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Screening on Saturday 13th May 2023

Screening on the evening of Saturday, May 13th 2023

JAFWA operating in Winter hours! Program starts at 4:15PM!

Welcome to May, and as you may have notices, the darkness descends upon. Occasionally with water falling from the sky. But the warmth of anime awaits you at JAFWA. JAFWA will now be operating under Winter Hours through to September inclusive.

JAFWA operating in Winter hours! Program starts at 4:15PM!

This first screening week in May we continue our regular series of anime goodness, adding the second series of “Tenchi Muyou” into the retro slot, though we will skip “Legend of the Galactic Heroes” this week (let us say it is for the galactic distances this space opera encompasses). In its place we preview another anime fresh from Japan, a slice of lif of being too cool for social awkwardness.

Play it Cool, Guys Tenchi

And then in July it will be time for the AGM and JAFWA elections. Isn’t it time you stepped up and participated?

JAFWA operating in Winter hours! Program starts at 4:15PM!

It may be of interest to our members, but Luna Leederville cinemas has introduced Monday Double Features, which includes a couple of Mondays with anime. (Monday April 17 was “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Princess Mononoke”, June 12 is “Akira” and “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train”)

JAFWA operating in Winter hours! Program starts at 4:15PM!

Expected program for the evening of Saturday May 13th, 2023.

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

4:15pm Do it Yourself! Ep 8/12
4:40pm Dr Stone season 3 Ep 3/12?
5:05pm Bocchi the Rock Ep 7/12
5:30pm dinner break, with possibly interesting stuff
6:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
6:30pm Play it Cool Guys Ep 1&2 (preview)
6:55pm Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Ohki II Ep 1/6 (retro)
7:25pm Kaina of Great Snow Sea Ep 5/11
7:50pm Jujutsu Kaisen Ep 15/24
8:15pm Late Break
8:20pm Tokyo Revengers Ep 19/24 (v)
8:45pm Golden Kamuy season 4 part A Ep 3/6 (V)
9:10pm Vinland Saga season 2 Ep 3/25 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~4:00 PM

Program Finishes:~9:45 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 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.
  • Saturday July 15th 2023 — All signed up members requested to attend JAFWA’s Annual General Meeting, held before the JAFWA screening.
  • Saturday July 15th 2023 Dinner Break — JAFWA’s Annual Elections during the JAFWA screening, assuming we get enough nominations.
  • Weekend July 29th & 30th 2023 — Fuyu Anime Market.
  • Weekend August 5th & 6th 2023 — Pixel Expo 2023 at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • Weekend November 3rd to 5th 2023 — Kai-Con 2023.


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Do It Yourself (Yofukashi no Uta)

Serufu Yua (pronounced “yourself”) is a laid back first year high-school student, very accident-prone and is known for having a perfect attendance record at the nurse’s office. She fails to get into Yuyu Girls’ Vocational High School for technology with her best friend Miku Suride, instead getting into the lower class Gatagata Girls’ High School. But there is a student club that may catch her attention.

This evening’s Episodes:‘DIY’ Means… You Can’t Do It? No, I Absolutely Can!

Wanting to cheer Serufu up after her items don’t sell, Takumi proposes that she be put in charge of the design for the treehouse that encompasses everyone’s ideas. Although her initial design ends up being way too imaginative to make a reality, the girls manage to pull together choice elements into something more feasible, after which Jobko takes on the task of turning it into a blueprint. With Miku’s help.

Dr Stone season 3 “New World”

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 civilisation with his Kingdom of Science. With the Stone Wars over, the former members of Tsukasa’s Empire of Might join forces with the Kingdom of Science to build a ship capable of sailing across open ocean to seek answers on the mystery of the global petrification. However, before they can begin their voyage Senku and his friends need to find some key resources and push some new scientific advancements to build the type of vessel they need.

This evening’s Episode:First Contact

Despite the aerial photographs the oil field remains hidden. Autumn arrives so the wheat is harvested. Francois plans a gourmet celebration dinner so Kohaku gathers boar piglets to raise on the farm for meat and while searching the photographs for a good spot to forage truffles, she accidentally locates the general location of the oil field. While testing their navigation radio system, an unexpected signal appears.

Bocchi the Rock

Extremely anxious and socially awkward Hitori Gotou longs to become a rock musician in spite of her struggles, whilst fulfilling her desires to one day make friends. She is even given a chance to do so after she is taken in by Nijika Ijichi to become a member of the newly formed Kessoku Band.

This evening’s Episode:To Your House

Nijika and Ikuyo decide to come to Bocchi’s house to consider designs for the T-shirts they will wear at the concert. Since this is Bocchi’s first time inviting someone to her house, she goes overboard with her decorations and confuses her bandmates; while her family had trouble believing that Bocchi actually has friends.

preview – Play it Cool Guys (Kuuru Doji Danshi direct translation “Cool Clumsy Guys”)

Stepping out into the world can be a traumatic time, as you suffer for all your foibles and social anxieties. Unless of course you are naturally too cool and good looking for your awkwardness to be considered a negative feature. Everyone knows someone like these four clumsy guys. These are their day to day adventures.

This evening’s Episode:Ichikura Hayate” and “Futami Shun

First the 20 year old college student Ichikura Hayate goes about his day, always thinking that he will never be one of the cool guys, and not knowing where he is heading in life. He is the type to get embarrassed and reflect upon it. He also needs a part time job away from his fellow students. Next the athletic 17 year old high school student Futami Shun, a stoic type who pretends to be tough. He is all pumped for and pre-occupied by the big game. But is he fooling anybody?

retro item – Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki second series

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.

Tonight’s episode:Hello Baby!

enchi and the girls are charged with the duty of looking after his baby cousin, Taro, for a few days. As can be expected, chaos ensues and before too long the girls have run themselves ragged. It takes Washu to show them how to care for a baby.

Kaina of Great Snow Sea (Ooyuki umi no Kaina )

In a world where land is being swallowed by the encroaching Great Snow Sea, humanity ekes out a harsh life above the Tenmaku that stretches from the roots to the tops of giant Orbital Trees. The story centers around Kaina, a boy who lives above the Tenmaku, and Liliha, the princess of the small country Atland in the Great Snow Sea.

Tonight’s Episodes:Rescue Mission

Kaina and Yaona make their way through abandoned ruins underneath Atland until they reach the Snow Sea, while Light secretly watches them. They then begin the long trek along the bottom of the Snow Sea, following the Spire Tree roots. Meanwhile, Ririha is brought to the negotiation point, where she meets the Valghian Admiral in charge of the negotiations.

Jujutsu Kaisen

Negative human emotions – regret, bitterness, shame – are the source of all curses that infest the world and hide in everyday life, leading to death in the worst cases. Yuji Itadori, a particularly strong young man, attempts to save a friend from a curse, only to wind up consuming the special grade curse of Ryoumen Sukuna’s finger. Only a curse can eliminate another curse, and Yuji’s career as a cursed person who must exorcise curses has now begin.

Tonight’s EpisodeKyoto Sister School Exchange Event – Group Battle 1 –

The Kyoto students begin their ambush on Yuji, but flashbacks reveal that the Tokyo students already suspected the Kyoto team would focus on trying to kill him. They work to split up the Kyoto students to even the odds.

Tokyo Revengers

Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he ever had was just killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his younger boss treats him like an idiot. At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days. To save Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, hopeless part-timer Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto’s most sinister delinquent gang.

Tonight’s Episode:Turn around

The brawl between Valhalla and the Tokyo Manji Gang begins. As the Tokyo Manji Gang are outnumbered, several members begin losing hope until Takemichi boosts their morale with his determination. Kazutora lures Mikey to a pile of scrapped vehicles and has two Valhalla members pin him down as he strikes him with a metal pipe.

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:The Smell of Sulfur” season 4

While Privates Nikaido and Usami of the 7th Division are recuperating at the Noboribetsu Hell Valley hot springs they meet Warrant Officer Kikuta. He introduces them to Private Ariko, an Ainu, who tells of recently seeing a stranger who appears to be wearing a strangely marked coat higher up the mountain. Meanwhile the blind escapee Anji Toni and his associates, now allied with Hijikata, plot to get rid of the suspicious Kikuta and Ariko.

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:Snake” season 2

Olmar joins the bodyguards, Fox and Badger, in a late night drinking session, but realizes how inexperienced he is. Fox suggests to Olmar that if kills someone that will increase his confidence and reduce his fears, suggesting one of the expendable farm slaves. The next morning Thorfinn is woken by a terrifying dream which he cannot remember.

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