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Screening on Saturday 15th August 2020

The JAFWA screenings continue throughout August.
Though I feel like I let down the team by not properly celebrating Patlabor Day on August 10th. Do you know where you Ingrams are?

Still the excitment continues at JAFWA, as we start another regular series this week, the oft requested “Eizouken”. With a bonus of two different preview episodes to tantalise your anime palate.

Eizouken Gun Frontier Fairy Gone

As a side note, quite a few people seem to think 2020 is not a very good year. Be aware that we are approaching the new calendar season, and a few Japanese calendars have been pre-listed already, such as here and here. Do you want to be cheered up by 2021?

We continue 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. And we need to wipe the chairs down before they are stacked away.

Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday August 15th, 2020.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket season 2 (2020) Ep 5/?
5:40pm Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Ep 1/12
6:05pm Dr Stone Ep 16/24
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Somali and the Forest Spirit Ep 2/12
7:55pm Fire Force Ep 14/24
8:20pm Demon Slayer Ep 15/26 (v)
8:45pm Gun Frontier Ep 1 (preview)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Fairy Gone Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm Legend of Mahjong: Akagi Ep 6/26 (v) (retro)
10:10pm Vinland Saga Ep 5/26 (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:

  • Saturday August 29th 2020, 1PM-4:30PM — JAFWA’s next make your own fun afternoon.
  • Saturday September 5th 2020 — JAFWA doing a Bunnings BBQ down at Cannington Bunnings. Come along and mention “JAFWA” to get a cheery welcome.
  • weekend September 12th and 13th 2020 — South West Festival of Japan Bunbury.
  • Rescheduled November 21st to 22nd 2020 — SupaNova 2020 – Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000.
  • November 2020 — Perth-based Artist’s Alley plans to return


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Fruits Basket (2020 season 2)

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:Wait for Me, Tororo Soba!

With the start of the summer break, Tohru and the Sohma boys head to the department store for shopping and to check out a new attraction at Momiji’s behest. Meanwhile Arisa (Tohru’s delinquent classmate) meets up with Kureno Sohma (who has a strange releationship with the Zodiac curse) by coincidence, the pair having previously met once before at the convenience store she works at. They head to a diner for some tororo soba to catch up, though Arisa’s feelings for Kureno become twisted when he remarks their first meeting happened only because he was in the area unnecessarily.

Eizoukan niwa Te o Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!)

Midori, Tsubame, and Sayaka are an energetic trio of first-year high school girls who come together in the Eizouken (Video Research Club) to turn their anime dreams into a reality. Midori is nervous to create an anime alone. She meets Tsubame who appears to be a well-to-do girl but she really has artistic dreams of being an animator. Midori’s best friend Sayaka has the financial sense to bring the project to fruition and joins the pair on their quest.

Tonight’s Episode:The Greatest World!

Midori Asakusa is inspired as a child to become an anime creator. As a freshman in high school, Midori drags her friend Sayaka Kanamori to an anime screening on campus. After seeing her classmate and amateur model Tsubame Mizusaki chased by men in black clothes, the two girls help her escape. As the trio regroups in a nearby laundromat, Asakusa discovers that Mizusaki also has a dream of creating anime, though her parents disapprove.

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 Tale for the Ages

Priestess Ruri reveals that she learned of Senku Ishigawa’s name through a tale passed down to her by her mother, the former priestess, left to them by their ancestors. For when the event that stoned the world happened, it was witnessed by the 6 surviving, astronauts in the ISS. Including Senku’s father Byakuya.

Somali and the Forest Spirit (Somari to Mori no Kamisama)

The world is ruled by spirits, goblins, and all manner of strange creatures. Human beings are persecuted, to the very point of extinction. One day, a golem and a lone human girl meet. This is a record of the pair, one a member of a ruined race, the other a watchman of the forest. It tells of their travels together and of the bond between father and daughter.

This evening’s Episode:Edible Herbs and the Oni’s Dwelling

While eating breakfast beside a flowing creek, Somali trips and falls while chasing some horned rabbits, injuring her knee in the process. Suddenly, a dwarf oni named Shizuno appears and offers to help bandage Somali’s injury and brings the pair to his home. Is Golem ready to reveal his secret?

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:For Whom The Flame Burns

While chaos reigns in Asakusa with Infernals appearing and people’s appearance being changed at random, Konro and Benimaru argue over who should take charge. Benimaru eventually defers and gains everyone’s attention. He explains what’s happening, then goes after the Infernals while Konro and Company 7 attend to the fires. Meanwhile, Shinra and Arthur face Haran who has become a horned Infernal after swallowing an Infernal Bug.

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:Mount Natagumo

Confusion reigns until Zenitsu is told Nezuko is Tanjiro’s sister, then he develops a crush on her. A Kasugai crow comes after the doctor says they’re healed and tells the three to go to Mt. Natagumo. They come in sight of the mountain. Tanjiro smells something and runs to it, Zenitsu forced to follow so he isn’t left alone. They find a wounded Demon Slayer collapsed on the path but he is yanked into the trees by threads attached to him. They find another terrified demon slayer, who tells them ten higher ranked demon slayers, including him, came to the mountain, but they started killing each other.

preview item – Gun Frontier

It is a harsh and barren wasteland, where the weak aren’t allowed to dream. It is also a sacred land for true men, for there is no place a man can feel more alive. This is the Gun Frontier. Sea Pirate Captain Harlock and the errant samurai, Tochiro arrive in the United States on the Western Frontier. Along with a mysterious woman they meet along the way, the two friends challenge all sorts of criminals. They are searching for a lost clan of Japanese immigrants, and they will tear Gun Frontier from end to end until they find it.

Tonight’s Episodes:Departure to Gun Frontier

Two mismatched drifters have found employment as bodyguards at a pawn shop, a job they prove to be a little too good at. But you can’t kill one outlaw without attracting trouble, and in this town in the Gun Frontier, womanly wiles may prove to be deadly. Will Tochiro and Harlock survive to finish their quest?

preview item – Fairy Gone

During the war, special soldiers were implanted with Fairy organs, allowing them to summon powerful Fairies to fight under their command. These soldiers were dubbed “Fairy Soldiers” and used by all sides. However, nine years after the end of the war, conflict still remains as rogue Fairy Soldiers and criminals take advantage of the postwar instability. To combat this threat, the government agency “Dorothea” is formed, whose sole purpose is to combat illegal Fairy users.

Tonight’s Episodes:Ash Covered Girl

Years ago, the continent of Eastald was engulfed in the War of Unification, which saw the use of “Fairy Soldiers”, humans capable of summoning Fairies to battle for them. During the war, the village of Suna is destroyed, separating two girls, Marlya and Veronica. Years later, Marlya joins the Mafia in hopes of finding Veronica and meets Free, the head of security for an auction to sell a page from the Black Fairy Tome. Suddenly, Veronica attacks the auction and steals the page, prompting Marlya and Free to pursue her.

Retro – Touhai Densetsu Akagi (Mahjong Legend Akagi)

After a death-defying game of chicken one evening in 1958, Akagi nonchalantly enters a yakuza mahjong parlor to shake the police’s trail. Although he is unfamiliar with the rules of mahjong, his gambling intuition saves a small-time gambler, Nangou, and grants him a seat at the gambling table. Thus begins Akagi’s legend among the Yakuaza as the best player and gambler of Mahjong.

Tonight’s Episode:The Picaro’s Talent

Ichikawa now goes on the offensive by targeting Akagi directly, proposing a Zetsu Nimon—the two discard pin and sou tiles. Akagi loses the round but avoids losing the match. In the following round, even with a poor start hand Akagi confuses the opponents by discarding unexpected tiles, making them believe he has a good hand. Akagi establish his own points but cannot take away Ichikawa’s points. Seeing an endless match, Akagi offers something different.

Vinland Saga

set in Dane-controlled England at the start of the 11th century, and features the Danish invaders of England commonly known as Vikings. The story combines a dramatisation of King Cnut the Great’s historical rise to power with a revenge plot centered on the historical explorer Thorfinn, the son of a murdered ex-warrior.

Tonight’s Episode:The Troll’s Son

Askeladd and his men land in England near the Humber River to resupply and they pillage a local village. Thorfinn scrambles ashore and during the night prepares to kill the sleeping Askeladd but cannot do it. Thorfinn trains alone in the woods before emerging to challenge to Askeladd to a duel.

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