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Screening on Saturday 24th July 2021

All praise to our new (old) JAFWA committee overlords

We had a successful AGM, and due to lack of anybody else nominating, a non-election for the JAFWA committee. So your beloved committee members continue to be Drew, Glenn, Mark, Sally, Dale and Greg.

The gap in the program caused by the end of “Cells At Work” will be filled in August with a new regular series. This week, we will have not one, not two, but three preview episodes to whet your appetite for the cultural profundity of anime. A slice of life, a robot’s battle against destiny, and steampunk vampires – what more can you ask for?
And we might even manage to sneak in a bonus item.

Yakunara Mug Club Vivy – Fluorite Eyes Vanitas no Carte

Japanese 2022 calendars are starting to show up for pre-order. Anybody interested in being part of a bulk order this year?

Covid-19 Safety Precautions

We continue taking precautions to limit the possible future waves 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 is always welcome during set-up and pack-up due to the extra duties imposed by COVID-19 precautions.
– 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 near the entry.

Below is the tentative program for the evening of Saturday July 24th, 2021.

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

5:15pm Ascendance of a Bookworm Ep 22/26
5:40pm Reincarnated as a Slime Ep 8/12
6:05pm Let’s Make a Mug Ep 1 (preview)
6:20pm Operation Desert Pasta OAV (bonus item)
6:30pm dinner break
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm I’m a Spider, So What Ep 7/?
7:55pm Revolutionary Girl Utena Ep 23/39
8:20pm Fire Force season 2 Ep 7/24
8:45pm Vivy – Fluorite Eyes Song Ep 1 (preview)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm Vanitas no Carte Ep 1 (v) (preview)
9:45pm Re: Zero season 2 Ep 9/25 (v)
10:10pm Moriarty the Patriot Ep 9/11 (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 fannish events of interest are scheduled to happen:

  • Thursday July 22nd 2021 — Special screening of “Spirited Away” at Luna Cinema. Bonus item available.
    Spirited Away


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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.

This evening’s Episode:Wilma and Holy Scriptures for Kids ” season 2

Myne decides to create the picture book based on the scriptures of the temple so that both her upcoming newborn sibling and the orphans can read it. However, she runs into an obstacle when she realizes ink is a rare commodity, so Myne decides to make her own using oil and soot from the town’s fireplaces. With the High Priest’s approval of the picture book’s contents, Myne has Wilma draw the images.

That Time I Was Re-incarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken) season 2

37-year-old Satoru Mikami died at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a new world…as the lowest of the low – a slime monster. Now champion of monsters Rimuru Tempest ends the orc war and earns the esteemed title as Slime Chancellor. Now that the Jura Tempest Alliance is growing even further, they will now be meeting the animal kingdom of Eurazania, reuniting with King Gazel, rising tensions between monsters and humans, and Rimuru encountering the strongest enemy he’s ever faced.

This evening’s Episode:Hope

Having understood the situation, Rimuru learns that there is a way to resurrect Shion and all the other monsters who were killed in the invasion. He also hears Mjurran’s motives for working as Clayman’s spy and decides about what to do with her, while preparing for a full invasion from the Kingdom of Falmuth.

preview item – Yaku nara Magu Kappu mo (aka Let’s Make a Mug Too)

Set in the Tajimi city of Gifu Prefecture, a highschool pottery club attempts to make traditional Mino ware pottery.

This evening’s Episode:Welcome to the Pottery Club!

Synopsis to come

preview item – Vivy – Fluorite Eyes Song

A songstress AI named Vivy is given the mission of making people happy with her songs, and works to one day take the main stage of the amusement park where she works. However, she encounters another AI named Matsumoto who claims to have been sent from 100 years in the future in order to prevent a destructive war between humans and AIs, starting Vivy’s 100-year journey to save the world.

This evening’s Episode:My Code – To Make Everyone Happy with My Singing

Robot Vivy puts on a performance at the amusement park NiaLand in front of a small audience. Afterwards, Momoka Kirishima, a girl from the audience, tells her to put more of her heart in her songs. When Vivy enters enters the Archive, an AI aggregate database, where she meets Matsumoto, a cube AI who came from 100 years into the future and assumed the name of his developer. Matsumoto tasks Vivy with altering the course of history to prevent a war between humans and AIs that is set to happen in 100 years.

I’m a Spider, So What? (Kuma desu ga, nanika)

After a Japanese classroom was destroyed by a mysterious explosion all the students reincarnated as humans on a fantasy world except for a female student who had the lowest reputation on the classroom, she was reincarnated as a spider monster. Being the weakest monster on the dungeon she need to survive using all her human intellect and courage.

Tonight’s Episode:Springtime, for Princes?

Shun, Fei, and Katia talk about their classmates with Ms. Oka, who reveals that, excluding the six at the academy, eleven have been taken into custody by the elves, two more have just been found, four have been confirmed dead, and three are still missing. During an excursion to the mountains, Shun is attacked by Hugo, who reveals he intends to kill all the students and blame it on a monster attack. In the dungeon, nameless gets a reply to her complaint.

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 Episode:Qualifications of a Duelist

Now out of potential Duelists and down to a single black rose, Mikage is tormented by his memories and apparent delusions. He connects Utena to Tokiko and goads her into challenging him to a duel. Mikage hopes to defeat her, save Mamiya and conquer his painful past.

Fire Force (En’en no Sh?b?tai, literally “Blazing Firefighting Corps”) – season 2

In the year 198 of the Age of the Sun, Tokyo is a crowded cosmopolis. But the world’s most populous city is threatened by devils that cause people to burst into flame at random. The only ones who can stop it are the Pyrofighters, a team of specialized firefighters. The young Shinra, blessed with the ability to ignite his feet and travel at the speed of a rocket, wants nothing more than to be a hero, and knows that this is the place for him. But he’s not the best at following orders.

Tonight’s Episode:Road to the Oasis

The Fire Force team arrives at Avalon on the Asian mainland and Takeru Noto reunites with his mother. She reveals that someone has raided their vegetable garden while the rest of the group prepare to travel to the location of a spatial rift. Psychotropic gas, giant worms, talking moles, and hordes of Infernals. What other strangeness will our heroes encounter?

preview item – Vanitas no Carte (aka The Case Study of Vanitas)

During an airship ride to Paris, the vampire Noé Archiviste meets Vanitas: a human claiming to be a doctor for vampires, curing them of the malnomen which cause vampires to behave predatorily against their will. The book with which he heals, the Book of Vanitas, is connected to the original Vanitas, who is hated by the vampires who form traditional Vampire society. Noé and Vanitas join forces to heal vampires, but there lurks a threat of some unknown force named Charlatan which may be responsible for corrupting the sick vampires.

This evening’s Episode:In the Event of Rusty Hopes

On an elaborately fitted airship kept aloft by “astermite”, the vampire Noé is bound for Paris where he hopes to assess the true nature of a legendary grimoire for his teacher called The Book of Vanitas. He meets a woman named Amelia who is revealed as a vampire and, consumed by bloodlust, she bites him, poisoning his bloodstream. A man called Vanitas bursts in and uses The Book of Vanitas to reveal her true name.

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 Episode:Love Love Love Love Love Love You

Echidna concludes the rabbit Mabeasts to be the Great Rabbit, one of Three Great Mabeasts created by the Witch of Gluttony; Daphne. She also reveals that the other Witches of Sin inhabit her space as well and offers Subaru an audience with Daphne. However, he is instead confronted by the Witch of Pride, Typhon, who shatters his body to see if he is a “sinner”.

Moriarty the Patriot (Y?koku no Mori?ti)

James Moriarty is an orphan who assumes the name William James Moriarty when he and his younger brother are adopted into the Moriarty family. As a young man, he seeks to remove the ills caused by England’s strict class system.

Tonight’s Episode:A Study in ‘S’ Act 2

Holmes convinces Lestrade to let him escape, promising Lestrade the credit when he solves Drebber’s murder. Holmes reveals to Watson the evidence he stole, a wedding ring engraved with the name Lucy. To tempt the mastermind, Holmes places a newspaper advert seeking the ring’s owner. In response, William sends Fred disguised as an old woman.

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