The Click November 4th - November 10th
by Brian Hanson, Nov 4th 2006
Good day, folks! I'm back with another go at this whole "internet column" thing, chock full of lists and words and letters comprising all the new hotness and old mildness littering the TV landscape for the coming week. CAUTION: All dates and times are tentative and are Eastern. Taking these listings literally while residing in Central, Pacific, or (God forbid) Mountain time zones without vigorously checking your local listings may result in confusion, anger, and sadness.
I should probably mention some of the changes going on here in Click-land. In an effort to lessen the time constraints writing this thing has caused on my regular schedule of sentencings and court-appointed treatments, the listings for the piny north of Canada have been pared down. I've managed to squeeze in all the premieres for the week, but unfortunately all of the repeats had to be cut. Don't worry though, my editors are working diligently with both my parole officer(s) and myself to, in the future, keep every Canadian TV anime listing fresh and up to snuff.
Special mentions go out to Jesse and Kasuya, for pointing out the ROD the TV and New Fist of the North Star airings, respectively. Hollas and hi-fives!
Sunday November 5 12:30am - Episode 28 "Momento Mori" (Repeats Sun Nov 5 3:30am)
Oh crap; there aren't any odd, decades old OAVs airing at five in the morning on the Encore Action channel! What on earth will I recommend?!?
For a change of pace, I guess, I might as well spotlight Eureka 7, a show I've been watching off and on since its premiere last April that has officially hooked me in as of last month. It's the type of show that doesn't immediately grab you due to it not being terribly groundbreaking or unique, nor does it contain scads of fanservice or swishy, effeminate men with dark, dark secrets and the like. Instead, it takes a few weeks for its vice-like grip to slowly clamp down, gradually hooking you in with its well-written stable of characters, clean animation, and interesting story.
This week: Ray seeks vengeance upon the Gekko, and Renton and Holland share some words that brings some clarity between the relationship betwixt the bitter captain and Eureka. Or, Ehh-Ooh-Rekk-ah.
Thursday November 9 5:30pm - Episode 19 "Conspiracy" (Repeats Fri Nov 10 12:30am)
Y'know that ninja anime show that's really popular? Well, this isn't that one. This is the other one. In this dark, foreboding episode of adults-only ninja action, the warring clans learn of the political machinations at work keeping the two at war.
Sunday November 5 12:00am - Episode 9 (Repeats Sun Nov 5 3:00am)
Ichigo delves deep into his issue-laden psyche to discover the truth behind his mother's death, and finds the culprit behind the ordeal to be none other than a Hollow; specifically, a Hollow that has avoided capture by the Soul Society for some 50 years. This sorta makes Ichigo a bit mad and he decides to use his newly acquired Soul Reaper powers to slay the villainous foe.
Friday November 10 10:30pm - Episode 10
Lightening the mood from the previous episode, Ichigo runs afoul of the goofily-dressed Don Kan'onji, an eccentric TV personality with a penchant for exorcisms. Then a Hollow shows up and just ruins everything.
Saturday November 4 10:00pm - Episode 49 "The Battle of Brains Begins"
Bo-bobo is back! Finally! After some two months or so of pre-emptions, my favorite cross-dressing, fro-wearing, Shonen Jump hero returns for more alliterative fun. This week: Bologna sandwiches!
Friday November 10 9:30pm - Episode 9 "Paper Moon Shine"
The gang from the Gekkostate arrive at the war-torn Ciudades Del Cielo, Renton and Holland exchange some unpleasantries, and then a military bombing happens and just ruins everything.
Friday November 10 10:00pm - Episode 36 "The Sinner Within"
In this week's revelatory episode of FMA, Ed and Al do some digging through the military's dirty secrets and uncover the startling truth about the Ishbalan rebellion, and the death of Winry's parents. Dark, dark stuff.
Friday November 10 9:00pm - Episode 164 "Possessed by a Parasite: Shippo, Our Worst Enemy"
Not so dark stuff! The normally-lovable Shippo is infected by a demon parasite, and begins attacking his friends in increasingly un-cute ways.
Kirby: Right Back At Ya!
Saturday November 4 8:00am - Episode 102 "Frog Wild"
4Kids continues to burn through old episodes of Kirby that have been sitting on the shelf for years, but never received the televised airing they (maybe) deserved. In this one, in a plot TOTALLY UNLIKE the one described above, Kirby is possessed by a frog demon and really starts to chap the hides of the residents of Cappytown.
Saturday November 4 9:00pm - Episode 57 "He Flies! He Jumps! He Lurks! Chief Toad Appears!"
Naruto finally gets the Summoning Jutsu right, except for the fact that the toad he'd summoned doesn't seem terribly pleased with Naruto himself and refuses Naruto's generous offer to be utterly subjugated. Unless, of course, the orange-clad lad can stay put on the giant toad's back for an entire day.
Friday November 10 8:00pm - Episode TBA
There's probably a new episode in Canada this week. Can I speak with all certainty? No. But I'm sure if you actually have YTV, which I obviously don't, it's very easy to find out.
New Fist of the North Star
-Wednesday November 8 8:00pm - Episode 1 "The Cursed City"
-Wednesday November 8 9:00pm - Episode 2 "The Forbidden City" (Repeats Fri Nov 10 8:00pm)
Fist of the North Star provides exactly what TV these days is sorely lacking: giant, burly men squawking "ATATATATATATATA!" while punching some fifteen times per second until their opponent explodes into a fountain of blood and meat chunks. If that does not excite you in some primitive fashion, I pity you.
Monday November 6 9:00pm - Episode 20 "Secret Like Sul" (Repeats Tue Nov 7 1:30am, Fri Nov 10 9:00pm, Sat Nov 11 1:30am)
For the younger set, Oban undoubtedly continues its streak of quality with this episode that I, nor anybody else, have seen, save of course those working diligently on the series itself.
-Saturday November 4 9:00am - Episode 433 "Spontaneous Combusken" (Repeats Fri Nov 10 5:00pm)
-Saturday November 4 9:30am - Episode 434 "Cutting the Ties That Bind" (Repeats Fri Nov 10 5:30pm)
-Friday November 10 6:00pm - Episode 435 "Ka Boom With a View"
-Friday November 10 6:30pm - Episode 436 "King and Queen for a Day"
Oy gevalt! That's more new Pokemon episodes in one short week than most people can conceivably handle. Does moderation apply anywhere these days? Anyway: May battles for her third ribbon, Ash unleashes a newly trained Pokemon at the aptly-named Battle Palace, and Team Rocket's Pokemon take a brief - but deadly - hiatus from their villainous trainers.
R.O.D. the TV
-Monday November 6 8:30pm - Episode 1 "The Papers Have Landed"
-Tuesday November 7 8:30pm - Episode 2 "Rise Up, Oh Dregs of Mankind"
-Wednesday November 8 8:30pm - Episode 3 "Let's Meet in Jinbo-Cho"
-Thursday November 9 8:30pm - Episode 4 "The 7th Grade Course"
-Friday November 10 8:30pm - Episode 5 "They Make Noises"
I'll be honest - when I received the e-mail stating how ROD the TV was totally starting on G4 this Monday, my first thought was "Again? At least they're finally putting anime back on the rotation." Then I actually read some of the surrounding text, and made the astonishing discovery that there is a G4TechTV Canada. Honestly, I feel a bit sorry for you Canadians - out of all the possible exports our country could provide, we choose a network full of Maxim Magazine rejects shilling Madden '07 and making fun of the same fifteen video game nerds that actually watch their shows on a regular basis. Nonetheless, a small sparkle of quality is on the grim horizon, as ROD TV makes its grand Canadian debut. Watch it, but don't expect anything like the wonderfully over-the-top OAV series released some years ago. This is a different beast, with a different cast of colorful characters encountering villains and struggling through daily life.
-Wednesday November 8 12:00am - Episode 1 "Run" (R Wed Nov 8 12:00pm)
-Wednesday November 8 12:30am - Episode 2 "Wanted Dead or Alive" (Repeats Wed Nov 8 12:30pm)
-Wednesday November 8 1:00am - Episode 3 "Lethal Weapon" (Repeats Wed Nov 8 1:00pm)
-Thursday November 9 12:00am - Episode 4 "Negative Energy" (Repeats Thu Nov 9 12:00pm)
-Thursday November 9 12:30am - Episode 5 "Voice" (Repeats Thu Nov 9 12:30pm)
-Thursday November 9 1:00am - Episode 6 "Sad Memory" (Repeats Thu Nov 9 1:00pm)
-Friday November 10 12:00am - Episode 7 "Little Will" (Repeats Fri Nov 10 12:00pm)
-Friday November 10 12:30am - Episode 8 "Poison" (Repeats Fri Nov 10 12:30pm)
-Friday November 10 1:00am - Episode 9 "Self Defense" (Repeats Fri Nov 10 1:00pm)
New show! Why didn't it make my Click Pick bit? Because, at the risk of editorializing somewhat, I'm not particularly crazy about any of the Saiyuki series. Nonetheless, this is a new show and such, you should probably check it out - television is great for things like that, allowing one to sample bits and pieces from all kinds of anime they would otherwise not legally be entitled to viewing without a thirty dollar investment on a DVD.
Thursday November 9 5:00pm - Episode 19 "The Mutiny" (Repeats Fri Nov 10 12:00am)
Kambei's brief visit with the Emperor has landed the poor sap in prison, while all kinds of turmoil and chaos surrounds the Capital with Ukyo caught dead center.
Saturday November 4 11:30pm - Episode 9 "Overcount I: The Belfry of Downfall" (Repeats Sun Nov 5 2:30am)
Abel, shaken from his last mission in Barcelona, turns in his badge and gun. Meanwhile, those crazy Vatican types could sure use Abel's help, as serious help is needed to prevent the foreignly-named Rosen Kreuz group from turning Rome into rubble using a mysterious secret weapon.
Thursday November 9 6:00pm - Episode 19 "The Night Lords V: A Start of Pilgrimage" (Repeats Fri Nov 10 1:00am)
A veritable Empire hangs in the balance, as a constant string of mistaken identities and all-around things-not-being-what-they-seem-isms collide with Abel running around trying to make things right.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters
Saturday November 4 9:00am - Episode 9 "The Fiendish Five, Part 1"
Desperate to keep their careers and expensive yachts afloat, the Yu-Gi-Oh crew arrives in a kingdom ruled by dragons known as the Fiendish Five.
Saturday November 4 7:30pm - Episode 79 "Mirror, Mirror, Part 2"
This week: the events covered in "Mirror, Mirror, Part 1" are concluded! God, I love it when these things just write themselves...
Saturday November 4 9:30pm - Episode 70 "The Four Supreme Mamodo"
Zatch and Kiyo and a helpin' of his Mamodo friends rush into the ruins controlled by the evil Zofis, and each square off against a different opponent. Because it's too expensive to animate every character on screen at once.
Friday November 10 8:30pm - Episode 44 "Invitation to a Duel"
As Zatch's many victories begin to pile up, word spreads throughout the close-knit Mamodo community, prompting a trip to Japan by a particularly nasty Mamodo named Bali. The Mamodo, not the small Indonesian island.
Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys
Sunday November 5 9:00am
Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker
Wednesday November 8 11:30am
In case you simply can't have enough Pokemon in your day, Cartoon Network's got you covered. They've got two whole hours of new episodes, approximately eight full hours worth of reruns, and now some movies! There's probably more Pokemon on the air this week than the series had even during its heyday, when all those stories of kids holding each other at slingshot-point for Pokemon cards were the local TV news sensation.
Monday November 6 10:00am (Repeats Mon Nov 6 7:40pm)
Tuesday November 7 9:20am
Black Magic M-66
Tuesday November 7 12:00am
Karas: The Prophecy
Friday November 10 3:10pm
For those not so Pokemon-inclined, Encore Action has plenty of older-skewing stuff that you've probably seen before. Or not, in the case of Steamboy. Because it was a huge financial disaster. You jerks.
I'm officially out for the rest of the week, but I'll be back with tentatively tons of new stuff! Plus material recycled from previous columns, but dressed up with nineteenth-century phrases to make you think its new! Down below: the NOT new!
-Sun Nov 5 9:30pm - Episode 110 "Roughing It" (R Mon Nov 6 2:00am)
-Sat Nov 4 7:30pm - Episode 13 "Older Sister"
-Sat Nov 4 8:00pm - Episode 14 "Prayer" (R Sun Nov 5 6:30pm, Mon Nov 6 12:10am, Thu Nov 9 6:00pm, Fri Nov 10 12:30am)
-Fri Nov 10 9:00pm - Episode 15 "Pursuer"
-Sun Nov 5 10:30pm - Episode 22 "A Battle Down Memory Lane" (R Mon Nov 6 3:00am)
-Sat Nov 4 2:30am - Episode 109 "Dream a Little Dream"
-Sat Nov 4 3:00am - Episode 130 "Kazu & Kenta's Excellent Adventure"
-Sun Nov 5 9:00pm - Episode 131 "Motorcycle Madness" (R Mon Nov 6 1:30am)
-Mon Nov 6 8:00am - Episode 110 "O Partner, Where Art Thou" (R Tue Nov 7 2:30am)
-Mon Nov 6 10:30pm - Episode 132 "Blame It On Ryo" (R Tue Nov 7 3:00am)
-Tue Nov 7 8:00am - Episode 199 "Now You See It Now You Don't" (R Wed Nov 8 2:30am)
-Tue Nov 7 10:30pm - Episode 133 "Goliath" (R Wed Nov 8 3:00am)
-Wed Nov 8 8:00am - Episode 112 "A Question of Trust" (R Thu Nov 9 2:30am)
-Wed Nov 8 10:30pm - Episode 137 "Rabbit Transit" (R Thu Nov 9 3:00am)
-Thu Nov 9 8:00am - Episode 113 "Not as Seen on TV" (R Fri Nov 10 2:30am)
-Thu Nov 9 10:30pm - Episode 138 "Lionheart" (R Fri Nov 10 3:00am)
-Fri Nov 10 8:00am - Episode 114 "The Icemon Cometh" (R Sat Nov 11 2:30am)
-Fri Nov 10 10:30pm - Episode 139 "Give a Little Bit" (R Sat Nov 11 3:00am)
Dragon Ball Z
-Sat Nov 11 12:30am - Episode 120 "Deadly Beauty"
-Tue Nov 7 1:00am - Episode 49 "The Other Side of the Gate" (R Tue Nov 7 4:30am)
-Wed Nov 8 1:00am - Episode 50 "Death" (R Wed Nov 8 4:30am)
-Thu Nov 9 1:00am - Episode 51 "Laws and Promises" (R Thu Nov 9 4:30am)
-Fri Nov 10 1:00am - Episode 1 "To Challenge the Sun" (R Fri Nov 10 4:30am)
G.I. Joe Sigma 6
-Sat Nov 4 10:30am - Episode 14 "Hidden"
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
-Tue Nov 7 1:30am - Episode 7 "Pu239" (R Tue Nov 7 5:00am)
-Wed Nov 8 1:30am - Episode 8 "Fake Food" (R Wed Nov 8 5:00am)
-Thu Nov 9 1:30am - Episode 9 "Ambivalence" (R Thu Nov 9 5:00am)
-Fri Nov 10 1:30am - Episode 10 "Trial" (R Fri Nov 10 5:00am)
-Tue Nov 7 5:30am - Episode 17 "The Mystery Missile"
-Wed Nov 8 5:30am - Episode 18 "The Giant Cobra"
-Thu Nov 9 5:30am - Episode 19 "The Great Hunt"
-Fri Nov 10 5:30am - Episode 20 "The Deadly Web"
-Tue Nov 7 12:30am - Episode 140 "Eternal Love, the Naginata of Kenkon" (R Tue Nov 7 4:00am)
-Wed Nov 8 12:30am - Episode 141 "Entei, the Demon Horse Unleashed" (R Wed Nov 8 4:00am)
-Thu Nov 9 12:30am - Episode 142 "Untamed Entei and Horrible Hakudoshi" (R Thu Nov 9 4:00am)
-Fri Nov 10 12:30am - Episode 143 "3000 Leagues in Search of Father" (R Fri Nov 10 4:00am)
Mirage of Blaze
-Sat Nov 4 4:00pm - Episode 5 "Endless Conflict" (R Sun Nov 5 8:00am)
-Sun Nov 5 4:00pm - Episode 6 "Golden Emblem" (R Mon Nov 6 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Mon Nov 6 4:00pm - Episode 7 "Memories of Hateful Anguish" (R Tue Nov 7 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Tue Nov 7 4:00pm - Episode 8 "At the End of Obsession" (R Wed Nov 8 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Wed Nov 8 4:00pm - Episode 9 "Endless Void" (R Thu Nov 9 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Thu Nov 9 4:00pm - Episode 10 "Sorrowful Betrayal" (R Fri Nov 10 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Fri Nov 10 4:00pm - Episode 11 "Eternal Blaze" (R Sat Nov 11 2:00am, 8:00am)
Mon Colle Knights
-Sun Nov 5 11:00pm - Episode 7 "Pork Bellies and New Beginnings" (R Mon Nov 6 3:30am)
-Sat Nov 4 8:30pm - Episode 56 "Live or Die! Risk it All to Win it All"
-Sat Nov 4 8:30am - Episode 16 "Nervous Like Ning & Skun"
-Sat Nov 4 10:00pm - Episode 9 "Surprising Like Super-Racer" (R Sun Nov 5 2:30am)
-Sun Nov 5 8:30am - Episode 19 "The Origin of the World"
-Sat Nov 4 10:30pm - Episode 67 "Tough Bluff"
-Sun Nov 5 1:30am - Episode 2 "The Golden Shoes" (R Sun Nov 5 4:30am)
-Sun Nov 5 6:00pm - Episode 23 "Truth" (R Sun Nov 5 11:40pm, Mon Nov 6 7:55pm, Thu Nov 9 6:25pm, Fri Nov 10 1:00am)
-Mon Nov 6 7:25pm - Episode 22 "Fight"
-Fri Nov 10 9:30pm - Episode 24 "Iron"
-Sat Nov 4 7:00pm - Episode 417 "Fear Factor Phony"
-Sun Nov 5 5:00pm - Episode 424 "Tactics Theatrics!"
-Sun Nov 5 5:30m - Episode 425 "Reversing the Charges"
-Mon Nov 6 7:00am - Episode 382 "The Great Eight Fate!"
-Mon Nov 6 5:00pm - Episode 394 "Rhapsody in Drew"
-Tue Nov 7 7:00am - Episode 383 "Eight Ain't Enough"
-Tue Nov 7 5:00pm - Episode 395 "Island Time"
-Wed Nov 8 7:00am - Episode 384 "Showdown at Linoone"
-Wed Nov 8 5:00pm - Episode 396 "Like a Meowth to a Flame"
-Thu Nov 9 7:00am - Episode 385 "Who, What, Where, Whynaut?"
-Thu Nov 9 5:00pm - Episode 397 "Saved by the Beldum"
-Fri Nov 10 7:00am - Episode 386 "Date Expectations"
-Fri Nov 10 3:00pm - Episode 429 "Queen of the Serpentine"
-Fri Nov 10 3:30pm - Episode 430 "Off the Unbeaten Path"
-Fri Nov 10 4:00pm - Episode 431 "Harley Rides Again"
-Fri Nov 10 4:30pm - Episode 432 "Odd Pokemon Out"
-Mon Nov 6 5:30pm - Episode 1 "The Legend of Thunder, Part 1"
-Tue Nov 7 5:30pm - Episode 2 "The Legend of Thunder, Part 2"
-Wed Nov 8 5:30pm - Episode 3 "The Legend of Thunder, Part 3"
-Thu Nov 9 5:30pm - Episode 4 "Pikachu's Winter Vacation; Deliberd's Dilemma; Snorlax Snowman"
(Independant Film Channel)
-Sat Nov 4 8:00am - Episode 9 "The Bandits"
-Sat Nov 4 8:25am - Episode 10 "The Journey"
-Sun Nov 5 1:00am - Episode 2 "Redeye Reprisal" (R Sun Nov 5 4:00am)
-Sat Nov 4 12:00am - Episode 1 "Combat Skills" (R Sat Nov 4 12:00pm, Wed Nov 8 7:30am)
-Sat Nov 4 1:00am - Episode 2 "Face Off" (R Sat Nov 4 1:00pm, Wed Nov 8 8:20am)
-Sat Nov 4 4:00am - Episode 24 "The Nightmare Dream Center"
-Sun Nov 5 10:00pm - Episode 9 "Gyasa" (R Mon Nov 6 2:30am)
-Tue Nov 7 4:00am - Episode 25 "Eilis of the Storm"
-Wed Nov 8 4:00am - Episode 26 "Reviving Yakumo"
-Thu Nov 9 4:00am - Episode 27 "Lanancuras Arises"
-Fri Nov 10 4:00am - Episode 28 "Lanancuras Unbound"
Street Fighter II V
-Sat Nov 4 4:30pm - Episode 5 "Hot Blooded Fei Long" (R Sun Nov 5 8:30am)
-Sun Nov 5 4:30pm - Episode 6 "Appearance of the Secret Technique" (R Mon Nov 6 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Mon Nov 6 4:30pm - Episode 7 "The Revenge of Ashura" (R Tue Nov 7 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Tue Nov 7 4:30pm - Episode 8 "Trap, Prison and the Scream of Truth" (R Wed Nov 8 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Wed Nov 8 4:30pm - Episode 9 "The Superstar of Muay Thai" (R Thu Nov 9 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Thu Nov 9 4:30pm - Episode 10 "Dark Omen" (R Fri Nov 10 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Fri Nov 10 4:30pm - Episode 11 "Visitation of the Beasts" (R Sat Nov 11 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Mon Nov 6 6:00am - Episode 5 "Space"
-Tue Nov 7 6:00am - Episode 6 "Rush"
-Wed Nov 8 6:00am - Episode 7 "Speed"
-Thu Nov 9 6:00am - Episode 8 "Collapse"
-Fri Nov 10 6:00am - Episode 9 "Time"
-Sat Nov 4 10:00am - Episode 1 "The Heart of the Cards"