The Click October 13 - 19
by Brian Hanson, Oct 13th 2007
Holy crap! It's been another week! That means I have to write The Click again!!! It also means my manic depressive cycle dictates that I should be super-excited and use lots of excessive and bowdlerizing punctuation! In case you're new here, all the times listed and stuff are only tentative, which means they are only likely to happen! And in most cases they do! Except when they don't!
So kick up your heels, shine those racing wheels, and get ready for another hopefully fun-packed, jam-filled edition of The Click!
Gadzooks! The lauded FMA movie makes its North American TV debut via those raconteurs at YTV! Which means, unfortunately, all your Bleaches and Gundams are taking a trip through pre-emption-land for this week! But fret not, because the FMA movie is pretty darned exciting and good!
Sunday October 14 12:00am - Episode 52 (Repeats Sun Oct 14 3:30am)
"Yay! Another new episode of Bleach!" go the throngs of delighted Adult Swim-watching masses! Well good, because Bleach is taking a break as of next week to make room for another older-skewing Shonen Jump staple, Death Note! So enjoy it, folks!
Sunday October 14 12:30am - Episode 28 "Limited Existence" (Repeats Sun Oct 14 4:00am)
This week on Blood addition sign, the mysterious "D-Factor" behind the Chiropterans is discovered! "Plus" loads of other intrigue! Frankly I've never understood the "plus" in the title, because that sort of implies something greater or bolder than the hour-long film from which it spawned! But hey, maybe that's why I'm here, writing this anime column on ancient cuneiform tablets which are then painstakingly scanned, one by one, by a network of the world's most advanced supercomputers in a process that typically takes around ten to fifteen days! Gosh!
Bo-Bobo is ending, possibly forever! They probably won't rerun this show, because it doesn't garner them boffo ratings and Cartoon Network would rather force the public to watch whatever half-baked High School Musical ripoff than anything unique or interesting! So enjoy, won't you!
Teamwork is one of those cheap, easy morals that can be shoehorned relatively painlessly into cartoon shows that are otherwise little more than colorful product placement to assuage parental concerns that their children are watching toy commercials! "But don't worry, parents! When they rush out to buy the Digimon Collectible Card Game Battle Chest and Whirring Noisemachine(tm) for the MSRP of $19.95, they are also learning a valuable lesson about teamwork! Indeed, this week's new season of Digimon has the discordant duo of Marcus and Thomas learning to put aside their differences and work together to defeat a no-good band of bank robbers!
Saturday October 13 9:30am - Episode 6 "Don't Mess With Maiasaura"
Let me just say my disappointment that it appears that Jurassic Park 4, with its script featuring dinosaurs with damn laser beams strapped on them fighting wars for the government, will NOT be produced after all! Which sucks! Until somebody with the juice to realize that such a film would be the highlight of American cinema for eons to come, we'll have to derive our dinosaur entertainment from much more genial programs, such as Dinosaur King!
Iggy, not of The Stooges fame sadly, starts to show signs of being infected by an AutoReiv! Which is bad!
Saturday October 20 12:30am - Episode TBA
I don't know what episode will air this week on Fuse! That is also bad!
Friday October 19 11:00pm - Episode 46 "Planet Rock" (Repeats Sat Oct 20 1:30am)
Not EVERY show is getting pre-empted on YTV this week - there's still another fine episode of Eureka 7 for your viewing pleasure! Which is good because it's near the end of the series, when all the scub corals and Corallians and such are discovered for what they really are! Which is neat!
Tuesday October 16 5:00pm - Episode 12 "Mysterious Adventure" (Repeats Tue Oct 16 8:00pm, Wed Oct 17 12:30am, 12:00pm)
I wonder what kind of adventures a cheeky pre-teen deity could get herself into! I wonder what kind of adventures indeed! I think I say "indeed" too much!
Kyo kara Maoh!
Tuesday October 16 5:30pm - Episode 38 "Gunter Vs. Conrad" (Repeats Tue Oct 16 8:30pm, Wed Oct 17 1:00am, 12:30pm)
Yuri is still devastated over the loss of his loyal subject/man-crush Conrad, but manages to pick himself up off the floor and go practice some good ol' diplomacy at a nearby kingdom! Which is what my therapist told me to do recently! Except I misheard "diplomacy" as "discrepancy" and spent an entire week purposefully contradicting things in public! That didn't work so well!
Sunday October 14 8:00pm - Episode 13 "Isolated Pawn" (Repeats Mon Oct 15 12:00am)
Claus and his partner crash their otherwise-trusty Vanship into an unforgiving desert planet, and have to work hard to fix it before the evil, nasty, no-good imperial soldiers find them!
The Law of Ueki
Tuesday October 16 6:00pm - Episode 40 "The Law of Wonderful 'Ai'" (Repeats Tue Oct 16 9:00pm, Wed Oct 17 1:30am, 1:00pm)
Another one of Ueki's teammates takes up fisticuffsmanship against a mysterious opponent named Memory! Gee I wonder what kind of power a person named Memory would have! HMMM!
-Monday October 15 8:30pm - Episode 22 "I Didn't Know You Were Like That!" (Repeats Tue Oct 16 1:30am, 5:30am)
-Tuesday October 16 8:30pm - Episode 23 "Big Brother, Am I That Scary?" (Repeats Wed Oct 17 1:30am, 5:30am)
-Wednesday October 17 8:30pm - Episode 24 "Goodbye Big Brother... I'm Going Back? I'm Really Going Back?" (Repeats Thu Oct 18 1:30am, 5:30am)
After surviving an attack by yet another diminutive, but this time evil vampire, Kohei and his moe-tastic companion discuss things of varying import!
Saturday October 13 9:00pm - Episode 107 "The Battle Begins: Naruto vs. Sasuke"
The foul-tempered Sasuke attempts to test his mettle against the ever-developing Naruto in a vicious, kill-or-be-killed battle! Violence and melodrama! Awesome!
Friday October 19 8:00pm - Episode TBA
I guess Naruto was actually pre-empted last week by a marathon of Avatar: The Last Airbender! And due to that I have no idea what episode is airing at the indicated time! This will sure spout several "WICH IS BETTER AVATAR OR NARUTO" forum posts, for which I cannot wait!
-Tuesday October 16 12:00am - Episode 18 "Nightmare"
-Tuesday October 16 12:30am - Episode 19 "Reminiscence"
Haruka discovers an old videotape of her in her youth, for which she must scrounge high and low for a working videotape player! Since I know at least one of Cowboy Bebop's writers worked on Noein, it's a tad more acceptable for them to regurgitate ideas like that!
Saturday October 13 10:00pm - Episode 107 "Quit Dreaming! The Town of Ridicule, Mock Town!"
The Straw Hats arrive at Mock Town, which is an appropriate name considering how the other pirates attempt to make a mockery of Luffy and his buddies! They then proceed to pound their faces in!
Tuesday October 16 6:30pm - Episode 12 "Future" (Repeats Tue Oct 16 9:30pm, Wed Oct 17 2:00am, 1:30pm)
We need more shows like Paradise Kiss on US TV - of course ones aimed at female viewers, but also ones that are short, character-driven, and uncommonly smart! Especially since Paradise Kiss ends after this episode, wherein team ParaKiss celebrates the end of their big fashion show and the characters discuss their plans for the future as well as who ends up with whom and such!
Friday October 19 8:00pm - Episode 13 "The Final Episode"
Paranoia Agent is a complete triumph in virtually every aspect - an animated series that's edgy without being crass, unique without being too strange, and thoroughly enthralling in its plot! Yay! Which means I hope you Canadians have been watching diligently, and cannot wait for the finale as I once did!
Saturday October 13 9:30am - Episode 498 "An Angry Combeenation"
Ash Ketchem and his cohorts head deep, deep into the forest to find some Sweet Honey! For reasons which elude me, but probably have something to do with Pokémon! By the way Sweet Flashdancing Jesus, 498 episodes! That is a lot!
Serial Experiments Lain
Saturday October 13 8:00pm - Episode 13 "Ego" (Repeats Sun Oct 14 12:00am)
Lain is very close to being a triumph, but gets too bogged down in cumbersome techno-jargon to let its ideas truly flourish! But oh what ideas they are! This is the last episode, where Lain has to make a daring choice in order to save the world!
-Monday October 15 10:00pm - Episode 9 "Shady Real Estate Office, Ho!" (Repeats Tue Oct 16 1:30am)
-Monday October 15 10:30pm - Episode 10 "Can't Abort Them When They're Not Yours" (Repeats Tue Oct 16 2:00am)
On the opposite end of the brainy-anime spectrum, Shin-chan is waving his genitalia to and fro on Canada's Razer network! This week has the foul lad and his tortured family making do in a shabby apartment complex after their house is destroyed!
Saturday October 13 12:30am - Episode TBA
More fighting and cleavage and blood-splattered mayhem! Or maybe they all sip tea and discuss Camus' "The Stranger"! I don't really know!
Saturday October 13 8:30pm - Episode 13 "Vista" (Repeats Sun Oct 14 12:30am)
The revolution is nigh, and we will not be spared! Especially since a cachet of destructive weaponry has somehow landed into the wrong hands! Whoops!
Sunday October 14 8:30pm - Episode 13 "The Promise of the Ribbons" (Repeats Mon Oct 15 12:30am)
My memory is a little foggy regarding Tokyo Underground, so bear with me here! Maybe if, while watching it, I had used one of those reminder ribbons...! Oh yes I went there!
Virus Buster Serge
-Monday October 15 11:00pm - Episode 5 "Incubating the Succubus"
-Monday October 15 11:30pm - Episode 6 "Behold Change"
"Incubating the Succubus" is very clever wordage! Mad props to the home-dawg that wrote that title! That is probably the most positive thing I can say about Virus Buster Serge! And as many grandmothers and Disney movies have told us, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all!
Saturday October 13 11:30am - Episode 123 "School Ghoul Duels"
Jaden continues to duel his way through a horde of zombies that were once his friends and loved ones! Will he get to the antidote in time, or will he be stupidly throwing his cards around when everybody knows the only sure way to kill zombies is a direct blow to the brain? Oh crap I used a question mark!!!
Sunday October 14 1:00am (Repeats Tue Oct 16 2:00am)
Oh, uh, sure!
Karas: The Prophecy
Monday October 15 5:05pm (Repeats Fri Oct 19 2:35pm, Sat Oct 20 4:35am)
Yeah, okay, I guess!
So that's it for everything that is apparently worth my snarky, passive-aggressive comments! The usual muddle of repeats lies below! I should be back next week, unless my Build Your Own Gyrocopter kit that I ordered from Popular Science arrives! Bye bye now!
10 Tokyo Warriors
-Sat Oct 13 1:30pm - Episode TBA (R Sun Oct 14 2:00am)
-Sun Oct 14 10:00pm - Episode TBA
-Sun Oct 14 10:30pm - Episode TBA
-Mon Oct 15 2:00am - Episode TBA
-Tue Oct 16 1:30pm - Episode TBA
-Wed Oct 17 1:30pm - Episode TBA
-Thu Oct 18 1:30pm - Episode TBA
-Fri Oct 19 10:00pm - Episode TBA
-Sun Oct 14 2:00am - Episode 12 "The Artificial Sun" (R Sun Oct 14 5:30am)
-Sun Oct 14 11:30pm - Episode 11 "Goblin Cat, Part 3" (R Mon Oct 15 4:00am, 3:30pm)
-Tue Oct 16 12:30am - Episode 16 (R Tue Oct 16 4:00am)
-Wed Oct 17 12:30am - Episode 17 (R Wed Oct 17 4:00am)
-Thu Oct 18 12:30am - Episode 18 (R Thu Oct 18 4:00am)
-Fri Oct 19 12:30am - Episode 19 (R Fri Oct 19 4:00am)
-Sat Oct 20 12:30am - Episode 20 (R Sat Oct 20 4:00am)
-Mon Oct 15 9:30am - Episode 16 "Monday Is Smiling Day" (R Tue Oct 16 5:00am)
-Tue Oct 16 9:30am - Episode 17 "Bullets Suit Death Best" (R Wed Oct 17 5:00am)
-Wed Oct 17 9:30am - Episode 18 "No Way to Run" (R Thu Oct 18 5:00am)
-Thu Oct 18 9:30am - Episode 19 "Only Say Good Night to You" (R Fri Oct 19 5:00am)
-Fri Oct 19 9:30am - Episode 20 "Lover's Holiday" (R Sat Oct 20 5:00am)
-Sun Oct 14 11:35pm - Episode 14 "Prayer" (R Fri Oct 19 2:45am)
-Mon Oct 15 12:00am - Episode 15 "Pursuer" (R Fri Oct 19 3:10am)
-Fri Oct 19 9:00pm - Episode 16 "Believer"
-Fri Oct 19 9:30pm - Episode 17 "Accomplices"
-Tue Oct 16 1:00am - Episode 21 "Boogie-Woogie Feng Shui" (R Tue Oct 16 4:30am)
-Wed Oct 17 1:00am - Episode 22 "Cowboy Funk" (R Wed Oct 17 4:30am)
-Thu Oct 18 1:00am - Episode 23 "Brain Scratch" (R Thu Oct 18 4:30am)
-Fri Oct 19 1:00am - Episode 24 "Hard Luck Woman" (R Fri Oct 19 4:30am)
-Sat Oct 20 1:00am - Episode 25 "The Real Folk Blues, Part 1" (R Sat Oct 20 4:30am)
-Sat Oct 13 5:30pm - Episode 9 "Subzero Ice Punch!"
-Sun Oct 14 5:30pm - Episode 10 "A Clue From the Digi-Past"
-Mon Oct 15 10:00pm - Episode 45 "The Ultimate Clash"
-Tue Oct 16 10:00pm - Episode 46 "Etemon's Comeback Tour"
-Wed Oct 17 10:00pm - Episode 47 "Ogremon's Honor"
-Thu Oct 18 10:00pm - Episode 48 "My Sister's Keeper"
-Fri Oct 19 10:00pm - Episode 49 "The Crest of Light"
Dragon Ball Z
-Sat Oct 13 10:30pm - Episode 143 "Krillin's Decision"
-Sat Oct 13 6:00pm - Episode TBA
-Sat Oct 13 6:30pm - Episode TBA
-Sat Oct 13 7:00pm - Episode TBA
-Sat Oct 13 7:30pm - Episode TBA
-Sun Oct 14 2:00pm - Episode TBA
-Sun Oct 14 2:30pm - Episode TBA
-Sun Oct 14 3:00pm - Episode TBA
-Sun Oct 14 3:30pm - Episode TBA
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
-Sun Oct 14 1:00am - Episode 20 "Fabricate Fog" (R Sun Oct 14 4:30am)
-Tue Oct 16 1:30am - Episode 29 "Sango's Suffering and Kohaku's Life" (R Tue Oct 16 5:00am)
-Tue Oct 16 2:00am - Episode 30 "Tetsusaiga Is Stolen! Showdown at Naraku's Castle" (R Tue Oct 16 5:30am)
-Wed Oct 17 1:30am - Episode 31 "Jinesi, Kind Yet Sad" (R Wed Oct 17 5:00am)
-Wed Oct 17 2:00am - Episode 32 "Kikyo and Inuyasha, Into the Miasma" (R Wed Oct 17 5:30am)
-Thu Oct 18 1:30am - Episode 33 "Kikyo, Captured by Naraku" (R Thu Oct 18 5:00am)
-Thu Oct 18 2:00am - Episode 34 "Testusaiga and Tenseiga" (R Thu Oct 18 5:30am)
-Fri Oct 19 1:30am - Episode 35 "The True Owner of the Great Sword" (R Fri Oct 19 5:00am)
-Fri Oct 19 2:00am - Episode 36 "Kagome Kidnapped by Koga, the Wolf Demon" (R Fri Oct 19 5:30am)
-Sat Oct 20 1:30am - Episode 37 "The Man Who Fell In Love With Kagome" (R Sat Oct 20 5:00am)
-Sat Oct 20 2:00am - Episode 38 "Two Hearts, One Mind" (R Sat Oct 20 5:30am)
-Sun Oct 14 9:30pm - Episode 11 "Love Is Missing" (R Mon Oct 15 2:00am, 1:30pm)
Kyo kara Maoh!
-Sun Oct 14 10:00pm - Episode 37 "Whereabouts of the Box" (R Mon Oct 15 2:30am, 2:00pm)
The Law of Ueki
-Sun Oct 14 10:30pm - Episode 39 "The Law of the Sealed Heart" (R Mon Oct 15 3:00am, 2:30pm)
Mirage of Blaze
-Sat Oct 13 4:30pm - Episode 13 "Twilight of Beyond" (R Sun Oct 14 1:30am, 8:30am)
-Wed Oct 17 4:30pm - Episode 1 "Ill Fated Destiny" (R Thu Oct 18 1:30am)
-Thu Oct 18 4:30pm - Episode 2 "Possessor From the Darkness" (R Fri Oct 19 1:30am, 8:30am)
-Fri Oct 19 4:30pm - Episode 3 "An Imperfect Awakening" (R Sat Oct 20 1:30am, 8:30am)
Mirage of Blaze: Rebels of the River's Edge
-Sun Oct 14 4:30pm - Episode 1 "Dearest Wish" (R Mon Oct 15 1:25am, 8:30am)
-Mon Oct 15 4:30pm - Episode 2 "Tiger's Eye" (R Tue Oct 16 1:30am, 8:30am)
-Tue Oct 16 4:30pm - Episode 3 "Wind of the River's Edge" (R Wed Oct 17 1:30am, 8:30am)
-Sat Oct 13 8:30pm - Episode 106 "The Last Leg: A Final Act of Desperation"
-Mon Oct 15 10:30pm - Episode 64 "Hit It or Quit It: The Final Rounds Get Complicated"
-Tue Oct 16 10:30pm - Episode 65 "Zero Motivation: The Guy With Cloud Envy"
-Wed Oct 17 10:30pm - Episode 66 "Dancing Leaf, Squirming Sand"
-Thu Oct 18 10:30pm - Episode 67 "Bushy Brow's Jutsu: Sasuke Style"
-Sun Oct 14 2:30am - Episode 2 "Hostilities Break Out"
-Mon Oct 15 2:30am - Episode 3 "Grave Like Groor"
-Mon Oct 15 8:30am - Episode 16 "The Factory" (R Tue Oct 16 5:00am)
-Tue Oct 16 8:30am - Episode 17 "Seventeen" (R Wed Oct 17 5:00am)
-Wed Oct 17 8:30am - Episode 18 "Sisters" (R Thu Oct 18 5:00am)
-Thu Oct 18 8:30am - Episode 19 "Time Slip" (R Fri Oct 19 5:00am)
-Fri Oct 19 8:30am - Episode 20 "Broken Through" (R Sat Oct 20 5:00am)
-Sun Oct 14 11:00pm - Episode 11 "Stage" (R Mon Oct 15 3:30am, 3:00pm)
-Sat Oct 13 9:00am - Episode 497 "The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!"
-Sat Oct 13 12:00pm - Episode 9 "The School of Hard Knocks"
-Sat Oct 13 12:30pm - Episode 10 "Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village"
-Sat Oct 13 1:00pm - Episode 11 "Charmander: The Stray Pokémon"
-Sat Oct 13 1:30pm - Episode 12 "Here Comes the Squirtle Squad"
-Sat Oct 13 2:00pm - Episode 13 "Mystery at the Lighthouse"
-Sun Oct 14 10:30am - Episode 477 "Mounting a Coordinator Assault"
-Sun Oct 14 11:00am - Episode 478 "Arrival of a Rival"
-Mon Oct 15 6:30am - Episode 19 "Tentacool and Tentacruel"
-Mon Oct 15 6:00pm - Episode 83 "Pallet Party Panic"
-Mon Oct 15 6:30pm - Episode 493 "Settling a Not-So-Old Score!"
-Tue Oct 16 6:30am - Episode 20 "The Ghost of Maiden's Peak"
-Tue Oct 16 6:00pm - Episode 84 "A Scare In the Air"
-Tue Oct 16 6:30pm - Episode 494 "Drifloon on the Wind"
-Wed Oct 17 6:30am - Episode 21 "Bye, Bye Butterfree"
-Wed Oct 17 6:00pm - Episode 85 "Pokeball Peril"
-Wed Oct 17 6:30pm - Episode 495 "The Champ Twins"
-Thu Oct 18 6:30am - Episode 22 "Abra and the Psychic Showdown"
-Thu Oct 18 6:00pm - Episode 86 "The Lost Lapras"
-Thu Oct 18 6:30pm - Episode 467 "Following a Maiden's Voyage"
-Fri Oct 19 6:30am - Episode 23 "The Tower of Terror"
-Fri Oct 19 6:00pm - Episode 87 "Fit to be Tide"
-Fri Oct 19 6:30pm - Episode 468 "Two Degrees of Separation"
-Mon Oct 15 6:00am - Episode 4 "Forward, Remi!" (R Mon Oct 15 9:00am, Tue Oct 16 4:30am)
-Tue Oct 16 6:00am - Episode 5 "Remi's First Performance" (R Tue Oct 16 9:00am, Wed Oct 17 4:30am)
-Wed Oct 17 6:00am - Episode 6 "Remi and the Open-Air Classroom" (R Wed Oct 17 9:00am, Thu Oct 18 4:30am)
-Thu Oct 18 6:00am - Episode 7 "Do-Re-Mi-Fa Remi" (R Thu Oct 18 9:00am, Fri Oct 19 4:30am)
-Fri Oct 19 6:00am - Episode 8 "Remi, Lost" (R Fri Oct 19 9:00am, Sat Oct 20 4:30am)
-Sat Oct 13 4:00pm - Episode 18 "Critical Day" (R Sun Oct 14 1:00am, 8:00am)
-Sun Oct 14 4:00pm - Episode 19 "Farewell" (R Mon Oct 15 1:00am, 8:00am)
-Mon Oct 15 4:00pm - Episode 20 "Chase" (R Tue Oct 16 1:00am, 8:00am)
-Tue Oct 16 4:00pm - Episode 21 "Don't Cry" (R Wed Oct 17 1:00am, 8:00am)
-Wed Oct 17 4:00pm - Episode 22 "Pain" (R Thu Oct 18 1:00am, 8:00am)
-Thu Oct 18 4:00pm - Episode 23 "Dawn" (R Fri Oct 19 1:00am, 8:00am)
-Fri Oct 19 4:00pm - Episode 24 "Go Ahead" (R Sat Oct 20 1:00am, 8:00am)
-Tue Oct 16 4:00am - Episode 15 "Mechano City"
-Wed Oct 17 4:00am - Episode 16 "The Giant Robot"
-Thu Oct 18 4:00am - Episode 17 "The Great War"
-Fri Oct 19 4:00am - Episode 18 "Secrets of the Seven"
-Sat Oct 20 4:00am - Episode 19 "The Feathered Fiend"
-Sat Oct 13 10:30am - Episode 24 "How to Catch a Hedgehog"
-Sun Oct 7 1:30am - Episode TBA
-Sun Oct 7 2:00am - Episode TBA
-Sun Oct 7 2:30am - Episode TBA
-Sun Oct 7 3:00am - Episode TBA
-Sun Oct 7 3:30am - Episode TBA
-Wed Oct 10 12:00am - Episode TBA
-Wed Oct 10 12:30am - Episode TBA
-Wed Oct 10 3:00am - Episode TBA
-Wed Oct 10 3:30am - Episode TBA
-Mon Oct 15 6:00am - Episode 48 "Homecoming"
-Tue Oct 16 6:00am - Episode 49 "End"
-Wed Oct 17 6:00am - Episode 50 "Unfinished"
-Thu Oct 18 6:00am - Episode 51 "Beginning"
-Fri Oct 19 6:00am - Episode 52 "Inferno"
-Sat Oct 13 7:30am - Episode 113 "Win Mr. Stein's Duel, Part 1"
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