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Screening on Saturday 18th February, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of February 18th, 2017.

How many people are going to either Swancon or Oz Comic Con this year?
JAFWA wants to know if we should have a screening on the Swancon (Easter) weekend (April 15), and/or the Oz Comicon weekend (March 25)?

We are asking for volunteers to help person our Bunnings sausage sizzle stand on Saturday 1st

Gabriel Dropout

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 13/24 (v)
5:35pm Working!!! season 3 Ep 12/14
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 5/12
6:25pm Flying Witch Petit Ep 7
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Bubblegum Crisis Ep 3/8 (retro)
8:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 13/24
8:25pm ReLIFE Ep 4/13
8:50pm Gabriel Dropout Ep 1 (preview)
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 13/25 (v)
9:50pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 9/12 (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 23/48 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday February 19th 2017 — Paper Crane origami class at Tokyo Underground.
  • Sunday February 19th 2017 — Collectors Zone! Toy and Hobby Fair in Joondalup, from 9:30AM.
  • Saturday February 25th 2017 — Jafwa Event afternoon. One Hall for make your own fu!.
  • Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February 2017 — Hoyts Carousel, see Your Name movie.
  • March 4th & 5th 2017 — Madman anime Festival.
  • Sunday March 19th 2017 — 1PM to 5PM Piney Lakes Park, Murdoch Drive, Winthrop. City of Melville and Japanese community Picnic and Fun Day to fold 1000 paper cranes for Brain Cancer. See also https://www.facebook.com/events/843922099083438/.
  • March 25th & 26th 2017 — Oz Comic-con.
  • Saturday April 1st 2017 — JAFWA does Bunnings BBQ sausage sizzle at Cannington.
  • April 12th to 17th 2017 — SwanCon 42.

The Hiroba newsletter has been discontinued. Instead, for Japanese news provided by the Consulate-General of Japan, Perth, use the following links:

  • Website: http://www.perth.au.emb-japan.go.jp
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  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cgjperth

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.

This evening’s Episode:The Red that Spins Fate

It’s a new day at the castle as everyone continues with their lives including Shirayuki as she helps clean the medical wing, while Zen continues with his royal duties while holding personal thoughts regarding his future with Shirayuki. However, everyone receives a surprise when a familiar face returns; Mihaya, the kidnapper from episode #2.

Working!!! season 3

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.

This evening’s Episode:Working Girl?

Still dressed as Kotori, Takanashi gets some surprisingly sound love advice from Kirio Yamada, who instantly sees through his disguise. Meanwhile, Takanashi and Sat? become curious about how assistant chef Souma hasn’t been snooping into people’s businesses lately. Later, Yachiyo tells Popura that she plans to quit Wagnaria to expand her horizons, assigning her as the next chief. After being told by Popura to confront his problem, S?ta asks Mahiru Inami about which form he prefers.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

Kohei Inuzuka is a teacher and a recent widower, raising his young daughter alone. With a full time job keeping him busy, little Tsumugi has been getting mostly pre-packaged meals. But a chance encounter with one of his students, Kotori Iida, leads Kohei to take up cooking in order to provide proper meals for his daughter.

This evening’s Episode:A Day Off and Special Doughnuts

While on a day out, Kotori encounters Tsumugi apparently being kidnapped by the suspicious looking Y?suke Yagi. Discovering that Tsumugi seems to hold herself back from eating doughnuts, Kotori decides doughnuts will be their next cooking venture. Hopefully the misunderstandings will be reduced.

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated with the aid of a multi-national company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be very difficult to deal with. Under the looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying sections of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefullness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and its berserk Boomers.

This evening’s Episode:Blow Up

Genom continues testing combat boomers on the AD Police, and aggressive urban reconstruction plans. The Knight Sabers may finally have to attack Genom Tower to put an end to the machinations of Genom executive Brian J. Mason.

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 …

This evening’s Episode:Today is all on Me

Suna is shoe-horned into coming along on one of Gouda Takeo and Yamato Rinko’s date, as they have a special surprise for him. But Suna’s sister is back from college, and has brought along a suitor who is very interested in Gouda Takeo.

ReLIFE

Kaizaki Arata is 27 years old and has held a full time job for a grand total of 3 months (quitting because it “wasn’t a fit for his talents”). He spends his days getting turned down at job interviews, lying to his friends about having a job, and moping around his apartment. When his parents finally get sick of sending him money he is thrown a lifeline by Yoake Ryou, a representative of the RELife Company. RELife gives jobless deadbeats like Arata a new lease on life… By giving them a pill that makes them look like teenagers again and having them repeat high school.

Tonight’s Episode:Fall

Chizuru’s continued attempts at smiling have the unintended effect of lowering Kariu Rena’s self worth due to her misconception that Chizuru’s actions are out of spite. Rena reflects that she measures her self worth by her success and that the previous year she had both pride and happiness due to being the class representative alongside ?ga Kazuomi, whom she has feelings for. Chizuru however is unaware of Kariu’s feelings.

preview item – Gabriel Dropout

Upon passing a school in heaven, graduating angels are sent down to Earth, where they must learn about humans and guide them towards the correct path in order to become true angels. However, Gabriel White Tenma, the top angel in her class, becomes addicted to video games upon arriving on Earth and turns into a complete slob as a result. The story follows Gabriel, along with other angels and demons who have descended to Earth, as they attend high school.

This evening’s Episode:The Day I Knew I Could Never Go Back

Graduating from Angel School at the top of her class, an angel named Gabriel White Tenma is sent down to the human world to live as a human and guide people towards happiness. Upon discovering the world of video games, however, Gabriel quickly becomes addicted. This proves to be an annoyance for her demonic neighbor. Meanwhile, another demon tries to do demonic deeds, only to discover the acts of indecency by Gabriel outweigh her own.

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 Episode:Return to the Capital

Subaru has his long-awaited date with Emilia at the village. After returning to the mansion, Emilia is summoned to the capital, as candidate to the upcoming Royal election. Subaru takes the opportunity to catch up with the various people he met when he first arrived in this world. Naturally complications occur. But where can the thief Felt be found?

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.

This evening’s Episode:Grandmother’s Pudding

Yuriko recalls her grandmother wanting to give her a painting when she got married and asks Sakurako to look through her personal effects to see which one it could be. After looking over the three paintings, finding meaning in each of them, Sakurako decides she is unable to find the true painting in question, believing it to be a mystery only Yuriko can solve.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizarre 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 Episode:High Priestess, part 1

The reunited group begins their underwater journey beneath the Red Sea via submarine. Along the way, Joseph makes a call to his wife Suzi Q, who is unaware about his circumstances, making sure she does not travel to Japan to check up on Holly, whose condition continues to worsen. Just as the group approaches the Egyptian shore, Joseph is suddenly attacked by a Stand, which had been disguising itself as a mug and soon transforms itself to hide in the submarine.

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Screening on Saturday 11th February, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of February 11th, 2017.

Tonight’s episode of “Bubblegum Crisis” won’t upset the Dinner Break. Hooray!
Also we have a couple of preview episodes that you might appreciate.

Interviews with Monster Girls “+”
Youjo Senki

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 12/14 (v)
5:35pm Working!!! season 3 Ep 11/14
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 4/12
6:25pm Flying Witch Petit Ep 6
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Bubblegum Crisis Ep 2/8 (retro)
8:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 12/24
8:25pm Demi-chan wa Kataritai Ep 1 (preview)
8:50pm Yamada-kun & 7 Witches Ep 4/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Youjo Senki Ep 1 (v) (preview)
9:50pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 11/25 (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 22/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

The Hiroba newsletter has been discontinued. Instead, for Japanese news provided by the Consulate-General of Japan, Perth, use the following links:

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  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cgjperth

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.

This evening’s Episode:Goodbye of the Beginning

The castle is open for a festival and Zen disguises himself as a guard to enjoy it with Shirayuki and the others. However, an actress is forced to quit a play due to an injury and Shirayuki is chosen to replace her, unaware of the troupe leader’s second intentions.

Working!!! season 3

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.

This evening’s Episode:The Love and Reminiscencse of Something

Jun finally works up the courage to confess to Yachiyo, but it doesn’t go well and Yachiyo goes into hiding. Afterwards he finds her, Kyoko seems to want to stop Yachiyo making parfaits for her, saying she shouldn’t be tied down to her, but Jun accepts that Kyoko is a key part of the girl he fell in love with. With Kyoko lifting the ban on co-workers dating, S?ta, feeling he needs to come to some conclusion about Mahiru, starts crossdressing as Kotori again to try and understand when things changed between them.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

Kohei Inuzuka is a teacher and a recent widower, raising his young daughter alone. With a full time job keeping him busy, little Tsumugi has been getting mostly pre-packaged meals. But a chance encounter with one of his students, Kotori Iida, leads Kohei to take up cooking in order to provide proper meals for his daughter.

This evening’s Episode:Hated Vegetables and Bits in Gratin

K?hei receives a lot of vegetables from his coworker and Tsumugi’s grandmother but struggles to get Tsumugi to eat the dishes he makes with them. Wanting to help her overcome her pickiness, Kotori decides to make a gratin with chopped vegetables inside the bechamel sauce. With some creative involvement, the group makes a dish that Tsumugi can enjoy.

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated with the aid of a multi-national company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be very difficult to deal with. Under the looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying sections of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefullness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and its berserk Boomers.

This evening’s Episode:Born To Kill

A friend of Linna’s threatens to expose Genom secrets that led to the death of her fiancé, but Genom plans to silence her, first.

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 …

This evening’s Episode:My Grades

Hearing about Rinko wanting to go to the same college as him, Takeo asks Makoto to help him prepare for an upcoming benchmark exam so he can go to Rinko’s university of choice. As Rinko comes around to help Takeo with his studies, Takeo’s parents take extra measures to leave a good impression on their son’s girlfriend, prompting Takeo to take his studies to Makoto’s room.

preview item – Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Interviews with Monster Girls)

In an age where demi-humans, more casually known as “demi”, have slowly started to become accepted into human society. Tetsuo Takahashi is a biology teacher who ends up teaching three such demi, hoping to understand more about them while also managing to catch their attention.

This evening’s Episode:Tetsuo Takahashi Wants an Interview

In a world where a small number of people are demi-humans, biology teacher Tetsuo Takahashi is surprised to find his school’s new teacher is one such demi-human; a succubus named Sakie Sat?. As Tetsuo struggles to talk with Sakie due to the measures she takes to keep her powers under control, one of his new students, a vampire named Hikari Takanashi, asks for his help in carrying the headless body of her dullahan classmate Ky?ko Machi to the nurse’s office.

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada and the Seven Witches)

Ryuu Yamada’s, well deserved, reputation as a delinquent is no longer his biggest problem. After an accident on the stairs causes himself and the school’s top student Urara Shiraishi to swap bodies, the discovery of this strange ability makes his life a great deal more complicated. But for the gruff, friendless Yamada, spending some time literally in other people’s shoes might not be such a bad thing.

Tonight’s Episode:It Looks Like I’ve Fallen For Yamada!

Student vice-president Nene Odagiri opposes the Supernatural Studies Club, and while brow-beating Yamada, she manages to kiss him. And is strangely disappointed. But worse is to happen, Yamada finds he can no longer swap bodies.

preview item – Youjo Senki (The Saga of Tanya the Evil)

In an alternate universe similar to 1910’s Europe, in an empire torn apart by countless wars with all nearby countries. An arrogant Japanese is reborn as Second Lieutenant Tanya Degurechaff of the Imperial Army, a 9-year-old soldier girl. In search for an escape, Tanya decides to enter into the Empire’s Mages Division and fight in World War I, hoping to reach a high enough rank as fast as possible to remain far from the battlefield and in this way avoid the risk of being killed. Even if she’s now forced to speak with a young girl’s lisp, Tanya soon turns into a ruthless soldier who prioritizes efficiency and her own career over anything else, even the lives of those beneath her.

This evening’s Episode:The Devil of the Rhine

The Empire army is fighting a losing battle at the Rhine theater before Platoon 3 mages arrive led by Second Lieutenant Tanya Degurechaff who blows up the enemies below using an explosion spell. The Empire was once a prime military power but is now surrounded by several strong enemies. The Empire implemented Plan 315, placing small military bases on the border to hold back the enemy while allowing the highly mobile main force to support each base in turn. However, the main force is delayed and reinforcements are pinned down. On the battlefield, when two mages, Harald and Kurst disobey Tanya’s orders and are insubordinate, so she sends them to the rear on standby in a pillbox

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 Episode:Rem

In the past, Ram and Rem lived in a demon village where the birth of twins is considered taboo. Ram was a prodigy, while Rem struggled with life. One day, Ram had her horn cut off and Rem had been blaming herself since then. Back in the present, Rem regains her senses after Subaru knocked her unconscious. Subaru, Ram, and Rem run away from the Witchbeasts, and they encounter the dog shaman behind the attack.

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 Episode:Judgement, part 2

Corresponding with Polnareff’s third wish, Cameo makes a clay doll of Avdol, who joins the Cherie doll in attacking Polnareff, biting off his flesh. Before the dolls can kill off Polnareff, he is suddenly saved by his ally. But where is the Stand user?

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No screening on Saturday 4th February, 2017

No Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on February 4th – it is the first Saturday of the month, our normal week off.
Be aware that the Yu-gi-Oh movie “Dark Side of Dimensions” is currently screening at select theatres.

Dates of Interest

  • Sunday February 5th 2017 — Tosche Station Collectors Fair, from 10AM.
  • Thursday February 9th 2017 — Hoyts Carousel, see Your Name movie.
  • Saturday February 19th 2017 — Paper Crane origami class at Tokyo Underground.
  • Sunday February 19th 2017 — Collectors Zone! Toy and Hobby Fair in Joondalup, from 9:30AM.
  • Saturday February 25th 2017 — Jafwa Event afternoon. One Hall for make your own fu!.
  • March 4th & 5th 2017 — Madman anime Festival.
  • Sunday March 19th 2017 — 1PM to 5PM Piney Lakes Park, Murdoch Drive, Winthrop. City of Melville and Japanese community Picnic and Fun Day to fold 1000 paper cranes for Brain Cancer. See also https://www.facebook.com/events/843922099083438/.
  • March 25th & 26th 2017 — Oz Comic-con.
  • April 12th to 17th 2017 — SwanCon 42.

Madman Anime Festival

From Facebook:

Madman Anime Festival was the anime event of 2016… and in 2017, it’ll be even bigger! We’re bringing MadFest to Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne!!

Culture Notes and News

The Hiroba newsletter has been discontinued. Instead, for Japanese news provided by the Consulate-General of Japan, Perth, use the following links:

Dale’s Suggestive Remarks

I have had an e-mail query:

considering the variety of hair colour in anime if you had to choose another hair colour what would it be?

Well, since the Japanese have a supposedly homogenous appearance, and a lot of anime does not have a lot of quality detail, animators have to use cheap tricks, like hair colour to distinguish characters.
That aside, if I personally wanted an anime hair colour, what would it be? Well, I am sort of blonde so take it to extremes and make my hair golden coloured (kinpatsu). Or, my name translates as green so give me green hair? However when my ego is stoked, there is the possibility my hair could be regal purple.
Though perhaps I should take a leaf from regenerating Doctor Who and say “I always wanted to be ginger”.

What would your answer be?

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Screening on Saturday 28th January, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of January 28th, 2017.

It took us a while, but we are finally going to screen the original “Bubblegum Crisis” in our retro timeslot. Unfortunately it means we will have to reduce the Dinner Break by a quarter of an hour in order to fit it in. The BGC OAVs come from an era where they did not all have the same length episodes.
Though considering what this week’s preview episode is, you might not care about the shortened Dinner Break.

Little Witch Academia TV “+”
Bubblegum Crisis

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 11/14 (v)
5:35pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 3/12
6:00pm Little Witch Academia Ep 1 (preview)
6:25pm Flying Witch Petit Ep 5
6:30pm dinner break
7:00pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:15pm Bubblegum Crisis Ep 1/8 (retro)
8:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 11/24
8:25pm ReLIFE Ep 3/13
8:50pm Yamada-kun & 7 Witches Ep 3/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero Ep 10/25 (v)
9:50pm Sakurako-san Bones Beneath Her Feet Ep 8/12
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 21/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • From Thursday January 26th 2017 – “Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS” Sneak Peek Screenings. At Hoyts Carousel, Event Innalo, and Luna Cinemas Leederville.
  • Saturday January 28th 2017 – Tokyo Ally 2 mini artist ally, from 11AM at Tokyo Underground.
  • Sunday February 5th 2017 – Tosche Station Collectors Fair, from 10AM.
  • Sunday February 19th 2017 – Collectors Zone! Toy and Hobby Fair in Joondalup, from 9:30AM.
  • March 4th & 5th 2017 – Madman anime Festival.
  • March 25th & 26th 2017 – Oz Comic-con.

The Hiroba newsletter has been discontinued. Instead, for Japanese news provided by the Consulate-General of Japan, Perth, use the following links:

  • Website: http://www.perth.au.emb-japan.go.jp
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cgjperth
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cgjperth

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.

This evening’s Episode:Encountering… A Color for the First Time

After being kissed by Zen, Shirayuki becomes too flustered to face him directly, while Zen, despite eager for an answer from her, must leave for a short trip with Mitsuhide and Kiki. Once reunited, Zen and Shirayuki finally share their true feelings for each other.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

Kohei Inuzuka is a teacher and a recent widower, raising his young daughter alone. With a full time job keeping him busy, little Tsumugi has been getting mostly pre-packaged meals. But a chance encounter with one of his students, Kotori Iida, leads Kohei to take up cooking in order to provide proper meals for his daughter.

This evening’s Episode:Tsumugi and the Long-Awaited Hamburg Steak

Tsumugi gets into a fight with her kindergarten classmate, Mikio. The experience leaves her upset so K?hei and Kotori decide to make Hamburg steak to cheer her up. Kotori encourages K?hei to properly listen to Tsumugi’s side of the story. K?hei assures her he knows she is a good girl, and after she cheers up, she helps them finish making the steaks before letting out the feelings she’d been holding back.

preview item – Little Witch Academia TV

Akko Kagari enrolls into Luna Nova Academy, a school for young witches, after being inspired at a young age by a witch named Shiny Chariot, and often spends her days hanging with her classmates, Lotte and Sucy. However, she has trouble paying attention in class, doesn’t know how to ride her broom, and is often looked down upon for admiring Chariot, whom many believe gives the wrong impression about witches.

This evening’s Episode:A New Beginning

Having been inspired by the illusory magic of the performing witch, Shiny Chariot, Atsuko “Akko” Kagari decides to enroll at Luna Nova Magical Academy, where Shiny Chariot studied. On her way to the school, she gets teased by the other students, who mock her non-magical bloodline. Unable to fly on a broom through a leyline leading to Luna Nova, Akko manages to get a lift from another new student, Lotte Yanson. However, she and Lotte, along with another witch named Sucy Manbavaran, end up falling out of the leyline into the forbidden Arcturus Forest.

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated with the aid of a multi-national company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be very difficult to deal with. Under the looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying sections of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefullness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and its berserk Boomers.

This evening’s Episode:Tinsel City Rhapsody

With biomechanical boomers going berserk in the street it looks like the AD Police are overmatched. The mercenary Knight Sabers are hired to rescue a little girl from a group of kidnappers, but the girl is far more than she seems…

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 …

This evening’s Episode:My Ocean

Rinko invites Takeo and his friends to join her and her friends to the beach. As Rinko’s friends encourage her to make her boyfriend’s heart skip with a new swimsuit, Takeo remains determined to keep the beach experience purely about swimming and avoid looking at her in a lecherous way.

ReLife

Kaizaki Arata is 27 years old and has held a full time job for a grand total of 3 months (quitting because it “wasn’t a fit for his talents”). He spends his days getting turned down at job interviews, lying to his friends about having a job, and moping around his apartment. When his parents finally get sick of sending him money he is thrown a lifeline by Yoake Ryou, a representative of the RELife Company. RELife gives jobless deadbeats like Arata a new lease on life… By giving them a pill that makes them look like teenagers again and having them repeat high school.

Tonight’s Episode:You’re Old Now

ring gym class Arata ends up hurting himself, and Ryo explains that despite his youthful appearance Arata’s body is still biologically that of a 27 year old man. Meanwhile Chizuru takes Arata’s advice to try smiling more in an attempt to make friends, but her forced smiles are misinterpreted by Rena as Chizuru mocking her.

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada and the Seven Witches)

Ryuu Yamada’s, well deserved, reputation as a delinquent is no longer his biggest problem. After an accident on the stairs causes himself and the school’s top student Urara Shiraishi to swap bodies, the discovery of this strange ability makes his life a great deal more complicated. But for the gruff, friendless Yamada, spending some time literally in other people’s shoes might not be such a bad thing.

Tonight’s Episode:Will You Accept? Or Won’t You?

It looks like the Supernatural Studies Club is not being assigned an official budget. Which means that Yamada won’t have a microwave to heat his lunch. Something must be done, but the cunning student president knows more about the club’s activities than Yamada realises. Which will lead to Yamada and his body swapping ability being used to find out why super-studious Shiraishi is not aiming for university.

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 Episode:Fanatical Methods Like A Demon

Subaru wakes up the next day having survived the attack with the timely arrival of Emilia and Ram. Though the witchbeasts have inflicted multiple curses on him via their bites. Now it is time to save Rem from her attempt to save him. With Ram at his side, he travels into witchbeast territory, and learns about Rem’s demonic nature.

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 Episode:The Entrusted Bones, Part 2

Sh?tar? and Sakurako deliver Sasaki’s belongings to his sister, Sayuki Haruma, who explains how Natsuko was her caregiver and close friend to her and Sasaki. After Natsuko had a premature birth, resulting in the death of her child, she left the household and died a few years later, with her bones accepted by Sayuki. As Sh?tar? hides a photograph, Sakurako follows clues leading her to where the baby’s bones were buried, which also contains one of Natsuko’s bones that Sasaki had put in with them.

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 Episode:Judgement, part 1

Arriving on an island by the Red Sea, Joseph reveals that the person he needs to meet is Abdul’s father, who lives as a hermit. Polnareff, still struck with grief over him causing Abdul’s death, runs away. On the shore of the island, Polnareff discovers an aged lamp that, after he rubs it, causes a genie named Cameo to appear. Cameo grants Polnareff three wishes, to which Polnareff is extremely skeptical.

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Screening on Saturday 21st January, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of January 21st, 2017.
Apologies for the issues last week. We really wanted to screen the original “Bubblegum Crisis” in our retro timeslot, but ended up substituting “Shingu / Muryou War Record” instead.
We will hold off on the retro timeslot this week, hopefully to sort out issues. But we will a couple of preview items to show instead.

Flip Flappers “+”
Magical Girl Raising Project

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 10/14 (v)
5:35pm Working!!! season 3 Ep 10/14
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 2/12 TBC
6:25pm Flying Witch Petit Ep 4
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Flip Flappers Ep 1 (preview) TBC
7:55pm Ore Monogatari Ep 10/24
8:20pm ReLIFE Ep 2/13 TBC
8:45pm Yamada-kun & 7 Witches Ep 2/12
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Madical Girl Raising Project Ep 1 (preview)
9:50pm Re: Zero Ep 9/25 (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 20/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Sunday January 22nd 2017 – PANIC Art Club Excursion. Any questions, please ask at panels@panic-wa.org.
  • Sunday February 5th 2017 – Tosche Station Collectors Fair, from 10AM.
  • Sunday February 19th 2017 – Collectors Zone! Toy and Hobby Fair in Joondalup, from 9:30AM.
  • March 4th & 5th 2017 – Madman anime Festival.
  • March 25th & 26th 2017 – Oz Comic-con.

The Hiroba newsletter has been discontinued. Instead, for Japanese news provided by the Consulate-General of Japan, Perth, use the following links:

  • Website: http://www.perth.au.emb-japan.go.jp
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  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cgjperth

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.

This evening’s Episode:Inexperienced Heart, Going Deeper

Shirayuki meets Kiharu, a young girl who comes to the castle with her pet bird Popo to ask Zen to help protect the birds of Popo’s species of her home island who are threatened by local poaching. However, there is nothing Zen can do for Kiharu’s cause unless the birds can prove themselves useful for Clarines’ society, until Shirayuki comes with an idea.

Working!!! (season 3)

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.

This evening’s Episode:That Woman Shizuka

Mitsuki and Youhei deal with Kozue as she worries about being lonely, eventually giving their support after inadvertently upsetting her. Meanwhile, S?ta’s mother, Shizuka, returns home and shows an interest in S?ta’s love life, leaving him concerned for Mahiru’s safety.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

Kohei Inuzuka is a teacher and a recent widower, raising his young daughter alone. With a full time job keeping him busy, little Tsumugi has been getting mostly pre-packaged meals. But a chance encounter with one of his students, Kotori Iida, leads Kohei to take up cooking in order to provide proper meals for his daughter.

This evening’s Episode:Pork Soup and Restaurant Lights

Undecided about his student Kotori’s proposal about cooking and eating together, K?hei-sensei arranges to meet with Kotori’s mother, Megumi, to discuss first. Megumi ends up too busy to meet but Kotori convinces K?hei and Tsumugi to stay for dinner and help her cook pork soup. After enjoying the experience, K?hei decides to take up Kotori’s offer to cook dinner together.

preview item – Flip Flappers

Cocona, a cautious middle school girl, encounters an eccentric and headstrong girl named Papika. Together, they end up traveling to strange worlds known as Pure Illusions, where they must retrieve mysterious, amorphous fragments said to grant wishes.

This evening’s Episode:Pure Input

Cocona, an ordinary schoolgirl uncertain about her future career, meets a peculiar girl named Papika. Along with a robot named TT-392, the two girls fall into a tunnel and wind up in a snow-laden world known as Pure Illusion. Papika informs Cocona that she is searching for a treasure somewhere in Pure Illusion. But Cocona would like he glasses back.

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 …

This evening’s Episode:My Mountain

Takeo and Rinko go on a picnic in the mountains to make up for her birthday being interrupted. When a hawk tries to steal the brooch Takeo had bought for Rinko, the pair end up falling off the mountainand winding up in an unknown part of the woods. As the pair try to make their way back to civilization, Rinko becomes anxious about having to spend the night alone with Takeo.

ReLife

Kaizaki Arata is 27 years old and has held a full time job for a grand total of 3 months (quitting because it “wasn’t a fit for his talents”). He spends his days getting turned down at job interviews, lying to his friends about having a job, and moping around his apartment. When his parents finally get sick of sending him money he is thrown a lifeline by Yoake Ryou, a representative of the RELife Company. RELife gives jobless deadbeats like Arata a new lease on life… By giving them a pill that makes them look like teenagers again and having them repeat high school.

Tonight’s Episode:Communication Skills: Zero

Arata becomes acquainted with his classmates Kazuomi, An, and Rena who sit next to him. Rena has a competitive nature, and is disappointed about losing the position of class representative to fellow classmate Chizuru. Arata formally meets Chizuru during lunch, but can he properly empathise with a teenager?

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada and the Seven Witches)

Ryuu Yamada’s, well deserved, reputation as a delinquent is no longer his biggest problem. After an accident on the stairs causes himself and the school’s top student Urara Shiraishi to swap bodies, the discovery of this strange ability makes his life a great deal more complicated. But for the gruff, friendless Yamada, spending some time literally in other people’s shoes might not be such a bad thing..

Tonight’s Episode:Tricot

When he receives a kiss from student council vice-president Nene Odagiri, Yamada discovers that he has not swapped bodies. He and Miyamura try to confirm this by kissing when Miyabi It? arrives, much to their embarrassment. They explain that it is an initiation for the club, so Ito surprisingly kisses Yamada. Later Miyamura and Ito find themselves idolizing and fawning over Yamada, much to his embarrassment.

preview item – Mah? Sh?jo Ikusei Keikaku (Magical Girl Raising Project)

Himekawa Koyuki plays a popular social game known as the Magical Girl Raising Project, that secretly has the ability to grant players a 1-in-10,000 chance of becoming a real-life magical girl. Each of the magical girls possess unique abilities and earn Magical Candies by protecting people and performing good deeds. However, shortly after Himekawa Koyuki becomes the magical girl Snow White, the administration has decided that sixteen magical girls in a certain city is too many, and the number needs to be reduced…

Tonight’s Episode:“Welcome to a World of Dreams and Magic!”

While playing a smartphone game known as Magical Girl Raising Project, Koyuki Himekawa, a middle school girl who loves magical girls, is chosen by the mascot character, Fav, to become a real magical girl known as Snow White. As Snow White uses her ability to hear people in danger and help them, she uses her Magical Phone to talk to the other magical girls residing in N-City.

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 Episode:The Meaning of Courage

Subaru visits the village with Ram and Rem with the purpose of finding the culprit. When the three return from the village, Roswaal leaves for the night, which did not happen in the previous timelines. Subaru sees Beatrice to confirm that he was cursed and to locate where it was applied to on his body. Having traced the curse to the dog that bit him, Subaru realizes that the children are in danger and that night, he returns to the village with Rem.

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 Episode:Death 13, part 2

Mannish Boy confirms Kakyoin’s suspicions but manages to hide the evidence so that the others do not believe Kakyoin, even after he shows them the message on his arm, Kakyoin attempts to attack Mannish Boy, but he is knocked out by Polnareff, who believes Kakyoin has gone insane. Then it is time for sleep, perchance to dream…

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Screening on Saturday 14th January, 2016

Screening

We Are Back!

We hope everyone had a Happy New Year and Festive Season, including Christmas.

Below is the program for the afternoon and evening of January 14th, 2017.
This will be JAFWA’s first screening for 2017, and it turned out that we weren’t able to finish up all our regular series in 2016. Still, we will be starting 3 new regular series here at the beginning of the year (based on survey results from our dear JAFWAites), and we will also have a retro slot for a decades-old anime so you can see how anime have changed over the years.
Due to timimg issues we have not fully committed to which retro item at the time of writing this.

Our new series are as follows:

Sweetness and Lightning “+”
original BubbleGum Crisis “+”
ReLIFE “+”
Yamada-kun and the seven wWitches

And we continue the following series:

Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime “+”
Working!! “+”
Flying Witch Petit “+”
Ore Monogatari “+”
Re: Zero “+”
Beutiful Bones: Sakurako “+”

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 9/14 (v)
5:35pm Working!!! season 3 Ep 9/14
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 1/12
6:25pm Flying Witch Petit Ep 3
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm ??? Ep 1/8 (retro) TBC
8:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 9/24
8:25pm ReLIFE Ep 1/13
8:50pm Yamada-kun & 7 Witches Ep 1/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero Ep 8/25 (v)
9:50pm Sakurako-san and the bones beneath her feet Ep 7/12
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 19/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Friday January 13th to Sunday January 15th2017 – Genghis Con at Trinity Convention Centre, Hampden Rd, Crawley.
  • Saturday January 14th 2017 – JAFWA returns to regular screening in 2017, after the New Year and Festive season.
  • Sunday February 5th 2017 – Tosche Station Collectors Fair, from 10AM.
  • Sunday February 19th 2017 – Collectors Zone! Toy and Hobby Fair in Joondalup, from 9:30AM.

The Hitoba newsletter has been discontinued. Instead, for Japanese news provided by the Consulate-General of Japan, Perth, use the following links:

  • Website: http://www.perth.au.emb-japan.go.jp
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  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cgjperth

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.

This evening’s Episode:Feelings that Connect and Reach

While standing as Shirayuki’s protector, Obi learns more about her, while Zen finally recognizes his merit and makes him an official retainer of his.

Working!!! (season 3)

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.

This evening’s Episode:Fatal Situation

As Popura becomes more aware of the relationships blooming around her, she and Aoi question Otoo about the restaurant’s stance on romantic relationships. Later, Minegishi comes to the restaurant to tell S?ta something and gets punched by Mahiru, leading her to feel she hasn’t gotten over her androphobia. But S?ta will have to encounter something more fearful.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

Kohei Inuzuka is a teacher and a recent widower, raising his young daughter alone. With a full time job keeping him busy, little Tsumugi has been getting mostly pre-packaged meals. But a chance encounter with one of his students, Kotori Iida, leads Kohei to take up cooking in order to provide proper meals for his daughter.

This evening’s Episode:Uniforms and Pot Rice

K?hei Inuzuka is an assistant teacher who has been raising his daughter, Tsumugi, by himself following the death of his wife, Tae, six months ago, often feeding her pre-made bento lunches. They meet K?hei’s student Kotori, who invites them to her family’s restaurant. That night, K?hei sees Tsumugi craving a proper meal like her mother used to make.

retro – Bubblegum Crisis

In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened as a result from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated due in no small part from the aid of a multi-million dollar company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be far more difficult to deal with than was first imagined. Under the ever looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying degrees of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefullness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and its berserk Boomers.

This evening’s Episode:Tinsel City Rhapsody

The Knight Sabers are hired to rescue a little girl from a group of kidnappers, but the girl is far more than she seems…

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 …

This evening’s Episode:My Friend and I

On June 15, after seeing his friend Makoto Sunakawa off, Takeo begins his birthday outing with Rinko, following the plan that Makoto had laid out for him. After spending the day bowling and going to a fancy restaurant, Takeo keeps thinking about Makoto, and finally tells Rinko about Sunakawa’s father’s surgery.

ReLife

Kaizaki Arata is 27 years old and has held a full time job for a grand total of 3 months (quitting because it “wasn’t a fit for his talents”). He spends his days getting turned down at job interviews, lying to his friends about having a job, and moping around his apartment. When his parents finally get sick of sending him money he is thrown a lifeline by Yoake Ryou, a representative of the RELife Company. RELife gives jobless deadbeats like Arata a new lease on life… By giving them a pill that makes them look like teenagers again and having them repeat high school.

Tonight’s Episode:Kaizaki Arata ( 27 ) Unemployed

Kaizaki Arata has managed to become a NEET, one of a growing number, a social ill that the Japanese Government hopes to alleviate. Hiding his unemployment from employed friends, and desperately trying to live on an allowance from his parents, despair is in his near future when unexpectedly a stranger named Ry? Yoake offers him a deal – become an experimental guinea pig to test the social effects of a new drug called ReLIFE.

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada and the Seven Witches)

Ryuu Yamada’s, well deserved, reputation as a delinquent is no longer his biggest problem. After an accident on the stairs causes himself and the school’s top student Urara Shiraishi to swap bodies, the discovery of this strange ability makes his life a great deal more complicated. But for the gruff, friendless Yamada, spending some time literally in other people’s shoes might not be such a bad thing..

Tonight’s Episode:Turnover

Yamada is in the staff room, getting chewed out by his teacher for his poor behaviour both in and out of class. It’s not a lecture he wants to hear, he left his previous school just to avoid being known as a delinquent but it seems things are no different here. Having the teacher compare him to the model student Shiraishi is just infuriating, so when Yamada spots her a few moments later on the stairwell, he decides to do something about it …

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 Episode:I Cried, Cried My Lungs Out, and Stopped Crying

Subaru is once again revived at the first day in the Roswaal manor. Realizing that his trust level with the maid twins is important, he asks to work at the mansion as a butler again. All the while trying to learn enough about the fatal curse, and shadow magic, and witches, and … It is possible that Subaru is trying too hard.

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 Episode:The Entrusted Bones, Part 1

Sakurako comes to Sh?tar?’s school for their culture festival, with Sh?tar?’s class running a maid café. Somehow she makes her way to the science classroom, and after voicing some complaints about the animal skeletons set up in the lab, Sakurako is asked by Isozaki to sort through some bones in the science prep room. While doing so, Sakurako explains how she made her first specimen from her dead cat, her indifference to which doesn’t settle well with Sh?tar?.

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 Episode:Death 13, part 1

It is time for Jojo’s group to cross the Arabian desert by plane. But Kakyoin has had a restless night, haunted by a dream he cannot remember. But the flight is almost scuttled by a medical emergency involving a baby, until a compromise is reached. Polnareff and Kakyoin will get a very disturbing nap, thanks to the Stand named Death 13.

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No screening on Saturday 7th January, 2016

No Screening

Hopefully you all cried out
“akemashite omedetou gozaimasu” at the correct time.

There will be no JAFWA screening on January 7th – it is the first Saturday of the month, our normal week off.
JAFWA is on our End of Year break until January 14th. Which is next week!

Hoping you have enjoyed the Holidays, Festive Celebrations, and New Year!
Remember that the second season of Attack on Titan is coming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHFDmIryKHg.

But if you need some good anime in your life before the next JAFWA (and who doesn’t?), see below:

PIAF Film Screening – The Red Turtle

Studio Ghibli teamed up with Dutch animators to create the masterpiece of visual storytelling “The Red Turtle” – a film about love, life and death in the natural world, and the forces within and beyond our control. A shipwrecked sailor is stranded on a small deserted island, and his wordless attempts to leave, witnessed by the local wildlife.

The Perth International Arts Festival is bringing a limited screening of The Red Turtle at the Joondalup Pines from the 3rd to the 8th.

Dates of Interest

  • January 3rd to 8th 2017 – PIAF screening “Red Turtle” at Joondalup Pines.
  • Saturday January 14th 2017 – JAFWA returns to regular screening in 2017, after the New Year and Festive season.

Madman Anime Festival

From Facebook:

Madman Anime Festival was the anime event of 2016… and in 2017, it’ll be even bigger! We’re bringing MadFest to Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne!!

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No screening on Saturday 31st December, 2016

No Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on December 31st – it is party season! Then we respectfully see in the New Year.
JAFWA is on our End of Year break until January 14th.

Enjoy the Holidays, Festive Celebrations, and New Year!
Remember that the second season of Attack on Titan is coming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHFDmIryKHg.

But if you need some good anime in your life before the next JAFWA (and who doesn’t?), see below:

PIAF Film Screening – The Red Turtle

Studio Ghibli teamed up with Dutch animators to create the masterpiece of visual storytelling “The Red Turtle” – a film about love, life and death in the natural world, and the forces within and beyond our control. A shipwrecked sailor is stranded on a small deserted island, and his wordless attempts to leave, witnessed by the local wildlife.

The Perth International Arts Festival is bringing a limited screening of The Red Turtle to UWA’s Somerville Auditorium on January 1st, and Joondalup Pines from the 3rd to the 8th.

Tokyo Anime & Culture Tour

As announced at the last JAFWA screening, a 7 day guided tour of anime in and around Tokyo (including Ghibli Museum, Akihabara, Tokyo Tower, Pokemon Centre, and Gundam Front) is being arranged for 2017, March 23-29. It is for 6~8 people, and you need to book by December 31.
See Tokyo Animania on Facebook, or the website tokyoanimatia.com
Contact: 0410 203 956, or info@kurokoboutiquetours.com

Dates of Interest

  • Monday January 1st 2017 – PIAF screening “Red Turtle” at Somerville Auditorium.
  • January 3rd to 8th 2017 – PIAF screening “Red Turtle” at Joondalup Pines.
  • Saturday January 14th 2017 – JAFWA returns to regular screening in 2017, after the New Year and Festive season.

Madman Anime Festival

From Facebook:

Madman Anime Festival was the anime event of 2016… and in 2017, it’ll be even bigger! We’re bringing MadFest to Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne!!

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No screening on Saturday 24th December, 2016

There will be no JAFWA screening on December 24th, as too many people have assigned Newtonmas Eve to other activities. We are on our End of Year break until January 14th.

Enjoy the Holidays, Festive Celebrations, and New Year!

Tokyo Anime & Culture Tour

As announced at the last JAFWA screening, a 7 day guided tour of anime in and around Tokyo (including Ghibli Museum, Akihabara, Tokyo Tower, Pokemon Centre, and Gundam Front) is being arranged for 2017, March 23-29. It is for 6~8 people, and you need to book by December 31.
See Tokyo Animania on Facebook, or the website tokyoanimatia.com
Contact: 0410 203 956, or info@kurokoboutiquetours.com

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 14th 2017 – JAFWA returns to regular screening in 2017, after the New Year and Festive season.

Madman Anime Festival

From Facebook:

Madman Anime Festival was the anime event of 2016… and in 2017, it’ll be even bigger! We’re bringing MadFest to Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne!!

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Posted in Screenings.

No screening on Saturday 17th December, 2016

There will be no JAFWA screening on December 17th, as we are on our End of Year break until January 14th.
Besides, some of us are still recovering from the End of Year screening last Saturday. That was Fun!

Enjoy the Holidays, Festive Celebrations, and New Year!

Tokyo Anime & Culture Tour

As announced at the last JAFWA screening, a 7 day guided tour of anime in and around Tokyo (including Ghibli Museum, Akihabara, Tokyo Tower, Pokemon Centre, and Gundam Front) is being arranged for 2017, March 23-29. It is for 6~8 people, and you need to book by December 31.
See Tokyo Animania on Facebook, or the website tokyoanimatia.com
Contact: 0410 203 956, or info@kurokoboutiquetours.com

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 14th 2017 – JAFWA returns to regular screening in 2017, after the New Year and Festive season.

Madman Anime Festival

From Facebook:

Madman Anime Festival was the anime event of 2016… and in 2017, it’ll be even bigger! We’re bringing MadFest to Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne!!

Share

Posted in Screenings.