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Irregular Screening on Saturday 12th December 2020

We welcome you to the final screening of 2020, before we rest for the Festive season and return on January 9th, 2021.
Join us for our irregular screening to fortify us for the upcoming festive season. Our program consists of stuff that couldn’t manage to fit in during the 30th Anniversary, plus a couple of request items. Our program is so irregular, we will actually ask for an audience vote on a timeslot or two, as your committee members are still having difficulty deciding what stays in and what reluctantly doesn’t.

PreTear Soul Eater Card Captor Sakura 35 Kiniro Mosaic 11 Initial D Log Horizon-2 5 Kobayashi-san Chi no Dragon Maid 10 Hikaru no Go Planetarian Metal Skin Panic

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. Please arrive early to confirm personal details due to COVID 19 regulations. There will be Contract Tracing, either by the SafeWA app on your keitai (mobile phones), or by signing in at the contact tracing sheet at the front desk. And we need to wipe the chairs down before they are stacked away.

Below is the tentative program for the evening of Saturday December 12th, 2020, As you can see we are still tweaking this irregular program.

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

5:15pm audience choice Ep ? TBD
5:40pm audience choice Ep ? TBC
6:05pm audience choice Ep ? TBC
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Planetarian movie
9:30pm Late Break
9:35pm Metal Skin Panic – Madox-01 OAV (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:

  • December 4th – 13th 2020 — #JFFAU2020 program is 100% online and 100% free, streaming in Australia and New Zealand
  • December 12th 2020 — JAFWA’s final sreening of 2020, with an irregular but interesting program.
  • Saturday January 9th 2021 — JAFWA returns in 2021!


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There will be audience participation this week, in deciding which of these items will be shown before the Dinner Break.

retro – Pretear – The New Legend of Snow White

Himeno Awayuki is a high school student who’s having trouble adjusting to her new lifestyle. Her mother past away when she was a child, and her father Kaoru married the richest woman in town, Natuse. Kaoru always seems to take Natuse’s side, and Natuse’s two daughters aren’t too fond of Himeno. Himeno’s new life changes when she takes a shortcut to school and runs into a young boy, who takes her to a magical world on the brink of extinction. This world needs the help of a magical princess called the Pretear, who happens to be Himeno herself.

This evening’s Episode:The Wind of Fate

Himeno Awayuki struggles as she relives her life into nobility. When running late for school, she unexpectedly sees red snow falling from the sky. Though the other Leafe Knights want to search for the Prétear, Hayate disagrees with this idea. Himeno later bumps into Hayate, who realizes that she is the Prétear from touching her hand during their quarrel. Sasame tells her of her destiny, while Go explains her role with the Leafe Knights.

retro – Soul Eater

In a world where Meisters/technicians wield the select humans who can turn into weapons, Shinigami-sama created a school to teach young Meisters/technicians and their shape shifting partners what it means to be a just death god. In order to create the ultimate weapon, the students of the school must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and 1 witch.

This evening’s Episode:Resonance of the Soul – Will Soul Eater Become a Death Scythe?

Meister Maka Albarn and her weapon partner Soul Eater have collected 99 kishin souls, souls of weapon meisters and death scythes who have eaten human souls, causing their souls to become corrupt and turn into what they call kishin, and only need the soul of a witch to turn Soul into a death scythe. The two seek out the witch Blair, who frequently gets the better of them and tries to seduce Soul.

retro – Card Captor Sakura

Sakura Kinomoto, a fourth grade elementary school student who discovers that she possesses magical powers after accidentally freeing a set of magical cards from the book in which they had been sealed for years. She is tasked with retrieving those cards in order to avoid an unknown catastrophe from befalling the world.

This evening’s Episode: #35 “Sakura’s Wonderful Christmas / The Third Element

With Christmas approaching, Sakura is unsure what to give Yukito for his birthday, which is on the same day. She asks Meiling for advice, who tells her the person will like whatever they get her if they truly care. She invites Yukito on a date at an amusement park, hoping to give him her gift. They meet Syaoran and Meiling there too. When the Firey Card appears, Sakura and Syaoran must work together to capture it.

retro – Kiniro Mosaic

Shinobu Omiya is a Japanese high school girl who, five years ago, had a homestay in England with a girl named Alice Cartelet. One day, Shinobu receives a letter from Alice saying she is coming to Japan to live with her. Surely enough, Alice appears and joins Shinobu and her friends Aya Komichi and Yoko Inokuma at her school. She is soon followed by Alice’s friend from England, Karen Kujo.

This evening’s Episode: #11 “Try and Guess How Much I Like You?

Shinobu invites everyone over for a Christmas party, with Alice happy to spend Christmas with Shinobu. After having a nightmare on New Year’s Day, Alice comes to school speaking nothing but nonsensical English, worrying Shinobu.

requested – Kobayashi-san Chi no Dragon Maid

Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until one drunken night she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. Other dragons decide to show up.

This evening’s Episode: #10 “Troupe Dragon, On Stage! (They Had A Troupe Name, Huh)

In the run-up to Christmas, Tohru is asked by one of the shopping district’s retailers to put on a Christmas show for the elderly after he injures himself. Following Riko’s suggestion, Tohru and the others decide to put on a play of The Little Match Girl, with Kanna cast in the lead role. Feeling the story wouldn’t be interesting enough as it is, the dragons take some creative liberties with the script,…

retro – Log Horizon second season

Elder Tales is an online fantasy RPG that has become popular worldwide. But when its twelfth expansion package, “Cultivate the Noosphere,” is installed, thirty thousand players in Japan are trapped inside. Among them is grad student Shiroe, who isn’t very good at interacting with others. But to survive in a world full of monsters, he forms a guild called “Log Horizon” with an eclectic group of other players.

This evening’s Episode: #5 “Christmas Eve

Enheart Nelreth continues to wreak havoc in Akihabara and throws the city into a state of disquiet, targetting Adventurers. Akatsuki later scours the city for Nelreth while Sojiro mobilizes his guild in the search. Meanwhile Kinjou meets with Lenessia and takes responsibility for the serial killings, done by a rogue Kunie clan member using stolen Royal Guard armor with capabilities exceeding an Adventurer.

retro – Initial D

High school student Takumi Fujiwara works as a gas station attendant during the day and a delivery boy for his father’s tofu shop during late nights. Little does he know that his precise driving skills and his father’s modified Toyota Sprinter AE86 Trueno make him the best amateur road racer on Mt. Akina’s highway. Because of this, racing groups from all over the Gunma prefecture issue challenges to Takumi to see if he really has what it takes to be a road legend.

This evening’s Episode:The Ultimate Tofu Store Drift

Takumi Fujiwara is an eighteen-year-old high school student who usually appears aloof and uninterested in most things. Along with his best friend Itsuki, they both work at a gas station. They are friends with a young man named Iketani, leader of the Akina Speedstars, a local racing team, and their manager Yuichi. One night, Iketani brings the two up Mount Akina to experience the life of a street racer. But just in time, the RedSuns from Mount Akagi led by the Takahashi brothers have come to challenge the Speedstars to a race. What they don’t know is the fastest car on the downhill is an Eight-Six and that is what Takumi uses to deliver tofu every morning.

live action – Hikaru no Go

Hikaru Shindo is just a normal 12 year old boy, but one day he’s rumaging through his Grandfather’s things to see if he can find something to sell and pulls out an old Go board. A ghostly apparation appears out of the board and tells Hikaru his sad story. His name is Sai Fujiwara, a man who was a Go instructor to the emperor of Japan a thousand years ago. However, because of bad sportsmanship of his opponent during a game, Sai was accused of cheating and banished from the city. With no livelihood or any other reason to live, Sai commited suicide by drowning himself. Now, he haunts a Go board, and wants to accomplish the perfect Go game, called the “Hand of God” which he hopes to do through Hikaru. If Hikaru will be able to do it or not (or even wants to) will have to be seen.

This evening’s Episode:Eternal Rivals

Hikaru Shindo goes to the shed of his grandfather, Heihachi Shindo, in hopes of finding antiques to sell. He stumbles upon a go board which is possessed by the ancient spirit of Fujiwara-no-Sai a Go Master from an earlier time. Sai ends up accompanying Hikaru and traveling with him, however disappointed when Hikaru refuses to play Go. Eventually, Hikaru agrees to play Go, and his first opponent is Akira Toya, the son of the national champion. With Sai’s instructions, Hikaru manages to win the match, much to the surprise of Akira.

After the Dinner Break, the program will be fixed.

Planetarian: Hoshi no Hito

Set in a dystopian future where nuclear warfare has left a once prosperous civilization in complete ruin. The film tells the story of an old man traveling around with a mobile planetarium projector to show people the stars.

Tonights’s movie:Movie: Storyteller of the Stars

In the future after much of the world has been devastated by nuclear and biological warfare, a young scavenger or ‘Junker’ exploring a quarantined and abandoned city comes across a service robot still faithfully awaiting customers in the rooftop planetarium of a department store. Against his pragmatic instincts he helps the robot repair the planetarium’s projector: a decision which will change both their fates. After leaving her, he was inspired to spread her teachings to a world which no longer looked up at the stars.

retro – Metal Skin Panic – Madox-01

Due to unexpected events, an ultra top secret powered armour suit designed to fight enemy tanks, is lost in transit through Tokyo, ending up in the possession of Kouji Sugimoto, a poor mechanic who works part-time majoring in engineering. After getting trapped in the suit before reading the user’s manual, the military attempts to reclaim it, leaving him with no choice but to defend himself. All the while dealing with the news that his girlfriend is leaving.

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