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Screening on Saturday 18th February 2023

Screening on the evening of Saturday, February 18th 2023

JAFWA begins its retro timelsot this week, with an old favourite, last screened at JAFWA in 2017.
Our usual program continues with several series approaching their end, meaning March will be a lot of new regular series. Thus your beloved JAFWA committee has reviewed some of the anime coming out of Japan, and found a few worthy-appearing episodes to preview this week, to see if anything appeals, and gets voted in in next week’s survey.

Tenchi Muyo Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Witch From Mercury Tale of Outcasts

The next fundraising for JAFWA at Cannington Bunnings sausage sizzle is scheduled for Saturday May 6th, and we would like a volunteer or 3 to help out.

Dale’s Suggestive Remarks

The month of January presented an entry in our suggestion box. In fact two suggestions from Saturday 28th of January.
Both Suggestions are anonymous, but the hand-writing appears different:

  • Gate, thus the JSDF fought there

    An excellent little anime, where the isekai genre was too new to be ubiquitously annoying, where the JSDF had to deal with and inter-dimensional invasion, where the invaders were a little too low-tech, and in the protagonist we all saw our otaku selves. JAFWA screened all 24 episode of “Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri” back in 2016, hence it is a little too soon to request it for the retro-anime timeslot (when that resumes, possibly later in February).
    As a side note, our dear JAFWAites enjoyed this series so much that one of our members even ordered the rather expensive “Rory Mercury” figure. That was gorgeous, and I am trying not to be jealous.

  • Girls Frontline
    Feb 22

    OK, I must admit I missed this when it first came out. Thankfully there is such a large quantity of anime being produced each Season that overlooking some titles is easy enough to accomplish. According to skimming trusty Wikipedia, this is based off of a Chinese made strategy RPG for mobile phones, then converted into an anime in Japan. We will attempt to dig up a copy from Feb 2022, and the JAFWA committee will evaluate whether it should have a preview episode sometime.

Expected program for the evening of Saturday February 18th, 2023.

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

5:15pm Devil is a Part-Timer season 2 Ep 11/12
5:40pm Ascendance of Bookworm season 3 Ep 9/10
6:05pm Spy x Family cour 2 Ep 8/12
6:30pm dinner break, with possibly interesting stuff
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Tenchi Muyou OAV 1/7 (retro)
7:55pm Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Ep 1 (preview)
8:20pm Made in Abyss season 2 Ep 12/12 (final)
8:45pm The Witch From Mercury Ep 1 (preview)
9:10pm Late Break
9:20pm The Tale of the Outcasts Ep 1 (preview)
9:45pm Golden Kamuy season 3 Ep 8/12
10:10pm Summertime Render Ep 21/25 (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:

  • Saturday February 25th 2023, 1PM -> 4:30PM — JAFWA’s next make-your-own-fun Event Arvo, at our usual location where we have the Hall for whatever fun activities we dream up.
  • Saturday March 25th 2023 — Perth Japan Festival once more, this time at Supreme Court Garden, Perth CBD.
  • Weekend April 1st & 2nd 2023 — Oz Comic Con 2023 at Perth Exhibition and Convention Center.
  • Easter Weekend April 8th & 9th 2023 — JAFWA still on.
  • From Thursday April 13th 2023 — Cinemas showing Makoto Shinkai’s new anime movie Suzume.
  • Weekend April 29th & 30th 2023 — Hoshi Con 2023 at Perth Exhibition and Convention Center.
  • Saturday May 6th 2023 — JAFWA performing fundraising with a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle at Cannington Bunnings.
  • Saturday May 20th 2023, 10AM-5PM — Tokyo Alley 11 – Marine at Perth Exhibition and Convention Center
  • Weekend June 24th & 25th 2023 — SupaNova Perth 2023 at Perth Exhibition and Convention Center.
  • Date to be announced (maybe September) 2023 — Pixel Expo 2023.
  • Date to be announced (maybe November) 2023 — Kai-Con 2023.


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The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (Hataraku Maou-sama!) season 2

Having been thwarted in his attempts to conquer Ente Isla, the mighty demon lord Satan escapes through a portal with his general Alciel… And winds up in modern day Tokyo with very little magical power left. His resources for world domination now consist of a tiny rented apartment and a job at a fast food restaurant. To survive and find a way to return to Ente Isla, Satan adopts the name Sadao Maou and finds that the Hero Emilia is in similar circumstances.

This evening’s Episode:The Devil Preaches Human Interaction

Suzuki takes Alciel, Maou, and Suzuno to a udon shop to discuss what are the best TVs to look for, due to all of their inexperiences with modern technology. Before leaving, Maou stops an altercation with a supposed American tourist causing a scene in the shop. Meanwhile, Emi follows the Yesod trail which takes her to the hospital, where she encounters Chiho’s mom, discovering Chiho to be in a coma.

Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujou) season 3

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:The Black Protective Charm

The High Priest and his ally Count Bindewald strike, kidnapping Main and her sister. You won’t like it when she gets angry. Can help come in time Lord Sylvester? Can anyone survive the wrath of the High Priest?

Spy x Family part 2

In order to ensure World Peace, a master spy who has to “build a family” to execute a mission, not realising that the girl he adopts as his daughter is a telepath, and the woman he agrees to be in a marriage with is a skilled assassin.

This evening’s Episode:Investigate the General Hospital / Decipher the Perplexing Code

For a school report on a career she is interested in, Anya accompanies Loid to learn about his cover job as a psychiatrist. While Loid is away meeting with a WISE agent, Anya sneaks into Loid’s secret escape tunnel in his office and accidentally scares the other doctors. Later, inspired by an episode of Spy Wars, Anya creates a secret code that tells whoever decodes it to meet her at a bridge at 08:00 on Saturday and passes it to all her friends.

retro item – Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki

Tenchi Masaki was a normal 17-year-old boy until the day he accidentally releases the space pirate, Ryoko, from a cave she was sealed in 700 years ago as the people thought she was a demon. In a series of events, four other alien girls show up at the Masaki household as Tenchi learns much of his heritage he never knew about and deal with five alien girls who each have some sort of romantic interest in him.

This evening’s Episode:Ryoko Resurrected

Katsuhito Masaki finds his grandson Tenchi looking for the keys to their shrine. Tenchi was able to get them from Katsuhito and went into the shrine, inadvertently releasing a demon known as Ryoko, who was defeated by Yosho 700 years ago.

preview – Sugar Apple Fairy Tale

Anne Halford is a candy crafter determined to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Silver Sugar Master, a title bestowed only by royalty. In order to travel to the capital and realize her dream, she purchases Challe, a handsome but foul-mouthed fairy, as her bodyguard. Anne wishes to befriend her new companion, but in this kingdom where fairies are treated as property, Challe wants nothing to do with humans.

This evening’s Episode:The Scarecrow and the Fairy

Anne Holford visits her mother’s grave and recalls the time she told her about fairies becoming slaves to humans and that as a silver sugar master she’s obligated to treating them as equals. Anne sets off for Lewiston to enter the Royal Candy Fair. At the town of Redington along the way, Anne sees a fairy about to be killed by a fairy hunter by crushing his detached wing and saves the fairy while returning his wing allowing him to escape. Needing to find a fairy slave to be her bodyguard on the way to Lewiston.

Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun (Made in Abyss: Retsujitsu no Ougonkyou) season 2

An orphan girl named Riko who lives in the town of Osu on an island in the sea of Beoluska. The city surrounds a strange, giant hole going deep into the earth, which is commonly called the Abyss. The Abyss harbours artefacts and remnants of a civilisation long gone, and is therefore the popular hunting spot for so-called Cave Raiders, who undertake arduous and dangerous descends into the mist-filled pit to recover whatever relics they can find. However, the deeper one goes into the Abyss, the more one is afflicted by a progressively fatal malady called the Curse of the Abyss; few who have descended into the lower regions have returned to tell of their experiences.

Tonight’s Episode:Gold” (final)

As Faputa fights the monsters, she begins to reminisce about how she first met Gaburoon and how it named her, and taught her how to speak while she helped repair it. Down below, Riko, Reg, Nanachi, and their companions find Wazukyan, who has expended all of his energy and is on the verge of death. He muses how Riko and her friends’ journey into the Abyss was the accumulation of numerous circumstances, and wishes them luck before passing away, leaving Nanachi to wonder just how far into the future he has seen.

preview – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury (Kidou Senshi Gandamu: Suisei no Majo)

A.S. (Ad Stella) 122 – An era when a multitude of corporations have entered space and built a huge economic system. A lone girl from the remote planet Mercury transfers to the Asticassia School of Technology, run by the Beneritt Group which dominates the mobile suit industry. Her name is Suletta Mercury. With a scarlet light burning in her pure heart, this girl walks step by step through a new world.

This evening’s Episode:The Witch and the Bride

Suletta Mercury is in transit to the Asticassia School of Technology when she notices a stranded astronaut and takes off in her Gundam Aerial to rescue them. However, the astronaut headbutts her in the cockpit, claiming she was trying to escape. Suletta finally arrives at the school to discover the girl she rescued was Miorine Rembran, forces in an unhappy marriage-to-be with ill-tempered dueist Guel Jeturk. Miorine will dteal Suletta’s mobile suit to duel for her freedom.

preview – The Tale of the Outcasts (Nokemono-tachi no Yoru)

Wisteria is an orphan girl living in a corner of the British Empire at the end of the 19th century. Her life is desolate and bleak–until she encounters Marbas, a powerful but equally lonely immortal being with a furry appearance, hounded by hunters. Together, Wisteria and Marbas roam the Empire–populated by humans and human-like beasts–in search of a place where they can live together in peace.

This evening’s Episode:Let’s be alone together

A mistreated orphan girl Wisteria has one bright point in her life, the immortal demon Marbas visits her at night, mainly because she is the only one who can see him. But where there are demons, there are also demon hunters. But fate has worse in store for Wisteria, can she make a deal with the demon, and at what cost?

Golden Kamuy

Saichi Sugimoto, a survivor of the battle of 203 Hill in the Russo-Japanese War has become a miner in Hokkaido in order to provide for the widow of his dead comrade, Toraji. He hears a dubious story of hidden Ainu gold stashed by a criminal group, and accidentally finds clues to its location. He decides to search for the gold along with an Ainu girl, Asirpa, who rescues him from Hokkaido’s harsh northern wilderness. Though other parties are also hunting for the gold.

Tonight’s Episode:Manslayer” season 3

While Sugimoto’s group prepare to move on, Hijikata is in near Kushiro, searching for clues to a small object which the former prisoner called Shinzo Doi, also known as “Yoichiro the Manslayer”, had in Abashiri prison. Meanwhile, Kiroranke’s group hunt beluga whales off Ako, and after they sit down to have whale soup using some miso that Asirpa had stolen from Sugimoto, Kiroranke reveals his plan to create a mass prison break so their release of Sofia will not be noticed.

Summer Time Rendering

Upon hearing of Ushio’s death, Shinpei returns to his hometown of Wakayama City on Hitogashima and reunites with his childhood friend’s family. The funeral goes smoothly, but under the surface something strange is brewing on the island.

Tonight’s Episode:Shinpei Ajiro’s Longest Day

As Shinpei mourns Hizuru on the beach, Seido informs him about the whereabouts of her corpse. Shinpei insists that the cause of death should be ruled as murder and they begin theorizing about the existence of the second Shide. To Seido’s surprise, Shinpei predicts a lightning strike. Shadow-Mio helps Shinpei realize why Haine and Shide were scared of the seashell necklace. Is it time for shadow-Ushio to return?

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