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Nickelodeon Japan (ニコロデオン, Nikorodeon) was a Japanese television station operated by Viacom International. Nick Japan launched on November 15, 1998, and closed on September 30, 2009. However, since 2018, it has since returned to Japan, albeit in the form of a subscription service on Hulu and Prime Video. The network aired many Nickelodeon shows in Japanese.

List of programs broadcast by Nickelodeon Japan

Nickelodeon Japan broadcasted many American programs from the 90s and 2000s as part of it's all broadcast day. These programs were full broadcast in Japanese, and include:

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2000s Programming

  • The Fairly OddParents (Oops!フェアリーペアレンツ) (Oops! Fairy Parents) 2006-2009 (original USA run 2001-2017)
  • Dora the Explorer (ドーラといっしょに大冒険) (Great Adventure with Dora) 2002-2009 (original USA run 2000-2015)
  • The Wonder Pets (ワンダー・ペッツ) (Wonder Pets) 2006-2009 (original USA run 2006-2013)
  • The Naked Brothers Band (ネイキッド・ブラザーズ・バンド) (The Naked Brothers Band) 2008-2009 (original USA run 2007-2008)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (アバター 伝説の少年アン) (Avatar: Legendary Boy An) 2007-2009 (original USA run 2005-2008)
  • Drake & Josh (ドレイク&ジョシュ) (Drake & Josh) 2007-2009 (original USA run 2004-2008)
  • The Backyardigans (Sing×3♪ぼくら、バックヤーディガンズ!) (Sing×3♪ We, Backyardigans!) 2006-2009 (original USA run 2005-2013)
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot (ジェニーはティーン☆ロボット) (Jenny Is a Teen Robot) 2005-2009 (original USA run 2003-2008)
  • All Grown Up (ラグラッツ・ザ・ティーンズ) (Rugrats the Teens) 2004-2009 (original USA run 2003-2008)
  • ChalkZone (チョーク・ゾーン) (Chalk Zone) 2003-2009 (original USA run 2002-2008)
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (ジミー・ニュートロン 僕は天才発明家!) (Jimmy Neutron: I Am a Genius Inventor!) 2005-2009 (original USA run 2002-2007)
  • Invader Zim (インベーダー・ジム) (Invader Zim) 2005-2009 (original USA run 2001-2006)
  • Caitlin's Way (私はケイトリン) (I Am Caitlyn) ?-2005 (original USA run 2000-2002)
  • As Told by Ginger (ジンジャーの青春日記) (Ginger's Diary) 2002-2009 (original USA run 2000-2008)
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1990s Programming

  • SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジ・ボブ) (Spongebob) 2002-2009 (original USA run 1999-present)
  • Little Bill (リトル・ビル) (Little Bill) 2001-2009 (original USA run 1999-2004)
  • 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (ワンだー・エディ) (Wonder Eddie) ?-? (original USA run 1999-2000)
  • The Amanda Show (アマンダ・ショー) (Amanda Show) 2006-2009 (original USA run 1999-2002)
  • Cousin Skeeter (いとこのスキーター) (Cousin Skeeter) 2000-2005 (original USA run 1999-2000
  • Rocket Power (ロケット・パワー) (Rocket Power) ?-2009 (original USA run 1999-2004)
  • The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (シェルビーの事件ファイル) (Shelby's Case Files) ?-? (original USA run 1997-1998)
  • CatDog(キャットドッグ) (Catdog) 1998-2009 (original USA run 1998-2005)
  • The Wild Thornberrys (ワイルド・ソーンベリーズ) (Wild Thornberrys) 1998-2009 (original USA run 1998-2004)
  • Oh Yeah! Cartoons! (オーイェイ・カートゥーンズ!) (Oh Yeah! Cartoons!) 2001-2009 (original USA run 1998-2001)
  • The Angry Beavers (アングリー・ビーバーズ) (Angry Beavers) 1998-2009 (original USA run 1997-2001)
  • The Journey of Allen Strange (アレン・ストレンジの不思議な旅) (A Magical Journey of Allen Strange) 1999-2001 (original USA run 1997-1999)
  • KaBlam! (カブラーム!) (Kablam!) 1998-2009 (original USA run 1996-2000)
  • Kenan and Kel (キーナン&ケル) (Kenan and Kel) 1998-2009 (original USA run 1996-2000)
  • Blue's Clues (ブルーズ・クルーズ) (Blue's Clues) 2004-2009 (original USA run 1996-2006)
  • Hey Arnold! (ヘイ・アーノルド!) (Hey Arnold!) 1998-2009 (original USA run 1996-2004)
  • All That (オール・ザット) (All That) 1998-2009 (original USA run 1994-2005)
  • The Adventures of Pete and Pete (ピートとピートの冒険) (The Adventures of Pete and Pete) 1998-2008 (original USA run 1993-1996)
  • Aaahh! Real Monsters! (ぎゃあ!!!リアル・モンスターズ) (Gyaa! Real Monsters) 1998-2009 (original USA run 1994-1997)
  • Allegra's Window (アレグラのとびら) (Allegra's Door) 1998-2006 (original USA run 1993-1997)
  • Global GUTS (グローバル・ガッツ) (Global Guts) 1998-2006 (original USA run 1992-1996)
  • Rocko's Modern Life (ロッコーのモダンライフ) (Rocko's Modern Life) 1998-2009 (original USA run 1993-1996)
  • The Secret World of Alex Mack (おまかせアレックス) (Random Alex) 2002-2005 (original USA run 1992-1995)
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark? (アー・ユー・アフレイド・オブ・ザ・ダーク?) (Are You Afraid of the Dark?) 1999-2009 (original USA run 1993-1997)
  • Legends of the Hidden Temple (レジェンド~隠れ寺の伝説) (LEGEND: Legend of the Hidden Temple) 1998-2009 (original USA run 1993-1996)
  • Clarissa Explains it All (クラリッサ) (Clarissa) 1998-2006 (original USA run 1991-1994)
  • Nickelodeon's Doug (ダグ) (Doug) 2000-2006 (original USA run 1991-1996)
  • Rugrats (ラグラッツ) (Rugrats) 1998-2009 (original USA run 1991-2004)
  • The Ren and Stimpy Show (レンとスティンピー) (Ren and Stimpy) 1998-2008 (original USA run 1991-1996)
  • Eureeka's Castle (ユリーカのお城) (Eureeka's Castle) 1998-2009 (original USA run 1988-1994)

List of non-Nickelodeon programs broadcast by Nickelodeon Japan

  • Muppets Tonight (マペット放送)
  • しかと (Shikato)
  • Growing Up Creepie (クリーピー)
  • Yvon of the Yukon (ぼんじゅール?!イボン)
  • Naturally, Sadie (セイディ my ダイアリー)
  • Trollz (トロールス☆)
  • まんが日本昔ばなし (Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi)
  • ぶぶチャチャ (Bubu Chacha)

Blocks

Nickelodeon Japan is known to have had three blocks, which are:

  • Nick Jr. (ニック・ジュニア) (Like it's American counterpart, this block aired shows geared towards preschoolers such as Dora the Explorer and Blue's Clues in which both of them are popular at the time)
  • WOW! (Not much is known bout this block, although it's assumed by the community that it aired various marathons of Nickelodeon shows, mainly Nicktoons. The block had started around 2005 and ended in 2006)
  • Nick at Nite (ニックアットナイト) (Aired from August 8, 2008 to September 30, 2009, Aired on weeknights from 9:00 AM to 6:00 AM.)

Toys and Games

Back in the 90's, Nickelodeon's GAK and FLOAM products were sold in Japan under the respective names of "ガック" and "フローム". There were also some video games released in Japan based on Nickelodeon properties, but mostly SpongeBob SquarePants. Even the Nicktoons Unite was released in Japan, under the title "スポンジボブと仲間たち" (SpongeBob and Friends), but only "Battle for Volcano Island" and "Attack of the Toybots" and others were released and could be played on the Nintendo DS system.

Closing

In 2009, Nick Japan went off the air until early 2018. This was most likely because of a decline in viewership and/or low ratings. There's still footage and pictures of the Japanese version up on the Internet, however. The website is still up as well. A link for the website can be seen in the KaBlam! episode "KaFun!".

Up until 2018, a good chunk of Nickelodeon's shows were left without a channel to air on. The only exceptions were SpongeBob, which aired on NHK and Animax, The Fairly OddParents, which occasionally aired on Disney Channel Japan every year or so (it was also available to watch on Netflix and the Treehouse Direct Japanese YouTube account), and Jimmy Neutron, which used to air on Kids Station. As for newer Nick shows, a few of the sitcoms such as iCarly, Victorious, The Thundermans, and others aired on NHK, and some of their accquired cartoons like The Penguins of Madagascar and the 1980s, 90s, 2003, and 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon aired on Disney's Japanese networks. As for Nick Jr., The Backyardigans used to air on Disney Junior Japan (and was also on Netflix and YouTube like Fairly OddParents), and Dora used to air on TVTokyo.

Return in Subscription form

In late 2017, it was confirmed that Nickelodeon Japan would return in subscription form on Hulu during early 2018, after nine years of being off the air. The current shows on the newly launched Nickelodeon Japan include SpongeBob, Dora, TMNT 2012, Team Umizoomi, Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda (though the two of these shows that are affiliated with Nickelodeon at the time are now owned by Universal), iCarly, Rabbids Invasion, Blue's Clues, Rugrats, All Grown Up, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Avatar, Invader Zim, Wild Thornberrys, Supah Ninjas, Shimmer and Shine (in English with Japanese subtitles), Wallykazam (same as Shimmer and Shine) and Blaze and the Monster Machines (just like these last two).

Found Dubs

The following Japanese dubs of Nickelodeon programs said above have been found:

References

  1. Nickelodeon Japan website Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  2. Old Nickelodeon Japan website 2003-2006 Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  3. Nickelodeon Japan Website (coming soon)  Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  4. Nickelodeon Japan Commercial (1998 or 1999) Retrieved April 26, 2015.
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