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Screening of Saturday 15th June 2024

Screening on the evening of Saturday, June 15th 2024

Last week was a rather interesting one, where the attending audience of JAFWA did vote on which episode of the 3 new series to watch. We were bemused with “Shuumatsu Train”, charmed by “Spice and Wolf” and suitably thrilled with “Witch and The Beast”. That won’t happen this week with the 4th new series introduced this month, as this one will definitely start at episode #1.

This week we are going to also try and fit in the one and only preview item that June can accommodate, since the second of the “Attack on Titan” movies will take up so much of our program at the end of the month. Don’t forgot to be here when JAFWA tees off at just after 4PM this Saturday, with both our usual program and the special inclusions:

  1. Our June preview episode will be for “Ooi! Tonbo“, where a local island kid gets involved with the sport of golf.
  2. And our new regular series will be the 3rd season of the oft request “KonoSuba” where our re-incarnated protagonist learns to live and survive in a swords and sorcery world with some very “unique” companions.
Ooi! Tonbo
Konosuba 3

A fixture of the Perth fandom scene for many years, and a long-time supporter of JAFWA, we are saddened by the news that Tokyo Underground is closing. Their final day of trading is going to be at the end of this month, June 30th, and they have already begun marking down prices for the final sale. We encourage you to check this out.

TU closing

If you don’t want to sponsor an entire night like Lindsay did in March, and the one coming in November, there is the other scheme for our signed up members. On the night nearest your birthday, you can nominate something to play during the Dinner Break (limited to 30 minutes max). You may have to help us source this material, so plan in advance please.

The other big decision coming up is the JAFWA annual election to be held during the Dinner Break of the JAFWA screening of July 20th. This will be later in the evening after the AGM that we need all signed up JAFWA members to attend when it starts in the afternoon at 2PM in the same Hall.

Expected program for the evening of Saturday June 15th, 2024.

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

4:15pmNon Non Biyori nonstop (season 3)Ep 9/13?
4:40pmFrieren: Beyond Journey’s EndEp 7/26
5:05pmOoi! TonboEp 1(preview)
5:30pmdinner break, with possibly interesting stuff
6:15pmdoor prize drawing, and announcements
6:30pmThe Apothecary DiariesEp 16/26
6:55pmSpice and WolfEp 3/?
7:20pmOshi no KoEp 6/11
7:45pmDemon Slayer (season 4)Ep 3/?
8:10pmLate Break
8:15pmKonoSuba season 3Ep 1/?(?)
8:40pmWitch and the BeastEp 2/12(v)
9:05pmUndead UnluckEp 17/24(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:

  • From Thursday June 27th-30th 2024 — Anime movie Blue Lock – Nagi appears at various cinemas, for those of you familiar with the TV series.
  • Weekend June 29th-30th 2024 — Supanova – Perth at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • Monday July 8th 2024, ~6:30PM — Luna Double Feature at Luna Cinemas Leederville – “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” and “Ponyo” $15.
  • Weekend July 13/14th 2024, 9AM-4PM — Anime in the Valley at Swan Settlers Market in Herne Hill. It is a bit of a hike so make certain to leave early to reach JAFWA in time (Winter hours).
  • Saturday July 20th 2024, ~2PM to 4PM — JAFWA’s Annual General Meeting, all signed up members all but required to attend.
  • Saturday August 25th 2024, ~9AM to 1PM — Collectors Zone – Toy & Hobby Fair at ECU Sports and Fitness Centre, Joondalup.
  • Weekend September 7/8th 2024, — Evolve Perth at Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds. See also here.
  • Weekend September 28/29th 2024, — Pixel Expo at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Leave early in time for JAFWA.
  • Saturday November 24th 2024, ~9AM to 1PM — Collectors Zone – Toy & Hobby Fair at ECU Sports and Fitness Centre, Joondalup.

Synopsis

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Non Non Biyori Nonstop (season 3)

In the countryside small town village of Asahigaoka, a place lacking many of the conveniences that people from the city are accustomed to. The nearest stores are a few miles away and one of the local schools consists of only five students, each of whom is in a different grade of elementary or middle school. Hotaru Ichijo, a fifth grader from Tokyo, transfers into Asahigaoka Branch School and has to adjust to countryside life with her new friends.

This evening’s Episode:We Made Tasty Food

While at home alone, Komari struggles with her fear of ghosts and an unexpected guest. After agreeing with Hotaru to knit gifts for each other, Komari asks for Natsumi’s help when her work doesn’t meet her expectations. Later, Komari decides to cook dinner for her family, but Natsumi strongly opposes the idea.

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End (Sousou no Furiiren)

Frieren

For ten years, elf mage Frieren traveled with Himmel the hero, Heiter the priest, and Eisen the dwarf warrior as they quested to destroy the demon king. At the end of their journey, Frieren set out on her own, not quite understanding how differently time flows for her versus her human companions. Reunited after fifty years only to see them wither and die, Frieren begins to ponder the nature of connections at a time when it’s already too late to say goodbye.

This Evening’s Episode:Like a Fairy Tale

Frieren and her party continue to travel north, and Frieren explains the Elven race has been declining since due to their long lives, they are too apathetic to even reproduce. They pass by another village with statues of her and her original party who celebrate “Liberation Day”. Frieren recalls a memory where Himmel was adamant the party leave behind statues of themselves as reminders to Frieren that they actually existed and are not simply fairy tales. Heading to another city, Frieren spots demons and tries to attack them, only to be arrested by the city guards for threatening peace envoys.

preview – Ooi! Tonbo (“Hey! Tonbo”)

Igarashi was disqualified as a pro golfer after a certain “incident” and thus moved to Kagoshima Prefecture’s Tokara Islands to step out of the limelight. On these islands known as “Japan’s last unexplored wilderness,” he encounters a naive girl named Tonbo.

This Evening’s Episode:Tonbo and the 3-Iron

On an island paradise wild-child Tonbo (Japanese for “dragonfly”) has a care-free existence. She is waiting to greet a visitor to the island, who is staying at her grandmother’s place. Soon he spots mysterious golf clubs. Is it possible that this rural island has a golf course? How did Tonbo get so good with just a 3-iron? To perform a shot a golf-pro thinks impossible.

The Apothecary Diaries (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto)

Apothecary Maomao was just out collecting herbs when she was kidnapped by procurers for the Imperial harem, an easy way for unscrupulous people to get money by having “relatives” go work in the Rear Palace. Hiding her skills and knowledge, Maomao hopes to just glide by, earning as little as possible for her kidnappers during her term of service, but such is not to be: when royal infants begin dying, Maomao can’t resist letting people know the cause. This catches the eye of the far-too-handsome Jinshi, who elevates Maomao from laundry maid to poison taster to the Emperor’s favorite concubine. So much for flying under the radar…

Tonight’s Episode:Lead

Jinshi tasks Maomao with solving a case involving the will of a metalworker acquainted with Lakan who died unexpectedly, willing specific items to his three sons. The will states that the eldest received the metalworking shack, the second a chest with an inaccessible central drawer, and the youngest a glass fishbowl; and with a note about “continuing to do tea parties as usual.”

Spice and Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf (“Ookami to Koushinryou: merchant meets the wise wolf”)

The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft Lawrence is well acquainted. Wandering from town to town with just his horse, cart, and whatever wares have come his way, the peddler has pretty well settled into his routine—that is, until the night Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. She strikes up a bargain with the merchant to lend him the cunning of “Holo the Wisewolf” to increase his profits in exchange for taking her along on his travels. Lawrence soon learns, though, that having an ancient goddess as a traveling companion can be a bit of a mixed blessing.

Tonight’s Episode:Port Town and Sweet Temptation

Our travellers reach the large town of Pazzio, where Holo gazes about wonderingly, especially at the sweet, sweet apples. But she intends to pay back Lawrence, as only the wise wolf can do. Then there is the currency exchange scheme mentioned by Zheren, can Lawrence and Holo benefit from it?

Oshi no Ko (“My Favorite Idol” or “Their Idol’s Children”)

Goro Amemiya works as an OB-GYN in a small rural town and is a huge fan of upcoming idol Ai Hoshino. After an unexpected meeting, Goro ends up dying suddenly only to be reborn as one of Ai’s children; a boy named Aquamarine Hoshino (or Aqua for short). He and his twin sister Ruby then grows up as one of show-biz’s biggest secrets.

Tonight’s Episode:Egosurfing

As the season for Love Now continues, Aqua comes to learn that reality show stars are less scripted and more genuine than he had initially thought. Kana teaches Ruby about the importance and dangers of egosurfing, since idols need to carefully manage their appearance and reputation online. The show soon begins focusing on a love triangle between Yuki, Nobuyuki, and Kengo, with Aqua deciding to stay out of it to avoid drawing attention to himself.

Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) – season 4 – Hashira Training arc

Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted and intelligent boy who lives with his family, making money by selling charcoal. Everything changes when his family is attacked and slaughtered by demons (oni). Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors of the incident. Nezuko has now become a demon, but still surprisingly shows signs of human emotion and thought. Tanjiro becomes a demon slayer to help his sister turn human again and to prevent the same tragedy that happened to him and his sister, from happening to others.

Tonight’s Episode:Fully Recovered Tanjiro Joins the Hashira Training!!

After recovering, Tanjiro partakes in Hashira Training. Reunited with Tengen Uzui and his wives, he faces the first stage, basic fitness and stamina, where he quickly proves to be the most capable of all the trainees present. That night, as two Demon Slayers are on patrol, they are unknowingly stalked by a marked eyeball.

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!) season 3

The further adventures of Kazuma Satou who, after he dies of a heart attack after pushing a girl out of the way of a truck, which turned out to be a tractor, is sent to an RPG-like world, going on various adventures alongside a goddess named Aqua, a magician named Megumin, and a knight named Darkness.

Tonight’s Episode:God’s Blessings on This Bright Future!

After Kazuma and his party return to Axel, he is still traumatized by his experiences battling the Demon General Sylvia. Frustrated at his poor luck in romance, Kazuma decides to change his class to monk and join a religious order. As Kazuma travels to a nearby shrine, Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness follow him to try and convince him to change his mind. On the way, they encounter a wounded girl which Kazuma warns is a monster called a Tranquility Girl in disguise that presents a facade innocence to lure her prey in.

The Witch and the Beast (“Majo to Yajuu”)

Ashaf, a tall quietly spoken man and his partner, Guideau, who has the appearance of a girl, but whose masked and powerful alter ego is contained within a coffin strapped to Ashaf’s back. They are tasked by the Order of Magical Resonance to bring rogue witches to account and they travel the country seeking a particular witch who poses as grave threat to society.

Tonight’s Episode:The Witch’s Pastime: Opening Act

Ashaf and Guideau spend time solving cases involving the misuse of magic, but Guideau is only interested in finding and defeating witches. A witch is committing serial gruesome murders in Hayden, capital of Pheres, possibly using a Grimoire, and they are assigned to investigate. The meet up with Ms Haines, a mage part of the Hayden police, to catch the perpetrator before the international Paladin Corps are called in.

Undead Unluck

Fuuko Izumo is known as a woman cursed with “Unluck.” Fuuko brings misfortune to anyone who touches her and the scale is proportional to how long they had physical contact. She’s saved by Andy, a man who cannot die (“Undead”). He hopes to figure out a way to use Fuuko’s misfortune to finally bring him death. The unlikely pair team up to complete missions given to them by the Book of Revelations, but if they or any of the other negators in their union fail, the book can punish humanity.

Tonight’s Episodes:Outsmart

Andy and Fuuko confront the traitor Billy and the UMA Burn as the other members set up objects for Fuuko’s Unluck to utilize. Burn is ultimately frozen and pierced with a giant pile bunker. Andy and Fuuko try to fight Billy but are unable to counter him due to him using the abilities of other members and Fuuko falls as Andy rushes to catch her…

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