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May 2022 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 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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The cats and crew of The Mew meowrn the 
passing of the legendary artist Neal Adams 
at 80 (15 June 15, 1941 – 18 Apurril 2022), nya.
 
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This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary 
of Catgirl Island’s official site, and the 15th Anniversary 
of The Mew, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning Round:
our favorite record albums of 1972
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings:
Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils
Star Trek – The Motion Picture Director’s Cut Remastered 4K edition
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Northman
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Star Wars The Black Series The Mandalorian Koska Reeves action figure
Star Wars Retro Collection  The Madalorian Ahsoka Tano action figure
AEW All Elite Wrestling Unrivaled Series 6 Hikaru Shida action figure #48
Transformers Bumblebee: Cyberverse Adventures Windblade warrior class action figure
Purrinted-media mewsings
Rowrbrazzle!! #152

Marvel- Verse: America Chavez trade paperback

The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
”Winter Wonderland” by Mike
“Beyond Antares #9 cover art” by Melody Rondeau
“Fungi Fairy”, “Dark Magic”, “Dream Catcher”, “Unicorn Magic” and “Spting Joy by Rvkh
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers tee 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 south end of Wisteria Bridge on the riverwalk in the beautiful downtown Purrbank district of Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC, where it’s 76 degrees under the Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here to put the purr in Apurril are The Ladies of The Mew!
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
(Jen’s purrotege, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
 
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, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
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!
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!
 
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): 

 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Jaguar purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
Melanakeami
(the mermaid purropurrietress of the triphibius airship tours business, wearing the Asiatic Lion purrint bandeau bikini top): Shello!
Elaenor
(or just Ellie for short, Mew Hanover County’s Fire Marshall, a Banker Pony centauress wearing the Cougar purrint bandeau bikini top): Hay there!
Daytona:
(the dolphin-tailed mermaid surf purrtol leader / trainer, wearing the Bobcat purrint sports bra): Aloha!
Mike:
For purrofiles and illustrations of those and other Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com/meet-the-critics/! Ah, we’ve got a lot on our plate today, so let’s go ahead an jump into this month’s
 
Lightning Round Topic: our favorite albums of 1972!
This includes music, comedy and spoken word record albums. Ah, Lizzy’s gonna start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
Elizabeth:
They Only Come Out at Night and Roadwork by Edgar Winter, Class Clown and FM & AM by George Carlin!  (tags her wife with a brush of the tail)
Becca:
Can’t Buy a Thrill by Steely Dan, Toulouse Street by The Doobie Brothers, and Chicago V by Chicago! (tags Mary Nyan to go next)
Mary Nyan:
Black Sabbath Vol. 4, by Black Sabbath, School’s Out by Alice Cooper, Machine Head and Made in Japan by Deep Purrple!(tags Nyanko)
Nyanko
Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones, Eat a Peach by The Allman Brothers Band, and I’ll Play the Blues for You by Albert King! (tags Jeannie)
Jeannie:
Obscured by Clouds by Pink Floyd, Zeit by Tangerine Dream, and Sonic Seasonings by Wendy Carlos! (tags Petra)
Petra:
Close to the Edge by Yes, Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Seventh Sojourn by The Moody Blues, and Foxtrot by Genesis, nya! (tags her purrtner)
Bunni:
I will nominate Below the Salt by Steeleye Span, Thick as a Brick and Living in the Past by Jethro Tull! (tags Tara-chan)
Tara-chan: 
I want… I want to nominate The Eagles first album, Jackson Brown’s first album, and- and  Linda Ronstadt’s first album, nya! Nyow it is onee-chan’s turn, nya! (tags her sister)
Yvonne:
Steve Croce’s You Don’t Mess Around with Jim, Janis Joplin In Concert, The Grateful Dead Euope ’72, and Paul Simon’s 2nd album, nya! (tags  Mielikki)
 
Mielikki:
So like, I’ll nominate The Concert for Bangladesh by George Harrison & Friends, Harvest and A Journey Through the Past by Neil Young, fur shur! (tags the kitsune)
Trini-chan:
Demons and Wizards and The Magician’s Birthday by Uriah Heep, and Blue Oyster Cult’s first album! (tags the centauress)
 
Elaenor:
Lady Sings the Blues by Diana Ross, Talking Book by Stevie Wonder,and Super Fly by Curtis Mayfield! (tags the mermaid)
Melanakeami:
Something/Anything? by Todd Rundgren, I Sing the Body Electric by Weather Report, and Return to Forever by Chick Corea. Tags
 
Daytona:
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie, Transformer by Lou Reed, and Saint Dominic’s Preview by Van Morrison!   Back to Mike!
Mike:
Oh, I gotta go with Close to the Edge, Can’t Buy a Thrill, Harvest, Exile on Main Street, and The Concert for Bangladesh! Well, that a syet another expediant little lightnign round, and ah, now it’s time for out
 
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings to start with Vonny’s
review of Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils!
 
Yvonne:
Arigato, nya! We love the Doctor Who TV series which currently stars Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor, Mandip Gill as her travelling companion Yasmin Khan and John Bishop as her travelling companion Dan Lewis, nya!
Directed by Haolu Wang, written by Ella Road and executive purroducer Chris Chibnall, Legend of the Sea Devils was the special Easter epurrsode, in which The Doctor, Yasmin, Dan and The TARDIS  travel to China circa 1807, nya!
They meet the legendary Pirate Queen Madame Ching who is purrtyed by Crystal Yu, who is searching for the sunken treasure, but then they have to fight the undersea  creatures known as The Sea Devils and their giant sea monster, nya! I was very please with this fun epurrsode, with the undersea scenes and the historial maritime lore, the swashbuckling, the great purrformances, sets, locations, creature designs, and the visual FX which include the flying Chinese Junk ship, nya!
I do not wish to spoil the taste of the plot, but I will vaguely add that. another aspect I liked were certain purrofound poignant character developments for the Doctor and her companions, and I am eagerly awaiting the forthcoming DVD release of this epurrsode and the mew year’s special Eve of the Daleks, nya! I am done, and nyow I will turn The Mew back over to Mike, who has a few things to say about his favoritest movie which was recently remeowstered in the 4K edition, nya!
Elaenor:
Before Mike starts, we all want to say how amazed we are at the restraint he is showing by promising to be very brief with his review of the
Star Trek – The Motion Picture Director’s Cut 4K Remastered edition!
Mielikki:
So like, For those who are new to The Mew, Mike has the proclivity for being rather loquacious when it comes to chatting about his favortiest movie, fur shur!
Mike:
(sigh) I know, I know, but I promise that i’m gonna be brief this time, because there’s really not a lot that i can say about the 4k remaster of The Motion Picture. Basically, I guess that it is now the 4th version of the movie, including the original 1979 theatrical release, the 1982 extened televised debut, and the 2001 Directors Cut. This edition is a remastered verion of the directors cut, with sharper video, a more nuanced audio mix, and some revised higher-resolution FX shots. Now, I can’t comment a lot on those things I watched the movie streaming on a non 4K TV, so I didn’t notice that much of a difference in the image quality.
 
Ironically, I guess that I was slightly disappointed by one thing- certain FX shots that really did need to be fixed, but weren’t. I’m referring to the scene in which V’ger’s plasma-energy probe beams on to the Enterprise’s bridge. It’s hard for me to describe the problem with the opticals of that sequence, but basically as it circles around the bridge set, the walls appear distorted especially where they meet the ceiling dome, almost as if part of the film itself was actually cut out and then pieced back together, in order to conceal the technician who was moving the practical light source used for the effect.
Given the FX shots that they did change for the 2001 director’s cut and now this 4K remaster, I’m bewildered as to why this was not corrected. I’ll also add that there were some changes made for the 2001 edition that I didn’t perfer, such as some of the altered sound FX and voices (crew or computer) heard over the ship’s intercom, such as during the pre-launch cargo deck, corridors, engine room scenes, alert scenes, Klingon and Epsilon Nine scenes. Those 2001 changes are kept for the 4K edition. Ah, that’s about it, but I definitely hope to see the movie on a huge 4K UHD TV! OK I’m done, and now here’s Mie-sensei to review
The Northman!
 
Mielikki:
Hai! So like, I was totally looking forward to this movie, because I thought the preview trailers for it were totally awesome, and I love director Robert Eggers’ prior films The Witch and The Lighthouse! So like, this Viking tale which he co-wrote is set in the year AD 895 and pertains savagely to the fate and vendetta of prince Amleth, who is raised as a berserker warrior and disguises himself as a slave, in order to avenge his murdered parents by slaying his evil uncle!
The superb cast includes Alexander Skarsgard as Amleth, Nicole Kidman as his mom Gudrun, Ethan Hawke as his dad Aurvandill, Claes Bang as uncle Fjolnir, Willem Dafoe as Heimir, Bjork as the Seeress, and I especially loved Anya Taylor-Joy as Amleth’s witchy lover Olga! The rather violent quest takes the deep dive into norse mythos along the way, with the quite visceral, realistic immersion into the ancient Scandanavian culture!
I don not wish to spoil more of the plot, so I will just say that I think that the story, characters, dialogue, pace, directing, production design, art direction, sets, locations, cinematography, costumes, props, make-up, editing, sounds music and FX are like totally awesome, and I will give this movie the grade of an A is in Amleth, fur shur! I am done, and now here is Ellie-sama to shar eher opinion of
Everything Everywhere All at Once!
 
Elaenor:
Arigato! Well, I was quite eagerly anticipating this movie, because thought the preview trailers for it were quite captivating, and I love Michelle Yeoh who is one of my favorite actresses! In this comedic sci fi tale, she portrays Evelyn who is unhappy with her family life and career, and ponders the many other roads not taken.
This includes her realtionships with her estranged daughter Joy (portrayed by Stephanie Hsu), her cantankerous father (portrayed by James Hong), her divorcing husband (portrayed by Ke Huy Quan), a customer at her failing laundrymat (portrayed by Jenny Slate), and the IRS auditor (portrayed by Jamie Lee Curtis); although she does seem to like her daughter Joy’s girlfriend Becky (portrayed by Tallie Medel)!
Things take the dramatic cosmic turn when she meets the other versions of those people from the infinite alternate universes, and she is able to channel the skills, abilities and personalities of her other selves, some who are not even human!
I have the mixed feelings about the movie, as I did not care for some of the cinematic techniques such as the phrentic speed ramping, and quick cuts; however there is a lot that I greatly enjoyed, and in some ways it favorably reminded me of some of the better movies by Terry Gilliam and by The Wachowskis!
I especially liked the wonderful cast! It is the wild ride with so many unexpected turns that are zany, thrilling, tragic, poignant, and weird, with lots of magnificent martuial arts battles, so I will give i the grade of the B+ as in Becky! That is all for our movie reviews, and now here is Melanakeami to start
our toy talk, with her review of the Star Wars-
The Black Series Koska Reeves action figure!

Melanakeami:

Hai!  We like to collect the dolls, statues, ornaments and action figures of the inspurrational  and entertaining heroines, so I was pleased to purchase this action figure of Koska Reeves, who is portrayed by Mercedes Varnado in the live-action Star Wars: The Mandalorian TV series! She is a Mandalorian human member of the Nite Owls team, Clan Kryze who is loyale to Bo Katan Kryze, the sister of the late Duchess Satine.
Koska is the tough, smart master of combat! This figure is the teensy bit over 5.5” tall,  so it is the 1/12 scale of the 5’ 7” character. It is the faithful likeness, with meticulous details in the paint and sculpt, from the terrific portraiture and the braided short Black hair with the pony tail, to the garmnent’s fabric folds and Nite Owl emblems! She is wearing the Dark jumpsuit with the Blue Mando armor, Light Brown belt and one holster.
The belt has the intricate details of the pouches. clasps and buckles. The armor has intricate paldrons, breastplate, vambraces, gauntlets, poleyns, greaves with the silvery gadget details and the distressed parts, The jet pack (which easily plugs into her back armor) and the helmet (with the swiveling rangefinder) are removeable! She is accessorized with two Westar 35 blaster pistols, which fit into her hands and the holster.
The articulation in articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, waist, hips, thigh, knees, ankles. Her neck, shoulders, hips, ankles are ball-jointed! 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 Bo Katan, Sabine Wren and The Armorer! Nyow here is Tara-chan to discuss
 
Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Madalorian Retro
Collection Ahsoka Tano action figure!
 
Tara-chan:
Arigato, nya! Ahsoka Tano the former Jedi and padawan of Anakin Skywalker is my favoritest Star Warrs character, nya!  She was supurrbly voiced by Ashley Eckstein in the animated tales and – and purrfectly purrtrayed by Rosario Dawson in the live-action series, nya! This action figure of her is based upon the latter version and – and although it is made by Hasbro, the packaging  has the distressed look and – and  the Kenner logo, as if it was an action figure from the ate 70’s or early 80’s, nya!
The figure is cleverly designed, sculpted and – and painted to look like one of those earlier Star Wars figures, nya. Since Rosario Dawson is 5’ 7” tall, then this 3.5” figure would be appurroximately of the 1:19 scale, nya. There is purrcise details of her face, lekkus, montrals, and – and the sleeveless Gray garment with the obi, gauntlets, gloves, greaves and – and boots, , nya. She has two curved- hilt White light sabers, the 2” saber and the 1.5625” shoto saber which easily fit into her hand, nya.
 
Of course, as it is mant to be akin to those vintage figures, it is not as posable as most contmpurrary figures, as the joints are only her neck, shoulders and- and hips, but she does stand up well-balanced without rquiring a display stand, nya! I am very pleased with  the quality of this figure, and – and I have found the purrime spot upon the shelf for her, next to the 3.75” Star Wars: The Vintage Collection action figure of her, nya!  I am done, so nyow here is Nya-sensei to discuss the –
AEW (All Elite Wrestling) Unrivaled
Series 6 Hikaru Shida action figure, nya!
Nyanko:
Hai! Born on June 11th, 1988 in the  Kanagawa Purrefecture of Japan, Hikaru Shida is not just the brilliantly strong, tough, agile, sexy purrofessional actress, meowrtial artist and wrestler, but she happens to AEW ( All Elite Wrestlin)’s Women’s Champion! This  beautifully designed, sculpted and painted action figure of her is 6.5” tall, so since she is  5′5″ tall, that makes this figure  of the 1:10 scale. She is the impurressive sight with the faithful head sculpt and the Light MauvePink balayage of her mi-back length hair!
This figure by Jazwares is based upon her attire from her Double or Nothing match with Nyla Rose who she defeated to win the women’s championship belt on May 23rd 2020 i Jacksonville Florida! Atop her Red bikini with the Black trim is the removeable rubberery Black pleated short skirt with the belt and suspender that frame her inny belly button! The outfir is further accessorised by the detached Black sleeves, fingerless Red gloves, Black-trimmed Red thigh highs, knee pads and the Red – soled White tabi shoes!
Also included is the Black and Gold women’s championship belt! She is extremely poseabe, with the articulation in her ball – jointe head, shoulders & hips swiveling abs, waist, wrists, thighs, ankles & uppurr arms, double – jointed elbows & knees. She is balanced well-enough to stand without needing the display base, but I have purrchased the doll stand to pose her in the more dynamic stance! I am done, and nyow here is jen-jen to tell us about
the Transformers Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures
Cyclone Strike Windblade warrior class action figure!
 
Jeannie:
Arigato. We like to collect Hasbro’s Transformers’ female characters https://tfwiki.net/wiki/List_of_female_Transformers such as Arcee, Strongarm, Elita One, Chromia, Moonracer, Firestar, Nautica and Black Arachnia. There are a lot more than you might think. and I purrfur versions from the comics and animation compared to the live-action movies. Windblade is the heroic Autobot  with the kabuki / samurai-esque style from the planet Camien and was the first officially fan-created Transformer.
Tranforming into a VTOL aircraft, thist figure of Windblade is based on her Red & Black incarnation from the 2010 Transformers Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures series, in which she is the amnesiac Bumblebee’s best friend.. This inricate 6” Warrior Class figure is beautifully designed, sculpted and painted, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, uppurrarms, wrists, waist, hips, knees and ankles.  No weapon accessories are included, so this figure lacks her famous Stormfall Sword.
She is well-balanced with the long footpurrint to stand without requiring a base. For the “cyclone” maneuver, simply push the airecraft nose on her back up and down, which will slightly elevate the front half of her wings and cause the two black circular ducted fan puropellors to spin briefly. The instruction sheet graphically depicts that purrocess, and the 7 steps rquired to transform her from the bipedal bot mode to her vehicle mode. That will conclude the toy talk, and nyow here i Myayr to start our
purrinted-media mewsings, with
her review of Rowrbrazzle!! #152.
Mary Nyan:
Since 1984, Rowrbrazzle has been a most significant quarterly amateur press association (APA) magazine purrtaining to furry fandom, funny animal stories and anthropurrmorphic artistry! Edited by Edd Vick with the helpful paws of Steven F. Scarff, issue #152 has 253 mostly B&W 8.5×11” pages plus the cute widdle 12 page Fuzzy Princess pamphlet and postcard!
The beautiful, entertaining and informative issue is compurrised of the purrose tales, essays, con reports, group discussions, editorials, letters, illustrations, photos, comics, storyboards, APA meowmbership list and rules.
In addition to Edd and Steven, this issues contributors also include Charles Brubaker, Darryl Flood, Matt McAndrews, Kjartan Arnorsson, Robert Alley, Tim Fay, Michael Pena, Ed Pegg Jr…
…Mark Ashworth, Don Chisholm, Ken Fletcher, Gene Breshears, Kurt Wilcken, William Earl Haskell, Jeffrey H. Wood, Niall Shapero, Kristin Fontaine, Simon Barber, Ken Marcinkevicius, Charles Garofalo, Ian Boothby, Pia Guerra, and Melody Rondeau! By the way, we have more of Melody’s lovely Caitian art on display in the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, which Petra and Bunni will later purrsent!
The characters are purrdominantly mammalian, such as lutrans, leporids, felines, pantherans, canines, lupines, musses, mephids, ursines, equins, porcines, chiropterans, giraffines, cryptids, humans and taurs; but there are also avians, reptilians, piscines, dragons and cephalopods.  There are purretty plants and mecha too, but I do not know if they are sentient!
The article purrtaining to recent anthropurrmorphics in the media has tidbits about the art and / or characters of Kyle Miller, Omar Remoquillo, Suzuki Goro, Kate Fox, Carles Dalmau, Angelo, Kohei Horikoshi, John Cassaday, WindoftheStars Cosplay, and SYZGames! Numerous authors and artists are meowntioned in the con reports too.
I was quite captivated by the impurressive amount, quality and diversity of the lovely content of this issue! We wish to purraise all of those artists, authors, editors, journalists and collators; and we wish to thank Amy Thomson, Edd Vick, Melody and Jim Rondeau for purrviding us with the copy of the issue!
For more information about this wonderful publication, I will recommend the Rowrbrazzle article at WikiFur https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Rowrbrazzle!I am done, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Daytona, who wants to tell us about the
Marvel-Verse: America Chavez trade paperback book!
Daytona:
Arigato! I am a big fan of America Chavez, the marvelous super heroine also known as Miss America! Created by JoeCasey & Nick Dragotta, she first appeared in Vengeance #1 in 2011 and has since apperred in several other series.She is a latinx LGBTQ girl from another dimension known as the Utopian Parallel; and her powers include super strength. stamina, speed, flight, energt blasts, and star shaped dimensional portals!
She is portrayed by Xochiti Gome in the movie Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness! I have enjoyed America’s two mini-series and her appearances in West Coast Avengers, Slightly smaller than a modern age comic book, this full color  6x9x.25” 128 page trade paperback is priced $9.99 in the USA, and $12.50 in Canada, and it is intended for the readers of ages 10+.
Several main & variant front covers are reprinted, too! Other characters appearing include Loki, Peggy Carter, Captain America, Hulkling, Wiccan, Spectrum, Captain Marvel, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur, Laufey, Madrimar, Diablo, Exterminatrix, and America’s two moms.Other characters cameo apprearing in just one or two panels include Volstagg, Spider-Man, The Black Cat, T’challa, Storm, Kate Bishop, Marvel Boy, and Blue Marvel.
After the 3 page introduction to the character, the collected tales include Young Avengers #3; America (2017 mini-series) #1, 2, 11 & 12, and an excerpt from Marvel Now! Point One #1. The tales’ credits include writers Robbie Thompson, Kieron Gillen and Kieron Gillen; pencillers & inkers David Lopez, Jamie Mckelvie, Mike Norton, Joe Quinones, Joe Rivera, Ming Doyle, Stacey Lee, Flaviano and Annie Wu;
…colorists Jose Villarruba, Matthew Wilson and Chris O’Halloran letterers Travis Lanham and Clayton Cowles; cover artists Adi Granov, Joe Quinones, Jordan Gibson, Jamie Mckelvie, Matthew Wilson, Cliff Chiang, Tradd Moore, Marguerite Sauvage, Arthur Adams and Jason Keith; editors Darren Shan, Lauren Sankovitch, Wil Moss and Tom Brevoort; assistant & associate editors Kathleen Wisneski, Jake Thomas, Charles Beachum and Sarah Brunstad.
The collection’s credits include editor Jennifer Grunwald, assistant editor Daniel Kirchhoffer, assistant managing editor Maia Loy, and editor in chief C.B. Cebuski. The tales are quite fun and beautiful, with the whimsical, thrilling and poignant scenes. I already had her mini-series, but I was pleased to purchase this book to inexensively acquire a few of America’s early appearances, and I will recommend it to folks who would like to be better acquainted with her! That is all for reviews of purrinted media, and now it’s time for
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
Elizabeth:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous catgirls, nekomusume and other kemonomimi of international mythologies and popular cultures! Appurring in the folklore, novels, comics, movies, TV shows, theatre, mewsic, games, sports and advertising, they might include the anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls. shape – shifters, werewolves and ailuranthropes!Of course, then there are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but do have the spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is theriantrhopy, cosplay, or the animal – purrint attire!
Becca:
A couple of recent examples of who we would consider as an “honorary catgirls” include the woman who wears the leopurrd purrint blouse in Baileys Irish Cream’s “Treat Bar: Social Responsibility” TV spot;Carnie Wilson who wears the leopurrd purrint blouse in The Fabric of Our Lives’ “Cotton Jumpsuit” TV spot; Gigi Hadid who wears the leopurrd purrint gown in H&M’s “Welcome to Hotel Hennes!” TV spot; and Nicole Maines as Nia Nal alias Dreamer who wears the ruffled leopurrd purrint blouse in the Supergirl TV serois’’s epurrsode 6.5 “Mixy in the Middle”!
Trini-chan:
Boomerangg96 is a fantasy artist / author at Deviantart and Pixiv whose original & fan works include llustrations & sequential with whimsical, playful, cute and sexy qualities. Among the recurring characters are catgirls Chen, Shigure & Talla, Resen the bunny girl, mermaids Muromi and Oceanus, Queen Amon of Planet Egypt, Kitsunes Luna, Yuki and her sister Yoko the kunoichi! The main characters are Minosaurs Wendy & Miss Wing, Mayuri the cat-eared bounty hunter, her daughters Sayuri & Julie. Their fashions are brimming with bare-midriffs which are quite alluring, but prove to be vulnerable when their belly buttons are targeted by the alien mind-control bugs! The imagery is not labeled  “mature”, but it might not be for the widdle kitties or for the prudish audience!
 
Elizabeth:
Little Busters! is the fun comedic anime, manga and video game series about the group of high school friends and rivals who start their own baseball team. Voiced by Tomoe Tamiyasu, Rin Natsume is one of the main characters who we will consider the “honorary catgirl” given her adorable yet tough qualities, the bell she wears, her shyness around fellow humans but attraction to cats- such as widdle Lennon who likes to ride on her head- and the scene in which she abruptly spurrouts the cat ears, although that just seemed to be the imagined comedic effect! Another main character is her rival classmate Sasami Sasasegawa, who is voiced by Sora Tokui. She is not actually part cat either, but she does wear the indigo – colored cat ears around her long twin-tailed coiffure!
 
Becca:
Puppet Nightmares is the single-player online fantasy / occult role-playing game developed by Phoenixlgnis about the stolen souls which inhabit the sentient dolls who are fought and collected. The game has the many quests, battles side stories, character & creatures creation & modification options, and it is available in the rather steamy version for the mature players or the tamer work-safe version! Among the hundreds of beautufl sexy characters are kemonomimi  & monster girls aplenty, such as Starlet Neko, Bride Neko, Scrub a Tub Neko, Tigress, Wld Lycan, Full Moon Lycan, Kitsune HD, Skater Kitsune, and Game Over Kitsune!
Trini-chan:
Now for the actual bonyafide catgirl highschool students, I will nominate the alien catgirl sisters Ekatarina & Zvenislava Kuilian who are students in the School for Extraterrestrial Girls: Girl; on Fire graphic novel by author Jeremy Whitley & artist Jamie Noguchi! Jeremy  is famous for the comic books such as The Unstoppable Wasp, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, his original series Princeless and the spin-off of Raven the Pirate Princess! We have met him at several conventions! The titular School for Extraterrestrial Girls is for the alien girls who might not yet function well on Earth, such as the main character Tara who has the unlurrdictable pyrokinesis power. The Kuilian sisters were raised in Russia but that governemtn put them in the school. Zvenislava is the angry rebelious protester whereas Ekatarina prefers to catnap, cuddle and watch TV drama!
Elizabeth:
Bloodline is the gorgeous anthopurrmorphic fantasy web comic by Evan Fawcett a.ka.w0lfmare which purrtains to the adventures of Ember Memeelis the introverted Sarladarian teen sage and her brothers who try to escape their power-hungry demonic father’s influence in their magickal realm. Other kemonomi castmeowmbers include purrotective wolfgirl Lupa Anya, seductive hyena girl Vivian, inquisitve Red Wolf girl Elane Null, kind-hearted Grey Fox girl Sil Naiad, emotionless jackal girl Veera Veeki, care-free Learim girl Ariah Fatala, and crafty wolfgirl Kia!
Becca:
Sara J. Leen is the purrogrammer, translator, musician, composer,  RPG developer, and Vtuber whose nekomimi screen purrsona is the streamer Saralene, the quite charming, cordial purretty nekomimi with the fair skin, Purrple eyes, waist-length Dark Magenta hair in the twin-tailed coiffure, the Purrple off-shoulder bare-midriff blouse and pleated short skirt! She has quite the purresence upon the internet, with channels at YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Twitch, and her own purronal web site http://sara.wingdreams.net!
Trini-chan:
Dropout Idol Fruit Tart is the fun manga and anime TV series pertaining to the girls Ino, Roko, Hemo, Hayu, and Nina who aspire to be an idol group the Fruit Tarts to not only achieve their career goals but also to save their home from demolition. The Fruit Tarts are produced by Rat Productions whilst the more famous group Cream Anmitsu consisting of Nua, Rua and Chiko and manager Riri is produced by Cat Productions, whose president Ota always wears cat ears. Thusly we often see the girls wearing the mouse or cat ear head bands or hoodies, or imagined as real nezumimi and nekomimi! During the episodes’ end credits, the Fruit Tarts perform the song “Wonder” whilst wearing the nezumimi kigurumi costumes, and in the final epurrsode we see all ten of those girls wearing the cat ears!
Elizabeth:
Deathblight is a mature-rated fantasy hentai web comic by author Wolfenstahl & artist Crescentia-Fortuna, which purrtains to the adventures Ferania Wolfenstahl the sexy tough demon wolf girl who leads Team Wolfenstahl in the hunt for evil demons. It is thrilling and beautiful with so many terrific characters, but it is also not for the widdle kitties or the prudish types due to the language, sex and violence.
The teammates, rivals and other characters include many kemonimini demonesses of various species such as the wolf, fox, bear, bunny, lion, liger, jackal, hyena, panther, leopard, and cheetah, plus the other species such as the harpy, minotaur, angel, ghost and humans.
The extensive roster of alluring characters includes Astarte, Aurora, Bahia,  Banshee, Catheline, Celestia, Chiharu, Chiira, Chinatsu, Claire, Empress Sabertooth, Esmoda, Faye, Fiona, Grizelda, Gumi, Haruka, Kuraiko, Laika,  Lucy, Lyra,  Mayeso, Medusa, Mia, Minori, Mirdis, Naomi, Neamera, Quinn, Safiya, Sanae,Sanura, Schnee, Sion, Vasqua and Yukitora!
Becca:
We have already shown the spotlight upon the kemonomimi of the various species i such as Anya, Anakitty, Daisy, Love, Iris, Rose and Fina, n the wonderfully fun sword & sorcery anime & manga series Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, but we wish to amend the list with the adorable yet tragic widdle monster girl who joins the cast in the 3rd season. She is the petite girl of the Vouvre species with the Amber eyes and Light Blue hair, who transforms into the winged lamia-like monster who is unkindly honted by the humans but is rescued by the main hero Bell, but i should not further spoil the thriling, poignant plot!
Trini-chan:
Lastly but not leastly for ths month’s spotlight, Far Out There is the comedic science fiction web comic written and drawn since 2008 by Simon Ladd! One of its characters is Stilez, the Pink-haired catgirl with the Pink eyes, Brown skin, ears & tail with the lovely Pink stripes! She is also the dangerous powerful genetically enginnered supurr soldier with the super senses, strength and stamina. She can be rather wild and crazy, but she is quitethe cheerful friendly catgirl… at least to the few friends who know her! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here are Petra and Bunni to purrsent the latest
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Petra:
Arigato, nya! Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purrducer Mike Moon, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 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 the artistic nudity, 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 Two http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery2.html we are delighted to display ”Winter Wonderland” by Mike! Requested by author Jeff Branch, this illustration done with Photoshop on the Mac with the mouse depicts Jeff’s fan-senshi character Talia Jasmine Kirk (alias Sailor Vulcan, on the left) and author Sharon Williams’ fan-senshi character Tanya Lostridge Cambridge (alias Sailor Sirius, on the right), who are building a snow statue of (the legendary manga-ka Naoko Takeuchi’s character) Serena Tsukino alias Sailor Moon!
 
Petra:
Then in the newly added Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest6.html we are purroud to purrsent the “Beyond Antares #9 cover art” by Melody Rondeau, nya! Done for editor Michelle L. Carter’s (American) Star Trek fanzine Beyond Antare, this pen & ink illustration depicts the Caitian Starfleet officer Lt. Purrhua with the cutely purring tribbles, nya! Judging from the mewniform, we purrsume that she was in the Commeownd Depurrtment under Capt. James T. Kirk  of the starship Enterpurrise sometime between 2265 and 2270, nya!
Melody and her husband Jim are artists, and writers who have published fanzines and have the great company Make it Go Away, which buys and sells new & used fanzines, magazines, books, calendars, comics, games, scripts, videos, mewvie posters, lobby cards, purress kits, film clip / cels, calendars, plushy dolls and other neat stuff, nya! Their web site is at http://crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/home.htm, nya!
Bunni:
Then in Guest Gallery Six we are ecstatic to exhibit several recent illustrations by Rvkh http://www.rvkhart.com! Pronounced Riv-kah, the artist formerly known as Rebecca Brogden was the guest for our September 2009 Mew! “Fungi Fairy” depicts our widdle pixy friend Dr. Mairead Niamh Dihaoine (purronouned MAh ray id NEE-av, Die ween NAH Cage), the professor of Mycology amidst the troop of Amanita muscaria mushrooms!
 
Rvkh used the Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils, Davinci Watercolors, Micron Pen, White Posca Pen and Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors (Moonglow) on the Arches Coldpurress Watercolor Pad for this supurrb image, of which there is the time-lapse art process video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7K089blRRI&feature=youtu.be!
Petra:
Dark Magic” depicts Dihaoine – sensei’s colleague Dr. Bryanna Elysia Twylyte the bat-winged fairy (homo yosei komori) who seems to be purrched upon the darck crescent moon, nya! Twylyte-sensei is the expurrt at summoning and meownipulating the meowgickal dark meowtter, and teaches the basic classes on Abjuration, Conjuration,Transmewtation and Evocation at Mew Hanover College, nya!
Rvkh used Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, Davinci Watercolors, Micron Pen, White Posca Pen & White Gouche upon the Strathmore Toned Tan Mixed Media Papurr for this supurrb illustration, of which there is an art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ4FHRaoqDQ, nya!
 
Bunni:
“Dream Catcher” depicts Dr. Nina Isabella MossBrook-Fuentessa, the Red Wolf Girl (homo canis rufus) and professor of Psychiatry at Mew Hanover College! She also makes the pretty ornate dream catchers such as the one she is trying out under the full moon! On the left side is the traditional media version of the illustration done with the pencils, pens, paints and salt; and on the right is the digital version done with Procreate upon the Apple Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil. There is the time-lapse art purrocess video of the digital version at https://youtu.be/i-65tSuYNb4!
Petra:
“Unicorn Magic” depicts our friend Mackenzie Neighomi Camden, the Brightmaid (unicorn girl) Junior majoring in Animal Science who hopes to be a Veterinarian, nya!

She is originally from Saint Helenya Island, SC (appurroximately 260 miles southwest of Catgirl island) and while here attending college, she stays with her cousins the Lane-Cirrus family, nya. Purrhaps y’all have seen Rivkh’s illustrations of them, nya? On the left is the traditional media version; and on the right is the digital version of which there is the

Bunni:
Lastly but not leastly of the new pics by Rvkh is “Spring Joy”, which depicts our friend Saranya-chan the adorably sweet and cute widdle catgirl who just turned 7 years old! She is in the danity dress with the Yellow bows in her long twin-tailed coiffure that match the buttercups that are blooming around her! For the traditional – media version of this illustration (left), Rvkh used pencils, pens, watercolors and salt; for the digital version (right) she used Procreate with the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro, and there is the time – lapse art purrocess video for the digital version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn5DHiQ5VS4&feature=youtu.be!
The cat lady sings…
 
Yvonne:
Gosh I cannot believe that Winter Wonderland is the 28th pic that Mike has done of Talia and/or Tanya! It has the mewsual fun sense of the beautiful friends with the purretty fashions and scenery, nya!
 
Nyanko:
That pic of Lt. Purrhua is extra special because it is more delightful Star Trek Caitian art, as well as more of Melofy’s beautiful illustration to grace the mewseum!

Melanakeami:
Dihaoine-sensei is quite alluring in the

high-waisted strapless outft with the ruffle upon the bodice, and the detached sleeves that reminds of the rings you sometimes see around mushroom stalks!
 
Becca:
Twylyte-sensei is quite captivating, from her dango coiffure and gleeful expression to her scalloped bustier and the slit panel skirt that reveal her sexy cleavage, midriff and thighs, mew la la!
Daytona:
I think that the Dream Catcheri llustrations are as beautiful as beautiful can be, and it is so neat to see the side by side comparison of Rvkhs traditional art to her digital art!
 
Elaenor:
Hai hai, and both pics of Mackenzie show the splendid composition, lines, colors, shading, expression, pose, gestures, proportions, the fashion and scenic details of Rvkh’s art!
Tara-chan:
I think that both versions of Spring Joy purrfectly captures the appurrance, the spurrit and – and the details of Saranya-chan amidst the lovely flowers, nya! Thank y’all for purrsenting the art. nya!
Petra & Bunnii:
Doitashimaste, nya!
 
Elizabeth:
Well, I

guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew, and it is almost time for our AfterMew luau!

 
Trini-chan:
Itadakimasu! We wish to thank Melody and Rvkh for the beautiful art…
 
Bunni:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed!
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his web meowstery…

Petra:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
Mielikki:
Fur shur!
Mary Nyan:
We’ll be back next month with more stuff!
Mike:
Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai. nya!

Apurril 2022 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 Apurril 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary 
of Catgirl Island’s official site, and the 15th Anniversary 
of The Mew, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
The Lightning Round:
our favorite films of 1972
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings:
Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood Blu-Ray
Future Boy Conan The Complete Series Blu-Ray
The Batman
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse The Batman Catwoman action figure
Spin Master The Batman Selina Kyle 4” action figure
Spin Master The Batman Selina Kyle 11” action figure
Spin Master The Batman Selina Kyle Chase Set
Purrinted-media mewsings
Elfquest: Stargazer’s Hunt vol. 1 trade paperback
Konohana Kitan manga vol. 10
Hakumei and Mikochi manga vol. 9
Star Trek: The Artistry of Dan Curry
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Kit Purry” by Mike
“Purple Carrot”, “Rebirth” and “Chibi Zodiac Signs” by Rvkh
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers tee 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 south end of Wisteria Bridge on the riverwalk in the beautiful downtown Purrbank district of Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC, where it’s 73 degrees under the Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here to put the purr in Apurril are The Ladies of The Mew!
 
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): 

 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Cougar purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
 
Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
Daytona
(the dolphin -tailed mermaid surf purrtol leader / trainer, wearing the Sand cat purrint sports bra): Aloha!
 
Elaenor
(or just Ellie for short, Mew Hanover County’s Fire Marshall, a Banker Pony centauress wearing the Bobcat purrint bandeau bikini top: Hay there!
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
(Jen’s purrotege, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
 
Petra
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
 
Bunnii
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
 
Nyanko
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Bengal Tiger 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!
 
Mike:
We’ve got a big group and a lot on our plate today, so let’s go ahead and jump right into this month’s
 
Lightning Round Topic:
our favorite movies & TV shows of 1972! 
It’s hard to believe that these  are 50 years old! Ellie’s gonna start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI – LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA!
 
Elaenor:
I will nominate The Godfather, Deliverance, Jeremiah Johnson, Joe Kidd, and The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean! (tags Elizabeth with a swish of the tail)
Elizabeth:
The Concert for Bangladesh, Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii. And Now for Something Completely Different, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Cabaret! (tags Becca) 
Becca:
The Godfather, What’s Up, Doc?, Snoopy Come Home, The Night Stalker, and Gargoyles! (tags Mary Nyan)
 
Mary Nyan:
The Night Stalker. Horror Express. Blacula. Dracula A.D. 1972, and Vampire Circus! (tags Nyanko)
 
Nyanko:
The Godfather, The Mechanic, Street Mobster, Fists of Fury, and Way of the Dragon! (tags Jeannie) 
 
Jeannie:
Silent Running, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, The Poseidon Adventure, and Godzilla vs. Gigan. (tags Daytona) 
 
Daytona:
The Godfather, Fritz the Cat, Sounder, Super Fly, Lady Sings the Blue, and Kansas City Bomber! (tags Tara-chan) 
 
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate The Muppet Musicians of Bremen. The Lorax. You’re Not Elected Charlie Brown, and – and Snoopy Come Home, nya! (tags her sister)
Yvonne:
I will nominate the TV sitcoms such as M*A*S*H , Are You Being Served?, The Bob Newhart Show, Sanford and Son, and Maud, nya! (tags Trini-chan)
 
Trini-chan:
M*A*S*H , The Bob Newhart Show, Are You Being Served?, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Zoom, and The Price is Right! (tags Bunni)
 
Bunnii:
Kung Fu, The Waltons, The Streets of San Francisco, EmergencyThe Sixth Sense, and Sealab 2020! (tags Petra)
 
Petra
The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie, ABC After School Special, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman and Mazinger Z, nya! (tag Mielikki)
 
Mielikki:
So like I will nominate the 9th &10th seasons of Doctor Who starring Jon Pertwee as The Third Doctor, in the series such as Day of the Daleks, The Curse of Peladon, The Sea Devils, The Mutants, The Time Monster, and The Three Doctors, fur shur! Back to Mike!
 
Mike:
Oh, I gotta go with The Godfather, Deliverance, Jeremiah Johnson, The Night Stalker, Dracula A.D. 1972, Silent Running. Snoopy, Come Home, the first season of M*A*S*H, and Science Ninja Team Gatchaman! Well, that was an expedient little lightning round, and let’s continue the movie & TV topic as Tara-chan starts our
Movie, TV & DVD Reviews, with her review of 
Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood!
 
Tara-chan
Arigato, nya! Based upon the supurrnatural comedy manga by Amatou, Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood is the amewsing slice-of-life anime purrtaining to the relationship betwixt the adorably pleasant, polite, solitary otaku ampire girl Sophie who resides in the lovely mansion in the forest on the edge of the town, and – and her new friend Akari the human school girl who collects dolls and becomes infatuated with Sophie, nya!
Sophie’s life soon becomes much less lonely when Akari’s purrents purmitt her to move into the mansion, and soon the demure vampire is less solitary as more girls arrive, such as Akari’s best friend Hinata, their classmates Sakuya and Yu, and Sophie’s fellow vampire Ellie! There seems to be the romance abloom there too, between Sophie and Akari, Ellie and Hinata, Sakuya and Yu, so it seems that everyone is pairing up splendidly, nya!
 
Written by Tatsuya Takahashi, directed by Noriyaki Akitaya, with the character designs by Takahiro Sakai, art direction by Hiroki Matsumoto, and – and mewsic by Yoshiaki Fujisawa this 2018 anime TV series is compurrised of the unrated 12 epurrsodes which total 260 minutes upon the single blue-ray disc, which is packaged within the blue plastic case within the outer cardboard sleeve and -and distributed here by Diskotek Media, nya!
The excellent voice cast includes Miyus Tomita as Sophie Yu Sasahara as Akari, Lynn as Hinata, Azumi Waki as Ellie, Aya Uchida as Yu and – and Rina Hidaka as Sakuya, nya! The video is purrsented in the 1.77:1 16×9 screen aspect ratio of the Hi Def 1080p quality with the Japanese linear PCM 2.0 audio and – and the very legible English subtitles, nya. The reverse side of the disc’s insert has the lovely panoramic pic of the six girls, nya!
The fun plots include the manga book signing, Sophie’s day at school, Ellie’s arrival after the 100 year catnap, Sophie’s attempt at cooking, shopping for clothes, the summer festival, the vampire hunter’s visit, the trip to the onsen, house cleaning, and – and what happens when the vampires’ blood supply is put of stock, nya! I liked everything about those series, so I will give it the ‘A” as in Akari, nya! I am done, so nyow here is onee-chan to discuss
Future Boy Conan The Complete Series, nya!
Yvonne:
Based upon novel The Incredible Tide by Alexander Key, Future Boy Conan was the 26 epurrsode anime TV series of the post-apocalyptic genre that aired in Japan in 1978, and it was directed by my favorite director Hayao Miyazaki who later co-founded Studio Ghibli and directed wonderful movies such as The Castle of Cagliostro, Nausicaa in the Valley of the Wind, My Nighbor Totoro, Kiki’s delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and The Wind Rises, nya!
Set in the year 2021 after the war devastated the Earth and sank many countries, the tale purrtains to the young lad named Conan who lives on an island, upon which washes up a girl named Lana who is purrsued by the soldiers of the aggressive Industrial city-state Industria, who want her scientist father to improve their technology. While trying to rescue Lana, Conan meets another island boy Jimsey, a soldier girl Monsley, the scoundrel ship captain Dyce, and the residents of other islands such as pastoral High Harbor, nya!
It is a wonderfully beautiful, thrilling, poignant fun series, nya! It was finally reelased here upon the Blu-Ray set by GKids, which distributes lots of great anime such as the Ghbli films, nya! Totaling 755 minutes, the complete series is restored in the 4K quality and purrsented in the 1080p Hi-Df widescreen ratio of 1.33:1, with the 2.0 DTS audio choices of English & Japanese with the English SDH subtitles, nya. The only extra feature is the purromo trailer which is purrsented English Dolby Digital 2.0. nya.
In addition to the four Blue-Ray discs, inside the Blue plastic case, which is inside the outer cardboard sleeve, are the double-sided insert and the 16 page booklet full of character & mecha designs, nya! This highly significant series has such great characters, story, art, animation, voices & mewsic, nya! It was high upon my wish list for many years and I am extremely pleased to finally own it, andI  will give it the very high purraise, nya! Nyow I will turn The Mew over to Nya-sensei, who wants to tell us about
The Batman, nya!
 
Nyanko:
Hai! Over 80 years ago in 1943, Lewis Wilson was the first actor to purrtray The Batman / Bruce Wayne in live-action movies, and this year the cape was donned by Robert Pattinson, who I liked in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Tenet, and The Lighthouse! I was also enthused for this batman movie because it was directed by Matt Reeves, whose movies included Under Siege 2, Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of th Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes!
I was especially enthused the rest of the great cast includes Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, John Tuturro as Carmine Falcone, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, and I might be the biased catgirl but I was purrticularly happy that Zoe Kravitz was starring as Selina Kyle / Catwoman! Nyow before I share my opinion of the movie, I should let y’all know where I stand on the purrior Batman movies & TV series.
I’m not enamored with the 1940’s series but I loved the 1966 TV series. I think that Tim Burton’s Batman movies were good, and Joel Schumacher’s were not as good but were fine if you consider them as homages to the 1966 series. I much preferred Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, especially The Dark Knight, but I am not a fan of Zack Snyder’s movies, and I did not enjoy the Gotham TV series as much as like the Arrowverse shows, even though Batman was rarely in the latter.
 
My favoritest cinematic purrtrayal of The Batman is by Kevin Conroy in the DC Animated Universe! Nyow having said all that, I must say that this latest Batman is easily in my top two best live-action Batman movies (along with The Dark Knight)! Whereas the 1966 Bat series are closest to the Batman comic books of the Silver Age of the 50’s & 60’s, this new one seems the closest to the Bronze Age (1970-1985) and Modern Age (1985- purresent) of the DC Comics! 
 
At 35 years old, Pattinson is closer (than purrior Batman actors) to the Modern Age Batman, who is 29  in the comics. This movie’s plot reminded me of the comics Batman: Year One ( 1986) and The Long Halloween (1996). Batman & Gordon doing the detective work was delightful, and i love the chemistry between Batman & Catwoman. I have heard others compurr to that of other movies such as China Town and Seven, and I can see that, but I do not wish to spoil the plot. 
 
It’s more about Batman and less about Bruce Wayne than Nolan’s trilogy; with less high tech and with better fight scenes. This Batman movie had none of the annoying cinematic techniques of the Snyder films, and another great thing about this’un is that we were spared the origin story. I think that it is much better Catwoman movie that the one that starred Halley Berry. It is thrilling, captivating noirish fun that is neither deconstructive nor campy although neither campy… 
 
,,, although I did notice three subtle clever widdle nods to the 1966 Batman TV series! This movie has the great story, mythology, characters, purrformances, FX, direction, editing, cinematography, design, sound, costumes, make-up, vehicles, choreography, the high purrduction values, and it does not feel too rushed or too short, so I will give it the “A” as in Arkham! I am done, and that is all for our movie mewsings, so nyow here is Myayr to start our
 
collectibles & toy talk, with her review of McFarlane Toys’
DC Multiverse The Batman Catwoman action figure!
Mary Nyan
Hai! A fringe benefit of the new Batman movie is the meowrchandising, which means lots of new Catwoman figures! Last month we meowntioned Funko’s numerous new Pop! vinyl figures of Selina, of which there are quite the few variants and store exclusives! This time we wish to discuss a few of the action figures of her, such as McFarlane Toys’ DC Multiverse The Batman Catwoman action figure!
Packaged within the 10”x6”x2.75” window box, he is part of the wave of (sepurrately-sold) figures and vehicles that includes Batman, The Penguin and The Riddler. Including her 1/4” wedge boot heels,
she stands 6 5/8”, but would be 6 3/8” if flat-footed. As actress Zoe Kravitz is about 5’2” tall, that makes this figure of appurroximately 1/9.725 scale… assuming my math is correct!
She is accessorized with the a curvy bullwhip, which is straightened out would be about 6 7/8” long which would be nearly 5’7” long if it was of 1:1 scale, It can be clenched by her right hand, whereas her left hand is a fist. Also included is the 2 5/8” circular peg display base and the 2.5” x 3.5” Data .Card (trading card) with a lovely illustration of her. This image is repurrduced at 4×6” on the back of the box.
This figure is beautifully designed, sculpted and painted, although I wish that her mask was removable ,or that an interchangeable variant unmasked head was included. The detail of the costume’s buckles, zippurr, straps, seams, creases, folds, textures, and subtle color variations are quite nice, and although we only see her her eyes, brows, wee bit of her nose and neck, they they look good too.
She is very posable, with the points of articulation in her neck, shoulders, uppurr arms, elbows, wrist, abs, hips, knees, ankles and toes. The neck, shoulders, hips and ankles are ball-joints offer especially nice range of abduction! Now here is Daytona to tell us about
Spin Master’s The Batman Selina Kyle 4.125” & 11”action figures!
 
Daytona:
Hai! Spin Master has made many great lines of toys, so I was pleased to see their action figures of characters from the new Batman movie, especially Selina! There are several of her, from the 4.125” to the 11” size. Intended for ages 3+, the 4.125” figure of Selina is sans mask, and includes the whip, knife, and the pair of snap-on gloves.
This 1:15.5 scale figure looks quite nice, although the snap-on gloves seem the bit odd! The 11 joints are in her neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, thighs & knees, so she is not as articulated as McFarlane’s 6 5/8” figure. Also included is the  2.5” x 3.5” “mystery card”. The card I got depicts a motorcycle schematic.
The 11” figure of Selina (sans mask) looks pretty good, although I wish that she was accessorized and that her portraiture was the bit more expressive. However, at about the 1:5.77 scale it is a lot of figure for the price of about $10. The joints are in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, & knees.
Neither the 4.125” or the 11” figure include a display base. Each is balanced well-enough to stand without requiring one, but I will recommend a doll stand or a dynamic base for displaying them in certain poses. I’m gonna buy a doll stand for the 11” figure and make a whip for her to brandish! Now here is Jen to tell us about
Spin Master The Batman Selina Kyle Chase Set!
 
Jeannie:
Arigato gozaimeowsu. This three piece set includes the 4.125”action figure of Batman, 4.125” action figure of Selina, her motorcycle and helmet. The Selina figure is essentially the same as the one that Daytona-sama discussed, except that the paint has the more distressed look with the various rips in her jumpsuit. The removable helmet has a translucent visor which tilts up and down, 
The Batman figure has the ankle-length soft fabric cape, the distressed paint, and  articulation in the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, thighs & knees. It is the fine figure, however it should be taller as actor Robert Pattinson is 6’1” tall (excluding the boot soles & bat ears) compurred to Zoe Kravitz’s height of 5’2” (excluding the boot heels).
Selina can sit astride her Black & Gray motorcycle, which appurrs to be the custom BMW R Nine T Highway Fighter with the different fairing and added panniers. At this scale, the bike’s 5.5” length & 2.625” height is somewhat accurate compurred to the actual vehicle’s length of appurroximately 87”. The only moving parts are the pivoting kickstand and spinning tires, but it does not steer.
It is the nice set, although given extent of the figure’s articulation and the bike’s lack of maneuverability  I found it the bit tricky to pose Selina in a natural seated position upon the bike whilst holding her helmet and maintaining balance. However, I might like to find a 1:16th Batcycle so that they can both enjoy a moonlit ride. That is all for our toy talk portion of The Mew, and nyow here is Ellie to start our
Purrinted-media mewsings, with her review of the
Elfquest: Stargazer’s Hunt vol. 1 trade paperback.
Elaenor:
Hai! We love Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest tales because of the lavish mythology, the generations of many great characters, and Wendy’s magnificent art! Published by Dark Horse, this 6 issue mini – series is set the 3 years after the purrior Final Quest arc, in which the elves underwent the cultural and metaphysical transformations.
Some elves left the World of Two Moons in the palatial space ship amidst the war with humans, during which some beloved characters died. However, there were also reunions, romances, revelations and births. Stargazer’s Hunt begins on the planet Star Home, where Skywise of the Wolfrider Tribe has become of the New High Ones.
This full color 104 page trade paperback is priced $17.99 US & $23.99 Canadian and reprints issues # 1-4 which were originally published between 2019- 2021, plus the 9 bonus “making of” pages. The tale written by Wendy and Richard, with the art by Sonny Strait, lettering by Nate Piekos and cover art by Wendy.
The editor was Rachel Roberts  the assistant editor was  Jenny Blenk, the collection designer was Skyler Weissenfluh, and the digital art technician was Allytson Haller. Since The Final Quest, Skywise consummated the romance with Timmain the ancient shape-shifter and they have a daughter named Jink, who is the main star of this tale!
She is not new to Elfquest. As an adult character, she had her own series which was published between 1994 – 1996! In these first 4 issues of Stargazer’s Hunt we see her grow from the widdle girl to the young adult! Skywise sadly misses his late best friend Cutter the tribal chief, so Jink telepathically erased his sad memories.
She meant well, but the unintended consequence is that the knowledge void in his mind is quite traumatic, so he has gone missing while on the quest for answers. While searching for her dad on the World of Two Moons, Jink meets the rest of her family, and her  half-sister Yun introduces her to the various elf tribes.
Also appearing are Skywise, Nightfall, Ember, Leetah, her youngest son Goldruff, his wolf Darkdell, Ahdri, Two-Edge, Korafay, Snakeskin, Tier, Mirff, Pike, his son Sust, Timmain, Strongbow, Venka, her daughter Satreekah, Old Maggotty Picknose, Oddbit, Trinket, Thistlecap, and the images of Cutter and Moonshade!
I like every aspect of th tale thus far, from the plot & character developments, to the sexy fashion designs & lush scenery! The character, scenic & FX art, compurrsitions,  graphic narrative techniques, fonts & coloring are exquisite, and I am eagerly looking forward to the next issue! I am done, and now here is Trini-chan to discuss
Konohana Kitan manga vol. 10!
 
Trini-chan:
Arigato! I am quite fond of Sakuya Amano’s manga about the fox spirit girl nakai (attendants) and their guests of all species at Kononhanatei, the ryokan (Japanese style inn) with the hot springs between the living and the afterlife! The main character Yuzu is one of the younger employees who is very cordial, sincere and enthused.

Other recurring characters include attendants Natsume, Sakura, Shino, Ren, Kiri, Satsuki, her older sister Hiiragi, Yae the geisha and Okami the wolf goddess.

Some of their fellow kitsune characters are miko (shrine purrestiess) and kenzoukou (celestial servants) at the shrines and other delightfully divine locations too!
There are amewsing, poignant and bittersweet tales of them, the town folk and the inns guests!

Originally published in Japan by Gentosha Comics, the English version was published here in the USA by Tokyo Pop. Purriced at $12.99 in the USA, volume 10’s 170 B&W pages include 156 pages of manga and 14 pages of the ads.

It was translated by Katie Kimura, edited by Lena Atanassova, copy – edited by Massiel Gutirrez and in – chiefly edited by publisher Stu Levy; with quality control by Daichi Nemoto,graphicdesign by Sol DeLeo, retouching and lettering by Vibrraant Publishing Studio; marketing by Kate Winters, and licensing by Akira Yanaka.
There are more major developments  as Satsuki and Yuzu begin their railroad journey aboard the celestial train C571 which is  wonderful JNR class c57 4-6-2 steam locomotive, aboard which they meet a girl named Honoka with the tragic tale. While they are traveling, widdle Karin-chan helps out at Konohanatei.
At the Inari shrine, Ren helps the lovely guest Noriko’s poetic love letters to her priestly boyfriend! The art is extremely beautiful with the endearing  characters, gorgeous garments, intricate architecture and lavish landscapes, so I will continue to give Konohana Kitan the highest purraise! Now here is Mie-sensei to tell us about
Hakumei and Mikochi manga vol. 9!
 
Mielikki:
Hai! So like, I love this totally charming  the slice – of – life fantasy manga by Takuto Kashiki which purrtains to house – mates Hakumei & Mikochi who are tiny little lasses small enough to ride upon their small critter friends, and live in the lovely cottage in the forest! Hakumei (Brown hair) builds and repairs things, whilst Mikochi (Black hair) cooks and sews.
They are part of the community of anthropomorphic animals and the tiny pixy-size human friends who reside in the wilderness, rural, surburban and urban dwellings, and each chapter is the look at their day – to – day – lives, from the work and shopping to exploring and entertaining with the many friends of various species such as beetles, badgers and birds!
Originally published in Japan by Kadokawa, it is published here in English by Yen Press, translated by Taylor Engel and lettered by Abigail Blackman. Priced at $15.00 in the USA and $19.50 in Canada. Volume 9 is 8×5.75x.5”’ and its 224 B&W pages include manga chapters 63-69 plus the afterward side-story, 9 pages of travelogue notes, and 6 pags of ads.
So like, the plots include the pumpkin growing, the turtle ride share, romance on the railway, a memorial wake for a friend, Hakumei sick in bed, the librarian’s vacation, Iwashi the badger’s day at the bath house, a ride upon Gaori the delivery crow, cooking for a big gathering, and the author’s fishing tale!
The captivating plots unfold at the leisurely pace with the totally immersive quality! The character, critter and scenic art is lavishly intricate, and in this volume there are 7 sumptuous full-page pics and 3 two-page spreads, so  i will give it the highest praise fur shur! I am done, do now here’s Mike to discuss
 
Star Trek: The Artistry of Dan Curry!
 
Mike:
Thank you, Mie-sensei! I love books about the art, design and making of the Star Trek movies and TV series, so I quite eagerly awaited this handsome hardcover book about Dan Curry who was not only a visual FX supervisor & producer on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise, but a 2nd unit director, prop & model builder, matte painter, Klingon martial arts choreographer & melee weapons designer!
This full color 240 page dust-jacketed 12.55” x 10.25” x 7/8” hardcover book is priced $45.00 US, $60.00 Canada and £29.99 UK. It was published by Titan Books and written by Curry himself, with Ben Robinson, who is famous for writing, editing & project managing many superb books and magazines about Star Trek and other franchises, including the Starship Design, Ship Manuals, Shipyards series, and Eaglemoss Hero Collector series!
After Dan’s forward, Ben’s intro, and timeline of Dan’s fascinating life since 1946, the chapters examine video compositing  motion control, models, ships, various phenomenon, explosions, martial arts, weapons, matte painting, title sequences, CG FX, creatures, a VFX company family tree, a gallery of some of Dan’s art (Trek & otherwise), and Dan’a afterword, Along the way there are lots and lots and lots of photos, illustrations and diagrams!
Peppered with comments by Michael Dorn, Robert Duncan McNeill, Scott Bakula, Ron B. Moore, Fred Raimondi and Paul Hill, too! This beautiful book is highly informative about the art and tech of Trek filmmaking; the evolution of FX from miniatures, optical & photochemical processes to modern digital FX (as of 2005); and it’s quite warmly entertaining with many stories, so I’ll give it an “A” as in Archer! Ah, that’s all for our book reviews, and now here are Lizzy and Becca to present
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
 
Elizabeth:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous catgirls, nekomusume and other kemonomimi of international mythologies and 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.   
 
Becca:
Some ladies are Ailuranthropes, also known as were-cats, who might seem to be the average humans until they transform into the feline or merely spurrout the tail and / or nemomimi pinna. Then there are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but do have the cat-titude or couture, whether it is full-on cosplay or the animal – purrint attire!
 
Elizabeth:
Firstly in this month’s spotlight is Tabitha Stevens’ pet rabbit Bunny who was transformed into a Bunny Girl by Uncle Arthur in “ A BUnny For tabitha”, which was the 8th epurrsode of the 6th season of the TV series Bewitched! Purrtrayed by Carol Wayne, Bunny was the platinum-haired usagimimi in the White Playboy bunny costume who became briefly engaged to Darren Stevens’ business client, so Samantha Stevens had to meowgickally remedy the situation!
Becca:
Nyow we will go from the bunny girl to the fox girls of The Helpful Fox Senko-chan! This delightful anime TV series purrtains to stressed out salary man Kuroto who Senko the meowgickal kitsune decides to pamurr and cook for! Later Senko’s fellow kitsune Shiro and Yozora arrive too! Yozora is the frisky flirtatious fox, and Shiro is the otaku who is purrticuarly fond of Little Yoko, the titular character of an anime series!
Elizabeth:
Published by Off Centaur Publicztions in 1983, the meowgnificent filk album The Horse-Tamer’s Daughter features songs written by Leslie Fish and sung by Julia Ecklar who are such great authors & mewsicians! One of the songs Goldeneyes was co-written by the awesome author / filker Mercedes Lackey, and purrtains to the wily lithe half – leopurrd girl who is purrsued by the hunter!
 
Becca:
YuriYuri is the manga and anime series of the comedic slice of school life genre, purrtaining to the group of girl students for compurrise their middle school’s so-called Amewsment club, which is just so that they can reserve the unused tea house as a place to hang out! In epurrsode 7 of the 1st season Kyoko is imaged as a dog girl while rifling through her friend Yui’s apartment, and in epurrsode 12
the cat, dog & panda kigurumi onesies are worn during the sleepover at the tea house!
Elizabeth:
Myriad Colors Phantom World is the light novel and anime series of the comedic fantasy slice of life genre, about the group of students who have the supurrnatural powers and the ability to purrceive phantoms and spirits that most folks cannot see. There is the bit of kemonomimi action in epurrsode 4 “Fake Family” and in epurrsode 7 ”Schrodinger’s Cat Mansion”
 
Becca:
There are three “honorary kemonomimi” examples In the anime series Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood which Tara-chan discussed earlier! In epurrsode 3, Akari is depicted in a catgirl costume wanting to be Sophie’s pet; in epurrsode 10 Hinata cosplays as a wolf girl in the bare midriff outfit with tail, paws and ears; and if you look closely at Sophie’s collection of anime body pillows, one of them is a cute catgirl character!
Elizabeth:
We have purreviously shown the spotlight on Fantastic Mr. Fox, but two other films by Wes Anderson are graced by “honorary kemonomimi”! In the 2001 movie The Royal Tenenbaums, Irina Gorovaia purrtrayed the younger version of Margot Tenenbaum, who wears the zebra kigurumi for the play she has purrduced! In the 2012 movie Moonrise Kingdom, Kara Hayward purrtrays Suzy Bishop, who wears the raven kigurumi during the church purrduction of Noye’s Fludde!
 
Becca:
There are a bunch of other kigurumi-clad kids in that lovely purrduction too! You know, that movie is set in 1964, so purrhaps they saw Toho’s 1963 science fiction movie Atragon, in which actress Akemi Kita purrtrayed  Rimako, the model in the leopurrd purrint coat and bikini who was startled by the scarey-looking scuba diver from Mu who interrupted her seaside photo shoot! Mu-la la!
Elizabeth:
There are four more celebrities to top off this month’s spotlight: the happy pink-haired girl with leopurrd purrint bra and tiger tattoo on her right thigh in the Dove Skin Care Body Love Shower Collection’s “What About the Body?” TV Spot; and Stephanie Courtney as Flo’s sister Janice who wears the leopurrd purint blouse with the matching front-facing baby harness which puts the spots in Progressive Insurance’s “Sleeping baby” TV spot! 
 
Becca:
Purrsonal trainer / real estate broker Page Turner wears the leopurrd purrint asymmetric halter top commercials for HGTV’s new series Fix My Flip; and actress / singer Keke Palmer wears the leopurrd purint halter top as ranch owner Jill Haywood in the trailers for Jordan Peele’s forthcoming movie Nope! That is all for this month’s spotlight,, and nyow we will turn The Mew over to Petra and Bunni, who will purrsent the latest
 
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
Arigato, nya! Here y’all will find the hundreds of 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 the artistic nudity, 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.
In Gallery 8 http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery8.html we are delighted to display “Kit Purry” by Mike, who used the pencil, Micron pens, Purrismacolor pencils, Photoshop & mouse for this fan art, which is a catgirl homage to Jedediah “Kid” Curry, who was purrtrayed by Ben Murphy in the 1971 TV series “Alias Smith and Jones”, nya!
Bunnii:

Then in Guest Gallery Three http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery3.html we are proud to present “Purple Carrot” and “Rebirth” by Rvkh

(pronounced Riv-kah), the artist formerly known as Rebecca Brogden, who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew!

“Purple Carrot” depicts our friend Silvia Lepurrdia Vanderfluff, the the entrepurrneural proprietress of several local small businesses such as the boutique, bistro, bed & breakfast.

Serenely attired in her sideless. sleeveless, edible. leafy mini-dress and strappy high-heeled sandal, she twirls the carrot keychan as she and her hubby prepare to go to the restaurant and an evening of other romantic activities! Rvkh used the Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils, the Davinci Watercolors, the Micron Pen and White Posca Pen upon the Arches Hotpuress Watercolor Pad for illustration, of which there is the art purrocess video https://youtu.be/YPPfeVuWIDY!
Petra:
“Rebirth” depicts our friend Anhilna Armoricaa Nova, PhD might appear to be 25ish, but this movanic deva with the lovely large White Morph Snow Goose-like wings has lived many long lifetimes, nya!
She rarely wears clothes, and has the flaming magickal holy avenger vorpal sword of smiting, but only summons it in the emergencies; and is much more likely to summon her purrse, computer, snacks or mewsical instruments, nya.
She lives in a hillside shingle-style coastal cottage on the north side of Lake Neko, which is the quick flight to to Mew Hanover College on the eastern side of the island, where she teaches Celestial Mewsicology, nya. Rvkh used Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, Davinci Watercolors, Micron Pen, White Posca Pen & White Gouche on the Strathmore Toned Tan Mixed Media Papurr for this supurrb image, of which there is a nart purrocess video at https://youtu.be/WqVNVx_gU_Q, nya!
Bunnii:
Nextly in Guest Gallery Two http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/gallery2.html are Rvkhs chibi-style illustrations of the 12 Zodiac Signs! Done with Procreate with the Apple Pencil upon the Apple Ipad Pro they are so peppy, perky and cute! For display upon our web site, we have grouped them alphabetically into three batches of four pics. Each pic has its own art process video too:
The cat lady sings…
Daytona:
I can see how ”Kit” Purry would be wanted by many people, given her peppy, purrky, sexy, tough appearance!
 
Elaenor:
The intent gaze, sultry lettuce attire, the supple ear pinna and the mellowing sunset add to the scintillating ambience of the Purple Carrot pic!
Yvonne:
The pic of Dr. Nova is quite cheerfully majestic and alluring and I like the effect of her shedding the ashen layer of her purrior form, nya!
 
Tara-chan:
I love the windswept wave of Aquarius’s hair, the horns and staff of Aries, and- and Cancer’s cute outfit with the yummy crab, nya!
Trini-chan:
Hai, and I love the sheen of Capricorn’s fishy parts, Gemini’s different hair & garment colors, and Leo’s lovely swishy tail!
 
Mary Nyan:
Some of my favorite aspects of those zodiac signs are the drape of Libra’s gown, the veil-like tail-fin of Pisces, and the confident kyudo stance of Sagittarius!
Becca:
Scorpio has the mischievous expurression, Taurus has the merry stride, and Virgo has the beautiful splay of the cherry blossoms! Thank y’all for purrsenting the new art!
Petra & Bunnii:
Doitashimaste, nya!
Elizabeth:
Well, I

guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew, and it is almost time for our AfterMew luau!

 
Bunnii:
Itadakimasu! We wish to thank Rvkh for the beautiful art…
 
Nyanko:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed!
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his web meowstery…

 

 

Petra:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
Mielikki
Fur shur!
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with more stuff! Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai. nya!

March 2022 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 March 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
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This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary 
of Catgirl Island’s official site, and the 15th Anniversary 
of The Mew, nya! in this edition of The Mew:
 
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings:
our favorite films of 1982
Strike Witches Season 3: The Road to Berlin
Catwoman: Hunted
The Book of Boba Fett
 
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Captain Carter action figure
Ironheart

action figure
Purrinted Media Mewsings:
My Little Pony: Generations # 4 & 5
Flying Witch manga vol. 10
Haruhiko Mikimoto Character Design Archive
The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2
I’m Smith, He’s Jones #1
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
 
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Sechs” plushy doll by Misty Hopkins
“Catian Booty” by Melody Rondeau
“Andocait” by Melody Rondeau
“Gameowra & Mewt” by Melody Rondeau
“Egyptian Catgirls” by Melody Rondeau
“Angel Catgirl” by Melody Rondeau
“Melusinaг” by Melody Rondeau
“Floating” by Rvkh
“Spring Rain” by Rvkh
“Mushkind” by Rvkh
“Nystar” by Rvkh
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Mike
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers tee 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 south end of Wisteria Bridge on the riverwalk in the beautiful downtown Purrbank district of Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC, where it’s 72 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!
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
(Jen’s purrotege, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
 
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, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
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, Nyanko’s twin sister, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl 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!
 
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): 

 
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Cougar purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
Mielikki
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
 
Melanakeami
(the mermaid purropurrietress of the triphibius airship tours business, wearing the Asiatic Lion purrint bandeau bikini top): Shello!
 
Daytona
(the dolphin -tailed mermaid surf purrtol leader / trainer, wearing the Sand cat purrint sports bra): Aloha!
 
Elaenor
(or just Ellie for short, Mew Hanover County’s Fire Marshall, a Banker Pony centauress wearing the Bobcat purrint bandeau bikini top: Hay there!
 
Mike:
So, what have y’all been up to since last month’s Mew?
 
Mary Nyan:
As mewsual I have been busy instructing the hula cance class; whilst

Tia, Jany and I have been 

sewing the costumes for the cosplayers. We recently finished the Wixoss Lrig costumes, and in purrogress are the Lapis Re: Lights costumes!

Mielikki:
So like, I am either on the golf course or directing the repurrtory companyFoxfire Fantasy Fest at the ampurrtheatre, and we planning our upcoming Happy Haru Extravaganza, fur shur!
Melanakeami:
I cannot believe that it has been the month already since the 15th awards presentation! Since then, things have been back to normal with my airship tours and at my parents’ dive-in theatre!
Daytona:
When i have not been busy with the surf purrtrol watches and training the swim team I have been watching the college hoops, gymnastics, softball, beach volleyball and the Winter Olympics!
 
Elizabeth:
Becca and I have stayed purretty busy at our spa to pampurr the many customers who have retreated to here from the nippier weather upon the mainland!
Becca:
Hai hai, we have purrtaken of the sports, the gardening, the DVDs, and the weekly late night hot salsa dance! Our most recent video binge watching has included The Book of Boba Fett, After School Dice Club, and  Around the World in 80 Days!
Tara-chan:
I have been studying for my mid term exams too, nya! Let’s see… in addition to the college classes and – and the photography club I have been caring for our cats, the ponies, and – and helping onee-chan with our yacht’s fishing charters, nya!
 
Yvonne:
My fishing charters have reeled in the bumpurr crop of the Snappurrs, Groupurrs, Croakers, Mackerels and Tunas; 

and my drumming circle has purrvided the purrcussion for the purrades and matsuris, nya!
Trini-chan:
I have been paddle surfing, board shaping, caring for the ponies, and it is already the mid term exam time for my beginner belly dance students at the Purrforming Arts Center!
Bunni:
I have been baking the carrot cakes and gardening when Petra and I have not been curating at the Mewseum of Art or coaching at the spring beach volleyball camp!
 
Petra:
Hai hai, we are very enthused about the camp and our Mewsum’s upcoming annual body art show, nya! Oh and our mewseum’s cafe has expanded its menu to include the purramisucrepes, the piping hot croquettes, the and the carameowl expurresso capurrcino, nya!
 
Nyoka:
It seems like only yesterday we were commeowmerating the Winter Solstice, and nyow at my magick shop we are purrparing for the Vernal Equinox. 
Nyanko:
The time continues to fly by like the hypurr drive! I have been busy at my gym and at my dojo where my students are training for the spurring qualifier tournyament! Howboutchoo, Ellie?
 
Ellie:
During the awards ceremony, I was extra busy with the patrols and inspections, but there were no unpleasant incidents with the many fireworks, bonfires and lanterns, and since then I have been able to spend more time at the gym and the beach!
 
Jeannie:
My routine is still compurrised purrdictably of the mornings at the yoga studio, afternoons at the kyudo range, alternating weeknights purrsiding at the robotics club and instructing the advanced belly dance class, and the occassional weekend gravure photo shoot modeling. Back to Mike.
Mike:
Ah, not much noteworthy for me aside from the usual art, writing, reading, running, and spending time with the family! For purrofiles and illustrations of those and other Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com/meet-the-critics/! Ah, we’ve got a lot on our plate today, so let’s go ahead an start our
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings with this month’s 
Lightning Round Topic: Our Favorite Films of 1982!
 
So this year weve bene looking back at fun things  of years ending with a 2; we’ve already covered 2012, 2002 and 1992, so this month we’re listing our favorite films from 1982, one of the best years ever for cinema! So, are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
 
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO- NYA!
Jeannie:
I will nominate Firefox, Tron, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Blade Runner, and Hail Columbia. (tags the mermaid with a brush of her tail)
 
Melanakeami:
I will nominate the concert films such as Let’s Spend the Night Together, The Concert in Central Park, The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball, and Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl! (tags Becca with her tail fin)
Becca
The comedies such as The King of Comedy, Tootsie, Diner, Deathtrap, and Summer Lovers!  tail-tags her wife)
Elizabeth:
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Porky’s, Airplane II: The Sequel , Eating Raoul , and 48 Hours! (tags Petra)
Petra:
The World According to Garp, Missing, Sophie’s Choice, The Verdict, and An Officer and a Gentleman, nya! (tags Bunni)
 
Bunni:
Blade Runner, Gandhi, Reds, The Year of Living Dangerously, The Man from Snowy River, and The Legend of Walks Far Woman! (tag Mielikki)
Mielikki:
So like, I will nominate Gandhi, Reds, The Year of Living Dangerously, The Man from Snowy River, and The Legend of Walks Far Woman, fur shur! (tags Nyoka with a flit of the wing)
Nyoka:
I would say… E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Dark Crystal, Conan the Barbarian, Tempest,  Cat People, and Pink Floyd- The Wall! (tags Trini-chan)
Trini-chan
The Thing, Poltergeist, Cat People, Creepshow, and The House Where Evil Dwells (tags her BFF)
Tara-chan:
I want… I want to nominate the animated movies such as Tron, The Secret of NIMH, The Last Unicorn, The Plague Dogs , A Charlie Brown Celebration, and – and Miss Switch to the Rescue, nya Onee-chan’s turn, nya! (tags her sister)
Yvonne:
The animated movies such as Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All, The Flight of Dragons, Arcadia of My Youth, Queen Millennia, and Space Adventure Cobra, nya! (tags Nyanko)
 
Nyanko:
The Road Warrior, First Blood, Forced Vengeance, The Soldier, Firefox, Megaforce, and Tag: The Assassination Game! (tags the centauress)
 
Ellie:
The Dark Crystal,  The Last Unicorn, Conan the Barbarian, The Beastmaster, The Sword and the Sorcerer, and Dragon Lord! (tags Daytona)
Daytona:
Hmmm… I’d hafta say E.T., Star Trek II, Fast Times, Monty Python, Tron, oh oh and Koyaanisqatsi, (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
I will nominate the horror movies such as Cat People, The Thing, Poltergeist, Friday the 13th Part III, Halloween III: Season of the Witch,  Q – The Winged Serpent,  Swamp Thing, and Basket Case! Back to Mike!
 
Mike:
Oh I gotta go with Blade Runner, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Tron, The Dark Crystal!, and my 2nd favorite Star Trek movie Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan! Well that was an expedient little Lightning Round, considering  our big group! Ah, now Jen will continue our
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings, with her review of 
Strike Witches Season 3: The Road to Berlin!
 
Jeannie
Hai. Combine a heroic team of endearing kemonomimis with thrilling aerial magick combat and magnificent military mecha in an alternate reality’s 1944, with quite the bit of amewsing slice-of-life moments and ’fan service’ and there you have the Strike Witches a.ka. the World Witches series, the military moe /magickal  girls with guns series of light novels, manga, anime (TV series, movie & OVAS) & video games plus a few spin-offs since 2007.
The anime TV series is based upon the manga by Humikane Shimada & Projeckt Kagonfish which was serialized in Comp Ace magazine, published monthly by Sneaker Bunko. The purremise of this series is that instead of a 2nd World War, countries analogous to our own US, Britiain, Japan, Germany, Italy, Russia and so forth have united against alien invaders called the Neurois, whose mysterious dark aircraft have decimated Europe.
 
In response, the multi-national 501st Joint Fighter Wing  known as The Strike Witches and other teams were created. The 501st is compurrised of girls with magickal abilities who can create very ornate magickal deflector shields, and they fly into combat not on brooms, but with the magickal mana-powered mechanical Striker Units which resemble aircraft fuselages worn around each leg, hence the witche wear short skirts instead of pants.
They are of various nationalities which are analagous to real countries, such as Fuso (Japan), Liberion ( USA), Karlsland (Germany), Britannia (Britain) Orussia (Russia), Galia (France) and Romagna (Italy). The 501st consists of Maj. Mio Sakamoto (voiced by Seto Saori), Lt. Col. Mina-Deitlinde Wilke (voiced by Tanaka Rie, Sgt. Lynette Bishop (voiced by Nazuka Kaori), Lt. Perrine-H Clostermann (voiced by Sawashiro Miyuki)…
 
… Lt. Erica Hartman (voiced by Nogawa Sakura), Capt. Gertrude Barkhorn (voiced by Sonozaki Mie), Ens. Francesca Lucchini (voiced by Saitou Chiwa), Flight Lt. Charlotte Yeager (voiced by Koshimizu Ami), Ens. Eila Ilmater Juutilainen (voiced by Oohashi Ayuru), Lt. Sanya Litvyak (voiced by Kadowaki Mai), the main character Sgt. Yoshika Miyafuji (voiced by Fukuen Misato), and new meowmber Sgt. Hattori Shizuka (voiced by Uchida Aya).
When a witch uses her powers, animal ears & tail are manifest. For example,Yoshika’s are Shiba Inu, Perrine’s are Chartreaux Cat, and Eila’s are Black Fox.They carry weapons such as Perrine’s Bren Gun, Sanya’s Fliegerhammer, and Gertrude and Erica’s MG-42s. The Striker units resemble the fuselages of real aircraft, such as Mio’s Yamanishi Shiden Model 53 N1K5-J, Lynette’es Spitfire Mk.22, Charlotte’s P51D, and Mina’s Bf109K-4.
They group attempts to liberate Berlin from the Neurois in Road to Berlin, which is the 3rd season of the Strike Witches anime TV series, which aired in Japan in 2020 and was recently released here on Blu-Ray by Funimation. Purrduced by Takashi Tachisaki and directed by Kazuhiro Takamura, the character, mecha and scenic design, art and animation are supurrb, with the wonderful voices, sound FX and Nagaoka Shigemu’s rousing mewsic.
This Blu-Ray set includes epurrsodes 1-12 plus special features upon the two disks with the digital copy instuction sheet packaged in the plastic case with the outer cardboard sleeve.The reverse side of the insert is the wraparound pic of Mio. The 1080p HD video is of the 16:9 screen aspect ratio, with the Dolby TrueHD audio choices of English 5.1and Japanese 2.0, and theoptional  English subtitles. The few special features include the “eyecatch” gallery, and 12 textless versions of the opening song.
I wish there were far more special features, but I found Road to Berlin to be highly entertaining, due to the excellent story, characters, mecha and world-building, plus the great balance of charming, joyful, sad, heroic, cute, zany and slice-of-life moments in addition to the thrilling combat scenes. I will give it the “A” grade, and I hope that the subsequent spin-off series Luminous Witches will be released here on Blu-ray soon. Nyow here is Nya-sensei to discuss
The Book of Boba Fett.
 
Nyanko:
Arigato! I have been enjoying the heck out of the live-action and animated Star Wars series on Disney Plus, such Star Wars Visions, Clone Wars season 7, The Bad Batch, The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, which stars Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett, Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, and Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin, plus many other characters whose surpurrises I do not wish to spoil!
This series has the seven epurrsodes which are spun off of The Mandalorian and are set 5 years after Return of the Jedi, with appurrances by certain characters from Epurrsodes I-V, the Clone Wars and Rebels. There even seem to be some veiled references to the Star Wars Holiday Special, which was Bobba Fett’s first appurrance in 1978, about the year and a half before The Empire struck back in 1980!
This series also goes a long way in atoning for the Tattooine scenes of Return of the Jedi, such as that 1983 movie’s regrettable Rancor FX and the Fett’s embarrassingly silly Sarlacc Pit fight scene.  It’s the most “western” Star Wars, moreso than even the Han Solo movie, but not as “samurai” as Star Wars Visions. The Tusken / Sandpeople flashbacks remind me of the movie A Man Called Horse.
I have no purroblem with Fett not wearing his helmet all the time. Like Bo Katan, Sabine Wren, etc his spirtual path is not the same as Din Djardin or The Armorer. I almost didn’t recognize Matt (What We Do in the Shadows) Berry’s voice as 8D8, but Corey Burton’s voice was unmistakable as a certain bounty hunter who’s name I won’t reveal as not to spoil anything.
I love the characters, purrformances, costumes, cinematogaphy, FX, purroduction values, music, fight and  stunt choreography. While it does have a TV budget look about it compurred to the feature films, it is still of very high quality. I think that i might like The Mandalorian series the bit more, but I will give The Book of Boba Fett the B+ grade! I am done, and nyow here is Myayr to tell us about
 
Catwoman: Hunted!
 
Mary Nyan:
Hai! Selina Kyle alias Catwoman is my favoritest DC Comics character, so I was purrticularly anticipating this latest DC animated movie! I was also especially eager for it, as it is Japanese anime, like the Batman Ninja movie, although thus’un is set in the contempurrary time. It is also like the buddy cop movie, as Catwoman teams up with Batwoman to fight the Leviathan crime syndicate and its appurrant leader Barbara Minerva alias The Cheetah!
 
Selina also hopes to purrloin the fabulous Cat’s Eye Emerald, which Black Mask brings to Minerva’s costume ball! Sellina’s cat Isis, Interpol agents Julia Pennyworth and King Faraday help against the villains, which is good because they include Cheshire, Nosferata, Dr. Tzin, Tobias Whale, La Dama, Talia al Ghul, Mr. Yakuza, Soloman Grundy, The Cheetah, lots of gangsters and ninjas. Rated PG-13, this 79 minute OVA is a lot of thrilling, sexy, amewsing, action-packed fun!
The movie seemed too brief, but loved the story, dialogue, designs, animation, backgrounds, voices, sounds and mewsc! Purrduced by Sam Register, Michael Uslan, Ethan Spaulding  and Colin Abv Lewis, written by Greg Weisman, directed by Shinsuke Teresawa and edited by Robert Ehrenreich, the movie’s casting & voice direction wwere by Jamie Thomason, character designs by Erik Okada and animation by Warner Brothers, with the jazzy score by Robert J. Kral.
 
The supurb voice cast includes Elizabeth Gillies as Catwoman, Stephanie Beatriz as Batwoman, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Minerva, Jonathan Banks as Black Mask, Kelly Hu as Cheshire, Keith David as Tobias Whale, Lauren Cohan as Julia Pennyworth, Jonathan Frakes as King Faraday, Jacqueline Obradors as La Dama, Steve Blum as Grundy, Ron Yuan as Dr. Tzin, Andrew Kishino as Mr. Yakuza, and Zehra Fazal as Talia and Nosferata!
 
The single Blu-Ray disc and the digital download code sheet are packaged in the plastic case with the outer cardboard sleeve. The 1080p Hi Def video has the audio choices of DTS-HD MA English 5.1, Dolby Digital French and Spanish, with the optional subtitles in English SDH, French, Spanish, German SDH and Nederlandic. 
 
The special features are When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted, the 19 min. documentary about the making of the movie; and Catwoman: The Feline Femme Fatale the 40 minute documentary about Catwoman, which is narrated by Tara Strong and includes comments by many writers, artists, purrducers, directors, and actresses!
I wish there were more special features, but I was pleased with this movie, to which I give the grade of the A Minus! It has been the good time for the Selina items, what with the new Batman movie and the meowrchendise such as the action figures and the Funko Pop! vinyl figures! On that note, Melanakeami-san will start our
Collectibles & Toy Talk, with her review of the
Marvel Legends Captain Carter action figure!
Melanakeami:
Hai! We like to collect the figures, dolls, statues and ornaments of the inspirational heroines, so I was quaite pleased to get Hasbro’s figure of Steve Rogers’ girl friend the British agent Peggy Carter in her guise as the super soldier Captain Carter, as depicted in the animated What If…? TV series! Created by Stan Lee and jack Kirby, Peggy first appeared in Marvel Comics’ Tales of Suspense #75 in 1966! In the Marvel Cinematic Universe she is wonderfully portrayed by Hayley Atwell!
 
This 6.25” figure is part of the separately – sold Marvel Legends What If…? wave of figures that also includes Sylvie, Heist Nebula, Zombie Captain America, Zombie-Hunter Spidey Doctor Strange Supreme, and Star Lord T’challa.  All but Zombie Captain America include  one or two of the parts needed to build a figure of The Watcher, whose arms are included with  Captain Carter. She is beautifully designed, sculpted and painted, with the intricate details and the faithful portraiture!
She is very posable too, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, upper arms, wrists, abs, hips, thighs, knees and ankles; and she is accessorized by thr 2” diameter shield which can strap on to either of her arms. She is balanced well- enough to stand wiithout requiring a display base or a doll stand (which are not included), but I will recommend using one if you want to pose her in the more dynamic stances. I have displayed her on a prime spot on my desk! Now here is Mike to discuss the
Marvel Legends 

Ironheart 

action figure!
Daytona:
Arigato! Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato, Riri Williams alias Ironheart is the genius teen girl with her own Stark-like armor who first appeared in Invincible Iron Man Vol. 2 #7 in 2016. In the animated Marvel Rising series she is voiced by Sofia Wylie, and in the MCU she is going to be portrayed by actress Dominique Thorne! 
 
This lovely 5 7/8” figure of her is part of the separately – sold wave of figures that also include Darkstar, Ultron, Vault Guardsman, Modular Iron Man, Stealth Iron Man, and Hologram Iron Man.  Except for the latter figure, each includes a piece needed to build a figure of the Soviet super soldier Ursa Major.She is quite splendidly designed, meticulously sculpted and precisely painted, with the intricate details of her sleek Red, Gold and Black armor!
Included in the box are an alternate unmasked head, a pair of variant hands, 2 repulsar beams, 2 contrails, and Ursa Major’s right leg. The articulation in her neck, shoulders, upper arms, wrists, abs, hips, thighs, knees & ankles. A display base or stand is not included. I purchased an adjustable NECA dynamic action figure stand to display her in vertical flight. That is all for our toy talk, so now Tara-chan will start our
purrinted-media mewsings, with her review 
of IDW’s My Little Pony: Generations #4 & 5!
Tara-chan:
Hai,

I love these pony comics which so capture the style and – and  the spirit of the animated TV series, nya! It is hard to believe that the Friendship is Magic animated series started 12 years ago, nya!

Generations is the crossover betwixt the original (Gen One) 1980’s ponies and – and their Friendship is Magic (Gen Four) counterparts, nya!
The
purremise of this five-issue mini-series is that the evil human teen cousins Grackle, Dyre (who are
the daughters of Reeka and – and Draggle)
and – and their magickal rat named Trench plot  to avenge their evil grandmother
Hydia whose sinister Smooze weapon was thwarted by the ponies, nya!
They transform some of the Smoze slime into the evil ponies Violet Shiver, Black Belle and – and Shadow Storm who will bring the chaos and – and the bad morale to the pony world, but the miscalculation sent them to the
Gen Four world instead of the Gen One World, nya!
Reeka, Draggle, Hydia and – and Smooze appurred in the
1986 My Little Pony movie, nya!
The Smooze ponies purrtend to be purrofessors at the Friendship School, where teacheth
Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie,
Fluttershy, Starlight Glimmer, and – and Sunburst Star, nya! In issue #4 the portal opens from the Gen One World, through which emerge
Lickity-Split, Lofty, Minty, Galaxy, Surprise, Applejack, North Star and – and Rose Dust, nya!
Other characters who appurr in this mini-series include
Apple Bloom, Granny Smith, Big McIntosh, Mayor Mare,
Yona, Smolder, Ocellus, Sand Bar, Silverstream, Gallus, Pizzelle, Spitfire, Fleetfoot and – and the other Wonderbolts, nya!
in issue #5 the Gen One and – and the Gen Four ponies unite for the finale battle to save Equestia
, nya!
Purrced $3.99 apiece, e

ach issue has the 28 full-color pages including the uninterrupted 20 page tale followed by the cover art gallery and – and ads, nya. I am glad that the ads do not interrupt the tale, nya!

It was written by Casey Gilly, illustrated by Michela Cacciatore, colored by Heather Breckel, lettered by Neil Uyetake and edited by Megan Brown, nya!
Cover A is by Michela Cacciatore, cover B is by Agnes Garbowska and – and Silvana Brys, whilst the scarcer Retailers Incentive cover is by Samantha Whitten, nya! I loved the plot, pace, poses, dialogue, expurressions, scenery, colors, shading, fonts, and – and the graphic narrative techniques, so I will give this mini – series the

“A” as in Applebuck, nya! 

Now here is Mie -sensei to tell us about

Flying Witch manga vol. 10, nya!
 
Mielikki:
Arigato! So like, This is one of my all – time favoritest manga series! Flying Witch by the artist / author Chihiro Ishizuka is the beautiful, whimsically charming tale of the teenage novice witch Makoto Kowata & her cat Chito who have moved from Yokohama to her relatives’ The Kuramoto family’s lovely mansion in the rural town of Aomori for her witchy studies!
Other recurring characters include Makoto’s older sister Akane & her cat Kenny, their mentor Akira, cousin Kei & younger Chinatsu, their mom Nana & dad Keiji, Inukai the fortune teller & her hamster Ai, Ms. Shiina the cafe owner, her daughter Anzu, waitress ghost Hina, Anzu’s owl Ororu, Makoto’s senpai Sayo and Kei’s classmate Nao!
The plots typically include learning spell craft, gardening, farming, cooking, day trips, and revealing more of the magickal world! Originally published by Kodansha in Japan, Volume10 was published in English by Vertical Comics, translated by Melissa Tanaka & edited by Ajani Oloye, with the purrduction by Grace Lu & Tomoe Tsutsumi.
 
Purriced at $10.95 in the USA and $11.95 in Canada, it has the 176 Black & White pages compurrised of B&W chapters 55-61 with the pretty color cover art! So like, it is summertime and the manga if off to the delicious, nutritious start as the family picks the fruits and vegetables which they trade with the neighboring gardeners and farmers.
Makoto, Akane, Chito & Kenny ride the bullet train, visit the Society of Witches office in Hirosaki where they have an exam and then on to their home in Kanagawa, where we meet their mom, friends Miko, Yayoi & Cantera. Then Makoto, Akane and Miko ride in the horse drawn carriage with Nihei the witch who will assist them and Anzu with an assignment at a temple full of maneki-nekos!
This was yet another totally beautifully charming, magickal slice of life tale that introduces us to more endearing characters, amazing creatures, mystical phenomenon, lovely locations and insights into the witchy world, so I will give vol. 10 the grade of an “A” as in Akane, fur shur! I am done, so now here is Ellie to tell us about the
 
Haruhiko Mikimoto Character Design Archive!
 
Ellie:
Arigato! Haruhiko Mikimoto is a lengendary Japanese animator, character designer, illustrator and manga-ka whose famous works include anime, manga, novels and games such as Gundam,  Macross, Gunbuster, Megazone 23, Orguss, Quo Vadis, Hi-Speed Jecy, Marionette Generation, and Tytania!
Published by PIE Books, and priced $49.99 USA & £40.00 UK, this 208 page 12” x 8.5” x 7/8” hardcover by Mikimoto is chock full of hundreds of annotated images that are as beautiful as beautiful can be! Representing the master’s career from the 1980’s to the present. it also includes more his recent works such as Blue Remains, Kabaneri, Khamrai, Koyasai, Tottoi, Mirage of the Flower, and Hatsune Miko!
I lost count of the hundreds of images of all sizes, but I’d say there are over four dozen full-page pics, over a dozen two-page spreads, and hundreds of other images of various sizes. I will give it the high praise grade of the “A” as in Aquarian Age! Now Trini-chan wants to tll us about—
The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2!
Trini-chan:
Hai! We are fond of the books about the design of the Star Wars productions so I am pleased with this book by published by Abrams and written by Lucasfilm’s Creative Art Manager Phil Szostak, who also wrote The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian I!
The full color, 256 page, 11 5/16“ x 10 7/8” x 7/8” dust – jacketed hardcover is purriced at $40.00 in the USA, $50.00 in Canada and £30.00 in the UK. The jacket front llustration of Mando & Grogu is by Lucasfilm Executive Creative Director Doug Chiang ( who wrote the book’s forward), and the jacket back llustration of Ahsoka Version 01 is by Lucasfilm Senior Concept Designer Brian Martyas.
With the case’s wraparound illustration of Crash Spider Version 105 by concept supurvisor Ryan Church, this book is the lavish collection of sketches, storyboards, concept art, paintings, diagrams, 3D models and comments for the characters, creatures, costumes, props, mecha, graphics, environments and FX of the 2nd season of The Mandalorian TV series.
The hundreds of other images by the dozens of contributors include many half-page pics, twenty full – page pics, two1.5 page pics, and twenty-five two-page spreads! I will highly recommend this beautiful informative book to fans of Star Wars, the science fantasy genre, cinematic design, and beautiful art in general; and I hope that there will be a similar book for The Book of Boba Fett! Now here is Mike to discuss the
I’m Smith, He’s Jones #1!
Mike:
Alias Smith and Jones was a fun early 70’s Western TV series about two outlaws Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry who try to go straight with new identities, while a governer secretly considers pardoning them, but every week some new trouble would find them.  As a kid in the mid 70’s before we got cable TV, I watched reruns of it and Star Trek, Time Tunnel, Then Came Bronson and other shows that comprised Bob Gordon Theater, a weekend show on a channel out of Winston-Salem.
Meanwhile, the 70’s were a golden age for Star Trek fandom, during which I found out fanzines. Nowadays most fanfics and fan art is posted to the internet, but in those days there were no web sites and few fans had computers, so fan fiction, art and essays were typically published in those amateur magazines and newsletters. The ones dedicated to Star Trek might be the most famous, but tof course here are fan works dedicated to, well, pretty much any subject that has its fans.
Jim and Melody Rondeau have been famous fans, collectors, authors, artists and publishers for many decades; buying and selling fanzines, magazines, books, comics, games, film clips, posters, memorabilia and so forth at cons and through their web site Make it Go Away http://www.crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/home.htm. It has been a joy to make their acquaintance, do business and trade art with, so I was quite eager to get a copy of their latest fanzine, I’m Smith, He’s Jones #1!
Edited by Jim & Melody, published by their Buffalo Chip Press in January, and limited to a first print run of 75 copies, the 8.5×11” zine has 114 stapled pages (plus covers), consisting of nine short stories and a poignant essay by Pamela J. Corsa, six short stories and a couple of vignettes by Terrence Oswald Knova, four illustrations and five limericks by Melody, and a cordial opening editorial by Jim. I don’t want want to spoil the plots of the captivating tales—
– but I will broadly say that they range from charming, whimsical and adventurous to suspensful, tragic, poignant and bittersweet. Melody’s Black and White art of Heyes, The Kid and the horses is quite delightful, and I especially liked the pic that accompanied the Cat House Tale! Not only was this old-fashioned. top quality fanzine such a lovely read, but it put me in a wonderfully nostalgic mood, almost like I was 50 years younger, and that ain’t bad! Ah, that’s all for our book reviews, so now I’ll turn The Mew over to Lizzy, Becca and Nyo-sensei who’ll present the
Monthly Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonmimi Spotlight!
Elizabeth:
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate catgirls, nekomusume and other kemonomimi of international mythologies and 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.
Some ladies are Ailuranthropes, also known as were-cats, who might seem to be the average humans until they transform into the feline or merely spurrout the tail and / or nemomimi pinna. Then there are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but do have the cat-titude or couture, whether it is full-on cosplay or the animal – purrint attire!
We have  several examples of celebrities who we consider as an “honorary catgirls” for their feline fashions, such as jounalist Jericka Duncan who wore the gray leopurrd purrint blouse during the February 2nd CBS Evening News, commeowntator Zerlina Maxwell who wore the leopurrd purring blouse during her segment on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrance O’Donnell
… and who could forget singer / actress Cher’s TV character Lavrne who wore the tiger stripe outfit? Sometimes the cat ears and claws are meowrly imagined, such as when Chizuru Mizuhara meowmentarily meownifested those when when she fiecely confronted her meddlesome grandmother in Epurrsode 5 “Hot Springs and Girlfriend” of the anime TV series Rent-A- Girlfriend!
Becca:
Sometimes the cat couture is more elaborate and overt, such as the titular young girl of the Kitty chapterbook series by author Paula Harrison & artist Jenny Lovlie! She dons the costume with the ears and tail for the nocturnal adventures with her neko companions as she tried to emulate her mom who is the supurr heroine of the feline motif!
Sadly not all thusly costumes girls who purrowl the streets have the cheerful lives, such as DC Comics’ Kitrina Falcone alias Kittyhawk and Catgirl, who first apurred in Batman # 692 in 2009. Created by author Tony S. Daniel & artist Sandu Florea, she had the unhappy life as a daughter of the Falcone crime family, but fortunately Catwoman took the liking to her and adopted her as the purrotege!
Voiced by Kimlinh Tran in the video game series Skullgirls, Nadia Fortune a.k.a Ms. Fortune is the bonafide catgirl- and the undead one at that! She is the friendly. fiece, athletic Robin-Hoodish character with the feral ears, claws, tail, fangs, keen senses, regenerative ability, detachable body parts, and the impurressive fighting purrowess!
The videogame series Blazblue has combative kemonomimi characters too, such as the stoicly cynical two-tailed catgirl Kokonoe Mercury, Makoto Nanaya the genki risumimi with the large squirrel tail in the sexy tight bare midriff outfit, and the mysterious catgirl Taokaka who wears the hoody, mask and large paw gloves! Our friend Misty Hopkins  https://kranberrijam.blogspot.com who was a guest of the March 2008 Mew, has cosplayed as Taokaka http://www.catgirlisland.net/art/guest2/2.html!
Nyoka:
If it is the magickal post-apocalyptic nekomimi you crave, then I will suggest the video game ArKnights, which is brimming with such charactersas Ahmoni, Beanstak, Blaze, Cliffheart, Dawn, Dora, Folinic, Haze, Heidi, Indra, Iris, Jessica, Kal’tsit, Melantha, Monique, Mousse, Mint, Nightmare, Picale, Pramanix, Rosmontis, Siege, Skyfire, Swire, and Waal Fu!
Problem Children are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? is the series of light novels, manga and anime of the isekei genre in which three metahuman teenagers from Earth are telepurrted to the realm of Little Garden where they battle the bullies and despots that theaten the peacefully charming commeownity. One of those three is Kasukabe, the shy girl with the animal powers and her pet cat. 
 
The trio is summoned to Little Garden by the powerfully magickal bunny girl Black Rabbit. The nekomimi Shiroyasha is an elder of the commeownity with the tremendous solar power. Riri is the young kitsune who they befriend, Hifumi is the kemonimi hey resuce from the slavers, and Sandra is the ryumimi with the fiery dragon powers who helps them in the battles against the demon lords!
Lastly but not leastly for this month’s spotlight, I will meowntion the kemonomimi characters of the beautiful anime – style online role – playing video game Genshin Impact such as Diona the tsundere catgirl who tends The Cat’s Tail bar, Keqing the telepurrting swordswoman and merchantile guild leader, and Sayu the petite sleepy widdle kunoichi! That is all for this month’s spotight, and nyow here ar Petra and Bunni to purrsent the latest
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
 
Petra:
Arigato, nya! Here y’all will find the hundreds of 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 the artistic nudity, 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. In Guest Gallery Two http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest2.html 
 
— we are purroud to purrsent the supurrb Sechs plushy doll made by Misty Hopkins https://kranberrijam.blogspot.com who was a guest of our March 208 Mew, nya! Sechs was the full-body cyborg, an elite agent of the TUNED group and meowmber of the Space Angels martial arts team in Yukito Kishiro’s Alita Battle Angel manga, nya!
Then we are delighted to display six more catgirl pics by Melody Rondeau http://www.crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/home.htm, starting with ther recently Star Trek inspired sketches of “Catian Booty” and Andocait”, nya! An Andocait is part Andorian and Caitian, nya. 
 
Nextly “Gameowra & Mewt” is Melody’s amewsing purrody of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy characters Gamorra & Groot, nya! After that is her beautiful 1993 pic of four “Egyptian Catgirls, her lovely 1996 pic of the Angel Catgirl, and her gorgeous 2000 pic of “Melusinaг”, nya!
Bunni:
Then in Guest Gallery Three http://catgirlisland.net/art/gallery/guest3.html we are elated to exhibit four wonderful new illustrations by Rvkh

(pronounced Riv-kah), the artist formerly known as Rebecca Brogden, who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew!
“Floating” depicts the lovely fairy with Goatweed Leafwing lepidopteran wings! Rvkh used Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils, Davinci Watercolors, Micron Pen & White Posca Pen for this image, of which there is an art process video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NCTFfzqHOg&feature=youtu.be!
“Mushkind” depicts exquisitely our widdle alien mushroom friend Cortinaria-sensei! Rvkha used Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils, Davinci Watercolors, White Gouche, Micron Pen & White Posca Pen for this image, of which there is the art process video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCDVY3nlK9I&feature=youtu.be!
“Spring Rain” depicts the cute widdle pixy with the shroombrella on the rainy day! Rvkha used Procreate wiith the Apple Pencil upon the Ipad for this adorable illustration, of which there is the art process video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9v2I0-H8QU&feature=youtu.be!
 
Lastly but not leastly, “Nystar” is the male guise of  Rvkh’s female fairy character Nystia! Rvkh used Procreate with the Apple Pencil upon the Ipad Pro for this sexy illustration, of which there is the art process video of the pic at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3p0rf2zNBI&feature=youtu.be!
The cat lady sings…
Ellie:
Misty’s doll certainly faithfully captured Sechs’s spirit and appearance!
Daytona:
I love the paw print cutie mark on th Catian Booty, and the red tassle on the Andocait’s antenna and spear!
 
Melanakeami:
I guess that Gameowora would be of the Zen-Mewberi species and Mewt would be of the Flora Nekolossus?
Yvonne:
That seems appurropurriate, but those mice in the Egyptian Catgirls pic are causing the craving in my tummy, nya!
Mielikki:
I love the intricate details of the Angel Catgirl! from the vanes of the feathers to the decorative celtic knot corners!
 
Mary Nyan:
I feel the same way about the pic of Melusinaг from her lovely whiskers and spots to her jewelry and the tail!

Nyoka:

Nystar’s hair, grin and wings definitely resembles Nystia’s, and my those are some sexy abs, mew la la!
Tara-chan:
The Floating fairy is so graceful, and I love the salted watercolor technique of the circular vignette!
Trini-chan:
The Spring Rain pixy is so cute, with the richly vibrant colors and the perfect chibi proportions!

Becca:

Rvkh nailed the pic of Cortinaria -sensei! She has quite the knack for the mushrooms!
Elizabeth:
Well, I

guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew!

 
Bunnii:
We wish to thank Misty, Melody and Rvkh for the beautiful art…
 
Nyanko:
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed!
Jeannie:
We also wish to thank Jamie for his web meowstery…

Petra:
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nya!
Mike:
We’ll be back next month with more stuff! Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai. nya!

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!

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!