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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
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  • 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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