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No screening on Saturday 1st July, 2017

No Screening until Saturday July 8th

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

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

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

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

Dates of Interest

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

Culture Notes and News

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

No Screening until Saturday July 8th

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

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

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

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

Dates of Interest

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

Culture Notes and News

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

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Screening on Saturday 17th June, 2016

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday June 17th, 2017.

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

Tonight we will have the final survey to help determine which new regular series we start screening in July. So be certain to vote. We are going to throw in one last preview item to make things exciting, then have the survey during the Dinner Break.
Be warned, the Dinner Break will be short this Saturday, as we fit in the double-length last episode of retro series “Tenchi Muyo”. Actually, two other regular series are finishing tonight. We will have to add in a movie to express our sad farewell.

Atom the Beginning Hotarubi no Mori e Akagami no Shirayuki Tenchi Muyo Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 24/24 (final)
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 6/25
6:00pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 1 (preview)
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 7/12
6:30pm dinner break
6:50pm Survey!
7:05pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:20pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 2/12
8:05pm Tenchi Muyou! Ryo-ohki Ep 7/7 (retro) (final)
8:30pm Hotarabi no mori e movie
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 25/25 (v) (final)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 33 (season 2 episode 8) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 35/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

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

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Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime (Princess Snow White 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.

Tonight’s Episode:A Tale, My Path” Finale

Prince Raj’s aide Sakaki visits Shirayuki to inform her that she dons the official title of “friend of the crown” of Tanbarun. Afterwards, Prince Izana questions her, asking about her intentions with Zen, and she find herself speechless. Shirayuki struggles to make up her mind as to what she wants in regards to her relationship with Zen, and while she does that, Sakaki tries to convince her to take Raj’s hand.

Little Witch Academia

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

This evening’s Episode:The Fountain of Polaris

Luna Nova hosts a welcoming party for Earl Paul Hanbridge and his son, Andrew, who is an old acquaintance of Diana’s. Meanwhile, as Akko is stuck having to practice her metamorphosis magic after giving herself animal ears, she decides to go and search for the Fountain of Polaris, which she believes can grant her great power.

Preview item – Atom: The Beginning

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

This evening’s Episode:Birth of the Mighty Atom

Two college students Hiroshi Ochanomizo and Ummataro Temma test out their latest robot’s arm which creates a shock wave destroying their lab’s wall. After going to their part-time jobs. they attend the Meccha City parade, where some of the special effects are not what they appear. Can some robotics students make a difference?

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

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

This evening’s Episode:Kotoden

Souta has tried to run away from the fact that the lost child he was helping, Poco, is in fact a supernatural tanuki shapechanger. Poco is running away from a local farmer after digging up fields. It looks like their destinies are tied together. Best to take Poco into town to buy him some clothes. But taking the local train kotoden brings back memories fro Souta, before he ran away to Tokyo. So many things have changed since high school…

retro series from 1992 – Tenchi Muyou – Ryo-ohki (No need for Tenchi)

Tenchi Masaki appears to be an average high school student. But opening a forbidden chamber in his grandfather’s temple results in his life becoming complicated by several otherworldy female beauties, few of whom have friendly regards. From the people who worked on Bubblegum Crisis who asked what if Mackey (Sylia’s brother) was a main character, reversing the Bubblegum scenario
.

This evening’s Episode:The Night Before the Festival” Finale

A few days after Kagato is defeated everything returns to normal. Ryoko finds Mihoshi and Sasami reading shojo manga which Sasami tells that they are guides to tell how to win a boy Earth style. So Ryoko decides to try to use ideas from manga to win Tenchi. Ayeka finds out what she’s doing and starts using the manga to win Tenchi as well.

Movie – Hotarabi no mori e (Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light)

The story of a young girl named Hotaru and her friendship with Gin, a strange young man wearing a mask, who she meets at the age of six in a mountain forest near her grandfather’s country home. Hotaru learns that her friend is supernatural and that touching Gin will cause him to disappear forever. Hotaru returns every summer to spend time with Gin, and their relationship matures as both struggle with its limitations.

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:That’s All This Story Is About” Finale

Subaru and Julius are fighting Betelgeuse by utilizing spirit arts to allow Julius to see through Subaru’s eyes. Upon the conclusion of the battle, Betelgeuse attempts to once more gain control over Subaru’s body. Subaru learns that the explosives used by the double-agent in the previous timeline are now stowed in the cart carrying Emilia and the children.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Hunters

The Colossal Titan’s falling body hits the ground, releasing a massive amount of heat and steam and enabling the Armored Titan to free itself from Eren’s grasp and extract Eren from his Titan form. Bertholdt, carrying the still unconscious Ymir, uses stolen 3DMG to leave with the Armored Titan. The blast seriously injures many of the Scouts, including Mikasa and Hange. Can anyone save Eren, if no-one knows where he has been taken?

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

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

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:D’Arby the Gambler, part 2

By subtly cheating, Daniel J. D’Arby and his Stand Osiris has managed to capture the souls of Polnareff and Joseph Joestar, turning them into poker chips. Unable to leave them behind, Jotaro and Abdul must gamble their souls to retrieve those of their comrades. D’Arby has always won, by cheating in ways that are never caught, but has he ever faced an opponent like Jojo and his Stand Star Platinum? The chips are down, in this no-holds barred fearful poker competition.

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Screening on Saturday 10th June 2017

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday June 10th, 2017.

Election Alert! We will be taking nominations for the JAFWA committee elections starting this Saturday. Are tou a fully signed up member, who wants a chance of glory trying to serve the fickle needs of the JAFWA audience?

As you have seen, several regular series finished in May, and 3 more will finish next week. We are planning on starting a lot a regular new series in July, and tonight is almost the last chance to preview candidates. We will have two preview episodes tonight. And one new regular series that isn’t waiting for July.

Alice to Zoroku Re Creators Udon no Kumi no Kiniro Kemari

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 23/24
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 5/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 1/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 6/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Tenchi Muyou! Ryo-ohki Ep 6/6 (retro)
8:00pm Alice to Zoroku Ep 1 (preview
8:45pm Re: Creators Ep 1 (preview)
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 24/25 (v)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 32 (season 2 episode 7) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 34/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday June 10th 2017 — Nominations open for JAFWA’s committee election.
  • June 23rd to 25th 2017 — SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • Saturday July 8th 2017 — Nominations close for JAFWA’s committee election.
  • Saturday July 15th 2017 — JAFWA AGM from 3PM – all signed up members requested to attend.
  • Saturday July 15th 2017 — JAFWA election during Dinner Break.
  • Sunday August 20th 2017 — Collector Zone! Toy and Hobby Fair at Craigie Leisure Centre.

One Punch Man is real – check out the location pictures.

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Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime (Princess Snow White 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.

Tonight’s Episode:Because of Who You Are

While in deep thought over his meeting with Izana, Zen gets into an accident and becomes injured. Mitsuhide goes to seek help from the Chief Herbalist, but instead encounters a strange plant and accidentally inhales it’s fragrance. The fragrance causes a deep part of Mitsuhide’s personality to emerge, causing his loyalty towards Zen to become stronger. While Shirayuki is tasked to find an antidote, Zen instead orders to have the medicine naturally leave his system.

Little Witch Academia

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

This evening’s Episode:Luna Nova and the White Dragon

While being forced to clean the academy’s tower following an argument in class, Akko and Amanda witness a horde of dragons carrying off the Sorcerer’s Stone, leaving Luna Nova without any magical power. Strangely, the academy staff does not react to this theft, instead accidentally revealing that this is part of an anticipated prophecy involving a dragon.

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

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

This evening’s Episode: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 from 1992 – Tenchi Muyou – Ryo-ohki (No need for Tenchi)

Tenchi Masaki appears to be an average high school student. But opening a forbidden chamber in his grandfather’s temple results in his life becoming complicated by several otherworldy female beauties, few of whom have friendly regards. From the people who worked on Bubblegum Crisis who asked what if Mackey (Sylia’s brother) was a main character, reversing the Bubblegum scenario.

This evening’s Episode:We Need Tenchi

The girls head for Kagato’s ship to avenge Tenchi. Meanwhile, on Earth, Sasami senses Tenchi is in trouble and summons Tsunami, her own Juraian battleship, to save him from near-death. Mihoshi accidentally releases a 20,000-year-old scientific genius, Washu, from Kagato’s imprisonment.

Preview item – Alice to Zokroku (Alice and Zoroku)

Sana Kashimura, a little orphan girl who is one of the children that holds the power of “Alice’s Dream,” a special ability that enables her to materialize anything she imagines. After escaping a lab where she was a test subject, she ends up in the outside world where she encounters a grumpy old man named Zouroku, but she wonders if he will help her.

This evening’s double-length Episode:The Red Queen Escapes

Sana escapes from a research facility and with the help of two unknown benefactors, manages to escape the facility guards and teleport to Shinjuku. There, she meets Zouroku and attempts to enter into a deal with him. Zouroku refuses to make any deal with her and they are both attacked by Asahi and Yonaga, who have arrived to take Sana back to the facility.

Preview item – Re: Creators

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Wonderful Voyage I will remember everything that happened to me.

One evening, S?ta Mizushino, a middle school student struggling to draw, watches his favorite anime series on his tablet. Just then, a strange glitch happens and Sota is transported to the anime’s world, where the lead character, Selesia Yupitiria, is battling against a mysterious girl. Narrowly escaping from the battle, Sota returns to the real world alongside Selesia, who becomes confused when Sota tells her she is a fictional character.

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 Self-Proclaimed Knight and the Greatest Knight

Subaru’ “Return by Death” ability causes him to respawn back to the strategy meeting on the morning after the White Whale battle. Now aware that the cult can possess others, he formulates a new strategy to take out the fingers first before going after Betelgeuse himself. Wilhelm drops by the mansion to clear up the misunderstanding from the letter and to order the evacuation of the village.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Close Combat

Reiner and Bertholdt, friends from the 104th training cadre. Never laughed much at Erin’s heartfelt wish to kill each and every Titan. Now they are revealed as the Armoured Titan and the Colossal Titan that annihilated Erin’s childhood. And now they are trying to capture Erin and the injured Ymir, and take these two to their “hometown”. Not without a fight!

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

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

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:D’Arby the Gambler, part 1

Upon arriving in Cairo, Jotaro’s group heads to a café where they come across a man named D’Arby who claims to know where DIO’s mansion is. Not willing to give up the information for free, D’Arby suggests they should instead gamble for it with their souls on the line.

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No screening on Saturday 3rd June, 2017

No Screening until Saturday June 10

There will be no JAFWA screening on June 3rd – it being the first Saturday of the month, JAFWA’s usual weekend off.
Last week we watched the conclusion of 3 regular TV series at JAFWA. The Japanese really know how to make a series come to a satisfying conclusion, don’t you think? New series to replace these in June and July!
It appears that NITV channel 34 has ceased screening its Friday evening anime movie – “Wolf Children”, “Totoro”, “The Boy and the Beast” and “Summer Wars” were so wonderful in May.

Be aware that on July 16th, JAFWA will have its AGM on annual elections. Hence starting next week, we will be taking nominations for the JAFWA elections.

Fear not! JAFWA will return on Saturday June 10th, and we expect that our program will contain the following:

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 23/24
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 5/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 1/??
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 6/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Tenchi Muyou! Ryo-ohki Ep 6/6 (retro)
8:00pm Alice to Zoroku Ep 1 (preview
8:45pm Re: Creators Ep 1 (preview)
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 24/25 (v)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 32 (season 2 episode 7) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 34/48 (v)

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday June 10th 2017 — Nominations open for JAFWA’s committee election.
  • June 23rd to 25th 2017 — SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • Saturday July 8th 2017 — Nominations close for JAFWA’s committee election.
  • Saturday July 15th 2017 — JAFWA AGM from 3PM – all signed up members requested to attend.
  • Saturday July 15th 2017 — JAFWA election during Dinner Break.
  • Sunday August 20th 2017 — Collector Zone! Toy and Hobby Fair at Craigie Leisure Centre.

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Screening on Saturday 27th May, 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. I am not certain we have access to the outdoor area, but we will try to keep you off the street.

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 Saturday May 27th, 2017.

It looks like the new Fairy Tail movie “Dragon Cry” is getting more and more popular. It is not just at the usual 3 cinemas (Luna Leederville, Hoyts Carousel and Event Innaloo), but apparently Hoyts Morley is putting on a few screenings. There were several people at JAFWA last week who had just come back from the cinema after watching this animated movie, and based on their ecstatic happiness this is a movie not to be missed.

Don’t forget that channel 34 NITV is screening a good anime movie every Friday evening. Unfortunately dubbed into English. This week’s goodness is “Summer Wars“. And as usual they do a repeat screening on Saturday afternoon.

This week we say farewell to 3 of our regular series. Don’t be too sad, as they will be replaced by new regular series in June and July. So far we have only decided on one of the replacement series, so we will have a survey during the Dinner Break where you can help us narrow down the the candidates for the new regular series to start, by numbering in order which shows you like. We will vote from the narrowed down list in June.

Ore Monogatari ReLIFE Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami Shirayuki-hime Ep 22/24
5:35pm Ore Monogatari Ep 23/24
6:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 24/24 (final)
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 5/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Tenchi Muyou! Ryo-ohki Ep 5/7 (retro)
8:00pm ReLIFE Ep 12/13
8:25pm ReLIFE Ep 13/13 (final)
8:50pm Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches Ep 12/12 (final)
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 23/25 (v)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 31 (season 2 episode 6) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 33/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Thursday May 18th 2017 — The second anime movie Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry at the usual cinemas – Luna Leederville, Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo. Also at Hoyts Morley.
  • Saturday May 27th 2017 — JAFWA’s next make your own fun Event Afternoon, before the JAFWA screening.
  • Weekend of May 27th and 28th 2017 — Tokyo Underground will also be hosting their third installment of Artist Alley. Check out and support local artists.
  • June 23rd to 25th 2017 — SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime (Princess Snow White 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.

Tonight’s Episode:You Will Drink from the Spring of Intent

After returning to the Kingdom of Clarines, while Shirayuki goes back to work at the castle, Zen is pressured by Prince Izana and Lord Haruka to hold a ball as many women seek to marry him. Everyone in the castle soon discover the news that Zen is having a marriage interview, including Shirayuki causing her to become worried but she tries to hide her fears.

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 Spring Break” and “My Heart” (Finale)

During spring break, Rinko takes a part-time job at a cake shop, catching the attention of the shop’s assistant, Kouki Ichinose. While getting used to the job, Rinko helps Kouki to sell some of his own cake ideas, which he starts to misinterpret as her having feelings for him. This leads to some jealousy from Takeo. But Takeo Gouda is so good natured, can he be convinced that it is better for Rinko to date Ichinose?

retro series from 1992 – Tenchi Muyou – Ryo-ohki (No need for Tenchi)

Tenchi Masaki appears to be an average high school student. But opening a forbidden chamber in his grandfather’s temple results in his life becoming complicated by several otherworldy female beauties, few of whom have friendly regards. From the people who worked on Bubblegum Crisis who asked what if Mackey (Sylia’s brother) was a main character, reversing the Bubblegum scenario.

This evening’s Episode:Kagato Attacks!

The murderous space criminal Kagato arrives on earth and seizes Ryoko, saying that he is her creator. The fate of Ayeka’s half-brother Yosho is revealed. But who can rescue Ryoko?

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.

This evening’s Episode:Double Panic” and “Confession” (Finale)

Arata indirectly explains to Kazuomi about love and how important it is. When Kazuomi and Arata sees a man with Rena, Kazuomi rushes to her. Can Arata give Kazuomi correct advice. Meanwhile Rena asks for Honoka and Chizuru’s assistance in getting her and Kazuomi alone during the fire works festival in order for her to confess her feelings to him.

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:I Love You, Shiraishi!” (Finale)

Yamada must fight missing memories of friends that don’t remember him, nefarious student council members seeking his destruction and reticent witches to save Shiraishi. However if he can assemble all 7 witches he might have the opportunity to make a wish to fix things, as only a delinquent can.

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:Nefarious Sloth

While talking to Julius, Subaru is attacked by a mysterious blue flower, and illusions and enchantments bedevil the company. The Witch Cult is proving to be far more pervasive than thought, and the Archbishop of Sloth’s power is able to be transferred to other fingers.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Warrior

After the battle, the Scouts climb the wall nearest to Castle Utgard and prepare to take the comatose Ymir to Trost for medical attention. Shortly thereafter, the group spots a patrol led by Hannes, who reports the walls were never breached, much to everyone’s confusion. But Ymir being an undercover Titan does not explain how Annie the Female Titan had been able to track down Erin during the 57th Exterior Scouting mission. There must be others.

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:Set’s Alessi, part 2

Polnareff has been transformed into a child by the power of Alessi’s stand Set. Polnareff’s sanctuary with the kind woman has been invaded, and Alessi seeks to drown Polnareff. But what has happened to the kind woman? Can child Polnareff escape and save both himself and the kind woman? Will Jojo suffer the same fate?

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Screening on Saturday 20th May, 2016

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday May 20th, 2017.

Last week we had some happy people who scored free passes to the new Fairy Tail movie “Dragon Cry” will be out in selected cinemas from Wednesday 18th May. We also learned that Ube cosplay has managed to get a special screening at Hoyts Morley for Saturday at 1PM, though you will have to see Ube cosplay to get in on their group booking.

Tonight, we will have a preview item, the first episode of “ID-0”, which looks like it could be a decent mecha show.

ID-0

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami Shirayuki-hime Ep 21/24
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 4/25
6:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 22/24
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 4/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Tenchi Muyou! Ryo-ohki Ep 4/7 (retro)
8:00pm ReLIFE Ep 11/13
8:25pm Yamada-kun & the 7 Witches Ep 11/12
8:50pm ID-0 Ep 1 (preview)
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 22/25 (v)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 30 (season 2 episode 5) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 32/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Thursday May 18th 2017 — The second anime movie Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry at the usual cinemas – Luna Leederville, Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo.
  • Saturday May 27th 2017 — JAFWA’s next make your own fun Event Afternoon, before the JAFWA screening.
  • Weekend of May 27th and 28th 2017 — Tokyo Underground will also be hosting their third installment of Artist Alley. Check out and support local artists.
  • June 23rd to 25th 2017 — SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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 (Princess Snow White 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.

Tonight’s Episode:When I’m with You

Shirayuki has re-united with her father, and her mission in Tanburen has now officially finished.

While on their way back to Clarines, it soon begins to rain and Zen and others decide to stay at a nearby Inn. While everyone enjoys being back together again, Obi reflects on how much he has changed since meeting Zen and the others.

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:Night Fall

As Akko and the others are given punishments for stealing food during the night, prohibiting them from leaving school grounds, Lotte becomes depressed as it leaves her unable to go to the city to attend the release of the latest volume in her favorite book series, Night Fall, and meet the reclusive author. Hearing Lotte’s passion for the series and desire to meet the author, Akko and Sucy try to help.

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:The Letter to Me

While on their outing to the zoo, Yukika continues to struggle with talking directly to Sunakawa, but eventually manages to work her way up to casual conversation. Though able to talk more, has any true feelings been expressed? Takeo and Rinko catch up to her, helping her understand her feelings. Will she end with happy memories?

retro series from 1992 – Tenchi Muyou – Ryo-ohki (No need for Tenchi)

Tenchi Masaki appears to be an average high school student. But opening a forbidden chamber in his grandfather’s temple results in his life becoming complicated by several otherworldy female beauties, few of whom have friendly regards. From the people who worked on Bubblegum Crisis who asked what if Mackey (Sylia’s brother) was a main character, reversing the Bubblegum scenario
.

This evening’s Episode:Mihoshi Falls to the Land of Stars

An incompetent Galaxy Police officer, Mihoshi Kuramitsu, is sent to patrol Earth, where the wanted criminal Kagato is headed. Meanwhile, Tenchi and his extended family take a short vacation at a local hot springs, and chaos ensues as Ryoko and Ayeka begin fighting.

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.

This evening’s Episode:A Trip to the Past

Returning to adulthood, Kaizaki Arata confronts his past and pay a visit to his sensei’s grave. There are many memories to relive. Ryo plans a surprise for him.

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:What did you do with Shiraishi

The seventh witch has erased everybody’s memories of Yamada and his involvement with the witches. Which mean Shiraishi no longer remembers that she is a witch, and the Supernatural Studies club can’t recall why they are together. How can Yamada fix this? And how ill the Student Council respond?

preview item – ID-0

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

This evening’s Episode:Mind Trance

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

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:A Flash of Sloth

With the White Whale behind him, Subaru begins his attack on the Witch’s Cult. Fortunately the the Archbishop of Sloth Betelgeuse is confused by the smell of the Witch around Subaru. Subaru must trick Betelgeuse into losing his composure, so that Subaru’s allies can safely attack. But Betelgeuse has some surprises.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Historia

In a flashback, during their winter training as cadets, Krista and Ymir get lost in the mountains while saving fellow cadet Daz during a blizzard. Ymir accuses of Krista of having a death wish rather than wanting to saving Daz. She also reveals she knows that Krista’s secret. Back in the present, Ymir in her Titan form fights off the other Titans as Reiner and Bertolt recognize Ymir as the Titan who ate their childhood friend in the past.

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:Set’s Alessi, part 1

While Jotaro, Polnareff, and Iggy go off in search for Joseph and Abdul, who are busy with their battle with Mariah, they are followed by Alessi, who uses the power of the Stand Set which resides in his shadow to turn Polnareff into a child. Unable to ask Jotaro for help, can Polnareff defend himself from Alessi’s attacks as his mind and power reverts to that of a child?

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Screening on Saturday 13th May, 2016

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

As you have probably heard the new Fairy Tail movie “Dragon Cry” will be out in selected cinemas from Wednesday 18th May. JAFWA has scored some Admit Two passes, thanks to our friends at Madman, and will be giving them away as prizes this week. I wonder how many people will buy extra Door Prize tickets?

Tonight, we will have a preview item, the first episode of “Yuri!!! on Ice”, that so many people have mentioned.

Yuri!!! on Ice

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami Shirayuki-hime Ep 20/24
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 3/25
6:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 21/24
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 3/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Tenchi Muyou! Ryo-ohki Ep 3/6 (retro)
8:00pm Yuri!!! on Ice Ep 1 (preview)
8:25pm ReLIFE Ep 10/13
8:50pm Yamada-kun & the 7 Witches Ep 10/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 21/25 (v)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 29 (season 2 episode 4) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 31/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Thursday May 18th 2017 — The second anime movie Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry at the usual cinemas – Luna Leederville, Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo.
  • Saturday May 27th 2017 — JAFWA’s next make your own fun Event Afternoon before the JAFWA screening.
  • Weekend of May 27th and 28th 2017 — Tokyo Underground will also be hosting their third installment of Artist Alley. Check out and support local artists.
  • June 23rd to 25th 2017 — SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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 (Princess Snow White 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.

Tonight’s Episode:The Temperature of a Smile, a Cherished Place

While Raji and his men return to Tanbarun to deal with the Pirates, Shirayuki and the others arrive at the Lions of the Mountains village, where a party is held to celebrate their victory. During their time together, Shirayuki learns why her father left her in the care of her grandparents and his history, including the reason why Kazuki had taken her.

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:Don’t Stop Me Now

Despite struggling to fly a broom properly, Akko becomes eager to enter the school’s traditional broom relay event after learning Chariot was one of the winners. Later, Akko goes with Lotte to a magic item café where they come across a legendary broom known as the Shooting Star that has been sealed off for being too temperamental.

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:The Letter and Me

Takeo comes across a girl named Yukika Amami, who has had a crush on Makoto since kindergarten, but hasn’t had the courage to talk to him for the past ten years. Upon being given an opportunity to actually speak to Makoto, Yukika has difficulty finding the right words and ends up blurting her confession immediately.

retro series from 1992 – Tenchi Muyou – Ryo-ohki (No need for Tenchi)

Tenchi Masaki appears to be an average high school student. But opening a forbidden chamber in his grandfather’s temple results in his life becoming complicated by several otherworldy female beauties, few of whom have friendly regards. From the people who worked on Bubblegum Crisis who asked what if Mackey (Sylia’s brother) was a main character, reversing the Bubblegum scenario.

This evening’s Episode:Hello, Ryo-Ohki!

Ryoko pulls an egg from the wreck of her ship and introduces it as her offspring. The egg hatches to reveal Ryo-Ohki, now in cabbit form. Ayeka discovers signs of Jurai present on Earth, and opens up to Tenchi.

preview item – Yuri!!! On Ice

After a crushing defeat in the Grand Prix Final and other competition losses, 23-year-old Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki develops mixed feelings about skating and puts his career on hold. Then his idol Russian figure skating champion Victor Nikiforov travels to Kyushu with an offer to coach Yuri and revive his figure-skating career. However Yuri Plisetsky, a rising 15-year-old Russian prodigy skater, seeks to make good on a promise by Victor Nikiforov yo choreograph a routine specifically for Yuri Plisetsky. The stage is set for the battle of the Yuris.

This evening’s Episode:Easy as Pirozhki!! The Grand Prix Final of Tears

Depressed by his string of losses, Yuri Katsuki unofficially retires. He returns home to his family’s hot springs resort, Yu-topia, in Hasetsu, Kyushu. As skating legend Victor Nikiforov wins his fifth consecutive World Championship, Yuri heads to the local ice skating rink to reconnect with his friend. He practices skating the routine that Victor won the Championship with to reignite his passion. His performance gets secretly recorded and uploaded to the internet, and goes viral.

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.

This evening’s Episode:Everybody’s Selfish Desires

Honoka reveals the reason she joined Aoba Highschool. Chizuru talks about her past and motivates Honoka to talk with Rena. But Rena runs away before Honoka can talk with 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:Please Go Out With Me

The race to find the seventh witch is on, but who is she and what is her mysterious power? Will Yamade be prepared to pay the terrible price for the answers?

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:A Wager That Defies Despair

The armies become demoralized with the sudden appearance of three whales. While running with Crusch and watching the armies battle the whales, Subaru works out which of the 3 whales in the sky that needs to be attacked. But once it is on the ground, how can they finally defeat it? And will Natsuki be in time to rescue Emillia at the Roswaal mansion?

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Soldier

Two hours before the attack by the Titans at Castle Utgard, the 104th Trainees rest as their seniors keep watch. Connie mentions the Titan he encountered at his village resembled his mother, but Ymir plays it off. Reiner becomes suspicious when Ymir is able to read the unknown language on a food can. But shortly afterwards the Titans attack.

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:Bastet’s Mariah, part 2

Affected by the magnetising effect of Mariah’s Stand Bastet, Joseph and Abdul try to get themselves detached from each other, facing all kinds of embarrassment in the process, only to wind up stuck on a railroad track as a train approaches…
Meanwhile, another Stand user, Alessi, sets his sights on Jotaro, Polnareff, and Iggy.

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No screening on Saturday 6th May, 2017

No Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on May 6th – it being the first Saturday of the month, JAFWA’s usual weekend off.
As a bit of a surprise, NITV channel 34 is screening “Wolf Children” at 7:45PM on Friday. It appears to be the English dub, bit still a good anime movie.
There is always Free Comic Book Day on Saturday.

Fear not! JAFWA will return on Saturday May 13th, and we expect that our program will contain the following:

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 20/24
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 3/25
6:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 21/24
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 3/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Tenchi Muyou! Ryo-ohki Ep 3/6 (retro)
8:00pm ReLIFE Ep 10/13
8:25pm Yuri on Ice Ep 1 (preview)
8:50pm Yamada-kun & 7 Witches Ep 10/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 21/25 (v)
9:55pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 29 (season 2 episode 4) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 31/48 (v)

Dates of Interest

Culture Notes and News

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Screening on Saturday 29th April, 2016

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

Tonight we say good bye to the regular series “Sweetness and Lightning”. It seems such a shock that JAFWA has already screened enough times this year for a full 1-cour series to have been fully screened.
During the month of May we will re-arrange the JAFWA program slightly so that “Ore Monogatari” (“My Love Story”) will occupy the vacant time slot, but in June we will have a fuzzy golden furball replacement regular series.

Tonight, however, we will have a preview item, the first episode of “Seikaisuru Kado”. This will be before the Dinner Break so that it may be included in the survey so that we can find out what you, our lovely audience enjoy. Bring extra friends to bias the survey results.

Kado: the right answer

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Little Witch Academia Ep 2/25
5:35pm Seikaisuru Kado Ep 00 (preview)
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 12/12 (final)
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 2/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:00pm Survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Tenchi Muyou! Ryo-ohki Ep 2/6 (retro)
8:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 20/24
8:25pm ReLIFE Ep 9/13
8:50pm Yamada-kun & the 7 Witches Ep 9/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 20/25 (v)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 28 (season 2 episode 3) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 30/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday April 29th 2017 18:00-20:00 — PANiC AGM will be held in the back room via Tokyo Underground.
  • June 23rd to 25th 2017 — SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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Synopsis

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:Pappiliodya

After avoiding expulsion last week, Akko begins her first day of lessons at Luna Nova, but the classes do not turn out to be as glamorous as she thought they would be. In addition, she has her first clash with the school’s top student, Diana Cavendish, over their diverging views towards Shiny Chariot. However an attempt to revive the academy’s Jennifer Memorial Tree might reveal that Akko has some rather specialised but useful magical knowledge.

preview item – Seikaisuru Kado (KADO: The Right Answer)

While taking a business trip using a plane, K?jir? Shind? and his co-worker Shun Hanamori witnessed the sudden appearance of a gigantic cube called KADO that appears out of the thin air, coming into their plane that couldn’t overpower the cube’s speed. While Kojiro and Shun, along with other 251 passengers is taken undamaged inside the cube, they encounter a man who looks like an ordinary human. He identify himself as Yaha-kui zaShunina, and he wishes to intervene with Japan’s internal affairs.

This evening’s Episode:Ninovo

In the Ministry of Internal Affairs, department of International Intelligence and Communications, General Affairs is the top negotiator K?jir? Shind? and his off-sider Shun Hanamori. Prior to being transferred to a new posting they are asked to perform one last task, some land purchase negotiations. After a slightly more complex affair than it seems, they are off to bigger and better opportunities when something far bigger and far better drops in at the airport.

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:Okonomiyaki Filled With Affection” Finale

The anniversary of the death of K?hei’s wife / Tsumugi’s mother, and the two of them try eating at an okonomiyaki restaurant, but Tsumugi gets upset when she doesn’t get to do the mixing herself. Later, everyone gets together to make okonomiyaki that Tsumugi can mix, but Kotori feels downhearted that her mother couldn’t join them again.

retro series from 1992 – Tenchi Muyou – Ryoo-oki (No need for Tenchi)

Tenchi Masaki appears to be an average high school student. But opening a forbidden chamber in his grandfather’s temple results in his life becoming complicated by several otherworldy female beauties, few of whom have friendly regards. From the people who worked on Bubblegum Crisis who asked what if Mackey (Sylia’s brother) was a main character, reversing the Bubblegum scenario
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This evening’s Episode:Here Comes Ayeka!

Tenchi finds the superhumanly powerful Ryoko sleeping in his bed. Meanwhile Princess Ayeka Masaki Jurai awakens from her sleep and arrives on Earth in pursuit of space pirate Ryoko, and her missing brother Yosho. The battle ensues, with Ryoko and Tenchi teaming up to stave off the extra-terrestrial assault.

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 Chocolate

With Valentine’s Day approaching, Rinko invites all of her friends to make chocolate together on the 13th while Takeo’s friends ask to hang out with the girls on the 14th. As the girls and guys meet up on the 14th, Takeo becomes overly excited over what chocolate he’ll receive from Rinko.

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.

This evening’s Episode:Revenge

Chizuru understands that there is a problem and talks with Arata.Talking about the problem causes Arata to confront his past mistake with Chizuru and they plan to make Rena and Honuka friends again.

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:I’ll Definitely Change the Future

The Supernatural Studies Club has a 100% accurate fortune telling booth at the school festival. But the precognitive witch wants to lose her powers, so it is up to Yamada to find the “witch killer” who can take away witch’s powers. Of course, he wants Yamada to do him a favour…

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:Wilhelm van Astrea

The battle with the White Whale begins with the night banisher fired to temporarily change the appearance of the nighttime sky to daytime. Subaru and Rem draw the whale towards them with the Crusch and Anastasia armies attacking the whale, and Wilhelm slashing the whale at close range hoping to ground the whale.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Southwestward

Connie grieves for the death of his family while his senior Lynn tries to assure him they might be still be alive since no bodies nor blood was found. Elsewhere, Ymir asks her seniors Nanaba and Henning to allow her and Christa to leave their group since they don’t have their gear. Where is the breach in the wall that the Titans entered?

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:Bastet’s Mariah, part 2

Kakyoin is informed that the Speedwagon Foundation is taking over his medical treatment, allowing his eyes to heal faster. Meanwhile, as Jotaro’s group arrive in Luxor, Joseph gets shocked by a strange rock with an electrical socket while visiting the bathroom. Mariah, wielder of the magnetic Stand Bastet, is about to give everyone a magnetic personality, causing anything metallic to become a potentially lethal weapon to them.

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