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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 21st May, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for May 21st, 2016.

So many changes to the JAFWA regular program. Last week we farewelled “Shirobako” and “Death Parade”. This week we see the final episodes of “Noragami Aragato” and “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure ” (season 1).
But despair not, you have successfully voted in the next generation of JoJo, and we will see the ‘Stardust Crusaders’ chapter start in a few weeks time (consider how long it would normally take to produce the next generation).
That is not the only new regular items in the JAFWA program. This week marks the beginning of regular screenings of “GATE”, “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress” and “Erased”! With more to come next week. Note: since we screened the first episode of “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress” only a couple of sessions ago, we will go directly onto episode #2 this week.

A word of warning. The Autumn Equinox has come and gone, and old enemy the sun has been defeated once more. But as a certain series of books warn us “Winter is coming”. We no longer need to use the Hall’s ventilation to cool us, from now on we need to rug to keep warm.

We have almost forgotten to thank Lotteries West, who are preparing to provide us with a grant to continue our good work.


All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fail Tail season 2 Ep 18/90
5:35pm Noragami Aragato Ep 13/13 (final)
6:00pm FLCL Part 2/6 (?)
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 12/?
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm GATE Ep 1/24
7:55pm Assassination Classroom series 2 Ep 11/25
8:20pm Charlotte Ep 11/13
8:45pm Knights of Sidonia series 2 Ep 11/12
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Kabaneri of the iron fortress Ep 2/?? (v)
9:45pm Erased Ep 1/12 (v)
10:10pm JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Ep 26/26 (v) (final)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday June 18th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon, of make your own fun. Possibly last chance to prepare for SupaNova.
  • Friday June 24rd to Sunday 26th – JAFWA week off, for Supanova Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • Saturday July 16th – JAFWA’s AGM in the afternoon 3PM, with the Elections during the Dinner Break. All signed up members please consider.
  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail second series

Magic and mayhem in the nation of Fiore. The members of the infamous mage’s guild Fairy Tail spend their days sorting out problems for the residents of Magnolia and battling the odd apocalyptic demon or dark guild. Of course they don’t let little things like that get in the way of having fun.

Tonight’s Episodes:Seven Dragons

Seven dragons entered this era before Lucy could close the Gate. Enormous and powerful, they easily shrug off the attacks of the combined Magic Guilds. If only there was such a thing as Dragon Slaying magic. But is even is enough, as Natsu faces off against future Rogue.

Noragami Aragoto season 2

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:The God of Fortune’s Message (finale)

Yato failed to save Ebisu from being executed by the Heavens. All praise the new Ebisu. Also, Yato has to choose between Yukine and Nora for one final time, with Hiyori as a witness.

Retro Show from 2000: FLCL

12-year old Nandaba Naota lives in the city of Mabase with his widowed father and grandfather. His hometown is a fairly ordinary place, apart from the giant factory shaped like a steam iron up on the hill, where nothing special ever happens. That is until the day a woman on a Vespa scooter runs him down, revives him, and then bashes him in the head with a guitar … after that things start to get weird.

Tonight’s Episodes:Fire Starter

The robot that came out of Nandaba Naota’s head now resides at his home. As does the mysterious and possibly dangerous HaruHaru Haruko. Mamimi is obsessed with a hand-held video game called Fire Starter, in which the player performs the role of an arsonist in order to please the Lord of Black Flames, Cantido. And Naoto’s head is developing another horn – could this be a new robot?

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 Defence 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:The Self-Defence Force Goes to Another World

The night sky is illuminated by a series of flares. One one side of an open plain, an army of knights and monsters gathers. On the other, machine-gun nests and tanks. Battle will soon be joined… 11:30am Saturday. Youji Itami, a man who proudly states he would pick his hobby over his job, is on the train heading for the Tokyo district of Ginza. His phone game, where he is a hero facing a horde of fantasy monsters, has his undivided attention.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 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:End of Term Time: 2nd Period

Principal Asano will not allow Class E to be seen as successful, and destroy his educational plan fro Kunigaoka high school. With the final exams rapidly approaching, he takes over the teaching of Class A, poisonously brainwashing the students, in an act that actually repulses his son and number one student. Meanwhile Class E have Koro-sensei and and each other to teach them.

Charlotte

Otosaka Yuu has the ability to take over other people’s bodies, albiet only for a few seconds. Limited though this super power is Yuu intended to exploit it for his own benefit, but his efforts only served to attract the attention of other teenagers with strange powers. Now Otosaka Yuu is an, unwilling, student at Hoshi no Umi Academy. A school created to keep people like him out of trouble … but also to keep them safe.

Tonight’s Episodes:Charlotte

After rescuing his sister and being filled in on the situation, Shunsuke urges Yuu to stay with Ayumi at his research facility until his abilities disappear, as they put him at risk of being targeted. There, he learns that special abilities are the result of inhaling particles spread by a short-period comet called Charlotte. Unfortunately Yuu is not hidden enough

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defence of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka.

Tonight’s Episodes:Encounter

Tsumugi and the red gauna Benisuzume face off, allowing Nagate to continue to search for survivors of Izana’s recon squad. Nagate is secretly the clone of the greatest human mech-warrior that ever lived, but could even his original manage to survive all the enemy gauna that are clsoing in on Nagate?

Kotetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)

Ikoma is a lowly engineer in the walled city of Arawakin, one of a series of city-stations linked together by rail lines and serviced by massive, armour-plated steam trains. The reason for such lumbering transport? The Kabane. Victims of a plague that turns people into flesh-eating zombies and encases their hearts in iron. Outside the walled cities the Kabane roam the land. Within them the people are ready to slaughter any new arrival should they show the slightest hint of infection. Everyone from peasant to soldier lives in constant fear, but not Ikoma. He intends to fight back.

Tonight’s Episodes:Never-Ending Darkness

Ikoma, discovering that he has stopped the Kabane virus from infecting him, tells his fellow steamsmith Takumi of his success with his bolt gun and anti-virus technique. Meanwhile survivors of the Kabane attack fight a defensive battle within Aragane station while seeking an opportunity to escape in the Kotetsujo.

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Without Me)

Fujinuma Satoru is just another failed manga artist, making ends meet as a cynical pizza delivery boy. But there is one thing in his life that is genuinely extraordinary. From time to time, Satoru finds himself involuntarily transported a short distance back in time, giving him the chance to prevent an imminent disaster. He never knows exactly what he’s supposed to prevent, but that doesn’t stop him from trying. For all his cynicism Satoru wants to help others, because there is one instance from his childhood, far enough back that he barely remembers any of it, where he failed.

Tonight’s Episode:Flashing Before my Eyes

In the year 2006, Satoru Fujinuma is a 29-year old manga artist who occasionally experiences a phenomenon known as “Revival”, in which he is sporadically sent back in time by a few seconds, allowing him to perform life-saving feats, though at cost to himself. Satoru is visited by his mother, Sachiko, who reminds him of an incident 18 years ago in which an adult named Jun Shiratori, who Satoru had trusted, was arrested for the kidnapping and murder of some of his classmates.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Ascendant One” (finale)

Jojo and Stroheim have finally forced the Kars into the molten lava of an active volcano. Will this be enough to kill an immortal Pillar Man? What more of a handicap does JoJo need? Is it time for the mantle of JoJo to be passed onto another generation?

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 14th May, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for May 14th, 2016.

We return after our monthly break, hungry for more anime. We are in the final stretch of so many of our regular shows. Soon you will see how last session’s survey will influence the program.
Your MC is slightly peeved that last session’s Bean Poll said you didn’t want to watch the final 3 episodes of “Here is Greenwood”, by 7 to 6. Why didn’t the rest of you vote for it? Now you must borrow it from the library, as we dig up the old Studio Gainax weirdity known as “FLCL”.

A word of warning. The Autumn Equinox has come and gone, and old enemy the sun has been defeated once more. But as a certain series of books warn us “Winter is coming”. We no longer need to use the Hall’s ventilation to cool us, from now on we need to rug to keep warm.

We have almost forgotten to thank Lotteries West, who are preparing to provide us with a grant to continue our good work.


All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fail Tail season 2 Ep 17/90
5:35pm Shirobako Ep 24/24 TBC (final)
6:00pm Noragami Aragato Ep 12/13
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 11/?
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Shirobako bonus episode – Exodus OAV 1/1
7:55pm FLCL Part 1/6 (?)
8:20pm Assassination Classroom series 2 Ep 10/25
8:45pm Charlotte Ep 10/13
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Knights of Sidonia series 2 Ep 10/12
9:45pm JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Ep 25/26 (v)
10:10pm Death Parade Ep 12/12 (?) (final)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday June 18th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon, of make your own fun. Possibly last chance to prepare for SupaNova.
  • Friday June 24rd to Sunday 26th – JAFWA week off, for Supanova Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • Saturday July 16th – JAFWA’s AGM in the afternoon, with the Elections during the Dinner Break. All signed up members please consider.
  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail second series

Magic and mayhem in the nation of Fiore. The members of the infamous mage’s guild Fairy Tail spend their days sorting out problems for the residents of Magnolia and battling the odd apocalyptic demon or dark guild. Of course they don’t let little things like that get in the way of having fun.

Tonight’s Episodes:For Me, Too

As the Gate to Eclipse opens, as foretold Lucy attempts to close it. And then the dragons arrive, far more powerful and terrible than the assembled wizards of Fiore expected. And what is future Rogue’s place in all this?

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Delivery That Was Too Far Off” (Finale)

With three weeks left until the delivery of the final episode, the entire Musashino staff reinforces their efforts to get the episode done with the time they have left. With Shizuka managing to voice a minor character, the 5 friends from high school are ever closer to their donut promise to make a great anime together.

Noragami Aragoto season 2

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:Your Voice Calls Out

Hiyori is told by Ebisu that in order for her to get Yato back from the Underworld and Inazami’s grip, she must call his name which is known as a “Soul Call”. But while Hiyori is able to call Bishamon, it becomes obvious that Yato has never told her his real name.

Shirobako OAV

The premiere episodes of the two shows that Aoi Miyamori and Musashino Animation worked on over the course of the series Shirobako are no longer just brief snippets shown during episodes of the series that created them. Enjoy!

Tonight’s Episodes:Exodus! Episode 1: Exit Tokyo

Akane, Aya, and Arupin, the members of the idol group Tracy, stage a performance at a supermarket, but no one stops to listen to their singing. But then they find their manager Taguchi in a pool of blood. lying dead in a pool of blood. At the crime scene is a bloody knife identical to the ones the girls kept as part of their costumes, along with a partial message written by Taguchi with his blood, beginning with the letter ‘A’. Shortly after, Akane and Aya stumble upon the scene as well, then all three are spotted by a man, who assumes they murdered Taguchi and alerts security.

Retro Show from 2000: FLCL

12-year old Nandaba Naota lives in the city of Mabase with his widowed father and grandfather. His hometown is a fairly ordinary place, apart from the giant factory shaped like a steam iron up on the hill, where nothing special ever happens. That is until the day a woman on a Vespa scooter runs him down, revives him, and then bashes him in the head with a guitar … after that things start to get weird.

Tonight’s Episodes:Fooly Cooly

Naota Nandaba and his friend Mamimi Samejima are hanging out underneath a bridge. Mamimi then begins to kiss Naota’s neck. He asks why she always does that and she replies that she has to or she will overflow, presumably emotionally. Naota narrates his life in the city of Mabase as being “ordinary” and “nothing ever happens there.” Then things go weird.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 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:School Festival Time

Kunigaoka holds a school festival in which all the classes are competing to make the most money with their stalls. As Gakushu and the rest of A Class use business connections and idols to draw in customers, E Class takes advantage of their mountain location by using local ingredients to create natural tasting dishes that prove a hit with visitors. It turns out they have made many connections since they started training as Assassins.

Charlotte

Otosaka Yuu has the ability to take over other people’s bodies, albiet only for a few seconds. Limited though this super power is Yuu intended to exploit it for his own benefit, but his efforts only served to attract the attention of other teenagers with strange powers. Now Otosaka Yuu is an, unwilling, student at Hoshi no Umi Academy. A school created to keep people like him out of trouble … but also to keep them safe.

Tonight’s Episodes:Looting

Otosaka Shunsuke explains what happened after traveling three years into the past. After explaining his situation to Kumagami and joining up with his allies, Shunsuke began trying to think of a way to keep them and his family safe from the facility. Though the various time travel attempts have ruined his eyesight. And his younger sister is still dead. But now ther is Yuu…

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defence of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka.

Tonight’s Episodes:Entry

Izana’s squad attempt to retreat and regroup after encountering the invisible gauna above planet nine, but two of its members are killed, and the squad leader’s Guardian is damaged. When the Captain refuses Yuhata’s request to mount a rescue, Tsumugi and Nagate request permission to sortie.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Birth of a Superbeing!!

Kars the final Pillar Man has grasped victory from defeat by donning a stone mask with the power of the red stone. Now he is something far more, with no weaknesses. And his first target is the exhausted Jojo. Jojo had been hoping to avoid using his ultimate move.

Death Parade

The Quindecim is a bar, accessible only by a pair of elevators. Within this stately and impressive establishment the bar is tended by a man known as Decim, with the assistance of a small but skilled staff. No one comes here alone, and no one remembers how they ended up here … at first. But the result is always the same; the guests must play a game against each other, and the stakes could not be higher.

Tonight’s Episode:Suicide Tour

As Oculus confronts Nona, who wants to prove that arbiters are more than dummies, Decim brings Chiyuki to her old house, offering her the chance to be brought back to life in exchange for another’s life. Observing how much her mother cares for her even after her death, how can Chiyuki refuse taking up the offer?

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Week off Saturday 7th April, 2016

Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on May 7th.
Don’t forget, this is a chance to experience that experience called “Life”, before return to JAFWA on May 14th. Or you could see Studio Ghibli’s “Only Yesterday” at the cinemas.

This week is one of the great holiday times in Japan – Golden Week.

We have a bit of a conunfrum. So few people voted in the Bean Poll as to whether to continue screening the retro show “Here is Greenwood”. 6 votes for Yes, 7 votes for “No”. What do we do?

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday May 5th for a Limited season – Studio Ghibli’s “Only Yesterday” at the cinemas.
  • Saturday June 18th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon, of make your own fun. Possibly last chance to prepare for SupaNova.
  • Friday June 24rd to Sunday 26th – JAFWA week off, for Supanova Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • a Saturday in July (to be determined) – JAFWA’s AGM in the afternoon, with the Elections during the Dinner Break. All signed up members please consider attending when the date is finalised. Also, who wants to be a Committee member with all that power and privilege?
  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 30th April, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for April 30th, 2016.

It is that time of month again, when we survey the audience in their preferences in anime. It is even more important this time, as so many of our regular series are coming to an end and we need your help in deciding what shall replace these shows. There have been so many worthy candidates we have supplied as previews, so vote wisely and number the best up there. We were only intending to show 1 preview this night, but we suddenly gained access to “Flying Witch” so we snuck that in there as well.
Also, we decide whether we are going to continue to watch the final 3 episodes of “Here is Greenwood”, or do we start another retro-show. The primary candidate is “FLCL”.

And don’t forget that we also have a movie night this week, so come dressed in anime cosplay for free entry.
Are we giving you too much?



All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Shirobako Ep 23/24
5:35pm Flying Witch Ep 1 (preview)
6:00pm Bungo: Stray Dogs Ep 1 (preview)
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 10/?
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Noragami Aragato Ep 11/13
7:55pm Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai movie
9:25pm Late Break
9:30pm Knights of Sidonia series 2 Ep 9/12
9:55pm JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Ep 24/25 (v)
10:20pm Death Parade Ep 11/12 (?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~11:00 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday May 5th for a Limited season – Studio Ghibli’s Only Yesterday” at the cinemas.
  • Saturday June 18th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon, of make your own fun. Possibly last chance to prepare for SupaNova.
  • Friday June 24rd to Sunday 26th – JAFWA week off, for Supanova Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • Saturday July 16th – JAFWA’s AGM in the afternoon, with the Elections during the Dinner Break. All signed up members please consider.
  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:Table Flip Continued

The author of The Third Aerial Girls Squad has nixed the final episode. There is no time to redo the final episode. It is time for Director Kinsohita to finally meet Nogame-sensei and find out the author’s intentions. Kinsohita must man up, gird his loins and face down all who would stand in his way, so that Aria will fly once again.

preview item – Flying Witch

The cheerful and pleasant Kowata Makoto has come to Aomori to complete high school. She will be boarding with her cousin Muramoto Kei. Nothing unusual there right? Well, not quite. Because Makoto isn’t the normal girl she appears to be. Makoto is a witch, and she is going to bring some of the magic of the witching world to her new home.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Six Year Return of the Wonder

A teenager named Makoto Kowata goes to live with her relatives in Aomori. Her younger cousin Chinatsu thinks Makoto is a weirdo for talking to her cat all the time, but is quickly won over by a trip to a shopping mall, where Makoto finds a broomstick that satisfies her.

preview item – Bungou: Stray Dogs (Literary Stray Dogs)

Nakajima Atsushi didn’t get a great start in life, what with being thrown out of his orphanage and nearly starving to death on the streets. But now he’s been recruited into the Armed Detective Agency, a company staffed by people with supernatural powers who are called on to deal with cases beyond the capabilities of ordinary law enforcement… all of a sudden starving on the streets doesn’t seem quite so bad.

(Note: All the main characters in this series are named after real-life authors from both Japan and elsewhere)

Tonight’s Episodes:One Bowl of Tea on Rice

Starving on the streets, abandoned orphan Nakajima Atsushi decides to mug the next person who comes along, but ends up rescuing a would-be drowning suicide. Still he gets a free meal out of this, and all is good. Until he learns from his benefactors that they are hunting a tiger. A tiger that Atsushi knows all too well…

Noragami Aragoto

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:Revival

Ebisu escapes the underworld but is sorely injured. Bishamon, Hiyori and Yukine manage to track down Yato because of the vent Ebisu created, but they have no way of getting into the underworld. Meanwhile, Izanami continues to pursue Yato…

Movie – Sarusuberi (Miss Hokusai)

It is 1814 and the city of Edo is one of the most populated cities in the world, home to peasants, samurai, townsmen, merchants, nobles, artists, courtesans, and maybe even supernatural beings. Two residents are the highly accomplished artist Tetsuzo and his talented 23-year-old daughter O-Ei. Tetsuo gains worldwide acclaim as Katsushika Hokusai, but few would know “Miss Hokusai”, the daughter who assisted him uncredited.

Sarusuberi is the Japanese name for the crape myrtle tree, whose flowers remain in bloom for a long time, is called by bonsai enthusiasts as “hyakujitsuko” which literally means blooming for 100 days. However, sarusuberi can also be written with the characters ???, where ? (saru) means “monkey” and ?? (suberi) means slide–hence “monkey jump”, which is thought to be reminiscent of the shape of a crape myrtle, or perhaps refers to the smooth, slippery bark.

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defence of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka.

Tonight’s Episodes:Duty

Nagate and Izana visit the Thousand-Year Village, awed by its cherry blossoms and other natural attractions, while Yuhata and Tsumugi search for a way to spy on them. Nagate is unaware that Izana’s grandmother has set he and Izana up. Meanwhile, Sidonia arrives at the Lem Star System; in order secure a foothold on planet Lem IX, a reconnaissance party of four pilots using the experimental Hayakaze Armor is prepared

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Ties that Bind Jojo

Being forced to cling onto a rope to stop Lisa Lisa from falling to her death, Joseph is at a huge disadvantage against Kars. Feeling he has a plan, Joseph sets his scarf on fire, stating he will finish Kars off before it fully burns. Meanwhile Major Stroheim and Speedwagon mop up the lowly vampires.

Death Parade

The Quindecim is a bar, accessible only by a pair of elevators. Within this stately and impressive establishment the bar is tended by a man known as Decim, with the assistance of a small but skilled staff. No one comes here alone, and no one remembers how they ended up here … at first. But the result is always the same; the guests must play a game against each other, and the stakes could not be higher.

Tonight’s Episode:Memento Mori

Ginti gives Mayu the choice to choose another human soul to be sent into the void in exchange for Harada regaining his. Meanwhile, Decim, who recalls how he first met Chiyuki, asks her to perform some ice skating, having noticed it was a large part of her memories.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 23rd April, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for April 23rd, 2016.

We are indeed on this Saturday, even though this is the ANZAC Day long weekend.
For when the troop ship departed Albany carrying those brave soldiers who would write the ANZAC legend in blood, sweat and tears, were they not escorted by the battleship “Ibuki” of our Japanese allies to protect them against a potential attack by the German enemy?

If you are tired of waiting for the second season of “Attack on Titan”, check out the second preview tonight – “Kotetsujou no Kabaneri”.


All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fairy Tail Ep 16/90
5:35pm Shirobako Ep 22/24
6:00pm Here is Greenwood Part 3/6 (retro)
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 9/?
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 9/25
7:55pm Noragami Aragato Ep 10/12
8:20pm Charlotte Ep 9/13
8:45pm KonoSuba Ep 1 (preview)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Kotetsujou no Kabaneri Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Ep 23/25 (v)
10:10pm Death Parade Ep 10/12 (?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday June 18th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon, of make your own fun. Possibly last chance to prepare for SupaNova.
  • Friday June 24rd to Sunday 26th – JAFWA week off, for Supanova Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • Saturday July 16th – JAFWA’s AGM in the afternoon, with the Elections during the Dinner Break. All signed up members please consider.
  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

Magic and mayhem in the nation of Fiore. The members of the infamous mage’s guild Fairy Tail spend their days sorting out problems for the residents of Magnolia and battling the odd apocalyptic demon or dark guild. Of course they don’t let little things like that get in the way of having fun.

Tonight’s Episodes:Natsu vs Rogue

After witnessing Future Lucy’s death by future Rogue as she defended present Lucy, an extremely angry Natsu powers up with his Dragon Slayer magic and furiously battles future Rogue. Meanwhile, Lucy and the others exit the castle to meet Hisui as she prepares to open Eclipse. Will Lucy try to close the gate as foretold?

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:Noa’s in Her Underwear

The first episode of The Third Aerial Girls Squad has successfully aired. There is plenty of work yet to do, but for the time being all the people involved (artists, animators, producers, et al) can pause for a breath and a chance to grumble before they knuckle down for the last deadline rush.

retro series from 1991 – Koko wa Greenwood (Here is Greenwood)

Kazuya Hasekawa believed life in the dorms at Ryokuto Academy would be a breeze, unfortunately he’s been assigned to Greenwood. This dorm used to be a lunatic asylum, and some of its current resident’s act like it still is. Between his crossdressing roommate Shun Kisaragi, the bullying of dorm president Mitsuru Ikeda, and the teasing of his older brother Kazuhiro, who also serves as the school nurse, Kazuya’s life at Greenwood certainly won’t be dull.

Tonight’s Episodes:Here is Devilwood

It is time for the School Festival and Student President Shinobu and dorm leader Mitsuru see the chance to win the festival prize money. An artist needs models, and Hasekawa Kazuya will not have a peaceful time. Let the filming of Devilwood occur.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 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:Round Two Time

With the students in the process of deciding on their future careers, Nagisa ponders whether he should become a professional assassin, for his skills are great. But what made Nagisa this way, let us see his family life.

Noragami Aragoto

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:A Certain Desire

The heavens are thrown into chaos when the gods learn that Ebisu has been experimenting with Phantoms. Meanwhile, Yato and Ebisu struggle to escape Izanami and leave the underworld behind. Will Hiyori ever remember Yato?

Charlotte

Otosaka Yuu has the ability to take over other people’s bodies, albiet only for a few seconds. Limited though this super power is Yuu intended to exploit it for his own benefit, but his efforts only served to attract the attention of other teenagers with strange powers. Now Otosaka Yuu is an, unwilling, student at Hoshi no Umi Academy. A school created to keep people like him out of trouble … but also to keep them safe.

Tonight’s Episodes:The World is Not in Here

While at the Zhiend concert with Nao, Yuu feels a familiar sensation upon hearing what is supposed to be a brand-new song, which suddenly causes him to have a flashback of his past. A past history that has never yet happened.

Preview Item – Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (God’s Blessing on this Beautiful World)

Kazuma Satou wasn’t looking for anything beyond his simple high school shut-in existence. But one untimely death later and he finds himself before the goddess Aqua with the chance to be deposited in a fantasy kingdom that is in need of heroes to defeat a demon lord. Things don’t look good from the moment he arrives and so Kazuma decides to ditch the whole “save the world” thing and just try to become rich and live comfortably. Unfortunately, the various eccentric companions he is saddled with aren’t really helping with that goal.

Tonight’s Episodes:This Self-Proclaimed Goddess and Reincarnation in Another World

After meeting an untimely death, Kazuma Sat? is greeted by the goddess Aqua who offers to send him to a reality with MMORPG elements to battle the Devil King there. Given the choice of anything to arm himself with, Kazuma chooses Aqua herself, much to Aqua’s dismay. And perhaps Kazuma, for she is not a particularly useful goddess. And here come the Devil King’s minions.

Preview Item – Kotetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)

Ikoma is a lowly engineer in the walled city of Arawakin, one of a series of city-stations linked together by rail lines and serviced by massive, armour-plated steam trains. The reason for such lumbering transport? The Kabane. Victims of a plague that turns people into flesh-eating zombies and encases their hearts in iron. Outside the walled cities the Kabane roam the land. Within them the people are ready to slaughter any new arrival should they show the slightest hint of infection. Everyone from peasant to soldier lives in constant fear, but not Ikoma. He intends to fight back.

Tonight’s Episodes:Frightened Corpse

The Kotetsujo armored steam train is preparing to pass through an abandoned railway station that has been overrun by Kabane. The train is attacked by many Kabane and the Bushi manage to repel them with their steam guns, with losses. Meanwhile at the train’s destination, Arawakin station, Ikoma is working on a powerful gun to kill the Kabane. Events more towards tragedy.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Warrior of Wind

The dying Waamu launches his final attack against JoJo, trying to take him down as well. A determination that Jojo must acknowledge. Now it will be Lisa Lisa’s turn to battle Kars, should a lot of angry vampires permit it. But Lisa Lisa has a secret she has not told Jojo.

Death Parade

The Quindecim is a bar, accessible only by a pair of elevators. Within this stately and impressive establishment the bar is tended by a man known as Dequim, with the assistance of a small but skilled staff. No one comes here alone, and no one remembers how they ended up here … at first. But the result is always the same; the guests must play a game against each other, and the stakes could not be higher.

Tonight’s Episode:Storyteller

Decim, who questions his ability to judge people following the previous game, is reminded by Nona that he needs to judge the woman, whose dummy body will not last much longer if she goes too long without judgement. Deciding against having the woman’s memories sent to him, Decim arranges a game in which he, the woman, and an old illustrator named Sachiko Uemura, play Old Maid using cards featuring designs based on all three of them.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 16th April, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for April 16th, 2016.

We are back to a normal length program. Though one of the preview episodes for tonight will have an extended 50-minute first episode.


All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pmFairy TailEp 15/90 5:35pmShirobakoEp 21/24

6:00pm Here is Greenwood Part 2/6 (retro)
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 8/?
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Dimension W Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Noragami Aragato Ep 9/12
8:20pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 8/25
8:45pm Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine Ep 8/12 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 1 (preview)
10:10pm Death Parade Ep 9/12 (?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Friday June 24rd to Sunday 26thSupanova Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

Magic and mayhem in the nation of Fiore. The members of the infamous mage’s guild Fairy Tail spend their days sorting out problems for the residents of Magnolia and battling the odd apocalyptic demon or dark guild. Of course they don’t let little things like that get in the way of having fun.

Tonight’s Episodes:The One Who Closes the Gate

While celebrating their victory in the Grand Magic Games, Fairy Tail grows concerned for Natsu’s rescue team. When Colonel Arcadios confronts Princess Hisui at Eclipse, the princess reveals that her adviser is actually another time traveler. Future Lucy has has a deadly rival.

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:Don’t Hold the Quality Hostage

We learn more about slacker Production Assistant Hiroaka when a former classmate visits. Meanwhile, Misa gets the chance to do some character CG animation for a certain scene in The Third Aerial Girls Squad, inviting Ema and Shizuka to an amusement park to observe their reactions on a roller-coaster for inspiration. Then it is time to witness the premiere of The Third Aerial Girls Squad‘s first episode, but Aoi receives complaints from Segawa, who requests that Hiraoka be taken off the episodes she is working on due to the lack of quality in both his key animators and his attitude.

retro series from 1991 – Koko wa Greenwood (Here is Greenwood)

Kazuya Hasekawa believed life in the dorms at Ryokuto Academy would be a breeze, unfortunately he’s been assigned to Greenwood. This dorm used to be a lunatic asylum, and some of its current resident’s act like it still is. Between his crossdressing roommate Shun Kisaragi, the bullying of dorm president Mitsuru Ikeda, and the teasing of his older brother Kazuhiro, who also serves as the school nurse, Kazuya’s life at Greenwood certainly won’t be dull.

Tonight’s Episodes:Nagisa Strikes Back

Hasekawa Kazuya is not the only resident at Greenwood dorm to have a screwed up family relationship. Next door, Resident Hall President Mitsuru Ikeda has a sister always trying to defeat him. We skip ahead in the manga storyline to witness the second encounter between Mitsuru and the demented Nagisa. Not that girly appearing room-mate Shun Kisaragi doesn’t have a strange family as well.

Preview Item – Dimension W

In the 2036 mankind discovered a fourth dimension (dubbed Dimension W) and from it harnessed a seemingly infinite source of energy. The ‘coils’ that provide power from Dimension W are carefully regulated by the New Tesla Energy company, and illegal coils are recovered from their shady owners by operatives known as Collectors. Freelance Collector and Dimension W cynic Mabuchi Kyouma finds his coil-free existence ruined when he gets mixed up with the robotic daughter of New Tesla Energy’s estranged founder and his own past with the company finally starts to catch up with him.

Tonight’s Episodes:Collector

A Collector named Kyoma Mabuchi, who normally lovingly maintains the nearly extinct gasoline burning cars his world is discarding, is called in by Mary to disrupt a weapons deal and confiscate the illegal Coils being dealt. As Kyoma waits in position, he’s surprised to see a kidnapped girl added to the room.

Noragami Aragoto

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:The Sound of a Thread Snapping

Yato and Nora head into the underworld to complete one last job together: find and rescue a certain conjurer. But with each passing moment, Hiyori begins to forget Yato.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 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:Reaper Time – Part 2

Revealing he has placed explosives on the students, the Reaper locks Koro-sensei with the captured students, planning to kill them all in a canal flood. Choosing to protect his students, Karasuma chases after the Reaper.

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defense of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka.

Tonight’s Episodes:Reunion

Arriving home after helping with repairs to the damage from the Gravitational Beam Emitter test, Nagate and Izana are surprised to find that Yuhata has moved into their house. Izana meets with her grandmother Yure, who takes her for a walk. Isn’t everyone embarrassed by their grandmother?

Preview Item – 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 End of the Beginning and the Beginning of the End

Natsuki Subaru has played enough games to realise when he has been summoned to a fantasy world. Only, where is the cute girl summoner? And, if he is the protagonist, shouldn’t he have some special powers or skills?

Death Parade

The Quindecim is a bar, accessible only by a pair of elevators. Within this stately and impressive establishment the bar is tended by a man known as Dequim, with the assistance of a small but skilled staff. No one comes here alone, and no one remembers how they ended up here … at first. But the result is always the same; the guests must play a game against each other, and the stakes could not be higher.

Tonight’s Episode:Death Counter

As the air hockey match progresses Shimada realises his knife comes from someone he already killed, remembering there was more than one person involved in his sister’s assault, while Tatsumi remembers that he had killed his wife’s murderer.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 9th April, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for April 9th, 2016.

We come out of the season of conventions, chocolate and church battered but ecstatic. And what better to keep one’s spirits up than a dose of JAFWA.
With one minor proviso – WestLodge, the WA Doctor Who club will have the Hall till after 5PM, so we will start a little late. You can survive missing an episode of “Fairy Tail” for but a single session, can you not? We will give you a late-night preview in exchange, as well as begin a new retro series from 1991.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:45pm Shirobako Ep 20/24
6:10pm Noragami Aragato Ep 8/12
6:35pm Sushi Police Ep 7/?
6:40pm dinner break
7:20pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:35pm Here is Greenwood Part 1/6 (retro)
8:00pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 7/25
8:25pm Charlotte Ep 8/13
8:50pm Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine Ep 7/12 (v)
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Ajin: Demi-Human Ep 1 (V) (preview)
9:50pm JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Ep 22/25 (v)
10:15pm Death Parade Ep 8/12 (?)

Doors Open Screening:~5:30 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:Ill Do My Best, Mustang!

As the head staff tries to discuss what to do for the plot of the thirteenth episode, they start to liken the protagonist’s reason for flying to their own reasons for getting into the anime industry. They become interested by their motives for making anime and ask the rest of the staff for their own opinions, receiving various responses. Meanwhile, Midori, who has been given writing assignments by Maitake to improve her writing skills in lieu of directly teaching her, feels downhearted when an increasingly irritable Hiraoka implies that she can get her way just because she is a girl.

Noragami Aragoto

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:God of Calamity

Ebisu tries to control Ayakashi using masks but ends up getting blighted. Meanwhile, Yato is in great spirits because the shrine Hiyori made for him has been recognized as an official shrine by the Heavens after Yato continued to pester them for several days to have it recognized, causing Hiyori and Yukine to worry about how lax the government system of the heavens are. However, Yato is forced to leave Yukine after Nora calls him, going back to his darker line of work as a God of Calamity.

retro series from 1991 – Koko wa Greenwood (Here is Greenwood)

Kazuya Hasekawa believed life in the dorms at Ryokuto Academy would be a breeze, unfortunately he’s been assigned to Greenwood. This dorm used to be a lunatic asylum, and some of its current resident’s act like it still is. Between his crossdressing roommate Shun Kisaragi, the bullying of dorm president Mitsuru Ikeda, and the teasing of his older brother Kazuhiro, who also serves as the school nurse, Kazuya’s life at Greenwood certainly won’t be dull.

Tonight’s Episodes:Here is Greenwood

Thanks to hospitalisation, Kazuya starts school a month. None the less his long awaited sanctuary from home in the dormitory, will not be as peaceful as hoped. For starters, in a boys-only high-school his dorm-mate is unexpectedly a disguised young woman.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 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:Reaper Time – Part 1

The next attempt at getting Kurasama-sensei and Bitch-sensei is foiled, as Irina storms off. But a far greater menace is on the horizon, for The Reaper, the world’s greatest assassin is about to make his move. Cry Havok, and let slip the dogs of War.

Charlotte

Otosaka Yuu has the ability to take over other people’s bodies, albeit only for a few seconds. Limited though this super power is Yuu intended to exploit it for his own benefit, but his efforts only served to attract the attention of other teenagers with strange powers. Now Otosaka Yuu is an, unwilling, student at Hoshi no Umi Academy. A school created to keep people like him out of trouble … but also to keep them safe.

Tonight’s Episodes:Encounter

Once Yuu returns to school, Nao assembles the student council together to watch Yusa’s new music video. She then invites Yuu to accompany her at Zhiend’s concert taking place the next day. By chance later that day, Yuu comes across Zhiend’s blind vocalist, Sara Shane.

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defense of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka.

Tonight’s Episodes:Rumbling

The Gravitational Beam Emitter goes out of control, causing a lot of damage. But that will not deter Kobayashi. Further weapons are revealed to the pilots, and certain secrets at Tanikaze’s residence aren’t as secret as some would like.

Preview Item – Ajin: Demi-Human

It was 17 years ago that the world confirmed the first Ajin; seemingly unkillable creatures that look just like human beings. Since then the rare few Ajin that have been identified have been hunted down and rounded up by the world’s governments, never to be seen again. They spare no expense, nor acknowledge any legal limits, in their efforts to capture new immortals. For high school student Kei Nagai this is bad news, as he discovers that he is not be the ordinary human being he thought he was.

Tonight’s Episodes:The History of Relationships We Never Had

High school student Kei Nagai studies hard, trying to be an exemplary student. Studies so hard he didn’t see the oncoming truck. Worst of all, it didn’t kill him, at least not permanently. Now hunted, where can he run to, who can he turn to?

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episode:A True Warrior

It is JoJo versus Waamu in a gladiatorial chariot race/battle. This is Waamu’s preferred battlefield, but JoJo has a certain genius for trickery. Only one shall survive.

Death Parade

The Quindecim is a bar, accessible only by a pair of elevators. Within this stately and impressive establishment the bar is tended by a man known as Dequim, with the assistance of a small but skilled staff. No one comes here alone, and no one remembers how they ended up here … at first. But the result is always the same; the guests must play a game against each other, and the stakes could not be higher.

Tonight’s Episode:Death Rally

As per Nona’s arrangements, Decim is sent two new guests; a young man named Shimada and a detective named Tatsumi, one of whom is allegedly a murderer. This shall torment the black haired woman.

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Oz Comicon week off Saturday 2nd April, 2016

Screening

Regular JAFWA will resume on April 9th.
But it will be a late start (~5:45PM) because Westlodge needs to finish first before we get the Hall.

JAFWA is taking April 2nd off, as it is the first weekend of the month. For those of you who endeavour to experience that experience called “Life”, a reminder that it is still convention season and that you can attend Oz ComicCon.

Must… resist… anime… withdrawal.
Remember! When next JAFWA meets we will see the retro-series “Koko wa Greenwood”. The old favourites never go out of style.

Dates of Interest

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Academic seeks help from anime fans

Laurinda van Tonder is currently completing her Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Her research dissertation looks at the language learning potential of subtitled media with specific focus on the unique phenomenon of anime fans who managed to learn Japanese from watching anime. She believes that there are features specific to anime and/or anime fans that are responsible for the perceived increase in language learning (which are not found with other types of subtitled media and their viewers).

In order to investigate this, one component of her research is an online questionnaire addressing general viewing habits as well as their engagement with the anime community. As Anime and Manga Societies are one of the few places where anime fans gather, we are an ideal place to find eligible respondents.

JAFWA members are encouraged to, if possible, assist Laurinda by completing her online questionnaire

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Swancon week off Saturday 26th March, 2016

Screening

Regular JAFWA will resume on April 9th.

JAFWA is taking March 26th off due to the convention season. People will be going to SwanCon, or otherwise enjoying the long weekend. It is also the season of Hot Cross Buns and religious observances.

However, you can support JAFWA by coming down to Cannington Bunnings on Saturday March 26, where we will be running the sausage sizzle between 8AM and 4PM. Hmmmm, sizzled sausage…. In a bun.

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday March 26th – JAFWA is doing a Bunnings Sausage sizzle at Cannington. Come for the sausage in a bun, or maybe even try volunteering to create the sausage in a bun.
  • March 24th to 28thSwanCon at Pan Pacific Hotel.
  • April 2nd to 3rdOz ComicCon at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Academic seeks help from anime fans

Laurinda van Tonder is currently completing her Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Her research dissertation looks at the language learning potential of subtitled media with specific focus on the unique phenomenon of anime fans who managed to learn Japanese from watching anime. She believes that there are features specific to anime and/or anime fans that are responsible for the perceived increase in language learning (which are not found with other types of subtitled media and their viewers).

In order to investigate this, one component of her research is an online questionnaire addressing general viewing habits as well as their engagement with the anime community. As Anime and Manga Societies are one of the few places where anime fans gather, we are an ideal place to find eligible respondents.

JAFWA members are encouraged to, if possible, assist Laurinda by completing her online questionnaire

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 19th March, 2016

Event Afternoon

JAFWA has the hall from 12:30PM to 4:30PM, where it is make our own amusement time.
Swancon will be the next weekend, and Oz Comicon the weekend afterwards, so perhaps cosplay sewing might occur.

Does anybody have their own game machine and games they want their fellow JAFWAites to play? JAFWA will bring out the projector and screen.

These are just a couple of suggestion. What do you want to do? Though we do have to try to avoiding scuffing the floor.

Screening

Below is the program for March 19th, 2016.

Thanks to conventions and religious observances, we have a short month in March. Last week we said goodbye to “Bastard!!”, but fear not in April we screen another venerable retro show – “Koko wa Greenwood”. But tonight we have a double episode of JoJo and a preview item that is both musical and mysterious.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fairy Tail season 2 Ep 14/90
5:35pm Shirobako Ep 19/24
6:00pm Haruchika: Haruta to Chika Ep 1 (preview)
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 6/?
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Noragami Aragato Ep 7/12
7:55pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 6/25
8:20pm Charlotte Ep 7/13
8:50pm Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine Ep 6/12 (v)
9:15pm Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre Ep 7/7 (final)
9:20pm Late Break
9:25pm JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Ep 20/25 (v)
9:50pm JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Ep 21/25 (v)
10:15pm Death Parade Ep 7/12 (?)

Doors Open Screening:~5:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday March 19th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon. Make your own fun in the afternoon before JAFWA screening.
  • Saturday March 26th – JAFWA is doing a Bunnings Sausage sizzle at Cannington. Come for the sausage in a bun, or maybe even try volunteering to create the sausage in a bun.
  • March 24th to 28thSwanCon at Pan Pacific Hotel.
  • April 2nd to 3rdOz ComicCon at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail 2014

Magic and mayhem in the nation of Fiore. The members of the infamous mage’s guild Fairy Tail spend their days sorting out problems for the residents of Magnolia and battling the odd apocalyptic demon or dark guild. Of course they don’t let little things like that get in the way of having fun.

Tonight’s Episodes:Gloria

The final battle of the Grand Magic Games is coming, for the battered Fairy Tail team must finally face the triumphant Sting. Meanwhile Natsu and company have their own troubles in Mercurious palace.

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:Did You Catch Any?

Yano has returned from her leave looking after her sick father, just in time to have a suggestion for the replacement Episode Director. Can a good night’s sleep work wonders for Miyamori?

Preview Item – Haruchika: Haruta to Chika (Haruta and Chika)

Chika is an energetic young girl just entering high school. After spending her middle school years as the star of the volleyball team she decided to change her image and reinvent herself by joining the wind instruments club. The club, however, is rather short on numbers and so it falls to her, or more precisely her primary school friend and fellow club member Haruta with Chika for support, to find additional members and round out the club. Many different mysteries will present themselves as Haruta and Chika strive to save their club.

Tonight’s Episodes:Melodious Cypher

Chika must defeat the volleyball team, in order to gain her dream of re-inventing herself as a member of the school band. To her surprise, she finds her childhood fried and dripping red mysterious clue.

Noragami Aragoto

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:How to Worship a God

Hiyori,Yuki, and Yato return from Bishamon’s manor; much to everyone’s happiness and joy. However, the fanfare is short lived as Tenjin reminds Yato of the promise he made to sever ties with Hiyori. While Bishamon must face a council of her fellow gods.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 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:Before & After Time

While preparing for their midterm exams, the students get too reckless performing parkour outside of school grounds and injure an old man Matsukata. As punishment, Koro-sensei bans the students from studying for the midterms and has them work at the preschool until Matsukata recovers in exchange for him keeping the class a secret.

Charlotte

Otosaka Yuu has the ability to take over other people’s bodies, albeit only for a few seconds. Limited though this super power is Yuu intended to exploit it for his own benefit, but his efforts only served to attract the attention of other teenagers with strange powers. Now Otosaka Yuu is an, unwilling, student at Hoshi no Umi Academy. A school created to keep people like him out of trouble … but also to keep them safe.

Tonight’s Episodes:The End of Exodus

It turns out that Yuu’s little sister Ayumi did have the unknown “collapse” ability, bringing down part of her school and her brother’s future.

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defense of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka

Tonight’s Episodes:Engage

Tanikaze ends up Izana’s place after being forced to leave the cadet’s dormitory. He will not be the only unexpected guest, and Sidonia tests a new super-weapon for the upcoming battle.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episode:Caesar’s Lonely Youth” and “A Hundred Against Two

We learn of Caesar Zeppilli’s unfortunate childhood, as he heads for the base of the Pillar Men, hoping to defeat them during sunlight hours. Messina, Lisa Lisa and Jojo follow him, hoping to avert a bloody tragedy in Kars’ prepared redoubt.

Death Parade

The Quindecim is a bar, accessible only by a pair of elevators. Within this stately and impressive establishment the bar is tended by a man known as Dequim, with the assistance of a small but skilled staff. No one comes here alone, and no one remembers how they ended up here … at first. But the result is always the same; the guests must play a game against each other, and the stakes could not be higher.

Tonight’s Episode:Alcohol Poison

The black-haired woman comes across a book containing the Chavvot story that appeared in her dreams. When she asks Decim about who the book belongs to, he tells the woman about Quin, the Quindecim’s former arbiter before he joined.

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