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Screening on Saturday 14th April 2018

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday April 14th, 2018.

We continue on with our regular program, staying brave in the news that the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Isao Takahata, has died.

Grave of the Fireflies Omo hide PoroPoro Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko My Neighbours the Yamadas Kaguya-hime no Monogatari

We will resume preview episodes next week.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:15pm Sakura Quest Ep 10/25
5:40pm Knight’s & Magic Ep 9/13
6:05pm Fune wa Ame Ep 5/11
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Macross Ep 20/36 (retro)
7:55pm Alice to Zouroku Ep 2/12
8:20pm Lupin III Ep 21/26
8:45pm The Ancient Magus Bride Ep 8/24
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm KonoSuba II Ep 8/10 (n)
9:45pm Youjo Senki Ep 9/12 (v)
10:10pm JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Ep 10/39 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday April 14th 2018 — 10AM – 6PM, Evolve 2018, Claremont Showgrounds.
  • Thursday April 19th 2018 — 2PM – 4PM, Anime Arvo@ Success Library Bookings open 02/04/2018 and spaces are limited. So, book online to secure your spot.
  • Saturday April 21st 2018 — 12:30PM – 4PM, JAFWA’s next Event Afternoon of make your own fun!
  • Saturday April 28th 2018 — 10AM – 4PM, Tokyo Alley #5, Citiplace Community Centre, City Station Complex Wellington St
  • Saturday May 5th 2018 — ~8AM – ~4PM, JAFWA sausage sizzle at Cannington Bunnings.
  • 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:The Dragon’s Soft Spot

Yoshino is tasked with helping organize a “Rural Romance Matchmaking Tour” for the local Community Club, where three women from the city have been invited to visit Manoyama to look for potential suitors. Yoshino and her ministers organize a planned schedule for the tour, which includes teaching the women Manoyama’s traditional dance, which is taught to all of the girls of the town. This dance has a symbolic meaning, regarding the warding off of a dragon. But dragons aren’t real, are they?

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:Force & Justice

The Zaloudek Kingdom starts a war to conquer the entire western continent. Using their newest models of Silhouette Knights and transport airships, the forces of Zaloudek easily bypass the defenses of the Kingdom of Kuschpercha. Princess Eleonora ends up captured by the enemy forces, along with her aunt Martina and cousin Isadola, who are also King Leotamus’ sister and niece respectively. In response, Leotamus sends the Order of Silver Phoenix to rescue them.

Fune wo Amu (aka The Great Passage)

Araki is a veteran editor for the dictionary department at the Genbu Shobou 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”.

This evening’s Episode:Waver

Majime is finally ready to declare his love for Kaguya, but as Nishioka tells Majime, it is more of a challenge. However Nishioka doesn’t have much time to apply to Majime’s troubles, as he is about to accept responsibility for going behind the company’s back last episode, and keeping the dictionary afloat. Can he truly handle the change, in both his professional and personal life?

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.

Tonight’s Episode:Paradise Lost

After the catastrophic events in the previous encounter with the Zentradi, the UN orders the Macross to leave Earth in order to give the UN Spacy more time to formulate a defense plan against the aliens. Returning once more to Britai’s ship, the macronized Zentradi spies bring back ‘samples’ of culture to their dumbfounded comrades.

Alice to Zouroku (Alice and Zouroku)

Sana Kashimura, a little orphan girl who is one of the children that holds the power of “Alice’s Dream,” a special ability that enables her to materialize anything she imagines. After escaping a lab where she was a test subject, she ends up in the outside world where she encounters a grumpy old man named Zouroku, but she wonders if he will help her.

Tonight’s Episode:Dreams of Alice

While Zouroku goes to work, he tasks his granddaughter Sanae Kashimura (who is just coming back from high school training camp) with taking care of Sana while he is away. While Sana is initially unsure of whether she can trust Sanae, the two quickly become friends.

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:From Japan with Love

Shortly after having returned to Japan Fujiko is kidnapped, and her abductor orders Lupin to come back to Japan too in order to steal for him a precious doll. Fujiko may find she actualy has a conscience.

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:Let sleeping dogs lie.

While investigating the Church Grim, Chise is mortally stabbed by Cartaphilius’ Praying Mantis Chimera. With Chise dying in his arms Elias transforms into his true form, an inhuman monster, to give battle to the sorcerer Cartaphilius. Can Chise save her saviour?

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:Sightseeing in This Pitiful City!

On the trip to the hoy springs, Kazuma and his party keep causing problems for the caravan as they attract various monsters. But worst of all may be waiting for them once they reach the hot springs town of Arcanretia.

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:Preparations for Advance

Some days after the battle at Arene, Tanya meets Major Uger who tells her of a plan to withdraw Imperial forces on the Rhine front to draw the Republic forces into a trap. Hans von Zettour proposed this plan at the Command Strategy Conference and arranged to use Tanya’s Mage Battalion to fight a rearguard action. Time to reveal the secret weapon.

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:Let’s Go Eat Some Italian Food

On their way to visit his grandfather’s grave, Josuke along with Okuyasu comes across an Italian restaurant called Trattoria Trussardi, run by Chef Tonio Trussardi, who makes dishes based on the observations of his customers and notices various ailments Okuyasu appears to be suffering from. With the aid of his Stand, Pearl Jam, Okuyasu will experience violent reactions to his meal, and Josuke will get a violent reaction to his investigations.

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