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Screening on Saturday 13th January 2018


We hope you enjoyed the Christmas / New Year break and festivites, and are now eager to resume watching anime at JAFWA.
While we continue screening several regular series – “Restaurant to Another World”, “Made in Abyss”, “Lupin III”, and our popular retro series “Macross”, we hope to start 6 new regular series in January.

Based on the December survey, the following will becomes regular series to be screened at JAFWA starting in January:

  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable chapter
  • Knights & Magic
  • KonoSuba II / Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil / Youjo Senki
  • Sakura Quest
  • The Ancient Magus Bride / Mahou Tsukai no Yome

There is a small possibility that we won’t have “JoJo’ Bizarre Adventure” ready for this week, so we may instead show a long promised example of Chinese anime, in the form of “Quan Zhi Gao Shou” aka ???? ala “The King’s Avatar”. While JAFWA is typically focused on Japanese anime, one can lose perspective without the occasional comparison with an example of another country’s animation.

Sakura Quest Knight's & Magic Ancient Magus Bride King's Avatar KonoSuba II Youjo Senki
JoJo: Diamond is Unbreakable

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Sakura Quest Ep 1/12
5:40pm Knight’s & Magic Ep 1/13
6:05pm Restaurant to Another World Ep 9/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Macross Ep 13/36 (retro)
7:55pm Made in Abyss Ep 7/13
8:20pm Lupin III Ep 14/26
8:45pm The Ancient Magus Bride Ep 1/24
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm KonoSuba II Ep 1/10 (n)
9:45pm The Saga of Tanya the Evil Ep 1/12 (v)
10:10pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Ep 1/39 (v) TBC

Doors Open before Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Thursday January 11th 2018 — Anime Arvo at Cockburn Library.
  • Saturday January 13th 2018 — JAFWA returns for 2018!
  • From January 18th 2018 — Mary and the Witch’s Flower is landing in cinemas across Australia.
    We have finally gotten official notification that there will be sessions in the original Japanese with English subtitles.
  • Friday January 19th to 21st 2018 — GenghisCon 2018 Trinity Residential College in Crawley (near UWA).
  • Saturday January 20th 2018, 9AM – 12noon — Nexus Toy & Collectables Fair Park Recreation Centre, cnr Kent and Gloucester Streets, East Vic Park.
  • Saturday February 17th 2018 — 10AM – 4PM, Intergalactic Stock Exchange delayed until March 24, new address.
  • March 3rd to 4th 2018 — Madman Anime Festival 2018 Forrest Place, Perth.
  • Saturday March 10th 2018 — from 11AM, Japanese Festival Matsuri 2018 Perth Convention & Exhbition Centre.
  • Saturday March 24th 2018 — 10AM – 4PM, Intergalactic Stock Exchange YMCA Mike Barnett Sports Complex, Cnr Dixon Road and Goddard Street, Rockingham, Western Australia.
  • June 22nd to 24th 2018 — Supanova, Perth.


Sakura Quest

Yoshino Koharu is a young girl trying to look for a job in Tokyo, but is only met with a series of rejections. However, she has a seemingly lucky break when she receives a job offer to work with the tourism board of the economically struggling Manoyama village as their “Queen”. With no other choice, Yoshino accepts the offer and travels to Manoyama only to find out that she was hired based on a case of mistaken identity and that her contract term is for one year instead of the one day, as she had initially thought. With nowhere else to go, Yoshino reluctantly becomes Queen of Manoyama.

This evening’s Episode:Off to Magical Manoyama

Yoshino attempts to find a job in Tokyo before she graduates from college, but has little luck. She finally receives a job offer to act as Queen for the rural village of Manoyama. Despite having moved out of a rural town to enjoy city life in Tokyo, Yoshino decides to accept the job, only to find out from the town’s tourism board that she was hired based on mistaken identity. Nevertheless, Yoshino goes through the “coronation” ceremony.

Knight’s and Magic

A world where medieval knights use giant robots called Silhouette Knights to fight against demon beasts, magical ravenous animals that devour everything on sight. Tsubasa Kurata is a mecha otaku from Japan who gets killed in a car accident. Tsubasa is reincarnated in this new parallel world as Ernesti “Eru” Echevallia, a boy born into a noble family. Tsubasa’s previous otaku memories inspire Ernesti into creating his own Silhouette Knight in order to defend his kingdom.

This evening’s Episode:Robots & Fantasy

Tsubasa Kurata, a company programmer and a mecha model fan, is killed in a car accident. Tsubasa is reincarnated as a young boy named Ernesti “Eru” Echevarria in a world where magic exist. After witnessing his father Mathias defeating a demon beast in a mech called Silhouette Knight, Eru wants to become a Knight Runner, a Silhouette Knight pilot, so that he too can ride one as well.

Isekai Shokudo (Restaurant to Another World)

The Western Restaurant Nekoya is a restaurant situated in a mundane corner of an undisclosed Tokyo shopping district which, despite its name, offers a lot of Japanese dishes in addition to Western ones. It opens during usual business hours and closed during holidays and weekends. But secretly it is open on Saturdays, as on this particular day it creates doorways to another world inhabited by elves, dragons, animal men and other fantastic creatures, who enter the restaurant and partake on its menu, with all of them becoming regular patrons.

This evening’s Episode:Fried Seafood / Melon Soda Float

A dwarf named Guilhem takes his initially highly sceptical friend Gard to a visit to the Nekoya for the first time, in order to enjoy several large portions of seafood (an exotic delicacy for mountain-dwellers like them) and alcoholic beverages together. Prince Shareef’s primary reason for visiting the restaurant is because he has fallen in love with Adelheid, but is too shy to properly confess his feelings to her.

Retro – Choujikuu Yousai Makurosu (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)

In 1999 a city-sized alien spacecraft crashes in South Ataria Island on Earth. Over the course of 10 years the military organization U.N. Spacy reverse-engineers its technology and rebuilds the spacecraft, naming it the SDF-1 Macross. In 2009 at the launch ceremony of the Macross, a space war fleet from the alien Zentraedi arrives in the solar system and identifies the Macross as a former battleship used by their enemies. Mistakes happen. Thus begins the war between Human and Zentraedi, led by the brave crew of the Macross.

This evening’s Episode:Blue Wind

With Earth only two days away by full speed, Captain Global decides to ram the Macross through a Zentradi blockade. Meanwhile, spies Rori, Konda and Warera begin to explore human culture up close in micronised form.

Made in Abyss

An orphan girl named Riko who lives in the town of Ousu on an island in the sea of Beoluska. The city surrounds a strange, giant hole going deep into the earth, which is commonly called the Abyss. The Abyss harbours artefacts and remnants of a civilisation long gone, and is therefore the popular hunting spot for so-called Cave Raiders, who undertake arduous and dangerous descends into the mist-filled pit to recover whatever relics they can find. However, the deeper one goes into the Abyss, the more one is afflicted by a progressively fatal malady called the Curse of the Abyss; few who have descended into the lower regions have returned to tell of their experiences.

Tonight’s Episode:The Unmovable Sovereign

Ozen reveals that the Curse Warding Box has the power to temporarily revive the dead and the monster Riko saw was a lump of meat she had placed in there, returning to life before dying again a few hours later. She also reveals that Riko was dead when Lyza delivered her and she was revived by the powers of the box as well, although she has no idea how much time until the effects will wear off and she will die again.

Lupin the Third – Part 4

The internationally infamous Arsène Lupin, master thief and unrepentant womaniser, continues to seek out ever more challenging heists to pull off. With him goes an eccentric band of misfits; Jigen the scruffy sharpshooter, Fujiko the femme fatal of dubious loyalty, and Goemon the stoic swordsman. And close on their heels no matter where Lupin and his gang end up, the unrelenting Inspector Zenigata. Determined to put Lupin and his cohorts in prison for the seemingly endless list burglaries and thefts they have already pulled off.

Tonight’s Episode:Don’t Move the Mona Lisa

The newly escaped Lupin is out of money after his long detention, so he decides to steal the Mona Lisa in Paris in order to sell it to a nationalist Italian millionaire. But things are never that simple.

Maho Tsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus Bride)

Chise Hatori, 15 years old. Lost, without hope, and without family, she is bought for money … not by another person, but by a non-human sorcerer named Elias Ainsworth. Though she hesitates, she begins life anew as his apprentice and future wife.

Tonight’s Episode:April showers bring May flowers

Hatori Chise is a lonely teenager who has no family and is shunned by society so she sells herself into slavery. During the auction numerous mages bid large sums of money for her, only for the auction to be interrupted by a strange mage named Elias Ainsworth who immediately outbids every other buyer by bidding 5 Million Pounds.

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (God’s Blessing on this Beautiful World) series 2

Kazuma Satou wasn’t looking for anything beyond his simple high school shut-in existence. But one untimely death later and he finds himself before the goddess Aqua with the chance to be deposited in a fantasy kingdom that is in need of heroes to defeat a demon lord. Things don’t look good from the moment he arrives and so Kazuma decides to ditch the whole “save the world” thing and just try to become rich and live comfortably. Unfortunately, the various eccentric companions he is saddled with aren’t really helping with that goal.

Tonight’s Episode:Give Me Deliverance from this Judicial Injustice!

Finding no support from his allies, Kazuma is arrested for treason due to accidentally blowing up a noble’s mansion. As Aqua makes various failed attempts to break him loose, Kazuma is interrogated by the prosecutor, Sena, using a magic lie detector. Due to his connections with Wiz, Kazuma is accused of having connections with the Devil King and is put on trial, where all of his perverted crimes are brought to light.

Youjo Senki (The Saga of Tanya the Evil)

In an alternate universe similar to 1910’s Europe, in an empire torn apart by countless wars with all nearby countries. An arrogant Japanese is reborn as Second Lieutenant Tanya Degurechaff of the Imperial Army, a 9-year-old soldier girl. In search for an escape, Tanya decides to enter into the Empire’s Mages Division and fight in World War I, hoping to reach a high enough rank as fast as possible to remain far from the battlefield and in this way avoid the risk of being killed. Even if she’s now forced to speak with a young girl’s lisp, Tanya soon turns into a ruthless soldier who prioritises efficiency and her own career over anything else, even the lives of those beneath her.

Tonight’s Episode:The Devil of the Rhine

The Empire army is fighting a losing battle at the Rhine theater before Platoon 3 mages arrive led by Second Lieutenant Tanya Degurechaff who blows up the enemies below using an explosion spell. The Empire was once a prime military power but is now surrounded by several strong enemies. The Empire implemented Plan 315, placing small military bases on the border to hold back the enemy while allowing the highly mobile main force to support each base in turn. However, the main force is delayed and reinforcements are pinned down. On the battlefield, when two mages, Harald and Kurst disobey Tanya’s orders and are insubordinate, so she sends them to the rear on standby in a pillbox.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Diamond is Unbreakable (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Diamond is Unbreakable)

It’s the year 1999, 11 years after Jotaro Kujo’s desperate fight against Dio in Egypt. Jotaro meets with Josuke Higashikata, the illegitimate son of his grandfather Joseph Joestar. He discovers that Josuke also has the same “Stand” power and that a new threat is surfacing in Morioh City.

Tonight’s Episode:Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata

Roughly ten years after his battle against the evil vampire Dio, Jotaro Kujo travels to the town of Morioh to look for a boy named Josuke Higashikata. Jotaro comes across Josuke as he fights with some upperclassmen who injured a turtle and insulted his hairstyle, discovering that he possesses a Stand, Crazy Diamond, that has the power to heal wounds.

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