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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 9th January, 2016

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Below is the program for JAFWA’s return in 2016, on January 9th, 2016.

We have some new regular shows, and we are still to finish some old regular shows from last year. We hope to

have a new really old show, and maybe preview something not on the regular program.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Fairy Tail season 2 Ep 8/? (ongoing in Japan)
5:40pm Shirobako Ep 12/24
6:05pm Noragami Aragoto Ep 1/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Lupin III (2015 TV) Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Charlotte Ep 1/13
8:20pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 20/24 (Season 2 Ep 8) (v)
8:45pm Knights of Sidonia season 2 Ep 1/12 (v)
9:10pm Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre Ep 1/7
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Ep 15/26 (v)
9:50pm Death Parade Ep 1/12 (?)
10:15pm Bastard!! OAV 1/6 (v) retro

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 9th – JAFWA returns for 2016.
  • Saturday January 16thGenghisCon, no JAFWA screening. Also Nexus Toy Fair is happening.
  • Saturday January 30th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon.
  • Saturday February 6th – extra JAFWA screening after WestLodge meeting, because of WaiCon.
  • Saturday February 13thWai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre. No JAFWA screening.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Fairy Tail 2014

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 Episodes:Our Place

Imprisoned and separated in the underground Palace of Hades, Natsu, Lucy, Wendy, Mirajane, and Lily must each overcome their struggle against the Hungry Wolf Knights. When Uosuke floods the tunnel with water, he inadvertently allows Lucy to summon Aquarius.

Shirobako (White Box)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Exodus Christmas

The final episode of the Exodus anime risks failure, if they can’t get an animator to do the horses correctly. Aoi Miyamori is desperate and daring enough to ask they aid of a legendary animator and anime producer. Who points Aoi in a surprising direction…

Noragami Aragoto

Hiyori Iki continues to interact with the world of gods, and in particular the still-homeless war god Yato and his divine instrument Yuki. Yato still hasn’t fulfilled his promise to re-attach her loose soul, and it may not happen anytime soon now. Because the war god Bishamon is back, and she still has an axe to grind with Yato. And she’s not the only one looking to meddle in Yato’s affairs…

Tonight’s Episodes:Bearing a Posthumous Name

Bishamon has a nightmare about her past involving how Yato killed off all of her Shinki in the past with the exception of Kazuma, fueling her revenge today. Yato and Yukine go on a job with Hiyori to take care of a baby. An ayakashi makes its presence felt.

Preview Item – Lupin the Third – Part 4

The internationally infamous Arsène Lupin, master thief and unrepentant womanizer, continues to seek out ever more challenging heists to pull off. With him goes an eccentric band of misfits; Jigen the scruffy sharpshooter, Fujiko the femme fatal of dubious loyalty, and Goemon the stoic swordsman. And close on their heels no matter where Lupin and his gang end up, the unrelenting Inspector Zenigata. Determined to put Lupin and his cohorts in prison for the seemingly endless list burglaries and thefts they have already pulled off.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Marriage of Lupin III

After receiving a mysterious invitation, Inspector Zenigata arrives in San Marino for Lupin’s wedding to Rebecca Rossellini, a wealthy heiress and businesswoman. Surely the marriage is a sham, and that Lupin plans to steal the Royal Crown of Liberty, a rare artifact given to women to wear on the day after their wedding…

Charlotte

Otosaka Yuu has the ability to take over other people’s bodies, albeit only for a few seconds. Limited though this super power is Yuu intended to exploit it for his own benefit, but his efforts only served to attract the attention of other teenagers with strange powers. Now Otosaka Yuu is an, unwilling, student at Hoshi no Umi Academy. A school created to keep people like him out of trouble … but also to keep them safe.

Tonight’s Episodes:I Think of Someone Else

It was in the process of pondering philosophy that Otosaka Yuu discovered that by thinking about another person he could momentarily take control of that person. For a long time this strange power of his seemed to have no really practical uses, until it came time for his High School Entrance exams. And suddenly being able to look through the eyes of another, even if only for a few seconds, became his path to wealth and privilege …

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

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

Tonight’s Episode:Unlimited Blade Works

Shirou and Archer begin their battle, with Shirou finding that while he is only barely able to hold off Archer’s attacks. Meanwhile, Kirei has ordered Lancer to kill himself, and prepares to take Rin’s heart against Shinji’s protests.

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki (Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine)

The colony ship Sidonia continues its journey through the region of space controlled by the titanic and almost indestructible Gauna. Ace pilot, and former scavenger, Nagate Tanikaze now leads the defense of his home, aided by an upgraded arsenal of weapons for the Gardes mecha that he and the other pilots fly. But it is still a dangerous task, and the Gauna may not be the only problem. The immortal leaders of Sidonia’s populace have their own power struggles and plans for the ship and its population. And there is also the fragment of a Gauna kept in Sidonia’s research lab … which took the shape of Tanikaze’s deceased fellow pilot Shizuka

Tonight’s Episodes:Conflict

Now recognized as Sidonia’s ace pilot, Nagate is sent by HQ to the military academy, in order to make a demonstration of his skills on the newest Garde VR simulator for the students. Meanwhile, upon passing by the door, Kunato and Mozuku discover Ochiai’s abandoned lab and fall into a trap.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episodes:A Hero’s Proof

Under 1930’s Rome, 3 near-invincible, immortal Pillar Men have awakened, ready to conquer the world to retrieve the ‘red stone’. Jojo, Cesar Zeppelli and Speedwagon have arrived just after the heavily armed Nazi investigators have been casually annihilated, and now stand between the world and the 3 Pillar Men. Can they even slow them down?

Amagi Brilliant Park mini-theatre – Graffiti Backstage

Last year we screened Amagi Brilliant Park, where the employees are really refugees from a magical world, who need to make the park a success or risk losing all. Sometimes they are their own worst enemies. A background look at some of the events from the series.

Tonight’s Episodes:number #1

Moffle and friends, the three senior fairies discuss the coming of Kanie to save the park.

Death Parade

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

Tonight’s Episode:Death Seven Darts

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

retro series from 1992 – Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Havoc threaten the world. These seemingly unbeatable generals seek the four seals that restrain the god of destruction, so they can use its power to fulfil their desire for world conquest. There seems to be only one way to thwart the ambitions of the Lords of Havoc; revive the spirit of Dark Schneider, the greatest wizard the world has ever known, who currently resides within the body of an innocent boy. But will awakening a power hungry and lecherous man who once tried to conquer the entire world, just as the Lords of Havoc now seek to do, actually help?

Tonight’s Episode:The Explosive Wizard

Classic swords and sorcery. The Kingdom of Meta-licana is about to fall to the forces of the Four Lords of Havoc. The head priest Geo Soto Noto is desperate enough to call forth the dread wizard Dark Schneider’s spirit from where it is sealed in a young boy.

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Year End Break week 3 – Saturday 2nd January, 2016

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Regular JAFWA will resume on Saturday January 9th, 2016.

This is the Holiday Season and JAFWA bows to the social convention.
Happy New Year minna-san

We are over the hump, most of the holy days have passed, only New Year’s Day left to go. We can do it people, last one more week thn JAFWA returns. Next week we will try for synopses.

We will of course have some new regular series starting next year when we return. There will be a body-swapping

high-school drama, a sci-fi sequel, and an end of life experience. Can you determine the titles?

Included in the 2016 lineup will be a timeslot devoted to an old, retro series that deserves to shown again to a new
generation. We will screen 3 or 4 episodes of this retro series, then hold a bean poll on the audience to determine if we continue the series or try another golden oldy.
The list of possibilities for the first retro show has expanded to:

  • Bastard!
  • Black Heaven
  • Excel Saga
  • FLCL
  • Kare Kano / His and Her Circumstances
  • Lovely Complex
  • Martian Successor Nadesico
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (The Original TV Series)
  • Record of Lodoss War (TV Series)
  • Record of Lodoss War (OVA)
  • ROD (TV Series)
  • ROD (OVA)
  • Tenchi Muyo
  • Vampire Princess Miyuu

Do any of these appeal to you, or do you have other suggestions?

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 9th – JAFWA returns for 2016.
  • Saturday January 16thGenghisCon, no JAFWA screening.
  • Saturday January 30th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon.
  • Saturday February 6th – extra JAFWA screening after WestLodge meeting, because of WaiCon.
  • Saturday February 13thWai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre. No JAFWA screening.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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Year End Break week 2 – Saturday 26th December, 2014

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Regular JAFWA will resume on Saturday January 9th, 2016.

This is the Holiday Season and JAFWA bows to the social convention.
Happy Holidays minna-san

The question is, are we anticipating the Holiday season more than the return of JAFWA? The Summer Solstice has passed, and what for many is the big one is nearly upon us (Christmas, right?).

We will of course have some new regular series starting next year when we return. There will be a body-swapping high-school drama, a sci-fi sequel, and an end of life experience. Can you determine the titles?

Included in the 2016 lineup will be a timeslot devoted to an old, retro series that deserves to shown again to a new
generation. We will screen 3 or 4 episodes of this retro series, then hold a bean poll on the audience to determine if we continue the series or try another golden oldy.
The list of possibilities for the first retro show has expanded to:

  • Bastard!
  • Black Heaven
  • Excel Saga
  • FLCL
  • Kare Kano / His and Her Circumstances
  • Lovely Complex
  • Martian Successor Nadesico
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (The Original TV Series)
  • Record of Lodoss War (TV Series)
  • Record of Lodoss War (OVA)
  • ROD (TV Series)
  • ROD (OVA)
  • Tenchi Muyo
  • Vampire Princess Miyuu

Do any of these appeal to you, or do you have other suggestions?

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday January 9th – JAFWA returns for 2016.
  • Saturday February 13th – tentative Wai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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Year End Break week 1 – Saturday 19th December, 2014

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Regular JAFWA will resume on Saturday January 9th, 2016.

This is the Holiday Season and JAFWA bows to the social convention. Plus last week’s marathon session may have caused a bit of a burn out amongst attendees. Hopefully so much good, retro anime will keep everyone going over the next month. Or is that just all the cake we consumed?

Next year we start a whole lot of new regular series , though we continue some favourites like “Fairy Tail”, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”, “Fate/Stay Night” and “Shirobako”.

Included in the 2016 lineup will be a timeslot devoted to an old, retro series that deserves to shown again to a new generation. We will screen 3 or 4 episodes of this retro series, then hold a bean poll on the audience to determine if we continue the series or try another golden oldy.
But what shall we show first? We thought our dear JAFWAites might suggest one of last week’s shows that grabbed their attention, but no. The first suggestion is a show that we regretfully didn’t have time to include last week – “Bastard!!”.

If you have any other Suggestions, add them to the JAFWA Facebook page please.
I myself am partial to “Video Girl Ai”. Or “Tenchi Muyou”. Or “El Hazard”. Or “Please Save my Earth”. Or “Koko wa Greenwood”. Once I get started, it is difficult to stop.
Though “Bastard!!” really appeals as well.



Dates of Interest

  • Thursday December 17th – SBS screening “Miyazaki and the Kingdom of Dreams”.
  • Saturday January 9th – JAFWA returns for 2016.
  • Saturday February 13th – tentative Wai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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Weekly Bulletin for 25th Anniversary Saturday 12th December, 2015

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Below is the program for extra-long, 25th Anniversary celebration on December 12th, 2015.

Yes, we said extra-long, 25th Anniversary celebration.

This news makes us feel old. We look back on the history of JAFWA and we find so many great anime was shown during the years. So we are going to make this a Retro screening night, where we screen samples of the best and most influential anime from JAFWA’s screening history, and then trim that down into something that won’t overfill Saturday.

Of course, if our more recent JAFWAite members find some of this old-school anime appealing, let us know and we may be able to arrange to screen the entire anime series in 2016. We next return on January 9th.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

1:00pm R.O.D. OAV 1/3
1:30pm Video Girl Ai OAV 1/6
2:00pm Full Metal Panic!? fumoffu Ep 12/12 (n)
2:25pm short break pizza order?
2:35pm Card Captor Sakura Ep 1/70
3:00pm Azumanga Dai-Oh Ep 21/24
3:25pm Tenchi Muyo OAV 1/6 (n)
3:55pm Samurai Champloo Ep 9/26
4:20pm short break pizza order?
4:30pm Marmalade Boy Ep 1/76
4:55pm Maison Ikkoku Ep 1/96
5:25pm El-Hazard OAV 3/6 (n)
5:50pm Kimagure Orange Road Ep 1/48
6:25pm dinner break
7:00pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:10pm Photon OAV 1/6 (n)
7:35pm Neon Genesis Evangelion Ep 19/26 (v)
7:55pm Martian Successor Nadeshiko Ep ?/26
8:25pm G.T.O. Ep 8/43
8:45pm Late Break
8:55pm Full Metal Panic! Ep 20/26 (v)
9:20pm Berserk Ep 1/25 (v)
9:45pm Record of the Lodoss War Ep 2/13 (v)
10:10pm Gurren Lagann Ep 6/27

Doors Open before Screening:~12:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday December 12th – JAFWA’s 25th anniversary marathon screening from ~12:30PM. Then we have the end of year break, and wish you Happy Holidays!
  • Saturday January 9th – JAFWA returns for 2016.
  • Saturday February 13th – tentative WaiCon at Cannington Exhibition Center.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Read or Die

An alternate history world where the British Empire has remained a major superpower. The Empire’s continued existence is guaranteed by the British Library, an external intelligence agency working within the actual British Library and its Special Operations Division. We follow the adventures of Yomiko Readman, also known as “The Paper”, a superhuman agent of the Library’s Special Operations.

Tonight’s Episodes:Episode one

The White House has been evacuated as the samurai Gennai Hiraga appears on top of the White House and annihilates it using a mysterious power. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, Yomiko Readman gets her hands on an ultra-rare German first edition book, “die Unsterbliche Liebe” (or “The Immortal Beloved”). The book is dusty and dirty, but has sheet music handwritten in its pages, in the margins and on the blank pages in the back and front. Almost immediately she is attacked by a superhuman-like clone of Jean Henri Fabre riding a giant mecha grasshopper.

Video Girl Ai (Den’ei Sh?jo)

Yota Moteuchi finds out that the girl he likes, Moemi Hayakawa, is in love with his best friend, Takashi Niimai. Disappointed by this fact, he decides to rent a video from a mysterious video store that appeared in front of him on his way home. The video store was called “Gokuraku” (“Paradise”). The unique thing about this video store was that the videos in the store contained “video girls”, girls which literally come to life and out of the user’s television when the video tape is played to cheer the renter up. Not knowing about the video girls, Yota chooses to rent the video ‘I’ll Cheer You Up!’, starring Ai Amano. Ai comes to life with the purpose to brighten up Yota’s life and encourage him to pursue his love.

Full Metal Panic!? fumoffu

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

Tonight’s Episode:5th Period Hot Spot” (Finale)

A classmate accidentally opens Sousuke’s biohazardous container, causing a classroom quarantine. Sousuke now fears the repercussions from his angry classmates.

Card Captor Sakura

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Sakura and the Mysterious Magic Book

Sakura Kinomoto awakens from a dream of standing near the Tokyo Tower. She introduces herself, her family, and her friends. After coming home from a normal day at school, Sakura hears a sound coming from the basement. Believing it to be a burglar, she enters the basement cautiously, armed only with her cheerleading baton. She finds a glowing book and opens it to find a deck of 52 cards. When she accidentally activates the Windy card, the other cards blow out of her house. Cerberus appears from the book and formally appoints Sakura as the “Cardcaptor” and gives her the Sealing Wand.

Azumanga Dai-Oh

Chronicles the everyday life in an unnamed Japanese high school of six girls and two of their teachers: child prodigy Chiyo Mihama and her struggle to fit in with girls five years older; reserved Sakaki and her obsession with the cute animals who seem to hate her; spacey Ayumu “Osaka” Kasuga with a skewed perspective on the world; Koyomi “Yomi” Mizuhara’s aggravation at an annoying best friend; Tomo Takino, whose energy is rivaled only by her lack of sense; sporty Kagura and her one-sided athletics rivalry with Sakaki; their homeroom teacher Yukari Tanizaki; and her friend, physical education teacher Minamo “Nyamo” Kurosawa.

Tonight’s Episode:Anticipation / I Just Couldn’t / Watery Grave / Island of Dreams / Mountain Cat

Yukari announces a field trip to Okinawa, to which Chiyo is ecstatic as this is her first field trip due to her skipping from grade school to high school. On the day of the trip, Tomo and Kagura are revealed to have a fear of flying when the plane takes off. The girls immediately go sightseeing at Naha. After comparing the depiction of the Shureimon to a two thousand yen bill, they are drawn to the shisa in the Shuri Castle. The girls decide to have dinner at a hotel restaurant. While Tomo and Yomi concentrating on competitive eating at the buffet, Chiyo and Osaka are awed by the chanpur?. The girls visit the Manzamo cliffs the next day, but Chiyo has acrophobia from the heights

Tenchi Muyo

Tenchi Masaki accidentally releases an alien space pirate, thereby drawing the attention of other space faring individuals. His actions unintentionally cause the destruction of his school.
Started the Harem Anime genre.

Samurai Champloo

Set in an alternate version of Edo-era Japan with an anachronistic, predominantly hip-hop, setting. It follows Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman; Jin, a composed and stoic r?nin; and Fuu, a brave girl who asks them to accompany her in her quest across Japan to find the “samurai who smells of sunflowers”.

Tonight’s Episode:Evil Spirits of Mountain and Stream

Mugen, Jin, and Fuu need to cross a border so they purchase travel passes since they don’t have any. When their passes turn out to be fake, the trio are sentenced to death. However, when the guards offer Mugen a chance to save his friends; if he can deliver an object through a forest full of bandits and return in time, Jin and Fuu will be spared.

Marmalade Boy

Miki Koishikawa’s ordinary life as a high school sophomore is turned upside down when her parents suddenly announce that they are getting divorced in order to swap partners with a couple they met in Hawaii. They seek her approval of the shocking change, and at a dinner where Miki meets the other couple as well as their son Yuu, who is about her age, she reluctantly agrees to the arrangement. Yuu, while at first a jerk who takes every opportunity to make fun of Miki, turns out to be fun and attractive, and Miki finds herself falling for him. Little by little, she accepts her new family arrangement and opens up to Yuu as they become friends.

Maison Ikkoku

A bitter-sweet comedic romance involving a group of madcap people who live in a boarding house in 1980s Tokyo. The story focuses primarily on the gradual developing relationships between Yusaku Godai, a poor student down on his luck, and Kyoko Otonashi, a young, recently widowed boarding house manager.

Tonight’s Episode:Sorry to Keep You Waiting! I’m Kyoko Otonashi!

Kyoko moves in as the new manager and catches her first glimpse of the wacky tenants of Maison Ikkoku. Godai, the other main character in the series, instantly falls in love with her upon first sight.

El Hazard: The Magnificent World

three high school students Makoto Mizuhara, Katsuhiko Jinnai and Nanami Jinnai and the History teacher Masamichi Fujisawa who are mysteriously transported to the fantastical world of El-Hazard. El-Hazard is threatened by a possible war between the human nations and the insectoid Bugrom tribe.

Tonight’s Episode:Springs of Arliman

Our hero, still disguised as the Princes, must follow the Priestesses to a hot springs retreat, and not reveal he is male.

Kimagure Orange Road

Chronicles the everyday life in an unnamed Japanese high school of six girls and two of their teachers: child prodigy Chiyo Mihama and her struggle to fit in with girls five years older; reserved Sakaki and her obsession with the cute animals who seem to hate her; spacey Ayumu “Osaka” Kasuga with a skewed perspective on the world; Koyomi “Yomi” Mizuhara’s aggravation at an annoying best friend; Tomo Takino, whose energy is rivaled only by her lack of sense; sporty Kagura and her one-sided athletics rivalry with Sakaki; their homeroom teacher Yukari Tanizaki; and her friend, physical education teacher Minamo “Nyamo” Kurosawa.

Tonight’s Episode:“Transfer Student! Humble First Love!

Kyousuke and his family transfer to a new school, where romantic complications begin.

Photon: The Idiot Adventures

Photon, possesses superhuman strength but is extremely simple-minded. He engages in heroic adventures of different varieties. He accidentally gets married to a rebel space pilot named Keyne, and becomes involved in fighting an evil wannabe galactic emperor and his “bumbling henchmen”.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Set in a futuristic Tokyo fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm. The story centers on Shinji, a teenage boy who is recruited by the shadowy organization NERV and his father to pilot a giant bio-machine called an Evangelion in combat against monstrous beings known as Angels. The series explores the experiences and emotions of other Evangelion pilots and members of NERV as they attempt to prevent another catastrophe.

Tonight’s Episode:Introjection

Shinji, horrified and emotionally devastated by the battle between Unit 01 and Bardiel and witnessing Toji’s near-death, as well as Gendo’s indifference to the situation, quits NERV for a second time. However, as he is leaving Tokyo-3, the Angel Zeruel appears and easily defeats the other Evangelions.

Martian Successor Nadeshiko

In the year 2196. Earth is at war with a race of alien invaders called the “Jovian Lizards”. A company called Nergal designs a space battleship, the ND-001 Nadesico. While the ship is powerful and its crew consists of the top civilian experts in their fields, these individuals tend to have “some slight personality disorders”.

Tonight’s Episode:???

Unknown

Great Teacher Onizuka

22-year-old ex-b?s?zoku member Eikichi Onizuka, upon seeing a display of a teacher’s power over girls, decides to become a teacher himself. However, he earns his teaching degree, just barely, at a second-rate college. In his quest, he discovers two important things: he has a conscience and a sense of morality. He teaches life lessons rather than the routine schoolwork. He is hired as a long-shot teacher by a privately operated school, in Kichij?ji, to tame a class that destroys teachers.

Tonight’s Episode:Bungee Jumping Made Easy

When Kunio and his friends are confronted by local punks, they believe they are saved when Eikichi arrives. However, he refuses to help, believing their predicament will teach them about taking responsibility. Faced with a bungee jump, Kunio proves how far he will go to prevent his mother from dating Eikichi.

Full Metal Panic!

Follows Sousuke Sagara, a soldier since childhood, and a member of the covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril, tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori, a hot-headed Japanese high school girl

Tonight’s Episode:Venom’s Flame

Tessa shares with Kaname the nature of resonance between two Whispered. Meanwhile, the SRT prepares for a mission against terrorists led by Gauron, who survived the Helmajistan incident and is wreaking havoc at Palau’s Berildaob island.

Berserk

Set in a medieval Europe-inspired dark fantasy world, the story centers on the characters of Guts, a lone mercenary, and Griffith, the leader of a mercenary band called the Band of the Hawk. Themes of isolation, camaraderie, and the question of whether humanity is fundamentally good or evil pervade the story, as it explores both the best and worst of human nature.

Tonight’s Episode:The Black Swordsman

A girl is being assaulted in a bar when Guts walks in. He kills all the assailants but one and orders him to tell his master, the Baron, that the Black Swordsman is coming. Guts later finds and kills the Baron and removes a demonic relic called a Behelit from around his neck. In the end of the episode it flashes back to when Guts kills Bazuso and meets Griffith.

Record of the Lodoss War

Recounts the adventures of a youth by the name of Parn, the son of a dishonored knight. Part of his motivation for adventuring is to find out what happened to his father, and to restore his family’s honor. Despite his inexperience, Parn is considered the leader, who is accompanied by his childhood best friend Etoh, his friend and sometimes advisor Slayn, and his newfound mentor Ghim. They are accompanied by Parn’s romantic interest, the high elf Deedlit, who comes from the Forest of No Return seeking an answer to her people’s isolationism and an end to what she sees as a slow march to extinction and a thief named Woodchuck. Throughout the series, Parn comes into contact with friends and foes alike. His allies include King Kashue, King Fahn, Shiris, and Orson; his enemies include Emperor Beld, Ashram, and the evil necromancer Wagnard.

Tonight’s Episode:Blazing Departure

In an origin episode, Ghim sets out to find Leylia, Neese’s daughter who has disappeared. Meanwhile Parn steps in to save Liara from a group of attacking goblins. Once the goblins have dispersed Etoh appears and together they return to Parn’s village. Elsewhere Ghim meets up with Slayn, whilst an elf notices goblins on the march. Parn dons his father’s armour and Etoh accompanies him to destroy the goblins.

Toppa Tengen Gurren Lagann

In a fictional future where Earth is ruled by the Spiral King, Lordgenome, who forces mankind to live in isolated subterranean villages. Two teenagers living in a subterranean village, Simon and Kamina, who wish to go to the surface. Using a mecha known as Lagann, Simon and Kamina reach the surface and start fighting alongside other humans against Lordgenome’s forces.

Tonight’s Episode:Sit in the Hot Tub ‘Till You’re Sick!!

Having picked up new members in their last adventure, Team Gurren continues onwards to the Gunmen rallying point. However, not everything is as it seems to be at a slight pit stop at a hot springs getaway in the middle of nowhere.

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Weekly Bulletin for bonus session Saturday 5th December, 2015, at 6PM

Screening

Below is the program for December 5th, 2015.

Special bonus session.

Thanks to the power blackout a couple of months ago, JAFWA’s schedule was upset and we need to make up some time if we want to cleanly finish this year.
This week we finish the series “Akami ga Kill”. Who do you think will survive?
We also have one of the 2015 Young Animator’s Award winners that we have been trying to fit in the program for a while, as well as a couple of regular items and a retro item that won’t fit in the marathon screening next week.

Because this is the first Saturday of the month, the Doctor Who club WestLodge has booked the Hall before us, and they run till 5:30PM or so. Thus JAFWA will not start until 6PM at the earliest, though people can enter about 5:45PM.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

6:00pm Fairy Tail Ep 182/245 (Ep 7 of Season 2)
6:25pm Shirobako Ep 11/24
6:50pm dinner break
7:30pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:45pm Aki no Kanade OAV
8:10pm Those Who Hunt Elves, Season 2 Ep 2/6 (retro)
8:35pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 19/25 (Season 2 Ep 7) (v)
9:00pm Late Break
9:10pm JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Ep 14/26 (v)
9:35pm Akame ga Kill Ep 23/24 (v)
10:00pm Akame ga Kill Ep 24/24 (v) final

Doors Open Screening:~5:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday December 5th – extra screening from 6PM, after Westlodge, to fit a few things in.
  • Saturday December 12thJAFWA’s 25th anniversary marathon doors opening from ~12:30PM, screening to start at 1:00PM.
  • Saturday February 13th – tentative Wai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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 Episodes:Burning Ground

The situation grows worse for Natsu and the others trapped in the Palace of Hades. Separated from each other they are now each dealing with one of the Garou Knights. This is bad enough for Natsu, Mirajane, Wendy and Pantherlilly. But for the non-magical party; Carla, Happy, Lucy and Yukino, it’s disastrous. At the moment the only thing going in their favour is the near-suicidal determination of former captain of the guard Arkadios, who’s willing to wade through lava to save Lucy and Yukino.

Shirobako (White Box)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:The Little Keyframe Girl

Seiichi has finally finished the second half of the last episode. The goal is in sight for Musashi Animation, which is why Honda now feels he can reveal his plans to resign and open a Confectioner’s shop. But even with the doubts about her own future that both Honda and Toudou’s resignations sparked off, Aoi will see the Exodus! finished and finished well.

…29 days until the deadline.

OAV – Aki no Kanade (Aki’s Rhythm)

Aki Miyagawa is a member of a professional Sou Drums group in Tokyo. That would seem to be a mark of success, but because she must still work a second job to make ends meet Aki doesn’t feel like she is successful. So when her old instructor Yoshioka-sensei calls her up out of the blue to tell her that he is reviving the Kariyama Drum Festival, Aki is pessimistic about accepting the job of coach for all the new drummers.

retro – Those Who Hunt Elves, Season 2

Trapped in a fantasy world by a spell gone awry, Ryuzouji Junpei, Inoue Ritsuko and Komiyama Airi travel the land seeking out those elves with the fragments of the spell that will send them home tattooed on their bodies. They are aided in this endeavour by Celcie Marie Claire, the shapeshifting elf responsible for drawing them into this world in the first place, and Mihke … who is a tank possessed by the spirit of a cat.

Tonight’s Episodes:Those Who Wipe

It turns out there are many modern conveniences that are harder to come by when you’re stuck travelling around a fantasy realm in a possessed tank, and it’s not just technology like television. There are other more mundane things related to everyday activities, things that you still need to do even when you’re stuck in a fantasy realm. As Junpei is now finding out.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

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

Tonight’s Episode:Idealism’s End (Answer)

Having been beaten back by a revitalised Saber and a surprisingly effective Shirou, Archer has taken Rin, Saber’s new master, hostage and retreated. Not content with this, he makes a deal with Gilgamesh and Shinji to turn over Rin once he has killed Shirou. Shirou, meanwhile, believes he has figured out Archer’s true identity, and tells Saber to let him battle the faithless servant whilst she rescues Rin. With help from Lancer, who again appears to assist them as they arrive at Illyasviel’s villa.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episodes:Elite Ancient Warriors

The Pillar Man Santana proves too much even for Jojo to handle alone. Thankfully the Nazi commander Stroheim is not completely useless, and even when Santana uses his body to hide from the noonday sun he sacrifices his own life, via grenade, to force him out again. The sun leaves Santana little more than a crumbling statue, but Jojo’s work is not finished. There are more Pillar Men, uncovered by the Nazis in Europe, and Stroheim’s last words. Someone awaits Jojo in Italy …

Akame ga Kill (Red-Eye Kill)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Kill the Emperor” and “Akame ga Kill” (Finale)

The invincible Esdeath alone was not enough to stop the advance of the Revolutionary Army and Kurome, sensing her own end, headed out for one final battle with her sister. A battle Akame won despite Wave’s attempts to aid his comrade. Now the Revolutionary Army stands at the gates of the capitol, but the Prime Minister is not worried, because he has one final trump card. The most powerful imperial relic of them all is the Emperor’s…

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 28th November, 2015

Event Afternoon before JAFWA screening

JAFWA has the hall from 12:30PM to 4:30PM, where it is make our own amusement time.
There is possibly at least one sewing machine is coming along, for cosplay creation related purposes. We have some excellent sewers amongst the membership, who may be willing to impart their skills.

Does anybody have their own game machine and games they want their fellow JAFWAites to play? JAFWA will bring out the projector and screen.

These are just a couple of suggestion. What do you want to do?

Screening

Below is the program for November 21st, 2015.

Movie Night! – come in anime cosplay for free entry. At the end of the night we will be screening the “PsychoPass” movie, made by the people who did the first series. We will need to put our Late Break early to fit it in the 113 minutes of dystopian/utopian future.

Hopefully this will distract you from the fact that a couple of regular items are finishing this week. Though in the case of “Kamisama Hajimemashite” we provide evidence that there is more to come.

A reminder that on the weekend of December 5th, there will be a bonus JAFWA screening after Westlodge.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Kamisama Hajimemashita, 2nd Season Ep 12/12 (final)
5:40pm Fairy Tail Ep 181/245 (Ep 6 of Season 2)
6:05pm Kamisama Hajimemashita, 2nd Season OAV 1
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Shirobako Ep 10/24
7:55pm Assassination Classroom Ep 22/22 (final)
8:20pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 18/25 (Season 2 Ep 6)
8:50pm Late Break
8:55pm PsychoPass movie (V)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~11:00 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday November 28th – next Event afternoon, where you can make your own fun in the Hall from ~12:30PM onwards until the JAFWA session starts.
  • Saturday December 5th – extra screening from 6PM, after Westlodge, to fit a few things in.
  • Saturday December 12thJAFWA’s 25th anniversary marathon screening from ~12:30PM.
  • Saturday February 13th – tentative Wai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Kamisama Hajimemashita, 2nd Season

Momozono Nanami continues to serve as the Earth Deity of the Mikage Shrine, and the fox spirit Tomoe continues to serve as her familiar. Their feelings for each other are becoming harder to ignore, but Nanami’s duties as an Earth Deity won’t wait. And an old friend of Tomoe’s is starting to stir up trouble.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Deity Receives a Marriage Proposal” (Finale)

Whilst Akura-oh has tracked down his body in the Netherworld, his merciless nature seems to have softened a bit since he shatters his gateway into the Netherworld to protect Kirihito’s mother. Tomoe, meanwhile, is getting to see Nanami’s mother. The customary visit to the deity of the New Year requires the visitors to relive the past twelve years. For Nanami that is most of her childhood, and although it is taboo Tomoe and Mizuki have entered Nanami’s gateway to see what is keeping her. And found their deity reliving the time before her mother passed away …

Fairy Tail 2014

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 Episodes:Fairy Tail vs the Executioners

Things are looking grim for Natsu and the others imprisoned in the underground Palace of Hades. It seems this place is not a death sentence because there’s no way out, but because the secretive government assassination squad of Fiore, the Hungry Wolf Knights, cleans up the ‘criminals’ dropped into this place. And now, despite a team effort by her and Natsu, Wendy looks to have become the first of the group to be dispatched. Swallowed whole by a carnivorous plant.

Kamisama Hajimemashita, 2nd Season OAV

Momozono Nanami continues to serve as the Earth Deity of the Mikage Shrine, and the fox spirit Tomoe continues to serve as her familiar. Their feelings for each other are becoming harder to ignore, but Nanami’s duties as an Earth Deity won’t wait. And an old friend of Tomoe’s is starting to stir up trouble.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Deity Leaps Into the Past” (Finale)

A cheerful snowy day at the Mikage Shrine takes a decidedly dark turn when the Shrine’s Torii gate crumbles. Tomoe’s power, which sustained the shrine, has faded. For Tomoe himself has been struck down. The long absent Mikage returns just in time to deal with the catastrophe, but even he cannot cure Tomoe. He bears the scars of an old curse, and an old pledge …

Shirobako (White Box)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Just One More

There’s a lot of people having problems at work right now. Toudou is finding the repetitive nature of her work at Super Media Creations stifling. Shizuka gets scolded for being overeager with a crowd voice part. And of course there’s Aoi and the rest of Musashino Animation. There are now serious doubts about whether Director Seiichi can finish the storyboards in time, while the directors are trying to win new work on the basis of a problem-free run for Exodus! But now finally, finally, the director has his inspiration and can finish the story.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Nagisa Time” (Finale)

The mystery attacker is revealed to be Takaoka. Their brutal one-day-only PE instructor has gone insane; blaming the students, Nagisa in particular, for getting the better of him and destroying his credibility. And now, he has shown just how monstrous he is. Collecting the bounty on Koro-sensei seems to have been forgotten entirely as Takaoka destroys the cure for the virus he infected half the class with just to drive Nagisa into a murderous rage and make him pick up the knife at his feet.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

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

Tonight’s Episode:A Destiny Forged in the Beginning

Archer’s double-cross of Rin was, it seems, an elaborate triple-cross. With Caster distracted and not paying attention to him, he is able to get the church, Caster’s new base, destroyed and draws Caster into sacrificing herself to protect her master Kuzuki. Not that it ends up doing much good as Kuzuki is finished off by Archer moments later when he tries to see Caster’s ambition through to the end. But Archer hasn’t finished. As Shirou tends to the weakened Saber, Archer traps Rin and declares his intention to kill Shirou.

Psycho-Pass: The Movie

Four years after the death of Makishima Shougo and the disappearance of Enforcer Kougami, Japan has begun to export the Sybil System to other countries. But after a trial system in the South East Asian Union (SEAUn), Akane Tsunemori and her team find SEAUn terrorists slipping into Japan in order to carry out attacks. And her investigation will bring her to the SEAUn capitol, the artificial island Shamballa Float.

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 21st November, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for November 21st, 2015.

We apologise for the late change to program, showing the first Noragami OAV last week instead of the Kyoukai no Kanata OAV. This week we will screen the second Noragami OAV. Anybody interested in seeing the second Noragami TV series?

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic Ep 12/12 (final)
5:40pm Kamisama Hajimemashita, 2nd Season Ep 11/12
6:05pm Fairy Tail Ep 179/245 (Ep 5 of Season 2)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Shirobako Ep 9/24
7:55pm Noragami OAV 2
8:20pm Assassination Classroom Ep 20/22
8:50pm Assassination Classroom Ep 21/22
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm Akame ga Kill Ep 21/24 (v)
9:50pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 17/25 (Season 2 Ep 5)
10:15pm JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Ep 13/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday November 28th – next Event afternoon, where you can make your own fun in the Hall from ~12:30PM onwards until the JAFWA session starts.
  • Saturday December 5th – extra screening after Westlodge to fit a few things in.
  • Saturday December 12th – JAFWA’s 25th anniversary marathon screening from ~12:30PM.
  • Saturday February 13th – tentative Wai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic (Kiniro Mosaic, Season 2)

It’s Alice’s second year in Japan. Her second year living with Shino, going to school with Shino and being with Shino and all her other friends in Japan. It’s time for another year of fun.

Tonight’s Episodes:Because I Love You More Than Anything” (finale)

The worst week of summer vacation for Shino has begun. Karen and Alice are now back in England and she’s already going through blonde hair withdrawal (and having some very weird dreams). Youko and Aya are there to keep her company, but its Alice and Karen that she is missing. For Alice the trip was a chance to see her parents and her dog Poppy again, but she misses Shino just as much as Shino misses her.

Kamisama Hajimemashita, 2nd Season

Momozono Nanami continues to serve as the Earth Deity of the Mikage Shrine, and the fox spirit Tomoe continues to serve as her familiar. Their feelings for each other are becoming harder to ignore, but Nanami’s duties as an Earth Deity won’t wait. And an old friend of Tomoe’s is starting to stir up trouble.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Diety Goes Back to Being a Child

Jiro gained a better understanding of compassion and caring for others, having fallen for Nanami and risking his life to protect her from the lightning beast of Mt Kurama, which Yatori had fed the Sojobo’s soul to. However he was observant enough, and wise enough, to realize Nanami’s heart belonged to another and let it go. But although the devious yokai was flung from Mt Kurama by Nanami’s barrier, Yatori wasn’t destroyed by it. He continues to work with Akura-oh/Kirihito to recover the more powerful youkai’s body from the Netherworld.

Fairy Tail 2014

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 Episodes:The Hungry Wolf Knights

Gray and Rufus have their big battle, with Rufus’s copy-cat Memory Make magic giving him a distinct advantage. Eventually however, Gray gets the better of him by mixing his ice making techniques faster than Rufus can follow and simply powering through his counter attacks. And all the while Lucy, Natsu and the others continue to traverse the labyrinth beneath the castle. An attempt to lure in guards by putting Lucy and Mirajane on display turns out to have been a wasted effort … or was it? Perhaps there was someone watching them after all.

Shirobako (White Box)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:What Do You Think I Was Trying to Say?

Although Shigeru’s advice didn’t seem to help Ema much with her cat animations, his involvement brings in Yumi, who is able to help her over the slump. It relieves some of the stress on Aoi, and allows her to spend time with her sister while she is in Tokyo. The crisis has been averted, the key frames are done, and everything is back on track… if only the problem of director Seiichi and the unfinished storyboards for the final episode could be solved as easily.

Noragami OAV (Stray God OAV)

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 Episodes:The Promise of that Spring Day

It is autumn, and that means it is time for that signature Japanese pastime; Cherry Blossom Viewing. This will be the first time Hiyori has gone to watch the cherry blossoms without her family, but that doesn’t mean it should be a low-key affair. She has invited all her new friends from the spirit world to join her; Yato and Yukine obviously, but also the energetic poverty god Kofuku and her regalia Daikoku. And then the venerable god of academics Tenjin and his retinue. But there’s also one other group…

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Karma Time – 2nd Period” and “XX Time

Class E has successfully infiltrated the hotel and Smog, the first of the mystery attacker’s henchmen, is down. However Smog managed to paralyse Karasuma-sensei in his initial strike, and now they are facing the second henchman; Grip, a man able to crush people’s skulls with his bare hands. Karma, however, doesn’t think much of this henchman, especially since his first move is to try and call for reinforcements. So now it’s a fight between the two of them, Karasuma doesn’t like it but Koro-sensei points to Karma’s face; he’s taking this fight seriously.

Akame ga Kill (Red-Eye Kill)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Kill the Little Sister

Although Mine initially planned on sneaking out alone, the rescue of Tatsumi instead involves all the still-living members of Night Raid. With Budo guarding the arena where the execution was set to occur and Esdeath herself carrying out the execution of her beloved, the task of rescuing Tatsumi is far from easy. Mine kills Budo at the cost of her weapon and eventually herself, and Susanoo sacrifices himself to hold off Esdeath so the others can escape. With Mine dying in Tatsumi’s arms after making her confession, Night Raid is now down to just four members.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

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

Tonight’s Episode:The Dark Sword Bears its Fangs

Rin and Shirou avoid a confrontation with Shinji’s overpowered Servant Gilgamesh by threatening the master instead. After burying Illyasviel, Rin again confronts Shirou about his self-sacrificing attitude to helping others. Despite Gilgamesh’s display of raw power the two decide Caster should still be their first priority and they are aided in their plans to deal with her by an offer of alliance from Lancer. This proves fortuitous when Archer tries to block their path into the church.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episode:Jojo vs the Ultimate Lifeform

The Nazi’s have gone ahead and awakened the “Pillar Man”, who General Stroheim has decided to name Santana, and it is just as catastrophic a mistake as Speedwagon warned them it would be. Easily as durable as the vampires created by his masks, this being absorbs entire bodies rather than just blood. And he seems to draw knowledge from those he consumes as well, learning the language of his captors in a matter of minutes. Jojo may have arrived, but can even he stop this thing?

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Weekly Bulletin for Saturday 14th November, 2015

Screening

Below is the program for November 14th, 2015.

We return from our regularly scheduled week off, hungry for anime.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic Ep 11/12
5:40pm Kamisama Hajimemashita, 2nd Season Ep 10/12
6:05pm Fairy Tail Ep 178/245 (Ep 4 of Season 2)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Shirobako Ep 8/24
7:55pm Assassination Classroom Ep 18/22
8:20pm Assassination Classroom Ep 19/22
8:45pm Kyoukai no Kanata: Shinonome OAV (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Akame ga Kill Ep 20/24 (v)
9:45pm Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Ep 16/25 (Season 2 Ep 4)
10:20pm JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Ep 12/26 (v)

Doors Open Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday November 28th – next Event afternoon, where you can make your own fun in the Hall from ~12:30PM onwards until the JAFWA session starts.
  • Saturday December 5th – extra screening after Westlodge to fit a few things in.
  • Saturday December 12th – JAFWA’s 25th anniversary marathon screening from ~12:30PM.
  • Saturday February 13th – Wai-Con at Cannington Exhibition Centre.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Synopsis

Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic (Kiniro Mosaic, Season 2)

It’s Alice’s second year in Japan. Her second year living with Shino, going to school with Shino and being with Shino and all her other friends in Japan. It’s time for another year of fun.

Tonight’s Episodes:A Long Night

The beach trip was a fun-filled day; sea, sand castles and tasty food. And all without running into their teachers Karasuma and Kuzehashi-sensei, who were relaxing at the very same beach. They rounded off the day with a trip to an aquarium and then all fell asleep on the train ride home. But even though they are back home now, there’s still fun to be had on their summer vacation, and Karen has souvenirs to hand out.

Kamisama Hajimemashita, 2nd Season

Momozono Nanami continues to serve as the Earth Deity of the Mikage Shrine, and the fox spirit Tomoe continues to serve as her familiar. Their feelings for each other are becoming harder to ignore, but Nanami’s duties as an Earth Deity won’t wait. And an old friend of Tomoe’s is starting to stir up trouble.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Diety Receives a Romantic Confession

With Yatori gloating a bit too early and revealing his plans to Nanami and Botanmaru, the two not only escape his clutches but are able to figure out how to find the Sojobo’s hidden soul. Plus hearing Nanami’s words, and overhearing Botanmaru explaining Yatori’s scheme to Tomoe and Shinjuro, has made Jiro reassess his own methods and goals. And now Nanami has finished creating her evil-warding barrier it’s time to track down the Sojobo’s soul, deep beneath the tengu fortress. The problem is, Jiro is going down there as well … and he still looks angry.

Fairy Tail 2014

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 Episodes:Gray vs Rufus

As the huge melee to end the Grand Magic Games gets underway, the Princess Fiore catches Natsu and the others just after freeing Lucy and Yukino, and dumps them into a maze underneath the castle known as the Palace of Hades. Meanwhile Fairy Tail’s team in the grand melee has begun to take out their competition in an impressively well-coordinated assault. But that’s unsurprising considering they are being guided by first Grand Master of the guild Mavis, the woman known as the Fairy Tactician

Shirobako (White Box)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:I’m Not Blaming You

Ema has listened to the advice of her seniors amongst the other animators and it has got her into trouble. Rushing her work has reduced the quality by a shocking degree, resulting in retakes for several of her keyframes. For Ema it’s not just a matter of taking her time, if she takes her time she’ll fall behind schedule. And the issue is driving a wedge between her and Aoi, who has to be the one to push her both to finish work and do a better job.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)

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

Tonight’s Episodes:Action Time” and “Pandemonium Time

It’s the big moment. Class E has spent their summer vacation planning, strategizing and training. Their first day on the Okinawa resort was spent keeping Koro-sensei distracted whilst preparations for his assassination were put into place and now it’s time. They have him in a small chapel out at the end of a pier away from the main hotel. A plan as complex as what they have in mind rarely goes off without a hitch, but still, it’s time to see if they can assassinate Koro-sensei and save the world.

Kyoukai no Kanata OAV (Beyond the Boundary OAV)

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 Episodes:Daybreak

Mitsuki and Hiro’omi first met Akihito through their duty as dreamshade hunters, long before Kuriyama arrived in town. The siblings were sent into the mountains outside town by their elder sister, and Nase clan leader, Izumi. Or to be more precise Hiro’omi was sent up into the mountains and Mitsuki insisted on following him. They went in search of a legendary, unkillable dreamshade. What they found instead was a sullen and lonely young man.

Akame ga Kill (Red-Eye Kill)

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

Tonight’s Episode:Kill the Despair

Lubbock has become the latest member of Night Raid to die, although he took down Syura, the Prime Minister’s son and his Imperial Arm in the process. But he was not Night Raid’s only loss. Tatsumi was with him at the time, and now he is a prisoner within the capitol, awaiting execution. Esdeath herself will be the one to carry out the execution of the man she loves.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

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

Tonight’s Episode:Winter Days, The Form Wishes Take

Shinji’s new servant is a true terror, overcoming the servant that Archer and Sabre combined had struggled with. The blinded Illyasviel also dies in the confrontation. Although she dies at peace, believing that Beserker is still by her side.

… and now Shinjji and Rin must face this monster without any servants of their own.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)

The Joestar’s are a wealthy English family, but one with a dark fate. Ever since the days of Jonathon Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando, and the succession struggle that came about from Dio’s greed, the Joestar family line has found itself embroiled in supernatural horror and world-threatening ambition. And it always falls to the current Jojo, whoever it may be, to stop the madness.

Tonight’s Episode:The Pillar Man

Although Jojo does not yet know it, Speedwagon still lives. However death may have been preferable, as he is now a prisoner in a Nazi stronghold in Mexico … where they are also trying to revive the ominous petrified figure he and Straizo found with all the stone masks. Jojo, however, is on his way. After defeating the newly vampirised Straizo and learning of this “Pillar Man”, he is already in Mexico and headed for Speedwagon’s last known location.

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Week off Saturday 7th November, 2014

Screening

Regular JAFWA will resume on November 14th.

JAFWA is taking a week off on November 7th because it is the first week of the month. Even otaku need time off every now and then, to recharge their batteries. And this strange thing called “{life” keeps calling.

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday December 5th – extra screening after Westlodge to fit a few things in.
  • Saturday December 12th – JAFWA’s 25th anniversary marathon screening.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

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