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No Screening on Saturday 4th April 2020

President Drew’s Announcement on the hiatus of JAFWA

My fellow JAFWANs,

On 22 March a Federal announcement was made on public gatherings. Given how JAFWA uses the hall and our size, we met the requirements to continue operation.

However, the City of South Perth has decided to err on the side of caution, and at 12:20 on 23 March 2020 I was notified that the City of South Perth has therefore cancelled all bookings effective immediately.

As JAFWA has a long-term booking, these will be immediately rebooked once the hall is re-opened.

It is very unfortunate, but also a practical way to protect all at our club and our society. JAFWA is a grand part of society, and so JAFWA must do its part to minimise infection spread.

Therefore, effective immediately, all JAFWA memberships are extended for the duration of the Social Gathering freeze (a pause on your membership until JAFWA reopens). As a sign of good faith from the City of South Perth, JAFWA has been granted permission to retain the keys to the premises. They expect that JAFWA will return, as does your JAFWA committee.

JAFWA will return once the Social Gathering freeze is over, and as current president I hope and expect to see all your wonderful faces present when we do recommence our club activities. The first screening back, whenever that may be, will be that same programme as per 27 March 2020. Members recorded on the current March 2020 attendance sheet will be used for a Membership prize draw that night.

JJAFWA belongs to you. Please keep healthy over the upcoming period, and stoke the fires of enthusiasm for your club. We will be communicating via Facebook and a members-based email group on upcoming shows that we hope to screen, anime news and some small competitions. Discussions and questions are welcome!

Finally, my personal email is attached. Please contact me/the committee if you need or want to talk – the JAFWA committee does indeed care about our members and their health, as the club wouldn’t be what it is without your support. We can be contacted via: (our main general contact);
JAFWA via Facebook; – me directly (and please no signing me up for spam). If for any reason you may be affected by Corvid-19, my inbox is always open.

Many thanks for your support for JAFWA, I look forward to seeing you ASAP!

Drew Edgar
JAFWA Kancho

No Screening on Saturday April 4th, 2020.

JAFWA is on Hiatus until the current pestilence passes.
This would have been our usual once a month break, to recharge our batteries, and let you dear JAFWAites enjoy/suffer through the messy organic thing called ‘Life’ (extra messy in the time of pandemic). So long as you maintain proper Social Distancing and other necessary measures (sorry to plague you with the conditional modifiers, responsible as you all are).
Never fear, JAFWA shall return with the panacea of anime goodness, when good order is restored.

Ceruzen Lee

“Stay calm and never lose hope,” says the artist who drew this Amabie. Ceruzen Lee

In the weeks to come we will be implementing various challenges and FaceBook polls, so keep tuned.
eg What anime theme song would you use as your own hand-washing lyrics at Please tell us.

And so long as Madman keeps operating, we will keep ordering stuff for you from their online catalogue with our club discount. Just e-mail us your orders, and we will respond with how to direct transfer the deposits and options for delivery.

With all the Travel bans, all is not lost if you need to reach out to Japan. We suggest you visit:

BittaLime (Japanese kimono, antique, vintage fabric and collectables):
FB: BittaLime
Etsy: BittaLimeKimono
SC: BittaLime_Kimono

Try to avoid making mistakes like Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus device.

The resumption of the expected program for when next we screen is as follows:

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 22/24
5:40pm Non Non Biyori Ep 9/13
6:05pm Dr Stone Ep 9/24
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Mob Psycho 100 season 2 Ep 9/13
7:55pm Fire Force Ep 9/24
8:20pm Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Ep 9/?
9:15pm Late Break
9:25pm The Saga of Tanya the Evil movie (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

presuming the Pandemic progression does not cause them to cancel, as it did for Swancon.

  • Cancelled! Saturday April 18th 2020 10:00AM->17:00 — RahCon 2020 Pop Culture Convention Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, with the theme “SuperHeroes”.
  • Cancelled! Saturday May 2nd 2020 — JAFWA has a Bunning BBQ fundraiser down at Cannington Bunnings.
  • June 26th to 28th 2020 10:00AM->17:00 — SupaNova 2020 – Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000.
  • weekend September 12th and 13th 2020 — South West Festival of Japan Bunbury.

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