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Screening on Saturday 14th November 2020

November has started, the final month in the countdown to JAFWA’s 30th Aniversary celebrations. Rejoice!
Still, this week will be a normal, regular screening continue here at JAFWA. Which is not to be ignored.

With the end of the year in sight, we need to start planning JAFWA’s next year program. As an assist, this week JAFWA shall have two preview episodes of other anime to allow our dear JAFWAites the opportunity to make an informed vote as to next year’s preferred new shows. Though the vote won’t be for a couple of weeks.

Tonikaku Kawaii Moriarty the Patriot

JAFWA’s 30th Aniversary is quickly approaching, and a reminder that we may still have a limited number of tickets for an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony on the day. Buy your $10 ticket early! as they are going fast. President Drew may still have some to sell this week.

As a side note, quite a few people seem to think 2020 is not a very good year. Be aware that we have entered the new calendar season, and some Japanese calendars have been listed already, such as here and here. I have already taken an order. Do you also 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 November 14th, 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 12/?
5:40pm Fruits Basket season 2 (2020) Ep 13/?
6:05pm Eizoukan niwa Te o Dasu na! Ep 11/12
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Somali and the Forest Spirit Ep 10/12
7:55pm Tonikaku Kawaii Ep 1 (preview)
8:20pm Planetarian Ep 5/5 (final)
8:45pm Fire Force Ep 22/24
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Moriarty the Patriot Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm Legend of Mahjong: Akagi Ep 14/26 (v) (retro)
10:10pm Vinland Saga Ep 12/26 (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:

  • CANCELLED November 21st to 22nd 2020 — SupaNova 2020 – Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia 6000.
  • Sunday November 22nd 2020, 9:30am – 1pm — Collector Zone Toy & Hobby Fair, Craigie Leisure Centre, Whitfords Ave, Craigie.
  • Saturday November 28th 2020 — JAFWA’s 30th Aniversary marathon screening, with stuff!
  • December 4th – 13th 2020 — #JFFAU2020 program is 100% online and 100% free, streaming in Australia and New Zealand


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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 stressed or grasped by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

This evening’s Episode:Sure Thing” and “I Might as Well Die, Then…

The new term starts and life gets back to usual at school, with Tohru’s friends picking on Kyo (the Cat), and (the Rat) Yuki’s fanclub gathering. A Student Council President’s job is a strange and convoluted one. The Sohma clan members are noy the only ones with emotional issues.
With the Parent-Teacher conference coming up, Shigure-san (the Dog) as nominated himself to be orphan Tohru’s parent figure in place of her injured grandfather. The issues between Haru (the Ox) and his sometimes girlfriend Rin (the Horse) are getting strained. Kagura (the Boar) has he own issues with heartbreak.

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.

This evening’s Episode:Each Other’s Existence!

Asakusa continues to struggle thinking up a story for the anime, while the Security Club forcibly shuts down another school club working with Eizouken to copy DVDs before they can get to work. The Eizouken advisor plays hand-held videogames and encourages the club to relax for a bit. Can Asakusa get sidetracked enough to complete the story? Why is she friends with Sayaka?

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 Infant Child and the Green Boulder

Golem recalls to Shizuno how he met Somali in his forest. While on patrol, he passed by a toppled cart full of dead humans that had been attacked. A forest animal led him away from the wreckage to where he discovered a girl bound in chains beneath a tree, where she suddenly called him “dad”.

preview item – Tonikaku Kawaii (aka “Tonikawa: Over The Moon For You” or even “Fly Me to the Moon”)

Nasa meets a “generally cute” girl named Tsukasa on the day of his high school entrance exams, and immediately falls in love with her. Nasa confesses his feelings, but her response is that she will only go out with him if they get married. Years later, on Nasa’s 18th birthday, she suddenly appears to get married. Thus begins Nasa’s newlywed lifestyle.

Tonight’s Episodes:Marriage

On a snowy winter night, Nasa Yuzaki is lying on the street bleeding. During the time he believes he is going to die, he recalls his life, remembering how he was ridiculed for his unusual name and how he devoted his life to studying, wanting to attend an elite school. But before he was set to take the entrance exam, he was hit by a truck when he crossed the street trying to speak to a girl named Tsukasa Tsukuyomi.

Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet

The world has fallen into decay.Humanity is all but lost. This is a story of a junker who wonders into a city guarded by automated defense units.Join him on his life changing journey to the stars.

Tonight’s Episode:Yumemi’s Wish” Finale

The junker survives the initial railgun attack by the search and destroy robot and manages to hit it on his second attempt, but the robot continues to attack. Yumemi tries to intercede, but the robot comsiders her a valid target.

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:A Brother’s Determination

Knights of the Ashen Flame, Yana and Haumea, meet up and watch the confrontation between Sho and Shinra. Shinra finds himself in a colorless land with black flames rising from the ground and an Infernal with horns over its eyes reaching for him, Sho explaining that this place once called “Hell” is the source of the Adolla Burst.

preview item – Moriarty the Patriot (Yuukoku no Moriaati)

James Moriarty is an orphan who assumes the name William James Moriarty when he and his younger brother are adopted into the Moriarty family. As a young man, he seeks to remove the ills caused by England’s strict class system.

Tonight’s Episodes:The Earl’s Crime

William James Moriarty, future nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, lives in late 19th century London. William learns of a serial killer who has murdered seven young boys and immediately deduces from their fathers’ occupations the killer is a nobleman who encountered the boys at their fathers’ shops, except for one boy who was homeless. The crime consultant goes to work.

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:A New Chapter of the Rakshasa

When several man are deceased with blood loss extracted from their arm by a serial killer, Yasuoka identifies one of them, Hirayama Yukio, the fake Akagi. It leads him to invite Ougi, the second in command of the Inada yakuza group, and tell him about his suspect. Meanwhile, Akagi risks death by sword cut when gambling with yakuza members.

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 Land on The Far Bank

Askeladd now has Prince Canute, but he is hotly pursued by Thorkell and his men and sends for reinforcements. They reach the Bristol Channel, and are greeted by the Welsh general Gratianus with reinforcements from the Morgannwg kingdom.

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