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Screening on Saturday 19th May 2018

Below is the program for the evening of Saturday May 19th, 2018.

It appears I made a mistake last week claiming that we had said farewell to Perth’s summer, as it made a surprising resurgence. Technically, Winter officially starts in Australia at the beginning of June, so we can have non-Winter for a few more weeks. Still, this week we say good bye to yet another of our regular items, in this case “Youjo Senki”, which literally translates as “The Military Chronicles of a Little Girl”, but which the author wishes to be known in English as “The Saga of Tanya the Evil”. Translating between languages can indeed be a bit of an art.

This week we will also have two preview items for you to examine. It is no secret that we will have several timeslots open up for new regular series to begin in June. You can accept the possibilities that JAFWA presents (remember that there is way more anime produced in Japan than we can ever show at JAFWA, so trust your JAFWA committee to filter it for you), or present your own suggestions, like last week’s “Persona 5”, and I believe another JAFWA member is very close to suggesting “Piano no Mori”, but hasn’t yet officially put in the request.

Gun Gale Online Megalo Box

It is also that time of year, with the AGM approaching in July, that our dear JAFWAites need to consider how the JAFWA committee has been doing, and more importantly step up and nominate themselves for the elections, so that some us may get some well-deserved rest.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.

5:10pm Sakura Quest Ep 14/25
5:35pm Knight’s & Magic Ep 12/13
6:00pm SAO Gun Gale Online Ep 1 (preview)
6:25pm Omae wa Mada Gunma wo Shiranai Ep 2/?
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm SDF Macross Ep 24/36
7:55pm Alice to Zouroku Ep 4/12
8:20pm The Ancient Magus Bride Ep 12/24
8:45pm The Ancient Magus Bride Ep 13/24
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Megalo Box Ep 1 (v) (preview)
9:45pm Youjo Senki Ep 12/12 (V) (final)
10:10pm JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Ep 13/39 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Dates of Interest

  • June 22nd to 24th 2018 — Supanova, Perth.
  • July 21st — JAFWA’s AGM and annual committee elections. All paid up members are requested to attend.
  • Saturday September 22nd 2018 — ~10AM – ~5PM, RahCon 2018 Pop Culture Convention at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre!


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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 Queen, Convicted

After the Founding Festival, Yoshino and her ministers go on vacation and go their separate ways. Yoshino returns to her hometown, Sanae goes to visit friends back in Tokyo, Maki goes to see one of Moe’s plays, and Shiori and Ririko work on a proposal to turn Manoyama’s empty houses into bed and breakfasts. Sanae goes drinking with her friends.

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:Knight & Dragon

The war intensifies, as Eru’s undefeated streak is threatened. The dragon-mech Vyver, Zaloudek’s newest weapon, battles Eru’s Ikaruga, as Captain Doloteo Mardones wants to avenge Prince Cristobal’s death. Meanwhile, a Zaloudek force led by Doloteo’s son, Gustavo, battles Dietrich and his men.

preview item – Sword Art Online side-story – Gun Gale Online

This is a side story from the Sword Art Online universe, this is all new characters – no Kirito or Asuna. We follow the story of Karen Kohiruimaki, a university student with a complex about her abnormal height. She begins playing a VR game called Gun Gale Online after it gives her the cute, petit avatar that she has always wanted.

Tonight’s Episode:Squad Jam

In the online virtual reality game, Gun Gale Online, a girl with the username Llenn participates in a team-based Squad Jam event alongside her teammate M. Taking cover, the two observe as one skilled team takes out another.

Retro – Ch?jik? Y?sai 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:Good-bye Girl

Max has a chance encounter with Zentraedi spy Milia in a video game arcade, and proceeds to defeating her a second time during a game. Captain Misa is escorted back to Earth by Hikaru, so that she can meet her father in High Command.

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:Something Not Human

While Ichijo searches for Sana, Naito explains to Zouroku and Sanae that he is part of government agency that is in opposition to the research facility and wants to see if Dreams of Alice and humans can coexist. Meanwhile, Minnie C reveals to Sana that she was never human.

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 magus named Elias Ainsworth. Though she hesitates, she begins life anew as his apprentice and future wife.

Tonight’s Episode:Better to ask the way than go astray.” and “East, west, home’s best.

With Chise still away Elias thinks about how close he has become to her. With Chise finished carving her wand Lindel sings a new spell, combining the wand with magical gems and Chise’s hair. Once she returns to England, more magus duties await, as Chise and Elias are in the middle of shearing Wooly Bugs, magical creatures who eat cold from the air and grow wool with magical properties, which can be danferous.

preview item – Megalo Box

As a 50th anniversary homage to Ashita no Joe. In a futuristic setting where licensed citizens live in a wealthy city, on the outskirts of this city there is a slum town where unlicensed citizens live in poverty. Megalo Boxing is a popular sport in this world similar to boxing except the boxers fight while wearing a metal frame which makes their attacks much more lethal, Junk Dog is a young man who fights in underground illegal rings in fights that have a fixed result where his coach Gansaku Nanbu directs him on when to lose a fight.

Tonight’s Episode:Buy or Die? / Don’t Let the Simmering Fire Die. It’ll Light the Way in the Dark

Junk Dog is a Megalo Boxer who fights in an illegal underground ring in fixed matches under the guidance of Gansaku Nanbu, he longs to have a real fight that doesn’t have a decided result. One evening he almost hits Yukiko Shirato with his motorcycle, she is the head of the Shirato Group which oversees the Megalonia tournament. Yukiko offers to reimburse Junk Dog but he refuses, he instead angrily tells her that the Megalonia tournament is not true Megalo Boxing.

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:How to Use a Victory

While the Empire celebrates the truce, that could finally lead to an armistice and so at the end of the war, Tanya attempts to warn Strategic HQ. Forced to report to her nemesis, von Rerughen, Tanya explains her fears that it’s just a matter of time for the battles to start again, since the Republic and all other nations will never allow the Empire to become the most powerful country in Europe.

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 to the Manga Artist’s House, Part 1

Upon discovering their mutual interest in the manga Pink Dark Boy, Hazamada bring Koichi to the home of its artist, Rohan Kishibe, who gives them a tour of his studio. Despite being disturbed by how far Rohan goes to perfect his manga, Koichi and Hazamada can’t resist the chance to sneak a peek at his new manuscript. The moment they do, however, they fall under the power of Rohan’s Stand, Heaven’s Door.

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