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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 10th January, 2015

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Below is the program for January 10th, 2015.

Welcome to a new year of JAFWA. We hope to had a Merry Newtonmas and a Happy New Year, and celebrated any other festivities you were partial to in a responsible yet enjoyable manner.

We have jumped ahead to the next “Fairy Tail” story arc as per the survey request, and we continue on with “Barakamon” and “Sword Art Online” season 2. The rest is all new stuff. Apart from a retro show that we couldn’t resist.
Enjoy and absorb some Japanese culture!

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 151/175
5:40pm Barakamon Ep 8/12
6:05pm Amagi Brilliant Park Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Girls Monthly Nozaki-kun Ep 1/12
7:55pm Log Horizon season 2 Ep 1/25
8:20pm Noragami Ep 1/12 (v)
8:45pm Sword Art Online, Season 2 Ep 8/24
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Gunbuster OAV 1/6 (n)
9:45pm Psycho Pass season 2 Ep 1/11 (vd)
10:15pm Danganronpa Ep 1/13 (vd)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • January 10th 2015 – JAFWA returns for 2015. Enjoy the Festive Season before hand, responsibly.
  • January 16th to 18thGenghis-Con, a delightful little Sci-Fi and fandom convention. Don’t let it keep you away from JAFWA.
  • Saturday January 17th and Sunday Jamuary 18thReelAnime presents “Naruto: The Last” at Luna Leederville and Hoyts Carousel. At 4PM each day. Go on Sunday 18th (Hoyts Carousel only) so that you don’t miss the beginning of JAFWA.
  • Saturday January 31st – JAFWA’s next event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. A lot of people had fun at the last one.
  • Saturday March 14th – Evolve Pop Culture Fair 2015.Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds Cnr Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington. A new convention celebrating comics, cosplayers, gaming, anime and all things in between.
    Tickets are $10, and children under 12 get in FREE.
    Collectables and comic booths, gaming, Gundam building booths and a cosplay competition are a small sample of some of the great things to check out.Don’t miss JAFWA
  • Saturday March 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. So soon after January.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

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 Episode:Sabertooth

Word of the return of Fairy Tail’s missing members is beginning to spread. Old admirers, old acquaintances, all are starting to hear the news. The returned members themselves are busy celebrating with the defeated, and penitent, Legionnaires. Whilst Wakaba, the reluctant 4th Master of Fairy Tail, attends a sermon by the new religious leader of Zentopia. But victory aside, the reputation of the Guild is still sinking.
(Editor’s Note: This episode includes characters, and makes references to events, from the skipped filler episodes. Neither the characters nor the references carry over to later episodes).

Barakamon

Seishuu Handa is a new rising star in the world of professional, artistic, calligraphy. But when his pride and temper land him in trouble, he finds himself cooling his heels on the quaint little island of Gotou. Seishuu quickly finds the island’s residents to be both infuriating and invigorating in equal measure. Especially the diminutive Naru Kotoishi.

Tonight’s Episode:Onde (Buddhist Prayer Dance)

Kawafuji and Kanzaki have now headed back to Tokyo, with the young Kanzaki having grown at least a bit more open to new ideas and ways of doing things. Handa meanwhile is also trying new ideas with his calligraphy, although not with much success. But Tama and Miwa stop by with important news, it is Naru’s birthday and they are planning to hold a big party. For Handa, the problem is finding a good present. Finally, he turns to the other kids for help in catching Naru a Stag beetle.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girl’s Nozaki-kun)

High school student Sakura Chiyo has a serious crush on her tall, stoic schoolmate Nozaki Umetarou. But when she finally plucks up the courage to tell him she always wants to be with him, she finds herself employed as his assistant. Turns out Nozaki is a shoujo manga artist, and by working alongside him Sakura gets to see her high school crush in action … and see the not-so-perfect inspiration for his stories.

Tonight’s Episode:This Love … Is Being Turned Into a Shoujo Manga

It is late afternoon and everyone else has gone home for the day. The ideal time to make a confession to the one you love. And so, Sakura Chiyo has stayed behind at school to do just that. Of course, actually confessing to someone you like is not easy, but after a couple of tries Nozaki seems to get the message and invites her to his home. But there may still be some misunderstandings…

Preview Item – Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant Park is an amusement park, a place of magical wonder and whimsy. Or at least it’s supposed to be. The park has fallen on hard times and that’s bad news for the staff. Who genuinely are magical. There‚Äôs no place for these oddballs from a fantasy world except an amusement park, so they need theirs to stay open. That’s where Kanie Seiya comes in, a pompous high school student and burned out child star is the perfect person to manage this particular mad-house.

Tonight’s Episode:Not Enough Visitors

Sentou Isuzu, it seems, has a rather forceful technique for asking boys out on dates. And Kanie Seiya finds himself with little choice other than to agree. Nor is he particularly pleased with their destination, the run-down Amagi Brilliant Park. He does, however, notice that Sentou is rather knowledgeable, both about the park itself and about the terminology used by theme park staff.

Log Horizon season 2

Life continues for Shiroe and the others trapped within the world of Elder Tale. The city of Akihabara is now prosperous and thriving thanks to the efforts and innovations of the adventurers. But prosperity does not guarantee safety, Shiroe’s skills have already been tested against the nefarious Nureha and her guild Plant Hwyaden, and now he must find a way to secure Akihabara’s future against those who would seek to claim it for themselves.

Tonight’s Episode:Shiroe of the Northern Lands

Another festival is in full swing in Akihabara, and Marielle once again is looking to shirk her duties and join in the fun. Still, it is more evidence of how much Akihabara has changed since “The Apocalypse”. From a disparate collection of people stranded in the world of their video game to a peaceful and prosperous town capable of planning and holding festivals all year round. All the members of Log Horizon are growing and improving, but Shiroe is not there to see it. There is still much behind the scenes work for the Round Table to do…

Noragami (Stray God)

Hiyori Iki is introduced to the world of spirits and deities after her first encounter with Yato, a homeless war god, results in a near death experience. Now Hiyori needs the ambitious Yato to help stop her soul from disconnecting from her body, but a god who doesn’t even have a shrine, let alone worshippers, doesn’t really inspire much confidence.

Tonight’s Episode:A Housecat, A Stray God, and a Tail

Exam time for one student just got worse, a spirit that feeds on negative emotion has found her classroom. She prays for god to save her, and one particular god hears the call. Despite its size Yato has no fear of this Ayakashi, and a brief aerial battle ends with the monster cut to pieces. The war god is quite pleased with his handiwork but his familiar Tomone has bad news for him, she is quitting. With his Regalia now gone, Yato must instead rely on odd jobs to raise money for a shrine. And right on cue, he gets a phonecall …

Sword Art Online, Season 2

It has been a year since the victims of Alfheim Online were freed from their virtual prison, and more than a year since Sword Art Online was shut down. But now it has begun once again. A mysterious figure has been making appearances in the game Gun Gale Online, and other players drop dead in their wake. Kirito finds himself once again risking his life in the online world.

Tonight’s Episode:Bullet of Bullets

65 minutes until the finals of the 3rd BoB tournament begins and Kirito is nervous. His encounter with Death Gun was unsettling, and he is certain the killer is one of the other participants in the tournament. Sinon is still holding a grudge, both for Kirito deceiving her about his gender and for his dismissive attitude at the start of their duel. Which is a problem since Kirito was hoping to question her about the other contestants in the hopes of working out what name Death Gun has registered under.

Gunbuster

Takaya Noriko wants to follow in the footsteps of her father and travel the vastness of space, and she has enlisted in a mecha training academy to fulfill that dream. But there is more to the academy than just training skilled astronauts, there is an alien race out there with its sights set on Earth. Noriko and the other trainees will be fighting for the survival of the human race.

Tonight’s Episode:Shock! Oneesama and I are Going to be Pilots Together!?

Takaya Noriko’s father was an admiral in the space fleet, captain of the battleship Luxion and one of the first humans to be killed in deep space. Although Noriko still can’t accept that he is truly gone. Nonetheless, the desire to follow in his footsteps and go into space was strong enough to get her to enrol in a mech pilot training school, in spite of her almost nonexistant talent with machinery. The other students are well aware of her lack of skill, and most assume she only got in on the basis of having a famous father, unlike the school’s top student Amano Kazumi.

Psycho-Pass 2

Makishima Shougo is dead, and Akane Tsunemori still works for Public Security. With a new junior inspector and two new Enforcers she struggles to protect the public from the latent criminals in their midst, whilst hiding from them the horrible truth of the Sybil System. But a new menace walks the streets, a new threat that once again cannot be judged by Sybil. And this time they’re not just a lone psychopath, this time they’re recruiting.

Tonight’s Episode:The Scales of Justice

Akane and Division 1 are on another case. A bomb was detonated in a busy shopping district, luckily without casualties. Surveillance of the area reveals one bystander whose Hue clouded just before the explosion, and who matches the anonymous figure in an online video claiming responsibility for this, and two previous, explosions. His name is Kitazawa Akira, and he’s a supervisor at a Demolitions company. It’s time to unleash the Enforcers.

Danganronpa

Hope’s Peak Private Academy is a famous boarding school, known as a place for students who are the best in their field. When the unremarkable Makoto Naegi wins a lottery to enter the school he and fourteen other new students find the horrible truth hidden within; Hope’s Peak is a prison, and the only way out is to kill one of the other inmates without getting caught.

Tonight’s Episode:Welcome to Despair High School

Makoto Naegi imagines this to be the luckiest day of his life, he has been accepted to the prestigious Hope’s Peak academy. However, stepping across the threshold of the front gate knocks him unconscious. When he awakens he is in a room with security cameras and no windows, and he begins to realize his luck was nowhere near as good as he thought. A note about a school assembly sends him looking for the auditorium, where he finds the other students already assembled …

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