Anime Programming in the US
Making a Living in Manga in Japan with Felipe Smith
Lost in Translation
Ok, this time, I'll make a solemn, completely sincere promise to all you fine, educated, well-dressed, snappy, delightfully fragrant readers. I will NOT flagrantly flaunt my newly-made website, and instead just get on with the talking about anime shows on TV. Deal? Deal.
Monday October 20 11:00pm
The Click Pick this time is a little bit different, because this is something that I have honestly never seen. But I will check it out! So I don't honestly know if it's any good or not, but WHO CARES. It's something NEW, damn it all. The rest of this week's lineup is your standard, somewhat stagnant slate of shows that are lucky to have even the crappiest timeslots, so my hats are off to Sci Fi for picking something a little fresher than repeats or Psychic Wars.
So, Strait Jacket. It's about a "tactical sorcerer" who fights monsters. The hook? These "monsters" were once humans... UNTIL THEY USED TOO MUCH MAGIC. And became monsters somehow. Because, uh, MAGIC.
The Bakugan Boyz (along with Token Female and Token Character of Mixed Racial Heritage) are still in danger, until one lone Bakugan Bralwer-Man takes the fight to the real world to discover their whereabouts.
Saturday October 18 11:00pm - Episode 84 (Repeats Sun Oct 19 2:00am)
Saturday October 18 9:30pm - Episode 63
Sorry, Canada; you just wrapped up the most awesome-est story arc in Bleach thus far! So, you get a recap episode, with a tiny bit of further plot development sprinkled somewhat throughout. We here in AMERICA get... another filler-thing. But really, when watching Bleach your first instinct is to hope for some neat swordfights with crazy powers and maybe some snappy humor thrown in, which you will get. You will get that.
Saturday October 18 8:30pm - Episode 6 "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"
Along their perilous journey, Shu and his buddies stop by a neighboring town for a nice, pleasant lunch. Pleasantness turns to discord, however, as they meet an improbably buxom and disconcertingly fanservice-y young lady named Bouquet, who is sexually harassed by some rude patrons, leading Shu and his White Knight Syndrome to step in and defend the lady's dubious honor.
Sunday October 19 5:00am - Episode 24 "The Collapsing Stage"
Lelouch, alias "Zero" and leader of the powerful Black Knights, has succeeded in staging a massive, bloody uprising of Japanese against their evil, Aryan, "Brittanian" overlords. But what of his close companion Suzaku, fully ensconced within the ranks of the Britannian military?!? O, BARBAROUS FATE!
Saturday October 18 10:00am - Episode 32 "Falls Alarm!"
Just as an aside; One time a friend and I were in a Gameworks and I swear that we poured more money into the companion Dinosaur King / Love & Berry arcade machines than anything else they had there. Why this is, I have no idea. We became obsessed, over the span of about an hour and a half, of finding either the raddest or the most retarded-looking cards the machines would spit out. My friend got a bitchin' Stegosaurus; I got a sensible but stylish blue summer dress. We left shortly after the sad realization of this fact officially set in. THE END
Ghost Slayers Ayashi
Wednesday October 22 10:00pm - Episode 12 "Howling at the Moon" (Repeats Thu Oct 23 2:30am, 7:30pm)
The ominously-named "Killing Stone" is put to use to lure rampaging "Youi" away from the innocent, and one of the characters faces a tough moral dilemma; kill a friend, or live a fugitive from the law? Oh, feudal Japan! You so crazy antiquated with your justice system.
Tuesday October 21 8:00pm - Episode 4 "Silent Cries" (Repeats Tue Oct 21 11:00pm, Fri Oct 24 11:30pm, Sat Oct 25 2:30am)
The aptly-named Hell Girl is summoned from her dank pit of darkness and the wailing souls of the damned to investigate the death of a beloved... dog. Yep! Seems a veterinary assistant done "screwed the pooch" if I might be allowed to make a lame joke. Wait, I'm not? Crap.
Wednesday October 22 8:00pm - Episode 12 "The Smile of an Angel" (Repeats Thu Oct 23 1:30am, 6:00pm)
The EVIL Searrs organization has kidnapped one of Mai's friends! So Mai and her other non-kidnapped friends set out to rescue her, because kidnapping is way grody. And lame.
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit
Sunday October 19 5:30am - Episode 8 "The Swordsmith"
Balsa needs a new spear, but the weaponsmasterysmithyguy is not convinced that Balsa did not ACTUALLY kill Prince. Changing trends in the music industry, she argues, as well as Prince's immense hubris, are what killed Prince. But Prince can come back, if he so wishes.
Saturday October 18 10:30pm - Episode 201 "Multiple Traps: Countdown to Destruction"
Saturday October 18 8:00pm - Episode 155 "The Dark Creeping Clouds"
Here we go, guys! Only 20 MORE EPISODES TO GO until Naruto's filler episodes are over! Completely!!! Granted this would be a whole lot quicker if the Cartoon Network were still burning through them at two episodes a week, but evidently they couldn't keep that crazy pace up. Alas. Canada, meanwhile, still has 66 more of 'em. Hey, maybe your new "Prime Minister" can help! Not that I understand much about Parliamentary Government, but I do own no fewer than four George Clinton and P-Funk albums, which I think counts.
Oh, uh: Naruto and Shikamaru try to out-trap the "Trap Master" and in Canada Naruto hopes that his recently defeated foe is, in fact, defeated.
Wednesday October 22 9:30pm - Episode 12 "A Modest Request" (Repeats Thu Oct 23 2:00am, 7:00pm)
In a brave stance against the monolithic tobacco industry, the aggravated ISPV7 crewmate, Fee, desperately needs a cigarette, which has all kinds of ramifications; such as becoming unwittingly tangled up in a TERRORIST PLOT. Which is what will totally HAPPEN, aside from cancer.
Saturday October 18 9:30am - Episode 545 "The Thief That Keeps on Thieving"
Ash and pals take a moment to reflect upon everything they've accomplished, and how they eerily haven't aged in some 10 years, by helping a brand-new Pokémon trainer capture his first Pokémon.
Wednesday October 22 9:00pm - Episode 12 "The War Song of the Two Princesses" (Repeats Thu Oct 23 6:30pm)
Pacifica and her motley crew of protectorates face off against ANOTHER Princess with strange powers, and her especially magically powerful comrades. It's like, who's gonna win this win? WHO WILL WINS?
Saturday October 18 10:30am - Episode 6 "The Facility, Part 1"
Yusei is rounded up by FASCIST RENT-A-COPS, man, and he's taken to a shady holding cell. but apparently they don't frisk you for cards or anything, because he meets and promptly duels a man with a "Hidden Treasure" deck. I'm going to assume that means he's good.
Saturday October 18 9:00pm - Episode 98 "The Decisive Battle in the In-Between World!"
Zatch and Brago need to team up and let bygones be bygones in order to defeat the evil Maestro. Maestro being a villain of sorts, who Machiavellian-ly manipulates people to his own sadistic ends, or at least as sadistic as children's television allows.
Pokemon: The First Movie
Saturday October 18 4:00pm
Pokemans! And slow-moving futuristic adaptations of classic fairy tales! The anime movie that has made the most money in American theaters ever, and a movie that probably made only 100 bucks by playing in a theater in Portland for two days!
That's about all I have to say that isn't some politically charged screed or a large string of curse words directed towards people I irrationally hate, so until next week! Adieu!
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
-Mon Oct 20 6:30am - Episode 2 "Masquerade Ball"
-Tue Oct 21 6:30am - Episode 3 "A Feud Between Friends"
-Wed Oct 22 6:30am - Episode 4 "Dan & Drago"
-Thu Oct 23 6:30am - Episode 5 "Runo Rules"
-Fri Oct 24 6:30am - Episode 6 "Combination Battle"
-Sun Oct 19 6:30am - Episode 223 "Curse This Curse: Marcus' Bad Day"
-Mon Oct 20 6:30am - Episode 249 "Awaken Belphemon!"
-Tue Oct 21 6:30am - Episode 250 "The Battle With Belphemon"
-Wed Oct 22 6:30am - Episode 251 "The Power of the Burst Mode"
-Thu Oct 23 6:30am - Episode 252 "King Drasil's Final Decision!"
-Fri Oct 24 6:30am - Episode 253 "The Royal Knights Assemble!"
-Sat Oct 25 6:30am - Episode 224 "The Vile of Vilemon!"
-Sat Oct 18 11:30pm - Episode 5 "The Man With the Mechanical Arm" (R Sun Oct 19 2:30am)
-Wed Oct 22 2:20am - Episode 4 "Doll; Bambola"
-Mon Oct 20 5:00am - Episode 81 "Vanishing Point; Naraku Disappears"
-Mon Oct 20 5:00am - Episode 82 "Gap Between the Ages"
-Tue Oct 21 5:30am - Episode 83 "Female Wolf-Demon and the Lunar Rainbow Promise"
-Wed Oct 22 5:30am - Episode 84 "Kega's Bride-to-Be"
-Thu Oct 23 5:30am - Episode 85 "Evil Within Demon's Head Castle"
-Fri Oct 24 5:30am - Episode 86 "Secret of the Possessed Princess"
-Sat Oct 25 5:30am - Episode 87 "Kikyo's Lonely Journey"
Kirby: Right Back At Ya!
-Sat Oct 18 11:00am - Episode 59 "The Meal Moocher"
-Sun Oct 19 2:00am - Episode 23 "Cruel Like Kross"
-Sun Oct 19 3:30am - Episode 11 "Silent Like Spirit"
-Mon Oct 20 2:00am - Episode 24 "Canaletto's Revenge"
-Mon Oct 20 3:30am - Episode 12 "The Will to Win"
-Tue Oct 21 2:00am - Episode 26 "The Moment of Truth"
-Tue Oct 21 3:30am - Episode 13 "Make Way!"
-Wed Oct 22 2:00am - Episode 1 "A Fresh Start"
-Wed Oct 22 3:30am - Episode 14 "Welcome to Oban!"
-Thu Oct 23 2:00am - Episode 2 "Hostilities Break Out"
-Thu Oct 23 3:30am - Episode 15 "Fierce Like Furter"
-Fri Oct 24 2:00am - Episode 3 "Grave Like Groor"
-Fri Oct 24 3:30am - Episode 16 "Nervous Like Ning & Skun"
-Sat Oct 25 2:00am - Episode 4 "In Like Flint"
-Sat Oct 25 3:30am - Episode 17 "Optimized Like Ondai"
-Mon Oct 20 1:00pm - Episode 448 "New Plot, Odd Lot"
-Mon Oct 20 1:30pm - Episode 449 "Going For Choke"
-Tue Oct 21 1:00pm - Episode 450 "The Ole' Berate and Switch"
-Tue Oct 21 1:30pm - Episode 451 "Grating Spaces"
-Wed Oct 22 1:00pm - Episode 452 "Battling the Enemy Within"
-Wed Oct 22 1:30pm - Episode 453 "Slaking Kong"
-Thu Oct 23 1:00pm - Episode 454 "May, We Harley Drew'd Ya"
-Thu Oct 23 1:30pm - Episode 455 "Thinning the Hoard"
-Fri Oct 24 1:00pm - Episode 456 "Channeling the Battle Zone"
-Fri Oct 24 1:30pm - Episode 457 "Aipom and Circumstance"
-Tue Oct 21 4:00am - Episode 22 "A New Beginning"
-Wed Oct 22 4:00am - Episode 23 "Bear Claws"
-Thu Oct 23 4:00am - Episode 24 "The Nightmare Dream Center"
-Fri Oct 24 4:00am - Episode 25 "Eilis of the Storm"
-Sat Oct 25 4:00am - Episode 26 "Reviving Yakumo"
-Sat Oct 18 9:00am - Episode 23 "Emerald Anniversary"
-Sat Oct 18 9:30am - Episode 24 "How to Catch a Hedgehog"
-Sat Oct 18 10:30am - Episode 18 "The Return of the Headmaster"
-Mon Oct 20 6:00am - Episode 29 "A Bridge Too Close, Part 2"
-Tue Oct 21 6:00am - Episode 4 "Home Is Where the Spark Is"
-Wed Oct 22 6:00am - Episode 8 "Total Meltdown"
-Thu Oct 23 6:00am - Episode 5 "Blast From the Past"
-Fri Oct 24 6:00am - Episode 6 "The Thrill of the Hunt"