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Screening on Saturday 23rd September 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday September 23rd, 2017.

Hold fast! Even though our old enemy the sun has gained ascendancy in the duel of day and night, know that JAFWA is still here to satisfy your anime watching needs.
We have a timeslot opening up in October, so we are previewing the first episode of a couple of items for your consideration. As always, Japan produces for more anime than JAFWA could ever hope to screen, thus as part of JAFWA’s mission to promote the culture of Japan as expressed through anime we try and show first episodes of some of the more interesting examples of anime.

Shoukoku no Altair WorldEnd

The Japanese calendar season is upon us, and as usual the MC Dale is doing bulk orders of 2018 calendars. There is still a discount for pre-ordering the calendars. Anybody wishing to order Japanese anime 2018 Calendars this year? Though Dale says he can order any calendar from that site if you wish to expand your horizons beyond anime.

We are taking suggestions for what JAFWA should screen on our End of Year marathon screening on Saturday 16th December. What would you like to see?

And don’t forget next week’s Event Afternoon.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 11/12
5:40pm Little Witch Academia Ep 16/25
6:05pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 11/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Macross Ep 2/36 (retro)
7:55pm Shoukoku no Altair Ep 1 (preview)
8:20pm ID-0 Ep 6/11
8:55pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 5/12
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Sukasuka WorldEnd Ep 1 (preview) TBA
9:45pm Re:Creators Ep 12/22 (V)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 45/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • August 24th – September 20th 2017 — Studio
  • Saturday September 30th 2017 — 1PM – 4:30PM, JAFWA’s next event afternoon. We have the Hall for make your own fun!
  • October 5th to 11th 2017 — anime movie Fireworks (aka “Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka?”, also translated as “Skyrockets, Watch from Below? Watch from the Side?”) screening at Luna Leederville, and Joondalup Event cinemas.
  • November 1st to 5th 2017 — Japanese Film Festival at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington.
  • Saturday November 4th 2017 — 11AM – 2PM, Yobe Chibi-con is back! YMCA Morley, theme is Royale.
  • Saturday December 16th 2017 — 1PM->~10:45PM JAFWA’s End of Year Marathon screening. We are taking suggestions for what you want to see screened that day.
  • Saturday February 17th 2018 — 10AM – 4PM, Intergalactic Stock Exchange Shed B Terminal, Peter Hughes Dr, Perth, Western Australia 6160.

Synopsis

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Screening on Saturday 16th September 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday September 16th, 2017.

This week, the last week before our old enemy the sun gains ascendancy in the day/night cycle, we have a couple of preview items for your consideration. As always, Japan produces for more anime than JAFWA could ever hope to screen, thus as part of JAFWA’s mission to promote the culture of Japan as expressed through anime we try and show first episodes of some of the more interesting examples of anime.

Mind you, it is beginning to be the golden age of anime here in Perth, as there are so many options to see anime around town – currently Celebrate Studio Ghibli, soon Fireworks, and we have just been informed that even the live action version of “Tokyo Ghoul” will hit Perth cinemas on September 21st.

But what is a Golden Age if we do not pause to reflect on how we got here? Starting this week, as a beloved retro item, we start regular screening of the classic original “Macross”, all the way from 1982. Enjoy!

Macross Princess Principal Vatican Miracle Examiner

The Japanese calendar season is upon us, and as usual the MC Dale is doing bulk orders of 2018 calendars. There is still a discount for pre-ordering the calendars. Anybody wishing to order Japanese anime 2018 Calendars this year? Though Dale says he can order any calendar from that site if you wish to expand your horizons beyond anime.

We are taking suggestions for what JAFWA should screen on our End of Year marathon screening on Saturday 16th December. What would you like to see?

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 10/12
5:40pm Little Witch Academia Ep 15/25
6:05pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 10/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Macross Ep 1/? (retro)
7:55pm Lupin III Ep 6/26
8:20pm Princess Principal Ep 1 (preview)
8:55pm KonoSuba Ep 5/10
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Vatican Miracle Examiners Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm Re:Creators Ep 11/22 (V)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 44/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • August 24th – September 20th 2017 — Studio Ghibli movies at cinemas – see Celebrate Studio Ghibli
  • Saturday September 16th 2017 — 11AM – 2PM, Yobe Dream Store Grand Opening Cosplay Competition Shop 70, Coventry Village, Morley.
  • Saturday September 30th 2017 — 1PM – 4:30PM, JAFWA’s next event afternoon. We have the Hall for make your own fun!
  • October 5th to 11th 2017 — anime movie Fireworks (aka “Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka?”, also translated as “Skyrockets, Watch from Below? Watch from the Side?”) screening at Luna Leederville, and Joondalup Event cinemas.
  • November 1st to 5th 2017 — Japanese Film Festival at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington.
  • Saturday November 4th 2017 — 11AM – 2PM, Yobe Chibi-con is back! YMCA Morley, theme is Royale.
  • Saturday December 16th 2017 — 1PM->~10:45PM JAFWA’s End of Year Marathon screening. We are taking suggestions for what you want to see screened that day.
  • Saturday February 17th 2018 — 10AM – 4PM, Intergalactic Stock Exchange Shed B Terminal, Peter Hughes Dr, Perth, Western Australia 6160.

Synopsis

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Screening on Saturday 9th September 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday September 9th, 2017.

Spring has officially sprung, and we welcome you back to JAFWA this Saturday evening.
Hopefully you did not suffer from a lack of anime over the break, as Celebrate Studio Ghibli is still at the cinemas, and even a live-action anime “GinTama” was at the cinemas. What an age we live in.
Also, it is the final days to apply to sit for the next Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

Restaurant to Another World

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 9/12
5:40pm Little Witch Academia Ep 14/25
6:05pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 9/12 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Restaurant to Another World Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm ID-0 Ep 5/11
8:20pm Lupin III Ep 5/26
8:55pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 4/12 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm KonoSuba Ep 4/10
9:45pm Re:Creators Ep 10/22 (V)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 43/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

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. Two prodigies, Umatar? Tenma and Hiroshi Ochanomizu, have spent endless amounts of time researching robots, eventually producing the robot A106.

This evening’s Episode:Six is Unfit to Fight

A106 has successfully won his first two robot wrestling matches, and is headed for the semifinals. Unfortunately two problems block this route. Firstly, the losers from the first two matches, along with a few friends, confront our heroes. And secondly a vital component of A106 has malfunctioned under the strain of combat. Can Tenma and Ochanomizu find a spare component?

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:New Age Magic

After the success of the Samhain Festival, Ursula-sensei thinks it may be time to tell Akko the secrets of Shiny Chariot. But then the faeries of Luna Nova go on strike, abandoning their duties and preventing the witches from using magic until they get a fairer share of energy from the Sorcerer’s Stone. Fortunately the arrival of a new teacher may provide the answer, even if it does upset centuries of tradition.

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

S?ta 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:Dried Sardines

After discovering that the women he fell for is both S?ta’s sister and married, the now heartbroken Hiroshi crashes at S?ta’s place, the family restaurant. While Hiroshi craves authentic hand-made udon, which brings back child-hood memories for S?ta, Poco finds that he is having difficulty maintaining human form.

preview item – Isekai Shokudo (Restaurant to Another World)

The Western Restaurant Nekoya is a restaurant situated in a mundane corner of an undisclosed Tokyo shopping district which, despite its name, offers a lot of Japanese dishes in addition to Western ones. It opens during usual business hours and closed during holidays and weekends. But secretly it is open on Saturdays, as on this particular day it creates doorways to another world inhabited by elves, dragons, animal men and other fantastic creatures, who enter the restaurant and partake on its menu, with all of them becoming regular patrons.

This evening’s Episode:Beef Stew / Breakfast Special

A Japanese chef runs the Nekoya, a Western-style restaurant that connects to several parallel worlds once every week, bringing around all kinds of customers ranging from wizard and warriors to beastmen and dragons. One morning, the owner discovers a homeless demon girl named Aletta had wandered into his restaurant after coming across the Nekoya’s dimensional door.

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. 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:Ore with Free Will

Having barely escaped the warping planetoid, the spaceship Stulti warps back into normal space, but the threatening planetoid appears to be following them. They think that it may be linked to the mysterious girl, to whom they have given the code name Ore. Maya suggests that someone’s memories are also contained within the Orichalt they retrieved from the planet.

Lupin the Third – Part 4

The internationally infamous Arsène Lupin, master thief and unrepentant womanizer, continues to seek out ever more challenging heists to pull off. With him goes an eccentric band of misfits; Jigen the scruffy sharpshooter, Fujiko the femme fatal of dubious loyalty, and Goemon the stoic swordsman. And close on their heels no matter where Lupin and his gang end up, the unrelenting Inspector Zenigata. Determined to put Lupin and his cohorts in prison for the seemingly endless list burglaries and thefts they have already pulled off.

Tonight’s Episode:The Magician’s Left Hand

Lupin’s on-again-off-again femme fatale Fujiko Mine seems to have fallen in love with Luca, a young circus performer. Who is heir to the secrets of the famous magician Tony Belcastro

Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (Starting the Magical Book from Zero/Grimoire of Zero)

Zero is a witch who is ignorant of the world and travels with a half-beast half-human mercenary who longs to be human. Witches and their sorcery are notorious throughout the land, though knowledge of the existence of magic remains elusive. Zero is going on a journey to search for a magical tome called “The Book of Zero” that hides a power that can destroy the world. The mercenary travels with her as her guard.

Tonight’s Episode:The Road to Latette

After settling some business in Formicum, the group continues their journey. Zero continues growing from her sheltered life, getting the hang of money, yet she tries to understand what a “kiss” is from an embarrassed Mercenary.

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World)

Kazuma Satou wasn’t looking for anything beyond his simple high school shut-in existence. But one untimely death later and he finds himself before the goddess Aqua with the chance to be deposited in a fantasy kingdom that is in need of heroes to defeat a demon lord. Things don’t look good from the moment he arrives and so Kazuma decides to ditch the whole “save the world” thing and just try to become rich and live comfortably. Unfortunately, the various eccentric companions he is saddled with aren’t really helping with that goal.

Tonight’s Episode:Explosion Magic for This Formidable Enemy!

With the excitement of the cabbage festival behind them, Adventurers find that monster hunting quests declining due to one of the Devil King’s generals moving in nearby. Aqua needs to make money, Darkness is off to do strength training, and Kazuma accompanies Megumin as she practices her explosion magic on a seemingly abandoned castle.

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:Freeze, Die, Come to Life! We know exactly how you think and how you’re fighting !

Alicetaria, still believing Meteora to be responsible for Mamika’s death, fights against her while Magane holds off Y?ya. S?ta tries to stop her by telling her how much he loves her story, but this doesn’t persuade her. Things escalate as Selesia then arrives with Takashi, Masaaki and the military and fights Alicetaria. Selesia’s creator Masaaki thinks he can gibe Selesia a boost.

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:The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 2

To the shock and horror of Polnareff and Iggy, Vanilla Ice and his stand Atum have disintegrated Abdul. Polnareff and Iggy flee from Vanilla Ice yet head straight towards DIO. The murderous fanatic Vanilla Ice will allow nothing to interrupt the one he worships and adores, and will destroy our heroes bit by bit.

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No screening on Saturday 2nd September 2017

No Screening until Saturday September 9th

There will be no JAFWA screening on September 2nd – it being the first Saturday of the month, JAFWA’s usual weekend off.
Officially Spring will have sprung upon us.

Never Fear! Your anime needs can be met by seeing Studio Ghibli movies at cinemas – see Celebrate Studio Ghibli.

The Japanese calendar season will soon be upon us, and as usual the MC Dale is doing bulk orders of 2018 calendars. There is still a discount for pre-ordering the calendars. Anybody wishing to order Japanese anime 2018 Calendars this year? Though Dale says he can order any calendar from that site if you wish to expand your horizons beyond anime.

Below is the expected program for Saturday September 9th 2017:

5:15pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 9/12
5:40pm Little Witch Academia Ep 14/25
6:05pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 9/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Restaurant to Another World Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm ID-0 Ep 5/11
8:20pm Lupin III Ep 5/26
8:45pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 4/12
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm KonoSuba Ep 4/10
9:45pm Re: Creators Ep 10/22 (v)
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 43/48 (v)

Dates of Interest

  • August 24th – September 20th 2017 — Studio Ghibli movies at cinemas – see Celebrate Studio Ghibli
  • October 5th 2017 — Joondalup Event cinema indicating that they will by screening the animated movie Fireworks (aka “Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka?”, also translated as “Skyrockets, Watch from Below? Watch from the Side?”).
  • November 1st to 5th 2017 — Japanese Film Festival at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington.
  • Friday December 3rd 2017 — next Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) to be held in Subiaco. You can apply until September 6th.

Culture Notes and News

A review of Atom: The Beginning by a former JAFWA attendee.

Gintama live-action

The live-action manga/anime adaption of Gintama is being hailed as the first commercially successful live-action adaption of 2017.

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Screening on Saturday 26th August 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday August 26th, 2017.

This week we say farewell to “Bernard Jou Iwaku” (aka “Miss Bernard Speaks”). We currently do not have plans to replaces this 5 minute long show. New suggestions will be welcome. We hope you have enjoyed this little show and have been inspired to read a bit more.
We have this week a preview episode of an anime from last season that lets you be Queen for a day, and a youth romance movie. The movie is actually a bit short, so we will make up the time with a second episode of the dark “Re:Creators”.

Sakura Quest Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita. Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinka

And once again, during the Dinner Break we will do our monthly survey to find out which shows and genres you like best at JAFWA.

But I am sure many people are waiting for the Celebrate Studio Ghibli at the cinemas from this Thursday. The Program will be shown at Innaloo Event Cinemas, Morley Event Cinemas, Carousel Hoyts, Garden City Hoyts, and at our old favourite Luna Leederville.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 8/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 13/25
6:00pm Sakura Quest Ep 1 (preview)
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 12/12 (final)
6:30pm dinner break
7:00pm Survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita. Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinka movie
8:35pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 3/12 (v)
9:00pm Re:Creators Ep 8/22 (V)
9:25pm Late Break
9:30pm Re:Creators Ep 9/22 (V)
9:55pm KonoSuba Ep 3/10
10:20pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 42/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

We have discovered that the live-action version of “Gintama” is currently screening, at Innaloo and Hoyts Carousel.

Synopsis

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. Two prodigies, Umataro Tenma and Hiroshi Ochanomizu, have spent endless amounts of time researching robots, eventually producing the robot A106.

This evening’s Episode:Robot Wrestling

Dr. Lolo’s challenge to Umataro and Hiroshi to enter Robo wrestling has piqued their anger. But when the two robotics students see past battles, Hiroshi is worried that A106 will be beaten up, while Umataro is convibce of a106’s power.

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:Samhain Magic Festival

Finally consoled to her role as sacrifice in the upcoming Samhain Festival, and wanting to follow Chariot’s example, Akko proposes putting on a metamorphosis show to make the ghost smile, which prompts Ursula to look into what caused ghost’s sorrow in the first place.

preview item – Sakura Quest

Yoshino Koharu is a young girl trying to look for a job in Tokyo, but is only met with a series of rejections. However, she has a seemingly lucky break when she receives a job offer to work with the tourism board of the economically struggling Manoyama village as their “Queen”. With no other choice, Yoshino accepts the offer and travels to Manoyama only to find out that she was hired based on a case of mistaken identity and that her contract term is for one year instead of the one day, as she had initially thought. With nowhere else to go, Yoshino reluctantly becomes Queen of Manoyama.

This evening’s Episode:Off to Magical Manoyama

Yoshino attempts to find a job in Tokyo before she graduates from college, but has little luck. She finally receives a job offer to act as Queen for the rural village of Manoyama. Despite having moved out of a rural town to enjoy city life in Tokyo, Yoshino decides to accept the job, only to find out from the town’s tourism board that she was hired based on mistaken identity. Nevertheless, Yoshino goes through the “coronation” ceremony.

movie – Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita. Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai (I want to let you know that I love you)

The movie is centered around a group of high school friends who struggle to confess their love. The story begins when Natsuki Enomoto confesses to her childhood friend Yu Setoguchi, embarrassed she denies her love for Yu and calls it a “practice confession. The next day Natsuki is confronted by her friends, Akari Hayasaka and Mio Aida, and is forced to admit her failing. Although Mio and Natsuki are having problems confessing their love, Akari remains untroubled by the possibility of unrequited love.

Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (Starting the Magical Book from Zero/Grimoire of Zero)

Zero is a witch who is ignorant of the world and travels with a half-beast half-human mercenary who longs to be human. Witches and their sorcery are notorious throughout the land, though knowledge of the existence of magic remains elusive. Zero is going on a journey to search for a magical tome called “The Book of Zero” that hides a power that can destroy the world. The mercenary travels with her as her guard.

Tonight’s Episode:Duel

The trio arrive in Formicum as the Mercenary demands that Zero buy herself a new outfit. After some awkward scenes at a shop, the group struggles to find a room for the night. After the Mercenary rescues a girl in an alley, a wolf-like Beastfallen points him towards a hotel that accepts non-humans.

Re: Creators

Souta 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, Souta 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:Everything I Can Do I CHOSE this way of life.” and “The Blooming Maiden Digs a Hole This world requires choice and resolution.

From the illustration found by Masaaki, the others learn about the character Altair and her creator Setsuna. Sota meets with Meteora and tells her about a person who once hurt his friend’s feelings out of jealousy. Afterwards, Souta is confronted by Magane, who deduces that he was the person who hurt his friend’s feelings, resulting in their death, and blackmails him into becoming her ally. Meanwhile, Mamika confronts Altair about her intentions and they talk about their opposing ideologies. However, when Mamika mentions Setsuna, Altair snaps. A badly wounded Mamika comes across Magane and asks her to pass on a message to Alicetaria. However, Magane deliberately twists Mamika’s final words

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World)

Kazuma Satou wasn’t looking for anything beyond his simple high school shut-in existence. But one untimely death later and he finds himself before the goddess Aqua with the chance to be deposited in a fantasy kingdom that is in need of heroes to defeat a demon lord. Things don’t look good from the moment he arrives and so Kazuma decides to ditch the whole “save the world” thing and just try to become rich and live comfortably. Unfortunately, the various eccentric companions he is saddled with aren’t really helping with that goal.

Tonight’s Episode:A Panty Treasure in This Right Hand!

As Kazuma becomes cautious about new recruit Darkness’ odd behavior, her thief friend Chris offers to teach him a Steal skill, which he inadvertently uses to steal girls’ panties. Later, the entire town is brought together to defeat an army of cabbage monsters for the harves.

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:The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 1

After Jotaro’s declaration, D’Arby uses Atum to peer into Jotaro’s soul, which he uses to determine whether Jotaro is lying or not. However, contrary to his deduction that Jotaro was not lying about his pitch, his pitches turn out to be different from expected. Meanwhile, Polnareff, Abdul, and Iggy venture inside the mansion, encountering a couple of enemy Stand users, including DIO’s right-hand man Vanilla Ice.

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Screening on Saturday 19th August 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday August 19th, 2017.

It seems that that valuable anime information resource AnimeNewsNetwork has been hacked last week. They have had to move to a new domain.
Check out https://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/site-news/2017-08-08/update-what-going-on-with-anime-news-network/.119882.

This week we hope we have an appropriately elegant preview item to make you doubt your senses. And then another preview item that we will reveal later this week.

Y?kai Ap?to no Y?ga na Nichij? 18if

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 7/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 12/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 8/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 11/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gunsmith Cats Ep 3/3 (retro) (final)
7:55pm ID-0 Ep 4/11
8:20pm Youkai Apartment Life Ep 1 (preview)
8:45pm Re:Creators Ep 7/22
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm 18if Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm KonoSuba Ep 2/10
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 41/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

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:Ran and Princess Teru

Ran and her friends at robotics club at Tokyo Perfectural Sanpoji high school add finishing touches to their robot Teru Hime (Princess Teru) as their entry for JRRC Junior robot rescue competition which tests disaster management robots. Meanwhile Umataro and Hiroshi remain unmoved and disenchanted by the invitation for A106 to enter robot wrestling.

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:What You Will

As Luna Nova prepares for their annual Samhain Festival, during which the most exemplary student is crowned the Moonlit Witch, Diana is put in charge of the committee while Akko’s group is stuck playing symbolic sacrifices for an ever-sorrowful ghost known as Vajarois.

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

Sota 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:Shoudo Island

Now that S?ta is committed to living in Kagawa, it is time to get a job. His previous Tokyo employer gave him a local reference, so it is time to go to Shoudo Island to meet the mew employer and give Poco a relaxing break. But a moment’s inattention on the tidal Angel’s Walk, and Poco disappears…

retro series – Gunsmith Cats

19-year-old Irene “Rally” Vincent, an expert combat shooter and marksman with just about every firearm in existence, as well as a brilliant driver, operates the titular “Gunsmith Cats” gun shop but also works as a bounty hunter. She is assisted in both activities by her housemate, former prostitute “Minnie” May Hopkins, an explosives expert.

Tonight’s Episode:High Speed Edge

ATF agent Bill Collins discovers that the Russian killer Radinov has political connections, while Rally is in a life and death game of cat and mouse with Radinov.

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.

Tonight’s Episode:Singular Tactics

The masked man Addams reviews the recent information about the Excavate Company and its escape from the Federation Battleship Marito. Aboard their spaceship Stulti, the Excavate crew question Lieutenant Amanza Volchkova using their avatars and discuss the sudden appearance of the meteor shower that hit the Marito.

preview item – Youkai Aparto no Yuuga na Nichijou (Elegant Yokai Apartment Life)

Yuushi Inaba is a 16-year-old boy whose parents died three years ago. He moved into his uncle’s house, but resolved to move into a dormitory in high school. Those plans were dashed when that dormitory burned down. He eventually finds an apartment with cheap 25,000-yen rent. Yuushi finds out too late that the apartment is home to supernatural creatures such as ghosts, youkai, and mononoke, and his daily life becomes embroiled in the eccentric apartment.

Tonight’s Episode:Yushi and Kotobuki-so

Yuushi is desperate to alleviate his financial burden upon his surviving relatives, by going to boarding school. But a last moment fire destroys the dormitory. How can Yuushi find a new residence with his budget. Then late at night a mysterious figure points him at a real estate office that is not only open, but can offer him the ideal room. What is the catch?

Re: Creators

Souta 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, Souta 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:A Small Armageddon I don’t want to make a mistake for the sake of the people who are in my story.

With both sides fighting over the recently arrived Magane, Mamika interferes and begins calming the situation down, until Y?ya arrives at the scene and begins fighting everyone. Then Rui arrives with his Gigas Machina, forcing Alicetaria, Mamika, and Blitz to retreat.

preview item – 18if

Haruto Tsukishiro wakes up in a dream world dominated by strange and powerful entities called “Witches”. To survive, he gets the assistance of research professor Katsumi Kanzaki and a mysterious white-haired girl called “Lily”. With their help, Haruto must outsmart the witches and find a way to return to the real world.

Tonight’s Episode:The Witch of Thunder

One day, Haruto wakes up on a round bed in a strange room, with the only familiar things around being his smartphone and headphones. After encountering a strange girl in white named Lily who claims to be his sister and a man who looks like a cat, Haruto learns that he is in a dream belonging to Yuko, a girl stricken with Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World)

Kazuma Satou wasn’t looking for anything beyond his simple high school shut-in existence. But one untimely death later and he finds himself before the goddess Aqua with the chance to be deposited in a fantasy kingdom that is in need of heroes to defeat a demon lord. Things don’t look good from the moment he arrives and so Kazuma decides to ditch the whole “save the world” thing and just try to become rich and live comfortably. Unfortunately, the various eccentric companions he is saddled with aren’t really helping with that goal.

Tonight’s Episode:An Explosion for This Chuunibyo!

After struggling to defeat some giant frogs, adventurers Kazuma and Aqua seek out more members to join their party. They are soon approached by Megumin, a magician capable of performing powerful explosion magic.

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 Player, part 2

Battling with video games with their souls on the line, Kakyoin uses his skills to battle D’Arby’s racer and avoid losing the match and having his soul trapped in one of D’Arby’s dolls. Then it is Jotaro’s turn to step up to face-off against D’Arby in a baseball video game, despite having never played a video game in his life.

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Screening on Saturday 12th August 2017

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday August 12th, 2017.

The votes are in, and the two new regular series starting this week are KonoSuba and Grimoire of Zero. Hopefully we shall have a magical evening. Well, since we previewed the first episode of “Grimoire of Zero” a couple of sessions ago, we will start from episode #2 this week.

What with the winter weather, while we should encourage sporting activity, we think you should restrict yourselves to an indoor activity. This week’s preview item may hopefully give you an idea.

Ballroom e Youkoso KonoSuba Grimoire of Zero

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 6/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 11/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 7/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 10/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gunsmith Cats Ep 2/3 (retro)
7:55pm Ballroom e youkoso Ep 1 (preview) TBC
8:20pm Lupin III Ep 4/26
8:45pm Re: Creators Ep 6/22
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 2/12
9:45pm KonoSuba Ep 1/10
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 40/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

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:Lab 7’s Annihilation!

At the Tsutsumi residence Motoko tells her brother Moriya about Lab 7’s accomplishments, to which he reminds her not to get involved. Still she remains adamant about making Hiroshi fall for her. to which Moriya hints what if Hiroshi were to disappear next day. Motoko visits Lab 7, where Hiroshi and Umataro are fighting over A106’s state, a fight that might end Lab 7.

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:Blue Moon

Akko comes to Ursula late at night to ask her about Chariot’s disappearance, but doesn’t get much help from her. Meanwhile, the teachers of Luna Nova discuss how magic is literally disappearing from the world and Diana looks into the history behind an ancient power that the “Nine Olde Witches” sealed centuries ago.

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

S?ta 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:Ritsurin Garden

Now that S?ta has returned for good to his home town in Kagawa, he needs to make the proper arrangements and introductions. And learn how to be a parent to Poco. A chance situation has him watching Nozomi-chan and taking her and Poco to Ritsurin Gardens where a Gaogao-chan live action show is scheduled to occur.

retro series – Gunsmith Cats

19-year-old Irene “Rally” Vincent, an expert combat shooter and marksman with just about every firearm in existence, as well as a brilliant driver, operates the titular “Gunsmith Cats” gun shop but also works as a bounty hunter. She is assisted in both activities by her housemate, former prostitute “Minnie” May Hopkins, an explosives expert.

Tonight’s Episode:Swing High!

A Russian contract killer named Radinov assassinates Jonathan Washington. While the Gunsmith Cats are investigating a gun shipment in Michigan, Radinov tangles with them, leading to a lengthy car chase and violent gun battle.

preview item – Ballroom e Youkoso (Welcome to Ballroom (dancing))

Tatara Fujita is a third year middle school student who does not know what he wants to do in the future, nor has a hobby. He accidentally entered the Ogasawara Dance Studio after being saved from delinquents, and becomes hooked with dance, ready to plunge into the world of competitive dancing. While he is difficult to be taught with words, Tatara is good at duplicating dance moves he has seen.

Tonight’s Episode:Welcome to Ogasawara Dance Studio

Tatara is ready to finish junior high school, but he still has no idea or passion for what he wants to do in the future. One day he notices a fellow aimless student enter a mysterious studio and follows her in. Can he grab at the opportunity to change himself?

Lupin III (series 4 from 2015)

The internationally infamous Arsène Lupin, master thief and unrepentant womanizer, continues to seek out ever more challenging heists to pull off. With him goes an eccentric band of misfits; Jigen the scruffy sharpshooter, Fujiko the femme fatal of dubious loyalty, and Goemon the stoic swordsman. And close on their heels no matter where Lupin and his gang end up, the unrelenting Inspector Zenigata. Determined to put Lupin and his cohorts in prison for the seemingly endless list burglaries and thefts they have already pulled off.

Tonight’s Episode:With a Gun in my Hand

Jigen finds himself in a town where a dangerous boss, Eric, punishes anyone holding a firearm by wounding them so severely that they’ll die an agonizing death. A lot of trouble to go through for an emergency tooth-ache.

Re: Creators

Souta 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:Young Girls, Life is Short so Fall in Love You are the one who knows where justice lies.

Souta may have found the identity of the Military Uniform Princess, but is reluctant to share this information. A new fictional character has entered this world, Magane Chikujouin, an antagonist from the light novel and anime series Record of the Night Window Demon, wanders around Tokyo killing those that annoy her. Both sides try to contact and recruit her first.

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World)

Kazuma Satou wasn’t looking for anything beyond his simple high school shut-in existence. But one untimely death later and he finds himself before the goddess Aqua with the chance to be deposited in a fantasy kingdom that is in need of heroes to defeat a demon lord. Things don’t look good from the moment he arrives and so Kazuma decides to ditch the whole “save the world” thing and just try to become rich and live comfortably. Unfortunately, the various eccentric companions he is saddled with aren’t really helping with that goal.

Tonight’s Episode:This Self-Proclaimed Goddess and Reincarnation in Another World

After meeting an untimely death, Kazuma Satou is greeted by the goddess Aqua who offers to send him to a reality with MMORPG elements to battle the Devil King there. Given the choice of anything to arm himself with, Kazuma chooses Aqua herself, much to Aqua’s dismay. And perhaps Kazuma, for she is not a particularly useful goddess. And here come the Devil King’s minions.

Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (Starting the Magical Book from Zero/Grimoire of Zero)

Zero is a witch who is ignorant of the world and travels with a half-beast half-human mercenary who longs to be human. Witches and their sorcery are notorious throughout the land, though knowledge of the existence of magic remains elusive. Zero is going on a journey to search for a magical tome called “The Book of Zero” that hides a power that can destroy the world. The mercenary travels with her as her guard.

Tonight’s Episode:Witch-Hunting

The witch, Albus, accepts his defeat and decides to join the Mercenary and Zero on their trip. When they stop at a nearby stream to rest, Albus spots a ring in the water and keeps it. The group tries to rest in a nearby village, but after seeing the ring, the villagers accuse Albus of stealing it.

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 Player, part 1

The man who introduces himself as Dio’s butler reveals himself to be D’Arby’s younger brother Terence T. D’Arby, brings out his Stand Atum to drag Jotaro, Kakyoin, and Joseph into an illusory world. There, D’Arby reveals a collection of dolls which, similar to his brother’s poker chips, contain to souls of people he has defeated.

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No screening on Saturday 5th August 2017

No Screening until Saturday August 12th

There will be no JAFWA screening on August 5th – it being the first Saturday of the month, JAFWA’s usual weekend off.
Do not fear this winter of our discontent – after all the days are surely getting longer, and soon we hope warmer.

Know well, dear JAFWAites, that when JAFWA returns on Saturday August 12th we shall know what two new series you voted for in last month’s survey. And there will be a preview item. To be revealed next week, until then feel free to speculate.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 6/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 11/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 7/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 10/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gunsmith Cats Ep 2/3 (retro)
7:55pm preview item Ep 1 (preview) TBA
8:20pm Lupin III Ep 4/26
8:45pm Re: Creators Ep 6/22
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm new series 1 Ep 1/? (?) TBA
9:45pm new series 2 Ep 1/? (?) TBA
10:10pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 40/48 (v)

Dates of Interest

Culture Notes and News

Tokyo Olympics 2020

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are approaching, and the anime movie Akira is in many people’s minds.

japan vending machines

For those of you waiting for a fourth Evangelion, artwork has been released. Thanks to Karen for pointing this out to me.

japan vending machines

“According to the Japan Vending Machine Manufacturers Association, there is 1 vending machine for every 23 people, making a sales total of more than $60 Billion dollars a year”

source: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-so-many-vending-machines-in-japan-2017-1/?r=AU&IR=T

Also, did you know that there is a vending machine museum? The museum was opened by the Japan Automated Vending Machinery Manufacturers Association in Kagawa Town, Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture on April 3rd 2012. Their aim is to tell everyone about vending machines including their history.

source: http://www.jvma.or.jp/information/information_2.html
Thannks Katie!

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Screening on Saturday 29th July 2017

Screening

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

This week we intend to survey our JAFWAites, during the Dinner Break, to determine what’s hot and what’s not (apart from the weather). So remember all the preview items we have shown in the last couple of months, and tell us what you want to see in the JAFWA program!
We will show a one-off item this week, just after the Late Break.
Our new retro series “Gunsmith Cats” starts this week, last screened at JAFWA in April 1997. Many thanks to Greg McLeod for reminding us of this JAFWA heritage.

We say goodbye to the second season of “Attack on Titan” tonight. There is a promise (but can we believe it?) that the third season will be out in 2018. At any rate, we have a bequest for the membership prize this week – ab Attack on Titan cosplay outfit. Is your membership up to date?

Gunsmith Cats Kakurenbo

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 5/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 10/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 6/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 9/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:00pm Survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gunsmith Cats Ep 1/3 (retro)
8:00pm ID-0 Ep 3/11
8:25pm Lupin III Ep 3/26
8:50pm Re: Creators Ep 5/22
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Kakurenbo OAV (v)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 37 (season 2 episode 12) (v) (final)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 39/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

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:Step on it! Maruhige Shipping

Ummataro and Hiroshi reach Maruhige corp in search of part-time work, where they find the owner to be part-time detective Kensaku Han (whose son Shunsaku helped them last week). He agrees to give the boys the job but blindly refuses for A106. Suddenly an important moving job comes in so he hires them all out of desperation.

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:Bee Affection

Hearing about a party at Andrew’s mansion that Diana is attending, Akko, Lotte and Sucy don magical Cinderella dresses and sneak into the party. Just as Andrew notices them and prepares to send them out, Sucy, ever in the mood for a little mischief, sets loose a LoveLove Bee that causes whoever it stings to fall in love with the first person they see.

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:Tokyo Tower

Souta only meant to return to his home town for a few days in order to deal with his father’s funeral. Then he met Poco. But now work in Tokyo has dragged him back to the big city. But Souta can’t leave young Poco all on his own, can he?

retro series – Gunsmith Cats

19-year-old Irene “Rally” Vincent, an expert combat shooter and marksman with just about every firearm in existence, as well as a brilliant driver, operates the titular “Gunsmith Cats” gun shop but also works as a bounty hunter. She is assisted in both activities by her housemate, former prostitute “Minnie” May Hopkins, an explosives expert.

Tonight’s Episode:Neutral Zone

Rally and May, along with Becky their underworld information dealer, investigate for ATF a gun running operation led by Jonathan Washington.

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.

Tonight’s Episode:Miguel Line

The Excavate Company try to understand the phenomenon of Alice existing inside the Orichalt they have just excavated. Meanwhile the Marito, Federation battleship, appears looking for the Orichalt. Maya’s status as a full-fledged fugitive is likely to be confirmed.

Lupin III (series 4 from 2015)

The internationally infamous Arsène Lupin, master thief and unrepentant womanizer, continues to seek out ever more challenging heists to pull off. With him goes an eccentric band of misfits; Jigen the scruffy sharpshooter, Fujiko the femme fatal of dubious loyalty, and Goemon the stoic swordsman. And close on their heels no matter where Lupin and his gang end up, the unrelenting Inspector Zenigata. Determined to put Lupin and his cohorts in prison for the seemingly endless list burglaries and thefts they have already pulled off.

Tonight’s Episode:0.2% Chance of Survival

Lupin announces that he’ll manage to steal a precious diamond from the Prince of England, who is currently in Italy to pay a visit to Rebecca. However, Lupin is forced to fight for his prize against Nyx, a well trained member of the MI6 in charge of the Prince’s protection.

Re: Creators

Souta 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:This Water is Coldest at the Bottom So, why don’t we have ourselves a guys’ night out?

With news that another fictional character has appeared in this world, along with a giant mech no less, Souta and company intend to travel to meet this Rui. However, all these fictional creations appearing in the real world has been noticed, and the Special Situations Countermeasures Council sends soldiers to control the situation.

Kakurenbo (Hide and Seek)

Children know that in the dead of night, if you follow certain signs, you can visit the hidden city, where playing hide-and-seek is easy. Rumors of demons and missing kids abound, though. Hikora is a boy who joins the game with hopes of finding his missing sister, Sorincha.

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:Scream” (final)

With the Scouts in a losing battle as more Titans thrown by the Armored Titan surround their position, and Mikasa injured, Eren tries but fails to transform. The Smiling Titan that killed Eren’s mother is approaching, and what can Hannes and the surviving scouts do to help?

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:The Guardian of Hell, Pet Shop, part 2

Deep in the sewers Iggy and his stand The Fool are trapped by the ice generated by the Falcon Pet Shop and its stand Divine Horus. Desperate measures are need to survive, but Iggy has yet to encounter the full determination and insane dedication of the guardian of the gate to Dio’s mansion.

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Screening on Saturday 22nd July 2017

review of Annual General Meeting and Elections

The AGM was successfully held last week, Saturday Juy 15, though we had to wait until enough people turned up to meet the necessary minimum numbers. Thanks to everyone who attended.
Two points of note:

  1. The AGM authorised entry fees to increase 50 cents, starting this week.
  2. The AGM authorised that some anime-like animation from other parts of East Asia be allowed into the program. We are looking into some possibilities from China.

Then we had the Election for the Committee, and of the 9 nominees we elected the following 8 people:

  • Glenn Clifford
  • Katie Clune
  • Paul Clune
  • Drew Edgar
  • David Fisher
  • Greg McLeod
  • Mark McMullan
  • Dale Verdi

Many thanks to Linda Rush for standing.

The new committee will allocate who gets which committee position at the next regular committee meeting at the beginning of August, giving the recently elected time to see how everything currently happens.
We would prefer that there be no betting upon how difficult/exciting the committee position assigning will be.

Screening

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday July 22nd, 2017.

Like last week, we will have two previews as possibilities for replacement regular series,expanding your knowledge of Japanese anime. We hope you appreciate this week’s screening of the first episode of “Made in Abyss” and “Grimoire of Zero”.
Mean while we apologise the last week’s AGM running late caused us to delay screening of “Bernard Jou Iwaku” a week.
Our retro series “Read or Die” finishes tonight, and for next week there will be the anime based off of the manga by Kenichi Sonoda, that was last screened at JAFWA in April 1997.

Made in Abyss Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Atom: The Beginning Ep 4/12
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 9/25
6:00pm Poco’s Udon World Ep 5/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 8/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Read or Die Ep 3/3 (retro) (final)
8:00pm Made in Abyss Ep 1 (preview)
8:25pm ID-0 Ep 2/11
8:50pm Re: Creators Ep 4/22
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Grimoire of Zero Ep 1 (v) (preview)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 36 (season 2 episode 11) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 38/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

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:Welcome to Nerima U Festival

Ummataro declares the lab 7 will be putting up an Udon Noodle stall for Nerima University festival while others question his choice of selection; Meanwhile in dark alleys a sketchy guy talking on the phone informs the person on other end that a program is ready to go he will hand it over, the person on the phone asks him to beware of ICE (international Criminal Enforcement).

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:Undead Travelogue / Blytonbury Undead Travelogue

While trying to fix some tombstones that she knocked over while at a graveyard in the nearby town of Blytonbury, Akko accidentally mixes a repair spell she was using with one of Sucy’s mushrooms, which ends up bringing a deceased soldier back from the dead. The girls find themselves chasing the soldier across town.

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:Chicken on the Bone

Dr Shinobu Nakaji is worried about his childhood friend Souta, and his avoiding work and looking after Poco. But is Nakaji using these concerns to avoid his own family concerns? And can the tanuki Poco bridge the gap between human and human?

retro series – Read or Die

An alternate history world where the British Empire has remained a major superpower. The Empire’s continued existence is guaranteed by the British Library, an external intelligence agency working within the actual British Library and its Special Operations Division. We follow the adventures of Yomiko Readman, also known as “The Paper”, a superhuman agent of the Library’s Special Operations.

Tonight’s Episode:episode Three

The I-Jin have revealed their base, and the British Library has worked out the dastardly plan to use Beethoven’s music to murder the world. Can the British Library Special Forces manage to invade the artificial island and stop the rocket, while one of their number, Miss Deep/Nancy, has been revealed to be an I-Jin double agent.

preview item – Made in Abyss

An orphan girl named Riko who lives in the town of ?su on an island in the sea of Beoluska. The city surrounds a strange, giant hole going deep into the earth, which is commonly called the Abyss. The Abyss harbors artefacts and remnants of a civilisation long gone, and is therefore the popular hunting spot for so-called Cave Raiders, who undertake arduous and dangerous descends into the mist-filled pit to recover whatever relics they can find.
However, the deeper one goes into the Abyss, the more one is afflicted by a progressively fatal malady called the Curse of the Abyss; few who have descended into the lower regions have returned to tell of their experiences.

Tonight’s Episode:The City of the Great Pit

Little Orphan Riko is digging for artefacts at a safe level, hoping to find enough artefacts to be promoted. An attack by a creature from the depths is almost certain doom, until she is saved by a robot boy. Can she keep this valuable secret safe?

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.

Tonight’s Episode:Formless Minerals

A masked man thinks back to the time when Mind Trance System was created, enabling humans to transfer their consciousness into I-Machines and work in dangerous or inhospitable conditions for a huge reduction in risk and cost. In the present, Maya is on-board the Excavate Company ship where they hear that Professor Attomy has declared that a student illegally divulged information, shifting the blame for the illegal operation to Maya.

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:That Time I Said Hello to Him If so, I want to protect what he loved.

Meteora visits the company who developed Avalken of Reminisce, only to learn her creator passed away in an accident a year ago. After playing her game overnight, Meteora shares her theories on the Military Uniform Princess’ objective. But a Giant mech is about to invade this world.

Preview – Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (Starting the Magical Book from Zero/Grimoire of Zero)

Zero is a witch who is ignorant of the world and travels with a half-beast half-human mercenary who longs to be human. Witches and their sorcery are notorious throughout the land, though knowledge of the existence of magic remains elusive. Zero is going on a journey to search for a magical tome called “The Book of Zero” that hides a power that can destroy the world. The mercenary travels with her as her guard.

Tonight’s Episode:The Witch and the Beastfallen

An unnamed White Tiger Beastfallen mercenary finds himself constantly on the run from bounty hunters and witches, when he stumbles across a little girl who traps his latest attacker in a mud prison. Despite his initial suspicions, he decides to work as her bodyguard.

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:Charge

As the Armoured Titan flees, Ymir removes Christa from her mouth and exits her Titan Form in order to explain her actions to Christa. She claims she is doing this only to save herself, as she believes that by handing Christa over to those outside the Walls she will be granted amnesty, though in secret is trying to save her. Their conversation is interrupted by attacks from the Scouts, who have caught up to the Armoured Titan.

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:The Guardian of Hell, Pet Shop, part 1

The group arrives at a beggar’s association, where Abdul manages to get help from an informant to search for DIO’s hideout. Meanwhile, Iggy, who has gone off on his own again, comes across the building himself, where a falcon named Pet Shop, wielder of the Stand Horus, kills the informant before he can report back to the others. Quickly realising he will be targeted next for knowing the location of DIO’s hideout, Iggy tries not to get himself involved.

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