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cancelled Marathon Screening on Saturday 24th April 2021


The last minute 3 day Lockdown pre-empts JAFWA’s glorious marathon.

see below for what it would have been. Don’t yet know when we can reschedule the marathon. May screenings should be as normal.


Woo Hoo! This year we are having our annual marathon length screening in April, when the Sakura bloom in Japan, rather than hot December. Remember that JAFWA starts screening at 1:30PM today.
Just a reminder to come early, as the COVID countermeasures limit the number of people we can admit.

We will have animated movies, as well as finish off several of our regular series so we start afresh in May.
We will also do a pizza run, and have a sushi platter. Don’t miss it!

Unfortunately nobody expressed enough interest for us to try doing an auction during the marathon screening.

Conan Blue Sapphire Junkers come Here Dawn of the Dark Soul Re:Zero season 2

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 Afternoon and Evening of Saturday April 24th, 2021.

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

1:30pm Detective Conan – Fist of the Blue Sapphire movie 23 TBC
3:20pm Early Break
3:25pm Junkers Come Here movie
5:10pm Break to order Pizzas
5:15pm Arte Ep 12/12 (final)
5:40pm Appare Ranman! Ep 13/13 (final)
6:05pm Dr Stone: Stone Wars Ep 11/11 (final)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Made in Abyss movie
9:30pm Late Break
9:40pm Re: Zero season 2 Ep 1/25 (v)
10:05pm Re: Zero season 2 Ep 2/25 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~1:15 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 24th 2021, from 1:30PM — JAFWA’s next marathon length screening. Suggestions as to what we should screen will be welcome, as there is still room to make last minute adjustments.
  • 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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movie – Detective Conan (meitantei conan)

Shinichi Kudo is a high school detective who sometimes works with the police to solve cases. During an investigation, he is attacked by members of a crime syndicate known as the Black Organization. They force him to ingest an experimental poison, but instead of killing him, the poison transforms him into a child. Adopting the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and keeping his true identity a secret, Kudo lives with his childhood friend Ran Mori and her father Kogoro Mori, who is a private detective. Using gadgets provided by his professor friend Dr. Agasa, Kudo/Conan continues to solve crimes, until he can be restored to his proper age.

This Afternoon’s movie:Fist of the Blue Sapphire

The world’s greatest blue sapphire, the “blue lapis fist”, is said to have sunk in a pirate ship in the late 19th century, off the coasts of Singapore. A local millionaire plots to retrieve it, and when it’s displayed in an exhibition at the Singapore Marina Bay Sands hotel, a murder takes place. A bloody Kaitou Kid announcement card is found in the crime scene.
In the meantime, Kogoro, Ran, and Sonoko have come to Singapore to cheer on the strongest karateka with a streak of 400 consecutive victories, Makoto Kyogoku, who is fighting in a karate tournament held there. Conan, who doesn’t have a passport and can’t travel overseas, was supposed to stay at home. He begs for Haibara to give him the antidote for him to transform to Shinichi, but she refuses.

movie – Junkers Come Here

Hiromi appears on the outside to be a mature, resilient girl, but on the inside she feels like she’s falling apart. She hardly sees her parents at all, as they are always busy with work. Then she learns that her parents are considering a divorce and she may have to make the heartrending choice of deciding which parent to live with. On top of that, Hiromi’s tutor, Keisuke (on whom Hiromi has a crush), is getting married, and Hiromi fears that she soon will be completely alone. She finds herself comforted by Junkers, an unusual dog with the ability to speak and grant her three wishes.


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:Apprentice” Finale

After finishing Sofia’s portrait, Arte must decide if she is going to stay or return to Florence. Meanwhile, Leo begins work on the church ceiling. Arte is visited by Matei, who apologizes to her for what he said. Realizing her talent is to be valued, Arte decides to return to Florence.

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:Over the Moon” Finale

The group of rescuers enter the church and prepare to attack Gil the Butcher. But in close combat, Gil is too fast and skilled for them and they retreat. Gil reveals that Sofia is on the train bound for Chicago where he intends for it to crash into the terminal station and cause massive destruction.

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:Prologue of Dr. Stone ” Finale

Chrome and Tsukasa’s men now unite to build a scientific civilization. Kohaku apprehends Homura, while Hyoga is restrained. Senku directs how to make superglue to seal wounds, however he reveals it’s only to buy Tsukasa time. Senku decides to petrify Tsukasa in order to keep him alive.

movie – Made in Abyss

An orphaned girl named Riko, who finds and befriends the humanoid robot Reg and descends with him into the titular “Abyss”, that leads deep into the Earth, in hopes of finding her mother Lyza. The Abyss harbors artifacts and remnants of a civilization long gone, and is therefore the popular hunting spot for so-called Cave Raiders, who undertake arduous and dangerous descents into the mist-filled pit to recover whatever relics they can find. Returning from the Abyss can be dangerous as “the Curse of the Abyss,” a mysterious and potentially fatal malady, manifests upon ascension. The deeper one goes, the more acute the effects of the curse. Along the way they encounter Nanachi, who was cruelly experimented upon by Bondrewd at the bottom of the Abyss, who acts as their guide.

Tonight’s movie:Dawn of the Deep Soul

After the events of the TV series, Riko, Reg, Nanachi travel deep into the Goblets of Giants and reach the Garden of the Flowers of Resilience, eventually encountering an underling of the White Whistle Bondrewd called an Umbra Hand, who momentarily sets the field ablaze to destroy the amaranthine-deceptors, green parasitic insects that have migrated from the sixth layer. The trio continue through the Sea of Corpses, before reaching Ido Front, which is the only gateway into the sixth level. They are greeted by Prushka, Bondrewd’s garrulous adoptive daughter, while Bondrewd himself invites them to stay overnight.

Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World (Ri:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu) season 2

Slacker Subaru has been mysteriously transported into a fantasy world, and involved in the politics of royal ascension, and magical terrorist expression. After learning more behind the Death Loop and Witches of Sin, Subaru vows to save Emilia and his friends from further doom.

Tonight’s Episodes:Each One’s Promise” and “The Next Location

After the battle with the Witch Cult, Subaru travels back to Crusch’s manor with Emilia, when he discovers, to his horror, that everyone has forgotten Rem. Earlier, she and Crusch were ambushed by the Sin Archbishops of Gluttony, Lye Batenkaitos, and Greed, Regulus Corneus. Although they fought fiercely, both ended up having their existences eaten by Lye, causing Rem to fall into a coma, with no-one but Subaru remembering her. Subaru, Emilia, and Otto return to Roswaal’s manor with the comatose Rem, where they meet Frederica, an ex-maid who returned at Ram’s request, and Petra, an Irlam villager who just started as an apprentice. While Frederica fills in Emilia, Subaru seeks out Beatrice for questions he has regarding Petelgeuse’s gospel

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