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Screening on Saturday 27th March 2021

Another screening night of JAFWA this week, with its usual program of anime goodness. An astronomical side-note, that now that we have passed the Equinox, the night will be longer than the day. This being the last JAFWA session in April, do recall that we will have this week the usual end of month Survey, along with the Member’s Prize draw.
Just a reminder to come early, as the COVID countermeasures limit the number of people we can admit.

This week, we do not have any preview episodes to distract from the survey. However, as we wish to finish the series before the end of the year, we will have a double episode of “Revolutionary Girl Utena”.

Revolutionary Girl Utena

A query:- Do we have enough interest to try doing an auction during the marathon screening of April 24?

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 27th, 2021.

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

5:15pm Arte Ep 9/12
5:40pm Appare Ranman! Ep 10/13
6:05pm Dr Stone: Stone Wars Ep 8/?
6:30pm dinner break
7:00pm monthly survey
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 10/26
7:55pm Revolutionary Girl Utena Ep 10/39 (retro)
8:20pm Revolutionary Girl Utena Ep 11/39 (retro)
8:45pm Promised Neverland Season 2 Ep 7/? (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm In/Spectre Ep 10/12 (v)
9:45pm Mahjong Legend Akagi Ep 26/26 (v) (retro) (final)
10:10pm Vinland Saga Ep 22/24 (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:

  • 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 May 22nd 2021, 8AM-4PM (before JAFWA) — Tokyo Alley 9 – Travel South Terrace & Sandgate Street, South Terrace, South Perth WA 6151. (couple of bloacks away from JAFWA)
  • Saturday June 5th 2021 — JAFWA’s next Bunning’s Sausage Sizzle, down at Cannington.


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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:Naughty Child

Arte learns she will tutor Katarina in noble etiquette, but is surprised that Katarina has already mastered etiquette but hides this from her parents. Arte then learns from one of the maids, Daphne, that all Katarina’s tutors eventually quit because of her attitude. What other secrets does Katarina hide?

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:The Bridge to Hell

The cars take off and so does the train, in a race to be the first to cross Missouri’s railroad bridge. On the train, Riesman meets his backer who expected him to stop the race, but he throws the railroad magnate out of the window. He then announces to the passengers that he is Gil T. Cigar and blows up the rear carriages of the train.

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:Final Battle

Senku’s Kingdom of Science makes a surprise assault to capture the Miracle Cave bloodlessly, using the armoured steam gorilla. Various “super”-weapons are deployed. But Tsukasa and Hyoga have found the radio communciation device and understand what must be happening.

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:To the Second Winter

Hitting the one year mark since her arrival/reincarnation, Myne is bedridden while her family prepares for the fall festival again. As she lies in bed, she suddenly begins to feel the Devouring bubbling inside her, but quickly forces it down. It is happening more and more often.

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 Ohtori 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 Episodes:Nanami’s Precious One” and “Graceful and Ruthless; the One Who Picks the Flower

Nanami’s worship of her big brother Touga leads her to despise rivals for his affection. As Utena suffers over her inability to defend herself last episode, Touga’s intentions become more sinister and the End of the World chooses Nanami to duel with Utena. Touga impersonates Utena’s prince in order to capitalize on her internal conflict and insecurity, and Utena’s self-doubt will lead her to lose a duel?

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 7

Norman tells Emma and Ray that Mujika’s blood has the ability to stop demons degenerating, but that all the demons she healed were killed and eaten by the king and nobles 700 years ago to selfishly protect themselves. Ray surmises that this gave demon royalty the ability to control demon society through management of the human meat supply. Norman sees Mujika’s ability to affect demons as a threat to humanity and believes that she and Sonju must be killed. Emma insists that killing Mujika and the demons is not necessary and they fiercely debate their options.


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:Dueling Fictions

Kotoko spreads counter-rumour #2, the idea that Nanase actually is a ghost who regretted being accused of murdering her father, and is trying to convince people of her innocence. Kotoko reveals Nanase’s father left a note saying he suspected Nanase wanted to kill him, and guesses he was jealous of her success, so he killed himself in a way Nanase would be blamed. Both Kuro and Rikka, die, and die again vying for their own version of the future. And then there is Kotoko’s counter-rumour #3…

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, 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:Madness and Darkness and…

Having escaped from the dire situation, Akagi instantly takes on an offensive stance against Washizu. Washizu completely loses his composure from Akagi’s words. Akagi continues shooting Washizu down, winning the third and fourth rounds. In a state of total exhaustion, Washizu’s consciousness grows dim and he collapses. The fight appears to be over, or so everyone thought.

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:Lone Wolf

Thorfinn and Askeladd prepare to duel, however Askeladd surprisingly throws away his sword. Thorfinn angrily attacks him, but he is no match for Askeladd who has fought with him over a dozen times and knows his moves and weaknesses. Askeladd beats Thorfinn into unconsciousness, and Canute stops the fight when Askeladd has delivered the winning blow.

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