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Screening on Saturday 20th March 2021

Another screening night of JAFWA this week, with its usual program of anime goodness.
Just a reminder to come early, as the COVID countermeasures limit the number of people we can admit.

As per usual (and we do appreciate it), there is far more anime being produced in Japan then we can ever hope to screen at JAFWA. Still, the JAFWA committee has found a couple of titles that may cause your cultural appreciation of anime to become elevated. In this week’s program we have two different preview episodes, though this means “Vinland Saga” is being pushed back a week.

Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san Wonder Egg Priority

The “Demon Slayer” movie, sequal to the anime series seen at JAFWA, called Mugen Train is screening at various cinemas. Mostly in the 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 March 20th, 2021.

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

5:15pm Arte Ep 8/12
5:40pm Appare Ranman! Ep 9/13
6:05pm Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san Ep 1 (preview)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Dr Stone: Stone Wars Ep 6/?
7:55pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 9/26
8:20pm Revolutionary Girl Utena Ep 9/39 (retro)
8:45pm Promised Neverland Season 1 Ep 6/? (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Wonder Egg Priority Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm In/Spectre Ep 8/12 (v)
10:10pm Mahjong Legend Akagi Ep 25/26 (v) (retro)

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:

  • 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. Suggestions as to what we should screen will be welcome, as there are some unassigned time to fill.
  • Saturday June 5th 2021 — JAFWA’s next Bunning’s Sausage Sizzle.


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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:A New Chapter

Arte tells her friends about going to Venice. Leo advises Arte long term employment is hard to come by, so if she decides to remain in Venice instead of returning to his workshop, he will understand. As soon as Arte leaves, Leo realizes his workshop is now too quiet. While sailing to Venice, Arte struggles to gain her sea legs.

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:Short Break

The race is plotted on a different route following the deaths of some competitors by unknown attackers, however, Riesman decides to pull out. While the arrangements are made to uses a different supply point, the drivers are granted a one day layover. Appare tries to solve the problem of heat exchange between his two engines. Fortunately Hot Springs solve most other problems.

preview item – Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san (Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House)

The story is set in Kyoto’s hanamachi geisha quarter. Here, after geisha finish their work late at night, they rest at the lodge to prepare for the next day. The story centers on Kiyo, a teenager Aomori native who works as a cook in the geisha lodge. She also has a friend named Sumire, who is a maiko (apprentice geisha).

This evening’s Episode:Kiyo and Sumire/Menu for a Special Day/Secret Supper Plan

Kiyo works at the Maiko House as the live-in cook. She sees her childhood friend Sumire in town one day, accompanying older maiko. Back at the House kitchen, Sumire tells Kiyo how hard she is working towards her goal of becoming one, too. Sumire is overjoyed to learn that she will debut as a maiko later that evening. She runs straight to Kiyo to share her news, but what will she think?

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:Secret Mission

Senku decides to use the Steam-Gorilla to capture The Miracle Cave. Using Lillian’s recording, Senku gains the trust of more of Tsukasa’s men. Ukyo reveals he saw Yuzuriha’s secret mission to reassemble the fragments of statues Tsukasa destroyed. Yo orders one of his subordinates to put the blame of Chrome’s escape on him, after-which he runs away.

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:The Guild Master’s Granddaughter

Benno and Mark teaches Myne and Lutz how the currency works in the world from small bronze coins to silver coins up to large gold coins before giving the pair their share for creating the paper. Myne asks how much her hair ornaments could be worth to sell commercially, deciding it to be their winter merchandise.

retro – Shoujo Kakumei 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 Castle Said to Hold Eternity

A flashback depicting the origins of Saionji’s controlling, depressed personality also reveals the dark nature of Utena’s childhood. Violating the rules of the dueling game, Saionji kidnaps Anthy and takes her to the arena. Utena must rush to her aid.

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 6

The long-thought dead Norman reappears, and explains to Emma and the others that he survived by being transferred to another farm, Lambda 7214, which was testing site for children. He escaped with some other children with the help of a supporter of Minerva called Smee and they destroyed the facility. He explains that demons eat humans to absorb their intellect and abilities otherwise they degenerate into mindless beasts.

preview item – Wonder Egg Priority

Avoiding school, Ai scores a “Wonder Egg” from a gachapon machine at a deserted arcade. But now when Ai falls asleep a girl emerges from her Wonder Egg, the worlds of dreams and reality begin to collide. And it’s all connected.

This evening’s Episode:The Domain of Children

Late one night, Ai comes across a dying firefly, and gives it a burial. The firefly is so thankful. it takes here to a special arcade with a special gachapon dispenser. The first time is free, But what is she to do withthe dispensed Wonder Egg? The answer will be found in her dreams. Which leads to the possibility that her real world situation may improve.


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:The Committee to Conquer Steel Lady Nanase

Kotoko spreads the rumour a murderer planned to kill Detective Terada all along and made the Nanase urban legend more popular before the murder to confuse the police. Even dressing as Nanase to attack people and make the legend more believable, so that when Terada died, Nanase would be blamed, instead of the actual killer. As Kuro continues to fight Kotoko begins arguing with internet users online, spreading her fake story, providing reasonable answers to all their questions.

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 Temptation of Murderous Intent

Washizu’s hand takes the form of 12 dora tiles. If he gets a self-drawn dealer counted yakuman win, Akagi will have 1600cc of blood drained from him, far exceeding the lethal dose.

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