Screenings List for Semester 1, 2020

Screenings List for Semester 1, 2020

Wednesday

We run screenings every Wednesday at 6pm in the Engineering Lecture Theatre. We are currently showing the following?series every Wednesday night:


Hitori Bocchi’s OO Lifestyle (Hitoribocchi no OO Seikatsu)

Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu

Many of us know what it is like to transition to a new school with few to no friends in a new environment, going through the arduous process of getting to know people again. Bocchi Hitori knows this struggle all too well, having just graduated from elementary school and thrown into middle school. Unfortunately, she suffers from extreme social anxiety: she faints when overwhelmed, vomits when nervous, and draws up ridiculously convoluted plans to avoid social contact. It does not help that her only friend from elementary school, Kai Yawara, will not be attending the same middle school as Bocchi. However, wanting to help her, Kai severs ties with Bocchi and promises to reconcile with her when she befriends all of her classmates in her new middle school class.

Even though Bocchi has no faith in herself, she is determined to be friends with Kai again. Summoning all of her courage, Bocchi takes on the daunting challenge of making friends with her entire class, starting with the delinquent-looking girl sitting in front of her…

6:00pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Comedy, School,?Shounen, Slice of LIfe


Kemono Michi: Rise Up! (Hataage! Kemono Michi)*

Hataage! Kemono Michi

Professional wrestler Genzou Shibata sports the body of a mountain, but beneath his hulking appearance is a man with an extreme affection for animals. Facing off his opponents in the ring as the legendary “Animal Mask,” Genzou wins the hearts of crowds everywhere with his iconic tiger persona.

During the bout for the title of World Champion against his greatest rival, the Macadamian Ogre, Genzou is suddenly summoned to a fantasy world by a princess. With her kingdom being threatened by a monster infestation, she pleads the wrestler for assistance—to which he answers by knocking her out with a German suplex! Escaping the castle and finding himself stranded in a mysterious land, Genzou decides to begin his career as a beast hunter to capture and befriend creatures far and wide. Joined by the wolf-girl Shigure, the dragon-girl Hanako, and the vampire Carmilla Vanstein, the professional wrestler pursues all kinds of dangerous requests for the sake of fulfilling his dream as a pet shop owner.

6:25pm/24 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Comedy,?Fantasy, Shounen

*Madman/Anime-Lab Sponsored Screening


Release the Spyce

Release the Spyce

Momo Minamoto is a shy teenager who simply wants to do good in the world. Her dream is to follow in her police officer father’s footsteps and support law and order. And just like him, she has a very unique ability: her senses are much more refined than those of any average person. A simple lick will enable her to determine what someone is feeling.

One night, as she admires the landscape, Momo sees suspicious shades moving in the distance. After learning that those shades were spies, she is recruited by their captain Yuki Hanzoumon, a senior at her school. The members of their secret agency, called the Tsukikage, also have the power to gain strength after ingesting spices.

Release the Spyce is an action-packed spy series about the Tsukikage’s missions as they fight in the shadows to protect the city from crime while keeping up with their high school life.

6:50pm/24 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Action,?School


Stars Align (Hoshiai no Sora)*

Hoshiai no Sora

Constantly outperformed by the girls’ club, the boys’ soft tennis club faces disbandment due to their poor skills and lack of positive results in matches. In desperate need of members, Toma Shinjou is looking to recruit capable players, but he fails to scout anyone. Enter Maki Katsuragi, a new transfer student who demonstrates great reflexes when he catches a stray cat in his classroom, instantly capturing Toma’s attention. With his interest piqued, Toma ambitiously asks Maki to join the boys’ team but is quickly rejected, as Maki doesn’t wish to join any clubs. Toma refuses to back down and ends up persuading Maki—only under the condition that Toma will pay him for his participation and cover other club expenses.

As Maki joins the team, his incredible form and quick learning allow him to immediately outshine the rest of the team. Although this gives rise to conflict among the boys, Maki challenges and pushes his fellow team members to not only keep up with his seemingly natural talent, but also drive them to devote themselves to the game they once neglected.

This story focuses on the potential of the boys’ soft tennis club and their discovery of their own capability, while also enduring personal hardships and dealing with the darker side of growing up in middle school.

7:15pm/24 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Slice of Life, Sports, Drama, School

*Madman/Anime-Lab Sponsored Screening


Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)*

Kimetsu no Yaiba

Ever since the death of his father, the burden of supporting the family has fallen upon Tanjirou Kamado’s shoulders. Though living impoverished on a remote mountain, the Kamado family are able to enjoy a relatively peaceful and happy life. One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village to make a little money selling charcoal. On his way back, night falls, forcing Tanjirou to take shelter in the house of a strange man, who warns him of the existence of flesh-eating demons that lurk in the woods at night.

When he finally arrives back home the next day, he is met with a horrifying sight—his whole family has been slaughtered. Worse still, the sole survivor is his sister Nezuko, who has been turned into a bloodthirsty demon. Consumed by rage and hatred, Tanjirou swears to avenge his family and stay by his only remaining sibling. Alongside the mysterious group calling themselves the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjirou will do whatever it takes to slay the demons and protect the remnants of his beloved sister’s humanity.

7:40pm/24 min/26 episodes/R – 17+ (violence & profanity)/Action, Demons, Historical, Shounen, Supernatural

*Madman/Anime-Lab Sponsored Screening


 

Friday

We run screenings every Friday from 5pm in the?Copeland Lecture Theatre. We’re currently showing the following?series every Friday night:


Afterschool Dice Club (Houkago Saikoro Club)

Houkago Saikoro Club

Miki Takekasa is an introverted high schooler who does not socialize with her classmates. However, she wants to know what “fun” really is, waiting for someone who could help her understand its true meaning. One day after school, she crosses paths with her classmate Aya Takayashiki, who takes her on a little adventure. Miki discovers wonders she had never seen before, opening a way to change her withdrawn life.

On their way home, Miki and Aya see their class representative Midori Oono entering Saikoro Club, a store specializing in board games. After trying out a German board game, Miki soon understands the kind of fun she had been looking for: playing various games after school along with the friends and acquaintances she makes from her newfound pleasure.

5:00pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Game, Comedy, School, Shounen


Mob Psycho 100*

Mob Psycho 100

Eighth-grader Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama has tapped into his inner wellspring of psychic prowess at a young age. But the power quickly proves to be a liability when he realizes the potential danger in his skills. Choosing to suppress his power, Mob’s only present use for his ability is to impress his longtime crush, Tsubomi, who soon grows bored of the same tricks.

In order to effectuate control on his skills, Mob enlists himself under the wing of Arataka Reigen, a con artist claiming to be a psychic, who exploits Mob’s powers for pocket change. Now, exorcising evil spirits on command has become a part of Mob’s daily, monotonous life. However, the psychic energy he exerts is barely the tip of the iceberg; if his vast potential and unrestrained emotions run berserk, a cataclysmic event that would render him completely unrecognizable will be triggered. The progression toward Mob’s explosion is rising and attempting to stop it is futile.

5:25pm/24 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Action, Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural

*Madman/Anime-Lab Sponsored Screening


Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! (Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!)

Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!

Having stood out from others most of her life due to her exceptional character, Misato Kurihara has lived without neither the joy of having close friends nor the experience of having a regular life. However, after a sudden death, she was transported to a divine realm to be reincarnated—and granted one wish to top it off. Thinking about the ordinary life that she had always wanted, she wished to be born as a normal person, with abilities that are average for the world she will resurrect in.

Reborn as Adele von Ascham—the daughter of a noble—she possesses magic powers completely exceeding what one would label average. Still desiring to carry out the life she wanted, she leaves her home and enrolls at a hunter school in a faraway kingdom using “Mile” as an alias. However, try as she might to hide her overpowering potential, attaining her goal will be difficult—especially when facing against the crazy situations that ensue!

5:50pm/23 min/12 episodes/No rating/Comedy, Fantasy


Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san (Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san)

Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san

Honda is a skeleton, but more importantly, he is a bookseller. And he’ll tell you from firsthand experience that the job of a bookstore employee is more challenging than it may seem to the average customer.

Alongside his equally eccentric coworkers, Honda constantly deals with the stressful requirements of the bookselling industry. From the drama of receiving new titles without their bonus material to the struggle of providing quality service to customers who speak a different language, the work of a skeleton bookseller never ends.

Nevertheless, despite the hardships he faces, Honda thoroughly enjoys his job and strives to bring the best book selections and service to his customers.

6:15pm/11 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Comedy,?Slice of Life


Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujou)

Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen

Urano Motosu loves books and has an endless desire to read literature, no matter the subject. She almost fulfills her dream job of becoming a librarian before her life is ended in an accident. As she draws her last breath, she wishes to be able to read more books in her next life.

As if fate was listening to her prayer, she wakes up reincarnated as Myne—a frail five-year-old girl living in a medieval era. What immediately comes to her mind is her passion. She tries to find something to read, only to become frustrated by the lack of books at her disposal.

Without the printing press, books have to be written and copied by hand, making them very expensive; as such, only a few nobles can afford them—but this won’t stop Myne. She will prove that her will to read is unbreakable, and if there are no books around, she will make them herself!

6:25pm/23 min/14 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Slice of Life, Fantasy


Astra Lost in Space (Kanata no Astra)*

Kanata no Astra

In the year 2063, space travel is feasible and commercially available. As the cheerful Aries Spring arrives at the spaceport to attend a camp on the distant planet McPa, her purse is suddenly snatched by a reckless thief. Luckily, the athletic Kanata Hoshijima is able to retrieve it for her, and Aries soon discovers that he is among the group of teenagers who will be travelling with her on the excursion as team B-5.

Upon arriving at their campsite, the group’s trip takes a turn for the worse when a strange sphere of black light sucks them into the vast reaches of outer space. Stranded with seemingly no hope, they find an abandoned ship nearby that provides them with the means to return home. However, they soon discover that they are not as close to their campsite as they initially thought, but are in fact thousands of light-years away from home.

With this realization, the nine members must cautiously manage their resources, maintain their strength, and unite as one to conquer the darkness of space together. While the reason behind their trip’s sudden obstruction remains unknown, they nevertheless embark on the treacherous voyage back home aboard their new ship, the Astra.

6:50pm/24 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Sci-fi, Adventure, Space, Shounen

*Madman/Anime-Lab Sponsored Screening


Fire Force (Enen no Shouboutai)*

Enen no Shouboutai

Spontaneous Human Combustion: a chaotic phenomenon that has plagued humanity for years, randomly transforming ordinary people into flaming, violent creatures known as Infernals. While Infernals make up the first-generation accounts of Human Combustion, the second and third generations became known as pyrokinetics—people gifted with the ability to manipulate and control their flames while remaining human. To combat the Infernal threat and discover the cause, the Tokyo Armed Forces, Fire Defense Agency, and Holy Church of Sol produced their answer: the Special Fire Force.

Young and eager third-generation pyrokinetic Shinra Kusakabe, nicknamed Devil’s Footprints for his explosive ability to ignite his feet at will, becomes a member of the lively Special Fire Force Company 8. Upholding the brigade’s duty to extinguish the blazing Infernals and lay their souls to rest, Shinra is determined to become a hero who will save the lives of those threatened by the flame terror.

However, this is not the hero’s game Shinra imagined. The Fire Force is a fractured mess of feuding brigades, abnormal Infernal sightings are increasing all over Tokyo, and a shadowy group is claiming to have answers to the strange fire that caused the death of Shinra’s family 12 years ago. Faced with many obstacles within and outside the Fire Force, Shinra fights to uncover the truth behind the burning mysteries that have kept him in the dark.

7:15pm/23 min/24 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Action, Supernatural, Shounen

*Madman/Anime-Lab Sponsored Screening


(All synopses and episode lengths and counts from MyAnimeList, ratings from MyAnimeList /aniDB, images from Google Images. Content ratings are unofficial and a guide only, and do not correspond?directly with the Australian classification?system.)

Screenings List for Summer Holiday Screenings, 2019

Sz Screenings List for 2019

Wednesday

We run screenings every Wednesday at 6pm in the Copland Lecture Theatre. We are currently showing the following?series every Wednesday night:


Anima Yell!

Anima Yell!

Kohane Hatoya’s most lovable trait is also her greatest flaw. She loves to help others no matter how far she has to go in order to get the job done. Her biggest inspiration to do so comes to light when she sees what cheerleading looks like for the first time in middle school. Now a highschooler but as enthusiastic as ever, Kohane wants nothing more than to start her very own cheerleading squad. She’s encouraged by her best friend, Uki Sawatari, who often has to help her get out of trouble.

There is just one problem: Kohane does not have any experience in cheerleading. She has absolutely no idea what to do, what to wear, or how to perform. To make matters worse, she has been scared of heights since childhood, and this new sport is full of stunts pulled far from the ground for a girl her size. Enter Hizume Arima, a former cheerleader who wishes to leave her pastime behind. Unfortunately for her, Kohane recognizes Hizume, and will stop at nothing just so she can lead the new squad, even if it means facing her childhood fear.

6:00pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Comedy, School,?Sports


Yona of the Dawn

Akatsuki no Yona

Princess Yona lives a life of luxury and ease, completely sheltered from the problems of the seemingly peaceful Kingdom of Kouka; however, the sudden murder of the king and betrayal of her beloved cousin Su-won places Yona’s life in mortal peril. Forced to escape only with Son Hak, who is both her childhood friend and bodyguard, the na?ve princess soon discovers that Kouka is not the idyllic place she envisioned it to be. Poverty, strife, and corruption run rampant, making reclaiming the throne nothing more than a wishful fantasy given the kingdom’s current state.

Based on the popular manga of the same name by Mizuho Kusanagi, Akatsuki no Yona follows Princess Yona on a coming-of-age adventure as she faces the harsh realities of her kingdom. With only a mysterious legend to guide her, Yona must discover a way to restore Kouka to its former glory while being pursued relentlessly by the forces of the new King of Kouka.

6:25pm/24 min/24 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Action, Adventure, Comedy,?Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo


Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2*

Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2

One year has passed since the Black Rebellion, a failed uprising against the Holy Britannian Empire led by the masked vigilante Zero, who is now missing. At a loss without their revolutionary leader, Area 11’s resistance group—the Black Knights—find themselves too powerless to combat the brutality inflicted upon the Elevens by Britannia, which has increased significantly in order to crush any hope of a future revolt.

Lelouch Lamperouge, having lost all memory of his double life, is living peacefully alongside his friends as a high school student at Ashford Academy. His former partner C.C., unable to accept this turn of events, takes it upon herself to remind him of his past purpose, hoping that the mastermind Zero will rise once again to finish what he started, in this thrilling conclusion to the series.

6:50pm/24 min/25 episodes/R – 17+ (violence & profanity)/Action, Military,?Sci-fi, Superpower, Drama, Mecha

*Madman/Anime-Lab Sponsored Screening


Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu

Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu

“Tsurune”—It’s the sound made by the bowstring when an arrow is released, and the sound that inspired Minato Narumiya to learn Kyuudo, a modern Japanese martial art focusing on archery. However, an incident during his last middle school tournament caused him to quit the sport.

But soon, many factors conspire to make Minato take up the bow once again: the start of a new Kyuudo club in his high school, a chance encounter with a mysterious archer, and the support of his childhood friends, Seiya Takehaya and Ryouhei Yamanouchi. Together with his childhood friends and his new teammates, Kaito Onogi and Nanao Kisaragi, Minato rekindles his love for Kyuudo and works with his team toward their aim of winning the prefectural tournament.

7:15pm/24 min/13 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Sports, Drama, School


Golden Kamuy

Golden Kamuy

In Hokkaido, the far northern lands of Japan, Sugimoto survived the Russo-Japanese war of the Meiji era. Nicknamed “Sugimoto the Immortal” during the war, he now seeks the riches promised by the gold rush in hopes of saving the widowed wife of his now deceased comrade from the war. During his hunt of gold, he finds hints of a hidden stash of gold by corrupt criminals. Partnering with an Ainu girl that saves his life from the harsh climates of the north, they venture into a survival adventure to race against the criminals that seek the hidden stash.

7:40pm/23 min/12 episodes/R – 17+ (violence & profanity)/Action, Adventure, Historical, Seinen


 

Friday

We run screenings every Friday from 5pm in the?Copeland Lecture Theatre. We’re currently showing the following?series every Friday night:


My Hero Academia 3rd Season*

Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season

As summer arrives for the students at UA Academy, each of these superheroes-in-training puts in their best efforts to become renowned heroes. They head off to a forest training camp run by UA’s pro heroes, where the students face one another in battle and go through dangerous tests, improving their abilities and pushing past their limits. However, their school trip is suddenly turned upside down when the League of Villains arrives, invading the camp with a mission to capture one of the students.

Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season follows Izuku “Deku” Midoriya, an ambitious student training to achieve his dream of becoming a hero similar to his role model—All Might. Being one of the students caught up amidst the chaos of the villain attack, Deku must take a stand with his classmates and fight for their survival.

5:00pm/23 min/25 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Super Power


The Demon Girl Next Door

Machikado Mazoku

After a strange dream of a mysterious ancestor, high school student Yuuko Yoshida wakes to see that she has grown demonic horns and a tail. Dazed and confused, her mother reveals to her a dark family secret: her family is descended from a Dark Clan that was banished to live powerless and destitute by their mortal enemies, the magical girls of the Light Clan. The only way to lift their ancestry’s curse is for Yuuko to find a magical girl, murder her, and splatter her blood all over her ancestor’s Demon God statue.

Fortunately for “Shadow Mistress Yuuko,” a magical girl saves her from being run over by an oncoming truck. Unfortunately, Momo Chiyoda happens to be Yuuko’s classmate at Sakuragaoka High and is much stronger than her in both strength and endurance. Taking pity on her wimpy assailant, the magical girl agrees to train Yuuko and help her unlock her dormant powers. Now, Yuuko must rise up and defeat her generous frenemy to save her family from the terrible grip of poverty.

5:25pm/24 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Comedy,?Magic, Slice of Life


Mix

Mix

Because of the legend left by Tatsuya Uesugi, Meisei Academy High School was well-known for their strong baseball team. But 26 years after their glory, the team has not been able to keep their record and has since lost their fame.

Two stepbrothers, Souichirou and Touma Tachibana, aim to revive of the once-strong Meisei Academy baseball team and enter the National High School Baseball Championship.

Souichirou and Touma are second years in Meisei Academy Middle School. Both boys are talented baseball players. Souichirou has shown excellent skill as a catcher and batter. Though having an extraordinary skill as a pitcher, Touma no longer pitches due to a certain reason.

Once the two enter high school, they pair as a battery and aim to enter the National High School Baseball Championship!

5:50pm/23 min/24 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Drama, Romance, School, Shounen, Sports


A Place Further Than The Universe

Sora yori mo Tooi Basho

Filled with an overwhelming sense of wonder for the world around her, Mari Tamaki has always dreamt of what lies beyond the reaches of the universe. However, despite harboring such large aspirations on the inside, her fear of the unknown and anxiety over her own possible limitations have always held her back from chasing them. But now, in her second year of high school, Mari is more determined than ever to not let any more of her youth go to waste. Still, her fear continues to prevent her from taking that ambitious step forward—that is, until she has a chance encounter with a girl who has grand dreams of her own.

Spurred by her mother’s disappearance, Shirase Kobuchizawa has been working hard to fund her trip to Antarctica. Despite facing doubt and ridicule from virtually everyone, Shirase is determined to embark on this expedition to search for her mother in a place further than the universe itself. Inspired by Shirase’s resolve, Mari jumps at the chance to join her. Soon, their efforts attract the attention of the bubbly Hinata Miyake, who is eager to stand out, and Yuzuki Shiraishi, a polite girl from a high class background. Together, they set sail toward the frozen south.

Sora yori mo Tooi Basho follows the captivating journey of four spirited girls, all in search of something great.

6:15pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Adventure, Comedy


Run with the Wind

Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru

Former ace runner of Sendai Josei High School, Kakeru Kurahara is chased away from a convenience store for shoplifting. Shaking off his pursuer, he runs into Haiji Kiyose, another student from his university. Haiji is impressed by Kakeru’s agility and persuades him to live in Chikusei-sou, the run-down apartment where Haiji resides along with eight other students. Having lost his entire apartment deposit at a mahjong parlor, Kakeru accepts the offer reluctantly.

However, Haiji reveals a secret during Kakeru’s welcoming party: the apartment is actually the dormitory of the Kansei University Track Club. He unveils his ultimate goal of participating in the Hakone Ekiden—one of the most prominent university marathon relay races in Japan. Unfortunately, all the residents apart from Haiji and Kakeru are complete running novices. Worse still, none of the inhabitants are even remotely interested in being involved with Haiji’s ridiculous plan! With only months before the deadline, will the fourth-year student be able to convince them otherwise and realize his elusive dream of running in the Hakone Ekiden?

6:40pm/23 min/23 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Comedy,?Sports, Drama


(All synopses and episode lengths and counts from MyAnimeList, ratings from MyAnimeList /aniDB, images from Google Images. Content ratings are unofficial and a guide only, and do not correspond?directly with the Australian classification?system.)

Screenings List for 2019, Semester 2

Wednesday

We run screenings every Wednesday at 6pm in the Copland Lecture Theatre. We are currently showing the following?series every Wednesday night:


One Punch Man 2nd Season*

One Punch Man 2nd Season

Saitama started out being a hero just for fun. After three years of “special” training, he became so powerful that he can defeat opponents with a single punch. Now, alongside Genos, his faithful cyborg disciple, Saitama is ready to begin his official duties as a professional hero working with the Hero Association.

However, the frequency of monster appearances is surging and it increasingly appears as if the Great Seer Madame Shibabawa’s prediction about the Earth’s doom is coming true. In the midst of this crisis, the “hero hunter” Garou makes his own appearance.

6:00pm/23 min/12 episodes/R – 17+ (violence & profanity)/Action, Sci-fi, Comedy, Parody,?Superpower, Supernatural, Seinen

*Madman/Anime-Lab Sponsored Screening


Yona of the Dawn

Akatsuki no Yona

Princess Yona lives a life of luxury and ease, completely sheltered from the problems of the seemingly peaceful Kingdom of Kouka; however, the sudden murder of the king and betrayal of her beloved cousin Su-won places Yona’s life in mortal peril. Forced to escape only with Son Hak, who is both her childhood friend and bodyguard, the na?ve princess soon discovers that Kouka is not the idyllic place she envisioned it to be. Poverty, strife, and corruption run rampant, making reclaiming the throne nothing more than a wishful fantasy given the kingdom’s current state.

Based on the popular manga of the same name by Mizuho Kusanagi, Akatsuki no Yona follows Princess Yona on a coming-of-age adventure as she faces the harsh realities of her kingdom. With only a mysterious legend to guide her, Yona must discover a way to restore Kouka to its former glory while being pursued relentlessly by the forces of the new King of Kouka.

6:25pm/24 min/24 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Action, Adventure, Comedy,?Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo


Kaguya-sama: Love is War*

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen

At the renowned Shuchiin Academy, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are the student body’s top representatives. Ranked the top student in the nation and respected by peers and mentors alike, Miyuki serves as the student council president. Alongside him, the vice president Kaguya—eldest daughter of the wealthy Shinomiya family—excels in every field imaginable. They are the envy of the entire student body, regarded as the perfect couple.

However, despite both having already developed feelings for the other, neither are willing to admit them. The first to confess loses, will be looked down upon, and will be considered the lesser. With their honor and pride at stake, Miyuki and Kaguya are both equally determined to be the one to emerge victorious on the battlefield of love!

6:50pm/25 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Comedy, Psychological, Romance, School,?Seinen


Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion*

Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki

The scary great king comes from the other side of the sea… The big incident “Genkou” that shook medieval Japan is being drawn in an original way in this historical anime, along with the beginning of the Samurai!

7:15pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Action, Drama, Historical, Military, Samurai


Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2*

Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2

One year has passed since the Black Rebellion, a failed uprising against the Holy Britannian Empire led by the masked vigilante Zero, who is now missing. At a loss without their revolutionary leader, Area 11’s resistance group—the Black Knights—find themselves too powerless to combat the brutality inflicted upon the Elevens by Britannia, which has increased significantly in order to crush any hope of a future revolt.

Lelouch Lamperouge, having lost all memory of his double life, is living peacefully alongside his friends as a high school student at Ashford Academy. His former partner C.C., unable to accept this turn of events, takes it upon herself to remind him of his past purpose, hoping that the mastermind Zero will rise once again to finish what he started, in this thrilling conclusion to the series.

7:40pm/24 min/25 episodes/R – 17+ (violence & profanity)/Action, Military,?Sci-fi, Superpower, Drama, Mecha

 


Friday

We run screenings every Friday from 5pm in the Engineering Lecture Theatre. We’re currently showing the following?series every Friday night:


My Hero Academia 3rd Season*

Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season

As summer arrives for the students at UA Academy, each of these superheroes-in-training puts in their best efforts to become renowned heroes. They head off to a forest training camp run by UA’s pro heroes, where the students face one another in battle and go through dangerous tests, improving their abilities and pushing past their limits. However, their school trip is suddenly turned upside down when the League of Villains arrives, invading the camp with a mission to capture one of the students.

Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season follows Izuku “Deku” Midoriya, an ambitious student training to achieve his dream of becoming a hero similar to his role model—All Might. Being one of the students caught up amidst the chaos of the villain attack, Deku must take a stand with his classmates and fight for their survival.

5:00pm/23 min/25 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Super Power


Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai

The rare and inexplicable Puberty Syndrome is thought of as a myth. It is a rare disease which only affects teenagers, and its symptoms are so supernatural that hardly anyone recognizes it as a legitimate occurrence. However, high school student Sakuta Azusagawa knows from personal experience that it is very much real, and happens to be quite prevalent in his school.

Mai Sakurajima is a third-year high school student who gained fame in her youth as a child actress, but recently halted her promising career for reasons unknown to the public. With an air of unapproachability, she is well known throughout the school, but none dare interact with her—that is until Sakuta sees her wandering the library in a bunny girl costume. Despite the getup, no one seems to notice her, and after confronting her, he realizes that she is another victim of Puberty Syndrome. As Sakuta tries to help Mai through her predicament, his actions bring him into contact with more girls afflicted with the elusive disease.

5:25pm/24 min/13 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Comedy, Romance, School, Supernatural


Endro~!

Endro~!

Naral Island, a continent with swords and magic in which humans and monsters coexist. The terrible Demon King lives there. In ancient times, the first-generation hero defeated the Demon King. Over the many successive generations since then, the Demon King has been resurrected, and the hero who opposes him has likewise reappeared. Girls attend a school for adventurers in order to defeat the Demon King when he appears again.

Though a bit absent-minded, Yusha has the body of a hero. The holy elf Seyla’s trouble never ends because she is too serious. The cheerful warrior Fai loves to eat. Mei is a quiet otaku magician. As the four girls aim to be in the hero party, they live relaxed fantasy lives and show no sign of defeating the Demon King no matter how much time passes.

5:50pm/23 min/12 episodes/No Rating/Slice of Life, Magic,?Fantasy


Isekai Quartet

Isekai Quartet

A mysterious switch appeared one day. Upon pressing it, they were sent to a different alternative world!! There are also characters from other alternative worlds gathered together…!?

6:15pm/12 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Comedy, Parody, Fantasy


Meddlesome Kitsune Senko-san

Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san

The everyday life of Nakano, a salaryman working for an exploitative company, is suddenly intruded upon by the fox, Senko-san (800-year-old little girl). Whether it be cooking, cleaning, or special service(?)… she’ll heal his exhaustion with her tender “care.”

6:30pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural,?Romance


Atom: The Beginning*

Atom: The Beginning

Japan in the near future suffers an unexplained major disaster. Five years later, reconstruction is well underway. Two young researchers at a university are pinning all their hopes on robot development. Now their new interpretation of the eternal hero Astro Boy up until his birth is just about to start!

6:55pm/25 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Action, Sci-fi, Mecha, Seinen


The Promised Neverland

Yakusoku no Neverland

Surrounded by a forest and a gated entrance, the Grace Field House is inhabited by orphans happily living together as one big family, looked after by their “Mama,” Isabella. Although they are required to take tests daily, the children are free to spend their time as they see fit, usually playing outside, as long as they do not venture too far from the orphanage—a rule they are expected to follow no matter what. However, all good times must come to an end, as every few months, a child is adopted and sent to live with their new family… never to be heard from again.

However, the three oldest siblings have their suspicions about what is actually happening at the orphanage, and they are about to discover the cruel fate that awaits the children living at Grace Field, including the twisted nature of their beloved Mama.

7:20pm/22 min/12 episodes/R – 17+ (violence & profanity)/Sci-fi, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Thriller, Shounen


(All synopses and episode lengths and counts from MyAnimeList, ratings from MyAnimeList /aniDB, images from Google Images. Content ratings are unofficial and a guide only, and do not correspond?directly with the Australian classification?system.)

Screenings List for 2019, Semester 1

Wednesday

We run screenings every Wednesday at 6pm in the Engineering Lecture Theatre. We’re currently showing the following?series every Wednesday night:


Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic*

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Dispersed around the world, there are several bizarre labyrinths hiding incredible treasures within them. These mysterious places, known as “Dungeons,” are said to be the work of Magi, a class of rare magicians, who also help people build their empires by guiding them to a dungeon. Djinns, supernatural beings that rule over the labyrinths, grant successful conquerors access to their immense power and choose them as potential king candidates to rule the world.

Having spent life in isolation, Aladdin, a kind and young magician, is eager to explore the world upon finally leaving his home behind. He begins his journey only accompanied by his mentor Ugo—a djinn that Aladdin can summon with his flute. However, Aladdin soon becomes friends with the courageous Alibaba Saluja after causing the destruction of a local merchant’s supply cart. In order to pay for the damages, Alibaba suggests that they attempt to conquer the nearest dungeon, taking the first step in an epic adventure that will decide the fate of the world itself.

6:00pm/24 min/25 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Action,?Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen

*Madman/Anime-Lab Sponsored Screening


Zombie Land Saga

Zombieland Saga

In 2008, high school student Sakura Minamoto is on her way to audition for an idol group when she is killed in a traffic accident. Ten years later, she discovers that she, along with six other “legendary” girls from various eras of Japan’s history, are resurrected as zombies by Kotaro Tatsumi to save Saga Prefecture as the all-zombie idol group Franchouchou.

6:50pm/23 min/12 episodes/R – 17+ (violence & profanity)/Music, Comedy, Supernatural


Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion*

Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

In the year 2010, the Holy Empire of Britannia is establishing itself as a dominant military nation, starting with the conquest of Japan. Renamed to Area 11 after its swift defeat, Japan has seen significant resistance against these tyrants in an attempt to regain independence.

Lelouch Lamperouge, a Britannian student, unfortunately finds himself caught in a crossfire between the Britannian and the Area 11 rebel armed forces. He is able to escape, however, thanks to the timely appearance of a mysterious girl named C.C., who bestows upon him Geass, the “Power of Kings.” Realizing the vast potential of his newfound “power of absolute obedience,” Lelouch embarks upon a perilous journey as the masked vigilante known as Zero, leading a merciless onslaught against Britannia in order to get revenge once and for all.

7:15pm/24 min/25 episodes/R – 17+ (violence & profanity)/Action, Drama, Mecha, Military, School, Sci-fi, Super Power

 


Friday

We run screenings every Friday from 5pm in the?Copeland Lecture Theatre. We’re currently showing the following?series every Friday night:


My Hero Academia*

Boku no Hero Academia

The appearance of “quirks,” newly discovered super powers, has been steadily increasing over the years, with 80 percent of humanity possessing various abilities from manipulation of elements to shapeshifting. This leaves the remainder of the world completely powerless, and Izuku Midoriya is one such individual.

Since he was a child, the ambitious middle schooler has wanted nothing more than to be a hero. Izuku’s unfair fate leaves him admiring heroes and taking notes on them whenever he can. But it seems that his persistence has borne some fruit: Izuku meets the number one hero and his personal idol, All Might. All Might’s quirk is a unique ability that can be inherited, and he has chosen Izuku to be his successor!

Enduring many months of grueling training, Izuku enrolls in UA High, a prestigious high school famous for its excellent hero training program, and this year’s freshmen look especially promising. With his bizarre but talented classmates and the looming threat of a villainous organization, Izuku will soon learn what it really means to be a hero.

5:00pm/24 min/13 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Super Power


Irozuku: The World in Colors

Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara

Despite the kaleidoscopic magic ingrained in everyday life, Hitomi Tsukishiro’s monochrome world is deprived of emotion and feeling. On a night as black and white as any other, amidst the fireworks spreading across the sky, Hitomi’s grandmother Kohaku conjures a spell, for which she has been harnessing the moon’s light for 60 years, to send Hitomi back in time to the year 2018 when Kohaku was in high school.

Hitomi’s mission seems unclear, but her grandmother assures her that she will know when she gets there. Following a trip through time aboard a train driven by a strange yellow creature, Hitomi finds herself in stoic artist Yuito Aoi’s room, and his drawings flood her world with color. What is Hitomi’s purpose there, and why do Yuito’s drawings return such breathtaking color to her drab world?

5:50pm/24 min/13 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Drama,?Magic, Romance


Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighbourhood

Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san

The modern-day vampire comedy centers on high school girl Amano, who was saved from a strange incident by a vampire girl named Sophie Twilight, and has been interested in her ever since. Akari arrives at her house uninvited and the two start to live together. Although a vampire, Sophie never attacks humans, but purchases blood and anime goods via mail and lives a modern life.

6:15pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Comedy, Shoujo Ai, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Vampire


March Comes in Like a Lion

3-gatsu no Lion

Having reached professional status in middle school, Rei Kiriyama is one of the few elite in the world of shogi. Due to this, he faces an enormous amount of pressure, both from the shogi community and his adoptive family. Seeking independence from his tense home life, he moves into an apartment in Tokyo. As a 17-year-old living on his own, Rei tends to take poor care of himself, and his reclusive personality ostracizes him from his peers in school and at the shogi hall.

However, not long after his arrival in Tokyo, Rei meets Akari, Hinata, and Momo Kawamoto, a trio of sisters living with their grandfather who owns a traditional wagashi shop. Akari, the oldest of the three girls, is determined to combat Rei’s loneliness and poorly sustained lifestyle with motherly hospitality. The Kawamoto sisters, coping with past tragedies, also share with Rei a unique familial bond that he has lacked for most of his life. As he struggles to maintain himself physically and mentally through his shogi career, Rei must learn how to interact with others and understand his own complex emotions.

6:40pm/25 min/22 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Drama, Game, Seinen, Slice of Life

2018 Summer Break/Holidays Screenings List

Wednesday


Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha*

Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha

It has been 10 years since Heaven’s Gate appeared in South America and Hell’s Gate appeared in Japan, veiling the once familiar night sky with an oppressive skyscape. Their purposes unknown, these Gates are spaces in which the very laws of physics are ignored. With the appearance of the Gates emerged Contractors, who, in exchange for their humanity, are granted supernatural abilities.

In the Japanese city surrounding Hell’s Gate, Section 4 Chief Misaki Kirihara finds herself at odds with an infamous Contractor codenamed Hei. Called “Black Reaper” in the underground world, Hei, like his associates, undertakes missions for the mysterious and ruthless Syndicate while slowly peeling back the dark layers covering a nefarious plot that threatens the very existence of Contractors.

6:00pm/24 min/25 episodes/R-17+ (violence & profanity)/Action, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Super Power

*Madman Sponsored Screening


Ghost Hunt

Ghost Hunt

While at school, Taniyama Mai and her friends like to exchange ghost stories. Apparently, there is an abandoned school building on their campus that is the center of many ghost stories. During the story, they are interrupted by a mysterious male figure. The person turns out to be Shibuya Kazuya, a 17-year-old who is president of the Shibuya Psychic Research Company. He was called by the principal to investigate the stories surrounding the abandoned school building.

The next day, on the way to school, Mai passes the school building in question. While examining a strange camera she spotted inside, she gets surprised by Kazuya’s assistant. Unknowingly interfering with the investigation, Mai breaks the camera and Kazuya’s assistant gets injured.

Kazuya forcefully hires Mai in order to pay for the camera and replace his injured assistant. From that point on, Mai begins to learn about the paranormal world and the profession of ghost hunting.

6:50pm/25 min/25 episodes/PG-13/Comedy,?Horror, Mystery, Shoujo, Supernatural


Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend .flat

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ?

After finally completing the first route of his visual novel, Blessing Software’s producer Tomoya Aki is optimistic about the future of his team and achieving their goal of creating the best game of the season.

However, they still have a long way to go. For one, Megumi Katou still has an incredibly flat personality and is unable to fit the role of Tomoya’s ideal heroine. The other members of Blessing Software, Eriri Spencer Sawamura, Utaha Kasumigaoka, and Michiru Hyoudou, often forget she is even there due to her lack of presence and character.

Throughout the development of their game, Blessing Software learns the struggles of working in an industry where deadlines must be met and edits are made constantly, and the hardships of working in a group setting.

7:40pm/22 min/11 episodes/PG-13/Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, School


Friday


Cells at Work!

Hataraku Saibou

This is a story about you. A tale about the inside of your body… According to a new study, the human body consists of approximately 37 trillion cells. These cells are hard at work every day within a world that is your body. From the oxygen-carrying red blood cells to the bacteria-fighting white blood cells, get to know the unsung heroes and the drama that unfolds inside of you! It’s the oddly relatable and interesting story that is the life of cells!

5:00pm/23 min/13 episodes/PG-13/Comedy, Shounen


Uchouten Kazoku Season 2

Uchouten Kazoku 2

Shimogamo Yasaburo has the blood of a mystical racoon-like creature – a tanuki – but has the ability to transform into a human. He lives a playful life in Kyoto, where humans, tanuki, and tengu live side-by-side. Yasaburo and his family finally come to terms with their father’s death, reconciling with human and tengu alike. However, the son of Yasaburo’s teacher returns to the city after a century abroad, stirring up a world of trouble for everyone in Kyoto’s mystical underbelly.

5:25pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13/Slice of Life, Comedy,?Drama, Fantasy


Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records

The Alzano Empire is home to one of the most distinguished magic schools in the world: the Alzano Imperial Magic Academy. Here, ambitious young students undergo training to become competent magicians. Sistine Fibel, a stern noble girl, and her bright-eyed best friend Rumia Tingel attend the Academy, determined to cultivate their magical skills.

However, their world is thrown for a loop when their favorite teacher suddenly retires and the enigmatic Glenn Radars replaces him. His lazy and indifferent attitude toward life and magic quickly puts him at odds with his class. What’s more, nefarious forces hidden within the empire’s walls start to become active, and Sistine, Rumia, and Glenn find themselves caught up in their schemes.

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records follows Sistine, who is captivated by a mysterious floating Sky Castle; Rumia, who is haunted by a troubled past; and Glenn, who may be more than meets the eye. Though completely different on the surface, they are inexplicably bound together by a thread of fate.

5:50pm/24 min/22 episodes/R-17+ (violence & profanity)/Action, Magic, Fantasy, School


Mushi-shi?Zoku Shou

Mushishi Zoku Shou

Perceived as strange and feared by man, over time the misshapen ones came to be known as Mushi. Although they harbor no ill intentions towards humans, many suffer from the side effects of their existence and strange nature; exploiting the Mushi without understanding them, even unintentionally, can lead to disaster and strife for any involved. Mushishi Zoku Shou continues the story of Mushishi Ginko on his journey to help the visible world to coexist with the Mushi.

During his travels, Ginko discovers various gifted individuals—those cursed by circumstance and those maintaining a fragile symbiosis with the Mushi—inevitably confronting the question of whether humanity, talented and tortured alike, can manage the responsibility of the unseen. Moreover, as a Mushishi, Ginko must learn more about these strange beings and decide if he has the right to interfere with the complex relationships between Mushi and mankind.

6:15pm/24 min/10 episodes/PG-13 – Teens 13 or older/Adventure, Slice of Life, Mystery, Historical, Supernatural, Fantasy, Seinen


Re:Creators

Re:Creators

Humans have designed countless worlds—each one born from the unique imagination of its creator. Souta Mizushino is a high school student who aspires to be such a creator by writing and illustrating his own light novel. One day, while watching anime for inspiration, he is briefly transported into a fierce fight scene. When he returns to the real world, he realizes something is amiss: the anime’s headstrong heroine, Celestia Yupitilia, has somehow returned with him.

Before long, other fictional characters appear in the world, carrying the hopes and scars of their home. A princely knight, a magical girl, a ruthless brawler, and many others now crowd the streets of Japan. However, the most mysterious one is a woman in full military regalia, dubbed “Gunpuku no Himegimi,” who knows far more than she should about the creators’ world. Despite this, no one knows her true name or the world she is from.

Meanwhile, Souta and Celestia work together with Meteora ?sterreich, a calm and composed librarian NPC, to uncover the meaning behind these unnatural events. With powerful forces at play, the once clear line between reality and imagination continues to blur, leading to a fateful meeting between creators and those they created.

6:40pm/24 min/22 episodes/R-17+ (violence & profanity)/Action, Sci-fi, Fantasy

Screenings List for 2018, Semester 2, Second Term

Wednesday

We run screenings every Wednesday at 6pm in the?Copeland Lecture Theatre. We’re currently showing the following?series every Wednesday night:


Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha*

Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha

It has been 10 years since Heaven’s Gate appeared in South America and Hell’s Gate appeared in Japan, veiling the once familiar night sky with an oppressive skyscape. Their purposes unknown, these Gates are spaces in which the very laws of physics are ignored. With the appearance of the Gates emerged Contractors, who, in exchange for their humanity, are granted supernatural abilities.

In the Japanese city surrounding Hell’s Gate, Section 4 Chief Misaki Kirihara finds herself at odds with an infamous Contractor codenamed Hei. Called “Black Reaper” in the underground world, Hei, like his associates, undertakes missions for the mysterious and ruthless Syndicate while slowly peeling back the dark layers covering a nefarious plot that threatens the very existence of Contractors.

6:00pm/24 min/25 episodes/R-17+ (violence & profanity)/Action, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Super Power

*Madman Sponsored Screening


Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Narumi Momose is a petite and cute young woman who loves idols, games, and everything anime or manga-related, especially in the boys’ love genre. In other words, she is a closet otaku and more specifically, a fujoshi. After a breakup due to these kind of interests, she quits her job and joins a new company. At her new workplace, the only colleagues who know about her secret are her childhood friend Hirotaka Nifuji, a blunt gaming otaku; Hanako Koyanagi, a cool and mature-looking beauty; and Tarou Kabakura, an attractive guy with a scary face who always gets into fights with Hanako.

While having drinks to catch up, Hirotaka advises Narumi to date someone who would understand her hobbies. But she is hesitant—otakus are typically perceived as gross, and the only ones who can understand them are otakus themselves. Or could a relationship between two otakus work?

Following the relationship of Narumi and Hirotaka as they begin dating, Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii is a light-hearted story about those who try to balance work, relationships, and hobbies.

6:50pm/22 min/11 episodes/PG-13/Comedy, Romance


Megalo Box

Megalo Box

“To be quiet and do as you’re told, that’s the cowardly choice.” These are the words of Junk Dog, an underground fighter of Megalo Box, an evolution of boxing that utilizes mechanical limbs known as Gear to enhance the speed and power of its users. Despite the young man’s brimming potential as a boxer, the illegal nature of his participation forces him to make a living off of throwing matches as dictated by his boss Gansaku Nanbu. However, this all changes when the Megalo Box champion Yuuri enters his shabby ring under the guise of just another challenger. Taken out in a single round, Junk Dog is left with a challenge: “If you’re serious about fighting me again, then fight your way up to me and my ring.”

Filled with overwhelming excitement and backed by the criminal syndicate responsible for his thrown matches, Junk Dog enters Megalonia: a world-spanning tournament that will decide the strongest Megalo Boxer of them all. Having no name of his own, he takes on the moniker of “Joe” as he begins his climb from the very bottom of the ranked list of fighters. With only three months left to qualify, Joe must face off against opponents the likes of which he has never fought in order to meet the challenge of his rival.

7:15pm/24 min/13 episodes/ R – 17+ (violence & profanity)/Action,?Sports, Sci-fi, Drama, Slice of Life

 


Friday

We run screenings every Friday from 5pm in the Engineering Lecture Theatre. We’re currently showing the following?series every Friday night:


Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri

One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in handy for his yakuza business, but he also runs the risk of her using them on him! Not to mention, if she doesn’t use her powers, she will eventually go berserk and destroy everything around her. Nitta and Hina’s strange life together is just beginning…

5:00pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13/Comedy, Sci-fi, Seinen,?Slice of Life, Supernatural


Hakumei to Mikochi

Hakumei to Mikochi

Nine centimeters (3.5 inches) tall, tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi live in the forest. Living in a tiny house in a tree, riding insects and birds, and making umbrellas out of leaves, these tiny girls live a tiny life. Follow their tiny but lovely lives as they live their day-to-day in a fantastic world of tiny people and gods.

5:25pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13/Slice of Life, Fantasy, Seinen


The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Mahoutsukai no Yome

Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, was sold for five million pounds at an auction to a tall masked gentleman. Abandoned at a young age and ridiculed by her peers for her unconventional behavior, she was ready to give herself to any buyer if it meant having a place to go home to. In chains and on her way to an unknown fate, she hears whispers from robed men along her path, gossiping and complaining that such a buyer got his hands on a rare “Sleigh Beggy.”

Ignoring the murmurs, the mysterious man leads the girl to a study, where he reveals himself to be Elias Ainsworth—a magus. After a brief confrontation and a bit of teleportation magic, the two open their eyes to Elias’ picturesque cottage in rural England. Greeted by fairies and surrounded by weird and wonderful beings upon her arrival, these events mark the beginning of Chise’s story as the apprentice and supposed bride of the ancient magus.

5:50pm/24 min/24 episodes/PG-13/Slice of Life,?Fantasy, Magic, Shounen


Kiznaiver

Kiznaiver

Katsuhira Agata is a quiet and reserved teenage boy whose sense of pain has all but vanished. His friend, Chidori Takashiro, can only faintly remember the days before Katsuhira had undergone this profound change. Now, his muffled and complacent demeanor make Katsuhira a constant target for bullies, who exploit him for egregious sums of money. But their fists only just manage to make him blink, as even emotions are far from his grasp.

However, one day Katsuhira, Chidori, and four other teenagers are abducted and forced to join the Kizuna System as official “Kiznaivers.” Those taking part are connected through pain: if one member is injured, the others will feel an equal amount of agony. These individuals must become the lab rats and scapegoats of an incomplete system designed with world peace in mind. With their fates literally intertwined, the Kiznaivers must expose their true selves to each other, or risk failing much more than just the Kizuna System.

6:40pm/24 min/12 episodes/PG-13/Sci-fi, Drama,?Romance


(All synopses and episode lengths and counts from MyAnimeList, ratings from MyAnimeList, images from Google Images. Content ratings are unofficial and a guide only, and do not correspond?directly with the Australian classification?system.)

Screenings List for 2018, Semester 2

Wednesday


Knights of Sidonia

Sidonia no Kishi

After destroying Earth many years ago, the alien race Gauna has been pursuing the remnants of humanity—which, having narrowly escaped, fled across the galaxy in a number of giant seed ships. In the year 3394, Nagate Tanikaze surfaces from his lifelong seclusion deep beneath the seed ship Sidonia in search of food on the upper levels, only to find himself dragged into events unfolding without his knowledge.

When the Gauna begin their assault on Sidonia, it’s up to Tanikaze—with the help of his fellow soldiers and friends Shizuka Hoshijiro, Izana Shinatose, and Yuhata Midorikawa—to defend humanity’s last hope for survival, and defeat their alien foes. Sidonia no Kishi follows Tanikaze as he discovers the world that has been above him his entire life, and becomes the hero Sidonia needs.

6:00pm/24 min/12 episodes/R-17+ (MA-15+)/Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Space/Madman Sponsored Screening


Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Narumi Momose is a petite and cute young woman who loves idols, games, and everything anime or manga-related, especially in the boys’ love genre. In other words, she is a closet otaku and more specifically, a fujoshi. After a breakup due to these kind of interests, she quits her job and joins a new company. At her new workplace, the only colleagues who know about her secret are her childhood friend Hirotaka Nifuji, a blunt gaming otaku; Hanako Koyanagi, a cool and mature-looking beauty; and Tarou Kabakura, an attractive guy with a scary face who always gets into fights with Hanako.

While having drinks to catch up, Hirotaka advises Narumi to date someone who would understand her hobbies. But she is hesitant—otakus are typically perceived as gross, and the only ones who can understand them are otakus themselves. Or could a relationship between two otakus work?

Following the relationship of Narumi and Hirotaka as they begin dating, Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii is a light-hearted story about those who try to balance work, relationships, and hobbies.

6:50pm/22 min/11 episodes/PG-13/Comedy, Romance


Samurai Champloo (Second Half)

Samurai Champloo

Fuu Kasumi is a young and clumsy waitress who spends her days peacefully working in a small teahouse. That is, until she accidentally spills a drink all over one of her customers! With a group of samurai now incessantly harassing her, Fuu desperately calls upon another samurai in the shop, Mugen, who quickly defeats them with his wild fighting technique, utilizing movements reminiscent to that of breakdancing. Unfortunately, Mugen decides to pick a fight with the unwilling ronin Jin, who wields a more precise and traditional style of swordfighting, and the latter proves to be a formidable opponent. The only problem is, they end up destroying the entire shop as well as accidentally killing the local magistrate’s son.

For their crime, the two samurai are captured and set to be executed. However, they are rescued by Fuu, who hires the duo as her bodyguards. Though she no longer has a place to return to, the former waitress wishes to find a certain samurai who smells of sunflowers and enlists the help of the now exonerated pair to do so. Despite initially disapproving of this idea, the two eventually agree to assist the girl in her quest; thus, the trio embark upon an adventure to find this mysterious warrior—that is, if Fuu can keep Mugen and Jin from killing each other.

Set in an alternate Edo Period of Japan, Samurai Champloo follows the journey of these three eccentric individuals in an epic quest full of action, comedy, and dynamic sword fighting, all set to the beat of a unique hip-hop infused soundtrack.

7:15pm/24 min/26 episodes/R-17+/Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Samurai, Shounen/Madman Sponsored Screening

 


Friday


Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri

One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in handy for his yakuza business, but he also runs the risk of her using them on him! Not to mention, if she doesn’t use her powers, she will eventually go berserk and destroy everything around her. Nitta and Hina’s strange life together is just beginning…

5:00pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13/Comedy, Sci-fi, Seinen,?Slice of Life, Supernatural


Hakumei to Mikochi

Hakumei to Mikochi

Nine centimeters (3.5 inches) tall, tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi live in the forest. Living in a tiny house in a tree, riding insects and birds, and making umbrellas out of leaves, these tiny girls live a tiny life. Follow their tiny but lovely lives as they live their day-to-day in a fantastic world of tiny people and gods.

5:25pm/23 min/12 episodes/PG-13/Slice of Life, Fantasy, Seinen


The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Mahoutsukai no Yome

Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, was sold for five million pounds at an auction to a tall masked gentleman. Abandoned at a young age and ridiculed by her peers for her unconventional behavior, she was ready to give herself to any buyer if it meant having a place to go home to. In chains and on her way to an unknown fate, she hears whispers from robed men along her path, gossiping and complaining that such a buyer got his hands on a rare “Sleigh Beggy.”

Ignoring the murmurs, the mysterious man leads the girl to a study, where he reveals himself to be Elias Ainsworth—a magus. After a brief confrontation and a bit of teleportation magic, the two open their eyes to Elias’ picturesque cottage in rural England. Greeted by fairies and surrounded by weird and wonderful beings upon her arrival, these events mark the beginning of Chise’s story as the apprentice and supposed bride of the ancient magus.

5:50pm/24 min/24 episodes/PG-13/Slice of Life,?Fantasy, Magic, Shounen


The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaikō

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These - Kaikou

In humanity’s distant future, two interstellar states—the monarchic Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance—are embroiled in a never-ending war. The story focuses on the exploits of rivals Reinhard von Müsel and Yang Wen Li as they rise to power and fame in the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance.

6:40pm/25 min/12 episodes/R-17+/Action, Drama,?Military, Sci-fi, Space


(All synopses and episode lengths and counts from MyAnimeList, ratings from MyAnimeList, images from Google Images. Content ratings are unofficial and a guide only, and do not correspond?directly with the Australian classification?system.)

ANUAGS O-Week Events and Semester 1 Screenings

Hey everyone,

Next week is O-Week, which means we’ve got special O-Week events lined up for you!

Kicking it off on Wednesday 15th, we’ll be holding a MADMAN-sponsored screening of Wolf Children from 6pm in Manning Clark Theatre 3!

Then on Friday, we’ll be holding a gaming night from 5pm until late in Moran G008/G009. There’ll be board games, video games and general nerding about, as well as free pizza at 6:30pm! On top of this, we’re holding a one-off Super Smash Bros. tournament in collaboration with our friends over at Games Capital with prize vouchers for the top places and free to enter!

Of course, everything is members only (we need to keep running somehow!) but you can sign up for membership at our stall on Market Day or at any of our events for only $10 for the year!

Also since our Semester 1 weekly screenings begin the following week, we have a brand-new lineup of great anime that you won’t want to miss, including a bunch sponsored by our friends at MADMAN and AnimeLab:

WEDNESDAY:
6:00pm – Yuri!! on Ice
6:25pm – 91 Days
6:50pm – Flip Flappers*
7:15pm – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
7:40pm – Ergo Proxy*

Friday
5:00pm – ReLIFE
5:25pm – Blue Exorcist*
5:50pm – New Game!
6:15pm – Cowboy Bebop*
6:40pm – Fune wo Amu (The Great Passage)
7:05pm – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2nd Season

*MADMAN/AnimeLab-Sponsored

For more information on our screenings, check out our Screenings Page (once it’s been updated): http://o3v0yy.xyz/screenings/

We hope to see you around!

James Reid
President

ANUAGS LASER Tag – Wednesday 7 December

Hey guys,

It’s nearing the end of the year, university’s finished and a lot of people are starting to think about putting up trees in their houses and covering them with shiny objects, or alternatively going… well, anywhere but Canberra.

HOWEVER:

Before this year comes to an end, we have one last special event: LASER Tag!

We’ll be hosting a laser tag event at Zone 3 this coming Wednesday, 7 December from 6:30pm. It’s $10 for members, though any non-member you might be dragging along will need to sign up before participating (for only $5).

Also, if anyone is free and/or interested, a group of us will be getting dinner in the food court at Westfield Belconnen at around 5pm to make sure we’ve got enough energy to last the night!

For more information, see the event page.

I hope to see you guys there!

James Reid
President

ANUAGS Semester 2 Screenings and Bush Week Events

Hey everyone!

With the arrival of a new semester, we have an updated screenings lineup and a couple of Bush Week events!

On Wednesday, we have a special screening of the second Digimin Adventure Tri movie in Manning Clark Theatrette 4 with board games running simultaneously for those more game-oriented while on Friday we’ll be holding a special trivia night in the Copland Theatre! See?https://www.facebook.com/events/1064218876961250/ for more information.

Meanwhile on the regular screenings side, most of the anime screened in first semester will be continuing on with some new anime mixed in! Here’s a summary of the schedule:

WEDNESDAY:

6:00 – Soul Eater
6:25 – Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
6:50 – Baccano!
7:15 – Gin no Saji 2 (Sliver Spoon 2)
7:40 – Shinsekai Yori (From The New World)

FRIDAY:

5:00 – Ouran High School Host Club
5:25 – Toradora!
5:50 – Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
6:15 – Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO)
6:40 – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
7:05 – Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)

For more information on out screenings, see?http://o3v0yy.xyz/screenings/

I hope to see you guys around!

James