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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 7th June, 2014

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

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

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

Dates of Interest

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

Dale’s Suggestive Remarks

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

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

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

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

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

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 31st May, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for May 31st, 2014.

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

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

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

Synopsis

Kiniro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Golden Times” Finale

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

Preview – Soul Eater Not!

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

Tonight’s Episode:Enrolling at DWMA!

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

Preview – Baby Steps

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

Tonight’s Episode:Tennis and Notes

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

Log Horizon

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

Tonight’s Episode:World Fraction

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

Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)

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

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

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

Galilei Donna

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

Tonight’s Episode:Galileo Judge” Finale

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

Samurai Flamenco

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

Tonight’s Episode:From Beyond

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

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:While Waiting For You

Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Black World World

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

Kill la Kill

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

Tonight’s Episode:Spit Your Sadness Away

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

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 24th May, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for May 24th, 2014.

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

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

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

Synopsis

Mobile Police Patlabor

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

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

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083

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

Black Heaven

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

Macross: Do You Remember Love?

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

Preview Item – Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency

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

Fist of the North Star

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

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 17th May, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for May 17th, 2014.

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

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

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

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

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

Synopsis

Kiniro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Guess how much I love you

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

Fairy Tail

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

Tonight’s Episode:Dead End of Despair

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

Log Horizon

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

Tonight’s Episode:Shield and Freedom

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

Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Hachiken Says Goodbye to Pork Bowl

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

Galilei Donna

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

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

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

Samurai Flamenco

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

Tonight’s Episode:Final Battle at the Enemy Base

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

Preview Item – Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia)

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

Tonight’s Episode:First Battle

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

Preview Item – Blade and Soul

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

Tonight’s Episode:Path

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

Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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

Tonight’s Episode:White World

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

Kill la Kill

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

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

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

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 10th May, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for May 10th, 2014.

What an exciting week it has been. Last week was Free Comic Book Day followed by Star Wars Day and this week is Mother’s Day, and in-between is JAFWA!
And we get to say good bye to “Jormungand”. But never fear, you can re-watch the series with the DVDs that Madman are about to release.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Kiniro Mosaic Ep 9/12
5:40pm Fairy Tail Ep 109/175
6:05pm Love Lab Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break, including survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Log Horizon Ep 12/25
7:55pm Gin no Sagi (Silver Spoon) Ep 9/11
8:20pm Galilei Donna Ep 9/11
8:45pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 9/22
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Jormungand: Perfect Order Ep 12/12 (v) final
9:50pm Kyoukai no Kanata Ep 9/12 (some violence)
10:15pm Kill la Kill Ep 10/24 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • May 24th May – Rather than a regular JAFWA screening, President Drew is sponsoring the night and putting in what he wants to see (strong possibility of “Macross: Do you remember love?”). However he welcomes suggestions for one or two other items to finish filling out the night.
  • June 28th – JAFWA annual elections – vote for anime overlord. (Possible date change – await news)

Synopsis

Kiniro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic)

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Wonderful Quintet

Karasuma Sakura is the English teacher at Alice and Shino’s school. Shino and her friends make English classes entertaining if nothing else, although Alice still sees her as a rival for Shino’s affections. Still, she is close enough to her students that she has a nickname, Karasu-chan. When Karen catches up with them between classes, she asks for a nickname as well.

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 Fire

Cana has abandoned Lucy, leaving her asleep and helpless in order to pursue the second task of the S-Class Exam, even though the exam is well and truly cancelled. And now Kain Kiharu, the last unaccounted for member of the Seven Kin of Purgatory, has found her. Lucy manages to awaken before Kain can attack but she must now face one of the Seven Kin completely alone. However, he does not seem to be quite as effective as the other lieutenants of Grimoire Heart …

Preview Item – Love Lab

Fujisaki Girls Academy has two famous students. Natsuo Maki, the calm and demure student president, and Kurahashi Riko, the school’s wild tomboy. But behind the closed doors of the student council’s room Maki is not quite the perfect idol she appears, and when Riko stumbles onto this she gets roped into Maki’s secret world and forced to help her find the answer she seeks … just how do you get a boyfriend?

Tonight’s Episode:Their Remarkable Encounter

Every school has at least one black sheep and at the prim and proper all-girl Fujisaki High School that’s Kurahashi Riko. Two of the school’s newest students find her a little intimidating, at least until she saves them from an incoming soccer ball. The school’s other idol, and Riko’s polar opposite, is the student council president Maki Natsuo. Elegant, friendly, and top of her class. A year after getting in, the point at which the boredom of this perfect little school was just starting to get to her, Riko is asked by one of the teachers to take some printouts to the student council room…

Log Horizon

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Forest of Lagranda

In part to quell Marie’s demands for a beach trip, the lower level adventurers in Akihabara have been invited to participate in a training camp, a chance to interact with others of their level and hone their skills. Meanwhile other members of the Round Table are at the Palace of Eternal Ice, by invitation of the local lord, Segiatte Cowen. There is much interest in the adventurers and when they are asked to join the couples already waltzing, Crusty takes the opportunity to make Shiroe uncomfortable. Henrietta however, comes to his aid, making good use of her Bard skills.

Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Hachiken Hesitates Over Pork Bowl

His brother has thwarted his attempts to cut off communication with the rest of his family, and he has learned the high cost that carelessness and inattention can have on a dairy farm. But in spite of it all Hachiken has learned some valuable lessons and walked away with a decent paycheck. But summer break is over and its time to return to school, where Pork Bowl is fast becoming a full-grown pig … and fast approaching the end of his life. He is still the runt, however, and his stunted growth means he will be graded poorly, and sell for less, when he is finally slaughtered.

Galilei Donna

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

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

The Galileo has arrived at the Libyan desert, location of the sixth and final sketch. But there is something extra with it this time, an old telescope. As Hozuki examines it Anna thinks back to her last phonecall to Roberto. Their time in Japan may have troubled her conscience, but Anna is still Roberto’s spy. Back onboard the Galileo Hozuki questions Anna about the possible seventh sketch she mentioned when they first met, but suddenly an alarm sounds. An enemy vessel is approaching, and even worse, the Galileo is running low on fuel and cannot make an escape.

Samurai Flamenco

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

Tonight’s Episode:Predetermined Order

Despite his dramatic first appearance, King Torture has quickly become almost irrelevant. One of his monsters appears, Samurai Flamenco defeats it. Noone even bats an eyelid anymore. The government is paying less and less attention, and Hazama is no longer giving much thought to the suicidal antics of his opponents. Mari has almost completely lost interest in the entire affair. Only Gotou is still concerned by all this, however his job has now mostly been reduced to cataloguing Hazama’s victories for the police report.

Jormungand: Perfect Order

Child soldier Jonah continues his job as bodyguard to the eccentric arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar. Allies are threatened and enemies start to pile on as her plans for the mysterious “Jormungand” begin to take shape.

Tonight’s Episode:World of Shame (final)”

Jonah has done what he never believed he would do. He has left Koko and become a bodyguard for Kasper. Koko demonstrated the power of Jormungand by having Bookman kidnapped in North Africa and immediately rescued by the US Navy, effortlessly bypassing the communications security of both groups. But it has now been two years and Koko still has not set Jormungand fully into action. The conflicts she predicted have broken out across the globe and even Kasper sees a third world war as nearly inevitable.

Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Silver Bamboo

Akihito finds himself the focus of a conflict between the Nase Clan and the Dreamshade Hunter’s Association. Of course there is little he is able to do about it since Izumi secretly put him into a coma just as the Lull began. Now, just as Fujima Izumi and Ayaka come to blows outside Aya’s shop for possession of the unfortunate half-dreamshade, and just as Kuriyama heads back to Aya’s shop to spend the night with him (Sakura having persuaded her to be more honest with her own feelings) the monstrous side of Akihito’s body begins to express itself again.

Kill la Kill

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

Tonight’s Episode:I Want To Know More About You

Strategy, and improved mastery of Senketsu’s powers, has allowed Ryuuko to defeat the seemingly unbreakable Gamagoori. Her next opponent will be Inumuta, the information officer of the Four Devas. Inumuta first came to Satsuki’s attention when company security caught him in the midst of hacking the REVOCs computer system and she offered him a place at Honnouji Academy, just as she did with Gamagoori. And speaking of Gamagoori … Mako now has some company down in the bleachers.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 26th April, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for April 26th, 2014.

There will be a separate Event afternoon beforehand, from ~1PM. Come, make your own fun, or learn from Sally if you are making your own cosplay for Supanova. All for a gold coin donation.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Kiniro Mosaic Ep 8/12
5:40pm Problem Children from another world Ep 10/10 (final)
6:05pm Log Horizon Ep 11/25
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Silver Spoon Ep 8/11
7:55pm Galilei Donna Ep 8/11
8:20pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 8/22
8:45pm Sekai Seifuku Bouryaku no Zvezda Ep 1 (preview)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Jormungand: Perfect Order Ep 11/12 (some violence)
9:45pm Kyoukai no Kanata Ep 8/12 (v)
10:10pm Kill la Kill Ep 9/24 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • May 24th 2014 – Rather than a regular JAFWA screening, President Drew is sponsoring the night and putting in what he wants to see (strong possibility of “Macross: Do you remember love?”). However he welcomes suggestions as to which episode of “Patlabor” to finish filling out the night.
  • Weekend containing June 21st – SupaNova.
  • July 19th – JAFWA AGM from 3PM, with JAFWA annual elections during the Dinner Break 7PM – vote for anime overlord.

Synopsis

Kiniro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Who’s Staying Up?

Autumn has well and truly arrived and Aya has an announcement to make. Her parents are away for the night, so a sleepover is organised. Alice and Shino stop on the way to pick up Karen. Yoko arrives late after stopping at a convenience store to get snacks. Once they are all there, everyone pitches in to help make dinner, although not everyone has a knack for cooking.

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:It Seems That the Problem Children Really Prove Who’s Right and Wrong?

The souls of those lost in the tragedy of Hamelin, the true Rattenfänger community, have revealed the truth of the event to Asuka and offered her Deen, a mighty golem with which to battle the demon lord Black Percher. Izayoi also knows the truth, having figured it out whilst discussing Shiroyasa’s imprisonment with the bedridden Kasukabe. But the Demon Lord has fought back, rearranging the city to prevent anyone from finding and smashing the stained glass windows with the fake legend on them, and empowering one of her servants so he can defeat Izayoi in combat.

Log Horizon

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

Tonight’s Episode:An Invitation From Eastal

The Round Table’s reforms have turned Akihabara into a thriving city, the ability to create new things has motivated numerous adventurers to start recreating the ideas and comforts of Earth. But the People of the Land have not failed to notice, and agents of the nobility have begun investigating the wonders of Akihabara. Meanwhile, Touya and Minori, the newest members of Log Horizon, are getting some training in with Akatsuki and Naotsugu. Shiroe is busy with his own research, he is looking for something new he can create with his Scribe sub-class.

Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Hachiken Makes a Huge Mistake

Summer break has shown Hachiken the varying styles of farm management. From the small-time farming of Komoba and his family, to the high volume Giga farm of Tamako’s family. Meanwhile Mikage’s father is back from hospital and as determined as ever to prevent Hachiken from fitting in around the farm, and around his daughter. But now they have a bigger problem, cattle from other farms have gotten onto the Mikage’s land and become mixed up with their herd. Rounding them up proves to be an impossible task until a stranger on a motorbike suddenly appears …

Galilei Donna

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

Tonight’s Episode:Japan

Hozuki’s amulet is now in Roberto’s possession but they still have the sketches, and the next one is apparently in Japan. Something Hozuki is delighted about. Anna knows there are only two sketches left, and she suspects, or perhaps knows, something is in store for the girls once all the sketches are found. But Hozuki has a surprise for her, she wants to go to Kyoto first. Kyoto is the hometown of the Ferrari sister’s father, and they still have a living grandfather there, one that Hozuki has never met. To their surprise Anna agrees and so the next stop is Kyoto.

Samurai Flamenco

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

Tonight’s Episode:Attack of the Army of Evil

King Torture has made his presence known to both Samurai Flamenco and the rest of Japan. Guillotine Gorilla was a shocking introduction, but Torture’s lieutenants continue to challenge Hazama. The latest is Hanging Kite, but the combined efforts of Hazama, Gotou and the Flamenco Girls overcomes him and his minions. It has been three weeks now since Torture’s first appearance, and Mari is still angry that Torture called out Samurai Flamenco as the champion of justice and completely ignored her.

Preview Item – Sekai Seifuku Bouryaku no Zvezda (World Conquest Zvezda Plot)

Jimon Asuta left his home and his unbearable father without any real plan on what to do next, but conquering the world definitely wasn’t what he expected. The steely willed, and adorable, Hoshimiya Kate snatches him off the streets and inducts him into her secret organisation, Zvezda. And although they’ve definitely got the tools of a world-conquering organisation, they’re not really what you would expect.

Tonight’s Episode:Conquer All Humanity

It late, in fact it’s getting close to curfew, but Jimon Asuta is still out on the streets. He calls his father and both receives abuse and gives the old man a piece of his mind before hanging up and, thus, leaving home officially. Of course being homeless isn’t exactly something to boast about, so when his classmate Renge Komadori stumbles upon him, Asuta pretends nothing is wrong. But plenty is wrong; he is homeless, he is hungry, and a military curfew is about to descend. But as it turns out, he is not the only one out after dark …

Jormungand: Perfect Order

Child soldier Jonah continues his job as bodyguard to the eccentric arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar. Allies are threatened and enemies start to pile on as her plans for the mysterious “Jormungand” begin to take shape.

Tonight’s Episode:Warmonger

The mysterious “Jormungand”, has finally been revealed. A quantum computer linked to HCLI satellites which scrambles all communication systems. The entire world will be denied access to the skies, and armies will be stripped of their ability to coordinate their forces. Koko has hated the world for engaging in war so easily and so enthusiastically, and now she is finally going to do something about it. But the plan will bring down every plane in the sky. Over half a million people will be sacrificed to bring Koko’s plans for world peace to fruition, and that is too many for Jonah …

Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Golden Lull

Kuriyama and Sakura have made their peace but Fujima Miroku, the observer from the Dreamshade Hunters Association and the person that gave Sakura her weapon, is still in town. Whatever plans he has are being put into motion just as a Lull, a period of reduced strength for all dreamshades, begins. Izumi is also starting something, using a subordinate in the Nase Clan to practice a technique she needs to use on a human. For Kuriyama and Sakura however the Lull begins somewhat more mundanely, with Sakura having lost interest in school.

Kill la Kill

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

Tonight’s Episode:A Once in a Lifetime Chance

To no one’s surprise Ryuko and the Four Devas are the finalists of the Honnouji Academy ‘election’. Now Satsuki reveals that if Ryuko can defeat all four Devas she will reveal how Ryuko’s father died. Each of the four Deva’s is eager to prove themselves against Ryuko’s godrobe but their battle order has already been decided, Gamagoori Ira will be first. Ryuko wants to begin immediately, but the schedule says 1:00pm and Gamgoori is a stickler for the rules. The fight itself will be broadcast live, so Mako’s family needs to find a TV before it starts.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 12th April, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for April 12th, 2014.

Welcome to the screening before Easter.”KinIro Mosaic” shall return after Easter.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail Ep 108/175
5:40pm Problem Children from another World Ep 8/10
6:05pm Hamatora Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break, including survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Log Horizon Ep 10/25
7:55pm Gin no Sagi (Silver Spoon) Ep 7/11
8:20pm Galilei Donna Ep 7/11 (some violence)
8:45pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 7/22
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Jormungand: Perfect Order Ep 10/12 (v)
9:50pm Kyoukai no Kanata Ep 7/12 (some violence)
10:15pm Kill la Kill Ep 8/24 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • weekend of 19th April – Swancon. And something called Easter
  • May 24th May – Rather than a regular JAFWA screening, President Drew is sponsoring the night and putting in what he wants to see (strong possibility of “Macross: Do you remember love?”). However he welcomes suggestions for one or two other items to finish filling out the night.
  • June 28th – JAFWA annual elections – vote for anime overlord. (Possible date change – await news)

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:Human Gate

Natsu is homing in on the scent of Zalty, a wizard he encountered some time ago who was actually Ultear in disguise, whilst Loki has identified one of the Seven Kin of Purgatory as the rogue Stellar Spirit Capricorn. He has sent Cana, Lucy and Gray away in order to fight him alone, but Capricorn has used his Human Summoning magic to send one of his servants after Lucy. It seems he was a servant of Lucy’s mother, and so should have continued on serving her daughter, but something happened …

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:It Seems That the Smell of Death That Brings About Disaster is Spreading Throughout Town?

The celebrations for the new Fire Dragon have been wrecked by the appearance of a Demon Lord and her gift game. The challenge, to uncover the true cause of the tragedy of Hamelin, has become almost impossible as her servants have run rampant. But now Black Rabbit has invoked her authority as a Judge Master to suspend the contest and begin negotiations between the demon lord and the representatives of the city. This is Jin’s chance to put his long nights of study to use. Of course his opponent is a Demon Lord, and one that has prepared her trap well…

Preview Item – Hamatora the Animation

Minimum Holders are people able to harness innate supernatural abilities. Two such people, Nice and Murosaki, run a laid back detective agency called Hamatora, staffed by other super-powered individuals. They may not have a fancy office, or a lot of money, but when the time comes to bring in the criminals they get the job done.

Tonight’s Episode:Egg of Columbus

Hamatora detective Nice just wanted to withdraw money from his account at the Tatehama Bank. An uncooperative ATM is bad enough but inside the bank there are even more – well armed – obstacles. Eventually Nice overcomes his financial difficulties and heads back to the Nowhere Cafe, or more correctly to the one table Hamatora can afford to rent, to see if there are any new jobs. Food for his tagalong Hajime already used up the money he withdrew. If he wants more he needs work and Koneko, the agency’s energetic “receptionist”, arrives with some intriguing job offers.

Log Horizon

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

Tonight’s Episode:Take it with your own hands

Shiroe has dismantled the Hamelin guild and simultaneously convinced the major guilds of Akihabara to form the Round Table. His purchase of the city’s Guild Hall being a major factor in both achievements. And now Touya and Minori, free of the disbanded Hamelin, stand outside the guild building of Log Horizon. Marie and Henrietta meanwhile are out buying supplies for their guild, although Marie is more interested in the food stalls. They take a moment to appreciate just how much the city has improved in the week since the first Round Table Conference.

Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Hachiken Goes to Giga Farm

Hachiken has had a real baptism of fire in his introduction to a farm household. Mikage’s father has worked him like a dog, her grandfather had him skinning and gutting a deer, and he’s seen the struggles of Komaba’s family farm. But papa Mikage is now in hospital getting treatment for both his back and his blood pressure, and Hachiken is turning out to be a decent farmhand. Good enough that he’s earned some time off. Hachiken recalls Komaba telling him to check out the Tamako family property, and soon he’s on his way to the enormous Giga farm.

Galilei Donna

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

Tonight’s Episode:Salt Fish

The power of Hozuki’s amulet has now been seen by both the Black Ganymede pirates and the ruthless Roberto, who it turns out is the person Anna has been making secret phone calls to. He states his own belief that the amulet is Galileo’s Inheritance, and his intention to come and take it immediately. Although unaware of this imminent threat the Ferrari sisters have concluded that Hozuki’s amulet contains, or perhaps the Galileo Tessoro itself is, some new energy source, and this is what the power hungry and unscrupulous Adni Moon is after..

Samurai Flamenco

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

Tonight’s Episode:Change the World

The efforts of both Samurai Flamenco and the Flamenco Girls have cleaned up the city. Even Goto and the Vigilante Counseling Unit have less to do, more people call to thank the new superheros than to complain about them. Hazama’s day job is also doing better, at least in part because he gets more sleep. But Hazama is now wondering what the next step in his crime-fighting career should be. Kaname, back from another overseas trip, has only inspirational speeches about a true hero finding the answer for himself, whilst Harazuka wants more data on his stationery weapons.

Jormungand: Perfect Order

Child soldier Jonah continues his job as bodyguard to the eccentric arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar. Allies are threatened and enemies start to pile on as her plans for the mysterious “Jormungand” begin to take shape.

Tonight’s Episode:New World: Phase 3

The US government is aware of Koko’s plan to kidnap another scientist, this time from one of their secret facilities in Guantanamo, and is sending in a SEAL team to prevent it. But the move is delayed by officials higher up the chain of command. Bookman has called in favours to delay the SEAL team, even though it was him that alerted the government to Koko’s intended attack. The delay gives Koko’s team enough time to get the scientist, codenamed Rabbitfoot, and escape, but that is all. SEAL Team Night Nine is now on their trail, with orders to kill.

Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Cloudy Grey

Inami Yui’s younger sister Sakura has remained in town since her confrontation with Kuriyama, hunting dreamshades to feed to her weapon. In one such rain-soaked battle the little bell around her neck draws up memories of her older sister, how she and Kuriyama had the innate talents to be dreamshade hunters and Sakura did not. The next day Nino, the Kuriyama family member on the school’s staff, shows up at the Literature Club’s meeting. Nino is there because she has some news that may concern Kuriyama.

Kill la Kill

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

Tonight’s Episode:I Will Wipe My Own Tears

With Ryuko’s utter decimation of Honnouji Academy’s clubs, Satsuki has used this as an excuse to shake up the entire school. The first ever “Naturals Selection” has begun. Satsuki encourages the student body to turn on each other in a ruthless, unrestrained battle royale to earn a place in Honnouji’s student hierarchy. For the duration of the contest Satsuki is sealing herself within her tower at the school, completely safe from any possible assault, so Ryuuko has little to do except avoid fellow students blinded by Satsuki’s offer of power.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 22nd March, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for March 22nd, 2014.

Retro movie! A classic from yesteryear
We do not have an Event afternoon. Sorry.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm KinIro Mosaic Ep 8/12
5:40pm Fairy Tail Ep 107/180
6:05pm Problem Children from another world Ep 8/25
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Log Horizon Ep 9/25
7:55pm They Were Eleven movie TBC
9:25pm Late Break
9:30pm Jormungand: Perfect Order Ep 9/12 (some violence)
8:45pm Kyoukai no Kanata Ep 6/12 (v) TBC
9:25pm Kill la Kill Ep 7/24 (v) TBC

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

Kiniro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic)

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

Tonight’s Episode:What Day is it?

Alice is excited about the upcoming school festival, the local festival she went to previously having whetted her appetite. When she, Shino and their friends gather to discuss what their class should do for the festival sparks start to fly between Shino and Alice. Karen’s class, meanwhile, is putting on a play. She exudes confidence about her part in the play, but refuses to give the others any details.

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:Ark of Embodiment

Ultear has found, and overcome, Zeref. Now she sits cradling him under the trees, promising to make him king of the world of Great Magic. Evergreen and Elfman are pinned on a cliff face by a monster summoned by Rustyrose. Despite their difficulty in working together Elfman comes up with a strategy that results in the beast going over the cliff instead of them, but they still have to deal with its summoner. The World of Great Magic is, apparently, imminent. A world in which those who cannot use magic, which is roughly 90% of all people in the world, will die.

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:Seems That a Great Disaster Will Arrive With the Sound of a Flute?

The main event of the Fire Dragon Celebrations is about to begin, this is Kasukabe’s big match. Asuka meanwhile is troubled by the things she has discovered about her new tiny companion. The little fairy is pursued by dark forces that seem tied to the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and may in some way be connected to another Demon Lord. Jin has dug up what information he can on Kasukabe’s opponent but he and Leticia are still somewhat nervous. Kasukabe has declined a partner for the duel, even though the rules permit her to have one.

Log Horizon

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

Tonight’s Episode:Round Table Conference

At Soujiro and the West Wind Brigade’s invitation, a meeting of the major guilds of Akihabara is about to begin inside the Guild Hall, all according to Shiroe’s plan. With his own Log Horizon included the table houses twelve guild masters, comprising the top combat, crafting and support guilds. Now that everyone has assembled, Shiroe gets the meeting started. His purpose is to prevent Akihabara from getting any worse than it already is.

Movie: Juichinin Iru! (They Were Eleven)

The intergalactic community has one place of absolute prestige, Cosmo Academy. Every year many apply, and every year a mere handful manage to meet the rigorous standards for entry. Tadatos Lane is determined to get into the Academy, having completed all the preliminary tests. He joins nine other candidates in a final practical exam, making their way to a derelict spaceship where they must survive for fifty days on their own. But the ship holds unpleasant surprises for Tada, and even more ominous their party of ten includes an extra member …

Jormungand: Perfect Order

Child soldier Jonah continues his job as bodyguard to the eccentric arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar. Allies are threatened and enemies start to pile on as her plans for the mysterious “Jormungand” begin to take shape.

Tonight’s Episode:New World: Phase 2

Kasper has announced the launch of HCLI’s new global transport and logistics network. But those in the know are more interested in Koko’s plans. Her focus is currently on kidnapping one Elena Barburin, a specialist in quantum physics. With that done, Koko and company set off on a world-wide business tour starting in Osaka. Scarecrow has Shokolade trailing them through Japan whilst other operatives check out Koko’s finances. It seems she has been slowly selling off assets over the last two years, building up a large amount liquid capital…

Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Shocking Pink

Discarded clothing, a strange green liquid, an empty shampoo bottle and a very angry Mitsuki … It all started one week ago. Kuriyama and Mitsuki had become fast friends after their time together at the local festival, and at the Literature club meeting Kuriyama unveiled her newly returned Dreamshade Hunter’s license. Her suspension over, and her bank balance and stomach still mostly empty, she was in need of a good bounty, and upon mentioning this to Shindou during another photo shoot the dreamshade asssessor directed her to the roof of their school …

Kill la Kill

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

Tonight’s Episode:A loser I can’t Hate

It’s another dinner of mystery croquets at the Mankanshoku house. For Ryuko, the lively household is a wonderful experience compared to her own childhood. The next day at school, lunch is interrupted by a parade of club presidents all keen to take down Ryuko. It seems a three star uniform has been offered to the person that defeats her. More stars means a better life …

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 15th March, 2014

Screening

Below is the program for March 15th, 2014.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm KinIro Mosaic Ep 6/12
5:40pm Fairy Tail Ep 106/180
6:05pm Log Horizon Ep 8/25
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Gatchaman Crowds Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Gin no Sagi (Silver Spoon) Ep 6/11
8:20pm Galilei Donna Ep 6/11
8:45pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 6/22
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Jormungand: Perfect Order Ep 8/12 (some violence)
9:50pm Kyoukai no Kanata Indestructible Machine Girl Ep 1 (preview)
10:15pm Kill la Kill Ep 7/24 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

Kiniro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Hungry Karen

They’ve now been hiking in the mountains, been to a town festival, and played (dangerously) with fireworks. Summer is coming to an end and the Fall weather is beginning. Music classes consisted of a test of each student’s singing ability. Some are naturally talented singers whilst others … are not.

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:Someone Might Get All Kissy with Asuka in the Dark?

Zancrow is defeated. Natsu, in a risky strategy, was finally able to consume the Godslayer’s flames and use them against him, although the effort has left him exhausted and he now collapses beside Makarov. But the other Kin of Purgatory still stand. Lisanna and Mirajane are fighting Azuma who already overpowered Mest, Pantherlilly, Wendy and Carla. Gray has sensed some power from Caprico that prevents anyone’s attacks from succeeding. Elfman and Evergreen have their wordy opponent as do Juvia and Erza. And two others still roam the island …

Log Horizon

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

Tonight’s Episode:Villain in Glasses

Karashin of the Shopping Street 8 guild is reviewing the somewhat empty state of his guild’s warehouse. Being the third largest merchant guild in Akihabara they have little to worry about, but Karashin still sees an opportunity that they need to seize quickly. The opportunity in question is a meeting with Marie and Henrietta of Crescent Moon, a meeting that the two leaders of Crescent Moon are rather nervous about. They are looking for another guild to do the ingredient gathering for their food stalls … at least that is the reason they are giving Karashin.

Preview Item – Gatchaman Crowds

Secretly watching over mankind and keeping them safe from all manner of threats: the Gatchaman team! Heroes chosen to protect the planet from intergalactic dangers. Energetic and eccentric high schooler Hajime has been inducted to this secret group, and things will never be the same again.

Tonight’s Episode:Avante-garde

A young man named Sugane sets out from home with a katana, a notebook, and a reminder of the new recruit starting today. After helping a pregnant woman on the train his attention turns to his notebook as words begin to appear on the pages. In a school not too far away is a girl who is obsessed with notebooks. Her name is Hajime and as she relaxes on the rooftop a shadow suddenly appears above her, an inhumanly tall figure with long white hair and oddly coloured skin.

“Everyone has great power sealed within their heart … “

Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Hachiken Stays with the Mikage’s

Summer Break is fast approaching and Pork Bowl is well past the cute piglet stage. Hachiken is looking forward to a quiet summer break spent at the dorm, but it turns out the dorm is closed over summer break. Not wanting to go home, Hachiken discusses things with Mikage during club activities and she offers him lodging and a job at her family farm. Her father must go into hospital for treatment on his back and they could use an extra set of hands. It will be Hachiken’s first ever paying job.

Galilei Donna

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

Tonight’s Episode:Galileo Tesoro

Hozuki’s amulet does more than just amplify moonlight, it protected her from an explosion when the turncoat leader of the Blue Hawks tried to kill her and her new friend Theo. Who subsequently died alongside his love Karen in the surprise bombing attack by Adni Moon. The company has also attacked the Black Ganymede, downing the sky pirate’s ship. Meanwhile Hazuki’s fever has not relented, and they have no medicine aboard the Galileo, leaving the sister’s frantically searching for a hospital …

Samurai Flamenco

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

Tonight’s Episode:Capture Samumenco

With his grandfather’s notes for Samurai Flamenco having reinvigorated his sense of justice Hazama has parted ways with Mari, who quickly recruited her idol co-stars to replace her lost slave. More work for Goto and the new Vigilante Counseling Unit. Samurai Flamenco once again acts alone and his combat skills have significantly improved. So it comes as a surprise when he is confronted by a man who tells him he will die soon. The man has been studying Hazama’s previous fights and wishes to provide assistance, weapons and tools to be precise.

Jormungand: Perfect Order

Child soldier Jonah continues his job as bodyguard to the eccentric arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar. Allies are threatened and enemies start to pile on as her plans for the mysterious “Jormungand” begin to take shape.

Tonight’s Episode:New World: Phase 1

Koko and Dr Miami are butterfly hunting. Their conversation turns to their grand plan. A scheme no one else is privy to. A scheme that will create a new world. After the butterfly hunt it’s on to the opening of the Märchen Ltd facility. Run by Dr Miami and financed entirely by Koko the new company is officially for researching new toy robot designs, but Koko and company are not the only ones witnessing the grand opening. CIA spy Shokolade is watching from afar, and she suspects something a lot bigger than a new toy factory.

Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Shocking Pink

Discarded clothing, a strange green liquid, an empty shampoo bottle and a very angry Mitsuki … It all started one week ago. Kuriyama and Mitsuki had become fast friends after their time together at the local festival, and at the Literature club meeting Kuriyama unveiled her newly returned Dreamshade Hunter’s license. Her suspension over, and her bank balance and stomach still mostly empty, she was in need of a good bounty, and upon mentioning this to Shindou during another photo shoot the dreamshade asssessor directed her to the roof of their school …

Kill la Kill

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

Tonight’s Episode:Don’t Toy With Me on a Whim

Mild mannered schoolteacher Aikuro has a problem, a very angry Ryuko pointing a very sharp sword at his face. She wants to know his relationship to the mohawked Tsumugu who tore up the school and tried to destroy Senketsu. To calm her down Aikuro offers the name of their organisation but, strangely, Ryuuko doesn’t believe him. That night, the School’s sewing club receives a large shipment of Life Fibres and the Sewing Club president and two of the Four Deva’s ponder what Satsuki has planned. It would seem Ryuuko has set some big things in motion.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 8th March, 2014

Screening

I hope we all enjoyed WaiCon. Oh the Cosplay!

Below is the program for March 8th, 2014.
Remember White Day is March 14, the one month anniversary of St. Valentine’s Day, where in Japan women gave men chocolate, either out of love (honmei) or out out of respect/obligation (giri). On White Day the men reciprocate by returning an appropriate gift of white chocolate (or something white). However do take care to know if your received honmei- or giri- chocolate.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm KinIro Mosaic Ep 6/12
5:40pm Problem Children from another World Ep 7/10
6:05pm Noragami Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break, including survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Log Horizon Ep 7/25
7:55pm Gin no Sagi (Silver Spoon) Ep 5/11
8:20pm Galilei Donna Ep 5/11 (some violence)
8:45pm Samurai Flamenco Ep 5/22
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Jormungand: Perfect Order Ep 7/12 (some violence)
9:50pm Kyoukai no Kanata Ep 5/12 (v)
10:15pm Kill la Kill Ep 5/24 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

Synopsis

Kiniro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Golden Alice, Golden Karen

It’s the last week of school before the summer break. Shino suggests they go on a trip together. Yoko wants to go to the beach, Karen wants to go to the mountains, and Aya suggests somewhere in the middle to stop them fighting. Alice is happy anywhere as long as they are together. As they continue to argue Karen suggests a card game to decide where they take their trip.

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

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

Tonight’s Episode:Someone Might Get All Kissy with Asuka in the Dark?

With Sandora ascending to the position of Salamander community leader and Floor Master for the northern region, the celebrations are grand indeed and Kasukabe You is showing off her skills. Asuka has limited herself to befriending a little lost fairy but Izayoi … The young Sandora was required to pass judgement over him and Black Rabbit for the property destruction their duel caused. Since there were no casualties and Shiroyasa is footing the bill she is satisfied. Her brother Mandora, however, is not. Neither with the punishment nor with having the No Names at the celebration to begin with.

Preview Item – Noragami

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

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

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

Log Horizon

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

Tonight’s Episode:Crescent Moon

Having seen the general unpleasant atmosphere of the city since the Apocalypse, and having learned how the Hamelin guild has tricked and trapped numerous low level players, Shiro has resolved to take action of his own. He has presented his plan to Crescent Moon and informed them of the formation of his own guild, Log Horizon. Amassing five million gold coins is the first phase of his plan. With Nyanta training chefs and Naotsugu helping to hunt ingredients, Akihabara’s adventurers are about to have something new to spend their money on.

Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Hachiken Runs Off

Hachiken and Nishikawa run through a field of wheat in the dark of night. Suddenly a light appears before them growing ever brighter as they as both start screaming … It was earlier that day, as Hachiken and Mikage were out riding as part of their club activities, that they came across a crop circle in the middle of one of Oozeno’s fields. Later that evening the discovery was brought up in discussions amongst the students. Hachiken’s roommate Nishikawa made a mysterious phone call to someone, and Area 51 was mentioned …

Galilei Donna

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

Tonight’s Episode:Constellatory Dreams

Piloting the Ganymede to escape from the sky pirates and helping a disgraced medical engineer redeem himself has helped Kazuki get over her homesickness, and the sisters now have a second Galileo sketch. Meanwhile the Adni Moon Company president is holding another press conference about attacks in the Netherlands by the Blue Hawk gang, the same place the Ferrari sisters have travelled to in order to find the next sketch. They are just beginning to wonder where the people of the town are when they are greeted by a large number of men … and guns.

Samurai Flamenco

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Meaning of Justice

Having been rescued from serious danger by Mari, and forced to act as her sidekick in her own superhero debut, Hazama is quickly finding out that Flamenco Girl has different priorities when it comes to fighting crime. The million yen reward for the identity of Samurai Flamenco remains, making his job that much harder, and it comes as a rude shock to find that Flamenco Girl also has a bounty, and its twice as big. Mari, however, is delighted by the news. Stomping petty criminals was already beginning to bore her, luring in amateur bounty hunters sounds much more interesting.

Jormungand: Perfect Order

Child soldier Jonah continues his job as bodyguard to the eccentric arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar. Allies are threatened and enemies start to pile on as her plans for the mysterious “Jormungand” begin to take shape.

Tonight’s Episode:Pazuzu

Kuwait 1991, Wiley is a demolitions expert with the US Military. Lehm, currently a member of the US Special Forces Delta Squad, wants him for a mission. They need to blow up a chemical weapons factory with limited explosives. As the team flies out the conversation turns to Wiley’s past, the others find it odd that despite graduating with an architectural degree and coming from a family of architects he has taken a job bringing buildings down rather than putting them up. The small talk ends as the chemical factory comes into view …

Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Limelight

Kuriyama has slain the Hollow Shadow, in the process witnessing the monstrous curse that Akihito suffers for being half dreamshade. Terrifying as it was, it has helped Kuriyama understand how Akihito can look past her own cursed nature and wish to be friends. And so, she has agreed to at least visit the Literature Club. Mitsuki hasn’t yet arrived but her older brother Hiro’omi is making a rare appearance. So whilst the club president is absent, the two male members terrorize Kuriyama with a frank discussion of their personal turn-ons and how well she fits them.

Kill la Kill

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

Tonight’s Episode:Trigger

A tough-looking customer rides into town on a motorcycle. His name is Kinagase Tsumugu, and the very first thing he does upon arriving is assemble a sniper rifle and get a bead on Ryuko. Before he can take his shot, however, he is disturbed by the arrival of the Gardening Club. It seems he trampled some flowerbeds in the process of setting up his sniper spot, and that plus his dismissive attitude towards the club president provokes an attack. But despite having no special clothes of his own, he proves more than a match for the gardening club president and his two star uniform.

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