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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 12th March, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for March 12th, 2016.

Thanks to conventions and religious observances, we have a short month in March. But tonight should be packed with your favourite regular shows, plus a couple of preview items.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fairy Tail season 2 Ep 13/90
5:35pm Shirobako Ep 18/24
6:00pm Noragami Aragato Ep 6/12 (v)
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 5/?
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Divine Gate Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Charlotte Ep 6/13
8:20pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 5/12
8:50pm Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine Ep 5/12 (v)
9:15pm Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre Ep 6/7
9:20pm Late Break
9:25pm Boku Dake ga Inai Machi Ep 1 (v) (preview)
9:50pm Bastard!! OAV 6/6 (vn) (final)
10:15pm JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Ep 19/25 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~5:55 PM

Program Finishes:~11:00 PM

Dates of Interest

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

WaiCon News

I just wanted to thank everyone that came to the meeting on Saturday.

Thank you for giving us the mandate to rebuild PANIC.

The result of the vote to dissolve PANIC was:
7 – yes for dissolution
21 – no for dissolution
3 – abstained from vote.

I would like to also make thanks to all the members who also offered to step up to the board to help us rebuild

PANIC. I would like to introduce them here.

Vice president – Thu Vu
Treasurer – Jill Ho
Secretary/acting Marketing – Hilary Chin
Competitions – Garry Sleap
Fundraising – Garry Gasmire
Traders – Wilson Law
Panels – Fabian Yong

This is a caretaker board until the AGM is held on the 16th of April 2016. Further details will be posted closer

to the meeting.

Christina Lee – President

Synopsis

Fairy Tail 2014

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 Episodes:Roaring Thunder!

Gajeel fights the possessed Rogue with his Iron Shadow Dragon form. In Mercurius, the Hungry Wolf Knights regroup with the army and battle Natsu and the others, while Arcadios leaves the group to confront Hisui about Future Lucy’s statements. While Erza, Gray, Juvia and laxus’s battles continue in the Grand Magic Games.

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:You Set Me Up!

Problems continue as Mushino Animation continues with the production of Third Aerial Girls Squad. The protagonist’s voice actress, newcomer Ky?ko Suzuki, is struggling with maintaining the quality of her voice. Studio Taitanic is late with the layouts of the fifth episode. Aoi meets up with ?kura at a bar to ask for his help with a particular background, which he drunkenly agrees to. And then they lose an episode director.

Noragami Aragoto

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:What Must be Done

As Bishamon mourns the loss of several of her Shinki, Yato calls Kuguha out. Kuguha claims what he did was for Bishamon’s sake as she was no longer the God of war she was supposed to be and started naming several “junk” Shinki while pretending to have a big family while hiding under smiles and how she brought everything including the death of her Shinki on herself and that no one would follow her.

Preview Item – Divine Gate

There is no one who has seen it and returned to tell the tale, but the “Divine Gate” is believed by some to be real, and to be what caused the realms of mortals, fairies and demons to intersect. Some measure of order has been restored by the leaders of each realm, who formed the World Council, and those gifted with power by this intersection (and presumably by the Gate itself) help to keep the peace. Some seek for the quasi-mythical gate, and some are haunted by visions of it. Because the legends say anyone who reaches it can remake the world.

Tonight’s Episodes:Endless Rain

On one rainy day, an Adapter attacks the passengers on a tram. Luckily, Aoto, another Adapter who was at the scene, stops him with his ability. Akane and Midori are ordered by the Academy to recruit Aoto, but they hear a disturbing rumor about him.

Charlotte

Otosaka Yuu has the ability to take over other people’s bodies, albeit only for a few seconds. Limited though this super power is Yuu intended to exploit it for his own benefit, but his efforts only served to attract the attention of other teenagers with strange powers. Now Otosaka Yuu is an, unwilling, student at Hoshi no Umi Academy. A school created to keep people like him out of trouble … but also to keep them safe.

Tonight’s Episodes:Unnoticed Happiness

While Yuu’s little sister Ayumi stays at home to recover from her fever, Yuu and the others learn that a student with a “collapse” ability is in the condo. As a result, Nao suspects Ayumi of being the ability user, believing she might be developing an ability of her own.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 2)

The 10 billion yen bounty on the head of supersonic, tentacled schoolteacher Koro-sensei remains unclaimed. Despite the best efforts of everyone involved. The students of class 3E are still training to assassinate their teacher, in between getting an education and all sorts of valuable life lessons from him. But will they manage to do it before this overgrown, yellow octopus carries out his threat to destroy the entire world?

Tonight’s Episodes:Leader Time

Class president Y?ma Isogai is discovered working a part-time job (forbidden by school policy) by Gakushu, who threatens to report him unless Class 3-E can beat Class A in the sports festival’s pole-toppling event.

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defense of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka

Tonight’s Episodes:Hope

Izana, who lost her right arm and left leg in the battle, has them replaced with prosthetic limbs, while Tsumugi is put in a special regeneration chamber. Meanwhile, Sidonia arrives at the Lem Star System to confront the Gauna and fires its retro-thrusters to slow down.

Preview Item – Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Without Me)

Fujinuma Satoru is just another failed manga artist, making ends meet as a cynical pizza delivery boy. But there is one thing in his life that is genuinely extraordinary. From time to time, Satoru finds himself involuntarily transported a short distance back in time, giving him the chance to prevent an imminent disaster. He never knows exactly what he’s supposed to prevent, but that doesn’t stop him from trying. For all his cynicism Satoru wants to help others, because there is one instance from his childhood, far enough back that he barely remembers any of it, where he failed.

Tonight’s Episode:Flashing Before My Eyes

In the year 2006, Satoru Fujinuma is a 29-year old manga artist who occasionally experiences a phenomenon known as “Revival”, in which he is sporadically sent back in time by a few seconds, allowing him to perform life-saving feats, though at cost to himself. Satoru is visited by his mother, Sachiko, who reminds him of an incident 18 years ago in which an adult named Jun Shiratori, who Satoru had trusted, was arrested for the kidnapping and murder of some of his classmates.

retro series from 1992 – Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Havoc threaten the world. These seemingly unbeatable generals seek the four seals that restrain the god of destruction, so they can use its power to fulfil their desire for world conquest. There seems to be only one way to thwart the ambitions of the Lords of Havoc; revive the spirit of Dark Schneider, the greatest wizard the world has ever known, who currently resides within the body of an innocent boy. But will awakening a power hungry and lecherous man who once tried to conquer the entire world, just as the Lords of Havoc now seek to do, actually help?

Tonight’s Episode:The Revival of Dark Schneider” (Finale)

Dark Schneider has torn his own heart out to save the life of his adopted daughter Thunder Empress Arshes Nei. With the terribly handsome and powerful hero of the story out of the picture, who is there to stop the remaining Lords of Havoc from conquering the kingdom of Meta-Licana and reviving the ancient god of destruction?

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episode:A Race Towards the Brink

The Nazi’s under cyborg Major von Stroheim have the red stone, and have invited Jojo and company to their mountain lodge. Kars of the Pillar Men have tracked them down. A terrible battle on an icy slope above a deadly precipice shall occur.

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Week off Saturday 5th March, 2016

Screening

Regular JAFWA will resume on March 12th.

JAFWA is taking a week off on March 5th because it is the first week of the month. Even otaku need time off every now and then, to recharge their batteries. And this strange thing called “life” keeps calling.

Go see “The Boy and the Beast” at the cinemas, preferably subtitled at Luna Leederville.

Dates of Interest

  • From Thursday March 3rd“The Boy and the Beast” at Hoyts Carousel, Luna Leederville, and Event Innaloo cinemas.
  • Saturday March 5th – Special General Meeting of PANIC to vote on dissolution of PANIC. Time and location to be confirmed.
  • Saturday March 19th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon. Make your own fun in the afternoon before JAFWA screening.
  • Saturday March 26th – SwanCon at Pan Pacific Hotel.
  • Saturday April 2nd – OzComicCon.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Academic seeks help from anime fans

Laurinda van Tonder is currently completing her Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Her research dissertation looks at the language learning potential of subtitled media with specific focus on the unique phenomenon of anime fans who managed to learn Japanese from watching anime. She believes that there are features specific to anime and/or anime fans that are responsible for the perceived increase in language learning (which are not found with other types of subtitled media and their viewers).

In order to investigate this, one component of her research is an online questionnaire addressing general viewing habits as well as their engagement with the anime community. As Anime and Manga Societies are one of the few places where anime fans gather, we are an ideal place to find eligible respondents.

JAFWA members are encouraged to, if possible, assist Laurinda by completing her online questionnaire

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 27th February, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for February 27th, 2016.

Movie Night!
Come in anime cosplay for free entry!
We will even have a quick cosplay parade during the Dinner Break. With a mystery prize!

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fairy Tail season 2 Ep 12/90
5:35pm Shirobako Ep 17/24
6:00pm Noragami Ep 5/12 (v)
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 4/?
6:30pm dinner break
7:00pm Cosplay Parade
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm The Case of Hana and Alice movie
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 25/25 (Season 2 Ep 13) (final)
9:45pm Bastard!! OAV 5/6 (vn)
10:10pm Death Parade Ep 6/12 (?)

Doors Open Screening:~5:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday February 27thJapan Festival Perth 2016 11:00AM – 18:00PM Forrest Place, Perth CBD
  • Saturday February 27th – During the Dinner Break at JAFWA we can have a cosplay display for those of you who were preparing for WaiCon.
  • From Thursday March 3rd“The Boy and the Beast” at Hoyts Carousel, Luna Leederville, and Event Innaloo cinemas.
  • Saturday March 5th – Special General Meeting of PANIC to vote on dissolution of PANIC. Time and location to be confirmed.
  • Saturday March 24th – SwanCon at Pan Pacific Hotel.
  • Saturday April 2nd – OzComicCon.

Tokyo Underground have indicated they would like some volunteers to help out at Japan Festival Perth 2016 with their stalls and Gundam workshop, and at Oz Comicon. No pay, but volunteers should get free entry and the possibility of a meal. Inquire at 9226 3677.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail 2014

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 Episodes:Frog

Future Lucy’s warning and the rest of her story leads Arcadios to distrust her, as there are discrepancies between her statements and the counsel Hisui received on Eclipse 2 Project. Meanwhile in the games, Rogue expresses his understanding of Gajeel’s camaraderie in Fairy Tail and stops fighting. However, Rogue’s shadow has other thoughts.

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:Where am I…

Mushino Animation is suddenly pushed by manga editor to create a promotional video in two weeks for a Manga Festival event, meaning certain cuts need to be fully animated quickly. An event that will stretch Miyamori’s crisis skills.

Noragami Aragoto

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:Divine Acclamation, Imprecation

Bishamon rends Yukine in two, but his name does not disappear from Yato, while imprisoned Hiyori’s ethereal form fades from being separated from her body for too long. As Kugaha watches Bishamon and Yato continue to fight, he sends a phantom to devour the Regalia hiding in the mansion. The corrupted Aiha reaches her limit.

Movie – Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken (The Case of Hana and Alice)

Arisugawa Tetsuko has just moved to a new house with her recently divorced mother. She becomes a transfer student at a school where a strange rumour lingers among the students. When she starts to investigate into it she ends up meeting Hana Arai, her young strange neighbour who rarely leaves the house.

This is a Japanese anime youth drama film written and directed by Shunji Iwai. It is the prequel to Iwai’s live-action film, Hana and Alice, that was originally shot as a series of short films for the 30th anniversary of Kit Kat in Japan, it was later expanded into a feature film by Iwai and received theatrical release in Japan in 2004.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou Emiya, a high school student and amateur magus living in Fuyuki City, finds himself a participant in the Fifth Holy Grail War. A secret tournament between mages and their servants, reincarnated heroes and legendary figures, to claim the Holy Grail; a chalice that can grant any wish.

Tonight’s Episode:Epilogue

It is two years later, and Shirou and Rin are studying magic at Clock Tower in London. The consequences of their actions during the Grail War still cloud their days.

retro series from 1992 – Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Havoc threaten the world. These seemingly unbeatable generals seek the four seals that restrain the god of destruction, so they can use its power to fulfil their desire for world conquest. There seems to be only one way to thwart the ambitions of the Lords of Havoc; revive the spirit of Dark Schneider, the greatest wizard the world has ever known, who currently resides within the body of an innocent boy. But will awakening a power hungry and lecherous man who once tried to conquer the entire world, just as the Lords of Havoc now seek to do, actually help?

Tonight’s Episode:Thunder Empress Arshes-Nei

With Ninja Master Gara defeated by their former leader Dark Schneider, the remaining Four Lords of Havoc designate their member Thunder Empress Arshes Nei to destroy Dark Schneider and destroy the mystic seal held by the kingdom of Meta-licana. For the dark elf Arshes Nei is the beloved foster daughter of Dark Schneider and pupil of his most destructive magics, and not entirely over their 100 year relationship.

Death Parade

The Quindecim is a bar, accessible only by a pair of elevators. Within this stately and impressive establishment the bar is tended by a man known as Dequim, with the assistance of a small but skilled staff. No one comes here alone, and no one remembers how they ended up here … at first. But the result is always the same; the guests must play a game against each other, and the stakes could not be higher.

Tonight’s Episode:Cross Heart Attack

With Decim given a day off in the last episode, we witness what happens in the bar run by his rival Ginti. His guest will be Mayu Arita, an over-excited schoolgirl, and Harada, a member of a popular boyband, and their game will be Twister.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 20th February, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for February 20th, 2016.

We should be getting back to our normal schedule now. Who missed us?
The bean poll vote we performed last session, was 11 votes to continue watching “Bastard!!”, to 6 votes to go onto “Here is Greenwood”. The rest of you must have abstained, unless you wanted something other than “koko wa greenwood” – what retro show should JAFWA screen?

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fairy Tail season 2 Ep 11/90
5:35pm Shirobako Ep 16/24
6:00pm Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Ep 1 (preview)
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 3
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Charlotte Ep 5/13
7:55pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 4/12
8:20pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 24/25 (Season 2 Ep 12) (v)
8:50pm Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine Ep 4/12 (v)
9:15pm Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre Ep 5/7
9:20pm Late Break
9:25pm Bastard!! OAV 4/6 (vn)
9:50pm JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Ep 18/25 (v)
10:15pm Death Parade Ep 5/12 (?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

Tokyo Underground have indicated they would like some volunteers to help out at Japan Festival Perth 2016 with their stalls and Gundam workshop, and at Oz Comicon. No pay, but volunteers should get free entry and the possibility of a meal. Inquire at 9226 3677.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail 2014

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 Episodes:A Future Racing Towards Despair

Both Princess Hisui and future Lucy dread what is to come, the proof of which will be the result of the Grand Magic Games. For Fairy Tail team are facing great challenges, and Erza may not survive hers.

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:Table Flip

Mushino Animation crashes to a halt in the production of Third Aerial Girls Squad anime, when the manga author says the character designs are no good. Can satisfactory new character designs be made in time? Won’t anyone consider the poor character designer?

Preview Item – Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)

Haruhiro awoke in this strange land with no memory of where he had come from or how he had got here. He and his companions were given little choice; serve in the militia defending the region from the various monsters or starve, and so they struggle to make a living as soldiers. There is nothing easy about this life and making ends meet is a challenge for six people who, it seems, had never held weapons before. Teamwork may be the only thing that can keep them alive, but for that they actually need to function as a team.

Tonight’s Episodes:Whisper, Chant, Prayer, Awaken

Six strangers in a fantasy world struggle to defeat even a single weak goblin, barely knowing what they are doing, or who they are. And why do they occasionally speak words they do not understand, such as “video game” or “mobile phone”?

Charlotte

Otosaka Yuu has the ability to take over other people’s bodies, albeit only for a few seconds. Limited though this super power is Yuu intended to exploit it for his own benefit, but his efforts only served to attract the attention of other teenagers with strange powers. Now Otosaka Yuu is an, unwilling, student at Hoshi no Umi Academy. A school created to keep people like him out of trouble … but also to keep them safe.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Sound You Heard Sometime

Learning of a user with the ability to fly, the student council camp out in the mountains where the user has been training to control his ability. During the first two nights, the four council members learn more about each other. Such as they arrived without a spare set of clothes.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 2)

The 10 billion yen bounty on the head of supersonic, tentacled schoolteacher Koro-sensei remains unclaimed. Despite the best efforts of everyone involved. The students of class 3E are still training to assassinate their teacher, in between getting an education and all sorts of valuable life lessons from him. But will they manage to do it before this overgrown, yellow octopus carries out his threat to destroy the entire world?

Tonight’s Episodes:Spinning Time

Itona is becoming part of the class, even coming up with a new avenue of assassination using a remote controlled toy that appeals to the boys. But during the first test drive a certain amount of mission creep is encountered. And what is in a name? Or even a code name?

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou Emiya, a high school student and amateur magus living in Fuyuki City, finds himself a participant in the Fifth Holy Grail War. A secret tournament between mages and their servants, reincarnated heroes and legendary figures, to claim the Holy Grail; a chalice that can grant any wish.

Tonight’s Episode:Infinite Creation of Swords

With Shir? largely incapacitated by Ea’s effects, Gilgamesh mocks his ideals. Shir? admits the flaws in his idealism, but reaffirms his dream nonetheless. As Gilgamesh attempts to finish him off, Saber arrives and blocks his attack, but is ordered by Shir? to save Rin. For the accursed Holy Grail is recognized as a corrupted, improperly-summoned Servant.

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defense of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka

Tonight’s Episodes:Rage

The Guardes form a defensive line against a second wave of Gauna incoming from the main body, when Tsumugi manages to free herself and, disobeying Kunato’s orders to retreat, keeps fighting in a frenzied state despite her wounds.

Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre – Graffiti Backstage

Last year we screened Amagi Brilliant Park, where the employees are really refugees from a magical world, who need to make the park a success or risk losing all. Sometimes they are their own worst enemies. A background look at some of the events from the series.

Tonight’s Episodes:number #5

The four fairies, now best friends have a meal together. Unfortunately they are using some of Tiramie’s herbs to spice things up.

retro series from 1992 – Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Havoc threaten the world. These seemingly unbeatable generals seek the four seals that restrain the god of destruction, so they can use its power to fulfil their desire for world conquest. There seems to be only one way to thwart the ambitions of the Lords of Havoc; revive the spirit of Dark Schneider, the greatest wizard the world has ever known, who currently resides within the body of an innocent boy. But will awakening a power hungry and lecherous man who once tried to conquer the entire world, just as the Lords of Havoc now seek to do, actually help?

Tonight’s Episode:The Immortal King Di-Amon

After defeating Ninja Master Gara and making him an ally, Dark Schneider wander off to contact another of the Four Lords of Havoc – Thunder Empress Arshes Nei. Which results in Dark Schneider forcibly becoming Rushe again, and Yoko and a band of bodyguards seeking him. But beware the night, for this is the time of werewolves and vampires, and not the sparkly kind.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episodes:Von Stroheim’s Revenge / Team Stroheim’s Counterattack

As JoJo returns to tell Lisa Lisa of his defeat of Esidisi, Esidisi’s disembodied brain makes another attempt to gain the super Aja stone for the Pillar Men, using the maid Suzie Q for whom Jojo has feelings.

Death Parade

The Quindecim is a bar, accessible only by a pair of elevators. Within this stately and impressive establishment the bar is tended by a man known as Dequim, with the assistance of a small but skilled staff. No one comes here alone, and no one remembers how they ended up here … at first. But the result is always the same; the guests must play a game against each other, and the stakes could not be higher.

Tonight’s Episode:Death March

A fake couple enter the bar Quindecim, leading the bartender Decim to battle, but the objective was instead his female assistant Quin. We learn of the politics of this strange afterworld.

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By Dale
17 February, 2016

Week off Saturday 13th February, 2016

Screening

This was going to be the WaiCon weekend – no JAFWA Saturday

13th February, 2016.
Then WaiCon cancelled and JAFWA couldn’t rebook the weekend. Sorry. Quiet sobbing is permitted.

Regular JAFWA will resume on Saturday February 20th, 2016.
Though there were some nay-sayers, the majority of votes was to continue the retro show “Bastard!!”.

Try and enjoy this thing called “Life” instead. And take precautions against the heat.

Dates of Interest

Tokyo Underground have indicated they would like some volunteers to help out at Japan Festival Perth 2016 with their stalls and Gundam workshop, and at Oz Comicon. No pay, but volunteers should get free entry and the possibility of a meal. Inquire at 9226 3677.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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By Dale
10 February, 2016

Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 6th February, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for January 30th, 2016.

Because this is the first Saturday of the month, the Doctor Who club WestLodge has booked the Hall before us, and they run till 5:30PM or so. Thus JAFWA will not start until about 6PM, though people can enter about 5:45PM.
Also means there won’t be room for “Sushi Police” or “Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre”.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

6:00pm Shirobako Ep 15/24
6:25pm Noragami Aragoto Ep 4/12
6:50pm dinner break
7:25pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:40pm Young Black Jack Ep 1 (preview)
8:05pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 3/12
8:30pm Charlotte Ep 4/13
8:55pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 23/25 (Season 2 Ep 11) (v)
9:20pm Late Break
9:25pm Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine Ep 3/12 (v)
9:50pm JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Ep 17/25 (v)
10:15pm Death Parade Ep 4/12 (?)

Doors Open Screening:~5:55 PM

Program Finishes:~11:00 PM

Dates of Interest

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:Will These Drawings Work?

Mushino Animation gears up for the production of Third Aerial Girls Squad anime, as well as introducing new staff. However it does seem to involve a lot of meetings.

Noragami Aragoto

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:Wish

Kureha and Hiyori are held captive, and can only guess as to what fate will bring. For the dastardly Kureha has led Yato and Yukine to battle Bishamon.

Preview Item – Young Black Jack

Hazama Kuroo, the patchwork medical genius Black Jack, was a master of his craft even before he was recognised as a doctor. In the 1960s, at a time of social and political unrest in Japan, Hazama began his unorthodox career in medicine. This is the story of his exploits in that time.

Tonight’s Episodes:Where’s the Doctor?

After a tragic accident where a train collided with a bus stuck on the tracks, dozens of injured are rushed to a nearby hospital. There we are introduced to Black Jack as a young medical student who has undertaken the job of re-attaching an arm and leg of a young child caught in the accident.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 2)

The 10 billion yen bounty on the head of supersonic, tentacled schoolteacher Koro-sensei remains unclaimed. Despite the best efforts of everyone involved. The students of class 3E are still training to assassinate their teacher, in between getting an education and all sorts of valuable life lessons from him. But will they manage to do it before this overgrown, yellow octopus carries out his threat to destroy the entire world?

Tonight’s Episodes:Itona Horibe Time

Itona has Koror-sensei cornered and at the mercy of his tentacles. But can Itona continue to live with these tenatcles, or does he need the eductaion of the Assassination Classroom?

Charlotte

Otosaka Yuu has the ability to take over other people’s bodies, albeit only for a few seconds. Limited though this super power is Yuu intended to exploit it for his own benefit, but his efforts only served to attract the attention of other teenagers with strange powers. Now Otosaka Yuu is an, unwilling, student at Hoshi no Umi Academy. A school created to keep people like him out of trouble … but also to keep them safe.

Tonight’s Episodes:Moment of Earnest

Following Yusa’s loud transfer to Yuu’s class, Nao brings her and the boys to their third task in Kannai Academy, where they believe a user with telekinesis is attending and cheating at baseball.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou Emiya, a high school student and amateur magus living in Fuyuki City, finds himself a participant in the Fifth Holy Grail War. A secret tournament between mages and their servants, reincarnated heroes and legendary figures, to claim the Holy Grail; a chalice that can grant any wish.

Tonight’s Episode:Incarnation

Shir? and Rin plan to breach Ryuudou Temple and rescue Shinji while Saber fights Gilgamesh and destroys the Holy Grail. Saber reveals she can only use her Noble Phantasm once before fading, since Rin cannot supply her with enough mana due to her sharing it with Shir?…

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defense of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka

Tonight’s Episodes:Course

With the rest of the Immortal Assembly dead, Kobayashi announces that Sidonia will set a course for the Lem Star System, pursuing the Gauna hive cluster which threatens the colonists of planet Lem VII. Meanwhile, Yure remembers what Kunato said about how he created Tsumugi – by impregnating Placental Shizuka with human DNA, unaware that it is seemingly pregnant again.

Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre – Graffiti Backstage

Last year we screened Amagi Brilliant Park, where the employees are really refugees from a magical world, who need to make the park a success or risk losing all. Sometimes they are their own worst enemies. A background look at some of the events from the series.

Tonight’s Episodes:number #4

The Diggory’s disguise costumes work too well. Tirami and Macaron decide to use an illicit one to play a prank on Kanie.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Deeper Plan

Lisa Lisa explains to Joseph and Caesar how the creator of the Stone Mask, Kars, is seeking a perfectly cut Red Stone of Aja known as the Super Aja to power the Stone Mask and become the ultimate lifeform. With a week left until the rings inside Joseph dissolve and kill him, Lisa Lisa pits JoJo and Caesar against Loggins and Messina respectively for their final lesson. However, when Joseph reaches his destination, he finds Loggins has already been killed by Esidisi, so his battle to the death will be 6 days early.

Death Parade

The Quindecim is a bar, accessible only by a pair of elevators. Within this stately and impressive establishment the bar is tended by a man known as Dequim, with the assistance of a small but skilled staff. No one comes here alone, and no one remembers how they ended up here … at first. But the result is always the same; the guests must play a game against each other, and the stakes could not be higher.

Tonight’s Episode:Death Arcade

A boy named Yousuke Tateishi and a TV celebrity named Misaki Tachibana arrive in the Quindecim, with Misaki convinced that they are on a hidden camera show and asking Yousuke to behave accordingly. The two participate in an arcade fighting game, where they each play as fighters based on themselves.

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By Dale
3 February, 2016

Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 30th January, 2016

Event Afternoon

JAFWA has the hall from 12:30PM to 4:30PM, where it is make our own amusement time.
There is interest in at least one sewing machine is coming along, for cosplay creation related purposes. We have some excellent sewers amongst the membership, who may be willing to impart their skills. Even though WaiCon has been delayed.

Does anybody have their own game machine and games they want their fellow JAFWAites to play? JAFWA will bring out the projector and screen.

These are just a couple of suggestion. What do you want to do? Just so long as we don’t scuff the floor.

Screening

Below is the program for January 30th, 2016.

Try not to feel too sad that WaiCon has been delayed.
And be aware that the floor has been newly polished. Do your best to avoid scuffing and scratching it please. Move chairs and tables carefully.

We must confront the terrifying reality. There is a live action “Charlotte”, thanks the Mark McMullan.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fairy Tail season 2 Ep 10/? (ongoing in Japan)
5:35pm One Punch Man Ep 1 (preview)
6:00pm Shirobako Ep 14/24
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 2
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Noragami Aragoto Ep 3/12
7:55pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 2/12
8:20pm Charlotte Ep 3/13
8:45pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 22/25 (Season 2 Ep 10) (v)
9:10pm Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre Ep 3/7
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Ep 16/25 (v)
9:50pm Death Parade Ep 3/12 (?)
10:15pm Bastard!! OAV 3/6 (vn) retro

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail 2014

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 Episodes:Erza vs. Kagura

Future Lucy collapses and is taken in by Natsu’s team, while Princess Hisui and Jellal ponder over the upcoming calamity. Meanwhile, as Gajeel and Laxus square off against Rogue and Olga, respectively, Minerva pits Erza and Kagura to fight each other before leaving with Millianna.

Preview Item – One Punch Man

Saitama is a superhero, a man of such incredibly refined fighting prowess he can defeat any opponent with a single punch. And he stands ever ready to defend the people of City A no matter what terror besets them. But when you dedicate yourself to your job so completely that your hair falls out, the last thing you want is for that job to become boring …

Tonight’s Episodes:The Strongest Man

A monster appears in the city and begins to wreak havoc, defeating all sent to stop it. As it is about to kill a young girl, Saitama arrives and saves her, defeating the monster with but a single punch. A flashback to Saitama’s origin story, as he continues his hum-drum life, where being a hero is only a hobby for Saitama.

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Ruthless Audition Meeting

Shizuka shows up for the auditions for The Third Aerial Girls Squad, it looks like the 5 girls from the high-school animation club will get to make an anime together. Musashino Animation gets a new Production Assistant, and we get to see how auditions are judged.

Sushi Police

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games around the corner, there’s also a worldwide sushi boom. In order to deal with all the bastardized sushi out there, the Japanese Government’s urgent response is to team up with other ruling powers around the world to establish the WFCO (World Food-culture Conservation Organization) to protect and promote authentic local cuisine. And so the World Food-Culture Conservation Organization (WFCO), deploys its 9th Division to oversee Japanese cuisine abroad. The 9th Division, a.k.a. Sushi Police, is notorious for their aggressive conduct and they hassle anyone serving unauthentic Japanese food in the U.S., Russia, France, China, etc. They will resort to any means necessary to eliminate bad sushi. Soon they are despised by restaurant proprietors around the world.

Noragami Aragoto

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:False Bond

Kuguha treats Aiha, the one her blighted Bishamon, though he asks for a favour. Yato spies on Hiyori to ensure her safety, but she tells him not to since she will visit everyday and promises not to forget him. And Yukine confronts Kazuma about Suzuha’s death, which leads to Bishamon finding out …

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 2)

The 10 billion yen bounty on the head of supersonic, tentacled schoolteacher Koro-sensei remains unclaimed. Despite the best efforts of everyone involved. The students of class 3E are still training to assassinate their teacher, in between getting an education and all sorts of valuable life lessons from him. But will they manage to do it before this overgrown, yellow octopus carries out his threat to destroy the entire world?

Tonight’s Episodes:Kaede Time

Inspired by an article on discard eggs, Kaede comes up with a plan to assassinate Koro-sensei by constructing a giant pudding containing a hidden bomb, with the entire class banding together to help make it.

Charlotte

Otosaka Yuu has the ability to take over other people’s bodies, albeit only for a few seconds. Limited though this super power is Yuu intended to exploit it for his own benefit, but his efforts only served to attract the attention of other teenagers with strange powers. Now Otosaka Yuu is an, unwilling, student at Hoshi no Umi Academy. A school created to keep people like him out of trouble … but also to keep them safe.

Tonight’s Episodes:Love and Flame

After Yuu eats lunch with J?jir? at the cafeteria, he is assigned to his second task, which leads them to a user with supposedly two abilities. After investigating, the three come across popular singing idol and vocalist of the band How-Low-Hello, Yusa Nishimori, who is being chased by someone.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou Emiya, a high school student and amateur magus living in Fuyuki City, finds himself a participant in the Fifth Holy Grail War. A secret tournament between mages and their servants, reincarnated heroes and legendary figures, to claim the Holy Grail; a chalice that can grant any wish.

Tonight’s Episode:Winter Days, Faraway Home

Returning to Shir?’s home, he, Rin, and Saber all decide to avenge Archer and stop Gilgamesh by destroying the Holy Grail once and for all. Through the use of familiar spirits, Rin deduces that the Holy Grail is being summoned at Ryuudou Temple.

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defense of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka

Tonight’s Episodes:Course

With the rest of the Immortal Assembly dead, Kobayashi announces that Sidonia will set a course for the Lem Star System, pursuing the Gauna hive cluster which threatens the colonists of planet Lem VII. Meanwhile, Yure remembers what Kunato said about how he created Tsumugi – by impregnating Placental Shizuka with human DNA, unaware that it is seemingly pregnant again.

Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre – Graffiti Backstage

Last year we screened Amagi Brilliant Park, where the employees are really refugees from a magical world, who need to make the park a success or risk losing all. Sometimes they are their own worst enemies. A background look at some of the events from the series.

Tonight’s Episodes:number #3

While interviewing for new staff, one said she used to work in AV. Teenage male Kanie can not resist the urge to look up her work.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episodes:Lisa Lisa, Hamon Coach

Wanting to teach Joseph to control his Hamon powers, Caesar takes him to Venice to meet his teacher, Lisa Lisa. Lisa Lisa orders Joseph to wear a mask that limits his breathing for the duration of his training so he can better focus his Hamon. To start their training, Lisa Lisa tasks Joseph and Caesar to climb the Hell Climb Pillar, a 24-meter pillar covered in oil, that they can only climb using Hamon or else they will starve to death at the pillar’s foot.

Death Parade

The Quindecim is a bar, accessible only by a pair of elevators. Within this stately and impressive establishment the bar is tended by a man known as Dequim, with the assistance of a small but skilled staff. No one comes here alone, and no one remembers how they ended up here … at first. But the result is always the same; the guests must play a game against each other, and the stakes could not be higher.

Tonight’s Episode:Rolling Ballade

Two new customers, a college student named Shigeru Miura and an amnesiac girl who can’t remember her own name, arrive in the Quindecim for yet another game. This game involves bowling using bowling balls containing each other’s hearts, which each pulse according to its owner’s feelings.

retro series from 1992 – Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Havoc threaten the world. These seemingly unbeatable generals seek the four seals that restrain the god of destruction, so they can use its power to fulfil their desire for world conquest. There seems to be only one way to thwart the ambitions of the Lords of Havoc; revive the spirit of Dark Schneider, the greatest wizard the world has ever known, who currently resides within the body of an innocent boy. But will awakening a power hungry and lecherous man who once tried to conquer the entire world, just as the Lords of Havoc now seek to do, actually help?

Tonight’s Episode:Ninja Master Gara

Dark Schneider, weakened in his battle with the fire elemental Efreet races to Ninja Master Gara’s inner sanctum. The mostly naked Yoko gets to witness this meeting of “old friends” with flashbacks to the meaning of “strongest man in the world”. (Never met Saitama – One Punch Man)

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By Dale
27 January, 2016

Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 23rd January, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for JAFWA’s return in 2016, on January 23rd, 2016.

Did everyone enjoy GhengisCon last week? Or was it Nexus Toy Fair you went to?
Last session people asked why there was no short item before the Dinner Break, to whet their appetites. So this week we will preview “Sushi Police”. I don’t actually have any more episodes (yet), which I will leave to you to determine if that is good or bad.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fairy Tail season 2 Ep 9/? (ongoing in Japan)
5:35pm Shirobako Ep 13/24
6:00pm Noragami Aragoto Ep 2/12
6:25pm Sushi Police Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Assassination Classroom 2 Ep 1/12
7:55pm Charlotte Ep 2/13
8:20pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 21/25 (Season 2 Ep 9) (v)
8:45pm Knights of Sidonia season 2 Ep 2/12 (v)
9:10pm Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre Ep 2/7
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 1 (preview)
9:50pm Death Parade Ep 2/12 (?)
10:15pm Bastard!! OAV 2/6 (v) retro

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 30th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon.
  • Saturday February 6th – extra JAFWA screening after WestLodge meeting, because of WaiCon.
  • Saturday February 13thWai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre. No JAFWA screening.
  • Saturday February 27thJapan Festival Perth 2016 11:00AM – 18:00PM Forrest Place, Perth CBD

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail 2014

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 Episodes:The Kingdom ’til Tomorrow

The Grand Magic Games continue, and a 3-way battle develops between Erza of Fairy Tail, Kagura of Mermaid’s Heel, and Minerva of SaberTooth. Meanwhile Natsu and company have almost reached the exit to the underground labyrinthine prison, but there is one last surprise waiting for them.

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:What Kind of Cloud Do You Like?

It is the New Year and Exodus has been successfully completed. Now for a new project, this time based on an existing manga, along with staff changes.

Noragami Aragoto

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:One of Her Memories

Bishamon has lost one of her regalia, and is losing the respect of the rest. This is but the first step of the unknown attacker to bring down her enemy Yato.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Season 2 (Assassination Classroom, Season 2)

The 10 billion yen bounty on the head of supersonic, tentacled schoolteacher Koro-sensei remains unclaimed. Despite the best efforts of everyone involved. The students of class 3E are still training to assassinate their teacher, in between getting an education and all sorts of valuable life lessons from him. But will they manage to do it before this overgrown, yellow octopus carries out his threat to destroy the entire world?

Tonight’s Episodes:Summer Festival Time

Before the end of Class 3-E’s summer vacation at the island resort, Koro-sensei puts on a test of courage in the hopes of pairing up his students into romantic couples he can get juicy gossip on. Though this soon backfires on him, both Koro-sensei and the class quickly notice that Irina has feelings towards Karasuma and decide to try and get them together.

Charlotte

Otosaka Yuu has the ability to take over other people’s bodies, albeit only for a few seconds. Limited though this super power is Yuu intended to exploit it for his own benefit, but his efforts only served to attract the attention of other teenagers with strange powers. Now Otosaka Yuu is an, unwilling, student at Hoshi no Umi Academy. A school created to keep people like him out of trouble … but also to keep them safe.

Tonight’s Episodes:Melody of Despair

Otosaka Yuu has been forcibly recruited into Hoshi no Umi Academy due to his paranormal abilities. But angry as he is, his first day as a conscripted student council member reveals a more sympathetic side to the rest of the student council.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou Emiya, a high school student and amateur magus living in Fuyuki City, finds himself a participant in the Fifth Holy Grail War. A secret tournament between mages and their servants, reincarnated heroes and legendary figures, to claim the Holy Grail; a chalice that can grant any wish.

Tonight’s Episode:Answer

Shirou and Archer continue their battle, the idealist facing the future who was betrayed by the ideal.

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defense of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka

Tonight’s Episodes:Ability

Battling a nigh-invulnerable Gauna, Nagate and his squad mates are surpised by the arrival of another Gauna, this one that seeks to aid them. What strangeness is this?

Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre – Graffiti Backstage

Last year we screened Amagi Brilliant Park, where the employees are really refugees from a magical world, who need to make the park a success or risk losing all. Sometimes they are their own worst enemies. A background look at some of the events from the series.

Tonight’s Episodes:number #2

Kanie got the female staff in bikinis to help promote the park. Moffle is not to be outdone.

Preview Item – Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet)

Tatewaki Shoutarou has a life outside his high school, one that makes the drama and socialising of his peers seem far less important to him. He assists Sakurako Kujou, an unsociable and obsessive collector of bones and the niece of a prominent forensic scientist. But this eccentric isn’t just interested in bones, she is an expert in them. When she and Shotaro go out collecting, they seem to have a knack for finding human remains, and Sakurako’s keen eye and forensic knowledge can quickly tell what befell the previous owner of the latest set of bones she has become obsessed with.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Princess Who Loves Bones

Shoutarou travels to the beach with Sakurako, the promise of a great dinner in exchange for digging up some great bones. A discovery leads them to investigate an apparent double suicide.

Death Parade

The Quindecim is a bar, accessible only by a pair of elevators. Within this stately and impressive establishment the bar is tended by a man known as Dequim, with the assistance of a small but skilled staff. No one comes here alone, and no one remembers how they ended up here … at first. But the result is always the same; the guests must play a game against each other, and the stakes could not be higher.

Tonight’s Episode:Death Reverse

A black-haired woman with no name or memory is taken by a girl named Nona to the Quindecim, where she and Decim hire her as an assistant. Nona takes the woman backstage to observe the darts game between Machiko and Takashi, explaining the nature behind the games. Last session’s episode as seen from the view-point of the new assistant.

retro series from 1992 – Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Havoc threaten the world. These seemingly unbeatable generals seek the four seals that restrain the god of destruction, so they can use its power to fulfil their desire for world conquest. There seems to be only one way to thwart the ambitions of the Lords of Havoc; revive the spirit of Dark Schneider, the greatest wizard the world has ever known, who currently resides within the body of an innocent boy. But will awakening a power hungry and lecherous man who once tried to conquer the entire world, just as the Lords of Havoc now seek to do, actually help?

Tonight’s Episode:Fire Elemental Efreet

Ninja Master Gara of the Four Lords of Havoc travels to the kingdom of Meta-licana to find who cast Dark Schneider’s signature spell “Venom”. He manages to abscond with Yoko back to his Ninja fortress, but Yoko’s loved ones want her back. One simply does not enter through the front door of a ninja fortress.

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By Dale
20 January, 2016

GenghisCon weekend – no JAFWA Saturday 16th January, 2016

Screening

Regular JAFWA will resume on Saturday January 23rd, 2016.

Check out the GhengisCon program. You may be overqualified for Anime 101.

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 16thGenghisCon, no JAFWA screening.
  • Saturday January 30th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon.
  • Saturday February 6th – extra JAFWA screening after WestLodge meeting, because of WaiCon.
  • Saturday February 13thWai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre. No JAFWA screening.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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By Dale
13 January, 2016

Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 9th January, 2016

Screening

Below is the program for JAFWA’s return in 2016, on January 9th, 2016.

We have some new regular shows, and we are still to finish some old regular shows from last year. We hope to

have a new really old show, and maybe preview something not on the regular program.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail season 2 Ep 8/? (ongoing in Japan)
5:40pm Shirobako Ep 12/24
6:05pm Noragami Aragoto Ep 1/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Lupin III (2015 TV) Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Charlotte Ep 1/13
8:20pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 20/24 (Season 2 Ep 8) (v)
8:45pm Knights of Sidonia season 2 Ep 1/12 (v)
9:10pm Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre Ep 1/7
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Ep 15/26 (v)
9:50pm Death Parade Ep 1/12 (?)
10:15pm Bastard!! OAV 1/6 (v) retro

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 9th – JAFWA returns for 2016.
  • Saturday January 16thGenghisCon, no JAFWA screening. Also Nexus Toy Fair is happening.
  • Saturday January 30th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon.
  • Saturday February 6th – extra JAFWA screening after WestLodge meeting, because of WaiCon.
  • Saturday February 13thWai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre. No JAFWA screening.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail 2014

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 Episodes:Our Place

Imprisoned and separated in the underground Palace of Hades, Natsu, Lucy, Wendy, Mirajane, and Lily must each overcome their struggle against the Hungry Wolf Knights. When Uosuke floods the tunnel with water, he inadvertently allows Lucy to summon Aquarius.

Shirobako (White Box)

Aoi Miyamori and her four friends made up the Animation club at their high school, and all five of them aimed to go into the Anime industry after graduation. Now Aoi, like her friends, has made her dream come true. She works for Musashino Animation, a little studio in Tokyo. The job comes with all sorts of challenges and stresses but Aoi wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t something she wanted to do.

Tonight’s Episodes:Exodus Christmas

The final episode of the Exodus anime risks failure, if they can’t get an animator to do the horses correctly. Aoi Miyamori is desperate and daring enough to ask they aid of a legendary animator and anime producer. Who points Aoi in a surprising direction…

Noragami Aragoto

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:Bearing a Posthumous Name

Bishamon has a nightmare about her past involving how Yato killed off all of her Shinki in the past with the exception of Kazuma, fueling her revenge today. Yato and Yukine go on a job with Hiyori to take care of a baby. An ayakashi makes its presence felt.

Preview Item – Lupin the Third – Part 4

The internationally infamous Arsène Lupin, master thief and unrepentant womanizer, continues to seek out ever more challenging heists to pull off. With him goes an eccentric band of misfits; Jigen the scruffy sharpshooter, Fujiko the femme fatal of dubious loyalty, and Goemon the stoic swordsman. And close on their heels no matter where Lupin and his gang end up, the unrelenting Inspector Zenigata. Determined to put Lupin and his cohorts in prison for the seemingly endless list burglaries and thefts they have already pulled off.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Marriage of Lupin III

After receiving a mysterious invitation, Inspector Zenigata arrives in San Marino for Lupin’s wedding to Rebecca Rossellini, a wealthy heiress and businesswoman. Surely the marriage is a sham, and that Lupin plans to steal the Royal Crown of Liberty, a rare artifact given to women to wear on the day after their wedding…

Charlotte

Otosaka Yuu has the ability to take over other people’s bodies, albeit only for a few seconds. Limited though this super power is Yuu intended to exploit it for his own benefit, but his efforts only served to attract the attention of other teenagers with strange powers. Now Otosaka Yuu is an, unwilling, student at Hoshi no Umi Academy. A school created to keep people like him out of trouble … but also to keep them safe.

Tonight’s Episodes:I Think of Someone Else

It was in the process of pondering philosophy that Otosaka Yuu discovered that by thinking about another person he could momentarily take control of that person. For a long time this strange power of his seemed to have no really practical uses, until it came time for his High School Entrance exams. And suddenly being able to look through the eyes of another, even if only for a few seconds, became his path to wealth and privilege …

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou Emiya, a high school student and amateur magus living in Fuyuki City, finds himself a participant in the Fifth Holy Grail War. A secret tournament between mages and their servants, reincarnated heroes and legendary figures, to claim the Holy Grail; a chalice that can grant any wish.

Tonight’s Episode:Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou and Archer begin their battle, with Shirou finding that while he is only barely able to hold off Archer’s attacks. Meanwhile, Kirei has ordered Lancer to kill himself, and prepares to take Rin’s heart against Shinji’s protests.

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defense of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka

Tonight’s Episodes:Conflict

Now recognized as Sidonia’s ace pilot, Nagate is sent by HQ to the military academy, in order to make a demonstration of his skills on the newest Garde VR simulator for the students. Meanwhile, upon passing by the door, Kunato and Mozuku discover Ochiai’s abandoned lab and fall into a trap.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episodes:A Hero’s Proof

Under 1930’s Rome, 3 near-invincible, immortal Pillar Men have awakened, ready to conquer the world to retrieve the ‘red stone’. Jojo, Cesar Zeppelli and Speedwagon have arrived just after the heavily armed Nazi investigators have been casually annihilated, and now stand between the world and the 3 Pillar Men. Can they even slow them down?

Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre – Graffiti Backstage

Last year we screened Amagi Brilliant Park, where the employees are really refugees from a magical world, who need to make the park a success or risk losing all. Sometimes they are their own worst enemies. A background look at some of the events from the series.

Tonight’s Episodes:number #1

Moffle and friends, the three senior fairies discuss the coming of Kanie to save the park.

Death Parade

The Quindecim is a bar, accessible only by a pair of elevators. Within this stately and impressive establishment the bar is tended by a man known as Dequim, with the assistance of a small but skilled staff. No one comes here alone, and no one remembers how they ended up here … at first. But the result is always the same; the guests must play a game against each other, and the stakes could not be higher.

Tonight’s Episode:Death Seven Darts

Machiko and his wife find themselves in the lobby of the Quindecim. Each grateful at least to see a familiar face, even if they don’t know where they are. Once they are seated, the bartender introduces himself and asks what they can remember, but all they can recall is being on their honeymoon. Satisfied by their answer, the bartender then explains the rules of the bar. And at the suggestion that they must risk their lives in a game the pair immediately turn around and head back to the elevators. But they won’t work, and there seems to be no other exit from this place …

retro series from 1992 – Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Havoc threaten the world. These seemingly unbeatable generals seek the four seals that restrain the god of destruction, so they can use its power to fulfil their desire for world conquest. There seems to be only one way to thwart the ambitions of the Lords of Havoc; revive the spirit of Dark Schneider, the greatest wizard the world has ever known, who currently resides within the body of an innocent boy. But will awakening a power hungry and lecherous man who once tried to conquer the entire world, just as the Lords of Havoc now seek to do, actually help?

Tonight’s Episode:The Explosive Wizard

Classic swords and sorcery. The Kingdom of Meta-licana is about to fall to the forces of the Four Lords of Havoc. The head priest Geo Soto Noto is desperate enough to call forth the dread wizard Dark Schneider’s spirit from where it is sealed in a young boy.

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By Dale
6 January, 2016