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Screening on Saturday 20th June 2020

The JAFWA screenings continue, after a successfuly resumption last Saturday.
Well, apart from the cooking issues for the free sausage in a bun. We think we have worked out the issues with the applied heat devices, and should have our regretably delayed welcome-back sausage-in-a-bun celebration this week.

As per last week we will be taking precautions to limit the possible second wave of Corona, and we ask that you co-operate and even help where possible with our efforts to keep you safe – some social distancing, extra cleaning with antiseptic, 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 during 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 the set-up not yet be complete. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations.

Though the JAFWA schedule may have been thrown askew over the last couple of months, we are endeavouring to return to normality (if anyone can actually define what “normal” is). As such, we are going to have a couple of preview items this week, as possible candidates for when some of our regular series come to an end. We hope you understand that these two items are not quite as recent as when we originally decided to preview them.

Darwin's Game

It has been confirmed that JAFWA’s AGM and annual elections are coming up. Once again we cry forth the offical announcement of the upcoming AGM and election, to be held on July 18th. So please prepare and present questions before-hand for our regularly scheduled July AGM, and consider nominating for the JAFWA elections.

Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday June 20th, 2020.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 23/24
5:40pm Non Non Biyori Ep 10/13
6:05pm Dr Stone Ep 10/24
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Mob Psycho 100 season 2 Ep 10/13
7:55pm Fate/Grand Order – Babylonia Ep 1 (preview)
8:20pm Fire Force Ep 10/24
8:45pm Demon Slayer Ep 9/26 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Cop Craft Ep 10/12 (v)
9:45pm Darwin’s Game Ep 1 (V) preview

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:

  • Saturday July 18th 2020 — JAFWA’s AGM before JAFWA. All signed up members requested to attend.
  • Saturday July 18th 2020 — JAFWA’s committee election, held during the Dinner Break.
  • Rescheduled August 14th to 16th 2020 — 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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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:You Look Well…

Tohru Honda is devastated that she failed the final exam, but Yuki, Arisa, and Saki cheered her up when they tell her that she can still pass the make-up exam. But while walking home with Kyo, Tohru suddenly catches a fever and that makes her fall to the ground. Shigure suggests that she should stay home and rest until she gets better, as he calls Momiji to remind him that she is sick and can’t work.

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 Watched the First Sunrise of the Year

SAfter sleeping through the New Year, Renge joins Kazuho, Hikage and Kaede as they decide to go up a mountain to watch the first sunrise of the year. Along the way, Kaede recalls five years ago when she was first asked to look after the one-year-old Renge, initially finding her to be quite a handful but soon taking a liking to her.

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:A Flimsy Alliance

In the new Stone Age, Senku has achieved the impossible – electricity once more brightens the night. Now, to cure Ruri’s older sister using antibiotics? This is a task so difficult, Senku will need the co-operation of the entire Village. But how to get the rest of the village to join the Kingdom of Science. When Gen Asagiri is struck down by Magma, an answer presents itself. The regular Grand Bout to determine the leadership of the Village is approaching – can the the Kingdom of Science provide the champion.

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:“Collision ~Power Type~

Now gone public, the psychic organisation Claw has begun their conquest of the world. While the rest of the gang are on their way to infiltrate the tower Claw had taken over, Toichiro sends Shibata of the Ultimate 5 and a group of espers to find and eliminate Mob, who is still asleep. Reigen manages to take out the group of espers but also inadvertently turns Shibata into an implacable juggernaut hell-bent on crushing Mob in the process.

preview item – Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (Feito/Gurando oodaa -Zettai Majuu Sensen Babironia)

A.D. 2016, the foundations of humanity have been incinerated by the Mage King Solomon. Chaldea, a secret mages organization with the mission to preserve humanity’s future, foresaw mankind’s extinction in 2015. Thus commenced the operation to repair the Singularities in history caused by Holy Grails dispersed across time and space—Operation Grand Order. Using the Rayshift time travel technology, Chaldea’s last master Ritsuka Fujimaru and his demi-servant Mash Kyrielight have traveled to and resolved six Singularities. Now, they depart for their most dangerous destination yet: a civilization in the Age of Gods, B.C. 2655 Mesopotamia.

Tonight’s Episode:Initium Iter

In the past, Romani “Roman” Archaman joins Chaldea and acts as the primary doctor for Mash Kyrielight, a designer baby who was turned into a Demi-Servant, a Heroic Spirit put inside the physical body of a human. While the experiment is successful, the Heroic Spirit goes berserk and attempts to attack Chaldea before being suppressed by Mash. Afterwards, the Heroic Spirit refuses to assist Chaldea, though that doesn’t affect their plans to use Mash as a catalyst to summon more Servants. Roman is concerned about Mash’s limited lifespan and befriends her, teaching her about humanity and the outside world, and she comes to wish to see a clear sky.

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 Promise

The Company captains are called to the Imperial Throne Room for an emergency conference to discuss the Evangelist, and on the way they pass Amaterasu, the perpetual thermal energy plant. Later, Shinra visits Amaterasu and encounters the Joker who reveals that Shinra’s younger brother, Sho Kusakabe, is working for the Evangelist as leader of the Knights of the Ashen Flame. Meanwhile, Sho prepares to carry out the Evangelist’s orders.

Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted and intelligent boy who lives with his family, making money by selling charcoal. Everything changes when his family is attacked and slaughtered by demons (oni). Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors of the incident. Nezuko has now become a demon, but still surprisingly shows signs of human emotion and thought. Tanjiro becomes a demon slayer to help his sister turn human again and to prevent the same tragedy that happened to him and his sister, from happening to others.

Tonight’s Episode:Temari Demon and Arrow Demon

Susamaru destroys Yushiro’s Blood Demon Art and uses her temari (hand balls) to pummel the house, revealing that she and Yahaba are members of the Twelve Kizuki (Demon Moons), powerful generals that serve directly under Muzan. Tanjiro struggles to dodge all her temari, which swerve in physically impossible directions and are difficult to slash, until Yushiro helps him see the arrows that Yahaba is using to telekinetically control Susamaru’s temari.

Cop Craft

15 years ago, an unknown hyperspace gate opened over the Pacific. Beyond this gate lies Reto Semaani, a strange alternate world where fairies and demons live. San Teresa City — a city where over two million immigrants live from both worlds. As a result, there are the haves and the have-nots. Here is the world’s newest “city of dreams.” But in the shadow of the chaos, crime is rampant: drugs, prostitution, and weapon trafficking. The detectives who stand up to these heinous crimes are in the San Teresa City Police. When the detective Kei Matoba and the alternate-world knight Tirana — two individuals who differ in gender, personality, and even world of origin — meet, an incident erupts.

Tonight’s Episode:Cock Robin, John Doe

Kei goes to interview Cole as a person of interest in Kahns’ death, but Cole and his wife don’t give Kei any good answers. Suddenly, Cole is shot by a Semanian man after going on stage to speak at a campaign rally. Kei and Tilarna chase the suspect down and Tilarna cuts off his arm, killing him. However, Tilarna finds that the man was actually a human who used magic to change both his face and the weapon he used to shoot Cole. Before Kei can find any more clues, the FBI takes control of the scene and pushes him aside.

preview item – Darwin’s Game (Daawinzu Geemu)

17-year old Kaname Sudou accepts an online invitation by a friend to play an app game called Darwin’s Game, unbeknownst to him that it involves a fight between life and death. Those who play the game are given a Sigil, an ability that varies from player to player. Trapped in this game of relentless murder and conquest, Kaname determines to clear the game, and seek out and kill the Game Master.

Tonight’s Episode:First Game

Kaname Sudo sees a suspicious app called Darwin’s Game sent by his friend Hamada, who was just killed during a death match in the said game, installed on his smartphone and opens it. He is bitten by a virtual snake and collapses. On his way home from school he gets attacked by his first opponent, Banda, a man wearing a panda mascot costume for a baseball team, who can turn invisible. Unaware of the game’s nature, he runs around and tries to get help from a policeman…

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