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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 27th August, 2016

Screening

Tonight is the final episode of the original “Oh! My Goddess”, and tonight’s episode is longer than normal. We will start maybe 5 minutes earlier. Hopefully it will not be as apocalyptic as the Olympics in “Akira”.

The results of the Bean Poll are in. A mere 9 people voted for JAFWA to continue screening “Fairy Tail”, while 21 voted otherwise. Thus tonight we will screen one last episode of “Fairy Tail” before replacing it in September. In order to replace it, this week we will have a survey to determine what we replace it with.
Not to mention we have nearly finished “Flying Witch” and “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress”, so we are looking for replacement series for those two as well.

For the replacements for “Fairy Tail” and “Flying Witch”, we will be deciding from:- “Working!!!”, “Time Travel Shoujo”, “Akagami no Shirayuki-hime/Snow White with the Red Hair”, “Amanchu!”, “Ore Monogatari!/My Love Story”, and “Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso/You’re Lie in April”.

For the replacement for “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress”, we will be deciding from:- “Beserk (2016)”, “Re:Zero Kara Hajimeri Isekai Seikatsu/Re:Life in Another World Starting from Zero”, “Overlord”, “Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru/A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet”.
Vote wisely.











All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fail Tail season 2 Ep 28/90
5:35pm Flying Witch Ep 10/12
6:00pm Oh My Goddess! Part 5/5 (retro) (final)
6:40pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hot Springs Fairy Hakone-chan Ep 7/12
7:35pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 19/25
8:00pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 20/25
8:25pm GATE Ep 11/24
8:50pm One Punch Man Ep 6/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:20pm Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Ep 10/12 (v)
9:45pm Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Ep 11/12 (v)
10:10pm Erased Ep 10/12 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo (https://www.facebook.com/events/1820745194819536/) HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail second series

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Moulin Rouge” (Finale … or at least the last one we will screen)

As part of a reward for a job well done, Grey gets a billiard table and introduces the sport to the Guild. Natsu is all for playing, not for following the rules. But it does get Erza reminiscing about the first time she played billiards.

Flying Witch

The cheerful and pleasant Kowata Makoto has come to Aomori to complete high school. She will be boarding with her cousin Muramoto Kei. Nothing unusual there right? Well, not quite. Because Makoto isn’t the normal girl she appears to be. Makoto is a witch, and she is going to bring some of the magic of the witching world to her new home.

Tonight’s Episodes:Bad With Cooking and Bad With Bees

Nao is depressed, since the next class is Home Economics and she has no skill with cooking. Kei and Makoto help her out, but Nao would be much happier in an apple orchard.

retro Item from 1993 – Ah Megami-sama! OVA (Oh My Goddess! OVA)

By accidentally dialling the wrong number one afternoon, college student Keiichi Morisato is put through to the Goddess Help Line. Resulting in him being granted a single wish by the goddess Belldandy. Believing it to be a joke Keiichi wishes for Belldandy to stay with him forever, and they live happily ever after … well, not quite.

Tonight’s Episodes:For the Love of Goddess” Finale

After seeing the dreaded tree, Belldandy understands why a bug vortex has formed between her and Keiichi, and why she must be recalled to the Heavens. But Keiichi will find someway to deliver at least a token of his love to Belldandy before she leaves.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom) 2

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Outer Space Time” & “Valentine’s Day Time

A chance to find a cure for Koro-sensei leads the assassination class to steal a rocket and hijack the international space station. Karma and Nagisu must fly faster and climb higher than Koro-sensei. For they know that the end of January means February and decison time on their future after graduation. And Valentine’s Day.

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defense Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episodes:Visitor

Five months since the Gate’s opening, the Alnus refugee camp develops into a town, attracting more people and becoming a trading center for goods from Earth. At the Empire, Princess Pina begins secret negotiations for a peace treaty with Japan. A night out on the town avoiding Rory’s advances lead to a misunderstanding with a righteous Dark Elf.

One Punch Man

Saitama is a superhero, a man of such incredibly refined fighting prowess he can defeat any opponent with a single punch. And he stands ever ready to defend the people of City A no matter what terror besets them. But when you dedicate yourself to your job so completely that your hair falls out, you do not want that job to become boring …

Tonight’s Episodes:The Terrifying City

Success! Saitama is now a registered hero, so maybe people will start recognising him. Despair! As a C class hero, he needs to fulfil a quota of heroic deeds in order to remain a registered hero. Meanwhile the Hero Association is investigating rumours of strong monsters in Saitama’s neighbourhood.

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)

Ikoma is a lowly engineer in the walled city of Arawakin, one of a series of city-stations linked together by rail lines and serviced by massive, armour-plated steam trains. The reason for such lumbering transport? The Kabane. Victims of a plague that turns people into flesh-eating zombies and encases their hearts in iron. Outside the walled cities the Kabane roam the land. Within them the people are ready to slaughter any new arrival should they show the slightest hint of infection. Everyone from peasant to soldier lives in constant fear, but not Ikoma. He intends to fight back.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Attacking Weak” & “Burning Life

Biba and his troops now control the Koutetsujou and its passengers, using their blood to feed his Kabane. He intends to use Ayame to open the gates to Kongokaku so he can face his father, the Shogun. The Koutetsujou prisoners are prepared to counter-attack. But can Ikoma exceed Biba’s deviousness, or will Mumei be lost forever. And what has happened to the samurai Kurusu?

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Without Me)

Fujinuma Satoru is just another failed manga artist, making ends meet as a cynical pizza delivery boy. But there is one thing in his life that is genuinely extraordinary. From time to time, Satoru finds himself involuntarily transported a short distance back in time, giving him the chance to prevent an imminent disaster. He never knows exactly what he’s supposed to prevent, but that doesn’t stop him from trying. For all his cynicism Satoru wants to help others, because there is one instance from his childhood, far enough back that he barely remembers any of it, where he failed.

Tonight’s Episodes:Joy

Satoru and his friends approach the other two victims of the serial killer, before he can strike, rendering them no longer candidates for murder. But with the serial killer’s victims protected, who else might the frustrated serial killer go after?

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 20th August, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for August 20th, 2016.

We are going to have a Bean Poll as to whether to continue regular screening of “Fairy Tail”, since it has been polling poorly in the monthly surveys. If you vote ‘No’, be aware that we don’t yet have a replacement regular item. We would have to vote on that the next week. The suggestion for replacement show so far are “Fairy Tail Zero”, “Bunkou: Stray Dogs” and “Sailor Moon”. Our Suggestion box is open to other ideas. I am half hoping that somebody suggests the retro series “Card Captor Sakura”.
Unfortunately this seems to have distracted people from the idea of having an auction during the Dinner Break. Do you want to bring lots of money to bid on anime-related items during the Dinner Break this Saturday?

Though if you want distractions, we are not going to have just, not even just two, but three preview episodes this week.




All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fail Tail season 2 Ep 27/90
5:40pm Flying Witch Ep 9/12
6:05pm Oh My Goddess! Part 4/5 (retro)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hot Springs Fairy Hakone-chan Ep 6/12
7:35pm Twin Star Exorcists Ep 1 (preview)
8:00pm GATE Ep 10/24
8:25pm Kiznaiver Ep 1 (preview)
8:50pm Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Ep 6/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:20pm Berserk (2016) Ep 1 (preview) (v)
9:45pm Erased Ep 9/12 (v)
10:10pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusade Ep 8/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo (https://www.facebook.com/events/1820745194819536/) HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail second series

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Welcome Back, Frosch

We continue the Fairy Tail filler episodes. Frosch wanders off while shopping with Lector in the city and becomes lost. Rogue and other Sabertooth wizards search for the frog-suited Exceed. Meanwhile Frosch attempts to navigate his way back to the Guild. There are a lot of magicians out and about.

Flying Witch

The cheerful and pleasant Kowata Makoto has come to Aomori to complete high school. She will be boarding with her cousin Muramoto Kei. Nothing unusual there right? Well, not quite. Because Makoto isn’t the normal girl she appears to be. Makoto is a witch, and she is going to bring some of the magic of the witching world to her new home.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Day After Tomorrow is Today

Chinatsu recounts to her mother her meeting a fox at the cafe. Inukai, the witch who had a shape-changing accident thanks to Makoto’s sister Akane, comes a visiting, and finally demonstrates her ability at fortune telling. Makoto and Chinatsu eagerly await the predictions to come true, but has Inukai interpreted the omens correctly?

retro Item from 1993 – Ah Megami-sama! OVA (Oh My Goddess! OVA)

By accidentally dialling the wrong number one afternoon, college student Keiichi Morisato is put through to the Goddess Help Line. Resulting in him being granted a single wish by the goddess Belldandy. Believing it to be a joke Keiichi wishes for Belldandy to stay with him forever, and they live happily ever after … well, not quite.

Tonight’s Episodes:Evergreen Holy Night

Keiichi awakens from a nightmare where Belldandy leaves him and returns to the Heavens. But was the dream prophetic? For with the 3 Goddesses on Earth, the divine system is suffering more bugs, and it appears that Belldandy may indeed be recalled.

Preview Item – Sousei no Onmyouji (Twin Star Exorcist)

Rokuro Enmado used to be a promising young exorcist, until one exorcism went horribly wrong. With his several of his friends dead Rokuro abandoned the profession and continues to refuse to take it up again, despite the best efforts of his surviving friends and fellow exorcists to make him reconsider. That is, until the day Benio Adashino, a young girl his own age and a powerful exorcist from the east, falls from the sky right in front of him …

Tonight’s Episodes:The Destined Two – Boy Meets Girl

In Kyoto, Benio prepares for her trip to Tokyo, while her grandmother warns her of rumors about an exorcist with power equal to or greater than hers. She boards a train in Yokohama, only for it to be attacked by Kegare. After entering the spirit world Magano to defeat them, she exhausts her strength. Meanwhile, after running away from his friend Ryogo’s attempt to have him participate in an exorcism, Rokuro witnesses Benio suddenly appear and fall from the sky.

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defense Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episodes:Despair and Hope

Itami and party rest at the hot springs resort, as foreign troops attempt to acquire the otherworldly visitors. Using political leverage, they have forced the Japanese SFG guards to leave. Now these special forces only have to worry about each other. And a frustrated Rory Mercury, consumed by battle-lust. Can Itami managed to return the guests safe and sound to the other side of the Gate?

Preview Item – Kiznaiver

In Sugomori City, high school student Katsuhira Agata spends his days getting beaten up by bullies. Not that it matters to him since Katsuhira barely feels pain, and is almost devoid of emotions. But then one day he is confronted by a strange young woman called Noriko Sonozaki who tells him that he and several of his classmates have been selected to become “Kiznaivers”, test subjects for the “Kizuna System” who will share each other’s pain as part of a grand experiment to bring about world peace.

Tonight’s Episodes:Sometimes, a Bond Can Bloom from the First Day Eye Contact Is Made

A vision recalls of a young girl plummeting to her apparent death as a young boy chases after her, screaming out in pain. 12 years later in Sugimori City, Katsuhira Agata is a seemingly emotionless boy who gets bullied and beaten up constantly for money, much to the disgust of his caring childhood friend Chidori Takashiro. Shortly after, as the same bullies come once again to extort his money, musclehead Hajime Tenga appears to stop them. Then a mysterious blue-haired lady, and they find themselves abducted, along with others, to a mysterious underground facility.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)

Haruhiro awoke in this strange land with no memory of where he had come from or how he had got here. He and his companions were given little choice; serve in the militia defending the region from the various monsters or starve, and so they struggle to make a living as soldiers. There is nothing easy about this life and making ends meet is a challenge for six people who, it seems, had never held weapons before. Teamwork may be the only thing that can keep them alive, but for that they actually need to function as a team.

Tonight’s Episodes:Her Circumstances

The party starts to pull together after last episodes misapprehensions. Endeavouring to act nicer to their new Priest, they slowly find Merry thawing to them. But what is her background?

Preview Item – Beserk (2016)

Guts is a wandering swordsman and one of a mere handful of survivors of the ill-fated mercenary company the Band of the Hawk. After their leader Griffith sacrificed the band in order to ascend to godhood and achieve his dreams of rulership, Guts was branded with a supernatural mark that draws spirits and other forces of evil to him. And so now he wanders the world slaying monsters and seeking the location of the deified Griffith, and the other members of the demonic circle known as the God Hand, in order to avenge himself and the others that Griffith betrayed.

Tonight’s Episodes:Dragonslayer

A few years after the events of a solar eclipse, one that foretold the coming of an angel of darkness (as seen in the Golden arc movie trilogy), a lone swordsman named Guts walks into an inn where a group of bandits is tormenting an elf named Puck and a red-haired youth. Guts trounces the thugs and takes his leave, inspiring Puck to travel with the swordsman. But evil spirits pursue him.

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Without Me)

Fujinuma Satoru is just another failed manga artist, making ends meet as a cynical pizza delivery boy. But there is one thing in his life that is genuinely extraordinary. From time to time, Satoru finds himself involuntarily transported a short distance back in time, giving him the chance to prevent an imminent disaster. He never knows exactly what he’s supposed to prevent, but that doesn’t stop him from trying. For all his cynicism Satoru wants to help others, because there is one instance from his childhood, far enough back that he barely remembers any of it, where he failed.

Tonight’s Episodes:Closure

Kayo, along Satoru and his mother confont Kayo’s mother and try to resolve Kayo’s terrible situation. Now that he has rescued Kayo, there are two more victims of the serial killer he has the chance to save – his classmate Hiromi Sugita,and Aya Nakanishi, a student from the neighboring school. For the serial killer has removed his gear from the bus…

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

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

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:Devil

The Joestar team have made landfall in Singapore. Wishing to keep Anne safe until she is due to meet with her father, the Joestar group check into a hotel, with Polnareff put into his own room. Upon entering his room, Polnareff quickly encounters one of DIO’s assassins, Devo the Cursed. What looks like an easy victory for Polnareff will turn into a frantic struggle as he is tormented and tortured by the Stand known as Ebony Devil.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 13th August, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for August 13th, 2016.

We return again to the regular JAFWA program this Saturday. Perhaps a refuge from the world sporting endeavour taking place now..

And once again we shall be attempting to auction off anime-related items during the Dinner Break. It would be appreciated if you would Bring Lots of Money.
Once again apologies for last session, when various things got us too excited to run the auction.


All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fail Tail season 2 Ep 26/90
5:40pm Oh My Goddess! Part 3/5 (retro)
6:05pm ReLIFE Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hot Springs Fairy Hakone-chan Ep 5/12
7:35pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 18/25
8:00pm GATE Ep 9/24
8:25pm One Punch Man Ep 5/12
8:50pm Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Ep 5/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:20pm Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Ep 9/12 (v)
9:45pm Erased Ep 8/12 (v)
10:10pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusade Ep 7/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Friday August 12th – POWA screening of “Garden of Words” ECU Joondalup, room 7.101, from 7PM
  • Saturday August 13thTokyo Underground presents “Poke Bus Tour”. $25 per ticket, 11AM-4PM, leaving time to get to JAFWA afterwards. Tour starts at Barrack St Jetty and stops include Kings Park, Hillary’s Boat Harbour and more. Includes USB charging ports. Limited seats. Book at Tokyo Underground
  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo (https://www.facebook.com/events/1820745194819536/) HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail second series

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

Tonight’s Episodes:A Gift

Fairy Tail returns to Magnolia to find the public celebrating their victory, with speeches from the mayor and a newly renovated guildhall. Afterwards, Natsu and his friends accept a job to save a village that has been flooded with mud by a “mole”. Lucy gets more attention than she wants.

retro Item from 1993 – Ah Megami-sama! OVA (Oh My Goddess! OVA)

By accidentally dialling the wrong number one afternoon, college student Keiichi Morisato is put through to the Goddess Help Line. Resulting in him being granted a single wish by the goddess Belldandy. Believing it to be a joke Keiichi wishes for Belldandy to stay with him forever, and they live happily ever after … well, not quite.

Tonight’s Episodes:Burning Hearts on the Road

Urd, Belldandy’s older siter, has been banised to Earth for failing in her duites. Skuld, Belldandy’s younger sister, is overworked from hunting bugs in heaven. A bored Urd continues to get in everyone’s way on Earth by accidentally exploding a cake Belldandy is making and an engine Keiichi is repairing. Lonely and overworked, Skuld comes to Earth and tries to convince Belldandy to return with her.

Preview item – ReLIFE

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Kaizaki Arata ( 27 ) Unemployed

Kaizaki Arata has managed to become a NEET, one of a growing number, a social ill that the Japanese Government hopes to alleviate. Hiding his unemployment from employed friends, and desperately trying to live on an allowance from his parents, despair is in his near future when unexpectedly a stranger named Ry? Yoake offers him a deal – become an experimental guinea pig to test the social effects of a new drug called ReLIFE.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom) 2

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Outcome Time

The class 3-E battle between those who wish to save Koro-sensei, and those who wish to save him has been reduced to old friends Karma and Nagisa. Karma challenges Nagisa to fight him in a one-on-one melee battle. Karma brings out his full strength against Nagisa. Even if Nagisa wins, what possible avenue of attack can the assassination classroom use to save Koro-sensei?

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defense Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Hakone Mountain Night Battle

Itami explains everything to his ex-wife Risa, who agrees to help him by taking Special Region guests Rory, Lelei and Tuka on a shopping trip the next day, while Akira accompanies Piña and Bozes to the library after both of them take an interest in certain literature in Risa’s apartment. Meanwhile, Itami is instructed to bring the Special Region guests to a Hot Spring Inn guarded by the Japanese SFG. Three different Black Ops teams enter the area via the forest and battle with the SFG.

One Punch Man

Saitama is a superhero, a man of such incredibly refined fighting prowess he can defeat any opponent with a single punch. And he stands ever ready to defend the people of City A no matter what terror besets them. But when you dedicate yourself to your job so completely that your hair falls out, you do not want that job to become boring …

Tonight’s Episodes:The Ultimate Master

Saitama has found a way to become a recognised hero. Before they can become registered heroes, Saitama and Genos must first pass a physical and written test in order to prove that they have what it takes. Saitama easily passes the physical exam, breaking all the existing records along with most of the equipment.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)

Haruhiro awoke in this strange land with no memory of where he had come from or how he had got here. He and his companions were given little choice; serve in the militia defending the region from the various monsters or starve, and so they struggle to make a living as soldiers. There is nothing easy about this life and making ends meet is a challenge for six people who, it seems, had never held weapons before. Teamwork may be the only thing that can keep them alive, but for that they actually need to function as a team.

Tonight’s Episodes:Crying Doesn’t Mean You’re Weak. Enduring Doesn’t Mean You’re Strong

Everyone becomes depressed after Manato was killed. After an argument and some conversation, they decide to find a new priest and Haruhiro becomes the new leader. Problem is, the males have a little disagreement with Mary, their new priest, so the group must find a way to make her accept the group and also must forget their sorrow for their dead friend.

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)

Ikoma is a lowly engineer in the walled city of Arawakin, one of a series of city-stations linked together by rail lines and serviced by massive, armour-plated steam trains. The reason for such lumbering transport? The Kabane. Victims of a plague that turns people into flesh-eating zombies and encases their hearts in iron. Outside the walled cities the Kabane roam the land. Within them the people are ready to slaughter any new arrival should they show the slightest hint of infection. Everyone from peasant to soldier lives in constant fear, but not Ikoma. He intends to fight back.

Tonight’s Episodes:Fang of Ruin

The Kokujou with the Hunters is refused entry to Iwato Station, the last before Kongokaku, by the Shogun’s samurai. Ayame decides to part company with the Hunters and asks Ikoma to get Mumei. Lord Maeda, leader of the fortress agrees to a meeting with Biba on the condition that only women and children accompany him. But betrayal has long dogged Biba Amatori.

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Without Me)

Fujinuma Satoru is just another failed manga artist, making ends meet as a cynical pizza delivery boy. But there is one thing in his life that is genuinely extraordinary. From time to time, Satoru finds himself involuntarily transported a short distance back in time, giving him the chance to prevent an imminent disaster. He never knows exactly what he’s supposed to prevent, but that doesn’t stop him from trying. For all his cynicism Satoru wants to help others, because there is one instance from his childhood, far enough back that he barely remembers any of it, where he failed.

Tonight’s Episodes:Spiral

Satoru’s plan to save Kayo involves ‘kidnapping’ her and hiding her in a bus. During the night an intruder enters the bus, but Kayo manages to hide from the intruder who exits the bus, leaving behind a footprint on a box he kicked. The next evening, as Yashiro-sensei goes with some people from the Child Consultation Center to investigate Kayo’s house, Kayo tells Satoru and the others about the previous night’s intruder. Looking into a rucksack that was left behind, they find tools that Satoru recognises as the ones used to implicate Yuuki for Kayo’s murder.

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

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

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:Strength

As Dio contemplates in his hideout over how he fears the Joestar bloodline, as he feels they cannot be underestimated, his advisor, Enya the hag, assures him they still have many Stand-using assassins to stop the Joestars and their comrades from finding him. Elsewhere, the shipwrecked Joestar group, including several sailors and Anne the stowaway, board the mysterious freighter, though they are unable to find a single soul on board save for a lone caged orangutan

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Week off Saturday 6th August, 2016

Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on August 6th, for it is our usual beginning of month weekend off.

Go out and experience this thing called “Life”.
But first give a moment to reflect upon that this Saturday is the 71st Anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima – start with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki

I do apologise. We forgot to auction off stuff last week. I was too distracted by the good anime we watched.

Dates of Interest

  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo (https://www.facebook.com/events/1820745194819536/) HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

Is nothing else interesting happening?

The July edition of the Hiroba newsletter (http://www.perth.au.emb-japan.go.jp/en/hiroba_newsletter/201607hiroba/Hiroba_July_2016.htm).

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 30th July, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for July 30th, 2016.

The Election has been decided, with Nathaniel “Nephi” Mitchell graciously bowing out leaving the way for Paul “Redraw” Clune to join the JAFWA committee.

Tonight is going to be a movie night, but we haven’t found a full-length movie that seem appropriate, so instead we will have a selection of shorter movies and OAVs.
Typically on a movie night we offer free entry to those people in anime cosplay, but we suspect most people would prefer to rug up a bit more than the typical anime costume provides.

Another reason to attend – we will be auctioning off good stuff during the Dinner Break. Bring Lots of Money.

Again we would like to thank Lotteries West, who are preparing to provide us with a grant to continue our good work.




All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fail Tail season 2 Ep 25/90
5:40pm Flying Witch Ep 8/12
6:05pm Time Travel Girl Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hot Springs Fairy Hakone-chan Ep 4/12
7:35pm Oh My Goddess! Part 2/5 (retro)
8:00pm Kumi To Tulip movie
8:25pm Charlotte OAV TBC
8:50pm Taifuu no Noruda movie
9:15pm Late Break
9:20pm Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Ep 8/12 (v)
9:45pm Erased Ep 7/12 (v)
10:10pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusade Ep 6/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail second series

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Droplets of Time

While searching for Ultear, Jellal and Meledy are approached by Doranbolt, who reveals that he has wiped the Magic Council’s memories of the dragon attack. He also reveals that Cobra has turned himself in, and forewarns them about the dark guild Tartaros. The two later receive a letter from an elderly woman telling them about Ultear’s sacrifice.

Flying Witch

The cheerful and pleasant Kowata Makoto has come to Aomori to complete high school. She will be boarding with her cousin Muramoto Kei. Nothing unusual there right? Well, not quite. Because Makoto isn’t the normal girl she appears to be. Makoto is a witch, and she is going to bring some of the magic of the witching world to her new home.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Regular Customers

Makoto and friends are still enjoying Café Concrucio, and they get to meet the witch owners, and some of the supernatural regulars. There is room for confusion.

Preview item – Time Travel Shoujo: Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi (Time Travel Girl: Mari, Waka and the Eight Scientists)

“Humans create what they imagine.” These were the words Mari Hayase’s father said to her before he left on his latest research trip, and his laboratory has now been silent for three years. She doesn’t know much about science yet, but Mari and her friends are about to get some hands on experience and meet some of the world’s most important scientific minds. It seems that Mari’s father invented a time machine …

Tonight’s Episodes:Gilbert the Sage

Mari Hayase is more likely to take after her patissier mother than her scientist father. Not that her family has seen or heard from her father in 3 years, which isn’t too remarkable for him. But when she visit’s her friend Waka’s house, she discovers that Waka’s brother has one of her father’s books. And that the necklace that her father gave her, triggers and transports her through time. A Japanese schol uniform is considered scandalous in England of several centuries ago. Will Waka get her friend back? Will Mari find a clue to where, and when, her father is?

retro Item from 1993 – Ah Megami-sama! OVA (Oh My Goddess! OVA)

By accidentally dialling the wrong number one afternoon, college student Keiichi Morisato is put through to the Goddess Help Line. Resulting in him being granted a single wish by the goddess Belldandy. Believing it to be a joke Keiichi wishes for Belldandy to stay with him forever, and they live happily ever after … well, not quite.

Tonight’s Episodes:Midsummer Night’s Dream

Five months have passed since Keiichi and Belldandy began living together, but their relationship has not progressed. As summer vacation approaches, Keiichi (with prompting from Megumi) decides to take Belldandy to the ocean. While Belldandy and Megumi are shopping, Keiichi begins to meet Belldandy’s relatives. Confusion ensures.

Movie Timeslot Item 1 – Kumi to Tulip (Kumi and Tulips)

In a world where nearly everything is a man-made replica and robots manage much of the day to day jobs, a young girl and an elderly artist discover a real tulip amongst the synthetic fakes of their local park.

Movie Timeslot Item 2 – Charlotte OVA

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Strong People

This episode is set between episodes 3 and 5. The student council come across Iori Sekiguchi, a girl with a telepathic ability that causes the thoughts of people around her to be projected to others.

Movie Timeslot Item 3 – Taifuu no Noruda (Typhoon Noruda)

After getting into a fight with his best friend Saijo, Azuma encounters a girl in his classroom with a mysterious necklace. With a storm closing in, leaving all of them trapped at the school until it passes, and his friendship with Saijo still not patched up, Azuma finds himself obsessed with helping this girl. But can he be of any help to someone whose problems seem to be connected to the approaching storm?

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)

Ikoma is a lowly engineer in the walled city of Arawakin, one of a series of city-stations linked together by rail lines and serviced by massive, armour-plated steam trains. The reason for such lumbering transport? The Kabane. Victims of a plague that turns people into flesh-eating zombies and encases their hearts in iron. Outside the walled cities the Kabane roam the land. Within them the people are ready to slaughter any new arrival should they show the slightest hint of infection. Everyone from peasant to soldier lives in constant fear, but not Ikoma. He intends to fight back.

Tonight’s Episodes:Silent Hunter

Biba Amatori is introduced to Ayame, and reveals that he is Mumei’s ‘older brother’ in name only and has been disowned by the Shogun. The Kabane attack Shitori Station and Biba takes his Hunter squad and destroys them all, and kills one of his own men who he accuses of betrayal. He then offers to accompany Ayane’s Kotetsu. But is he all that he seems?

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Without Me)

Fujinuma Satoru is just another failed manga artist, making ends meet as a cynical pizza delivery boy. But there is one thing in his life that is genuinely extraordinary. From time to time, Satoru finds himself involuntarily transported a short distance back in time, giving him the chance to prevent an imminent disaster. He never knows exactly what he’s supposed to prevent, but that doesn’t stop him from trying. For all his cynicism Satoru wants to help others, because there is one instance from his childhood, far enough back that he barely remembers any of it, where he failed.

Tonight’s Episodes:Out of Control

Determined not to let things end the way it is, Satoru successfully triggers his Revival through sheer willpower, returning him to February 28th, 1988. Another chance to save Kayo’s life, though his classmate Kenya is noticing the change in behaviour.

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

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

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:Dark Blue Moon

Upon beginning their journey towards Singapore, which will take them three days by sea, the Joestar group discovers a stowaway on board wanting to reunite with their father. While dealing with this girl, they soon find themselves approached by a seafaring Stand. Does it belong to the stowaway, or the captain of the approaching freighter?

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 23rd July, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for July 23rd, 2016.

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM last week. I hope you all found it worthwhile.

But the big surprise was the election. Hard to imagine that Paul Clune and Nathaniel Mitchell got the exact same number of votes, so we can’t yet tell who is in the committee, and who is not. You will have to come along this week and help decide. Much as we have a morbid fascination with the idea of tying them together at the wrist and giving each of them a knife, we do have to clean up the Hall at the end of the night, so a less violent election decider will have to take place.
Not to mention that we have a selection of fine anime to watch. Including a world domination preview (which somehow appeals to me), and a fine retro show from yesteryear.

Another reason to attend – we will be auctioning off good stuff during the Dinner Break. Bring Lots of Money.

Or you could use the money on the Madman Mid-Year sale. We save on postage costs if we order in bulk, and I have no idea if the club’s discount will stack with the sale.

Again we would like to thank Lotteries West, who are preparing to provide us with a grant to continue our good work.



All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fail Tail season 2 Ep 24/90
5:40pm Flying Witch Ep 7/12
6:05pm Oh My Goddess! Part 1/5 (retro)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hot Springs Fairy Hakone-chan Ep 3/12
7:35pm Assassination Classroom series 2 Ep 17/25
8:00pm GATE Ep 8/24
8:25pm One Punch Man Ep 4/12
8:50pm Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Ep 4/12 (v)
9:15pm Late Break
9:20pm Big Order Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm Erased Ep 6/12 (v)
10:10pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusade Ep 6/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail second series

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

Tonight’s Episodes:The Grand Banquet

The Eclipse Gate has been broken, generating a paradox in that Rogue could not return from the future and bring dragons from the past. At any rate, the battle is won and it is time for the magical guilds to celebrate. The Kingdom of Fiore has never had such a rambunctious party in the palace before.

Flying Witch

The cheerful and pleasant Kowata Makoto has come to Aomori to complete high school. She will be boarding with her cousin Muramoto Kei. Nothing unusual there right? Well, not quite. Because Makoto isn’t the normal girl she appears to be. Makoto is a witch, and she is going to bring some of the magic of the witching world to her new home.

Tonight’s Episodes:Café Concrucio

Makoto and friends travel up the mountain to collect wild vegetables, and scare bears. But after a tasty rustic repast, Akane suggests they visit a cafe run by a witch to have cake for dessert.

retro Item from 1993 – Ah Megami-sama! OVA (Oh My Goddess! OVA)

By accidentally dialling the wrong number one afternoon, college student Keiichi Morisato is put through to the Goddess Help Line. Resulting in him being granted a single wish by the goddess Belldandy. Believing it to be a joke Keiichi wishes for Belldandy to stay with him forever, and they live happily ever after … well, not quite.

Tonight’s Episodes:Moonlight and Cherry Blossoms

Trying to phone a takeout restaurant, Keiichi Morisato accidentally dials the “Goddess Helpline” and summons a goddess named Belldandy. Belldandy offers to grant him a single wish; Keiichi requests that Belldandy stay with him forever. The wish is approved, activating the “Ultimate Force,” which prevents them from being separated. Which proves a problem in a men-only dormitory.

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

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Discord Time

Nagisa has gathered his classmates together to propose a plan – save Koro-sensei’s life. But to such highly trained assassins, such a plan is not entirely welcome. As sides are picked and battle-lines are drawn, it is Koro-sensei who suggests a solution to this divisive issue.

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defence Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episodes:Japan, Beyond the Gate

Lt Youji Itami has been summoned back to Tokyo to answer questions from the Japanese Parliament, and he has brought the refugee witnesses as well. Princess Pina has tagged along, but her visit being unofficial, will result her meeting very different people. As the visitor’s from the other side of the Gate are stunned by the strangeness and opulence before them, the general public of Japan gets to see these strangers from another dimension. Not all will be happy.

One Punch Man

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

Tonight’s Episodes:The Modern Ninja

Societal discord strikes home at Saitama – the current group of power suited terrorists are all bald. Will Saitama, part-time hero be mistaken for a bad guy. He must stop the Paradiser terrorists before his reputation is ruined. Unfortunately a supersonic assassin has already mistaken him, and gives Saitama a terrible blow.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)

Haruhiro awoke in this strange land with no memory of where he had come from or how he had got here. He and his companions were given little choice; serve in the militia defending the region from the various monsters or starve, and so they struggle to make a living as soldiers. There is nothing easy about this life and making ends meet is a challenge for six people who, it seems, had never held weapons before. Teamwork may be the only thing that can keep them alive, but for that they actually need to function as a team.

Tonight’s Episodes:Sky Dancing with Ash

Our trainee volunteers are becoming more successful in their goblin hunts, having earned enough to learn new skills. Perhaps they are getting a little over-confident as they practice their new skills.

Preview item – Big Order

In a world still scarred by the “Great Destruction”, Order users (people displaying supernatural powers) are widely persecuted since it is believed that a single Order user was responsible for the cataclysm a decade ago that killed half the population. Eiji Hoshimiya knows this is true, because ten years ago a floating white figure came to grant his wish. So now he hides the truth from everyone, but he can’t hide forever. Soon he will be reminded of the wish he made … a wish that was never truly granted.

Tonight’s Episodes:Order! Awaken, Evil Powers!

Eiji Hoshimiya barely attends school as he desperately tries not to use the power that Daisy granted him a decade before. In fear of being found out, he tries to look after his only surviving relative, his hospitalised sister. But people have determined that he is the one that near destroyed the world, and they are sending assassins after him.

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Without Me)

Fujinuma Satoru is just another failed manga artist, making ends meet as a cynical pizza delivery boy. But there is one thing in his life that is genuinely extraordinary. From time to time, Satoru finds himself involuntarily transported a short distance back in time, giving him the chance to prevent an imminent disaster. He never knows exactly what he’s supposed to prevent, but that doesn’t stop him from trying. For all his cynicism Satoru wants to help others, because there is one instance from his childhood, far enough back that he barely remembers any of it, where he failed.

Tonight’s Episodes:Grim Reaper

The killer is trying to burn Airi alive and frame Satoru, though Airi is ultimately rescued and kept under police guard at the hospital. Meanwhile Satoru tries to track down the killer, using an old contact of his mother.

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

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

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:Silver Chariot

Dio’s next assassin, Jean Pierre Polnarof with stand Silver Chariot, seeks to slay our heroes in Hong Kong. But he is a chivalrous fellow, so will give Abdul and Magician’s Red something resembling a fighting chance to defeat him.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 16th July, 2016

AGM and Election

This is it!
JAFWA’s Annual General Meeting, where you, the beloved signed up member get to hear the committee’s reports on what they have been up to in the last year. Then you get to ask pointed questions.

We will start setting up the Hall at 2:30PM, for a 3PM start to the AGM.
There will be some business to attend to, as the recent change to the Associations Act means we are required to add a Dispute clause to the JAFWA constitution.

Then during the Dinner Break we will have the committee Election, and we now have enough nominees that actual voting is required this year!

Screening

Below is the program for July 16th, 2016.

Hopefully our AGM will have been more interesting than the run-up to the Federal election, and the candidates for the committee election will be less hated. Though your MC is standing for re-election, so who knows.

To try and counter the Winter chill (don’t forget to bring enough warm clothing) and make us forget the inclement weather we will continue the 5 minute show set at a hot spring. Also to remind us of Summer (which is the current Japanese season) is a preview episode of a new series from Japan that should remind us of the joy of swimming in the ocean.
And because the genre of computer gamer trapped in a virtual reality game has not yet grown old, we have the 3rd episode of “Overlord” after the Late Break – we feel liking skipping over the episode where the protagonist gets trapped in the game world, and instead visit the episode where he steps forth to see what the game world is like.

Again we would like to thank Lotteries West, who are preparing to provide us with a grant to continue our good work.



All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fail Tail season 2 Ep 23/90
5:40pm Flying Witch Ep 6/12
6:05pm Amanchu! Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hot Springs Fairy Hakone-chan Ep 2/12
7:35pm Assassination Classroom series 2 Ep 16/25
8:00pm GATE Ep 6/24 (v)
8:25pm GATE Ep 7/24
8:50pm Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Ep 3/12 (v)
9:15pm Late Break
9:20pm Overlord Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Ep 7/12 (v)
10:10pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusade Ep 4/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail second series

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Fields of Gold

To save this era from the Dragon assault, our heroes attempt to destroy the Eclipse Gate so it won’t be available for future Rogue to return in time and bring the Dragons forward. But it is not quite as easy as all that. Meanwhile Natsu and Atlas Flame are battling future Rogure and Motherglare, and the battle is getting very violent.

Flying Witch

The cheerful and pleasant Kowata Makoto has come to Aomori to complete high school. She will be boarding with her cousin Muramoto Kei. Nothing unusual there right? Well, not quite. Because Makoto isn’t the normal girl she appears to be. Makoto is a witch, and she is going to bring some of the magic of the witching world to her new home.

Tonight’s Episodes:Trick or Treat

Makoto’s older sister Akane bestirs herself to instruct Makoto in broom riding, and finds that she has taken Chinatsu as an apprentice. So Chinatsu and Makoto shall both learn magic from Akane, who thinks it is best to experience magic before learning what it does.

Preview Item – Amanchu!

Hikari Kohinata has one great passion: scuba diving. Her grandmother runs a dive shop in the coastal town of Shizuoka, where Hikari lives, and she is there all the time to enjoy the beauty of the ocean. When the shy and socially awkward Futaba Ooki moves to Shizuoka, she and the eternally cheerful Hikari start high school as classmates and Hikari quickly befriends the new arrival and introduces her to the world beneath the waves.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Story of the Girl and the Ocean

On the last day before senior High school begins, Futaba Ooki, a shy girl who just moved to Shizuoka from the city, discovers the ocean at Amanchu-ya dive shop. When she attends high-school the next day she catches the eye of her eccentric classmate, Hikari Kohinata, who instantly befriends her.

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

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Past Time

Koro-sensei continues his origin story, as the original super-assassin known as “The Reaper”, and how he was mutated by a mad scientist. And how his fate became entwined with that of the previous teacher of class 3-E.

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defence Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episodes:Ride of the Valkyies” and “The Princess’s Decision

Princess Pina has taken command of the town of Italica to save it from a horde of bandits, yet her defences are too few so she has “recruited” the JSDF 3rd Recon Unit, with the intent to sacrifice these invaders from another world. But no plan survives contact with the enemy, as the bandits attack another gate. Princess Pina despairs of getting re-inforcements in time. However Lt Youji Itami is not so restricted, though Rory Mercury, maddened by battle-lust upsets his plans.
And thus Princess Pina, whose mission was to battle the invaders from Alnus Hill gets to witness how the the JSDF does fight. A battle beyond her imagining, where individual honour and glory counts as for nothing. The princess must revise her plans for Alnus Hill – first do absolute nothing that the JSDF could consider to be a provocation to invade the Empire. But no plan survives contact with the enemy, and the princess will have to deal with culture shock.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)

Haruhiro awoke in this strange land with no memory of where he had come from or how he had got here. He and his companions were given little choice; serve in the militia defending the region from the various monsters or starve, and so they struggle to make a living as soldiers. There is nothing easy about this life and making ends meet is a challenge for six people who, it seems, had never held weapons before. Teamwork may be the only thing that can keep them alive, but for that they actually need to function as a team.

Tonight’s Episodes:Are Goblin Pouches Filled with our Dreams?

After their first goblin kill, Haruhiro and his friends are emboldened to continue killing more goblins and earning more money. Which they need, as the clothes and underwear they arrived in are about to fall apart.

Preview item – Overlord

Momonga, master of the Ainz Ooal Gown guild, was logged in to the Virtual Reality MMO Yggdrasil on the day it closed. Instead of being logged out he found his VR game had somehow become a real world that he was now trapped in. As a massively over-powered Lich Lord, there’s very little that can threaten him, so Momonga begins exploring the world surrounding his guild headquarters and meeting with its inhabitants in the hopes of finding anyone else from Earth trapped in this world with him.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Battle of Carn Village

While using a magic mirror to examine nearby lands with the help of Sebas Tian, Momonga discovers a village under siege by Knights belonging to a unknown organization. At first, Momonga thinks nothing of them but when he remembers the debt he owed to his guild mate ‘Touch Me’ he decides to save the village’s inhabitants. Meanwhile, a group of warriors led by a man named Gazef encounter sacked villages, looking for survivors.

Kotetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)

Ikoma is a lowly engineer in the walled city of Arawakin, one of a series of city-stations linked together by rail lines and serviced by massive, armour-plated steam trains. The reason for such lumbering transport? The Kabane. Victims of a plague that turns people into flesh-eating zombies and encases their hearts in iron. Outside the walled cities the Kabane roam the land. Within them the people are ready to slaughter any new arrival should they show the slightest hint of infection. Everyone from peasant to soldier lives in constant fear, but not Ikoma. He intends to fight back.

Tonight’s Episodes:Begging the Heavens

The refugee train Kotetsu arrives at Shitori Station, which is still occupied by humans, but are only allowed to stay for a couple of days. Ayame exchanges something of value to purchase bamboo for the Tanabata ceremony so people can hang their wishes on it. They are then offered food and other provisions in exchange for the jet bullets technology invented by Ikoma.

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

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

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:Tower of Grey

As their plane reaches the airspace over Taiwan, Jotaro and the others are awoken from their slumber by the sound of a flying stag beetle, which Abdul identifies as an evil Stand known as Tower of Gray, which is responsible for causing mass murders that look like tragic accidents. Jotaro and the others struggle inside a fragile aircraft against Tower of Gray, finding its speed to outmatch even Star Platinum’s.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 9th July, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for July 9th, 2016.

JAFWA AGM and elections are on July 16 th!
Hopefully you haven’t been burned out by the Federal Elections.
We are taking nominations for the JAFWA committee elections. Have you been a financial member for the last 3 months, a resident of WA? Then you to can nominate yourself for the election, and aim for a share in the prestige and glory.

JAFWA AGM and elections are on July 16 th!
Hopefully you haven’t been burned out by the Federal Elections.
We are taking nominations for the JAFWA committee elections. Have you been a financial member for the last 3 months, a resident of WA? Then you to can nominate yourself for the election, and aim for a share in the prestige and glory.

It must be Winter, for I feel cold. We have sort of a replacement for “Sushi Police”. Hopefully you will accept this little item.

Though the JAFWA screening proves to be a good port of call in this inclement weather, do not trust that your love of exciting anime will heat your blood enough. Remember to bring enough warm clothing, as the club’s heaters struggle to keep the Hall at a comfortable temperature.

Again we would like to thank Lotteries West, who are preparing to provide us with a grant to continue our good work.


All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fail Tail season 2 Ep 22/90
5:40pm Flying Witch Ep 5/12
6:05pm Assassination Classroom series 2 Ep 15/25
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hot Springs Fairy Hakone-chan Ep 1/12
7:35pm FLCL Part 6/6 (retro) (final)
8:00pm GATE Ep 5/24
8:25pm One Punch Man Ep 3/12 (v)
8:50pm Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Ep 2/12 (v)
9:15pm Late Break
9:20pm Kabaneri of the iron fortress Ep 6/12 (v)
9:45pm Erased Ep 5/12 (v)
10:10pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusade Ep 3/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail second series

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Time of Life

One by one the members of Fairy Tail and the allied magical guilds fall in the battle against the dragons from another era. Who shall survive? Ultear seeks a dark path to hopefully change the future, but can she achieve it, even at the cost of her own life? Meanwhile Lucy may have found a clue to winning, if only she can reach the right allies.

Flying Witch

The cheerful and pleasant Kowata Makoto has come to Aomori to complete high school. She will be boarding with her cousin Muramoto Kei. Nothing unusual there right? Well, not quite. Because Makoto isn’t the normal girl she appears to be. Makoto is a witch, and she is going to bring some of the magic of the witching world to her new home.

Tonight’s Episodes:How to Use Your Familiar

Chinatsu takes the opportunity to stealthily discover what Makoto’s black cat familiar Chiito does all day.

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

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Confession Time

Kaede has revealed her carefully and painfully held secret as she attempts to assassinate Koro-sensei. But Nagisa is determined to save his classmate Kaede, no matter what. Will they ever learn Koro-sensei’s shameful and dreadful past, and if they ever do, can they accept him as their teacher ever again?

Retro Show from 2000: FLCL

12-year old Nandaba Naota lives in the city of Mabase with his widowed father and grandfather. His hometown is a fairly ordinary place, apart from the giant factory shaped like a steam iron up on the hill, where nothing special ever happens. That is until the day a woman on a Vespa scooter runs him down, revives him, and then bashes him in the head with a guitar … after that things start to get weird.

Tonight’s Episodes:FLCLimax

Haruko’s attempt to free the great space pirate Atomsk has provoked Medica Machina to move against the Earth. Only a last minute superhuman effort halted the Medica Machina agent, petrifying it as a giant hand. But where is the core unit that drove it? What will Naota do now that he knows that Haruko was merely using him? Can Commander Amarao regain control and bring peace and order back to Mabase town? Will Mamimi get over Naoto’s older brother and stop compensating by naming everything that grabs her interest “Tak-kun”? Perhaps these and other questions may be answered in the thrilling climax.

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self Defence Forces Fight Like This in That Place)

Youji Itami is a 33-year old otaku. He loves anime and does his best to never miss a convention or product sale. Youji is also a member of Japan’s Self Defence Force. After an invasion of Tokyo from an alternate universe, Youji’s unit is sent through the gateway to this alternate dimension to push back the invaders, taking him away from his beloved anime and manga. But maybe this won’t be all bad … because this parallel universe is straight out of a fantasy manga.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Battle of Italica

In order to understand the local economy and make the refugees more self-sufficient, the 3rd Recon Unit goes on a trading mission to the small city of Italica. Where they find Princess Pina barely holding off an assault by a large force of bandits. Can the JSDF invaders from Alnus Hill be trusted to aid the besieged city? Can Lt Youji Itami avoid being recalled to Tokyo to answer questions from the Japanese Parliament?

One Punch Man

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

Tonight’s Episodes:The Obsessive Scientist

Saitama and his unwanted disciple Genos travel to the House of Evolution to seek the source of the super-powered anthropomorphic animal attacks. Is it possible that Saitama may finally reveal the secret behind his ultimate power?

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)

Haruhiro awoke in this strange land with no memory of where he had come from or how he had got here. He and his companions were given little choice; serve in the militia defending the region from the various monsters or starve, and so they struggle to make a living as soldiers. There is nothing easy about this life and making ends meet is a challenge for six people who, it seems, had never held weapons before. Teamwork may be the only thing that can keep them alive, but for that they actually need to function as a team.

Tonight’s Episodes:Long Day of the Trainee Volunteer Soldier

Our volunteer brigade would-be heroes are still attempting to earn their way in this strange fantasy world. One day they might even manage to kill a lowly goblin, but they haven’t had much luck yet. Of course the goblins don’t want to die either, so fight back tenaciously, while Haruhiko and his companions lack the experience of ever having killed another creature before.

Kotetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)

Ikoma is a lowly engineer in the walled city of Arawakin, one of a series of city-stations linked together by rail lines and serviced by massive, armour-plated steam trains. The reason for such lumbering transport? The Kabane. Victims of a plague that turns people into flesh-eating zombies and encases their hearts in iron. Outside the walled cities the Kabane roam the land. Within them the people are ready to slaughter any new arrival should they show the slightest hint of infection. Everyone from peasant to soldier lives in constant fear, but not Ikoma. He intends to fight back.

Tonight’s Episodes:Gathering Light

The refugee train Kotetsu is unable to escape the overrun way-station, and now have to face the mysterious black smoke of the Kabenari. Meanwhile Ikoma and Mumei are trapped deep below, Mumei barely able to tolerate the idea that she is “weak”, and unfit to survive.

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Without Me)

Fujinuma Satoru is just another failed manga artist, making ends meet as a cynical pizza delivery boy. But there is one thing in his life that is genuinely extraordinary. From time to time, Satoru finds himself involuntarily transported a short distance back in time, giving him the chance to prevent an imminent disaster. He never knows exactly what he’s supposed to prevent, but that doesn’t stop him from trying. For all his cynicism Satoru wants to help others, because there is one instance from his childhood, far enough back that he barely remembers any of it, where he failed.

Tonight’s Episode:Getaway

Satoru has attempted to change the future, seeking to protect Kayo from being the first victim of the serial killer. But has his actions been for naught, as Kayo disappears 2 days later? Satoru has little time to contemplate this, as he timeslips back to his present, where he is a fugitive, suspect of killing his mother.

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

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

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Curse of Dio

The would-be assassin Kakyouin Noriaki is discovered to be controlled by the Vampire Dio. Can our heroes save him Kakyouin from his fate? Do not underestimate the bearer of the name JoJo, for the curse of Dio has granted him Stand. As it has to all who share the Joestar bloodline. To cancel the curse, they must travel to Dio’s secret location and kill him.

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Week off Saturday 2nd July, 2016

Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on July 2nd, for it is our usual beginning of month weekend off.

How many people enjoyed Supanova, the next best convention to WaiCon. Unless you enjoyed OzComicon more than SupaNova.

We have passed the Solstice, and the sun struggles to reach ascendancy once more. Yet JAFWA will return before that on July 9th.

Now that you have been revitalised by Supanova, nominate yourself for the JAFWA committee election.

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday July 2nd – CHAOS POP 12pm to 5pm Rosemount Hotel.
  • Thursday July 14th 8.45pm – Cinema Paradiso Japanese movie “The Whispering Star”. see http://www.revelationfilmfest.org/film-information.php?filmId=496
  • Saturday July 16th – JAFWA’s AGM in the afternoon 3PM, with the Elections during the Dinner Break. All signed up members please consider attending. Also, who wants to be a Committee member with all that power and privilege?
  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

The June edition of the Hiroba newsletter.

Japanese Film Festival news.

2016 Anime Survey

received from Stephen Reysen (stephen.reysen@tamuc.edu)

Hello, the International Anime Research Project team is calling on all Anime Fans (18 years of age or older) to participate in the 2016 anime survey. This year we are delving deep into anime genres.

The survey is anonymous and should take less than 30 min to complete. Participants are eligible to win a $50 Amazon gift card (chances of winning are 1 in 200, draw entries will be confidential and not associated with survey responses).

You can contribute to the psychological and sociological understanding of the anime fandom by completing the anime survey online at:

http://bit.ly/1WwvsF3

If you know of any anime fans over the age of 18, please help us spread the word. We need as many anime fans as possible to improve the accuracy of the results.

The survey will be open from June 1st to July 1st, 2016.

If you are interested in viewing results/papers from prior surveys, please visit our website at:
https://sites.google.com/site/animeresearch/

Thank you!
Dr. Stephen Reysen, Texas A&M University-Commerce, stephen.reysen@tamuc.edu
Dr. Kathy Gerbasi, Niagara County Community College, kgerbasi@niagaracc.suny.edu
Dr. Sharon Roberts, University of Waterloo (Renison College), serobert@uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Courtney Plante, Iowa State University, cplante@iastate.edu

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SupaNova week off Saturday 25th June, 2016

Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on June 25th.

Far too many people have indicated that they wish to attend Supanova, the next best convention to WaiCon.

Fear not faithful JAFWAites, for the venerable JAFWA shall once again bring anime goodness into your lives in July. Unfortunately not the 2nd, but the second Saturday JAFWA returns on July 9th.

Once Supanova, with yourselves revitalised, nominate yourself for the JAFWA committee election.

Dates of Interest

  • Friday June 24rd to Sunday 26th – JAFWA week off, for Supanova Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • Saturday July 2nd – CHAOS POP 12pm to 5pm Rosemount Hotel.
  • Saturday July 16th – JAFWA’s AGM in the afternoon 3PM, with the Elections during the Dinner Break. All signed up members please consider attending. Also, who wants to be a Committee member with all that power and privilege?
  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

2016 Anime Survey

received from Stephen Reysen (stephen.reysen@tamuc.edu)

Hello, the International Anime Research Project team is calling on all Anime Fans (18 years of age or older) to participate in the 2016 anime survey. This year we are delving deep into anime genres.

The survey is anonymous and should take less than 30 min to complete. Participants are eligible to win a $50 Amazon gift card (chances of winning are 1 in 200, draw entries will be confidential and not associated with survey responses).

You can contribute to the psychological and sociological understanding of the anime fandom by completing the anime survey online at:

http://bit.ly/1WwvsF3

If you know of any anime fans over the age of 18, please help us spread the word. We need as many anime fans as possible to improve the accuracy of the results.

The survey will be open from June 1st to July 1st, 2016.

If you are interested in viewing results/papers from prior surveys, please visit our website at:
https://sites.google.com/site/animeresearch/

Thank you!
Dr. Stephen Reysen, Texas A&M University-Commerce, stephen.reysen@tamuc.edu
Dr. Kathy Gerbasi, Niagara County Community College, kgerbasi@niagaracc.suny.edu
Dr. Sharon Roberts, University of Waterloo (Renison College), serobert@uwaterloo.ca
Dr. Courtney Plante, Iowa State University, cplante@iastate.edu

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