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Week off Saturday 13th February, 2016

Screening

This was going to be the WaiCon weekend – no JAFWA Saturday

13th February, 2016.
Then WaiCon cancelled and JAFWA couldn’t rebook the weekend. Sorry. Quiet sobbing is permitted.

Regular JAFWA will resume on Saturday February 20th, 2016.
Though there were some nay-sayers, the majority of votes was to continue the retro show “Bastard!!”.

Try and enjoy this thing called “Life” instead. And take precautions against the heat.

Dates of Interest

Tokyo Underground have indicated they would like some volunteers to help out at Japan Festival Perth 2016 with their stalls and Gundam workshop, and at Oz Comicon. No pay, but volunteers should get free entry and the possibility of a meal. Inquire at 9226 3677.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 6th February, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for January 30th, 2016.

Because this is the first Saturday of the month, the Doctor Who club WestLodge has booked the Hall before us, and they run till 5:30PM or so. Thus JAFWA will not start until about 6PM, though people can enter about 5:45PM.
Also means there won’t be room for “Sushi Police” or “Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre”.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

6:00pm Shirobako Ep 15/24
6:25pm Noragami Aragoto Ep 4/12
6:50pm dinner break
7:25pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:40pm Young Black Jack Ep 1 (preview)
8:05pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 3/12
8:30pm Charlotte Ep 4/13
8:55pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 23/25 (Season 2 Ep 11) (v)
9:20pm Late Break
9:25pm Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine Ep 3/12 (v)
9:50pm JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Ep 17/25 (v)
10:15pm Death Parade Ep 4/12 (?)

Doors Open Screening:~5:55 PM

Program Finishes:~11:00 PM

Dates of Interest

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Shirobako (White Box)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Will These Drawings Work?

Mushino Animation gears up for the production of Third Aerial Girls Squad anime, as well as introducing new staff. However it does seem to involve a lot of meetings.

Noragami Aragoto

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Wish

Kureha and Hiyori are held captive, and can only guess as to what fate will bring. For the dastardly Kureha has led Yato and Yukine to battle Bishamon.

Preview Item – Young Black Jack

Hazama Kuroo, the patchwork medical genius Black Jack, was a master of his craft even before he was recognised as a doctor. In the 1960s, at a time of social and political unrest in Japan, Hazama began his unorthodox career in medicine. This is the story of his exploits in that time.

Tonight’s Episodes:Where’s the Doctor?

After a tragic accident where a train collided with a bus stuck on the tracks, dozens of injured are rushed to a nearby hospital. There we are introduced to Black Jack as a young medical student who has undertaken the job of re-attaching an arm and leg of a young child caught in the accident.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 2)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Itona Horibe Time

Itona has Koror-sensei cornered and at the mercy of his tentacles. But can Itona continue to live with these tenatcles, or does he need the eductaion of the Assassination Classroom?

Charlotte

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Moment of Earnest

Following Yusa’s loud transfer to Yuu’s class, Nao brings her and the boys to their third task in Kannai Academy, where they believe a user with telekinesis is attending and cheating at baseball.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou Emiya, a high school student and amateur magus living in Fuyuki City, finds himself a participant in the Fifth Holy Grail War. A secret tournament between mages and their servants, reincarnated heroes and legendary figures, to claim the Holy Grail; a chalice that can grant any wish.

Tonight’s Episode:Incarnation

Shir? and Rin plan to breach Ryuudou Temple and rescue Shinji while Saber fights Gilgamesh and destroys the Holy Grail. Saber reveals she can only use her Noble Phantasm once before fading, since Rin cannot supply her with enough mana due to her sharing it with Shir?…

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

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Course

With the rest of the Immortal Assembly dead, Kobayashi announces that Sidonia will set a course for the Lem Star System, pursuing the Gauna hive cluster which threatens the colonists of planet Lem VII. Meanwhile, Yure remembers what Kunato said about how he created Tsumugi – by impregnating Placental Shizuka with human DNA, unaware that it is seemingly pregnant again.

Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre – Graffiti Backstage

Last year we screened Amagi Brilliant Park, where the employees are really refugees from a magical world, who need to make the park a success or risk losing all. Sometimes they are their own worst enemies. A background look at some of the events from the series.

Tonight’s Episodes:number #4

The Diggory’s disguise costumes work too well. Tirami and Macaron decide to use an illicit one to play a prank on Kanie.

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

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

Tonight’s Episodes:The Deeper Plan

Lisa Lisa explains to Joseph and Caesar how the creator of the Stone Mask, Kars, is seeking a perfectly cut Red Stone of Aja known as the Super Aja to power the Stone Mask and become the ultimate lifeform. With a week left until the rings inside Joseph dissolve and kill him, Lisa Lisa pits JoJo and Caesar against Loggins and Messina respectively for their final lesson. However, when Joseph reaches his destination, he finds Loggins has already been killed by Esidisi, so his battle to the death will be 6 days early.

Death Parade

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

Tonight’s Episode:Death Arcade

A boy named Yousuke Tateishi and a TV celebrity named Misaki Tachibana arrive in the Quindecim, with Misaki convinced that they are on a hidden camera show and asking Yousuke to behave accordingly. The two participate in an arcade fighting game, where they each play as fighters based on themselves.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 30th January, 2016

Event Afternoon

JAFWA has the hall from 12:30PM to 4:30PM, where it is make our own amusement time.
There is interest in at least one sewing machine is coming along, for cosplay creation related purposes. We have some excellent sewers amongst the membership, who may be willing to impart their skills. Even though WaiCon has been delayed.

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

These are just a couple of suggestion. What do you want to do? Just so long as we don’t scuff the floor.

Screening

Below is the program for January 30th, 2016.

Try not to feel too sad that WaiCon has been delayed.
And be aware that the floor has been newly polished. Do your best to avoid scuffing and scratching it please. Move chairs and tables carefully.

We must confront the terrifying reality. There is a live action “Charlotte”, thanks the Mark McMullan.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fairy Tail season 2 Ep 10/? (ongoing in Japan)
5:35pm One Punch Man Ep 1 (preview)
6:00pm Shirobako Ep 14/24
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 2
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Noragami Aragoto Ep 3/12
7:55pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 2/12
8:20pm Charlotte Ep 3/13
8:45pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 22/25 (Season 2 Ep 10) (v)
9:10pm Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre Ep 3/7
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Ep 16/25 (v)
9:50pm Death Parade Ep 3/12 (?)
10:15pm Bastard!! OAV 3/6 (vn) retro

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail 2014

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Erza vs. Kagura

Future Lucy collapses and is taken in by Natsu’s team, while Princess Hisui and Jellal ponder over the upcoming calamity. Meanwhile, as Gajeel and Laxus square off against Rogue and Olga, respectively, Minerva pits Erza and Kagura to fight each other before leaving with Millianna.

Preview Item – One Punch Man

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

Tonight’s Episodes:The Strongest Man

A monster appears in the city and begins to wreak havoc, defeating all sent to stop it. As it is about to kill a young girl, Saitama arrives and saves her, defeating the monster with but a single punch. A flashback to Saitama’s origin story, as he continues his hum-drum life, where being a hero is only a hobby for Saitama.

Shirobako (White Box)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:The Ruthless Audition Meeting

Shizuka shows up for the auditions for The Third Aerial Girls Squad, it looks like the 5 girls from the high-school animation club will get to make an anime together. Musashino Animation gets a new Production Assistant, and we get to see how auditions are judged.

Sushi Police

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games around the corner, there’s also a worldwide sushi boom. In order to deal with all the bastardized sushi out there, the Japanese Government’s urgent response is to team up with other ruling powers around the world to establish the WFCO (World Food-culture Conservation Organization) to protect and promote authentic local cuisine. And so the World Food-Culture Conservation Organization (WFCO), deploys its 9th Division to oversee Japanese cuisine abroad. The 9th Division, a.k.a. Sushi Police, is notorious for their aggressive conduct and they hassle anyone serving unauthentic Japanese food in the U.S., Russia, France, China, etc. They will resort to any means necessary to eliminate bad sushi. Soon they are despised by restaurant proprietors around the world.

Noragami Aragoto

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

Tonight’s Episodes:False Bond

Kuguha treats Aiha, the one her blighted Bishamon, though he asks for a favour. Yato spies on Hiyori to ensure her safety, but she tells him not to since she will visit everyday and promises not to forget him. And Yukine confronts Kazuma about Suzuha’s death, which leads to Bishamon finding out …

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 2)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Kaede Time

Inspired by an article on discard eggs, Kaede comes up with a plan to assassinate Koro-sensei by constructing a giant pudding containing a hidden bomb, with the entire class banding together to help make it.

Charlotte

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Love and Flame

After Yuu eats lunch with J?jir? at the cafeteria, he is assigned to his second task, which leads them to a user with supposedly two abilities. After investigating, the three come across popular singing idol and vocalist of the band How-Low-Hello, Yusa Nishimori, who is being chased by someone.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou Emiya, a high school student and amateur magus living in Fuyuki City, finds himself a participant in the Fifth Holy Grail War. A secret tournament between mages and their servants, reincarnated heroes and legendary figures, to claim the Holy Grail; a chalice that can grant any wish.

Tonight’s Episode:Winter Days, Faraway Home

Returning to Shir?’s home, he, Rin, and Saber all decide to avenge Archer and stop Gilgamesh by destroying the Holy Grail once and for all. Through the use of familiar spirits, Rin deduces that the Holy Grail is being summoned at Ryuudou Temple.

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

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Course

With the rest of the Immortal Assembly dead, Kobayashi announces that Sidonia will set a course for the Lem Star System, pursuing the Gauna hive cluster which threatens the colonists of planet Lem VII. Meanwhile, Yure remembers what Kunato said about how he created Tsumugi – by impregnating Placental Shizuka with human DNA, unaware that it is seemingly pregnant again.

Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre – Graffiti Backstage

Last year we screened Amagi Brilliant Park, where the employees are really refugees from a magical world, who need to make the park a success or risk losing all. Sometimes they are their own worst enemies. A background look at some of the events from the series.

Tonight’s Episodes:number #3

While interviewing for new staff, one said she used to work in AV. Teenage male Kanie can not resist the urge to look up her work.

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

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Lisa Lisa, Hamon Coach

Wanting to teach Joseph to control his Hamon powers, Caesar takes him to Venice to meet his teacher, Lisa Lisa. Lisa Lisa orders Joseph to wear a mask that limits his breathing for the duration of his training so he can better focus his Hamon. To start their training, Lisa Lisa tasks Joseph and Caesar to climb the Hell Climb Pillar, a 24-meter pillar covered in oil, that they can only climb using Hamon or else they will starve to death at the pillar’s foot.

Death Parade

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

Tonight’s Episode:Rolling Ballade

Two new customers, a college student named Shigeru Miura and an amnesiac girl who can’t remember her own name, arrive in the Quindecim for yet another game. This game involves bowling using bowling balls containing each other’s hearts, which each pulse according to its owner’s feelings.

retro series from 1992 – Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Havoc threaten the world. These seemingly unbeatable generals seek the four seals that restrain the god of destruction, so they can use its power to fulfil their desire for world conquest. There seems to be only one way to thwart the ambitions of the Lords of Havoc; revive the spirit of Dark Schneider, the greatest wizard the world has ever known, who currently resides within the body of an innocent boy. But will awakening a power hungry and lecherous man who once tried to conquer the entire world, just as the Lords of Havoc now seek to do, actually help?

Tonight’s Episode:Ninja Master Gara

Dark Schneider, weakened in his battle with the fire elemental Efreet races to Ninja Master Gara’s inner sanctum. The mostly naked Yoko gets to witness this meeting of “old friends” with flashbacks to the meaning of “strongest man in the world”. (Never met Saitama – One Punch Man)

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 23rd January, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for JAFWA’s return in 2016, on January 23rd, 2016.

Did everyone enjoy GhengisCon last week? Or was it Nexus Toy Fair you went to?
Last session people asked why there was no short item before the Dinner Break, to whet their appetites. So this week we will preview “Sushi Police”. I don’t actually have any more episodes (yet), which I will leave to you to determine if that is good or bad.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fairy Tail season 2 Ep 9/? (ongoing in Japan)
5:35pm Shirobako Ep 13/24
6:00pm Noragami Aragoto Ep 2/12
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 1/12
7:55pm Charlotte Ep 2/13
8:20pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 21/25 (Season 2 Ep 9) (v)
8:45pm Knights of Sidonia season 2 Ep 2/12 (v)
9:10pm Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre Ep 2/7
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 1 (preview)
9:50pm Death Parade Ep 2/12 (?)
10:15pm Bastard!! OAV 2/6 (v) retro

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 30th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon.
  • Saturday February 6th – extra JAFWA screening after WestLodge meeting, because of WaiCon.
  • Saturday February 13thWai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre. No JAFWA screening.
  • Saturday February 27thJapan Festival Perth 2016 11:00AM – 18:00PM Forrest Place, Perth CBD

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail 2014

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

Tonight’s Episodes:The Kingdom ’til Tomorrow

The Grand Magic Games continue, and a 3-way battle develops between Erza of Fairy Tail, Kagura of Mermaid’s Heel, and Minerva of SaberTooth. Meanwhile Natsu and company have almost reached the exit to the underground labyrinthine prison, but there is one last surprise waiting for them.

Shirobako (White Box)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:What Kind of Cloud Do You Like?

It is the New Year and Exodus has been successfully completed. Now for a new project, this time based on an existing manga, along with staff changes.

Noragami Aragoto

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

Tonight’s Episodes:One of Her Memories

Bishamon has lost one of her regalia, and is losing the respect of the rest. This is but the first step of the unknown attacker to bring down her enemy Yato.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 2)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Summer Festival Time

Before the end of Class 3-E’s summer vacation at the island resort, Koro-sensei puts on a test of courage in the hopes of pairing up his students into romantic couples he can get juicy gossip on. Though this soon backfires on him, both Koro-sensei and the class quickly notice that Irina has feelings towards Karasuma and decide to try and get them together.

Charlotte

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Melody of Despair

Otosaka Yuu has been forcibly recruited into Hoshi no Umi Academy due to his paranormal abilities. But angry as he is, his first day as a conscripted student council member reveals a more sympathetic side to the rest of the student council.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou Emiya, a high school student and amateur magus living in Fuyuki City, finds himself a participant in the Fifth Holy Grail War. A secret tournament between mages and their servants, reincarnated heroes and legendary figures, to claim the Holy Grail; a chalice that can grant any wish.

Tonight’s Episode:Answer

Shirou and Archer continue their battle, the idealist facing the future who was betrayed by the ideal.

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

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Ability

Battling a nigh-invulnerable Gauna, Nagate and his squad mates are surpised by the arrival of another Gauna, this one that seeks to aid them. What strangeness is this?

Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre – Graffiti Backstage

Last year we screened Amagi Brilliant Park, where the employees are really refugees from a magical world, who need to make the park a success or risk losing all. Sometimes they are their own worst enemies. A background look at some of the events from the series.

Tonight’s Episodes:number #2

Kanie got the female staff in bikinis to help promote the park. Moffle is not to be outdone.

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

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

Tonight’s Episodes:The Princess Who Loves Bones

Shoutarou travels to the beach with Sakurako, the promise of a great dinner in exchange for digging up some great bones. A discovery leads them to investigate an apparent double suicide.

Death Parade

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

Tonight’s Episode:Death Reverse

A black-haired woman with no name or memory is taken by a girl named Nona to the Quindecim, where she and Decim hire her as an assistant. Nona takes the woman backstage to observe the darts game between Machiko and Takashi, explaining the nature behind the games. Last session’s episode as seen from the view-point of the new assistant.

retro series from 1992 – Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Havoc threaten the world. These seemingly unbeatable generals seek the four seals that restrain the god of destruction, so they can use its power to fulfil their desire for world conquest. There seems to be only one way to thwart the ambitions of the Lords of Havoc; revive the spirit of Dark Schneider, the greatest wizard the world has ever known, who currently resides within the body of an innocent boy. But will awakening a power hungry and lecherous man who once tried to conquer the entire world, just as the Lords of Havoc now seek to do, actually help?

Tonight’s Episode:Fire Elemental Efreet

Ninja Master Gara of the Four Lords of Havoc travels to the kingdom of Meta-licana to find who cast Dark Schneider’s signature spell “Venom”. He manages to abscond with Yoko back to his Ninja fortress, but Yoko’s loved ones want her back. One simply does not enter through the front door of a ninja fortress.

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GenghisCon weekend – no JAFWA Saturday 16th January, 2016

Screening

Regular JAFWA will resume on Saturday January 23rd, 2016.

Check out the GhengisCon program. You may be overqualified for Anime 101.

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 16thGenghisCon, no JAFWA screening.
  • Saturday January 30th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon.
  • Saturday February 6th – extra JAFWA screening after WestLodge meeting, because of WaiCon.
  • Saturday February 13thWai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre. No JAFWA screening.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 9th January, 2016

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Below is the program for JAFWA’s return in 2016, on January 9th, 2016.

We have some new regular shows, and we are still to finish some old regular shows from last year. We hope to

have a new really old show, and maybe preview something not on the regular program.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail season 2 Ep 8/? (ongoing in Japan)
5:40pm Shirobako Ep 12/24
6:05pm Noragami Aragoto Ep 1/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Lupin III (2015 TV) Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Charlotte Ep 1/13
8:20pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 20/24 (Season 2 Ep 8) (v)
8:45pm Knights of Sidonia season 2 Ep 1/12 (v)
9:10pm Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre Ep 1/7
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Ep 15/26 (v)
9:50pm Death Parade Ep 1/12 (?)
10:15pm Bastard!! OAV 1/6 (v) retro

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 9th – JAFWA returns for 2016.
  • Saturday January 16thGenghisCon, no JAFWA screening. Also Nexus Toy Fair is happening.
  • Saturday January 30th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon.
  • Saturday February 6th – extra JAFWA screening after WestLodge meeting, because of WaiCon.
  • Saturday February 13thWai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre. No JAFWA screening.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail 2014

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Our Place

Imprisoned and separated in the underground Palace of Hades, Natsu, Lucy, Wendy, Mirajane, and Lily must each overcome their struggle against the Hungry Wolf Knights. When Uosuke floods the tunnel with water, he inadvertently allows Lucy to summon Aquarius.

Shirobako (White Box)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Exodus Christmas

The final episode of the Exodus anime risks failure, if they can’t get an animator to do the horses correctly. Aoi Miyamori is desperate and daring enough to ask they aid of a legendary animator and anime producer. Who points Aoi in a surprising direction…

Noragami Aragoto

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Bearing a Posthumous Name

Bishamon has a nightmare about her past involving how Yato killed off all of her Shinki in the past with the exception of Kazuma, fueling her revenge today. Yato and Yukine go on a job with Hiyori to take care of a baby. An ayakashi makes its presence felt.

Preview Item – 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 Episodes: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…

Charlotte

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

Tonight’s Episodes:I Think of Someone Else

It was in the process of pondering philosophy that Otosaka Yuu discovered that by thinking about another person he could momentarily take control of that person. For a long time this strange power of his seemed to have no really practical uses, until it came time for his High School Entrance exams. And suddenly being able to look through the eyes of another, even if only for a few seconds, became his path to wealth and privilege …

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou Emiya, a high school student and amateur magus living in Fuyuki City, finds himself a participant in the Fifth Holy Grail War. A secret tournament between mages and their servants, reincarnated heroes and legendary figures, to claim the Holy Grail; a chalice that can grant any wish.

Tonight’s Episode:Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou and Archer begin their battle, with Shirou finding that while he is only barely able to hold off Archer’s attacks. Meanwhile, Kirei has ordered Lancer to kill himself, and prepares to take Rin’s heart against Shinji’s protests.

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

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Conflict

Now recognized as Sidonia’s ace pilot, Nagate is sent by HQ to the military academy, in order to make a demonstration of his skills on the newest Garde VR simulator for the students. Meanwhile, upon passing by the door, Kunato and Mozuku discover Ochiai’s abandoned lab and fall into a trap.

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

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

Tonight’s Episodes:A Hero’s Proof

Under 1930’s Rome, 3 near-invincible, immortal Pillar Men have awakened, ready to conquer the world to retrieve the ‘red stone’. Jojo, Cesar Zeppelli and Speedwagon have arrived just after the heavily armed Nazi investigators have been casually annihilated, and now stand between the world and the 3 Pillar Men. Can they even slow them down?

Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre – Graffiti Backstage

Last year we screened Amagi Brilliant Park, where the employees are really refugees from a magical world, who need to make the park a success or risk losing all. Sometimes they are their own worst enemies. A background look at some of the events from the series.

Tonight’s Episodes:number #1

Moffle and friends, the three senior fairies discuss the coming of Kanie to save the park.

Death Parade

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

Tonight’s Episode:Death Seven Darts

Machiko and his wife find themselves in the lobby of the Quindecim. Each grateful at least to see a familiar face, even if they don’t know where they are. Once they are seated, the bartender introduces himself and asks what they can remember, but all they can recall is being on their honeymoon. Satisfied by their answer, the bartender then explains the rules of the bar. And at the suggestion that they must risk their lives in a game the pair immediately turn around and head back to the elevators. But they won’t work, and there seems to be no other exit from this place …

retro series from 1992 – Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Havoc threaten the world. These seemingly unbeatable generals seek the four seals that restrain the god of destruction, so they can use its power to fulfil their desire for world conquest. There seems to be only one way to thwart the ambitions of the Lords of Havoc; revive the spirit of Dark Schneider, the greatest wizard the world has ever known, who currently resides within the body of an innocent boy. But will awakening a power hungry and lecherous man who once tried to conquer the entire world, just as the Lords of Havoc now seek to do, actually help?

Tonight’s Episode:The Explosive Wizard

Classic swords and sorcery. The Kingdom of Meta-licana is about to fall to the forces of the Four Lords of Havoc. The head priest Geo Soto Noto is desperate enough to call forth the dread wizard Dark Schneider’s spirit from where it is sealed in a young boy.

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Year End Break week 3 – Saturday 2nd January, 2016

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Regular JAFWA will resume on Saturday January 9th, 2016.

This is the Holiday Season and JAFWA bows to the social convention.
Happy New Year minna-san

We are over the hump, most of the holy days have passed, only New Year’s Day left to go. We can do it people, last one more week thn JAFWA returns. Next week we will try for synopses.

We will of course have some new regular series starting next year when we return. There will be a body-swapping

high-school drama, a sci-fi sequel, and an end of life experience. Can you determine the titles?

Included in the 2016 lineup will be a timeslot devoted to an old, retro series that deserves to shown again to a new
generation. We will screen 3 or 4 episodes of this retro series, then hold a bean poll on the audience to determine if we continue the series or try another golden oldy.
The list of possibilities for the first retro show has expanded to:

  • Bastard!
  • Black Heaven
  • Excel Saga
  • FLCL
  • Kare Kano / His and Her Circumstances
  • Lovely Complex
  • Martian Successor Nadesico
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (The Original TV Series)
  • Record of Lodoss War (TV Series)
  • Record of Lodoss War (OVA)
  • ROD (TV Series)
  • ROD (OVA)
  • Tenchi Muyo
  • Vampire Princess Miyuu

Do any of these appeal to you, or do you have other suggestions?

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 9th – JAFWA returns for 2016.
  • Saturday January 16thGenghisCon, no JAFWA screening.
  • Saturday January 30th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon.
  • Saturday February 6th – extra JAFWA screening after WestLodge meeting, because of WaiCon.
  • Saturday February 13thWai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre. No JAFWA screening.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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Year End Break week 2 – Saturday 26th December, 2014

Screening

Regular JAFWA will resume on Saturday January 9th, 2016.

This is the Holiday Season and JAFWA bows to the social convention.
Happy Holidays minna-san

The question is, are we anticipating the Holiday season more than the return of JAFWA? The Summer Solstice has passed, and what for many is the big one is nearly upon us (Christmas, right?).

We will of course have some new regular series starting next year when we return. There will be a body-swapping high-school drama, a sci-fi sequel, and an end of life experience. Can you determine the titles?

Included in the 2016 lineup will be a timeslot devoted to an old, retro series that deserves to shown again to a new
generation. We will screen 3 or 4 episodes of this retro series, then hold a bean poll on the audience to determine if we continue the series or try another golden oldy.
The list of possibilities for the first retro show has expanded to:

  • Bastard!
  • Black Heaven
  • Excel Saga
  • FLCL
  • Kare Kano / His and Her Circumstances
  • Lovely Complex
  • Martian Successor Nadesico
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (The Original TV Series)
  • Record of Lodoss War (TV Series)
  • Record of Lodoss War (OVA)
  • ROD (TV Series)
  • ROD (OVA)
  • Tenchi Muyo
  • Vampire Princess Miyuu

Do any of these appeal to you, or do you have other suggestions?

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 9th – JAFWA returns for 2016.
  • Saturday February 13th – tentative Wai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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Year End Break week 1 – Saturday 19th December, 2014

Screening

Regular JAFWA will resume on Saturday January 9th, 2016.

This is the Holiday Season and JAFWA bows to the social convention. Plus last week’s marathon session may have caused a bit of a burn out amongst attendees. Hopefully so much good, retro anime will keep everyone going over the next month. Or is that just all the cake we consumed?

Next year we start a whole lot of new regular series , though we continue some favourites like “Fairy Tail”, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”, “Fate/Stay Night” and “Shirobako”.

Included in the 2016 lineup will be a timeslot devoted to an old, retro series that deserves to shown again to a new generation. We will screen 3 or 4 episodes of this retro series, then hold a bean poll on the audience to determine if we continue the series or try another golden oldy.
But what shall we show first? We thought our dear JAFWAites might suggest one of last week’s shows that grabbed their attention, but no. The first suggestion is a show that we regretfully didn’t have time to include last week – “Bastard!!”.

If you have any other Suggestions, add them to the JAFWA Facebook page please.
I myself am partial to “Video Girl Ai”. Or “Tenchi Muyou”. Or “El Hazard”. Or “Please Save my Earth”. Or “Koko wa Greenwood”. Once I get started, it is difficult to stop.
Though “Bastard!!” really appeals as well.



Dates of Interest

  • Thursday December 17th – SBS screening “Miyazaki and the Kingdom of Dreams”.
  • Saturday January 9th – JAFWA returns for 2016.
  • Saturday February 13th – tentative Wai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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Weekly Bulletin for 25th Anniversary Saturday 12th December, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for extra-long, 25th Anniversary celebration on December 12th, 2015.

Yes, we said extra-long, 25th Anniversary celebration.

This news makes us feel old. We look back on the history of JAFWA and we find so many great anime was shown during the years. So we are going to make this a Retro screening night, where we screen samples of the best and most influential anime from JAFWA’s screening history, and then trim that down into something that won’t overfill Saturday.

Of course, if our more recent JAFWAite members find some of this old-school anime appealing, let us know and we may be able to arrange to screen the entire anime series in 2016. We next return on January 9th.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

1:00pm R.O.D. OAV 1/3
1:30pm Video Girl Ai OAV 1/6
2:00pm Full Metal Panic!? fumoffu Ep 12/12 (n)
2:25pm short break pizza order?
2:35pm Card Captor Sakura Ep 1/70
3:00pm Azumanga Dai-Oh Ep 21/24
3:25pm Tenchi Muyo OAV 1/6 (n)
3:55pm Samurai Champloo Ep 9/26
4:20pm short break pizza order?
4:30pm Marmalade Boy Ep 1/76
4:55pm Maison Ikkoku Ep 1/96
5:25pm El-Hazard OAV 3/6 (n)
5:50pm Kimagure Orange Road Ep 1/48
6:25pm dinner break
7:00pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:10pm Photon OAV 1/6 (n)
7:35pm Neon Genesis Evangelion Ep 19/26 (v)
7:55pm Martian Successor Nadeshiko Ep ?/26
8:25pm G.T.O. Ep 8/43
8:45pm Late Break
8:55pm Full Metal Panic! Ep 20/26 (v)
9:20pm Berserk Ep 1/25 (v)
9:45pm Record of the Lodoss War Ep 2/13 (v)
10:10pm Gurren Lagann Ep 6/27

Doors Open before Screening:~12:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday December 12th – JAFWA’s 25th anniversary marathon screening from ~12:30PM. Then we have the end of year break, and wish you Happy Holidays!
  • Saturday January 9th – JAFWA returns for 2016.
  • Saturday February 13th – tentative WaiCon at Cannington Exhibition Center.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

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 Episodes: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.

Video Girl Ai (Den’ei Sh?jo)

Yota Moteuchi finds out that the girl he likes, Moemi Hayakawa, is in love with his best friend, Takashi Niimai. Disappointed by this fact, he decides to rent a video from a mysterious video store that appeared in front of him on his way home. The video store was called “Gokuraku” (“Paradise”). The unique thing about this video store was that the videos in the store contained “video girls”, girls which literally come to life and out of the user’s television when the video tape is played to cheer the renter up. Not knowing about the video girls, Yota chooses to rent the video ‘I’ll Cheer You Up!’, starring Ai Amano. Ai comes to life with the purpose to brighten up Yota’s life and encourage him to pursue his love.

Full Metal Panic!? fumoffu

Fumoffu emphasizes the high school romantic comedy aspects of Full Metal Panic! with often crude humour and focuses on the romantic tension between former child soldier Sousuke Sagara and Kaname Chidori. It frequently parodies itself and anime stereotypes.

Tonight’s Episode:5th Period Hot Spot” (Finale)

A classmate accidentally opens Sousuke’s biohazardous container, causing a classroom quarantine. Sousuke now fears the repercussions from his angry classmates.

Card Captor Sakura

Sakura Kinomoto, an elementary school student who discovers that she possesses magical powers after accidentally freeing a set of magical cards from the book they had been sealed in for years. She is then tasked with retrieving those cards in order to avoid an unknown catastrophe from befalling the world.

Tonight’s Episodes:Sakura and the Mysterious Magic Book

Sakura Kinomoto awakens from a dream of standing near the Tokyo Tower. She introduces herself, her family, and her friends. After coming home from a normal day at school, Sakura hears a sound coming from the basement. Believing it to be a burglar, she enters the basement cautiously, armed only with her cheerleading baton. She finds a glowing book and opens it to find a deck of 52 cards. When she accidentally activates the Windy card, the other cards blow out of her house. Cerberus appears from the book and formally appoints Sakura as the “Cardcaptor” and gives her the Sealing Wand.

Azumanga Dai-Oh

Chronicles the everyday life in an unnamed Japanese high school of six girls and two of their teachers: child prodigy Chiyo Mihama and her struggle to fit in with girls five years older; reserved Sakaki and her obsession with the cute animals who seem to hate her; spacey Ayumu “Osaka” Kasuga with a skewed perspective on the world; Koyomi “Yomi” Mizuhara’s aggravation at an annoying best friend; Tomo Takino, whose energy is rivaled only by her lack of sense; sporty Kagura and her one-sided athletics rivalry with Sakaki; their homeroom teacher Yukari Tanizaki; and her friend, physical education teacher Minamo “Nyamo” Kurosawa.

Tonight’s Episode:Anticipation / I Just Couldn’t / Watery Grave / Island of Dreams / Mountain Cat

Yukari announces a field trip to Okinawa, to which Chiyo is ecstatic as this is her first field trip due to her skipping from grade school to high school. On the day of the trip, Tomo and Kagura are revealed to have a fear of flying when the plane takes off. The girls immediately go sightseeing at Naha. After comparing the depiction of the Shureimon to a two thousand yen bill, they are drawn to the shisa in the Shuri Castle. The girls decide to have dinner at a hotel restaurant. While Tomo and Yomi concentrating on competitive eating at the buffet, Chiyo and Osaka are awed by the chanpur?. The girls visit the Manzamo cliffs the next day, but Chiyo has acrophobia from the heights

Tenchi Muyo

Tenchi Masaki accidentally releases an alien space pirate, thereby drawing the attention of other space faring individuals. His actions unintentionally cause the destruction of his school.
Started the Harem Anime genre.

Samurai Champloo

Set in an alternate version of Edo-era Japan with an anachronistic, predominantly hip-hop, setting. It follows Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman; Jin, a composed and stoic r?nin; and Fuu, a brave girl who asks them to accompany her in her quest across Japan to find the “samurai who smells of sunflowers”.

Tonight’s Episode:Evil Spirits of Mountain and Stream

Mugen, Jin, and Fuu need to cross a border so they purchase travel passes since they don’t have any. When their passes turn out to be fake, the trio are sentenced to death. However, when the guards offer Mugen a chance to save his friends; if he can deliver an object through a forest full of bandits and return in time, Jin and Fuu will be spared.

Marmalade Boy

Miki Koishikawa’s ordinary life as a high school sophomore is turned upside down when her parents suddenly announce that they are getting divorced in order to swap partners with a couple they met in Hawaii. They seek her approval of the shocking change, and at a dinner where Miki meets the other couple as well as their son Yuu, who is about her age, she reluctantly agrees to the arrangement. Yuu, while at first a jerk who takes every opportunity to make fun of Miki, turns out to be fun and attractive, and Miki finds herself falling for him. Little by little, she accepts her new family arrangement and opens up to Yuu as they become friends.

Maison Ikkoku

A bitter-sweet comedic romance involving a group of madcap people who live in a boarding house in 1980s Tokyo. The story focuses primarily on the gradual developing relationships between Yusaku Godai, a poor student down on his luck, and Kyoko Otonashi, a young, recently widowed boarding house manager.

Tonight’s Episode:Sorry to Keep You Waiting! I’m Kyoko Otonashi!

Kyoko moves in as the new manager and catches her first glimpse of the wacky tenants of Maison Ikkoku. Godai, the other main character in the series, instantly falls in love with her upon first sight.

El Hazard: The Magnificent World

three high school students Makoto Mizuhara, Katsuhiko Jinnai and Nanami Jinnai and the History teacher Masamichi Fujisawa who are mysteriously transported to the fantastical world of El-Hazard. El-Hazard is threatened by a possible war between the human nations and the insectoid Bugrom tribe.

Tonight’s Episode:Springs of Arliman

Our hero, still disguised as the Princes, must follow the Priestesses to a hot springs retreat, and not reveal he is male.

Kimagure Orange Road

Chronicles the everyday life in an unnamed Japanese high school of six girls and two of their teachers: child prodigy Chiyo Mihama and her struggle to fit in with girls five years older; reserved Sakaki and her obsession with the cute animals who seem to hate her; spacey Ayumu “Osaka” Kasuga with a skewed perspective on the world; Koyomi “Yomi” Mizuhara’s aggravation at an annoying best friend; Tomo Takino, whose energy is rivaled only by her lack of sense; sporty Kagura and her one-sided athletics rivalry with Sakaki; their homeroom teacher Yukari Tanizaki; and her friend, physical education teacher Minamo “Nyamo” Kurosawa.

Tonight’s Episode:“Transfer Student! Humble First Love!

Kyousuke and his family transfer to a new school, where romantic complications begin.

Photon: The Idiot Adventures

Photon, possesses superhuman strength but is extremely simple-minded. He engages in heroic adventures of different varieties. He accidentally gets married to a rebel space pilot named Keyne, and becomes involved in fighting an evil wannabe galactic emperor and his “bumbling henchmen”.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Set in a futuristic Tokyo fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm. The story centers on Shinji, a teenage boy who is recruited by the shadowy organization NERV and his father to pilot a giant bio-machine called an Evangelion in combat against monstrous beings known as Angels. The series explores the experiences and emotions of other Evangelion pilots and members of NERV as they attempt to prevent another catastrophe.

Tonight’s Episode:Introjection

Shinji, horrified and emotionally devastated by the battle between Unit 01 and Bardiel and witnessing Toji’s near-death, as well as Gendo’s indifference to the situation, quits NERV for a second time. However, as he is leaving Tokyo-3, the Angel Zeruel appears and easily defeats the other Evangelions.

Martian Successor Nadeshiko

In the year 2196. Earth is at war with a race of alien invaders called the “Jovian Lizards”. A company called Nergal designs a space battleship, the ND-001 Nadesico. While the ship is powerful and its crew consists of the top civilian experts in their fields, these individuals tend to have “some slight personality disorders”.

Tonight’s Episode:???

Unknown

Great Teacher Onizuka

22-year-old ex-b?s?zoku member Eikichi Onizuka, upon seeing a display of a teacher’s power over girls, decides to become a teacher himself. However, he earns his teaching degree, just barely, at a second-rate college. In his quest, he discovers two important things: he has a conscience and a sense of morality. He teaches life lessons rather than the routine schoolwork. He is hired as a long-shot teacher by a privately operated school, in Kichij?ji, to tame a class that destroys teachers.

Tonight’s Episode:Bungee Jumping Made Easy

When Kunio and his friends are confronted by local punks, they believe they are saved when Eikichi arrives. However, he refuses to help, believing their predicament will teach them about taking responsibility. Faced with a bungee jump, Kunio proves how far he will go to prevent his mother from dating Eikichi.

Full Metal Panic!

Follows Sousuke Sagara, a soldier since childhood, and a member of the covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril, tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori, a hot-headed Japanese high school girl

Tonight’s Episode:Venom’s Flame

Tessa shares with Kaname the nature of resonance between two Whispered. Meanwhile, the SRT prepares for a mission against terrorists led by Gauron, who survived the Helmajistan incident and is wreaking havoc at Palau’s Berildaob island.

Berserk

Set in a medieval Europe-inspired dark fantasy world, the story centers on the characters of Guts, a lone mercenary, and Griffith, the leader of a mercenary band called the Band of the Hawk. Themes of isolation, camaraderie, and the question of whether humanity is fundamentally good or evil pervade the story, as it explores both the best and worst of human nature.

Tonight’s Episode:The Black Swordsman

A girl is being assaulted in a bar when Guts walks in. He kills all the assailants but one and orders him to tell his master, the Baron, that the Black Swordsman is coming. Guts later finds and kills the Baron and removes a demonic relic called a Behelit from around his neck. In the end of the episode it flashes back to when Guts kills Bazuso and meets Griffith.

Record of the Lodoss War

Recounts the adventures of a youth by the name of Parn, the son of a dishonored knight. Part of his motivation for adventuring is to find out what happened to his father, and to restore his family’s honor. Despite his inexperience, Parn is considered the leader, who is accompanied by his childhood best friend Etoh, his friend and sometimes advisor Slayn, and his newfound mentor Ghim. They are accompanied by Parn’s romantic interest, the high elf Deedlit, who comes from the Forest of No Return seeking an answer to her people’s isolationism and an end to what she sees as a slow march to extinction and a thief named Woodchuck. Throughout the series, Parn comes into contact with friends and foes alike. His allies include King Kashue, King Fahn, Shiris, and Orson; his enemies include Emperor Beld, Ashram, and the evil necromancer Wagnard.

Tonight’s Episode:Blazing Departure

In an origin episode, Ghim sets out to find Leylia, Neese’s daughter who has disappeared. Meanwhile Parn steps in to save Liara from a group of attacking goblins. Once the goblins have dispersed Etoh appears and together they return to Parn’s village. Elsewhere Ghim meets up with Slayn, whilst an elf notices goblins on the march. Parn dons his father’s armour and Etoh accompanies him to destroy the goblins.

Toppa Tengen Gurren Lagann

In a fictional future where Earth is ruled by the Spiral King, Lordgenome, who forces mankind to live in isolated subterranean villages. Two teenagers living in a subterranean village, Simon and Kamina, who wish to go to the surface. Using a mecha known as Lagann, Simon and Kamina reach the surface and start fighting alongside other humans against Lordgenome’s forces.

Tonight’s Episode:Sit in the Hot Tub ‘Till You’re Sick!!

Having picked up new members in their last adventure, Team Gurren continues onwards to the Gunmen rallying point. However, not everything is as it seems to be at a slight pit stop at a hot springs getaway in the middle of nowhere.

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