The Click
June 23 - 29

by Brian Hanson, Jun 23rd 2007

This'll have to be a rather quick The Click this time, since my preternatural affinity towards late-night Mexican fast food joints has met with some very disastrous results.

I should mention, however, that I will be attending this year's Anime Expo 2007, alongside all my fellow ANN cohorts! So if you see a guy that's around six-foot-eleven, twirling two basketballs on his fingers, rugged, charming, and with an incredibly honed stentorian manner while cosplaying as Bright Noah, gimme high-five! Unless you see me running around while wearing mascara and black lingerie - that's when I'll be busy pretending to be Miyabi's long-lost alter ego, Miyoobi, in order to score some sweet fangirl action. So don't bother me then.

And now: TV listings!

Noein
(Sci Fi)
Monday June 25 11:00pm - Episode 2 "Runaway"

Tokko
(Sci Fi)
Monday June 25 11:30pm - Episode 2 "A Girl Appears"

Macross Plus (Sci Fi)
Tuesday June 26 12:00am - Episode 2

In penance for my egregious omission last week, this week's Click Pick is: all of Ani-Mondays on Sci Fi! For the quick rundown: Noein is gorgeous-looking with a crazy story, Tokko fulfills any requirements for gratuitous violence and boobies for even that most discerning viewer, and Macross Plus is probably just about the best damned thing on TV this week.

PREMIERES:

Bleach
(Adult Swim)
Sunday June 24 12:00am - Episode 38 (Repeats Sun June 24 3:00am)

Bleach continues its frontal assault on our otherwise sociable Saturday nights with this little gem of an episode, featuring Ichigo going up against the ghastly and powerful Zaraki with a broken sword and little more than the sweat of his brow and an awful lot of determination. Will his gambit pay off, or will Ichigo be filleted into a fine and delicious paste? There are, however, about one-hundred episodes that follow this one, so. I doubt the latter will happen, is all I'm saying.

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
(Cartoon Network)
Saturday June 23 10:00pm - Episode 63 "Our Dream Team Turns Bad Dreams to Bad Guys' Screams"

Just in case I don't say this enough: Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is utterly insane and probably the most self-consciously stupid cartoon ever to air on either the Asian or North American continents, and with only some ten or so episodes left, now is the perfect time to get lost in Bo-Bobo's sublime mixture of idiocy. In this episode, Bo-Bobo is struck with amnesia after learning about being left out of his family's will, but what of his murderous ex-wife's machinations and desires? Stay tuned!

Blood+
(Adult Swim)
Sunday June 24 12:30am - Episode 14 "The Last Sunday" (Repeats Sun June 24 3:30am)

Saya takes a brief respite from vampire killin' and terse hostage negotiations to return to Okinawa and simply chill with her closest friends and homies.

Elemental Gelade
(ImaginAsianTV)
Tuesday June 26 5:00pm - Episode 22 "The Buried Legend" (Repeats Tue June 26 8:00pm, Wed June 27 12:30am, 12:00pm)

This week on Elemental Gelade, Ren and Cou and the group have returned to the Edel Garden, but what sort of tomfoolery awaits them? Will the Glomberry Loof-Rankle Pastayillk end up tied to the Southpareet Widdle-Doof? One of these days I'll stop making fun of Elemental Gelade made-up words, that is, when it ceases to be fun to do so. Which is to say, never.

Ergo Proxy
(Fuse)
Saturday June 23 12:00am - Episode 3 "Mazecity" (Repeats Thu June 28 12:00am, 12:30am)

The gloomy, Nick Cave-listening, Edgar Allen Poe-reading misanthropic phantom detective, Re-I, has discovered a valuable lead, that of an immigrant under probation for petty crimes.

Eureka 7
(YTV)
Friday June 29 11:00pm - Episode 31 "Animal Attack" (Repeats Sat June 30 2:30am)

The diminutive Colonel Dewey, no relation to the popular Decimal System all the kids love, rounds up his squad to prepare for his future plans against the Coralians, while the Nirvash continues its repairs. Then, a little dance is done, a little love is made, and everyone generally gets down tonight.

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
(ImaginAsianTV)
Tuesday June 26 6:30pm - Episode 22 "Counterattack" (Repeats Tue June 26 9:30pm, Wed June 27 2:00am, 1:30pm)

The end of Gankutsuou is where the writers really deviate from the Dumas book, especially in regards to the Count's sordid history. Of course, only the hoitiest of the toity would concern themselves with this, considering that Paris in the pre-Napoleanic era didn't have access to spaceships and aliens or even plumbing.

Gundam Seed Destiny
(YTV)
Friday June 29 9:30pm - Episode 16 "The Indian Ocean Deathmatch" (Repeats Sat June 30 1:30am)

Athrun, alongside his Gundam neophyte, Shinn, encounter their first true Gundam battle against the battleship Minerva. Contains Gundam Carnage, pouting, Sun Tzu's philosophy as strained through a heavy pot of melodrama.

Kyo kara Maoh!
(ImaginAsianTV)
Tuesday June 26 5:30pm - Episode 22 "The Man of Fate" (Repeats Tue June 26 8:30pm, Wed June 27 1:00am, 12:30pm)

Another week, another misadventure for sure for Yuri and his pals in that mysterious demonic kingdom. Contains "hott boiz."

The Law of Ueki
(ImaginAsianTV)
Tuesday June 26 6:00pm - Episode 22 "The Law of Inumaru" (Repeats Tue June 26 9:00pm, Wed June 27 1:30am, 1:00pm)

The death of an ally and friend generally puts Ueki into a bad mood, who of course then fights his next opponent. Always, always fight your next opponent, grieving be damned.

Lupin III
(G4TechTV Canada)
-Monday June 25 8:30pm - Episode 36 "The Riddle of Tsukikage Castle"
-Tuesday June 26 8:30pm - Episode 37 "Khan Job"
-Wedneseday June 27 8:30pm - Episode 38 "Happy Betrayals to You"
-Thursday June 28 8:30pm - Episode 39 "Pretty Cluckin' Insane"
-Friday June 29 8:30pm - Episode 40 "Payload"

I still call foul on this whole operation. Adult Swim readily admits their love for Lupin, and proudly re-air their initial 25-episode order in rapid succession, but refuse to simply order more? And G4TechTV Canada gets them, for what was probably a pittance? For shame, all around. Anyway, this week Lupin steals more stuff, outruns ninjas, that sort of thing.

MAR
(YTV)
Friday June 29 7:00pm - Episode 5 "Alviss, the Mysterious Young Man"

Jack and Ginta, newly formed best friends for-ever (colloquially known as "BFF" or "BF4Evr"), run afoul of Alviss, a dude with an unhealthy interest in Ginta's anthropomorphic weapon, Babbo, and is in league with a nefarious group of bad guys known as the "Chess Pieces."

Naruto
(Cartoon Network)
Saturday June 23 9:00pm - Episode 92 "A Dubious Offer! Tsunade's Choice"

The legendary female ninja (or "Kunoichi" or whatever), Tsunade, continues to wrack her animated brain over her conflicting offers - either destroy the Hidden Leaf Village in exchange for the lives of your loved ones back, or save it by becoming the next Hokage, which of course leaves her dead loved ones... still dead. Which sucks. And Naruto continues training and stuff.

(YTV)
Friday June 29 8:00pm - Episode 87 "Keep on Training: Pop Goes the Water Balloon"

Naruto takes his first steps toward learning the deadly "Rasengan," which involves taking baby steps, of course. Rome wasn't built in a day, and ultra-deadly Ninja hand bombs can't be mastered in only one Chakra flow. Duh.

One Piece
(Cartoon Network)
Saturday June 23 10:30pm - Episode 94 "Sandbagged"

Luffy's epic fight with Crocodile, aka "Mr. 0," finally concludes! Will rain return to Vivi's war-torn village? Will everything, truly, be OK?

Pokémon
(Cartoon Network)
-Monday June 25 7:30pm - Episode 479 "A Staravia Is Born"
-Tuesday June 26 7:30pm - Episode 480 "Leave It to Brocko"
-Wednesday June 27 7:30pm - Episode 481 "Shapes of Things to Come"
-Thursday June 28 7:30pm - Episode 482 "A Gruff Act to Follow"

More tales of Poke-shame: I freely admit to checking out both the strategy guide and updated "Pokedex" for that confoundedly addicting DS game. What's most shocking is how little I've progressed through the actual game, versus the amount of time I've spent playing it - over 20 hours, and I only have two gym badges and some 35 Pokémon? What gives? Anyway, on the popular animated series that prompts all the boys and girls to buy all the Pokémon merchandise their parents will allow, Ash and his pals once again diffuse Team Rocket's schemes and enters a gym battle. And such.

Tenjho Tenge
(Fuse)
Saturday June 23 12:30am - Episode 3 "Enforcer" (Repeats Sat June 23 11:00am, 11:30am)

After a foolhardy attempt to own, or "pwn" as the kids are fond of saying these days, their new school, Souichiro and Bob are mercilessly smacked down by the rest of the far-stronger student body. Thus, the disgraced pupils turn to the "Juken Club," in order to hone their skills. Which, let's be honest, we all did at that age.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
(Cartoon Network)
Saturday June 23 7:30pm - Episode 112 "Head in the Clouds, Part 2"

Chazz, one of Jaden's goofy friends, finally earns the opportunity to prove his mettle against an equally strong opponent. And of course I'm talking about playing cards here, which has been scientifically linked to every positive human attribute, such as physical strength, character, and other things.

Zatch Bell
(YTV)
Friday June 29 8:30pm - Episode 75 "Free Yourself From a Thousand Years of Pain"

Zatch attempts to convince the powerful and kind Pamoon to rebel against his wicked overseer, Zofis, but Stockholm Syndrome is a bond not easily broken.

MOVIES/SPECIALS

This week's movies: Yea, or Nay?

Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys
(Cartoon Network)
Saturday June 23 5:00pm

Ehh.

Pokémon Heroes
(Cartoon Network)
Monday June 25 12:30pm

Ehhh....

Howl's Moving Castle
(Encore WAM)
Monday June 25 6:00pm

Yea!

Karas: The Prophecy
(Encore Action)
Saturday June 23 12:00am

Nehh.

Appleseed
(Encore Action)
Saturday June 23 6:10pm (Repeats Sun June 24 10:15am)

Nerr.

Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade
(Encore Action)
Monday June 25 2:30pm

Yea? Sure, Yea.

There won't be The Click next week due to, of course, sunny Long Beach California occupying much of my time. But hey, maybe if we bump into each other at the con I can maybe pick up a TV Guide and do a live reading of The Click! But I would require a 40oz. bottle of King Cobra to replicate the experience accurately. But we can deal with the specifics when the occasion actually arises. Have fun everybody!

REPEATS/STRIPS

.hack//Roots
(Cartoon Network)
-Sat June 23 5:00am - Episode 11 "Discord"

Big O
(Cartoon Network)
-Sun June 24 5:00am - Episode 25 "The War of Paradigm City"

Bleach
(Adult Swim)
-Tue June 26 12:30am - Episode 9 (R Tue June 26 4:00am)
-Wed June 27 12:30am - Episode 10 (R Wed June 27 4:00am)
-Thu June 28 12:30am - Episode 11 (R Thu June 28 4:00am)
-Fri June 29 12:30am - Episode 12 (R Fri June 29 4:00am)

Cat's Eye
(ImaginAsianTV)
-Mon June 25 9:30am - Episode 3 "Watch the Troublesome Devil" (R Tue June 26 5:30am)
-Tue June 26 9:30am - Episode 4 "Paris-Like Aggressor" (R Wed June 27 5:30am)
-Wed June 27 9:30am - Episode 5 "Night Flying With Dangerous Perfume" (R Thu June 28 5:30am)
-Thu June 28 9:30am - Episode 6 "Feels Like Love, a Little Bit" (R Fri June 29 5:30am)
-Fri June 29 9:30am - Episode 7 "Splendid Love Message" (R Sat June 30 5:30am)

Chrono Crusade
(Showtime Beyond)
-Mon June 25 12:00am - Episode 6 "Jewel Witch" (R Fri June 29 12:45am)
-Mon June 25 12:25am - Episode 7 "Devil" (R Fri June 29 1:10am)
-Fri June 29 9:00pm - Episode 8 "Puppets"
-Fri June 29 9:30pm - Episode 9 "Joshua"

Digimon
(Toon Disney)
-Sat June 23 5:30pm - Episode 162 "Island of Misfit Boys" (R Sat June 23 10:30pm)
-Sun June 24 5:30pm - Episode 163 "The Odd One Out" (R Sun June 24 10:30pm)
-Mon June 25 8:00am - Episode 81 "Fusion Confusion" (R Tue June 26 2:30am)
-Tue June 26 2:00am - Episode 114 "The Icemon Cometh"
-Tue June 26 8:00am - Episode 82 "The Insect Master" (R Wed June 27 2:30am)
-Tue June 26 7:30pm - Episode 147 "Beelzemon's Big Day"
-Tue June 26 9:30pm - Episode 115 "Much Ado About Musyamon" (R Wed June 27 2:00am)
-Wed June 27 8:00am - Episode 83 "Arukenimon's Tangled Web" (R Thu June 28 2:30am)
-Wed June 27 7:30pm - Episode 148 "The Messenger"
-Wed June 27 9:30pm - Episode 116 "Divided They Stand" (R Thu June 28 2:00am)
-Thu June 28 8:00am - Episode 84 "Ultimate Antihero" (R Fri June 29 2:30am)
-Thu June 28 7:30pm - Episode 149 "The D-Reaper's Disguise"
-Thu June 28 9:30pm - Episode 117 "Juggernaut" (R Fri June 29 2:00am)
-Fri June 29 8:00am - Episode 85 "Opposites Attract" (R Sat June 30 2:30am)
-Fri June 29 9:30pm - Episode 118 "Grow Mon Grow" (R Sat June 30 2:00am)

Dragon Ball Z
(Cartoon Network)
-Sat June 23 7:00pm - Episode 132 "Time Chamber"

Elemental Gelade
(ImaginAsianTV)
-Sun June 24 10:00pm - Episode 21 "The Revealed Truth" (R Mon June 25 2:00am, 2:00pm)

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
(ImaginAsianTV)
-Sun June 24 11:30pm - Episode 21 "The Nobleman's True Self" (R Mon June 25 3:30am, 3:30pm)

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
(Adult Swim)
-Sun June 24 1:00am - Episode 6 "Excavation" (R Sun June 24 4:00am)

Idaten Jump
(Cartoon Network)
-Thu June 28 6:00am - Episode 13 "Guardian"
-Fri June 29 6:00am - Episode 14 "City"

InuYasha
(Adult Swim)
-Tue June 26 1:00am - Episode 42 "The Wind Scar Fails" (R Tue June 26 4:30am)
-Tue June 26 1:30am - Episode 43 "Tetsusaiga Breaks" (R Tue June 26 5:00am)
-Wed June 27 1:00am - Episode 44 "Kanjinbo's Possessed Sword" (R Wed June 27 4:30am)
-Wed June 27 1:30am - Episode 45 "Sesshomaru Wields Tokijin" (R Wed June 27 5:00am)
-Thu June 28 1:00am - Episode 46 "Juromaru and Kageromaru" (R Thu June 28 4:30am)
-Thu June 28 1:30am - Episode 47 "Onigumo's Heart Still Beats Within Naraku" (R Thu June 28 5:00am)
-Fri June 29 1:00am - Episode 48 "Return to the Place Where We First Met" (R Fri June 29 4:30am)
-Fri June 29 1:30am - Episode 49 "Kohaku's Lost Memories" (R Fri June 29 5:00am)

Kyo kara Maoh!
(ImaginAsianTV)
-Sun June 24 10:30pm - Episode 21 "The Dangerous Visitor" (R Mon June 25 2:30am, 2:30pm)

The Law of Ueki
(ImaginAsianTV)
-Sun June 24 11:00pm - Episode 21 "The Law of Seiichiro Sano" (R Mon June 25 3:00am, 3:00pm)

Naruto
(Cartoon Network)
-Sat June 23 8:30pm - Episode 90 "Unforgivable! A Total Lack of Respect"

Oban Star-Racers
(Toon Disney)
-Sat June 23 11:30pm - Episode 9 "Surprising Like Super-Racer"
-Sun June 24 2:30am - Episode 23 "Cruel Like Kross"
-Sun June 24 11:30pm - Episode 10 "Resistant Like Rush"
-Mon June 25 2:30am - Episode 24 "Canaletto's Revenge"

Orguss
(ImaginAsianTV)
-Mon June 25 8:30am - Episode 1 "Space-Time Destruction" (R Tue June 26 5:00am)
-Tue June 26 8:30am - Episode 2 "Lonely Wolf" (R Wed June 27 5:00am)
-Wed June 27 8:30am - Episode 3 "Pretty Machine" (R Thu June 28 5:00am)
-Thu June 28 8:30am - Episode 4 "Caravan" (R Fri June 29 5:00am)
-Fri June 29 8:30am - Episode 5 "Lovers" (R Sat June 30 5:00am)

Peacemaker
(Showtime Beyond)
-Sat June 23 6:00pm - Episode 17 "Hollow"
-Sat June 23 6:30pm - Episode 18 "Rain"
-Sat June 23 7:00pm - Episode 19 "Sky"
-Sat June 23 7:30pm - Episode 20 "Blade"
-Sat June 23 8:00pm - Episode 21 "Battle Array"
-Sat June 23 8:30pm - Episode 22 "Fight"
-Sat June 23 9:00pm - Episode 23 "Truth"
-Sat June 23 9:30pm - Episode 24 "Iron"

Pokémon
(Cartoon Network)
-Sat June 23 9:00am - Episode 471 "Gettin' Twiggy With It"
-Sat June 23 9:30am - Episode 472 "Different Stroked For Different Blokes" (R Mon June 25 7:00am)
-Tue June 26 7:00am - Episode 473 "Like It or Lup It"
-Wed June 27 7:00am - Episode 474 "Gymbaliar"
-Thu June 28 7:00am - Episode 475 "Setting the World on it's Buneary"
-Fri June 29 7:00am - Episode 476 "Not On My Watch Ya Don't"

Remi
(ImaginAsianTV)
-Mon June 25 6:00am - Episode 5 "Remi's First Performance" (R Mon June 25 9:00am, Tue June 26 4:30am)
-Tue June 26 6:00am - Episode 6 "Remi and the Open-Air Classroom" (R Tue June 26 9:00am, Wed June 27 4:30am)
-Wed June 27 6:00am - Episode 7 "Do-Re-Mi-Fa Remi" (R Wed June 27 9:00am, Thu June 28 4:30am)
-Thu June 28 6:00am - Episode 8 "Remi, Lost" (R Thu June 28 9:00am, Fri June 29 4:30am)
-Fri June 28 6:00am - Episode 9 "Grace, the First Friend" (R Fri June 29 9:00am, Sat June 30 4:30am)

Saiyuki Reload
(Encore WAM)
-Sat June 23 4:30pm - Episode 23 "Dawn" (R Sun June 24 8:30am)
-Sun June 24 4:30pm - Episode 24 "Go Ahead" (R Mon June 25 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Mon June 25 4:30pm - Episode 25 "Nothing to Give" (R Tue June 26 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Tue June 26 4:30pm - Episode 26 "Run" (R Wed June 27 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Wed June 27 4:30pm - Episode 1 "Wanted Dead or Alive" (R Thu June 28 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Thu June 28 4:30pm - Episode 2 "Lethal Weapon" (R Fri June 29 2:30am, 8:30am)

Samurai 7
(Independent Film Channel)
-Sat June 23 5:30am - Episode 1 "The Master"
-Sat June 23 8:00am - Episode 11 "The Village"
-Sat June 23 8:30am - Episode 12 "The Truth"
-Fri June 29 11:30pm - Episode 2 "The Pupil" (R Sat June 30 5:35am)

Samurai Deeper Kyo
(Encore WAM)
-Sat June 23 4:00pm - Episode 2 "Wanted Dead or Alive" (R Sun June 24 8:00am)
-Sun June 24 4:00pm - Episode 3 "Red Mirage" (R Mon June 25 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Mon June 25 4:00pm - Episode 4 "The Creeping Nightmare" (R Tue June 26 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Tue June 26 4:00pm - Episode 5 "Tears of the Assassin" (R Wed June 27 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Wed June 27 4:00pm - Episode 6 "The Duel at Hibiya Bay" (R Thu June 28 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Thu June 28 4:00pm - Episode 7 "Keichou Era Battle Royal" (R Fri June 29 2:00am)

(Encore Action)
-Tue June 26 12:00am - Episode 1 "Road to Armageddon"
-Tue June 26 12:00am - Episode 2 "Wanted Dead or Alive"
-Tue June 26 1:00am - Episode 3 "Red Mirage"
-Wed June 27 12:00am - Episode 4 "The Creeping Nightmare"
-Wed June 27 12:30am - Episode 5 "Tears of the Assassin"
-Wed June 27 1:00am - Episode 6 "The Duel at Hibiya Bay"
-Thu June 28 12:00am - Episode 7 "Keichou Era Battle Royal"
-Thu June 28 12:30am - Episode 8 "Demon Spear Cries"
-Thu June 28 1:00am - Episode 9 "The Blind Smile"
-Fri June 29 12:00am - Episode 10 "Cold Blood Illusion"
-Fri June 29 12:30am - Episode 11 "Pitch Black Flashback"
-Fri June 29 1:00am - Episode 12 "The Boy From the Deep Forest"

Shin-chan
(Adult Swim)
-Sat June 23 11:30pm - Episode 3 (R Sun June 23 2:30am)

Shinzo
(Toon Disney)
-Sat June 23 4:00am - Episode 30 "Mushra's Mission"
-Tue June 26 4:00am - Episode 31 "Soul Survivor"
-Wed June 27 4:00am - Episode 32 "Long Live Yakumo"
-Thu June 28 4:00am - Episode 1 "The Awakening"
-Fri June 29 4:00am - Episode 2 "Bee-Ware the Hunters"

Sonic X
(4KidsTV)
-Sat June 23 10:00am - Episode "Satellite Swindle"

Transformers: Cybertron
(Cartoon Network)
-Mon June 25 6:00am - Episode 12 "Ship"
-Tue June 26 6:00am - Episode 13 "Hero"
-Wed June 27 6:00am - Episode 14 "Race"

Trinity Blood
(Cartoon Network)
-Sun June 24 1:30am - Episode 5 "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" (R Sun June 24 4:30am)

Voltron
(Adult Swim)
-Sun June 24 5:30am - Episode 13 "The Witch Gets a Facelift"
-Tue June 26 5:30am - Episode 35 "Doom Boycotts the Space Olympics"
-Wed June 27 5:30am - Episode 36 "Lotor's Clone"
-Thu June 28 5:30am - Episode 37 "Lotor's New Hit Man"
-Fri June 29 5:30am - Episode 38 "Raid of the Red Berets"

Yu-Gi-Oh!
(4KidsTV)
-Sat June 23 10:30am - Episode 74 "Friends Til the End"

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
(Cartoon Network)
-Mon June 25 6:30am - Episode 72 "Not Playing With a Full Deck"
-Tue June 26 6:30am - Episode 73 "Source of Strength"
-Wed June 27 6:30am - Episode 74 "Happily Never After"
-Thu June 28 6:30am - Episode 75 "Taken By Storm, Part 1"
-Fri June 29 6:30am - Episode 76 "Taken By Storm, Part 2"


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