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Screening of Saturday 22nd June 2024

Screening on the evening of Saturday, June 22nd 2024

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 has probably now passed, as they have to vacate premises at the end of this month, June 30th. Bronwyn and her shop shall be missed.

The Japanese Film Festival is showing a series of Japanese movies online, including the live-action “ANIME SUPREMACY!” (2022 / Drama, Anime, Business) a delightful story about people pouring their passion into anime production.

JAFWA‘s June program has stabilised, unlike the financial situation at Studio Gainax (they declared bankruptcy if you hadn’t heard). So many wonderful memories and experience their anime brought to JAFWA audiences, and yet from the ashes of their anime empire is it possible that new wonderful anime arise, as their animators go to other studios? We shall eventually see, but for now it is the winter of our discontent.

Just out of curiousity, which of the following Studio Gainax works that we have shown at JAFWA have you enjoyed (and maybe want to see again?):

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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.

Below is the expected program for the evening of Saturday June 22nd, 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 10/13?
4:40pmFrieren: Beyond Journey’s EndEp 8/26
5:05pmWhere Does the Doomsday Train Go?Ep 3/?
5:30pmdinner break, with possibly interesting stuff
6:15pmdoor prize drawing, and announcements
6:30pmThe Apothecary DiariesEp 17/26
6:55pmSpice and WolfEp 4/?
7:20pmOshi no KoEp 7/11
7:45pmDemon Slayer (season 4)Ep 4/?
8:10pmLate Break
8:15pmKonoSuba season 3Ep 2/?(?)
8:40pmWitch and the BeastEp 3/12(v)
9:05pmUndead UnluckEp 18/24(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.


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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:It Got Cold and Then Hot

Hikage gets too greedy with New Year’s allowance, annoying Renge. During a blizzard, Natsumi and Renge force Hikage to play outdoors, further irritating her with their nonsense. Honoka, a girl Renge befriended in season 1 episode 4, is visiting her grandmother over Winter break. Although she isn’t staying for long, Renge is happy to see her again.

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


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:Frieren the Slayer

Draht ignores Frieren’s warning and attacks her, but she easily kills him and escapes the dungeon. The city’s Graf, Granat, becomes suspicious about Draht’s disappearance and Frieren’s escape and confronts Lügner. With his plot exposed, Lügner captures Granat with the intention of forcing him to disable the city’s barrier.

Where Does the Doomsday Train Go? (“Shuumatsu Train Doko e Iku?”)

In a town in a not-so-ordinary countryside, there is a big and strange occurrence happening to its residents. But a young girl named Shizuru Chikura has a strong desire to see her lost friend again. Shizuru and three other girls board an abandoned train, and they set out to the outside world, where survival is not certain. They’ll discover what awaits them at the last stop of the “Doomsday Train.”

This Evening’s Episode:Short, Happy and Easy

The girls find the residents of Higashi-Agano to be very friendly and hospitable, and they are allowed to stay the night in a vacant house. However, Akira is uneasy at how friendly the residents seem to be, and catches sight of them watching her and the girls from afar. That night, Akira wakes up and heads for the bathroom, but stumbles upon a meeting between the residents who are planning to force the girls to join their town.

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:A Jaunt Around Town

Jinshi requests Maomao’s help in disguising him to appear less attractive for an incognito stroll through town. Maomao employs various methods, including altering his appearance, scent, and voice, even dulling his hair and clothing to mask his muscular physique and overall identity, because he is too beautiful to hide his identity in a simple disguise.

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:Romantic Merchant and Moonlit Festival

Lawrence and Holo attempt tofind out why Zheren is promoting the fake currency deal, and to get the upper hand with the aid of the Milone Trading Company. Lawrence’s and Holo’s dreams are at odds. Amd the Medio Trading Company do not take kindly to our merchant’s interference in their plan. How will Holo be saved? What leverage does Lawrence have?

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:Buzz

As Aqua narrowly saves Akane’s life, Kana cautions Ruby that it is not uncommon for celebrities to commit suicide due to harassment. Meanwhile, Aqua and Akane are brought to the police station where the rest of the Love Now cast goes to meet them. Aqua advises Akane that she still has the option of dropping out of the show, but she decides to stay on. Angry at the show staff who edited the footage to cast Akane as a villain, Aqua concocts a plan.

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:To Bring a Smile to One’s Face

In Muichiro’s training, rapid movement, Tanjiro sees the Hashira’s strict attitude first-hand as he instructs and spars with his trainees, emphasizing perseverance even when injured. Muichiro, while acknowledging his harshness, intends for them to learn that even a single mistake could be fatal in battle. Tanjiro challenges him to a paper plane contest.

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:A Smile for This Dour Girl!

After selling a batch of lighters from Wiz’s shop, Kazuma and his party head off to meet Princess Iris. Despite a rough start, the dinner proceeds smoothly until Iris asks Kazuma to tell a story of how he defeated Kyouya. Kazuma, not wanting to reveal that he resorted to trickery by using his Steal skill, tells an embellished tale.

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: Final Act

Following up on phrases left by the witch serial killer, Ashaf, Guideau and Police Mage Haines investigate a bookshop but find the owner murdered in a gruesome way. Guideau refers to the current murder spree as a “Witch’s Pastime” because she believes it’s just a game to them. After the witch attacks Ashaf and Guideau they deduce the witch is somehow linked to Haines.

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:Cry for the Moon

With the Roundtable members gathered, along with a restrained Apocalypse, Juiz reveals that the world is stuck in a loop of destruction and renewal caused by God. She also states that the meteors previously summoned by Fuuko’s Unluck are actually pieces of the previous Earths. She says that the Ark is an Artifact that she has used to escape the destruction each time and make it to the new Earth.

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