The Click September 29 - October 5
by Brian Hanson,
A special end-of-September greetings to one and all! The Click is back in its fully 100-percent regular weekly rotation, and as such I've got another heaping handful of anime shows on TV, begging to be watched by humble, discerning viewers such as yourselves. I'm house-sitting for family at the moment, which means that all my best “material” and “jokes” (i.e. “several bottles of King Cobra”) that would normally go at The Click's opening were left behind at my apartment. So we'll ignore all that and jump right into the proverbial meat in this anime-on-TV column burrito!
In the words of a wise man, “... The CBC is like the BBC, only Canadian. And with ads.” What an awesome thing, then, that one of the largest networks in Canuckistan is playing one of the finest features in Studio Ghibli's much-celebrated ouvre! And make sure to let the network know how much you loved this movie, and how you cannot WAIT to see more Miyazaki and Ghibli films on the CBC. Hint, hint. Wait, that wasn't a hint, that was pretty much a direct order. Nevermind.
South of all things Canadian, Cartoon Network viewers are treated this week to the premiere of the brand-new, less-maligned dub of One Piece by those funtastical guys over at Funimation! 4Kids, however, didn't do Funimation any favors as far as where they left off dubbing the series – we're treated to a few goofy-yet-enjoyable, not-terribly-action-packed episodes before the Next Big Story Arc begins – so don't go expecting the second coming of One Piece Jesus. Still, though, its an amazing testament to the strength and veracity of anime fans that One Piece is getting a second lease on life, especially in the television industry, where such things are so rare they're practically nonexistent.
Tuesday October 2 7:00pm - Episode 10 "Goblin Cat, Part 2" (Repeats Tue Oct 2 10:00pm, Wed Oct 3 2:30am, 2:00pm)
Ayakashi's spookily penultimate episode continues the story of the Bakaneko, the so-called “Goblin Cat” that hunts for a human bride. To which I believe that inter-species marriage is illegal, but I'm thinking that perhaps marriages between the living and ethereal, spectral beings is somewhat of a gray area.
Friday October 5 9:30pm - Episode 31 (Repeats Sat Oct 6 2:00am)
Thanks, forum-people! Now I know where YTV is in regards to the episode numbers of their most popular shows! All they need to do now is start returning my calls, apologize, and take me out on that nice, romantic dinner I've been wanting for months now and everything will be back to normal. This week on Bleach, Ichigo fights Renji and utilizes his training to overcome his opponent!
Saturday September 29 9:30pm - Episode 74 "The Bigger the Gasser, the Smellier the Gas!"
Bo-Bobo and the others begin a big, bold, hairy new tournament with tons of new bad guys and kooky stuff! Too bad their show got canceled in Japan after the next few episodes. Sadness.
The new season of Digimon begins its North American debut in earnest this week, as new protagonist Marcus and his trusty Agumon team up with the “Data Squad” to save the Digiverse and the Real World and other things that then involve a copious amount of Digimon Digivolving.
Saturday September 29 9:30am - Episode 4 "Bungle in the Jungle"
The cleverly monikered “D-Team” continues their Dino-trek through a Jungle wherein a Saltosaurus is said to have appeared. Denver The Last Dinosaur this ain't.
Vincent, during one of his many meanderings, wanders into a mysterious library, and there battles with his subconscious and the Ergo Proxy inside his body. Gives the phrase “internal monologue” an entirely new meaning.
Saturday October 6 12:30am - Episode TBA
Fuse, once again, forgot to tell anybody that they have these two pretty neat anime shows airing new episodes this week. And I can't be expected to pick up everybody's slack, here; I am but one man!
Friday October 5 11:00pm - Episode 44 "It's All in the Mind" (Repeats Sat Oct 6 1:30am)
Eureka continues to rocket towards its explosive conclusion, as Dominic struggles to find a pilot for his LFO, and Renton and the kids notice something strange about Eureka.
Gundam Seed Destiny
Friday October 5 9:00pm - Episode 28 "Survivors and Sacrifices" (Repeats Sat Oct 6 2:30am)
The erstwhile Minerva endures yet another ferocious attack by the combined efforts of the Earth Alliance and Orb Union, which causes lots of giant robot fighting and explosions and inter-personal drama and dialog.
Tuesday October 2 5:00pm - Episode 10 "I Choose You" (Repeats Tue Oct 2 8:00pm, Wed Oct 3 12:30am, 12:00pm)
Another week, another mishap for everyone's (probable) favorite “tween”-age symbol of omniscience, Yurie! Will she continue to keep her everyday school life in order while dealing with her important Godly duties? Most likely.
Kyo kara Maoh!
Tuesday October 2 5:30pm - Episode 36 "Farewell, Conrad" (Repeats Tue Oct 2 8:30pm, Wed Oct 3 1:00am, 12:30pm)
King Yuri and friends escape the Big Cimaron with their McGuffin intact, but one of Yuri's most loyal subject betrays them! As if that weren't bittersweet enough, Yuri is unceremoniously sucked back to earth! Madness!
Sunday September 30 8:00pm - Episode 11 "Develop" (Repeats Mon Oct 1 12:00am)
The Emperor has issued a holy decree to return “the cargo” to the Empire. Those of you curious about what “the cargo” is should probably go back a ways to catch up on this wonderful show.
The Law of Ueki
Tuesday October 2 6:00pm - Episode 38 "The Law of Sano's Awakening!" (Repeats Tue Oct 2 9:00pm, Wed Oct 3 1:30am, 1:00pm)
As Ueki finishes his fight against the time-skipping Marilyn, Sano begins his battle against the heavily ”armed” Matthew! That is a pun, you see, because Matthew has six arms.
Friday October 5 7:30pm - Episode 17 "First Battle: Alviss vs. Leno!"
The highly apropos “War Games” begin, and with Ginta as their captain, Team MAR begins their noble fight. For justice and love and stuff, presumably.
-Monday October 1 8:30pm - Episode 16 "I Have to Eat Cat Ear Buns!" (Repeats Tue Oct 2 1:30am, 5:30am)
-Tuesday October 2 8:30pm - Episode 17 "Big Brother, Why Is This Happening?" (Repeats Wed Oct 3 1:30am, 5:30am)
-Wednesday October 3 8:30pm - Episode 18 "Yahoo! I'll See You Soon!" (Repeats Thu Oct 4 1:30am, 5:30am)
Sometimes dark, oftentimes quirky, kinda disturbing, Moonphase is a difficult series to categorize. Basically, though, tune in to AZN TV if you are one of the few people who have it and if you enjoy watching cute li'l girl vampires mew and purr and such.
Saturday September 29 9:00pm - Episode 105 "A Fierce Battle of Rolling Thunder"
Naruto and Sasuke lay down the ninja law against the ruffians attempting to thwart the young Idate's rite-of-passage. As far as filler goes, this isn't that bad.
Friday October 5 5:30pm - Episode 108 "Bitter Rivals and Broken Bonds" (Repeats Fri Oct 5 8:00pm)
As Naruto and Sasuke settle their long-brewing rivalry, Kakashi intervenes, much to Sasuke's brooding dismay. Brooding and dismay being his two foremost characteristics.
Tuesday October 2 6:30pm - Episode 10 "Rose" (Repeats Tue Oct 2 9:30pm, Wed Oct 3 2:00am, 1:30pm)
The big fashion show hits a few bumps and snags, but thanks to George's ingenuity and quick-thinking, the show continues unabated. Meanwhile, our lovely, love-lorn protagonist is introduced to an up-and-coming designer.
Friday October 5 8:00pm - Episode 11 "No Entry"
Paranoia Agent's last three episodes rank among some of the most inventive and engaging moments I've ever seen in TV anime of any stripe. And that's not hyperbole, folks – it's the honest truth. Startling answers, bizarre twists, and surprisingly moving character moments, such as the truth of Li'l Slugger and Detective Ikari's doting-but-ailing wife, abound.
Saturday September 29 9:30am - Episode 496 "Some Enchanted Sweetening!"
On the opposite end of the entertainment spectrum, Pokémon serves up episode FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY-SIX, a downright obscene number of episodes for a show that stubbornly refuses to be relegated to the bargain bins of forgotten pop-culture relics. In it, Ash and the others venture deep into the forest to capture some sweet, sweet honey. To catch more Pokémon, of course. Can't we be content with only catching some?
-Monday October 1 6:00am - Episode 45 "Mother Moving Into the Distance" (Repeats Mon Oct 1 9:00am, Tue Oct 2 4:30am)
-Tuesday October 2 6:00am - Episode 46 "From the Depths of Despair" (Repeats Tue Oct 2 9:00am, Wed Oct 3 4:30am)
-Wednesday October 3 6:00am - Episode 47 "Desperate Diving" (Repeats Wed Oct 3 9:00am, Thu Oct 4 4:30am)
-Thursday October 4 6:00am - Episode 48 "The English Channel In a Storm" (Repeats Thu Oct 4 9:00am, Fri Oct 5 4:30am)
-Friday October 5 6:00am - Episode 49 "Two Mothers" (Repeats Fri Oct 5 9:00am, Sat Oct 6 4:30am)
Remi finds himself in some rather hard times here, having been somewhat reunited with his mother, so get the box of tissues ready. For crying.
Serial Experiments Lain
Saturday September 29 8:00pm - Episode 11 "Infornography" (Repeats Sun Sep 30 12:00am)
Lain submerges herself in the vast sea of information that is the WIRED, searching for the truth of herself and others and such. Can't she just get baked and watch Kung Fu like everyone else?
Saturday October 6 1:00am - Episode TBA
I'm no big fan of Madhouse's tepid adaptation of Oh! great's insane manga extravaganza, but it certainly deserves better than this. How sad, that even in the dusty, murky midst of Geneon's colossal collapse, their few US TV deals seem to falter.
Saturday September 29 8:30pm - Episode 11 "Vagrant" (Repeats Sun Sep 30 12:30am)
The secret, covert society that rules the world of Texhnolyze bides their time as Onishi rises through the ranks, but betrayal lies not far behind. It typically lies somewhere in the closet, usually.
Sunday September 30 8:30pm - Episode 11 "Fight to the Death - Beyond the Hatred" (Repeats Mon Oct 1 12:30am)
The epic fight of Good Guy versus Bad Guy continues! Then: Comeuppance! Then: Resolution! Then: Commercial break!
Saturday September 29 11:30am - Episode 121 "Sub-Desert Duel"
Jaden treks across the treacherous desert in search of an antidote for his malaise-stricken friend. What a stand up guy! Of course a card battle happens, somewhere. Of course.
Friday October 5 8:30pm - Episode 82
Not too sure about this one myself, but you guys assured me that episode 81 of Zatch Bell aired last week so I guess I'll go with it. In this one, Zatch and Kiyo battle another big scary mamodo, when the once-villainous Penny arrives to help!
Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
Saturday September 29 5:00pm
Kakuren: Hide and Seek
Sunday September 30 1:00am (R Sun Sep 30 2:00am)
Thumbs up, but you've probably seen this before. And if not, it isn't really the sort of thing you'd feel like watching at 5:10 in the morning.
I'll be back next week everyone, hopefully with my sense of humor and less biblical symbolism. Enjoy the repeats!
10 Tokyo Warriors
-Mon Oct 1 3:00am - Episode TBA
-Mon Oct 1 3:30am - Episode TBA
-Mon Oct 1 10:08pm - Episode TBA
-Wed Oct 3 1:30pm - Episode TBA
-Thu Oct 4 10:05pm - Episode TBA
-Sun Sep 30 11:30pm - Episode 9 "Goblin Cat, Part 1" (R Mon Oct 1 4:00am, 3:30pm)
-Sun Sep 30 1:30am - Episode 1
-Tue Oct 2 12:30am - Episode 6 (R Tue Oct 2 4:00am)
-Wed Oct 3 12:30am - Episode 7 (R Wed Oct 3 4:00am)
-Thu Oct 4 12:30am - Episode 8 (R Thu Oct 4 4:00am)
-Fri Oct 5 12:30am - Episode 9 (R Fri Oct 5 4:00am)
-Sat Oct 6 12:30am - Episode 10 (R Sat Oct 6 4:00am)
-Mon Oct 1 9:30am - Episode 6 "Feels Like Love, a Little Bit" (R Tue Oct 2 5:30am)
-Tue Oct 2 9:30am - Episode 7 "Splendid Love Message" (R Wed Oct 3 5:30am)
-Wed Oct 3 9:30am - Episode 8 "Distant Dodochino" (R Thu Oct 4 5:30am)
-Thu Oct 4 9:30am - Episode 9 "Bizarre Track, Thief Chases Police" (R Fri Oct 5 5:30am)
-Fri Oct 5 9:30am - Episode 10 "Do You Like Dog Food?" (R Sat Oct 6 5:30am)
-Sun Sep 30 11:50pm - Episode 10 "Horn" (R Thu Oct 4 8:05pm, Fri Oct 5 3:00am)
-Mon Oct 1 12:15am - Episode 11 "Beast" (R Fri Oct 5 3:30am)
-Mon Oct 1 7:45pm - Episode 8 "Puppets"
-Fri Oct 5 9:00pm - Episode 12 "Holy Night"
-Fri Oct 5 9:30pm - Episode 13 "Older Sister"
-Tue Oct 2 1:00am - Episode 11 "Toys in the Attic" (R Tue Oct 2 4:30am)
-Wed Oct 3 1:00am - Episode 12 "Jupiter Jazz, Part 1" (R Wed Oct 3 4:30am)
-Thu Oct 4 1:00am - Episode 13 "Jupiter Jazz, Part 2" (R Thu Oct 4 4:30am)
-Fri Oct 5 1:00am - Episode 14 "Bohemian Rhapsody" (R Fri Oct 5 4:30am)
-Sat Oct 6 1:00am - Episode 15 "My Funny Valentine" (R Sat Oct 6 4:30am)
-Sat Sep 29 5:30pm - Episode 5 "Kabuterimon's Electro Shocker" (R Sat Sep 29 10:30pm)
-Sun Sep 30 5:30pm - Episode 6 "Togemon In Toy Town" (R Sun Sep 30 10:30pm)
-Mon Oct 1 10:00pm - Episode 33 "Out on the Town"
-Tue Oct 2 10:00pm - Episode 34 "The Eighth Child Revealed"
-Wed Oct 3 10:00pm - Episode 35 "Flower Power"
-Thu Oct 4 10:00pm - Episode 36 "City Under Siege"
-Fri Oct 5 10:00pm - Episode 37 "Wizardmon's Gift"
Dragon Ball Z
-Sat Sep 29 10:30pm - Episode 141 "Bow to the Prince"
-Thu Oct 4 12:00am - Episode TBA
-Thu Oct 4 12:30am - Episode TBA
-Sun Sep 30 4:30am - Episode 1 "Blue Monday"
-Sun Sep 30 2:15am - Episode 1 "To Challenge the Sun"
-Sun Sep 30 2:45am - Episode 2 "Body of the Sanctioned"
-Tue Oct 2 1:30am - Episode 9 "Enter Shippo Plus, the Amazing Thunder Brothers" (R Tue Oct 2 5:00am)
-Tue Oct 2 2:00am - Episode 10 "Phantom Showdown: The Thunder Brothers vs. Tetsusaiga" (R Tue Oct 2 5:30am)
-Wed Oct 3 1:30am - Episode 11 "Terror of the Ancient Noh Mask" (R Wed Oct 3 5:00am)
-Wed Oct 3 2:00am - Episode 12 "The Soul Piper and the Mischievous Little Soul" (R Wed Oct 3 5:30am)
-Thu Oct 4 1:30am - Episode 13 "The Mystery of the New Moon and the Black Haired Inuyasha" (R Thu Oct 4 5:00am)
-Thu Oct 4 2:00am - Episode 14 "Kikyo's Stolen Ashes" (R Thu Oct 4 5:30am)
-Fri Oct 5 1:30am - Episode 15 "Return of the Tragic Priestess, Kikyo" (R Fri Oct 5 5:00am)
-Fri Oct 5 2:00am - Episode 16 "Mystical Hand of the Amorous Monk, Miroku" (R Fri Oct 5 5:30am)
-Sat Oct 6 1:30am - Episode 17 "Cursed Ink of the Hell-Painter" (R Sat Oct 6 5:00am)
-Sat Oct 6 2:00am - Episode 18 "Naraku and Sesshomaru Join Forces" (R Sat Oct 6 5:30am)
-Sun Sep 30 9:30pm - Episode 9 "Crossing the River of Time" (R Mon Oct 1 2:00am, 1:30pm)
Kyo kara Maoh!
-Sun Sep 30 10:00pm - Episode 35 "Snow-Covered Earth" (R Mon Oct 1 2:30am, 2:00pm)
The Law of Ueki
-Sun Sep 30 10:30pm - Episode 37 "Law of the Sacred Weapon's Weak Spots" (R Mon Oct 1 3:00am, 2:30pm)
Mirage of Blaze
-Mon Oct 1 4:30pm - Episode 1 "Ill Fated Destiny" (R Tue Oct 2 1:30am, 8:30am)
-Tue Oct 2 4:30pm - Episode 2 "Possessor From the Darkness" (R Wed Oct 3 1:30am, 8:30am)
-Wed Oct 3 4:30pm - Episode 3 "An Imperfect Awakening" (R Thu Oct 4 1:30am, 8:30am)
-Thu Oct 4 4:30pm - Episode 4 "Premonition of a Chain Reaction" (R Fri Oct 5 1:30am, 8:30am)
-Fri Oct 5 4:30pm - Episode 5 "Endless Conflict" (R Sat Oct 6 1:30am, 8:30am)
-Sat Sep 29 8:30pm - Episode 104 "Run Idate Run! Nagi Island Awaits"
-Mon Oct 1 10:30pm - Episode 56 "Live or Die! Risk It All to Win It All"
-Tue Oct 2 10:30pm - Episode 57 "He Flies! He Jumps! He Lurks! Chief Toad Appears"
-Wed Oct 3 10:30pm - Episode 58 "Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed"
-Thu Oct 4 10:30pm - Episode 59 "The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena"
-Sat Sep 29 11:30pm - Episode 10 "Resistant Like Rush"
-Sun Sep 30 2:30am - Episode 24 "Canaletto's Revenge"
-Sun Sep 30 11:30pm - Episode 11 "Silent Like Spirit"
-Mon Oct 1 2:30am - Episode 25 "Unlikely Alliances"
-Mon Oct 1 8:30am - Episode 6 "Vanishing Point" (R Tue Oct 2 5:00am)
-Tue Oct 2 8:30am - Episode 7 "I Love You" (R Wed Oct 3 5:00am)
-Wed Oct 3 8:30am - Episode 8 "Runaway" (R Thu Oct 4 5:00am)
-Thu Oct 4 8:30am - Episode 9 "Revolution" (R Fri Oct 5 5:00am)
-Fri Oct 5 8:30am - Episode 10 "Barbarians" (R Sat Oct 6 5:00am)
-Sun Sep 30 11:00pm - Episode 9 "Designer" (R Mon Oct 1 3:30am, 3:00pm)
-Sat Sep 29 9:00am - Episode 495 "The Champ Twins"
-Sun Sep 30 10:30am - Episode 473 "Like It or Lup It"
-Sun Sep 30 11:00am - Episode 474 "Gymbaliar"
-Mon Oct 1 6:30am - Episode 8 "The Path to the Pokémon League"
-Tue Oct 2 6:30am - Episode 9 "The School of Hard Knocks"
-Tue Oct 2 6:00pm - Episode 75 "Bad to the Bone!"
-Tue Oct 2 6:30pm - Episode 485 "Twice Smitten, Once Shy"
-Wed Oct 3 6:30am - Episode 10 "Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village"
-Wed Oct 3 6:00pm - Episode 76 "All Fired Up!"
-Wed Oct 3 6:30pm - Episode 486 "Mutiny in the Bounty"
-Thu Oct 4 6:30am - Episode 11 "Charmander: The Stray Pokémon"
-Thu Oct 4 6:00pm - Episode 77 "Round One: Begin!"
-Thu Oct 4 6:30pm - Episode 487 "Ya See We Want an Evolution"
-Fri Oct 5 6:30am - Episode 12 "Here Comes the Squirtle Squad"
-Fri Oct 5 6:00pm - Episode 78 "Fire & Ice"
-Fri Oct 5 6:30pm - Episode 488 "Borrowing on Bad Faith"
-Sat Sep 29 4:30pm - Episode 4 "Negative Energy" (R Sun Sep 30 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Sun Sep 30 4:30pm - Episode 5 "Voice" (R Mon Oct 1 2:30am, 8:30am)
-Mon Oct 1 4:00pm - Episode 6 "Sad Memory" (R Tue Oct 2 1:00am, 8:00am)
-Tue Oct 2 4:00pm - Episode 7 "Little Will" (R Wed Oct 3 1:00am, 8:00am)
-Wed Oct 3 4:00pm - Episode 8 "Poison" (R Thu Oct 4 1:00am, 8:00am)
-Thu Oct 4 4:00pm - Episode 9 "Self Defense" (R Fri Oct 5 1:00am, 8:00am)
-Fri Oct 5 4:00pm - Episode 10 "Trick or Treat" (R Sat Oct 6 1:00am, 8:00am)
-Sun Sep 30 1:00am - Episode 1 "Tempestuous Temperaments"
Samurai Deeper Kyo
-Sat Sep 29 4:00pm - Episode 8 "Demon Spear Cries" (R Sun Sep 30 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Sun Sep 30 4:00pm - Episode 9 "The Blind Smile" (R Mon Oct 1 2:00am, 8:00am)
-Tue Oct 2 2:00am - Episode TBA
-Tue Oct 2 3:00am - Episode TBA
-Sat Sep 29 10:30am - Episode 22 "Little Chaos Lost"
Special Duty Combat Unit: Shinesman
-Sun Sep 30 3:00am - Episode 1 (R Sun Sep 30 11:45am)
-Sun Sep 30 3:30am - Episode 2 (R Sun Sep 30 12:20pm)
Submarine 707 Revolution
-Sun Sep 30 1:15am - Episode 1 "Mission: 01"
-Sun Sep 30 2:15am - Episode 2 "Mission: 02"
-Wed Oct 3 12:00am - Episode TBA (R Wed Oct 3 3:00am)
-Wed Oct 3 12:30am - Episode TBA (R Wed Oct 3 3:30am)
-Mon Oct 1 6:00am - Episode 38 "Warp"
-Tue Oct 2 6:00am - Episode 39 "Giant"
-Wed Oct 3 6:00am - Episode 40 "Fury"
-Thu Oct 4 6:00am - Episode 41 "City"
-Fri Oct 5 6:00am - Episode 42 "Ambush"
-Sat Sep 29 7:30am - Episode 111 "Head in the Clouds, Part 1"
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