October 28th - November 3rd
by Brian Hanson,
It's The Click! We're back! New and improved! Or maybe we aren't, but it's been so long you probably wouldn't notice either way! I certainly can't!
For those The Click neophytes out there, i.e. those of you coming here by clicking on the link below the "My Chemical Romance Personality Quiz" on my MySpace page, what follows is a sporadic and impenetrable miasma of listings for a good chunk of the Japanese animation gracing the North American airwaves. All the dates and times listed are Eastern, with everything subject to change up until the very last second.
Speaking of dates and times, it's Daylight Savings this Sunday! To most of you, it simply means you get one measly hour of extra sleep. To me, and the rest of the TV-watching Arizona residents, it means keeping that hour of sleep, but eventually losing possibly ten times that amount having to stay up an extra hour later than the rest of the civilized world in order to watch all of our favorite shows. The advent of TiVo has rendered most of this issue moot, but take pity on the poor fools still living in the dark ages of watching live television.
It's also, apparently, Halloween this weekend? Normally this would dictate perhaps some kind of theme, wherein I might choose something apropos to the hokey spookiness of the pumpkin-obsessed candy celebration. Trinity Blood, maybe? Inuyasha has demons and stuff in it. And Bleach is all about ghosts! Kinda! Sadly, though, Halloween loses much of its luster when you reach a certain age where receiving fun-sized Snickers bars from strangers and pedantic vandalism no longer fills you with any sense of achievement. On the upside, though, repeats of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown are never a bad thing.
Karas: The Prophecy
Sunday October 29 8:35am (Repeats Mon Oct 30 1:40am)
See? This Click Pick isn't Halloween-themed at all. Unless ultra-stylized CGI creatures fighting for the future of humanity against a traditionally animated backdrop featuring the voices of C-grade Hollywood stars like Piper Perabo somehow fills you with nightmarish dread. Which is entirely possible.
(Independent Film Channel)
Saturday October 28 2:00am - Episode 4 "The Horned Owl" (Repeats Sat Oct 28 8:55am)
I had known the IFC channel had Basilisk for quite some time; I was even aware when they aired the first episode. It was being billed as a "sneak peak," along with a colorful graphic reading "Basilisk: coming early 2007!" So I assumed, naturally, that the series itself would not start until the colorful graphic indicated. But I was wrong. Dead wrong.
Turns out they've been airing new episodes for the past three weeks! But, in the interest of fairness, I happily ignored the first three premiere episodes when they were aired on Canadian niche television as well. Just so we're clear.
Thursday November 2 5:30pm - Episode 18 "A Dawn Without Light" (Repeats Fri Nov 3 12:30am, 1:00pm)
Speaking of niche Canadian television, Basilisk is slowly winding its way to its grand, dark, bloody finale. Gennosuke, the lovestruck Kouga clan member, seeks safe haven after his mentor's sacrifice allows his escape.
Sunday October 29 12:00am - Episode 8 (Repeats Sun Oct 29 3:00am)
Ichigo, like much of television's happenin' protagonists, has one of those traumatic childhood experiences gnawing away at the fabric of his soul. This week: it's the anniversary of his mother's death - or should I say, murder! The appearance of a familiar and especially wicked Hollow offers our hero that rare chance for vengeance.
Friday November 3 10:30pm - Episode 9
Basically, just read what I just wrote above there, and add "PART TWO!" at the end.
Sunday October 29 12:30am - Episode 27 "Helter Skelter" (Repeats Sun Oct 29 3:30am)
Renton and Eureka and "the kids" once again find themselves in the Gekko's brig, locked away for leaving the ship without Holland's express written consent. Meanwhile, Charles and Ray begin their relentless assault against the Gekkostate.
Friday November 3 10:00pm - Episode 35 "Reunion of the Fallen" (Repeats Sat Nov 4 1:00am)
With Ed and Greed's climactic battle finished, the story shifts to the literally soft-spoken Lust, who meets a familiar man in a familiar town which triggers some kind of familiar flashback episode.
G.I. Joe Sigma 6
Saturday October 28 10:30am - Episode 21 "Duel"
Duke arrives at the Cobra Coliseum to fight the Cobra Commander to rescue his team. He does this by driving the G.I. Joe X-Treme Action Chopper (with real Howitzer shells and sounds!), and fights bad guys with his trusty G.I. Joe Plutonium-Enriched Nerf Missile Launcher (comes with real nuclear waste!). Available now at Toys R Us!
Saturday October 21 12:30pm - Episode 7 "Jungle"
This episode is about "Power Stones," and involves the evil Zartan fighting against the Joes for possession of these self-described baubles. However, it has reminded me that the Power Stone Collection is now available for the PSP, which has reminded me that I don't own a PSP and should probably just fire up my old Dreamcast and play the Power Stone games again, because they are so much fun it's probably criminal.
Friday November 3 9:00pm - Episode 163 "Kohaku, Sango, and Kirara: The Secret Flower Garden" (Repeats Sat Nov 4 2:00am)
Inuyasha breathes its last breath over Canada's icy tundra, with this tender and interesting episode featuring the enslaved Kohaku reuniting with Kirara, who proceed to reminisce about simpler times in their youth. Aww.
Saturday October 28 9:00pm - Episode 56 "Live or Die! Risk it All to Win it All"
With Naruto showing little progress in his Summoning Jutsu, Jiraiya decides to up the training ante a little to speed things up. And, judging from the title, it probably involves some crazy Japanese game show or something.
Friday November 3 8:00pm - Episode TBA (Repeats Sat Nov 4 2:30am)
There's a new episode here, I'm sure of it. And if I only had my trusty tinfoil hat, I could probably sift though the Canadian Government-sponsored blocking of information and find out what it is!!! Or maybe, those of you who actually live in Canada could probably just watch it and enjoy it. No doubt it's a good one.
Monday October 30 9:00pm - Episode 19 "The Origin of the World" (Repeats Tue Oct 31 1:30am, Fri Nov 3 9:00pm, Sat Nov 4 1:30am)
The intrepid Molly and the rest of Team Earth continues to shoot up the rankings in the final finals. Will they be able to risk everything and put everything all on the line and eye of the tiger and other such sports-related inspiration claptrap? Find out!
Friday November 3 7:30pm - Episode 35 "You Dirty Rat" (Repeats Sat Nov 4 3:00am)
Arlong, anxious to maintain his control over the expert chart-maker, Nami, deceives the poor lass in order to finagle out of their mutual contract. This of course doesn't sit well with their headstrong rubber captain, and a battle ensues!
-Saturday October 28 9:00am - Episode 431 "Harley Rides Again"
-Saturday October 28 9:30am - Episode 432 "Odd Pokemon Out"
'Nuther week, 'nuther round of Pokemon parading in front of our childrens' collective eyeballs. This week: May competes with an old rival at a Pokemon Contest of some sort, and Ash and crew arrive on an island and help an injured Pokemon-thing called Grovyle!
Thursday November 2 5:00pm - Episode 18 "The Emperor" (Repeats Fri Nov 4 12:00am, 12:30pm)
The very nature of the ancient feudal system is somewhat, to put it mildly, unfair to those at the bottom of the social ladder. Kambei, the noblest of the noble samurai, arrives at the Emperor's palace to get the straight dope on all this oppression what-not.
Saturday October 28 11:30pm - Episode 8 "Silent Noise" (Repeats Sun Oct 29 2:30am)
One of the Vatican's palaces in Barcelona mysteriously crumbles to the ground, so Abel is dispatched to scope out the area and seek out the truth. Hijinx no doubt ensue!
Thursday November 2 6:00pm - Episode 18 "The Night Lords IV: The Palace of Jade" (Repeats Fri Nov 3 1:00am, 1:30pm)
Sister Esther, Father Abel, and Asta try to navigate through a web of lies and... stuff happens? Note to myself for future reference: secondhand internet information can sometimes be misleading.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters
Saturday October 21 9:00am - Episode 8 "Fruit of Evolution"
Note to Yu-Gi-Oh writers: your franchise already gets enough flak from our esteemed Christian majority for all the demons and summonings and whatnot, it might not be the best idea to throw yourself into the Evolution "debate" right now. Bibles aside: Yugi and his buddies are trapped in a vast grove of apple trees, and must find a specific, magical apple tree to escape. Will they? Who knows! Except you, maybe, if you watch it.
Friday November 3 8:30pm - Episode 43 "Praying Mantis Joe: The Hero of Justice"
In this particularly bizarre episode, Zatch's TV hero with an oddly phallic-shaped head, Praying Mantis Joe, must muster the courage to fight off a real horde of villains when a routine stage show goes awry.
Wednesday November 1 5:50am (Repeats Wed Nov 1 4:35pm)
I'm at a loss to say anything unique, funny, or interesting about this film. Instead, here's a fun snippet of information taken from a news item here on ANN when Media Blasters picked up the license to the movie four years ago!
"Gundress is a feature length cyber-punk action film surrounding a five woman para-military unit and their landmate mecha armor suits trying to stop a terrorist threat to futuristic Japan. Masamune Shirow provided the character and mecha designs for the film. Gundress earned some notoriety for its rushed production schedule and release to Japanese theaters in an unfinished, rough form in 1999. In June 2000 a limited edition production of only 5000 DVDs was released to the Japanese market. This extremely rare Japanese DVD included both the original theatrical version and a five-minute longer 'completed' version of the film."
Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys
Thursday November 2 11:30pm
Another Pokemon movie! Most likely it resembles somewhat the Pokemon movies released before, and probably some of the ones released afterwards. Watch it if you're entertained by moving animated objects!
With that, The Click is done. Repeats are below, and there'll be a brand-new totally on-schedule column next week!
-Sat Oct 28 12:30pm - Episode 1 "Destiny" (R Sat Oct 28 9:30pm)
-Sat Oct 28 1:00pm - Episode 2 "Last Rendezvous" (R Sat Oct 28 10:00pm)
-Sat Oct 28 1:30pm - Episode 3 "The Onslaught of War" (R Sat Oct 28 10:30pm)
-Sun Oct 29 1:00am - Episode 17 "Wandering Hearts"
-Sat Oct 28 5:30am - Episode 39 "Over Troubled Water"
-Tue Oct 31 5:30am - Episode 41 "They Call Me Yamato"
-Tue Oct 31 3:30pm - Episode 9 "The Bull Supremacy"
-Wed Nov 1 5:30am - Episode 42 "Lake B-Daman"
-Thu Nov 2 5:30am - Episode 43 "With Friends Like These"
-Thu Nov 2 3:30pm - Episode 10 "The Bull Identity"
-Fri Nov 3 5:30am - Episode 44 "Meet the Neo Shadow Alliance"
-Mon Oct 30 2:00am - Episode 109 "Take Your Best Shot"
-Mon Oct 30 12:10am - Episode 13 "Older Sister" (R Mon Oct 30 5:35am, Thu Nov 2 8:15pm, Fri Nov 3 1:00am)
-Fri Nov 3 9:00pm - Episode 14 "Prayer"
-Sun Oct 29 10:30pm - Episode 21 "Fight or Get Off the Bot" (R Mon Oct 30 3:00am)
-Sat Oct 28 2:30am - Episode 108 "It Came From the Other Side"
-Sat Oct 28 3:00am - Episode 125 "Jeri's Quest"
-Mon Oct 30 1:30am - Episode 130 "Kazu & Kenta's Excellent Adventure" (R Fri Nov 3 10:30pm, Sat Nov 4 3:00am)
-Mon Oct 30 8:00am - Episode 105 "Guilmon Comes Alive" (R Tue Oct 31 2:30am)
-Mon Oct 30 10:30pm - Episode 126 "The Boar Wars" (R Tue Oct 31 3:00am)
-Tue Oct 31 8:00am - Episode 106 "Digimon, Digimon Everywhere" (R Wed Nov 1 2:30am)
-Wed Nov 1 3:00am - Episode 127 "A World Apart"
-Wed Nov 1 10:30pm - Episode 128 "The Journey Begins" (R Thu Nov 2 3:00am)
-Thu Nov 2 10:30pm - Episode 129 "Brave New Digital World" (R Fri Nov 3 3:00am)
Dragon Ball Z
-Sat Nov 4 12:30am - Episode 119 "Goku's Assassin"
-Fri Nov 3 9:30pm - Episode 8 "Glorious Brilliance"
-Tue Oct 31 1:00am - Episode 45 "A Rotted Heart" (R Tue Oct 31 4:30am)
-Wed Nov 1 1:00am - Episode 46 "Human Transmutation" (R Wed Nov 1 4:30am)
-Thu Nov 2 1:00am - Episode 47 "Sealing the Homunculus" (R Thu Nov 2 4:30am)
-Fri Nov 3 1:00am - Episode 48 "Goodbye" (R Fri Nov 3 4:30am)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
-Sat Nov 4 1:30am - Episode 6 "Meme"
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
-Tue Oct 31 1:30am - Episode 3 "Cash Eye" (R Tue Oct 31 5:00am)
-Wed Nov 1 1:30am - Episode 4 "Natural Enemy" (R Wed Nov 1 5:00am)
-Thu Nov 2 1:30am - Episode 5 "Inductance" (R Thu Nov 2 5:00am)
-Fri Nov 3 1:30am - Episode 6 "Excavation" (R Fri Nov 3 5:00am)
-Tue Oct 31 5:30am - Episode 13 "The Freezer Ray"
-Wed Nov 1 5:30am - Episode 14 "The Magic Multiplier"
-Thu Nov 2 5:30am - Episode 15 "The Submarine Base"
-Fri Nov 3 5:30am - Episode 16 "Treasure Mountain"
-Sat Oct 28 2:00am - Episode 2 "Duel! Shin vs. Ojou?" (R Sat Oct 28 8:00am)
-Sat Oct 28 4:00pm - Episode 3 "Kuma's First Time" (R Sun Oct 29 9:00am, 5:00pm)
-Mon Oct 30 3:00am - Episode 4 "Ojou Goes Blond! Whodunnit?" (R Mon Oct 30 9:00am)
-Tue Oct 31 3:00am - Episode 5 "Ooedoo Clan in Crisis" (R Tue Oct 31 9:00am)
-Tue Oct 31 5:00pm - Episode 6 "Kyo-san's Knockout Performance"
-Sun Oct 29 8:30am - Episode 104 "Ham-Ham Halloween"
-Tue Oct 31 12:30am - Episode 136 "A Strange Invisible Demon Appears" (R Tue Oct 31 4:00am)
-Wed Nov 1 12:30am - Episode 137 "An Ancestor Named Kagome" (R Wed Nov 1 4:00am)
-Thu Nov 2 12:30am - Episode 138 "Mountain of Demons: Survival of the Duo" (R Thu Nov 2 4:00am)
-Fri Nov 3 12:30am - Episode 139 "The Great Duel at Shoun Falls" (R Fri Nov 3 4:00am)
Kirby: Right Back At Ya!
-Sat Oct 28 8:00am - Episode "Cowardly Creature"
Mirage of Blaze
-Wed Nov 1 3:00am - Episode 1 "Ill Fated Destiny" (R Wed Nov 1 9:00am)
-Wed Nov 1 5:00pm - Episode 2 "Possessor From the Darkness" (R Thu Nov 2 3:00am, 9:00am)
-Thu Nov 2 5:00pm - Episode 3 "An Imperfect Awakening" (R Fri Nov 3 3:00am, 9:00am)
-Fri Nov 3 5:00pm - Episode 4 "Premonition of a Chain Reaction" (R Sat Nov 4 3:00am, 9:00am)
Mon Colle Knights
-Sun Oct 29 11:00pm - Episode 41 "Lovestar Can Help Too" (R Mon Oct 30 3:30am)
-Sat Oct 28 8:30pm - Episode 55 "A Feeling of Yearning, A Flower Full of Hope"
-Sat Oct 28 8:30am - Episode 6 "Playful Like Paradice"
-Sat Oct 28 10:00pm - Episode 8 "Agile Like Aikka"
-Sun Oct 29 8:30am - Episode 7 "Treacherous Like Toros"
-Sun Oct 29 1:30am - Episode 1 "Enter Lil' Slugger" (R Sun Oct 29 4:30am)
-Sun Oct 29 11:45pm - Episode 22 "Fight" (R Mon Oct 30 5:10am, Fri Nov 3 1:30am)
-Fri Nov 3 9:30pm - Episode 23 "Truth"
-Sat Oct 28 5:00pm - Episode TBA
-Sat Oct 28 6:00pm - Episode TBA
-Sat Oct 28 7:30pm - Episode 417 "Fear Factor Phony"
-Mon Oct 30 7:00am - Episode 377 "Once in a Mawile"
-Mon Oct 30 5:00pm - Episode 386 "Date Expectations"
-Mon Oct 30 5:30pm - Episode 387 "Mean With Envy"
-Tue Oct 31 7:00am - Episode 378 "Beg, Borrow and Steal"
-Wed Nov 1 7:00am - Episode 379 "Absol-ute Disaster"
-Wed Nov 1 5:00pm - Episode 388 "Pacifidlog Jam"
-Wed Nov 1 5:30pm - Episode 389 "Berry, Berry Interesting"
-Thu Nov 2 7:00am - Episode 380 "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt"
-Thu Nov 2 5:00pm - Episode 390 "Less Is Morrison"
-Thu Nov 2 5:30pm - Episode 391 "The Ribbon Cup Caper"
-Fri Nov 3 7:00am - Episode 381 "Do I Hear a Ralts?"
-Fri Nov 3 5:00pm - Episode 392 "Hi Ho Silver Wind!"
-Fri Nov 3 5:30pm - Episode 393 "Deceit and Assist"
-Sat Oct 28 5:00am - Episode 248 "I Politoed Ya So!"
-Tue Oct 31 5:00am - Episode 249 "Beauty Is Skin Deep"
-Wed Nov 1 5:00am - Episode 250 "Fangs for Nothing"
-Thu Nov 2 5:00am - Episode 251 "Great Bowls of Fire!"
-Fri Nov 3 5:00am - Episode 252 "Better Eight Than Never"
-Fri Nov 3 3:30pm - Episode 406 "Numero Uno Articuno"
-Sat Oct 28 7:00pm - Episode 19 "Big Meowth, Little Dream"
(Independant Film Channel)
-Sat Oct 28 8:00am - Episode 7 "The Friend" (R Sat Oct 28 2:25pm)
-Sat Oct 28 8:25pm - Episode 8 "The Guardians" (R Sat Oct 28 2:50pm)
-Sat Oct 28 11:00am - Episode 1 "The Master" (R Sat Oct 28 8:00pm)
-Sat Oct 28 11:30am - Episode 2 "The Pupil" (R Sat Oct 28 8:30pm)
-Sat Oct 28 12:00pm - Episode 3 "The Entertainer" (R Sat Oct 28 9:00pm)
-Sun Oct 29 10:30am - Episode 17 "The Remembrance"
-Sun Oct 29 1:00am - Episode 1 "Tempestuous Temperaments" (R Sun Oct 29 4:00am)
-Sat Oct 28 3:00am - Episode 8 "Reptiles" (R Sun Oct 29 10:00pm, Mon Oct 30 2:30am)
-Tue Oct 31 4:00am - Episode 20 "The Two Mushrambos"
-Wed Nov 1 4:00am - Episode 21 "A Battle of One"
Street Fighter II V
-Wed Nov 1 3:30am - Episode 1 "The Beginning of a Journey" (R Wed Nov 1 9:30am)
-Wed Nov 1 5:30pm - Episode 2 "The King of the Air Force" (R Thu Nov 2 3:30am, 9:30am)
-Thu Nov 2 5:30pm - Episode 3 "Landing in Hong Kong" (R Fri Nov 3 3:30am, 9:30am)
-Fri Nov 3 5:30pm - Episode 4 "Darkness at Kowloon Palace" (R Sat Nov 4 3:30am, 9:30am)
-Sun Oct 29 5:00am - Episode 1 "The Evil Spirits Go Marching In"
-Mon Oct 30 6:30am - Episode 52 "Inferno"
-Tue Oct 31 6:30am - Episode 1 "Fallen"
-Wed Nov 1 6:00am - Episode 2 "Haven"
-Thu Nov 2 6:00am - Episode 3 "Hidden"
-Fri Nov 3 6:00am - Episode 4 "Landmine"
-Fri Nov 3 7:00pm - Episode 11 "Deep"
-Sat Oct 28 2:00pm - Episode 1 "Flight Night" (R Sat Oct 28 11:00pm)
-Sat Oct 28 2:30pm - Episode 2 "Witch Hunt" (R Sat Oct 28 11:30pm)
-Sat Oct 28 3:00pm - Episode 3 "The Star of Sorrow I: City of Blood" (R Sun Oct 29 12:00am)
-Sat Oct 28 3:30pm - Episode 4 "The Star of Sorrow II: Hunter's Banquet" (R Sun Oct 29 12:30am)
-Sun Oct 29 1:30am - Episode 17 "The Night Lords III: The Island of Her Darling Children" (R Sun Oct 29 11:30am)
-Sat Oct 28 2:30am - Episode 2 "First Stage: And... I've Lost My Way"
-Sat Oct 28 4:30pm - Episode 3 "First Stage: This is the Path I Choose To Live" (R Sun Oct 29 3:00am, 9:30am, 5:30pm)
-Mon Oct 30 3:30am - Episode 4 "First Stage: I Want to Know More About You" (R Mon Oct 30 9:30am, 5:30pm)
-Tue Oct 31 3:30am - Episode TBA
-Tue Oct 31 9:30am - Episode 5 "First Stage: Sweet Temptation"
-Tue Oct 31 5:30pm - Episode 6 "First Stage: What a Wonderful World"
-Sat Oct 28 12:00am - Episode 17 "Second Stage: Everything" (R Sat Oct 28 12:00pm)
-Sat Oct 28 12:30am - Episode 18 "Second Stage: Sometimes" (R Sat Oct 28 12:30pm)
-Tue Oct 31 1:00am - Episode 19 "Second Stage: Original Smile" (R Tue Oct 31 1:05pm)
-Tue Oct 31 1:30am - Episode 20 "Second Stage: Please Kiss My Cheek" (R Tue Oct 31 1:30pm)
-Wed Nov 1 1:05am - Episode 21 "Second Stage: Reality" (R Wed Nov 1 1:00pm)
-Wed Nov 1 1:30am - Episode 22 "Second Stage: Embrace Everything" (R Wed Nov 1 1:30pm)
-Thu Nov 2 1:00am - Episode 23 "Second Stage: Easy Come, Easy Go" (R Thu Nov 2 1:00pm)
-Thu Nov 2 1:30am - Episode 24 "Second Stage: Paradise" (R Thu Nov 2 1:30pm)
-Fri Nov 3 1:00am - Episode 25 "Second Stage: Secret" (R Fri Nov 3 1:00pm)
-Fri Nov 3 1:30am - Episode 26 "Second Stage: Trust" (R Fri Nov 3 1:30pm)
-Sat Oct 28 4:00am - Episode 163 "Self Destruction"
-Mon Oct 30 3:30pm - Episode 221 "The Final Duel, Part 1"
-Tue Oct 31 4:00am - Episode 164 "Reliving the Past"
-Wed Nov 1 4:00am - Episode 165 "Deck of Armor"
-Thu Nov 2 4:00am - Episode 166 "Flight of Fear, Part 1"
-Fri Nov 3 4:00am - Episode 167 "Flight of Fear, Part 2"
-Sat Oct 28 4:30am - Episode 40 "A Lying Legend"
-Tue Oct 31 4:30am - Episode 41 "A Reason to Win"
-Wed Nov 1 4:30am - Episode 42 "Duel Monsters Spirit Day"
-Thu Nov 2 4:30am - Episode 43 "Hearts Are Wild"
-Fri Nov 3 4:30am - Episode 44 "The Seventh Shadow Rider"
-Fri Nov 3 6:30pm - Episode TBA
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