Skip to content


Week off Saturday 3rd December, 2016

There will be no JAFWA screening on December 3rd, being as it is our usual beginning of month weekend off.

By the time you are reading this, you should probably have seen that marvelous film “Your Name” that was in cinemas last week. But if not, Luna Leederville has encore screenings this weekend.
It was so good, and has in Japan beaten the box office records set by “Spirited Away”.

Otherwise prepare for JAFWA’s end of year marathon screening on December 10th.
After that, there is the New Year’s and festive season until JAFWA returns in January.

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday December 10th – JAFWA’s end of year marathon screening, from 1PM.
  • Saturday January 14th 2017 – JAFWA returns to regular screeening in 2017, after the New Year and Festive season.
Share

Posted in Screenings.

Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 26th November, 2016

JAFWA Geek Swap Mart

This is it! Saturday afternoon we have JAFWA’s Geek Swap Meet. All tables sold, so there are plenty of sellers. And we will be running a small sausage sizzle. Come one, come all!

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of November 26th, 2016.
Something to sit down to watch, after the Swap Meet. And George from Gosnells Deli will attend with a sample of what Gosnells residents can acquire.

This will be JAFWA’s last regular screening for 2016, until we return in January. However, don’t forget the End of Year special JAFWA screening of December 10th.
This week we will have a preview of the new Chii’s Sweet home anime, and another adaption of a Kenji Miyazawa story. And we have the two final episodes of “GATE” so as not to leave a cliff-hanger over the New Year break.

Chi's Sweet Adventure “+”
Kaze no Matasabur?

Don’t forget that “Your Name” is in cinemas from Thursday. We highly advise you to go and watch it.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami no Shirayukihime Ep 8/14
5:35pm Working!!! season 3 Ep 8/14
6:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 8/24
6:25pm Flying Witch Petit Ep 2
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Chi’s Sweet Adventure Ep 1 (preview)
7:45pm Kaze no Matasaburo movie
8:10pm Chi’s Sweet Adventure Ep 2 (preview)
8:25pm GATE Ep 23/24
8:50pm GATE Ep 24/24 (final)
9:15pm Late Break
9:20pm Re: Life in a Different World from Zero Ep 7/25 (v)
9:50pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 6/12
10:15pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Ep 18/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • from Thursday November 24th – subtitled Anime film “Your Name” in theatres (Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo, Luna Cinemas Leederville, Grand Joondalup).
  • Saturday November 26th – JAFWA’s Swap Meet – an opportunity to sell and buy all your fannish stuff before the JAFWA screening.
  • Saturday December 10th – JAFWA’s end of year marathon screening, from 1PM.
  • Saturday January 14th 2017 – JAFWA returns to regular screeening in 2017, after the New Year and Festive season.

The October edition of the local Hiroba newsletter.

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

Tonight’s Episodes:Memories Draw Spirals of the Past

Alert with the unwanted attention Shirayuki receives due to her closeness with him, Zen sends his aide Obi to be her personal guard. Meanwhile, Mitsuhide, another of Zen’s loyal subjects, reminisces the occasion when he first met his master.

Working!!!

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

Tonight’s Episodes:Mystic Sugar

With (Yamada) Aoi’s situation supposedly resolved, S?ta continues to be in denial over his feelings for Mahiru. Meanwhile, having finally learned Yachiyo’s birthday, chef Jun has a limited time to arrange celebrations. While Aoi tries communicating with her mother via mobile phone, her brother Kirio tries to learn how to be her older brother.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

Tonight’s Episodes:My Friend

Discovering that Rinko’s birthday is on June 15, Takeo tries to plan celebrations. Claiming he has something to do that day, Makoto instead helps Takeo with his plans for Rinko’s birthday, becoming quite amused by his own memories his suggestions bring up. First problem, how will Takeo afford to buy Rinko a birthday present? And can ignorant Takeo really claim to be Suna’s friend?

Chi’s Sweet Adventure

The continuing adventures of orphaned kitten ‘Chii’ amongst the human family that adopted her. The CGI adventures of a kitten that lives to eat and play, and never quite understands why her ‘family’ swaps between joining in the fun and trying to stop her.

movie – Kaze no Matasabur? (Matasaburou of the Wind)

From the 1934 short story by famed write Kenji Miyazawa. It has been previously adapted as a 1940 Japanese fantasy family drama film.

Tonight’s Episodes:Kaze no Matasaburou

Because of her parents’ work, a little girl spends a few days in the countryside, and is left feeling quite isolated. After an accidental encounter, the village childrenher new classmates (both human and anthropomorphic) suspect that she might be the legendary wind spirit Matasaburou.

Chi’s Sweet Adventure

The continuing adventures of orphaned kitten ‘Chii’ amongst the human family that adopted her. The CGI adventures of a kitten that lives to eat and play, and never quite understands why her ‘family’ swaps between joining in the fun and trying to stop her.

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defense Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episode:Paradrop” and “Thus, They Fought There” Finale

With the civil unrest in the Empire threatening the Japanese embassy, the SDF comes to the conclusion that the situation has tipped far enough that a military intervention has now become the more likely path to peace. Itami and his group attempt to reach the capital quickly, both to assist his beloved underlings as well his local allies and friends. All this from a man who only works to support his hobbies. Can he ever return to collecting doujinshi?

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episodes:Natsuki Subaru’s Restart

Trying to discover who it is that has been killing him at the Roswaal manor, Subaru is confronted, tortured and killed by the lovely Rem. And he revives once more in the Roswaal manor, attended by the maids Rem and Ram. This cycle it might be non-interaction with everybody will be the safest course of action. But can Subaru really run and find safety?

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet)

Tatewaki Shoutarou has a life outside his high school, one that makes the drama and socialising of his peers seem far less important to him. He assists Sakurako Kujou, an unsociable and obsessive collector of bones and the niece of a prominent forensic scientist. But this eccentric isn’t just interested in bones, she is an expert in them. When she and Shotaro go out collecting, they seem to have a knack for finding human remains, and Sakurako’s keen eye and forensic knowledge can quickly tell what befell the previous owner of the latest set of bones she has become obsessed with.

Tonight’s Episodes:Asahi Bridge Irregulars

On her way to a summer festival, Shoutarou’s school friend Yuriko spots a mysterious woman on a bridge who suddenly disappears, leaving behind an envelope containing a diamond ring and what looks like a suicide note. Yuriko, fearing for the woman’s safety, decides to search for her with help from Utsumi and a reluctant Isozaki, as Shoutarou and Sakurako-san cannot be contacted.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Sun

The Joestar group have arrived in the United Arab Emirates and plan to cross the Arabian desert enroute to Egypt. But a sensation of being watched haunts them, as they try to cross the pitiless desert under an unforgiving sun. Or perhaps it is the Stand represented by the tarot card as The Sun? Things are getting hot for our heroes.

Share

Posted in Screenings.

Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 19th November, 2016

JAFWA Geek Swap Mart

Have you booked a table yet for the JAFWA swap-meet? It is next week!

To make a table booking, telephone 0468 408 802, or follow the link to contacts of the JAFWA web page.
$5 for a small table, $10 for a bench 2.5 metres long

Screening

Below is the program for November 19th, 2016.
Hopefully this week more people will attend. JAFWA has long been a sanctuary from the stress of exams.

We apologise for not starting the new regular 3 minute series “Flying Witch Petit” last week. Between the shock horrifying event at the end of last week’s episode of “Ore Monogatari” and the fact that we were breaking in JAFWA’s new projector and sound system, we substituted in what may or may not be the one-off “Shelter 00” instead, to make the evening more special. “Flying Witch Petit” should therefore start this week. (unless you want to hold it off until January?)
This week we will have a couple of one-off items to pad the program out so we can start all new regular series in 2017. And two episodes of “GATE”. Whoo Hoo! JAFWA is good.

Flying Witch Petit “+”
Utopa “+”
The Ancient Magus Bride

We are still taking suggestions as to what we should be screening during the End of Year marathon screening on December 10th? Would there be any particular activities you would like to do that day?

Have you heard? Madman is once again selling manga!

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami no Shirayukihime Ep 7/14
5:35pm Working!!! season 3 Ep 7/14
6:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 7/24
6:25pm Flying Witch Petit Ep 1
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Utopa OAV
7:55pm The Ancient Magus Bride OAV 1
8:20pm GATE Ep 21/24
8:45pm GATE Ep 22/24
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Re: Life in a Different World from Zero Ep 6/25 (v)
9:45pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 5/12
10:10pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Ep 17/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • from Thursday November 24th – subtitled Anime film “Your Name” in theatres (Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo, Luna Cinemas Leederville, Grand Joondalup).
  • Saturday November 26th – JAFWA’s Swap Meet – an opportunity to sell and buy all your fannish stuff before the JAFWA screening.
  • Saturday December 10th – JAFWA’s end of year marathon screening, from 1PM.
  • Saturday January 14th 2017 – JAFWA returns to regular screeening in 2017, after the New Year and Festive season.

The October edition of the local Hiroba newsletter.

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

Tonight’s Episodes:Let Me Hear the Melody of Your Smile

As Raji of Tanbarun continues his tour, First Prince Izana confronts Zen and Shirayuki about the true nature of their relationship. Will the revelation weaken or strengthen the bond between the two of them?

Working!!!

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Goodbye Girl (Yamada)

Staying over at S?ta’s house, Aoi (the fake Yamada waitress) explains her backstory about being constantly forced to study by her mother, inevitably pointing out the reason she ran away was because Kirio (the fake Yamada searching for his younger sister, and romancing Inami) ate her natto. As the other staff members try to convince Aoi to return home over the next few days, Popura asks Kirio to bring over his mother, Kikuno, with her speech difficulty.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

Tonight’s Episodes:My Strength

Takeo agrees to join the judo club for a month in order to help them in an upcoming match against a rival school, despite the fact it’ll give him less time to spend with Rinko Yamato. As Rinko holds herself back from seeing Takeo to avoid interfering with his training, she tells Makoto about the reasons she fell in love with Takeo. Meanwhile the opposition thinks Takeo will have grown soft from having a girlfriend.

Anime Tamago – Utopa

From the successor of the Young Animators contest that brought us gems such as “Little Witch Academia” and “Death Parade”, comes another award winning animation from Studio 4C.

Tonight’s winning entry:Utopa

After the sixth great extinction, humanity and the surviving wild animals retreat to cities in the sky. Centuries later, their descendants Haruma, Kui and Ruuto leave their home in the sky to look for the origin of a seed they found one day. On their adventure they find many new plants and animals. When a caterpillar they befriended is taken away by a large bird, they challenge him to rescue their friend.

OAV – Maho Tsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus Bride)

Chise Hatori, 15 years old. Lost, without hope, and without family, she is bought for money … not by another person, but by a non-human sorcerer named Elias. Though she hesitates, she begins life anew as his apprentice and future wife.
This OAV came as a bonus DVD with the manga’s Japanese 5th volume.

Tonight’s Episodes:Those Awaiting A Star” part one

Chise Hatori moves on with her new and peaceful life, slowly but surely, until one day, when she finds a Japanese picture book among the many sent to her from London by magical supply store owner Angelica. It is a fateful book that she discovered her in her younger years, when she was still troubled and lonely. This piece is a prequel to Chise’s encounter with the Thorn Sorcerer.

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defense Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episode:Deadline” and “The Empress in Slave’s Clothing

The Rose Knights manage to repel the Oprichnina and free Senator Casel too, but this leads to an escalation of tension between Japan and the Empire. Meanwhile, Itami and the others manage to neutralize an assassination attempt against them, and prepare a plan to capture the Pied Piper, the leader of the assassins sent to kill them.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episodes:The Sound of Chains

Subaru is revived once again. To figure out how he was killed in the previous timelines, he chooses to take the role of a retainer in Roswaal’s mansion. In a talk with Beatrice, she proposes two possible causes of his death. Beatrice denies that it was her who killed Subaru; she also states that it was her that healed him when he first arrived at the mansion. Perhaps observing the murderous night from outside the mansion might help.

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet)

Tatewaki Shoutarou has a life outside his high school, one that makes the drama and socialising of his peers seem far less important to him. He assists Sakurako Kujou, an unsociable and obsessive collector of bones and the niece of a prominent forensic scientist. But this eccentric isn’t just interested in bones, she is an expert in them. When she and Shotaro go out collecting, they seem to have a knack for finding human remains, and Sakurako’s keen eye and forensic knowledge can quickly tell what befell the previous owner of the latest set of bones she has become obsessed with.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Cursed Man, Part 2

Sakurako discovers the secret of the painting Takeshi had kept in his study. The pigment of the imagination, when combined with the mold that had grown from being kept in storage, has a rather disturbing effect. She further deduces that the death of the other men in Takeshi’s family. But why has Takeshi chosen now to contact Utsumi?

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:Lovers: Part 2

As Jotaro continues to put up with Steely Dan’s whims, taking note of everything in order to pay back the insults later. Kakyoin and Polnareff’s miniaturised Stands arrive in Joseph’s brain where The Lovers and the flesh bud is. Though the enemy Stand will not make it easy to be defeated deep with a human brain.

Share

Posted in Screenings.

Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 12th November, 2016

JAFWA Geek Swap Mart

Have you booked a table yet for the JAFWA swap-meet?

To make a table booking, telephone 0468 408 802, or follow the link to contacts of the JAFWA web page.
$5 for a small table, $10 for a bench 2.5 metres long

Screening

Below is the program for November 12th, 2016.
We return from our week off, where presumably everybody enjoyed the Japanese Film Festival.

It seems that people enjoy having a little 5 minute or less anime series on the JAFWA program. We thought we were going to wait until January before we started a new regular series after “Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan” finished. But instead this week we will start a new series of 3-minute long episodes.
And we realise that you are missing the retro time-slot. There is not enough time before the end of year to screen a retro series, so we found a one-off item from 1994.
All to soften the blow that two of our regular series conclude tonight.

Flying Witch Petit “+”
Restaurant of Many Orders

We are still taking suggestions as to what we should be screening during the End of Year marathon screening on December 10th? Would there be any particular activities you would like to do that day?

Have you heard? Madman is once again selling manga!

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami no Shirayukihime Ep 6/14
5:35pm Working!!! season 3 Ep 6/14
6:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 6/24
6:25pm Flying Witch Petit Ep 1
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Chuumon no Ooi Ryouritan OAV (retro)
7:55pm Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Ep 12/12 (final)
8:20pm One Punch Man Ep 12/12 (final) (v)
8:45pm GATE Ep 20/24
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Re: Life in a Different World from Zero Ep 5/25
9:45pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 4/12
10:10pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Ep 16/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • from Thursday November 24th – subtitled Anime film “Your Name” in theatres.
  • Saturday November 26th – JAFWA’s Swap Meet – an opportunity to sell and buy all your fannish stuff.

The October edition of the local Hiroba newsletter.

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Back Full of Meaning

First Prince Izana, the crown prince of Clarines and Zen’s older brother returns home and wary of Zen’s relationship with Shirayuki, invites Prince Raj from Tanburan for a visit to Clarines with unknown intentions.

Working!!!

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

Tonight’s Episodes:Yamada vs. Yamada

Following last time’s attempt by Izumi to get her brother a girlfriend, Souta must consider the possibility that boy-fearing Inami actually has feelings for him. Meanwhile the youngest waitress Yamada (not her real name), who has run away from home is busy making the restaurant staff into her ideal family. Then annoying Yamada-kun, who claims to be looking for his sister, comes to the restaurant during fake Yamada’s shift.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

Tonight’s Episodes:My Wish

Sunakawa Ai, Suna’s college age sister, has realised that Yamata has a secret that she hasn’t been able to tell Takeo. And Takeo is becoming aware that there is something hidden. Can Sunakawa Ai act as an intermediatory to rescue the situation? Especially as she has a secret also. What is Rinko’s confession?

Retro OAV from 1994 – Chuumon no Ooi Ryouritan (restaurant with Many Orders)

A short film based on a story by famed Japanese writer Kenji Miyazawa.
Two young British hunters get lost in the woods and discover a strange restaurant. Are the hunters about to discover how it feels to be the hunted?

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)

Haruhiro awoke in this strange land with no memory of where he had come from or how he had got here. He and his companions were given little choice; serve in the militia defending the region from the various monsters or starve, and so they struggle to make a living as soldiers. There is nothing easy about this life and making ends meet is a challenge for six people who, it seems, had never held weapons before. Teamwork may be the only thing that can keep them alive, but for that they actually need to function as a team.

Tonight’s Episodes:See You Tomorrow…” Finale

Things have turned for the worst in the battle in the Mines of Cyrene. Ranta is trapped in the 5th level with the murderous Death Spots, while Haruhiro and the rest look for a way to rescue him.

One Punch Man

Saitama is a superhero, a man of such incredibly refined fighting prowess he can defeat any opponent with a single punch. And he stands ever ready to defend the people of City A no matter what terror besets them. But when you dedicate yourself to your job so completely that your hair falls out, you do not want that job to become boring …

Tonight’s Episodes:The Strongest Hero” Finale

Lord Boros of the Dark Matter pirates has crossed the universe to find a warrior strong enough to challenge him. And Saitama has finally found a foe that can survive one of his punches. For the Fate of the Earth, battle commences.

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defense Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episode:Lover

While Itami flees the assassins that are after Lelei, Crown Prince Zorzal consolidates control over the Empire. With her family destroyed, young Sherry Thierry must seek sanctuary with the people of her husband-to-be.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episodes:The Morning of Our Promise is Still Distant

The reset point of Subaru’s Death Revival has changed to when he first awoke in the Roswaal manor. But how did he die that last time? If he follows the same path exactly, can he find out why? But this time he is not blindly stumbling while repeating his steps, which seems to change the path. And what of his Promise to Emilia to take her on a date?

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet)

Tatewaki Shoutarou has a life outside his high school, one that makes the drama and socialising of his peers seem far less important to him. He assists Sakurako Kujou, an unsociable and obsessive collector of bones and the niece of a prominent forensic scientist. But this eccentric isn’t just interested in bones, she is an expert in them. When she and Shotaro go out collecting, they seem to have a knack for finding human remains, and Sakurako’s keen eye and forensic knowledge can quickly tell what befell the previous owner of the latest set of bones she has become obsessed with.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Cursed Man, Part 1

Police Officer Utsumi requests the assistance of Sakurako-san to help convince a friend of his that the friend will not be dying from a curse. As coincidences and cursed items accumulate, how will the ever rational Sakrako-san deal with this?

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:Lovers: Part 1

After defeating and capturing Enya-baba, our heroes continue to cross Pakistan enroute towards Egypt. But a roadside stop for supplies provides the next assassin Stand user as well as kebabs. For now they face the weakest stand ever. After seeing what it does to captive Enya, three of our heroes run away leaving Jotaro to be humiliated by stand user Steely Dan.

Share

Posted in Screenings.

Week off Saturday 5th November, 2016

There will be no JAFWA screening on November 5th, being as it is our usual beginning of month weekend off.

Fortunately this week is when the Japanese Film Festival is running down at Hoyts Carousel. Several anime adaptions that you probably wish to watch.

Book tickets now

Otherwise prepare for JAFWA’s upcoming Geek swapmart on November 26th.
Otherwise get yourself good and ready for when JAFWA returns on November 12th

JAFWA Geek Swap Mart

Have you booked a table yet for the JAFWA swap-meet?

To make a table booking, telephone 0468 408 802, or follow the link to contacts of the JAFWA web page.
$5 for a small table, $10 for a bench 2.5 metres long

Dates of Interest

  • Wednesday November 2nd to Sunday 6th – Japanese Film Festival – ? Get ready to discover another world ?
    Book tickets now
  • from Thursday November 24th – subtitled Anime film “Your Name” in theatres.
  • Saturday November 26th – JAFWA’s Swap Meet – an opportunity to sell and buy all your fannish stuff.
Share

Posted in Screenings.

Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 29th October, 2016

JAFWA Geek Swap Mart

Have you booked a table yet for the JAFWA swap-meet?

To make a table booking, telephone 0468 408 802, or follow the link to contacts of the JAFWA web page.
$5 for a small table, $10 for a bench 2.5 metres long

Screening

Below is the program for September 29th, 2016.
We thank you for your understanding and patience last week, when we suffered the unexpected technical problem. We are working on getting the main projector back-up and running. Thus we reschedule the skipped preview item, “Mob Psycho 100” for this week.

This week we also have a second sporting preview episode, and the final episode of “Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan”. Does anybody know of a good 5 minute series we can put in its place?
Please fill in the survey at the end of the Dinner Break so we know what you want to see at JAFWA.

All Out!! “+”
Mob Psycho 100

Do you have any suggestions as to what we should be screening during the End of Year marathon screening on December 10th? Any particular activities you would like to do that day?

Have you heard? Madman is once again selling manga!

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Akagami no Shirayukihime Ep 5/14
5:40pm Mob Psycho 100 Ep 1 (preview)
6:05pm All Out! Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hot Springs Fairy Hakone-chan Ep 13/13 (final)
7:35pm Ore Monogatari! Ep 5/24
8:00pm Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Ep 11/12
8:25pm One Punch Man Ep 11/12 (v)
8:50pm GATE Ep 19/24
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Life in a Different World from Zero Ep 4/25
9:50pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 3/12
10:15pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Ep 14/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • November 2nd to 6th – Japanese Film Festival – ? Get ready to discover another world ?
    Book tickets now (see http://japanesefilmfestival.net/how-to-buy-tickets//)
  • Saturday November 26th – JAFWA’s Swap Meet – an opportunity to sell and buy all your fannish stuff.

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

Tonight’s Episodes:This Path, the Crystallization of Premonition

Prince Zen and friends accompany Shirayuki to a remote village where she is to acquire herbs for the palace, using the excuse that they have to inspect a nearby Fort. But when it appears that all the inhabitants are diseased, can Prince Zen do anything more than request the aid of an apprentice Royal Herbalist? And how much will this tax Shirayuki?

Preview item – Mob Psycho 100

Shigeo Kageyama’s nickname is “Mob”. A slang term for a background character, someone who doesn’t stand out. In truth he is an incredibly powerful psychic who has suppressed his emotions in order to avoid causing a catastrophe. Mob would like nothing better than to live a normal life and have feelings just like anyone else, but with his incredible psychic powers there’s no telling what might happen if he did.

Tonight’s Episodes:Self-Proclaimed Psychic: Reigen Arataka ~And Mob~

There are many conmen who would like you to think that they are powerful psychics that can fix your supernatural problems. Enter Reigen Arataka, conman extraordinaire. He has even managed to con a school kid with actual psychic powers into being his effective assistant and doing his work.

Preview item – All Out!!

A new crop of students have started at Kanagawa Prefectural High School. A new batch of potential recruits for the school’s rugby club. Rugby isn’t a sport where you have a single star player that everyone else revolves around, it’s a team game where any one player can be the hero that wins the match. Rugby is a game for everyone whether you’re tall, short, skinny or fat… Everyone that doesn’t mind getting pounded into the dirt by a head-on tackle, that is.

Tonight’s Episodes:This Year’s First-Years are Hilarious

In every school there are bullies that prey on the weak and younger. And they think they have lucked out with tall but cowardly Sumiaki Iwashimizu. Until sensitive about his height Kenji Gion passes by. Through Iwashimizu, the overly excited and energetic Gion will be introduced to a school club of his dreams – Rugby. But what of Iwashimizu?

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

Tonight’s Episodes:I’m Dense

Suna’s older sister returns home to the shocking news that next door neighbour Takeo has a girlfriend. It looks like it is not a joke, but why does Rinko like Takeo? Takeo begins to realise that he is missing something?

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)

Haruhiro awoke in this strange land with no memory of where he had come from or how he had got here. He and his companions were given little choice; serve in the militia defending the region from the various monsters or starve, and so they struggle to make a living as soldiers. There is nothing easy about this life and making ends meet is a challenge for six people who, it seems, had never held weapons before. Teamwork may be the only thing that can keep them alive, but for that they actually need to function as a team.

Tonight’s Episodes:Between Life and Death

The adventuring party is in the Mines of Cyrene, where Mary lost so many friends. And now Death Spots, who ended them, approaches…

One Punch Man

Saitama is a superhero, a man of such incredibly refined fighting prowess he can defeat any opponent with a single punch. And he stands ever ready to defend the people of City A no matter what terror besets them. But when you dedicate yourself to your job so completely that your hair falls out, you do not want that job to become boring …

Tonight’s Episodes:The Dominator of the Universe

The Dark Matter space pirates have attacked Earth, and a single alien warrior is challenging the combined efforts of some of the greatest S-class heroes on the surface below. In the alien ship, Saitama searches for the boss, hoping to finally find a challenge.

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defense Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episode:Dangerous Sisters

Lelei’s older sister Arpeggio cannot stand her younger sister’s success. Only a magical duel can settle the matter. With the Emperor down, Crown Prince Zorzal takes charge.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episodes:The Happy Roswaal Mansion Family

Subaru has finally passed the challenge of retrieving Emelia’s insignia without undergoing a Death Revival. He wakes in the mansion of Emilia’s sponsor, and finds some answers to what is so important about Emilia’s insignia. More importantly. he has the opportunity to change his status from dead broke and homeless.

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet)

Tatewaki Shoutarou has a life outside his high school, one that makes the drama and socialising of his peers seem far less important to him. He assists Sakurako Kujou, an unsociable and obsessive collector of bones and the niece of a prominent forensic scientist. But this eccentric isn’t just interested in bones, she is an expert in them. When she and Shotaro go out collecting, they seem to have a knack for finding human remains, and Sakurako’s keen eye and forensic knowledge can quickly tell what befell the previous owner of the latest set of bones she has become obsessed with.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Bones that Slumber in Summer

A nature walk looking for animal bones results in finding a human corpse. But Sakurako and Shoutarou will be reminded that corpses are never disconnected from life, for the living must deal with the dead. In this case, somebody close to Shoutarou requires answers.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:Justice: Part 2

Enya has brought together the Joestar group and Hol Horse, for the purpose of killing them all. The mother of J.Geil wants revenge, and now that Hol Horse has fallen, can Enya pick off the suspicious Joestar group one by one? Starting with Polnareff, he will have to battle the foggy stand Justice in the location he leasts desires.

Share

Posted in Screenings.

Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 22nd October, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for September 22nd, 2016.
While we are still working on repairing the BIOS problems with our belovrd chibi computer, as of this writing we will probably still use an alternate computer This Saturday. But a new and improved Shin Chibi II shall arise in the near future.

Again, planning for the new program in 2017 we have a couple of preview items tonight that may prove appealing to our dear JAFWAites. Please consider these preview episodes, and make use of the Suggestion sheets to give us feedback please. Hopefully this will distract you from the gnashing and wailing as we conclude our regular series “Assassination Classroom”.

Izetta the Last Witch “+”
Mob Psycho 100

Have you booked a table yet for the JAFWA swap-meet?

Or any suggestions as to what we should be screening during the End of Year marathon screening on December 10th? Any particular activities you would like to do that day?

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Akagami no Shirayukihime Ep 4/14
5:40pm Working!!! Ep 5/14
6:05pm Ore Monogatari! Ep 4/24
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hot Springs Fairy Hakone-chan Ep 12/13
7:35pm Izetta: The Last Witch Ep 1 (preview)
8:00pm Mob Psycho 100 Ep 1 (preview)
8:25pm Assassination Classroom, Season 2 Ep 25/25 (final)
8:50pm One Punch Man Ep 10/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm GATE Ep 18/24 (v)
9:50pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 2/12
10:15pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Ep 14/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • November 2nd to 6th – Japanese Film Festival – ? Get ready to discover another world ?
    Book tickets now (see http://japanesefilmfestival.net/how-to-buy-tickets//)
  • Saturday November 26th – JAFWA’s Swap Meet – an opportunity to sell and buy all your fannish stuff.

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

Tonight’s Episodes:From the Small Hand, a Burgeoning Concerto Resonates

Shirayuki attends the examinations to become an assistant royal herbalist, competing against several competitors. Will the test of practical knowledge prove to be more difficult than dealing with the existing royal herbalists and their quirks?

Working!!!

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

Tonight’s Episodes:Super Bags in the Heart

The series of misunderstandings cascades further. Takanashi Souta is confused and disturbed after his attempt to encourage androphobic waitress Inami to find a boyfriend last episode, and buries himself with cleaning his family home. To the extent that it disturbs his sisters, in particular his gothic sister Izumi who believes Souta’s distraction, at what she thinks is losing a girlfriend, will imperil herself. Time to get Souta a new girlfriend. Meanwhile Inami re-encounters the strange novelist, who begs her to meet her younger brother.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

Tonight’s Episodes:My Boyfriend

Takeo and Rinko have finally determined and confessed as to who loves whom, and their romantic future looks bright. However Rinko has friends that are envious that she has a boyfriend, and a mixer is organised between Rinko’s friends and Takeo’s friends. But finally meeting Takeo is enough to scare off any young lady. Can Takeo win over Rinko’s friends?

Preview item – Shuumatsu no Izetta (Izetta: The Last Witch)

The mighty Germania has gone to war, invading and conquering its neighbouring nations. Princess Finé, of the tiny alpine country of Eylstadt is in the middle of a secret mission to forge alliances with the kingdoms that could stand against Germania and save her country as the war spills into her homeland. But fortune smiles upon the princess when she encounters a childhood friend; Izetta, the last surviving member of a clan of witches.

Tonight’s Episodes:Beginning of the War

Princess Finé is travelling secretly by train to a neutral country in an attempt to forge an alliance via an ambassador. Unfortunately the Germanians are hunting her, but the train also carries a top secret Germanian cargo.

Preview item – Mob Psycho 100

Shigeo Kageyama’s nickname is “Mob”. A slang term for a background character, someone who doesn’t stand out. In truth he is an incredibly powerful psychic who has suppressed his emotions in order to avoid causing a catastrophe. Mob would like nothing better than to live a normal life and have feelings just like anyone else, but with his incredible psychic powers there’s no telling what might happen if he did.

Tonight’s Episodes:Self-Proclaimed Psychic: Reigen Arataka ~And Mob~

There are many conmen who would like you to think that they are powerful psychics that can fix your supernatural problems. Enter Reigen Arataka, who has managed to con a school kid with actual psychic powers into being his assistant.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom) 2

The 10 billion yen bounty on the head of supersonic, tentacled schoolteacher Koro-sensei remains unclaimed. Despite the best efforts of everyone involved. The students of class 3E are still training to assassinate their teacher, in between getting an education and all sorts of valuable life lessons from him. But will they manage to do it before this overgrown, yellow octopus carries out his threat to destroy the entire world?

Tonight’s Episodes:Future Time” (finale)

Koro-sensei is dead. the world is saved. Class 3-E has graduated, but what now does the future hold for a class of assassins now that the world knows of them?

One Punch Man

Saitama is a superhero, a man of such incredibly refined fighting prowess he can defeat any opponent with a single punch. And he stands ever ready to defend the people of City A no matter what terror besets them. But when you dedicate yourself to your job so completely that your hair falls out, you do not want that job to become boring …

Tonight’s Episodes:Unparalleled Peril

All the S-class heroes are being summoned. A Clairvoyant with a 100% accurate foretelling rate has warned of the destruction of the Earth within the next 6 months. Something worse than the Ancient King or the Sky King attacking. Can our heroes prepare? Fortunately Saitama tagged along.

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defense Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episode:The Magic City of Rondel

In order to battle the fire dragon, Itami had to desert his military unit. There are consequences to this, that Itami hopes he is prepared for. Meanwhile it looks like peace negotiations between the Empire and Japan will get underway, though interesting complications abound. And Lelei travels to the Magic City of Rondel to apply as a master magician.

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet)

Tatewaki Shoutarou has a life outside his high school, one that makes the drama and socialising of his peers seem far less important to him. He assists Sakurako Kujou, an unsociable and obsessive collector of bones and the niece of a prominent forensic scientist. But this eccentric isn’t just interested in bones, she is an expert in them. When she and Shotaro go out collecting, they seem to have a knack for finding human remains, and Sakurako’s keen eye and forensic knowledge can quickly tell what befell the previous owner of the latest set of bones she has become obsessed with.

Tonight’s Episodes:Where Do You Live?

Shotarou visits a convenience store late at night when his larder is bare, and finds a barefoot 3 year old girl all alone, with blood stains. But when she cannot identify herself to the police, Shotarou knows a grumpy osteologist whose forensic detective skills could help.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:Justice: Part 1

Driving through Pakistan, the Joestar team have both sent Anne to safety, and found a replacement for Jotarou’s school uniform. Fog brings their journey to a halt in a town that is strangely non-commital of dead bodies in the street. Hol Horse with his gun-like stand representing the Emperor card is pursuing them, but what lies ahead is an enemy stand user who has a far more personal stake in their deaths. Who has Justice on her side.

Share

Posted in Screenings.

Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 15th October, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for September 15th, 2016.
We are still using an alternate computer in place of our beloved Chibi. But never fear, soon the new and improved Shin Chibi II shall arise.

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and thus to prepare for the new program in 2017 (well, one or two items from the regular program will still be screening, such as the new regular series we are starting tonight), we have a couple of preview items tonight that may prove appealing to the JAFWA attendees. These previews will be from genres that have been under-represented at JAFWA in the last couple of years.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11189
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=17329
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=17083

Have you booked a table yet for the JAFWA swap-meet?
Or any suggestions as to what we should be screening during the End of Year marathon screening on December 10th? Any particular activities you would like to do that day?

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Akagami no Shirayukihime Ep 3/14
5:40pm Ore Monogatari! Ep 3/24
6:05pm Giant Killing Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hot Springs Fairy Hakone-chan Ep 11/13
7:35pm MS-Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Ep 1 (preview)
8:00pm Assassination Classroom, Season 2 Ep 24/25
8:25pm Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Ep 10/12 (v)
8:50pm GATE Ep 17/24 (v)
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re:Zero Ep 3/25 (v)
9:50pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 1/12
10:15pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Ep 13/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • From Thursday October 13thShin Godzilla movie appears in Australian cinemas.
  • Saturday October 15thRahCon (mandurah.wa.gov.au.rahcon16) pop culture festival in Mandurah before JAFWA screening.
  • November 2nd to 6th – Japanese Film Festival – ? Get ready to discover another world ?
    Book tickets now (see http://japanesefilmfestival.net/how-to-buy-tickets//)
  • Saturday November 26th – JAFWA’s Swap Meet – an opportunity to sell and buy all your fannish stuff.

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

Tonight’s Episodes:Shining Time of Promise

Due to her closeness with Prince Zen, Shirayuki is now a regular visitor to his castle with no restrictions. However, there are those who doubt her intentions and conspire to separate her from the prince. A lowly peasant has no right to be conspiring to influence royalty.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

Tonight’s Episodes:My Blue Ogre

Takeo is still convinced that Rinko is in love with his friend Sunakawa, and because he loves Rinko Takeo will do everything to see that she is happy with Suna. Only things don’t go to plan. Takeo will find some unbelievable truths when he confronts his childhood friend.

Preview item – Giant Killing

East Tokyo United has been struggling to remain in Japan’s top football league for quite some time. Even their fans are starting to abandon the team. To try and turn things around, ETU have hired a new coach; Takeshi Tatsumi. Tatsumi was once a promising young player himself, but ended up as a manager for a lower division team in England instead. Turning ETU’s fortunes around won’t be easy, however Tatsumi specializes in “Giant Killing”.

Tonight’s Episodes:#01

Takeshi Tatsumi, former player for the East Tokyo United (ETU), led a fifth division team in England to 32nd place in the FA Cup. Now ETU has recruited him to come back and coach them, to mixed reactions from the fans. Tatsumi makes a controversial move on the first day of training.

Preview item – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

300 years after the “Calamity War”, the people of the Red Plant desire independence from Earth. Kudelia Aina Bernstein of the Chryse Autonomous Region, is targeted by the Gjallarhorn organisation to stamp out the fledgling independence movement. It falls to the expendable child soldiers of Chryse Guard Security to protect Kudelia. But the unit’s leader, Orga Itsuka, and his long-time friend Mikazuki Augus, have grander goals than being martyrs to Martian Independence.

Tonight’s Episodes:Iron and Blood …

In the midst of ongoing protests by citizens of the Martian colony Chryse demanding independence from the Earth government, the Chryse Guard Security is assigned to protect Princess Kudelia Aina Bernstein on her diplomatic mission. Though Aina’s support of the independence movement will bring the CGS headquarters under attack.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom) 2

Dual and Dorothy are two programs who reside within the Box of Wisdom. Their job is to enter the various worlds containing the memories of people across many timelines, deleting worlds that become infected with viruses. One day they come across Remo, a girl with amnesia who is searching for something known as the flower.

Tonight’s Episodes:Graduation Time

With Koro-sensei left weak from his battle against Yanasigawa and the Reaper, the students reluctantly but unanimously decide to kill him themselves in this penultimate episode. It is time for graduation.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)

Haruhiro awoke in this strange land with no memory of where he had come from or how he had got here. He and his companions were given little choice; serve in the militia defending the region from the various monsters or starve, and so they struggle to make a living as soldiers. There is nothing easy about this life and making ends meet is a challenge for six people who, it seems, had never held weapons before. Teamwork may be the only thing that can keep them alive, but for that they actually need to function as a team.

Tonight’s Episodes:I’m Not Fit to Be a Leader

Haruhiro and the party reach Siren Mines, easily defeating the kobolds on the upper levels. With inter-party communications and tactics less than optimal, Haruhiro has doubts about his ability to act as their leader.

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defense Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episode:Decisive Battle

The fire dragon has been temporarily frightened away by a near miss by a rocket launcher. Itami and company join forces with 9 Dark Elf warriors to ambush the dragon at its lair. But it is a truism that no battle-plan survives contact with the enemy.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episodes:Starting Life from Zero in Another World

Shortly after “Satella” arrives, Elsa appears and begins attacking. Puck gains the upper hand with his ice magic, but the spirit must depart as night falls. Subaru tries to save at least Felt by ordering her to flee the house, as Rom is severely wounded, and “Satella” is getting exhausted while fighting Elsa. Will Subaru be forced to do another reset by death, or will the arrival of the knight Reinhard be able to tilt the battle in their favour?

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet)

Tatewaki Shoutarou has a life outside his high school, one that makes the drama and socialising of his peers seem far less important to him. He assists Sakurako Kujou, an unsociable and obsessive collector of bones and the niece of a prominent forensic scientist. But this eccentric isn’t just interested in bones, she is an expert in them. When she and Shotaro go out collecting, they seem to have a knack for finding human remains, and Sakurako’s keen eye and forensic knowledge can quickly tell what befell the previous owner of the latest set of bones she has become obsessed with.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Princess Who Loves Bones

Most Japanese students go to school, never needing to encounter death. But Shoutarou associates with someone a little different. For instance, when Sakurako takes Shotarou to the beach, with the promise of a great dinner in exchange for digging up some great bones. A discovery leads them to investigate an apparent double suicide.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:Wheel of Fortune

On their way driving to Pakistan, the group finds Anne hitchhiking at the side of the road and they reluctantly take her along with them. Upon continuing their journey, a red car gets in their way, beginning an escalating series of driving incidents. Is this a case of ordinary road rage, or is another Stand User targetting them involved somehow?

Share

Posted in Screenings.

Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 8th October, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for September 8th, 2016.
We have tried repairing chibi, with insufficient success. So until we get our new chibi (as per the AGM), we will use an alternate machine.

Double episode of “Gate”! The Self Defence Forces are working overtime.

(from http://gate-anime.com/)

Have you booked a table yet for the JAFWA swap-meet?

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Akagami no Shirayukihime Ep 2/14
5:40pm Working!!! season 3 Ep 4/14
6:05pm Ore Monogatari! Ep 2/24
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hot Springs Fairy Hakone-chan Ep 10/13
7:35pm Assassination Classroom, Season 2 Ep 23/25
8:00pm Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Ep 9/12 (v)
8:25pm One Punch Man Ep 9/12
8:50pm GATE Ep 15/24 (v)
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm GATE Ep 16/24 (v)
9:50pm Re:Zero Ep 1/25 (v)
10:15pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Ep 11/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Friday October 7th – GenghisCon Quiz Night from 7pm at the RAAFWA history Museum. Tickets and/or more detail e-mail genghisconperth@gmail.com.
  • From Thursday October 13thShin Godzilla movie appears in Australian cinemas.
  • Saturday October 15thRahCon (mandurah.wa.gov.au.rahcon16) pop culture festival in Mandurah before JAFWA screening.
  • November 2nd to 6th – Japanese Film Festival – ? Get ready to discover another world ?
    Book tickets now (see https://www.madman.com.au/news/japanese-film-festival-20th-anniversary-highlights/)
  • Saturday November 26th – JAFWA’s Swap Meet – an opportunity to sell and buy all your fannish stuff.

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

Tonight’s Episodes:Following the Sound of Your Heart

Starting her new life in Clarines, Shirayuki sets on a quest to find some herbs. When worried about her safety, Zen decides to look after her, just when she finds herself in dire straits again.

Working!!! third series

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Hurt Knocker

The fallout from the date between head chef Satou-san and head waitress Todoroko-san occurs the next morning. Popura tries to act more reliable to fill in for the spaced out Todoroko Yachiyo. Meanwhile, S?ta is bewildered over suddenly finding Inami Mahiru to be cute, due to her restraint in hitting men, outright denying Kirio’s suggestion that he might be in love with her.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

Tonight’s Episodes:My Romance

Takeo tries to figure out the mystery behind Makoto, who has never shown an interest in girls despite being popular with them. As the two meet up with Rinko again, Takeo, convinced Makoto is the one she likes, tries to talk up Makoto’s coolness. Love requires withstanding a crushing weight, and Takeo learns why he is not the knight in shining armour.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom) 2

Dual and Dorothy are two programs who reside within the Box of Wisdom. Their job is to enter the various worlds containing the memories of people across many timelines, deleting worlds that become infected with viruses. One day they come across Remo, a girl with amnesia who is searching for something known as the flower.

Tonight’s Episodes:Final Boss Time

Koro-sensei struggles against both Yanagisawa and the Reaper, with Yanigasawa determined that all his happy memories of teaching during the last year will be destroyed. Starting with killing Koro-sensei’s students before his eyes.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)

Haruhiro awoke in this strange land with no memory of where he had come from or how he had got here. He and his companions were given little choice; serve in the militia defending the region from the various monsters or starve, and so they struggle to make a living as soldiers. There is nothing easy about this life and making ends meet is a challenge for six people who, it seems, had never held weapons before. Teamwork may be the only thing that can keep them alive, but for that they actually need to function as a team.

Tonight’s Episodes:How to Rest

Now that Haruhiro and friends have successfully said goodbye to the fallen Manato, it is time to take a day off, and… The party has spent all their time fighting and training to fight. What do they do on their day off?

One Punch Man

Saitama is a superhero, a man of such incredibly refined fighting prowess he can defeat any opponent with a single punch. And he stands ever ready to defend the people of City A no matter what terror besets them. But when you dedicate yourself to your job so completely that your hair falls out, the last thing you want is for that job to become boring …

Tonight’s Episodes:Unyeilding Justice

The Deep Sea King has found the humans in the Evacuation shelter, but plans of slaughter are delayed by the arrival the cyborg Genos. Mumen (aka ‘Unlicensed’) Rider races to the rescue, uncaring of the risk. Meanwhile Saitama learns the location of the battle, but will anybody accept his contribution to the fight?

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defense Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episodes:Tuka Luna Marceau” and “The Fire Dragon, Once More

Yao Haa Dushi is desperate for aid in defeating the Fire Dragon that is destroying her people. She will do anything to get the Green People, Itami in particular, to aid her. Desperate enough to break the elf Tuka that Itami cares for. But Itami will not be manipulated that easily, or at least not in the direction Yao seeks. Lt Yanagida thinks he has finally found a way to put Lt Itami in his place, but others also conspire. Prince Zorzal is now official heir to the Imperial throne, and Queen Tyuule his slave puts secret plans in action. Her spy Delilah, the Warrior Bunny maid at Alnus, receives unexpected orders.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episodes:Reunion with the Witch

Seemingly irritated by the name of “Jealous Witch”, “Satella” leaves. Subaru attempts to prevent the insignia from being stolen, but the plan fails and he gets himself killed by the hoodlums in the alley while chasing Felt. Reviving he finally works out that the world rests every time he dies. Now, with foreknowledge of the day, to retrieve the stolen insignia from Felt without getting killed by the murderous Elsa.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Empress

Polnareff and Kakyouin have defeated J.Geil and his stand The Hanged Man. Which upsets his mother Enya no end, as she sends the stand known as The Empress after our heroes. The Joestar party are crossing India and arrive in the holy city of Varansai, with Polnareff trying to console the maiden whom Hol Horse deceived. Unfortunately Joseph Joestar has managed to get a bug bite infected so needs to see a doctor.

Share

Posted in Screenings.

Week off Saturday 1st October, 2016

Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on October 1st, being as it is our usual beginning of month weekend off.

We don’t want you to overload on anime, lest it all blur together like:

Go out and experience this thing called “Life”. Some, possibly trustworthy people recommend it. Though I don’t know of any good fannish or geek activities for this weekend. Perhaps you can take stock of what you can sell, or desire to buy at JAFWA’s upcoming Geek swapmart.
Get yourself good and ready for when JAFWA returns on October 8th.

Dates of Interest

  • Friday October 7th – GenghisCon Quiz Night from 7pm at the RAAFWA history Museum. Tickets and/or more detail e-mail genghisconperth@gmail.com.
  • Saturday October 15thRahCon pop culture festival in Mandurah before JAFWA screening. (see http://mandurah.wa.gov.au.rahcon16)
  • November 2nd to 6th – Japanese Film Festival – ? Get ready to discover another world ? (see http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=4479fd1529d71c03a6bdffaf0&id=61f90880fb&e=6865db5a13)
  • Saturday November 26th – JAFWA’s Swap Meet – an opportunity to sell and buy all your fannish stuff.

The August edition of the Hiroba newsletter. (http://www.perth.au.emb-japan.go.jp/en/hiroba_newsletter/201608hiroba/Hiroba_August_2016.htm).

Japanese Film Festival news. (http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=4479fd1529d71c03a6bdffaf0&id=3b4f1f0456&e=6865db5a13)

Share

Posted in Screenings.