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Saturday 14th December, 2013

Screening

The End of Year extra-long JAFWA program for 2013, on Saturday 14th December 2013 is below. To be held in the Collins Street Community Center on Collins Street just off Canning Highway in South Perth.

We then wish you a merry festive season and a happy new year until we return in 2014.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

1:00pm Hanasaku Iroha “Home Sweet Home” movie
2:10pm Full Metal Panic: fumoffu Part 1
2:35pm Early Break
2:45pm Full Metal Panic: fumoffu Part 2
3:10pm Kochi-Kame movie
4:45pm Mid-afternoon Break
4:55pm Coicent OAV
5:20pm Little Witch Academia OAV
5:45pm Gingitsune Ep 1 (preview)
6:10pm dinner break
6:45pm auction stuff
7:05pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:20pm Tokyo Godfathers movie
8:55pm Strike the Blood Ep 1 (preview)
9:20pm Late Break
9:30pm Dantalian no Shoka OAV
9:55pm Cencoroll OAV TBC
10:20pm Shingeki no Kyojin OAV (violence) TBC

Doors Open Screening:~12:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:55 PM

Dates of Interest

  • 11th January 2014 – JAFWA returns for 2014!

Synopsis

Hanasaku Iroha movie -”Home Sweet Home”

Hanasaku Iroha centers around Ohana Matsumae, a 16-year-old teenager living in Tokyo, who is left in the care of her estranged grandmother, following her mother’s elopement with her boyfriend. Ohana arrives at her grandmother’s country estate to realize she is the owner of a Taish? period hot spring inn called Kissuis?. She begins working at Kissuis?, at her grandmother’s request, but finds herself at odds with many employees and customers at the inn. Initially feeling discouraged, she decides to use her circumstances as an opportunity to change herself for the better and to make amends with her deteriorating relationship with the Kissuis?’s staff for a more prominent future.

Tonight’s movie:“Home Sweet Home”

During the Autumn holidays, Ohana is put in charge of Yuina as she comes to the Kissuiso to train to be an inn waitress. Whilst having to tidy away a mess Yuina had made in the storage room, Ohana comes across some old logbooks from the time when Satsuki was working at the inn. As Kissuiso is left without any power for the day, Nako learns that her younger sister, Mana, has run away from home, so she and Ohana go search for her.

Full Metal Panic – fumoffu

The series focuses on Sousuke Sagara, a Sergeant from the mercenary group Mithril who is assigned to protect Kaname Chidori, student from a Jindai high school in Japan. Mithril commander Tessa is hoping being exposed to normal civilian life might make former child soldier Sousuke more sociable.

Tonight’s Episode:A Goddess Comes to Japan (Part 1: The Suffering and Part 2: The Hot Spring)

During a lull at the Mithril base, Tessa decides to spend the time as an exchange student at Jindai High to learn more about school life. Sousuke, however, finds the stress of guarding her overbearing and collapses from fatigue. Sousuke, Kaname, Tessa, Kurz, Melissa, and their friends travel to an onsen (hot springs) for some rest and relaxation before Tessa returns to Merida Island. Can Sousuke be the perfect body guard, foiling the other boys’ attempts to sneak a peek at the girls’ bath.

Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari K?en-mae Hashutsujo movie

Literally “This is the police station in front of Kameari Park in Katsushika Ward”, often shortened to Kochikame (???). It takes place in the present day, in and around a neighborhood police station (k?ban) in the downtown part of Tokyo, and revolves around the misadventures of a middle-aged cop, Kankichi Ryotsu, and his assorted associates.

Tonight’s Episode:The movie

Officer Ryotsu is ordered to team up with FBI agent Lisa Hoshino to find a terrorist who is currently in Tokyo. For an unknown reason, only buildings from the Shinatora corporation seem to be targeted by the mysterious Benten.

Coicent

In 2710, a boy named Shinichi is on a school field trip to a rebuilt 21st century version of the city Nara. When he wanders from his class, he spots a talking white deer and it steals his bag. Shinichi follows the deer and sees a strange girl named Toto and falls in love with her. She is being pursed by two brothers and they try to get away from them.

Little Witch Academia

Akko Kagari enrolls into Luna Nova Academy, a school for young witches, after being inspired at a young age by a witch named Shiny Chariot, and often spends her days hanging with her classmates, Lotte and Sucy. However, she has trouble paying attention in class, doesn’t know how to ride her broom, and is often looked down upon for admiring Chariot, whom many believe gives the wrong impression about witches. One day, as a teacher instructs the class to explore a dungeon and retrieve rare treasures, Akko finds the Shiny Rod that belonged to Chariot.

Gingitsune

Makoto Saeki is the daughter of a shrine priest in a small Inari Shinto shrine dedicated to the God Ukanomitama. Since she’s 4 years old, her mother died and inherited an unusual gift called The Sight, allowing her to see the Shrine’s Heralds. She met the messenger of the god Inari: an anthropomorphic fox named Gintaro during the funeral, declaring her as the fifteenth generation heiress. Gintaro can see a short glimpse into the future and find lost things despite being rude and unmotivated, but still developed a good friendship with Makoto. As she is the only girl who can see the spirit, both of them decide to be a go-between for the gods and humans as they try to help those who come to the shrine.

Tonight’s Episode:The Fifteenth Successor and Gintarou

Tokyo Godfathers

One Christmas Eve in present day Tokyo, three homeless people — Gin, a middle-aged alcoholic, Hana, a trans woman and former drag queen, and Miyuki, a runaway girl — discover an abandoned newborn while searching in some trash. Deposited with the unnamed baby is a note asking the finder to take good care of her and a bag containing clues to the parent’s identity. The trio sets out to find the baby’s parents, with all the unseen coincidences life throws at them.

Strike the Blood

The Fourth Progenitor—That’s the world’s strongest vampire that should only exist in legends. Accompanied by twelve Kenjuu and spreading calamity, this phantom vampire appeared in Japan. For the observation and obliteration of this Fourth Progenitor, the government and Lion King decided to dispatch an attack mage known as a Sword Shaman. However, for some reason, the one chosen for the observation was an apprentice Sword Shaman girl, Himeragi Yukina. Wielding the strongest anti-progenitor spirit spear, Yukina arrived at Demon District, Itogami City. What is the true identity of the Fourth Progenitor, Akatsuki Kojou, she encountered over there!?

Tonight’s Episode:Right Arm of the Saint part I

Itogami Island is a manmade island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean where summer never ends. A high school student at Saikai Academy, Akatsuki Koj?, is on his way home from studying with his classmates, Aiba Asagi and Yaze Motoki, when he notices a girl in the Saikai Academy middle school uniform following him.

Dantalian no Shoka OAV

This story takes place in England after World War I. After the death of his grandfather, Hugh Anthony Disward, also known as Huey, receives a mysterious key and according to his will, must take custody of the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian in order to inherit his estate and all his possessions. Upon meeting Dalian, a child living at the estate, he learns that she is the guardian of the Archives which contain forbidden knowledge stored in thousands of magic books called “Phantom Books”. Upon agreeing to become Dalian’s new Keykeeper, Huey joins her into investigating incidents regarding people misusing the power of the Phantom Books, most of them with tragic consequences, and using his power as Keykeeper to seal the power of the Phantom Books and restore order to the area.

Tonight’s Episode:Ibara-hime

To recover a Phantom Book, Huey Anthony Disward and Dalian head to a remote village where people have been mysteriously disappearing.

Cencoroll OAV

In Cencoroll, large, mostly white amorphous creatures have been appearing in a town resembling Sapporo, Hokkaid?, Japan. Tetsu is a male high school student who keeps one such shapeshifting creature named Cenco, which he can control via telepathy, though wants to keep it a secret. An inquisitive girl named Yuki chances upon Cenco at school when it is transformed into a bicycle. After Tetsu arrives to retrieve the bicycle, Yuki inadvertently causes Cenco to transform back into its normally large form by poking it in the eye. Yuki is much more interested in Cenco than Tetsu and accompanies them into town. There, a boy named Sh?, who controls two of the creatures, confronts Tetsu in order to obtain Cenco.

NOTE: We have not yet confirmed we can show the following. If not we will probably go home early.

Shingeki no Kyojin OAV

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:Ilse’s Notebook

Ilse Langnar of the Survey Corps encounters a talking Titan during the 34th Expedition outside of the walls.

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Review:- Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

As this series follows Fujiko Mine, the comedy and gags of Lupin III are swapped for somewhat heavier themes and the sexual, yet sensual seduction of our new title character. Trying to work out if she is acting or genuine, a ruse to get the loot or hide her fragility.

The episodes are great in that every scene contributes to the story and offers a greater insight and understanding of the characters themselves whilst viewing them in different perspectives throughout.

The artwork is unique and some may be put off by it, particularly when characters are in shadows, but I found it refreshing in a nostalgic sense. A noticeable difference is the way the series is shot. The camera is normally bouncing all over the place chasing Lupin III and company, but here, reflecting the difference in personalities, the camera moves in a gentle, yet calculated way.

I was somewhat disappointed that the 8th episode doesn’t appear on DVD, only on BluRay, and a lack of any extras (maybe on the 2nd series) but fans of Lupin III will enjoy how the gang came to be, or people wishing to see a strong heroine character will be mesmerised by the woman called Fujiko Mine .

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 30th November, 2013

Screening

The 2013′s final regular JAFWA program, for Saturday 30th November 2013 is below. To be held in the Collins Street Community Center on Collins Street just off Canning Highway in South Perth.
Only the December Marathon after this, until we resume in 2014.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Nodame Cantabile: Finale Ep 10/11
5:40pm Nodame Cantabile: Finale Ep 11/11 (final)
6:05pm Kiniro Mosaic (Yellow Mosaic) Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hataraku Maou-sama Ep 12/13
7:55pm Hataraku Maou-sama Ep 13/13 (final)
8:20pm Suisei no Gargantia Ep 13/13 (final)
8:45pm Late Break
8:55pm Sword Art Online Ep 25/25 (final)
9:20pm Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 24/25 (violence)
9:45pm Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 25/25 (violence)(final)
10:10pm Psycho-Pass Ep 22/22 (violence)(final)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • 14th December – JAFWA’s End of Year marathon. Is there anything you particularly want to see screened, or should we go with a mix of retro and modern? Not much time left to make a contribution.

Synopsis

Nodame Cantabile: Finale

Nodame, Chiaki and their friends continue their careers in the world of music; Chiaki striving for greatness as a conductor, and Nodame striving to equal his talent so as not to be left behind. Chiaki is now a professional conductor, and Nodame is attending an elite musical school in France. For Chiaki his professional life has begun, for Nodame the moment of truth is fast approaching.

Tonight’s Episode:Lesson 10” and “La Derniere Lecon (The Last Lesson)” (Finale)

Nodame has made her debut alongside Stresemann. A last minute change to the famous maestro’s schedule but a resounding success nonetheless. Her teachers have now learned of it, and Auclair at least seems to know Stresemann personally. Nodame meanwhile is generating a great deal of interest and Elise, Stresemann’s agent, intends to capitalise on this and make her a star (as well as sign Nodame to her agency). But Nodame is not even paying attention. And when she does finally come back to her senses, she says she can never play like that again …

Preview – Kiniro Mosaic (Yellow Mosaic)

Shinobu Omiya once stayed in England, where she met and befriended Alice Cartelet. Years later when Shinobu is in high school, Alice comes to Japan as an exchange student and the two renew their friendship.

Tonight’s Episode:… In Wonderland

Shinobu Omiya is off to stay with an acquaintance of her mother’s in England for a week, despite her friend’s misgivings about her limited English. She has heard the family she will be staying with has a girl her age and she is eager to make friends. The introduction, however, is brief. The girl, Alice, is terribly shy and runs away when Shinobu tries to introduce herself.

Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer)

Having been thwarted in his attempts to conquer Ente Isla, the mighty demon lord Satan escapes through a portal with his general Alsiel… And winds up in modern day Tokyo with very little magical power left. His resources for world domination now consist of a tiny rented apartment and a job at a fast food restaurant.

Tonight’s Episode:The Dark Lord Fulfills his Duty & “The Dark Lord and the Hero Work with All Their Might“” (Finale)

Suzuno has joined forces with Archangel Sariel, overpowering Emilia and kidnapping her and Chiho. Ashiya has finally been sent to hospital, where he frets more over the cost of his treatment than the illness itself. However it turns out to be the same hospital that Orba was being kept in, who ambushes Ashiya in the hallway. Sadao meanwhile has abandoned his post at MgRonalds and is pedalling as fast as he can to reach Chiho before anything happens. And what is happening is that Sariel is torturing Emilia to make her give up the sacred sword Better Half.

Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)

Galactic Alliance soldier Ledo faces a huge change in lifestyle and outlook when he is separated from his comrades and forced to make his way aboard the Gargantia, a floating city greatly removed from both the technology and the concerns of his home.

Tonight’s Episode:Legend of the Verdurous Planet” (Finale)

The revolt against Kugel is in full swing. Whilst Pinion, Flange and Rakage deal with his fanatical followers, Ledo has managed to pin Kugel’s machine caliber, Striker, and gain access to the cockpit. But within all he finds is Kugel’s corpse. Striker shakes off Chamber and Ledo and returns to the sky, revealing it has been impersonating Kugel and running the fleet the whole time. Meanwhile both Pinion and Flange are being hard pressed by Striker’s human followers …

Sword Art Online

VR technology has made full-immersion video games possible, and the latest and greatest is Sword Art Online. But the players who logged in on the first day find that logging back out may be a lot harder, and the challenges of the game more than they bargained for.

Tonight’s Episode:The World Seed” (Finale)

Sugou has been defeated and Asuna logged out of ALO. Now Kazuto is on his way to the hospital to see her. In the parking lot of the hospital Kazuto spots a shadowy figure stepping out from behind a van, but it’s too late to avoid the knife. Sugou, it turns out, has been waiting for Kazuto to arrive. He has no intention of turning himself in to the police, nor does he think his career is finished. Indeed he remains convinced that his research into mind control will make him akin to a god even in the real world. And Kazuto’s punishment for getting in his way will be death …

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

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:Mercy: Raid on Stohess District – Part 2 and The Wall: Raid on Stohess District – Part 3” (Finale?)

The trap has been sprung and once again failed. Armin correctly guessed that Annie was the female titan, but when they moved to restrain her she made use of a trick ring to trigger her transformation. Now an intelligent Titan is loose inside Wall Sina, the final wall of humanity’s territory. Eren had been unwilling to believe it was Annie, even when Armin had outlined his suspicions days before. But the proof is now undeniable, and Eren is essential to their plans to bring Annie down.

Psycho-Pass

In a future where the psychological profiling system Sybil determines your place in society, or your removal for the good of society, new police force recruit Akane Tsunemori finds herself facing both the challenge of catching madmen loose in society, and of working alongside those deemed half mad already. All the while dealing with the consequences of a society that will lock you up or kill you for thinking bad thoughts…

Tonight’s Episode:Perfect World” (Finale)

Makishima’s plan to destroy Japan’s food supply has been thwarted, but at great cost. Ginoza was caught by one of Makishima’s traps and saving his son cost Nobuchika his life. Now Kougami has caught up with them and he and Makishima confront each other once again. Stripped of his revolver Kougami is forced to fight up close, within range of Makishima’s straight razor. But just as their battle reaches its climax, an electro-shock grenade brings it to an abrupt halt. Akane has arrived, and she intends to bring everyone in alive.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 23rd November, 2013

Screening

The tentative JAFWA program for Saturday 23rd November 2013 is below. To be held in the Collins Street Community Center on Collins Street just off Canning Highway in South Perth.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Nodame Cantabile: Finale Ep 8/11
5:40pm Nodame Cantabile: Finale Ep 9/11
6:05pm Galilei Donna Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Danganronpa Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Hataraku Maou-sama Ep 11/13
8:20pm Suisei no Gargantia Ep 12/13
8:45pm Late Break
8:55pm Sword Art Online Ep 24/25 (possibly mature)
9:20pm Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 22/26 (violence)
9:45pm Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 23/26 (violence)
10:10pm Psycho-Pass Ep 21/22 (violence)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • 14th December – JAFWA’s End of Year marathon. Is there anything you particularly want to see screened, or should we go with a mix of retro and modern? Not much time left to make a contribution.

Synopsis

Nodame Cantabile: Finale

Nodame, Chiaki and their friends continue their careers in the world of music; Chiaki striving for greatness as a conductor, and Nodame striving to equal his talent so as not to be left behind. Chiaki is now a professional conductor, and Nodame is attending an elite musical school in France. For Chiaki his professional life has begun, for Nodame the moment of truth is fast approaching.

Tonight’s Episode:Lesson 8” and “Lesson 9

Chiaki and Rui’s concert is about to begin. Nodame has arrived with her friends to listen to the performance. But it is Ravel’s Piano Concerto, the piece she had wanted to play with Chiaki herself. On top of that, as she arrived at the theatre her friends spotted her teacher Mr Auclair, and revealed that he had been giving Rui private lessons prior to the concert. Rui and Chiaki are backstage about to begin her piece. As the call comes in Rui begins to feel nervous and Chiaki thinks back to his own early performances, and the support that Stresemann gave him.

Preview – Galilei Donna

Hozuki, Kazuki and Hazuki Ferrari have endured many lectures from their mother about how they must live up to the legacy of their illustrious ancestor Galileo Galilei. But when shadowy groups start attacking them to get to “Galileo’s Inheritance” they discover their ancestry may be more important than they ever suspected.

Tonight’s Episode:Galileo DNA

An airborne assault takes place at an unnamed Methane Hydrate extraction facility somewhere in the arctic. Mecha descend from their dropship, steal the processed methane hydrate and easily destroy the unguarded facility. Meanwhile Hozuki Ferrari pedals, and then rockets, through the narrow streets of her home town. Pursued by a menacing looking drone and wondering aloud why it is chasing her at all. Her sisters are soon to face similar, albeit less high tech, assailants.

Preview – 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 …

Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer)

Having been thwarted in his attempts to conquer Ente Isla, the mighty demon lord Satan escapes through a portal with his general Alsiel… And winds up in modern day Tokyo with very little magical power left. His resources for world domination now consist of a tiny rented apartment and a job at a fast food restaurant.

Tonight’s Episode:The Hero Keeps Her Faith

Ashiya has talen ill, his health is so poor he cannot even muster the strength to go shopping. At the same time, the landlady has dropped off a massive pile of sourveniers from her holiday and asked them to sell them at the next neighbourhood bazaar. Suzuno sits at her window sill listening to their conversation but her mind is elsewhere. She met with Emilia’s new attacker after returning from Fushima and learned that in addition to being able to dispel holy magic he knows her true identity as an Inquisitor. The revelation has prompted her to look back on her work for the church.

Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)

Galactic Alliance soldier Ledo faces a huge change in lifestyle and outlook when he is separated from his comrades and forced to make his way aboard the Gargantia, a floating city greatly removed from both the technology and the concerns of his home.

Tonight’s Episode:Moment of Decision

Having forcibly integrated Pinion’s and Flange’s ships, Kugel’s fleet now set Pinion to work figuring out the purpose and operation of the many artifacts they have recovered from the sea bed, primarily the ones they suspect to be weapons. The promise that any non-weapons are his to keep is enough to motivate Pinion, which dissapoints Rakage. When Pinion asks what she means she reveals her intent to stage a rebellion, provided Pinion can get Ledo and Chamber on their side. Ledo meanwhile is trying to prevent Kugel from attacking the Gargantia, and not having much luck.

Sword Art Online

VR technology has made full-immersion video games possible, and the latest and greatest is Sword Art Online. But the players who logged in on the first day find that logging back out may be a lot harder, and the challenges of the game more than they bargained for.

Tonight’s Episode:Gilded Hero

Having fought their way past the guardians with the help of Sakuya and Alicia’s armies, Yui now uses the System Administrator’s card to teleport her and Kirito beyond the Dome. Kirito opens his eyes to find both of them in a featureless corridor. Yui quickly determines Asuna’s location and leads them there, through doors, and walls, out onto the upper branches of the World Tree. There is no wonderous floating city, the game’s Grand Quest is a total lie. But before Kirito can get too worked up about the deception, he spots a gilded cage hanging in one of the branches of the tree …

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

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:The Defeated – Part 6 and Smile: Raid on Stohess District – Part 1

Despite a valiant effort, Levi’s special operations squad has been completely wiped out. Even Eren in his titan form was no match for his opponent. And the female titan is now carrying the unconscious Eren away in her mouth. This is the scene as Mikasa arrives, but before she can do anything too reckless Levi finally catches up and stops her. His first question is whether Eren is even alive, but Mikasa has no doubts of that. The plan then is straightforward enough, focus solely on rescuing Eren and retreating.

Psycho-Pass

In a future where the psychological profiling system Sybil determines your place in society, or your removal for the good of society, new police force recruit Akane Tsunemori finds herself facing both the challenge of catching madmen loose in society, and of working alongside those deemed half mad already. All the while dealing with the consequences of a society that will lock you up or kill you for thinking bad thoughts…

Tonight’s Episode:Blood-Stained Reward

Akane has uncovered the information Kougami left for the Bureau, and through it leartned Makishima’s goal. Now the group heads off to try and stop Makishima from destroying the country’s food supply. Makishima meanwhile has arrived at the automated farming facility.He reads a parable from the bible about sowing good seeds as his reverse engineered virus is being prepared. Kougami has also arrived at the facility, but unlike Makishima he cannot just stroll through the front gate. Just as he is looking for another way in, the Public Security VTOL approaches …

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 16th November, 2013

Screening

The tentative JAFWA program for Saturday 16th November 2013 is below. To be held in the Collins Street Community Center on Collins Street just off Canning Highway in South Perth.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Nodame Cantabile: Finale Ep 7/11
5:40pm Fairy Tail Ep 99/175
6:05pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Arpeggio of the Blue Steel: Ars Nova Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Hataraku Maou-sama Ep 10/13
8:20pm Suisei no Gargantia Ep 11/13
8:45pm Late Break
8:55pm Sword Art Online Ep 24/25 (possibly mature)
9:20pm Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 20/26 (violence)
9:45pm Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 21/26 (violence)
10:10pm Psycho-Pass Ep 20/22 (violence)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • 14th December – JAFWA’s end of Year marathon. Is there anything you particularly want to see screened, or should we go with a mix of retro and modern?

Synopsis

Nodame Cantabile: Finale

Nodame, Chiaki and their friends continue their careers in the world of music; Chiaki striving for greatness as a conductor, and Nodame striving to equal his talent so as not to be left behind. Chiaki is now a professional conductor, and Nodame is attending an elite musical school in France. For Chiaki his professional life has begun, for Nodame the moment of truth is fast approaching.

Tonight’s Episode:Lesson 7

As Chiaki prepares enough food to last whilst he is away in Italy, Nodame takes the opportunity to thank him for his help with her assignments. Chiaki finishes his packing and reflects on the tutoring he gave. Nodame now values the act of learning itself, it’s just a question of what her teacher Mr Auclair thinks of her progress. That night after the Roux- Marlowe Concert, Chiaki calls Nodame after learning her seat was empty. As suspected she became so absorbed in her music practice she forgot to go to the concert. Or to wash. Or to eat.

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:Natsu vs Gildarts

Having reached the island and selected their cave entrance, Natsu and Happy rush onward. Natsu is convinced that his tunnel will lead to Erza, allowing him to defeat her in battle and become an S Class wizard. Unfortunately for him Juvia selected the entrance that lead to Erza, the enemy awaiting Natsu is someone altogether more powerful … Gildarts.

Preview – Samurai Flamenco

Hazama Masayoshi; male model by day, superhero by night. Or at least, that is the plan. With no super powers, no high tech gadgets, and no real training, enthusiasm is the only thing Hazama has to help him battle the drunk office workers and truant teenagers of Tokyo. Police officer Hidenori Goto becomes an unwilling accomplice to the exploits of ‘Samurai Flamenco’ and along the way they both learn what it truly means to be a hero of justice.

Tonight’s Episode:Debut of Samurai Flamenco

Hidenori Goto, a police officer who is becoming disillusioned with his job, is on his way back from the convenience store when a noise draws him into a nearby alleyway. Crouched behind some boxes is a naked man who claims to be a superhero. When Goto’s discarded cigarette accidentally burns the man’s clothes he accompanies him back to his apartment to hear the full explanation. Hazama Masayoshi has been a fan of superhero shows since he was a kid, but unlike his peers he never grew out of it …

Preview – Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova (Arpeggio of the Blue Steel: Ars Nova)

In the year 2039 a fleet of mysterious, technologically advanced warships dubbed the Fleet of Fog devastated the world’s navies and imposed a global sea and air blockade. Completely cutting nations off from one another. Now, seven years after it began, rogue submarine captain Gunzo Chihaya has the only ship capable of challenging the blockade and giving humanity a chance to reclaim the seas … I-401, a former Fleet of Fog submarine.

Tonight’s Episode:The Masters of the Shipping Routes

The last, desperate battle against the Fleet of Fog by the assembled might of the world’s navies was a one-sided route. Advanced weaponry and defences rendered all attacks ineffective and every human vessel helpless. Now, seven years later, Japan is attempting to get an unmanned shuttle into orbit. Failure seems inevitable until radar picks up a new contact approaching from beneath the waves, the rogue submarine I-401. Formerly a Fleet of Fog vessel and now commanded by Chihaya Gunzo. He has joined the battle at the request of the Japanese government.

Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer)

Having been thwarted in his attempts to conquer Ente Isla, the mighty demon lord Satan escapes through a portal with his general Alsiel… And winds up in modern day Tokyo with very little magical power left. His resources for world domination now consist of a tiny rented apartment and a job at a fast food restaurant.

Tonight’s Episode:The Extraordinary Days of the Hero and the Dark Lord

MgRonalds has weathered the storm of Sentucky Fried Chicken’s opening and business has returned mostly to normal. Store Manager Mayumi now has a favor to ask. A friend of hers works at a MgRonalds store in Fushima, and with a new attraction opening tomorrow she is looking for some extra staff for the day. Chiho offers, but Mayumi feels Mao alone is enough. That night, Urushihara notes that part of the big openning is a new Haunted House, so they may be able to accumulate magical power. In the apartment next door, Suzuno listens quietly to their conversation.

Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)

Galactic Alliance soldier Ledo faces a huge change in lifestyle and outlook when he is separated from his comrades and forced to make his way aboard the Gargantia, a floating city greatly removed from both the technology and the concerns of his home.

Tonight’s Episode:Ruler of Fear

In the midst of Amy’s deliveries, Ridget passes on word that Flange’s fleet has entered the Sea of Fog and that the currents the Gargantia is following look set to take them in the same direction. At the same time, Flange’s fleet has just sighted a new group of ships approaching them. The lead ship is massive. But more importantly Ledo’s commander, Kugel, is on board. Pinion decides to give them the same welcome as the earlier pirate ships, but Kugel is more than capable of responding in kind. Even worse for Pinion, Ledo is joining Kugel’s fleet.

Sword Art Online

VR technology has made full-immersion video games possible, and the latest and greatest is Sword Art Online. But the players who logged in on the first day find that logging back out may be a lot harder, and the challenges of the game more than they bargained for.

Tonight’s Episode:Bonds

Kirito is Kazuto and Leafa is Suguha, and having learned that both of the people she had feelings for have their eyes on someone else has left Suguha heartbroken. Kazuto sits at Suguha’s door and thinks back to when he learned he was not related by blood to any member of his family, thinking how this may have been what drove his fixation with online gaming. How the two years trapped in Sword Art Online changed his perspective yet again. And how, upon awakening, he promised himself he would close the distance between Suguha and himself.

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

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:Erwin Smith: The 57th Expedition – Part 4 and Crushing Blow: The 57th Expedition – Part 5

The purpose of the detour into the giant forest has finally been revealed. They were not fleeing from the monster, they were luring it into a trap. Commander Erwin had positioned specialised cannons ahead of Levi’s route and now the female titan is restrained by hundreds of steel cables attached to the barbed harpoons embedded in her flesh. The sounds of the cannons reaches outside the forest, and the rest of the Survey Corps, perched at the edges of the forest to keep any other titans from wandering in, ask each other what the sound could mean.

Psycho-Pass

In a future where the psychological profiling system Sybil determines your place in society, or your removal for the good of society, new police force recruit Akane Tsunemori finds herself facing both the challenge of catching madmen loose in society, and of working alongside those deemed half mad already. All the while dealing with the consequences of a society that will lock you up or kill you for thinking bad thoughts…

Tonight’s Episode:Where Justice Lies

Akane finds herself in the basement of Nona Towers, the same location from which Kagari disappeared, having been led there by the AI voice in her Dominator. The secret door opens and the the AI voice invites her in. Makishima, meanwhile, is having a relaxed conversation with one of the scientists responsible for creating Japan’s high yield crops and automated farming systems that supply the country’s entire food supply. The secret is an engineered virus, Uka-no-Mitama, that protects the crops. But which could easily be reverse engineered to attack them instead …

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 9th November, 2013

Screening

The tentative JAFWA program for Saturday 9th November 2013 is below. To be held in the Collins Street Community Center on Collins Street just off Canning Highway in South Perth.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Nodame Cantabile: Finale Ep 6/11
5:40pm Fairy Tail Ep 98/175
6:05pm Summer Colours Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Uchoten Kazoku Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Hataraku Maou-sama Ep 9/13
8:20pm Suisei no Gargantia Ep 10/13
8:45pm Late Break
8:55pm Sword Art Online Ep 23/25 (possibly mature)
9:20pm Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 18/26 (violence)
9:45pm Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 19/26 (violence)
10:10pm Psycho-Pass Ep 19/22 (violence)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • 14th December – JAFWA’s end of Year marathon. What do you want to see screened?

Synopsis

Nodame Cantabile: Finale

Nodame, Chiaki and their friends continue their careers in the world of music; Chiaki striving for greatness as a conductor, and Nodame striving to equal his talent so as not to be left behind. Chiaki is now a professional conductor, and Nodame is attending an elite musical school in France. For Chiaki his professional life has begun, for Nodame the moment of truth is fast approaching.

Tonight’s Episode:Lesson 6

Nodame has found the perfect musical piece for she and Chiaki to perform together in concert. Revel’s Piano Concerto in G major. There’s only one problem, Chiaki is already scheduled to perform that piece with Rui. Although he understands on a rational level that this should not be a big deal, he can’t forget just how excited Chiaki was when she first told him. In any case, he leaves for Italy in two days, so he needs to resolve this soon. Unfortunately for him, Li Yun has accidentally revealed the news to Nodame already.

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:Who’s the One with the Good Luck?

The Port Town of Hargeon, from here the candidates set forth for the island of Tenroujima and the S-Class Exam. There are eight competitors, each with a chosen partner, but only one will make the grade. Their first challenge is the weather, the area around Tenroujima is blisteringly hot all year round. Some handle it better than others. And of course a vehicle means misery for Natsu no matter what the weather. Eventually Tenroujima is sighted, an island with a mighty tree in its centre, so vast it’s canopy is as broad as the island it stands on.

Preview – Natsuiro Kiseki (Summer Colours)

Saki, Yuka, Natsumi and Rin, all friends from middle school, were seeing their bonds of friendship begin to break apart in high school. Until they remembered an old promise they had made at a wishing stone behind Rin’s temple. Now they have until the end of summer vacation to rebuild their friendship and make their dreams come true.

Tonight’s Episode:Our 11th Summer Vacation

Gathered around a large round stone behind Rin’s temple, Saki, Yuka, Natsumi and Rin place their hands upon its surface in order to make their wish. Natsumi remembers when they did this back in middle school, how Saki was the last to put her hands on the stone back then as well. Natsumi has been getting up early for practice with the Tennis club, but recently Saki has stopped attending the club’s practice sessions. Indeed she seems to want nothing to do with Natsumi altogether.

Preview – Uchouten Kazoku (The Eccentric Family)

Humanity is not the only power in the world. The Tengu are lords of the sky and the Tanuki are masters of deception. Within the city of Kyoto all three rub shoulders, with most humans totally unaware of the other two powers in their midst. Yasaburo, third son of the Shimogamo tanuki family, has his paws in all three groups. But his main objective in life is simply to avoid boredom.

Tonight’s Episode:Goddess of the Noryo-Yuka

Shimogamo Yasoburo, one of the more carefree and reckless Tanuki of the city of Kyoto, is on his way to visit Professor Akadama. The cranky old Tengu being both his former tutor and a friend of the Shimogamo family. He gets chased down by his uptight older brother Yaichiro, who is running for election as the Nise-emon (the leader of Tanuki society) and does not want his brother embarrassing him. Yasoburo, for his part, could not care less about Tanuki traditions and standards. Which is why he has been wandering the city in the form of a schoolgirl.

Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer)

Having been thwarted in his attempts to conquer Ente Isla, the mighty demon lord Satan escapes through a portal with his general Alsiel… And winds up in modern day Tokyo with very little magical power left. His resources for world domination now consist of a tiny rented apartment and a job at a fast food restaurant.

Tonight’s Episode:The Hero Learns The True Meaning of “Lover’s Quarrel”

Emilia, her work colleague Rika, and Suzuno have arrived at Hatagaya. The Tanabata festival has brought crowds but MgRonalds is feeling the effects of their new competitor. Rika is still convinced Emilia has feelings for Mao and is worried the lack of customers could effect their confrontation, so she proposes a strategy meeting in Sentucky Fired Chicken first. Emilia wants to correct Rika’s misunderstanding, but can’t reveal the truth to her friend. Or allow Suzuno to do it accidentally. Then, of all the people to run into, they find Ashiya is also in the store.

Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)

Galactic Alliance soldier Ledo faces a huge change in lifestyle and outlook when he is separated from his comrades and forced to make his way aboard the Gargantia, a floating city greatly removed from both the technology and the concerns of his home.

Tonight’s Episode:Island of Ambition

Pinion’s fleet has arrived at an ancient rig in the centre of the whalesquid nesting area. The sea about them is red with blood and littered with hideauze corpses. Chamber makes a splashy return from the ocean floor and informs Pinion that all the hideauze in the area have been eliminated. Overjoyed by the news Pinion orders salvage operations to begin. Ledo, however, is not so happy. He has seen video evidence of the hideauze’s human origins and it has shaken him, as he steps from the cockpit he finds Chamber’s hull still slick with the blood and flesh of those he murdered.

Sword Art Online

VR technology has made full-immersion video games possible, and the latest and greatest is Sword Art Online. But the players who logged in on the first day find that logging back out may be a lot harder, and the challenges of the game more than they bargained for.

Tonight’s Episode:Grand Quest

Yui has picked up Asuna’s player ID somewhere in the World Tree. Without a moment’s hesitation, Kirito takes off in a vertical ascent. Chasing after him, Leafa tries to warn Kirito before he runs into the barrier around the tree but is too late. Kirito quickly recovers and slams into the invisible barricade again, trying to force his way through. Asuna, meanwhile, is back in her gilded cage. As she sits, face down on the table in front of her, she hears Yui’s voice calling out to her. She looks about frantically for something to throw down to Yui and Kirito …

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

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:The Forest of Giant Trees: The 57th Expedition – Part 2” and “Bite: The 57th Expedition – Part 3

Not a day out from the wall disaster has struck the Survey Corp. A female titan has assaulted their formation, and Armin is certain it’s another human-controlled titan like Eren. Jean is outmanoeuvred and only saved by Armin’s quick thinking (and shouting), and Reiner is forced to cut his way out of her closed fist. Once they retreat she loses all interest in them but Armin is not happy, because she now seems to be making straight for Eren at the centre of the formation. However he, Jean and Reiner have a more immediate problem, they only have one horse left between the three of them…

Psycho-Pass

In a future where the psychological profiling system Sybil determines your place in society, or your removal for the good of society, new police force recruit Akane Tsunemori finds herself facing both the challenge of catching madmen loose in society, and of working alongside those deemed half mad already. All the while dealing with the consequences of a society that will lock you up or kill you for thinking bad thoughts…

Tonight’s Episode:Transparent Shadow

In one of Nobuchika’s old safehouses, Kougami practices loading and reloading the former detective’s old service revolver. That done, he dons one of the Psycho-Pass blocking helmets, borrows Nobuchika’s motorbike, and heads out onto the freeway. Ginoza’s Pycho-Pass continues to worsen, his therapist warning him it’s on the verge of making him a latent criminal. He can’t help but laugh at how similar his situation now is to Kougami during the Specimen Case. Meanwhile Kougami has gone to visit his mentor Saiga to get some help in figuring out Makishima’s next move

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 26th October, 2013

Event Afternoon

Before the JAFWA screening shall be an Event Afternoon from ~12:30PM.
A LAN party is being organised, as well as a practice run for next week’s Bunning’s Sausage Sizzle. So attendees at this week’s Event Afternoon will be able to sample sausage in a bun at a reasonable price.

Screening

The tentative JAFWA program for Saturday 26th October 2013 is below. To be
held in the Collins Street Community Center on Collins Street just off Canning
Highway in South Perth.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Nodame Cantabile: Finale Ep 5/11
5:40pm Fairy Tail Ep 97/175
6:05pm Kamisama Hajemasta OAV
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm One Piece Z movie
9:20pm Late Break
9:30pm Shin Sekai Yori Ep 25/25 (violence) Final
9:55pm Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 17/26 (violence)
10:20pm Psycho-Pass Ep 18/22 (violence)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

Nodame Cantabile: Finale

Nodame, Chiaki and their friends continue their careers in the world of music; Chiaki striving for greatness as a conductor, and Nodame striving to equal his talent so as not to be left behind. Chiaki is now a professional conductor, and Nodame is attending an elite musical school in France. For Chiaki his professional life has begun, for Nodame the moment of truth is fast approaching.

Tonight’s Episode:Lesson 5

The Cantona International Competition. Tatiana is playing a piece by Bach for the first round, and she receives applause and cheers from the audience for her performance. Li Yun is up next and he has a serious case of the nerves. He finds Nodame and Frank have taken up seats in the front row, and uses it to calm himself by imagining he is back in their apartment block. He too gets applause and cheers, but he still has one piece left to play, and now he can’t remember what it was …

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:Best Partner

Lucy is in the middle of a relaxing shower when she discovers she has an uninvited guest. Cana is in a rather sullen mood and makes a shocking announcement, she’s thinking about leaving Fairy Tail. Of course, Lucy has only been with the guild for six months so she is unaware of the yearly event held at this time, an event that prompts Cana to start talking about leaving the Guild and drives everyone else into a frenzy of activity. Carla meanwhile is proudly declaring her newly discovered talent to Wendy and Lisanna … the ability to see into the future.

Kamisama Hajimemashita OVA

After her father runs away to escape his gambling debts and she is evicted from their meager apartment, Nanami Momozono finds a sudden change in her fortune after rescuing a stranger from a dog. She is rewarded by being made the deity of the local shrine, gaining a home, two cheerful servants and one very snarky fox spirit.

Tonight’s Episode:The God, Getting Dumped

The memory of Tomoe’s kiss has Nanami giddy with delight. But in the midst of her bliss she remembers something Tomoe said much earlier, that he would never fall in love with a human. She also remembers the words he spoke that night when they kissed, this was the formalization of their contract as God and Familiar, nothing more. But for now, that is enough for Nanami. That is until she overhears Tomoe say that he no longer needs her anymore …

Movie: One Piece Film: Z

A powerful fleet commander going by the name of Z commences an assault on the navy outpost on First Island. He manages to fight his way deep into the compound but his men are forced to retreat by the attack of Admiral Kizaru Borsalino, a former student of Z back when he was a Marine Admiral and known as Zephyr. Borsalino asks for the return of the Dyna Stones that Z has stolen from the compound, objects with incredible destructive power. Instead, Z decides to give him a taste of that power…

Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

A thousand years into the future all mankind possesses psychic powers, and the people live in idyllic splendor. But the path that led to this tranquil life was not so perfect, and the world that Saki and her friends live in may not be as gentle and pleasant as it seems.

Tonight’s Episode:From the New World” (Final)

This is their last chance. The Psychobuster is lost, destroyed by Saki so that it would not infect Satoru. But Saki has another plan, and this one hinges upon the nature of the Fiend. For Saki has long suspected it is not a true Fiend. It is too selective with its targets, too loyal to Yakomaru. Saki has one last favor to ask of Kiroumaru …

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

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:The Female Titan: The 57th Expedition – Part 1

Armin, Mikasa, and several other survivors of Eren’s academy group have joined the Survey Corps and now, a month later, they are setting out from Calanes district into Titan territory in order to plot a route to Shiganshina and whatever secrets are sealed in the basement of Eren’s family home. Yet barely seconds from the gate there are already Titans approaching and the column must rely on support troops to kill or lure them away. But once beyond the wall the Survey Corps is truly at the mercy of the Titans and must rely instead on the defensive formation Commander Erwin has devised..

Psycho-Pass

In a future where the psychological profiling system Sybil determines your place in society, or your removal for the good of society, new police force recruit Akane Tsunemori finds herself facing both the challenge of catching madmen loose in society, and of working alongside those deemed half mad already. All the while dealing with the consequences of a society that will lock you up or kill you for thinking bad thoughts…

Tonight’s Episode:A Promise Written on Water

Ginoza and the others have arrived at the crash site but get a rude shock when they learn they do not have authorization to investigate. At that moment a car pulls up and the Bureau Chief, identical to the robotic body Makishima destroyed during his escape, brings Ginoza over for a private meeting. She again tasks him with bringing Makishima in alive. When Ginoza demands more information she browbeats him with his failure to recapture the supposedly escaped, but actually murdered by her, Kagari. Then she orders Kougami off the case and placed under strict supervision.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 19th October, 2013

Screening

The tentative JAFWA program for Saturday 19th October 2013 is below. To be
held in the Collins Street Community Center on Collins Street just off Canning
Highway in South Perth.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Nodame Cantabile: Finale Ep 4/11
5:40pm Fairy Tail Ep 96/175
6:05pm Log Horizon Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gin no Saji Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Hataraku Maou-sama Ep 8/13
8:20pm Suisei no Gargantia Ep 9/13
8:45pm Late Break
8:55pm Sword Art Online Ep 22/25 (possibly mature)
9:20pm Shin Sekai Yori Ep 24/25 (violence)
9:45pm Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 16/26 (violence)
10:10pm Psycho-Pass Ep 17/22 (violence)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

Are running late this week. Enjoy the two previews, since “Space Brothers” has fallen off the program.

Log Horizon

This is a “Sword Art Online” clone, and we present it for comparison purposes. It follows the story of strategist Shiroe and the other players of the long-lived MMORPG “Elder Tale” after they find themselves whisked away into the game world following a game update

Gin no Sagi – “Silver Spoon”

It depicts the daily life of Yugo Hachiken, a student from Sapporo who enrolled into Yezo fleeing from the high demands of his strict father. However, he soon learns that life on an agricultural school will be not as easy as he believed. Unlike his new classmates, he has no intention of following an agricultural career after graduating, although he envies them for already having set goals for their lives and the pursue of their dreams, unlike him.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 12th October, 2013

Screening

The tentative JAFWA program for Saturday 12th October 2013 is below. To be
held in the Collins Street Community Center on Collins Street just off Canning
Highway in South Perth.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Nodame Cantabile: Finale Ep 3/11
5:40pm Fairy Tail Ep 95/175
6:05pm Space Brothers Ep 22/64 (finishing)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3 Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Hataraku Maou-sama Ep 7/13
8:20pm Suisei no Gargantia Ep 8/13
8:45pm Late Break
8:55pm Sword Art Online Ep 21/25 (possible mature)
9:20pm Shin Sekai Yori Ep 23/25 (violence)
9:45pm Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 15/26 (violence)
10:10pm Psycho-Pass Ep 16/22 (violence)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

Nodame Cantabile: Finale

Nodame, Chiaki and their friends continue their careers in the world of music; Chiaki striving for greatness as a conductor, and Nodame striving to equal his talent so as not to be left behind. Chiaki is now a professional conductor, and Nodame is attending an elite musical school in France. For Chiaki his professional life has begun, for Nodame the moment of truth is fast approaching.

Tonight’s Episode:Lesson 3

Nodame’s Salon Concert at the Lambert residence is fast approaching and she now practices continuously. Chiaki, meanwhile is meeting with Rui, who stormed out of her own apartment after an argument with her mother and left her wallet behind. So naturally she is meeting Chiaki in a restaurant. Over dinner they discuss the argument, and in the process Rui realizes it is not her mother she is trying to get away from, but the piano. Eventually the discussion comes around to the concert the two performed together some time ago, when Chiaki stood in for Stresseman.

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:Lisanna

On the outskirts of Magnolia a portal opens in the sky and drops Natsu and the others back in their own world. From first appearances the town and the guild are all back where they belong, but Erza wants a closer look before she starts celebrating. However reconnaissance has already been done, by the Exceed. Carla, however, is not pleased to see them. She still resents the Exceed for ordering her to kill the Dragon Slayers, but it seems there is more to that story. Six years ago Queen Chagot had a premonition of the fall of Extalia and sought for a way to evacuate the kingdom’s children …

Uchyuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers)

As kids Mutta and Hibito Nanba made a promise, that they would both become astronauts. 19 years later Hibito is on the verge of fulfilling that promise but Mutta is not doing nearly so well, that is until he is accepted into Japan’s astronaut training program.

NOTE: Last session’s Bean Poll was 8 to 6 in favour of removing this from the program.

Tonight’s Episode:Working on the Dream

The third exam is over, with Team A having selected its two candidates by Rock, Paper, Scissors. And now the team has gathered at the Bar Tipsy to celebrate the success of two of their number. Yasuda is running late and they are just deciding whether to order for him when he arrives, and takes exception to Mutta’s assumption of what he might like. A toast is proposed, to the two successful applicants who are on their way to Houston, Texas …

Preview – Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C3-bu (Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3)

Yura Yamato is a new student at the prestigious Stella Women’s Academy, hoping to overcome her shyness and make friends. The C3 Club, the schools Airsoft club, are looking for new members. When the two run into each other, Yura discovers a pastime she never knew existed.

Tonight’s Episode:Is There No Prospective Soldier?

Yamato Yura has been enrolled at Stella Women’s Academy, the school of her dreams. She fondly hopes this place will allow her to make a fresh start, but when another student asks where the dorms are Yura’s shyness kicks in and she is unable to reply. At the dorms Yura finds she will be sharing a room with a senior student, Kashima Sonora, who has not yet returned from visiting her family. But as she relaxes on one of the beds in the room, Yura finds something unexpected under the pillow … a handgun.

Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer)

Having been thwarted in his attempts to conquer Ente Isla, the mighty demon lord Satan escapes through a portal with his general Alsiel… And winds up in modern day Tokyo with very little magical power left. His resources for world domination now consist of a tiny rented apartment and a job at a fast food restaurant.

Tonight’s Episode:The Dark Lord’s Finances are Saved By His Neighbours

Mao and company have an early morning guest. It is the girl that Mao caught as she fell down the stairs yesterday. Her name is Kamazuki Suzuno and she is their new neighbour. At the landlady’s suggestion she has come to make the acquaintance of the other residents, and as befits a new neighbour she has brought a gift. A large box of noodles. Emilia has also received a package. Emerada has found a way to ship items from Ente Isla to Earth and has sent Emilia a shipment of magic-restoring energy drinks.

Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)

Galactic Alliance soldier Ledo faces a huge change in lifestyle and outlook when he is separated from his comrades and forced to make his way aboard the Gargantia, a floating city greatly removed from both the technology and the concerns of his home.

Tonight’s Episode:Separation

The shock of Pinion and Flange’s plan to separate from Gargantia and go salvaging in the whalesquid’s nest has put Commodore Fairlock in a hospital bed. Now, when he finally regains consciousness his first, and indeed last, act is to appoint Ridget as the new commodore. Meanwhile Chamber has finally determined Earth’s location relative to the Galactic Alliance of Humankind. The return journey would require Faster-Than-Light travel, and even the very first distress beacon Chamber sent out will take over 6,500 years to reach them. Ledo cannnot return home.

Sword Art Online

VR technology has made full-immersion video games possible, and the latest and greatest is Sword Art Online. But the players who logged in on the first day find that logging back out may be a lot harder, and the challenges of the game more than they bargained for.

Tonight’s Episode:General of the Blazing Flame

Leafa and Kirito are now aware of the planned surprise attack on the Sylph and Cait Sith alliance meeting. As they fly towards the meeting place they consider their options. Two extra fighters, no matter how good, aren’t enough to change the odds in a full-scale battle. As the meeting place comes into view Yui picks up both groups, it’s fourteen versus sixty eight. Leafa thanks Kirito for his efforts and advises him to head for the World Tree and avoid the battle, but running away is not Kirito’s style …

Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

A thousand years into the future all mankind possesses psychic powers, and the people live in idyllic splendor. But the path that led to this tranquil life was not so perfect, and the world that Saki and her friends live in may not be as gentle and pleasant as it seems.

Tonight’s Episode:The Face of the Boy

The trip through the tunnels leading to Tokyo has taken its toll on Satoru. He cannot understand why the creatures here have evolved into such hyper-aggressive species. Saki begins recounting the phenomenon of Cantus leakage and its similar effects to the areas outside the Holy Barrier around the village. But the words are not hers, and she cannot recall who it was that told her these things. Giant slugs, bloodthirsty kelp, flesh eating mites. The parade of monsters is seemingly limited only by the imagination of the humans who believe Tokyo to be a hell on earth. Then the tunnel they are traversing ends in an underground river …

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

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:Special Ops Squad: The Eve of the Counterattack – Part 2

Despite some tense moments during his trial, Eren has been released into the custody of the Survey Corps. And plans for a new expedition beyond the wall begin. On the way to the former Survey Corps Headquarters, not far from the recently recovered city of Trost, Eren is getting the details of how the castle came into the Corp’s possession and why exactly he is being moved there. His travelling companions, and guards, are the Special Operations Squad. Captain Levi’s elite soldiers.

Psycho-Pass

In a future where the psychological profiling system Sybil determines your place in society, or your removal for the good of society, new police force recruit Akane Tsunemori finds herself facing both the challenge of catching madmen loose in society, and of working alongside those deemed half mad already. All the while dealing with the consequences of a society that will lock you up or kill you for thinking bad thoughts…

Tonight’s Episode:The Gate to Judgement

Makishima and his partner Guseong have infiltrated the Nona Tower, having deduced that it is the facility that houses the Sybil System.There are two concentrations of power use in the building, one in the top floor which is clearly for the radio antenna and one in the basement. What they are seeking is clearly in the basement but Public Security is already on to them, with a vehicle speeding towards the building. Makishima heads for the top floor to draw pursuit away from their true goal, just as Kougami, Akane and Kagari arrive …

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 28th September, 2013

The tentative JAFWA program for Saturday 28th September 2013 is below. To be held in the Collins Street Community Center on Collins Street just off Canning Highway in South Perth.

NO Event Afternoon

During the Dinner Break there will a Special General Meeting for all signed up members to complete business held over from the AGM.
For the purpose of Resubmission of finances for last financial year.

All items in the original Japanese language with English

subtitles.

5:15pm Nodame Cantabile: Finale Ep 2/11 (series return)
5:40pm Fairy Tail Ep 94/175
6:05pm Space Brothers Ep 21/64
6:30pm dinner break Special General Meeting
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements Special General Meeting
7:30pm Recollections of a Certain Airship Pilot movie
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Shin Sekai Yori Ep 22/25 (violence)
9:45pm Shingeki no Kyojin Ep 14/26 (violence)
10:10pm Psycho-Pass Ep 15/22 (violence)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

Nodame Cantabile: Finale

Nodame, Chiaki and their friends continue their careers in the world of music; Chiaki striving for greatness as a conductor, and Nodame striving to equal his talent so as not to be left behind. Chiaki is now a professional conductor, and Nodame is attending an elite musical school in France. For Chiaki his professional life has begun, for Nodame the moment of truth is fast approaching.

Tonight’s Episode:Lesson 2

Cherubs, fairies, black rabbits, and her music instructor as a cheeky Mandrake root. Nodame awakens from a very odd dream and decides it was the result of both joy and stress at the news of getting her very first Salon concert. Chiaki must be informed! At the moment Chiaki is looking at apartments, his referral from Nina guaranteeing approval from the Real Estate agent. Things become problematic when Nodame gets home, ready for a big celebration, to discover that Chiaki is moving out.

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:Bye Bye, Edolas

The king has been defeated, the royal army has fled, and Nightwalker is incapacitated. Yet there is no celebration. Mystogan has reversed the effects of Anima, sending magic back to Earthland. But the loss of all magic is throwing the people of Edolas into a panic. Mystogan asks Pantherlilly to calm the people of Edolas by killing the villain responsible. Namely himself. Whilst they argue over sacrifices to be made, and the nervous Nady listens in on their conversation, everyone else heads towards the capitol city in order to find out what future awaits the realm of Edolas …

Uchyuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers)

As kids Mutta and Hibito Nanba made a promise, that they would both become astronauts. 19 years later Hibito is on the verge of fulfilling that promise but Mutta is not doing nearly so well, that is until he is accepted into Japan’s astronaut training program.

NOTE: decision time – should we continue screening “Space Brothers”for the full 64 episodes, or take a break at the end of the current story arc.

Tonight’s Episode:A Long-Awaited Glimpse of the Sky

The final task within the sealed chambers, select two members from each team to be the astronaut candidates. Mutta assumes the purpose of the test is to see if they can make necessary sacrifices, but that doesn’t make the process any easier. So instead he goes with some advice Aunt Sharon gave him as a kid, “go with whatever will be fun”. Team A choose their candidates by Rock, Paper, Scissors … and the winners are decided in just one round.

Movie: To Aru Hikushi e no Tsuioku (Recollections of a Certain Pilot)

Charles Karino is a mercenary pilot in the employ of the Levamme Kingdom, a place where his ethnic background draws derision and bullying. In spite of this his piloting skill has earned him a very important mission. He must fly a member of the Levamme royal family by seaplane across enemy lines, with no escort, and to the mainland.

Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)

A thousand years into the future all mankind possesses psychic powers, and the people live in idyllic splendor. But the path that led to this tranquil life was not so perfect, and the world that Saki and her friends live in may not be as gentle and pleasant as it seems.

Tonight’s Episode:Tokyo

Inui, sole survivor of the Wildlife Protection team sent to wipe out the Robber Fly colony, tells his story to Saki and Satoru. How he escaped the Fiend by mimicking the speech of a queerat and how he was brought to the temple by someone else after collapsing in the forest. That someone was Kiroumaru, the missing general of the decimated Giant Hornet colony. As they listen to his story, a monk brings Saki a box left for her by her parents. Within is a note and a pigmy Minoshiro, a library terminal designed for one job only. As members of the library Saki’s parents had access to classified information, including the location of ancient human weapons capable of mass slaughter … or of killing a Fiend.

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

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:Eyes Yet to be Seen: The Eve of the Counterattack – Part 1

Trost has been reclaimed, albeit at great cost, and Eren awakens chained up in a dungeon cell. His first visitors are Commander Erwin and Captain Levi of the Survey Corps, who are impressed by Eren’s fervor. However they alone cannot get Eren unchained and out of his cell, and whilst he languishes in the dark the story of ‘the Titan Allied with Humanity’ is beginning to circulate amongst the populace. The Military Police are not impressed by the idea of Eren as their savior, nor do they intend to let the Survey Corps get him. They intend to kill him.

Psycho-Pass

In a future where the psychological profiling system Sybil determines your place in society, or your removal for the good of society, new police force recruit Akane Tsunemori finds herself facing both the challenge of catching madmen loose in society, and of working alongside those deemed half mad already. All the while dealing with the consequences of a society that will lock you up or kill you for thinking bad thoughts…

Tonight’s Episode:The Town Where Sulfur Falls

Kougami and Akane rush through heavy traffic, lights and horns blaring. Seven hours ago, footage of the assault of a woman on a public street by a man in one of Makishima’s helmets went viral. At the same time, truckloads of helmets were being handed out to people in the shadier parts of town. Soon there are dozens of criminals walking the street, utterly immune to enforcement droids and thus free to steal, smash and kill as they please. But even good, law abiding citizens have limits, even they can only be pushed so far …

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