The Click Feburary 9th - 15th
by Bry Enhancin', Feb 9th 2008
My apologies to everyone who no doubt lost sleep, productivity at work, and precious bodily fluids over the flakiness of The Click the past few weeks. Last week's Click was done, let me assure you, but a strange combination of accidental keystrokes eliminated it as I was preparing the last few lines of HTML code. This prompted immediate destruction of my own personal property and the utterance of several naughty words.
But, one week, two-dozen drinks, and thirteen Myspace surveys later, I'm back and game for more Click action! If you're game to read it, that is. I certainly hope so; I mean you're already here, reading at least a little part of it. Who knows, it might get better?
-Tuesday February 12 12:00am - Episode 1 (Repeats Tue Feb 12 12:45pm)
-Tuesday February 12 1:00am - Episode 2 (Repeats Tue Feb 12 1:45pm)
Geneon's last big hurrah before exiting the US anime market rather, sadly, ignominiously is this fabulously over-the-top re-animation of Hellsing, with all the talented dub actors returning to lend their vocal talents to a project that has roughly three times the budget of the original TV series. It's good, is what I'm getting at, and those of you who've been living under an anime-deprived rock for the past year who might've missed this on DVD initially can watch it. And should, dare I say. Which is why it's the venerable Click Pick for this week, I guess.
Friday February 15 8:00pm - Episode 17 "The Roanapur Freakshow Circus"
Counterfeitin' Jane is still on the lamb from the mafia, and the Black Lagoon is hired to make sure those filthy (racial epithets) don't get their greasy maws on her.
Friday February 15 9:30pm - Episode 49 (Repeats Sat Feb 16 2:00am)
Trapped in a confining, literally soul-sucking prison cell all by her lonesome, Rukia retreats to her darkest memories regarding the death of her Vice Captain, and her own role in the sordid affair.
Sunday February 10 1:30am - Episode 44 "Into the Light" (Repeats Sun Feb 10 4:30am)
Saya and the others are recuperating nicely from their last big jaunt against their vampiric foes, and prepare to go into battle once again. Sad news about the 1:30am timeslot, though. Ouch.
Sunday February 10 12:30am - Episode 16 "Decision" (Repeats Sun Feb 10 3:30am, Tue Feb 12 12:30am, 3:30am)
Friday February 15 10:00pm - Episode 17 "Execution" (Repeats Sat Feb 16 1:30am)
Death Note's sagging ratings are a sad thing, folks. Tune in! Tell your friends! Pry their eyeballs open Clockwork Orange-style! Turn off their Pong-boxes 360's or what-have-you! Anyway, this week in North American Death Note synopsises, the mystery of the Death Note itself becomes muddled when Light is imprisoned, and L must think of a scheme to have him released.
Monday February 11 8:30pm - Episode 231 "The Clash With Merukimon!" (Repeats Tue Feb 12 1:00am, Fri Feb 15 8:30pm, Sat Feb 16 1:00am)
The -mon's fight against Merukimon, and encounter some difficulty in defeating their foe until another, bigger -mon arrives.
Saturday February 9 9:30am - Episode 17 "Field of Screams"
The Dino-Gang fines an Altirhinus in the deep, vast jungles of Brazil, somewhere.
Gundam Seed Destiny
Friday February 15 10:30pm - Episode 45 "Prelude to Revolution" (Repeats Sat Feb 16 2:30am)
The Archangel and its rather emotional crew makes a trip to the moon, of all places, to confront a nefarious doppleganger of sorts.
-Saturday February 9 9:00pm - Episode 138 "Pure Betrayal and a Fleeting Plea"
-Saturday February 9 9:30pm - Episode 139 "Pure Terror: The House of Orochimaru"
So let it be known that I, Brian Hanson, find these first few filler episodes to be, all told, not that bad. They get worse, of course, but in the grand scheme of terrible Naruto episodes these ones barely register a blip. That said! Naruto And The Others venture into Orochimaru's territory, only to find, what else, a trap lies in wait.
Friday February 15 8:00pm - Episode 123 "The Leaf's Handsome Devil"
Ah, I love it when I don't have to write anything pithy regarding an "Episode TBA" listing. Makes me all warm and cozy inside. Or maybe that's just the whiskey. Either way, Rock Lee comes to Naruto's aid and attempts to fend off the deadly bone-swordsman Kimimaro.
Saturday February 9 10:00pm - Episode 123 "Chopper in Danger: Former King vs. Skyrider Shura"
Chopper attempts to keep the Straw Hat's ship in fine shape while the others investigate the treacherous Upper Yard, but a deadly new foe has his sights set on the noble vessel's destruction. O, woe!
-Monday February 11 11:00pm - Episode 11 "Yome Island's Mystery"
-Monday February 11 11:30pm - Episode 12 "Will of the Winds, Part 1"
Man and Tengu, Tengu and Man, working together, aside from all preconceptions of race and... non-mythical entities. Such harmony and political correctness! This week, the ghastly duo investigate not-quite-as-cheery-as-it-sounds Bride Island, and a series of gruesome murders at the Festival of the Wind.
Saturday February 9 10:30am - Episode 8 "Total Meltdown" (Repeats Sun Feb 10 11:00am)
Bumblebee's delicate machinery is tampered with by a meddlesome engineer, and becomes a beacon of death for his fellow Autobots. What a sticky wicket!
Friday February 15 11:30pm - Episode 7 "Past" (Repeats Sat Feb 16 2:30am)
What's a single mother and part-time superhero to do, when a second-rate knockoff, known affectionately as the "Cloneblade," attacks her mercilessly? Other than donning a skimpy outfit and going into battle, I suppose.
Saturday February 9 10:30am - Episode 130 "Unleashing the Dragon, Part 2"
Yu-Gi-Oh's surprising return to the world of premiere episodes may sound more like a death rattle than a triumphant swan song, but those of you who thoroughly enjoy the drama and dulcet tones of card-battling will no doubt not care. In this one, Jaden uses his mighty "Sacred Beasts" against some bad guys, with cards.
Anime: Drawing a Revolution
Monday February 11 1:15pm
The Weathering Continent
Wednesday February 13 6:20am
More buried-in-random-timeslots feature goodness from our friends at the Starz networks. Audiences need some anime between their endless repeats of Timecop and Universal Soldier!
And I suppose, then, that's all that is truly required of me for this week's The Click, so. I'll be back next week, most likely! With more comments and jokes! Or things that resemble them!
-Sun Feb 10 5:30am - Episode 3 "Expedition to Mars"
-Mon Feb 11 5:30am - Episode 4 "The Sphinx"
-Tue Feb 12 5:30am - Episode 5 "Cross Island"
-Wed Feb 13 5:30am - Episode 6 "Grass Boy"
-Thu Feb 14 5:30am - Episode 7 "Zero, the Invisible Robot"
-Fri Feb 15 5:30am - Episode 8 "Silver Comet"
-Sat Feb 16 5:30am - Episode 9 "Hullabaloo Island"
-Sun Feb 10 1:00am - Episode 50 (R Sun Feb 10 4:00am, Tue Feb 12 1:00am, 4:00am)
-Mon Feb 11 9:30am - Episode 29 "The Magnificent Show" (R Tue Feb 12 5:30am)
-Tue Feb 12 9:30am - Episode 30 "The Death Smell at the Health Club" (R Wed Feb 13 5:30am)
-Wed Feb 13 9:30am - Episode 31 "Starting From the Kiss" (R Thu Feb 14 5:30am)
-Thu Feb 14 9:30am - Episode 32 "Museum Filled With Danger" (R Fri Feb 15 5:30am)
-Fri Feb 15 9:30am - Episode 33 "The Goal is to Propose" (R Sat Feb 16 5:30am)
-Sat Feb 9 6:30am - Episode 40 "Enter the Dark Masters" (R Sat Feb 9 9:30pm)
-Sat Feb 9 5:30pm - Episode 215 "Marcus' Inner Strength"
-Sun Feb 10 6:30am - Episode 42 "Under Pressure" (R Sun Feb 10 9:30am)
-Sun Feb 10 5:30pm - Episode 216 "The Return of Thomas!"
-Mon Feb 11 6:30am - Episode 182 "Stuck in Sakkakumon With You" (R Mon Feb 11 10:00pm)
-Tue Feb 12 6:30am - Episode 183 "Darkness Before Dawn" (R Tue Feb 12 10:00pm)
-Wed Feb 13 6:30am - Episode 184 "Phantasmagoric Sakkakumon" (R Wed Feb 13 10:00pm)
-Thu Feb 14 6:30am - Episode 185 "O Brother, Who Art Thou?" (R Thu Feb 14 10:00pm)
-Fri Feb 15 6:30am - Episode 186 "Workin' on the Train Gang" (R Fri Feb 15 10:00pm)
Dragon Ball Z
-Sat Feb 9 10:30pm - Episode 159 "The Puzzle of General Tao"
-Sun Feb 10 10:30pm - Episode 4 "Elemental Gelade of the Light and Darkness" (R Mon Feb 11 3:00am, 2:30pm)
-Tue Feb 12 6:00pm - Episode 5 "The Teardrop From That Day" (R Tue Feb 12 9:00pm, Wed Feb 13 1:30am, 1:00pm)
-Wed Feb 13 1:30am - Episode 40 "Cosmic Trigger" (R Wed Feb 13 4:30am)
-Thu Feb 14 1:30am - Episode 41 "Acperience-3" (R Thu Feb 14 4:30am)
-Fri Feb 15 1:30am - Episode 42 "Star Dancer" (R Fri Feb 15 4:30am)
-Sat Feb 16 1:30am - Episode 43 "The Sunshine Underground" (R Sat Feb 16 4:30am)
-Tue Feb 12 1:30am - Episode 6 "FLCLimax" (R Tue Feb 12 4:30am)
-Sun Feb 10 10:00pm - Episode 4 "A Mother's Secrets" (R Mon Feb 11 2:30am, 2:00pm)
-Tue Feb 12 5:30pm - Episode 5 "Do You Love Your Fiancee?" (R Tue Feb 12 8:30pm, Wed Feb 13 1:00am, 12:30pm)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
-Wed Feb 13 1:00am - Episode 25 "Barrage" (R Wed Feb 13 4:00am)
-Thu Feb 14 1:00am - Episode 26 "Stand Alone Complex" (R Thu Feb 14 4:00am)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
-Fri Feb 15 1:00am - Episode 1 "Reembody" (R Fri Feb 15 4:00am)
-Sat Feb 16 1:00am - Episode 2 "Night Cruise" (R Sat Feb 16 4:00am)
-Sun Feb 10 5:00am - Episode 75 "Plot of the Panther Divas"
-Tue Feb 12 5:00am - Episode 76 "Target: Sesshomaru and Inuyasha"
-Wed Feb 13 5:00am - Episode 77 "Panther Tribe and the Two Swords of the Fang"
-Thu Feb 14 5:00am - Episode 78 "Only You, Sango"
-Fri Feb 15 5:00am - Episode 79 "Jaken's Plan to Steal the Tetsusaiga"
-Sat Feb 16 5:00am - Episode 80 "Sesshomaru and the Abducted Rin"
-Sun Feb 10 1:00am - Episode TBA
-Sun Feb 10 1:30am - Episode TBA
-Sun Feb 10 2:00am - Episode TBA
-Sun Feb 10 2:30am - Episode TBA
-Mon Feb 11 8:30pm - Episode TBA (R Tue Feb 12 1:30am, 5:30am)
-Tue Feb 12 2:00am - Episode TBA
-Tue Feb 12 2:30am - Episode TBA
-Tue Feb 12 3:00am - Episode TBA
-Tue Feb 12 3:30am - Episode TBA
-Tue Feb 12 8:30pm - Episode TBA (R Wed Feb 13 1:30am, 5:30am)
-Wed Feb 13 8:30pm - Episode TBA (R Thu Feb 14 1:30am, 5:30am)
Law of Ueki
-Sun Feb 10 9:30pm - Episode 4 "The Law of Li Ho, the Felxible Man" (R Mon Feb 11 2:00am, 1:30pm)
-Tue Feb 12 5:00pm - Episode 5 "The Law of Robert Haydn" (R Tue Feb 12 8:00pm, Wed Feb 13 12:30am, 12:00pm)
-Mon Feb 11 10:30pm - Episode 125 "The Sand Shinobi: Allies of the Leaf"
-Tue Feb 12 10:30pm - Episode 126 "Showdown: Gaara vs. Kimimaro"
-Wed Feb 13 10:30pm - Episode 127 "The Vengeful Strike! Bracken Dance"
-Mon Feb 11 8:30am - Episode 31 "Children" (R Tue Feb 12 5:00am)
-Tue Feb 12 8:30am - Episode 32 "Lost World" (R Wed Feb 13 5:00am)
-Wed Feb 13 8:30am - Episode 33 "Last Charge" (R Thu Feb 14 5:00am)
-Thu Feb 14 8:30am - Episode 34 "Battlefield" (R Fri Feb 15 5:00am)
-Fri Feb 15 8:30am - Episode 35 "Space-Time Creation" (R Sat Feb 16 5:00am)
-Sat Feb 9 9:00am - Episode 515 "Tag! We're It" (R Thu Feb 14 7:00am)
-Sat Feb 9 9:30am - Episode 516 "Glory Blaze" (R Fri Feb 15 7:00am)
-Sun Feb 10 10:30am - Episode 497 "The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!"
-Mon Feb 11 7:00am - Episode 512 "A Maze-ing Race"
-Mon Feb 11 3:00pm - Episode 486 "Mutiny in the Bounty"
-Tue Feb 12 7:00am - Episode 513 "Sandshrew's Locker"
-Tue Feb 12 3:00pm - Episode 487 "Ya See We Want an Evolution"
-Wed Feb 13 7:00am - Episode 514 "Dawn's Early Light"
-Wed Feb 13 3:00pm - Episode 488 "Borrowing on Bad Faith"
-Thu Feb 14 3:00pm - Episode 489 "Faces With Steelix Determination"
-Fri Feb 15 3:00pm - Episode 490 "Cooking Up A Sweet Story"
-Mon Feb 11 6:00am - Episode 38 "Mama Balblanc" (R Mon Feb 11 9:00am, Tue Feb 12 4:30am)
-Tue Feb 12 6:00am - Episode 39 "Hurry to Paris!" (R Tue Feb 12 9:00am, Wed Feb 13 4:30am)
-Wed Feb 13 6:00am - Episode 40 "Remi is an Englishman!" (R Wed Feb 13 9:00am, Thu Feb 14 4:30am)
-Thu Feb 14 6:00am - Episode 41 "Met at Last: Mother and Father" (R Thu Feb 14 9:00am, Fri Feb 15 4:30am)
-Fri Feb 15 6:00am - Episode 42 "Driscol's True Identity" (R Fri Feb 15 9:00am, Sat Feb 16 4:30am)
-Wed Feb 13 12:30am - Episode 13 "Swimming, Diving and Scuba Team" (R Wed Feb 13 3:30am)
-Thu Feb 14 12:30am - Episode 9 "Shady Real Estate Office, Ho!" (R Thu Feb 14 3:30am)
-Fri Feb 15 12:30am - Episode 18 "The Girls of 34C" (R Fri Feb 15 3:30am)
-Sat Feb 16 12:30am - Episode 23 "Your IQ's Like 5, Right?" (R Sat Feb 16 3:30am)
Special Duty Combat Unit: Shinesman
-Wed Feb 13 3:25am - Episode TBA
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