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Screening of Saturday 10th February 2024

Screening on the evening of Saturday, February 10th 2024

We have leapt into 2024 and already the second month has been reached. Welcome back from our monthly Break and prepare to enjoy a climate of anime!

This Monday at 6:30PM is the Luna Double Feature at Luna Cinemas Leederville featuring “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Princess Mononoke” for $15 for those of you needing an anime fix.

Our program will include a preview episode set in the near future where a discriminating but jaded game player tries a new computer game.

Shangri-La Frontier

Expected program for the evening of Saturday February 10th, 2024.

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

5:15pmDr Stone (season 3)Ep 19/22
5:40pmSpy Family (season 2)Ep 18/26
6:05pmThe Masterful Cat is DepressedEp 3/13
6:30pmdinner break, with possibly interesting stuff
7:15pmdoor prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pmShangri-La FrontierEp 1(preview)
7:55pmThe Apothecary DiariesEp 4/13?
8:20pmMobile-Suit Gundam: The Witch From MercuryEp 16/24
8:45pmJujutsu Kaisen (season 2)Ep 14/24
9:10pmLate Break
9:15pmUndead UnluckEp 4/12(v)
9:40pmThe Eminence in ShadowEp 15/20(v)
10:05pmGoblin Slayer (season 2)Ep 4/12(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:

Synopsis

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No Screening this Saturday, 3rd February 2024

No JAFWA screening until Saturday 10th February 2024!

JAFWA is taking its regular break from Screening this Saturday. We wish to be refreshed when we return in February proper.

This Monday at 6:30PM is the Luna Double Feature at Luna Cinemas Leederville featuring “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Princess Mononoke” for $15 for those of you needing an anime fix.

When JAFWA returns on the 10th, our program will include a preview episode set in the near future where a discriminating game player tries a new computer game.

The expected program

Below is the tentative draft program for the evening of Saturday February 10th, 2024.

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

5:15pm Dr Stone (season 3) Ep 19/22
5:40pm Spy Family (season 2) Ep 18/26
6:05pm The Masterful Cat is Depressed Ep 3/13
6:30pm dinner break, with possibly interesting stuff
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pm Shangri-La Frontier Ep 1 (preview)
7:55pm The Apothecary Diaries Ep 4/13?
8:20pm MS-Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Ep 16/24
8:45pm Jujutsu Kaisen (season 2) Ep 14/24 (v)
9:10pm Late Break
9:15pm Undead Unluck Ep 4/12 (v)
9:40pm The Eminence in Shadow Ep 15/20 (v)
10:05pm Goblin Slayer (season 2) Ep 4/12 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

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Dates of Interest

presuming an outbreak of the Pandemic progression does not cause this to cancel.

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Screening of Saturday 27th January 2024

Screening on the evening of Saturday, January 27th 2024

January has certainly gone fast as we reach the final weekend, with people enjoying our selection of anime to help broaden their cultural experience.

There maybe some distractions this long weekend, with GenghisCon starting Thursday night and the Australia Day anniversary on Friday, which simultaneously memorialises the beginning of the invasion to destroy the world’s oldest living culture, the starting point for the development of the current Australian nation, as well as the anniversary of the only (successful) armed overthrow of the Australian Government (down with Governor Bligh!) in 1808. With all this excitement, we hope you won’t forget to attend our humble JAFWA screening on Saturday evening.

During the Dinner Break we will be having our Monthly Survey, where our dear JAFWAites can express their opinion on the various programs previewed and other suggested possibilities, utilising a scalar grading system.
And later, we have the monthly Member’s Prize Draw, with so much good stuff to choose from for the Winner.

This week we have another preview episode that will be screened (Masterful Cat delayed until next time). An isekai where our intrepid human is not reborn as an overpowered fantasy creature.

Reincarnated as a Sword

Expected program for the evening of Saturday January 27th, 2024.

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

5:15pmDr Stone (season 3)Ep 18/22
5:40pmSpy Family (season 2)Ep 17/26
6:05pmReincarnated as a SwordEp 1(preview)
6:30pmdinner break, with possibly interesting stuff
7:15pmdoor prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pmThe Apothecary DiariesEp 3/13?
7:55pmThe Ancient Magus Bride (season 2)Ep 18/24
8:20pmMS-Gundam: The Witch From MercuryEp 15/24
8:45pmJujutsu Kaisen (season 2)Ep 13/24(v)
9:10pmLate Break
9:15pmUndead UnluckEp 3/12(v)
9:40pmThe Eminence in ShadowEp 14/20(v)
10:05pmGoblin Slayer (season 2)Ep 3/12(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:

Dale’s Suggestive Remarks

This time we have an anonymous attendee who filled in a Suggestion sheet for us, as follows:

Anime
Mr Villains Day Off.

Woo-hoo! A title I am not familair with, so it may have untold joy.

Quickly checking Wikipedia I see that it started off serialised on the Pixiv website starting in 2018, before being picked up by Square Enix. Both promising signs as to its quality. And earlier in this January, the anime started screening in Japan (so only ~3 episodes so far).
But what is the story about?!? For this I turn to AnimeNewsNetwork which reveals:

  • A certain man is, in his working life, a major leader in an alien organization bent on world destruction, the Evil League. But even bad guys need a chance to rest, and on his days off, he does just that – trying new ice cream flavors, geeking out over pandas, and awkwardly helping human children and his chief rival, the Ranger Dawn Red.

I can’t deny that this sounds very appealing. Maybe we can get a copy of the first episode for previewing sometime in February? Crossing some fingers.

Synopsis

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Screening of Saturday 20th January 2024

Screening on the evening of Saturday, January 20th 2024

We got off to a scorching start last Saturday, happy to see so many people turn up. Apparently there were a few who suffered from a little anime withdrawal, but most people seemed to be here for the exciting program.

This week we continue on from last week but with an important tweak – 2024’s first preview episode will be screened (hopefully people don’t mind too much the single show we had to delay for this to happen). A murder mystery where the consulting detective is,… Deranged?

Ron Kamonohashi

Expected program for the evening of Saturday January 20th, 2024.

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

5:15pmDr Stone (season 3)Ep 16/22
5:40pmSpy Family (season 2)Ep 16/26
6:05pmThe Masterful Cat is DepressedEp 1/13
6:30pmdinner break, with possibly interesting stuff
7:15pmdoor prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pmRon Kamonohashi: Deranged DetectiveEp 1(preview)
7:55pmThe Apothecary DiariesEp 1/13?
8:20pmThe Ancient Magus Bride (season 2)Ep 16/24
8:45pmMS-Gundam: The Witch From MercuryEp 13/24
9:10pmLate Break
9:15pmUndead UnluckEp 2/12(v)
9:40pmThe Eminence in ShadowEp 13/20(v)
10:05pmGoblin Slayer (season 2)Ep 2/12(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:

Dale’s Suggestive Remarks

The new chap who turned up last week seemed so enamoured that he filled in a Suggestion sheet for us. His enthusiasm figuratively drips off the written word, but I won’t include K.M.’s identifying info, nor can I replicated the artwork that he scribed upon the suggestion sheet:

All 13-14 episodes of The Daichi’s – Earth Defence Family
Non-Macross anime Shoji Kawamori, across many week’s this year.

MOTIVE:
On of New Year’s Resolutions is getting at least five commissioned digital artworks, the primary theme is cosplays of beloved characters in regards to bright/lavish clothing design.

Shoji Kawamori, a legend in mech anime, though most people know him only from the Macross franchise, though I give him special kudos for Vision of Escaflowne. K.M. is referring to the 2001 anime that Shoji Kawamori created, that according to Anime News Network:

  • The Daichis are a family in danger of tearing itself apart. Dissatisfied and money obsessed mom Seiko has served wimpy and otaku dad Mamoru with divorce papers. Daughter Nozomi who has always been saddled with all the housework, feels pained that everyone is using her. The youngest albeit most foul mouthed, Dai is forced to watch all this as everything is going to pieces. However when the Galaxy Federation recruits the Daichis to combat alien threats to the wellbeing of the Earth, it will be a chance for the family to save the world and maybe themselves.

This may take some effort to find, but I for one thinks this sounds like a suitable candidate for our retro-timeslost when we bring it back. Though I wonder at the translation that cause Wikipedia to call it The Family’s Defensive Alliance.

Synopsis

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First Screening of 2024, on Saturday 13th January 2024

Screening on the evening of Saturday, January 13th 2024

This is it! The first JAFWA screening of 2024!

We hope you enjoyed the Summer Holiday Break (including minor things like Christmas and major things like New Year’s Day) and are feeling hale and hearty, as we eagerly prepare for JAFWA’s glorious return this Saturday. Hopefully no-one suffered too much from anime withdrawal.
Hopefully you managed to alleviate your cravings for anime by watching in the cinemas such Japanese movies as “The Boy and The Heron” as well as “Godzilla Minus One”. And since anime is approaching mainstream-normal these days, expects other gems to come to the cinemas later this year. (but as always, we want the Japanese language, with English subs)

Dial the excitement up (but you probably should stop before you reach Delirium level). We continue on with 6 regular anime series from last year, and start 4 new regular anime series this week, though one of the new regular items is the second season of an anime we have already screened at JAFWA a while back. There will be no preview episodes this week.

Dr Stone
Spy x Family
Masterful Cat Depressed
Apothecary Diaries
Ancient Magus Bride 2
Witch From Mercury
Jujutsu Kaisen
Undead Unluck
Eminence in Shadow
Goblin Slayer 2

Expected program for the evening of Saturday January 13th, 2024.

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

5:15pmDr Stone (season 3)Ep 16/22
5:40pmSpy Family (season 2)Ep 16/26
6:05pmThe Masterful Cat is DepressedEp 1/13
6:30pmdinner break, with possibly interesting stuff
7:15pmdoor prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pmThe Apothecary DiariesEp 1/13?
7:55pmThe Ancient Magus Bride (season 2)Ep 16/24
8:20pmMS-Gundam: The Witch From MercuryEp 13/24
8:45pmJujutsu Kaisen (season 2)Ep 12/24(v)
9:10pmLate Break
9:15pmUndead UnluckEp 1/12(v)
9:40pmThe Eminence in ShadowEp 12/20(v)
10:05pmGoblin Slayer (season 2)Ep 1/12(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:

Synopsis

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Continued…

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No Screening this Saturday, 6th January 2024

No JAFWA screening until we return on Saturday 13th January 2024!

Salutations and Felicitations as we leave the year 2023 and leap into 2024!

Or as the Japanese are want to cry forth “Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!” on this most solemn and important occasion.

JAFWA wishes you a fortuitous and pleasant Happy New Year for this turning of the calendar.
Please keep Safe during the various celebrations you partake in.

For a brief time at various cinemas you can find “Godzilla: Minus One”, as well as the most recent Studio Ghibli movie “The Boy and the Heron” (choose carefully for Japanese with subs, or settle for the dubbed into English version).

When JAFWA returns in 2024, we hope to have a program of interest to entice you back. While we continue on some regular series from 2023, there is 4 1/2 new regular series starting in January (not quite certain whether to classify the second season of “Witch From Mercury” as a new regular series)

The expected program

Below is the tentative draft program for the evening of Saturday January 13th, 2024.

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

5:15pm Dr Stone (season 3) Ep 16/22  
5:40pm Spy Family (season 2) Ep 16/26  
6:05pm The Masterful Cat is Depressed Ep 1/13  
6:30pm dinner break, with possibly interesting stuff    
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements    
7:30pm The Apothecary Diaries Ep 1/13?  
7:55pm The Ancient Magus Bride (season 2) Ep 16/24  
8:20pm MS-Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Ep 13/24  
8:45pm Jujutsu Kaisen (season 2) Ep 12/24 (v)
9:10pm Late Break    
9:15pm Undead Unluck Ep 1/12 (v)
9:40pm The Eminence in Shadow Ep 12/20 (v)
10:05pm Goblin Slayer (season 2) Ep 1/12 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

presuming an outbreak of the Pandemic progression does not cause this to cancel.

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No Screening this Saturday, 30th December 2023

No JAFWA screening until Saturday 13th January 2024!

Yes, it is that time of year when in Tokyo young couples have romantic dates, and it is the tradition that families feast on KFC fried chicken.

JAFWA is wishing you a very Merry Christmas and we hope to see you in a Happy New Year.
Please keep Safe during the various celebrations you partake in.

For a brief time at various cinemas you can find “Godzilla: Minus One”, as well as the most recent Studio Ghibli movie “The Boy and the Heron” (choose carefully for Japanese with subs, or settle for the dubbed into English version).

When JAFWA returns in 2024, we hope to have a program of interest to entice you back. While we continue on some regular series from 2023, there is 4 1/2 new regular series starting in January (not quite certain whether to classify the second season of “Witch From Mercury” as a new regular series)

The expected program

Below is the tentative draft program for the evening of Saturday January 13th, 2024.

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

5:15pm Dr Stone (season 3) Ep 16/22  
5:40pm Spy Family (season 2) Ep 16/26  
6:05pm The Masterful Cat is Depressed Ep 1/13  
6:30pm dinner break, with possibly interesting stuff    
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements    
7:30pm The Apothecary Diaries Ep 1/13?  
7:55pm The Ancient Magus Bride (season 2) Ep 16/24  
8:20pm MS-Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Ep 13/24  
8:45pm Jujutsu Kaisen (season 2) Ep 12/24 (v)
9:10pm Late Break    
9:15pm Undead Unluck Ep 1/12 (v)
9:40pm The Eminence in Shadow Ep 12/20 (v)
10:05pm Goblin Slayer (season 2) Ep 1/12 (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

presuming an outbreak of the Pandemic progression does not cause this to cancel.

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No Screening this Saturday, 23rd December 2023

No JAFWA screening until Saturday 13th January 2024!

JAFWA has finished screening for this year, and we wish you a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and any other celebrations you partake in..

For a brief time at various cinemas you can find “Godzilla: Minus One”, as well as the most recent Studio Ghibli movie “The Boy and the Heron” (choose carefully for Japanese with subs, or settle for the dubbed into English version).

When JAFWA returns in 2024, we hope to have a program of interest to entice you back. While we continue on some regular series from 2023, there is 4 1/2 new regular series starting in January (not quite certain whether to classify the second season of “Witch From Mercury” as a new regular series)

The expected program

Below is the tentative draft program for the evening of Saturday January 13th, 2024.

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

5:15pm Dr Stone (season 3) Ep 16/22  
5:40pm Spy Family (season 2) Ep 16/26  
6:05pm The Masterful Cat is Depressed Ep 1/?  
6:30pm dinner break, with possibly interesting stuff    
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements    
7:30pm The Apothecary Diaries Ep 1/?  
7:55pm The Ancient Magus Bride (season 2) Ep 16/24  
8:20pm MS-Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Ep 13/24  
8:45pm Jujutsu Kaisen (season 2) Ep 12/24 (v)
9:10pm Late Break    
9:15pm Undead Unluck Ep 1/? (v)
9:40pm The Eminence in Shadow Ep 12/20 (v)
10:05pm Goblin Slayer (season 2) Ep 1/? (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

presuming an outbreak of the Pandemic progression does not cause this to cancel.

  • Saturday January 13th 2024 — JAFWA’s screening resume in 2024.

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No Screening this Saturday, 16th December 2023

No JAFWA screening until Saturday 13th January 2024!

JAFWA has finished screening for this year, but we still have one last activity for 2023 this coming weekend. On Saturday we will be running the sausage sizzle stand at Cannington Bunnings, and we hope you will drop in for a sausage in a bun, with fried onions on request.

For a brief time at various cinemas you can find “Godzilla: Minus One”, as well as the most recent Studio Ghibli movie “The Boy and the Heron” (choose carefully for Japanese with subs, or settle for the dubbed into English version).

When JAFWA returns in 2024, we hope to have a program of interest to entice you back. While we continue on some regular series from 2023, there is 4 1/2 new regular series starting in January (not quite certain whether to classify the second season of “Witch From Mercury” as a new regular series)

The expected program

Below is the tentative first draft program for the evening of Saturday January 13th, 2024.

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

5:15pm Dr Stone (season 3) Ep 16/22  
5:40pm Spy Family (season 2) Ep 16/26 TBC
6:05pm The Masterful Cat is Depressed Ep 1/?  
6:30pm dinner break, with possibly interesting stuff    
7:15pm door prize drawing, and announcements    
7:30pm The Apothecary Diaries Ep 1/?  
7:55pm The Ancient Magus Bride (season 2) Ep 16/24  
8:20pm MS-Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Ep 13/24  
8:45pm Jujutsu Kaisen (season 2) Ep 12/24 (v)
9:10pm Late Break    
9:15pm Undead Unluck Ep 1/? (v)
9:40pm The Eminence in Shadow Ep 12/20 (v)
10:05pm Goblin Slayer (season 2) Ep 1/? (v)

Doors Open before Screening:~5:00 PM

Program Finishes:~10:45 PM

Comment on our FB page.

Dates of Interest

presuming an outbreak of the Pandemic progression does not cause this to cancel.

  • Saturday December 16th 2023 — JAFWA doing a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle down at Cannington.
  • Saturday January 13th 2024 — JAFWA’s screening resume in 2024.

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Screening on Saturday 9th December 2023

Screening on the evening of Saturday, December 18th 2023

This is it! The final JAFWA screening of 2023!

After this night will be the Summer Holiday Break (including minor things like Christmas), as we eagerly await JAFWA’s glorious return in January 2024.

This week, we have a completely irregular program (except for a single show that didn’t finish in time last screening). Some are quiet, some are cute, there is a story of time-travel and love redeemed, a story to help your arachnophobia, something unknown, and the ridiculous lengths one gores to for love. And possibly a cute little kitten will intrude. Just about something for everyone.

Oshi no ko Natsume's BoF Polar Bear Cafe Hello World lil' Spider Girl Golden Kamuy OAV

And once this night is done, we will bid you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year.

Expected program for the evening of Saturday December 9th, 2023.

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

5:15pmNatsume’s Book of FriendsEp 1
5:40pmShiro Kuma CaféEp 1
6:05pmWitch From MercuryEp 12/12?
6:30pmdinner break, with possibly interesting stuff
7:15pmdoor prize drawing, and announcements
7:30pmHello Worldmovie
9:10pmLate Break
9:15pmLi’l Spider GirlEp 11/12
9:30pm???Ep 10/20(TBA)
9:55pmGolden KamuyOAV 2 (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 December 9th 2023 — JAFWA’s final screening for 2023 before we take a holiday. This will be a normal length screening with an irregular program. We request that you, the audience, suggest anime items for inclusion in that night’s program.
  • Saturday December 16th 2023 — JAFWA doing a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle down at Cannington.
  • Saturday January 13th 2024 — JAFWA’s screening resume in 2024.

Synopsis

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Continued…

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