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No screening on Saturday 6th May, 2017

No Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on May 6th – it being the first Saturday of the month, JAFWA’s usual weekend off.
As a bit of a surprise, NITV channel 34 is screening “Wolf Children” at 7:45PM on Friday. It appears to be the English dub, bit still a good anime movie.
There is always Free Comic Book Day on Saturday.

Fear not! JAFWA will return on Saturday May 13th, and we expect that our program will contain the following:

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 20/24
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 3/25
6:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 21/24
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 3/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Tenchi Muyou! Ryo-ohki Ep 3/6 (retro)
8:00pm ReLIFE Ep 10/13
8:25pm Yuri on Ice Ep 1 (preview)
8:50pm Yamada-kun & 7 Witches Ep 10/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 21/25 (v)
9:55pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 29 (season 2 episode 4) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 31/48 (v)

Dates of Interest

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Screening on Saturday 29th April, 2016

Below is the program for the evening of April 29th, 2017.

Tonight we say good bye to the regular series “Sweetness and Lightning”. It seems such a shock that JAFWA has already screened enough times this year for a full 1-cour series to have been fully screened.
During the month of May we will re-arrange the JAFWA program slightly so that “Ore Monogatari” (“My Love Story”) will occupy the vacant time slot, but in June we will have a fuzzy golden furball replacement regular series.

Tonight, however, we will have a preview item, the first episode of “Seikaisuru Kado”. This will be before the Dinner Break so that it may be included in the survey so that we can find out what you, our lovely audience enjoy. Bring extra friends to bias the survey results.

Kado: the right answer

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Little Witch Academia Ep 2/25
5:35pm Seikaisuru Kado Ep 00 (preview)
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 12/12 (final)
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 2/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:00pm Survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Tenchi Muyou! Ryo-ohki Ep 2/6 (retro)
8:00pm Ore Monogatari Ep 20/24
8:25pm ReLIFE Ep 9/13
8:50pm Yamada-kun & the 7 Witches Ep 9/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 20/25 (v)
9:50pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 28 (season 2 episode 3) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 30/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday April 29th 2017 18:00-20:00 — PANiC AGM will be held in the back room via Tokyo Underground.
  • June 23rd to 25th 2017 — SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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Synopsis

Little Witch Academia TV

Akko Kagari enrolls into Luna Nova Academy, a school for young witches, after being inspired at a young age by a witch named Shiny Chariot, and often spends her days hanging with her classmates, Lotte and Sucy. However, she has trouble paying attention in class, doesn’t know how to ride her broom, and is often looked down upon for admiring Chariot, whom many believe gives the wrong impression about witches.

This evening’s Episode:Pappiliodya

After avoiding expulsion last week, Akko begins her first day of lessons at Luna Nova, but the classes do not turn out to be as glamorous as she thought they would be. In addition, she has her first clash with the school’s top student, Diana Cavendish, over their diverging views towards Shiny Chariot. However an attempt to revive the academy’s Jennifer Memorial Tree might reveal that Akko has some rather specialised but useful magical knowledge.

preview item – Seikaisuru Kado (KADO: The Right Answer)

While taking a business trip using a plane, K?jir? Shind? and his co-worker Shun Hanamori witnessed the sudden appearance of a gigantic cube called KADO that appears out of the thin air, coming into their plane that couldn’t overpower the cube’s speed. While Kojiro and Shun, along with other 251 passengers is taken undamaged inside the cube, they encounter a man who looks like an ordinary human. He identify himself as Yaha-kui zaShunina, and he wishes to intervene with Japan’s internal affairs.

This evening’s Episode:Ninovo

In the Ministry of Internal Affairs, department of International Intelligence and Communications, General Affairs is the top negotiator K?jir? Shind? and his off-sider Shun Hanamori. Prior to being transferred to a new posting they are asked to perform one last task, some land purchase negotiations. After a slightly more complex affair than it seems, they are off to bigger and better opportunities when something far bigger and far better drops in at the airport.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

Kohei Inuzuka is a teacher and a recent widower, raising his young daughter alone. With a full time job keeping him busy, little Tsumugi has been getting mostly pre-packaged meals. But a chance encounter with one of his students, Kotori Iida, leads Kohei to take up cooking in order to provide proper meals for his daughter.

This evening’s Episode:Okonomiyaki Filled With Affection” Finale

The anniversary of the death of K?hei’s wife / Tsumugi’s mother, and the two of them try eating at an okonomiyaki restaurant, but Tsumugi gets upset when she doesn’t get to do the mixing herself. Later, everyone gets together to make okonomiyaki that Tsumugi can mix, but Kotori feels downhearted that her mother couldn’t join them again.

retro series from 1992 – Tenchi Muyou – Ryoo-oki (No need for Tenchi)

Tenchi Masaki appears to be an average high school student. But opening a forbidden chamber in his grandfather’s temple results in his life becoming complicated by several otherworldy female beauties, few of whom have friendly regards. From the people who worked on Bubblegum Crisis who asked what if Mackey (Sylia’s brother) was a main character, reversing the Bubblegum scenario
.

This evening’s Episode:Here Comes Ayeka!

Tenchi finds the superhumanly powerful Ryoko sleeping in his bed. Meanwhile Princess Ayeka Masaki Jurai awakens from her sleep and arrives on Earth in pursuit of space pirate Ryoko, and her missing brother Yosho. The battle ensues, with Ryoko and Tenchi teaming up to stave off the extra-terrestrial assault.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Chocolate

With Valentine’s Day approaching, Rinko invites all of her friends to make chocolate together on the 13th while Takeo’s friends ask to hang out with the girls on the 14th. As the girls and guys meet up on the 14th, Takeo becomes overly excited over what chocolate he’ll receive from Rinko.

ReLIFE

Kaizaki Arata is 27 years old and has held a full time job for a grand total of 3 months (quitting because it “wasn’t a fit for his talents”). He spends his days getting turned down at job interviews, lying to his friends about having a job, and moping around his apartment. When his parents finally get sick of sending him money he is thrown a lifeline by Yoake Ryou, a representative of the RELife Company. RELife gives jobless deadbeats like Arata a new lease on life… By giving them a pill that makes them look like teenagers again and having them repeat high school.

This evening’s Episode:Revenge

Chizuru understands that there is a problem and talks with Arata.Talking about the problem causes Arata to confront his past mistake with Chizuru and they plan to make Rena and Honuka friends again.

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada and the Seven Witches)

Ryuu Yamada’s, well deserved, reputation as a delinquent is no longer his biggest problem. After an accident on the stairs causes himself and the school’s top student Urara Shiraishi to swap bodies, the discovery of this strange ability makes his life a great deal more complicated. But for the gruff, friendless Yamada, spending some time literally in other people’s shoes might not be such a bad thing.

Tonight’s Episode:I’ll Definitely Change the Future

The Supernatural Studies Club has a 100% accurate fortune telling booth at the school festival. But the precognitive witch wants to lose her powers, so it is up to Yamada to find the “witch killer” who can take away witch’s powers. Of course, he wants Yamada to do him a favour…

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:Wilhelm van Astrea

The battle with the White Whale begins with the night banisher fired to temporarily change the appearance of the nighttime sky to daytime. Subaru and Rem draw the whale towards them with the Crusch and Anastasia armies attacking the whale, and Wilhelm slashing the whale at close range hoping to ground the whale.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

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:Southwestward

Connie grieves for the death of his family while his senior Lynn tries to assure him they might be still be alive since no bodies nor blood was found. Elsewhere, Ymir asks her seniors Nanaba and Henning to allow her and Christa to leave their group since they don’t have their gear. Where is the breach in the wall that the Titans entered?

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:Bastet’s Mariah, part 2

Kakyoin is informed that the Speedwagon Foundation is taking over his medical treatment, allowing his eyes to heal faster. Meanwhile, as Jotaro’s group arrive in Luxor, Joseph gets shocked by a strange rock with an electrical socket while visiting the bathroom. Mariah, wielder of the magnetic Stand Bastet, is about to give everyone a magnetic personality, causing anything metallic to become a potentially lethal weapon to them.

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Screening on Saturday 22nd April, 2016

Below is the program for the evening of April 22nd, 2017.
Hopefully we have all returned from the long weekend, without gaining any added diabetes.

Tonight we will be starting several new shows.
As voted in during the last special survey, tonight we commence regular screening of the TV series version of “Little Witch Academia”.
Before the Dinner Break we will also have a new 3 minute fast paced distraction called “Bernard Jou Iwaku”.
And after the Dinner Break in the retro show slot, we will repeat an old favourite , the original “Tenchi Muyou”. However, to help remind the wander of what could be, just before Tenchi we will have the one shot “Robot Town Sagami 2028”.
Not to mention a preview item, the first episode of “Clockwork Planet”. Wee!

Little Witch Academia TV Bernard Jou Iwaku Robot Town Sagami 2028 Tenchi Muyo Clockwork Planet

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 19/24
5:35pm Little Witch Academia Ep 1/25
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 11/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 1/?
6:30pm dinner break
7:10pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:25pm Robot Town Sagami movie
7:35pm Tenchi Muyou! Ryo-ohki Ep 1/6 (retro)
8:05pm Ore Monogatari Ep 19/24
8:30pm Clockwork Planet Ep 1 (preview)
8:55pm Yamada-kun & 7 Witches Ep 8/12
9:20pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 19/25 (v)
9:55pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 27 (season 2 episode 2) (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 29/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Wednesday April 19th 2017 12:00-16:00 — Studio Ghibli Movie Night: Howl’s Moving Castle Northbridge Piazza, City Of Perth.
  • Saturday April 29th 2017 18:00-20:00 — PANiC AGM will be held in the back room via Tokyo Underground.
  • June 23rd to 25th 2017 — SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:Wave of Determination

Shirayuki and her kidnapper Kazuki, have in turn been captured by the notorious Claw of the Sea pirates. Prince Zen and company have encountered vigilante group Lions of the Mountain. While Kiki informs Shirayuki and Kazuki of the situation, Zen and the others all work to prepare to rescue them. Raji and his men go out to sea and soon confront the Claw of the Sea Pirates.

Little Witch Academia TV

Akko Kagari enrolls into Luna Nova Academy, a school for young witches, after being inspired at a young age by a witch named Shiny Chariot, and often spends her days hanging with her classmates, Lotte and Sucy. However, she has trouble paying attention in class, doesn’t know how to ride her broom, and is often looked down upon for admiring Chariot, whom many believe gives the wrong impression about witches.

This evening’s Episode:A New Beginning

Having been inspired by the illusory magic of the performing witch, Shiny Chariot, Atsuko “Akko” Kagari decides to enroll at Luna Nova Magical Academy, where Shiny Chariot studied. On her way to the school, she gets teased by the other students, who mock her non-magical bloodline. Unable to fly on a broom through a leyline leading to Luna Nova, Akko manages to get a lift from another new student, Lotte Yanson. However, she and Lotte, along with another witch named Sucy Manbavaran, end up falling out of the leyline into the forbidden Arcturus Forest.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

Kouhei Inuzuka is a teacher and a recent widower, raising his young daughter alone. With a full time job keeping him busy, little Tsumugi has been getting mostly pre-packaged meals. But a chance encounter with one of his students, Kotori Iida, leads Kohei to take up cooking in order to provide proper meals for his daughter.

This evening’s Episode:A Play and Sweet Potato Crêpes

When Kouhei’s class ends up competing with another class doing a crêpe stand at the upcoming cultural festival, the students turn to Kotori for menu ideas. Meanwhile, Tsumugi becomes downhearted when her classmate Hana calls her weird for wanting to play a mascot character in a class play.

retro series – Tenchi Muyou – Ryoo-oki (No need for Tenchi)

Tenchi Masaki appears to be an average high school student. But opening a forbidden chamber in his grandfather’s temple results in his life becoming complicated by several otherworldy female beauties, few of whom have friendly regards. From the people who worked on Bubblegum Crisis who asked what if Mackey (Sylia’s brother) was a main character, reversing the Bubblegum scenario.

This evening’s Episode:Ryoko Resurrected

It is the summer holidays and high school student Tenchi Masaki is helping out at his grandfather’s shrine. But what he really wants to do is find the keys to the forbidden shrine, where supposedly an Oni from 700 years ago lies sealed.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Mom

Takeo’s mother Yuriko is nearing term for her pregnancy, giving her a chance to swap baby stories about Takeo with his girlfriend Rinko.

preview item – Clockwork Planet

At an unspecified point in the future, the Earth dies. Then, a genius engineer only known as “Y” manages to revive the Earth using only gears and clockwork. Thus the world is renamed “Clockwork Planet”, with cities being built inside the planet’s gears. A thousand years later Naoto Miura, a student and lover of machines living in the Kyoto gear, encounters a magnificent automaton, and the stage is set for them to become the world’s most infamous terrorists.

This evening’s Episode:Gear of Destiny

A month after student Naoto Miura fixes a broken automaton that fell through his roof, he, the automaton RyuZU , a master engineer and her bodyguard have become wanted terrorists for fixing what has been declared politically non-fixable. The powers that be don’t like the cogs in the machine to escape their role, and try to fix the machine.

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada and the Seven Witches)

Ryuu Yamada’s, well deserved, reputation as a delinquent is no longer his biggest problem. After an accident on the stairs causes himself and the school’s top student Urara Shiraishi to swap bodies, the discovery of this strange ability makes his life a great deal more complicated. But for the gruff, friendless Yamada, spending some time literally in other people’s shoes might not be such a bad thing.

Tonight’s Episode:You’re So Annoying

The student council president has tasked the Supernatural Studies Club with preventing 3 trouble-making students from upsetting the cultural festival. For the 3 troublemakers are under the control of the next witch, the one with the power to see the past.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:Battle Against the White Whale

Re-invogorated, Natsuki heads off to save the Roswaal mansion inhabitants from the Witch Cult’s impending massacre. However, he knows from previous attempts that the White Whale needs to be defeated first, so he will need to raise an army.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

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:I’m Home

Hange and Armin deduce that the Titans encased within the walls provide its strength. The Survey Corps depart from Stohess to deal with the Titans that appeared inside Wall Rose, and Hange takes Pastor Nick along intending to gain more information from him. Meanwhile, Sasha and Connie both rush to warn their respective villages of the approaching titans.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:Anubis, part 2

Polnareff’s shave comes a little too close as the Anubis Stand in the blade has possessed another wielder, and this time Anubis knows all of Polnareff’s moves, and has counters. Even with Jotaro’s aid, things look grim. Especially if one of them should pick up the sword.

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No screening on Saturday 15th April, 2017

No Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on April 15th – it being the Easter long weekend and we couldn’t book the Hall anyway.
Several people have indicated that they are going to SwanCon 42. Are there will be encore screenings of A Silent Voice at the usual cinemas.

Never fear! JAFWA will return on Saturday April 22nd, and we expect that our program will contain the following:

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 19/24
5:35pm Ore Monogatari Ep 19/24
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 11/12
6:25pm Bernard Jou Iwaku Ep 1/?
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Tenchi Muyou! Ryo-ohki Ep 1/6 (retro)
8:00pm Little Witch Academia Ep 1/25
8:25pm preview item Ep 1 TBA
8:50pm Yamada-kun & 7 Witches Ep 8/12
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 19/25 (v)
9:55pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 2/? (v)
10:15pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 29/48 (v)

Dates of Interest

  • From Thursday April 6th — anime movie A Silent Voice at the usual cinemas – Luna Leederville, Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo.
  • April 12th to 17th 2017 — SwanCon 42.
  • June 23rd to 25th 2017 — SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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Screening on Saturday 8th April, 2017

Below is the program for the evening of April 8th, 2017.
We have two episodes of “Sweetness and Lightning” to make up for last month
This week will be the last episode of the original “Bubblegum Crisis”, and this last episode is so long that we will need to shorten the Dinner Break to fit it in.
The winning vote for the new Late Night timeslot was “Attack on Titan” second season, and we hope to have the first episode for this week.

Thank you to everyone who last week attended our Bunnings sausage sizzle at Cannington.

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For the upcoming theatrical screening of A Silent Voice, Tokyo Underground reports:

The Japanese box office sensation Koe no
Katachi (A Silent Voice), a poignant story about disability, bullying and friendship is screening at Luna Leederville this Thursday April 6 and Friday April 7 at 8.00 pm. Join us from 7.00pm for some Pre Show Extras including prizes to be won plus a complimentary tasty pizza from Siena’s in Leederville (whilst stocks last). We hope to see you there!


Tickets can be purchased online

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 18/24
5:35pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 9/12
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 10/12
6:25pm dinner break
7:00pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:15pm Bubblegum Crisis Ep 8/8 (retro) (final)
8:05pm Ore Monogatari Ep 18/24
8:30pm ReLIFE Ep 8/13
8:55pm 3-gatsu no Lion Ep 1 (preview)
9:20pm Late Break
9:30pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 18/25 (v)
9:55pm Attack on Titan 2 Ep 1/? (v) (TBC)
10:20pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 28/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • From Thursday April 6th — anime movie A Silent Voice at the usual cinemas – Luna Leederville, Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo.
  • April 12th to 17th 2017 — SwanCon 42.
  • June 23rd to 25th 2017 — SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The Hiroba newsletter has been discontinued. Instead, for Japanese news provided by the Consulate-General of Japan, Perth, use the following links:

  • Website: http://www.perth.au.emb-japan.go.jp
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Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:Many Different Resolves

Shirayuki and her kidnapper Kazuki, have in turn been captured by the notorious Claw of the Sea pirates. Their attempt to escape is foiled, and the Pirates interrogate them, believing their enemies the Lions of the Mountain want Shirayuki. Meanwhile, Zen and the others begin their search and soon reunite with Obi and meet the Lions of the Mountain leader.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

Kohei Inuzuka is a teacher and a recent widower, raising his young daughter alone. With a full time job keeping him busy, little Tsumugi has been getting mostly pre-packaged meals. But a chance encounter with one of his students, Kotori Iida, leads Kohei to take up cooking in order to provide proper meals for his daughter.

This evening’s Episode:Our Family’s At-Home Curry” and “Summer Vacation, Kitty, and Aji

After dropping Tsumugi off at a kindergarten sleepover, K?hei recalls the at-home curry his family used to make. And by coincidence he finds his wife Tae’s old recipe book. With memories of mother’s cokking, it is time for the summer holidays and K?hei and Tsumugi go to the beach, but return due to the weather being too hot. They bring some aji fish to Kotori’s restaurant, where Kotori, her friend Shinobu and Kohei’s friend Yaji manage to cook up some interesting dishes.

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated with the aid of a multi-national company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be very difficult to deal with. Under the looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying sections of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefullness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and its berserk Boomers.

This evening’s Episode:Scoop Chase” Finale

An ambitious technical scientist and an aspiring reporter both plan to make their names at the expense of the Knight Sabers, and of all people, Nene is caught right in the middle.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Christmas

Hearing about how Osamu and Nanako have already kissed after the Christmas date, Takeo contemplates waiting for the right time to kiss Rinko. But Takeo Gouda’s birthday is on New Year’s Day, so he and Rinko go on a date to celebrate the New Year and his Birthday.

ReLIFE

Kaizaki Arata is 27 years old and has held a full time job for a grand total of 3 months (quitting because it “wasn’t a fit for his talents”). He spends his days getting turned down at job interviews, lying to his friends about having a job, and moping around his apartment. When his parents finally get sick of sending him money he is thrown a lifeline by Yoake Ryou, a representative of the RELife Company. RELife gives jobless deadbeats like Arata a new lease on life… By giving them a pill that makes them look like teenagers again and having them repeat high school.

Tonight’s Episode:Rift

Honoka and Arata take makeup exams, which only Honoka passes. But Honoka’s position as volleyball captain is at stake with all the extra studying she needs to do. Can her friendship with Rena get her through?

preview item – 3-gatsu no Lion (March Comes in like a Lion)

Rei is a 17-year-old professional sh?gi player who lives by himself. He is estranged from his family and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family which consists of a young woman—Akari Kawamoto—and her younger sisters—Hinata and Momo—who also keep several cats. As the story progresses, Rei deals with his maturing as a player and as a person, while developing his relationships with others, especially the Kawamoto sisters.

This evening’s Episode:Rei Kiriyama” and “The Town Along the River

Synopsis unavailable.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:From Zero

Puck transforms into his monstrous self to kill Betelgeuse and his cult. He then kills Subaru by freezing him to death as punishment for letting Emilia die and depriving him of his reason for living. Once more returned from death, Subaru find that Rem now still exists. Disheartened by his various attempts to change the future, perhaps it is time to give up and run away.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) season 2

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:Beast Titan

As the encased Annie is taken into custody, Hange and her team discover the Titan sealed inside the walls and Pastor Nick of the Wall Cult appears urging them to cover it from sunlight. Meanwhile, Erwin is informed that Wall Rose was breached and Titans are roaming inside.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his
Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his
bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:Anubis, part 1

With Kakyoin needing to spend a few more days in hospital to heal his eyes, the others continue across the Nile river on boat to Kom Ombo. Meanwhile, a young man named Chaka discovers a mysterious sword that only he appears to be able to draw out of its sheath. The sword then suddenly moves on its own, killing Chaka’s family members before revealing its identity to be that of the Anubis Stand, who declares Chaka as its master and sends him to pursue Jotaro’s group.

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No screening on Saturday 1st April, 2017

No Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on April 1st – it is the first Saturday of the month, our normal week off.
However, on Saturday you can find JAFWA running the Bunnings sausage sizzle down at Cannington. Come on down and buy some!

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday April 1st 2017 — JAFWA does Bunnings BBQ sausage sizzle at Cannington.
  • From Thursday April 6th — anime movie A Silent Voice at the usual cinemas – Luna Leederville, Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo.
  • April 12th to 17th 2017 — SwanCon 42.
  • June 23rd to 25th 2017 — SupaNova 2017 Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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Screening on Saturday 25th March, 2016

Below is the program for the evening of March 25th, 2017. I understand that some people will be rushing to attend JAFWA after attending either Perth Japan Festival or Oz Comicon.

We are asking for volunteers to help person our Bunnings sausage sizzle stand on Saturday 1st April at Cannington. Up you up for it?

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Ketsuekigata-kun

By request we will screen another episode of “Zekkyou Gakkyuu – Tensei” tonight, and put on “Ketsuekigata-kun!” another day.

During the Dinner Break we will have a survey to determine what you like about the anime we have shown at JAFWA recently. Simply number the titles on the survey with you integral preference, 1 for the title you like most, 2 for the 2nd most liked title, etc until you run out of anime titles that you wish to rank. We will even have a preview item before the Dinner Break just to expand the range of possibilities in the survey.
The Dinner Break will also be shortened to account for tonight’s episode of “Bubblegum Crisis”.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 17/24
5:35pm Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Ep 1 (preview)
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 8/12
6:25pm Zekkyou Gakkyuu – Tensei Ep 2
6:30pm dinner break
7:05pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:20pm Bubblegum Crisis Ep 7/8 (retro)
8:05pm Ore Monogatari Ep 17/24
8:30pm ReLIFE Ep 7/13
8:55pm Yamada-kun & the 7 Witches Ep 7/12
9:20pm Late Break
9:30pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 17/25 (v)
9:55pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 18/25 (v)
10:20pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 27/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday March 25th — 11AM – 6PM Perth Japan Festival Forrest Place Perth CBD. They are accepting volunteers. Leave early to get to JAFWA on time.
  • March 25th & 26th 2017 — Oz Comic-con. Leave early on Saturday to get to JAFWA on time.
  • Saturday April 1st 2017 — JAFWA does Bunnings BBQ sausage sizzle at Cannington.
  • From Thursday April 6th — anime movie A Silent Voice at the usual cinemas – Luna Leederville, Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo.
  • April 12th to 17th 2017 — SwanCon 42.

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Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:Prologue of the Quietly Twisting Night

Shirayuki and Obi are attacked by Kazuki and his mysterious friend, Itoya. Obi fights to protect Shirayuki, but during the assault the men succeed in kidnapping her and escape into the night. Raji has guards sent out to search while Zen and the others finally arrive in Tanabarun and discover the incident. While there is more than one group seeking to rescue Shirayuki, the kidnapping is also complicated.

preview item – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Meidoragon)

One night, an office worker named Kobayashi comes across an injured dragon named Tohru who had come from another world. Wanting to repay Kobayashi’s hospitality, Tohru starts living with her as a maid, soon attracting the attention of other dragons who came to the human world.

This evening’s Episode:The Strongest Maid in History, Tohru! (Well, She is a Dragon)

Following a hangover, office worker Kobayashi is approached by a dragon named Tohru, who states that she had saved her life the previous night and offered to let her live with her as a maid. While initially reluctant to do so, Kobayashi decides to let Tohru stay with her after she helps her get to work on time, though quickly finds she lacks experience as a maid.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

Kohei Inuzuka is a teacher and a recent widower, raising his young daughter alone. With a full time job keeping him busy, little Tsumugi has been getting mostly pre-packaged meals. But a chance encounter with one of his students, Kotori Iida, leads Kohei to take up cooking in order to provide proper meals for his daughter.

This evening’s Episode:Gohei Mochi and a Grand Adventure

Tsumugi-chan has a problem, her father is sick and won’t get out of bed. Taking inspiration from her favourite anime, Tsumugi-chan goes on a magical adventure to find help, searching for Kotori-chan’s restaurant. But then Kohei wakes up finds his daughter missing. Hungry and tired is not the best for reconciliations.

Ketsuekigata-kun! (Mr. Bloodtype) replaced with Zekkyou Gakkyuu (Screaming Lessons)

The anime adapted from the Japanese remake version of the Korean webtoon “A Simple Thinking about Bloodtype” which discusses about typical blood type-related stereotypes in Japan and Korea using the faceless characters each representing different bloodtypes.
Replaced with a horror-themed short story presented by a ghost girl named Yomi.

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated with the aid of a multi-national company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be very difficult to deal with. Under the looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying sections of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefullness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and its berserk Boomers.

This evening’s Episode:Double Vision

A rock singer with a vendetta comes to Megatokyo, and brings some heavy firepower with her. She will drag Linna and the Knight Sabers into her battle with Genom.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Christmas

While preparing for a Christmas party, Takeo learns that his friend Osamu Kurihara hopes to confess to Rinko’s friend Nanako. Takeo and Rinko decide to do what they can to get them together, but is Kurihara his own worst enemy?

ReLIFE

Kaizaki Arata is 27 years old and has held a full time job for a grand total of 3 months (quitting because it “wasn’t a fit for his talents”). He spends his days getting turned down at job interviews, lying to his friends about having a job, and moping around his apartment. When his parents finally get sick of sending him money he is thrown a lifeline by Yoake Ryou, a representative of the RELife Company. RELife gives jobless deadbeats like Arata a new lease on life… By giving them a pill that makes them look like teenagers again and having them repeat high school.

Tonight’s Episode:Test Subject 001 ? 002

As Ryo is writing his report on Arata’s progress, he has a flashback to when he was supporting subject 001 of the ReLIFE project. The mistakes he made, that failed the experiment.

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada and the Seven Witches)

Ryuu Yamada’s, well deserved, reputation as a delinquent is no longer his biggest problem. After an accident on the stairs causes himself and the school’s top student Urara Shiraishi to swap bodies, the discovery of this strange ability makes his life a great deal more complicated. But for the gruff, friendless Yamada, spending some time literally in other people’s shoes might not be such a bad thing.

This evening’s Episode:Anything but Tempura!

Following clues from last episode, Yamada investigates the witch Maria Sarushima, and try and work out why she isn’t coming to school. But can the tragedy revealed by her power be prevented?

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:The Greed of a Pig” and “Disgrace in the Extreme

Once more returned from death knowing the future to come but unable to explain to anyone. Obsessed with preventing it, can he get anyone’s aid to stop the Witch Cult’s attack? If nothing else, can he get back to the mansion in time, especially if the dreaded White Whale is hidden in the fog?

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his
Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his
bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:Khnum’s Oingo and Thoth’s Boingo

As the Joestar group arrives in Aswan to get Kakyoin and Abdul into the hospital, the brothers Oingo, whose Stand Khnum allows him to change his face to appear like anyone else, and Boingo, whose Stand Thoth is a comic book that predicts a person’s death, plan on stopping the group for DIO. Powerful as they are, will Jojo’s group even see the Oingo Boingo brothers coming for them?

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Screening on Saturday 18th March, 2016

Below is the program for the evening of March 18th, 2017.

Be aware that this week we have a couple of Free Passes to OzComicon in the Door Prizes.

We are asking for volunteers to help person our Bunnings sausage sizzle stand on Saturday 1st April at Cannington. Up you up for it?

Zekky? Gakky? Kiss Him, Not Me

The final episode of “Working!!” is unexpectedly double length, so we won’t have room for “Sweetness and Lightning” this week. Spooky isn’t it.
The Dinner Break will also be shortened to account for tonight’s episode of “Bubblegum Crisis”.

JAFWA attended the inaugural 2017 Madman Anime Festival Perth – a fantastic weekend of anime and manga enthusiasts, and those of us who enable such enthusiasm. We met many wonderful new friends and got to promote our club with great success. A big thanks to Nathan Kershaw from Madman for all his support and energy in arranging and supporting us. We look forward to the next Madman event in Perth!

In fact we would like to say Thank You to all the generous organisations that help support JAFWA – Madman, Tactics, Little Robot, Shumi Shop, Tokyo Underground, Comic Zone, and Quality Comics.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 16/24 (v)
5:35pm Working!!! Ep 14/14 (final)
6:25pm Zekkyou Gakkyuu – Tensei Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:05pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:20pm Bubblegum Crisis Ep 6/8 (retro)
8:05pm Ore Monogatari Ep 16/24
8:30pm ReLIFE Ep ?/?
8:55pm Kiss Him, Not Me Ep 1 (preview)
9:20pm Late Break
9:30pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 16/25 (v)
9:55pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 12/12 (v) (final)
10:20pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 26/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Sunday March 19th 2017 — 1PM to 5PM Piney Lakes Park, Murdoch Drive, Winthrop. City of Melville and Japanese community Picnic and Fun Day to fold 1000 paper cranes for Brain Cancer. See also https://www.facebook.com/events/843922099083438/.
  • Saturday March 25th — 11AM – 6PM Perth Japan Festival Forrest Place Perth CBD. They are accepting volunteers. Leave early to get to JAFWA on time.
  • March 25th & 26th 2017 — Oz Comic-con. Leave early on Saturday to get to JAFWA on time.
  • Saturday April 1st 2017 — JAFWA does Bunnings BBQ sausage sizzle at Cannington.
  • From Thursday April 6th — anime movie A Silent Voice at the usual cinemas – Luna Leederville, Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo.
  • April 12th to 17th 2017 — SwanCon 42.

The Hiroba newsletter has been discontinued. Instead, for Japanese news provided by the Consulate-General of Japan, Perth, use the following links:

  • Website: http://www.perth.au.emb-japan.go.jp
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cgjperth
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cgjperth

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:Eyes that Protect and Look Foward

This evening’s Episode:The Name of that Step is Change

Still in Tanbarun, Raji and Shirayuki continue to let their relationship grow as they spend more and more time together, intriguing everyone in the castle and growing impressed of Raji’s sudden change in character. Meanwhile Mihaya returns and reveals to Zen his encounter with Kazuki, revealing new information. Kazuki is revealed to have a partner and they have both discovered that Shirayuki is in Tanbarun and are currently on their way to capture her.

Working!!! season 3

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

This evening’s Episode:Lord of the Takanashi” Finale

As Takahashi S?ta stops showing up at work, the manager Kyoko learns that he has been spending a lot more time crossdressing because of his mother, who demands he be honest with his feelings. Worried she is the cause of her problem, Inami Mahiru confronts Takahashi and tells him how she thinks of her, but his mother catches him and forces him to quit working at Wagnaria. Inami is determined to sort things out with Takahashi’s mother, but her quest will have her confront each of the Takanashi sisters along the way.

preview item – Zekkyou Gakkyuu (Screaming Lessons)

A collection of horror-themed short stories that are presented by a ghost girl named Yomi.

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated with the aid of a multi-national company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be very difficult to deal with. Under the looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying sections of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefullness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and its berserk Boomers.

This evening’s Episode:Red Eyes

A group of fake Knight Sabers are ruining the group’s reputation, leading to a fight against a returning foe. Anri (from last episode) seeks vengeance for the death of Sylvie.

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Disciple

Takeo and the others invite Mariya to join them for a festival being held at a university, with Rinko and Mariya bonding over their admiration for Takeo. Later, Makoto catches on that Mariya’s feelings towards Takeo are indeed romantic. How will Takeo deal with this?

ReLIFE

Kaizaki Arata is 27 years old and has held a full time job for a grand total of 3 months (quitting because it “wasn’t a fit for his talents”). He spends his days getting turned down at job interviews, lying to his friends about having a job, and moping around his apartment. When his parents finally get sick of sending him money he is thrown a lifeline by Yoake Ryou, a representative of the RELife Company. RELife gives jobless deadbeats like Arata a new lease on life… By giving them a pill that makes them look like teenagers again and having them repeat high school.

Tonight’s Episode:This Isn’t the First Time

It is the Golden Week holiday and Kaizaki isn’t expecting his fellow classmates to invite themselves over for an impromptu study session. Can Kaizaki maintain the fiction that he is a high-school student with the sudden invasion of his privacy?

preview item – Watashi ga Motete D?sunda (Kiss Him, Not Me)

Kae Serinuma is a fujoshi, a female otaku who loves reading yaoi material and imagining men together in romantic relationships, both fictional and real. After one of her favorite anime characters is killed off, the shock causes Kae to suddenly lose a lot of weight, becoming a beautiful girl that catches the eye of four beautiful boys at her school. Despite learning about Kae’s bizarre tendencies, the four boys, along with another fujoshi girl named Shima Nishina, all fall for Kae and begin competing with each other for her affection, much to Kae’s frustration as she wants them to get along with each other.

This evening’s Episode:Can She Do It? A Real Life Otome Game

Kae Serinuma is a chubby fujoshi who enjoys shipping boys together in yaoi pairings. One night, as Kae watches the latest episode of the Mirage Saga anime, she becomes horrified after her favorite character, Shion, is killed off. After spending an entire week locked up in her room due to shock, Kae emerges to find she has lost all of her weight. Kae’s new-found beauty quickly attracts the attention of her male schoolmates.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:The Outside of Madness

Subaru goes inside the mansion to see it littered with bodies. He eventually goes in to an icy room and freezes to death; then respawns back by the appa merchant’s stall where he hugs Rem and loses his sanity. Crusch and her servant, Felix try to heal him from most problems but unfortunately cannot help with any mental conditions.

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

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

This evening’s Episode:Under Sakurako-san’s Feet…” Finale

Having had no contact with Sakurako for a while, Sh?tar? recalls how he first met Sakurako two years ago. While looking into the disappearance of one of his neighbors, Yachi, Sh?tar? became introduced to Sakurako’s love of bones. Meanwhile Sakurako prepares to hunt down the mysterious artist Hanabusa, the stealer of sphenoid bones.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his
Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his
bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:Iggy the Fool and Geb’s N’Doul, Part 2

Upon realizing that N’Doul is using his sense of hearing to track the group with his Stand, named after the Egyptian god Geb, Abdul attempts to set up a trap, but N’Doul figures it out at the last second, avoiding an attack from Magician’s Red and injuring Abdul. Realizing Iggy can detect N’Doul’s Stand’s attack, Jotaro attempts to coerce Iggy’s aid as only Star Platinum can.

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Screening on Saturday 11th March, 2016

Below is the program for the evening of March 11th, 2017.

Did everyone enjoy MadFest?
Also, did you see the premiere of “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale”? Or are you waiting for it to come out in the cinemas?

We are asking for volunteers to help person our Bunnings sausage sizzle stand on Saturday 1st April at Cannington. Up you up for it?

Zonmi-chan Meatpie of the Dead Fune wo Amu

The Dinner Break will be shortened to account for tonight’s episode of “Bubblegum Crisis”.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 15/24 (v)
5:35pm Working!!! Ep 13/13+
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 7/12
6:25pm Zonmi-chan: Meatpie of the Dead OAV (?)
6:30pm dinner break
7:05pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:20pm Bubblegum Crisis Ep 5/8 (retro)
8:05pm Ore Monogatari Ep 15/24
8:30pm Fune wo Amu Ep 1 (preview)
8:55pm Yamada-kun & 7 Witches Ep 6/12
9:20pm Late Break
9:30pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 15/25 (v)
9:55pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 11/12 (v)
10:20pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 25/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Sunday March 19th 2017 — 1PM to 5PM Piney Lakes Park, Murdoch Drive, Winthrop. City of Melville and Japanese community Picnic and Fun Day to fold 1000 paper cranes for Brain Cancer. See also https://www.facebook.com/events/843922099083438/.
  • Saturday March 25th — 11AM – 6PM Perth Japan Festival Forrest Place Perth CBD. Leave early to get to JAFWA on time.
  • March 25th & 26th 2017 — Oz Comic-con. Leave early on Saturday to get to JAFWA on time.
  • Saturday April 1st 2017 — JAFWA does Bunnings BBQ sausage sizzle at Cannington.
  • April 12th to 17th 2017 — SwanCon 42.

The Hiroba newsletter has been discontinued. Instead, for Japanese news provided by the Consulate-General of Japan, Perth, use the following links:

  • Website: http://www.perth.au.emb-japan.go.jp
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cgjperth
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cgjperth

Synopsis

Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:Eyes that Protect and Look Foward

This evening’s Episode:Indecision Caused By Confusion

On a diplomatic mission, Shirayuki has returned to Tanburen and once more meets the mad Prince Raj and tries to repair their relationship. Shirayuki’s effect on Prince Raj begins immediately, much to the amazement of his siblings. Meanwhile in Clarines, second prince Zen tries to protect Shirayuki by tracking down the mysterious Kazuki who is hunting her.

Working!!! season 3

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

This evening’s Episode:Bukkake Udon

Takanashi is once again no longer cross-dressing, though Aoi is curious about his delayed reactions. Then Aoi is tasked by Yachiyo with taking a photo of Souma for an album. Meanwhile Inami is preparing for her date with Takanashi, and her father discovers that androphobe Inami Mahiru has learnt to face men. Which of course leads to a father’s distress at learning his daughter is in male company.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

Kohei Inuzuka is a teacher and a recent widower, raising his young daughter alone. With a full time job keeping him busy, little Tsumugi has been getting mostly pre-packaged meals. But a chance encounter with one of his students, Kotori Iida, leads Kohei to take up cooking in order to provide proper meals for his daughter.

This evening’s Episode:Gohei Mochi and a Grand Adventure

Tsumugi-chan has a problem, her father is sick and won’t get out of bed. Taking inspiration from her favourite anime, Tsumugi-chan goes on a magical adventure to find help, searching for Kotori-chan’s restaurant. But then Kohei wakes up finds his daughter missing. Hungry and tired is not the best for reconciliations.

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated with the aid of a multi-national company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be very difficult to deal with. Under the looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying sections of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefullness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and its berserk Boomers.

This evening’s Episode:Moonlight Rambler

Escape from a space station. A killer is draining victims of their blood, but this is no vampire. And what do a pair of escaped love-doll androids, Priss’s new friend Sylvie and the D.D. super-weapon have to do with it?

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Girlfriend

Takeo is participating in the upcoming sports festival on the class’s Swedish relay team. The team runs into trouble when one of their fast runners sprains her ankle, and is replaced with the slower Mariya Saijou. Does Rinko have to worry about a romantic rival?

preview item – Fune wo Amu (aka The Great Passage)

Araki is a veteran editor for the dictionary department at the Genbu Shob? publishing company. He is looking for a successor now that he’s approaching retirement age. After Majime Mitsuya — a salesman who’s a poor talker — meets Masashi Nishioka — Araki’s coworker who is sociable and frivolous — Araki overhears their conversation and decides to recruit Majime into the department. The “odd couple” work together to compile a medium-sized Japanese dictionary titled “The Great Passage”.

Tonight’s Episode:Vastness

Majime Mitsuya is a clumsy salesman for a publishing company. In another department efforts are underway to create a new dictionary. But who in this modern world has the patience, perseverence and attachment to words that would make them a good dictionary editor?

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada and the Seven Witches)

Ryuu Yamada’s, well deserved, reputation as a delinquent is no longer his biggest problem. After an accident on the stairs causes himself and the school’s top student Urara Shiraishi to swap bodies, the discovery of this strange ability makes his life a great deal more complicated. But for the gruff, friendless Yamada, spending some time literally in other people’s shoes might not be such a bad thing.

This evening’s Episode:Respond!

It is the Summer Break and the Supernatural Studies Club go to the beach, seeking the book about witches. But Yamada is stuck taking supplementary exams. Though it turns out that one of his fellow dunces may also be a witch.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:The Sickness Called Despair

Subaru, accompanied by Rem, live at Karsten mansion for a while as a guest in order to get his gate healed by Felix. Frustrated that he is weak, Subaru trains with Wilhelm van Astrea to get stronger. Reinhard later comes to apologize to Subaru and tells him that he and Julius should sit down and talk rather than fight, since the fight is meaningless and cost them something. Meanwhile Emilia’s resemblane to the Jealous Witch is costing her.

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

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

This evening’s Episode:The Butterfly Vanished in November, Part 2

Minami leads Sakurako and the others to a wooden lodge where Hitoe is believed to be hiding. There, they find not only Hitoe, who is still alive following a failed suicide attempt, but also the bones of Hitoe and Minami’s friend, Futaba Nishizawa, who Minami reveals was buried there after she allegedly hung herself.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his
Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his
bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:Iggy the Fool and Geb’s N’Doul, Part 1

Finally having reached Egypt, Jotaro’s group meet up with a pair of representatives from the Speedwagon Foundation, who have brought with them not only supplies, but also a new member of the group, a Boston terrier named Iggy, who possesses the Stand “The Fool”, which enables him to control sand. Joseph is also informed of Holly’s situation, learning that she only has a couple of weeks left. Shortly after resuming their journey, Jotaro’s group discover the Speedwagon Foundation’s helicopter has crashed.

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No screening on Saturday 4th March, 2017

No Screening

There will be no JAFWA screening on March4th – it is the first Saturday of the month, our normal week off.
I suspect that everyone will be going to MadFest anyway.

Dates of Interest

Madman Anime Festival

From Facebook:

Madman Anime Festival was the anime event of 2016… and in 2017, it’ll be even bigger! We’re bringing MadFest to Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne!!

The Australian premieres of the “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale” and “Sailor Moon R” movies will occur at this festival.

Culture Notes and News

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