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Screening on Saturday 13st June 2020

WIth latest round of COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, I feel like crying forth

Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu!

Which has various possible translations, but it this context it can be expressed by the sentiment

We’re Back Baby!

Welcome to the fantabulously wonderful month of June, as the JAFWA screenings resume, as you can see on our FB page.
While the Bureau of Meteorology might say Winter has already started, most countries (Japan included) officially state that the Seasons change on the Equinoxes/Solstices. But with JAFWA’s return, it is sunny days in my heart.

Naturally we will be taking precautions to limit the possible second wave, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning, library under limited access, etc. Also, we must ask that anyone unfortunate enough to be infected to not attend JAFWA until they are contagion free.
Help would be welcome in set up and pack up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19. Set Up begins 4:45pm, while the Screening should begin at 5:15pm, or later should set up not be complete. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations.

We might think we have had our fill of all things pandemic related, We are still drawn to epidemics of violence, and our movie this week will feature that which has plagued mankind all of our history, be it this world or isekai. Prepare for the war-time action and magic of “The Saga of Tanya the Evil”!

Saga of Tanya the Evil

Be aware that due to violence portrayed, the movie will be last in the program, and it is long enough that we will have to put our Late Break somewhat early.

Technically JAFWA’s annual elections and AGM are coming up. In normal circumstances, this week would be the offical announcement of the upcoming AGM and election. So please act as if we are going to have our regularly scheduled July AGM, and consider nominating for the JAFWA elections.

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Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday June 13th, 2020.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 22/24 TBC
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

Barring a resurgence of COVID-19 pestilence, these events are scheduled to happen:


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Fruits Basket (2019 remake)

After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out into a tent. Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn’t long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own–when touched by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

This evening’s Episode:Because I Was Happy

Tohru Honda’s friend Saki Hanajima has the mysterious Wave powers that frighten Tohru’s enemies. But why does she happen to have these powers, and how did she become close friends with Tohru and former gang girl Arisa Uotani? It is flashback time.

Non Non Biyori

In the countryside small town village of Asahigaoka, a place lacking many of the conveniences that people from the city are accustomed to. The nearest stores are a few miles away and one of the local schools consists of only five students, each of whom is in a different grade of elementary or middle school. Hotaru Ichijo, a fifth grader from Tokyo, transfers into Asahigaoka Branch School and has to adjust to countryside life with her new friends.

This evening’s Episode:We Tried Having a Cultural Festival

Since the school, with only 5 students, doesn’t hold cultural festivals, Natsumi suggests they hold their own and invite the alumni, including Kaede, Konomi and Hikage. At the festival, the girls run a café, hold an art exhibit and put on a play. However they are not very co-ordinated, and over extend themselves.

Dr Stone

Typical student Taiju Oki tells his science-loving friend Senku Ishigami that he will confess his feelings to their classmate Yuzuriha Ogawa. He prepares to make his confession to Yuzuriha under a camphor tree on the school grounds, but his attempt is interrupted when a bright light appears in the sky. Taiju pushes Yuzuriha to the tree to protect her as the light petrifies them along with the entire human population. After 3700 years spent trapped in stone, Senku and Taiju are somehow revived from their petrified state six months apart in what they now call the Stone World.

This evening’s Episode:Let There Be the Light of Science

During their ramen patronage, the gang are approached by Gen Asagiri, a revived magician from Senku’s time, who had been sent by Tsukasa to confirm Senku’s death but claims he will give a false report instead. Using the successfully completed iron, Senku takes advantage of a sudden thunderstorm to turn it into powerful magnets. Electric power and lights are on the horizon.

Mob Psycho 100 season 2

Shigeo Kageyama’s nickname is “Mob”. A slang term for a background character, someone who doesn’t stand out. In truth he is an incredibly powerful psychic who has suppressed his emotions in order to avoid causing a catastrophe. Mob would like nothing better than to live a normal life and have feelings just like anyone else, but with his incredible psychic powers there’s no telling what might happen if he did.

Tonight’s Episode:Show Me What You’ve Got ~Band Together~

On the verge of exploding emotionally, Dimple calms Mob down and reveals that the bodies were fake. Mob starts looking for espers, only to find two Scars from the main branch of Claw looking for him, none of whom know what has happened to his family. Koyama and Sakurai suddenly show up to unite Mob with the rest of the gang, including the esper kids from the Awakening Lab, most of the former 7th Division’s Scars and Reigen. It turns out Claw was going for an all-out attack against the city, prior to World Conquest, whilst getting rid of all obstacles that might pose a threat.

Fire Force (En’en no Shouboutai, literally “Blazing Firefighting Corps”)

In the year 198 of the Age of the Sun, Tokyo is a crowded cosmopolis. But the world’s most populous city is threatened by devils that cause people to burst into flame at random. The only ones who can stop it are the Pyrofighters, a team of specialized firefighters. The young Shinra, blessed with the ability to ignite his feet and travel at the speed of a rocket, wants nothing more than to be a hero, and knows that this is the place for him. But he’s not the best at following orders.

Tonight’s Episode:The Spreading Malice

Shinra saves Tamaki from the traitorous Lieutenant Rekka, and then engages him in a violent battle. They use all of their pyrokinesis abilities, but fight to a standstill. Shinra uses his extra mobility to attack Rekka again while Tamaki keeps the children away from harm. Rekka admits that he has been searching for children in who have latent pyrokinesis abilities, creating many Infernals in the process and arousing Shinra’s suspicions about the abduction of his brother.

Sword Art Online: Alicization (series 3 part 2) “War of Underworld”

Kazuto has been recruited to assist in testing an experimental FullDive machine, Soul Translator (STL), which has an interface that is far more realistic and complex than the previous machine he had played to help develop an artificial intelligence for the Ministry of Defense (MOD) named A.L.I.C.E. He tests the STL by entering a virtual reality cyberspace created with The Seed package, named UnderWorld (UW). In the UW, the flow of time proceeds a thousand times faster than in the real world, and Kirito’s memories of what happens inside are restricted.

Tonight’s Episode:Sword and Fist

With the decoy force heading through the dark territory towards the World’s End Altar, Emperor Vecta orders the Pugilists and the Dark Knights to pursue. Sheyta Synthesis 12, otherwise known as Sheyta the Silent, considers herself to be cursed with the ability to cut anything she touches, no matter how hard the object is. Iskahn, leader of the Pugilist Guild, considers himself to be uncuttable by any object imaginable. Enter the Goddess of Creation, Stacia, who shall descend from the sky.

Movie – The Saga of Tanya the Evil (Youjo Senki) – literally “The Military Chronicles of a Little Girl”

In an alternate universe similar to 1910’s Europe, in an empire torn apart by countless wars with all nearby countries. An arrogant Japanese slaryman 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:The Movie

the 203rd Aerial Mage Battalion are on sortie in Africa against Free Republic forces. Initially, the Imperial forces appear to have lost the battle, but the 203rd helps the Imperial side gain a decisive tactical advantage by completely destroying the Free Republic’s headquarters. As the battle draws to a close, Tanya announces triumphantly that the 203rd would return to the Empire for R&R, much to the pleasure of the 203rd’s soldiers. However, upon their arrival in Empire, Rerugen orders the 203rd to an immediate reconnaissance mission on the Empire’s eastern border with the Russy Federation. A surprise attack by the Russy Federation’s vastly numerical superiority is hard to stop, but High Command knows the perfect Major for the job.
Meanwhile, Warrant Officer Mary Sioux, who has enlisted in the US Army as an aerial mage, is on a train towards Moscow with other multinational military volunteers of the 42nd Flying Division. She has faith in God that she can avenge yje death of her father (caused by Tanya at the battle in the Fjord as seen in the TV series). Unfortunately for Tanya, she still carries the battle trophy she snagged, the custom gun Mary Sioux gave gave as a present to her father the last time she saw him.

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