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Screening on Saturday 10th August 2019


Below is the program for the evening of Saturday August 10th, 2019.

We welcome you back for August. This week’s program will show an episode of the venerable “Patlabor” anime, to commerate “Patlabor Day”, said to be August 10th.

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There are so many good episodes of “Patlabor”, it has been difficult to choose which one to show tonight. For a giant mecha show, some of Patlabor’s greatest episodes have not involved the titular mechs.
To recap: Back in the late 1980’s, a group of artists calling themselves Headgear (manga artist Masami Y?ki, director Mamoru Oshii, screenwriter Kazunori It?, mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi, and character designer Akemi Takada), took a look at the craze for mecha/giant robots, as personified by Gundam and Macross, and asked themselves how would technology like this develop. Their answer – the crowded, narrow streets of Tokyo and other cities would require heavy construction machinery to take a more humanoid profile in order to fit. And once the mecha were common, then you would have the same issues you would have with other vehicles (eg drunk driving, disgruntled employees, terrorists, etc). And hence the police would need some way to deal with miscreant mechas. Hence the concep of Patlabor would be born.
Animated in 1988/89, and set 10 years in their future, we here at JAFWA invite you to see the past as it should have developed.

And finally, this week is the 74th anniversary of the Atomic Bomb detonations upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki. May we never again resort to the nuclear option.

All items in the original Japanese language with English subtitles. With assistance from a grant from

5:10pm My Housemate is a cat Ep 9/12
5:35pm That Time I was Reincarnated as a Slime Ep 21/24
6:00pm One Punch Man season 2 Ep 9/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Patlabor Ep ? TBA
7:55pm Rising of the Shield Hero Ep 12/25
8:20pm The Promised Neverland Ep 6/12
8:45pm Overlord season 3 Ep 11/13 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Dororo Ep 10/24 (v)
9:45pm Attack on Titan season 3 Ep 11/24 (v)
10:10pm Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Golden Wind Ep 24/39 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:55 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue (My Housemate Is on My Lap, But Sometimes, on My Head)

Subaru, a 23-year-old introverted mystery writer, who adopts the cat Haru by chance. While he initially remains distant, they gradually bond with each other. Haru and Subaru rarely understand each other, but their misunderstandings lead to a common goal.

This evening’s Episode:I Reach Out to You

Last episode, Subaru was convinced to attend a book signing event. While he is away, Haru has an anxiety attack believing that Subaru is abandoning her. Meanwhile, Subaru is nervous when he is sitting across a large number of fans lined up, but Kawase helps him to relax by telling him that he only needs to sign his name.

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime)

Living alone and never having had a girlfriend, 37-year-old Satoru Mikami is dissatisfied with how his life has turned out. But after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a new world…as the lowest of the low – a slime monster.

This evening’s Episode:Shizu-san’s Students

Shizu’s students don’t show their new teacher Rimuru much respect, so he decides to show them the difference in their skill in a series of duels. But there is still the question of how to save them from premature death by magical overload. But Shizu survived, by being possessed by Ifrit, is there a way to get the kids safely possessed by high level spirits?

One Punch Man season 2

An increase in villain activity has the Hero Organization worried that the “Earthdoom prophecy” will soon come to pass. In an effort to alleviate the overworked heroes, they turn to villains themselves for help. The decision looks ill-advised as at least one villain is more interested in helping the prophecy along than preventing it. Meanwhile, the invincible Saitama is still bored, trying to find a decent challenge.

This evening’s Episode:The Troubles of the Strongest

The defeated Suiryu has called for a Hero to save him, and Saitama has appeared. But after all the excitement of the Martial Arts Tournament, and destroying a couple of monsters, Saitama is still afflicted with boredom. Can King help? And what of our favourite secondary characters?

retro – Mobile Police Patlabor (Kidou Keisatsu Patoreibaa)

Retro anime – Patlabor: Portmanteau of the words Patrol and Labour. Since the late 1990’s Labors (8-10m civilian mecha used for construction purposes) have been in existence, and like all inventions criminals immediately started to use Labors for nefarious purposes. To counter this trend, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police created the Special Vehicles (SV2) branch to deal with the literal large-scale crimes of Tokyo. Mobile Police Patlabor follows the day-to-day stories of SV2 unit 2, the red-headed step child of the branch, of which very few stories are complimentary.

Tonight’s Episode:Ingram Activated

After Division 2 wrecks its last Labor during an arrest, it’s time for an upgrade. Captain Goto sends Asuma and Ota to the Shinohara Heavy Industries factory in Hachioji to send the old Labor back for repairs. They meet a young police cadet named Noa Izumi who is sitting for a Patrol Labor aptitude test.

Rising of the Shield Hero (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari)

Naofumi Iwatani was summoned into a parallel world along with three other people to become the world’s Heroes. Each of the heroes were respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned. Naofumi happened to receive the Legendary Shield, the sole defensive equipment, while the others received weapons capable of attacking. Unlike the other heroes who are fully supported by the kingdom and gain several strong allies each, Naofumi’s luck turns to the worse, shunned by everyone from the King to peasants, Naofumi is forced to train as a hero alone while working to make ends meet acquiring only the most pitiful of followers. As he little by little gain the trust and gratitude of the people with their heroic actions, Naofumi and his companions work hard to fulfill their mission as saviors of the world, while unraveling its deepest secrets.

Tonight’s Episode:The Raven Invader

All 4 Heroes are faced with the boss of the current Chaos Wave, the fan weaving Glass. Glass easily defeats the other three hero parties, and challenges Naofumi’s party. Even against Naofumi’s many shields with Raphtalia and Filo’s support, they can’t land a single blow. The situation is dire.

Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland)

Emma is an 11-year-old orphan living in Grace Field House, a small orphanage housing her and her 37 siblings. Life had never been better; with food that tasted gourmet, plush beds, snow-white uniforms, and the love of their “Mother” (the caretaker) Isabella, as well the litany of daily exams that Emma always aced with her two best friends Ray and Norman. The orphans are basically allowed to do whatever they want, except to venture out of the compounds or the gate that connects the house to the outside world. Then she finds out the truth. Determined to break out of Grace Field House, Norman and Emma partner up with Ray to peel away at the façade of the farm and find a way to escape with all their other siblings.

Tonight’s Episode:311045

The plans to escape continue, as Emma reveals that there may be an outsider trying to help them. Meanwhile, Don and Gilda gain access to Isabella’s hidden room where they discover a communication device and toys which belonged to the children who left the house and realize that they were lied to about Conny still being alive.

Overlord season 3

With his foundations now set in this new world, the first steps of Ains Ooal Gown’s master plan apparent begin to come to fruition. The value of Carne village and especially the political value of his alter ego Momon are reaffirmed; the “hidden” genius of his actions is continuously met with shock and awe by Demiurge, Albedo, the rest of his guardians, and even Ains himself at his “great wisdom.” His attempts to act in a way befitting the ruler of Nazarick, continuing to further cement his guardian’s loyalty, push him ever further down the path of not-so-intentional world domination. Without human conscience due to being undead, he is motivated only to continue searching for other players from Yggdrasil and to gain power to better protect the children and home of him and his forty former companions. Lord Ains Ooal Gown maintains his mantle of Overlord and leads the Great Tomb of Nazarick unto the world stage, directly into a vicious power struggle between two great empires.

Tonight’s Episode:Another Battle

Now that Ainz has established the Sorcerous Kingdom of Nazarick, the Re-estize Kingdom takes it as provocation from the Baharuth Empire, and war is declared. Crown Prince Barbro is eager to prove himself and tries to join in, but instead is sent to Carne Village to question the villagers about Ainz. Carne Village chooses to resist, to the watching Lupusregina’s satisfaction.


From Osamu Tezuka’s beloved manga. During the 1470s after the Wars of Onin and Bunmei in the Noto Peninsula of the Hokuriku District, Hyakkimaru, who lacks as much as 48 body parts, obtains a fake body and eliminates 48 monsters that were made from his body to retrieve his missing body parts, and regain his humanity.

Tonight’s Episode:The Story of Tahoumaru

The drought in the Daigo lands worsens, enemies are on the border, and Lord Daigo Kagemitsu discovers that his cast out son Hyakkimaru is still alive and slaying his patron demons. Meanwhile, his other, acknowledged son Tahoumaru is trying to find out his clan’s secrets, though one of the villages is being attacked by a crab-like monster. Can Tahoumaru slay this demon and earn his father’s respect?

Attack On Titan (Shingeki ni Kyojin) season 3

Eren and his companions in the 104th are assigned to the newly-formed Levi Squad, whose assignment is to keep Eren and Historia safe given Eren’s newly-discovered power and Historia’s knowledge and pedigree. Levi and Erwin have good reason to be concerned, because the priest of the Church that Hange had hidden away was found tortured to death, making it clear that the Military Police are involved with the cover-up. Things get more harrowing when the MPs make a move on Erwin and the Levi Squad narrowly avoids capture.

Tonight’s Episode:Bystander

Two months after Historia’s coronation, the military have purged remaining traces of the old regime. They also gained an abundant supply of crystals from the Reiss estate. Meanwhile, Eren perfects his Titan hardening ability and Hange develops a new weapon that allows defenders to easily kill Titans without loss of human life. Eren even finds someone to recount the history of his father. The time for the retaking of Wall Maria approaches.

Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken – Ougen no Kaze (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure – Golden Wind)

Set in 2001, two years after the events of Diamond is Unbreakable, Koichi Hirose is sent to Italy and tasked by Jotaro Kujo to search for Giorno Giovanna, an aspiring mafia gangster who is a son of Dio Brando. But as Dio possessed the body of Jonathan Joestar at time of his conception, Giorno is technically a Joestar and takes more after them than the father he never knew. The series follows Giorno as he joins the mafia organization Passione, moving up through its ranks with the intention of becoming its boss to improve life in Italy.

Tonight’s Episode:Notorious B.I.G

The group manages to secure an airplane after escaping Venice, but as they prepare to depart a hostile Stand user named Carne approaches them on the runway, but Mista shoots and kills him. During the flight, Giorno discovers that Carne’s Stand Notorious B.I.G, a flesh-eating blob, has activated after his death and has attached itself to Giorno’s right arm.

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