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Screening on Saturday 11th July 2020

Tis the season of Winter, but never fear. For JAFWA returns this July with anime cheer!
The JAFWA screenings continue, with 4 new regular series starting this week.

Though first, JAFWA’s AGM and annual elections are coming up (next week). Once again we cry forth the offical announcement of the upcoming AGM and election, to be held on July 18th, at 3PM before the JAFWA screening. So please prepare and present questions before-hand for our regularly scheduled July AGM, and consider nominating for the JAFWA elections. And, according to our President, you can nominate any fully signed up (for at least the last 3 months) adult JAFWA member resident in WA for nomination as a committee member – it is up to the nominated to “defend” themselves.
This week shall be the last one we can take nominations. The nominated need time to be informed and to prepare.

As you recall from last session, we have re-instated the retro item slot, which we will also continue this week, to see anime as it used to be (in this case 2005).

As for our new regular series, we will have “Somali and the Forest Spirit” and the second series of “Fruits Basket” near the beginning of the night. While “Vinland Saga” will be shown at the end of the night, as it may prove to be even more violent than “Mahjong Legend Akagi”.
As for the final item, the survey votes suggest it will be either “Darwin’s Game” (which we will show from episode #2, as #1 was shown just a few weeks ago) or “In/Spectre” (aka “Kyokou Suiri”) – the final decision has yet to be made. You may now shiver in anticipation.

Fruits Basket season 2 Somali and the Forest Spirit Darwin's Game In/Spectre Vinland Saga

We continue taking precautions to limit the possible second wave of Corona, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning with antiseptic, library under limited access, etc. Also, we must ask that anyone unfortunate enough to be infected to not attend JAFWA until they are contagion free.
Help would be welcome during set-up and pack-up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19. Set Up begins ~4:45pm, while the Screening should begin at 5:15pm, or later should the set-up not yet be complete. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations. And we need to wipe the chairs down before they are stacked away.

Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday July11th, 2020.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket season 2 (2020) Ep 1/?
5:40pm Non Non Biyori Ep 12/13
6:05pm Dr Stone Ep 12/24
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Somali and the Forest Spirit Ep 1/12
7:55pm Fire Force Ep 11/24
8:20pm SAO Alicization: War of Underworld Ep 11/?
8:45pm Demon Slayer Ep 11/26 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Darwin’s Game Ep 2/?
9:45pm Legend of Mahjong: Akagi Ep 2/26 (v) (retro)
10:10pm Vinland Saga Ep 1/26 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

Barring a resurgence of COVID-19 pestilence, these events are scheduled to happen:

  • Saturday July 18th 2020 — JAFWA’s AGM before JAFWA. All signed up members requested to attend.
  • Saturday July 18th 2020 — JAFWA’s committee election, held during the Dinner Break.
  • Saturday August 29th 2020, 1PM-4:30PM — JAFWA’s next make your own fun afternoon.
  • weekend September 12th and 13th 2020 — South West Festival of Japan Bunbury.
  • Rescheduled September 26th to 27th 2020 — SupaNova 2020 – Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000.

Synopsis

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Continued…

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No Screening on Saturday 4th July 2020

This is our regular once-a-month week off, when our dear JAFWAites get a chance to experience the thing called “Life”. To you we say “Good luck!”, and we will see you the Saturday after.
As always, be excellent to each other!

We are still processing the survey from last week, so we don’t entirely yet know which new series will be starting as regular items next week.

Never forget that our Annual General Meetingwill be at 3PM on Saturday July 18, prior to the JAFWA screening. What do you wish to be addressed at this most important meeting dear members?
And forget not that the JAFWA elections will take place later that night, during the Dinner Break. Who do you want to see leading JAFWA into a brighter future? Nominate wisely and soon.

Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday July 11th, 2020.

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

5:15pm new series Ep 1/? TDB
5:40pm Non Non Biyori Ep 12/13
6:05pm Dr Stone Ep 12/24
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm new series Ep 1/?
7:55pm Fire Force Ep 11/24
8:20pm SAO Alicization: War of Underworld Ep 11/?
8:45pm Demon Slayer Ep 11/26 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm New series Ep 1/?
9:45pm Legend of Mahjong: Akagi Ep 2/26 (v) (retro)
10:10pm Vinland Saga Ep 1/26 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

presuming the Pandemic progression does not cause them to cancel, as it did for Swancon.

  • Saturday July 18th 2020 — JAFWA’s AGM before JAFWA. All signed up members are requested to attend.
  • Saturday July 18th 2020 — JAFWA’s committee election, held during the Dinner Break.
  • weekend September 12th and 13th 2020 — South West Festival of Japan Bunbury.
  • Rescheduled September 26th to 27th 2020 — SupaNova 2020 – Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000.

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Screening on Saturday 27th June 2020

The JAFWA screenings continue, with Winter well and truly here.
Much appreciation for Sally and the magnificent sausage sizzle she cooked last week. This week we have the monthly survey to take during the Dinner Break.

JAFWA’s AGM and annual elections are coming up. Once again we cry forth the offical announcement of the upcoming AGM and election, to be held on July 18th, at 3PM before the JAFWA screening. So please prepare and present questions before-hand for our regularly scheduled July AGM, and consider nominating for the JAFWA elections. And, according to our President, you can nominate any fully signed up (for at least the last 3 months) adult JAFWA member resident in WA for nomination as a committee member – it is up to the nominated to “defend” themselves.

We continue taking precautions to limit the possible second wave of Corona, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning with antiseptic, library under limited access, etc. Also, we must ask that anyone unfortunate enough to be infected to not attend JAFWA until they are contagion free.
Help would be welcome during set-up and pack-up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19. Set Up begins ~4:45pm, while the Screening should begin at 5:15pm, or later should the set-up not yet be complete. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations. And we need to wipe the chairs down before they are stacked away.

We hava a couple of our regular items coming to an end this week. We will have a Preview item as a possible regular item replacement. And more imprtantly, during the Dinner Break we will be having our monthly survey to see what items our dear JAFWAites prefer.

Ascendance of a bookworm Mahjong Legend Akagi

And just for fun we re-instate the retro item slot, to see anime as it used to be.

Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday June 27th, 2020.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 24/25
5:40pm Fruits Basket Ep 25/25 (final)
6:05pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Non Non Biyori Ep 11/13
7:55pm Dr Stone Ep 11/24
8:20pm SAO Alicization: War of Underworld Ep 10/?
8:45pm Demon Slayer Ep 10/26 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Cop Craft Ep 11/12 (v)
9:45pm Cop Craft Ep 12/12 (final)
10:10pm Legend of Mahjong: Akagi Ep 1/26 (v) (retro)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

Barring a resurgence of COVID-19 pestilence, these events are scheduled to happen:

  • Saturday July 18th 2020 — JAFWA’s AGM before JAFWA. All signed up members requested to attend.
  • Saturday July 18th 2020 — JAFWA’s committee election, held during the Dinner Break.
  • Rescheduled August 14th to 16th 2020 — SupaNova 2020 – Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000.
  • weekend September 12th and 13th 2020 — South West Festival of Japan Bunbury.

Synopsis

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Continued…

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Screening on Saturday 20th June 2020

The JAFWA screenings continue, after a successfuly resumption last Saturday.
Well, apart from the cooking issues for the free sausage in a bun. We think we have worked out the issues with the applied heat devices, and should have our regretably delayed welcome-back sausage-in-a-bun celebration this week.

As per last week we will be taking precautions to limit the possible second wave of Corona, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning with antiseptic, library under limited access, etc. Also, we must ask that anyone unfortunate enough to be infected to not attend JAFWA until they are contagion free.
Help would be welcome during set-up and pack-up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19. Set Up begins ~4:45pm, while the Screening should begin at 5:15pm, or later should the set-up not yet be complete. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations.

Though the JAFWA schedule may have been thrown askew over the last couple of months, we are endeavouring to return to normality (if anyone can actually define what “normal” is). As such, we are going to have a couple of preview items this week, as possible candidates for when some of our regular series come to an end. We hope you understand that these two items are not quite as recent as when we originally decided to preview them.

Darwin's Game

It has been confirmed that JAFWA’s AGM and annual elections are coming up. Once again we cry forth the offical announcement of the upcoming AGM and election, to be held on July 18th. So please prepare and present questions before-hand for our regularly scheduled July AGM, and consider nominating for the JAFWA elections.

Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday June 20th, 2020.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 23/24
5:40pm Non Non Biyori Ep 10/13
6:05pm Dr Stone Ep 10/24
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Mob Psycho 100 season 2 Ep 10/13
7:55pm Fate/Grand Order – Babylonia Ep 1 (preview)
8:20pm Fire Force Ep 10/24
8:45pm Demon Slayer Ep 9/26 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Cop Craft Ep 10/12 (v)
9:45pm Darwin’s Game Ep 1 (V) preview

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

Barring a resurgence of COVID-19 pestilence, these events are scheduled to happen:

  • Saturday July 18th 2020 — JAFWA’s AGM before JAFWA. All signed up members requested to attend.
  • Saturday July 18th 2020 — JAFWA’s committee election, held during the Dinner Break.
  • Rescheduled August 14th to 16th 2020 — SupaNova 2020 – Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000.
  • weekend September 12th and 13th 2020 — South West Festival of Japan Bunbury.

Synopsis

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Continued…

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Screening on Saturday 13st June 2020

WIth latest round of COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, I feel like crying forth

Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu!

Which has various possible translations, but it this context it can be expressed by the sentiment

We’re Back Baby!

Welcome to the fantabulously wonderful month of June, as the JAFWA screenings resume, as you can see on our FB page.
While the Bureau of Meteorology might say Winter has already started, most countries (Japan included) officially state that the Seasons change on the Equinoxes/Solstices. But with JAFWA’s return, it is sunny days in my heart.

Naturally we will be taking precautions to limit the possible second wave, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning, library under limited access, etc. Also, we must ask that anyone unfortunate enough to be infected to not attend JAFWA until they are contagion free.
Help would be welcome in set up and pack up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19. Set Up begins 4:45pm, while the Screening should begin at 5:15pm, or later should set up not be complete. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations.

We might think we have had our fill of all things pandemic related, We are still drawn to epidemics of violence, and our movie this week will feature that which has plagued mankind all of our history, be it this world or isekai. Prepare for the war-time action and magic of “The Saga of Tanya the Evil”!

Saga of Tanya the Evil

Be aware that due to violence portrayed, the movie will be last in the program, and it is long enough that we will have to put our Late Break somewhat early.

Technically JAFWA’s annual elections and AGM are coming up. In normal circumstances, this week would be the offical announcement of the upcoming AGM and election. So please act as if we are going to have our regularly scheduled July AGM, and consider nominating for the JAFWA elections.

If you can’t manage to get to Japan, you can always you visit:

BittaLime (Japanese kimono, antique, vintage fabric and collectables):
https://www.bittalime-kimono-perth.com/
FB: BittaLime
Etsy: BittaLimeKimono
SC: BittaLime_Kimono

Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday June 13th, 2020.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 22/24 TBC
5:40pm Non Non Biyori Ep 9/13
6:05pm Dr Stone Ep 9/24
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Mob Psycho 100 season 2 Ep 9/13
7:55pm Fire Force Ep 9/24
8:20pm Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Ep 9/?
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm The Saga of Tanya the Evil movie (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

Barring a resurgence of COVID-19 pestilence, these events are scheduled to happen:

Synopsis

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Continued…

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No Screening on Saturday 6th June 2020

President Drew’s Announcement on the hiatus of JAFWA

please read it here.

No JAFWA this week, but next week?

This would normally be our week off.

Hello fellow JAFWANs,

We have received responses to the last post both via Facebook and email, covering solid ground as to when and how JAFWA reopens. I thank you all who participated and voiced their thoughts and concerns.

I have looked over all the responses, and feel that the best path forward for JAWA is to wait until the restrictions lift further, and more so when the risk to JAFWA attendees is reduced. I would rather restart at a time when all can return.

With his in mind, the committee will wait until the next announcements (June I believe). There will be another post a similar question around that time, and I ask you all to again provide your feedback.

When I announced in March that JAFWA would be on hiatus, I made the decision to pause memberships. When we return, new (and fancy) membership cards will be issued with extensions to existing memberships to cover the time lost.

Regards

Drew Edgar

We have been in communication with the City of South Perth regarding the lifting of restrictions and the return of JAFWA, and the Collins Street Centre is now open for business. We are at the next stage of lifting of pandemic restrictions, so all our members can attend, so long as we follow the appropriate health compliance commitments. We here at JAFWA are eager to do so!

So what are our dear JAFWAites’ opinions on resuming JAFWA on June 13th? Please comment on our FaceBook page as to whether and how we should re-open.

Whichever way you vote, JAFWA shall return with the panacea of anime goodness, for when good order is restored. When the situation allows for JAFWA to resume, our expected screening can be seen here.
As always, be excellent to each other!

And until then, as long as Madman keeps operating, we will keep ordering stuff for you from their online catalogues with our club discount. Just e-mail us your orders, and we will respond with how to direct transfer the deposits and options for delivery. So far we have had a couple of JAFWAites pre-order stuff from the online catalogues.

With all the Travel bans, all is not lost if you need to reach out to Japan. We suggest you (remotely) visit our current favourite local shop (jump-start the economy):

BittaLime (Japanese kimono, antique, vintage fabric and collectables):
https://www.bittalime-kimono-perth.com/
FB: BittaLime
Etsy: BittaLimeKimono
SC: BittaLime_Kimono

The latest Japanese Spring 2020 season of anime is underway in Japan. Do any of these or these titles look like they are worth previewing at JAFWA when we return? I am hoping for 2nd season of “Fruits Basket”, but also a desire for “Gleipnir”.

Comment on our FB page.

The resumption of the expected program for when next we screen is as follows:

Dates of Interest

presuming the Pandemic progression does not cause them all to cancel, as it did for Swancon.

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JAFWA still in hiatus for the rest of May 2020

President Drew’s Announcement on the hiatus of JAFWA

please read it here.

The President’s poll on the re-opening of JAFWA

We have been in communication with the City of South Perth regarding the lifting of restrictions and the return of JAFWA.

The Collins Street Centre is now open for business.

There is still a maximum occupancy, under the Emergency Health Act, of 20 in the main hall and 12 in the upstairs room. This leaves JAFWA with three options:

  1. Open for June (13th), capping attendance in the main hall to 20 – this affects us mostly before the dinner break
  2. Waiting until the next stage of restrictions lift to recommence JAFWA with full capacity available (likely to occur around the same time as restarting in June)
  3. Waiting until the spread is further contained to minimise risk to JAFWA attendees.

I am well aware that if we do reopen early, we will have a reduced attendance due with those at risk maintaining their distance. We won’t know the full extent of how this will impact us until we open.

There are also health compliance commitments to maintain – we will need to clean down the areas we use (kitchen tops, etc) as well as the equipment we use (tables and chairs both before and after the session, and JAFWA equipment).

Which of these options do our JAFWAites prefer?

No Screening on this week or for the rest of this month.

JAFWA is still on Hiatus until the current pestilence passes. Though as the above poll indicates, JAFWA may resume as soon as June.
Whechever way you vote, JAFWA shall return with the panacea of anime goodness, for when good order is restored. When the situation allows for JAFWA to resume, our expected screening can be seen here.
As always, be excellent to each other!

And so long as Madman keeps operating, we will keep ordering stuff for you from their online catalogues with our club discount. Just e-mail us your orders, and we will respond with how to direct transfer the deposits and options for delivery. So far we have had a couple of JAFWAites pre-order stuff from the online catalogues.

With all the Travel bans, all is not lost if you need to reach out to Japan. We suggest you (remotely) visit our current favourite local shop (jump-start the economy):

BittaLime (Japanese kimono, antique, vintage fabric and collectables):
https://www.bittalime-kimono-perth.com/
FB: BittaLime
Etsy: BittaLimeKimono
SC: BittaLime_Kimono

The latest Japanese Spring 2020 season of anime is underway in Japan. Do any of these or these titles look like they are worth previewing at JAFWA when we return? I am hoping for 2nd season of “Fruits Basket”, but also a desire for “Gleipnir”.

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

presuming the Pandemic progression does not cause them to cancel, as it did for Swancon.

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JAFWA still in hiatus at beginning May 2020

President Drew’s Announcement on the hiatus of JAFWA

please read it here.

President Drew’s question of the Week

Hello fellow JAFWANs

Firstly, I hope that all of you are doing okay in these trying times. As of yet we have no idea as to when normalcy will return to our lives. Please do all you can to keep positive, and we look forward to seeing you at JAFWA when we recomence in the future.

Now for a discussion topic: the first JAFWA Anonymous Anime Opening Poll (JAAOP).

This may very well be hard for some of us to choose, but stay with me on this.

  1. Please post or link (link preferably) up to three of your favourite opening themes, clips if possible.
  2. Either
    (a) Send an email with the links (and your identity so I know who it is) to jafwa.anime@gmail.com or
    (b) post under this Facebook entry the links to your openings.

Let’s see what JAFWANs liked at the start of the show!

To start things, here’s my three.

First up – the Top Gun of MS Gundam, Kido Senshi Gundam 0083
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoplnxPv-J0 The Winner

Next the first opening to Hokuto no Ken – You Wa Shock!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks3WAHefLDk

Last but not least the First opening to Shin (Change!!) Getta Robo: The Last Days of Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoNmzoP3CF8

Drew.

No Screening on this week or for the forseeable future.

JAFWA is still on Hiatus until the current pestilence passes.
Never fear, JAFWA shall return with the panacea of anime goodness, when good order is restored. When the situation allows for JAFWA to resume, our expected screening can be seen here.

Latest news from the Japanese Film Festival can be found here. Includes a link to a free documentary “10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki“.
COVID-19 has had a negative impact on anime in Japan, as seen here.

And so long as Madman keeps operating, we will keep ordering stuff for you from their online catalogue with our club discount. Just e-mail us your orders, and we will respond with how to direct transfer the deposits and options for delivery.

Artists are bringing back Amabie, a ‘youkai’ associated with protection from disease.

Kaori Hamura Long
While Kaori Hamura Long was homebound with flu-like symptoms, she drew Amabie wearing a mask. Kaori Hamura Long

In the weeks to come we will be implementing various challenges and FaceBook polls, so keep tuned. Do you have any suggestions what to Poll?

Does anyone have a haiku to express the current situation? If so, please share it on FaceBook with us, or email it to JAFWA Members here.

Haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry in three phrases, typically characterised by three qualities:

  • The essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji (“cutting word”) between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.
  • Traditional haiku often consist of 17 on (also known as morae though often loosely translated as “syllables”), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 on, respectively.
  • A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such terms.

eg a bad example (stolen from the FB Perth Nerd Herd page):
Take me down to Hai-
ku city where the grass is
green, and the dammit.

With all the Travel bans, all is not lost if you need to reach out to Japan. We suggest you visit our current favourite local shop (jump-start the economy):

BittaLime (Japanese kimono, antique, vintage fabric and collectables):
https://www.bittalime-kimono-perth.com/
FB: BittaLime
Etsy: BittaLimeKimono
SC: BittaLime_Kimono

The latest Japanese Spring 2020 season of anime is underway in Japan. Do any of these or these titles look like they are worth previewing at JAFWA when we return?

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

presuming the Pandemic progression does not cause them to cancel, as it did for Swancon.

  • Cancelled! Saturday May 2nd 2020 — JAFWA has a Bunning BBQ fundraiser down at Cannington Bunnings.
  • June 26th to 28th 2020 10:00AM->17:00 — SupaNova 2020 – Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000.
  • weekend September 12th and 13th 2020 — South West Festival of Japan Bunbury.

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No Screening in April 2020

President Drew’s Announcement on the hiatus of JAFWA

please read it here.

No Screening on this week or for the forseeable future.

JAFWA is still on Hiatus until the current pestilence passes.
Never fear, JAFWA shall return with the panacea of anime goodness, when good order is restored. When the situation allows for JAFWA to resume, our expected screening can be seen here.

And so long as Madman keeps operating, we will keep ordering stuff for you from their online catalogue with our club discount. Just e-mail us your orders, and we will respond with how to direct transfer the deposits and options for delivery.

Artists are bringing back Amabie, a ‘youkai’ associated with protection from disease.

Matthew Meyer
This Amabie drawing by Matthew Meyer doubles as a printable coloring page. Matthew Meyer

In the weeks to come we will be implementing various challenges and FaceBook polls, so keep tuned. Do you have any suggestions what to Poll?

Does anyone have a haiku to express the current situation? If so, please share it on FaceBook with us, or email it to JAFWA Members here.

Haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry in three phrases, typically characterised by three qualities:

  • The essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji (“cutting word”) between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.
  • Traditional haiku often consist of 17 on (also known as morae though often loosely translated as “syllables”), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 on, respectively.
  • A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such terms.

eg What anime theme song would you use as your own hand-washing lyrics at WashYourLyrics.com. Please tell us.

With all the Travel bans, all is not lost if you need to reach out to Japan. We suggest you visit our current favourite local shop (jump-start the economy):

BittaLime (Japanese kimono, antique, vintage fabric and collectables):
https://www.bittalime-kimono-perth.com/
FB: BittaLime
Etsy: BittaLimeKimono
SC: BittaLime_Kimono

The latest Japanese Spring 2020 season of anime is underway in Japan. Do any of these or these titles look like they are worth previewing at JAFWA when we return?

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

presuming the Pandemic progression does not cause them to cancel, as it did for Swancon.

  • Cancelled! Saturday April 18th 2020 10:00AM->17:00 — RahCon 2020 Pop Culture Convention Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, with the theme “SuperHeroes”.
  • Cancelled! Saturday May 2nd 2020 — JAFWA has a Bunning BBQ fundraiser down at Cannington Bunnings.
  • June 26th to 28th 2020 10:00AM->17:00 — SupaNova 2020 – Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000.
  • weekend September 12th and 13th 2020 — South West Festival of Japan Bunbury.

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Next expected JAFWA screening

Screening to be, date to be advised

The current COVID-19 regulations now say that JAFWA is On Hold. The following is what will happen when JAFWA returns!

Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday March 28th, 2020 when we next return (in a month or two hopefully).

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 22/24
5:40pm Non Non Biyori Ep 9/13
6:05pm Dr Stone Ep 9/24
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Mob Psycho 100 season 2 Ep 9/13
7:55pm Fire Force Ep 9/24
8:20pm Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Ep 9/?
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm The Saga of Tanya the Evil movie (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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