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Screening on Saturday 30th January 2021

See how well JAFWA is doing this week, with our final screening in January.

This week we do not have a preview episode, instead allowing our dear JAFWAites to enjoy all the regular series we have started this month/year, Of the several preview episodes shown earlier this month so far, is this enough for our monthly Survey? But I suspect our members will be showing up for our Monthly Member’s Prize draw. Don’t miss it!

Arte Appare Ranman Dr Stone 2 Ascendance of a Bookworm Revolutionary Girl Utena Promised Neverland In/Spectre

We continue taking precautions to limit the possible second wave of CoVid-19, 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 with disinfectant before they are stacked away.

Below is the tentative program for the evening of Saturday January 30th, 2021.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 21/25
5:40pm Arte Ep 4/12
6:05pm Appare Ranman! Ep 4/13
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Dr Stone season 2 Ep 2/?
7:55pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 4/26
8:20pm Revolutionary Girl Utena Ep 4/39 (retro)
8:45pm Promised Neverland season 2 Ep 2/?
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm In/Spectre Ep 4/12 (v)
9:45pm Mahjong Legend Akagi Ep 21/26 (v)
10:10pm Vinland Saga Ep 18/26 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

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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:There Was, Definitely

Arte continues to overreact around Leo. One of Leo’s regular customers, the courtesan Veronica, requests a portrait for a client. Arte is surprised to find Veronica is well educated and cultured. Veronica in turn is surprised Arte doesn’t judge her courtesan career, so she asks Arte to paint her portrait instead.


16th century Firenze, Italy. The birthplace of the Renaissance Era, where art is thriving. In one small corner of this vast city, one sheltered girl’s journey begins. Arte dreams of becoming an artist, an impossible career for a girl born into a noble family. In those days, art was an exclusively male profession, with women facing strong discrimination. In spite of these challenges, Arte perseveres with hard work and a positive attitude

This evening’s Episode:Courtesan

Arte continues to overreact around Leo. One of Leo’s regular customers, the courtesan Veronica, requests a portrait for a client. Arte is surprised to find Veronica is well educated and cultured. Veronica in turn is surprised Arte doesn’t judge her courtesan career, so she asks Arte to paint her portrait instead.

Appare Ranman! (aka “Appare in Full Bloom!”)

After a certain mishap, the brilliant but socially inept engineer Appare Sorano and the shrewd but cowardly samurai Kosame Isshiki find themselves drifting on a boat from Japan to America. Broke, the two decide to compete in the Trans-America Wild Race to win the prize and return to Japan. The two battle crazy rivals, outlaws, and the great outdoors itself as they race through the wild West from the starting line in Los Angeles to the finish line in New York — in the steam-powered car they built.

This evening’s Episode:Let It Go

Kosame has the idea of selling the car that hey won off of Al to pay for a return trip to Japan, but Appare has completely disassembled it to integrate its parts with his own vehicle. Meanwhile, Jing is frustrated by the patronizing attitude of her boss and his driver David against women, and a race is arranged.

Dr Stone season 2 “Stone Wars”

Modern society is lost when a mysterious light leaves everyone petrified in stone. Thousands of years in the future, super genius Senku awakens and begins restoring civilization with his Kingdom of Science. Now as he sets down blueprints for a smartphone in the stone world, Tsukasa and his Empire of Might prepare for the upcoming war.

This evening’s Episode:Hot Line

The effort to secretly pass the phone to Taiju and Yuzuriha, held captive in Tsukasa’s Kingdom of Might has begun. First divert the vigilant Homura with sonic bombs, but if that fails then it is time for information warfare to show its worth. They will take it all the way to Senku’s grave. But who will hear them?

Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiraremasen)

The story follows Motosu Urano, a book-loving post-secondary student and soon-to-be librarian who ends up crushed to death beneath a pile of books during an earthquake. With her dying breath, she wishes to be reincarnated in a world where she can read books forever. Urano awakens in the body of a weak, five-year-old girl named Myne in a world where books are scarce and only available to elites. Myne, retaining her memories from her previous life, decides to create and print her own books so that she can read again.

Tonight’s Episode:Forests and Clay Tablets

Myne decides to cook dinner for the family and, using cooking tactics from Japan, surprises them on how good it is. Gunther and Effa decide on whether to show Myne to a cooking apprentice, but she heartily declines, stating she wants to go to the forest in search of clay. Gunther tells Myne that Otto has asked for her to be his calculations assistant, though it is unofficial since unbaptised children cannot work.

retro – Shoujo Kakuemi Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena)

Utena Tenjou, a teenage girl who expresses her desire to be a prince through her strong-willed personality and tomboyish manner of dress. She finds herself drawn into a series of sword duels at Ohyori Academy, to win the hand of Anthy Himemiya, a mysterious girl known as the “Rose Bride” who possesses the “power to revolutionize the world”.

Tonight’s Episode:The Sunlit Garden – Prelude

Miki, a 13-year-old 7th-grade genius who suffers from shyness, alienation and a traumatic past with his estranged twin sister, falls in love with Anthy because he unconsciously connects her to the calm and innocent past that he lost. He and Nanami go to visit Anthy and Utena.

Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland) season 2

Emma is an 11-year-old orphan living in Grace Field House, a small orphanage housing her and her 37 siblings. Life had never been better; with food that tasted gourmet, plush beds, snow-white uniforms, and the love of their “Mother” (the caretaker) Isabella, as well the litany of daily exams that Emma always aced with her two best friends Ray and Norman. The orphans are basically allowed to do whatever they want, except to venture out of the compounds or the gate that connects the house to the outside world. Then she finds out the truth. Determined to break out of Grace Field House, Norman and Emma partner up with Ray to peel away at the façade of the farm and find a way to escape with all their other siblings. But escape and freedom has its own dangers.

Tonight’s Episode:Episode 2

Emma and Ray confront Sonju and the female demon, Mujika, only to realize that all of the children are alive and well in the caves. Sonju and Mujika reassure the pair that they aren’t like regular demons and due to religious reasons do not need to eat humans in order to survive and that they are heretic freelancers unassociated with the Houses. The demons teach Emma about history and hunting.


When she was still just a girl, Kotoko was kidnapped by yokai. These spirits made her into a powerful intermediary between the spirit and human worlds, but this power came at a price: an eye and a leg. Now, years later, she watches out for dangerous yokai while developing feelings for a young man named Kuro, who is also special: an incident with a yokai has given him healing powers. He’s surprised when Kotoko asks him to team up to handle renegade yokai, preserving the thin line between reality and the supernatural.

Tonight’s Episode:Idol Dies by Steel Beam

Saki becomes convinced Kotoko is a stalker Kuro can’t get rid of, and an argument who would be the better girlfriend soon erupts. Unfortunately Kuro has been missing for a week, and there is more that the two need to learn about the fate of the idol Nanase.

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 Ray of Illusion

While Akagi has been leading the current match, Washizu has managed to assemble a hand so powerful that Akagi risks death if it is completed. Who can get the winning hand without letting the other win?

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:Out of The Cradle

The duel betwen the warriors Thorkell and Thorfinn erupts, to decide the fate of Askeladd. Now is the time for Prince Canute to awaken to his destiny, in front of a berserker. Canute has an epiphany while talking to the priest who talks about the difference between love and discrimination.

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