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    Knights of the Zodiac

    Knights of the Zodiac

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    YTV (ended 2005)
    Welcome to the Knights of the Zodiac guide. (Note: This guide is for the US verison of the Japanese show SAINT SEIYA. For the original show, please goto: http://www.tv.com/shows/saint-seiya/) In this fast-paced futuristic adventure, the Bronze Knights led by Seiya draw upon their amazing martial art skills as well as their mystical power in which each is keyed into a sign of the Zodiac as they attempt to defeat Ikki and the Black Knights who would do anything to gain control of the Gold Cloth of Sagittarius. But beyond the Black Knights are even more deadlier foes...the Silver Knights and the Gold Knights who possess more power than the Bronze Knights can ever imagine and they're being controlled by the ultra force of supernatural evil--Ares the God of War. Seiya and the Bronze Knights must pit themselves in hand-to-hand combat against the most formidable fighters in the universe as they struggle to return Athena the Goddess of War to her rightful throne and assure the peace of the world. Knights of the Zodiac airs on Cartoon Network, Saturdays at 7pm., during the Toonami action programming block. It originally aired as Saint Seiya for 114 episodes in Japan during October 11, 1986 to April 1, 1989 (listed in this guide as Seasons 1-3) The last arc of the manga was animated in November 2002 as a 13 episode OVA called Saint Seiya - The Hades Chapter (listed in this guide as season 4) A second season of the Hades chapter is sheduled to air in November 2004 in Japan, and in the meantime the animation studio is hard at work on a new Saint Seiya movie, which will be out sometime in Spring of 2004. After much Censoring, Editing, and soforth, the series has undergone some drastic changes to the point where it is an entirely different show from the original. ADV Films has released wonderful uncensored versions of Saint Seiya episodes on DVD, the first five episodes on one DVD available now at your local anime store, and any fan of the original series will tell you to pick that up rather than watch blue blood and listen to cheap synth music and annoying dubs as opposed to the beauty that is the original. Knights of the Zodiac Theme (US Version) performed by Bowling for Soup. A Cloud Appears above your head A Beam of light is shining down on you Shining Down on you The Cloud is moving nearer still Aurora Borealis comes in view Aurora comes in view And I ran I Ran so far away I just ran I ran all night and day And I ran I ran so far away I just ran I ran all night and day I couldn't get away Knights: Attacks Bronze Knights Seiya--Knight of Pegasus--Pegasus Meteor Punch Jabu--Knight of Unicorn--Unicorn Gallop Ban--Knight of Lionet--Lionet Bomber Geki--Knight of Great Bear--Crushing Bear Hyoga--Knight of Swan--Diamond Dust/Frozen Punch Ichi--Knight of Hydra--Mellow Poison, Fang of Poison Shiryu--Knight of Dragon--Rozan Rising Dragon, Shield of Dragon Shun--Knight of Andromeda--Nebula Chains Ikki--Knight of Phoenix--Phanton Demon Nachi--Knight of Wolf--Dead Howling June--Knight of Chameleon--??? Black Knights ???--Knight of Black Pegasus--Black Meteor Punch ???--Knight of Black Dragon--Fist of Black Dragon ???--Knight of Black Andromeda--Black Nebula Chains ???--Knight of Black Swan--Black Blizzard ???--Knight of Black Phoenix--Black Phanton Demon Silver Knights and Amazons Marin--Amazon of Eagle--Eagle Toe Flash, Ryu Sei Ken, Kuu Ken Shina--Amazon of Ophiuchus--Thunder Claw Morris--Knight of Cetus (Whale)--Cetus Spouting Bomber Arakune--Knight of Tarantula--Tarantula Net Misty--Knight of Lacerta (Lizard)--Marble Tripper Asterion--Knight of Hound--One Million Ghosts Babel--Knight of Centaurus (Centaur)--Babel's Flame Argol--Knight of Perseus--Gorgon's Kick, Medusa Shield Jamian--Knight of Crow--Black Wing Capella--Knight of Auriga (Charioteer)--Flying Saucer Dante--Knight of Cerberus--Ball and Chain Sirius--Knight of Canis Major (Greater Dog)--??? Dios--Knight of Musca (Fly)--Dead End Fly Argethi--Knight of Hercules--??? Tremy--Knight of Sagitta (Arrow)--??? Agora--Knight of Lotus--??? Shiba--Knight of Pavo (Peacock)--??? Abiore--Knight of Cephus (King)--??? Steel Knights Sho--Knight of Air--??? Ushio--Knight of Water--??? Daichi--Knight of Earth--??? Gold Knights Mu--Knight of Aries (Ram)--Starlight Extinction, Stardust Revolution, Crystal Wall Aldebaran--Knight of Taurus (Bull)--Great Horn Ares/Saga--Knight of Gemini (Twins)--Another Demension, Galaxian Explosion Mephisto--Knight of Cancer (Crab)--Underworld Portal Confinement Aioria--Knight of Leo (Lion)--Lightning Bolt, Lightning Plasma Shaka--Knight of Virgo (Virgin)--TenMaKouFuku, Rikudo Rinne, TenbuHorin Roshi/Dohko--Knight of Libra (Scales)--Libra's Weapon Miro--Knight of Scorpio (Scorpion)--Scarlet Needle, Constriction Aioros--Knight of Sagittarius (Archer)--Atomic Thunderbolt Shura--Knight of Capricorn (Sea Goat)--Jumping Stone, Excalibur Camus--Knight of Aquarius (Water Carrier)--Diamond Dust, Aurora Execution Aphrodite--Knight of Pisces (Fishes)--Royal Demon Rose, Pirahna Rose, Scarlet Rose Ghost Knights ???--Knight of Dolphin--??? ???--Knight of Jellyfish--??? ???--Knight of Sea Serpent--??? =========================== Series Trivia: * In Spain and other countries of Latin America, the original release in the '90s had a different intro, with scenes from the movie "Abel" and a song in Spanish (which wasn't a translation of an original). * The U.S. release changes the blood color, from the original red, to green or grey in different scenes (this at least happens in the first episodes) ========================moreless
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    Kekkaishi

    Kekkaishi

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    14 year-old Sumimura Yoshimori is the desendant of a monster exterminator, also known as a Kekkaishi. Unfortunately, he is not the only one. Yumikura Tokine, his older, female rival is also related to the Kekkaishi. They battle monsters and demons, protecting their lands and people, all the while vying for the title of rightful heir to the Kekkaishi bloodline.moreless
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    Beyblade

    Beyblade

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    Welcome to the world of beyblading at tv.com. It is intense and exciting. Imagine two tops charging at each other with magical creatures called bit beasts or special tops that draw the powers from the stars emerging from them! The first three seasons follow a team known as the Bladebreakers. They are using their bit beasts t try and become the World Champs, but many opposing teams also have bit beasts are are ready to fight and steal their if it means winning the titles for themselves. Find out if this team can live and cope together, even when they become rivals, in Beyblade, VForce, and GRevolution. Season 4 brings a new cast of characters, new rivals, and new villains to the front line. Join Gingka as he attempts to fulfill his fathers dream of sealing up the most evil beyblade the world has ever known- L-Drago. In order to do so he must defeat L-Drago and the current World Champion: Ryuga. The problem is he must form himself a team of rivals to increase his skills to do so, but where will he find these rivals at, and will any of them want to work with him? Regarding the network, please don't be confused by this guide. Seasons 1, 2, and 1/3 of 3 debuted on ABC Family. The rest of 3 debuted on Toon Disney, but the guide refuses to show it correctly if it debuted on more than one network. The Beyblade TV Special only aired on YTV. Seasons 4-7 debuted in the US on Cartoon Network, which hosted most of the World Premiere of the dub (YTV had the first handful of episodes and CN Australia had 4 episodes they premiered first, but the air dates are the CN USA air dates after the YTV premieres). Season 8 premiered first on YTV in Canada, and those are the dates used. The seasons breakdown like this: Season 1- Beyblade, 2- VForce, 3- GRevolution, 4-Metal Fusion, 5- Metal Masters, 6- BeyWheelz & Metal Fury, 7- Shogun Steel, 8- BeyWarriros: BeyRaiderz, 9- BeyWarriors: Cyborg.moreless
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    Jane And the Dragon

    Jane And the Dragon

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    Jane is a medieval middleclass girl being raised as a Lady-in-Waiting, but she’s got much bigger plans for her future! Training to become a Knight is what she’s all about - good thing she’s got a fire-breathing dragon as a best friend and a prince who owes her a big-time favour! (Based on the books of the same name by Martin Baynton.)moreless
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    Vampire High

    Vampire High

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    The world of Vampire High explores two sets of students grappling with the horror story known as adolescence. The series is set at Mansbridge Manor, an isolated boarding school that is the last-stop haven for privileged teenagers of the wealthy and influential. That's the Day School...but it's the Night School that is the real focus of the show - a Night School that secretly houses a daring experiment to civilize vampire teenagers. By nature, they are passionate and predatory but now, they've been sent to school by their Elders, and they're plenty annoyed about being guinea pigs. Fortunately for both sets of teens, they are being guided by Dr. Reginald Murdoch, a renowned if eccentric educational specialist. Murdoch is a true Renaissance Man on a steadfast mission -- guiding his charges into becoming real citizens of the world. THEME: The voiceover during the theme is as follows: "When The Great Eclipse plunged the world into darkness, the vampire race erupted in a civil war. The bloodthirsty faction known as The Fury battled the enlightened Elders for domination of the Undead. In desperation, the Elders gathered up those young vampires that could be saved and entrusted them to me to humanize them, and teach them how to live among mortals." DVD RELEASE: On Amazon.com you can buy a special 90 min DVD of the series, that's compiled from the first four episodes. According to TVShowsOnDVD.com more DVDs are planned: www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3017. BROADCASTING: CANADA: The series aired on YTV. Currently reruns can be seen Monday to Thursday @ 1:45am. UNITED KINGDOM: The series aired on Sky One.moreless
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    Dark Oracle

    Dark Oracle

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    Dark oracle follows the adventures of 15-year-old twins Cally and Lance Stone who discover a comic book that gives them clues about the future of their lives. As they are suddenly thrust into a comic book world of danger, fear and uncertainty, the twins learn the Dark Oracle has a hidden agenda that threatens their very existence. In a unique blend of live action and comic book style animation, the two confront their animated alter egos, Violet and Blaze, who possess the uncanny ability to manipulate their future. With events in the comic book world influencing ones in their own world, Cally and Lance struggle to stay one step ahead of their dark counterparts, or face a very unpleasant fate.moreless
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    Jacob Two-Two

    Jacob Two-Two

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    Based on the celebrated author Mordecai Richler's delightfully irreverent books, Jacob Two-Two is a stylish animated adventure series featuring globetrotting, freewheeling international spies, mysterious neighbors, revolting cafeteria food, treacherous teachers and one very spirited boy. The youngest of five children, Jacob is nicknamed Two-Two because he sometimes has to say things twice just to be heard! Small for his age, Jacob nonetheless has a big heart and a heaping helping of determination, anything from foiling the plots of internal spies to exposing the evil ways of the cafeteria lady. An enduring book-based property, Jacob Two-Two features a beloved underdog's run-ins with the mysterious and often surreal world of adults in a show that is Two good Two be true!

    Darkly-styled, Jacob's world is full of odd things. Library ninjas chase after delinquent patrons (fortunately, Jacob has a perfect record.) His teacher is not-so-secretly sweet on his principal and his world is filled with shady and sinister villains lurking in the shadows. Fortunately, Jacob is brighter than the average boy, thanks to excellent reading and logic skills. He also sometimes has the help of Kid Power --- his older brother and sister Noah and Emma.

    Jacob Two-Two is a production of Nelvana Studios, the studios behind such enduring franchises as Franklin and Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends. Fans of the series will find many familiar names in both the cast and crew --- such as writer Peter Sauder (writer for the very first episode of Franklin) and John van Bruggen (writer and/or director for programs such as Franklin, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Coolman! and Franny's Feet.)

    Jacob Two-Two currently is airing on Sundays at 11:30a.m. and 6:00p.m. as well as weekdays at 3:30p.m. on YTV. Note that all times are in EST. Looking for Two-Two in the United States? You can now find him on NBC's Qubo block, Saturdays at 12:30p.m. The program also repeats on i (formerly PAX) on Fridays.

    Jacob Two-Two: When Jacob was younger, he got his 'Two-Two' nickname because he said everything twice. Now that he's a little older, he doesn't do it all the time, but still frequently falls back into his old habit of repeating himself. He inadvertently causes trouble because he always tells the truth.

    Morty (Dad): Jacob's father is the writer of a series of adventure books. He spends his time in his office in the attic working out labyrinthine plots, or checking the hockey scores for his favourite team the Montreal Marvels or most often snoozing on the sofa with the newspaper draped over his face. He also loves jokes and making gentle fun of his children.

    Florence (Mom): She is an expert juggler of tasks, happiest when operating at full throttle. Besides keeping her family on the go and organized, she also holds down a full time job. As busy as she is, Jacob's Mom always manages to look very chic and 'pulled together', and breezes through each day with effortless grace.

    Daniel: The eldest at 16, Daniel is an aloof and hopelessly cynical teen. A professional rebel permanently garbed in black, he is fully conversant in all the newest bands and music crazes. Daniel doesn't have much time for Jacob, but once in a while, when he's in a good mood, will sit down and give his kid brother a unique 'teen view' of the world.

    Marfa: Marfa is a girl suffering through the toughest teen years and frequently takes it out on everyone around her. Preoccupied with her own concerns, she has even less time for Jacob than Daniel does. Convinced that Jacob ruins everything he touches, she doesn't like him going anywhere near her stuff. To Jacob she occupies a rarefied world that he doesn't understand at all... welcome to the mystery of girls!

    Emma and Noah: Energetic, athletic, full of daring and theatrical bravado. They have their own secret club Kid Power and spend long hours in their clubhouse in the yard fighting imaginary battles as their alter egos the intrepid Shapiro and the fearless O'Toole. They won't allow Jacob into their 'clubhouse', which just makes him long to get in there all the more! He is constantly doing their bidding in the hope that this time, maybe this time they'll really let him inside.

    Buford Orville Gaylord Pugh: An odd little kid with a string of unfortunate names. His lack of anxiety and worries aren't due to a lack of intelligence, they're more due to his basic inability to FOCUS. He is prone to recounting pointless, meandering shaggy dog stories at the drop of a hat. Buford and Jacob are both new kids at school.

    X. Barnaby Dinglebat: On the surface he's a mild mannered meter reader for the Montreal Gas Company, but X. Barnaby lets a wide eyed Jacob in on his secret profession: he's really a globetrotting, freewheeling international spy! Barnaby is the only adult Jacob knows who always has time for him and treats him as an equal. Barnaby opens up a whole new world of adventure and possibility to his next door neighbour. He's also got a lot of cool tricks and awesome spycraft to share, along with the usual assortment of weird spy gear and gizmos.

    Renée Ratelle: Renée is that French girl in Jacob's class that he's never gotten along with. When Renée shows up in the middle of an investigation, trying to solve the same mystery Jacob and Barnaby are trying to solve, the only rational solution is to join forces. Since Renée is a real hothead who doesn't always look before she leaps, it becomes Jacob's role to temper her enthusiasm. Of course neither of them can actually admit to being friends with a member of the opposite sex.

    I.M. Greedyguts: Jacob's school principal is a very, very large man. An incorrigible glutton, Greedyguts also suffers from an enduring dislike of children, which causes him to be rather severe with his pupils. He is fond of eating, but his greed also extends to material possessions.

    "Perfectly Loathsome" Leo Louse: Leo works as the janitor at the school. When Greedyguts needs dirty work done, or a mess swept under the carpet, Leo is the man for the job. A weaselly man, a miser and mooch, Leo will swipe whatever isn't nailed down. Morty is mysteriously fond of Leo, much to the children's disgust, and whenever Leo drops by he'll fill his pockets with Florence's sandwiches. The two also have a weakly poker game together.

    Miss Sour Pickle: Jacob's geography teacher Miss Sour Pickle has a permanent scowl plastered on her face, like she smells something bad. She glories in catching her students not paying attention or talking in class, then giving them snap quizzes on the obscure capitals of equally obscure countries. The only thing Sour Pickle loves to do more than torment Two Two is cheer for her favourite team, the marvelous Montreal Marvels. It's her biggest secret that she simply adores hockey.

    Hooded Fang: The professional wrestler with the terrifying mask and bad guy image. His true nature, as Jacob discovers one day, is sweet and gentle. He only acts like a barbarian because it's written in his contract. He's really a big kid at heart, and becomes a great secret pal of Jacob's, occasionally helping out when a mission requires someone really really big.

    Miss Sweetie Darlingpie: This absolutely adorable little old lady down the street is constantly roaming about offering everyone she meets delicious baked goods. "Cookie?!" In true Miss Marple style, her innocent frizz-haired facade hides a lethal criminal intellect. It will be revealed late in the cycle that the dotty old dame is actually Barnaby's arch?nemesis Chiller Cheswick!

    Sergeant Law and Corporal Order: This duo are the neighbourhood's local bumbling policemen. They can best be described as "bumbling" --- they often chase after Jacob for non-existent crimes and they also personify stereotypes, such as "cops eating donuts."moreless