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The Click
September 9th - September 15th

by Brian Hanson,

Good morrow to thee, fine ANN readers. This is The Click, a veritable Horn of Amalthea containing as many dates and times for anime shows on TV that any sane-yet-twice-institutionalized man can wrangle together. There's also some pithy commentary and sophomoric jokes, so stick around for that as well. The Usual Caveat: all dates and times are tentative, all times listed are Eastern. Don't blame me; blame the governing body that created Time Zones.

And for those of you who keep up with my MySpace, Livejournal, Facebook, and Xanga blogs, you might remember my grand scheme over the past week or so to abandon this humdrum smalltown life and take my dreams, as well as my epic 3,000-page Trigun/Ranma/Care Bears slash self-insertion Mpreg fanfic, to the fertile grounds of Hollywood! Sadly, those negotiations fell through, literally actually, once the Riot Police were called in. If I might offer a bit of advice to any other budding screenwriters out there: those men dressed as ladies on the streets at night? Definitely NOT heads of development at Paramount. They are probably only gaffers or, tops, consultants.

Thankfully, Zac and my other friends at ANN left their door open for me in case my grandiose dreams of stardom somehow, impossibly managed to not work out. Still, though, I can take solace in the joy my words bring to a niche but dedicated and impassioned readership. Not to mention I can still manage to fuel my addiction to cocaine and Chilean nectarines. All is right with the world!

(Cartoon Network)
Sunday September 10 12:30am - Episode 1 "A Shinigami is Born!" (Repeats Sun Sep 10 3:30am)

Bleach finally arrives, one-hundred-percent legal, on North American shores! Though, to be technical, it arrives 26 hours earlier on a certain network on a certain country that the US wears as a hat. But nevermind the technical jargon; Bleach is here, and we have accurate episode titles as well! This is a show with characters, who have names like Ichigo and Rukia, and there is violence in the form of ghost-fighting. Only, they aren't technically ghosts; they're called "Hollows," and they enjoy the taste of souls. Thus, they must be fought. Add a dash of comedic-style funniness and drama, and that is Bleach.


Friday September 15 10:30pm - Episode 2 "Pay or Play"

Flashing forward a good six days, episode two of the currently-red-hot show rears its massive sword slingin' self on YTV. Ichigo's gambit to protect his family has paid off, but is alarmed to discover a familiar face amongst his usual group of friends at school. I figure this is probably obvious, but I should probably say it anyway; there are going to be plenty of folks who haven't seen Bleach before and probably won't appreciate spoilers from people who download fresh-from-Japan episodes that are translated by trained monkeys on computers who like to spend more time creating needlessly gaudy and insipid "karaoke" fonts for the opening and closing songs than proofread their actual scripts.

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
(Cartoon Network)
Saturday September 9 10:00pm - Episode 44 "The Especially Serious Circular Skirmish in Cyber City"

This week: Bo-Bobo does goofy antics in the eponymous Cyber City, I watch and laugh with bewilderment, then afterwards I go online and blog about my experience on a Bo-Bobo online Role-Playing group, then I go to bed, very alone. Hilarious!

Eureka 7
(Cartoon Network)
Sunday September 10 1:00am - Episode 20 "Substance Abuse" (Repeats Sun Sep 10 4:00am)

Is this a Very Special Episode of Eureka 7, where the characters learn the lesson that "being cool" with the popular kids isn't all it's cracked up to be? And somebody dies from smoking one joint somehow? No! Instead, Eureka remains hospitalized, and while Renton remains close to her side, Holland tries to keep things afloat by taking on a few somewhat-shady odd jobs. This causes conflict. Will there be resolution? Find out!

Friday September 15 9:30pm - Episode 2 "Blue Sky Fish"

"After Eureka and her sky-surfing mech “Nirvash” stir up trouble with the armed forces, Renton, being the adolescent, plucky protagonist of this series, recklessly sets off to her rescue. Yes, the premise of this series is still ridiculously silly, but it is good! I swear." Yes, I just copied and pasted that from one of my earlier columns last April. Forgive me, but time is money. Or so Jesus says.

G.I. Joe Sigma 6
Saturday September 9 10:30am - Episode 14 "Hidden"

G.I. Joe's lackluster performing, Gonzo-animated update gets another lease on life with the beginning of its second season. And apparently, they have a new teammate! Which kinda destroys the "six" part of the title, but kids these days can't count anyways.

(Cartoon Network)
Saturday September 9 9:00pm - Episode 51 "A Shadow in Darkness: Danger Approaches Sasuke"

Kabuto, the bespectacled ninja who has previously been reported as more than he seems, returns to seem more than he has ever seemed before! He has new orders, but with Kakashi on alert, will his cover be blown?

Friday September 15 8:00pm - Episode TBA (Repeats Sat Sep 16 2:30am)


Oban Star-Racers
(Toon Disney)
Monday September 11 9:00pm - Episode 14 "Welcome to Oban!" (Repeats Tue Sep 12 1:30am, Fri Sep 15 9:00pm)

The Star-Racin' team prepares for their seventh race with their spankin'-new vessel. That's, uh, all I have.

(Cartoon Network)
Saturday September 9 9:30am - Episode 418 "Sweet Baby James"

See, Pokémon aren't like all your other garden-variety enslaved creatures - they have feelings, they love, they laugh, and in this episode, they get sick. While the sickly critters are being rehabilitated, that nefarious Team Rocket launches a surprise attack to steal Pokémon! Organized crime in cartoons is so innocuous, ain't it?

Samurai 7
(Independent Film Channel)
Saturday September 9 10:30pm - Episode 24 "The Oaths" (Repeats Sun Sep 10 1:30am, Thu Sep 14 11:30pm, Fri Sep 15 2:30am)

As Katsushiro and the Kanna villagers prepare for an assault on their home turf, the remaining band of samurai arrange a raid on the corrupt capital, as the final final battle looms overhead.

Trinity Blood
(Cartoon Network)
Sunday September 10 12:00am - Episode 1 "Flight Night" (Repeats Sun Sep 10 3:00am)

I couldn't help but notice that Razer, the niche Canadian network airing the trio of Funimation's darker series, seems to no longer want them. Hiatus, maybe? We'll see.

Nonetheless, Adult Swim gets its fangs drenched this week as Trinity Blood arrives on American soil, introducing us to Abel Nightroad and the Vatican's hunt for the vampiric elements that threaten our everyday society.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters
Saturday September 9 9:00am - Episode 1 "Getting Played"

More Yu-Gi-Oh! spinoffs? And here I was under the impression that Yu-Gi-Oh!'s popularity in all territories had waned significantly. Alas, being that I am always one to buckle under the weight of my own incorrect assumptions, I suppose I'll let Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters slide. This time. Anyhoo, the actual story revolves around numerous happenstances that lead the main Yu-Gi-Oh! troupe into a mysterious pyramid filled with the titular Capsule Monsters.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Friday September 15 6:00pm - Episode 51 "The Graduation Match, Part 1"

It's the end of the semester, and if Jaden wants to graduate with honors and enter a career in the numerous fields available to Yu-Gi-Oh! graduates, such as Internet Forum User, Livejournal Comment Consultant, or FanFiction.Net Contributor, he has to duel his way to the pulpit.

Zatch Bell
(Cartoon Network)
Saturday September 9 9:30pm - Episode 66 "The Red Spell Book of Promise"

Kiyo has happened upon a rare, mystical gem known as the creatively named Moon Stone, which of course leads to various pursuers hot on their trail.

Friday September 15 8:30pm - Episode 37 "Battle in Hong Kong, Part 1"

A kung-fu aficionado named Li-En, who has a quite unhealthy relationship with her similarly adroit mamodo, Wonrei, teams up with Zatch and Kiyo to rescue her creepily close Mamodo from the clutches of the Mob.


Howl's Moving Castle
(Starz Family)
Saturday September 9 12:40pm (Repeats Sat Sep 9 7:40pm, Sun Sep 10 3:20am)

This movie is very, very good! Maybe not as very, very, very good as Miyazaki's other films, but who gives a rip, it's still better than 99% of everything else!

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Cartoon Network)
Saturday September 9 7:30pm (Repeats Mon Sep 11 7:00pm)

This one is not so good!

(Encore Action)
Sunday September 10 1:40am

This movie is so very, very un-good! It's frightening!

Kai Doh Maru
(Encore Action)
Wednesday September 13 12:00am

This movie is short and is alright, but is overplayed!

Dead Leaves
(Encore Action)
Friday September 15 5:30am


I suppose I've done enough permanent damage to your retinas and cognitive thinking skills, so I'll log off for now. Although if you look below, there's repeats! Hundreds of them! You should enjoy them.

See you next week!


10 Tokyo Warriors
(Encore WAM)
-Sat Sep 9 1:00pm - Episode TBA
-Sat Sep 9 1:30pm - Episode TBA
-Fri Sep 15 1:00pm - Episode TBA
-Fri Sep 15 1:30pm - Episode TBA

-Sat Sep 9 10:00pm - Episode 10 "Divine Mandate" (R Sun Sep 10 1:00am, 11:00am)

Battle B-Daman
-Sat Sep 9 5:30am - Episode 5 "Gray and the Blues"
-Sat Sep 9 1:30pm - Episode 1 "Cobalt Blade"
-Tue Sep 12 5:30am - Episode 6 "Yamato & Terry's Excellent Adventure"
-Tue Sep 12 3:30pm - Episode 47 "Bright Lights Neon City"
-Wed Sep 13 5:30am - Episode 7 "A Fistful of B-DaBalls"
-Thu Sep 14 5:30am - Episode 8 "Yamato vs. the Masked Marble"
-Thu Sep 14 3:30pm - Episode 48 "Everybody Wants to Rule the B-DaWorld"
-Fri Sep 15 5:30am - Episode 9 "The Bull Supremacy"

(Toon Disney)
-Mon Sep 11 2:00am - Episode 103 "New Kid in Town"

Chrono Crusade
(Showtime Beyond)
-Sat Sep 9 4:35am - Episode 6 "Jewel Witch" (R Mon Sep 11 12:00am, Fri Sep 15 12:10am, 5:35am)
-Fri Sep 15 9:00pm - Episode 7 "Devil"

(Toon Disney)
-Sun Sep 10 10:30pm - Episode 14 "The Enemy Within" (R Mon Sep 11 3:00am)

(Toon Disney)
-Mon Sep 11 1:30am - Episode 123 "Impmon's Last Stand"
-Mon Sep 11 10:30pm - Episode 87 "Chance Encounter" (R Tue Sep 12 3:00am)
-Tue Sep 12 10:30pm - Episode 88 "Destiny in Doubt" (R Wed Sep 13 3:00am)
-Wed Sep 13 10:30pm - Episode 89 "Cody Takes a Stand" (R Thu Sep 14 3:00am)
-Thu Sep 14 10:30pm - Episode 90 "Stone Soup" (R Fri Sep 15 3:00am)
-Fri Sep 15 10:30pm - Episode 91 "Kyoto Dragon" (R Sat Sep 16 3:00am)

Dragon Ball Z
(Cartoon Network)
-Sat Sep 16 12:30am - Episode 112 "A Handy Trick"

Fullmetal Alchemist
(Cartoon Network)
-Tue Sep 12 1:00am - Episode 17 "House of the Waiting Family" (R Tue Sep 12 4:30am)
-Wed Sep 13 1:00am - Episode 18 "Marcoh's Notes" (R Wed Sep 13 4:30am)
-Thu Sep 14 1:00am - Episode 19 "The Truth Behind Truths" (R Thu Sep 14 4:30am)
-Fri Sep 15 1:00am - Episode 20 "Soul of the Guardian" (R Fri Sep 15 4:30am)

-Fri Sep 15 10:00pm - Episode 28 "All is One, One is All" (R Sat Sep 16 1:00am)

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
-Sat Sep 16 1:30am - Episode 26 "Stand Alone Complex"

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
(Cartoon Network)
-Tue Sep 12 1:30am - Episode 1 "Reembody" (R Tue Sep 12 5:00am)
-Wed Sep 13 1:30am - Episode 2 "Night Cruise" (R Wed Sep 13 5:00am)
-Thu Sep 14 1:30am - Episode 3 "Cash Eye" (R Thu Sep 14 5:00am)
-Fri Sep 15 1:30am - Episode 4 "Natural Enemy" (R Fri Sep 15 5:00am)

(Cartoon Network)
-Tue Sep 12 5:30am - Episode "Return of Magnaman"
-Wed Sep 13 5:30am - Episode "Vanishing Mountain"
-Thu Sep 14 5:30am - Episode "The Insect Monsters"
-Fri Sep 15 5:30am - Episode "The City Smashers"

(Cartoon Network)
-Sun Sep 10 1:30am - Episode 147 "The Tragic Love Song of Destiny" (R Sun Sep 10 4:30am)
-Tue Sep 12 12:30am - Episode 140 "Eternal Love, the Naginata of Kenkon" (R Tue Sep 12 4:00am)
-Wed Sep 13 12:30am - Episode 141 "Entei, the Demon Horse Unleashed" (R Wed Sep 13 4:00am)
-Thu Sep 14 12:30am - Episode 142 "Untamed Entei and Horrible Hakudoshi" (R Thu Sep 14 4:00am)
-Fri Sep 15 12:30am - Episode 143 "3000 Leagues in Search of Father" (R Fri Sep 15 4:00am)

-Fri Sep 15 9:00pm - Episode 157 "Destroy Naraku With Adamant Barrage" (R Sat Sep 16 2:00am)

Kirby: Right Back At Ya!
-Sat Sep 9 8:00am - Episode TBA

Mew Mew Power
-Sun Sep 10 7:30am - Episode 1 "The Main Mew's Muse"

Mirage of Blaze
(Encore Action)
-Sat Sep 9 12:00am - Episode 9 "Endless Void" (R Sat Sep 8 12:00pm)
-Sat Sep 9 12:30am - Episode 10 "Sorrowful Betrayal" (R Sat Sep 9 12:30pm)
-Tue Sep 12 12:00am - Episode 11 "Eternal Blaze" (R Tue Sep 12 12:00pm)
-Tue Sep 12 12:30am - Episode 12 "Chōices of Conflict" (R Tue Sep 12 12:30pm)
-Tue Sep 12 1:00am - Episode 13 "Twilight of Beyond" (R Tue Sep 12 1:00pm)

Mon Colle Knights
(Toon Disney)
-Sun Sep 10 11:00pm - Episode 1 "Just Another Mon-Day" (R Mon Sep 11 3:30am)

(Cartoon Network)
-Sat Sep 9 8:30pm - Episode 50 "The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja is Born"
-Mon Sep 11 10:00pm - Episode 24 "Start Your Engines: The Chunin Exam Begins"
-Tue Sep 12 10:00pm - Episode 25 "The Tenth Question: All or Nothing"
-Wed Sep 13 10:00pm - Episode 26 "Special Report: Live From the Forest of Death"
-Thu Sep 14 10:00pm - Episode 27 "The Chunin Exam Stage 2: The Forest of Death"

Oban Star-Racers
(Toon Disney)
-Sat Sep 9 8:30am - Episode 9 "Surprising Like Super-Racer"
-Sat Sep 9 10:00pm - Episode 1 "A Fresh Start" (R Sun Sep 10 2:30am)

One Piece
-Sat Sep 9 3:00 - Episode 27 "Blitz Krieg"
-Fri Sep 15 7:30pm - Episode 28 "The Crack of Don"

(Cartoon Network)
-Sat Sep 9 10:30pm - Episode 62 "Oh Brother!"

(Showtime Beyond)
-Sun Sep 10 6:00pm - Episode 11 "Plot"
-Sun Sep 10 6:25pm - Episode 12 "Big Brother"
-Sun Sep 10 6:50pm - Episode 13 "Gaze"
-Sun Sep 10 7:15pm - Episode 14 "Thoughts"
-Sun Sep 10 7:45pm - Episode 15 "Poetry" (R Sun Sep 10 11:35pm, Fri Sep 15 12:35am)
-Fri Sep 15 9:30pm - Episode 16 "Deceit"

(Kids WB)
-Sat Sep 9 10:00am - Episode 413 "Caterpie's Big Dilemma"
-Sat Sep 9 10:30am - Episode 414 "The Saffron Con"

(Cartoon Network)
-Sat Sep 9 9:00am - Episode 417 "Fear Factor Phony"
-Mon Sep 11 5:00pm - Episode 395 "Island Time"
-Tue Sep 12 5:00pm - Episode 393 "Like a Meowth to a Flame"
-Wed Sep 13 5:00pm - Episode 397 "Saved by the Beldum"
-Thu Sep 14 5:00pm - Episode 398 "From Brags to Riches"
-Fri Sep 15 5:00pm - Episode 399 "Shocks and Bonds"

-Sat Sep 9 5:00am - Episode 213 "Mantine Overboard!"
-Sat Sep 9 1:00pm - Episode 398 "From Brags to Riches"
-Tue Sep 12 5:00am - Episode 214 "Octillery the Outcast!"
-Wed Sep 13 5:00am - Episode 215 "Dueling Heroes"
-Thu Sep 14 5:00am - Episode 216 "The Perfect Match!"
-Fri Sep 15 5:00am - Episode 217 "Plant it Now... Diglett Later"
-Fri Sep 15 3:30pm - Episode 399 "Shocks and Bonds"

Pokémon Chronicles
(Cartoon Network)
-Sat Sep 9 7:00pm - Episode 15 "Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl"

Samurai 7
-Sat Sep 9 9:30pm - Episode 10 "The Journey" (R Sun Sep 10 12:30am, 10:30am)

Samurai Deeper Kyo
(Encore WAM)
-Sat Sep 9 4:00pm - Episode 10 "Cold Blood Illusion" (R Sun Sep 10 1:00am, 6:00am)
-Sun Sep 10 4:00pm - Episode 11 "Pitch Black Flashback" (R Mon Sep 11 1:00am, 6:00am)
-Mon Sep 11 4:00pm - Episode 12 "The Boy From the Deep Forest" (R Tue Sep 12 1:00am, 6:00am)
-Tue Sep 12 4:00pm - Episode 13 "Crossing Souls" (R Wed Sep 13 1:00am, 6:00am)
-Wed Sep 13 4:00pm - Episode 14 "Satan Again" (R Thu Sep 14 1:00am, 6:00am)
-Thu Sep 14 4:00pm - Episode 15 "Our Friend Red Tiger" (R Fri Sep 15 1:00am, 6:00am)
-Fri Sep 15 4:00pm - Episode 16 "Perfect Victory" (R Sat Sep 1:00am, 6:00am)

(Cartoon Network)
-Sat Sep 9 11:30pm - Episode 6 (R Sun Sep 10 2:30am)

(Toon Disney)
-Sun Sep 10 10:00pm - Episode 1 "The Awakening" (R Mon Sep 11 2:30am)

Street Fighter II V
(Encore WAM)
-Sat Sep 9 4:30pm - Episode 10 "Dark Omen" (R Sun Sep 10 1:30am, 6:30am)
-Sun Sep 10 4:30pm - Episode 11 "Visitation of the Beasts" (R Mon Sep 11 1:30am, 6:30am)
-Mon Sep 11 4:30pm - Episode 12 "The Deadly Phantom Face Off" (R Tue Sep 12 1:30am, 6:30am)
-Tue Sep 12 4:30pm - Episode 13 "The Legend of Hadou Ken" (R Wed Sep 13 1:30am, 6:30am)
-Wed Sep 13 6:30am - Episode 6 "Appearance of the Secret Technique"
-Wed Sep 13 4:30pm - Episode 14 "The Bloodthirsty Prince" (R Thu Sep 14 1:30am, 6:30am)
-Thu Sep 14 4:30pm - Episode 15 "Clash of the Titans" (R Fri Sep 15 1:30am, 6:30am)
-Fri Sep 15 4:30pm - Episode 16 "Unveiled Ruler" (R Sat Sep 16 1:30am, 6:30am)

Submarine 707 Revolution
(Encore Action)
-Thu Sep 14 12:00am - Episode 1 "Mission:01" (R Thu Sep 14 5:30am, 12:00pm)
-Fri Sep 15 12:00am - Episode 2 "Mission:02" (R Fri Sep 15 12:10pm)

Super Milk-chan
(Cartoon Network)
-Sun Sep 10 5:00am - Episode 9 "Financial Decay Peninsula"

Transformers: Cybertron
(Cartoon Network)
-Mon Sep 11 6:30am - Episode 37 "Titans"
-Tue Sep 12 6:30am - Episode 38 "Warp"
-Wed Sep 13 6:30am - Episode 39 "Giant"
-Thu Sep 14 6:30am - Episode 40 "Fury"
-Fri Sep 15 6:30am - Episode 41 "City"

-Sat Sep 9 3:30am - Episode 6 "Rush" (R Sat Sep 9 2:00pm)
-Fri Sep 15 7:00pm - Episode 7 "Speed"

Trinity Blood
-Sat Sep 9 10:30pm - Episode TBA (R Sun Sep 10 1:30am, 11:30am)

-Sat Sep 9 4:00am - Episode 102 "Freeze Play, Part 1"
-Mon Sep 11 3:30pm - Episode 214 "Name of the Game"
-Tue Sep 12 4:00am - Episode 103 "Freeze Play, Part 2"
-Wed Sep 13 4:00am - Episode 104 "Courtroom Chaos, Part 1"
-Thu Sep 14 4:00am - Episode 105 "Courtroom Chaos, Part 2"
-Fri Sep 15 4:00am - Episode 106 "Mechanical Mayhem, Part 1"

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
-Sat Sep 9 4:30am - Episode 5 "The Shadow Duelist, Part 1"
-Sat Sep 9 2:30pm - Episode 50 "Magna Chum Laude"
-Tue Sep 12 4:30am - Episode 6 "The Shadow Duelist, Part 2"
-Wed Sep 13 4:30am - Episode 7 "Duel and Unusual Punishment"
-Thu Sep 14 4:30am - Episode 8 "For the Sake of Syrus"
-Fri Sep 15 4:30am - Episode 9 "Family Business"

(Cartoon Network)
-Mon Sep 11 5:30pm - Episode 53 "Back to Duel"
-Tue Sep 12 5:30pm - Episode 54 "Champion or Chazz-Been"
-Wed Sep 13 5:30pm - Episode 55 "A Hassleberry Hound"
-Thu Sep 14 5:30pm - Episode 56 "Sad but Truesdale"
-Fri Sep 15 5:30pm - Episode 57 "The Demon"

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