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Screening on Saturday 11th March, 2016

Below is the program for the evening of March 11th, 2017.

Did everyone enjoy MadFest?
Also, did you see the premiere of “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale”? Or are you waiting for it to come out in the cinemas?

We are asking for volunteers to help person our Bunnings sausage sizzle stand on Saturday 1st April at Cannington. Up you up for it?

Zonmi-chan Meatpie of the Dead Fune wo Amu

The Dinner Break will be shortened to account for tonight’s episode of “Bubblegum Crisis”.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Akagami ga Shirayuki-hime Ep 15/24 (v)
5:35pm Working!!! Ep 13/13+
6:00pm Sweetness and Lightning Ep 7/12
6:25pm Zonmi-chan: Meatpie of the Dead OAV (?)
6:30pm dinner break
7:05pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:20pm Bubblegum Crisis Ep 5/8 (retro)
8:05pm Ore Monogatari Ep 15/24
8:30pm Fune wo Amu Ep 1 (preview)
8:55pm Yamada-kun & 7 Witches Ep 6/12
9:20pm Late Break
9:30pm Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ep 15/25 (v)
9:55pm Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Ep 11/12 (v)
10:20pm Jojo: Stardust Crusaders Ep 25/48 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:50 PM

Program Finishes:~10:50 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Sunday March 19th 2017 — 1PM to 5PM Piney Lakes Park, Murdoch Drive, Winthrop. City of Melville and Japanese community Picnic and Fun Day to fold 1000 paper cranes for Brain Cancer. See also
  • Saturday March 25th — 11AM – 6PM Perth Japan Festival Forrest Place Perth CBD. Leave early to get to JAFWA on time.
  • March 25th & 26th 2017 — Oz Comic-con. Leave early on Saturday to get to JAFWA on time.
  • Saturday April 1st 2017 — JAFWA does Bunnings BBQ sausage sizzle at Cannington.
  • April 12th to 17th 2017 — SwanCon 42.

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Akagami no Shirayukihime – (Shirayuki (“Snow white”) princess of the red hair)

Shirayuki is a young pharmacist from the kingdom of Tanbarun who is cheerful, spirited and dedicated to her job. She also has brilliant red hair, which is very rare. When the first prince of Tanbarun decides to claim her unique beauty for himself, Shirayuki flees to the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines to start her life over. There may be eccentric nobility here as well, but there are also friends, and at least she can do her job.

This evening’s Episode:Eyes that Protect and Look Foward

This evening’s Episode:Indecision Caused By Confusion

On a diplomatic mission, Shirayuki has returned to Tanburen and once more meets the mad Prince Raj and tries to repair their relationship. Shirayuki’s effect on Prince Raj begins immediately, much to the amazement of his siblings. Meanwhile in Clarines, second prince Zen tries to protect Shirayuki by tracking down the mysterious Kazuki who is hunting her.

Working!!! season 3

The little restaurant of Wagnaria has a very eccentric staff that, against all odds, keep the place running and the customers coming back. Amidst the scheming assistant chef, the blasé boss, the katana wielding head waitress, the androphobe and the freeloader is Takanashi Souta, a high school student lured into working here by his obsession with anything small and cute … like waitress Taneshima Popura.

This evening’s Episode:Bukkake Udon

Takanashi is once again no longer cross-dressing, though Aoi is curious about his delayed reactions. Then Aoi is tasked by Yachiyo with taking a photo of Souma for an album. Meanwhile Inami is preparing for her date with Takanashi, and her father discovers that androphobe Inami Mahiru has learnt to face men. Which of course leads to a father’s distress at learning his daughter is in male company.

Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning)

Kohei Inuzuka is a teacher and a recent widower, raising his young daughter alone. With a full time job keeping him busy, little Tsumugi has been getting mostly pre-packaged meals. But a chance encounter with one of his students, Kotori Iida, leads Kohei to take up cooking in order to provide proper meals for his daughter.

This evening’s Episode:Gohei Mochi and a Grand Adventure

Tsumugi-chan has a problem, her father is sick and won’t get out of bed. Taking inspiration from her favourite anime, Tsumugi-chan goes on a magical adventure to find help, searching for Kotori-chan’s restaurant. But then Kohei wakes up finds his daughter missing. Hungry and tired is not the best for reconciliations.

retro series – BubbleGum Crisis

In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated with the aid of a multi-national company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be very difficult to deal with. Under the looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying sections of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefullness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and its berserk Boomers.

This evening’s Episode:Moonlight Rambler

Escape from a space station. A killer is draining victims of their blood, but this is no vampire. And what do a pair of escaped love-doll androids, Priss’s new friend Sylvie and the D.D. super-weapon have to do with it?

Ore Monogatari! (My Love Story!)

Takeo Gouda is tall. No, Takeo Gouda is huge. He’s a high-schooler in a giant’s body. That’s been great for all the school sporting clubs he was part of, but less useful in his attempts to find love. But the real problem there is his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa, who ends up getting confessions from everyone Takeo likes. In fact it happens so often Takeo now expects it. And then one day, quite by accident, Takeo meets Rinko Yamato …

This evening’s Episode:My Girlfriend

Takeo is participating in the upcoming sports festival on the class’s Swedish relay team. The team runs into trouble when one of their fast runners sprains her ankle, and is replaced with the slower Mariya Saijou. Does Rinko have to worry about a romantic rival?

preview item – Fune wo Amu (aka The Great Passage)

Araki is a veteran editor for the dictionary department at the Genbu Shob? publishing company. He is looking for a successor now that he’s approaching retirement age. After Majime Mitsuya — a salesman who’s a poor talker — meets Masashi Nishioka — Araki’s coworker who is sociable and frivolous — Araki overhears their conversation and decides to recruit Majime into the department. The “odd couple” work together to compile a medium-sized Japanese dictionary titled “The Great Passage”.

Tonight’s Episode:Vastness

Majime Mitsuya is a clumsy salesman for a publishing company. In another department efforts are underway to create a new dictionary. But who in this modern world has the patience, perseverence and attachment to words that would make them a good dictionary editor?

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada and the Seven Witches)

Ryuu Yamada’s, well deserved, reputation as a delinquent is no longer his biggest problem. After an accident on the stairs causes himself and the school’s top student Urara Shiraishi to swap bodies, the discovery of this strange ability makes his life a great deal more complicated. But for the gruff, friendless Yamada, spending some time literally in other people’s shoes might not be such a bad thing.

This evening’s Episode:Respond!

It is the Summer Break and the Supernatural Studies Club go to the beach, seeking the book about witches. But Yamada is stuck taking supplementary exams. Though it turns out that one of his fellow dunces may also be a witch.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero)

Being teleported to a fantasy world means you’re the chosen one, right? Natsuki Subaru certainly thought so, but it seems he’s not the fated hero, he’s just another guy in a world full of wizards, warriors and demi-humans. Still, there are decent people in this world and Subaru quickly finds people willing to lend him a hand, people he wants to help in return. But how can a mere high school student hope to challenge the monstrous and magical forces of this world? After all he only gets one shot at this, right?

Tonight’s Episode:The Sickness Called Despair

Subaru, accompanied by Rem, live at Karsten mansion for a while as a guest in order to get his gate healed by Felix. Frustrated that he is weak, Subaru trains with Wilhelm van Astrea to get stronger. Reinhard later comes to apologize to Subaru and tells him that he and Julius should sit down and talk rather than fight, since the fight is meaningless and cost them something. Meanwhile Emilia’s resemblane to the Jealous Witch is costing her.

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet)

Tatewaki Shoutarou has a life outside his high school, one that makes the drama and socialising of his peers seem far less important to him. He assists Sakurako Kujou, an unsociable and obsessive collector of bones and the niece of a prominent forensic scientist. But this eccentric isn’t just interested in bones, she is an expert in them. When she and Shotaro go out collecting, they seem to have a knack for finding human remains, and Sakurako’s keen eye and forensic knowledge can quickly tell what befell the previous owner of the latest set of bones she has become obsessed with.

This evening’s Episode:The Butterfly Vanished in November, Part 2

Minami leads Sakurako and the others to a wooden lodge where Hitoe is believed to be hiding. There, they find not only Hitoe, who is still alive following a failed suicide attempt, but also the bones of Hitoe and Minami’s friend, Futaba Nishizawa, who Minami reveals was buried there after she allegedly hung herself.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Stardust Crusaders (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders)

It’s 1989. Fifty odd years have passed since Joseph Joestar did battle with the immortal Pillar Men and now his
Japanese grandson, Jotaro Kujo, finds his life turned upside down. A strange new ability awakens within his
bloodline, granting him great power but threatening to kill his mother.

… An ancient enemy of the family has returned.

Tonight’s Episode:Iggy the Fool and Geb’s N’Doul, Part 1

Finally having reached Egypt, Jotaro’s group meet up with a pair of representatives from the Speedwagon Foundation, who have brought with them not only supplies, but also a new member of the group, a Boston terrier named Iggy, who possesses the Stand “The Fool”, which enables him to control sand. Joseph is also informed of Holly’s situation, learning that she only has a couple of weeks left. Shortly after resuming their journey, Jotaro’s group discover the Speedwagon Foundation’s helicopter has crashed.

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