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Saturday 29th October, 2011

JAFWA has a separate Event afternoon running in the same hall from 12:30 to 4:30. It is make your own fun, but we know some people will be bringing semi-automatic nerf weaponry, mahjong, video games and even sewing. Try making a Cosplay costume for the evening! Or prepare for Halloween.

After the Event Afternoon, the tentative JAFWA program for Saturday 29th October 2011 is below. To be held in the Collins Street Community Center on Collins Street just off Canning Highway in South Perth.

Things of Note:
1) Movie Night! We are going to put on a retro movie tonight, either the first “Patlabor” movie, or the “Galaxy Express 999” movie. Audience choice on the night, but be aware that we will have to remove “Blood C” from this night if you choose the longer “Galaxy Express 999”.
2) Semi-regular attendee Danae would like to show everybody her artwork. Check out superstarsagal12 on DeviantArt.
3) DVD Heaven on corner of Gt Eastern Highway and Kooyong Road is closing down and selling their stock of DVDs cheaply. Including US released anime DVDs.

Dale’s Suggestive Remarks, based on suggestion sheets handed in at JAFWA:
The ever reliable Thomson Han Yau Chow wrote on the 08-10-2011 on the topic of Comments on Animes & Replacements:

1. ‘Kamisama Dolls’: Looks good. If we don’t put ‘Sacred Seven’ on program, I vote for this one.
2. ‘To Aru Kagaku No Railgun’: Nice one. I nominate ‘Index II’ for its replacement after we showed the OAV.
3. ‘Welcome to NHK’: It is actually good. Too bad not everyone likes it.
4. Next year’s screening: how about ‘Working!’ season 2?

It was because anime looked good that I originally started watching it. And because anime often had a good and intelligent storyline that I have kept watching anime. Anime is a medium that covers so many genres. But what genre would you say that “Kamisama Dolls” and “Sacred Seven” fall into? Ordinary humans secretly in command of, and battling with superhuman powers. JAFWA does have a couple of timeslots open in 2012, that you can vote for. For instance, there is no reason that we can’t remove the retro 6 part Cultural CatGirl Nuku Nuku and replace it with one of those two titles.

I really should look for the OAV you say goes after the end of A Certain Scientific Railgun. Sounds interesting.

Not all anime is for everyone. For instance, I personally do not feel the appeal of yaoi, though being a fan of “Revolutionary Girl Utena” probably means I enjoy yuri. “Welcome to the NHK” does show a slice of Japanese life that is somewhat deviant from the approved standard. Is it just me, or does the socio-economic bracket of Hikkokimori and NEET show up in anime in disproportionate amounts these days.

Do not torment with the concept that there is, or more likely shall be, a second series of “Working!”. I am trying to convince people of the goodness and hard work of “Hanasaku Iroha”.

An unsigned missive was handed in on 15-10-2011 that I shall copy as precisely as I can work out the handwriting:

NO DVD SUBS Plz Play in English
Not EXSatlee what There saying

After a bit a puzzling and head-scratching (darn my dermatitis) I suspect this is a mocking comment regarding the DVD that we were playing “Dominion: Tank Police” from. I am sorry, we didn’t have a decent fan-sub available, so we were forced to use the US DVD release.
While the commercial fansubs may be jarring to an insulting degree to those who can speak Japanese, I do congratulate you for being able to speak Japanese to such a degree. Mind you, you will probably also object when we show the commercial sub-titles to “Dragon Half” (it is old enough we do not have readily available fansubs) and “Read or Die” (we support madman Entertainment). Have you considered providing decent sub-titles for JAFWA?

And once again Thomson Han Yau Chow writes on the topic of Comments on Anime:

1. ‘Kamisama’s memo-chou: It’s nice and I think it is a good idea to screen double ep. I nominate it as replacement of ‘Gosick’.
2. ‘A Certain Sci. Railgun’: I suggest the OVA & 2nd season of ‘Index’ as its replacement.

Thank you for approving our inadvertent mistake. The copy we showed was not the copy that the JAFWA committee previewed, instead being a combined episode 1&2. Which certainly helped us understand the story. But did annoy the people who wanted to watch “Level E” later that night.
Are you suggesting that a NEET detective series should replace our Gothic detective series merely because both are detective stories (what then is your opinion of Great Detective Conan?), or because of some deeper, more profound worth?

And yes, we have taken note of you Certain requests.

Australian DVD cover for first Patlabor movie

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles

5:10pm Dog Days Ep 1 (preview)
5:35pm Gosick Ep 24/24 (final)
6:00pm Fairy Tail Ep 47/?
6:25pm Chi’s New Address Ep 085/104 =^_^=
6:30pm dinner break
Possibly showing something during Dinner Break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Chi’s New Address Ep 086/104 =^_^=
7:35pm Mobile Police Patlabor movie 1 (retro)
9:10pm Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin Ep 13/13 (final)
Late Break
9:40pm Blood-C Ep 7/12 (v)
10:05pm Level E Ep 11/13 (v)
10:40pm Welcome to NHK Ep 17/24 (?)
JAFWA Doors Open: ~4:55 PM
Program Finishes: ~11:00 PM

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