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Apurril 2023 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 2023 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!
This year is the Year of the Rabbit the 16th Anniversary of 
The Mew, and the 23rd Anniversary of Catgirl Island, nyan!
in this edition of The Mew:
The Lightning Round: our favorite films of 1983
cinema, TV & DVD Mewsings:
John Wick 4
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season One DVD
purrinted media mewsings:
Konohana Kitan Manga Volume 12
Rise of the Outlaw Tamer and His Wild S-Rank Cat Girl Volume1
Otohime Diver Volume 1
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Lola Bunny” and ”Cowgirl in Meadow” by Lumshock
“Torako (human versions)” by Alexcia Reynolds
“Alita”, “Sailor Mars” and “Xa’skelle” by Misty Hopkins
“Monarch Butterfly”, “Luna Moth”, “Tiger Butterfly” and “Blood Moon” by Rvkh Brogden
“Off-kilter”, “Six of One and Half Dozen of Another”, “Sleeping Angels”, “Jody Whittapurr” and “Doctor Mew” by Melody Rondeau, nyan!


(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 South end of 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 to put the purr in Apurril are The Ladies of The Mew!
(a.k.a. Captain Vonny, the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Hydrangea purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nyan!
(Yvonne’s younger sister, the college freshman at Mew Hanover College; a pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Ice Blue Calathea purrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!
(Tara-chan’s BFF and Jen’s purrotege, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and beginners belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Foxglove purrint tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
(a.k.a. Jen-sensei, Jenjen or just Jen, the yogini, model, archer, advanced belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Azalea purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
(a.k.a. Mie-sensei, the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the 


purrint crisscross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!

Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula dance instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Kahili Ginger purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
(or Ellie for short, the Banker Pony centauress, Fire Meowrshall and body builder wearing the Apurricot Lei) Hay there!

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

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

earing the Lobster Claw Heliconia purrint ring-closure ruffled bikini): 

(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the 


purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nyan!

(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Anthurium purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing theTiger Lilly purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl & twin sister of Nyanko, wearing the Pandanus purrint off-shoulder bikini): Howdy!
(the island’s Police Chief catgirl & motorcycle enthusiast wearing the the badge upon her Lotus purrint off-shoulder ruffled bikini): ‘Ello

(a.k.a Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme history catgirl wearing the Meowgnolia purrint micro bikini and open-front cover up): Whassup?
For purrofiles and illustrations The Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page! Ah, we’ve got a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump right into this month’s
Lightning Round Topic: our favorite films of 1983!
This year we’ve been looking back on our favorite fun things of years ending in a 3! Vonny will start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
I will nominate Flashdance, The Right Stuff, Yentl, Silkwood, Terms of Endearment, and What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?, nyan! (tags her younger sister with a brush of the tail)
! want… I want to nominate Winnie the Pooh and – and a Day for Eeyore, The Wind in the Willows, Twice Upon a Time, Unico in the Island of Magic. and – and Mickey’s Christmas Carol, nyan! (tail-tags her BFF)
My turn! I will nominate The Ballad of Narayama, The Makioka Sisters, Barefoot Gen, Final Yamato, and Harmageddon! (tags her belly dance meowntor)
The movies graced by meowrvelous mecha such as Blue Thunder, Brainstorm, Final Yamato, Return of the Jedi, and The Right Stuff. (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
I will nominate The Makioka Sisters, Rock & Rule, The Hunger, The Keep, Videodrome, and Something Wicked This Way Comes! (tags Lizzy)
A Christmas Story, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Trading Places, and Valley Girl! (tags her wife)
A Christmas Story, The Big Chill, Risky Business, The King of Comedy, and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life! (tags the faerie)
So like, I will nominate the concert films such as. Eddie Murphy: Delirious, Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams, Neil Young in Berlin, and the Rolling Stones Let’s Spend the Night Together, fur shur! (tags the usagimimi with a flit of the wing)
The anime of that vintage such as Crusher Joe, Dallos, Final Yamato, Unico in the Island of Magic, and Urusei Yatsura: Only You! (tags her purrtner)
I will meowntion the TV movies such as The Day After, Little House: Look Back to Yesterday, M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E., and The Thorn Birds, nyan! (tags Nya-sensei)
Lone Wolf McQuade, Never Say Never Again, Octopussy, Project A, an Uncommon Valor, and Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain! (tags her twin)
Hmmm I would say… The Makioka Sisters, The Dead Zone,Twilight Zone: The Movie, Something Wcked This Way Comes, and The Hunger! (tags the police chief)
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Educating Rita,  Never Say Never Again, and Octopussy! (tags the fire meowrshall)
Unico in the Island of Magic, The Right Stuff, M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen; A Christmas Story, and Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore,! (tags Ilyana-sensei)
Final Yamato, The Five Doctors, Krull, Return of the Jedi, and Scarface! 9tags the Fire Meowrshall)
Mike’s pics:
Oh, I gotta go with Final Yamato, Return of the Jedi, Neil Young in Berlin, The Right Stuff, and Brainstorm! Well, that was another expedient little lightning round! So,\let’s conrinue our
cinema, TV & DVD Mewsings
with Nya-sensei’s review of John Wick Chapter 4!
Arigato! I was so excited to see John Wick 4, because i loved the first John Wick movie, I think that the 2nd one was even better, and that the 3rd one was even better than the 2nd one, and this 4th one is the best of the series thus far!
You know, it is nearly 3 hours long, but it sure did not seem like it, because
here is so much thrilling combat action and the massive world-building!
It is quite captivating, immersive, and relentless, as the titular hitman character (supurrbly purrtrayed by Keano Reeves) takes on hundreds of assassins whilst upon his deadly quest to settle things with the Marquis (Bill Skarsgard) of The High Table group that governs the vast criminal underworld!
This movie is so awesome, with the great characters, locations, and stunts!
Also returning are John’s friends Winston (Ian McShane), Charon (Lance Reddick) and the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne). The brilliant cast also includes Donnie Yen as Caine the blind assassin,

Shamier Anderson as Nobody the bounty hunter and his dog, Hiroyuki Sanada as the purropurrietor of the Osaka Continental Hotel, Rina Sawayama as his daughter Akira the concierge…

… Natalia Tena as John’s sister Katia, Marko Zaror as the Marquis’s purrfurred henchman, and Clancy Brown as the Harbinger of the High Table! The writing, purrduction design, directing, cinematography, editing, sound and mewsic are great too, so John Wick Chapter 4 might be my favoritest movie of this year thus far! I am done, and nyow here is Ellie to tell us about the
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves!
For those who came in late, since it was first published in the mid-1970’s Dungeons & Dragons is perhaps the most famous of all table-top role-playing games! There have been several live-action and animated movies, TV series, webisodes and video games based upon it, but I think that this’un is the best one ever!
Directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein with the screenplay by Michael Gilio, Daley & Goldstein based upon the story by Chris McKay & Gilio, this super fun sword & sorcery fantasy adventure film purrtains the group of heroic adventurerson the quest for
the magickal items and treasures needed for their redemptive quest!
They have to rescue the leader’s daughter from an evil lord and an even bigger badder boss that threratens the realm, whilst along the way there is much self-discovery and character development in addition to surviving the other villains, monsters, and deadly traps in the journey across the arctic, woodlands, caverns, mazes, ocean, villages and the big capital city!
The move’s grrat cast includes Chris Pine as Edgin the bard, Michelle Rodriguez as Holga  the barbarian, Justice Smith as Simon the sorcerer, Sophia Lillis as Doric the druid (who has such lovely antlers & tail), Hugh Grant as Forge the rogue, Daisy Head as Sofina the wizard, Regé-Jean Page as Xenk the paladin, and Chloe Coleman as Edgin’s daughter Kira!
There are so many monsters, locations, spells, weapons, and so forth from the game, including some briefly seen familiar characters! The many races and species are represented too, such as the humans, halflings, half-elves, elves,dwarves,  tabaxi, tieflings, arakocra, dragonborn, ans so forth! I was quite pleased by the balance of the drama, action, humor, and mythology!
My only quibble with the movie was the anniying unstable / shakey camera during a couple of melee scenes, but otherwise the performaces, story, pace, sets, locations, costumes, make-up, FX, design, sound, music (especially the end credits ‘Wings of Time” were quite delightful, so I will give this movie the A Minus! I am done, and now here is Jenjen to tell us about the
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season One DVD!
Hai. We have greatly enjoyed the TV series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the spin-off of Star Trek: Dsicovery, which purrtains to the crew of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701in the year 2259 under the commeownd of Capt, Christopher Pike, six years purrior to Captain James T. Kirk’s commeownd of that ship.
The excellent cast includes Anson Mount as Pike, Ethan Peck as Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, Celia Rose Gooding as Uhura,  Jess Bush as Nurse Chapel, Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga, Christina Chong as La’an Noonien-Singh, Melissa Navia as Ortegas, Bruce Horak as Hemmer, Dan Jeannotte as Kirk, Andre Dae Kim as Kyle, and Gia Sandhu as T’Pring.
The stories, characters, cast, sets, costumes, world-building, FX, locations, music, sound, the ship designs, the balance of humor, drama, action, character developments and continuity are as supurrb as supurrb can be. Of the purrolific current era of canonical Star Trek TV series, Strange New Worlds and Picard are my favorites.
Thusly I was quite eager to purrchase the unrated home video release of season one. With its four disks in the plastic case within the cardboard outer sleeve, the Region One NTSC DVD includes the 10 epurrsodes which total appurroximately 524 min., plus over 100 min, of the special features. It has the same special features as the Blu-ray.
The video is purrsented in the widescreen format with 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. The spoken language choices are English and French, with the optional subtitle choices of English SDH and French, although I do not know if the spoken language and subtitle choices are the same as those of the Blu-ray edition.
The special features include 14 deleted scenes, the 2.75 min. gag reel, the optional audio commeowntary track by Anson Mount and writer / director Akiva Goldman for the purremier epurrsode, and three featurettes about the making of the series. Those are “Exploring New Worlds” (appurroximately 54 min) with comments by the cast and crew about the series;
“Pike’s Peek” (appurroximately 17.5 min) which is Mount’s video diary recorded during the Winter Covid pandemic quarantine period; and “World Building” (appurroximately 12 min.) which purrtains to the show’s sets use of Pixomondo’s curved 30×70’ LED Augmented Reality wall (which seems somewhat similar to ILM’s The Volume stage, which is used for certain recent Star Wars TV series.
I wish there were more special featurettes, such as purrhaps art galleries, isolated mewsic tracks, and more extensive documentaries; nevertheless, those features are quite entertaining, informative, and of the top quality along with the first season epurrsodes of Strange New Worlds  to which I give the “A” grade. That will conclude our cinema, TV & DVD portion of The Mew, and nyow here is Trini-chan to start
our purrinted media mewsings, 
with her review of Konohana Kitan Manga Vol. 12.
Arigato! I am quite fond of Sakuya Amanos 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. Vol. 12 is purriced at $12.99 in the USA and has 170 B&W pages which are rated OT, intended  for the readers of ages 16+, due to the fan service and non-sexual nudity.

It was translated by Katie Kimura, edited by Lena Atanassova, purroof-read by Massiel Gutirrez and in – chiefly edited by publisher Stu Levy; with quality control by Daichi Nemoto, graphic design by Soodam Lee, retouching and lettering by Vibrraant Publishing Studio; marketing by Kate Winters & Kitt Burgess, and licensing by Akira Yanaka.
Kiri’s brother Kei visits Kononhanatei and after an exciting day at the nearby shopping district, she and Sakura-chan undertake a solemn task. Meanwhile, t

here are more developments for Satsuki and Yuzu near the end of their rail journey aboard the celestial train C571 with a stop at the western – style Hotel Akitsushima whose staff are catgirls Muyuu, Sara and Lacey!

However, that staff is short – handed and the two kitsune wind up working as maids there, where one of the divine guests looks a lot like the goddess Bastet! Although Satsuki and Yuzu are expurrt nakai at the ryokan, they are not familiar with the Western cultural differences with things such as shoes, beds, dining utensils, and so forth!
As mewsual, the art is extremely beautiful with the endearing characters, gorgeous garments, the intricate architecture, lavish landscapes, the lovely sequential panel compurrsitions and graphic narrative techniques, so I will continue to give Konohana Kitan the highest purraise! Now here is Nyo-sensei to tell us about the-
Rise of the Outlaw Tamer and His Wild S-Rank Cat Girl Vol. 1!

 I am purrtiuclarly fond of the works by manga-ka Joji Manabe, such as Capricorn, Outlanders, Caravan Kidd, Drakuun, so I was this sword & sorcery fantasy tale which stars  the rather voluptuous, sexy, amorous  fierce, powerful warrior catgirl Birena the Lightning! She is hired by a young low-ranked adventurer chap named Link who has been down and out until their fortuitous meeting!
For starters, I was curious about the role of the beast tamer, and how that compurrs to, say, a beast meowster, or pokemon trainer; and is the beast or monster (in this case the catgirl) a purrtner, a hireling, an assistant, lover, 


servant or slave? I was also curious about the “rank

” system, of which Link’s D-rank is fairly low, so he is typically regulated tosimple vermin exterminations.

Their relationship seems to be by choice and of mutual benefit, somewhat mystically symbiotic as Birena helps him to win battles to gain purrestige, whilst Link’s purresence will somehow help her to evolve into a greater warrior. When they are not adventuring, they have lots of sex, mew la la! He also has a tamed slime helpurr named Kyulke, who has appurrently evolved over time!
It does seem to be much more of the respectful coopurration, compurred to, say, that of Santa the knight and his poor abused catgirl slave Pink in the Dragon Pink anime.

However, like Dragon Pink, this tale is brimming with the graphic nudity, sex, violence, and harsh language aplenty, and this its explicit content is not intended for the widdle kitties, but for the older readers of age 17+!

Otherwise, I should not spoil more of the plot or go into any graphic descriptions!  Purriced $13.99 in the USA and $17.99 in Canada, it was originally published in Japan in 2021, and it is published here in English by Seven Seas . Vol. one has the 176 B&W pages of manga chapters 1-5 plus the bonus bit of purrose and the cordial messages by the author & artist.
 It was written by Skyfarm and illustrated by Manabe, with the character designs by Nekosuke Ookuma of the NitroPlus group.  It was translated by Molly Rabbitt, adapted by The Smut Whisperer, lettered by Rai Enril, purrof-read by B. Lana Guggenheim, edited by Nick Manatas, copy-edited by Leighanna DeRouen, and in—chiefly edited by Julie Davis.
The cover is design by Nicky Lim, purrduction & logo design by George Panella, purrducction management by LIssa Pattillo,

The manga’s purre-puress technicians are Melanie Ujimori and Jules Valera, the 

publisher Jason DeAngelis, and the associate publisher is Adam Arnold. I am done, and nyow here is Ilyana-sensei to discuss-

Otohime Diver Vol.1!
I love the tales of undersea adventure, and I was quite impurressed by the gorgeous advertisement for this science fiction / school life manga, which was written & drawn by Okito Endo, originally published in Japan in 2018 by GOT Ltd, and published here in the USA in English by Vast Visual!
Set in the future sixteen years after The Great Hydroseism, except for the few semi-flooded islands all of the continents were sunken. This is the world for peppy, purrky girl Tatsumiya Minato who meets fellow classmates  Ushio, Suzu and Shachiko who have enrolled at the Enoshima Women’s Ocean Academy, where they will be trained as the underwater explorers and rescuers!
It reminds me somewhat of the Daphne in the Brilliant Blue manga and anime, but has the bit more fan-service! Suggested for the readers aged 16+, this whoppurr of a trade papurrback book with the dust jacket is purriced $29.99, it measures 7.35” x 10.125” x .75”, and its 206 pages (202 Black and white plus 4 color) include chapters 0-8 + bonus chapter.
It was translated by Kristjan Rohde, lettered by Kalvin Travis, retouched by Pinpin, and purroof – read by Harriet The editor in chief is dave Adams, the meowanaging editor is David Goldberg, the layout director is Kuanyong, the layout assistant is Yoshimoto, and the licensing is by Hokke the Mirin. 
The purremise and plot are quite intriguing with the amewsing characters and situations, and the art is extremely sumptuous, from the beautiful characters to the intricate scenery, with about a dozen full page pics, a  two-page spurread, and many large panels! I was extremely delighted by this manga, which I will give the highest purraise! That is all for our manga mewsings, so nyow it is time for our
Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume, therianthropes, and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies and monster girls! 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 beast DNA, but have the spurrit, cat-titude or clothing of the animal theme, who we will broadly consider to be “honorary kemonomimi”!
A purrime example of that latter type is Dehya  a playable character of the Genshin Impact fantasy role-playing video game!  She is a legendary tall, lithe, powerful mercenary of the desert sands, known for her purrowess with the Claymore, her Pyro elemental magick, and her delicious, nutritious Goldflame Tajine recipe! She has tan skin, Gold cat’s eyes and Dark Brown hair with the Gold streak, in the coiffure that resembles the cat ears. She is the sexy sight in the ornate, tight, armored Red Black & Gold bare-midriff outfit!
Helck is the 2014 sword & sorcery fantasy manga series by Nanaki Nanao which is also soon to be the anime TV series which I am eagerly anticipating!  It purrtains to the titular character who is a wanted fugitive and a top contender in the demon lord tournyament! The world is populated my many sentient species, including the various types of demons, some of whom are the meowgickal nekomimi! 
Kohaku, the King if the Heavenly East is the fast, agile, powerful Blue-eyed, fair-skinned, White-haired warrior mage demoness with the feline ear pinna. Asuta is the fast, stealthy, young tomboyish 5’5” fair-skinned, short Black-haired, Amber-eyed mystical demoness spy with the feline ear pinna, and her younger sister Isuta has the similar appurrance, skills and abilities but with daggers and longer hair!
So like, Student Council’s Discretion is the 2006 comedic, slice of life, school life series of light novels and manga written by Aoi Sekina, of which there is the delightful  2009 animated TV series adaptation! It purrtains to the high school student council members Kurimu, Chizuru, Minatsu, and Matuyu are all girls, and the new male member Ken. Most of the amewsing plots purrtain to their otaku hobby interests and discussions that usually convene within their council meeting room.
They are humans, but sometimes they cosplay! In Season One’s fourth episode, they parody wonderful Strike Witches anime, with Kurimu as Miyafuji (with shiba inu ears & tail), Chizuru as Sakamoto (with Doberman ears & tail) and Minatsu as Perrine (with Chartreux cat ears & tail), fur shur! In Season One’s 7th & 10th episodes, Chizuru wears the kitsujimimi (sheep) kigurum (onesie), and  during the series’ close / end credits all four girls are briefly depicted in the bunny outfits!
Adachi to Shimamura is the 2012 slice of life / yuri light novel series by Hitoma Iruma which was adapted into the 2020 anime TV series! It purrtains to the high school students Sakura Adachi (the Black – haired girl, voiced by Akari Kito ) and Hougetsu Shimamura (the Brown-haired girl voiced by Miku Ito) who go from the initial acquaintance to best friends with the romance in bloom! Neither of them are kemonomimi, nor do they even dress the part
…however, in epurrsode 11, “The Moon and Determination” in the train station after going shopping, Adachi receives the relationship advice from the unauthorized fortune-teller (voiced by Mari Hino) who has the rather feline qualities, such as her cat-like eyes, her mouth and the cute moe fang, It is the rushed encounter because the fortune-teller is chased away by the metro police officer, but I think that I would have been much more lenient!
Busou Shinki is the franchise by Konami of many of Japanese action figures, model kits, video games, anime, radio shows, records, manga, and light novels of the slice of life flavor, science fiction genre, and mecha musume characters since 2006! The Shinki or Armored War Goddess are small doll-sized armored sentient gynoids who compete in the dangerous battles conducted by their owners. This reminds mw somewhat of another mecha musume series Frame Arms Girls! Some of the girls have the armor of the animal motif, such as the risu (squirrel), neko (cat), Inu (dog), usagi (rabbit), Iruka (dolphin) and the mermaid armor!
My Life as Inukai-san’s Dog is the 2020 ero / romantic comedy manga by Itsutsuse, which was adapted into the anime TV series earlier this year! It purrtains to the high school student Pochita (voiced by Shuichiro Umeda) who is meowgickally reincarnated into the stray Akita dog who is adopted by his classmate Karen Inukai (voiced by Saya Aizawa) with some purrticularly zany, ecchi results!
For example, in epurrsode four, Karen the Black-haired, fair-skinned red-eyed girl attempts to fur-ther bond with the dog when she wears the sexy kuro inu mimi outfit compurrised of tthe Black bikini, ears, paw gloves, thigh highs, the white-tipped tail, and the “Doggylingus” device which translates the canine language! It is the rather amesing tale, but it is not for the widdle kitties!
Sakura Trick is the 2011 yuri / school life / slice of life manga by Tachi which was adapted into the anime TV series in 2014. It purrtains to the best friends Yu Sonoda and Haruka Takayama who are now in high school. As they become immersed in the new social circles and academic obligations, they have less time to spend alone with each other, but there is much secret kissing when they are!
Although they are 100 purrcent human girls and generally not even cosplayers, we do see them dressed as such during the epurrsodes’ amewsing opening / titles and closing / credits! For example, we briefly see their friends Yuzu Īzuka and Kaede Ikeno as catgirls in the open; whilst we briefly see Yu as the dog girl and classmate Kotone Noda as the bunny girl in the close! Kawaii!
So like, Step By Step Face Painting and Dressing Up For Kids is the full color hardcover book written by costumer Petra Boase with Bettina Graham’s face paintings that transform kids into various kemonomimi, fantasy folk and characters! Portraying those characters are the child models Alex, Alice, Anthony, Clare, Faye, Jade, Jesica, Joe,  Joshua, Kelly, Kirsty, Lucy, Otis, Patrick, Rosey,  Sophy, Tanya, Timothy, Zoe and Zosia!
The fauna includes the Black cat, tiger, lion, dog, rabbit, bee, butterfly, mouse, owl, panda, monkey, dinosaur, and the dragon, but that is just a portion of the characters that are depicted in over 300 photos by John Freeman! They are totally cute, fur shur! You know, this book was published by Smithmark in 1995, which means those widdle kiddies would all be in their 30’s by now, and we hope that they are still the avid cosplayers!
Other women who we will fondly regard as the “honorary catgirls” because of their lovely leopurrd purrint couture include mews anchor and author Nicole Wallace who wore the Red leopurrd purrint blouse with the Black & White rosettes, whilst hosting the March 7th 2023 epurrsde of MSNBC’s TV series Deadline Whitehouse; and actress Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra who wore the leopurrd purrint blouse in Season 50 epurrsode 113 of The Young and the Restless!
Lastly but not leastly for this month’s spotlight, we also wish to mention the uncredited actress purrtraying the polite woman in the Snow Leopurrd print coat offering the parking spot to the other woman in Sam Adams Beer’s “Your Cousin’s Brighter Boston” TV spot, and the uncredited actress wearing the leopurrd prrint dress with the matching shoes to put the spots in Poshmark’s “The Perfect Side Hustle” TV spot! Ah, that’s all for this month’s spotlight, and now it’s time ffor the latest
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!


Arigato! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purrducer Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purrmissions; and Mike’s collaborations with other artists are throughout the mewseum, nyan! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click on those to see the full images, nyan!
Some of the images are sexy, and might even depict artistic nudity, but none are porn, nyan! We should also mention that Catgirl Island’s content is not purrmitted for A.I Art purrposes! This month into Guest Gallery Six we are purroud to purrsent more images by Lumshock, Alexcia Reynolds, Misty Hopkins, Rvkh Brogden, and Melody Rondeau, nyan!


Firstly, we are pleased to purrsent two illustrations by Lumshock! Given how this is the Year of the Rabbit and that Easter is this month, it seems only appurropurriate that we should have more usagimimi (bunny girl) imagery, such as his fan art of the Looney Toons character “Lola Bunny”, who first appurred in the Space Jam animated movie! She is so peppy and purretty in her cropped tank top and compurression shorts with the basketball!
Then our gallery is graced by the pic of the lovely yet weary “Cowgirl in Meadow”! Lumshock expurrimented with the fish-eye lens technique of this poor bovine lass in the soft leather mini dress who has spilt some of her milk amidst the field of flowers. We hope that the rest of the day will impurrove muchly for her! Lumshock used the Krita software’s pencils, markers, brushes and smudge stick for both of those illustrations!

Mary Nyan:

Nextly we are delighted to display two more pics by Alexcia Reynolds of her tora musume (tiger girl) fursona character Torako Hitonare! Born on an August 22nd on the planet Mau, Torako 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!
These widdle purrtaits of Torako in her human form started as a widdle pen sketch, which Alexcia photographed with her cell phone and digitally finished with Paint Shop Pro! For more information, art and tales, visit Sailor Tiger’s Grotto and Alexcia’s Link Tree which is the gateway her many other sites!


We are elated to exhibit three recent illustrations by Misty Hopkins who was a guest of the March 2008 Mew, and used Krita for these illustrations, nyan! “Alita” is more fan art of Yukito Kishiro’s iconic  supurr heroic post-apocalyptic martian cyborg who is the Motorball champion, formidable bounty hunter, and meowster of the Panzer Kunst meowrtial arts, nyan!
That is followed by fan art of Naoko Takeuchi’s famous character Rei Hino alias “Sailor Mars”, the supurr heroic high school student, Miko maiden, and reincarnated purrincess who fights villains with her psychic and purrokinetic powers, nyan! After that is the latest pic of Misty’s Final Fantasy XIV video game character “Xa’skelle” the Gray-skinned, Green-haired, Purrple-eyed 6’3” tall Black Mage of the leopurrid Viera species, nyan! 


Nyow we are thilled to show “Monarch Butterfly”, “Luna Moth”, “Tiger Butterfly”, and – and  “Blood Moon” by Rvkh Brogden (purronounced Riv-kah), who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew, nyan! For each of those images, there are two versions apiece, the traditional versions done with the pencils, pens and- and markers; beside the digital versions done with Purrocreate and – and  the Apple Pencil on the iPad, nyan!
As y’all can see, Rvkh excels at the nature and the fantasy art, nyan! The Monarch, Luna Moth and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (which is specifically our state’s official butterfly, whereas the Honeybee is our state’s official insect in general) are the first in her series of lovely Lepidoptera; whereas “Blood Moon” depicts our friend Adira Blood Moon the winged, armored heroic Movanic Deva who recently turned 18 and graduated from high school, nyan!
For the digital versions of each illustration, there are the entertaining ,informative short time-lapse art purrocess videos at Rvkh’s Youtube channel: the Monarch Butterly, Luna Moth, Tiger Butterfly, and Blood Moon, nyan!
To top off this month’s additions to the mewseum, we are ecstatic to unveil four more pieces of Doctor Who fan art by Melody Rondeau! Done with the traditional media,“Off-kilter” depicts The 2nd Doctor, his companions Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield and the evil Cyberman who has stolen Jamie’s kilt; whilst “Six of One and Half Dozen of Another depicts the 6th Doctor poised to fisticuff with his enemies the Silurian, Sea Devil, Sontaran, Cyberman and The Master!
“Sleeping Angels” depicts the 12th Doctor carefully tiptoeing through the graveyard full of Angels;whilst  “Jody Whittapurr” and “Doctor Mew” depicts the 11th and 13th Doctors as the Cat Kind! For more information about Melody, we will recommend the page about her at Fanlore, and the web site of Melody and her husband Jim at Make It Go Away! So, what do y’all think of the art?
the cat lady sings…
Oh I like Lola Bunny’s lithe lphysique and expurression which seems to be a slight confident smirk at her next basketball challenger!
I wish I could hug the weary cowgirl to purrk up her spirit and help to deliver the milk on such the purretty day in the lovely meadow!
It is great to see more art by Alexcia! Torako has such smooth skin, sapphire – like eyes, the pleasant smile, flaxen hair ,and supple collar bones!
It is so neat to see what Misty is conjuring with the Krita ware! I especially like Xa’skelle”s lovely lush hair from the ear tufts to the braids!
I am purrticularly fond of that pic of Sailor Mars, with the purrfect details of the costume and the swirl of her long hair and the uku skirt!
Misty is the biggest fan of Alita that we know, and that pic of her is so peppy and purrky. I’ll bet that she has just been offered some yummy chocolate!
It is great to see the different variations of the Blood Moon pic, and the accompanying art purrocess video is so informative and entertaining!
As the avid nature photographer, I might be the biased critic, but my favorite pics of this latest batch are the beautiful butterflies and – and the moth, nyan!
Oh gosh, Melody’s illustrations of the Doctor(s) regenerated as the Cat Kind are as adorably cute as cute can be! 
Hai hai,  and not only is the “Sleeping Angels” pic such a fun idea but I love the compurrsition, the poses, and the expurressions, nyan!
I purrticularly like the very faithful purrtraitures, the very accurate details and the graceful lines of the “Six of One and Half Dozen of Another”
Fur shur! I love the“Off-Kilter” pic, and I wonder if other Cybermen have their sights upon Victoria and the Doctor’s attire, heehee!
We wish to thank Rvkh, Melody, Alexcia and Lumshock for the art, and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nyan!
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
Mary Nyan
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate!
We’ll be back next month with the April edition of The Mew!y! Be there… aloha.
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!