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Week off Saturday 5th March, 2016


Regular JAFWA will resume on March 12th.

JAFWA is taking a week off on March 5th 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.

Go see “The Boy and the Beast” at the cinemas, preferably subtitled at Luna Leederville.

Dates of Interest

  • From Thursday March 3rd“The Boy and the Beast” at Hoyts Carousel, Luna Leederville, and Event Innaloo cinemas.
  • Saturday March 5th – Special General Meeting of PANIC to vote on dissolution of PANIC. Time and location to be confirmed.
  • Saturday March 19th – JAFWA’s next Event afternoon. Make your own fun in the afternoon before JAFWA screening.
  • Saturday March 26th – SwanCon at Pan Pacific Hotel.
  • Saturday April 2nd – OzComicCon.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Academic seeks help from anime fans

Laurinda van Tonder is currently completing her Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Her research dissertation looks at the language learning potential of subtitled media with specific focus on the unique phenomenon of anime fans who managed to learn Japanese from watching anime. She believes that there are features specific to anime and/or anime fans that are responsible for the perceived increase in language learning (which are not found with other types of subtitled media and their viewers).

In order to investigate this, one component of her research is an online questionnaire addressing general viewing habits as well as their engagement with the anime community. As Anime and Manga Societies are one of the few places where anime fans gather, we are an ideal place to find eligible respondents.

JAFWA members are encouraged to, if possible, assist Laurinda by completing her online questionnaire

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