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Saturday 15th October, 2011

The tentative JAFWA program for Saturday 15th October 2011 is below. To be held in the Collins Street Community Center on Collins Street just off Canning Highway in South Perth.

Things of Note:
1) This week we say good bye to 3 series we have shown and loved – “Allison & Lillia”, “A Certain Scientific Railgun”, and the very retro “Dominion: Tank Police”. Come 2012 we hope to start a program with almost all new series (barring “Chi’s New Address”, “Blood-C”, and “Welcome to the NHK”).
2) People have asked that I once again order calendars from Japan this year. You can get some ideas from here. So far the most expensive are the Studio Ghibli Works, which with the current exchange rate are $39 each. I have ordered some calendars on speculation, come see me at JAFWA as they are mostly < $30.

Dale’s Suggestive Remarks, based on suggestion sheets handed in at JAFWA:
The ever reliable Thomson Hau Yan Chow wrote on 24-09-2011 a missive on the topic Comments on Anime & Logo:

1. Logo: OK, if our current logo is too ‘suggestive’, I can think (but not draw) one. The problem is: if we cannot
use licensed anime (in Australia) characters, we can only use the not-so-mainstream animes, which are either more suggestive (too many hentai game turned anime today) or nobody knows about it (and that made the logo pointless).
2. ‘Bleach – hell verse’: Very exciting & funny. Especially the last bit of it.

Back in the early days of JAFWA, about the time we weren’t even a formal club but instead a group of like-minded friends meeting in Tom Edge’s or Michael Studte’s house to watch strange cartoons from Japan, a mascot character was chosen. Misty Mei was introduced to the world in the opening animation for DaiCon IV by a garage group of animators who went on to become the world famous Studio Gainax. Misty Mei showed up some more in “Otaku no Video”, Studio Ganax’s homage to their origin in the otaku fandom of Japan. And was instantly beloved by the proto-JAFWA crowd of university
blokes once they saw the video tape.
However appealing her somewhat improbable anatomical movements may be to the male half of the audience, Misty Mei is now somewhat dated and it is time for the grand lady to return to her roots of representing all anime fandom, bow out and allow some new character to uniquely represent JAFWA. WaiCon and PANIc have their own unique anime-like characters, why can’t JAFWA. Use established anime characters as inspiration, rather than as a direct model if you will. Let 2012 be the end of the old world, in with a bright new future for JAFWA!

So many of our newer, younger attendees had been asking for Bleach we thought we should throw them a bone. The 4th movie “The Hell verse” did seem somewhat better than previous movies. Did they actually get the Bleach author Tite Kubo to write the movie, rather than the people who wrote all those second-rate filler episodes of the anime? I approve, just like the 10th One Piece movie, getting the original series author writing the movie makes for a far superior experience.

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All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles

5:10pm Allison and Lillia Ep 26/26 (final)
5:35pm Gosick Ep 22/24
6:00pm Fairy Tail Ep 45/?
6:25pm Chi’s New Address Ep 081/104 =^_^=
6:30pm dinner break
Possibly showing something during Dinner Break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Chi’s New Address Ep 082/104 =^_^=
7:35pm Kamisama no Memo-chou Ep 1 (preview)
8:00pm Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin Ep 10/13 (?)
8:25pm Blood-C Ep 5/? (v)
8:50pm A Certain Scientific Railgun Ep 24/24 (final)
9:15pm
Late Break
9:25pm Level E Ep 10/13
9:50pm Welcome to NHK Ep 15/24 (?)
10:15pm Dominion Tank Police Ep 4/4 (vn) (retro)
JAFWA Doors Open: ~4:55 PM
Program Finishes: ~10:55 PM
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