September 13th - 19th
by Brian Hanson,
Not to alarm everyone, but I'm typing while eating the last, tasty remnants of my dinner. I'd forgotten how hard it is to multitask while writing a semi-popular internet entertainment-based column program. So let's forgo the fancy-pants introduction, and get into what everybody really wants; right-wing political diatribes!
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit
Sunday September 14 5:30am - Episode 4 "Torogai's Writings"
Er, huh? 5 in the morning? What in the damn hell, Adult Swim? I can understand moving underperforming shows to a terrible timeslot - it technically keeps the show on the air so that fans can still watch new episodes, while clearing out the schedule for other stuff - but Moribito has been on the air all of three weeks, with nary a hint of promotion or even a recognition that it was even airing. And it's not even on Adult Swim's online video site! This is sad news, because I've grown to really enjoy Moribito quite a bit. It's slow-moving between the bombastic action set-pieces, but it's all very intriguing and smart and well-done in nearly every aspect. Lord knows why it was even picked up in the first place, because I'm honestly not shocked by this latest timeslot development. Even so, are 12 Oz. Mouse reruns at 1 in the morning so pertinent to your interests, Adult Swim? Yes, you, Adult Swim, you... TV network that is clearly a TV network attempting to gain Male 18-34 year-old viewers and not an actual person, you!
This week on Bakugan Battle Brawlers. The heroes face off against the evil Element Lords at the Doom Dimension. Will they succeed. Tune in to find out.
Saturday September 13 11:00pm - Episode 80 (Repeats Sun Sep 14 2:00am)
Saturday September 13 9:30pm - Episode 59
Two episodes of Bleach. Two separate North American countries. One week. CAN WE HANDLE IT?!?
Probably. In Canada: Ichigo finally confronts Byakuya with his new immense power, but it still may not be enough to stand up to the powerful Captain Kuchiki. In America, the land of freedom and fruit-pies and malign foreign influence, Ichigo and Rukia undergo a surprise bit of "training" by their new friends that turns into something far more serious than they thought.
Saturday September 13 8:30pm - Episode 2 "A Fateful Decision"
With his village saved, Shu is then asked to LEAVE HIS HOME FOREVER because it will only bring further destruction and horror to his homeland. Because this is a show based on a videogame targeted to the Shonen Jump audience, this is all very bright and colorful and fun.
Saturday September 13 10:00am - Episode 27 "Carnival of Chaos"
The D-Team visits a Dinosaur-themed Park place, like some kind of Jurassic park, where those meanies from the Alpha Gang attempt to steal some of the Dino-exhibits.
Ghost Slayers Ayashi
Wednesday September 17 10:00pm - Episode 7 "The Dragon in the Cloud" (Repeats Thu Sep 18 2:30am, 7:30pm)
TERROR STRIKES as one of the Ghost Slayers is unable to use his Ghost Slayer powers when a Ghost appears, and is therefore unable to be properly Slayed.
-Monday September 15 11:00pm - Episode 11 "Simon, Please Remove Your Hand"
-Monday September 15 11:30pm - Episode 12 "Miss Yoko, I Have Something to Ask of You"
In these two episodes packed with hyper-awesome super-robot fun-times, the Gurren brigade bunglingly answers a distress call, and then makes some modifications on Mr. Robot to make him non-water soluble.
Wednesday September 17 8:00pm - Episode 7 "Lost Kitten" (Repeats Thu Sep 18 1:30am, 6:00pm)
Two HiME's from the same school duke it out late one night, but quickly put aside their violent problem-solving skills in order to scour the city for a girl's lost brother. Oh, and: Miniskirts, miniskirts, miniskirts.
-Saturday September 13 9:00pm - Episode 196 "Hot-Blooded Confrontation: Student vs. Sensei"
-Saturday September 13 9:30pm - Episode 197 "Crisis: The Hidden Leaf 11 Gather"
Saturday September 13 8:00pm - Episode 151 "Blaze Away, Byakugan! This is My Ninja Way!"
In Canada, the land of confusing trade tariffs and logging: A trade for a rare species of beetle for Hinata's life gets complicated when Hinata escapes, threatening the lives of the others. In the US: Naruto comes to the aid of Gai-sensei, who is being hunted by two brothers for the apparent assassination of their father. These fillers get deep, man.
Now and Then, Here and There
-Tuesday September 16 12:00am - Episode 11 "Eve of Destruction"
-Tuesday September 16 12:30am - Episode 12 "This Bloody Earth"
Who here wants to be horribly depressed?! Because boy does Now and Then, Here and There deliver! Sara, who has been forced to "service" the weary men of the military, finds out that she's pregnant, while Shu and the all-important Lala-Ru manage to escape and attempt to hide from Helywood.
Wednesday September 17 9:30pm - Episode 7 "Extraterrestrial Girl" (Repeats Thu Sep 18 2:00am, 7:00pm)
Hachimaki remains on the moon to recover from his just-serious-enough injury, and has a Close Encounter of the Nondescript-Numeral Kind with an alien girl while doing so.
Saturday September 13 9:30am - Episode 541 "A Full Course Tag Battle"
Ash and Brock are reunited with May and Dawn, at long last! But their tenuous bonds of friendship will not last, as alas, they must battle one another to win a full-course meal at a fancy restaurant! O, the tender shame of youthful friends!
Wednesday September 17 9:00pm - Episode 7 "Waltz of the Abandoned Dog of a Girl" (Repeats Thu Sep 18 6:30pm)
The dashingly handsome knight Shannon takes a vagabond home with him that he encounters running a few errands. Did I mention that the vagabond was a girl? And that, as a handsome knight, the vagabond girl is attracted to him? And, because every show needs a little romantic tension, that Pacifica gets a little jealous?
The new series in the Peabody and Humanitas award-winning Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise begins anew! In the bustling neo-metropolis of Neo Domino City, fresh-faced Yusei Fudo combs through the populace to find his ultimate Yu-Gi-Oh! rival.
Saturday September 13 9:00pm - Episode 94 "The Door to a Different World! Brago vs. Zatch!"
Sherry and Brago attack Zatch and Kiyo's new friend, which in turn causes Zatch and Kiyo to attack Sherry and Brago. And who says kids' shows are too violent these days, it's pure rubbish.
It's been MONTHS since I last had to write anything about Karas: The Prophecy! It's enough to make a grown man feel all misty-eyed and nostalgic.
They're really diversifying their anime-film lineup this week, those Encore network guys. Still, it beats the fifteen times or so they're playing Remo Williams.
Caslte of Cagliostro
Thursday September 18 6:00am (Repeats Thu Sep 18 4:15pm)
I could spend every hour of my life mentioning my love for this movie and I would be happy.
Pokémon 3 - The Movie
Saturday September 13 4:00pm
Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
Friday September 19 8:00pm
Pokémon movies? You know what that means, readers: The Click is over! FOR NOW. Prepare yourself heartily, because I'll return in half a fortnight. Good night.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
-Mon Sep 15 6:30am - Episode 10 "A Perfect Match"
-Tue Sep 16 6:30am - Episode 11 "Grampa's Got a Brand New Bakugan"
-Wed Sep 17 6:30am - Episode 12 "Bakugan Still"
-Thu Sep 18 6:30am - Episode 13 "Just For the Shun of It"
-Fri Sep 19 6:30am - Episode 14 "The Story of Vestroia"
-Sun Sep 14 6:30am - Episode 217 "The New Team of Marcus and Thomas!"
-Mon Sep 15 6:30am - Episode 224 "The Vile of Vilemon!"
-Tue Sep 16 12:00am - Episode 218 "Digital World, Here We Come!" (R Sat Sep 20 12:00am, 6:30am)
-Wed Sep 17 6:30am - Episode 226 "The Rise of RizeGreymon!"
-Thu Sep 18 6:30am - Episode 227 "The Wild Boy of the Digital World"
-Fri Sep 19 6:30am - Episode 228 "The Gorge of Deception!"
-Sat Sep 13 3:00pm - Episode 7 "Determination" (R Sun Sep 14 11:00am)
-Sat Sep 13 3:30pm - Episode 8 "The Edel Hunter" (R Sun Sep 14 11:30am)
-Sat Sep 13 11:30pm - Episode 1 "To Challenge the Sun" (R Sun Sep 14 2:30am)
Ghost Slayers Ayashi
-Sun Sep 14 10:30pm - Episode 6 "Dragon Aura Running"
-Fri Sep 19 11:30pm - Episode 12 "Symbiosis; Simbiosi" (R Sat Sep 20 2:30am)
-Mon Sep 15 5:00am - Episode 46 "Juromaru and Kageromaru"
-Mon Sep 15 5:30am - Episode 47 "Onigumo's Heart Still Beats Within Naraku"
-Tue Sep 16 5:30am - Episode 48 "Return to the Place Where We First Met"
-Wed Sep 17 5:30am - Episode 49 "Kohaku's Lost Memories"
-Thu Sep 18 5:30am - Episode 50 "Face That Can't Be Forgotten"
-Fri Sep 19 5:30am - Episode 51 "Inuyasha's Devoured Soul"
-Sat Sep 20 5:30am - Episode 52 "Demon's True Nature"
Kirby: Right Back At Ya!
-Sat Sep 13 11:00am - Episode 54 "One Crazy Knight"
Law of Ueki
-Sat Sep 13 8:00am - Episode 43 "The Law of the Goody-Two-Shoes Pose" (R Sat Sep 13 2:00pm, Sun Sep 14 10:00am)
-Sat Sep 13 8:30am - Episode 44 "The Law of Ueki, Level 2" (R Sat Sep 13 2:30pm, Sun Sep 14 10:30am)
-Sun Sep 14 9:00pm - Episode 6 "The Burning Age of 17"
-Sun Sep 14 2:00am - Episode 13 "Make Way!"
-Sun Sep 14 3:30am - Episode 1 "A Fresh Start"
-Mon Sep 15 2:00am - Episode 14 "Welcome to Oban!"
-Mon Sep 15 3:30am - Episode 2 "Hostilities Break Out"
-Tue Sep 16 2:00am - Episode 15 "Fierce Like Lord Furter"
-Tue Sep 16 3:30am - Episode 3 "Grave Like Groor"
-Wed Sep 17 2:00am - Episode 16 "Nervous Like Ning & Skun"
-Wed Sep 17 3:30am - Episode 4 "In Like Flint"
-Thu Sep 18 2:00am - Episode 17 "Optimized Like Ondai"
-Thu Sep 18 3:30am - Episode 5 "Cruel Like Ceres"
-Fri Sep 19 2:00am - Episode 18 "Monstrous Like Muir"
-Fri Sep 19 3:30am - Episode 6 "Playful Like Paradice"
-Sat Sep 20 2:00am - Episode 19 "The Origin of the World"
-Sat Sep 20 3:30am - Episode 7 "Treacherous Like Toros"
-Sun Sep 14 10:00pm - Episode 6 "The Lunar Flying Squirrels"
-Sat Sep 13 9:00am - Episode 540 "Our Cup Runneth Over"
-Thu Sep 18 8:30pm - Episode 11 "The Village"
-Sun Sep 14 9:30pm - Episode 6 "The Knights' Enchanting Melody"
-Tue Sep 16 4:00am - Episode 29 "Mushrambo Meets His Match"
-Wed Sep 17 4:00am - Episode 30 "Mushra's Mission"
-Thu Sep 18 4:00am - Episode 31 "Soul Survivor"
-Fri Sep 19 4:00am - Episode 32 "Long Live Yakumo"
-Sat Sep 20 4:00am - Episode 1 "Awakening"
-Sat Sep 13 9:00am - Episode 13 "Beating Up Eggman, Part 2"
-Sat Sep 13 9:30am - Episode 14 "That's What Friends Are For"
-Sat Sep 13 10:30am - Episode 13 "Headmaster" (R Sun Sep 14 11:00am)
-Mon Sep 15 6:00am - Episode 4 "Home is Where the Spark Is"
-Tue Sep 16 6:00am - Episode 8 "Total Meltdown"
-Wed Sep 17 6:00am - Episode 5 "Blast From the Past"
-Thu Sep 18 6:00am - Episode 6 "The Thrill of the Hunt"
-Fri Sep 19 6:00am - Episode 7 "Nanosec"
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