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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 18th April, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for April 18th, 2015.

Welcome back after two weeks of conventions where cosplay was considered normal.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 160/175
5:40pm Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Ep 10/12
6:05pm Log Horizon season 2 Ep 8/25
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gundam Reconguista in G Ep 1&2 (preview)
8:20pm D-Frag! Ep 5/12
8:45pm Noragami Ep 7/12 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Akame ga Kill Ep 1/24 (v)
9:45pm Psycho Pass season 2 Ep 10/11 (vd)
10:10pm Danganronpa Ep 8/13 (v?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Sunday April 26th – Maids in MyriadeLand (the board game cafe in Perth 2.98 Lake St, Northbridge) 2PM-6PM. Maid Club Perth will be bringing a Japanese Maid Cafe experience.
  • Sunday April 26th – live action “Parasyte” movie, part 1. Carousel cinema.
  • Saturday May 2nd – JAFWA’s Fundraising Bunnings BBQ at Cannington. Come buy a sausage in a bun. Or even volunteer your sausage sizzling skills. Also, Free Comic Book Day at various retailers.
  • Saturday June 20th – JAFWA’s next Event Afternoon, where we have the haal before JAFWA (from ~1:30PM to ~4:30PM) and make our own entertainment.
  • July – JAFWA AGM and elections to the JAFWA committee.

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:Bad Omen

Lucy proves to be the stronger than her Raven Tail opponent, Flare Corona. So, naturally, Raven Tail cheats. First Flare threatens to kill Asuka if Lucy tries to fight back, a tactic which works until Natsu steps in to prevent her sneak attack on the defenceless child. And then when Lucy breaks out her most powerful attack to finish the battle in one blow, the Raven Tail members outside the arena siphon away her power before the attack can hit Flare. With Raven Tail having won (and the judges seemingly oblivious to their rampant cheating), it’s now time for the B Team’s battle.

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:What’s Strengthened Is Our Bonds And Our Reigns

Another run-in with his old editor shook up Nozaki’s confidence. Fortunately, Ken talked him out of any crazy ideas and instead suggested a story about his two new side characters. For Nozaki, that means advancing the relationship between two characters he based on the angel-voiced, but abrasive, Seo and the mild-mannered Wakamatsu, something he’s not completely comfortable with since the real life inspiration haven’t advanced their relationship. But that may be about to change.

Log Horizon season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Changing Battlefield

Through careful planning to minimize his advantages and lead him to the ambush site just as Princess Lenissia deactivates Akihabara’s magic circle, the possessed serial killer Enheart Elreath is defeated. And the pressure of the battle provides the final push Akatsuki needed to master her own version of the teachings. She even gets a new sword out of the ‘Akihabara Raid’. But at the same time Akatsuki was killed and began all the training and planning to bring down Enheart, there was someone else who had experienced defeat for the first time …

Preview – Gundam Reconguista in G

When Belri Zenam, prodigy trainee of the Capitol Guard, helps capture a strange new Mobile Suit, he finds himself with more than he bargained for. Belri’s ability to pilot this machine embroils him in events that will have consequences for the entire planet.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Mysterious Mobile Suit

In the upper reaches of the atmosphere mechs from two separate forces pursue a third that is earth-bound. One manages to snag their quarry with a grapple-line, whereupon the pilot bails out into the dangerously thin atmosphere. The second group, the Capital Guard, ends up with the pilot and the first with their machine. The following day, that same Capital Guard pilot is taking a group of trainees into orbit, via space elevator, for their first practical lesson in zero gravity. They even have a cheer squad from St Flower Academy along for the ride, much to his displeasure.

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:What?! Your Little Sister Makes Your Lunches?

Ken runs afoul of the most infamous delinquents at the school; the Band of 14 Devils (although their claim to infamy is hogging the rhythm games at the local arcade). Who argued over who would get to play the “Scramble for Porn Mags in Space (Volume 2)” board game that Roka snuck into Ken’s bag, until Roka and the rest of the Game Dev Club (Provisional) showed up to rescue him. Ken now owes Roka (the Secret Underboss of the School, who would have guessed?) for saving him … which means he has to play “Scramble for Porn Mags in Space … Volume 3!”

Noragami (Stray God)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Over the Line

Nora, it turns out, is not a name but a title for untrustworthy Regalia sworn to multiple gods at once… and only used for the darkest and most shameful deeds. But even normal Regalia come with drawbacks; Kazuma, the one Reglia of Bishamon that cares about Yato, has warned Hiyori that the taint from Yuki’s negative thoughts could kill Yato. But in spite of this, and Nora’s continued efforts to drive them apart, Yato refuses to give up on Yuki. Which is why he has him on his latest job; helping a bullied student. But a sullen Yuki does not think much of the kid’s problems

Akame ga Kill

Tatsumi was hoping to find enough money in the capital to save his poverty stricken village, what he found instead was corruption and slaughter. The prime minister is the power behind the throne, manipulating the infant emperor for his own gain, and the common folk of the empire suffer under his reign. A group of assassins known as Night Raid prowl the city, leaving a trail of corpses in their wake. But as Tatsumi quickly discovers, they may be the only hope the empire has.

Tonight’s Episode:Kill the Darkness

Monsters abound out on the open road, but they are no match for a competent swordsman such as Tatsumi. The travelers he saves are grateful for his help and readily offer him advice; don’t go to the capitol, there are worse things within its walls than dragons. Tatsumi is too full of confidence and optimism to heed their words, but it turns out becoming a high paying officer in the army isn’t as easy as turning up and waving your sword around.

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Gauging the Soul

Enforcer Tougane and the Sybil System are now both working towards turning Akane’s Hue black and have ‘recruited’ Inspector Shimotsuki, not that she wanted any part of this. Kamui meanwhile isn’t standing still. Along with a small cadre of loyal followers, and a stockpile of active Dominators, he has hijacked trains full of civilians. And because he wants Akane there for the final confrontation he has done it all in full view of the surveillance systems.

Danganronpa

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

Tonight’s Episode:All All Apologies (part 2)

Alter Ego’s ongoing decrypting reveals that their incarceration was part of a response to some unspecified catastrophe from a year ago. Monobear once again tries to drive his prisoners to murders, this time by revealing that Oghami is his spy. This results in Asahina being attacked for defending Oghami, which enrages the super-duper high school martial artist. But it seems she kept her promise not to retaliate, as the next corpse to be found is Oghami herself. Dead, with a smile on her face, inside a locked recreation room.

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Off to Oz Comicon on Saturday 11 April, 2014

Regular JAFWA will resume on April 18.

Too many people off to attend Oz Comicon

Enjoy everyone!

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 28th March, 2015

Event Afternoon

JAFWA has the hall from 12:30PM to 4:30PM, where it is make our own amusement time.
There should be at least one sewing machine is coming along, for cosplay creation related purposes. Leanne has offered to take photos of people in Cosplay, and any Neko Nationers can come to our event afternoon first.
And we have been trying to emotionally blackmail Ryan and James to bring in the 8 player Super Smash Bros again so JAFWA will bring out the projector and screen.
What do you want to do?

Screening

Below is the program for March 28th, 2015.

We didn’t exactly have a movie for tonight, but we have 3 new items that may grab your fancy.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 159/175
5:40pm Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Ep 9/12
6:05pm Log Horizon season 2 Ep 7/25
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm D-Frag! Ep 4/12
7:55pm Harmonie OAV (special)
8:25pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 00 (prologue)
9:10pm Late Break
9:25pm Junketsu no Maria Ep 1 (preview)
9:50pm Psycho Pass season 2 Ep 8/11 (vd)
10:15pm Danganronpa Ep 7/13 (v?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday March 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM.
  • Sunday March 29th – Panic Annual General Meeting 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Rod Evans Community Centre (Main Hall), 160 Hay Street, East Perth.
  • Sunday May 2nd – JAFWA’s Fundraising Bunnings BBQ at Cannington. Come buy a sausage in a bun. Or even volunteer your sausage sizzling skills.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

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

Tonight’s Episode:Lucy vs Flare

The first contest of the Grand Magic Games involved the creation of an entire town filled with replica contestants. A feat requiring so much magical energy it immediately makes Jellal suspicious. Raventail’s Nalpudding effortlessly and repeatedly attacks Gray, even ignoring other competitors to focus on him. And Sabertooth’s Rufus secures his victory with one simultaneous attack on every other competitor. But now it is time for the battle component of the day’s activities, and Lucy finds herself facing off against another member of Raven Tail; Flare Corona.

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:Do You Have Enough Excitement?

Sakura finds herself in a bit of a bind after school. It’s raining, she knew it was going to rain, and yet she still forgot her umbrella. For Nozaki, the situation is a chance to experiment and think on new plotlines for his manga. Lots of things can happen when it’s raining and you’re stuck at school.

Log Horizon season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Akihabara Raid!

The murderer Enheart Elreth is almost completely possessed by the vengeful spirit of his sword, Byakumaru. A solution is needed for this overpowered, teleporting serial killer, and despite the distraction of her guild master Crusty dramatically vanishing Reize has a plan. Akatsuki has made friends and trained with more of the adventurers of Akihabara, but the secret to the Teachings continues to elude her. And so the battle with Enheart begins, and ultimate victory will depend Princess Lenissia …

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:They’re the Band of 14 Devils!

Despite things looking grim for Roka’s club, Kazama hits upon the idea of simply piling together lots of existing games into a single attraction, rather than trying to create a new one. With a small army of shanghaied volunteers to assemble their “Game Castle”, the Fake Game Dev Club manages to win over Takao and her team. And perhaps more importantly, Takao and Roka are able to be friends again. Although that doesn’t stop Chitose from trying to go ahead with the ‘punishment’ for Takao losing. That just leaves one outstanding issue … the club names.

OAV – Harmonie

“Everyone has their own little world.”

Akio Honjou has his friends at school, Yoshida and Watanabe, the two people who share his interests. Their time between classes is spent in lively discussion of their favourite TV shows. But there is someone else in the class that Akio can’t help but notice; Juri Makina. Of course, they are in totally different social circles. Their worlds could never come into contact.

Preview – Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

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

Tonight’s Episode:Prologue

A young girl full of smiles. A man at her front gate. A present. A book. And then he is gone. “Have a safe journey father …”

Rin Tohsaka lives in a stately mansion, apparently all on her own. After an unpleasant awakening by alarm clock she prepares for school, stopping only to collect an ornate pendant “just in case”. But the walk to school is devoid of other students. It seems all her clocks were fast by one hour, and it happened when she found that pendant …

preview – Junketsu no Maria (Maria the Virgin Witch)

The Hundred Years war was a time of great suffering and strife in middle-ages Europe as France and England clashed time and again. But in the midst of this was Maria; one of the most powerful witches of her time and a woman utterly opposed to war. But when her meddling starts to draw the attention of other powerful forces, Maria suddenly finds she has bigger problems than her familiar Artemis teasing her about her lack of … experience.

Tonight’s Episode:Virgo Intacta (Perfect Virgin)

In the woods near their village, a mother and daughter make their way, cautiously, to the home of the witch Maria. Although the little girl’s grandmother, Martha, always came home safely, they still say a prayer for protection just in case. The witch’s home is dark, but they can just make out the aged crone by the dim light. Maria it seems, is not a bad witch. She has Martha’s medicine ready and even promises to look out for the little girl, Anne’s, father now that he has been sent off to war. But the dim light conceals something else about this witch …

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Omnipotence Paradox

As a frankenstain’s monster of body parts stitched together, Kamui cannot even be seen by the Sybil system, let alone judged. And from his position of unbreakable anonymity he has carefully planned out the end of the Sybil System’s Hegemony. In the midst of this, Inspector Shimotsuki continues her crusade to have Akane fired and the psychotic Tougane put away. But the one detail she could never have learned, is that the person controlling the robotic Chief she is reporting all this to, is Tougane’s equally psychotic mother. And the pair of them now have plans for Shimotsuki.

Danganronpa

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

Tonight’s Episode:All All Apologies

The true murderer of Hifumi and Ishimara is revealed to be Celes, in a complex plot involving a costume to frame Yasuhiro and roping Hifumi into being her accomplice. After the trial, Naegi confronts Kirigiri about her disappearing during the investigation and she reveals to him to a secret room filled with books. But Naegi is attacked by a masked assailant and awakens to find the room emptied. The only thing he was able to read was a single note; “you must not leave this academy”. And on his way back Naegi finds Ohgami and Monobear have come to blows in the gym…

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 21st March, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for March 21st, 2015.

The final episode of “Gunbuster” will be screened tonight, the night of the Equinox.
This week we also have a preview episode that shows a fictionalised account of developing anime. Is this meta or what?

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 158/175
5:40pm Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Ep 8/12
6:05pm Shirobako Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Log Horizon season 2 Ep 6/25
7:55pm D-Frag! Ep 3/12
8:20pm Noragami Ep 6/12 (v)
8:45pm Sword Art Online, Season 2 Ep 14/24
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Gunbuster OAV 6/6 (final)
9:45pm Gunbuster science lesson Pt 6/6 (final)
9:50pm Psycho Pass season 2 Ep 8/11 (vd)
10:20pm Danganronpa Ep 6/13 (v?)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday March 28th – JAFWA event afternoon. Come make your own entertainment between 12:30PM and 4:30PM.
  • Sunday March 29th – Panic Annual General Meeting 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Rod Evans Community Centre (Main Hall), 160 Hay Street, East Perth.
  • Saturday April 26th – Maids in MyriadeLand (the board game cafe in Perth) 2PM-6PM. Maid Club Perth will be bringing a Japanese Maid Cafe experience.
  • Saturday May 2nd – JAFWA’s Fundraising Bunnings BBQ at Cannington. Come buy a sausage in a bun. Or even volunteer your sausage sizzling skills.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

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

Tonight’s Episode:In a Night of Falling Stars

There were many surprises in the opening of the Grand Magic Games, such as Makarov sneaking in a second Fairy Tail team and Jellal using that to sneak himself into the stadium. But the most worrying surprise is the Dark Guild Raventail, creation of Makarov’s son, being in the competition. And their open admission to attacking and crippling Wendy. With Raventail gunning for them Fairy Tail has even more reason to succeed in the Games. The first contest, Hidden, is about to begin.

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Prince (Girl) of the School’s Problems

Kashima is worried, Hori doesn’t seem to be paying as much attention to her as usual. She reveals her concern to Mikorin, who advises her to redouble her own efforts to keep the attention of the Drama Club director. But things take a more shocking turn when Kashima gets an unexpected look at what Hori carries around in his school bag.

Preview – Shirobako

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

Tonight’s Episode:Exodus into Tomorrow!

In her final year, Aoi and the other members of the Kaminoyama High School animation club put together an amateur movie. Rising to the challenge of doing the animation, the story, the sound effects and the dialogue all themselves. With her final work for the club a success, the five promise to one day work together on a movie as professionals in the animation industry… Two and a half years later, Aoi is indeed working in the industry as a Production Assistant. The long hours are tiring, but a segment on the radio about her studio’s latest work perks her up.

Log Horizon season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Maidens of Watermaple

Akatsuki and Shiroe have now both died for the first time since the Apocalypse and experienced the strange realm between life and death. And Akatsuki has now reached out to her friends for help in defeating the murderous Enheart Nelreth. But in the midst of planning Reize receives word that Crusty has disappeared, after his subordinate Sansa’s weapon went out of control as a result of its dark flavour text. And there’s another item out there with dark flavour text; Byakumaru, the sword that Enheart Elreth is using to hunt adventurers …

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:Fujou Academy Freedom Festival, AKA FuF Festival

Kazama has had his introduction to the ‘real’ Game Dev Club and their impulsive president, Takao. He’s also learned how Roka’s … uniqueness … saw her ostracised by the members of the old club and how Chitose’s defense of her childhood friend destroyed the old club. It’s obvious to Kazama that all Takao wants is to have her friend Roka back in her club but she can’t just come out and say it, so instead the two clubs will compete in the cultural festival. And after hearing Roka’s plan for the competition Kazama is full of confidence… he’s confident they are going to lose.

Noragami (Stray God)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Uncertainty and Destiny

Bishamon, the god that punishes sinners, has appeared before Yuki, Hiyori and Yato, whom she calls “the Calamity God” and hunts for the crime of killing one of her Regalia. Kofuku’s timely arrival prevents anyone from dying, by giving Bishamon a literal storm of phantoms to deal with, but it doesn’t solve the problem of Yuki and Yato’s worsening relationship, or the taint Yuki’s impure thoughts have inflicted on Yato. And now Hiyori discovers that Yuki has run off again, this time to Tenjin to seek alternate employment …

Sword Art Online, Season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:One Small Step

Death Gun has been defeated, and Kirito and Sinon have ended the BoB tournament with a double KO, meaning they tied for first place. But the terror is not yet over for Sinon because Shinkawa, Sinon’s real-world friend, is Death Gun’s younger brother … and accomplice. Whether Sinon survives the night now depends on whether Kirito can manage to fight off the insane Shinkawa.

Gunbuster

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

Tonight’s Episode:At the End of Eternity …” Finale

The plan to defeat the alien almost fails when Amano breaks down from knowing that Koichiro, “Coach”, the man she loves, may not live long enough to see her return. But Noriko drags her out of the depths of despair and with the Gunbuster they destroy the aliens in an artificial black hole. But this was only one of the alien’s fleets.

… Fifteen years pass

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Conception of the Oracle

After determining Kamui’s identity as the sole survivor of a plane crash fifteen years ago, and learning the Sybil system would rather let him run around with active Dominators than admit there is a flaw in the system, Akane and her team have found a disturbing number of personnel at the Bureau may actually be his hologrammatic disguises. So whilst Inspector Shimotsuki would rather be investigating Enforcer Tougane’s dark past further, she is instead dispatched to the Patent Office to try and find out more about Kamui’s life-saving surgery

Danganronpa

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

Tonight’s Episode:Return of the New Century Galaxy Legend! O Armored Hero, Stand upon the Earth! (part 2)

The students find Fujisaki’s hidden laptop and AI program, busy working to uncover information about the Academy, only to have it stolen. Togami brings up the possibility one of them is working with Monobear, and less than 24 hours later a ‘Justice Robot’ attacks two students and sets off a running chase around the school. When it is all over Ishimara and Hifumi are dead, their bodies vanishing from one room only to reappear in another, and Hifumi regains consciousness just long enough to accuse Yasuhiro of his murder.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 14th March, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for March 14th, 2015.

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

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

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

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

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

Tonight’s Episode:New Guild

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

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

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

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

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

Log Horizon season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:A Lost Child at Dawn

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

Preview – Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Assassination Time

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

D-Frag!

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

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

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

Noragami (Stray God)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Scary Person

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

Sword Art Online, Season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Phantom Bullet

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

Preview – Terra Formars

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

Tonight’s Episode:Symptom

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

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Untraceable Children

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

Danganronpa

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

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

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

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 28th February, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for February 28th, 2015.

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

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

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

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

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

Tonight’s Episode:Sky Labyrinth

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

D-Frag!

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Kazama Family

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:Monotone/Colourful

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:I cast a Spell on You

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

Log Horizon season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Christmas Eve

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

Noragami (Stray God)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Borderline

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

Sword Art Online, Season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Phantom Bullet

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

Gunbuster

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

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

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

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Those Who Cast Stones

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

Danganronpa

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

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

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

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 21st February, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for February 21st, 2015.

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

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

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

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

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

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

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

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

Barakamon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Log Horizon season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Shattered Wings

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

Noragami (Stray God)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Where Happiness Lies

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

Sword Art Online, Season 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Meaning of Strength

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:Love and Eros for All

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

Preview – Death Parade

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

Tonight’s Episode:Death Seven Darts

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

Gunbuster

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

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

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

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:Unforbidden Games

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

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 14th February, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for February 14th, 2015.

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


All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

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

Naruto Stage Play

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

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

Sapporo Snow Festival

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

Synopsis

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

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

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

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

Card Captor Sakura

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

Tonight’s Episode:Sakura’s Wonderful Christmas

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

Koko was Greenwood (Here is Greenwood)

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Phantom of Greenwood

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

Full Metal Panic fumoffu

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

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

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

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 7th February, 2015


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

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

From Wikipedia:

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

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

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

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

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

Dates of Interest

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

Event Afternoon

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

Screening

Below is the program for January 31st, 2015.

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

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

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

Synopsis

Fairy Tail

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

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

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

Barakamon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Movie – Giovanni’s Island

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:Wind Princess of the Battlefield

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

Psycho-Pass 2

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Salvation of Job

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

Danganronpa

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

Tonight’s Episode:Weekly Shounen Despair Magazine

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

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