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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 9th August, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for August 9th, 2014.

This week has the two anniversaries of the times when nuclear weapons were used in warfare. Let it never happen again.

Also, Madman’s commercial release of “Fairy Tail” has finally caught up with JAFWA with the release of the latest DVD collection. They started two years after JAFWA, but JAFWA was only showing at most a single episode per week, and we had a few breaks.

Do recall the weather is a tad chilly and the JAFWA heaters are not quite sufficient. Remember to rug up, and bring extra warm bodies.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fairy Tail Ep 114/175
5:35pm Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) season 2 Ep 6/11
6:00pm Barakamon Ep 1 (preview)
6:25pm Pupipou Ep 6/15
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Soul Eater NOT! Ep 7/13
7:55pm Log Horizon Ep 19/25
8:20pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 16/22
8:45pm Witch Craft Works Ep 5/12 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Knights of Sidonia Ep 4/13
9:45pm Gokukoku no Brynhildr Ep 3/13 (v)
10:10pm Ep 16/24 (?nv)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday August 30th – “DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS” theatrical screening. See Below
  • Suday August 31st 9AM-2PM – Collector Zone @ Craige Leisure Centre, Whifords Avenue, Craige.
  • Saturday November 29th – Geek Swap Mart. Details to come.
  • Saturday December 20th – End of Year extra-long screening. What do you want to see?

DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS” theatrical screening

Madman is proud to announce that DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS will screen across Australia and New Zealand on August

30th as a very special Reel Anime theatrical event. Session times and more available at

href="www.reelanime.com">www.reelanime.com.

View the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRCIfnLHZlg

The special event screenings will take place on Saturday, August 30th in Perth at LUNA LEEDERVILLE –

3.00pm

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:Erza vs Azuma

Azuma and Erza have squared off amongst the branches of the Tenrou Tree, and although Erza’s tenacity and skill impresses Azuma enough to wish for a fair fight, he spares no mercy for her comrades. Azuma has toppled the Tenrou Tree, stripping away the magical protection it gave to the Fairy Tail Guild, and begun siphoning away power from them. All at once the members of the guild feel the loss of power, most collapsing unconscious on the spot – but not Erza. Azuma was serious when he said he wanted to fight her fair and square.

Gin no Saji, Season Two (Silver Spoon), Season Two

Life continues at Ooeno Agricultural School for city boy Hachiken. As the current crop of seniors prepare to move into the work force, more club responsibilities are passed on to the younger students. But in the midst of all the club activities, delicious food and good friends, Hachiken discovers that slaughtering animals might not be the only troubling aspect of farm life.

Tonight’s Episode:Mikage Gives it her All

The Ezonoo School Festival is ready to begin, but there is one person who won’t be attending. Hachiken has collapsed and the other members of the Horse Riding club are just now finding out. Minamikujou has also arrived in order to lord it over Mikage and Hachiken, which becomes a problem since he isn’t there. Nonetheless, Mikage has not forgotten the reason Hachiken pushed himself so hard for the festival, and she asks Minamikujou for help.

Preview Item – 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:Cheerful Child

At the Eika Prize Award reception, the sharp criticism of a senior calligrapher made Seishuu snap. Big time. One plane trip later he is disembarking at the deserted Fukue Airport, as far from the elderly man he attempted to knock out as his family connections can get him. Deserted is no exaggeration, it is only by luck that a local happens to come by the airport and offer him a ride to the village of Nanatsutake.

Soul Eater Not!

DWMA (Death Weapon Meister Academy) is the place to go if you find that you are able the change into a weapon and need to master your newfound ability. Which is how Harudori Tsugumi finds herself in the United States, as part of the new class of students at the academy. Here she will learn to control her power and team up with one of the meisters (Students training to wield Death Weapons). However, she can’t quite make her mind up about which one to team up with.

Tonight’s Episode:Nice Day for a Death Bazaar

The organisation Traitor, and the witch that leads it, is staying one step ahead of those trying to catch them. However Clay and Akane are now certain a witch is involved, and are narrowing down the list of suspects. Their top suspect being a witch called Shaula Gorgon, known for her mind-control powers. Sid is impressed with their work, given the secretive nature of witches. Just as their meeting is being wrapped up, a trio of familiar voices are heard outside the room. Meme, Anya and Tsugumi have managed to get themselves lost in the lower levels of DWMA.

Log Horizon

Elder Tale is an MMO with over twenty million players world wide. When a new expansion is added to the game, Shiro and his friends find themselvers amongst the several hundred thousand players across the world that are now literally trapped inside the game.

Tonight’s Episode:Chasing After Them

Thanks to princess Lenisia’s stirring appeal to the adventurers of Akihabara and the prototype steam ship Ocypete, Crusty’s advance force is set to engage the main goblin army. Shiroe meanwhile is at the communications centre well behind the front lines. Here he receives updates from all corners, including news that the Ocypete will be heading for Choushi next to bring them reinforcements. The city of Choushi, which Midori and the other trainees protected, is currently free of goblin raiders … at least for now.

Samurai Flamenco

He started as an enthusiastic amateur, grew into a trained hero with high tech gadgets, and now he leads a team of heroes backed by a giant robot. Hazama Masayoshi’s childhood dream of becoming the hero Samurai Flamenco has been fulfilled and then some. Of course, to be a hero you need villains to fight. But there seems to be no shortage of candidates lining up for that role …

Tonight’s Episode:Wandering Hero

After being rescued from a police ambush by the American hero Mr Justice, Hazama is now on the run. The Prime Minister has framed him for the entire From Beyond crisis. His manager Ishihara doesn’t believe he is guilty, and she finds an unexpected ally in Akira of the High Rollers High website. Kaname and the rest of the Flamengers however are all languishing in prison, although Kaname’s wife is at least allowed to visit him. The Prime Minister, meanwhile, is gloating over his growing approval rating.

Witch Craft Works

Takamiya Honoka’s life used to be completely normal. That is until the day he was attacked by a Witch of the Tower and learned that Kagari Ayaka, the most popular girl in school, is secretly his personal bodyguard and a witch herself. Now Takamiya must contend with a growing procession of eccentric magic users out to either kidnap or kill him, all whilst trying to figure out why anyone is interested in him in the first place.

Tonight’s Episode:Takamiya and the Gorgon Witch

Takamiya has now learned his younger sister Kasumi is also a witch after she helped foil another attack by Kuraishi and her gang, the result of Chronoire’s ongoing meddling. And to make matters worse the legendary Medusa, tower witch and master of Kuraishi and her companions, is now free of her prison. Right now, however, Takamiya and Kasumi have a more immediate concern. Kagari has told their mother, Komachi, her plan to have Takamiya live with her. And it turns out Komachi and Kagari’s mother Kazane, the school Chairwoman and head witch, know each other.

Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia)

A thousand years after mankind fled Earth, Sidonia is a vast colony ship traversing deep space. The people within, genetically altered to contend with the harsh demands of space travel and Sidonia’s limited resources, live under a military dictatorship. Nagate Tanikaze however knows almost none of this, he has spent his life in the service tunnels of the ship, training in mecha combat simulators. When he is finally found by the rest of the Sidonia’s population, Tanikaze finds himself inducted into their military to help defend the colony ship against monstrous beings known as Gauna.

Tonight’s Episode:Choice

The assault upon the gauna has failed horrendously. Akai sacrificed himself to free Momose, who in turn charged the monster blindly for revenge, leading the others to sacrifice themselves to trying to save her again. The squad has been annihilated and the gauna is still on a direct course for Sidonia. So the mass driver cannon is prepared for another shot. At this range the gauna should not have enough time to avoid the impact and even a glancing blow will shift its course and prevent it from reaching Sidonia. Of course, if it doesn’t work, the gauna is dangerously close to its prey …

Gokukoku no Brynhildr (Brynhildr in the Darkness)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Anathatic Pills

In his quest to find out more about Kuroha, Ryouta has been introduced to another escapee from the laboratory; the paralyzed Kana, the girl responsible for the prediction of his untimely death. He improved his standing by bringing them real food but as he made to leave their makeshift home, Kuroha’s nose began bleeding profusely. She did not show up for school the next day, or the next. When she did return she was even worse off and was soon absent again. When Ryouta finally goes to check on her outside school he finds her collapsed beside the frantic Kana.

Kill la Kill

Ryuko Matoi is a girl on a mission; to find the person responsible for her father’s death. Her search has led her to Honnouji Academy, a brutal, totalitarian school where the student council, led by Satsuki Kiryuin and empowered by their Ultima Uniforms, rule over everyone else. Ryuko quickly finds herself at odds with Satsuki’s dictatorship, but aid comes to Ryuko both from unexpected allies within the school … and a set of skimpy talking clothes.

Tonight’s Episode:Why Do You

Ryuuko has been taken to Nudist Beach’s backup base and Satsuki has reported the results of the Battlefield Trip to her mother. And both have now been shown the secrets of the Life Fibers; they are an alien that directed the evolution of mankind to serve as an energy source. Senketsu, it turns out, was created by Dr Matoi to wipe out life fibers but Ryuuko has no intention of making him kill his own kind. However there is no time for arguments; with none left to oppose her Ragyou will now visit Honnouji Academy in person for the Great Culture and Sports Festival.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 26th July, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for July 16th, 2014.

The AGM has come and gone, and the non-election has returned the previous committee. You get what you vote for

Do recall the weather is a tad chilly and the JAFWA heaters are not quite sufficient. Remember to rug up, and bring extra warm bodies.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) season 2 Ep 5/11
5:35pm Soul Eater NOT! Ep 6/13
6:00pm Log Horizon Ep 18/25
6:25pm Pupipou Ep 5/15
6:30pm dinner break (and non-election )
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Hal movie
8:30pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 15/22
8:55pm Witch Craft Works Ep 4/12 (v)
9:20pm Late Break
9:25pm Genshiken Nidaime Ep 3/12 (?)
9:50pm Knights of Sidonia Ep 3/13
10:15pm Kill la Kill Ep 15/24 (?nv)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:55 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Friday July 26th – Panic Quiz Night 6.30pm Rosie O’Grady’s.
  • August 31st 9AM-2PM – Collector Zone @ Craige Leisure Centre, Whifords Avenue, Craige.
  • Saturday December 20th – End of Year extra-long screening. What do you want to see included?

Synopsis

Gin no Saji, Season Two (Silver Spoon), Season Two

Life continues at Ooeno Agricultural School for city boy Hachiken. As the current crop of seniors prepare to move into the work force, more club responsibilities are passed on to the younger students. But in the midst of all the club activities, delicious food and good friends, Hachiken discovers that slaughtering animals might not be the only troubling aspect of farm life.

Tonight’s Episode:Hachiken has his Hands Full

There’s two weeks until the Ezonoo Festival and Hachiken finds himself in charge of the budget for his class’ stall. But there’s also the show-jumping demonstration that the horse riding club plans to put on. Although the retired seniors are willing to help out, the club also wants to do a demonstration of Ban’ei racing. Much to Hachiken’s surprise the teachers are OK with this. A quick call to Mikage’s uncle and they have sleds for the horses to pull, but he is not convinced Mikage is ready to lead a horse in a Ban’ei race…

Soul Eater Not!

DWMA (Death Weapon Meister Academy) is the place to go if you find that you are able the change into a weapon and need to master your newfound ability. Which is how Harudori Tsugumi finds herself in the United States, as part of the new class of students at the academy. Here she will learn to control her power and team up with one of the meisters (Students training to wield Death Weapons). However, she can’t quite make her mind up about which one to team up with.

Tonight’s Episode:This is a Real Fight

Liz and Patty once had a better life, a rich and luxurious life. But that was long ago. At the Deathbucks café Tsugumi finds herself regretting introducing Meme and Anya to a TV drama, as the two have now taken to impersonating the gangsta talk of the characters from the show. However, their bad impersonations get interrupted by a real life tough talker, because Liz and Patty now work at the café as well.

Log Horizon

Elder Tale is an MMO with over twenty million players world wide. When a new expansion is added to the game, Shiro and his friends find themselvers amongst the several hundred thousand players across the world that are now literally trapped inside the game.

Tonight’s Episode:Expeditionary Force

Minori’s party have so far managed to protect the city of Choushi through targeted strikes to disperse the goblin forces. Princess Lenissia, aware that her own home city of Maihama is at risk, is able to do what the noblemen could not; swallow her pride and ask the adventurer’s for help. This wins her a griffon ride back to Akihabara to plead her case directly. Once there Crusty goes to attend to his own guild, leaving the princess in the care of Shiroe. And his first destination is Karashin’s guild, to find a better outfit for the princess to wear whilst addressing the adventurers of Akihabara.

Movie – Hal

When a plane crash kills Kurumi’s boyfriend Hal, a robot is reprogrammed to replace him in order to assist Kurumi in getting on with her life. For the new “Hal”, becoming a person means struggling to understand the real Hal’s past, to understand Kurumi’s feelings towards Hal, and figure out just what it means to be alive.

Samurai Flamenco

He started as an enthusiastic amateur, grew into a trained hero with high tech gadgets, and now he leads a team of heroes backed by a giant robot. Hazama Masayoshi’s childhood dream of becoming the hero Samurai Flamenco has been fulfilled and then some. Of course, to be a hero you need villains to fight. But there seems to be no shortage of candidates lining up for that role …

Tonight’s Episode:Imitation Justice

Just when the Flamengers needed help the most Kaname reappeared with all of Japan’s superheros to even the odds. But in the midst of battle, as their giant drill was nearing the magma beneath Mt Fuji, From Beyond called out Hazama for a face to face meeting with … himself? Hazama demands his surrender and the deactivation of the drill but this “Beyond Flamenco” cannot comply. He is merely an “interface” not the group’s leader, nor does he know why they are doing this. World domination would be impossible for a group their size. But so too, in his opinion, is world peace.

Witch Craft Works

Takamiya Honoka’s life used to be completely normal. That is until the day he was attacked by a Witch of the Tower and learned that Kagari Ayaka, the most popular girl in school, is secretly his personal bodyguard and a witch herself. Now Takamiya must contend with a growing procession of eccentric magic users out to either kidnap or kill him, all whilst trying to figure out why anyone is interested in him in the first place.

Tonight’s Episode:Takamiya and his Mean Little Sister

Takamiya and Kagari have had an intense first meeting with Chronoire Shwartz VI, where Takamiya learned the limits of Kagari’s seemingly limitless power (in truth borrowed from the world-threatening force sealed within him). And Chronoire has not yet finished meddling, as she stops in at one of Kuraishi’s strategy meetings to offer some advice on beating Kagari. But new problems are brewing away from the city. The legendary Medusa, chained and sealed within a monolith deep underground and guarded day and night, has begun to break free…

Genshiken Nidaime

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

Tonight’s Episode:Daydream Believer

Madarame, once the president of Genshiken and self-proclaimed lifelong Otaku, is now an everyday salaryman. Returning home from work he notices that Hato cleaned his apartment after using it to get changed. Even the books and games are packed away, a fact that makes Madarame panic and reach for a hidden folder behind his desk. The next day Madarame stops in at the Genshiken clubroom and reminisces about his time in the club, and the club member that changed everything. In the middle of his reminiscing the door opens …

Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia)

A thousand years after mankind fled Earth, Sidonia is a vast colony ship traversing deep space. The people within, genetically altered to contend with the harsh demands of space travel and Sidonia’s limited resources, live under a military dictatorship. Nagate Tanikaze however knows almost none of this, he has spent his life in the service tunnels of the ship, training in mecha combat simulators. When he is finally found by the rest of the Sidonia’s population, Tanikaze finds himself inducted into their military to help defend the colony ship against monstrous beings known as Gauna.

Tonight’s Episode:Glory

Tanikaze’s stunning, if unsuccessful, assault on the Gauna has earned him some attention from the Gardes squad assigned to eliminate the monster. For Tanikaze, however, the memory of the incident has caused him more trouble than the injuries he sustained. Still, squad leader Akai sought him out at the academy, which makes it another instance where Tanikaze has inadvertently infuriated the academy’s former star rookie Kunato. However Tanikaze will not be in the Gardes competition at the Gravity Festival, there Kunato can reclaim his lost glory.

Kill la Kill

Ryuko Matoi is a girl on a mission; to find the person responsible for her father’s death. Her search has led her to Honnouji Academy, a brutal, totalitarian school where the student council, led by Satsuki Kiryuin and empowered by their Ultima Uniforms, rule over everyone else. Ryuko quickly finds herself at odds with Satsuki’s dictatorship, but aid comes to Ryuko both from unexpected allies within the school … and a set of skimpy talking clothes.

Tonight’s Episode:The Girl Can’t Help It

The Battlefield Trip has ended. Although Ryuuko was able to recombine Senketsu and fight Satsuki to a standstill, Honnouji Academy still triumphed over its opposing schools and the Four Devas, mainly Nonon, destroyed Nudist Beach’s hidden base. The troops are returning to Honnouji Academy, although Mako has remained behind with Ryuuko and the remnants of Nudist Beach. Satsuki departs dramatically by private helicopter, although once the doors fully close she sinks to one knee. It seems that using Junketsu to battle Ryuuko is taking a far greater toll than she lets on.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 19th July, 2014

Annual General Meeting

We have been mentioning it for a couple of months but it has finally arrived.

JAFWA’s Annual General Meeting from 3PM!

All signed up member’s are requested to turn up and listen to how your elected committee has handled and run JAFWA for you. Questions will be accepted, and answered to the best of the committee members abilities.

This is in preparation for the election to take place later in the night. At least, an election if enough people nominated, which they didn’t.

Your anime overlords remain the same by default.

Screening

Below is the program for July 19th, 2014.

The night of the JAFWA elections! But only the current committee nominated for the elections.
Hence it is the night of the non-election.

Do recall the weather is a tad chilly and the JAFWA heaters are not quite sufficient. Remember to rug up, and bring extra warm bodies.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fairy Tail Ep ?/?
5:35pm Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) season 2 Ep 4/11
6:00pm Soul Eater NOT! Ep 5/13
6:25pm Pupipou Ep 4/15
6:30pm dinner break (and non-election )
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Log Horizon Ep 17/25
7:55pm Chaika the Coffin Princess Ep 1 (preview)
8:20pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 14/22
8:45pm Witch Craft Works Ep 3/12 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm No Game No Life Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm Knights of Sidonia Ep 2/13
10:10pm Brynhildr in the Darkness Ep 2/13

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • July 19th – JAFWA AGM from 3PM, with JAFWA annual elections during the Dinner Break 7PM – vote for anime overlord.
  • Friday July 26th – Panic Quiz Night 6.30pm Rosie O’Grady’s.
  • August 31st 9AM-2PM – Collector Zone @ Craige Leisure Centre, Whifords Avenue, Craige.

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:Tenrou Tree

The appearance of Bluenote threatened to end any hope Fairy Tail had of winning against Grimoire Heart, but just as Cana seemed doomed to be his first victim Gildarts appeared before her. And now he orders her and the other to leave the area as he begins his battle against Grimoire Heart’s second-in-command. Although Cana does not want to leave the man who is her father, but does not yet realise it, even she understands they would only be in his way.

Gin no Saji, Season Two (Silver Spoon), Season Two

Life continues at Ooeno Agricultural School for city boy Hachiken. As the current crop of seniors prepare to move into the work force, more club responsibilities are passed on to the younger students. But in the midst of all the club activities, delicious food and good friends, Hachiken discovers that slaughtering animals might not be the only troubling aspect of farm life.

Tonight’s Episode:Minamikujou Appears

Hachiken and the rest of the Equestrian club have entered a local show-jumping competition. The perpetually unemployed Ookawa has come to cheer on the members of his former club and the nervous riders all turn to him, hoping for some inspiring words. Even Mikage is beginning to feel the pressure. But at that moment a haughty, golden-haired woman makes her entrance astride a white horse, mocking Mikage for her nervousness at such a small regional competition. She is Minamikujou Ayame, a friend of Mikage’s from junior high school. At least that is how Mikage thinks of her.

Soul Eater Not!

DWMA (Death Weapon Meister Academy) is the place to go if you find that you are able the change into a weapon and need to master your newfound ability. Which is how Harudori Tsugumi finds herself in the United States, as part of the new class of students at the academy. Here she will learn to control her power and team up with one of the meisters (Students training to wield Death Weapons). However, she can’t quite make her mind up about which one to team up with.

Tonight’s Episode:Invitation Fighting

On a rocky plateau out in the desert, Kim and Jaqueline stand facing each other. Kim states that she needs no partner but after Jaqueline fights her to a standstill, she compliments her skill. However it is only a dream of Jaqueline’s. The next morning Tsugumi and Meme are passing the time with a friendly game of rock, paper, scissors. Their hijinks have piqued Anya’s interest, although as usual she cannot openly admit it. In the middle of their games Kim bursts in announcing she has found them all a good job.

Log Horizon

Elder Tale is an MMO with over twenty million players world wide. When a new expansion is added to the game, Shiro and his friends find themselvers amongst the several hundred thousand players across the world that are now literally trapped inside the game.

Tonight’s Episode:A Lazy, Cowardly Princess

Realizing that a large-scale battle is approaching, Shiroe has called the West Wind Brigade to help guard the palace since everyone else may be needed to deal with the goblins. Although the nobles still haven’t asked for help. A division of the Goblin King’s massive army broke off from the main force to raid the town of Choushi for supplies, and the order not to get involved did not sit well with Minori or the rest of her party. Choushi needs saving and they are the only ones close enough to save it. Besides, Minori already has a plan …

Preview – Hitsugi no Chaika (Chaika the Coffin Princess)

It has been five years since the fall of the Gaz Empire, since the alliance of six nations and the heroes that led their armies finally destroyed the Immortal Emperor and put saboteurs like Toru Acura and his sister Akari out of business. But now Toru and Akari have a new employer; a grey haired, coffin toting girl called Chaika, who claims to be the daughter of the deceased emperor Gaz. Unsurprisingly, the descendant of a deposed emperor has plenty of need for skilled combatants.

Tonight’s Episode:The Girl Who Bears the Coffin

A dark and rain-soaked shore. A grey haired girl. A shadowed figure. The daughter of the Emperor is merely the instigator of a grand fate for the Empire. On a wooded mountainside a young man hacks his way through the trees, lamenting that there is no money simply lying around for him to pick up, when a rustling from some nearby bushes catches his attention. However it is not a rabbit that emerges but a girl with a coffin strapped to her back, a girl who quickly demonstrates she is completely lost. But they are both about to learn that the mountains are a dangerous place to be.

Samurai Flamenco

He started as an enthusiastic amateur, grew into a trained hero with high tech gadgets, and now he leads a team of heroes backed by a giant robot. Hazama Masayoshi’s childhood dream of becoming the hero Samurai Flamenco has been fulfilled and then some. Of course, to be a hero you need villains to fight. But there seems to be no shortage of candidates lining up for that role …

Tonight’s Episode:The Destruction of Japan

Hazama has defied the instructions of the Prime Minister and warned the people of Tokyo about the impending attack by From Beyond, and just as he does phones across the city start ringing. Each is receiving a personal call from a member of From Beyond. There were 65,523 calls in total, one short of Midorikawa’s estimate for the total manpower of From Beyond. With Kaname having disappeared it falls to Hazama to endure the PMs displeasure. Despite Hazama’s protest, the PM declares a state of emergency, his priority is defending the nation not calming its populace.

Witch Craft Works

Takamiya Honoka’s life used to be completely normal. That is until the day he was attacked by a Witch of the Tower and learned that Kagari Ayaka, the most popular girl in school, is secretly his personal bodyguard and a witch herself. Now Takamiya must contend with a growing procession of eccentric magic users out to either kidnap or kill him, all whilst trying to figure out why anyone is interested in him in the first place.

Tonight’s Episode:Takamiya and Chronoire’s Trap

After running into a second group of Tower Witches, Kagari has agreed to take Takamiya on as her apprentice so that he’s a bit better prepared for the next surprise attack. Advising him to learn from watching her battles. Their closeness at school continues to offend Kagari’s fanclub but Kagari takes Takamiya’s training seriously … sort of. However, in spite of the envy and malice directed at him by his classmates, it is not in school that Takamiya is most at risk…

preview – No Game No Life

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

Tonight’s Episode:Beginner

The Blanks are a near legendary online gaming team. They never give a name, and they have never been beaten in any game where they appeared. Although there is four members online, the team is actually just brother and sister Sora and Shiro. And they have never been beaten because games are their life. Even food and sleep is secondary to games, although Shiro has reached her limit after five days without a break. But it seems that the sibling’s legendary gaming skills have attracted the attention of something other than their fellow online gamers.

Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia)

A thousand years after mankind fled Earth, Sidonia is a vast colony ship traversing deep space. The people within, genetically altered to contend with the harsh demands of space travel and Sidonia’s limited resources, live under a military dictatorship. Nagate Tanikaze however knows almost none of this, he has spent his life in the service tunnels of the ship, training in mecha combat simulators. When he is finally found by the rest of the Sidonia’s population, Tanikaze finds himself inducted into their military to help defend the colony ship against monstrous beings known as Gauna.

Tonight’s Episode:Starlit Sky

Assigned to an ice mining operation less than a week after emerging from the service tunnels of Sidonia, Tanikaze finds himself face to face with a real Gauna on his very first sortie. Neither he nor the other trainees are in any way ready for this, Tanikaze is knocked unconscious and his partner’s mech is speared on one of the monster’s appendages before anyone even realizes what is going on. Tanikaze’s special treatment does not change the fact that an assortment of rookies is no match for a Gauna.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr (Brynhildr in the Darkness)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Magician

Having saved Ryouta from a mudslide with magic, Kuroha now asks him to keep her secret, and advises him to stay away for his own good. Of course, for Ryouta it’s not that simple. Kuroha is missing from school the next day and since her given address is near the Observatory, much to his surprise, Ryouta is tasked with bringing her the residential paperwork she needs to fill out and the guidebook for their upcoming summer trip. On his way up to the observatory Ryouta is passed by a convoy of military vehicles travelling back down the mountain …

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 12th July, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for July 12th, 2014.

Last night to nominate for JAFWA elections!

The after the Late Break program has been decided, thanks the the 21 valid votes from last session. Please welcome “Knights of Sidonia” and “Brynhildr in the Darkness” as regular items in JAFWA’s program starting in July.

As we found out last time the weather is getting a tad chilly and the JAFWA heaters could not keep up. Remember to rug up, and bring extra warm bodies.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) season 2 Ep 3/11
5:35pm Soul Eater NOT! Ep 4/13
6:00pm D-Frag Ep 1 (preview)
6:25pm Pupipou Ep 3/15
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Log Horizon Ep 16/25
7:55pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 13/22
8:20pm Genshiken Nidaime Ep 2/13
8:45pm Witch Craft Works Ep 2/12 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Knights of Sidonia Ep 1/13
9:45pm Brynhildr in the Darkness Ep 1/13
10:10pm Kill la Kill Ep 15/24 (v?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Now – Nominate yourself for the JAFWA committee in the upcoming election.
  • July 12th – NEXUS Collector Fair from 9.00am 12.00 noon Park Recreation Centre Cnr Kent & Gloucester Street, East Victoria Park.
  • July 19th – JAFWA AGM from 3PM, with JAFWA annual elections during the Dinner Break 7PM – vote for anime overlord.

Synopsis

Gin no Saji, Season Two (Silver Spoon), Season Two

Life continues at Ooeno Agricultural School for city boy Hachiken. As the current crop of seniors prepare to move into the work force, more club responsibilities are passed on to the younger students. But in the midst of all the club activities, delicious food and good friends, Hachiken discovers that slaughtering animals might not be the only troubling aspect of farm life.

Tonight’s Episode:Hachiken Jumps High

Ooezo’s school baseball team continues to climb towards the championship. The amount of attention they are getting has inspired Hachiken, he wants to do something at the cultural festival that will make people realise how cool horses and horse-riding are. Of course, the most spectacular thing the club could do is show jumping, but the only riders who can do that are the club president and Mikage. That means it’s time for the others to step up their game and learn how to clear obstacles on a horse. For Hachiken, the pressure is beginning to remind him of exams in middle school.

Soul Eater Not!

DWMA (Death Weapon Meister Academy) is the place to go if you find that you are able the change into a weapon and need to master your newfound ability. Which is how Harudori Tsugumi finds herself in the United States, as part of the new class of students at the academy. Here she will learn to control her power and team up with one of the meisters (Students training to wield Death Weapons). However, she can’t quite make her mind up about which one to team up with.

Tonight’s Episode:Waver, Run!

Tsugumi stares in horror as Anya is cornered in a dark back alley by a monstrous looking attacker. Unable to transform into a weapon, the attacker finishes off first Anya and then Meme, only as he attacks her does Tsugumi awaken from her nightmare. Looking at one of her family pictures makes Tsugumi think her gloomy mood may be homesickness, but her attempts to shake it off wake up first Anya and then Meme. Later, in the cafeteria, Tsugumi asks her two friends why they came to DWMA. For herself, being a weapon, there was no real choice in the matter. But she wonders what brought the two Meisters here.

Preview – 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 …

Log Horizon

Elder Tale is an MMO with over twenty million players world wide. When a new expansion is added to the game, Shiro and his friends find themselvers amongst the several hundred thousand players across the world that are now literally trapped inside the game.

Tonight’s Episode:Return of the Goblin King

The forays into the dungeon finally started going well once everyone listened to Minori and took the time to learn each other’s skills and formulate group strategies. Isuzu and Rudy’s friendship grew enough that she was willing to add Rudy to her Friend List … although doing so proved impossible. But things became far more hectic as the next morning various goblin races swarmed both the beach and the forest. News of the army reaches the nobles at the palace before Shiroe or anyone else from the Round Table. But they are not far behind. Nor is Minori and her party, who are ready to help however they can.

Samurai Flamenco

He started as an enthusiastic amateur, grew into a trained hero with high tech gadgets, and now he leads a team of heroes backed by a giant robot. Hazama Masayoshi’s childhood dream of becoming the hero Samurai Flamenco has been fulfilled and then some. Of course, to be a hero you need villains to fight. But there seems to be no shortage of candidates lining up for that role …

Tonight’s Episode:Night Before the Decisive Battle

The team has now bonded over curry rice and Hazama is confident in their ability to work together in battle, they’ve even become the first ever recipients of the National Hero Award. But something else weighs on Hazama’s mind, the Flamenger’s support staff have uncovered abandoned From Beyond bases across the country. Although this would be consistent with a group that’s on the run after their string of defeats, Midorikawa has a different theory. They may instead be grouping for a mass assault, and there may be far more of them out there than first imagined.

Witch Craft Works

Takamiya Honoka’s life used to be completely normal. That is until the day he was attacked by a Witch of the Tower and learned that Kagari Ayaka, the most popular girl in school, is secretly his personal bodyguard and a witch herself. Now Takamiya must contend with a growing procession of eccentric magic users out to either kidnap or kill him, all whilst trying to figure out why anyone is interested in him in the first place.

Tonight’s Episode:Takamiya and the Witches’ Motive

It’s been a crazy week for Takamiya so far. Kagari Ayaka, the school’s most popular girl, is secretly a witch and his bodyguard, and a collection of colourful “Tower” witches have transferred to his school after a failed attempt first to kidnap and then to kill him. The worst part for Takamiya is he still doesn’t know why he’s being targeted, but he gets the feeling everyone else does. And so today he resolves to make Kagari explain it to him. That plan gets off to a rocky start when he realizes Kagari wasn’t on the bus to school. So Takamiya heads for their classroom to try and find her.

Genshiken Nidaime

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

Tonight’s Episode:Cross Over My Legs

It’s Genshiken’s regular club meeting and Ogiue wants to put together a membership pamphlet. A brief introduction, and possibly artwork, from each club member. She even writes her own profile up as an example. Although she doesn’t want it to be a big thing, Ohno immediately sees it as a revival of the club’s magazine; Mebaetame. The topic quickly gets discussion started as the various club members reveal their own tastes, talents and interests as well as their assumptions of everyone else’s. Which ends, much to Yaegashi’s displeasure, with a gathering at her house.

Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia)

A thousand years after mankind fled Earth, Sidonia is a vast colony ship traversing deep space. The people within, genetically altered to contend with the harsh demands of space travel and Sidonia’s limited resources, live under a military dictatorship. Nagate Tanikaze however knows almost none of this, he has spent his life in the service tunnels of the ship, training in mecha combat simulators. When he is finally found by the rest of the Sidonia’s population, Tanikaze finds himself inducted into their military to help defend the colony ship against monstrous beings known as Gauna.

Tonight’s Episode:First Battle

A lone mecha pilot heads towards an even lonelier asteroid. A station on the asteroid is under attack by a Gauna, which lashes out at the mecha pilot as he rushes in. Some precision manoeuvring and gunfire gets him past the Gauna’s tentacles and close enough to impale its core on his spear ,,, at which point the simulation ends. Unfortunately for Tanikaze Nagate, training simulators can’t fill his empty stomach. Unable to bear it any longer, Tanikaze finally leaves the empty service tunnels and heads to the upper levels to find food. However his expedition does not go well …

Gokukoku no Brynhildr (Brynhildr in the Darkness)

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

Tonight’s Episode:While Waiting For You

Ryouta never used her real name, she was just Kuroneko (Black cat). The girl he played with as a child who claimed to have seen real aliens. The girl who died because ten years ago he wanted to see the aliens for himself. The girl that died trying to save him from falling off a dam. The girl that died from that fall when he survived it. And so ever since, as penance, Ryouta has spent his free time scouring the stars for signs of extra-terrestrial life. Even studying to become a NASA scientist so he can continue to scan the stars in his adult life.

Kill la Kill

Ryuko Matoi is a girl on a mission; to find the person responsible for her father’s death. Her search has led her to Honnouji Academy, a brutal, totalitarian school where the student council, led by Satsuki Kiryuin and empowered by their Ultima Uniforms, rule over everyone else. Ryuko quickly finds herself at odds with Satsuki’s dictatorship, but aid comes to Ryuko both from unexpected allies within the school … and a set of skimpy talking clothes.

Tonight’s Episode:Don’t Stop Me Now

The independent schools of Kyoto and Kobe have fallen to Satsuki’s forces, but Sakurada and his Osaka conglomerate are not out yet. Money buys a lot of amateur mercenaries, but using it as ammunition just gave Mako the means to fill her bag with souvenirs and her belly with exotic food. Now Sakarada must contend with Satsuki herself. Ryuuko too is heading for their battlefield, she has all the pieces of Senketsu save one, the piece Satsuki has grafted onto her own Godrobe. Mikisugi and Tsumugu are also in Osaka, which houses the secret headquarters of Nudist Beach.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 28th June, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for June 28th, 2014.

Movie Night! Come in cosplay from one of tonight’s shows for Free Entry!

The after the Late Break program has been decided, thanks the the 21 valid votes from last session. Please welcome “Knights of Sidonia” and “Brynhildr in the Darkness” as regular items in JAFWA’s program starting in July.

As we found out last time the weather is getting a tad chilly and the JAFWA heaters could not keep up. Remember to rug up, and bring extra warm bodies.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Fairy Tail Ep 112/175
5:35pm Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) season 2 Ep 2/11
6:00pm Soul Eater NOT! Ep 3/13
6:25pm Pupipo! Ep 2/15
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Summer Days with Coo movie
9:50pm Late Break
9:55pm Problem Children are Coming from Another World Aren’t They? OAV (n)
10:20pm Kill la Kill Ep 14/24 (v?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:55 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Now – Nominate yourself for the JAFWA committee in the upcoming election.
  • July 19th – JAFWA AGM from 3PM, with JAFWA annual elections during the Dinner Break 7PM – vote for anime overlord.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

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

Tonight’s Episode:The One Thing I Couldn’t Say

Juvia manages to overcome Meldy’s life-link magic and her suicidal conviction, saving the lives of herself, Meldy and Grey. Just in time as well since Ultear doubled back to confront Grey, although her reaction upon meeting him is unexpected. But there is worse trouble. With the defeat of Meldy over half of the Seven Kin of Purgatory have fallen and now Bluenote, the second in command of Grimoire Heart, has entered the battle. But his only concern is the location of the grave of Fairy Tail’s founder, Mavis. The grave that Cana has just now located…

Gin no Saji, Season Two (Silver Spoon), Season Two

Life continues at Ooeno Agricultural School for city boy Hachiken. As the current crop of seniors prepare to move into the work force, more club responsibilities are passed on to the younger students. But in the midst of all the club activities, delicious food and good friends, Hachiken discovers that slaughtering animals might not be the only troubling aspect of farm life.

Tonight’s Episode:Hachiken Adopts Vice-Prez

Having inadvertently noticed Aki and Komaba having a private, and clearly distressing, conversation. And seeing the effect it had on Aki’s focus and concentration in her club activities, Hachiken can’t help but worry. Even after being told it’s not his concern. But for now final exams over and it’s time for another campus clean-up. With so much land, and locals apparently unconcerned with littering, there’s quite a bit to pick up. Although some of what’s been thrown out may be going just a bit too far …

Soul Eater Not!

DWMA (Death Weapon Meister Academy) is the place to go if you find that you are able the change into a weapon and need to master your newfound ability. Which is how Harudori Tsugumi finds herself in the United States, as part of the new class of students at the academy. Here she will learn to control her power and team up with one of the meisters (Students training to wield Death Weapons). However, she can’t quite make her mind up about which one to team up with.

Tonight’s Episode:Girl’s Dorm a la Carte

With their finances secure thanks to part time jobs, the girls are appreciating the vast array of different foods available at the DWMA cafeteria when Eternal Feather appears to apologise. Apparently the witch of the girl’s dorm is not the crazy dorm mistress but the pink haired girl that stopped her, and her name is Kim Diehl. When she first arrived at school her cute appearance got everyone’s attention, but over time her bad attitude drove them away and she changed her appearance. But even now the memory of her old look seems to taunt her.

Movie – Kappa no Coo to Natsuyasumi (Summer Days with Coo)

Coo is a young Kappa in the feudal era of Japan. in the midst of his father’s negotiations for land for the Kappas, an earthquake leaves him trapped underground. 200 years later a schoolboy rescues Coo from his earthen prison and brings him into his family, where the youngster must come to terms with the drastic changes from the world he was growing up in whilst searching for any other survivors of his kind.

Mondaijitachi ga Isekai Kara Kura Sou Desu Yo (Problem Children are Coming from Another World Aren’t They?) OAV

Welcome to the world of Little Garden. A place full of magical beasts, mythical figures, and powerful inhabitants. Fame and fortune await the bold, for anything can be had if you are willing to gamble your power, or even your freedom, for it.

Tonight’s Episode:An Account of a Trip to the Hot Springs

A furry-eared girl runs through the woods seeking to outpace her pursuers. Although she takes a wrong turn off a cliff, her fall brings her face to face with Izayoi, Asuka and Kasukabe. It seems that word of their defeat of the Demon Lord Pest has not spread very far as the gang chasing this girl are unimpressed by the title ‘No Name Community’. But a quick introduction to Asuka’s golem Deen, and a similar display of Kasukabe’s and Izayoi’s power soon sorts them out. Now there’s time to find out who they and the mysterious girl are, and why she was being chased in the first place.

Kill la Kill

Ryuko Matoi is a girl on a mission; to find the person responsible for her father’s death. Her search has led her to Honnouji Academy, a brutal, totalitarian school where the student council, led by Satsuki Kiryuin and empowered by their Ultima Uniforms, rule over everyone else. Ryuko quickly finds herself at odds with Satsuki’s dictatorship, but aid comes to Ryuko both from unexpected allies within the school … and a set of skimpy talking clothes.

Tonight’s Episode:Ride Like the Wind

Concern for her friends got Ryuuko back on her feet but fear of another beserk frenzy dulled her skills, allowing Nui to cut Senketsu to pieces. Satsuki stopped the Grand Couturier from killing the unconscious Ryuuko, and distributed the pieces of Senketsu amongst her troops. The Battlefield Trip has begun, with Mako conscripted as punishment for getting mixed up in Nui’s infiltration of the Academy. For Ryuuko, awakening in Mikisugi’s room yet again, it’s time to recover the pieces of Senketsu. For Mikisugi it’s time to drop his disguise and rejoin his comrades in Nudist Beach.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 14th June, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for June 14th, 2014.

And tonight we will have another survey, this time to determine what replaces “Jormangund” and “Kyoukai no Kanata” after the Late Break. The winners of the last survey were “Silver Spoon” second series, “Soul Eater NOT”, “Genshiken Nidaime” and “Witchcraft Works”. We will continue “Soul Eater NOT” on from last week’s episode #1.

Special: Canteen selling Fanta for 60c a can until stocks run out!

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 111/175
5:40pm Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) season 2 Ep 1/11
6:05pm Soul Eater NOT! Ep 2/13
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Log Horizon Ep 15/25
7:55pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 12/22
8:20pm Genshiken Nidaime Ep 1/13
8:45pm Witch Craft Works Ep 1/12 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Kyoukai no Kanata Ep 12/12 (final)
9:45pm Attack on Titan OAV 2 (?)
10:10pm Kill la Kill Ep 13/24 (v?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Now – Nominate yourself for the JAFWA committee in the upcoming election.
  • Saturday June 15 – PAniC General Meeting: If you want to keep up to date on all the goings-on with the PAniC Board and everything Wai-Con related then come down to Game City for the next general meeting.
  • Weekend of June 21-22 – SupaNova convention (no JAFWA)
  • July 19th – JAFWA AGM from 3PM, with JAFWA annual elections during the Dinner Break 7PM – vote for anime overlord.

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:Tears of Love and Vitality

The second-in-command of Grimoire Heart, Bluenote, has been restrained by Master Hades … for now. Grey is now shadowing the next highest ranking member Ultear, who is the spitting image of his dead teacher. Meanwhile Juvia and Erza have learned that Meldy’s feelings for Ultear affect her judgement, such as making Grey her number one target from Fairy Tail. Of course threatening Grey in front of Juvia is not a smart strategy but Meldy raises the stakes when she ties all three of their lives together; no matter which one dies, Grey will join them.

Gin no Saji, Season Two (Silver Spoon), Season Two

Life continues at Ooeno Agricultural School for city boy Hachiken. As the current crop of seniors prepare to move into the work force, more club responsibilities are passed on to the younger students. But in the midst of all the club activities, delicious food and good friends, Hachiken discovers that slaughtering animals might not be the only troubling aspect of farm life.

Tonight’s Episode:Hachiken Becomes the Club Vice-President

It’s a new semester at Ooeno Agricultural School. More early starts, more farming classes, more exhausting physical labour and more delicious fresh food. The day gets off to an odd start when Mikage comes to Hachiken looking for a bra and the two then go to the Holstein Club for help. The club is busy preparing one of their cows for a Cattle Show, with all the unsettling enthusiasm the Holstein Club seniors can muster.

Soul Eater Not!

DWMA (Death Weapon Meister Academy) is the place to go if you find that you are able the change into a weapon and need to master your newfound ability. Which is how Harudori Tsugumi finds herself in the United States, as part of the new class of students at the academy. Here she will learn to control her power and team up with one of the meisters (Students training to wield Death Weapons). However, she can’t quite make her mind up about which one to team up with.

Tonight’s Episode:Girl’s Dorm a la Carte

Anya, Tsugumi and Meme are on their way to the girl’s dorm. A dorm staff member going by the name of Eternal Feather leads them to the dorms, on the way passing through an open marketplace which quickly consumes all of Anya’s attention. Eternal Feather informs them that the allowance they got from the school must cover all their expenses, if they can’t make ends meet they will need to find part time work.

…and then she warns them to watch out for the witch

Log Horizon

Elder Tale is an MMO with over twenty million players world wide. When a new expansion is added to the game, Shiro and his friends find themselvers amongst the several hundred thousand players across the world that are now literally trapped inside the game.

Tonight’s Episode:Attack

Shiroe has learned that the Apocalypse may only have been the most recent in a string of world-altering events within Elder Tale, and also that reincarnation may erase parts of an adventurer’s memory. Minori meanwhile has finally worked up the courage to put her lessons and notes from Shiroe to use, delaying her team’s foray into the dungeon so they can get to know each other. Down on the beach Marie is delighted that the training camp is going so well. But out at sea, beneath the waves, there is trouble…

Samurai Flamenco

He started as an enthusiastic amateur, grew into a trained hero with high tech gadgets, and now he leads a team of heroes backed by a giant robot. Hazama Masayoshi’s childhood dream of becoming the hero Samurai Flamenco has been fulfilled and then some. Of course, to be a hero you need villains to fight. But there seems to be no shortage of candidates lining up for that role …

Tonight’s Episode:Document! We Are The Flamengers!

Despite some initial arguments about who got to be leader and some lingering resentment from Aoshima, exactly in keeping with the second in command of a Sentai team, the Flamengers are on their way. Now they face the second of the Four Kings of From Beyond; Heatnoid. Although their teamwork could still use some improvement, the Prime Minister is personally congratulating them for their work and Hazama is fitting into the role of team leader fairly well.

Witch Craft Works

Takamiya Honoka’s life used to be completely normal. That is until the day he was attacked by a Witch of the Tower and learned that Kagari Ayaka, the most popular girl in school, is secretly his personal bodyguard and a witch herself. Now Takamiya must contend with a growing procession of eccentric magic users out to either kidnap or kill him, all whilst trying to figure out why anyone is interested in him in the first place.

Tonight’s Episode:Takamiya and the Fire Witch

Takamiya Honoka’s daily routine would be completely unremarkable were it not for the fact that he catches the same bus to school, and sits right next to, his school’s most popular girl, Kagari Ayaka. Although they have never exchanged a single word Takamiya has repeatedly felt the … impact of his proximity to the schools â??Princessâ??. But jealous fans are not Takamiya’s only concern. Someone has come to the school looking for him, and as he heads back to class with armfuls of printouts a shadow draws nearer …

Genshiken Nidaime

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Other Side of the Path. The Promised Place

Genshiken’s recruitment total for the previous year was zero, and new club president Ogiue has some rules to lay down for the other remaining club members as a result. Much to the displeasure of Ohno and Kuchiki. Ohno also points out that they did get one new member, since her friend Susanna transferred to their university from America. Nonetheless, Ogiue has taken charge of the club’s recruitment stand out the front of the university as the new term begins, doing some live manga artwork to try and draw in prospective new recruits.

Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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:Grey World” Finale

Using a fragment of the Kyoukai no Kanata expelled from his body when he was possessed by the Hollow Shadow Akihito has forced his way into the titanic dreamshade’s enclosed space, where it and Kuriyama are locked in battle. The machinations of Fujima from the Dreamshade Hunter’s Association have allowed the monster to absorb other dreamshades, even Ai and Ayaka, into its body for strength. So whilst Akihito and Kuriyama search for a way to defeat the Kyoukai no Kanata, the scions of the Nase clan set off to put a stop Fujima’s plans.

Shingeki no Kyoujin OVA (Attack on Titan OVA)

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:An Unexpected Visitor: The Curse of Tortured Youth

Two years into his cadet training Jean and the others are on leave, back within the safety of the inner walls for a brief time. His obsession with Mikasa is still strong, his determination to get into the Military Police and live an easy life is unchanged. So much so that he rarely has the patience for fellow cadets that show him up in training. But his fellow cadets also discover quite by accident that his dislike of his old home is equally strong.

Kill la Kill

Ryuko Matoi is a girl on a mission; to find the person responsible for her father’s death. Her search has led her to Honnouji Academy, a brutal, totalitarian school where the student council, led by Satsuki Kiryuin and empowered by their Ultima Uniforms, rule over everyone else. Ryuko quickly finds herself at odds with Satsuki’s dictatorship, but aid comes to Ryuko both from unexpected allies within the school … and a set of skimpy talking clothes.

Tonight’s Episode:Feeling Like Scattered Roses … When You Are Nea

Driven into a berserk frenzy by Nui, only Mako’s friendship was able to bring Ryuuko back to her senses. Satsuki has banned Nui from the academy, for all the good it will do, and told Ryuuko to focus on the person who can explain her father’s death, her, rather than the psychotic who wielded the murder weapon. Still, Satsuki is pleased. Ryuuko’s battles with the Four Devas have allowed her to refine the Ultima Uniforms, the true purpose of the Naturals Election all along, and she is now ready march to war and conquer the remaining independent schools of Japan.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 7th June, 2014

No JAFWA this week
However we will be down at Bunnings Cannington doing a sausage sizzle. Come buy one.

Fear not, as the next JAFWA screening shall be June 14th, 2014, with a program containing (thanks to last week’s survey):

  • Fairy Tail
  • Gin no Sagi season 2
  • Soul Eater NOT!
  • Log Horizon
  • Witchcraft Works
  • Samurai Flamenco
  • Genshiken Nidaime
  • preview item
  • Kyoukai no Kanata
  • Kill la Kill

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday June 7th – JAFWA sausage sizzle at Bunnings Cannington.
  • Saturday June 15th – PAniC General Meeting: If you want to keep up to date on all the goings-on with the PAniC Board and everything Wai-Con related then come down to Game City for the next general meeting
  • Weekend containing June 21st – SupaNova.
  • July 19th – JAFWA AGM from 3PM, with JAFWA annual elections during the Dinner Break 7PM – vote for anime overlord.

Dale’s Suggestive Remarks

While we wait for more Suggestion Sheets to wend their way towards me, let us congratulate President Drew for his interesting and invigourating selection in May of retro anime, both mecha and manly.

I myself am minded to sponsor a night at JAFWA, so that our dear members and attendees may indulge in the beautiful anime that is produced by Studio Ghibli. For in Australia the distribution rights are held by Madman Anime, and while they generously allow us to screen most of the titles they hold rights to free of charge, they are requiring a fee in order that JAFWA screen any of the Studio Ghibli titles. A fee that is difficult to be justified in JAFWA’s budget.

Thus I am thinking of taking it upon myself to sponsor a night and provide the necessary fees to screen at least one Studio Ghibli title. But assuming I can only screen but a single title from Miyazaki’s magnificence, the question arises – Which One? Which of the various animated masterpieces is most deserving of screening at JAFWA?

Should I choose “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, and thus create a night based around magical girl anime? What of “Laputa: Castle in the Sky” and a night themed with pirates, giant robots and flying? Perhaps “The Cat Returns” and a night that contains a multitude of “Chi’s Sweet Home” amongst other fine feline filled fantasies? Dare we forget “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” to fill a night with flight, hope and post-apocalyptic destruction? Or should we returns to Miyazaki’s roots and screen “Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro” in a joyous paean of romance and thievery? So many other possibilities! (Porco Rosso, Pom Poko, Arrietty to name a few)

Come dear readers, and aid in my ruminations, by providing thoughtful and elegant suggestions to sway my fevered imaginings.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 31st May, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for May 31st, 2014.

As you should be aware, we have come to the end of several of our regular series. We are going to have a survey tonight that helps decide what are the new series we start as regular items.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Kiniro Mosaic Ep 12/12 (final)
5:40pm Baby Steps Ep 1 (preview)
6:05pm Soul Eater NOT! Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break, including survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Log Horizon Ep 14/25
7:55pm Gin no Sagi (Silver Spoon) Ep 11/11 (final)
8:20pm Galilei Donna Ep 11/11 (final)
8:45pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 11/22
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Kyoukai no Kanata Ep 11/12 (v)
9:50pm Kill la Kill Ep 12/24 (v)
10:15pm Gokukoku no Brynhildr Ep 1 (preview)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Sunday June 1st – Collector Fare 2:00 pm $3 entry Craige Leisure Centre,Whitfords Av, Craigie.
  • Saturday June 15th – PAniC General Meeting: If you want to keep up to date on all the goings-on with the PAniC Board and everything Wai-Con related then come down to Game City for the next general meeting.
  • June 21-22 – SupaNova convention
  • July 19th – JAFWA AGM from 3PM, with JAFWA annual elections during the Dinner Break 7PM – vote for anime overlord.

Synopsis

Kiniro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Golden Times” Finale

It’s the start of a new school year and Alice is excited. Shino and Karen share her enthusiasm, looking forward to all the new experiences that await them in the coming year. Aya is less enthused, as a new school year means reassignment of students to classes.

Preview – Soul Eater Not!

DWMA (Death Weapon Meister Academy) is the place to go if you find that you are able the change into a weapon and need to master your newfound ability. Which is how Harudori Tsugumi finds herself in the United States, as part of the new class of students at the academy. Here she will learn to control her power and team up with one of the meisters (Students training to wield Death Weapons). However, she can’t quite make her mind up about which one to team up with.

Tonight’s Episode:Enrolling at DWMA!

Harudori Tsugumi discovered her latent weapon-transforming ability purely by accident one evening whilst trying to avoid the family dog, now she’s been transferred to DWMA. Her former classmates find it all terribly exciting, although Tsugumi finds the attention somewhat embarrassing. Upon her arrival at Death City Airport she finds herself mobbed by the various hawkers and taxi drivers looking for business, and in the process of fending them off misses two other new students of DWMA at the airport …

Preview – Baby Steps

Eichirou Maruo is the most diligent student in his school, his notes are so perfect and complete that there is not a student in the school that doesn’t want a copy (and Maruo makes sure to have several handy). But a chance encounter with the school’s most adored female student, Natsu Takasaki, presents him with something new to focus his rigorous note-taking skills upon …. Tennis!

Tonight’s Episode:Tennis and Notes

At the Kanagawa Junior Tennis Circuit a spiky haired teenager is in the middle of tennis match. The spectators are surprise to learn he only started playing a year ago. Despite pushing himself to the limit, the spiky haired teen loses the point. And then surprises the spectators once again when he sits down to take notes. A year earlier the highlight of honour student Maruo’s day was fitting all the notes from his math class onto just five pages.

Log Horizon

Elder Tale is an MMO with over twenty million players world wide. When a new expansion is added to the game, Shiro and his friends find themselvers amongst the several hundred thousand players across the world that are now literally trapped inside the game.

Tonight’s Episode:World Fraction

Whilst Minori and her party continue to struggle with the monsters in the Lagrandia dungeon the Round Table has divided up their various social invitations, with Crusty taking great pleasure in teasing the flustered Princess Lenissia. But now near the end of all the socialising Shiroe has been approached by a strange new person, Regan of Miral Lake. This mysterious mage has invited Shiroe and Akatsuki to his library, and Shiroe is beginning to get an idea of just how important he might be. The Sage of Miral Lake studies ‘World-class Magic’ …

Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)

What’s it like to live and work on a farm? Get ready to find out. Join Yugo Hachiken, newly enrolled student at Oezo Agricultural High School, as he learns the details of modern agriculture and farm life from both his instructors and his fellow students.

Tonight’s Episode:Take Off Running, Hachiken” Finale

Hachiken even went so far as to personally care for him, and fatten him up, before it was too late. But now the fateful day is approaching, Pork Bowl will soon be on his way to the slaughterhouse. Hachiken’s antics have also rubbed off on his classmates, Yoshino even stops him one morning whilst he is feeding the pigs to comment on it. How his agonizing over the fate of Pork Bowl has made her and the rest of the class think about how they simply took the whole process for granted.

Galilei Donna

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

Tonight’s Episode:Galileo Judge” Finale

The chase has ended, although not as anyone intended. The Ferrari sisters are in the custody of Interpol rather than dead at the hands of Roberto, and the Adni Moon Company is set to frame them for all the Methane Hydrate thefts they carried out. The court case looms but the president of Adni Moon claims he can make it all go away, if they will give him the Galileo Tesoro. Meanwhile their mother continues her work for Adni Moon, her amnesia having removed all memory of her daughters, and Anna sits huddled in a prison cell wondering what punishment awaits after her betrayal.

Samurai Flamenco

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

Tonight’s Episode:From Beyond

King Torture has been defeated and his final maniacal plan thwarted by the efforts of Hazama and Gotou. Believing his struggles to be over, Hazama has now revealed his identity to the world as the TV crews gathered around the destroyed base. But in the middle of his reveal, his mentor Kaname appears in full Red Axe costume as a massive structure rises out of Tokyo Bay. Before any real explanation can be given a high tech VTOL craft appears and whisks away Hazama and Kaname. King Torture may be gone, but an enemy a thousand times stronger has now revealed itself.

Preview Item – Gokukoku no Brynhildr (Brynhildr in the Darkness)

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

Tonight’s Episode:While Waiting For You

Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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:Black World World

Kuriyama has sacrificed herself rather than kill Akihito, the first person to treat her like a normal girl rather than a cursed monster. And now battles the Kyoukai no Kanata within its own dimensional realm. Their duel has already persisted for the three months that Akihito was in a coma, yet he still hears the distant thunder of Kuriyama’s battle. The others can hear nothing but their spirit powers have weakened, and Aikawa suspects a link between the two. To make matters worse, Fujima of the Dreamshade Hunters Association has not finished meddling …

Kill la Kill

Ryuko Matoi is a girl on a mission; to find the person responsible for her father’s death. Her search has led her to Honnouji Academy, a brutal, totalitarian school where the student council, led by Satsuki Kiryuin and empowered by their Ultima Uniforms, rule over everyone else. Ryuko quickly finds herself at odds with Satsuki’s dictatorship, but aid comes to Ryuko both from unexpected allies within the school … and a set of skimpy talking clothes.

Tonight’s Episode:Spit Your Sadness Away

Sanageyama’s battle with Ryuuko was cut incredibly short by the appearance of the pink frilly stranger Harime Nui, who unravelled his Ultima Uniform with the flick of her little finger. Nui is a servant of Satsuki’s mother Ragyou, the Grand Couturier (head tailor) of her clothing company, although she is at Honnouji Academy for her own amusement rather than official business. But far worse than that, Nui reveals that it was she who killed Ryuuko’s father by producing the second half of the Sword Scissor … and Ryuuko does not take the news well.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 24th May, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for May 24th, 2014.

This is not a regular JAFWA program. Instead this is a special program designed to commemorate the 30 th Anniversary of the watershed anime movie Macross – Do You Remember Love?. Notes will be included on the night to aid the mood, as well as having a few good retro TV episodes.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Mobile Police Patlabor Ep ?
5:40pm Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Ep 1
6:05pm Black Heaven Ep 1/13
6:30pm dinner break, including survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Macross: Do You Remember Love? Part 1/2
8:25pm Part 2/2
9:20pm Late Break
9:30pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency Ep 1 (preview)
9:55pm Fist of the North Star OAV 1 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • June 21-22 – SupaNova convention (no JAFWA)
  • July 19th – JAFWA AGM from 3PM, with JAFWA annual elections during the Dinner Break 7PM – vote for anime overlord.

Synopsis

Mobile Police Patlabor

Retro anime – Patlabor: Portmanteau of the words Patrol and Labour. Since the late 1990′s Labors (8-10m civilian mecha used for construction purposes) have been in existence, and like all inventions criminals immediately started to use Labors for nefarious purposes. To counter this trend, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police created the Special Vehicles (SV) Units branch to deal with the literal large-scale crimes of Tokyo. Mobile Police Patlabor follows the day-to-day stories of SV2, the red-headed step child of the branch, of which very few stories are complimentary.

Tonight’s episode shows how the members of SV2 deal with animal control, as they Head to the Mountain of Mystery!

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083

A side-series to the classic Kido Senshi Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam) (1978), Kido Senshi Gundam Stardust Memories (0083 Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Stardust Memories) (1991) provides a bridge between Mobile Suit Gundam and Kido Senshi Zeta Gundam (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam) (1986). Set during October-November of Universal Century 0083 (2163 AD) nearly 4 years have passed since the ceasefire of the One Year War between the Federation Forces on Earth and the Zeon separatists in the space colonies which saw more than 12 billion humans killed. In UC 0083 evidence has been found by the Zeon remnants that the Federation is in breach of the Antarctic Treaty (an agreement made within the first week of the One Year War that saw 3 billion people killed in six days by the use of Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons). This evidence lies at the Torrington training base in what remains of New South Wales, and so the plot begins to steal this evidence supporting their just cause…

Black Heaven

Middle-aged Oji Tanaka has a wife and young son and a job as a salaryman in modern day Japan, his life is dull and monotonous, and his glory days are in the past. 15 years ago Oji was known as Gabriel, lead guitarist for the Heavy Metal band Kacho Oji (Black Heaven – the title of the anime, which can also be translated as “Section-Chief Oji”). Oji’s life takes a sudden turn when an enigmatic new employee Layla Yuki returns to him his most prized possession, and asks him to relive his youthful days. It is no coincidence that Layla has an interest in Oji-San – his changing fortunes are not what they appear, and what he needs is a Stairway to Heaven.

Macross: Do You Remember Love?

The 1984 movie Cho Jikou Yosai Macross: Ai Owobete Imasu Ka? (Super Dimensional Fortress Macross: Do you Remember Love?) is a Space–Opera/Drama focussing on relationships between humans and between humans and non-humans. In 1999, an extra-terrestrial vessel – Specifically, a Gunship of the Supervision Army, crashed into the Pacific Island of South Ataria. Global conflict erupted over the incident lasting 5 years and determining the fate of the vessel: a new Unified Earth government would be formed to rebuild the vessel via retrofit with Earth technology, while preparing to encounter the previous owners. In 2009, the advance scouting fleet of the 2073rd Zentraedi fleet under Gorg Bodolza enters the border of our Solar System looking for a Gunship of their ancient enemy – the Supervision Army – not expecting its current fate. Automated defences activate the vessel – the SDF-1 (dubbed ‘Macross’ by its human restorers) – and it fires on the scout fleet, starting the first Interstellar War – Space War One. A brief skirmish between the Zentraedi (‘Male’ in the Zentran language) and the defence force on South Ataria leads to the Macross making an emergency Space Fold to escape the fighting and sparing the civilians on the island. However an incompatibility between the human and Supervision Army technology leads to the fortress accidentally taking the Macross Fortress, 70,000 civilians, and the majority of the island and surrounding sea of South Ataria to the outskirts of Pluto while leaving the Space Fold systems and the primary weapon permanently damaged. The defence forces quickly recover any survivors and resources, and then begin the journey back to Earth.

Preview Item – Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is the newest anime adaptation of the long-running manga of the same name (1984 and ongoing, onto its 7th story arc). The overarching story centres on the adventures of the Joestar family, which begins with the first arc – Phantom Blood – set in the 1880′s with the arc’s main hero Jonathon Joestar and his adoptive brother Dio Brando’s attempts to usurp Jonathon via an ancient mask, an old Aztec artefact that houses a Vampire from the stars once worshiped as a God by the Aztecs. The mask takes possession of Dio and symbiotically grants him fantastic supernatural powers, including immortality. Jonathon and Dio disappear before the close of the century. The second arc (newly animated and the feature of tonight’s episode) is Battle Tendency, which follows Jonathon’s grandson Joseph Joestar and his adventures in 1938 trying to stop the predecessors of the Space Vampires, the ‘Men in the Pillars’, with help from cybernetically enhanced Nazi’s. It is worth noting that Hirohiko Araki’s Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure manga is one of, if not the most popular manga series amongst his mangaka peers, and most manga circles (such as the all-female manga circle CLAMP) consider it the most important and significant series since its release with its unique visual styles and pop/rock culture references.

Fist of the North Star

Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) (1984), in the 1990’s civilisation was almost annihilated as a result of a worldwide Nuclear War. Only 30% of mankind survived, and now the strong rule over the weak. Uncontaminated water and food are scarce while lawlessness runs rampant. Fist of the North Star follows the tale of Kenshiro – rightful inheritor to the 1800 year old Invincible Martial Art Hokuto Shinken (Northern Star Style) – wandering the lands in search of his beloved Yuria and the whereabouts of his missing brothers Toki the Benevolent and Raoh the King of Fists, while feeling the pain and suffering of his fellow humans and doing what he can to assist in these lawless times. Fist of the North Star is the refined product of a simple concept from mangaka Buronson: a combination of Mad Max/The Road Warrior in setting, with an aged Bruce Lee as the Hero and classical Chinese tales of the Just Hero of the People providing the story. The anime series began in 1984 and ran until 1988, with regular OAV’s and a feature film (1986) being released every few years due to the popularity of the characters presented (the hero Kenshiro is considered the manliest hero in anime). Fist of the North Star remains one of the most popular anime of all time (particularly with celebrities), and is the genre-founder of the Shonen-Fighting series (Dragon Ball/Z/GT, Naruto, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures et al).

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 17th May, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for May 17th, 2014.

Several of our regular series are running out, so we are showing an extra Preview item to broaden the choices we will select from for our new regular series.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Kiniro Mosaic Ep 10/12
5:40pm Fairy Tail Ep 110/175
6:05pm Log Horizon Ep 13/25
6:30pm dinner break, including survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gin no Sagi (Silver Spoon) Ep 10/11
7:55pm Galilei Donna Ep 10/11
8:20pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 10/22
8:45pm Sidonia no Kishi Ep 1 (preview)
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Blade and Soul Ep 1 (preview)
9:50pm Kyoukai no Kanata Ep 10/12 (some violence)
10:15pm Kill la Kill Ep 11/24 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • May 24th May – Rather than a regular JAFWA screening, President Drew is sponsoring the night and putting in what he wants to see (strong possibility of “Macross: Do you remember love?”).
  • June 21-22 – SupaNova convention
  • July 19th – JAFWA AGM from 3PM, with JAFWA annual elections during the Dinner Break 7PM – vote for anime overlord.

Synopsis

Kiniro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Guess how much I love you

Shino is having a Christmas party and is going around inviting her friends. Christmas in Japan is a new experience for Alice, it’s very different to how the holiday is celebrated in England. When they arrive at school Karen is there to wish them a Merry Christmas … in full Santa gear.

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:Dead End of Despair

After Cana abandoned her to finish the S Class Exam, and their respective battles crashed into each other, Lucy teamed up with Natsu and Happy to take down Kain Hikaru, although she spent much of the fight controlled by Kain’s curse doll. But this let Ultear escape with the unconscious Zeref. Grimoire Heart now has possession of the legendary Dark Wizard needed for their World of Great Magic. Meanwhile Juvia and Erza continue their battle against Meldy, with Juvia discovering that even her liquid body is not proof against attacks that cause pain through mere contact.

Log Horizon

Elder Tale is an MMO with over twenty million players world wide. When a new expansion is added to the game, Shiro and his friends find themselves amongst the several hundred thousand players across the world that are now literally trapped inside the game.

Tonight’s Episode:Shield and Freedom

Touya, Serara and Minori have been grouped together with the bard Isuzu and the flamboyant sorcerer Rundel Haus Code for their training, however their first foray into the dungeon did not go well. At the Palace of Eternal Ice the Round Table has been invited to numerous events, an attempt by various nobles to win the adventurers to their side, and Shiroe advises they attend them all to avoid showing favouritism. Crusty meanwhile has introduced himself to Princess Lenissia, granddaughter of Lord Sergiatte. Lenissia it turns out is not quite the prim and proper princess.

Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)

What’s it like to live and work on a farm? Get ready to find out. Join Yugo Hachiken, newly enrolled student at Oezo Agricultural High School, as he learns the details of modern agriculture and farm life from both his instructors and his fellow students.

Tonight’s Episode:Hachiken Says Goodbye to Pork Bowl

Hachiken even went so far as to personally care for him, and fatten him up, before it was too late. But now the fateful day is approaching, Pork Bowl will soon be on his way to the slaughterhouse. Hachiken’s antics have also rubbed off on his classmates, Yoshino even stops him one morning whilst he is feeding the pigs to comment on it. How his agonizing over the fate of Pork Bowl has made her and the rest of the class think about how they simply took the whole process for granted.

Galilei Donna

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

Tonight’s Episode:Space-Time Goldfish: Part 1

Despite the timely intervention of the Black Ganymede, Messier’s ruthless assault on the Ferrari sisters and their ship was about to succeed when the Galilei Tesoro activated once more. But on this occasion rather than absorb damage it transported Hozuki back in time, bringing her face to face with her illustrious ancestor. Now Hozuki and Galileo devote their energies to rebuilding his flying machine in order to bring her back to the strange storm from which she emerged, and hopefully taking her back to her own time.

Samurai Flamenco

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

Tonight’s Episode:Final Battle at the Enemy Base

Akira of the Highrollers High website has betrayed Mari to King Torture. And now with his hostage Torture has demanded Samurai Flamenco come to his secret base, alone. Harazuka managed to learn of events and holds off the Torture minions so Hazama can head straight for the base before Mari can be harmed further. But Mari is not the only captive, she shared Akira’s fake information with Mizuki and Moe. Although Mizuki balked at the idea Moe was willing to follow wherever Mari led her … and now King Torture has them both.

Preview Item – Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia)

A thousand years after mankind fled Earth, Sidonia is a vast colony ship traversing deep space. The people within, genetically altered to contend with the harsh demands of space travel and Sidonia’s limited resources, live under a military dictatorship. Nagate Tanikaze however knows almost none of this, he has spent his life in the service tunnels of the ship, training in mecha combat simulators. When he is finally found by the rest of the Sidonia’s population, Tanikaze finds himself inducted into their military to help defend the colony ship against monstrous beings known as Gauna.

Tonight’s Episode:First Battle

A lone mecha pilot heads towards an even lonelier asteroid. A station on the asteroid is under attack by a Gauna, which lashes out at the mecha pilot as he rushes in. Some precision manoeuvring and gunfire gets him past the Gauna’s tentacles and close enough to impale its core on his spear … at which point the simulation ends. Unfortunately for Tanikaze Nagate, training simulators can’t fill his empty stomach. Unable to bear it any longer, Tanikaze finally leaves the empty service tunnels and heads to the upper levels to find food. However his expedition does not go well …

Preview Item – Blade and Soul

Aika, an emotionless Tsurugi clan assassin, is also a wanted fugitive of the Param Empire. The empire blames her for the death of the rest of her clan, including her master. But Aika seeks revenge against the empire for his death. Like any great empire, Param makes enemies by its mere existence, but it also has the wealth and reach to hound Aika wherever she goes. Nowhere is safe and those who would use her formidable skills may find the attention of the Empire too heavy a price to pay.

Tonight’s Episode:Path

A squad of veiled soldiers with rifles pursues a lone figure as she leaps through the treetops, their chase ending in a series of stone ruins. The engagement is short and bloody, and in moments the white-haired fugitive is on her way again. By the time reinforcements arrive, the corpses are already being looted by a scavenger. The hapless is looter is reduced to ash by a huge, armoured man whilst one of his female companions confirms that the white-haired killer used the techniques of the Tsurugi clan. It is time to spread word of the bounty on this fugitive’s head.

Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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:White World

Aikawa has learned that the dreamshade inside Akihito is the legendary Kyoukai no Kanata, and that his sister Izumi deliberately sealed away Akihito’s human side to bring this world-destroying monster to the surface. The revelation, however, comes too late. Kuriyama has already found and attacked the misbegotten Akihito. This was her intention all along, indeed she had been invited to town by Izumi herself. But now, Akihito awakens to the sounds of summer to find himself in a hospital bed with Kuriyama by his side… It seems everything has turned out OK?

Kill la Kill

Ryuko Matoi is a girl on a mission; to find the person responsible for her father’s death. Her search has led her to Honnouji Academy, a brutal, totalitarian school where the student council, led by Satsuki Kiryuin and empowered by their Ultima Uniforms, rule over everyone else. Ryuko quickly finds herself at odds with Satsuki’s dictatorship, but aid comes to Ryuko both from unexpected allies within the school … and a set of skimpy talking clothes.

Tonight’s Episode:I’m Not Your Cute Woman

Inamuta surrendered quickly, data collection being more important to him than victory, but Jakuzure Nonon has nothing on her mind except winning. An Ultima Uniform that turns into an airship should have decided the battle, but Ryuuko has once again stepped up her game and meets Nonon in the sky. Mikisugi, however, feels the evolution of Senketsu is coming too fast and calls Tsumugu back to Honnouji Academy. Meanwhile, as Ryuuko and Nonon’s battle rages on, a smiling woman in pink frills steps lightly through the slums of Honnouji City …

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