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Screening on Saturday 27th June 2020

The JAFWA screenings continue, with Winter well and truly here.
Much appreciation for Sally and the magnificent sausage sizzle she cooked last week. This week we have the monthly survey to take during the Dinner Break.

JAFWA’s AGM and annual elections are coming up. Once again we cry forth the offical announcement of the upcoming AGM and election, to be held on July 18th, at 3PM before the JAFWA screening. So please prepare and present questions before-hand for our regularly scheduled July AGM, and consider nominating for the JAFWA elections. And, according to our President, you can nominate any fully signed up (for at least the last 3 months) adult JAFWA member resident in WA for nomination as a committee member – it is up to the nominated to “defend” themselves.

We continue taking precautions to limit the possible second wave of Corona, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning with antiseptic, library under limited access, etc. Also, we must ask that anyone unfortunate enough to be infected to not attend JAFWA until they are contagion free.
Help would be welcome during set-up and pack-up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19. Set Up begins ~4:45pm, while the Screening should begin at 5:15pm, or later should the set-up not yet be complete. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations. And we need to wipe the chairs down before they are stacked away.

We hava a couple of our regular items coming to an end this week. We will have a Preview item as a possible regular item replacement. And more imprtantly, during the Dinner Break we will be having our monthly survey to see what items our dear JAFWAites prefer.

Ascendance of a bookworm Mahjong Legend Akagi

And just for fun we re-instate the retro item slot, to see anime as it used to be.

Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday June 27th, 2020.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles. With assistance from a grant from

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 24/25
5:40pm Fruits Basket Ep 25/25 (final)
6:05pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Non Non Biyori Ep 11/13
7:55pm Dr Stone Ep 11/24
8:20pm SAO Alicization: War of Underworld Ep 10/?
8:45pm Demon Slayer Ep 10/26 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Cop Craft Ep 11/12 (v)
9:45pm Cop Craft Ep 12/12 (final)
10:10pm Legend of Mahjong: Akagi Ep 1/26 (v) (retro)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

Barring a resurgence of COVID-19 pestilence, these events are scheduled to happen:

  • Saturday July 18th 2020 — JAFWA’s AGM before JAFWA. All signed up members requested to attend.
  • Saturday July 18th 2020 — JAFWA’s committee election, held during the Dinner Break.
  • Rescheduled August 14th to 16th 2020 — SupaNova 2020 – Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000.
  • weekend September 12th and 13th 2020 — South West Festival of Japan Bunbury.

Synopsis

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Fruits Basket (2019 remake)

After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out into a tent. Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn’t long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own–when touched by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

This evening’s Episode:Let’s Go Home” and “Summer Will Be Here Soon” (finale)

Kyo’s foster father Kazuma Sohma visits Shigure’s house to see Kyo. Overjoyed at his return, Kyo reminds Kazuma of his promise that he can return to the dojo. Kazuma however believes that it would be beneficial for Kyo to continue living at Shigure’s house because of Tohru’s positive influence. He thus confides in Shigure his plan to confront Kyo and expose his true cat form in the belief that Tohru will save him. But drama is never far away for this family, cursed to manifest the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. How wil Tohru Honda help these lost and despondent spirits?

preview item – Ascendence of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiraremasen – literally “Lover of Books: I Can’t Choose the means to become a Librarian”)

The story follows Motosu Urano, a book-loving post-secondary student and soon-to-be librarian who ends up crushed to death beneath a pile of books during an earthquake. With her dying breath, she wishes to be reincarnated in a world where she can read books forever. Urano awakens in the body of a weak, five-year-old girl named Myne in a world where books are scarce and only available to elites. Myne, retaining her memories from her previous life, decides to create and print her own books so that she can read again.

Tonight’s Episode:A World Without Books

The High Priest of the temple puts a young girl named Myne into a deep sleep and probes her mind regarding her past and her abnormal love for books. He sees that Myne used to be known as Motosu Urano from another land and time. She loved every kind of literature in existence, but she was suddenly crushed to death under a pile of books. As she died, she wished that she would be able to read all kinds of books in her next life. But can an impoverished, sickly child in the poor part of a medieval fantasy city ever lay her hands on beloved books?

Non Non Biyori

In the countryside small town village of Asahigaoka, a place lacking many of the conveniences that people from the city are accustomed to. The nearest stores are a few miles away and one of the local schools consists of only five students, each of whom is in a different grade of elementary or middle school. Hotaru Ichijo, a fifth grader from Tokyo, transfers into Asahigaoka Branch School and has to adjust to countryside life with her new friends.

This evening’s Episode:We Made Snow Houses

Due to a snowy blizzard, the girls end up having to spend the night at school, with Hotaru and Natsumi competing against each other to see who gets to sleep in a futon. Later that night, Hotaru decides to check out the snow and see the starry night sky, leading to some misunderstandings from Komari and Natsumi. Later, on another snowy day, the gang decide to try their hand at skiing before building a snow house and having some hot food.

Dr Stone

Typical student Taiju Oki tells his science-loving friend Senku Ishigami that he will confess his feelings to their classmate Yuzuriha Ogawa. He prepares to make his confession to Yuzuriha under a camphor tree on the school grounds, but his attempt is interrupted when a bright light appears in the sky. Taiju pushes Yuzuriha to the tree to protect her as the light petrifies them along with the entire human population. After 3700 years spent trapped in stone, Senku and Taiju are somehow revived from their petrified state six months apart in what they now call the Stone World.

This evening’s Episode:Clear World

Senku uses quartz sand to produce glass, which he uses to create glasses for the short-sighted Suika. Lacking the skills needed to glassblow useable lab utensils, Chrome brings in a skilled craftsman named Kaseki, who is able to quickly adapt to the unfamiliar substance. To break in their new lab, Senku offers to make Ginro a silver spear as part of a dangerous mission.

Sword Art Online: Alicization (series 3 part 2) “War of Underworld”

Kazuto has been recruited to assist in testing an experimental FullDive machine, Soul Translator (STL), which has an interface that is far more realistic and complex than the previous machine he had played to help develop an artificial intelligence for the Ministry of Defense (MOD) named A.L.I.C.E. He tests the STL by entering a virtual reality cyberspace created with The Seed package, named UnderWorld (UW). In the UW, the flow of time proceeds a thousand times faster than in the real world, and Kirito’s memories of what happens inside are restricted.

Tonight’s Episode:Stacia, the Goddess of Creation

After Stacia (Asuna) created 3 ravines to swallow up Vassago, and his knights, as well as to cut off the Pugilists and the remaining Dark Knights from the decoy force, she descends and introduces herself as Asuna to the somewhat intimidated force. After formalities, she proceeds to visit Kirito’s tent. Upon seeing him, she is filled with tearful joy. Hearing Asuna’s voice, Kirito is clearly shocked. Shortly after, Alice appears and interferes with their reunion.

Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted and intelligent boy who lives with his family, making money by selling charcoal. Everything changes when his family is attacked and slaughtered by demons (oni). Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors of the incident. Nezuko has now become a demon, but still surprisingly shows signs of human emotion and thought. Tanjiro becomes a demon slayer to help his sister turn human again and to prevent the same tragedy that happened to him and his sister, from happening to others.

Tonight’s Episode:Together Forever

As Yahaba disintegrates, he continues to attack Tanjiro, determined to kill him as he dies, forcing Tanjiro to unleash move after move to lessen the impact, leaving Tanjiro utterly exhausted. Thanks to a healing serum administered by Tamayo, Nezuko rejoins the fight against Susamaru and her strong will greatly sharpens her strength, until she is able to kick the temari back without getting injured. But the fight is far from over.

Cop Craft

15 years ago, an unknown hyperspace gate opened over the Pacific. Beyond this gate lies Reto Semaani, a strange alternate world where fairies and demons live. San Teresa City — a city where over two million immigrants live from both worlds. As a result, there are the haves and the have-nots. Here is the world’s newest “city of dreams.” But in the shadow of the chaos, crime is rampant: drugs, prostitution, and weapon trafficking. The detectives who stand up to these heinous crimes are in the San Teresa City Police. When the detective Kei Matoba and the alternate-world knight Tirana — two individuals who differ in gender, personality, and even world of origin — meet, an incident erupts.

Tonight’s Episode:Transitional Crises” and “Two Worlds, Two Justices” (final)

Mayoral candidate Cole’s assassination sparks riots across the town. Kei and Tilarna interviews Tourte about his possible involvement in the recent murders, but Kei comes away unconvinced that Tourte was behind the attacks. The next day, Kei gets a panicked call from a reporter and agrees to meet him in a park. Buy the wizard Zelada has an ambush primed. Kei and Tilarna are kidnapped and taken to an apartment building. Tilarna awakens in a penthouse suite, where Zelada tells her about his renewed plan to spark a race war between the Semanians and humans. While Kei is interrogated by Zelada’s protege and enslaved puppets.

Retro – Touhai Densetsu Akagi (Mahjong Legend Akagi)

After a death-defying game of chicken one evening in 1958, Akagi nonchalantly enters a yakuza mahjong parlor to shake the police’s trail. Although he is unfamiliar with the rules of mahjong, his gambling intuition saves a small-time gambler, Nangou, and grants him a seat at the gambling table. Thus begins Akagi’s legend among the Yakuaza as the best player and gambler of Mahjong.

Tonight’s Episode:The Genius Who Descended Into The Darkness

13 years after the end of WWII, Japan is rebuilding from the ashes. One stormy night, a businessman with debts tries to reduce them with illegal gambling, and losing. Then a kid named Akagi wanders in, changing all the luck, though as of yet he knows not how to play. But he knows how to play.

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