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Screening on Saturday 26th August 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday August 26th, 2017.

This week we say farewell to “Bernard Jou Iwaku” (aka “Miss Bernard Speaks”). We currently do not have plans to replaces this 5 minute long show. New suggestions will be welcome. We hope you have enjoyed this little show and have been inspired to read a bit more.
We have this week a preview episode of an anime from last season that lets you be Queen for a day, and a youth romance movie. The movie is actually a bit short, so we will make up the time with a second episode of the dark “Re:Creators”.

Sakura Quest Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita. Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinka

And once again, during the Dinner Break we will do our monthly survey to find out which shows and genres you like best at JAFWA.

But I am sure many people are waiting for the Celebrate Studio Ghibli at the cinemas from this Thursday. The Program will be shown at Innaloo Event Cinemas, Morley Event Cinemas, Carousel Hoyts, Garden City Hoyts, and at our old favourite Luna Leederville.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 8/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 13/25
6:00pm Sakura Quest Ep 1 (preview)
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 12/12 (final)
6:30pm dinner break
7:00pm Survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita. Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinka movie
8:35pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 3/12 (v)
9:00pm Re:Creators Ep 8/22 (V)
9:25pm Late Break
9:30pm Re:Creators Ep 9/22 (V)
9:55pm KonoSuba Ep 3/10
10:20pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 42/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

Atom: The Beginning

This series is a prequel to Osamu Tezuka’s “Astro Boy” series, depicting the events up until the birth of Astro Boy. Two prodigies, Umataro Tenma and Hiroshi Ochanomizu, have spent endless amounts of time researching robots, eventually producing the robot A106.

This evening’s Episode:Robot Wrestling

Dr. Lolo’s challenge to Umataro and Hiroshi to enter Robo wrestling has piqued their anger. But when the two robotics students see past battles, Hiroshi is worried that A106 will be beaten up, while Umataro is convibce of a106’s power.

Little Witch Academia

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:Samhain Magic Festival

Finally consoled to her role as sacrifice in the upcoming Samhain Festival, and wanting to follow Chariot’s example, Akko proposes putting on a metamorphosis show to make the ghost smile, which prompts Ursula to look into what caused ghost’s sorrow in the first place.

preview item – Sakura Quest

Yoshino Koharu is a young girl trying to look for a job in Tokyo, but is only met with a series of rejections. However, she has a seemingly lucky break when she receives a job offer to work with the tourism board of the economically struggling Manoyama village as their “Queen”. With no other choice, Yoshino accepts the offer and travels to Manoyama only to find out that she was hired based on a case of mistaken identity and that her contract term is for one year instead of the one day, as she had initially thought. With nowhere else to go, Yoshino reluctantly becomes Queen of Manoyama.

This evening’s Episode:Off to Magical Manoyama

Yoshino attempts to find a job in Tokyo before she graduates from college, but has little luck. She finally receives a job offer to act as Queen for the rural village of Manoyama. Despite having moved out of a rural town to enjoy city life in Tokyo, Yoshino decides to accept the job, only to find out from the town’s tourism board that she was hired based on mistaken identity. Nevertheless, Yoshino goes through the “coronation” ceremony.

movie – Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita. Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai (I want to let you know that I love you)

The movie is centered around a group of high school friends who struggle to confess their love. The story begins when Natsuki Enomoto confesses to her childhood friend Yu Setoguchi, embarrassed she denies her love for Yu and calls it a “practice confession. The next day Natsuki is confronted by her friends, Akari Hayasaka and Mio Aida, and is forced to admit her failing. Although Mio and Natsuki are having problems confessing their love, Akari remains untroubled by the possibility of unrequited love.

Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (Starting the Magical Book from Zero/Grimoire of Zero)

Zero is a witch who is ignorant of the world and travels with a half-beast half-human mercenary who longs to be human. Witches and their sorcery are notorious throughout the land, though knowledge of the existence of magic remains elusive. Zero is going on a journey to search for a magical tome called “The Book of Zero” that hides a power that can destroy the world. The mercenary travels with her as her guard.

Tonight’s Episode:Duel

The trio arrive in Formicum as the Mercenary demands that Zero buy herself a new outfit. After some awkward scenes at a shop, the group struggles to find a room for the night. After the Mercenary rescues a girl in an alley, a wolf-like Beastfallen points him towards a hotel that accepts non-humans.

Re: Creators

Souta Mizushino is a young high school student and anime fan who dreams of writing his own light novel. While looking to an anime for inspiration, the iPad he is watching it on sputters and drags him into the anime’s world, where he witness a battle between the anime’s character Selesia and a mysterious girl wearing a military uniform. After returning with Selesia, Souta discovers that other characters from different stories and forms of media were also brought to the real world, with some of them aligned with the military uniform girl, who promised them the ways to end the strife in their worlds and a way back home, unaware of her true intentions.

Tonight’s Episode:Everything I Can Do I CHOSE this way of life.” and “The Blooming Maiden Digs a Hole This world requires choice and resolution.

From the illustration found by Masaaki, the others learn about the character Altair and her creator Setsuna. Sota meets with Meteora and tells her about a person who once hurt his friend’s feelings out of jealousy. Afterwards, Souta is confronted by Magane, who deduces that he was the person who hurt his friend’s feelings, resulting in their death, and blackmails him into becoming her ally. Meanwhile, Mamika confronts Altair about her intentions and they talk about their opposing ideologies. However, when Mamika mentions Setsuna, Altair snaps. A badly wounded Mamika comes across Magane and asks her to pass on a message to Alicetaria. However, Magane deliberately twists Mamika’s final words

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (God’s Blessing on this Wonderful 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 Episode:A Panty Treasure in This Right Hand!

As Kazuma becomes cautious about new recruit Darkness’ odd behavior, her thief friend Chris offers to teach him a Steal skill, which he inadvertently uses to steal girls’ panties. Later, the entire town is brought together to defeat an army of cabbage monsters for the harves.

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:The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 1

After Jotaro’s declaration, D’Arby uses Atum to peer into Jotaro’s soul, which he uses to determine whether Jotaro is lying or not. However, contrary to his deduction that Jotaro was not lying about his pitch, his pitches turn out to be different from expected. Meanwhile, Polnareff, Abdul, and Iggy venture inside the mansion, encountering a couple of enemy Stand users, including DIO’s right-hand man Vanilla Ice.

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Screening on Saturday 19th August 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday August 19th, 2017.

It seems that that valuable anime information resource AnimeNewsNetwork has been hacked last week. They have had to move to a new domain.
Check out https://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/site-news/2017-08-08/update-what-going-on-with-anime-news-network/.119882.

This week we hope we have an appropriately elegant preview item to make you doubt your senses. And then another preview item that we will reveal later this week.

Y?kai Ap?to no Y?ga na Nichij? 18if

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 7/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 12/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 8/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 11/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gunsmith Cats Ep 3/3 (retro) (final)
7:55pm ID-0 Ep 4/11
8:20pm Youkai Apartment Life Ep 1 (preview)
8:45pm Re:Creators Ep 7/22
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm 18if Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm KonoSuba Ep 2/10
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 41/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

Atom: The Beginning

This series is a prequel to Osamu Tezuka’s “Astro Boy” series, depicting the events up until the birth of Astro Boy.

This evening’s Episode:Ran and Princess Teru

Ran and her friends at robotics club at Tokyo Perfectural Sanpoji high school add finishing touches to their robot Teru Hime (Princess Teru) as their entry for JRRC Junior robot rescue competition which tests disaster management robots. Meanwhile Umataro and Hiroshi remain unmoved and disenchanted by the invitation for A106 to enter robot wrestling.

Little Witch Academia

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:What You Will

As Luna Nova prepares for their annual Samhain Festival, during which the most exemplary student is crowned the Moonlit Witch, Diana is put in charge of the committee while Akko’s group is stuck playing symbolic sacrifices for an ever-sorrowful ghost known as Vajarois.

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (The Golden Furball of Udon Country) (aka Poco’s Udon World)

Sota Tawara was the son of a noodle restaurant owner. Born and raised in Kagawa Prefecture (a.k.a the Udon Prefecture), he had been living an uneventful life in Tokyo as a web designer. After his father’s demise he returns home to find the restaurant having gone out of business and a young boy that he names Poco hiding there. He grows fond of him and decides to take care of him and constantly worries about what would happen to Poco once he leaves. He regrets leaving his home and his father because of his selfishness and mentions it to his big sister when she expresses her regret of being unable give their father a grandchild. His time spent with Poco often reminds him of how his father lovingly took care of him, which further adds to his regrets.

This evening’s Episode:Shoudo Island

Now that S?ta is committed to living in Kagawa, it is time to get a job. His previous Tokyo employer gave him a local reference, so it is time to go to Shoudo Island to meet the mew employer and give Poco a relaxing break. But a moment’s inattention on the tidal Angel’s Walk, and Poco disappears…

retro series – Gunsmith Cats

19-year-old Irene “Rally” Vincent, an expert combat shooter and marksman with just about every firearm in existence, as well as a brilliant driver, operates the titular “Gunsmith Cats” gun shop but also works as a bounty hunter. She is assisted in both activities by her housemate, former prostitute “Minnie” May Hopkins, an explosives expert.

Tonight’s Episode:High Speed Edge

ATF agent Bill Collins discovers that the Russian killer Radinov has political connections, while Rally is in a life and death game of cat and mouse with Radinov.

ID-0

In the distant future, the discovery of the new mineral Orichalt has allowed humanity to expand beyond the Sol System. On the constant lookout for Orichalt, humanity has developed I-Machines, robots that operate in extreme environments. I-Machines function by transferring a human pilot’s consciousness into the robot’s operating system; in that sense, the human becomes the machine. While Alliance Academy student Maya Mikuri is in the middle of operating an I-Machine, she gets involved in an incident with pirates, and ends up serving as a crew member on an excavation company’s spaceship.

Tonight’s Episode:Singular Tactics

The masked man Addams reviews the recent information about the Excavate Company and its escape from the Federation Battleship Marito. Aboard their spaceship Stulti, the Excavate crew question Lieutenant Amanza Volchkova using their avatars and discuss the sudden appearance of the meteor shower that hit the Marito.

preview item – Youkai Aparto no Yuuga na Nichijou (Elegant Yokai Apartment Life)

Yuushi Inaba is a 16-year-old boy whose parents died three years ago. He moved into his uncle’s house, but resolved to move into a dormitory in high school. Those plans were dashed when that dormitory burned down. He eventually finds an apartment with cheap 25,000-yen rent. Yuushi finds out too late that the apartment is home to supernatural creatures such as ghosts, youkai, and mononoke, and his daily life becomes embroiled in the eccentric apartment.

Tonight’s Episode:Yushi and Kotobuki-so

Yuushi is desperate to alleviate his financial burden upon his surviving relatives, by going to boarding school. But a last moment fire destroys the dormitory. How can Yuushi find a new residence with his budget. Then late at night a mysterious figure points him at a real estate office that is not only open, but can offer him the ideal room. What is the catch?

Re: Creators

Souta Mizushino is a young high school student and anime fan who dreams of writing his own light novel. While looking to an anime for inspiration, the iPad he is watching it on sputters and drags him into the anime’s world, where he witness a battle between the anime’s character Selesia and a mysterious girl wearing a military uniform. After returning with Selesia, Souta discovers that other characters from different stories and forms of media were also brought to the real world, with some of them aligned with the military uniform girl, who promised them the ways to end the strife in their worlds and a way back home, unaware of her true intentions.

Tonight’s Episode:A Small Armageddon I don’t want to make a mistake for the sake of the people who are in my story.

With both sides fighting over the recently arrived Magane, Mamika interferes and begins calming the situation down, until Y?ya arrives at the scene and begins fighting everyone. Then Rui arrives with his Gigas Machina, forcing Alicetaria, Mamika, and Blitz to retreat.

preview item – 18if

Haruto Tsukishiro wakes up in a dream world dominated by strange and powerful entities called “Witches”. To survive, he gets the assistance of research professor Katsumi Kanzaki and a mysterious white-haired girl called “Lily”. With their help, Haruto must outsmart the witches and find a way to return to the real world.

Tonight’s Episode:The Witch of Thunder

One day, Haruto wakes up on a round bed in a strange room, with the only familiar things around being his smartphone and headphones. After encountering a strange girl in white named Lily who claims to be his sister and a man who looks like a cat, Haruto learns that he is in a dream belonging to Yuko, a girl stricken with Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (God’s Blessing on this Wonderful 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 Episode:An Explosion for This Chuunibyo!

After struggling to defeat some giant frogs, adventurers Kazuma and Aqua seek out more members to join their party. They are soon approached by Megumin, a magician capable of performing powerful explosion magic.

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:D’Arby the Player, part 2

Battling with video games with their souls on the line, Kakyoin uses his skills to battle D’Arby’s racer and avoid losing the match and having his soul trapped in one of D’Arby’s dolls. Then it is Jotaro’s turn to step up to face-off against D’Arby in a baseball video game, despite having never played a video game in his life.

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Screening on Saturday 12th August 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday August 12th, 2017.

The votes are in, and the two new regular series starting this week are KonoSuba and Grimoire of Zero. Hopefully we shall have a magical evening. Well, since we previewed the first episode of “Grimoire of Zero” a couple of sessions ago, we will start from episode #2 this week.

What with the winter weather, while we should encourage sporting activity, we think you should restrict yourselves to an indoor activity. This week’s preview item may hopefully give you an idea.

Ballroom e Youkoso KonoSuba Grimoire of Zero

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 6/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 11/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 7/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 10/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gunsmith Cats Ep 2/3 (retro)
7:55pm Ballroom e youkoso Ep 1 (preview) TBC
8:20pm Lupin III Ep 4/26
8:45pm Re: Creators Ep 6/22
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 2/12
9:45pm KonoSuba Ep 1/10
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 40/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

Atom: The Beginning

This series is a prequel to Osamu Tezuka’s “Astro Boy” series, depicting the events up until the birth of Astro Boy.

This evening’s Episode:Lab 7’s Annihilation!

At the Tsutsumi residence Motoko tells her brother Moriya about Lab 7’s accomplishments, to which he reminds her not to get involved. Still she remains adamant about making Hiroshi fall for her. to which Moriya hints what if Hiroshi were to disappear next day. Motoko visits Lab 7, where Hiroshi and Umataro are fighting over A106’s state, a fight that might end Lab 7.

Little Witch Academia

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:Blue Moon

Akko comes to Ursula late at night to ask her about Chariot’s disappearance, but doesn’t get much help from her. Meanwhile, the teachers of Luna Nova discuss how magic is literally disappearing from the world and Diana looks into the history behind an ancient power that the “Nine Olde Witches” sealed centuries ago.

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (The Golden Furball of Udon Country) (aka Poco’s Udon World)

S?ta Tawara was the son of a noodle restaurant owner. Born and raised in Kagawa Prefecture (a.k.a the Udon Prefecture), he had been living an uneventful life in Tokyo as a web designer. After his father’s demise he returns home to find the restaurant having gone out of business and a young boy that he names Poco hiding there. He grows fond of him and decides to take care of him and constantly worries about what would happen to Poco once he leaves. He regrets leaving his home and his father because of his selfishness and mentions it to his big sister when she expresses her regret of being unable give their father a grandchild. His time spent with Poco often reminds him of how his father lovingly took care of him, which further adds to his regrets.

This evening’s Episode:Ritsurin Garden

Now that S?ta has returned for good to his home town in Kagawa, he needs to make the proper arrangements and introductions. And learn how to be a parent to Poco. A chance situation has him watching Nozomi-chan and taking her and Poco to Ritsurin Gardens where a Gaogao-chan live action show is scheduled to occur.

retro series – Gunsmith Cats

19-year-old Irene “Rally” Vincent, an expert combat shooter and marksman with just about every firearm in existence, as well as a brilliant driver, operates the titular “Gunsmith Cats” gun shop but also works as a bounty hunter. She is assisted in both activities by her housemate, former prostitute “Minnie” May Hopkins, an explosives expert.

Tonight’s Episode:Swing High!

A Russian contract killer named Radinov assassinates Jonathan Washington. While the Gunsmith Cats are investigating a gun shipment in Michigan, Radinov tangles with them, leading to a lengthy car chase and violent gun battle.

preview item – Ballroom e Youkoso (Welcome to Ballroom (dancing))

Tatara Fujita is a third year middle school student who does not know what he wants to do in the future, nor has a hobby. He accidentally entered the Ogasawara Dance Studio after being saved from delinquents, and becomes hooked with dance, ready to plunge into the world of competitive dancing. While he is difficult to be taught with words, Tatara is good at duplicating dance moves he has seen.

Tonight’s Episode:Welcome to Ogasawara Dance Studio

Tatara is ready to finish junior high school, but he still has no idea or passion for what he wants to do in the future. One day he notices a fellow aimless student enter a mysterious studio and follows her in. Can he grab at the opportunity to change himself?

Lupin III (series 4 from 2015)

The internationally infamous Arsène Lupin, master thief and unrepentant womanizer, continues to seek out ever more challenging heists to pull off. With him goes an eccentric band of misfits; Jigen the scruffy sharpshooter, Fujiko the femme fatal of dubious loyalty, and Goemon the stoic swordsman. And close on their heels no matter where Lupin and his gang end up, the unrelenting Inspector Zenigata. Determined to put Lupin and his cohorts in prison for the seemingly endless list burglaries and thefts they have already pulled off.

Tonight’s Episode:With a Gun in my Hand

Jigen finds himself in a town where a dangerous boss, Eric, punishes anyone holding a firearm by wounding them so severely that they’ll die an agonizing death. A lot of trouble to go through for an emergency tooth-ache.

Re: Creators

Souta Mizushino is a young high school student and anime fan who dreams of writing his own light novel. While looking to an anime for inspiration, the iPad he is watching it on sputters and drags him into the anime’s world, where he witness a battle between the anime’s character Selesia and a mysterious girl wearing a military uniform. After returning with Selesia, S?ta discovers that other characters from different stories and forms of media were also brought to the real world, with some of them aligned with the military uniform girl, who promised them the ways to end the strife in their worlds and a way back home, unaware of her true intentions.

Tonight’s Episode:Young Girls, Life is Short so Fall in Love You are the one who knows where justice lies.

Souta may have found the identity of the Military Uniform Princess, but is reluctant to share this information. A new fictional character has entered this world, Magane Chikujouin, an antagonist from the light novel and anime series Record of the Night Window Demon, wanders around Tokyo killing those that annoy her. Both sides try to contact and recruit her first.

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (God’s Blessing on this Wonderful 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 Episode:This Self-Proclaimed Goddess and Reincarnation in Another World

After meeting an untimely death, Kazuma Satou 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.

Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (Starting the Magical Book from Zero/Grimoire of Zero)

Zero is a witch who is ignorant of the world and travels with a half-beast half-human mercenary who longs to be human. Witches and their sorcery are notorious throughout the land, though knowledge of the existence of magic remains elusive. Zero is going on a journey to search for a magical tome called “The Book of Zero” that hides a power that can destroy the world. The mercenary travels with her as her guard.

Tonight’s Episode:Witch-Hunting

The witch, Albus, accepts his defeat and decides to join the Mercenary and Zero on their trip. When they stop at a nearby stream to rest, Albus spots a ring in the water and keeps it. The group tries to rest in a nearby village, but after seeing the ring, the villagers accuse Albus of stealing it.

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:D’Arby the Player, part 1

The man who introduces himself as Dio’s butler reveals himself to be D’Arby’s younger brother Terence T. D’Arby, brings out his Stand Atum to drag Jotaro, Kakyoin, and Joseph into an illusory world. There, D’Arby reveals a collection of dolls which, similar to his brother’s poker chips, contain to souls of people he has defeated.

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No screening on Saturday 5th August 2017

No Screening until Saturday August 12th

There will be no JAFWA screening on August 5th – it being the first Saturday of the month, JAFWA’s usual weekend off.
Do not fear this winter of our discontent – after all the days are surely getting longer, and soon we hope warmer.

Know well, dear JAFWAites, that when JAFWA returns on Saturday August 12th we shall know what two new series you voted for in last month’s survey. And there will be a preview item. To be revealed next week, until then feel free to speculate.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 6/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 11/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 7/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 10/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gunsmith Cats Ep 2/3 (retro)
7:55pm preview item Ep 1 (preview) TBA
8:20pm Lupin III Ep 4/26
8:45pm Re: Creators Ep 6/22
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm new series 1 Ep 1/? (?) TBA
9:45pm new series 2 Ep 1/? (?) TBA
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 40/48 (v)

Dates of Interest

Culture Notes and News

Tokyo Olympics 2020

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are approaching, and the anime movie Akira is in many people’s minds.

japan vending machines

For those of you waiting for a fourth Evangelion, artwork has been released. Thanks to Karen for pointing this out to me.

japan vending machines

“According to the Japan Vending Machine Manufacturers Association, there is 1 vending machine for every 23 people, making a sales total of more than $60 Billion dollars a year”

source: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-so-many-vending-machines-in-japan-2017-1/?r=AU&IR=T

Also, did you know that there is a vending machine museum? The museum was opened by the Japan Automated Vending Machinery Manufacturers Association in Kagawa Town, Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture on April 3rd 2012. Their aim is to tell everyone about vending machines including their history.

source: http://www.jvma.or.jp/information/information_2.html
Thannks Katie!

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Screening on Saturday 29th July 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday July 29th, 2017.

This week we intend to survey our JAFWAites, during the Dinner Break, to determine what’s hot and what’s not (apart from the weather). So remember all the preview items we have shown in the last couple of months, and tell us what you want to see in the JAFWA program!
We will show a one-off item this week, just after the Late Break.
Our new retro series “Gunsmith Cats” starts this week, last screened at JAFWA in April 1997. Many thanks to Greg McLeod for reminding us of this JAFWA heritage.

We say goodbye to the second season of “Attack on Titan” tonight. There is a promise (but can we believe it?) that the third season will be out in 2018. At any rate, we have a bequest for the membership prize this week – ab Attack on Titan cosplay outfit. Is your membership up to date?

Gunsmith Cats Kakurenbo

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 5/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 10/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 6/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 9/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:00pm Survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gunsmith Cats Ep 1/3 (retro)
8:00pm ID-0 Ep 3/11
8:25pm Lupin III Ep 3/26
8:50pm Re: Creators Ep 5/22
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Kakurenbo OAV (v)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 37 (season 2 episode 12) (v) (final)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 39/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

Atom: The Beginning

This series is a prequel to Osamu Tezuka’s “Astro Boy” series, depicting the events up until the birth of Astro Boy.

This evening’s Episode:Step on it! Maruhige Shipping

Ummataro and Hiroshi reach Maruhige corp in search of part-time work, where they find the owner to be part-time detective Kensaku Han (whose son Shunsaku helped them last week). He agrees to give the boys the job but blindly refuses for A106. Suddenly an important moving job comes in so he hires them all out of desperation.

Little Witch Academia

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:Bee Affection

Hearing about a party at Andrew’s mansion that Diana is attending, Akko, Lotte and Sucy don magical Cinderella dresses and sneak into the party. Just as Andrew notices them and prepares to send them out, Sucy, ever in the mood for a little mischief, sets loose a LoveLove Bee that causes whoever it stings to fall in love with the first person they see.

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (The Golden Furball of Udon Country) (aka Poco’s Udon World)

Souta Tawara was the son of a noodle restaurant owner. Born and raised in Kagawa Prefecture (a.k.a the Udon Prefecture), he had been living an uneventful life in Tokyo as a web designer. After his father’s demise he returns home to find the restaurant having gone out of business and a young boy that he names Poco hiding there. He grows fond of him and decides to take care of him and constantly worries about what would happen to Poco once he leaves. He regrets leaving his home and his father because of his selfishness and mentions it to his big sister when she expresses her regret of being unable give their father a grandchild. His time spent with Poco often reminds him of how his father lovingly took care of him, which further adds to his regrets.

This evening’s Episode:Tokyo Tower

Souta only meant to return to his home town for a few days in order to deal with his father’s funeral. Then he met Poco. But now work in Tokyo has dragged him back to the big city. But Souta can’t leave young Poco all on his own, can he?

retro series – Gunsmith Cats

19-year-old Irene “Rally” Vincent, an expert combat shooter and marksman with just about every firearm in existence, as well as a brilliant driver, operates the titular “Gunsmith Cats” gun shop but also works as a bounty hunter. She is assisted in both activities by her housemate, former prostitute “Minnie” May Hopkins, an explosives expert.

Tonight’s Episode:Neutral Zone

Rally and May, along with Becky their underworld information dealer, investigate for ATF a gun running operation led by Jonathan Washington.

ID-0

In the distant future, the discovery of the new mineral Orichalt has allowed humanity to expand beyond the Sol System. On the constant lookout for Orichalt, humanity has developed I-Machines, robots that operate in extreme environments. I-Machines function by transferring a human pilot’s consciousness into the robot’s operating system; in that sense, the human becomes the machine. While Alliance Academy student Maya Mikuri is in the middle of operating an I-Machine, she gets involved in an incident with pirates, and ends up serving as a crew member on an excavation company’s spaceship.

Tonight’s Episode:Miguel Line

The Excavate Company try to understand the phenomenon of Alice existing inside the Orichalt they have just excavated. Meanwhile the Marito, Federation battleship, appears looking for the Orichalt. Maya’s status as a full-fledged fugitive is likely to be confirmed.

Lupin III (series 4 from 2015)

The internationally infamous Arsène Lupin, master thief and unrepentant womanizer, continues to seek out ever more challenging heists to pull off. With him goes an eccentric band of misfits; Jigen the scruffy sharpshooter, Fujiko the femme fatal of dubious loyalty, and Goemon the stoic swordsman. And close on their heels no matter where Lupin and his gang end up, the unrelenting Inspector Zenigata. Determined to put Lupin and his cohorts in prison for the seemingly endless list burglaries and thefts they have already pulled off.

Tonight’s Episode:0.2% Chance of Survival

Lupin announces that he’ll manage to steal a precious diamond from the Prince of England, who is currently in Italy to pay a visit to Rebecca. However, Lupin is forced to fight for his prize against Nyx, a well trained member of the MI6 in charge of the Prince’s protection.

Re: Creators

Souta Mizushino is a young high school student and anime fan who dreams of writing his own light novel. While looking to an anime for inspiration, the iPad he is watching it on sputters and drags him into the anime’s world, where he witness a battle between the anime’s character Selesia and a mysterious girl wearing a military uniform. After returning with Selesia, S?ta discovers that other characters from different stories and forms of media were also brought to the real world, with some of them aligned with the military uniform girl, who promised them the ways to end the strife in their worlds and a way back home, unaware of her true intentions.

Tonight’s Episode:This Water is Coldest at the Bottom So, why don’t we have ourselves a guys’ night out?

With news that another fictional character has appeared in this world, along with a giant mech no less, Souta and company intend to travel to meet this Rui. However, all these fictional creations appearing in the real world has been noticed, and the Special Situations Countermeasures Council sends soldiers to control the situation.

Kakurenbo (Hide and Seek)

Children know that in the dead of night, if you follow certain signs, you can visit the hidden city, where playing hide-and-seek is easy. Rumors of demons and missing kids abound, though. Hikora is a boy who joins the game with hopes of finding his missing sister, Sorincha.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

The entirety of mankind lives encased within a series of fortified walls which protect them from the Titans, giant humanoid monsters who devour people, that roam the world beyond the outer wall. But now, after nearly a hundred years of relative safety, new Titans have appeared. The security of the walls is a thing of the past, and mankind may be facing extinction.

Tonight’s Episode:Scream” (final)

With the Scouts in a losing battle as more Titans thrown by the Armored Titan surround their position, and Mikasa injured, Eren tries but fails to transform. The Smiling Titan that killed Eren’s mother is approaching, and what can Hannes and the surviving scouts do to help?

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:The Guardian of Hell, Pet Shop, part 2

Deep in the sewers Iggy and his stand The Fool are trapped by the ice generated by the Falcon Pet Shop and its stand Divine Horus. Desperate measures are need to survive, but Iggy has yet to encounter the full determination and insane dedication of the guardian of the gate to Dio’s mansion.

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Screening on Saturday 22nd July 2017

review of Annual General Meeting and Elections

The AGM was successfully held last week, Saturday Juy 15, though we had to wait until enough people turned up to meet the necessary minimum numbers. Thanks to everyone who attended.
Two points of note:

  1. The AGM authorised entry fees to increase 50 cents, starting this week.
  2. The AGM authorised that some anime-like animation from other parts of East Asia be allowed into the program. We are looking into some possibilities from China.

Then we had the Election for the Committee, and of the 9 nominees we elected the following 8 people:

  • Glenn Clifford
  • Katie Clune
  • Paul Clune
  • Drew Edgar
  • David Fisher
  • Greg McLeod
  • Mark McMullan
  • Dale Verdi

Many thanks to Linda Rush for standing.

The new committee will allocate who gets which committee position at the next regular committee meeting at the beginning of August, giving the recently elected time to see how everything currently happens.
We would prefer that there be no betting upon how difficult/exciting the committee position assigning will be.

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday July 22nd, 2017.

Like last week, we will have two previews as possibilities for replacement regular series,expanding your knowledge of Japanese anime. We hope you appreciate this week’s screening of the first episode of “Made in Abyss” and “Grimoire of Zero”.
Mean while we apologise the last week’s AGM running late caused us to delay screening of “Bernard Jou Iwaku” a week.
Our retro series “Read or Die” finishes tonight, and for next week there will be the anime based off of the manga by Kenichi Sonoda, that was last screened at JAFWA in April 1997.

Made in Abyss Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 4/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 9/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 5/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 8/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Read or Die Ep 3/3 (retro) (final)
8:00pm Made in Abyss Ep 1 (preview)
8:25pm ID-0 Ep 2/11
8:50pm Re: Creators Ep 4/22
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 1 (v) (preview)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 36 (season 2 episode 11) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 38/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

Atom: The Beginning

This series is a prequel to Osamu Tezuka’s “Astro Boy” series, depicting the events up until the birth of Astro Boy.

This evening’s Episode:Welcome to Nerima U Festival

Ummataro declares the lab 7 will be putting up an Udon Noodle stall for Nerima University festival while others question his choice of selection; Meanwhile in dark alleys a sketchy guy talking on the phone informs the person on other end that a program is ready to go he will hand it over, the person on the phone asks him to beware of ICE (international Criminal Enforcement).

Little Witch Academia

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:Undead Travelogue / Blytonbury Undead Travelogue

While trying to fix some tombstones that she knocked over while at a graveyard in the nearby town of Blytonbury, Akko accidentally mixes a repair spell she was using with one of Sucy’s mushrooms, which ends up bringing a deceased soldier back from the dead. The girls find themselves chasing the soldier across town.

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (The Golden Furball of Udon Country) (aka Poco’s Udon World)

Souta Tawara was the son of a noodle restaurant owner. Born and raised in Kagawa Prefecture (a.k.a the Udon Prefecture), he had been living an uneventful life in Tokyo as a web designer. After his father’s demise he returns home to find the restaurant having gone out of business and a young boy that he names Poco hiding there. He grows fond of him and decides to take care of him and constantly worries about what would happen to Poco once he leaves. He regrets leaving his home and his father because of his selfishness and mentions it to his big sister when she expresses her regret of being unable give their father a grandchild. His time spent with Poco often reminds him of how his father lovingly took care of him, which further adds to his regrets.

This evening’s Episode:Chicken on the Bone

Dr Shinobu Nakaji is worried about his childhood friend Souta, and his avoiding work and looking after Poco. But is Nakaji using these concerns to avoid his own family concerns? And can the tanuki Poco bridge the gap between human and human?

retro series – Read or Die

An alternate history world where the British Empire has remained a major superpower. The Empire’s continued existence is guaranteed by the British Library, an external intelligence agency working within the actual British Library and its Special Operations Division. We follow the adventures of Yomiko Readman, also known as “The Paper”, a superhuman agent of the Library’s Special Operations.

Tonight’s Episode:episode Three

The I-Jin have revealed their base, and the British Library has worked out the dastardly plan to use Beethoven’s music to murder the world. Can the British Library Special Forces manage to invade the artificial island and stop the rocket, while one of their number, Miss Deep/Nancy, has been revealed to be an I-Jin double agent.

preview item – Made in Abyss

An orphan girl named Riko who lives in the town of ?su on an island in the sea of Beoluska. The city surrounds a strange, giant hole going deep into the earth, which is commonly called the Abyss. The Abyss harbors artefacts and remnants of a civilisation long gone, and is therefore the popular hunting spot for so-called Cave Raiders, who undertake arduous and dangerous descends into the mist-filled pit to recover whatever relics they can find.
However, the deeper one goes into the Abyss, the more one is afflicted by a progressively fatal malady called the Curse of the Abyss; few who have descended into the lower regions have returned to tell of their experiences.

Tonight’s Episode:The City of the Great Pit

Little Orphan Riko is digging for artefacts at a safe level, hoping to find enough artefacts to be promoted. An attack by a creature from the depths is almost certain doom, until she is saved by a robot boy. Can she keep this valuable secret safe?

ID-0

In the distant future, the discovery of the new mineral Orichalt has allowed humanity to expand beyond the Sol System. On the constant lookout for Orichalt, humanity has developed I-Machines, robots that operate in extreme environments. I-Machines function by transferring a human pilot’s consciousness into the robot’s operating system; in that sense, the human becomes the machine. While Alliance Academy student Maya Mikuri is in the middle of operating an I-Machine, she gets involved in an incident with pirates, and ends up serving as a crew member on an excavation company’s spaceship.

Tonight’s Episode:Formless Minerals

A masked man thinks back to the time when Mind Trance System was created, enabling humans to transfer their consciousness into I-Machines and work in dangerous or inhospitable conditions for a huge reduction in risk and cost. In the present, Maya is on-board the Excavate Company ship where they hear that Professor Attomy has declared that a student illegally divulged information, shifting the blame for the illegal operation to Maya.

Re: Creators

S?ta Mizushino is a young high school student and anime fan who dreams of writing his own light novel. While looking to an anime for inspiration, the iPad he is watching it on sputters and drags him into the anime’s world, where he witness a battle between the anime’s character Selesia and a mysterious girl wearing a military uniform. After returning with Selesia, S?ta discovers that other characters from different stories and forms of media were also brought to the real world, with some of them aligned with the military uniform girl, who promised them the ways to end the strife in their worlds and a way back home, unaware of her true intentions.

Tonight’s Episode:That Time I Said Hello to Him If so, I want to protect what he loved.

Meteora visits the company who developed Avalken of Reminisce, only to learn her creator passed away in an accident a year ago. After playing her game overnight, Meteora shares her theories on the Military Uniform Princess’ objective. But a Giant mech is about to invade this world.

Preview – Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (Starting the Magical Book from Zero/Grimoire of Zero)

Zero is a witch who is ignorant of the world and travels with a half-beast half-human mercenary who longs to be human. Witches and their sorcery are notorious throughout the land, though knowledge of the existence of magic remains elusive. Zero is going on a journey to search for a magical tome called “The Book of Zero” that hides a power that can destroy the world. The mercenary travels with her as her guard.

Tonight’s Episode:The Witch and the Beastfallen

An unnamed White Tiger Beastfallen mercenary finds himself constantly on the run from bounty hunters and witches, when he stumbles across a little girl who traps his latest attacker in a mud prison. Despite his initial suspicions, he decides to work as her bodyguard.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

The entirety of mankind lives encased within a series of fortified walls which protect them from the Titans, giant humanoid monsters who devour people, that roam the world beyond the outer wall. But now, after nearly a hundred years of relative safety, new Titans have appeared. The security of the walls is a thing of the past, and mankind may be facing extinction.

Tonight’s Episode:Charge

As the Armoured Titan flees, Ymir removes Christa from her mouth and exits her Titan Form in order to explain her actions to Christa. She claims she is doing this only to save herself, as she believes that by handing Christa over to those outside the Walls she will be granted amnesty, though in secret is trying to save her. Their conversation is interrupted by attacks from the Scouts, who have caught up to the Armoured Titan.

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:The Guardian of Hell, Pet Shop, part 1

The group arrives at a beggar’s association, where Abdul manages to get help from an informant to search for DIO’s hideout. Meanwhile, Iggy, who has gone off on his own again, comes across the building himself, where a falcon named Pet Shop, wielder of the Stand Horus, kills the informant before he can report back to the others. Quickly realising he will be targeted next for knowing the location of DIO’s hideout, Iggy tries not to get himself involved.

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Screening on Saturday 15th July 2017

Annual General Meeting and Elections

Come one, come all signed up JAFWA members, to the JAFWA Hall at 3PM this Saturday, for the Annual General Meeting.
Listen to reports from the President, Secretary and Treasurer. Interrogate your overlords, and enter into debate about the course of JAFWA.

Certain topics have been suggested that can be raised at the AGM:

  • Suggestion from Lindsay: Rollover and jackpot the Member’s Prize if not won in the first draw.
  • Bookings for 2018: Ask the membership if JAFWA should screen on any of the convention weekends (Supanova, Comicon, Madfest, etc). This includes the Easter weekend (31st March).
  • Suggestion from Katie: The screenings on the nights that clash with conventions to become special screenings. A sort of after party that might draw in convention attendees (free entry for people in cosplay, start later to give people from the conventions time to get there, special programme rather than regular items).
  • Ask the membership what date we start next year (book the 13th January, and change it if the membership wants to start later).
  • Consider asking the membership whether the survey is worthwhile or perhaps too complicated. But if it is going to be changed, we need to have an alternative to offer them.
  • Suggestion from Katie: Make the survey electronic. Also post results online (or at least faster).

Then, after the normal JAFWA screening begins, we hope to vote for the replacement JAFWA committee. There is 8 positions, but I waiting on the Secretary’s final count, but it looks like there is only 8 nominations (not all the same as last year), so they would get in by default.

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday July 15th, 2017.

Now that all our new regular series have started, we can’t rest on our laurels yet. These regular series have a habit of finishing, so we continue to offer possible alternatives in the form of first episode preview screenings. Tonight we will have two such previews, expanding your knowledge of Japanese anime.

Knight's & Magic Onihei
All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 3/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 8/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 4/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 8/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:00pm Possibly having an election
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Read or Die Ep 2/3 (retro)
8:00pm Magic and Knights Ep 1 (preview)
8:25pm Lupin III Ep 2/26
8:50pm Re: Creators Ep 3/22
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Onihei Ep 1 (v) (preview)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 35 (season 2 episode 10) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 37/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Committee member roles

With the annual JAFWA elections coming up, we thought we would give you a quick synopsis of what the committee positions involve.

We will be voting for 8 committee members, in no particular position. Once elected, these 8 individuals decide amongst themselves as to whom will fulfil which of the following roles:

  • President – (aka Shogun) Hours: 5 hours per week average.
    What is involved? Talking with other like-minded groups, attending their meetings where possible, maintaining strong connections and relationships. Looking for opportunities to grow and develop the club and the best path to achieve success.
    What sort of person is needed? Someone with charisma and charm, strong interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, foresight, the strength to make decisions but also to hear opinions and weigh both to find what is the best outcome, and dedication to the club and it’s success.
  • Vice President – backup for President
  • Secretary – Time required for the job varies considerably. On those weeks where there is no survey: 1-3 hours. On those weeks where there is a survey: 5-8 hours.
    Tasks Include: Taking minutes at the monthly JAFWA committee meeting, creating and reworking the yearly schedule (with input from other committee members), preparing the monthly and special surveys, tabulating the results from each survey, and managing JAFWA’s correspondence with the state Government (in regards to our incorporation as a not for profit club).
    The Secretary’s job would normally include managing memberships as well, but that task has graciously been taken on by other committee members (at least for now).
    The job of Secretary would suit someone who: Likes writing things down, can express themselves well (at least in written form, spontaneous wit is not a requirement for this job), enjoys the logic puzzle of scheduling, wants to help create a JAFWA programme that everyone can enjoy.
  • Treasurer – aka person who should know where all the money is.
  • General Committe member * 4 – Hours: various.
    Role: the 4 General committee members provide much needed support to the business of the JAFWA committee. Watching previews of new shows, looking for specials, thinking of improvements and undertaking actions to make ideas into reality, assisting the Secretary and Treasurer with tasks such as accounts and the JAFWA website/Facebook pages – there is a place for anyone’s existing skillset and opportunities to develop new skills.

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday July 15th 2017 — JAFWA AGM from 3PM – all signed up members requested to attend.
  • Saturday July 15th 2017 — JAFWA election during Dinner Break.
  • Thursday July 20th 2017 — All 3 Evangelion movies showing in selected cinemas. All 3 movies will screen as a marathon at Hoyts Carousel and Event Innaloo at 12:30 Sunday 23rd July.
  • Sunday August 20th 2017 — Collector Zone! Toy and Hobby Fair at Craigie Leisure Centre.
  • August 24th – September 20th 2017 — Studio Ghibli movies at cinemas – see Celebrate Studio Ghibli
  • November 1st to 5th 2017 — Japanese Film Festival at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington.

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Synopsis

Atom: The Beginning

This series is a prequel to Osamu Tezuka’s “Astro Boy” series, depicting the events up until the birth of Astro Boy.

This evening’s Episode:Pursuing the Respective Leads

A multipurpose private detective investigating in lab 7’s junkyard is caught by A106, Ran and Ummataro who brand him as suspicious and inquire about his intentions. He tells them that he is searching for a robot pet named Malon which has a huge reward.

Little Witch Academia

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:Akko’s Adventure in Sucy / Sleeping Sucy

After drinking her own ominous energy drink formula, Sucy winds up in a deep sleep with mushrooms growing around her body. Unable to ask for a teacher’s help out of fear of expulsion, Akko has Lotte send her into Sucy’s dreams so she can find out how to cure her.

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (The Golden Furball of Udon Country) (aka Poco’s Udon World)

Souta Tawara was the son of a noodle restaurant owner. Born and raised in Kagawa Prefecture (a.k.a the Udon Prefecture), he had been living an uneventful life in Tokyo as a web designer. After his father’s demise he returns home to find the restaurant having gone out of business and a young boy that he names Poco hiding there. He grows fond of him and decides to take care of him and constantly worries about what would happen to Poco once he leaves. He regrets leaving his home and his father because of his selfishness and mentions it to his big sister when she expresses her regret of being unable give their father a grandchild. His time spent with Poco often reminds him of how his father lovingly took care of him, which further adds to his regrets.

This evening’s Episode:Yashima

Synopsis to come.

retro series – Read or Die

An alternate history world where the British Empire has remained a major superpower. The Empire’s continued existence is guaranteed by the British Library, an external intelligence agency working within the actual British Library and its Special Operations Division. We follow the adventures of Yomiko Readman, also known as “The Paper”, a superhuman agent of the Library’s Special Operations.

Tonight’s Episode:episode Two

In London, Joker and the British Library staff uncovers evidence that someone has created various super-powered clones (or “I-Jin”) of famous historical figures. The I-Jin, led by a clone of Ikkyu Soujun, are trying to steal the sheet music in Yomiko’s book. An opportunity to strike back presemts itself in India, but the I–Jin have their own agent there.

preview item – Knights and Magic

A world where medieval knights use giant robots called Silhouette Knights to fight against demon beasts, magical ravenous animals that devour everything on sight. Tsubasa Kurata is a mecha otaku from Japan who gets killed in a car accident. Tsubasa is reincarnated in this new parallel world as Ernesti “Eru” Echevallia, a boy born into a noble family. Tsubasa’s previous otaku memories inspire Ernesti into creating his own Silhouette Knight in order to defend his kingdom.

Tonight’s Episode:Robots & Fantasy

Tsubasa Kurata, a company programmer and a mecha model fan, is killed in a car accident. Tsubasa is reincarnated as a young boy named Ernesti “Eru” Echevarria in a world where magic exist. After witnessing his father Mathias defeating a demon beast in a mech called Silhouette Knight, Eru wants to become a Knight Runner, a Silhouette Knight pilot, so that he too can ride one as well.

Lupin III (series 4 from 2015)

The internationally infamous Arsène Lupin, master thief and unrepentant womanizer, continues to seek out ever more challenging heists to pull off. With him goes an eccentric band of misfits; Jigen the scruffy sharpshooter, Fujiko the femme fatal of dubious loyalty, and Goemon the stoic swordsman. And close on their heels no matter where Lupin and his gang end up, the unrelenting Inspector Zenigata. Determined to put Lupin and his cohorts in prison for the seemingly endless list burglaries and thefts they have already pulled off.

Tonight’s Episode:The Fake Fantasista

Mauro Brozzi, a popular footballer, asks Lupin for help to steal a medical record from a dangerous criminal’s well patrolled mansion that proves he’s using doping in order to fight off his upcoming blindness. Lupin agrees, asking in exchange that Brozzi score a hat-trick in his last match before retirement.

Re: Creators

S?ta Mizushino is a young high school student and anime fan who dreams of writing his own light novel. While looking to an anime for inspiration, the iPad he is watching it on sputters and drags him into the anime’s world, where he witness a battle between the anime’s character Selesia and a mysterious girl wearing a military uniform. After returning with Selesia, S?ta discovers that other characters from different stories and forms of media were also brought to the real world, with some of them aligned with the military uniform girl, who promised them the ways to end the strife in their worlds and a way back home, unaware of her true intentions .

Tonight’s Episode:The Extraordinary Ordinary Everyday Life Don’t worry about what others said. Just be yourself.

Before Y?ya can battle against Mamika, Alicetaria February, a secondary character from Alicetaria of the Scarlet, arrives at the scene and escapes with Mamika. Sharing what he knows with the others, Y?ya states that he has no interest in altering his world and goes off on his own.

Preview – Onihei

From a series of Japanese historical novels written by Sh?tar? Ikenami, this is the latest adaption. In the late Edo Period of Tokugawa Shogunate, hatamoto samurai and law enforcement officer Hasegawa Heiz? Nobutame (1745-1795) supervised crackdown on arsonists and organized robbers. He was both highly skilled and merciless against criminals, who called him “Oni no Heiz?” (“Demonic Heiz?”) a.k.a. “Onihei”. These are his case files.

Tonight’s Episode:Tanbei of Chigashira

A thief named Kumehachi is captured and tortured by the officers of chief Heiz? Hasegawa, head of the special police who has jurisdiction over arson-robberies in Edo. Kumehachi refuses to talk saying that he kept to the principles of his former boss Tanbei of Chigashira of: never kill, never steal from the poor and never rape women. When a wooden tag with the name Tanbei of Chigashira on it is left at the scene of two robberies and massacres, Kumehachi asks Hasegawa to let him capture the person posing as his former leader.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

The entirety of mankind lives encased within a series of fortified walls which protect them from the Titans, giant humanoid monsters who devour people, that roam the world beyond the outer wall. But now, after nearly a hundred years of relative safety, new Titans have appeared. The security of the walls is a thing of the past, and mankind may be facing extinction.

Tonight’s Episode:Children

At Connie’s village, Moblit assumes the Titans destroyed it without killing any humans. However, when he is handed a portrait of Connie’s parents, it appears that the disabled Titan is Connie’s mother. At the Forest of Giant Trees, Reiner continues to press Ymir to join them, but she’ll only help if they agree to take Christa with them. We have a flashback to Ymir’s childhood.

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:Hol Horse and Boingo, part 2

Hol Horse holds Polnareff at gunpoint in order to hide from Jotaro and the others, but Polnareff manages to get out of the situation thanks to a lucky sneeze. However, upon being exposed, Hol Horse spills some olive oil which causes a truck to skid out of control and almost hit Jotaro and the others, bringing Thoth’s prediction to fruition.

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Screening on Saturday 8th July 2016

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday July 8th, 2017.

Election Alert! This is the final night we will be taking nominations for the JAFWA committee elections, for the elections on the night after the AGM, July 15th.
Are you a fully signed up member, who wants a chance of glory trying to serve the fickle needs of the JAFWA audience?

Four new regular series are starting tonight, and we still haven’t fully decided on the 5th, the new retro series (we tentatively have “Read or Die”, last fully screened at JAFWA in 2002). The excitement is spine chilling (or has Winter finally arrived?).
And with the second series of “Attack on Titan” soon to finish, we had better start looking at some potential replacements, so tonight we show the first episode of a new series by the creators of “Hellsing” anime.

Atom the Beginning Read or Die ID-0 Lupin III part 4 Re: Creators Drifters

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 2/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 7/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 3/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 7/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Read or Die Ep 1/3 (retro) TBC
9:00pm ID-0 Ep 1/11
8:25pm Lupin III Ep 1/26
8:50pm Re: Creators Ep 2/22
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Drifters Ep 1 (v) (preview)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 34 (season 2 episode 9) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 36/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Committee member roles

With the annual JAFWA elections coming up, we thought we would give you a quick synopsis of what the committee positions involve.

We will be voting for 8 committee members, in no particular position. Once elected, these 8 individuals decide amongst themselves as to whom will fulfill which of the following roles:

  • President – (aka Shogun) Hours: 5 hours per week average.
    What is involved? Talking with other like-minded groups, attending their meetings where possible, maintaining strong connections and relationships. Looking for opportunities to grow and develop the club and the best path to achieve success.
    What sort of person is needed? Someone with charisma and charm, strong interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, foresight, the strength to make decisions but also to hear opinions and weigh both to find what is the best outcome, and dedication to the club and it’s success.
  • Vice President – backup for President
  • Secretary – Time required for the job varies considerably. On those weeks where there is no survey: 1-3 hours. On those weeks where there is a survey: 5-8 hours.
    Tasks Include: Taking minutes at the monthly JAFWA committee meeting, creating and reworking the yearly schedule (with input from other committee members), preparing the monthly and special surveys, tabulating the results from each survey, and managing JAFWA’s correspondence with the state Government (in regards to our incorporation as a not for profit club).
    The Secretary’s job would normally include managing memberships as well, but that task has graciously been taken on by other committee members (at least for now).
    The job of Secretary would suit someone who: Likes writing things down, can express themselves well (at least in written form, spontaneous wit is not a requirement for this job), enjoys the logic puzzle of scheduling, wants to help create a JAFWA programme that everyone can enjoy.
  • Treasurer – aka person who should know where all the money is.
  • General Committee member * 4 – Hours: various.
    Role: the 4 General committee members provide much needed support to the business of the JAFWA committee. Watching previews of new shows, looking for specials, thinking of improvements and undertaking actions to make ideas into reality, assisting the Secretary and Treasurer with tasks such as accounts and the JAFWA website/Facebook pages – there is a place for anyone’s existing skillset and opportunities to develop new skills.

Dates of Interest

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Synopsis

Atom: The Beginning

This series is a prequel to Osamu Tezuka’s “Astro Boy” series, depicting the events up until the birth of Astro Boy.

This evening’s Episode:Bewusstsein

The same mummified humanoid stands in front of a billboard while he is assigned a target as A106; While back at lab 7 Hiroshi wakes up Ummataro as to get ready for their academic briefing sessions, while Ran tries to seek into Nerima University to obtains spare parts from lab 7’s junkyard. There she runs into Motoko, not knowing she is Hiroshi’s sister.

Little Witch Academia

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:Orange Submariner

Her room-mates think something is off, as Akko studies hard for her exams, but she still struggles to get decent grades despite Ursula-sensei’s tutorage. After all, Akko is threatened with expulsion from Luna Nova should she fail her final exam, which she did not know requires an understanding of fish language.

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (The Golden Furball of Udon Country) (aka Poco’s Udon World)

Souta Tawara was the son of a noodle restaurant owner. Born and raised in Kagawa Prefecture (a.k.a the Udon Prefecture), he had been living an uneventful life in Tokyo as a web designer. After his father’s demise he returns home to find the restaurant having gone out of business and a young boy that he names Poco hiding there. He grows fond of him and decides to take care of him and constantly worries about what would happen to Poco once he leaves. He regrets leaving his home and his father because of his selfishness and mentions it to his big sister when she expresses her regret of being unable give their father a grandchild. His time spent with Poco often reminds him of how his father lovingly took care of him, which further adds to his regrets.

This evening’s Episode:The Red Lighthouse

In the middle of the early AM, Souta is awaoken by his childhood griend who wants take him fishing. Souta is able to explain away Poco’s presence, but is unable to prevent Nakajima taking him down to the wharf by the red lighthouse. It is more a case of catching up on old times rather than catching fish…

retro series – Read or Die

An alternate history world where the British Empire has remained a major superpower. The Empire’s continued existence is guaranteed by the British Library, an external intelligence agency working within the actual British Library and its Special Operations Division. We follow the adventures of Yomiko Readman, also known as “The Paper”, a superhuman agent of the Library’s Special Operations.

Tonight’s Episode:episode One

The White House has been evacuated as the samurai Gennai Hiraga appears on top of the White House and annihilates it using a mysterious power. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, Yomiko Readman gets her hands on an ultra-rare German first edition book, “die Unsterbliche Liebe” (or “The Immortal Beloved”). The book is dusty and dirty, but has sheet music handwritten in its pages, in the margins and on the blank pages in the back and front. Almost immediately she is attacked by a superhuman-like clone of Jean Henri Fabre riding a giant mecha grasshopper.

ID-0

In the distant future, the discovery of the new mineral Orichalt has allowed humanity to expand beyond the Sol System. On the constant lookout for Orichalt, humanity has developed I-Machines, robots that operate in extreme environments. I-Machines function by transferring a human pilot’s consciousness into the robot’s operating system; in that sense, the human becomes the machine. While Alliance Academy student Maya Mikuri is in the middle of operating an I-Machine, she gets involved in an incident with pirates, and ends up serving as a crew member on an excavation company’s spaceship.

Tonight’s Episode:Mind Trance

Alliance Academy student Maya Mikuri is working with her professor mining for Orichalt ore sample on a remote asteroid. While her consciousness is in an I-Machine at the mine site, an explosion occurs and her I-Machine AI is blasted into space where Maya’s I-Machine is rescued by pirates led by Grayman.

Lupin III (series 4 from 2015)

The internationally infamous Arsène Lupin, master thief and unrepentant womanizer, continues to seek out ever more challenging heists to pull off. With him goes an eccentric band of misfits; Jigen the scruffy sharpshooter, Fujiko the femme fatal of dubious loyalty, and Goemon the stoic swordsman. And close on their heels no matter where Lupin and his gang end up, the unrelenting Inspector Zenigata. Determined to put Lupin and his cohorts in prison for the seemingly endless list burglaries and thefts they have already pulled off.

Tonight’s Episode:The Marriage of Lupin III

After receiving a mysterious invitation, Inspector Zenigata arrives in San Marino for Lupin’s wedding to Rebecca Rossellini, a wealthy heiress and businesswoman. Surely the marriage is a sham, and that Lupin plans to steal the Royal Crown of Liberty, a rare artifact given to women to wear on the day after their wedding…

Re: Creators

Sota Mizushino is a young high school student and anime fan who dreams of writing his own light novel. While looking to an anime for inspiration, the iPad he is watching it on sputters and drags him into the anime’s world, where he witness a battle between the anime’s character Selesia and a mysterious girl wearing a military uniform. After returning with Selesia, Sota discovers that other characters from different stories and forms of media were also brought to the real world, with some of them aligned with the military uniform girl, who promised them the ways to end the strife in their worlds and a way back home, unaware of her true intentions .

Tonight’s Episode:Dynamite and Cool Guy …… that wasn’t funny.

Video game character Meteora explains how the Military Uniform Princess transported her and Selesia, along with other fictional characters, to the world where their worlds were created with the intent of overthrowing their creators and having them rewrite their worlds. As Selesia requests to meet her own creator, Sota arranges her to meet with the Vogelchevalier light novel’s author, though an attack from a fictional magical girl will add to the confusion.

Preview – Drifters

Shimazu Toyohisa is the real-life samurai who fought in the pivotal Battle of Sekigahara. In his dying moments, Shimazu is transported to a world of magic and fantastic races. There, Toyohisa meets other great warriors like him who have been transported as well, to be part of a group known as “Drifters”. However, the world is at war, with the humans waging a losing war against another group of great warriors, the “Ends”, who wish to take over the world and kill all of the Drifters.

Tonight’s Episode:Fight Song

During the Battle of Sekigahara against Ii Naomasa and his army, Shimazu Toyohisa manages to mortally injure Naomasa, but is critically wounded in the process. Naomasa’s army is forced to retreat due to Toyohisa’s perseverance and resilience. As he walks from the battlefield wounded and bleeding, Toyohisa finds himself transported to a corridor of doors, where a bespectacled man at a desk waits for him. As he is about to attack the bespectacled man, Toyohisa is sucked into one of the doors and dropped into a field, unconscious. Two elven children, speaking in a strange language, find Toyohisa and decide bring him to a castle ruins, the hideout for two other Drifters.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

The entirety of mankind lives encased within a series of fortified walls which protect them from the Titans, giant humanoid monsters who devour people, that roam the world beyond the outer wall. But now, after nearly a hundred years of relative safety, new Titans have appeared. The security of the walls is a thing of the past, and mankind may be facing extinction.

Tonight’s Episode:Opening

As Erwin leads the expedition away from Wall Rose the rescue Erin. Meanwhile, in the Forest of Giant Trees, Eren realizes that he has no arms, but his attempts to Titan Shift are stopped by Ymir. She points out that they are they deep within Titan territory, surrounded by Titans, weakened from their earlier battle, and only Reiner and Bertholdt possess 3DMG.

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:Hol Horse and Boingo, part 1

Hol Horse meets up with DIO, who gives him one final chance to defeat Jotaro’s group, making it clear what the consequences of failure are. To accomplish his goals, Hol Horse kidnaps Boingo and takes him with him to Cairo, coercing him to team up with him so that he combine Thoth’s (a Stand in the form of a weird manga) prediction abilities with his Emperor’s power (a Stand in the form of a pistol).

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No screening on Saturday 1st July 2017

No Screening until Saturday July 8th

There will be no JAFWA screening on July 1st – it being the first Saturday of the month, JAFWA’s usual weekend off.
I hope people enjoyed attending SupaNova 2017 at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre on the weekend of 24&25 June.

Be aware that on July 16th, JAFWA will have its AGM, then annual elections. We are still taking nominations for the JAFWA elections until the end of July 8th.

Hold strong dear JAFWAites! JAFWA will return on Saturday July 8th. The tabulation of the results of last session’s survey has been completed. At present, we expect that our program will contain the following (though the order might be re-arranged):
(NOTE: we showed the first episode of Atom and Re:Creators just last month, so won’t repeat the first episode)

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 2/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 7/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 3/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 7/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm new retro series Ep 1 (retro) TBA
7:55pm Re: Creators Ep 2/22
8:20pm ID-0 Ep 1/11
8:45pm Lupin III Ep 1/26
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Drifters Ep 1 (v) (preview)
9:45pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 34 (season 2 episode 9) (v)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 36/48 (v)

Dates of Interest

  • Thursday June 29th 2017 — English dub version of “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale” movie at Luna Leederville.
  • Saturday July 8th 2017 — Nominations close for JAFWA’s committee election.
  • Saturday July 15th 2017 — JAFWA AGM from 3PM – all signed up members requested to attend.
  • Saturday July 15th 2017 — JAFWA election during Dinner Break.
  • Thursday July 20th 2017 — The 3 Evangelion movies will be shown in selected cinemas.
  • Sunday August 20th 2017 — Collector Zone! Toy and Hobby Fair at Craigie Leisure Centre.

Culture Notes and News

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No screening on Saturday 24th June, 2017 – go to SupaNova

No Screening until Saturday July 8th

There will be no JAFWA screening on June 25th – it seems that quite a few of JAFWA’s attendees wish to attend SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Be aware that on July 16th, JAFWA will have its AGM, then annual elections. We are still taking nominations for the JAFWA elections until the end of July 8th.

Fear not! JAFWA will return on Saturday July 8th. We haven’t yet finished tabulating the results of last session’s survey, so that the new regular series that are starting in July have not yet been decided. Soon, though.
At present, we expect that our program will contain the following:

5:10pm new series 1 Ep 1 TBA
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 7/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 3/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 7/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm new series 2 Ep 1 TBA
7:55pm new series 3 Ep 1 TBA
8:20pm new series 4 Ep 1 TBA
8:45pm new series 5 Ep 1 TBA
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Drifters Ep 1 (v) (preview)
9:45pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 34 (season 2 episode 9) (v)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 36/48 (v)

Dates of Interest

  • From Thursday June 15th 2017 — Movie version (subtitled) of “Black Butler: The Book of the Atlantic” still has a few sessions left at Hoyts Carousel, and at Event Innaloo.
  • June 23rd to 25th 2017 — SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • Thursday June 29th 2017 — English dub version of “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale” movie at Luna Leederville.
  • Saturday July 8th 2017 — Nominations close for JAFWA’s committee election.
  • Saturday July 15th 2017 — JAFWA AGM from 3PM – all signed up members requested to attend.
  • Saturday July 15th 2017 — JAFWA election during Dinner Break.
  • Sunday August 20th 2017 — Collector Zone! Toy and Hobby Fair at Craigie Leisure Centre.

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:

Posted in Screenings.