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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 14th March, 2015

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Below is the program for March 14th, 2015.

Thanks to time dilation effects, we will be showing the final episode of “Gunbuster” in the future. This week we have two preview episodes to help demonstrate the variety of anime shown in Japan, of which JAFWA can only show a small fraction.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 157/175
5:40pm Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Ep 7/12
6:05pm Log Horizon season 2 Ep 5/25
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Assassination Classroom Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm D-Frag! Ep 2/12
8:20pm Noragami Ep 5/12 (v)
8:45pm Sword Art Online, Season 2 Ep 13/24
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Gunbuster science lesson Pt 5
9:25pm Terra Formars Ep 1 (preview)
9:50pm Psycho Pass season 2 Ep 7/11 (vd)
10:20pm Danganronpa Ep 5/13 (v?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday March 14th – Evolve Pop Culture Fair 2015. Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds Cnr Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington. A new convention celebrating comics, cosplayers, gaming, anime and all things in between.
    Tickets are $10, and children under 12 get in FREE.
    Collectables and comic booths, gaming, Gundam building booths and a cosplay competition are a small sample of some of the great things to check out.Don’t miss JAFWA
  • Saturday March 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM.
  • Sunday March 29th – Panic Annual General Meeting 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Rod Evans Community Centre (Main Hall), 160 Hay Street, East Perth.
  • Saturday May 2nd – JAFWA’s Fundraising Bunnings BBQ at Cannington. Come buy a sausage in a bun. Or even volunteer your sausage sizzling skills.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

Magic and mayhem in the nation of Fiore. The members of the infamous mage’s guild Fairy Tail spend their days sorting out problems for the residents of Magnolia and battling the odd apocalyptic demon or dark guild. Of course they don’t let little things like that get in the way of having fun.

Tonight’s Episode:New Guild

With Wendy out of commission (at least temporarily), Elfman joins the Fairy Tail team to get them through the Sky Labyrinth elimination round. This preliminary challenge is intended to whittle the teams down from 113 which, strangely, is more than the number of guilds in Fiore. Fairy Tail proceeds to solve the Sky Labyrinth challenge the old fashioned way; by taking maps from other teams by force. This works, but only just. They are in eighth place.

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Manga Artist’s Brain – Nozaki-kun

Seo and Wakamatsu’s interactions have become a strange mix of torment and misunderstandings. And through it all Wakamatsu remains oblivious to the fact that Seo is the ‘Lorelei’ of the Glee Club who’s singing brings him beautiful restful sleep. Nozaki, meanwhile, has finished his latest manuscript ahead of schedule, so Sakura invites him out to have some fun during his free time… And only after saying it realizes this would count as a date.

Log Horizon season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:A Lost Child at Dawn

Even with the help of the West Wind Brigade’s Guild Master Souji, Akatsuki is unable to defeat Enheart Nelreth. Not only are the Royal Guard not showing up to stop this fight taking place in the middle of town, the rogue Samurai’s health was barely touched despite multiple successful attacks. So whilst Henrietta and Marielle wait outside the Cathedral for her revival, and Princess Lenissia blames herself for her death, Akatsuki gets to see what greets those adventurers who fall in battle. But she is not the only one that was sent to this place between worlds …

Preview – Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)

The students of Class 3E are the lost causes of Kunugigaoka Junior High. But they have been given one last chance to redeem themselves. Their new teacher is not human, he’s a monster that blew a hole through the moon and now threatens to do the same to Earth in twelve months’ time. If the students can manage to kill him before then, they get 10 billion yen and the gratitude of the worlds’ governments. So, it’s time to assassinate the teacher! Which is kind of a shame, because he’s a really good teacher…

Tonight’s Episode:Assassination Time

Class 3E sits silently in their classroom. The shockwave of his landing signals that the teacher has arrived, and a few moments later he enters and begins taking attendance; while an entire classroom opens fire on him with an array of guns. With attendance taken, and the teacher completely unharmed, the students complain about the ineffectiveness of their weapons. Until their teacher explains that whilst they aren’t lethal to humans the weapons would actually kill him, if they had managed to hit him.

D-Frag!

Kazama Kenji goal in life was simple; become a famous and feared delinquent. Instead he finds himself mixed up with his school’s struggling Game Development club and its various … eccentric … members. Yet the harder he tries to get away from them, the more he finds himself running into the other crazies in his school.

Tonight’s Episode:Damn You, Fake Game Dev Club!

Kenji has become a (not quite willing) member of the Game Development Club, although he won’t actually be attending meetings until his suspension ends. This means he hasn’t yet met the Game Dev Club’s nemesis, Takao, who is none too pleased that his membership prevented the clubs dissolution. Kenji’s suspension ends in two days, but he won’t have to wait that long to get mixed up in the club’s problems.

Noragami (Stray God)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Scary Person

Hiyori tries to give Yuki a proper home life, despite Yato’s misgivings about sleeping outside the sanctified courtyard of a shrine or temple. But Yuki still has the desires and emotions of a teenager, so when Yato scolds him for thinking impure thoughts about Hiyori, he runs off. Only to get lost on the streets and get introduced to the darker side of Yato’s world. When he fails to keep the ghost of a child killed in a car crash from being corrupted by the other phantoms, Yuki is forced to aid Yato in killing her. And now the recriminations begin …

Sword Art Online, Season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Phantom Bullet

Sinon was able to deal with both the extra complication of Yamikaze, the other player in their vicinity, and take out Death Gun’s sniper rifle at the cost of her scope. But Death Gun has one last surprise up his sleeve, a small rapier-like blade with which to duel Kirito. The two exchange taunts and whilst Kirito knows that Internal Affairs has the names (real and online) of the SAO survivors, Death Gun points out that doesn’t do him any good unless he knows which Laughing Coffin player Death Gun was…

Preview – Terra Formars

In the year 2120, mankind commenced the terraforming of Mars so that future generations could emigrate to the red planet and ease overcrowding. 500 years later, Earth’s population is being ravaged by an extra-terrestrial disease and a team of volunteers is assembled to travel to Mars in the hopes of finding a cure. But the crew will face far worse than cold temperatures and thin atmosphere on the red planet, the organisms sent to terraform Mars have changed …

Tonight’s Episode:Symptom

Hizamaru Akari is in the final of an underworld pit fighting tournament. Although the jaded millionaires that make up the audience could not care less, Akari is here for the sake of a terminally ill friend. Unfortunately for him, the fight was never meant to be fair, and his opponent looks set to paint the ring blood red. But there are two people in the audience who think Akari may still win, and they’re not millionaires here to watch the slaughter …

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Untraceable Children

Kamui’s plan all along was to collect more Dominators. With Shisui’s eye implanted in place of one of his own, the pair spread out through the facility butchering Shisui’s former comrades. Akane and her team are able to overcome the rogue military droids but fail to stop Kamui’s escape. Now back at headquarters, and with Inspector Shimotsuki out dealing with all the latent criminals ‘awakened’ by seeing the slaughter they inadvertently caused with the hacked “Hungry Chicken” game, Akane tries to deduce Kamui’s next move.

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:Return of the New Century Galaxy Legend! O Armored Hero, Stand upon the Earth!

Despite Togami deliberately tampering with the crime scene to point them at Fukawa’s alter ego, the serial killer Genocider Syo, Naegi and the other students are eventually able to discover the truth. Much to Ishimara’s horror and disbelief, his new friend Ohwada murdered the cross-dressing Fujisaki in a fit of madness over his own questionable past. But it seems the shocks and surprises are not done yet. On a trip to the kitchen for a midnight snack, Asahina notices the lights on in the bathroom. And what she sees there makes her scream.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 28th February, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for February 28th, 2015.

We bid farewell to “Barakamon” last week, and this week we start a new regular series, the oft voted for “D-Frag!”.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 156/175
5:40pm D-Frag! Ep 1/12
6:05pm Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Ep 6/12
7:55pm Log Horizon season 2 Ep 4/25
8:20pm Noragami Ep 4/12 (v)
8:45pm Ep 12/24
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Gunbuster science lesson Pt 4
9:25pm Gunbuster OAV 5/6 (n)
9:50pm Psycho Pass season 2 Ep 6/11 (vd)
10:20pm Danganronpa Ep 4/13 (v?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday March 7thJapan Festival will be held at Forrest Place from 1:00-8:00pm.
  • Saturday March 14th – Evolve Pop Culture Fair 2015.Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds Cnr Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington. A new convention celebrating comics, cosplayers, gaming, anime and all things in between.
    Tickets are $10, and children under 12 get in FREE.
    Collectables and comic booths, gaming, Gundam building booths and a cosplay competition are a small sample of some of the great things to check out.Don’t miss JAFWA
  • Saturday March 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. So soon after January.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

Magic and mayhem in the nation of Fiore. The members of the infamous mage’s guild Fairy Tail spend their days sorting out problems for the residents of Magnolia and battling the odd apocalyptic demon or dark guild. Of course they don’t let little things like that get in the way of having fun.

Tonight’s Episode:Sky Labyrinth

Erza, Gray, Natsu, Wendy and Lucy have been picked as Fairy Tail’s team for the great magic games. Unfortunately a tour around the capitol of Fiore, in addition to introducing Natsu to the arrogant and patricidal dragon slayers of Sabertooth, Sting and Rogue, ends up with Wendy missing. And now a new challenge has been added to the competition; they must progress through a maze in the sky, and ALL of the team must reach the exit together, in order to progress to the games themselves.

D-Frag!

Kazama Kenji goal in life was simple; become a famous and feared delinquent. Instead he finds himself mixed up with his school’s struggling Game Development club and its various … eccentric … members. Yet the harder he tries to get away from them, the more he finds himself running into the other crazies in his school.

Tonight’s Episode:The Kazama Family

It’s a quiet morning at Fujou Academy. A blonde-haired girl at the front gate is bumped into by a passing student, spilling her flyers for the Game Development Club all over the ground. One student stops to help before pressing on into the school. This is Kazama Kenji, leader of the Kazama Family, a band of delinquents who have been getting a reputation around school. Which would be great as far as “Ken” is concerned except it’s the other two with a reputation and not him. Unbeknownst to Ken, the girl he helped at the front gate is meeting with the other members of the Game Development club. In addition to not developing any actual games it turns out they’re short of members, they need at least one new person …

Preview – Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Kousei Arima was a child prodigy in the world of music, a great pianist. But he was driven by his ailing mother, and when she died, he quit. Now he never plays, even though he spends his free time at school in the music room. His friends Tsubaki and Watari have stood by him through this grey period of his life. But then, one day, he meets a free spirited high school violinist called Kaori Miyazono…

Tonight’s Episode:Monotone/Colourful

Once, Kousei played piano in competitions. Once, Tsubaki sat in the audience and listened, enraptured by his performance. But that was long ago, now Kousei plugs his ears with headphones as he sits at the piano, and Tsubaki devotes her energies to Sumiya Junior High’s baseball team. But perhaps a little too much energy, as her home-run worthy hit takes out one of the school’s windows … the window to the music room in fact.

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:I cast a Spell on You

After some … mixed … results trying to experience the trials of his heroine first-hand, a chance encounter at the school’s basketball court brings Nozaki into contact with his old friend Wakamatsu. Even though Nozaki won’t be re-joining the basketball club, he and Wakamatsu remain on good terms. Which could prove useful since Seo Yuzuki and her crazy antics on the basketball court are making life miserable for Wakamatsu.

Log Horizon season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Christmas Eve

Akatsuki’s desire to be with Shiroe, combined with her feelings of inadequacy, have lead her to spy on the other guild’s training grounds in the hopes of learning something to enhance her abilities. But there may not be time to train; the West Wind Brigade’s second lieutenant, Kyouko, has been defeated by a mysterious samurai called Enheart Nelreth. The killing took place within the walls of the city, and yet the Royal Guard did not appear and stop the fight.

Noragami (Stray God)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Borderline

A dramatic introduction to the handiwork of Kofuku, the stage name for the God of Poverty, becomes another demonstration of Yuki’s talent as a Regalia. And through Kofuku, Hiyori learns a bit more of Yato’s past. How a small-time god can’t be picky about work, no matter how bloody. Right now Yato is working on expanding Yuki’s repertoire, teaching him how to erect spiritual barriers. Hiyori decides to broach the topic of the mysterious girl clad in white, and Yato’s response is not exactly what she was expecting…

Sword Art Online, Season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Phantom Bullet

With time to think about it, Sinon and Kirito have figured out how Death Gun operates; an accomplice breaking into the victim’s house to kill them in sync with his overly dramatic shot. And since Death Gun was ready to kill Sinon, an accomplice is already in her room. But Kirito manages to strengthen Sinon’s resolve and now, with Kirito’s friends from ALO watching things unfold from the tournament’s live stream, they prepare to once again try and bring down Death Gun.

Gunbuster

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

Tonight’s Episode:Please!! Time Enough For Love!

When the Excelion was ambushed in Warp space, something thought to be impossible, Noriko was left out of the counterattack, due to still having trauma from her first sortie. Which turned out to be a good thing as she was around to pilot the Gunbuster just when it looked like the entire fleet would be wiped out. But they are back at Earth now. Time for Amano and Noriko’s belated graduation. It’s been ten months for them … and ten years for everyone else.

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Those Who Cast Stones

Akane and Tougane have tracked down Kamui’s hideout in a military drone factory, and the human “chop shop” with which he created disguises for his various followers. But Kamui seems to have been expecting them, the drones within the facility have been hacked and linked to an online game. So whilst Shimotsuki continues her obsession with proving Akane is unfit for duty, and in the process stumbles upon Tougane’s obsession with Akane, one lazy inspector and countless civilians around the city are unwittingly murdering everyone within the factory.

Danganronpa

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

Tonight’s Episode:Weekly Shounen Despair Magazine (Part 2)

Bored with how little murder was taking place, Monobear tried to up the stakes by threatening to reveal embarrassing secrets if someone didn’t die. Naegi didn’t think much of the threat but by next morning Fujisaki Chihiro was dead, strung up in the girl’s changing room. Togami is already confident he knows who the culprit is, and Fukawa seems to agree with him; for some reason Hope’s Peak has the confidential police case file for the serial killer Genocider Syo …

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 21st February, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for February 21st, 2015.

We return to our usual program after last week’s delightful Valentine’s Day special. We at JAFWA hope you all enjoyed your Valentine’s Day.

In many East Asian cultures November 11 is considered the opposite of Valentine’s Day, as 11/11 can be thought of as all singles day. On the other hand Japanese confectionary company Glico promotes November 11 as Pocky day.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 155/175
5:40pm Barakamon Ep 12/12 (final)
6:05pm Girls Monthly Nozaki-kun Ep 5/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Log Horizon season 2 Ep 4/25
7:55pm Noragami Ep 4/12 (v)
8:20pm Sword Art Online, Season 2 Ep 11/24
8:45pm Denki gai no Honya-san Ep 1 (preview)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Gunbuster science lesson Pt 3
9:25pm Death Parade Ep 1 (preview)
9:50pm Gunbuster OAV 4/6 (n)
10:20pm Psycho Pass season 2 Ep 5/11 (vd)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Weekend 21 & 22 February – 10.00PM to 6:00PM come to the ANI-Games (fundraiser for next year’s WaiCon). At HBF Arena in Joondalup, see wai-con.org. Cool as it may be, don’t forget to come to JAFWA (down the train-line to Canning Bridge, then take the bus back up Canning Highway)
  • Saturday March 7thJapan Festival will be held at Forrest Place from 1:00-8:00pm.
  • Saturday March 14th – Evolve Pop Culture Fair 2015.Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds Cnr Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington. A new convention celebrating comics, cosplayers, gaming, anime and all things in between.
    Tickets are $10, and children under 12 get in FREE.
    Collectables and comic booths, gaming, Gundam building booths and a cosplay competition are a small sample of some of the great things to check out.Don’t miss JAFWA
  • Saturday March 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM.
  • Saturday May 2nd – JAFWA’s Fundraising Bunnings BBQ at Cannington. Come buy a sausage in a bun. Or even volunteer your sausage sizzling skills.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

Magic and mayhem in the nation of Fiore. The members of the infamous mage’s guild Fairy Tail spend their days sorting out problems for the residents of Magnolia and battling the odd apocalyptic demon or dark guild. Of course they don’t let little things like that get in the way of having fun.

Tonight’s Episode:Crocus, The Flower-Blooming Capital

Whilst trying to make up for the time lost in the spirit world, Natsu and the others receive a visit from the Jellal, freed from his prison by former Grimoire Heart members Meldy and Ultear. The three have formed their own vigilante guild, Crime Sorciere. They believe something linked to the dark wizard Zeref lies within the arena of the Grand Magic Games, and they want Fairy Tail to check it out. As payment, Ultear puts those willing through an absolutely gruelling ritual to enhance their magical reserves.

Barakamon

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

Tonight’s Episode:Kaette Kite Urishika (Glad You’re Back)” Finale

After impulsively declaring his “Star” piece to only be a practice run Handa nearly going crazy until a call from Naru and the others on the island restored his confidence and gave him the inspiration to create a new piece for the exhibition; “The Stone Wall”. Those same kids are keen to have Sensei back on the island, keen enough they’re prepared to clean his house. Handa’s mother, meanwhile, has her own subtle way of encouraging Handa not to return to the island.

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Man Who “Envisions” Love

After getting sucked into Mikorin’s Dating Sim obsession, and helping him prepare for a mixer he never ended up attending, its back to the normal routine for Nozaki. And that routine includes receiving visits from his editor, something that prompts Nozaki to go into a frenzy of house-cleaning in order to make a good impression. Sakura can only wonder why that might be, until Nozaki tells her about the editor he had before this one…

Log Horizon season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Shattered Wings

The raid in the depths of Palm has stalled. William Massachusetts wonders how he will find the words to encourage the members of Silver Sword whilst Demikas rages impotently at the realization Shiroe has saved him from death in battle. Back in Akihabara, Princess Lenissia is being introduced to some of the fun things Christmas has to offer by various female members of the Round Table guilds. But now, whilst so many of its powerful defenders are away, Akihabara has a new enemy within its walls. One that despises all adventurers …

Noragami (Stray God)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Where Happiness Lies

After Tenjin, the God of Learning, hires Yato to get rid of some Phantoms for him, Hiyori learns something of the disparity between gods. And that Yato isn’t as heartless as he sometimes seems. After Yato and Yuki again spend then night in one of Tenjin’s shrines, Hiyori is there the next day to once again ask Yato to actually fulfill her request. Both she and Yuki are certain Yato will never achieve his dreams, which prompts Yato to reveal his newest weapon. And so far none of them are aware of the girl clad in white that watched over Yato and his Regalia as they slept.

Sword Art Online, Season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Meaning of Strength

Kirito rescued Sinon from Death Gun’s reverse ambush, but for Sinon the panic did not fade, Death Gun is wielding the pistol that traumatized her in real life and she no longer believes she can wield her own weapon again. Having escaped Death Gun for now they hunker down in a desert cave to avoid giving away their location, share their personal stories of trauma, and wonder about why and how Death Gun goes about killing people.

Preview – Denki gai no Honya-san (The Electric Town’s Bookstore)

Nestled in the heart of Electric Town is Umanohone, a tiny little bookstore. Here the quirky and eccentric staff work to keep their shelves stocked and their customers happy amidst the mania of their day to day lives.

Tonight’s Episode:Love and Eros for All

A new shipment of manga has arrived and it’s all hands on deck as the staff work to get them shrink-wrapped and on to the shelves for their customers. The work is dull and tiring, and for some staff members who haven’t been getting enough sleep that’s not a good combination. But Hio gets called out of the back room to help out front, there is a suspicious character hanging around in the 18+ section …

Preview – 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 …

Gunbuster

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

Tonight’s Episode:Launch!! The Incomplete Ultimate Weapon!

The Exelion’s first encounter with the aliens also includes a shocking discovery; the aliens use, and destroy, suns as incubators. Further study leads the science officers to conclude that the aliens see mankind as a virus that they, the galaxy’s immune system, must destroy. For Noriko her first sortie is a horror show, as the male pilot she was teamed up with, Toren Smith, is killed in part due to her inexperience. So now she spends all her time training with Coach, and the other girls are beginning to gossip.

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Unforbidden Games

Inspector Aoyanagi is dead, executed by fellow officers who blindly killed not just one of their own but also every single witness to what happened within the Mental Health facility. Kamui has learned what he wanted to know; even Inspectors can be judged by a Dominator. Akane has recruited the incarcerated professor Saiga to help with this case, starting with interrogating the uncooperative politician Masuda. And the kidnapped Inspector Shisui, despite everything Kamui has done to her, is now his devoted follower.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 14th February, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for February 14th, 2015.

It is St Valentine’s Day and the night will screen an atypical program, with a bias towards romance and dating. Today’s sponsor is bringing us a couple of Studio Ghibli films, us well as episodes from old favourites.


All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Umi ga Kikoeru movie
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Kiki’s Delivery Service movie
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Card Captor Sakura Ep 35
9:45pm Koko wa Greenwood Ep 4/6
10:10pm Full Metal Panic fumoffu Ep 1 (v?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Weekend 21&22 February – 10.00PM to 6:00PM ANI-Games (fundraiser for next year’s WaiCon). At HBF Arena in Joondalup, see wai-con.org. It is probably cool, but don’t forget to attend JAFWA.
  • Saturday March 7thJapan Festival will be held at Forrest Place from 1:00-8:00pm.
  • Saturday March 14th – Evolve Pop Culture Fair 2015.Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds Cnr Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington. A new convention celebrating comics, cosplayers, gaming, anime and all things in between.
    Tickets are $10, and children under 12 get in FREE.
    Collectables and comic booths, gaming, Gundam building booths and a cosplay competition are a small sample of some of the great things to check out.Don’t miss JAFWA
  • Saturday March 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM.

Naruto Stage Play

Now that the long running manga and anime of Naruto has reached its end, it is being adapted to other mediums.
In Japan it is being turned into a Stage Play of all things. But the Japanese are old hands at converting anime to stage play events, so the various promo pictures (see here for example) may actually be very close to what will be seen on stage. There is even assorted promo videos on YouTube, try starting with this or this.

Would it be a worthwhile goal to petition PAniC to bring to stage play out to Perth? The price might be a bit steep.
On the Other Hand, is anyone planning to go to Japan and see it?

Sapporo Snow Festival

Japan, being in the Northern Hemisphere is having the season of Winter now, difficult as it is to imagine for those of us living in the Perth environs.
In the northern main island of Hokkaido, in its main city of Sapporo they have been having the annual world famous Snow Festival, where various teams produce fantastic snow sculptures.
You can Google various images of this year’s snow festival, but this one caught my fancy.

Synopsis

movie – Umi ga Kikoeru (“I can hear the Sea” / “Ocean Waves”)

From 1993, this TV film is set in the city of K?chi, on the Japanese island of Shikoku. It concerns a love triangle that develops between two good friends and a new girl who transfers to their high school from Tokyo. At Kichij?ji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to K?chi Prefecture. As the plane takes off, he narrates the events that brought her into his life. The story is told in flashback.
Ocean Waves was an attempt by Studio Ghibli to allow their younger staff members to make a film reasonably quickly, cheaply and with quality.

movie – Kiki’s Delivery Service (Majo no Takky?bin)

Thirteen-year-old Kiki leaves home with her talking black cat Jiji to train as a witch. She flies on her broomstick to the port city of Koriko. Kiki accepts a job delivering goods by broomstick. She meets a variety of people through her work, including an artist, an old woman, and Tombo, a geeky boy obsessed with aviation. At first Kiki is annoyed by Tombo and his extroverted friends.

Card Captor Sakura

Sakura Kinomoto, an elementary school student who discovers that she possesses magical powers after accidentally freeing a set of magical cards from the book they had been sealed in for years. She is then tasked with retrieving those cards in order to avoid an unknown catastrophe from befalling the world.

Tonight’s Episode:Sakura’s Wonderful Christmas

Christmas is coming, which is also Yukito’s birthday, but Sakura is unsure what to get him. She asks Meilin for advice who tells her it can anything because if the person likes her they will like the gift. Sakura asks Yukito to go to the amusement park with her, using tickets given to her by Chiharu. Tomoyo and Kero follow them to film Sakura’s “date”. Sakura and Yukito run into Syaoran and Meilin. While they are at a cafe, the Firey card appears.

Koko was Greenwood (Here is Greenwood)

This six-episode anime OVA revolves around the activities of four boys in Greenwood Dormitory at a fictional prestigious Japanese all-boys private school named Ryokuto Academy.

Tonight’s Episode:The Phantom of Greenwood

Mitsuru is haunted by the new ghost (that is, not one of the normal Greenwood ghosts) of a cute girl who wanted to go out with a guy. The complications that ensue nearly wreck Greenwood.

Full Metal Panic fumoffu

Fumoffu emphasizes the high school romantic comedy aspects of Full Metal Panic! with often crude humor and focuses on the romantic tension between former child soldier Sousuke Sagara and Kaname Chidori. It frequently parodies itself and anime stereotypes

Tonight’s Episode:The Man From the South / A Hostage With No Compromises

A secret admirer leaves a love letter in Sousuke’s shoe locker. Instead of finding the letter, he deduces that his locker was tampered with and promptly blows it up. From its fragments, Sousuke misinterprets the letter as a death threat and confronts his “stalker”.
After Sousuke’s encounter with a gang leaves its members disrespected, their leader decides to take Kaname hostage.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 7th February, 2015


There is no JAFWA screening this week.
JAFWA ja nai desu yo. None, nada, nilch.

But despair not for JAFWA returns on Saturday 14th February, when it shall be St Valentine’s Day and we present a little, delightful screening with beloved Studio Ghibli fare.
Stay strong. The good stuff is coming.

From Wikipedia:

The custom that only women give chocolates to men may have originated from the translation error of a chocolate-company executive during the initial campaigns. In particular, office ladies give chocolate to their co-workers. Unlike western countries, gifts such as greeting cards, candies, flowers, or dinner dates are uncommon, and most of the activity about the gifts is about giving the right amount of chocolate to each person. Japanese chocolate companies make half their annual sales during this time of the year.

Many women feel obliged to give chocolates to all male co-workers, except when the day falls on a Sunday, a holiday. This is known as giri-choko, from giri (“obligation”) and choko, (“chocolate”), with unpopular co-workers receiving only “ultra-obligatory” chou-giri choko cheap chocolate. This contrasts with honmei-choko (favorite chocolate), chocolate given to a loved one. Friends, especially girls, may exchange chocolate referred to as tomo-choko; from tomo meaning “friend”.

In the 1980s the Japanese National Confectionery Industry Association launched a successful campaign to make March 14 a “reply day”, where men are expected to return the favour to those who gave them chocolates on Valentine’s Day, calling it White Day for the color of the chocolates being offered. A previous failed attempt to popularize this celebration had been done by a marshmallow manufacturer who wanted men to return marshmallows to women.

Men are expected to return gifts that are at least two or three times more valuable than the gifts received in Valentine’s Day. Not returning the gift is perceived as the man placing himself in a position of superiority, even if excuses are given. Returning a present of equal value is considered as a way to say that the relationship is being cut. Originally only chocolate was given, but now the gifts of jewelry, accessories, clothing and lingerie are usual. According to the official website of White Day, the color white was chosen because it’s the color of purity, evoking “pure, sweet teen love”, and because it’s also the color of sugar. The initial name was “Ai ni Kotaeru White Day” (Answer Love on White Day).

In Japan, the romantic “date night” associated to Valentine’s Day is celebrated on Christmas Eve.

Dates of Interest

  • Weekend 21&22 February – 10.00PM to 6:00PM comeone, come all to ANI-Games (fundraiser for next year’s WaiCon). At HBF Arena in Joondalup, see wai-con.org.
  • Saturday March 7thJapan Festival will be held at Forrest Place from 1:00-8:00pm.
  • Saturday March 14th – Evolve Pop Culture Fair 2015.Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds Cnr Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington. A new convention celebrating comics, cosplayers, gaming, anime and all things in between.
    Tickets are $10, and children under 12 get in FREE.
    Collectables and comic booths, gaming, Gundam building booths and a cosplay competition are a small sample of some of the great things to check out.Don’t miss JAFWA
  • Saturday March 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. So soon after January.
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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 31st January, 2015

Event Afternoon

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

Screening

Below is the program for January 31st, 2015.

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

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 31st – JAFWA’s next event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. A lot of people had fun at the last one.
  • Saturday March 7thJapan Festival will be held at Forrest Place from 1:00-8:00pm.
  • Saturday March 14th – Evolve Pop Culture Fair 2015.Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds Cnr Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington. A new convention celebrating comics, cosplayers, gaming, anime and all things in between.
    Tickets are $10, and children under 12 get in FREE.
    Collectables and comic booths, gaming, Gundam building booths and a cosplay competition are a small sample of some of the great things to check out.Don’t miss JAFWA
  • Saturday March 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. So soon after January.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

Magic and mayhem in the nation of Fiore. The members of the infamous mage’s guild Fairy Tail spend their days sorting out problems for the residents of Magnolia and battling the odd apocalyptic demon or dark guild. Of course they don’t let little things like that get in the way of having fun.

Tonight’s Episode:Just Enough Time to Pass Each Other

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

Barakamon

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

Tonight’s Episode:Yoseo (I Am In Tokyo)

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:There Are Times When a Man Must Fight

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

Movie – Giovanni’s Island

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:Wind Princess of the Battlefield

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

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Salvation of Job

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

Danganronpa

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

Tonight’s Episode:Weekly Shounen Despair Magazine

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

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 24th January, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for January 24th, 2015.

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

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • This long weekend – Last: Naruto movie returning for encore screenings at Hoyts Carousel. See the 4PM screenings on either Sunday or Monday,
  • Saturday January 31st – JAFWA’s next event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. A lot of people had fun at the last one.
  • Saturday March 14th – Evolve Pop Culture Fair 2015.Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds Cnr Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington. A new convention celebrating comics, cosplayers, gaming, anime and all things in between.
    Tickets are $10, and children under 12 get in FREE.
    Collectables and comic booths, gaming, Gundam building booths and a cosplay competition are a small sample of some of the great things to check out.Don’t miss JAFWA
  • Saturday March 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

Magic and mayhem in the nation of Fiore. The members of the infamous mage’s guild Fairy Tail spend their days sorting out problems for the residents of Magnolia and battling the odd apocalyptic demon or dark guild. Of course they don’t let little things like that get in the way of having fun.

Tonight’s Episode:Song of the Stars

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

Barakamon

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

Tonight’s Episode:Dacchi Ikode (Let’s All Go Together)

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:Violence vs The Prince

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

Preview Item – Sabagebu – Survival Game Club!

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

Tonight’s Episode:Joining a Club!

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

Log Horizon season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Abyssal Shaft

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

Noragami (Stray God)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Bidden Calamity

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

Sword Art Online, Season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Pursuer of Death

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

Gunbuster

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

Tonight’s Episode:First Love, First Sortie

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

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Devil’s Proof

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

Danganronpa

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

Tonight’s Episode:Kill Free or Live Hard (part 2)

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

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 17th January, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for January 17th, 2015.

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

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

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

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

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

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

Magic and mayhem in the nation of Fiore. The members of the infamous mage’s guild Fairy Tail spend their days sorting out problems for the residents of Magnolia and battling the odd apocalyptic demon or dark guild. Of course they don’t let little things like that get in the way of having fun.

Tonight’s Episode:And So, We Aim For The Top

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

Barakamon

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

Tonight’s Episode:Okega Makucchi Shita (Almost Got Badly Hurt)

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:Change Alpha

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:Say Hello to the New Heroine

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

Log Horizon season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Outlaw and Mythril Eyes

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

Noragami (Stray God)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Snow Like

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

Sword Art Online, Season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Death Gun

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

Gunbuster

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

Tonight’s Episode:Daring! The Girl Genius Challenger!

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

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Creeping Unknown

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

Danganronpa

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

Tonight’s Episode:Kill Free or Live Hard

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

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 10th January, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for January 10th, 2015.

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

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

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

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

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

Magic and mayhem in the nation of Fiore. The members of the infamous mage’s guild Fairy Tail spend their days sorting out problems for the residents of Magnolia and battling the odd apocalyptic demon or dark guild. Of course they don’t let little things like that get in the way of having fun.

Tonight’s Episode:Sabertooth

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

Barakamon

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

Tonight’s Episode:Onde (Buddhist Prayer Dance)

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

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

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

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

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

Preview Item – Amagi Brilliant Park

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

Tonight’s Episode:Not Enough Visitors

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

Log Horizon season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Shiroe of the Northern Lands

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

Noragami (Stray God)

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

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

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

Sword Art Online, Season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Bullet of Bullets

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

Gunbuster

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

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

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

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Scales of Justice

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

Danganronpa

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

Tonight’s Episode:Welcome to Despair High School

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

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Weekly Bulletin for marathon Saturday 20th December, 2014

Screening

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

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

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

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~12:50 PM

Doors Close:~10:55 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday December 20th – End of Year extra-long screening. A program containing assorted stuff, from ancient classics to cutting edge previews and a few things in-between.
  • January 16th to 18thGenghis-Con, a delightful little Sci-Fi and fandom convention. Don’t let it keep you away from JAFWA.
  • Saturday January 31st – JAFWA’s next event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. A lot of people had fun at the last one.
  • Saturday March 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM. So soon after January.

Studio Ghibli on SBS

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


Spirited Away
Saturday December 20, 6pm

Howl’s Moving Castle
Saturday December 27, 6pm

Ponyo
Saturday January 3, 6pm

Synopsis

Lucky Star

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

Tonight’s Episode:Lets go to the Festival

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

Preview – Kamigami no Asobi (Mischief of the Gods)

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Forbidden Academy

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

Full Metal Panic fumoffu

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

Tonight’s Episode:Summer Illusion of Steel

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

Girls und Panzer OAV

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

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

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

Hill Climb Girl

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

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

Nasu – Summer in Andalucia

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

Patlabor live action episode 00

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

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

Mobile Police Patlabor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memories collection

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

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

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

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

Movie – Patema Inverted

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

Dragon Dentist

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

Attack on Titan OAV

(To be Confirmed)

The entirety of mankind lives encased within a series of fortified walls which protect them from the Titans, giant humanoid monsters who devour people, that roam the world beyond the outer wall. But now, after nearly a hundred years of relative safety, new Titans have appeared. The security of the walls is a thing of the past, and mankind may be facing extinction.

Tonight’s Episode:A Choice with No Regrets part 1

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

Kyoukai no Kanata OAV (Beyond the Boundary OAV)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Daybreak

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:Hell Fire

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

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