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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 31st January, 2015

Event Afternoon

JAFWA has the hall from 12:30PM to 4:30PM, where it is make our own amusement time.
At least one sewing machine is coming along, for cosplay creation related purposes.
Nerf weaponry is being mooted.
And it looks like the guys who brought 8 player Super Smash Bros last time will bring it again so JAFWA will bring out the projector and screen.
What do you want to do?

Screening

Below is the program for January 31st, 2015.

A question has been raised about carers. While JAFWA has several younger attendees who are left at JAFWA alone for the night by their parents, it looks like carers can’t do the same for their charges. So we are evaluating a special procedure for carers who are dragged along to JAFWA by their charges.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 154/175
5:40pm Barakamon Ep 11/12
6:05pm Girls Monthly Nozaki-kun Ep 4/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Giovanni’s Island movie TBC
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Madan no Ou to Vanadis Ep 1 (n) preview
9:50pm Psycho Pass season 2 Ep 4/11 (vd)
10:20pm Danganronpa Ep 4/13 (vd)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • 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 7thJapan Festival will be held at Forrest Place from 1:00-8:00pm.
  • 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:Just Enough Time to Pass Each Other

The first day of Fairy Tail’s training went quite well. The deadline to the Great Magic Games didn’t worry them at all, so there was no hesitation when Lucy’s Celestial Spirit friends called her and the others to the Spirit World. Even better, it turned out to be for a massive celebration to commemorate their return from Tenroujima Island. There’s just one problem, a day in the spirit world amounts to almost three months in the physical world. There’s no time left to train for the Great Magic Games.

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:Yoseo (I Am In Tokyo)

A day and night of fun at the festival, and his first ever taste of Fairy Floss, rounded out the last full day Handa spent on the island. Leaving Naru to find nothing but an empty building when she arrived the next day to play. Handa is already back in Tokyo, awaiting the arrival of the Director so that he can apologise, and turning himself into a nervous wreck thinking about how he can apologize to the director and what the director might say about his next piece.

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:There Are Times When a Man Must Fight

Kashima Yu and Hori, her long-suffering director in the Drama Club, now go into the sources of inspiration for Nozaki’s work, although Hori was already helping Nozaki with his backgrounds and layouts (and in return getting Nozaki’s help with scripts for the Drama Club). Indeed, Nozaki has much inspiration for his work and considers himself something of an expert on matters of the heart. Which is handy for Mikorin, who wants some relationship advice …

Movie – Giovanni’s Island

Junpei and Kanta were named after the character’s Giovanni (for Junpei) and Campanella (for Kanta) from their father’s favourite book, Night on the Galactic Railroad by Kenji Miyazawa. The two boys lived on the island of Shikotan, one of the Kuril islands that belonged to Japan … until the end of the Second World War. When the Emperor formally surrendered. When the foreign soldiers came to Japan. But for Junpei and Kanta, their island did not see American troops. The soldiers that came to their village, were Russian.

Preview – Madan no Ou to Vanadis (Lord Marksman and Vanadis)

The nations of Brune and Zchted are both mighty and wealthy, but with the old king of Brune close to dying the contest for the throne could not have come at a worse time. Zchted’s military leaders, the seven War Maidens known as Vanadis, have taken the field against the armies of Brune. Minor noble Tigrevurmud Vorn gets a first-hand demonstration of the Vanadis’ power when he is taken as spoils of war by the impetuous battle maiden Eleonora Viltaria.

Tonight’s Episode:Wind Princess of the Battlefield

Tigre is not much to look at by noble standards; no armour, no steed, and his weapon is a bow. Still, he has survived the battle of the Dinant Plains, many others did not. The victors are still in the process of mopping up survivors but Tigre sees an opportunity to strike down the enemy commander and maybe buy his surviving allies enough time to escape. Unfortunately the power of a battle maiden is more than he anticipated, and his encounter instead ends with him as a prisoner.

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 Salvation of Job

After picking the brains of the now committed Professor Saiga about the “WC?” message, Akane gets permission from the Bureau Chief to take over both the investigation of Inspector Shisui’s disappearance and the mystery message. She is more certain than ever that Kamui exists. At the same time Inspector Ayoanagi gets a call from Shisui that lures her into a building with yet another murderous individual who’s Crime Coefficient is impossibly low … her and a room full of innocents.

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:Weekly Shounen Despair Magazine

It took some desperate, but accurate, deductions by Naegi to clear his name, but as the evidence piled up Leon Kuwata was revealed as the murderer and executed by Monobear. With one Class Trial over with, Monobear rewards the survivors by opening up the second floor of the school. Most of the students, however, are not very optimistic. One of them already tried committing murder to escape, surely it’s only a matter of time until another one tries.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 24th January, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for January 24th, 2015.

A question has been raised about carers. While JAFWA has several younger attendees who are left at JAFWA alone for the night by their parents, it looks like carers can’t do the same for their charges. So we are evaluating a special procedure for carers who are dragged along to JAFWA by their charges.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 153/175
5:40pm Barakamon Ep 10/12
6:05pm Girls Monthly Nozaki-kun Ep 3/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Sabegebu Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Log Horizon season 2 Ep 3/25
8:20pm Noragami Ep 3/12 (v)
8:45pm Sword Art Online, Season 2 Ep 10/24
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Gunbuster science lesson Pt 2
9:25pm Gunbuster OAV 3/6 (n)
9:50pm Psycho Pass season 2 Ep 3/11 (vd)
10:20pm Danganronpa Ep 3/13 (vd)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • This long weekend – Last: Naruto movie returning for encore screenings at Hoyts Carousel. See the 4PM screenings on either Sunday or Monday,
  • 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.

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:Song of the Stars

All set to make his retirement official and appoint Gildarts, Makarov discovers the Fifth Master has run off. But not before inviting Laxus back into the guild and naming Makarov as the Sixth Master. With the old man back in charge, the only thing missing from the good old days is Fairy Tail’s position as number one guild. The new Grand Magic Games could fix that. So with three months till the games, and Wendy having received a manual on Grandine’s Air Dragon magic from the witch Poluchka, it’s time to start training.

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:Dacchi Ikode (Let’s All Go Together)

Time with the children, and a night lost in the wilderness behind his house, led to the inspiration Handa had been looking for with his calligraphy. But a phone call is set to change everything. The director he punched, the very reason he was exiled to the island in the first place, wants Handa to return to Tokyo. Handa meanwhile is still being held hostage by the “Obey your Orders” promissory note he gave to Naru on her birthday, but he is spared from catching toads when Naru’s grandfather ropes him into helping build a typhoon wall for the village.

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:Violence vs The Prince

Sakura has now met Mikorin, the popular guy at school that serves as the inspiration for Nozaki’s shy and easily embarrassed heroine. And Nozaki has met Seo Yuzuki, Sakura’s aggressive, tactless tomboy friend and amazing singer (and immediately turned her into an insensitive jerk in his manga). But there are more people to add to Nozaki’s collection of character inspirations, including a friend of Mikorin’s who goes by the nickname “Prince of the School” …

Preview Item – Sabagebu – Survival Game Club!

Momoka Sonokawa doesn’t bother with friends or clubs at school, it’s less hassle that way. When your parents move about a lot for work you’re saying goodbye to friends before you’ve even got to know them. But at her newest school, Aogiri Academy, there is the Survival Game Club, and they are all about having fun! They couldn’t care less about the harsh realities of life. Or the awkwardness of making new friends … Or rational behaviour …

Tonight’s Episode:Joining a Club!

Perverts are an unfortunate reality on crowded Japanese trains, but today Momoka Sonokawa gets a rather dramatic and unexpected reprieve when another passenger comes to her aid. The strangeness continues at school; weary from wearing a fake smile for the other girl’s in her new class all morning and wishing for nothing more than a change of pace, Momoka spots her saviour from the train and decides to follower her, secretly.

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:The Abyssal Shaft

With Shiroe securing the support of the Silver Sword guild (with surprisingly little difficulty) and Naotsugu stumbling upon the hyperactive Tetra, Demikas rounds out their numbers to the required 24 (although Demikas has his own reasons for participating in their raid, none of which are good news for Shiroe). Akatsuki, meanwhile, is carrying out the task Shiroe asked of her; guarding Princess Lenissia whilst the other big hitters of the Round Table are away. A task she is finding very dull, and also suspects is not Shiroe’s real reason for keeping her in the city.

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:Bidden Calamity

A disastrous attempt by Hiyori to find a suitable replacement for Yato’s Regalia ended up leading them to Yuki (or Yukine as he is called when in human form) a pure spirit who was suited to becoming Regalia. And if he isn’t particularly respectful of Yato? Well, he’s not the first. And speaking of others with no respect for Yato, Hiyori is still waiting for her job to be completed. Which is particularly frustrating seeing how she already paid her 5 yen and Yato is freeloading off her for food.

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:Pursuer of Death

Kirito has now explained to Sinon his purpose in the BoB Tournament, and Death Gun’s apparent ability to kill players for real. So the two set off to try and ambush him, but his anonymity and cloaking ability turn the tables on them and Sinon finds herself paralysed and helpless. Worse still, Death Gun’s killer pistol is the same model as the one that triggers Sinon’s real-world panic attacks, and now that she knows it can kill her even here in the virtual world the panic is rising again.

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:First Love, First Sortie

So far Noriko’s first trip into space has been hectic, and traumatic. Meeting the famous Russian combat strategist Jung Freud and getting mixed up in Jung and Kazumi’s rivalry. Then encountering the remains of her father’s ship, the Luxion, as it passed through the solar system at near-light speed. Nonetheless, the battleship Excelion is complete and is now on its way. Time for the recruits to gather round in a darkened room and swap ghost stories about the dangers lurking in warp space…

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 Devil’s Proof

After conferring with Enforcer Tougane, Akane believes that Kitazawa’s claims of an accomplice who can fool the Sybil System need to be taken seriously. A hypothesis that proves correct when his Crime Coefficient nose-dives and the Bureau is forced to release him. Whereupon he sets off another bomb. But just before Division 2 executes him Akane gets the name of his accomplice, Kamui, as well as an explanation for the message left at the scene of Enforcer Yamatoya’s death. A message that has also turned up scratched into the wall of her apartment…

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:Kill Free or Live Hard (part 2)

Maizono Sayoko is the first to be killed, after convincing Naegi to swap rooms, he finds her dead in his bathroom the next morning. After Junko Enoshima balks at Monobear’s announcement of a Class Trial to find the killer (or die in their place) she becomes the second. But Naegi is now the one in trouble. Monobear has released further details of Maizono’s murder, and now that everyone else knows Maizono died in Naegi’s room, they all think it was him.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 17th January, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for January 17th, 2015.

Did you know that the classic “Gunbuster” anime came with “science lessons” after each episode? Now you too can be educated in this retro future show.

We are somewhat displeased with the subtitles from last week’s “Log Horizon”. Will try to source a copy with better pronouns.

*** Red Griffen is having a closing down sale. 10% off until Sunday. This is where we get a lot of our door prizes from.***

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 152/175
5:40pm Barakamon Ep 9/12
6:05pm Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Girls Monthly Nozaki-kun Ep 2/12
7:55pm Log Horizon season 2 Ep 2/25
8:20pm Noragami Ep 2/12 (v)
8:45pm Sword Art Online, Season 2 Ep 9/24
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Gunbuster science lesson Pt 1
9:25pm Gunbuster OAV 2/6 (n)
9:50pm Psycho Pass season 2 Ep 2/11 (vd)
10:20pm Danganronpa Ep 2/13 (vd)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • 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:And So, We Aim For The Top

Makarov has revealed to Gildarts the hidden secret beneath Fairy Tail’s old guild hall, because he intends for Gildarts to be the next master. The mysterious Sting and Rogue, it turns out, are members of the new top guild Sabertooth. As well as both being Dragon Slayers. And whilst Rogue is not interested, Sting is keen to challenge Natsu and show he is the stronger. Natsu meanwhile is doing something rather uncharacteristic; cleaning the new guild hall’s backyard. Of course, that state of affairs can’t last long at Fairy Tail.

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:Okega Makucchi Shita (Almost Got Badly Hurt)

Despite some difficulties, Handa’s present for Naru was pretty well received. But with that out of the way his focus is back on the Naruka Competition, which is only two weeks away. Stress and frustration make his calligraphy worse, a nice relaxing bath should clear his head and remove some of that stress. Unfortunately, the bath is broken. Luckily Handa’s house has a backup; a wood-fire stove to heat the bath. But the smoke from the fire draws others …

Preview Item – Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de (When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace)

The members of the literature club used to just be ordinary high school students; coming to school, attending classes, going to the club after classes and then going home. But then one day, amazingly, they found themselves gifted with super powers! So naturally … absolutely nothing changed.

Tonight’s Episode:Change Alpha

To Kanaki Tomoyo, it seemed like just an ordinary day. She headed to the Literary Club as usual, ignored Andou’s antics as usual, and then watched him humiliate himself in front of the other club members as usual. Still, Andou won’t give up on his dramatics, refusing to submit to the dreary and unimaginative world view of the rest of the club (reality, as most people would call it). After all, how can anyone be 100% certain they won’t suddenly be gifted with super powers?

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:Say Hello to the New Heroine

Sakura may not have managed to confess her feelings for Nozaki, but she has become his assistant. Which means she spends a great deal more time with him, and also gets to meet some of the other colourful characters that serve as the inspiration for his work. Such as Mikoshiba Mikoto, Mikorin for short, Nozaki’s friend and first assistant. Although it takes a moment before Sakura sees what part of this mean looking playboy Nozaki is using as inspiration.

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:The Outlaw and Mythril Eyes

The Kunie Clan, the NPC group that controls all of Elder Tale’s banks, has once again refused to aid Shiroe in his efforts to secure Akihabara financially. Fortunately the knowledge of Regan, the Sage of Miral Lake, and the Kunie Clan’s hints are enough for Shiroe to guess there is a massive high-level raid hidden in the depths of Palm that could solve Akihabara’s problems. Now he needs a group to do the raid with him, one that isn’t being watched by Plant Hwyaden or still busy mopping up the Goblin King’s forces. But he has a good idea where to look.

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:Snow Like

Hiyori is still coming to terms with the fact that she can now see phantoms and that her soul disconnects from her body from time to time. Seeing how she only ended up like this because she tried to save Yato, it would be great if he could hurry up and fix it. But he has his own problems. With Tomone having quit he has no Regalia, no weapon with which to battle the malevolent spirits that come to earth from the Far Shore, and that’s a bit of a problem for a ‘War’ god.

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:Death Gun

Kirito has again messed with Sinon’s assumptions, taking her unawares during the tournament only to stop her from sniping another player so he can watch their duel and see if one of them is Death Gun. But Death Gun instead turns out to have been doing the same as them, watching the match and waiting for it to finish. Now Kirito begs Sinon to fire, before Death Gun can kill his next victim.

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:Daring! The Girl Genius Challenger!

The sight of Kazumi’s extreme workout regime was enough to get Noriko motivated and take her training seriously. Even the school bully, Kashihara, is forced to concede Noriko was the right pick after a sparring match results in her mech embedded in the ground. Even Kazumi is impressed by the level of improvement in her skills. And so, Noriko and Kazumi have been selected for the Machine Weapon Advance Assault Squadron and are on their way into space … the place where Noriko’s father lived, and died.

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 Creeping Unknown

Enforcer Yamatoya was executed by a mysterious assailant and Inspector Shisui of Division 2 taken hostage when the two of them pursued the bomber Kitazawa’s hologramatic hostage. Kitazawa is now in custody, thanks to Akane’s talent for on-the-spot counseling, but as far as the police can tell it was Inspector Shisui that executed Yamatoya. And she did so with the Sybil System’s approval. The only out of place clue is “WC?” written on the wall of the underpass where the murder took place.

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:Kill Free or Live Hard

Although the rooms in Hope’s Peak Academy are well furnished, thanks to the principal they come with restrictive rules and an assortment of potential murder weapons. If that weren’t bad enough Monobear appears in person to mock Naegi, the super-lucky high school student, for having the only room with a busted bathroom door. And also to remind him to lock his room. And that may actually have been good advice. A moment later Maizono is at his door with an unpleasant story, someone just tried to force their way into her room.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 10th January, 2015

Screening

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’s 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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Weekly Bulletin for marathon Saturday 20th December, 2014

Screening

Below is the extra-long program for December 20th, 2014. Lots and lots of anime.

This is JAFWA’s End of Year extra long screening, program starts from 1PM!
(assuming we setup quick enough)

Then JAFWA will go into its End of Year break, where people enjoy the various festivities and celebrate their preferred holy days. JAFWA will return on January 10th, 2015.
Be aware that last week’s Bean Poll to see if we skip ahead in Fairy Tail to where it resumes following the manga storyline was overwhelmingly in favour of doing so – 25 to 4. I leave you to contemplate the mathematical significance of those numbers.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

1:00pm Lucky Star Ep 12/24
1:25pm Kamigami no Asobi Ep 1 (preview)
1:50pm Full Metal Panic fumoffu yes!
2:15pm Girls und Panzer OAV
2:40pm Late Break
2:50pm Hill Climb Girl OAV
3:00pm Nasu: Summer in Andalusia movie
3:45pm Patlabor live action Ep 00
4:00pm Patlabor TV Ep 10/47
4:25pm Late Break
4:35pm Patlabor TV Ep 11/47 (preview)
5:00pm Ronya the Robber’s Daughter Ep 1 & 2
5:50pm Stink Bomb movie
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Patema Inverted movie
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Dragon Dentist OAV
9:30pm Attack on Titan OAV 4 (v) TBC
9:55pm Kyoukai no Kanata OAV (v)
10:20pm Garo Ep 1 (vn) (preview)

Doors Open Screening:~12:50 PM

Doors Close:~10:55 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday December 20th – End of Year extra-long screening. A program containing assorted stuff, from ancient classics to cutting edge previews and a few things in-between.
  • January 16th to 18thGenghis-Con, a delightful little Sci-Fi and fandom convention. Don’t let it keep you away from 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 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. So soon after January.

Studio Ghibli on SBS

Set your DVRs to record in order to attend JAFWA.
Even though they will be dubbed into English, gaze upon the wonder that is SBS 2: Hayao Miyazaki Family Movie Season
Totoro and Kiki have already been screened.


Spirited Away
Saturday December 20, 6pm

Howl’s Moving Castle
Saturday December 27, 6pm

Ponyo
Saturday January 3, 6pm

Synopsis

Lucky Star

portrays the lives of four Japanese girls attending a Japanese high school in their second year of high school: Konata Izumi, Kagami Hiiragi, Tsukasa Hiiragi, and Miyuki Takara. The main character is Konata Izumi, a lazy girl who constantly blows off her schoolwork and homework, and instead uses most of her time to watch anime, play video games, and read manga. Although she is lazy, she has also proven to be very intelligent and athletic.

Tonight’s Episode:Lets go to the Festival

Konata, Kagami, and Tsukasa go to Comiket 71, at the end of 2006. While Kagami can bear the massive event, Tsukasa can’t take too much, being a first-timer, and is eventually unable to get what Konata asked her to pick up. After the morning trip around Comiket, Konata meets Tsukasa and Kagami at a New Year festival and receives very bad luck in a lottery drawing. At home, Konata goes out of her way to be nice to her dad in order to receive her otoshidama.

Preview – Kamigami no Asobi (Mischief of the Gods)

The heroine, Yui Kusanagi, is the daughter of a Shinto shrine. She discovers a mysterious sword, which transports her to a different world where she meets the Greek god Zeus. He invites her to attend a school in a separate world that he created. Zeus intends to teach the meaning of love to the various young divine beings who also attend the school, in an attempt to reverse the weakening bond between humans and the gods.

Tonight’s Episode:The Forbidden Academy

Yui Kusanagi is your typical average High School girl who loves swords and who has parents that own a shrine. Her parents plan to pass the shrine on to one of her brothers thus giving them a plan for life. Not only that, Yui’s friends also have a plan for life, whether it’s love or just based on studying for test exams. One faithful day, as she is at her parents shrine, she enters a storehouse and sees a shining sword. As she touches it, she is transported to very beautiful garden made by Zeus, the Greek god who was god of all gods

Full Metal Panic fumoffu

In the original Full Metal Panic, teen-age former child soldier Sergeant Sousuke Sagara is sent undercover to high school to protect student Kaname Chidori. After the mission was successful his superiors left him at the high school in an attempt to educate the oblivious Sousuke in how civilians act and behave. Thus begins a romantic comedy with often crude humor and high powered weaponry, that focuses on the romantic tension between Sousuke Sagara and Kaname Chidori.

Tonight’s Episode:Summer Illusion of Steel

During a day at the beach, Kaname becomes upset at Sousuke’s insensitivity. When she goes off alone, she is asked to have tea with a boy who is enamored with her. Sousuke, however, believes that she was kidnapped and proceeds to rescue her from her apparent kidnappers.

Girls und Panzer OAV

The story takes place in a universe where historical WWII-era tanks are maintained for sports warfare competitions and large carrier ships known as Academy Ships support mobile sea communities. Of the many activities high school girls can participate in, one of the most popular is “sensha-dou” (lit. “the way of the tank”), the art of operating tanks, which is considered a traditional martial art.

Tonight’s Episode:This is the Real Anzio Battle!

Set during episode 7 of the TV series, the Italian-themed Anzio High School prepares for their upcoming match against Ouarai, with commander Anchovy procuring a secret weapon for the occasion. Meanwhile, Yukari manages to sneak into Anzio and gather intel for Ouarai, learning that their secret weapon is a heavy Carro Armato P40 tank

Hill Climb Girl

Another of the Young Animator award short films, this one follows the adventures of a high-school girl in her attempts to beat a classmate to school, with inspiration from the Tour de France.

And once we have you warmed up to the idea of professional bicycling we have:

Nasu – Summer in Andalucia

This is the story of a professional Spanish cyclist, Pepe Benengeli, as he competes in the Vuelta a España road bicycle race through his home town in the Iberian region of Andalusia. As the story progresses, Pepe is faced with frustrating consequences, with him facing pressure from his sponsors and the wedding of his former girlfriend, Carmen, to his elder brother, Angel, coinciding on the same day of the penultimate stage of the bicycle race. Then he accidentally overhears a conversation in which he finds out, to his shock, that his sponsor intends to fire him after the race. He has one last chance for glory.

Patlabor live action episode 00

The original Patlabor takes place in what was, at the time of release, the near future of 1998–2002. Robots called “Labors” are employed in heavy construction work. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police has its own fleet of Patrol Labors or Patlabors to combat crimes/terrorism and deal with accidents involving Labors. But those days have passed, and Maintenance boss Shigeo Shiba looks back on the history of SV2

Then we can give you a couple of episodes showing, well not exactly the glory days, but not exactly a total failure, but a typical Christmas Day for SV2.

Mobile Police Patlabor

17-year old Shinichi Izumi is one of the lucky ones, the thing that invaded his body claimed only his hand rather than his head. Now Shinichi must come to terms with the parasitic organism he plays host to, because those who were not so lucky are still out there …

Tonight’s Episodes:Eve’s Trap” and “Eve’s Terror

It’s Christmas Eve. Sergeant Kanuka’s grandmother, visiting from America, has gone missing. She leaves a note to Kanuka saying she’s looking for the Christmas of 50 years ago. Fearing the worst, Noa, Asuma and Kanuka search for her, but are called back to duty to the SV2. Detective Matsui has asked the SV2 to help him on a case. An ex-military Labor pilot turned terrorist of the militant anti-Babylon project group “Home of the Sea”, is going to hijack the Soviet Attack Labor L99, code named Doshka when it secretly arrives at Tokyo port. But the military have also secretly been mobilized.

preview – Sanzoku no Musume Ronya (Ronja the Robber’s Daughter)

Studio Ghibli makes their first TV series based on the book “Ronja Rövardotter” by Astrid Lindgren (go find the English translation). Ronia, the only child of a bandit chief, grows up among a clan of robbers living in a castle in the woodlands of early-Medieval Scandinavia. When Ronia grows old enough she ventures into the forest, exploring and discovering its wonders and dangers like the mystical creatures that live there. She learns to live in the forest through her own strength, with the occasional rescue by her parents. Ronia’s life begins to change, however, when she happens upon a boy her own age named Birk.

This series was a last minute find, so JAFWA would appreciate feedback on the day as to whether JAFWA should make this a regular item.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Child of the Thunder Night” and “Into the Forest of Beginnings

wo rival forest bandit clans, the Mattis and the Borkas, fight each other for treasure from their victims and divide the forest in two. On a stormy night Ronia is born to Mattis, leader of the bandits of the forest castle and his wife Lovis; on the same day the castle is split in two by a lightning bolt, creating “Hell’s Gap.” Mattis, ecstatic about his daughter, calls Ronia the clan’s greatest treasure. Eventually Ronia is old enough to venture into the forest on her own, being permitted to leave the castle walls for the first time

Memories collection

After the Success of “Short Peace” at the Japanese Film Festival we return to the earlier collection of artist/director Katsuhiro Otomo, produced in 1995, based on three of his manga short stories. The film is composed of three episodes: “Magnetic Rose” (Kanojo no Omoide), “Stink Bomb” (Saishuu-heiki) and “Cannon Fodder” (Taihou no Machi)

Tonight’s Episodes:Stink Bomb (Saish?-heiki)

Lab technician Nobuo Tanaka, desperately battling the flu mistakes some experimental pills for cold pills and swallows one. The pills are part of a biological weapon program, reacting to the flu shot and other medications already in his body. Tanaka soon develops a deadly body odour and becomes a walking weapon of mass destruction

And though you may have seen it at the recent Japanese Film Festival, it was so good we present (with thanks to Hanabee):

Movie – Patema Inverted

Patema is from a civilization that lives in a system of tunnels and caverns deep underground. She likes to go exploring the world outside her village, despite being frequently warned of a mysterious danger that supposedly exists out there. While looking around in the “danger zone”, Patema is confronted by a figure standing on the ceiling, upside-down. She falls into a deep pit, and finds herself on the surface world, above ground, where she meets a boy named Age. They discover that the effect of gravity is reversed for Patema’s people; to Age, Patema is upside-down, while from Patema’s perspective, Age and his entire world are upside-down, which puts her in great danger of falling up into the sky.

Dragon Dentist

Another of the Young Animator award short films, this one is a fantasy where dentist recruits to the military face the final trial of their training – surviving cleaning the teeth of a dragon.

Attack on Titan OAV

(To be Confirmed)

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:A Choice with No Regrets part 1

Several years ago, in an Underground District where citizens rarely get to venture into the sunlight, Levi was part of a band of thieves alongside his partner Farlan, who would use maneuver gear to commit various heists to help each other out. One day, they meet a girl named Isabel, who was chased after by guards for trying to get an injured bird back to the surface, and decide to take her in as one of their group. After a while has passed, a mysterious man from the surface uses a hostage to ensure Levi, Farlan, and Isabel take on a job that would be rewarded with citizenship on the surface. When the three take on the job, they outrun the military police but are caught by the Recon Corps, led by Erwin, who offers to clear Levi and the others of their crimes in exchange for joining the Recon Corps.

Kyoukai no Kanata OAV (Beyond the Boundary OAV)

Akihito Kanbara is the half-human son of a dreamshade. Although never completely normal his life becomes a little more exciting when he meets Mirai Kuriyama, the last surviving member of a cursed clan of dreamshade hunters, and Akihito takes it upon himself to help her integrate with the other spirit warriors of their town and boost her confidence.

Tonight’s Episode:Daybreak

Takes place two years prior to the TV series when the Nase siblings meet Akihito for the first time in a mission for Hiroomi. Mitsuki follows her brother on this mission and their goal is to subjugate Akihito.

Preview – GARO -Honou no Kokuin- (Fanged Wolf: The Carved Seal of Flames)

In the Valiante Kingdom (which resembles Spain during the Spanish Inquistion) the king, under the influence of his advisor, launches a witch hunt that endangers both Makai Knights and Makai Priests, a Makai Priestess who is condemned to burn at the stake gives birth to a son, León Luis, whose Makai Knight father takes the child away to safety and trains him to become the Golden Knight Garo. Later in his life, when the king of the land grows ill and the throne is usurped by his advisor, the king’s son Prince Alfonso and his mother the queen seek out the assistance of Garo to reclaim the throne

Tonight’s Episode:Hell Fire

A country is plagued by a witch hunt, and a man in silver wolf-themed armor saves a child from being burned at the stake with his mother.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 13th December, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for December 13th, 2014.

All the regular shows that we can finish this year are finishing.

A decision for next year: Do we want to continue with the filler episodes of Fairy Tail, or should we skip the 23 episodes of the self-contained “Key of the Starry Heavens” story arc that starts after tonight’s episode?

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 127/175
5:40pm Barakamon Ep 6/12
6:05pm Barakamon Ep 7/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Sword Art Online, Season 2 Ep 7/24
7:55pm Zankyou no Terror Ep 10/11 (v)
8:20pm Zankyou no Terror Ep 11/11 (v) (final)
8:45pm Genshiken Nidaime OAV (d)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm No Game No Life Ep 11/12 (n)
9:45pm No Game No Life Ep 12/12 (n) (final)
10:15pm Brynhildr in the Darkness Ep 13/13 (nv) (final)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday December 13th, 11am-5pm – You risk missing the start of JAFWA for RAHCON Mandurah Convention Centre, 22 Ormsby Tce,$10 Tickets
  • Saturday December 20th – End of Year extra-long screening. Too late for suggestions, you are at our mercy!
  • 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 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 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. So soon after January.

Studio Ghibli on SBS

Set your DVRs to record in order to attend JAFWA.
Even though they will be dubbed into English, gaze upon the wonder that is SBS 2: Hayao Miyazaki Family Movie Season Totoro was screened last week.


Kiki’s Delivery Service
Saturday December 13, 6pm

Spirited Away
Saturday December 20, 6pm

Howl’s Moving Castle
Saturday December 27, 6pm

Ponyo
Saturday January 3, 6pm

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:The Terror of Invisible Lucy

Happy and Natsu letting themselves into her apartment is rarely a stress-free experience for Lucy. So after tossing them out once again she decides to relax with a bath. Which is when she notices, unearthed in the process of turfing out Happy and Natsu, a bottle of home-made lotion. Something she cooked up before the events on Tenroujima Island … something that has been sitting in its bottle for seven years.

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:Yosonmon (Guys from Tokyo” and “Hisan-Iwo (A High-Grade Fish)

The trip to the beach was a bonding experience, and Handa has grown closer to the locals because of it. Which is partly why he missed the call from Kawafuji. His high school friend is now on the island looking for him … along with Kanzaki Kousuke, the eighteen year old calligrapher that beat Handa in the most recent competition. Though they’ve had no luck so far their search has now brought them to the Kinoshita Market, and Naru is out the front selling seashells.

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:Crimson Memories

Both Kirito and Sinon advanced through their matches and eventually faced each other in the preliminary final, where Kirito insulted Sinon by trying to throw the match. Reminded of the promise he made to Sinon, Kirito starts taking their fight seriously and defeats the sniper. And in the process reveals a bit more about himself, including the regret he has suppressed about the people he killed in SAO. And of course, Death Gun was watching the entire match.

Zankyou no Terror (Resonance of Terror)

Tokyo is under attack, from a pair of terrorists referring to themselves as ‘Sphinxes’. With a series of complicated riddles uploaded to the internet as the only warning of when and where each attack will take place the police scramble to protect the city. But there may be more to these terrorists than their appearance, or their dehumanizing names, suggest.

Tonight’s Episode:Helter Skelter” and “VON” (Finale)

Shibazaki has learned what the purpose of Project Athena was; to turn children into savants through the use of experimental, and ultimately lethal, drugs. Twelve, forced to choose between loyalty to Nine and Lisa’s life, gave up the location of ‘the object’. Not raw plutonium, but Japan’s prototype nuclear bomb. But Five still failed to capture Nine, or the bomb. And her health is not helped by the stress. But the very first thing Nine does after escaping Five and the US agents … is turn himself in to the police.

Genshiken Nidaime no roku (Genshiken Second Season OAV)

Tonight’s Episode:Desire will never Cease

The year before Sue became a regular member of Genshiken, she and Angela once again flew to Japan for Comifest. But after Comifest, when Ohno brought her two American friends to Ogiue’s place to get some more of her fan-made manga, Ogiue got a taste of Sue’s stubbornness when she sat herself down to read all those manga and refused to move. And so Ogiue finds herself playing host to a diminutive American guest, and she does not speak a word of English.

No Game No Life

Siblings Sora and Shiro have spent their life in games, rejecting the complications of the real world in favour of virtual ones and gaining a phenomenal reputation for their unbeatable teamwork. But when they reply to a strange email they find themselves transported to a world where everything is decided by games. It’s time to put their skills to the ultimate test!

Tonight’s Episodes:Killing Giant” and “Rule Number 10” (Finale?)

Kurami and Fi’s cooperation, along with the entire population of Elkia watching the game, will make it much harder for the were-beasts to cheat openly. Eastern Federation’s game is set in a virtual world that looks exactly like Tokyo, much to the Blank’s displeasure, but the rules of the game have now been explained, or figured out, and everyone is ready. It’s four versus one, but the were-beasts would never have set up such a game if they didn’t think they had the advantage.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr (Brynhildr in the Darkness)

As a young boy, Ryouta Murakami cost a dear friend her life. A mistake he has never forgiven himself for. To this day he seeks to verify his lost friend’s belief in the existence of aliens. But when a strange girl shows up at his school, a girl who bears an uncanny resemblance to his dead friend, Ryouta’s attention is pulled away from the stars to face the dark secrets this new girl brings with her.

Tonight’s Episode:Things to Protect” (Finale)

The timely arrival of the Hexenjagd has revealed the awful truth. The Drasil, the slug-like monstrosity residing inside a witch’s harnest, will eventually hatch and consume their bodies, but a very rare few become something worse … and Kotori is one of those few. But Ichijiku has other plans for her. She has already been infused with the mind of his deceased sister, and he intends to use the monster in Kotori’s harnest to bring her back to life. However neither his plans nor anyone else’s matter now, because her harnest has just hatched …

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 6th December, 2014

There is no JAFWA screening this week.
This is the usual first Satirday of the month off to experience that oddity known as “Life”.

But despair not for JAFWA returns on Saturday 13th December, so rend not your hair and clothes. Even though we attempt to finish as many of our regular series as possible.

Fortunately SBS might help you with your lack of anime input, even though they will be dubbed into English.
Gaze upon the wonder that is SBS 2: Hayao Miyazaki Family Movie Season


My Neighbour Totoro
Saturday December 6, 5:55pm

Kiki’s Delivery Service
Saturday December 13, 6pm

Spirited Away
Saturday December 20, 6pm

Howl’s Moving Castle
Saturday December 27, 6pm

Ponyo
Saturday January 3, 6pm

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday December 13th, 11am-5pm – You risk missing the start of JAFWA for RAHCON Mandurah Convention Centre, 22 Ormsby Tce,$10 Tickets
  • Saturday December 20th – End of Year extra-long screening. What do you want to see?
  • January 16th to 18th – Genghis-Con, a delightful little Sci-Fi and fandom convention. Don’t let it keep you away from 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 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. So soon after January.
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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 29th November, 2014

Event Afternoon

JAFWA has the hall from 12:30PM to 4:30PM, where it is make our own amusement time.
At least one sewing machine is coming along, for cosplay creation related purposes.
Nerf weaponry is being mooted.
And one guy is suggesting he will bring equipment for 8 player Super Smash Bros is JAFWA brings out the projector and screen.
What do you want to do?

Screening

Below is the program for November 29th, 2014.

We hope you enjoyed the Event Afternoon

It is a night of twinned excitement.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 125/175
5:40pm Fairy Tail Ep 126/175
6:05pm Barakamon Ep 5/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Zankyou no Terror Ep 9/11 (v)
7:55pm Amazing Twins OAV 1
8:20pm Amazing Twins OAV 2
8:45pm Genshiken Nidaime Ep 12/12 (d) (final)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm No Game No Life Ep 9/12 (n)
9:45pm No Game No Life Ep 10/12 (n)
10:15pm Brynhildr in the Darkness Ep 12/13 (n)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday November 29th – JAFWA’s next event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. There is a tendency for the sewing machines to come out and cosplay to be created, as well as more frivolous activities.
  • Sunday November 30th – Gundam Workshop at Curtin University’s Robofair, presented by Tokyo Underground and TUGS (Tokyo Underground Gunpla Society). You can learn the joy of Gunpla from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Engineering Pavilion Building 215 (top floor). Admission is free. For more information, contact Tokyo Underground.
  • Saturday December 13th, 11am-5pm – You risk missing the start of JAFWA for RAHCON Mandurah Convention Centre, 22 Ormsby Tce,$10 Tickets
  • Saturday December 20th – End of Year extra-long screening. What do you want to see?

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:Magic Ball” and “The Truly Evil Jiggle Butt Gang

Various sad news and misfortune has come to the Fairy Tail members that were missing for seven years, such as the recent death of Lucy’s father and the fact that Zeref is still running loose. But suffering misfortune doesn’t pay the bills, so it’s off to the Jobs board for Natsu and Happy. And they’ve found one already, a reward for capturing the fugitive Velveno. Lucy likes the look of the job too, so all three are off to the Magician’s Ball that Velveno is apparently going to gate-crash … once Natsu learns how to dance.

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:Un ni Oegii (Going Swimming at the Beach)

Handa’s first big job on the island, painting the name on Miwa’s father’s boat, has been a success in spite of the stress and the ‘assistance’ of Naru and the other kids. But for now regular work stops, the Naruka Institute Exhibition is only a month away and Handa will be entering the competition. So of course there’s a new interruption. Naru’s grandfather has dropped by with food. But whilst the first taste is free, the second comes with strings attached. Naru, Tama and Miwa want calligraphy lessons.

Zankyou no Terror (Resonance of Terror)

Tokyo is under attack, from a pair of terrorists referring to themselves as ‘Sphinxes’. With a series of complicated riddles uploaded to the internet as the only warning of when and where each attack will take place the police scramble to protect the city. But there may be more to these terrorists than their appearance, or their dehumanizing names, suggest.

Tonight’s Episode:Highs and Lows

Five’s destructive methods are making it harder for her ISA handler to control the Japanese police, although Five knows all will be forgiven so long as she retrieves ‘the package’. And she may not be far from doing that as Lisa, feeling herself to be nothing but a burden, has fled the new hideout and fallen straight into Five’s hands. Meanwhile the indefinitely suspended Shibazaki is investigating the links between the real Sphinx’s targets. Specifically, the Rising Peace Academy foundation and a program for gifted children that, officially, never existed …

Zetsumetsu Kigu Sh?jo: Amazing Twins (Extinct Device Girl – Amazing Twins)

ISH (Incomprehensible Skill of Human beings) is the term used for people with supernatural powers. One such gifted individual is Amane Todoroki, a straightforward and somewhat air-headed girl who works as a stage magician with a tiny, and not overly successful, idol group called Nought. Amane’s ISH power is fairly weak, but her more powerful, although bodiless, twin sister Lilianne is willing to help out during her performances. But it seems their little show has caught the attention of someone bigger, someone with an interest in Amane’s displays … someone that experiments on ISH users.

Genshiken Nidaime (Genshiken Second Season)

The old guard have graduated and now only Ogiue, Ohno and Kuchiki remain. As a new year begins Genshiken is once again infused with new members, who bring with them their own quirks, tastes and personal baggage with which to befuddle, bemuse and entertain the rest of the club. The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture (Gendai Shikaku Bunka Kenkyukai, Gen Shi Ken) is back.

Tonight’s Episode:Waiting in the Clubroom” (Finale)

Even after sorting out his issues with Kasukabe and being told point blank not to do it, Madarame has quit his job. Leaving Hato worrying that he might stop coming to the club room. And now the other club members have come to confront Madarame, because Hato has stopped coming to the club room. He won’t even answer his phone. This calls for drastic measures … a club excursion!

No Game No Life

Siblings Sora and Shiro have spent their life in games, rejecting the complications of the real world in favour of virtual ones and gaining a phenomenal reputation for their unbeatable teamwork. But when they reply to a strange email they find themselves transported to a world where everything is decided by games. It’s time to put their skills to the ultimate test!

Tonight’s Episodes:Sky Walk” and “Blue Rose

The Blanks have now challenged the Eastern Federation, betting their Race Piece in the contest. If they lose, all of humanity is as good as dead, something the rest of humanity is rather unhappy about. But they have another challenge before that, one that has already shaken up the unbeatable team. Something has spirited away Sora, and now no one except Shiro remembers that he even existed …

Gokukoku no Brynhildr (Brynhildr in the Darkness)

As a young boy, Ryouta Murakami cost a dear friend her life. A mistake he has never forgiven himself for. To this day he seeks to verify his lost friend’s belief in the existence of aliens. But when a strange girl shows up at his school, a girl who bears an uncanny resemblance to his dead friend, Ryouta’s attention is pulled away from the stars to face the dark secrets this new girl brings with her.

Tonight’s Episode:Witch Hunt

The one surviving witch from the Valkyrie’s handlers managed to locate Ryouta and his friends before the Valkyrie, and almost immediately joined the little band of runaways. But now, in the midst of discovering that Kuroha is indeed Ryouta’s childhood friend and the girls deciding which one of them will live long enough to receive Kogorou’s replacement pills, Ichijiku and his pet psychopath have found them. But there is one last twist; subject 1107, the witch they have been hunting for all this time, is not Kuroha.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 22nd November, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for November 22nd, 2014.

It is part of JAFWA’s mission to illuminate Japanese culture for our members, thus we are practically obligated to show the first of tonight’s preview items.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 124/175
5:40pm Barakamon Ep 4/12
6:05pm Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crysta Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Sword Art Online, Season 2 Ep 7/24
7:55pm Zankyou no Terror Ep 7/11 (v)
8:20pm Zankyou no Terror Ep 8/11 (v)
8:45pm Genshiken Nidaime Ep 12/13 (d)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Parasyte -the maxim- Ep 1 (v) Preview
9:45pm No Game No Life Ep 8/12 (n)
10:15pm Brynhildr in the Darkness Ep 11/13 (n)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday November 29th – JAFWA’s next event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 1PM and 4PM. There is a tendency for the sewing machines to come out and cosplay to be created, as well as more frivolous activities.
  • Saturday December 13th, 11am-5pm – You risk missing the start of JAFWA for RAHCON Mandurah Convention Centre, 22 Ormsby Tce,$10 Tickets
  • Saturday December 20th – End of Year extra-long screening. What do you want to see?

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:The Seven Year Gap

With the aid of Mavis, the mysterious first guildmaster of Fairy Tail, Natsu, the others, and even the island of Tenroujima itself managed to survive the attack by Acnologia. Now, seven years later, they have emerged from their magical cocoon and returned to sort out the sorry state of their guild, and their return prompts the first proper celebration the guild has had in some time.

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:Shiman Ontsandon (Island Dads)

Once again the rest of the village has helped Handa out of self-imposed depression, this time with the launching of a new fishing boat and a competition to grab as much mochi as he can … which turns out to be none. Still, the calm never seems to last. Now his computer has broken, and when he thinks to call Kawafuji back in Tokyo he discovers that his ocean-dunked phone has finally died completely, leaving him with no way to communicate with the mainland.

Preview Item – Bishojo Senshi Seramun Kurisutaru (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal)

Clumsy middle school student Usagi Tsukino finds her life taking a surprising turn after a run-in with a talking cat named Luna. A magical brooch from the talking cat turns Usagi into Sailor Moon, a magical soldier dedicated to protecting earth from the forces of evil along with her fellow Sailor Soldiers.

Tonight’s Episode:Usagi

Being late for school is pretty much Usagi’s default morning routine, as is complaining about her mother not waking her up earlier. Clumsiness is another of Usagi’s defining traits, which she reinforces by tripping over a cat in the middle of the sidewalk. Still, Usagi is not cruel by nature, and she stops to make sure the cat is alright, in the process removing a bandaid someone else placed over the cat’s forehead… which reveals a crescent moon symbol.

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:Duel in the Wastelands

The tournament has now begun, after Sinon learned Kirito’s true gender in a manner that squashed any hopes of friendship. Still, he wins his first match handily, demonstrating that the energy sword is not useless after all (at least not if you have insane speed and predictive skills). But the flashy match has already achieved its goal, Death Gun has introduced himself. And Kirito has learned even more; the mystery figure is another survivor of Sword Art Online and still bears the tattoo of Laughing Coffin, the guild that spent its time killing other players in SAO …

Zankyou no Terror (Resonance of Terror)

Tokyo is under attack, from a pair of terrorists referring to themselves as ‘Sphinxes’. With a series of complicated riddles uploaded to the internet as the only warning of when and where each attack will take place the police scramble to protect the city. But there may be more to these terrorists than their appearance, or their dehumanizing names, suggest.

Tonight’s Episode:Duece” and “My Fair Lady

Five has stepped up her attack on Nine and Twelve, this time sending a false Sphinx riddle for them to solve. A real bomb, in a real busy airport. Through her cover identity as a Nuclear Researcher she and her FBI handler dismiss the investigative team hunting for the Sphinxes and lure Nine and Twelve into a trap at the airport. But the two teen terrorists have an ace up their sleeve, Lisa, whom Five is completely unaware of (at least for now). And to complicate matter further, Shibazaki and his fellow officers have decided to disobey orders and come to the airport themselves.

Shibazaki was able to guess that the bomb was planted to lure out the terrorists, something Nine confirmed by calling him directly. The two forged a very unlikely alliance when Five placed Lisa on the plane with her bomb and taxied it towards one of the main terminals. Shibazaki was able to force the plane to be diverted and Nine and Twleve were able to rescue Lisa from the plane. Shibazaki however did not do as well out of this, Five has now promised him punishment for his interference and the Sphinxes managed to get away.

Genshiken Nidaime (Genshiken Second Season)

The old guard have graduated and now only Ogiue, Ohno and Kuchiki remain. As a new year begins Genshiken is once again infused with new members, who bring with them their own quirks, tastes and personal baggage with which to befuddle, bemuse and entertain the rest of the club. The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture (Gendai Shikaku Bunka Kenkyukai, Gen Shi Ken) is back.

Tonight’s Episode:Love and Work and Cheesecake

Some meddling by Keiko, with help from Hato and Sue, has finally forced Madarame to openly admit his feelings for Kasukabe. And now she can finally stop pretending she didn’t notice in order to avoid hurting him. Of course Keiko won’t let it end there, so Madarame is dragged back to the club room to let everyone know how his little confession went. And to see just how few people he managed to fool with his act all these years.

preview – Kiseiju Sei no Kakuritsu (Parasyte -the maxim-)

17-year old Shinichi Izumi is one of the lucky ones, the thing that invaded his body claimed only his hand rather than his head. Now Shinichi must come to terms with the parasitic organism he plays host to, because those who were not so lucky are still out there …

Tonight’s Episodes:Metamorphosis

“Unfortunate …” this is the word that Shinichi wakes up to although he can find no speaker anywhere in his room and eventually concludes it was a dream. His parents are concerned by the odd behaviour he was exhibiting last night, although Shinichi himself remembers none of it. But this will not be a typical day, and although he does not realize it yet Shinichi’s trauma will arise from the thing in his right hand …

No Game No Life

Siblings Sora and Shiro have spent their life in games, rejecting the complications of the real world in favour of virtual ones and gaining a phenomenal reputation for their unbeatable teamwork. But when they reply to a strange email they find themselves transported to a world where everything is decided by games. It’s time to put their skills to the ultimate test!

Tonight’s Episodes:Fake End

The old king, Steph’s grandfather, was not quite the fool Sora made him out to be. Despite challenging and losing to the Eastern Federation eight times, he knew he was going to lose each time and used the opportunity to collect information on the were-beasts and their game for the next king to use. A king his succession challenge would ensure had the skill-set to use it. So now its time to put that information to good use. The Blank’s have arrived at the embassy with full entourage in tow, and they get to see a bit more of the lingering animosity between the various races.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr (Brynhildr in the Darkness)

As a young boy, Ryouta Murakami cost a dear friend her life. A mistake he has never forgiven himself for. To this day he seeks to verify his lost friend’s belief in the existence of aliens. But when a strange girl shows up at his school, a girl who bears an uncanny resemblance to his dead friend, Ryouta’s attention is pulled away from the stars to face the dark secrets this new girl brings with her.

Tonight’s Episode:Unexpected Reunion

Just at the moment she is accepted by the others as a friend, Nanami’s beacon is remotely ejected and she dies before their very eyes. Her last act being to erase the memories of everyone save Ryouta, to prevent any suffering. Meanwhile the lab is making another bid to recapture subject 1107 … with the dreaded Valkyria. But as others look on in horror at the wanton destruction she is causing, one of her witch handlers regenerates to find that the Valkyria’s attack severed her beacon …

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 15th November, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for November 15th, 2014.

We have several preview items tonight, including a title that keeps showing up in the survey as a suggested item. While it is commercially available through Hanabee, we have received permission to show it to the curious.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 123/175
5:40pm Barakamon Ep 3/12
6:05pm Blue Spring Ride Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Sword Art Online, Season 2 Ep 6/24
7:55pm Zankyou no Terror Ep 6/11 (v)
8:20pm Watamote Ep 1 (preview)
8:45pm Genshiken Nidaime Ep 11/13 (d)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Rage of Bahamut: Genesis Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm No Game No Life Ep 7/12 (n)
10:15pm Brynhildr in the Darkness Ep 10/13 (n)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • November 15th to 16th – The Bonsai Society of Western Australia is holding a Bonsai Show on November 15-16 from 10am-5pm at Morley Sport and Recreation Centre. There will be bonsai demonstrations and sales all weekend. For more information, please click here (pdf).
  • Saturday November 29th – JAFWA’s next event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 1PM and 4PM. There is a tendency for the sewing machines to come out and cosplay to be created, as well as more frivolous activities.
  • Saturday December 13th, 11am-5pm – You risk missing the start of JAFWA for RAHCON Mandurah Convention Centre, 22 Ormsby Tce,$10 Tickets
  • Saturday December 20th – End of Year extra-long screening. What do you want to see?

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:Fairy Tail, X791

Fairy Tail has fought with the seemingly unbeatable Acnologia, Black Dragon of the Apocalypse. And they were, indeed, no match for it. In fact after its final attack nothing remained of the island or the guild members on the island. It has now been seven long years and the remnants of Fairy Tail have led a fairly pathetic existence. Without the power of their top-ranked members the guild has slowly withered away, even having to move to a shabbier guild hall outside the city… But there is one who has never stopped waiting for Natsu and the others to return.

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:Hitonmochi (Mochi Thrown in Celebration)

In spite of the interruptions by Naru, Miwa and Tama, and perhaps thanks to the steady supply of free meals from Hiroshi and his parents, Handa has now submitted a new piece into a competition. Having finally produced something, since arriving on the island, that he is happy with. But now he finds himself out of black ink. The only place to buy it (or just about anything else) is the Kinoshita Market, a quaint little store run by one of the elderly ladies that helped Handa move in.

preview – Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)

In junior high, popularity was the bane of Futaba Yoshioka’s existence. The attention she got from boys resulted in bitterness and bullying from the other girls in her class. So now, Futaba makes certain she isn’t popular with the boys so as not to lose the few female friends she has. But her careful charade begins to unravel when she runs into Kou Tanaka, the one boy from junior high that she actually liked but never had a chance to admit her feelings to.

Tonight’s Episode:Page 1

Kou Tanaka was short, unassuming, and unsure of himself. But he was also kind and caring, and Futoba loved him, but she never got to tell him that. Her best chance came when Tanaka asked to meet her before the summer festival began. But a sudden outburst at a boy in her class seemed to, unintentionally, offend Tanaka as well as he never showed up. And by the end of summer break, he had moved away. But Futoba has never forgotten him …

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:Gun and Sword

Kirito has now entered Sword Art Online, and already made a name for himself winning one of its mini-games, and in the process enough cash to buy his gear. After a bit of frantic driving to get to the BoB tournament signup on time, Kirito discovers he must give his real world details to be eligible for the top level prizes. That request becomes even more worrying when combined with the knowledge that GGO, and its parent company Zaskar, are a shady outfit that skirts the law in both America and Japan.

Zankyou no Terror (Resonance of Terror)

Tokyo is under attack, from a pair of terrorists referring to themselves as ‘Sphinxes’. With a series of complicated riddles uploaded to the internet as the only warning of when and where each attack will take place the police scramble to protect the city. But there may be more to these terrorists than their appearance, or their dehumanizing names, suggest.

Tonight’s Episode:Ready or Not

Nine and Twelve now have bigger issues than Lisa’s freeloading. The white-haired girl from the US turned out to be Five, another child from the facility they grew up in. Worse, she seems perfectly willing to let their bombs kill people, something Nine and Twelve have gone to great lengths to avoid. Shibazaki meanwhile is beginning to suspect a pattern in the terrorist’s choice of targets. Specifically, the fact that the owners of all the buildings are linked to a group called the Rising Peace Academy.

preview – Watashi ga Motenai no wa dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! (No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!)

Tomoko Kuroki was certain the countless hours she had spent playing dating sim games meant she would become popular upon entering high school. Instead she’s found herself saddled with crippling shyness and no friends whatsoever. But high school has only just begun, surely there is still time to turn things around?.

Tonight’s Episode:Since I’m Not Popular, I’ll Change My Image a Bit

The definition of an “Unpogirl” (Unpopular Girl) is someone that has never had a conversation with a boy, never had a boy confess to her, and never had sex. Tomoko Kuroki is confident that she already fails two of those prerequisites. On top of that, she will be in high school next month. The period of life where boys practically fall over themselves to talk to girls. Tomoko cannot wait.

… Two months later and she hasn’t so much as spoken with another student.

Genshiken Nidaime (Genshiken Second Season)

The old guard have graduated and now only Ogiue, Ohno and Kuchiki remain. As a new year begins Genshiken is once again infused with new members, who bring with them their own quirks, tastes and personal baggage with which to befuddle, bemuse and entertain the rest of the club. The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture (Gendai Shikaku Bunka Kenkyukai, Gen Shi Ken) is back.

Tonight’s Episode:That Was a Good Last Episode

Hato has finally confronted his high school crush, and not a moment too soon since she is marrying his older brother. Madarame, ordered to get all the juicy details for Rika, Yaegashi and Kanako, has managed to keep out of it despite Sue’s best efforts. Sue does end up embarrassing him in front of Kasukabe, but teasing and taunting is all she does. The old guard have assembled and when Hato gets back to the club room he gets a glimpse of what things were like when Madarame was still at university.

preview – Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis)

Two thousand years ago, the gods, demons and humans of Mistarcia came together to seal away the dragon Bahamut before it could destroy the world. Now the peace and, relative, tranquility that came from Bahamut’s binding may be in jeopardy, and carefree bounty hunter Favaro Leone finds himself with bigger problems than his revenge obsessed rival Kaisar Lidfald. A careless boast leaves him stuck escorting a demon to Helheim so she can find her mother, a demon who has the attention of multiple powerful entities …

Tonight’s Episode:Encounter Wytearp

Binding the dragon Bahamut was a titanic task, a combined effort from the mightiest of gods and demons and countless human soldiers. But the binding has held, which is why a bounty hunter like Favaro need fear nothing worse than Kaisar Lidfald, a disgraced knight who holds Favaro solely responsible for his current state of affairs. Their chase carries them across rooftops and through streets, and sees a fair bit of collateral damage along the way. But Favaro isn’t concerned, he already has a bounty lined up that will pay for the damages and still let him party all night.

No Game No Life

Siblings Sora and Shiro have spent their life in games, rejecting the complications of the real world in favour of virtual ones and gaining a phenomenal reputation for their unbeatable teamwork. But when they reply to a strange email they find themselves transported to a world where everything is decided by games. It’s time to put their skills to the ultimate test!

Tonight’s Episode:Sacrifice

Another day, another victory. And in addition to Jibril’s library, the Flugel herself has joined them. Stephany responds to the additional mayhem as well as can be expected, so to smooth things over Sora gives her a kitchen in which to bake cookies. Kurami meanwhile is still with her elven companion, and still keeping tabs on the Blanks and the fate of Elkia in general. In fact she is just now getting the details of how they intend to march against the Were-beasts’ Eastern Federation.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr (Brynhildr in the Darkness)

As a young boy, Ryouta Murakami cost a dear friend her life. A mistake he has never forgiven himself for. To this day he seeks to verify his lost friend’s belief in the existence of aliens. But when a strange girl shows up at his school, a girl who bears an uncanny resemblance to his dead friend, Ryouta’s attention is pulled away from the stars to face the dark secrets this new girl brings with her.

Tonight’s Episode:Proof of Life

The lab’s latest uber-powerful witch, Nanami, easily gets rid of her handler and almost as easily finds Ryouta. Although he proves resistant to her powers. But a second run-in with Ryouta and Kuroha results in Nanami finding the one thing she wants more than anything else; to be remembered, to have friends. But her handler has just now realized his falsified memories. As if on cue, Kogorou has arrived back at the observatory with an update. And if anyone has a chance of removing Nanami’s beacon it’s him.

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