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Screening on Saturday 25th March, 2016

Below is the program for the evening of March 25th, 2017. I understand that some people will be rushing to attend JAFWA after attending either Perth Japan Festival or Oz Comicon.

We are asking for volunteers to help person our Bunnings sausage sizzle stand on Saturday 1st April at Cannington. Up you up for it?

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Ketsuekigata-kun

By request we will screen another episode of “Zekkyou Gakkyuu – Tensei” tonight, and put on “Ketsuekigata-kun!” another day.

During the Dinner Break we will have a survey to determine what you like about the anime we have shown at JAFWA recently. Simply number the titles on the survey with you integral preference, 1 for the title you like most, 2 for the 2nd most liked title, etc until you run out of anime titles that you wish to rank. We will even have a preview item before the Dinner Break just to expand the range of possibilities in the survey.
The Dinner Break will also be shortened to account for tonight’s episode of “Bubblegum Crisis”.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 17/24
5:35pm Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep 1 (preview)
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 8/12
6:25pm Zekkyou Gakkyuu – Tensei Ep 2
6:30pm dinner break
7:05pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:20pm Bubblegum Crisis Ep 7/8 (retro)
8:05pm Ore Monogatari Ep 17/24
8:30pm ReLIFE Ep 7/13
8:55pm Yamada-kun & the 7 Witches Ep 7/12
9:20pm Late Break
9:30pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 17/25 (v)
9:55pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 18/25 (v)
10:20pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 27/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday March 25th — 11AM – 6PM Perth Japan Festival Forrest Place Perth CBD. They are accepting volunteers. Leave early to get to JAFWA on time.
  • March 25th & 26th 2017 — Oz Comic-con. Leave early on Saturday to get to JAFWA on time.
  • Saturday April 1st 2017 — JAFWA does Bunnings BBQ sausage sizzle at Cannington.
  • From Thursday April 6th — anime movie A Silent Voice at the usual cinemas – Luna Leederville, Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo.
  • April 12th to 17th 2017 — SwanCon 42.

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

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

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:Prologue of the Quietly Twisting Night

Shirayuki and Obi are attacked by Kazuki and his mysterious friend, Itoya. Obi fights to protect Shirayuki, but during the assault the men succeed in kidnapping her and escape into the night. Raji has guards sent out to search while Zen and the others finally arrive in Tanabarun and discover the incident. While there is more than one group seeking to rescue Shirayuki, the kidnapping is also complicated.

preview item – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Meidoragon)

One night, an office worker named Kobayashi comes across an injured dragon named Tohru who had come from another world. Wanting to repay Kobayashi’s hospitality, Tohru starts living with her as a maid, soon attracting the attention of other dragons who came to the human world.

This evening’s Episode:The Strongest Maid in History, Tohru! (Well, She is a Dragon)

Following a hangover, office worker Kobayashi is approached by a dragon named Tohru, who states that she had saved her life the previous night and offered to let her live with her as a maid. While initially reluctant to do so, Kobayashi decides to let Tohru stay with her after she helps her get to work on time, though quickly finds she lacks experience as a maid.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

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

This evening’s Episode:Gohei Mochi and a Grand Adventure

Tsumugi-chan has a problem, her father is sick and won’t get out of bed. Taking inspiration from her favourite anime, Tsumugi-chan goes on a magical adventure to find help, searching for Kotori-chan’s restaurant. But then Kohei wakes up finds his daughter missing. Hungry and tired is not the best for reconciliations.

Ketsuekigata-kun! (Mr. Bloodtype) replaced with Zekkyou Gakkyuu (Screaming Lessons)

The anime adapted from the Japanese remake version of the Korean webtoon “A Simple Thinking about Bloodtype” which discusses about typical blood type-related stereotypes in Japan and Korea using the faceless characters each representing different bloodtypes.
Replaced with a horror-themed short story presented by a ghost girl named Yomi.

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

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

This evening’s Episode:Double Vision

A rock singer with a vendetta comes to Megatokyo, and brings some heavy firepower with her. She will drag Linna and the Knight Sabers into her battle with Genom.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Christmas

While preparing for a Christmas party, Takeo learns that his friend Osamu Kurihara hopes to confess to Rinko’s friend Nanako. Takeo and Rinko decide to do what they can to get them together, but is Kurihara his own worst enemy?

ReLIFE

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

Tonight’s Episode:Test Subject 001 ? 002

As Ryo is writing his report on Arata’s progress, he has a flashback to when he was supporting subject 001 of the ReLIFE project. The mistakes he made, that failed the experiment.

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

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

This evening’s Episode:Anything but Tempura!

Following clues from last episode, Yamada investigates the witch Maria Sarushima, and try and work out why she isn’t coming to school. But can the tragedy revealed by her power be prevented?

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:The Greed of a Pig” and “Disgrace in the Extreme

Once more returned from death knowing the future to come but unable to explain to anyone. Obsessed with preventing it, can he get anyone’s aid to stop the Witch Cult’s attack? If nothing else, can he get back to the mansion in time, especially if the dreaded White Whale is hidden in the fog?

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:Khnum’s Oingo and Thoth’s Boingo

As the Joestar group arrives in Aswan to get Kakyoin and Abdul into the hospital, the brothers Oingo, whose Stand Khnum allows him to change his face to appear like anyone else, and Boingo, whose Stand Thoth is a comic book that predicts a person’s death, plan on stopping the group for DIO. Powerful as they are, will Jojo’s group even see the Oingo Boingo brothers coming for them?

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Screening on Saturday 18th March, 2016

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

Be aware that this week we have a couple of Free Passes to OzComicon in the Door Prizes.

We are asking for volunteers to help person our Bunnings sausage sizzle stand on Saturday 1st April at Cannington. Up you up for it?

Zekky? Gakky? Kiss Him, Not Me

The final episode of “Working!!” is unexpectedly double length, so we won’t have room for “Sweetness and Lightning” this week. Spooky isn’t it.
The Dinner Break will also be shortened to account for tonight’s episode of “Bubblegum Crisis”.

JAFWA attended the inaugural 2017 Madman Anime Festival Perth – a fantastic weekend of anime and manga enthusiasts, and those of us who enable such enthusiasm. We met many wonderful new friends and got to promote our club with great success. A big thanks to Nathan Kershaw from Madman for all his support and energy in arranging and supporting us. We look forward to the next Madman event in Perth!

In fact we would like to say Thank You to all the generous organisations that help support JAFWA – Madman, Tactics, Little Robot, Shumi Shop, Tokyo Underground, Comic Zone, and Quality Comics.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 16/24 (v)
5:35pm Working!!! Ep 14/14 (final)
6:25pm Zekkyou Gakkyuu – Tensei Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:05pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:20pm Bubblegum Crisis Ep 6/8 (retro)
8:05pm Ore Monogatari Ep 16/24
8:30pm ReLIFE Ep ?/?
8:55pm Kiss Him, Not Me Ep 1 (preview)
9:20pm Late Break
9:30pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 16/25 (v)
9:55pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 12/12 (v) (final)
10:20pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 26/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Sunday March 19th 2017 — 1PM to 5PM Piney Lakes Park, Murdoch Drive, Winthrop. City of Melville and Japanese community Picnic and Fun Day to fold 1000 paper cranes for Brain Cancer. See also https://www.facebook.com/events/843922099083438/.
  • Saturday March 25th — 11AM – 6PM Perth Japan Festival Forrest Place Perth CBD. They are accepting volunteers. Leave early to get to JAFWA on time.
  • March 25th & 26th 2017 — Oz Comic-con. Leave early on Saturday to get to JAFWA on time.
  • Saturday April 1st 2017 — JAFWA does Bunnings BBQ sausage sizzle at Cannington.
  • From Thursday April 6th — anime movie A Silent Voice at the usual cinemas – Luna Leederville, Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo.
  • April 12th to 17th 2017 — SwanCon 42.

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

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

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:Eyes that Protect and Look Foward

This evening’s Episode:The Name of that Step is Change

Still in Tanbarun, Raji and Shirayuki continue to let their relationship grow as they spend more and more time together, intriguing everyone in the castle and growing impressed of Raji’s sudden change in character. Meanwhile Mihaya returns and reveals to Zen his encounter with Kazuki, revealing new information. Kazuki is revealed to have a partner and they have both discovered that Shirayuki is in Tanbarun and are currently on their way to capture her.

Working!!! season 3

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

This evening’s Episode:Lord of the Takanashi” Finale

As Takahashi S?ta stops showing up at work, the manager Kyoko learns that he has been spending a lot more time crossdressing because of his mother, who demands he be honest with his feelings. Worried she is the cause of her problem, Inami Mahiru confronts Takahashi and tells him how she thinks of her, but his mother catches him and forces him to quit working at Wagnaria. Inami is determined to sort things out with Takahashi’s mother, but her quest will have her confront each of the Takanashi sisters along the way.

preview item – Zekkyou Gakkyuu (Screaming Lessons)

A collection of horror-themed short stories that are presented by a ghost girl named Yomi.

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

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

This evening’s Episode:Red Eyes

A group of fake Knight Sabers are ruining the group’s reputation, leading to a fight against a returning foe. Anri (from last episode) seeks vengeance for the death of Sylvie.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Disciple

Takeo and the others invite Mariya to join them for a festival being held at a university, with Rinko and Mariya bonding over their admiration for Takeo. Later, Makoto catches on that Mariya’s feelings towards Takeo are indeed romantic. How will Takeo deal with this?

ReLIFE

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

Tonight’s Episode:This Isn’t the First Time

It is the Golden Week holiday and Kaizaki isn’t expecting his fellow classmates to invite themselves over for an impromptu study session. Can Kaizaki maintain the fiction that he is a high-school student with the sudden invasion of his privacy?

preview item – Watashi ga Motete D?sunda (Kiss Him, Not Me)

Kae Serinuma is a fujoshi, a female otaku who loves reading yaoi material and imagining men together in romantic relationships, both fictional and real. After one of her favorite anime characters is killed off, the shock causes Kae to suddenly lose a lot of weight, becoming a beautiful girl that catches the eye of four beautiful boys at her school. Despite learning about Kae’s bizarre tendencies, the four boys, along with another fujoshi girl named Shima Nishina, all fall for Kae and begin competing with each other for her affection, much to Kae’s frustration as she wants them to get along with each other.

This evening’s Episode:Can She Do It? A Real Life Otome Game

Kae Serinuma is a chubby fujoshi who enjoys shipping boys together in yaoi pairings. One night, as Kae watches the latest episode of the Mirage Saga anime, she becomes horrified after her favorite character, Shion, is killed off. After spending an entire week locked up in her room due to shock, Kae emerges to find she has lost all of her weight. Kae’s new-found beauty quickly attracts the attention of her male schoolmates.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:The Outside of Madness

Subaru goes inside the mansion to see it littered with bodies. He eventually goes in to an icy room and freezes to death; then respawns back by the appa merchant’s stall where he hugs Rem and loses his sanity. Crusch and her servant, Felix try to heal him from most problems but unfortunately cannot help with any mental conditions.

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

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

This evening’s Episode:Under Sakurako-san’s Feet…” Finale

Having had no contact with Sakurako for a while, Sh?tar? recalls how he first met Sakurako two years ago. While looking into the disappearance of one of his neighbors, Yachi, Sh?tar? became introduced to Sakurako’s love of bones. Meanwhile Sakurako prepares to hunt down the mysterious artist Hanabusa, the stealer of sphenoid bones.

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:Iggy the Fool and Geb’s N’Doul, Part 2

Upon realizing that N’Doul is using his sense of hearing to track the group with his Stand, named after the Egyptian god Geb, Abdul attempts to set up a trap, but N’Doul figures it out at the last second, avoiding an attack from Magician’s Red and injuring Abdul. Realizing Iggy can detect N’Doul’s Stand’s attack, Jotaro attempts to coerce Iggy’s aid as only Star Platinum can.

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Screening on Saturday 11th March, 2016

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

Did everyone enjoy MadFest?
Also, did you see the premiere of “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale”? Or are you waiting for it to come out in the cinemas?

We are asking for volunteers to help person our Bunnings sausage sizzle stand on Saturday 1st April at Cannington. Up you up for it?

Zonmi-chan Meatpie of the Dead Fune wo Amu

The Dinner Break will be shortened to account for tonight’s episode of “Bubblegum Crisis”.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 15/24 (v)
5:35pm Working!!! Ep 13/13+
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 7/12
6:25pm Zonmi-chan: Meatpie of the Dead OAV (?)
6:30pm dinner break
7:05pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:20pm Bubblegum Crisis Ep 5/8 (retro)
8:05pm Ore Monogatari Ep 15/24
8:30pm Fune wo Amu Ep 1 (preview)
8:55pm Yamada-kun & 7 Witches Ep 6/12
9:20pm Late Break
9:30pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 15/25 (v)
9:55pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 11/12 (v)
10:20pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 25/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Sunday March 19th 2017 — 1PM to 5PM Piney Lakes Park, Murdoch Drive, Winthrop. City of Melville and Japanese community Picnic and Fun Day to fold 1000 paper cranes for Brain Cancer. See also https://www.facebook.com/events/843922099083438/.
  • Saturday March 25th — 11AM – 6PM Perth Japan Festival Forrest Place Perth CBD. Leave early to get to JAFWA on time.
  • March 25th & 26th 2017 — Oz Comic-con. Leave early on Saturday to get to JAFWA on time.
  • Saturday April 1st 2017 — JAFWA does Bunnings BBQ sausage sizzle at Cannington.
  • April 12th to 17th 2017 — SwanCon 42.

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

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

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:Eyes that Protect and Look Foward

This evening’s Episode:Indecision Caused By Confusion

On a diplomatic mission, Shirayuki has returned to Tanburen and once more meets the mad Prince Raj and tries to repair their relationship. Shirayuki’s effect on Prince Raj begins immediately, much to the amazement of his siblings. Meanwhile in Clarines, second prince Zen tries to protect Shirayuki by tracking down the mysterious Kazuki who is hunting her.

Working!!! season 3

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

This evening’s Episode:Bukkake Udon

Takanashi is once again no longer cross-dressing, though Aoi is curious about his delayed reactions. Then Aoi is tasked by Yachiyo with taking a photo of Souma for an album. Meanwhile Inami is preparing for her date with Takanashi, and her father discovers that androphobe Inami Mahiru has learnt to face men. Which of course leads to a father’s distress at learning his daughter is in male company.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

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

This evening’s Episode:Gohei Mochi and a Grand Adventure

Tsumugi-chan has a problem, her father is sick and won’t get out of bed. Taking inspiration from her favourite anime, Tsumugi-chan goes on a magical adventure to find help, searching for Kotori-chan’s restaurant. But then Kohei wakes up finds his daughter missing. Hungry and tired is not the best for reconciliations.

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

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

This evening’s Episode:Moonlight Rambler

Escape from a space station. A killer is draining victims of their blood, but this is no vampire. And what do a pair of escaped love-doll androids, Priss’s new friend Sylvie and the D.D. super-weapon have to do with it?

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Girlfriend

Takeo is participating in the upcoming sports festival on the class’s Swedish relay team. The team runs into trouble when one of their fast runners sprains her ankle, and is replaced with the slower Mariya Saijou. Does Rinko have to worry about a romantic rival?

preview item – Fune wo Amu (aka The Great Passage)

Araki is a veteran editor for the dictionary department at the Genbu Shob? publishing company. He is looking for a successor now that he’s approaching retirement age. After Majime Mitsuya — a salesman who’s a poor talker — meets Masashi Nishioka — Araki’s coworker who is sociable and frivolous — Araki overhears their conversation and decides to recruit Majime into the department. The “odd couple” work together to compile a medium-sized Japanese dictionary titled “The Great Passage”.

Tonight’s Episode:Vastness

Majime Mitsuya is a clumsy salesman for a publishing company. In another department efforts are underway to create a new dictionary. But who in this modern world has the patience, perseverence and attachment to words that would make them a good dictionary editor?

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

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

This evening’s Episode:Respond!

It is the Summer Break and the Supernatural Studies Club go to the beach, seeking the book about witches. But Yamada is stuck taking supplementary exams. Though it turns out that one of his fellow dunces may also be a witch.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:The Sickness Called Despair

Subaru, accompanied by Rem, live at Karsten mansion for a while as a guest in order to get his gate healed by Felix. Frustrated that he is weak, Subaru trains with Wilhelm van Astrea to get stronger. Reinhard later comes to apologize to Subaru and tells him that he and Julius should sit down and talk rather than fight, since the fight is meaningless and cost them something. Meanwhile Emilia’s resemblane to the Jealous Witch is costing her.

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

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

This evening’s Episode:The Butterfly Vanished in November, Part 2

Minami leads Sakurako and the others to a wooden lodge where Hitoe is believed to be hiding. There, they find not only Hitoe, who is still alive following a failed suicide attempt, but also the bones of Hitoe and Minami’s friend, Futaba Nishizawa, who Minami reveals was buried there after she allegedly hung herself.

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:Iggy the Fool and Geb’s N’Doul, Part 1

Finally having reached Egypt, Jotaro’s group meet up with a pair of representatives from the Speedwagon Foundation, who have brought with them not only supplies, but also a new member of the group, a Boston terrier named Iggy, who possesses the Stand “The Fool”, which enables him to control sand. Joseph is also informed of Holly’s situation, learning that she only has a couple of weeks left. Shortly after resuming their journey, Jotaro’s group discover the Speedwagon Foundation’s helicopter has crashed.

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No screening on Saturday 4th March, 2017

No Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on March4th – it is the first Saturday of the month, our normal week off.
I suspect that everyone will be going to MadFest anyway.

Dates of Interest

Madman Anime Festival

From Facebook:

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

The Australian premieres of the “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale” and “Sailor Moon R” movies will occur at this festival.

Culture Notes and News

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Screening on Saturday 25th February, 2016

Event Afternoon before JAFWA Screening

JAFWA has the hall from 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. Sally and Leanne suggested bringing a pool, and water pistols, though I am not certain we have acces to the outdoor area, and we shouldn’t get the Hall wet.

These are just a couple of suggestion. 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 February 25th, 2017.

Does anyone wish to help volunteer on JAFWA’s stall at MadFest? First Weekend in March.

We are asking for volunteers to help person our Bunnings sausage sizzle stand on Saturday 1st April at Cannington. Up you up for it?

Poco's Udon World

Tonight will also be the final episode of “Flying Witch Petit”.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 14/24 (v)
5:35pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 6/12
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 1 (preview)
6:25pm Flying Witch Petit Ep 8/8 (final)
6:30pm dinner break
7:10pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:25pm Bubblegum Crisis Ep 4/8 (retro)
8:05pm Ore Monogatari Ep 14/24
8:30pm ReLIFE Ep 5/13
8:55pm Yamada-kun & 7 Witches Ep 5/12
9:20pm Late Break
9:30pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 14/25 (v)
9:55pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 10/12 (v)
10:20pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 24/48 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

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

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Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:Eyes that Protect and Look Foward

It’s Shirayuki’s last day at the castle as she will soon be leaving for her trip to Tanbarun. While Shirayuki continues to prepare herself for the upcoming ball, Zen and the others are still investigating the mysterious boy, Kazuki who is after her. Zen grows worried and frustrated that he can’t protect Shirayuki himself while Obi is hoping he can do something to help.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

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

This evening’s Episode:A Gyoza Party with Friends

Kotori’s friend Shinobu offers to help with their cooking. The group decides to make gyoza; having received an invitation for a party from Tsumugi. Then Yagi shows up, and Shinobu worries that she’s interfering with Kotori’s special time with K?hei and Tsumugi.

preview item – Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (The Golden Fyrball of Udon Country)

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

This evening’s Episode:Bukkake Udon

Souta Tawara has reluctantly returned to his home town on the occassion of his father’s funeral. Though he has no intention of taking over the family Udon restaurant, to the disappointment of many fans of the restaurant. Though cleaning out the old shop reveals a child whose parents he can’t find. Looks like he might be looking after Poco for a while, sort of like the old fairytales.

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

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

This evening’s Episode:Revenge Road

A street racer with a modified old fashioned Griffen car is terrorising a biker gang on the mean streets of Megatokyo. But when he uses forbidden upgrades turning into a weapon of vengeance, then the Knight Sabers will get involved.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Jinx

While at the amusement park on a group date to avoid the jinx that breaks up couples, Hayato takes Rinko and Makoto with him in order to give Ai a chance to be alone with Takeo. As the two go on a wild goose chase searching for them, Ai tries to confess to the oblivious Takeo.

ReLIFE

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

Tonight’s Episode:Overlap

Arata awakens in the school infirmary after the fall he and Rena had. Remembering that Rena was stealing Chizuru’s bag before they fell. When Rena awakens, Arata confronts her on her actions and attempts to help her resolve the issues between her and Chizuru.

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

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

This evening’s Episode:You Mustn’t Kiss Her, Okay?

Yamada is trying to keep Shiraishi from finding out he can no longer swap bodies. Unfortunately, the charming student vice-president Odagira has found that her plans have backfired.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:Self Proclaimed Knight Natsuki Subaru

Reinhard introduces Felt as the fifth candidate, and the nobles are surprised to hear that the candidate is from the slums. After greeting Subaru and Reinhard, Felt picks fight with the other candidates. Having enough seeing Emilia badmouthed in front of him, Subaru declares that he is Emilia’s knight. Soon afterwards, Old Man Rom breaks into the throne room to take Felt away.

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

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

This evening’s Episode:The Butterfly Vanished in November, Part 1

Sakurako and Sh?tar? accompany Isozaki-sensei after he learns that one of his former students, Hitoe Madoka, has gone missing. After getting some additional clues from Yuriko, the group investigate the residence of Hitoe’s friend, Minami, where they find a painting similar to one found in Hitoe’s room. Sakurako takes an interest in Minami.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his
Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his
bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:High Priestess, part 2

Needing to evacuate the sunken sub while the stand High Priestess attacks them, an impromptu scuba tour of the Red Sea is in order. But as the group approaches the shore of Egypt where Stand user Middler awaits, the High Priestess becomes ever more of a threat. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

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Screening on Saturday 18th February, 2016

Screening

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

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

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

Gabriel Dropout

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

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

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

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

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:The Red that Spins Fate

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

Working!!! season 3

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

This evening’s Episode:Working Girl?

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

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

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

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

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

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

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

This evening’s Episode:Blow Up

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

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:Today is all on Me

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

ReLIFE

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

Tonight’s Episode:Fall

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

preview item – Gabriel Dropout

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

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

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

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:Return to the Capital

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

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

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

This evening’s Episode:Grandmother’s Pudding

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

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:High Priestess, part 1

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

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Screening on Saturday 11th February, 2016

Screening

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

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

Interviews with Monster Girls “+”
Youjo Senki

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

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

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

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:Goodbye of the Beginning

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

Working!!! season 3

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

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

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

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

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

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

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

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

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

This evening’s Episode:Born To Kill

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

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Grades

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

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

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

This evening’s Episode:Tetsuo Takahashi Wants an Interview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This evening’s Episode:The Devil of the Rhine

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

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:Rem

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

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his
Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his
bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:Judgement, part 2

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

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No screening on Saturday 4th February, 2017

No Screening

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

Dates of Interest

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

Madman Anime Festival

From Facebook:

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

Culture Notes and News

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Dale’s Suggestive Remarks

I have had an e-mail query:

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

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

What would your answer be?

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Screening on Saturday 28th January, 2016

Screening

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

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

Little Witch Academia TV “+”
Bubblegum Crisis

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

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

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

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Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

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

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

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

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

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

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

preview item – Little Witch Academia TV

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

This evening’s Episode:A New Beginning

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

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

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

This evening’s Episode:Tinsel City Rhapsody

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

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Ocean

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

ReLife

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

Tonight’s Episode:You’re Old Now

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

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

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

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

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

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:Fanatical Methods Like A Demon

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Entrusted Bones, Part 2

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

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his
Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his
bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:Judgement, part 1

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

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Screening on Saturday 21st January, 2016

Screening

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

Flip Flappers “+”
Magical Girl Raising Project

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

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

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

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

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:Inexperienced Heart, Going Deeper

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

Working!!! (season 3)

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

This evening’s Episode:That Woman Shizuka

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

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

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

This evening’s Episode:Pork Soup and Restaurant Lights

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

preview item – Flip Flappers

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

This evening’s Episode:Pure Input

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

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Mountain

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

ReLife

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

Tonight’s Episode:Communication Skills: Zero

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:Tricot

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

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

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

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

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

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:The Meaning of Courage

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

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his
Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his
bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:Death 13, part 2

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

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