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Screening on Saturday 28th October 2017

Screening

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

It has long been considered that a relaxing evening at JAFWA is a good way to relieve the stress of exams.
This week we will be having our monthly survey of how our dear JAFWAites rate the various anime we have screened at JAFWA. As such, this week’s preview item will occur before the Dinner Break.
But with the ending of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders arc last week, we will put in something new that doesn’t need to be surveyed, so maybe this is a good time to show the KonoSuba OAV.

Land of the Lustrous

The JAFWA End of Year marathon screening for 2017 is closing in upon us. Soon we hope to have a first draft of the program for Saturday 16th December, though there is a still a chance to put in a suggestion for what you want to see on the program. I am kind of hoping we can put in an episode of “Trigun”.
Special News – we are negotiating with Madman Entertainment to screen the “Your Name”/”Kimi no Na wa” movie.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles. With assistance from a grant from

5:15pm Little Witch Academia Ep 19/25
5:40pm Land of the Lustrous Ep 1 (preview)
6:05pm Restaurant to Another World Ep 4/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Macross Ep 6/39 (retro)
7:55pm Lupin III (part 4) Ep 9/26
8:20pm ID-0 Ep 10/11
8:45pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 9/12
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm KonoSuba Ep 8/10
9:45pm KonoSuba OAV
10:10pm Re: Creators Ep 16/22 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Tuesday October 31st 2017, from 6:30PM — PAniC invites you to its Halloween quiz night at the West Leederville Bowls Club.
  • November 1st to 5th 2017 — Japanese Film Festival at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington.
  • Friday November 3rd 2017, from 6:30PM — Genghiscon quiz night at the RAAF Association function centre in Bull Creek.
  • Saturday November 4th 2017 — 11AM – 2PM, Yobe Chibi-con is back! YMCA Morley, theme is Royale.
  • Sunday November 19th 2017, from 6:30PM — PAniC General Meeting at Dome Maylands.
  • Saturday December 16th 2017 — 1PM->~10:45PM JAFWA’s End of Year Marathon screening. We are taking suggestions for what you want to see screened that day.
  • Saturday February 17th 2018 — 10AM – 4PM, Intergalactic Stock Exchange Shed B Terminal, Peter Hughes Dr, Perth, Western Australia 6160.

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Screening on Saturday 21st October 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday October 21th, 2017.

As spring in Perth becomes more apparent, what better way to enjoy a lazy Saturday evening but to come to JAFWA and watch a selection of fine anime?
This week we will also show the first episode preview of an anime series of activities in a Japanese school club, when that club revolves around the traditional Japanese art of Kabuki theatre, as will as the first episode of a fighting anime.

Kabukibu! Juuni Taisen

The JAFWA End of Year marathon screening for 2017 is closing in upon us. Soon we hope to have a first draft of the program for Saturday 16th December, though there is a still a chance to put in a suggestion for what you want to see on the program. Special News – we are negotiating with Madman Entertainment to screen the “Your Name”/”Kimi no Na wa” movie.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Little Witch Academia Ep 18/25
5:40pm Made in Abyss Ep 2/13
6:05pm Restaurant to Another World Ep 3/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Macross Ep 5/39 (retro)
7:55pm Kabukibu! Ep 1 (preview)
8:20pm ID-0 Ep 9/11
8:45pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 8/12
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Juuni Taisen Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm Re: Creators Ep 16/22 (v)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 48/48 (v) (final)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • November 1st to 5th 2017 — Japanese Film Festival at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington.
  • Friday November 3rd 2017, from 6:30PM — Genghiscon quiz night at the RAAF Association function centre in Bull Creek.
  • Saturday November 4th 2017 — 11AM – 2PM, Yobe Chibi-con is back! YMCA Morley, theme is Royale.
  • Saturday December 16th 2017 — 1PM->~10:45PM JAFWA’s End of Year Marathon screening. We are taking suggestions for what you want to see screened that day.
  • Saturday February 17th 2018 — 10AM – 4PM, Intergalactic Stock Exchange Shed B Terminal, Peter Hughes Dr, Perth, Western Australia 6160.

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Screening on Saturday 14th October 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday October 13th, 2017.

This week we start two new regular series. We chose the two new series based off of the survey from last session, however it took some statistical analysis to finally find one of the three contenders for second place that just managed to edge out ahead.
Though since we showed the first episode of “Restaurant to Another World” so recently, we will go straight to episode #2 this week.

Made in Abyss Restaurant to Another World

The end of 2017 is closing in upon us. We are taking suggestions for what JAFWA should screen on our End of Year marathon screening on Saturday 16th December. We have a pretty full program so far, but we still ask: What would you like to see?

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Little Witch Academia Ep 17/25
5:40pm Made in Abyss Ep 1/13
6:05pm Restaurant to Another World Ep 2/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Macross Ep 4/39 (retro)
7:55pm Lupin III Ep 8/26
8:20pm ID-0 Ep 8/11
8:45pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 7/12
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm KonoSuba Ep 7/10
9:45pm Re: Creators Ep 15/22 (v)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 47/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • November 1st to 5th 2017 — Japanese Film Festival at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington.
  • Friday November 3rd 2017, from 6:30PM — Genghiscon quiz night at the RAAF Association function centre in Bull Creek.
  • Saturday November 4th 2017 — 11AM – 2PM, Yobe Chibi-con is back! YMCA Morley, theme is Royale.
  • Saturday December 16th 2017 — 1PM->~10:45PM JAFWA’s End of Year Marathon screening. We are taking suggestions for what you want to see screened that day.
  • Saturday February 17th 2018 — 10AM – 4PM, Intergalactic Stock Exchange Shed B Terminal, Peter Hughes Dr, Perth, Western Australia 6160.

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No screening on Saturday 7th October 2017

No Screening until Saturday October 14th

There will be no JAFWA screening on September 7th – it being the first Saturday of the month, JAFWA’s usual weekend off.
Never Fear! Your anime needs can be met by seeing the latest anime movie at cinemas – see Fireworks at the cinemas.

We are still analysing last week’s survey to determine what will be the new regular items starting in October, but otherwise below is the tentative program for Saturday October 14th 2017:

5:15pm Little Witch Academia Ep 17/25
5:40pm ??? Ep 1 TBA
6:05pm ??? Ep 1 TBA
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Macross Ep 4/36 (retro)
7:55pm Kabukibu! Ep 1 (preview)
8:20pm ID-0 Ep 8/11
8:45pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 7/12
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm KonoSuba Ep 7/10
9:45pm Re: Creators Ep 15/22 (v)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 47/48 (v)

Dates of Interest

  • October 5th to 11th 2017 — anime movie Fireworks (aka “Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka?”, also translated as “Skyrockets, Watch from Below? Watch from the Side?”) screening at Luna Leederville, and Hoyts Carousel, and Grand Joondalup, and Innaloo, Morley Event cinemas.
  • Sunday October 8th 2017 — Lazer Blaze in Willetton. Meeting at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start, we will have unlimited games going until 9:30pm. Tickets start at $22, check out PAniC FaceBook event page and our Try Booking link.
  • November 1st to 5th 2017 — Japanese Film Festival at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington.
  • Saturday November 4th 2017 — 11AM – 2PM, Yobe Chibi-con is back! YMCA Morley, theme is Royale.
  • Saturday December 16th 2017 — 1PM->~10:45PM JAFWA’s End of Year Marathon screening. We are taking suggestions for what you want to see screened that day.
  • Saturday February 17th 2018 — 10AM – 4PM, Intergalactic Stock Exchange Shed B Terminal, Peter Hughes Dr, Perth, Western Australia 6160.

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Event Afternoon and Screening on Saturday 30th September 2017

Event Afternoon before JAFWA Screening

JAFWA has the hall from about 12:30PM to 4:30PM, where it is make our own amusement time.

Does anybody have their own game machine and games they want their fellow JAFWAites to play? JAFWA will bring out the projector and screen. I am not certain we have access to the outdoor area, but we will try to keep you off the street.
In the past people have brought along video games and the hardware to play them, and sewing machines for cosplay creating. What do you want to do? Just so long as it fun, legal, ethical, and we don’t scuff the floor of the Hall.

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday September 30th, 2017.

We say farewell to a couple of our regular series this week – “Atom: The Beginning” and “Poco’s Udon World”. Though we will preview a sporting anime this week – “Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun”, which roughly translates as “Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun”.
It is that time of month when we survey you, our faithful JAFWAites, to find out what you like about our program. It will help us decide what to fill in the empty timelsots in October.

Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun

The end of 2017 is closing in upon us. We are taking suggestions for what JAFWA should screen on our End of Year marathon screening on Saturday 16th December. What would you like to see?

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 12/12 (final)
5:40pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 12/12 (final)
6:05pm Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:00pm Survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Macross Ep 3/36 (retro)
7:55pm Lupin III Ep 7/26
8:20pm ID-0 Ep 7/11
8:55pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 6/12
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm KonoSuba Ep 6/10
9:45pm Re:Creators Ep 13/22 (V)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 46/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday September 30th 2017 — 1PM – 4:30PM, JAFWA’s next event afternoon. We have the Hall for make your own fun!
  • October 5th to 11th 2017 — anime movie Fireworks (aka “Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka?”, also translated as “Skyrockets, Watch from Below? Watch from the Side?”) screening at Luna Leederville, and Hoyts Carousel, and Grand Joondalup, and Innaloo, Morley Event cinemas.
  • Sunday October 8th 2017 — Lazer Blaze in Willetton. Meeting at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start, we will have unlimited games going until 9:30pm. Tickets start at $22, check out PAniC FaceBook event page and our Try Booking link.
  • November 1st to 5th 2017 — Japanese Film Festival at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington.
  • Saturday November 4th 2017 — 11AM – 2PM, Yobe Chibi-con is back! YMCA Morley, theme is Royale.
  • Saturday December 16th 2017 — 1PM->~10:45PM JAFWA’s End of Year Marathon screening. We are taking suggestions for what you want to see screened that day.
  • Saturday February 17th 2018 — 10AM – 4PM, Intergalactic Stock Exchange Shed B Terminal, Peter Hughes Dr, Perth, Western Australia 6160.

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Screening on Saturday 23rd September 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday September 23rd, 2017.

Hold fast! Even though our old enemy the sun has gained ascendancy in the duel of day and night, know that JAFWA is still here to satisfy your anime watching needs.
We have a timeslot opening up in October, so we are previewing the first episode of a couple of items for your consideration. As always, Japan produces for more anime than JAFWA could ever hope to screen, thus as part of JAFWA’s mission to promote the culture of Japan as expressed through anime we try and show first episodes of some of the more interesting examples of anime.

Shoukoku no Altair WorldEnd

The Japanese calendar season is upon us, and as usual the MC Dale is doing bulk orders of 2018 calendars. There is still a discount for pre-ordering the calendars. Anybody wishing to order Japanese anime 2018 Calendars this year? Though Dale says he can order any calendar from that site if you wish to expand your horizons beyond anime.

We are taking suggestions for what JAFWA should screen on our End of Year marathon screening on Saturday 16th December. What would you like to see?

And don’t forget next week’s Event Afternoon.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 11/12
5:40pm Little Witch Academia Ep 16/25
6:05pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 11/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Macross Ep 2/36 (retro)
7:55pm Shoukoku no Altair Ep 1 (preview)
8:20pm ID-0 Ep 6/11
8:55pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 5/12
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Sukasuka WorldEnd Ep 1 (preview) TBA
9:45pm Re:Creators Ep 12/22 (V)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 45/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • August 24th – September 20th 2017 — Studio
  • Saturday September 30th 2017 — 1PM – 4:30PM, JAFWA’s next event afternoon. We have the Hall for make your own fun!
  • October 5th to 11th 2017 — anime movie Fireworks (aka “Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka?”, also translated as “Skyrockets, Watch from Below? Watch from the Side?”) screening at Luna Leederville, and Joondalup Event cinemas.
  • November 1st to 5th 2017 — Japanese Film Festival at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington.
  • Saturday November 4th 2017 — 11AM – 2PM, Yobe Chibi-con is back! YMCA Morley, theme is Royale.
  • Saturday December 16th 2017 — 1PM->~10:45PM JAFWA’s End of Year Marathon screening. We are taking suggestions for what you want to see screened that day.
  • Saturday February 17th 2018 — 10AM – 4PM, Intergalactic Stock Exchange Shed B Terminal, Peter Hughes Dr, Perth, Western Australia 6160.

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Screening on Saturday 16th September 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday September 16th, 2017.

This week, the last week before our old enemy the sun gains ascendancy in the day/night cycle, we have a couple of preview items for your consideration. As always, Japan produces for more anime than JAFWA could ever hope to screen, thus as part of JAFWA’s mission to promote the culture of Japan as expressed through anime we try and show first episodes of some of the more interesting examples of anime.

Mind you, it is beginning to be the golden age of anime here in Perth, as there are so many options to see anime around town – currently Celebrate Studio Ghibli, soon Fireworks, and we have just been informed that even the live action version of “Tokyo Ghoul” will hit Perth cinemas on September 21st.

But what is a Golden Age if we do not pause to reflect on how we got here? Starting this week, as a beloved retro item, we start regular screening of the classic original “Macross”, all the way from 1982. Enjoy!

Macross Princess Principal Vatican Miracle Examiner

The Japanese calendar season is upon us, and as usual the MC Dale is doing bulk orders of 2018 calendars. There is still a discount for pre-ordering the calendars. Anybody wishing to order Japanese anime 2018 Calendars this year? Though Dale says he can order any calendar from that site if you wish to expand your horizons beyond anime.

We are taking suggestions for what JAFWA should screen on our End of Year marathon screening on Saturday 16th December. What would you like to see?

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 10/12
5:40pm Little Witch Academia Ep 15/25
6:05pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 10/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Macross Ep 1/? (retro)
7:55pm Lupin III Ep 6/26
8:20pm Princess Principal Ep 1 (preview)
8:55pm KonoSuba Ep 5/10
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Vatican Miracle Examiners Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm Re:Creators Ep 11/22 (V)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 44/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • August 24th – September 20th 2017 — Studio Ghibli movies at cinemas – see Celebrate Studio Ghibli
  • Saturday September 16th 2017 — 11AM – 2PM, Yobe Dream Store Grand Opening Cosplay Competition Shop 70, Coventry Village, Morley.
  • Saturday September 30th 2017 — 1PM – 4:30PM, JAFWA’s next event afternoon. We have the Hall for make your own fun!
  • October 5th to 11th 2017 — anime movie Fireworks (aka “Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka?”, also translated as “Skyrockets, Watch from Below? Watch from the Side?”) screening at Luna Leederville, and Joondalup Event cinemas.
  • November 1st to 5th 2017 — Japanese Film Festival at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington.
  • Saturday November 4th 2017 — 11AM – 2PM, Yobe Chibi-con is back! YMCA Morley, theme is Royale.
  • Saturday December 16th 2017 — 1PM->~10:45PM JAFWA’s End of Year Marathon screening. We are taking suggestions for what you want to see screened that day.
  • Saturday February 17th 2018 — 10AM – 4PM, Intergalactic Stock Exchange Shed B Terminal, Peter Hughes Dr, Perth, Western Australia 6160.

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Screening on Saturday 9th September 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday September 9th, 2017.

Spring has officially sprung, and we welcome you back to JAFWA this Saturday evening.
Hopefully you did not suffer from a lack of anime over the break, as Celebrate Studio Ghibli is still at the cinemas, and even a live-action anime “GinTama” was at the cinemas. What an age we live in.
Also, it is the final days to apply to sit for the next Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

Restaurant to Another World

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 9/12
5:40pm Little Witch Academia Ep 14/25
6:05pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 9/12 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Restaurant to Another World Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm ID-0 Ep 5/11
8:20pm Lupin III Ep 5/26
8:55pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 4/12 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm KonoSuba Ep 4/10
9:45pm Re:Creators Ep 10/22 (V)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 43/48 (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, Umatar? Tenma and Hiroshi Ochanomizu, have spent endless amounts of time researching robots, eventually producing the robot A106.

This evening’s Episode:Six is Unfit to Fight

A106 has successfully won his first two robot wrestling matches, and is headed for the semifinals. Unfortunately two problems block this route. Firstly, the losers from the first two matches, along with a few friends, confront our heroes. And secondly a vital component of A106 has malfunctioned under the strain of combat. Can Tenma and Ochanomizu find a spare component?

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:New Age Magic

After the success of the Samhain Festival, Ursula-sensei thinks it may be time to tell Akko the secrets of Shiny Chariot. But then the faeries of Luna Nova go on strike, abandoning their duties and preventing the witches from using magic until they get a fairer share of energy from the Sorcerer’s Stone. Fortunately the arrival of a new teacher may provide the answer, even if it does upset centuries of tradition.

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:Dried Sardines

After discovering that the women he fell for is both S?ta’s sister and married, the now heartbroken Hiroshi crashes at S?ta’s place, the family restaurant. While Hiroshi craves authentic hand-made udon, which brings back child-hood memories for S?ta, Poco finds that he is having difficulty maintaining human form.

preview item – Isekai Shokudo (Restaurant to Another World)

The Western Restaurant Nekoya is a restaurant situated in a mundane corner of an undisclosed Tokyo shopping district which, despite its name, offers a lot of Japanese dishes in addition to Western ones. It opens during usual business hours and closed during holidays and weekends. But secretly it is open on Saturdays, as on this particular day it creates doorways to another world inhabited by elves, dragons, animal men and other fantastic creatures, who enter the restaurant and partake on its menu, with all of them becoming regular patrons.

This evening’s Episode:Beef Stew / Breakfast Special

A Japanese chef runs the Nekoya, a Western-style restaurant that connects to several parallel worlds once every week, bringing around all kinds of customers ranging from wizard and warriors to beastmen and dragons. One morning, the owner discovers a homeless demon girl named Aletta had wandered into his restaurant after coming across the Nekoya’s dimensional door.

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. 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.

This evening’s Episode:Ore with Free Will

Having barely escaped the warping planetoid, the spaceship Stulti warps back into normal space, but the threatening planetoid appears to be following them. They think that it may be linked to the mysterious girl, to whom they have given the code name Ore. Maya suggests that someone’s memories are also contained within the Orichalt they retrieved from the planet.

Lupin the Third – Part 4

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 Magician’s Left Hand

Lupin’s on-again-off-again femme fatale Fujiko Mine seems to have fallen in love with Luca, a young circus performer. Who is heir to the secrets of the famous magician Tony Belcastro

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 Road to Latette

After settling some business in Formicum, the group continues their journey. Zero continues growing from her sheltered life, getting the hang of money, yet she tries to understand what a “kiss” is from an embarrassed Mercenary.

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:Explosion Magic for This Formidable Enemy!

With the excitement of the cabbage festival behind them, Adventurers find that monster hunting quests declining due to one of the Devil King’s generals moving in nearby. Aqua needs to make money, Darkness is off to do strength training, and Kazuma accompanies Megumin as she practices her explosion magic on a seemingly abandoned castle.

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:Freeze, Die, Come to Life! We know exactly how you think and how you’re fighting !

Alicetaria, still believing Meteora to be responsible for Mamika’s death, fights against her while Magane holds off Y?ya. S?ta tries to stop her by telling her how much he loves her story, but this doesn’t persuade her. Things escalate as Selesia then arrives with Takashi, Masaaki and the military and fights Alicetaria. Selesia’s creator Masaaki thinks he can gibe Selesia a boost.

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 2

To the shock and horror of Polnareff and Iggy, Vanilla Ice and his stand Atum have disintegrated Abdul. Polnareff and Iggy flee from Vanilla Ice yet head straight towards DIO. The murderous fanatic Vanilla Ice will allow nothing to interrupt the one he worships and adores, and will destroy our heroes bit by bit.

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No screening on Saturday 2nd September 2017

No Screening until Saturday September 9th

There will be no JAFWA screening on September 2nd – it being the first Saturday of the month, JAFWA’s usual weekend off.
Officially Spring will have sprung upon us.

Never Fear! Your anime needs can be met by seeing Studio Ghibli movies at cinemas – see Celebrate Studio Ghibli.

The Japanese calendar season will soon be upon us, and as usual the MC Dale is doing bulk orders of 2018 calendars. There is still a discount for pre-ordering the calendars. Anybody wishing to order Japanese anime 2018 Calendars this year? Though Dale says he can order any calendar from that site if you wish to expand your horizons beyond anime.

Below is the expected program for Saturday September 9th 2017:

5:15pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 9/12
5:40pm Little Witch Academia Ep 14/25
6:05pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 9/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Restaurant to Another World Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm ID-0 Ep 5/11
8:20pm Lupin III Ep 5/26
8:45pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 4/12
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm KonoSuba Ep 4/10
9:45pm Re: Creators Ep 10/22 (v)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 43/48 (v)

Dates of Interest

  • August 24th – September 20th 2017 — Studio Ghibli movies at cinemas – see Celebrate Studio Ghibli
  • October 5th 2017 — Joondalup Event cinema indicating that they will by screening the animated movie Fireworks (aka “Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka?”, also translated as “Skyrockets, Watch from Below? Watch from the Side?”).
  • November 1st to 5th 2017 — Japanese Film Festival at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington.
  • Friday December 3rd 2017 — next Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) to be held in Subiaco. You can apply until September 6th.

Culture Notes and News

A review of Atom: The Beginning by a former JAFWA attendee.

Gintama live-action

The live-action manga/anime adaption of Gintama is being hailed as the first commercially successful live-action adaption of 2017.

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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

We have discovered that the live-action version of “Gintama” is currently screening, at Innaloo and Hoyts Carousel.

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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