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JAFWA still in hiatus at beginning May 2020

President Drew’s Announcement on the hiatus of JAFWA

please read it here.

President Drew’s question of the Week

Hello fellow JAFWANs

Firstly, I hope that all of you are doing okay in these trying times. As of yet we have no idea as to when normalcy will return to our lives. Please do all you can to keep positive, and we look forward to seeing you at JAFWA when we recomence in the future.

Now for a discussion topic: the first JAFWA Anonymous Anime Opening Poll (JAAOP).

This may very well be hard for some of us to choose, but stay with me on this.

  1. Please post or link (link preferably) up to three of your favourite opening themes, clips if possible.
  2. Either
    (a) Send an email with the links (and your identity so I know who it is) to or
    (b) post under this Facebook entry the links to your openings.

Let’s see what JAFWANs liked at the start of the show!

To start things, here’s my three.

First up – the Top Gun of MS Gundam, Kido Senshi Gundam 0083 The Winner

Next the first opening to Hokuto no Ken – You Wa Shock!

Last but not least the First opening to Shin (Change!!) Getta Robo: The Last Days of Earth


No Screening on this week or for the forseeable future.

JAFWA is still on Hiatus until the current pestilence passes.
Never fear, JAFWA shall return with the panacea of anime goodness, when good order is restored. When the situation allows for JAFWA to resume, our expected screening can be seen here.

Latest news from the Japanese Film Festival can be found here. Includes a link to a free documentary “10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki“.
COVID-19 has had a negative impact on anime in Japan, as seen here.

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.

Artists are bringing back Amabie, a ‘youkai’ associated with protection from disease.

Kaori Hamura Long
While Kaori Hamura Long was homebound with flu-like symptoms, she drew Amabie wearing a mask. Kaori Hamura Long

In the weeks to come we will be implementing various challenges and FaceBook polls, so keep tuned. Do you have any suggestions what to Poll?

Does anyone have a haiku to express the current situation? If so, please share it on FaceBook with us, or email it to JAFWA Members here.

Haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry in three phrases, typically characterised by three qualities:

  • The essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji (“cutting word”) between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.
  • Traditional haiku often consist of 17 on (also known as morae though often loosely translated as “syllables”), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 on, respectively.
  • A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such terms.

eg a bad example (stolen from the FB Perth Nerd Herd page):
Take me down to Hai-
ku city where the grass is
green, and the dammit.

With all the Travel bans, all is not lost if you need to reach out to Japan. We suggest you visit our current favourite local shop (jump-start the economy):

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

The latest Japanese Spring 2020 season of anime is underway in Japan. Do any of these or these titles look like they are worth previewing at JAFWA when we return?

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

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

  • 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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