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Screening on Saturday 22nd August 2020

Though Winter tries to impede us, the JAFWA screenings continue throughout August.
On a personal note, I was very gratified to see so many people show up last week. Though it was beginning to cramp the social isolation rules about how much space everybody requires. If it continues, we may have to see about re-aligning the tables to let more people in.

But that is a matter for your elected JAFWA committee. Our dear audience members can relax and enjoy the cultural aspects of the smorgasbourd of anime episodes we have on display. We shall even include a preview episodeof some of the other anime produced in Japan.


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 22nd, 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 6/?
5:40pm Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Ep 2/12
6:05pm Dr Stone Ep 17/24
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Somali and the Forest Spirit Ep 3/12
7:55pm Isekai Quartet season 2 Ep 5/12
8:20pm Listeners Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm Isekai Quartet season 2 Ep 6/12
8:45pm Demon Slayer Ep 16/26 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Darwins Game Ep 6/12 (v)
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:

  • Sunday August 23rd 2020, 9:30am – 1pm — Collector Zone! Toy & Hobby Fair Craigie Leisure Centre, Whitfords Ave, Craigie.
  • 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.
  • 4, 5 and 12th September 2020 — Japanese film Festival will be at Bunbury with free screenings of movies.
  • 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
  • November 2020 — JAFWA’s 30th birthday marathon screening, with stuff!


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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:Are You Really This Stupid?

Its the Summer Vacations and Momoji the Rabbit has organised a vacation house and invited most of the Zodiac cursed to come, along with Tohru. But can Tohru afford to come? But behind their backs, Hatsuhara’s (the Ox) unrequited love Rin visits Shigure.

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 Eizouken Takes the Stage!

The trio decide to start a new club to get around Mizusaki’s parents, convincing a couple teachers that they plan to create a live-action film club (Eizouken). The girls find themselves in an abandoned, run-down storehouse as their new club room. Mizusaki and Asakusa imagine another fantastical scenario and Asakusa ends up falling off a rusty railing while Kanamori tries to think of how to best budget the club funds.

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 Hundred Nights and a Thousand Skies

Ruri continues to recall the 100th tale, that of Senku’s father and how he founded Ishigami village, to await Senku’s appearance. Back in the present, Ruri takes Senku to the village cemetery where Byakuya lies, relaying Byakuya’s final message to Senku that the Hundred Tales are a scientific gift for him. Afterwards, Gen warns Senku and the others that Tsukasa and his army are coming.

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:The Sea at the Bottom of the Cave

Somali and Golem arrive in the desert canyon village of Anthole City. Golem decides to take up a waitering job at a diner to earn enough to restock supplies, for there is a rumour of humans on the other side of the desert. Somali befriends a small child, and they journey to a sacred cave beneath the town, to get a wish.

preview item – Listeners

in a post-apocalyptic world where Humanity is defended from Earless attacks by the Players, the latter earning fame and fortune along the way. Echo Rec dreams of joining the Players and piloting a mecha of his own, but has no prospects of doing so, until he encounters Mu – an enigmatic girl who’s lost her memory and has an auxiliary port on her body. An auxiliary port signifies a Player; together, Mu and Echo work together towards fame and fortune.

Tonight’s Episodes:Live Forever

Inspired by a concert seen in childhood, Echo dreams of music and mechs. But the future is trash, and it is so difficult to look up and have ambitions. But in amongst the trash is treasure, in the form of the amnesiac player ? (Mu). But the town of Liverchester is no place for a Player.

Isekai Quartet season 2

One day, a magic button suddenly appears. The protagonists in KonoSuba, Overlord, Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World, and The Saga of Tanya the Evil all press the button and move to a parallel world — another brand new isekai — where a new story featuring high school life begins. Now new characters arrive

Tonight’s Episode:Work Hard! Valentine’s Day” and “Clash! Dodgeball!

It is Valentine’s Day and the students who haven’t heard of it are informed of the tradition of giving chocolates to loved ones. Albedo tries to make chocolates for Ainz. Weiss simply wants chocolate (having not eaten it in years due to the war in his world) and believes Kazuma’s lie.
Later Ainz, Tanya, and Subaru argue on the best topping for fried chicken: Ainz prefers ketchup, Tanya prefers salt and pepper, and Subaru prefers mayonnaise. Their classmates take sides and are unable to settle it by voting, so Rerugen tells them to settle it in a three-way game of dodgeball.

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:Letting Someone Else Go First

Murata volunteers to hold off the controlled slayers so Tanjiro and Inosuke can go after the spider themed demon puppeteer known as Mother. But she manipulates the other Demon Slayers she has captured, not even letting broken bones slow them down. For the demon is under threat of something far more terrible than our heroes.

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:Hardness

Sui, a kid with a dual personality with her late twin brother Sota’s spirit in control of her body, leads Ryuji into a trap at a convenience store using the bottled water in the refrigerator to attack, but before she could deliver the finishing blow, Sui regains control of her body from Sota to stop the attack. Meanwhile, Kaname rescues Shuka and after administering CPR, Shuka gives him his first kiss. Various secrets will be revealed.

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:An Innocent Devil

The battle continues between Akagi and Ichikawa, now that they have reduced their points. Devious deceptions abound, but can Ichikawa cheat in a way that beats Akagi?

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 Journey Begin

Askeladd and his men row upriver to Gainsborough where they find a band of dead Vikings. Thorfinn follows along, sickened by the stench of death in the air. Askeladd strikes a deal with the Danish forces to join their campaign to conquer England for money and spoils.

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