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Saturday 12th November, 2011

No JAFWA on November 5th
Find some other way to enjoy Life on the weekend of the 5th. Westlodge is running on the Saturday afternoon.

Never Fear, JAFWA shall return. The tentative JAFWA program for Saturday 12th November 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) We are continuing our trend to try and finsih all our current series bu the end of 2011, so that we can start 2012 with an almost all new program. As such, we will show two episodes of “Blood C” on the 12th.
2) People were quite adamant that we should show the second of the semi-biographical Animation Kuromi-chan OAVs.

Dale’s Suggestive Remarks, based on suggestion sheets handed in at JAFWA:
Comments on Anime by the ever reliable Thomson Han Yau Chow (22-10-2011):

1. Hanasaku Iroha: A very good one. I would like to watch the sequel (NOY if it means losing ‘Working II’).
2. My wish-list for our new line-up (so far):

  • 1. ‘Index’ season II.
  • 2. ‘Kamisama Dolls’ or ‘Sacred Seven’
  • 3. Kamisama no Memo-chou
  • 4. Nodame Cantabile: Paris
  • 5. Working! II.

3. ‘Hidan no Aria’: if we need a anime full of action & gun-fight, this one might do.
4. ‘Fairy Tail’: Although this one keeps going, I wouldn’t mind to keep it in program longer

Yes, I am hoping to put ‘Hanasaku Iroha’ into the program. I am not even certain that ‘Working! II’ has been made yet, it could just be a rumour (crossing my fingers, I suspect that the Colours of Blooming is more socially/culturally relevant).
And what do you mean sequel to Hanasaku Iroha – that was not a one-shot, merely episode one of a continuing series.

As for the new-line-up starting in February 2012, all we can say for certain is that we are likely to finish off “Welcome to NHK” and resume ‘Fairy Tail’. Oh, and complete “Chi’s New Address” for all the clap-happy people out there. We have pencilled in “Nodame Cantibile” Paris chapter, as well as ‘[c] – money controls possibility and soul’ and ‘No. 6’.
Your list isn’t too bad, you have a fantasy in high-tech setting (based off of a dating sim game, yes harem choices), combat with supernatural/superhuman power in the background of a modern day setting, a detective show with socially relevant NEET, a continuation of a popular drama with classical music, and a slightly over the top rom/comedy disguised as work experience. We do try to make the JAFWA program as eclectic as possible, to represent many different genres at once, but it can be difficult when the commercial forces in Japan try to keep anime as saccharine as possible.

I would have thought ‘Sacred Seven’ or ‘Kamisama Dolls’ would have fulfilled your need for action & gun-fight. ‘Hidan no Aria’ definitely has the sex-farce aspect. Then again ‘Sacred Seven’ is similar, trying to overdose us in cute maids.

The problem is that ‘Fairy Tail’ keeps going on and on and on. Up to 100 episodes in Japan now. So rather than have the same problem with ‘Bleach’ and ‘Naruto’ where week after week wore down our patience, we are looking at halting ‘Fairy Tail’ at the end of each story arc, give our faithful JAFWAites a few weeks to clear their heads, then ask if we should resume screening ‘Fairy Tail’ for another story arc worth. The current story arc finishes with episode #48 at the beginning of November.

Then a signed suggestion was handed in on 22-10-2011:

Please preview Fate Zero
it looks like it is going to be better then the original.

    Greg McLeod

I must admit that when we previewed the first ‘Fate/Stay Night’ episode it was not received well. Then again the first season of ‘Full Metal Panic’ did not go down well with JAFWAites, the second season – fumoffu – certainly did.
OK Greg, I will have to find somebody with a copy of Fate Zero and we will see what we can arrange.

And lastly an unsigned suggestion:

* Hanasaku Iroha – This is a favourite, I am glad it is being previewed, can we keep it???
* Soro no Woto – another favourite. Any chance of an airing? Even as a preview?

I personally would like to have ‘Hanasaku Iroha’ as a regular item, as it is my personal inclination that this would be more socially and currently relevant, with less saccharine overload, than another season of ‘Working!’. No decision has been made yet, and am hoping that the latest survey will strongly influence this series inclusion (now if only the survey was done this coming week rather than last week). However, as always the JAFWA program choice inclusion process is fraught with ambiguity, oddly influenced (3 question marks?), bad timing, and arguments over genre balance. Sometimes we even do a good job

I regret to inform you, but JAFWA has previewed ‘Sora no Woto’, back in August 2010. I was rather enamoured by this low fantasy tale of a naive young bugler posted to a lonely military outpost. However, in the current survey listing of Best shows by Ranking, ‘Sora no Woto’ appears as a disappointing #53.

Animation Runner Kuromi-chan reyurns!

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles

5:10pm Dragon Half Part 2/2 (retro)
5:35pm Beezlebub Ep 1 (preview)
6:00pm Fairy Tail Ep 48/? (end of current story arc)
6:25pm Chi’s New Address Ep 087/104 =^_^=
6:30pm dinner break
Possibly showing something during Dinner Break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Chi’s New Address Ep 088/104 =^_^=
7:35pm Animation Runner Kuromi-chan OAV 2 (retro)
8:15pm Blood-C Ep 8/12 (v)
8:40pm Read or Die OAV 1/3 (retro)
Late Break
9:20pm Blood-C Ep 9/12 (v)
9:45pm Level E Ep 12/13 (?)
10:10pm Welcome to NHK Ep 18/24 (?)
JAFWA Doors Open: ~4:55 PM
Program Finishes: ~10:45 PM

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