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AniNick
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Launched July 6th, 1997 (block)
December 22nd, 2003 (channel)
Closed December 25th, 1999 (block)
Owned by RaGE Media Group (30%)
ToonIn (20%)
Viacom Media Networks (20%)
Animax (30%)
Picture format 480i (1997 - 1999, 2003 - present)
576i (2004 - 2005)
720i (2004 - 2016)
1080i (2015 - present)
Slogan 日本初の24/7アニメチャンネル (Japan's first 24/7 anime channel) (2003 - 2004)
HDアニメ (HD Anime) (2004 - 2005)
ジャパンアニメ (Japan Anime) (1997 - 1999, 2005 - 2012)
私はポテトチップを取るつもりだ... 、それを食べる (I'm gonna take a potato chip...AND EAT IT) (2014)
アニメ今 (Anime, NOW) (June 23rd, 2012 - 2014, 2015 - present)
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Broadcast area Japan
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Website AniNick.jp
Availability
Satellite
SKY PerfecTV! Channel 272
SKY PerfecTV! e2 Channel 332
Dish Network Japan Channel 347 (SD Feed)
Channel 1374 (HD Feed)
J:COM Channel 604

AniNick (AN) is a Japanese digital cable and satellite television network owned by Viacom and Animax. It is the only channel in Japan that is under the Nickelodeon brand that exclusively broadcasts Japanese anime. It is also a part of the AniNick International Group.


History Edit

AniNick started out as a 2 hour block on Nickelodeon Japan with Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, and Pokémon in it's lineup. The lineup changed throughout the years with multiple shows, and even getting an extra hour. On December 24th, 1999, the block aired it's final program before getting replaced by BeAToonamiClone (BATC), which only lasted a day. A lot of rumors spread saying that AN247 was not going to be back for a very long time. In early 2002, there was speculation that AniNick247 was to be brought back as an April Fools stunt, but when April Fools came, it was BeAToonamiClone that came back. Fans of the block were outraged and demanded AniNick back. In December of 2003, Viacom granted their wish and brought back AniNick as a 24/7 channel for digital cable users.

HD Age Edit

The ratings kept at a pace, never going below 300,000. AniNick247 decided that they are going to be broadcasted in 576p as a test run starting in early 2004. Fans were delighted and AniNick247 decided to up the resolution to 720p.

Tenth Anniversary Edit

On July 6th, 2007, the channel went from it's regular programming to it's lineup for when it was a block. Fans of the block were treated with the same bumpers, same logo, as it was back in 1997. This marks the only time that the HD feed showed programming in 480i.

2008 rebrand Edit

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After 4 years of having the same bumpers, logo, and music. The programming director decided to have a little fun, and change the logo on April 1st, 2008. It contained the same words as the HD logo but written in Comic Sans. At 23:59, one minute before midnight. They went blank for that one minute, showing just a static image saying "CHANGE IS COMING". At 00:00, April 2nd, the logos and bumpers were changed to a more cleaner look. The rebrand had mixed reviews, mostly on the good side.

2009 - 2013 Edit

Over those years listed, not much happened. AN gained and lost programs, revamped their logo a couple of times.

2014 Edit

After 11 years of being president of the network, Yuri Takita stepped down and let her daughter, Rei Takita, take control of AniNick. The change had mixed reviews, most of them were positive. In late July, Rei Takita's first major addition to the AniNick channel was bringing back the Horror Halloween block. It'll replace the Toonami block. With the change, Toonami Aftermath will be renamed Toonami and when Horror Halloween Month block is over, the regular late night anime programming will revert, but the Toonami switch will not revert. At the beginning of August, it was announced that Real was to be AniNick247's sub-channel, much like what Cartoon Network does with Adult Swim. Real will take up the 9pm - 5:00am timeslot on AniNick247. On the 8th of September, Real's timeslot was changed drastically, from 8 hours to just only 1 and a half. The remaining timeslots is going to be replaced by Toonami Aftermath. In early September, The slogan was changed to the famous dub quote of Death Note "I'm gonna take a potato chip...AND EAT IT". In late September 2014, AniNick247 has announced that AniNick247 will switch to the name AniNick, a name they had by logo since 2008. Also announced was that AniNick is going to go global, starting with a Canadian channel. In mid December 2014, it was announced that AniNick and their international channels will have a big rebrand, staring January 4th, 2015.

2015 Edit

In early 2015, the slogan was reverted back to "Anime NOW!". On March 3rd, 2015 20:27 JST, just before an airing of Gundam, all bumpers were replaced by "AniNick City" bumpers. The bumpers were created by RaGEDigital. In late April, it was announced that many anime would start airing on AniNick, as part as the lengthened AniWeekends block, which is extended from ten hours, to thirteen hours.

International Edit

see AniNick (International channels) In late 2013, it was announced that Canada would get their own channel, and then the United Kingdom and Ireland got AniNick after that. In December of 2014, the channel launched in America as deal with RaGE Media Group, NBCUniversal, and Viacom was finalized to bring AniNick to America. AniNick PH is the next channel in the AniNick wave, coming in May of 2015. The next will be Russia, which would come soon after AniNickPH.

Controversies Edit

  • 2014 Big Juicy Long Block
In late 2014, AniNick decided to air 18+ Hentai shows, and after a week the block was canceled due to: low ratings, complaints, and negative reception.

Schedule Edit

The schedule will update every 1-3 months.

Programming Edit

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  • Corpse Party (TV-X)
  • Gurren Lagann (TV-15)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! (TV-G7FV)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's (TV-G7FV)

Original programming Edit

Acquired programming Edit

Former Programming Edit

  • Burst Angel (TV-15)
  • Clannad (TV-13)
  • Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (TV-15)
  • FLCL (TV-15)
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV-15)
  • Initial D (TV-13)
  • Supernatural: The Animated Series (TV-13)
  • Zatch Bell! (TV-13)

Lineups on AniNick block Edit

First AniNick Lineup Edit

This schedule lasted from July 6th, 1997 until August 20th, 1997.

  • 8:00 - Dragon Ball Z
  • 8:30 - Dragon Ball Z
  • 9:00 - Pokémon
  • 9:30 - Sailor Moon

Second AniNick Lineup Edit

This schedule lasted from August 21st, 1997 until October 2nd, 1997

  • 7:00 - Sailor Moon
  • 7:30 - Dragon Ball Z
  • 8:00 - Dragon Ball Z
  • 8:30 - Pokémon
  • 9:00 - Pokémon
  • 9:30 - Pokémon

Third AniNick Lineup Edit

This schedule lasted from October 2nd, 1997 until October 31st, 1997 Note: This is the first of three Horror Halloween's.

  • 8:00 - Pokémon
  • 8:30 - Sailor Moon
  • 9:00 - Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman
  • 9:30 - Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman
  • 10:00 - Violence Jack: Harem Bomber/Violence Jack: Evil Town/Violence Jack: Hell's Wind Hen (only on Sundays)
  • 10:30 - Bio Hunter (Only October 2nd)

Fourth AniNick Lineup Edit

This schedule lasted from November 1st until December 31st, 1997

  • 7:00 - Pokémon
  • 7:30 - Sailor Moon
  • 8:00 - Battle Royal High School/Dragon Ball Z
  • 8:30 - Dragon Ball Z

Fifth AniNick Lineup Edit

This schedule lasted from January 1st, 1998 until May 20th, 1998

  • 6:00 - Blue Seed
  • 6:30 - Sailor Moon
  • 7:00 - Pokémon
  • 7:30 - Dragon Ball
  • 8:00 - Dragon Ball Z
  • 8:30 - Dragon Ball GT

Sixth AniNick Lineup Edit

This schedule lasted from May 21st, 1998 until October 1st, 1998

  • 7:00 - Sailor Moon
  • 7:30 - Pokémon
  • 8:00 - Dragon Ball Z
  • 8:30 - Dragon Ball GT

Seventh AniNick Lineup Edit

This schedule lasted from October 2nd, 1998 until October 31st, 1998 Note: This is the second Horror Halloween's, which is the same lineup as last Halloween.

  • 9:00 - Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman
  • 9:30 - Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman
  • 10:00 - Violence Jack: Harem Bomber/Violence Jack: Evil Town/Violence Jack: Hell's Wind Hen (Only on Sundays)
  • 10:30 - Bio Hunter (Only October 2nd)

Eighth AniNick Lineup Edit

This schedule lasted from November 7th, 1998 until September 25th, 1999 Note: AniNick at this time, was officially moved to Saturday afternoons.

  • 5:00 - Sailor Moon
  • 5:30 - Pokémon
  • 6:00 - Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball GT
  • 6:30 - Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball GT

Ninth AniNick Lineup Edit

This schedule lasted from October 2nd until October 30th, 1999 Note: This was the third of the Horror Halloween Month, and the last before the blocks cancellation. In mid-2014 it was announced that Horror Halloween Month was coming back, and the press release said this "Horror Halloween is coming this October, and boy is it HUGE. 10 hours of horror from 6:00pm until 4:00a. We got Cybuster and Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman back in the lineup. We also got the rights to reair Attack on Titan, and for the first time ever, Corpse Party will be aired! This will sadly replace Toonami, but don't worry, Toonami is still here. It has been moved to Saturday nights. If needed to, Toonami will be brought to Weekday status."

  • 8:00 - Cybuster
  • 8:30 - Cybuster
  • 9:00 - Twilight of the Dark Master/Pet Shop of Horrors
  • 9:30 - Pet Shop of Horrors

Final AniNick Lineup Edit

This schedule lasted from November 5th, 1999 until the block demise on December 25th, 1999. This lineup sees the return of Blue Seed, last seen at the beginning of 1998, and Cybuster continued it's run. The block expanded from 2 hours to 6 hours, covering the early afternoon to mid-evening.

  • 4:00 - Cybuster
  • 4:30 - Cybuster
  • 5:00 - Pokémon
  • 5:30 - Pokémon
  • 6:00 - Pokémon
  • 6:30 - Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball GT
  • 7:00 - Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball GT
  • 7:30 - Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball GT
  • 8:00 - Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball GT
  • 8:30 - Blue Seed
  • 9:00 - Blue Seed
  • 9:30 - Blue Seed

Movies Edit

AniNickMovies air every Sunday at 22:00 until 00:00. (by order of alphabet)

  • 10th Anniversary Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie: Super Fusion! Bonds That Transcended Time (M-PG)
  • Akira (M-16)
  • Appleseed (OVA film) (M-14)
  • Appleseed (film) (M-14)
  • Blood: The Last Vampire (M-16)
  • Burn Up! (M-16)
  • Castle in the Sky (Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta) (Uncut/M-PG)
  • Howl's Moving Castle (Hauru no Ugoku Shiro) (Uncut/M-PG)
  • Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (Uncut/M-PG)
  • REDLINE (M-16)
  • Sen and Chihiro's Spiriting Away (Uncut/M-PG)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Pyramid of Light (M-PG)

Pokémon Movies Edit

(By order of date)

  • Pocket Monsters the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back! (M-PG)
  • Pocket Monsters the Movie: Revelation Lugia (M-PG)
  • Pocket Monsters the Movie: Lord of the "UNKNOWN" Tower ENTEI (M-PG)
  • Pocket Monsters the Movie: Celebi A Timeless Encounter (M-PG)
  • Pocket Monsters the Movie: The Guardians of Altomare (M-PG)

Programming blocks Edit

Weekdays Edit

  • 0:00 - 5:00: Midnight Run
  • 5:00 - 7:00: Rising Sun
  • 7:00 - 16:00: Daytime Programming
  • 16:00 - 18:00: Late Night Anime
  • 18:00 - 20:00: Girls Night
  • 20:00 - 00:00: Toonado Weekday's

Saturday Edit

  • 00:00 - 4:00: Midnight Run
  • 4:00 - 7:00: Action Saturdays
  • 7:00 - 9:00: Rising Sun
  • 9:00 - 11:30: Daytime
  • 11:30 - 14:00: Lunch Duel
  • 14:00 - 17:00: Sports in the Afternoon
  • 17:00 - 20:00: Late Night Anime
  • 20:00 - 4:00: Toonado

Sunday Edit

  • 4:00 - 4:30: Madhouse Classics
  • 4:30 - 5:00: 110% Uncut Sunday's
  • 5:00 - 7:00: Rising Sun
  • 7:00 - 9:00: PAID PROGRAMMING
  • 9:00 - 11:00: Daytime
  • 11:00 - 14:00: Lunch Duel
  • 14:00 - 17:00: Sports in the Afternoon
  • 17:00 - 20:00: Late Night Anine
  • 20:00 - 22:00: Toonado Sunday's
  • 22:00 - 00:00: AniNick Movies

Ratings Edit

AniNick247 used the Japanese film rating system from 1997 until 2009. Starting in 2010, AniNick used their own ratings.

  • TV-G - General Audience, all ages
  • TV-G7FV - Ages 7+
  • TV-13 - Ages 13+
  • TV-15 - Ages 15+
  • TV-X - Ages 18+

Ratings Gallery Edit

Gallery Edit

Logos Edit

Screen bugs Edit

Bumpers Edit

Anime Suggestions Edit

If you would like to add any suggestions for this channel, like adding anime shows, or anime-like shows, leave it below and give a signature. Here is an example:

  • Random Show (TV-15 - TV-X) by ExampleUsername21

Suggestions

  • Krazy: The Suklon Legend (see my latest blog, TV-13 and LV if you have descriptors) by Omgitskittykatty. Note: Only nine episodes so it'll either have to air sporadically or just overfeed the viewers with reruns. ACCEPTED: It'll air during Sunday Toonami at probably 16:00.
  • Schoolhouse (TV-G) by Dude2000. ACCEPTED: It'll take up one hour in the Daytime Programming block.
  • Soul Eater (TV-15) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime. DECLINED: It's already on the Toonami block.
  • Soul Eater Not! (TV-15) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime.ACCEPTED: Will replace One Piece on December 7th.
  • Lucky Star (TV-13) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime. ACCEPTED: Will air during Rising Sun on weekdays.
  • Shugo Chara! (TV-13) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime. ACCEPTED: Will air during Rising Sun on weekdays.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers (TV-X) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime. ACCEPTED: Will air during Midnight Run.
  • Madoka Magica (TV-15) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime. ACCEPTED': Will air during Toonado.
  • Sonic X (TV-G7-FV) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime. ACCEPTED: Will air on Toonami Aftermath.
  • Soul Eater Again (TV-13) by Curiousgorge66. ACCEPTED: It'll air sometime on Late Night anime.

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