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Event afternoon, then Screening on Saturday 27th February 2021

Event Afternoon before JAFWA Screening

JAFWA has the hall from about 1:00PM to 4:30PM, where it is make our own amusement time.

Does anybody have their own game machine and games they want their fellow JAFWAites to play? JAFWA will bring out the projector and screen, and see if your game machine can plug into it. I am not certain we have access to the outdoor area, but we will try to keep you off the street.
In the past people have brought along video games and the hardware to play them, and sewing machines for cosplay creating. What do you want to do? Just so long as it fun, legal, ethical, and we don’t scuff the floor of the Hall.

Screening evening of February 27th 2021

The last JAFWA in February is upon us, with the usual end of month Survey, along with Member’s Prize draw.
The only excuse we will accept for not attening is if you are at the cinemas watching the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie.

We have reached the end of the second season of “Fruits Basket“, and will show the final two episodes this week. Which means “Arte” will be bumped back to March, but otherwise we have the regular program this week after the Event afternoon.
I presume people will be hanging out for the third and final season of “Fruits Basket“? Due out soon in Japan.

Fruits Basket

As a matter of interest, Madman has sales on until the end of the month.

Several people have seen the new Studio Ghibli movie Earwig and the Witch at the cinemas, and have given positive reviews.

This Thursday the “Demon Slayer” movie Mugen Train starts screening at various cinemas. At this time we are given to understand the Screenings will be Japanese language with English subtitles.

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 February 27th, 2021.

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

5:15pm Fruits Basket Ep 24/25
5:40pm Fruits Basket Ep 25/25 (final)
6:05pm Appare Ranman! Ep 7/13
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Dr Stone: Stone Wars Ep 5/?
7:55pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 7/26
8:20pm Revolutionary Girl Utena Ep 7/39 (retro)
8:45pm Promised Neverland season 2 Ep 4/? (retro)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm In/Spectre Ep 6/12 (v)
9:45pm Mahjong Legend Akagi Ep 22/26 (v)
10:10pm Vinland Saga Ep 20/26 (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:

  • From Thursday February 4th 2021 — In cinemas Earwig and the Witch. first CGI Studio Ghibli film
  • From Thursday February 25th 2021 — In cinemas the “Demon Slayer” movie Mugen Train. All Screenings in Japanese with English Subtitles (though dubs may become available later).
  • Saturday March 20th 2021, — Perth Japan Festival 2021, held Elizabeth Quay. Visit before coming to JAFWA.
  • Saturday April 17th 2021, 9AM-12PM — Nexus Toy Fair Victoria Park Leisure Centres – Aqualife and Leisurelife.
  • Saturday April 24th 2021, from 1:30PM — JAFWA’s next marathon length screening.


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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 Episodes:Here You Are” and “I’m Different Now” Finale

The world of Yuki (the Rat) from the viewpoint of the moody and destructive Kuragi Machi of the Student Council, the one person at school who unreservedly thinks Yuki is not a “Prince”, but instead “lonely”. What can change her and fill void of dullness during the Winter break? Meanwhile Tohru and Kyo (the exiled Cat) will visit Kyo’s Shisho over the New Year’s holiday while the rest of the Zodiac spirits attend the usual banquet, risking Akito’s temper tantrums.
But can Tohru’s New Year wish come true? – To break the Sohma clan’s Zodiac “curse” and bond that ties them to Akito. What does Kureno (the Rooster) know? What has he seen? Will he choose between Sohma Akito and Uotani Arisa?

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:FAKE

Appare has installed a gasoline engine from Al’s car in his vehicle alongside the steam engine to increase its power output. Meanwhile, Gil bursts through his blockade in his armored vehicle and into the Valley of Despair. His men set off an explosion behind them to create another blockage for the other competitors.

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:Steam Gorilla

Steam powered automobile Senku-1 is operational, and more powerful than anything else in the world. The time to advance upon Tsukasa’s Empire of Might is nigh. Can they find and rescue Chrome from his dungeon? With telescope and great detecive Suika, they slowly probe Tsukasa’s defences. Paper beats rock, but Tsukasa is not one to underestimate Senku.

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:Seeds of Suspicion

Lutz and Myne make their way through the wealthy side of the city to Benno’s office, amazed by the grandeur around them. They arrive at his building and have lunch with him, where he scolds them for going to Otto for nails and advice instead of himself. After Myne apologizes, Benno offers to create all the tools necessary to create the paper for the duo, but in exchange for the rights to Myne’s shampoo. Soon he will have to tell her about his suspicions of the Devouring.

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:Unfulfilled Juri

Despite being the head of the fencing team and a Student Council member with one of the most feared and admired personalities in the school, Juri has become a very cynical and bitter person. She resents and mistrusts Anthy and adamantly denies the power of miracles. Utena’s idealism comes in conflict with Juri’s still-raw wounds.

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 4

When Emma answers the telephone in the underground complex, she hears a recording left by William Minerva saying his history and that so he created the underground refuge and left clues to its location in the Farms for any children who managed to escape. The recording provides clues to the locations of human society, but the children decide to rescue the children still on Farms first.


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:Preparing to Conquer the Steel Lady

Saki is forced to lie about her whereabouts during Terada’s murder, while the media link his death to Nanase, fuelling the rumours. Saki decides to help Kotoko to avenge Terada. Kotoko warns Kuro that his hospitalised cousin, Rikka, is undoubtedly involved, and Kuro admits he cannot defend her anymore now Nanase has committed murder.

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 Power of Brute Luck

The third round of the death match begins. Washizu has a hunch that he will reach the highest point in his life if he kills Akagi. In the first east round, Akagi gets an early self-drawn haneman win. It is Washizu’s turn to be dealer in the second east round.

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:Crown

At Gainsborough, Canute and his followers confront Floki and the Danish army, and he demands passage to see King Sweyn. At the castle, Canute sends Thorkell to drink with the other commanders while he goes to confront the king, flanked by Askeladd and Thorfinn.

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