with the optional subtitles of English SDH, French, Spanish & Purrtugues. In this combo pack, the DVD’s one featurette is the 5 min. making of the mall scene.
The Blu-Ray has that and several other special features, such as the nearly 36.5 min. “making of” documentary, the nearly 6.5 min. gag reel, the 21.5 min chat with the amazon actresses, 1.25 min of Gal & Kristen k, the 6+ min, study of the road chase sequence, the 10.75 min, “Small but Mighty” featurette…
…. the 1.5 min. Black Gold infomercial and the wonderful 1.5+ min WW84 retro-remix, which is the 70’s TV series’s animated opening sequence done with the movie cast! I was very pleased with the quality of the movie and special features so this’un gets the high purraise! I am done, and nyow here is Mike to discuss
Godzilla vs. King Kong!
Mike:
Basically a remake of the 1962 Japanese movie King Kong vs. Godzilla, Godzilla vs King Kong is the latest of Legendary Films’ MonsterVerse series which includes Godzilla (2014), Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island. In offering my opinion, I’ll try to be succinct and spoiler-free!
Well, it was wayyy too rushed and short, not serious enough, had a few unnecessary expository dialogue  moments, and as usual most of the human characters were not very bright, and yeah, as with any giant monster / disaster movie, there are a few bits that aren’t credible enough, but otherwise, it was awesome!
The continuity, mythology, FX, monster battles, mecha and scenery, are totally awesome, with pretty good music too! It’s a great homage to the showa (1954-1975) & hesei (1984 – 1995) era Zilla movies, which the writers & director seem to be fans of. I think that It’s the 2nd best Kong  movie ever made  since 1931.
(I thought Peter Jackson’s Kong was OK, and Skull Island was a lotta fun). For me, It’s by far the best American Zilla movie, although that hasn’t been a very high bar to cross. I think It’s better than most of the Showa era, all of the Millennium era (1999 – 2004), Shin Gojira, and better than half of the hesei era’s Zilla movies.

I’m just including actual Zilla movies, not the other Toho daikaiju films that he was not in (such as Rodan, Mothra, Latitude Zero, etc,) just as I’m not including the somewhat Kong-ish movies that Kong wasn’t in (such as Son of Kong and Mighty Joe Young). I haven’t seen the 2017- 2018 animated Godzilla Planet trilogy.

By the way, I’m rather fond of the late 90’s Rebirth of Mothra trilogy. Godzilla vs King Kong ranks in my top six zilla movies along with Gojira (1954), Destroy All Monsters (1968), Return of Gojira (1984, not the 1985 American version), Godzilla vs Biollante (1989), and Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla II (1993).
Stick a fork in me- I’m done, and now, we’ve got a little surprise for y’all. Ah, as this is our anniversary Mew, we wanted our web master Jamie to join the in the discussions, so here he is with his review of
The Falcon and Winter Soldier!
 
Jamie
(wearing a Skyrim “shirt – 0 gold t-shirt, jeans and tennis shoes):
The second series on the Disney+ streaming service is Falcon and the Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson and Sebastian Stan as James “Bucky” Barnes. The series takes place six months after Avengers: Endgame when millions of people returned from Thanos’ snap, (also called the blip).

Like WandaVison, the first original Marvel show on Disney+, FatWS is an experiment in storytelling. It uses the format of television to tell a low key version of a typical marvel movie. In doing so, FatWS allows the characters to breathe and deal with tough subjects such as racism, PTSD, grief and loss.

The strength of the show lies within the characters and the actors who portray them such as Wyatt Russell as the new Captain America, John Walker. However, it is Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo who steals the show as an atypical villain and therein lies the heart of Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
There are no typical villains in the show. Their methods may be highly questionable, but every major “villain” has a just cause. The stumbles in FatWS are pacing and the Marvel formula. Presented as a six hour movie chopped into six parts, FatWS may have been better served as three two hour movies (or one six hour film to outdo Zack Snyder’s Justice League).
Then there is the Marvel formula, which was fresh when it was 2008’s Iron Man or 2012’s The Avengers. Unfortunately, the formula has become stagnant. In Falcon and the Winter Soldier the formula resides in the beats and structure of the story, so there is little variation from a typical Marvel movie.

Despite some bumps, FatWS delivers Marvel at its best, reminiscent of tales from “The House of Ideas”. Weaving comic series such as “Truth: Red, White, and Black” and “Captain No More” into morally grey areas where heroes become villains and team up. Now here’s Vonny to begin our
comic book mewsings, with her review of
America Chavez: Made in the USA #2
 
Yvonne:

Hai! America Chavez, a.k.a Miss America, is the latinx- American lesbian supurrheroine with the supurr strength, stamininter-dimensionala, invulnerability, speed, interdimensional travel and the star blast, nya! 

She has been in the Marvel Comics since 2011, so it is appurropurriate that for her 10th anniversary she should have this mini series, nya!

 
Purrior to this mini-series, she starred in the Avengers West Coast series which was sadly cancelled after 10 issues in 2019, nya. In issue #1 of this mini-series, her supurr powers were malfunctioning whilst  she and Spider-Man investigated the mysterious force field around her adoptive purrents’ town, which is on fire, nya!
Written by Kalinda Vazquez, illustrated by Carlos Gomez, colored by Jesus Aburtov, lettered by Travis Lanham, and edited by Analise Bissa with the purrduction design by Carlos Lao, issue #2 is available with the main cover art by Sara Pichelli & Tamra Bonvillain; and the variant cover art by Bengal, nya! 
Nyow is the happy reunion with her rescued adoptive family the Santanas, with the more slice – of – life moments and the food truck, but she still has the mysteries to solve, such as the cause of the fire, the forcefield, and who is sending her the ,messages, which seem to be leading her into the trap, nya!
Peppering the tale are the flashbacks to 13 years purrior when she was adopted and no one believed that she was born in the other dimension known as the Utopian Purrallel, so this beautifully drawn issue has the good mix of the action, suspense, charm, and poignant developments, nya! Nyow here is Trini-chan to discuss
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #2, nya!
 
Trini-chan:
Hai! Jointly published by Marvel And IDW, The Marvel Action series are among my favorites comics of the recent years! It is the sort of anthology series, with story arcs that focus upon the different characters. This time it stars Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel, her alien catlike Flurrken friend Chewie, and Gwen Stacy a.k.a Ghost Spider who are in the middle of Times Square when the villain known as The mad thinker and his Awesome Android attack!
 
This $3.99 issue has the uninterrupted 20 page tale followed by the preview page, 2 pages of cover art gallery, and the 5 pages of the ads. It was written by Sam Maggs whose book The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy I enjoyed! It was drawn by Mario Del Pennino, inked by Isabel Escalante, colored by Heather Breckel whose work on IDW’s pony comics we love, and edited by Megan Brown who has edited many of those pony comics!
The design & production of the issue was by Valeria Lopez, the main cover art is by Sweeny, and the variant cover art is by Kaela Lash! Not only are Carol and Gwen are not impressed with the villain’s scheme to mind control a flash mob through the hacked social media, but the smart-alecky android is not impressed either! Jessica Drew (a.k.a Spider-Woman) makes another brief appurrance too, but I should not further spoil the plot!
I liked every aspect of the tale, from the plot, pace, dialogue, the action and the humor, to the poses, expressions, costumes, and FX, with the great scenery, typography, and the graphic narrative  of the sequential artI I Iove Marvel Action’s wonderful sense of fun, and is my current favorite comic book from either Marvel or IDW, although as a pony owner, I must admit to a bias for the comic book that Tara-chan wants to discuss- 
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #96!
 
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! We love these comics which so faithfully capture the style and – and spirit of the animated TV series, but with the different strengths of the comic book medium, nya! it is hard to believe that the Friendship is Magic animated series started ten years ago, and – and that the pony comics have been around for the eight years, nya! They have the great stable of the artists, writers, editors, colorists and – and the letterers, nya!
 
They include this issue’s writer Jeremy Whitley, artist Tony Fleecs, colorist Heather Breckel, letterer Neil Uyetake, editor Megan Brown, and – and group editor Bobby Curnow, nya.  Heather and – and Neil have worked on almost every issue, and – and I think Bobby has worked on them all! Cover A is by Tony, cover B is by JustaSuta, and – and cover RI is by Matt Bellamy, nya! We have met Tony and – and Jeremy at the conventions!
 
Jeremy has written many other comics such as My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite, Vampirella, Sea of Thieves, Thor vs Hulk, Freedom Foundation, The Unstoppable Wasp, and he is the creator and the author of Princeless, Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess, and School for Extraterrestrial Girls! Anyway, Issue #96 is the 8th epurrsode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s 10th season, as the animated TV series ended after its 9th season, nya.
 
Nypw for a taste of the plot, in which Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Trixie, Discord, Capper, Lyra Heartstrings, Sweetie Drops and – and Spitfire are aboard Captain Celaeno’s airship on the way to the xenophobic feline kingdom of Abyssinia which is ruled by King MeowMeow, nya! It is the bittersweet time for capper, who tells the tale of his former gang which was compurrised of Chummer, Shadow, Molly, Max and – and Admiral Fluffington, nya!
 
The diplomatic mission does not go well, but I should not further spoil the issue which has the great plot,  pace, dialogue, developments, poses, expurressions, compurrsitions, details, fonts, color and – and the graphic FX, so  I will give it  the “A” as in Applebuck, nya! That will conclude my pony report, and nyow here is Myayr -sama to discuss the
Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #1, nya!
 
Mary Nyan:
Hai! Created by author Evan Dorken (Milk and Cheese, The Eltingville Club) and artist Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, At Death’s Door)  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! 
To most of its human residents, Burden Hill seems like the pleasant purretty town, but little do they know of their pets’ vigilance against wicked purredators! It is the very charming, Eisner Award – winning tale of wonderful characters, amewsing and thrilling  but sometimes sadly tragic situations. At the 2012 Heroes Con, Jill & Evan signed my copy of the Beasts of Burden hardcover! 
Some of the tales were tales co-written by Evan’s wife Sarah Dryer (Action Girl). “Occupied Territory is the latest mini-series, which ocurrs after the events of the “Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men” mini-series. On the way back from their mission to thwart a cult in the town of in Derrington, the dogs bivouac at their bulldog friend Huxley’s rural home, which is owned Arthur, who can talk to dogs.
This tale was written by Evan & Sarah , illustrated by Benjamin Dewey, lettered by Nate Pekos, edited by Daniel Chabon, and assistantly edited by Chuck Howitt & Konner Knudsen, with the issue’s graphic design by Sarah Terry & Kathleen Barney, the digital technical wizardry by Chris Horn, he main cover  by Benjamin and the variant cover by John McCrea.
Appurring in this issue are Lundy, Gerda, Miranda, Dempsey, Brigid, Charlie, Huxley, Arthur, and the Fire Salamander, but the main plot is Emery’s tale of how she and her meowster Jonathan  and a dog named Mullins investigated a ghastly situation at Ogara Airbase in Japan in 1947! The plot & dialogue are captivating at the purrfect pace, whilst the art beautifully depicts the story, characters & scenery!
 
There are some violent, gory, scary incidents & ambience which might not be the cup of tea for everyone, but such things often occur in these macabre tales. I will give this tale of the Beasts of Burden the high purraise grade of the “A” as in Arthur and as in my anticipation for the next issue! I am done, so nyow I will turn The mew over to Meryl, who wants to tell us about
Kitty’s Cosmic Fashion Show!
 
Meryl:
Arigato! Created by Dan Parent and Fernadno Ruiz (whose Archie Comics we have loved), originally published by Chapterhouse and purresently published by Astrcomix, Die Kitty Die is the whimsically ribald occult tale of Kitty Ravencroft the sexy celebrity witch who can turn into a cat!
She has been targeted for the assassination by her own employers, who hope evilly that her demise will result in much publicity, increased merchandising, and more control for them over the purropurrty rights! Kitty’s evil cousin Katty is in cahoots with the conspurracy because she hopes to replace Kitty in the spotlight!
This frisky fun series is filled with sexy clothes, dark comedy, clever satirical homages and purrodies of Archie, Harvey, Marvel & DC comics, plus the cute pics of Kitty and her macabre friends in the lovely fashions amidst her travels through space and time!
This full color, 28 page (including 6 pages of ads) issue has whimsically purretty, pin-up pics which are full-page pics or two-page spurreads by Dan, Fernando, J. Bone, and our friend Andrew Pepoy, who was a special guest of The Mew in December 2008 and July 2010!
This issue was lettered by Taylor Esposito, edited by Tony White, colored by Jason Millet, Nick Caponi and Dan, and is available in the sexy variant covers.
It starts with the three pages by Andrew which depict Kitty in the beautifully sexy leopurrd purrint, goth, and steam punk attire!
Then there are Fernando’s three pages of amusingly alluring homages to Back to the Future, One Million Years BC, and the various supurr heroines! Nextly is the three – page fashion show  of the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s appurral graced by Kitty and her co-stars, Mimi, Derek and L’il Satan!
After that are J. Bone’s full-page pics of winter garments, Heavenly ensembles, Hellish fashions & posh couture; the two-page spurreads of the  “Kitty Kat Pool Party”, and the lovely macabre outfits of the “Haunted Hallway”, “Monster Makeover”, and “Witchy Wall-Art”!
To top off this lovely issue are the full-page pics of he Kitty in the devilish and angelic attire, so I will heartily recommend this issue to the fans of those artists and the peppy cheesecake! That is all for our reviews, and nyow here are Petra and bunny to purrsent the latest
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
Arigato! Galleries 1-8 display images by Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-5 display images by other folks with their purmissions, nya This includes illustrations and photographs, traditional and digital media, original creations and fan art, nya, Mike’s collaborations with other artists are interspersed amongst the various galleries, nya!.
 
Some of the images are sexy, and some might depict artistic nudity, but most are tame and none are porn, nya! On Catgirl Island’s official web site, the most recent pics will be 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 pics, nya!
 
Bunnii:
In Guest Gallery One http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest.html we are  delighted to display “Chelsea, Mel and Lilith” by our webmeowster Jamie http://jamiecotc.com! Rendered with the Metahuman Creation character creation program (for use with the Unreal Engine video games thingy), these lovely ladies are characters in Jamie’s web comic Clan of the Cats http://clanofthecats.com!
On the right is Chelsea Urania Kate Chattan, who is the heroic witchy were-panther and main protagonist of the comic, in the middle is her sister Corrine Elizabeth Melepomene Chattan (or just Mel, for short), the sexy tough merc were-leopard, and on the left is Lilith the famous alluring evil vampire demoness of the various myths!
 
Petra:
Then we are purroud to purrsentive five recent illustrations by Mike in Gallery Three http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery3.html, starting with more fan art of Star Trek’s M’Ress, who was introduced in the1973 animated Star Trek series, nya! “WarpCore CatNap” depicts the Meowrror Mewniverse’s Commeowdore Shiboline M’Ress asleep upon an antigrav sled by the meowtter / antimeowtter intermix chamber on Deck 15 of the Impurrial StarShip Enterpurrise NCC-1701(refit), nya.
This I.S.S. Enterpurrise’s Engine Room is darker than most ships’, because of the nocturnal purredilection of the Caitian crew, nya She likes to nap by the WarpCore because when its motor is running, the warmth and purring is rather relaxing and comforting, like contentedly curling up beside her momma, nya. Although Starfleet Regulations mewsually do not purrmit sleeping near the WarpCore, it is her purrogative as the captain, and anyone who disturbs her will get the Agonyanzer, nya!
 
Bunnii:
Nextly, “The Kohlinyan” purrodies the Vulcan scene from Mike’s all-time favoritest movie, Star Trek- The Motion Picture, or in this case, The Meowtion Picture, heehee!! This is in the Meowrror Mewniverse , wherein the Caitian Kholinyan ritual is for purrging the emotions. The Kohlinyan Club is one of the student clubs which Catets may choose from at Starfleet Acatemy on the planet Cait.
Here we see a Catet being awarded the Kohlinyan bell collar for completing that process! Allegedly, such Meowsters are able to resist the temptations such as the feather wand, phaser pointer, yarn ball, catnip, birds, mice & bugs, but unfortunately presently the club has not yet met its membership quota, and it is in jeopardy of losing its meeting room if they cannot recruit more members!
Petra:
“Welcome to my Purrlor” depicts our friend Raven Daniels, a Native American Nimerigar Elf of the Shoshone Tribe, who might appurr to be 20ish, but she was born in Caspurr, Wyoming on 2 Apurril, 1951 (Aries in year of the rabbit) and recently celebrated her 70th birthday, nya! She is the Gaianistic pansexual cisgender female with the Fae + blood type, 160 IQ, and MBTI of ESFP;  she is 4’ 6” tall and weighs 70 lbs, with the athletic physique and BWH sizes of 28A-22-32”, nya.
She has Hazel eyes, Tan skin with many tattoos & piercings, six pack abs with the inny belly button, and has the short undercut Black hair of the fauxhawk coiffure with the shaved sides and the Purrple ombre, nya. She has the BA in jewelry design from the School of Design at Mew Hanover College, where she met our friend Hannah who has the BA in graphic design, nya! They co-own Feral ink, the island’s mewest tattoo & piercing parlor which opened four months ago, nya!
Bunnii:
“Cattylac” is the alien biomechanical nekomusume who can transform into the dimensionally transcendental flying saucer which is capable of the faster-than-  light speed! She is the best friend of Gigi the genie catgirl, and they are among the many NPCs (non-player characters) in Mike’s semi-monthly tabletop fantasy RPG (role-playing game) “The Adventures of Nystia Nightshade”!
Cattylac has shiny metal skin and Golden eyes. She is 3 cat years old, weighs 100 lbs, and her BWH sizes are 30A-20-30”. She is 5’ tall in her bot mode, 5’ in diameter in her flying saucer mode, and rather fond of chocolate pumpkin pie a la mode! Mike drew this with Derwent pencils, inked it with Micron pens, scanned and then colored it with Photoshop CC on the Mac with the mouse!
Petra:
Lastly but not leastly for this months’ additions is this tastefully nude image of “Ciranya” who is another NPC in Mike’s game, nya! Ciranya might appurr to be purrhaps about 50ish, but she just recently celebrated her 4000th birthday on Apurril 18th, 2021, nya! Like her daughter Edelyn, granddaughter Gigi and grandson Brad, Ciranya is the ambidextrous Gaianistic pansexual nekomimi genie, nya.
She is 5 ‘5″ tall excluding her 5″ ear pinna; she weighs 125 lbs including her 34″ tail, and BWH sizes of 36E-25-36”, nya. She has the Black hair, tail and ears with the White tufts, Golden almond eyes, Tan skin, the inny belly button, various piercings, and the opurratic sopurrano singing voice of 12 octaves, nya. Her star sign is Aries, her blood type is G+, her I.Q. is 200, and her MBTI is the ESTP, nya!
The cat lady sings…
 
Ilyana:
Those sure are beautiful images of Chelsea, Mel and Lilith! I hope they will revisit us soon!
 
Beebee:
The darker engine room seems to suit the nocturnal purroclivities of M’ress’s felinoid crew!
 
Daytona:
I hope that the Kohlinyan Club can get more members and donations to save their room!
 
Melanakeami:
I especially like the cropped sheer fishnet attire that reveals Raven’s many lovely tattoos!
Nyanko:
Oh I think that Cattylac looks so playfully cute and has the lovely chrome eppurrdermis!
Nyoka:
The color and light greatly evoke the sensually mysterious ambience of the Ciranya pic!
Tara-chan:
Oh I especially like the color of the — RED HAWK, NYA!
(the distracted catgirl with her Nekon camera scampurrs after the bird)
 
Yvonne:
Ah… TARA- CHAN, NYA! There she goes again, nya!
 
Trini-chan:
I want to get a picture too! (scampurrs after Tara-chan and the bird)
Meryl:
There they go again, heehee!
 
Ellie:
The nature photo op must be served!
Elizabeth:
Well, I guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew!
Becca:
It is almost time for our AfterMew luau! itadakimasu!
Bunnii:
We wish to thank Jamie for the art and his web meowstery here at The Mew and Catgirl Island…
Petra:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
Jeannie:
… purrvided that the comments are spam-free, G-rated, and purrtain to our topics,
Mary Nyan:
We will be back next month with the June edition of The Mew!
Mike:
Be there… aloha.
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew, until we eat again! Baibai, nya!