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No Screening on Saturday 6th February 2021

No JAFWA on the first Saturday of February.

This coincides with the current COVID lockdown, which should hopefully be lifted by the time we return on Feb 13th. At all times We intend to maintain our Hall with appropriate COVID countermeasures.

While JAFWA should be able to go ahead on Feb 13 thanks to the prompt lockdown, some people may be disappointed in their attempts to see the new Studio Ghibli movie Earwig and the Witch at the cinemas this week. All we can say is
Ganbatte!

Below is the tentative program for the evening of Saturday February 13th, 2021. More details to be filled in in the weeks to come.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 22/25
5:40pm Arte Ep 5/12
6:05pm Appare Ranman! Ep 5/13
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Dr Stone: Stone Wars Ep 3/?
7:55pm Revolutionary Girl Utena Ep 5/39 (retro)
8:20pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 5/26
8:45pm Promised Neverland Season 1 Ep 3/? (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm preview item Ep 1 (v)
9:45pm In/Spectre Ep 4/12 (v)
10:10pm Mahjong Legend Akagi Ep 21/26 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

presuming the 2nd wave of the Pandemic progression does not cause them to cancel, as it has for other locales.

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Screening on Saturday 30th January 2021

See how well JAFWA is doing this week, with our final screening in January.

This week we do not have a preview episode, instead allowing our dear JAFWAites to enjoy all the regular series we have started this month/year, Of the several preview episodes shown earlier this month so far, is this enough for our monthly Survey? But I suspect our members will be showing up for our Monthly Member’s Prize draw. Don’t miss it!

Arte Appare Ranman Dr Stone 2 Ascendance of a Bookworm Revolutionary Girl Utena Promised Neverland In/Spectre

We continue taking precautions to limit the possible second wave of CoVid-19, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning with antiseptic, library under limited access, etc. Also, we must ask that anyone unfortunate enough to be infected to not attend JAFWA until they are contagion free.
Help would be welcome during set-up and pack-up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations. There will be Contract Tracing, either by the SafeWA app on your keitai (mobile phones), or by signing in at the contact tracing sheet at the front desk. And we need to wipe the chairs down with disinfectant before they are stacked away.

Below is the tentative program for the evening of Saturday January 30th, 2021.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 21/25
5:40pm Arte Ep 4/12
6:05pm Appare Ranman! Ep 4/13
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Dr Stone season 2 Ep 2/?
7:55pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 4/26
8:20pm Revolutionary Girl Utena Ep 4/39 (retro)
8:45pm Promised Neverland season 2 Ep 2/?
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm In/Spectre Ep 4/12 (v)
9:45pm Mahjong Legend Akagi Ep 21/26 (v)
10:10pm Vinland Saga Ep 18/26 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

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

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Screening on Saturday 23rd January 2021

Our first two screenings of 2021 were so wonderful that we are sure you will enjpy this week’s screening.

The first episode has finally screened on Japanese TV, so this week we plan to begin the last of our new regular series of January 2021. It hurts a little, but we decided to also have a couple of preview episodes screened this week. Hope you don’t mind that we had to drop an episode of a regular series to accomplish this.

My Next Life as a Villainess all paths lead to doom Dr Stone 2 Talentless Nana

We continue taking precautions to limit the possible second wave of CoVid-19, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning with antiseptic, library under limited access, etc. Also, we must ask that anyone unfortunate enough to be infected to not attend JAFWA until they are contagion free.
Help would be welcome during set-up and pack-up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations. There will be Contract Tracing, either by the SafeWA app on your keitai (mobile phones), or by signing in at the contact tracing sheet at the front desk. And we need to wipe the chairs down with disinfectant before they are stacked away.

Below is the tentative program for the evening of Saturday January 23rd, 2021.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 20/25
5:40pm Arte Ep 3/12
6:05pm Appare Ranman! Ep 3/13
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Dr Stone season 2 Ep 1/?
8:20pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 3/26
8:45pm Revolutionary Girl Utena Ep 3/39 (retro)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Talentless Nana Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm In/Spectre Ep 3/12 (v)
10:10pm Mahjong Legend Akagi Ep 20/26 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

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

  • From Thursday January 14th 2021 — In cinemas Lupin the Third: The First (dubbed version). Will screen at WA cinemas Innaloo – Event Cinemas, Mundaring – Kookaburra Cinema, and Raine Square – Palace Cinemas.
  • Saturday April 17th 2021, 9AM-12PM — Nexus Toy Fair Victoria Park Leisure Centres – Aqualife and Leisurelife.

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Screening on Saturday 16th January 2021

The first screening of 2021 was fun. Are you up for the 2nd screening this Saturday?

We finally have an episode for another regular series, so we will begin showing it this week. The other new regular series we decided on hasn’t yet screened on Japanese TV yet, so we can’t screen it at JAFWA this week. Maybe next week. Instead, we will just have to put on a preview episode instead.
There has also been a request to put “Ascendence of a Bookworm” before “Revolutionary Girl Utena”, that I will try this week to see if the audience approves.

So I Am A Spider Promised Neverland

We continue taking precautions to limit the possible second wave of CoVid-19, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning with antiseptic, library under limited access, etc. Also, we must ask that anyone unfortunate enough to be infected to not attend JAFWA until they are contagion free.
Help would be welcome during set-up and pack-up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations. There will be Contract Tracing, either by the SafeWA app on your keitai (mobile phones), or by signing in at the contact tracing sheet at the front desk. And we need to wipe the chairs down with disinfectant before they are stacked away.

Below is the tentative program for the evening of Saturday January 16th, 2021.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 19/25
5:40pm Arte Ep 2/12
6:05pm Appare Ranman! Ep 2/13
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 2/26
7:55pm Revolutionary Girl Utena Ep 2/39 (retro)
8:20pm So I’m a Spider, So What? Ep 1 (preview)
8:45pm Promised Neverland season 2 Ep 1/?
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm In/Spectre Ep 2/12 (v)
9:45pm Mahjong Legend Akagi Ep 19/26 (v)
10:10pm Vinland Saga Ep 17/26 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

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

  • Saturday January 16th 2021 9AM-12PM — Nexus Toy Fair at Victoria Park Leisure Centres – Aqualife and Leisurelife. Only $2 entry!
  • Weekend January 16/17th 2021 — GenghisCon at UWA. Also see here.

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Screening on Saturday 9th January 2021

Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!

Hajimemashite!

We welcome you to the first screening of 2021.
We hope you enjoyed the festive season, and break from JAFWA. Our program this week consists of a couple of regular series carried on from last year, a retro series requested from the anniversary screening, and several new regular series chosen from the survey. And for comparison purposes, we even have a Chinese version, Communist party approved, live action adaption of a Japanese anime.

Fruits Basket Arte Appare Ranman! Revolutionary Girl Utena Ascendance of a Bookworm Hikaru no Go In/Spectre Mahjong Legend Akagi Vinland Saga

We continue taking precautions to limit the possible second wave of CoVid-19, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning with antiseptic, library under limited access, etc. Also, we must ask that anyone unfortunate enough to be infected to not attend JAFWA until they are contagion free.
Help would be welcome during set-up and pack-up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations. There will be Contract Tracing, either by the SafeWA app on your keitai (mobile phones), or by signing in at the contact tracing sheet at the front desk. And we need to wipe the chairs down with disinfectant before they are stacked away.

Below is the tentative program for the evening of Saturday January 9th, 2021.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 18/25
5:40pm Arte Ep 1/12
6:05pm Appare Ranman! Ep 1/13
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Revolutionary Girl Utena Ep 1/39 (retro)
7:55pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 1/26
8:20pm Hikaru no Go (Chinese)(live action) Ep 1 (preview)
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm In/Spectre Ep 1/12 (v)
9:50pm Mahjong Legend Akagi Ep 18/26 (v)
10:15pm Vinland Saga Ep 16/26 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

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

  • Saturday January 9th 2021 — JAFWA returns in 2021!
  • Saturday January 16th 2021 9AM-12PM — Nexus Toy Fair at Victoria Park Leisure Centres – Aqualife and Leisurelife. Only $2 entry!
  • Weekend January 16/17th 2021 — GenghisCon at UWA. Also see here.

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No Screening on Saturday 19th December 2020

No JAFWA until we return on January 9th, next year.

We hope everyne had a Merry Christmas, for next up is Happy New Year!, or as it is expressed in the traditional Japanese greeting – Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!

While three regular series will continue screening (do we need to tell you which ones they are?), much of next year’s program will be new series starting from episode #1. We are going mainly with what was in the last survey results, though several of the more popular titles don’t seem to be having a release date in Japan before we start screening on January 9 th, so we obviously can’t screen those (unless Westlodge can be talked into lending us their time machine) until later. It looks like we will have a one-off item on the first night, until a couple of the series become available.
However, there is enthusiasm for the retro title of “Revolutionary Girl Utena” (aka Shoujo Kakumei Utena), so we expect that will be in the line up.

Below is the tentative program for the evening of Saturday January 9th, 2021. More details to be filled in in the weeks to come.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 18/?
5:40pm Arte Ep 1/12
6:05pm Appare Ranman! Ep 1/13
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Revolutionary Girl Utena Ep 1/39 (retro)
7:55pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 1/26
8:20pm Demonstration item Ep 1/? TBA (preview)
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm In/Spectre Ep 1/12 (v)
9:50pm Mahjong Legend Akagi Ep 18/26 (v)
10:15pm Vinland Saga Ep 16/26 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

presuming the 2nd wave of the Pandemic progression does not cause them to cancel, as it has for other locales.

  • Saturday January 9th 2021 — JAFWA returns in 2021!
  • Weekend January 16/17th 2021 — GenghisCon at UWA. Also see here.

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Irregular Screening on Saturday 12th December 2020

We welcome you to the final screening of 2020, before we rest for the Festive season and return on January 9th, 2021.
Join us for our irregular screening to fortify us for the upcoming festive season. Our program consists of stuff that couldn’t manage to fit in during the 30th Anniversary, plus a couple of request items. Our program is so irregular, we will actually ask for an audience vote on a timeslot or two, as your committee members are still having difficulty deciding what stays in and what reluctantly doesn’t.

PreTear Soul Eater Card Captor Sakura 35 Kiniro Mosaic 11 Initial D Log Horizon-2 5 Kobayashi-san Chi no Dragon Maid 10 Hikaru no Go Planetarian Metal Skin Panic

We continue taking precautions to limit the possible second wave of Corona, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning with antiseptic, library under limited access, etc. Also, we must ask that anyone unfortunate enough to be infected to not attend JAFWA until they are contagion free.
Help would be welcome during set-up and pack-up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations. There will be Contract Tracing, either by the SafeWA app on your keitai (mobile phones), or by signing in at the contact tracing sheet at the front desk. And we need to wipe the chairs down before they are stacked away.

Below is the tentative program for the evening of Saturday December 12th, 2020, As you can see we are still tweaking this irregular program.

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

5:15pm audience choice Ep ? TBD
5:40pm audience choice Ep ? TBC
6:05pm audience choice Ep ? TBC
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Planetarian movie
9:30pm Late Break
9:35pm Metal Skin Panic – Madox-01 OAV (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

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

  • December 4th – 13th 2020 — #JFFAU2020 program is 100% online and 100% free, streaming in Australia and New Zealand
  • December 12th 2020 — JAFWA’s final sreening of 2020, with an irregular but interesting program.
  • Saturday January 9th 2021 — JAFWA returns in 2021!

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No Screening on Saturday 4th December 2020

This is our regular once-a-month week off, when our dear JAFWAites get a chance to experience the thing some poets call “Life”, to whit the beginning of December, as I am sure many people are preparing for festivities such as Yuletide and Hogswatch. We are also recovering from the excesses of JAFWA’s 30th Aniversary celebrations. It was a blast!
Next JAFWA, on Dec 12th will be an irregular program prior to our end of year hiatus, and return on January 9th. We will be screening spillover from Nov 9th and a couple of member requests.
As always, be excellent to each other!

Though don’t forget that the Japanese Film Festival is streaming free movies (some anime) online during this couple of weeks.

Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday December 12th, 2020, As you can see we are still tweaking the irregular program.

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

5:15pm ??? Ep ? TBD
5:40pm Initial D Ep ? TBC
6:05pm Hikaru no Go Ep ? (live action) TBC
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Planetarian movie
9:30pm Late Break
9:35pm Metal Skin Panic – Madox-01 OAV (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

presuming the 2nd wave of the Pandemic progression does not cause them to cancel, as it has for other locales.

  • December 4th – 13th 2020 — #JFFAU2020 program is 100% online and 100% free, streaming in Australia and New Zealand
  • December 12th 2020 — JAFWA’s final sreening of 2020, with an irregular but interesting program.
  • Saturday January 9th 2021 — JAFWA returns in 2021!

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30th Anniversary Screening of November 28th 2020

This is it! This is the week that JAFWA celebrates its 30th Aniversary as an amateur club of otaku. Rejoice! Come and see how amateurish we still are.
In addition to some samples of our favourite anime from the last 30 years, we also have a few regular program episodes that need wrapping up for the end of the year. There is so much stuff that some of it will spill over to the screening of December 12th.

Our screening will start at about 1:30PM, after we set up the hall and implement the sun disactivator/sun block 16000.

Haruhi Ranma 1/2 Hoshi no Koe Giant Robo Cowboy Bebop Samurai Champloo Shirobako Death Note

We continue taking precautions to limit the possible second wave of Corona, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning with antiseptic, library under limited access, etc. Also, we must ask that anyone unfortunate enough to be infected to not attend JAFWA until they are contagion free.
Help would be welcome during set-up and pack-up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19. Set Up begins ~12:45pm, while the Screening should begin at 1:30pm, or later should the set-up not yet be complete. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations. And we need to wipe the chairs down before they are stacked away.

Below is the expected program for the afternoon and evening of Saturday November 28th, 2020.

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

1:30pm The Melancholia of Suzumiya Haruhi Ep 1 (retro)
1:55pm Ranma 1/2 Ep 1 (retro)
2:20pm Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagann Ep 1 (retro)
2:50pm Early Break
3:00pm Voices of a Distant Star OAV (retro)
3:25pm Giant Robo Ep 1 (retro)
4:25pm Early Break
4:30pm Samurai Champloo Ep ? (retro)
4:55pm Cowboy Bebop Ep ? (retro)
5:20pm Fruits Basket season 2 (2020) Ep 17/?
5:45pm Fruits Basket season 2 (2020) Ep 18/?
6:10pm early dinner break
6:30pm Speaches, Cake cutting, etc
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Shirobako Ep 1 (retro)
7:55pm Death Note Ep 1 (retro)
8:20pm Fire Force season 1 Ep 24/24 (final)
8:45pm Demon Slayer season 1 Ep 26/26 (final)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Legend of Mahjong: Akagi Ep 17/26 (v) (retro)
9:45pm Vinland Saga Ep 14/26 (v)
10:10pm Vinland Saga Ep 15/26 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~1:15 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

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

  • Saturday November 28th 2020 — JAFWA’s 30th Aniversary marathon screening, with stuff!
  • December 4th – 13th 2020 — #JFFAU2020 program is 100% online and 100% free, streaming in Australia and New Zealand
  • December 12th 2020 — JAFWA’s final sreening of 2020, with an irregular but interesting program.
  • Saturday January 9th 2021 — JAFWA returns in 2021!

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Screening on Saturday 21st November 2020

One week to go until JAFWA’s 30th Aniversary celebrations. Rejoice! There is so much stuff that some of it will spill over to the screening of December 12th.
This week, however, will be a normal, regular screening continue here at JAFWA. It is almost comparatively bland compared to what happens on the week of the 28th, but still good.

With the end of the year in sight, a couple of our beloved regular series come to an end this night.

Eizouken

JAFWA’s 30th Aniversary is quickly approaching, and a reminder that we may still have a limited number of tickets for an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony on the day. Buy your $10 ticket early! as they are going fast. President Drew may still have some to sell this week.

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

Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday November 21st, 2020.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket season 2 (2020) Ep 15/?
5:40pm Fruits Basket season 2 (2020) Ep 16/?
6:05pm Eizoukan niwa Te o Dasu na! Ep 12/12 (final)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Somali and the Forest Spirit Ep 11/12
7:55pm Somali and the Forest Spirit Ep 12/12 (final)
8:20pm Fire Force Ep 23/24
8:45pm Demon Slayer Ep 25/26
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Legend of Mahjong: Akagi Ep 15/26 (v) (retro)
9:45pm Legend of Mahjong: Akagi Ep 16/26 (v) (retro)
10:10pm Vinland Saga Ep 13/26 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

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

  • CANCELLED November 21st to 22nd 2020 — SupaNova 2020 – Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000.
  • Sunday November 22nd 2020, 9:30am – 1pm — Collector Zone Toy & Hobby Fair, Craigie Leisure Centre, Whitfords Ave, Craigie.
  • Saturday November 28th 2020 — JAFWA’s 30th Aniversary marathon screening, with stuff!
  • December 4th – 13th 2020 — #JFFAU2020 program is 100% online and 100% free, streaming in Australia and New Zealand

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