Today’s waifu is… Harley Quinn? Again?

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Sort of, but not really? Apparently this year there will be a direct to DVD movie called Batman and Harley Quinn. In it, they have cast Big Bang Theory actress Melissa Rauch as Harley!

I was first weird about Harley’s voice in the video for it, as the animation is mostly in the style of Batman The Animated Series’ WB run, and the voice actors are the ones used from that TV show as well, at least for Batman and Nightwing. While I am a huge Arleen Sorkin fan, part of me is happy that the role for this movie went to such a talented actress as Rauch. I’m also surprised that it did not go to any of the other voice actresses to voice her in the past such as Tara Strong or Jenny Slate.

You know what? This Waifu Wednesday is not HQ at all, but Bernadette from Big Bang Theory.

Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers

Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers

The other day I talked with a co-worker about how Capcom really needs to crossover Street Fighter and Darkstalkers in order to bring Darkstalkers more into the spotlight. The next day, I found out that that is exactly what they are almost sort of doing?

sfvsds1_cvrb_blissThat next day I learned that at some point this month, UDON is releasing issue 0 of Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers,  and it will hit with issue #1 (of 8) hitting in April. What makes this even more interesting, is that the first 4 issues will have alternate covers that when put together feature a large image of Demitri’s gender bending attack ‘The Midnight Bliss.’ Since these are variant covers though… good luck finding them for cover price. Hopefully Udon makes these a poster later down the road. http://www.udonentertainment.com/blog/news/street-fighter-vs-darkstalkers-covers-reve aled

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Morrigan, drawn by Zoe Crockett

Oh, also there is a fan art cover contest going on there too. http://www.udonentertainment.com/blog/news/street-fighter-vs-darkstalkers-fan-art

That should be fun… maybe Zoe Crockett/Clue Dog/Smooch, who I have showcased some of her art, interviewed before, and will hopefully soon have some commissioned work from will enter some fan art? Ya never know.

Deadlines for that contest is March 1st.

Mermaid Girl

wonder_woman_vol_1_147I have previously explained that 2 out of DC Comic’s ‘Big 3’ have become merpeople before, with Wonder Woman missing out on the fun. Well, I was sort of wrong about that?

On Earth 124.1, Wonder-Girl had an adventure where she had been turned into a bird-girl, and later a mer-girl in issue 147 in 1967! Crazy!merwonderwomantable
17743Was this the same Wonder Girl that became Wonder Woman? Princess Diana and not Diana Troy? Yes? Sort of? It’s unclear and comics are weird. some sources say that they retconned being created from clay a long time ago and that she did grow up as a child, and then later they un-retconned her… comics are so inconsistent. Example? Wonder Woman’s mother supposedly spliced together scenes of Diana from different ages for home movies… or some crap? So my take on it is that it used to be canon but… isn’t canon?

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Mer-Boy was a dude that had a crush on Diana and vice versa. Apparently he later becomes Mer-Man and visits Wonder Woman?

So Wonder Woman, as a child, was briefly a mermaid. I guess this counts, but Batman and Superman were transformed as adults… so it still sucks that we have been denied an adult mermaid Wonder Woman.

Ningyo no Ouji-sama – Mermaid Prince

009There are certain things in life where you have to pray to the manga gods that things don’t get too gay. Maybe it’s say, Gravitation. The art and music was great, so maybe if it just doesn’t get too uncomfortable for you… right? Or Ghost! Eerie Queerie!. That was also a good Shonen Ai that I almost finished.

Well, it’s happened again. This time, it is a manga called Ningyo no Ouji-sama. I discovered this… 2009? err… 2014? manga by Kazumi Yuana quite accidentally.

This is a manga about a mermaid who prays to god to become a human so she can find love. Well… God apparently has a sense of humor, as he turns her into a human male.

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I have not understood a word of what I’ve seen from this manga, but thus far I am loving it!! That being said… it seems to be going shonen ai quite a bit..

I found this comic on a site that has a lot of 18+ comics on it, so I was pins and needles “Will it go full yaoi?! Will I get too uncomfortable to continue reading this comic?” Well, I looked at quite a bit of it, and unless there is a lot of text based sexual content I’m not picking up on, I think I might be safe with Ningyo no Ouji-sama… for a little while.

007Like Ranma from Ranma 1/2, the mermaid can transform from her female finned form to bishonen form using water… or rather, a lack of water for her male form. She typically uses a bath tub for her times as a mermaid, and so there is some good old fashioned heterosexual fan service going on in what could be a shonen ai manga.

I have read people arguing if this comic is shoujo or not, considering that it’s a romance and the main character started out female. Unlike Ranma though, most of the time the character is a guy… so it’s really hard to say which genre it fits into!

081While I was preparing this article, I read on Manga Fox that this comic has been licensed so it wasn’t available to read online there. I attempted to find who had picked it up, but I have yet the who or where to buy it legitimately yet. If anyone knows, please pass this information on to me!

Hopefully this is actually picked up by an North American company, as it seems quite promising. I’m not sure if there are only 2 volumes of it or not though, as online I have yet to see more than that.

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Anyways, happy confusing Mer-Monday everyone!