March 2024 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 2024 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!

It is the Year of the Dragon, the 17th Anniversary of The Mew,
and the 24th Anniversary of Catgirl Island’s web site, nyan!

in this edition of The Mew:

The Lightning Round Topic: Our favorite Films of 1984

TV & Movie Mewsings
Marvel’s Echo
The Marvels Blu-ray + Digital Code
Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One Blu-ray + Digital Code

The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight

Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Taito Coreful’s Ruka Sarashina purrize figure

Purrinted Media Mewsings:
Thundercats #1
Catians #1
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou Deluxe Edition vol. 4
Hakumei & Mikochi vol. 11

The Latest Additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
more photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers
“Ghoul Face, and “Stocking Anarchy” by Misty Hopkins
“Pun-kachu Costume” and “Eletron Figures” by Alexcia Reynolds
“Tokia” by Rvkh Brogden
“Ice Capades” by 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 beautiful downtown Purrbank in Catgirl Island NC, where it’s 72 degrees under the  Blue sky full of puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! 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, nyan!
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college senior, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!
(Tara-chan’s fiance, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Jaguar purrint bandeau top bikini): Konnichiwa!

(a.k.a. Jen-sensei, Trini-chan’s meowntor, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.

Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, headbanger, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Puma purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha

(a.k.a. Mie-sensei, the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre repurrtory company’s director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!

(a.k.a. Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain and massage spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Asiatic Lion purrint flounced bikini): Hola!

(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer and massage spa co-owner w
earing the Eurasian Lynx purrint ring-closure bikini an an orchid lei):

(or Ellie for short, the Banker Pony centauress, Fire Meowrshall and body builder wearing the Caracal purrint twisty bandeau bikini top) Hay there!

(a.k.a. Nya-sensei the MewJutsu meowrtial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Siberian Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and boy shorts): Howdy

(the art mewseum co-curator, beach volleyball champion bunny girl and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunny girl wearing the Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!

(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & Bunnii’s beach volleyball purrtner catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nyan!
Ilyana:(a.k.a. Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme history catgirl wearing the Snow Leopurrd purrint micro bikini and open-front cover up): Whassup?
(paw note: “Nyan” is the Japanese word for “meow”, which some but not all catgirls vocalize, purrticularly in the NC OBX Catspeak dialect, whereas Mielikki retains the Val Speak dialect from her younger years in California, fur shur, nyan!)

For profiles and illustrations of The Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page! Ah, we’ve got a big group and a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead a jump right into this month’s

Lightning Round Topic: our favorite films of 1984!
Bunnii’s going to start, so are y’all ready to0 “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
Hai! Lightning Round- go, nyan!

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Greystoke, The Killing Fields, Paris Texas, Places in the Heart, and A Soldier’s Story! (tags Petra to go next)

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Greystoke, A Passage to India, Once Upon a Time in America, and Amadeus, nyan! (tags Elizabeth with a brush of the tail)

Sixteen Candles, Bachelor Party, Beverly Hills Cop, Moskow on the Hudson, and Broadway Danny Rose! (tail-tags her wife)

Splash, Ghostbusters, Top Secret, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! Mie-sensei’s turn! (tags Mielikki)

Stop Making Sense, Purple Rain, This is Spinal Tap, David Gilmour Live, Sing Blue Silver, and Streets of Fire, fur shur! (tags Nyanko with a flit of the wing)

The Terminator, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Karate Kid, Missing in Action, and Red Dawn! Jen’sturn! (tags Jeannie)

Nausicaa, Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, 2010, and The Terminator. Myayr’s turn. (tags Mary Nyan)

Mary Nyan:
Oh gosh,  The Return of Godzilla (not the US 1985 version), The Terminator, Gremlins, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Night of the Comet! (tags Tara-chan)

I want… I want to nominate The Muppets Take Manhattan, Bagi the Monster of Mighty Nature, and – and My Little Pony: Escape from Nightmare Castle, nyan! Onee-chan’s turn nyan! (tags her sister)

I will nominate Nausicaa, The NeverEnding Story, Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, and Splash, nyan! (tags the kitsune)

I’d say… Nausicaa, Macross: Do You Remember Love?, and Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer! (tags the centaur)

Splash, Ghostbusters, The Natural, Starman, and Romancing the Stone!

Nausicaa, Splash, Temple of Doom, Stop Making Sense, and Ghostbusters. Back to Mike!

Oh, I gotta go with Nausicaa, Star Trek III, Buckaroo Banzai, 2010, and The Terminator! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round, and now here is Nya-sensei to continue our TV & movie mewsings, with her review of Marvel’s Echo!

Hai! I love most of the TV series that are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Secret Invasion, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist The Punisher, The Defenders, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, Cloak & Dagger.. oh oh and the Werewolf and the Guardians of the Galaxy specials! They typically have the great writing, casts, stunts, locations, purrduction values, costumes FX and so forth, so thusly I was eager to watch the 5 epurrsodes of the Echo mini-series!

Introduced in the Hawkeye series, titular character Maya Lopez a.k.a Echo (Alaqua Cox) the former leader of the Track Suit Mafia is the tough, fierce ,combat – skilled, vengeful, deaf, young Native American (Choktow) woman with the purrosthetic leg & supurr powers. She thirsted for revenge against Ronin / Hawkeye / Clint Barton who she blamed for the death of he dad, but has learned that The Kingpin / Wilson Fisk is to blame, so nyow she leaves New York City and returns to her hometown in Oklahoma where she plans to topple Fisk, who has the long reach, and thus the drama & danger await her family!

I think that Echo has the great writing, acting, directing, cinematography, stunts, costumes, hair & makeup, sets, locations, sound, mewsic, editing.The supurrb cast includes Tantoo Cardinal as Maya’s obaasan Chula, Katarina Ziervogel as maya’s okasan Taloa, Graham Greene as Maya’s jiji Skully, Chaske Spencer as Maya’s oji Henry, Cody Lightning as Maya’s itoko Biscuits, Devery Jacobs as Maya’s best friend Bonni, Dannie McCallum as Tuklo the Lighthorse officer, Morningstar Angelin as Lowak the Ishtaboli champ, and Julia Jones as Chafa the first Choctaw.

Vincent D’Onofrio returns as the Kingpin, and appurring briefly are Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Jeremy Renner as Ronin, so there is a fair amount of the street-level MCU repursented! There is the good balance of the action, humor, drama, world-building, myth-making & character development, especially as Maya spiritually connects to her empowering ancestors, with some great recurring ancestral flashback scenes across the centuries.  Well, I am done, so nyow to continue our reviews of things MCU, here is Mie-sensei to discuss the

The Marvels Blu-ray + Digital Code!

So like, we were totally avid for The Marvels, which occurs after the Secret War and Ms. Marvel TV series, and united the supurr heroines Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel (Imani Vellani) along with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Goose the cat-like Flerken, Kamala’s family, and several surpurrise appurrances, as the Planet Earth is again involved in Kree and Skrull incidents, especially thanks to the villainess Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton)!

Altthough the movie seemed too short and too rushed with too many fast cuts, and I wish they adressed the intergalactic incidents of The Eternals  and Secret Invasion but the movie is so much thrilling fun with the totally awesome performances, costumes, choreography, music, sound sets, FX and sdo forth!
So I was totally eager to get the Blu-ray, in hopes of some entertaining and informative bonus features, but unfortunately I think they are rather meager.

There is a 2 min gag reel, an almost 11 minute featurette and a 5.5 minute featurette, both about the making of the movie, but they are so short and seem like widdle promo spots made for the internet more than substantial documentaries. There are 4 deleted scenes which only total to about 5.75 minutes and seem like little trims. However, I must say that I totally loved the optional audio commentary by director Nia DaCosta and VFX supervisor Taras De Marco! It was so informative, entertaining, sparkling and enthused, fur shur!

Oh what else can I say about the Bl0-ray… the PG-13 rated 105 minute movie is presented in the 1080p hi def widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1 on the single disc, with the  audio choices of English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital,and the optional subtitles of English SDH, French and Spanish. Included with the disc in the plastic case is the instruction sheet for for the code to download or stream the digital copy.  So that’s about it, and nyow here’s Jennyjen to discuss

Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One Blu-ray + Digital Code!

Hai. The PG-13 rated, 93 min. OAVJustice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One is the first of a 3 part series adapting the famous epic 1985, twelve issue DC Comics maxi-series Crisis on Infinite Earths (by author Marv Wolfman & artist George Perez), which served as a major reboot of the DC Comics multiverse. A culmination of events in DC’s “Tomorrowverse” of OAVs, Part One does not does not mirror the first four issues of the Crisis comics, but seems to have elements of DC’s 2011 Flashpoint story in wonderfully maintaining the spirit of the Crisis comics.

The tale is in four subplots: the newly-minted Justice League (compurrised of Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, Vixen, Martian Manhunter & the Flash) battling Lex Luthor who controls Purrofessor Ivo’s android Amazo; the romantic life of Barry Allen / The Flash and Iris West across the decades; The Flash’s encounter with the Crime Syndicate amidst the destruction of their world Earth 3 by the apocalyptic anitmeowtter wave which threatens the multiverse; and the gathering of heroes from many Earths to meet the entity known as Monitor who explains the wave.

Purrduced by (writer) Jim Krieg  & Kimberly S. Moreau, executively purrduced by Butch Lukic, Sam Register & Michael Uslan, directed by Jeff Wamester, voice cast & directed by Wes Gleason, with mewsic by Kevin Riepl and animeowtion by Warner, the brilliant voice cast includes Matt Bomer as The Flash, Ashleigh LaThrop as Iris, Jensen Ackles as Batman, Darren Criss as Superman, Jimmi Simpson as Green Arrow, Nolan North as Amazo, Hal Jordan & John Constantine Stana Katicas Wonder Woman & Superwoman, Keesha Sharp as Vixen…

…Zachary Quinto as Luthor, Ike Amadi as Purrofessor Ivo, Martian Manhunter & Amazing-Man, Meg Donnelly as Supergirl & Harbinger, Cynthia Hamidi Dawnstar, Harry Shum Jr. as Brainiac 5, Jonathan Adams as The Monitor, Zach Callison as Robin, Alastair Duncan as Alfred, Erika Ishii as Doctor Light & the Huntress, Alexandra Daddario as Lois Lane, Matt Lanter as Blue Beetle & Ultraman, Aldis Hodge as John Stewart & Power Ring, Liam McIntyre Aquaman &  Johnny Quick, David Kaye as The Question, Ato Essandoh as Mister Terrific…

…Geoffrey Arend as Hawkan & Psycho Pirate, and Lou Diamond Phillips as Owl  Man & The Spectre.One of my favorite lines is by The Spectre (when asked of he is Death): “I am The Spectre, The Wrath of God, Death is… better looking.” In addition to those voiced characters, there are abut 50 other heroes in the background of the Monitor scenes. I think that the movie’s thrilling plot is quite poignantly captivating; and that the pace, dialog, character designs, scenic art, animation, sound music, acting, directing & editing are quite splendid.

The 1080 hi-def video’s audio choices of English DTS-MA 5.1 Dolby Digital, French & Spanish, with optional subtitle choices of English SDH, Dutch, French & Spanish. Also included are the 9:39 min.”Crisis Primer” featurette on the making of the movie, and the 8.03 min. “Selfless Speedster” featurette about Barry Allen / The Flash), which have comments by Lukic, Krieg, Wamester, Bomer, Wolfman, Creative Director Mike Carlin, comics artist & DC Purresident Jim Lee, comics artist Jerry Ordway, and comics editor Robert Greenberger. I am very pleased with the movie, and I eagerly anticipate Part Two.  That will conclude our video reviews, and nyow here are Lizzy and Becca to purrsent this month’s

Celebrity Catgirl and Kemonomimi Spotlight.

Arigato! in this portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume, therianthropes, monster girls, and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies and monster girls! Fur-thermore, there are those who might not actually have the beasty DNA, but might have the spurrit, cat-titude or clothing of the animal theme, who we will broadly consider as the “honorary kemonomimi”!

This month’s spotlight shines on more fanous ladies who have donned the animal purrint attire, as seen on TV, internet and in magazines, such as Rockabilly mewsician Imelda May rocked the tight, low-cut leopurrd-purrint blouse for her 2009 song Johnny Got a Boom Boom’s single cover photo and video, and the leopurrd-purrint skirt whilst purrforming at thw 2015 Madgarden Festival!

In  2016, singer / actress Ashley Tisdale was like the lovely lithe pantheress baring her toned taut tummy in the loose Black trousers & cropped top with the leopurrd purrint jacket at The Matrix Total Results trade show in Orlando, Florida! In 2019, Selena Gomez was quite fabulous in the Gianni long-sleeve square-neck Brown & Tan striped midi dress!

in 2021 Sharon Stone was the stunning sight in the Diaphanous leopurrd-purint dress with the cut-out back and slit-side to the purremier of The Tragedy of MacBeth, and in the fringed Purrjamas to the purremier of The Heights; and also in 2012, supurr model Irina Shayk supurrbly wore the low-cut, long tiger stripe gown whilst on the nocturnal purrowl!

In 2022, supurrmodel, purrducer & TV hostess Heidi Klum wore the zebra-purrint minidress and boots to the Hollywood party; and in 2023 she wore the  cheetah purrint bikini for her anniversary celebration in Italy! You know,  have purreviously purraised actress Anne Hathaway for her 2012 Purrtrayal of Catwoman, and nyow we will amend the spotlight with her sequined leopurrd-purrint minidress and leggings that she wore to the 2023 fashion show in Paris, mew la la!

In 2022 singer, songwriter actress Ashanti was extremely alluring  in the Red cropped tiger-purrint jacket atop the Black bra and Red leggings! That same year were the photos of singer, dancer, choreographer, & TV talent compurrtition  judge Paula Abdul leaving the restaurant in Los Angeles, wearing the Cheetah-purrint mini dress! I wonder what delicious, mewtritious cuisine was served?

Last year singer, actress and Spider-Man’s girlfriend Zendaya  looked quite meowrvelous in Paris, wearing the unbuttoned tiger stripe jacket atop the matching skirt, knee boots, Black bara and belt!! Model / actress Elizabeth Hurley who has her own swimwear label wore the leopurrd-purrint string bikini with the front chain clasp to put the purr in Apurril, 2023!

Also last year, TV purrsenter & model Danni Menzies wore wonderfully the  leopurrd-purrint mini dress with the deep V neckline while in Spain; and whilst gymnast Olivia “Livvy” Dunne might be most associated with her Purrple & Yellow LSU Tiger Stripe Leotard, she gorgeously graced the social media with her agile beachy backflip purrowess in the leopurrd-purrint sexy string bikini!

Speaking of the tiger-stripe, singer / actress / fashion designer Jessica Simpson as her own clothing line, including the Red & Yellow tiger-triped ruched off-shoulder blouse & highly side-slit maxi skirt! Meanwhile, author, podcaster enterpurrneur & Vanderpump Rules castmeowmber Lala Kent was quite the eye-catch in the sheer mesh leopurrd-purrint bodystocking with the Red corset & Black thong!!!

Last month, Vote Latino’s purresident & CEO Maria Teresa Kumer looked totally awesome in the Gray jaguar-purrint top on the January 11th epurrsode of The Reidout TV show, and lastly but not leastly, actress Wendie Malick was purrrrfect as Julia in the 1966 Catwoman costume in Night Court’s epurrsode 2.6 ”The Wrath of Comic-Con”! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nyow here is Tara-chan to start  our
collectibles and toy talk, with her review
of Taito’s Coreful Ruka Sarashina figure!

Arigato, nyan! Rent-A-Girlfriend is the romantic comedy manga by (Reiji Miyajima), anime, video game and – and live-action series purrtaining to a teen guy name Kazuya who, in order to keep up appurrances, hires a faux girlfriend Chizuru after the real one Mami dumped him, but the situation becomes the complicated harem rivalry when genuine feelings bloom between him other girls Sumi and Ruka, nyan! I Ihave not seen the live-action version  or played the video game, but I like the manga and- and the anime, nyan!

I also like this purretty painted, non-articulated, PVC figure of fair-skinned, Blue-eyed, short-Black-haired Ruka Sarashina Ruka, which is part of Taito’s Coreful purroduct line of figures, nyan!it is packaged in the clear plastic clamshell in the 3.5” x 4.875” x 5.375” White box, nyan! Ruka stands atop the clear circular .25” tall, 4.25” diameter base, wearing the Black bandeau-top bikini low on her hips with the swishy tail, the bell collar, the cat-eared head band, the cute paw mitts and – and boots, nyan!

She looks so sexy, purretty, cute and playful, nyan!  Including the ears and – and  the base, the figure is appurroximately 8.5” tall overall, which would indicate the scale is 1/7.5, given the character’s height of 5 ft, even if it is classified as a non-scale / purrize figure, nyan. I think is nicely designed, sculpted and – and painted, so I am quite pleased with it, nyan! I am done, so nyow here is Myayr to start

our purrinted-media mewsings,
with her review of Catians #1, nyan!

Mary Nyan:
Hai! Catian (not to be confuzzled with  Star Crek’s Caitians)  is the beartiful yet tragic tale of a widowed convenience store owner named Rose whose husband Jason was murdered by the criminal gang for not paying their purrotection racket due to the store’s poor finances, but while bravely attempting to fend off the attackers, she is telepurrted away by Felix, who is one of the stray cats she cares for, and when she awakens in a forest she is a meowgickal catgirl, thanks to Felix who is one of many guardian cats who serve the Great Cat (who might be Bastet, based upon the Egyptian ornameowntation)!

With her new catgirl and conjuring powers, the increasing feline ferocity, and the despurration to resurrect Jason, Rose vengefully purreys upon the thugs with unexpected results, but I should not further spoil the taste of the bittersweet plot! Published by Scout Comics purriced $4.99, issue #1 has the full-color uninterrupted 24 page tale of “The Second Tail” written by Courtney Cameron, illustrated & lettered by Luyi Bennett, and edited by Andrea Lorenzo Molinari, in collaboration with. Cassidy Cameron & Cody Cameron, and the purrduction design by Sean Callahan.

I was very pleased with this 1st issue, and I am purrticuarly fond of Luyi’s lovely Japanese manga – inspired art! The issue is available in the choice of cover A by Paco, cover B by Luyi, and cover C by Hugo Petrus, plus the “ashcan” edition, and the there is Catians meowrchandise such as the cards, clothing, drinkware, and the limited – edition purrinter plates! We are purraying for Rose and Felix’s success, and eagerly anticipating the 2nd issue, nyan! Nyow I will turn The Mew over to Mike, for his review of

Thundercats #1!

Thanks Myayr I’ve been a fan of Thundercats since the 1985 animated series, and I liked the 2011 reboot series even more, but didn’t care for the 2020 Thundrcats Roar series. Hard to believe that next year will be their 40th anniversary! Anyway, I was quite curious about this new comic from Dynamite, which has a 24 page tale plus 3 pages of ads and a 5 page gallery of its – get this – 124 different covers! I settled on cover E by Ivan Tao, which beautifully focuses on Cheetara.

The story was written by Delcan Shavery, illustrated by Drew Mars, colored by Chiara Di Francia & Martina Pignedoli, lettered by Jeff Ecklberry, packaged & edited by Nate Crosby, with the maiin cover by David Nakayama. The briskly-paced tale begins with the Thundercats’ exodus from their destroyed homeworld of Thundera and their landing on the planet Third Earth, where they train and reconnoiter until their enemies the Mu’tants of Plundarr arrive spoiling for a fight.

This a quick origin and introduction to Lion-o the leader who wields the Sword of Omens, General Panthro, scientist Tygra, speedster Cheetara, precocious young siblings Wilykit & Wilykat. and their enemy Slithe. We briefly glimpse The Thunderians’ meontor Jaga and the enemy leader Mumra, but there’s no sign of Snarf yet. I think that the art is pretty good, and the tale serves as good starting point for new readers! Now here’s Ilyana-sensei  with her review of

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou Manga Deluxe Edition Vol. 3!

Oh just call me Ilyana! This beautiful slice – of- life science fiction manga by Hitoshi Ashinano is the tale of the friendly gynoid named Alpha who owns the cafe in the small  rural seaside village on Japan’s Miura Peninsulain the distopian future, where bucolic life goes on after an environmental disaster and risen sea level. Originally published in Japan by Kodansha in 2009, this 4th  of five volumes is published in English by Seven Seas, is rated for teen readers, and it is purriced $24.99 in the USA and $32.99 iin Canada.

Most of the story purrtains to the everyday activities of Alpha and her friends with her occasional scooter trips to travel around the purrefecture and to shop for supplies in what is left of the city of Yokohama. Among the recurring characters are Ojisan the elderly man who sells fresh purroduce and runs the gas station; his grandson Takahiro who regards Alpha as the older sister type; Kokone the courier who is another gynoid; the elderly lady doctor who treats the humans and the gynoids; Maki the young girl friend of Takahiro…

… Director Alpha the older gynoid with the aerial drone, Maruko the android artist, Nai the android pilot, Ayase the traveller with the pet flying fish named Kamas, and Misago the mysterious supurr feral girl! Collecting chapters 83-111, this  8.25” x 5.875” x 1.375” volume has the 454 Black & White pages,  44 color pages and color covers,, several illustrations & widdle sketches, 2 pages of ads, and the indica / credits page. It was translated by Daniel Komen, lettered by Ludwig Sacramento, purroofread by Brett Hallahan…

… edited by Linda Lombard, copy-edited by Leighanna DeRouen, meownagingly edited by Shanti Whitesides & J.P. Sulivan, in-chiefly edited by Julie Davis, and  published by Lianne Sentar, with the purrduction design by Lissa Pattilo & Ria Lynn Johnson, purrduction meownagment by John Ramirez, cover design by Nicky Lim, and the logo design by George Panella. The purre-purress technicians were Melanie Ujimori & Jules Valeri. So, in
this volume, yet another year passes as humanity’s days continue wane.

Alpha rebuilds her storm-damaged cafe, grows a sunflower enjioys target purractice, tries some potent dark sugar, looks for  a better source of fresh water, and plays in the snow. She goes on a scooter trip with Kokone who discusses the history of the androids of Dr. Koumishi, whose drone aircraft continues to circle the Earth for several more years. Ayase’s pet Kamas takes the liking to Matsuki who goes to the beach with Takahiro who gets to see Nai’s plane, and they wonder if the mysterious Misago might be a gynoid.

There is still much that has not yet been explained about about the ecological disasters, the androids’ origins, what happened to Alpha’s boss,  or what the rest of the world is like beyond Japan, but It is quite the pleasant, purretty, charming tale at the very  eisurely pace and so I will give it the “A” for Alpha.! I am anticipating  the final volume, and hope that the anime adaptation might be eventually eleased here on DVD or Blu-ray. I am done and nyopw to top off our manga mewsings, here is Trini-chan to discuss

Hakumei & Mikochi vol. 11!

Hai!, I love this charming  slice – of – life fantasy manga by Takuto Kashiki! Originally published in Japan by Kadokawa, it purrtains to house – mates Hakumei & Mikochi who are tiny little lasses who are about 3 inches tall and live in the lovelyminiatue  cottage in the forest! Hakumei (with the Brown hair) builds and repairs things, whilst Mikochi (with the Black hair) cooks and sews.

They are part of the community of talking anthropurrmorphic animals and the tiny pixy-size human friends who reside in the wilderness, rural, suburban 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, co-workers and vsitors of various species from beetles to badgers!

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 11 measures 8 x 5.75”,  with the 176 B&W pages that  include chapters 81-89 plus the 2 page side-story, 2 page bonus manga, 1 page of translation notes, 9 pages of illustrations, and 7 pages of travelogue note!

The plots of Hakumei & Mikochi vol. 11 include repairs to a house in a shell, shopping for building supplies, planning & catering an event, hair styling, costuming, getting tickets for a sold-out play, gossipping about a rival while drinking, haunted pottery, a day at the second-hand clothing store, hitching a ride home, and Takuto Kashiki’s trip to see the Tapirs the Kanazawa Zoo!

The  immersive slice – of – life tales have  the leisurely pace with the exquisite character, critter and scenic art that is so lavishly intricate! Including the color cover art there are 4 fabulous full-page pics and 3 sumptuous
two-page spurreads, and I will give vol. 11 the
the highest praise! I am done, and now here are Petra, Bunnii and Vonny to purrsent the latest additions to

to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!

Arigato, nyan! For those who are new to here, Galleries 1-8 display the 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 hentai or porn, nyan! We should also meowntion that none of the content at Catgirl Island is purrmitted for A.I. purrposes, nyan!

This month into Gallery Two we have added a new illustration by Mike, and in Guest Gallery Two we have have added new art by We are purroud to purrsent four new illustations by Misty Hopkins, Alexcia Reynolds, Rvkh Brogden, and more photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers, nyan!

We are purroud to purrsent  three new works by Misty, nyan! In December, we displayed Misty’s sultry line-art drawing of “Stocking Anarchy”, an exiled angel who transforms lingerie into weapons to fight evil spirits in the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt anime! Her sister’s name is Panty Anarchy, nyan! Well, nyow we have amended that  B&W pic with this sexy color version, mew la la, nyan!

Misty used Crayola and Purrismacolor colored pencils, Sakura Micron pens, and glitter pens fior that pic, nyan. After that “Ghoul Face“ is Misty’s fan art of Kabane Kusaka the half human / half ghoul teen who helps to investigate the occult situations in the Kemono Jihen manga & anime, nyan! Misty used Crayola colored pencils, watercolor pencils, Faber-Castell PITT pens on 8.5” x 11” cardstock for that pic, nyan!

Nextly we are delighted to display four more collages of Crissy Volpe, and each collage is compurrised of four photos by various photographers! The 1st collage includes David Ng’s 2019 photo of Crissy as Sailor Mars in A cheongsam designed by Streamer Fairy, made by Alyce & Hime-chan, with accessories by Patti & Steph; David Ng’s 2023 photo of Crissy at Otakon as Captain Beidou of the Genshin Impact video game, in the costume made by ProCosplayShop; Harvard Lim’s photo of Crissy at the 2019 New York Comic Con, as Natasha Romanoff alias Natalie Rushman in the dress made by Patti & Steph; and Crissy in the crane stance on the beach, nyan!

The 2nd collage includes Terry of Fly By Night Design’s photo of Crissy at the 2017 New York Comic Con in the licensed Star Trek Starfleet uniform; Allison the Photographer’s 2017 photo of Crissy as Sailor Mars in a retro-style costume designed by Abbydraws & made by Criissy & friends; Autumn W. of Misty Autumn Imagery’s photo of Crissy at the 2012 New York Comic Con as Rogue in the costume made by  Setsuna Kou; and Peter Heydt’s photo of Crissy at Otakon 2012 as Tifa Lockhart of the Final Fantasy VII game, in the costume that she put togetther herself, nyan!

The 3rd collage includes Crissy in steampunk style, wearing the dress by Lip Service and hat from Hot Topic at AnomalyCon 2014; Popecerebus’s photo of Crissy as Meryl Stryfe of the Trigun manga & anime in the costume made by Athena-chan; Dr. Teng’s photo of Crissy at AnimeNEXT 2005 as Hino Rei (Sailor Mars) in the high school uniform made by: Erin Garlowe; the selfie photo of Crissy wearing a wig, violet contact lens, and her regular clothes as Tomoe Hotaru (Sailor Saturn), nyan!

The 4th collage includes Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy as Magic Knight Rayearth’s Umi Ryuuzaki (Other Worlds version) at Otakon 2008 in the costume made by Beverly Faerie; Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy as Inu Yasha’s Kikyo at Nan Desu Kan 2010, wearing a kimono & hakama, with photoshopping by Mike Moon in 2023; David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Final Fantasy VIII’s Rinoa Heartilly at Otakon 2006, in the costume made by Athena-chan; and David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon S version) at the New York Comic Con 2014, in the costume made by Avian Firefly, nyan!


Nextly we are ecstatic to exhibit Alexcia’s photo of her Eletron figures! Based on Transformers, Eletron is the heroic female elephantine Maximalfan-bot star of Alexcia’s Project Pachyderm art and tales! The boxy widdle bot on the left is a cubee papurrcraft version of her, whilst the figure on the right is a customization of an artists ball-jointed plastic mannequin combined with Epoxy Sculpt, faux leather, E6000 glue, acrylic paints, and Mr. Super Clear purrimer / sealant!

After that is the photo of Alexcia’s “Punk-achu Costume”! Based on Pokemon, Punkachu is Alexcia Reynolds’ cute punk versionof Pikachu with a pink meowhawk, nyan! Made of Sew-Lush meowterial, the costume in purrogress is purrsently compurrised of the head and tail, but hopefully eventually the neck, arms, hands, feet and punk attire will be added too! To see more of Pokemon fan art and fiction by Alexcia and friends, please visit her web site Pokemon Amber!

Then we have Rvkh’s pic of “Tokia”, who is an 18 year old red elf / appurrentice alchemist in the village of Shroomi! Tokia Tanakishi is an NPC in Mike ’s monthly tabletop role-playing game “The Adventures of Nystia Nightshade”! She is married to 3 wives: De’en (dark faerie / alchemist), Li (succubus /  idol star) & Su-pan (catgirl / office meownager); she is the sister – in – law of Nystia (dark faerie / idol star / resortowner); and one of the four adoptive moms of daughter Hikari-chan (a kitsune / grade  school student,.

Born on 21 December (Sagittarius), Tokia is a 4’ 3” tall, 50 lb polyamorous, pansexual, industrious, inquisitive, peppy, purrky elf with BWH sizes of 30A-22-31”, MBTIi of ENFJ, I.Q. of 190, and blood type of Fay +. She enjoys research, customeowr service, painting, yoga and cookouts. Her favorite foods are applepie a la mode, club sammiches, smoked salmon crostini, strawberry bread, crab tacos, apurricot nectar tea, oatmeal raisen cookies, sweet potatoes, pawmeowrgranate panna cotta, and chocolate cake.

Rvkh used Procreate with the Apple Pencil on the iPad for this image, of which there is a 2.5 minute time-lapse art purrocess video at her Youtube channel! To top off the latest additions to th mewseum we have Mike’s Photoshop on Mac with mouse image of “Ice Capades”, which is his 36th illustration of the fan-senshi characters Talia (right), Tanya (left) and their friends, nyan!

Author Jeff Branch’s character Talia Jasmine Kirk alias Sailor Vulcan, and author Sharon Williams’ character Tanya Lostris Cambridge alias Sailor Sirius are 20 years old this year! When they are not using their super powers to protect people from villains, monsters and disasters, they enjoy the fun romantic activites, such as skating at Tokyo’s Marunouchi Street Rink! So, what do y’all think of the art?

The cat lady sings…

The shading and sheen of the Ghoul Face is so richky vibrant and smooth it almost seems airbushed!

Loli Pop is such a clever double entendre in the title and theme of the wonderfully libedrteen pic!

Rvkh purrfectly caotured the loook and – and  the spirit of Tokia in that beautiful scene of the sunlit forest, nyan!

Mary Nyan:
The Pun-kachu Costume looks quite splended thus far! Alexcia has quite the fursuit knack!

Hai hai, anf the Eletron Figures are are quite cute. Alexcia has been quite industrious with her crafts.

It is great to see more beautiful photos of Crissy in the lovely outfits by such brilliant photographers!

Crissy with fun poses, purretty attire, neat locations, great lighting and exquisiteshots combine for the gorgeous images!

She is also rather purrolific too, with well over a hundred outfits and fashions of the diverse styles and subjects!

I think my favorite costumes of Crissy’s for this month are Tifa, Beidou, and Otherworlds Umi!

I love that new pic of Talia & Tanya! It was great to see them again at last month’s awards ceremony!

Fur Shur! Oh my, it is almost time for our AfterMew Luau! Other friends will be arriving soon!

Well, that will do it for this edition of The Mew!
We wish to thank all of the amazingly talented people whose works we have discussed!

We also wish to thank Jamie for his web meowstery, and our other friends, families, acquaintances and our audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nyan!

We’ll be back next month with the April edition of The Mew! Be there… aloha!

The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew, until we eat again! Baibai, nyan!