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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 in November 15, 1998, and closed in September 30, 2009. The network aired many Nickelodeon classics in Japanese.

List of programs broadcast by Nickelodeon Japan

Nickelodeon Japan broadcasted many American programs from the 1990s and 2000s as part of its broadcast day. These programs were broadcast in Japanese, and include:

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2000s Programming

  • SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジボブ) 2002-2009
  • The Fairly OddParents (Oops!フェアリーペアレンツ) 2006-2009
  • Dora the Explorer (ドーラといっしょに大冒険) 2002-2009
  • The Wonder Pets (ワンダー・ペッツ) ?-2009
  • The Naked Brothers Band (ネイキッド・ブラザーズ・バンド) ?-2009
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (アバター 伝説の少年アン) 2007-2009 (Only the first 2 seasons were aired in Japan.)
  • Drake & Josh (ドレイク&ジョシュ) 2007-2009
  • The Backyardigans (Sing×3♪ぼくら、バックヤーディガンズ!) 2006-2009
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot (ジェニーはティーン☆ロボット) 2005-2009
  • All Grown Up (ラグラッツ・ザ・ティーンズ) 2004-2009
  • ChalkZone (チョーク・ゾーン) 2004-2009
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (ジミー・ニュートロン 僕は天才発明家!) 2005-2009
  • Invader Zim (インベーダー・ジム) 2005-2009
  • As Told by Ginger (ジンジャーの青春日記) 2002-2009
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1990s Programming

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

List of acquired programs broadcast by Nickelodeon Japan

  • Muppets Tonight (マペット放送局)
  • Shikato (しかと)
  • 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☆)
  • I Got A Rocket! (アイ・ガット・ア・ロケット!)

Blocks

Nickelodeon Japan had two blocks, those were:

  • Nick Jr. (ニック・ジュニア) (Until 2005-ish, Nick Jr. was shown two times a day. They'd usually show one episode from the preschool shows on Nick Japan at the time. Around 2008, they'd start showing two episodes from these shows)
  • WOW! (This block aired various marathons of Nickelodeon shows, mainly Nicktoons, like Hey Arnold! and CatDog. The block had started around 2005 and ended in 2006)

Toys and Games

In Japan, the Nicktoons Unite! video game series were sold, but only Attack of the Toybots technically, which was available on Nintendo's Wii and DS systems. The first game, which title translates into "SpongeBob and Friends" was made exclusively for Japan. The game was nowhere near like the original, and borrowed elements from Battle for Volcano Island.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from The Krusty Krab was also sold there for the Wii and PS2, as well as the Atlantis SquarePantis video game, released for DS.

Additionally, Nickelodeon's Gak and Floam products were sold in Japan as early as 1993.
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Closing

In 2009, on the same day that Nickelodeon internationally changed it's logo, Nick Japan went off the air forever. It was because of a viewership decline. 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!".

Found Dubs

The following Japanese dubs of Nickelodeon programs 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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