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 December 2022 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
This year is the Year of the Tiger, the 22nd Anniversary
of Catgirl Island’s official site, the 15th Anniversary of
The Mew; and December 7th is the 43rd anniversary of
Mike’s favorite movie Star Trek The Motion Picture, nya!
in this edition of The Mew:
The Lightning Round: more favorite things of 1932
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings:
Star Wars: Andor
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Stargirl Season 3
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Mattel Monster High Clawdeen Wolf doll
Mattel Monster High Toralei doll
Mattel Monster High Frankie Stein doll
McFarlane Toys Avatar Neytiri action figure
plus further kemonomimi toys, statues, doll & figure findings
Demon Girl Next Door vol. 6
The Art of Star Wars Visions
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Chibi Byleth”, “Christmas Spirit”, Winter Solstice” and “Harvest Moon Fairy” by Rvkh Brogden
“Torako Cosplay” by Alexcia Reynolds
“Halloween 2022” by Jamie
“Torako” and “Zel Mavet” by 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! Today we’re at the marina on the Southwest side of Catgirl Island NC, where it’s 70 degrees under the Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds in Mew Hanover County, NC! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
(a.k.a. Vonny, the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college freshman, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
(a.k.a. Jen, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
(the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Caracal purrint tri-kini): Kon
a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Margay purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer & spa co-owner w
earing the Eurasian Lynx purrint ring-closure bikini an an orchid lei):
(the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
(or just Ellie for short, the banker pony centauress, body builder, and the island’s Fire Meowrshall, wearing the African Lion purrint sports bra) Hay there!
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
(the art mewseum co-curator & Petra’s beach volleyball partner bunnygirl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Couger purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
(the mermaid purropurrietress of the triphibius airship tours business, wearing the Asiatic Lion purrint bandeau bikini top): Shello!
(the dolphin – tailed mermaid surf purrtol leader / trainer wearing the Sand cat purrint sports bra): Aloha!
(the island’s supurrvising Purrk Ranger catgirl & amphibious orienteering coach wearing the Colocolo purrint cutout micro bikini): G’day!
(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!
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl & twin sister of Nyanko, wearing the Siberian Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
(the island’s Police Chief catgirl & motorcycle enthiusiest wearing the the badge upon her Jaguar purrint off-shoulder ruffled bikini): ‘Ello!
(a.k.a.Tami-sama, the mermaid MerMaidtr’d at Sheila May’s seafood restraurant wearing the Maine Coon purrint cutout bandeau top): Ciao!
(the purropurrietress catgirl of the Kitt Inn ryokan & rotemburo, wearing the Rusty-Spotted Cat purrrint butterfly bandeau bikini) Salam, nya!
(Mew Hanover County’s top Barista as well as a supurrb aquatic ikebana artist mermaid wearing the Pallas Cat purrint triangular bikini top): Shello!
(Mew Hanover County’s top Barista as well as a supurrb aquatic ikebana artist mermaid wearing the Pallas Cat purrint triangular bikini top): Shello!
(the dappurr-looking Orca Girl & travel writer wearing the Black Purrl in her navel and the Bombay Cat purrint keyhole bandeau top): Bonjour!
(a.k.a Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme history catgirl wearing the Lyger purrint micro bikini and open-front cover up): Whassup?
Well, we have a big group with a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump into this month’s
Lightning Round: more favorite things of 1932!
This year we’ve discussed our favorite things from years ending in a 2. Last month was favorite movies of the 1932 vintage, and this month we’d like to include a few of our favorite celebrities that were born in that year! Chief Ellie’s gonna start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! Lightning Round- Go, nya!
I will nominate three of my favorite musicians such as Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash! (tags Nyanko to go next)
I will nominate the mewsicians Patsy Cline and Charlie Rich! (tags Mary Nyan with a brush of the tail)
Legendary rock pioneers Little Richard and Carl Perkins! (tail-tags Nyoka)
Composers John Williams, Lalo Schifrin and Michel Legrand! (tags Tara-chan)
I want… I want to nominate the legendary radio DJ and voice actor Casey Kasem, nya! (tags Trini-chan)
Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols and Majel Barrett!
So like, actors Ted Cassidy and Roger C. Carmel appeared in several Star Trek episodes! (tags Yvonne with a flit of thew wing)
I will nominate Roy Scheider who starred in my favoritest movie Jaws, nya! (tags Meryl)
Elizabeth Taylor, Omar Sharif and Peter O’Tool, nya! (tags Elizabeth
M*A*S*H’s William Christopher and The Man From U.N.C.L.E’s Robert Vaughn! (tags her wife)
Barbara Shelley, Anthony Perkins and Debbie Reynolds! Jen’s turn! (tags Jeannie)
Directors Fracois Truffaut and Richard Lester. (tags Formality)
Authors Ben Bova, John Updike, Christy Browand, and John Jakes!
I will nominate astronaut Alan Bean, purrimatologist Dian Fossey, and artist Shel Silverstein (tags Mealankeami)
I will nominate the artists Jim Berry, Bunny Hoest, and Ken Selig! (tags Daytona)
Stan Goldberg, Ian Kennedy, and Sharon Smith Kane! Beebs’ turn (tags Beebee)
Artists Alves Pinto, Jose Oritz, and Emily Mason! (tags Ceresatami)
Dorothea Rockburne, Angelo Torres, and Paul “Sidney” Ramboux! (tags Lani)
I will nominate the artists Erro, John Calnan, and Joseph Toutan! (tags Nemui)
Lee Holley, Jim Watson, and Sergio Bonnelli! (tags Bunnii)
Sergio Toppi, Quintin Blake, and Idelle Weber! (tags Petra)
Gillermo Mordillo, Luis Bermejo Ziraldo, and Kim Seong-hwan, nya! Back to Mike, nya!
Comics artists Dick Giordano, Jim Aparo, and Tony Dezuniga! Well that was another expedient little Lightning Round! Ah, let’s keep The Mew a-rollin’, as Meryl starts our
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings
with her review of Star Wars: Andor!
Hai! We have been rather pleased with the live-action and animated Star Wars TV series on Disney+, such as Clone Wars, The Bad Batch, Visions, The Mandalorian, Obi-wan Kenobi, and the Book of Bob Fett, but golly I think that the first season of Andor is the best one yet! It’s 12 epurrsodes are the purrequel to the to the 2016 movie Rogue One, which I think is the best Star Wars movie since 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back!
Created and purrduced exquisitely by Tony Gilroy, it purrtains to how the Rebel Alliance was formed to oppose the Galactic Empire, and stars Diego Luna, who repurrises the role as Cassian Andor from Rogue One. It is the most serious Star Wars tale, dealing with the politics, economics, espionage, philosophy and motivations of the rebellion, with the captivating plot that unfolds with the slow burn and a grandly cinematic style!
The characters have a lot of depth! The rest of the brilliant cast includes Adria Arjona, Dave Chapman, Elizabeth Dulau, Gershwyn Eustach, Alex Ferns, Denise Gough, Kathryn Hunter, Alex Lawthor, Anton Lesser, Alastair Mackenzie, Fa
ye Marsay, Ben Miles, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Duncan Pow, Sule Remi, Andy Serkis, Varda Sethu, Fiona Shaw, Stellan Skarsgard, Joplin Sibtain, Kyle Soller, Stanley Townsend and Rupert Vansittart.
Genevieve O’Reilly returns as Mon Mothma, and Forest Whittaker returns as Saw Gerrera! It is among the most thorough looks at civilian, corporate and government life in the Empire. It is meowgnificent! It even has nods to George Lucas’s movie THX-1138, and I think that it is the best live-action Start Wars TV series thus far, so I will give it the A as in Andor! Nyow for more of the Star Wars topic, here is Ellie-sama to discuss
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi!
Arigato! As Meryl-sama noted, we tend to like the animated Star Wars TV series! Well, just like the various live-action Star Wars movies and TV series, the animated ones have been the mixed bag for me over the years. Although I did not care much for the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, I did like its animated sequence.
I did not care much for the 1985 Droids and Ewoks animated series, Tartakovsky’s 2003 Clone Wars series, or the 2018 Resistance series, but I loved the 2008 Clone Wars movie and animated series, Rebels, Forces of Destiny, The Bad Batch, Visions, Galaxy of Creatures, Grogu and the Dust Bunnies, and Tales of the Jedi!
It is the animated anthology miniseries which aired on Disney+ in October! I expected to love it, because it was created by Dave Filoni and it fit right into the Clone Wars and Rebels era! Furthermore I especially liked it because three of the episodes pertained to Ahsoka Tano, who is voiced by Ashley Eckstein!
She is my favoritest Star Wars character, and in this miniseries we meet her mom Pav-ti, who is voiced by Janina Gavankar! The other three episodes are great too, as they pertain to Count Dooku, who is voiced by Corey Burton! Also appearing in Tales of the Jedi are Yaddle, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, Anakin, Mace Windu…
… Bail Organa, Capt. Rex, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Jocasta Mu, Darth Sidius, and other familiar faces! The art and animation are awesome, and the tales are thrilling and charming, but it also tragic and startling, so I will give it the A as in Ahsoka, and I hope there will be more of such Tales of the Jedi! Nyow here isNyo-sensei to discuss
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special!
Hai! I have been very entertained by the live-action and animated movies, television series, shorts and specials of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I was quite pleased by the return of the Guardians of the Galaxy, who were last seen in the movie Avengers: Endgame! This time they try to cheer up Starlord with the purrfect gift for the Christmas holiday he introduced them to, Drax and Mantis plot to bring him actor Kevin Bacon!
The cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter / Starlord, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Dave Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Michael Rooker as Yondu in an animated flashback), Maria Bakalova as Cosmo, The Old 97’s as band on Knowhere, and Kevin Bacon as himself! The Holiday Special is very amusing with the zany action and visual FX aplenty!
The “suitmation” Groot does not look as good as the CG Groot, but it was okay, with a very playful quality amidst the festive lights and decorations. We finally get to hear Cosmo speak, and I think that Mantis steals the show, as we get to see more of her supurr powers, martial arts prowess, plus the major revelation about her which is the most poignant aspect of the special! I am done, and here is sis to discuss
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!
Arigato! Of course, we were curious as to how the new Black Panther movie would fare without the late star Chadwick Boseman, or if purrincess Shuri would inherit the role of the Black Panther as she did in the comics. Well, we had the utmost confidence given Marvel’s cinematic track record, that this sequel was directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, and that so many Marvel-ous actors were returning too, such as-
Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda: Danai Gurira as Okoye, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine: Martin Freeman as Everett Ross and the special appurrance by Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger! The story, design, purrformances, cinematography, FX and mewsic are as gorgeous as gorgeous can be!
Several comics characters make their impurressive big screen debut, with Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, Michaela Coel as Aneka, Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, Mabel Cadena as Namora, Alex Livinalli as and Attuma! In addition to Namor’s beautiful undersea kingdom of Talokan, we get to see a lot more of Wakanda, plus Shuri’s Black Panther costume, Riri’s Iron Heart armor, and Wakanda’s Midnight Angels!
Almost as good the first Black Panther movie. this’un is brimming with highly significant developments, more Marvel-ous world-building, and the poignantly serious sad and tragic scenes along with the delightfully dialog-driven humor and the thrilling action scenes on the grand scale at the pace that does nopt seem rushed! Make sure to not miss the mid-credits scene! Now here are Tami-san and Forma-san to review
Stargirl Season 3!
Of the live-action TV series that are based upon the DC Comics my favorites of the recent years have been Sandman and Stargirl. They are very different but equally great, as Sandman is the dark fantasy show whereas Stargirl is the costumed super hero show, and as such it is not only my favorite of the Arrowverse (including Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash etc) but I think it is the bestest live-action super hero TV series!
Brec Bassinger stars in the titular role as the leader of the younger new incarnation of the Justice Society of America in the charming town of Blue Valle,, Nebraska where she and her fellow teenage members and their families try to balance their everyday lives with the crime fighting. In season one they fight the Injustice Society, in season 2 they fought Eclipso, and in season 3 they investigate a super murder mystery.
I think season 1 started out greatly, season 2 was even better, and season 3 was even better better, but Sadly it seems that season 3 is also the final season. I think all of the cast and crew did an outstanding job, and purrhaps the MVP of the crew is writer / producer / show runner Geoff Johns, who was previously quite famous for writing wonderful comic books at DC!
Although Stargirl certainly deals with dark sinister stuff aplenty, from high school and family angst to the monsters villains and disasters, it has so much of the bright optimistic fun, whimsy and charm in addition to the thrilling colorfully costumed action scenes full of dazzling FX and stunts!
Hai hai, in that regard I definitely prefer these adventures of the Justice Society to those of the live-action Teen Titans series or the Snyderverse Justice League. I cannot say enough great things about the wonderful cast, In addition to Brec as Courtney / Stargirl, it stars Trae Roman as her step brother Mike, Amy Smart as their mom, Luke Wilson as their dad Pat who pilots the Stripe mech, Yvette Monreal as Wildcat Ii…
Angelika Washington as Dr. Mid-Nite II, Cameron Gellman as Hour Man II, Alkoya Brunson as Jakeem Thunder, Hunter Sansone as the son of the villain known as icicle, Meg DeLacy as Cindy the daughter of the villain known as Dragon King, Neil Hopkins as Sportsmaster, Joy Osmanski as Tigress, Stella Smith as their daughter Artemis, Joel Michale as StarMan, Jonathan Swift as The Shade…
Ysa Penarejo as Jade, Tim Gabririel as Obsidian Keith David as Mr. Bones, Kron Moore as Beth / Dr Mid-Nite II’s mom, Gilbert Glenn Brown as Beth’s dad, Kay Galvin as cameron’s grandmother, Jim France as Calvin’s grandfather, King Orba as Pat’s friend Zeek; and there are appearances by numerous other heroes and villains in season 3, but I should not reveal much more or spoil any surprises!
Without spoiling any of the plot, I will just say that season 3 was so well written, with the great character development, sparkling dialgue, plot twists, more of the JSA mythology, the great balance of the humor, drama and action, and I was very pleased with the season / series finale, although I sure do wish that it would be renewed for further seasons! Now we will turn The Mew over to Nemui-sennsei for her review of
Shukran! Directed and co-written by Steven Speilberg, with a wonderful score by John Williams, The Fabelmans is a 2.5 hr. fictionalized semi-autobiography based upon Speilberg’s life between 1952- 1965, as the character Sam Fabelman tries to balance his filmmaking with his family relationships, school life, the boy scouts, and relocating to different cities.
The films’ brilliant cast includes Gabriel LaBelle as (teenage) Sam, Michelle Williams ashis mom, Paul Dano as his dad, Judd Hirsch as Sam’s great uncle, Seth Rogan as his parents’ best friend, Julia Butters as Sam’s oldest sister, Chloe East as Sam’s girlfriend, and so many other great actors who give such wonderful purrformances!
I daresay that I am quite enamored with every aspect of this movies, from the story, directing, acting, cinematography, mewsic and editing to the sound, art direction, purrduction design, FX, costumes, sets and locations! It has the purrfect balance of the humor and drama, so I will give it the A as in Amblin! Nyow for our next review, here is Mike to discuss
Arigato, Nemui-sensei! Written, directed, edited by and starring Kevin Smith, Clerks III is the sequel to 1990’s Clerks, 2006’s Clerks II, and it is the 9th feature film set in his “View Askewniverse”. Dante (Brian O’Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson) still work and play rooftop hockey at the Quick Stop store, where Jay (Jason Mews) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) still hang out and sell marijuana.
After Randal survives a heart attack, he decides to make a movie about his life, which is graced by many other familiar faces, new characters, and celebrity cameos! I’d rather not spoil any of the surprises, which result in some funny and poignant moments (especially with Rosario Dawson), but ultimately the movie didn’t quite wow me, and I give it an average grade of a C, the same grade I gave to Smith’s movie Jersey Girl.
Compared the other live-action feature films that Smith directed, I didn’t love Clerks III the way I love Clerks and Chasing Amy, or even as much as Dogma or Clerks II which I think are okay. However, I do like Clerks III a lot more than Mall Rats, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Zack and Miri make a Porno, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers. I haven’t yet seen Big Helium Dog, Cop Out, Red State, or Kilroy Was Here.
The DVD includes the 115 min. movie, which has some nice special features, such as the audio commentary by Smith, O’Halloran, Anderson, Trevor Fehrman (Elias) and Austin Zajur (Blockchain); an introduction by Smith, the theatrical trailer, and nearly 30 minutes of deleted & alternate scenes. Ah, that’ll do it for or movie, TV & DVD reviews, and now here are Tara-chan & Trini-chan to start our
collectibles and toy talk, with their review of Mattel’s
Monster High Clawdeen Wolf, Toralei and Frankie Stein dolls!
We have been the fans of the Monster High toys and tales since they were launched in 2010, which was quite the eventful year, because that was the same year that the Friendship is Magic era of My Little Pony began, nya! Two months ago, the product line was rebooted and re-launched again with the live-action movie, the new animated TV series, and – and the new merchandise such as the posable dolls and the play sets, nya!
This 2022 wave would be Generation 3 of the products, with the sepurrately-sold figures thusly far including Clawdeen, Toralei, Frankie, Draculaura, Cleo de Nile, Lagoona Blue and – and Deuce Gorgon, nya. Toralei is the werecat, Clawdeen is the werewolf, and – and Frankie is the Frankensteined monster, nya. The packages have lovely art and – and information on the back, and include the posable doll, her pet, and – and several accessories, nya!
Toralei would stand 10.25” tall if she was flat-footed, but with the ears and – and the boots she is 11” tall, wearing the pleated plaid short skirt, cropped kitty tee, the ornate belt, mid-calf boots and – and Red bolero jacket, nya.The articulation is in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, knees and – and the tail, nya. She is accessorized by the backpack, microphone stand, phone, milk carton, can of cat food, and – and her pet cat Sweet Fangs, nya!
Clawdeen Wolf is of the same height and articulation (but no tail), wearing the Pink and Black tiger stripe blouse, Purple leopard print jumper, gold necklace and belt, loose Black socks, and the Purple high top sneakers with fangy Gold soles, She is accessorized by the Purple furry vest, glasses, phone, comb, purse, shoulder bag, bag of candy, and her Purple pet wolf pup Crescent!
Frankie (whose pronouns are they / their) appurrs to be a cyborg, made of various stitched-together human body parts and the mechanical left leg, but no tail. With her platform sneakers, she is 11.25” tall, wearing the pleated short plaid skirt, cropped short sleeve blouse, chain belt, sweater vest, lightning bolt-shaped earrings and hair berets. Her accessories are the camer, photos, pizza slice, clutch bag, letter jacket, glasses, and her dog Watzie.
Each doll has the plastic body with the inny belly button and the long silky fiber hair. The garments, footwear and accessories are all removable. The dolls can be carefully balanced to stand without requiring a doll stand or a display base (which are not included), but I recommend getting one! It is so nice to see this wonderful franchise return and I hope that it will thrive again! I am done, so now here is Lani to discuss
McFarlane Toys Avatar Neytiri action figure!
Arigato! Portrayed by Zoe Saldana, Neytiri te Tskaha Mo’at’ite (or just Neytiti, for short) is the Na’vi Princess of the Omaticaya Clan of the planet Pandora! Made by McFarlane Toys, this fine figure of the Blue alien catgirl is an inch taller than Mattel’s 6.5” figure of her from the 2009 movie. As she is approximately 10 feet tall, then this figure is of the 1/16 scale!
She is beautifully designed, sculpted and painted, with the freckles and markings that glow under a (not included) Black light. Also included are her knife, the bow the arrow, variant pair of hands, and the 2.5” (peg type) display base. The details are intricate, from her stripes and hair braids, to her feathered lei, eight fingers and eight toes!
I am very impressed by the exceptional articulation of the figure, with the 22 moving parts! The joints (many of which are the ball joints and double-joints) are in her neck, shoulders, uppurr arms, elbows, wrists, abs, waist, hips, thighs, knees, ankles, and her 3.75” tail, so I will give this figure the grade of the A as in Avatar!
There are also the separately-sold figure of her husband Jake Scully in his human / Na’vi hybrid avatar body, plus figures of other characters and critters from the Avatar movies. I have not yet seen the new movie Avatar: The Way of Water, but I bet that we will have the review of it for next month’s Mew! Now here are Daytona, Melanakeami and Beebee to mention
further Kemonomimi toys, statues, doll & figure findings!
Hai! It seems lie every month there is the increasing quantity of beautiful kemonomimi toys & collectibles in the stores and catalogs! The nekomimi and usagimimi seem to be the most predominant, but there are also the lupine, vulpine, equine, bovine, and other types! Here are several 1/4 Scale PVC Figures by FREEing: Shinobi Master Senran Kagura New Link: Ryona (Bunny Outfit) and Ryobi (Bunny Outfit) 1/4 Scale Figure;
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Yoko (Bare Leg Bunny Outfit)1/4 scale PVC Figure; Kaguya-Sama: Love is a War Ultra Romantic Kaguya & Chika (Bare Leg Bunny Outfit) 1/4 scale PVC Figures; Strike Wiches: Road to Berlin: Sanya V Litvyak & Eila Ilmatear (Bunny) 1/4 scale PVC Figures; Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Tohru (Bunny) 1/4 scale PVC Figure; the That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime: Rimiruru (Bunny) 1/4 scale PVC Figure…
… MAX Factory’s Unamusume Pretty Derby: Mejiro McQueen Figma; Unamusume Pretty Derby: Daiwa Scarlet 1/7 Scale PVC Figure; Plamax MF-47 Minimum Factory: Bunny Girl & Anubis 1/20 Scale Model Kits; Banpresto’s Unamusume Pretty Derby Non-Scale Figures of Kitasan Black and Satono Diamond; Unamusume Pretty Derby figures of Daitaru Helios, Mejiro McQueen and Tokai Teio!
Good Smile Company’s Spice and Wolf: Holo (Wedding Kimono) 1/7 Scale PVC Figure; Spice and Wolf: Holo (Chinese Dress) 1/7 Scale PVC Figure; Smile of the Arsnotoria Pop Up Parade PVC Figures of Abramelin and Mel in their Cat Kingdom outfits; Good Smile Arts Shanghai’s Oreimo: Kuroneko Pop Up Parade PVC figure,
… Furyu’s Arknights: Lappland Noodle Stopper Figure, and theTokyo Mew Mew Nyu: Mew Ichigo 1/7 scale PVC Figure; Megahouse’s Beasters Lugosi & Haru Shall We dance PVC Statue; Desktop Army N-202D: Titania Byakko Figure; Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Kallen Kouzuki and Rebel Shirley Fenette B Style Bare Leg Bunny Figures…
Plum PMOA’s Nekopara 100 mini-figures of catgirls Azuki, Cinamon, Maple and Coconut; Goldenhead’s My Cat Is A Girl And She’s Cute: Kinako (Good Morning) 1/6 Scale Figure; Hobby Sakura’s My Cat Is A Girl And She’s Cute: Kinako Sitting Fish 1/6 Scale Figure; and MGA’s Rainbow Vision Costume Ball Rainbow High Violet Willow Kitty Cat Costume posable doll!
Wave Corporation’s Tsuki Uzaki Cow Pattern Bikini Ver Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! 1/7 scale PVC Figure; Fots Japan’s The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2: Raphtalia (Childhood) 1/7 Scale PVC Figure; Animester’s Battle Through the Heaven: Medusa 1/7 Scale PVC Figure; Star Ace’s Ray Harryhausen’s Medusa Soft Vinyl Statue (which is available in the normal and deluxe versions…
Banpresto’s Hatsune Miku: Racing 2017 Team Ukyo (Cheering) Figure with the lepodpteran wings; and more of the usagimimi (bunny girls) aplenty such as Kaitendoh’s Original Tokinousagi: cute usagi Yuki 1/7 scale PVC Figure; Tops / Vertex Orbit Girls Entry No. 01: Fiona Fullmoon non-scale Figure; Ensoutoys’ Ikomochi Original Character Black Bunny Aoi & White Bunny Natsumi 1/6 scale PVC Figure…
… Infinity Studio’s Yi Guan House of Unhumans: Bunny Outfit 1/7 scale PVCChu E and Yu Cong Xiao Figures; Union Creative’s Azure Lane: Black Prince (Addled Attendant) in Black Bunny Suit on-scale PVC Figure; Sega’s A Couple of Cuckoos: Hiro Segawa PM Figure; and Kadokawa’s A Couple orf Cuckoos: Sachi Umino (Bunny Girl) 1/7 Scale PVC Figure! That will conclude the toys & collectible porion of the show, so nyow we will will turn The Mew over to Vonny, who will start our
purrinted-media mewsings, with her review
of The Demon Girl Next Door manga vol. 6!
Arigato, nya! First published by Houbunsha in 2014, The Demon Girl Next Door is the comedic occult / urban fantasy manga series of the four-panel format by Izumi Ito, which was adapted in to the anime TV series in 2019. The tale purrtains to the school girl Yuko who is the descendant of the demoness Lilith, nya!. Her legacy is to defeat her generations’s local magickal girl Momo, but they are friends more than enemies, nya!
As the series purrogresses, Yuko gets more used to her demonic powers, whilst her social circle grows with more friends and rivals nya! Rated Teen, the English translated version is published here by Seven Seas, purriced at $14.99 in the USA & $18.99 In Canada, Vol. 6 s the 5 3/4” x 8 1/4” x 1/2” trade papurrback has 10 color pages & 120 B&W pages to compurrise chapters 65 – 77 of the peppy whimsical manga, nya!
It was was translated byJenny McKeon, adapted by Kim Kindya, purroof – read by Danielle King & B. Lillian Martin, lettered & retouched by Rai Enril, seniorly edited by Shanti Whitesides, in-chiefly edited by Julie Davis, published by Jason DeAngelis, and associately published by Adam Arnold, with the cover design by H.Qi, purrduction management by Lissa Pattillo, and purrint management by Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein, nya!
Yuko, Momo, Mikan, Ryoko, Kico, Hon, Mikan, Lilith,, Skura, Suiko Metako and Ogura leave the fancy restaurant and go dimension hopping, but wind up on another planet that is about to explode, and if they return home, Yuko risks altering the timeline, nya! We also see more of Momo’s transofrmations such as the Fresh Peach Second Harvest form, the Ugo-Momo Rock and Roll Skating on Thin Ice Form, and the sexy Super Strong Heartful Devil Momo form, mew la la , nya!
There are fashions of the feline and bunny motif too, nya! I was very pleased with this latest volume, with the amusing slice-of-life moments, yummy foods, and the very detailed cute moe-style art, nya! The dialog is quite sparkling, with the many cute side comments, and the comedic breaking of the fourth wall, so I will continue to give this series the high purraise, nya! am done, and nyow here Mie-sensei to tell us about
Shuna’s Journey, nya!
So like, Shuna’s Journey is the standalone 1983 full color graphic novel by my favoritest director Hayao Miyazaki, who 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!
It is the tale of Shuna, the young prince of a poor people who are dying from the starvation and famine, so he rides his Yakull mount in search of a fabled lush land of plenty in hopes of finding desperately needed grain seeds. After a long odyssey, he frees two sisters from slavery, and they gratefully help with his agricultural expedition, but there are further hardships and threats to survive!
So like, it was only recently translated into English by Alex Dudok De Wit and published here by First Second as the 160 page, 8.75” x 6.25” x .75” dust-jacketed hardcover book, which is priced $27.99 USA & $36.99 Canada. if you have seen Miyazaki’s totally awesome Nausicaa manga and watercolor paintings, then you can expect the quite comparable beautiful quality, fur shur!
Not only is the art so rather gorgeous, but the 152 pages of manga include about two dozen full-page pics and nearly two dozen two-page spreads! Following this quite captivating, profound tale of poignant high adventure are the translator’s six pages of very informative notes. I will give this book my highest praise, fur shur! I am done, and now here Myayr and Ilyana-sensei to discuss
Arigato! Since 1984, Rowrbrazzle has been the quarterly APA (amateur press association) magazine purrtaining to furry fandom, funny animal tales and assorted anthropurrmorphic art! Edited by Edd Vick, it is compurrised of comics, purrose tales, essays, articles, group discussions, editorials, letters, illustrations, photos, the meowmbership list and rules.
This issue has several tributes to the late author / artist Charles “Chuck” Melville, the longtime contributor to the APA, who passed away in August. Section one’s B&W front cover art is by the APA’s Emergency Officer Steven F. Scharff; section two’s B&W front cover is by Jay Fosgitt, and the color back cover is by Resa Challender.
This other brilliant contributors include Gene Breshears, Charles Garfalo, Kjartan Arnorsson, Robert Alley, J.W. Kennedy, Matt McAndrews, Thomas Milliorn, William Earl Haskell, Ed Pegg, Niall Shapiro, Don Chisholm, Gary Fields, Jeffrey H. Wood, Michael Pena, Kristen Fontaine, Simon Barber, Jim and Melody Rondeau. Purrhaps y’all have seen some of Melody’s lovely art in our Mewseum?
The characters in this issue are purrdominantly kemonomimi and anthropurrmorphic mammals, such as the feline, canine, vulpine, lupin, equine, bovine, leporidae, mephitidae, mustelidae, muridae, procyonidae, sciuridae, didelphidae, ursidae, avian and alligatoridae, plus dinosaurs, humans, flora, mecha, extraterrestrial cephalopods, and one mermaid.
After the meowmorial appurreciation of Chuck Melville and his art are photos of an Edd Vick / MU Press publishing retrospective event; revisitations to Walt Disney’s wartime memorabilia and Walt Kelly’s Pogo; Charles Brubaker’a Oingo Boingo cartoons, Charles Garfalo’s serialized purrose, Kjartan Arnorsson’s comics, Robert Alley’s comics, J.W. Kennedy’s pin-up pics!
There are more island adventures with Katie & Vicky by Matt McAndrews, Jim & Melody’s anthropurrmorphic fairy tale purincess purrodies, Thomas Milliorn’s vetrinarian clinic art, William Earl Haskell’s ruminations and illustrated purrose, Kristen Fontaine’s critter art and advice, purrose fiction by Simon Barber, and chapter 3 of Toho Academy’s “Filly-al Affections” comics!
Fur-thermore are the assorted animal stories in the mewspapurrs, the CouveCon 2022 report, errata for issue #154. the mail bag, correspondences by contributors, and the journalistic article purrtaining to kemonomimi and anthropurrmorphic characters in the media such as original & fan art, cosplay, gaming, miniatures, advertising, web comics and internet memes!
But wait- there’s more! Also included with this issue was the surpurrise bonus treat of the 280 page 5.375” x 8.25” trade papurrback novel “A Night in the Lonesome October, which was written by Roger Zelazny, published by the Chicago Review Press, and illustrated by Gahan Willson with the cover art by James Warhola!
it had been the while since I have read Roger Zelazny’s tales, but I am purrticularly fond of his Amber series! Well, as mewsual, we were quite impurressed by the quantity, quality and diversity of Rowrbrazzle’s splendid content! We wish to purraise all of those artists, authors, editors, publishers, journalists and collators!
We also wish to thank Edd, Melody and Jim for purrviding us with the copy of the issue! For more information about this supurrb publication, we will recommeownd the Rowrbrazzle articles at WikiFur https://en.wikifur.
com/wiki/Rowrbrazzle and at Wikipedia https://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowrbrazzle ! Nyow here is Jenny-jen to tell us about
The Art of Star Wars: Visions!
Hai. Written by Zack Davison and published by Dark Horse, this full-color hardcover book offers the impeccably lavish look at the story, art and design of the Star Wars: Visions anthology mini-series of nine animated shorts by some of Japan’s top anime studios.
All of the tales are meowgnificent, but I am purrticularly fond of the 19.5 min. epurrsode 8 “Lop & Ocho” which was written by Sayawaka, directed by Yuki Igarashi, purrduced by Geno Studio, and introduced the endearing heroine Lop, a force-sensitive usagimimi of the Lepi species.
Brimming with hundreds of illustrations, the 192 page 10.25” x 11.25” x .875” book is purriced at $49.99 US & $65.99 Canada. It is appurroximately .5 inches shorter and narrower than the Star Wars art books published by Abrams, and has no dust jacket, but it is every bit as impurressive.
The nine chapters purrtain to the characters, creatures, mecha, environments and FX. There is a forward by the series’ executive purrducers, and a five-page gallery of poster art. I am highly pleased with this beautiful, informative book. Nyow here are Lizzy and Becca to purrsent this month’s
Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight.
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls and shape – shifters! who appurr in the folklore, movies, TV, novels, comics, games, toys, mewsic, advertising, and so forth!
They are not limited to the feline or other mamallians, but include the avian, reptilian, piscine, insectine, and many other types! There are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but have the spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is therianthropy, cosplay, or purretty animal – purrint attire, who we will broadly consider to be the “honorary kemonomimi”!
Hai, in the November 14th issue of People Magazine’s Hollywood Halloween article was graced by the photo of Bindi Sue Irwin cosplaying as the kuronekomimi in the Black tights withe the cat ears & whiskers!
Judger Marilyn Miian wore the short Tan & White tiger strpe short dress in The People’s Court season 26 epurrsode 30 “Suing Your Sister”!
Sharon Chase purrtrayed Sharon Newman in lthe Light Gray leopurrd purrint blouse in The Young and the Restless season 50 epurrsode 35!
In Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1 epurrsode 9 “The Puppet Show Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) wore the leopurrd purrint scoop neck mini dress with the leather jacket & boots!
In Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1 epurrsode 9 “The Puppet Show Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) wore the leopurrd purrint scoop neck mini dress with the leather jacket & boots!
Speaking of Buffys, the legendary mewsician Buffy Sainte-Marie, who wore the tiger stripe outfit in American Masters season 36 epurrsode 6 Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On!
Bravo’s TV series Below Deck season 10 epurrsode 2 “Deadliest Snatch” 2nd steward Alissa Humber wore the cat ears whilst deck / stew Camille Lamb and charter guest Ashley wore the bunny ears for the dinner party aboard the yacht St. David!
You know, the kemonomimi headbands were not the animal costume items worn on Below Deck. Back in season three, third stewardess Raquel “Rocky” Dakota wore gold mermaid tail!
In vol. 6 of Izumi Ito’s manga The Demon Girl Next Door, Momo wore several outfits of the feline fashion motif, such s the cute cat tee shirt, the leopurrd purrint shirt, the cat ears, and of course her Super-sexy skimpy Strong Heartful Devil Momo Form! Her friend Chiyoda-san wore the pink cat ears, and a couple of bunny waitress outfits were briefly sighted too!
Lastly but not leastly, we also wish to meowntion the recent “Characters” TV commercial of the Wizard orf Oz theme, in which the widdle girl in the back seat roars like a not – so – cowardly lioness! That will conclude the spotlight for this month, and nyow here are Petra and Bunnii to purrsent the latest
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Arigato! Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purrducer Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purmissions; and Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppurrred throughout the mewseum, nya!
Some of the images are sexy, and might depict artistic nudity, but none are “hentai”, nya! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click on those to see the uncropped full images, nya.
This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/
art/gallery/guest6.html we are purroud to present new illustrations by Rvkh Brogden http://www.rvkhart.com (pronounced Riv-kah) who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew, nya! Unless otherwise noted, her illustrations were done with Procreate and the Apple Pencil upon the Ipad Pro, nya!
“Chibi Byleth” is Rvkk’s purrky peppy purretty chibi-style fan art of the female version of Byleth Eisner Sirius, the wandering mercenary character in Nintendo’s Fire Emblem video game, and there is the art purrocess video for this pic at Rvkh’s Youtube channel https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=hj25RyHaHNY& feature=youtu.be, nya!
“Christmas Spirit” is Rvkh’s beautiful illustration of the angel girl to commeowmerate the holiday, nya! The alluring angel in the lovely Red & Green appurral celebrates joyfully in the snowy glade, and there is the art purrocess video for this pic at Rvkh’s Youtube channel https://www.youtube.
“Winter Solstice” supurrbly depicts our friend Ranymolrae the wolf girl with the meowgickal snowflake in the moonlit forest, nya! The traditional version of the illustration (right) was done with the pencils, pens & paints, whilst the digital version (left) was done with Purrocreate upon the Ipad with the Apple Pencil, nya. For the latter version there is the art purrocess video is at https://youtu.be/cTChFuc4ZuU, nya!
The chibi style “Harvest Moon Fairy” gorgeously depicts our friend Isabella the tiny faerie purrched upon mushroom with the yummy Crabapple, nya! The traditional version (left ) was done with the pencils, pens & paints, whilst the digital version (right) was done with Purrocreate upon the Ipad with the Apple Pencil, nya. For the latter version there is the art purrocess video at https://www.youtube.com/
Also just added to Guest Gallery Six, we are delighted to display new images by Alexcia Reynolds https://linktr.ee/
alexciareynolds who was a guest of the August 201 Mew, and by our webmeowster Jamie http://jamiecotc.com!
We have two photos of Alexcia’s terrific “Torako Cosplay”! Born on an August 22nd on the planet Mau, Alexcia’s “fursona” character Torako Hitonare is the future child of Toraboushi and Abenti Gaiger a.k.a. Sailor Tiger / Sailor Mau! A dual-citizen of Earth and Mau, Torako’s blood type is O-, and her zodiac sign is Leo! Alexcia made this wonderful fur-suit costume! For more information, art and tales, visit Alexcia’s Sailor Tiger’s Grotto site http://mau.sailorchristmas.com
“Halloween 2022” is Jamie’s latest lovely Photoshop, Painter and Clip Studio Paint illustration of Chelsea Urania Kate Chattan, the heroic witchy were – pantheress star of Jamie’s wonderful urban fantasy web comic Clan of the Cats http://clanofthecats.com!
Chelsea was also one of the guests for the August 2007 Mew! In this ethereally mystical image, she and her familiar cat Sebo are reclined serenely by that spooky jack o’ lantern, but is that Chelsea’s smiling reflection in the window?
Then into Gallery Five http://catgirlisland.net/
art/gallery/gallery5.html we are elated to exhibit two new illustrations by Mike! “Torako” is Mike’s gift art for Alexcia depicting that tora-musume tiger girl) dining at our island, where she is blissfully au natural, and about to enjoy the lobster and shrimp feast with the Pink lemonade at the beachside restaurant!
Lastly but not leastly is Mike’s latest Photoshop and mouse illustration of “Zel Mavet”, an original character created by our friend TonomuraBix https://
linktr.ee/tonomurabix, who was a guest of the March 2008 Mew! Zel is an impirial assassin with super powers. Purrhaps y’all have seen Mike’s prior pic of her https://catgirlisland.net/ art/gallery8/24.html?
In that prior pic, Zel was undercover at the fancy gala event where she was profiling the (presumably bad) person whom she was hired to kill. In this new pic, she is in the dark corridor either on her way to or from the hit, armed with her energy sword and her own bio-energy powers! So, what do y’all think of all the new art?
The Cat Lady Sings…
Rvkh is so good at both the standard, heroic and the chibi style purroportions!
Hai hai, I love the crackling flames around Byleth that accent her genki spirit!
The Christmas Spirit scene is the great example of her landscape artistry!
I love the meowgnificent use of color and light in the Winter Solstice scenes!
The image of the Harvest Moon Fairy would be ideally suited as decal or tattoo!
I love the richly vibrant colors, the smooth lines, and the subtle shading!
It is great to see more of Chelsea and Sebo! I hope they will revisit us soon!
As a matter of fact, she and her clan will be attending the annual Mew Awards purresentation in February!
Torako might be here for that too!
That Torako costume is wonderful! I’ll bet she gets many hugs and photo ops!
Alexcia is quite brilliant with the stitchery as well as the illustration, writing, and web design!
Zel is quite sexy and deadly in that tight Black low cut bare midriff ensemble, mew la la!
Mike’s pic of Torako has tummy craving the lobster and – and the jumbo shrimp, nya!
Hang in there, Tara-chan! It is almost time for our Aftermew luau!
Thank y’all for presenting the new art!
Petra & Bunnii:
guess that will do it for this edition of The Mew!!
We wish to thank Alexcia, Rvkh, Jamie and Mike for the art…
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nya!
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate!
Meowy Christmas, nya! We will be back next month with more stuff, nya!
Be there… aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!