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'''Nickelodeon Japan '''(ニコロデオン) was a children's television station operated by Viacom International from 1998 to 2009 for the Japanese TV market.  
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'''''Nickelodeon Japan (ニコロデオン)''''' was a children's television station operated by Viacom International from 1998 to 2009 for the Japanese TV market.
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The channel would air Japanese dubs of various American Nickelodeon shows such as ''SpongeBob SquarePants'', ''The Fairly OddParents'', ''Avatar: The Last Airbender'', and ''Drake and Josh''.  While the shows that aired on Nick Japan are well-documented and ended up on various different networks, the channel's '''final sign-off''' on September 30th, 2009 is not.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
During the 1990's, the Nickelodeon brand was doing well in the United States. Viacom wanted to broadcast Nickelodeon programming to a wider audience and started to launch Nickelodeon channels around the world. Nick Japan launched in November 1998 to introduce Nickelodeon programming for a Japanese audience. The network aired many of Nickelodeon programs dubbed in the Japanese language. Programs like ''SpongeBob SquarePants'', ''The Fairly OddParents'', ''Avatar: The Last Airbender'', and ''Drake and Josh'' all received Japanese dubs.
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During the 1990s, the Nickelodeon brand was doing well in the United States. Viacom wanted to broadcast Nickelodeon programming to a wider audience and started to launch Nickelodeon channels around the world. Nick Japan launched in November 1998 to introduce Nickelodeon programming for a Japanese audience. The network aired many of Nickelodeon's programs between 1998 and 2009, dubbed in the Japanese language.
 
 
==List of Programs Broadcast by Nickelodeon Japan==
 
Nickelodeon Japan broadcast many American programs from the 1990s and 2000s as part of its broadcast day. These programs were broadcast in the Japanese language, and include:
 
 
 
===2000s Programming===
 
[[File:Nickjapan.jpg|thumb|320px]]
 
*''SpongeBob SquarePants ''(スポンジボブ, ''Sponge Bob'') - According to Encyclopedia SpongeBobia, SpongeBob first aired in Japan in 2002, three years after its debut in America. (6 seasons of this program with English, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese dubs are available on Netflix in Japan)
 
*''The Fairly OddParents ''(Oops! フェアリーペアレンツ, ''Oops! Fairy Parents'') - As of March 2014, Fairly OddParents has been rerunning on the Disney Channel, similar to some countries airing the show on that same channel, or sister channel Disney XD, because Nickelodeon sold the international rights to the first few seasons to Nelvana and never bought them back.
 
*''Dora the Explorer ''(ドーラといっしょに大冒険 ''Dora to Issho ni Daibouken'') (Several seasons of this program with English, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese dubs are available on Netflix in Japan)
 
*''The Wonder Pets ''(ワンダー・ペッツ, ''Wonder Pets'') - ''Wonder Pets'' actually won an award for Best Kids Program in Japan once.
 
*''The Naked Brothers Band ''(ネイキッド・ブラザーズ・バンド, ''Naked Brothers Band'')
 
*''Avatar: The Last Airbender ''(アバター 伝説の少年アン, ''Avatar - Densetsu no Shounen An'') (3 seasons of this program with English, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese dubs are available on Netflix in Japan)
 
*''Drake & Josh ''(ドレイク&ジョシュ, ''Drake and Josh'')
 
*''The Backyardigans ''(Sing×3♪ぼくら、バックヤーディガンズ!, ''Singx3♪ We're, Backyardigans!'') (As of 2012, ''Backyardigans'' has been rerunning on Disney Junior in Japan.)
 
*''My Life as a Teenage Robot ''(ジェニーはティーン☆ロボット, ''Jenny The Teen Robot'')
 
*''All Grown Up!'' (ラグラッツ・ザ・ティーンズ, ''Rugrats the Teens'')
 
*''ChalkZone ''(チョーク・ゾーン, ''Chalk Zone'')
 
*''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: Boku wa Tensai Hatsumeika!'') - Even though ''Jimmy Neutron'' began airing on Nick Japan circa 2005, Nick Japan's website didn't include the show on its TV show page until the 2007 rebranding.
 
*''Invader Zim ''(インベーダー・ジム, ''Invader Zim'')
 
*''As Told by Ginger ''(ジンジャーの青春日記, ''Ginger no Seishun Nikki'')
 
 
 
===1990s Programming===
 
[[File:Nickjapan2.jpg|thumb|320px]]
 
*''Little Bill ''(リトル・ビル, ''Little Bill'')
 
*''100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd'' (ワンだー・エディー, ''One Eddie'')
 
*''The Amanda Show'' (アマンダ・ショー ''Amanda Show'')
 
*''Cousin Skeeter ''(いとこのスキーター, ''Itoko no Skeeter'')
 
*''Rocket Power ''(ロケット・パワー, ''Rocket Power'')
 
*''Romeo! ''(ロメオ! ''Romeo!'')
 
*''The Mysterious Files of Shelby Woo ''(シェルビー·ウーの謎のファイル, ''Shelby Woo no Nazo no File'')
 
*''CatDog ''(キャットドッグ, ''Cat Dog'')
 
*''The Wild Thornberrys ''(ワイルド・ソーンベリーズ, ''Wild Thorn Berries'')
 
*''Oh Yeah! Cartoons! ''(オーイェイ・カートゥーンズ!, ''Oh Yay Cartoons!'')
 
*''The Angry Beavers ''(アングリー・ビーバーズ, ''Angry Beavers'')
 
*''The Journey of Allen Strange'' (アレン・ストレンジの不思議な旅 ''Allen Strange no Fushigi na Tabi'')
 
*''KaBlam! ''(カブラーム!, ''Kablam!'')
 
*''Kenan and Kel ''(キーナン&ケル, ''Kenan and Kel'')
 
*''Blue's Clues ''(ブルーズ・クルーズ, ''Blues Clues'') - In 2006, a live show crossing over ''Hello Kitty'' with ''Blue's Clues'' was produced. Footage shows that only Blue appeared, while the other ''Blue's Clues'' characters are nowhere to be seen.
 
*''Hey Arnold! ''(ヘイ・アーノルド!, ''Hey Arnold!'')
 
*''All That ''(オール・ザット, ''All That'')
 
*''The Adventures of Pete and Pete ''(ピートとピートの大冒険, ''Pito to Pito no Daibouken'')
 
*''Aaahh! Real Monsters! ''(ぎゃあ!!!リアル・モンスターズ, ''Gya!!! Real Monsters!'')
 
*''Allegra's Window'' (アレグラのとびら, ''Allegra no Tobira'')
 
*''Global GUTS ''(グローバル・ガッツ, ''Global Guts'')
 
*''Rocko's Modern Life ''(ロッコーのモダンライフ, ''Rocco's Modern Life'')
 
*''The Secret World of Alex Mack ''(おまかせアレックス, ''Omakase Alex'')
 
*''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?'')
 
*''Legends of the Hidden Temple ''(レジェンド~隠れ寺の伝説, ''Legend - Kakure Tera no Densetsu'')
 
*''Clarissa Explains it All ''(クラリッサ, ''Clarissa'')
 
*''Doug ''(ダグ, ''Doug'')
 
*''Rugrats ''(ラグラッツ, ''Rugrats'')
 
*''The Ren and Stimpy Show ''(レンとスティンピー, ''Ren and Stimpy'')
 
*''Eureeka's Castle ''(ユリーカのお城, ''Eureeka no Oshiro'')
 
 
 
===List of Acquired Programs Broadcast by Nickelodeon Japan===
 
*''Muppets Tonight'' (マペット放送局, ''Muppets Tonight'')
 
*''Shikato'' (しかと, ''Shikato'')
 
*''Growing Up Creepie'' (クリーピー, ''Creepy'')
 
*''Yvon of the Yukon'' (ぼんじゅール?!イボン ''Bonjour!? Yvon'')
 
*''Naturally, Sadie'' (セイディ my ダイアリー, ''Sadie my Diary'')
 
*''Trollz'' (トロールス☆, ''Trolls'')
 
*''I Got A Rocket!'' (アイ・ガット・ア・ロケット!, ''I Got A Rocket!'')
 
 
 
==Blocks==
 
''Nickelodeon Japan'' had three blocks, those were:
 
*Nick Jr. (ニック・ジュニア, Nick Junior) (until 2005, 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. It is unknown if any bumpers revolving around some of Nick Jr.'s mascots such as [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_cKQnA3PR8 Face]  appeared during commercial breaks if there were any)
 
*WOW! (This block aired various marathons of Nickelodeon shows, mainly Nicktoons, like ''Hey Arnold!'' or ''CatDog''. The block had started around 2005 and ended in 2006 when Nickelodeon Japan updated its look)
 
*満タンweekend! and 満タンtime! (Full weekend!) (Full time!) (This isn't technically a block, but it would often air shows at a different time than usual)
 
 
 
==Toys and Games==
 
In Japan, the ''Nicktoons Unite!'' video game series were sold, but only ''Nicktoons: 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. ''SpongeBob and Friends'', released exclusively on the Nintendo DS as it was more like ''Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island'' as both games take place on an island and both games don't include Jimmy Neutron as a playable character.
 
 
 
''SpongeBob SquarePants: The Creature from The Krusty Krab ''was also sold there for the Wii and PlayStation 2, as well as the ''Atlantis SquarePantis ''video game, released for the DS.
 
 
 
Additionally, Nickelodeon's ''Gak and Floam'' products were sold in Japan as early as 1993 (there used to be two videos of the ''Gak and Floam'' commercials, but have since been removed due to a copyright issue).
 
  
 
==Closure==
 
==Closure==
On September 30, 2009, the same day that Nickelodeon internationally changed its logo, [http://www.nicozon.net/watch/sm8368985 Nick Japan went off the air forever due to a decline in viewership.] There's still footage and pictures of the Japanese version up on the Internet, however. The website is still up as well. A link to the website can be seen in the ''KaBlam!'' episode "[[KaBlam!: "KaFun!" (found episode of Nickelodeon animated series; 1999)|KaFun!]]". There is also a video on YouTube of the shutdown.
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On September 30th, 2009, the same day that Nickelodeon internationally changed its logo and branding, Nick Japan went off the air forever due to a decline in viewership.<ref>[https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm8368985 The original upload of a possible ''Nick Japan'' shutdown on nicovideo.] Retrieved 01 Sep '20</ref>  The only traces left of Nick Japan are recordings of the channel, as well as an archive the Nick Japan [https://web.archive.org/web/20060308001929/http://www.nickjapan.com/ website] from around 2006.
  
Between 2009 and 2018, several of Nick's shows instead aired on other channels, such as Disney XD, NHK or Prime Video. ''SpongeBob SquarePants'' immediately moved over to MTV Japan, and later Animax under a new block called "NickTime".
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Between 2009 and 2018, several of Nick's shows instead aired on other channels, such as Disney XD, NHK Hulu Japan, dTV-Channel Japan, and Prime Video.<ref>[https://www.rapidtvnews.com/2017101849314/dtv-channel-japan-marks-milestone-with-nickelodeon-for-streaming-linear-content.html RapidTV's article on Nickelodeon returning to Japan via dTV-Channel Japan and Hulu Japan.] Retrieved 30 Jan '18</ref> ''SpongeBob SquarePants'' immediately moved over to MTV Japan, and later Animax under a new block called "NickTime".
  
Although the Nickelodeon brand will come back to Japan via dTV-Channel Japan and Hulu Japan, only four new programs will air. <ref>[https://www.rapidtvnews.com/2017101849314/dtv-channel-japan-marks-milestone-with-nickelodeon-for-streaming-linear-content.html#axzz53uFOnH4i RapidTV's article on Nickelodeon returning to Japan via dTV-Channel Japan and Hulu Japan.] Retrieved 30 Jan '18</ref>
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==Availability==
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There are three videos currently available rumored to be footage of the channel's shutdown.
  
==Gallery==
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===First Shutdown Video "SpongeBob"===
There are two videos currently available that are being considered as possible footage of the shutdown.  
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Footage cuts out during a ''SpongeBob'' channel ID or Up Next bumper and goes immediately to color bars.  This shutdown was originally uploaded onto the Japanese video sharing site NicoVideo by the user [https://www.nicovideo.jp/user/143971/video?sortKey=commentCount&sortOrder=desc A58RG] on 29 Sep 2009 at 00:30 JST.
  
First Shutdown Video "SpongeBob": Footage cuts out during a SpongeBob channel ID or Up Next bumper and goes immediately to color bars. (NOTE: This has proven to be fake)
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===Second Shutdown Video "Black/Color Bars"===
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After a Channel ID, footage cuts to black with color bar noise, and then shortly afterward, the color bars come in, slightly darker than normal. The Nickelodeon bug remains on the screen. After a while, it cuts to static. This was uploaded by YouTube user [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmqhp4c4wBugV9d-_7Kpzlg nickjp fan], account created on the same day as the upload.
  
Second Shutdown Video "Black/Color Bars": After a Channel ID, footage cuts to black with color bar noise, and then shortly afterward, the color bars come in, slightly darker than normal. The Nickelodeon bug remains on the screen. After a while, it cuts to static.
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===Third Shutdown Video "Bull and Red"===
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The credits for Bull and Red are shown, then an ident. An error message saying このちゃんえるはありません。 P007 (This channel is not available. P007) from the Sky PerfecTV! UI appears. After a minute, with the current time shown as 0:01, the electronic program guide is opened, saying "searching for information" then "information is not available".
  
One or more of these videos may be simultaneously real, owing to differences in cable services/satellite services etc. The validity (or lack thereof) of any of these videos have not yet been proven definitively, as the matter is still being discussed.
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One or more of these videos may be simultaneously real or fake, owing to differences in cable services/satellite services etc. The validity (or lack thereof) of any of these videos have not yet been proven definitively, as the matter is still being discussed.
  
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EDIT: (Sept 15th, 2016) The reason as to why Nickelodeon JP has shut down is because Nickelodeon JP had an issue with certain cable channels.'''
 
 
==NickTime==
 
Following the closure, an anime channel known as Animax began airing Nick shows on a block called NickTime, most notably ''SpongeBob SquarePants''.
 
 
A few other Nick shows have migrated to other channels, such as Amazon.co.jp (the most usual site), NHK, Disney XD, and TV Tokyo.
 
 
==Dubbings==
 
The following Japanese dubs/web pages of Nickelodeon programs have been found. The shows listed down below all have pages on Nick Japan's website, except KaBlam!.:
 
Animation:
 
*''The Penguins of Madagascar'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/penguins/
 
*''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/tmnt/
 
*''SpongeBob SquarePants'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/spongebob/
 
*''The Fairly Odd Parents'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/fairy_parents/index.html
 
*''The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/jimmy/index.html
 
*''Avatar: The Last Airbender'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/avatar/index.html
 
*''Rugrats'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/rugrats/index.html
 
*''All Grown Up!'': http://www.nickjapan.com/programs/rugrats_teen/index.html
 
*''My Life as a Teenage Robot'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/teenage_robot/index.html
 
*''Invader Zim'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/invader_zim/
 
*''As Told by Ginger'' http://www.nickjapan.com/character/ginger/
 
*''Chalk Zone'' http://www.nickjapan.com/character/chalk_zone/
 
*''Hey Arnold!'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/arnold/
 
*''Rocket Power'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/rocket_power/
 
*''The Wild Thornberrys'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/wild_thornberrys/
 
*''The Angry Beavers'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/angry_beavers/
 
*''CatDog'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/cat_dog/
 
*''Aaahh!!! Real Monsters'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/real_monsters/
 
*''KaBlam!'': https://www.youtube.com/user/Kutsushitanecosha/videos (includes some ''Action League'' videos)
 
*''The Ren & Stimpy Show'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/ren_and_stimpy/
 
 
Nick Jr:
 
*''Dora the Explorer'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/dora/index.html
 
*''The Wonder Pets'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/wonderpets/index.html
 
*''Blue's Clues'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/blues_clues/index.html
 
*''Little Bill'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/little_bill/
 
 
Live Action:
 
*''Victorious'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/victorious/
 
*''iCarly'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/icarly/
 
*''Drake & Josh'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/drake_josh/index.html
 
*''The Naked Brothers Band'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/naked_brothers_band/index.html
 
*''The Amanda Show'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/amanda/index.html
 
*''Romeo!'': http://www.nickjapan.com/character/romeo/
 
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://www.nickjapan.com/index.html Nickelodeon Japan website] Retrieved 13 Apr '15
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20050330094731/http://www.nickjapan.com/ Old Nickelodeon Japan website 2003-2006] Retrieved 16 Apr '15
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20031118191716/http://www.nickjapan.com/ Nickelodeon Japan Website (coming soon)]  Retrieved 19 Apr '15
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTq3cwEUTIQ Nickelodeon Japan Commercial (1998 or 1999)] Retrieved 26 Apr '15
 
 
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 15:07, 2 December 2020

Nickelodeon logo02.gif

The channel's Japanese logo.

Status: Lost

Nickelodeon Japan (ニコロデオン) was a children's television station operated by Viacom International from 1998 to 2009 for the Japanese TV market.

The channel would air Japanese dubs of various American Nickelodeon shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Drake and Josh. While the shows that aired on Nick Japan are well-documented and ended up on various different networks, the channel's final sign-off on September 30th, 2009 is not.

History

During the 1990s, the Nickelodeon brand was doing well in the United States. Viacom wanted to broadcast Nickelodeon programming to a wider audience and started to launch Nickelodeon channels around the world. Nick Japan launched in November 1998 to introduce Nickelodeon programming for a Japanese audience. The network aired many of Nickelodeon's programs between 1998 and 2009, dubbed in the Japanese language.

Closure

On September 30th, 2009, the same day that Nickelodeon internationally changed its logo and branding, Nick Japan went off the air forever due to a decline in viewership.[1] The only traces left of Nick Japan are recordings of the channel, as well as an archive the Nick Japan website from around 2006.

Between 2009 and 2018, several of Nick's shows instead aired on other channels, such as Disney XD, NHK Hulu Japan, dTV-Channel Japan, and Prime Video.[2] SpongeBob SquarePants immediately moved over to MTV Japan, and later Animax under a new block called "NickTime".

Availability

There are three videos currently available rumored to be footage of the channel's shutdown.

First Shutdown Video "SpongeBob"

Footage cuts out during a SpongeBob channel ID or Up Next bumper and goes immediately to color bars. This shutdown was originally uploaded onto the Japanese video sharing site NicoVideo by the user A58RG on 29 Sep 2009 at 00:30 JST.

Second Shutdown Video "Black/Color Bars"

After a Channel ID, footage cuts to black with color bar noise, and then shortly afterward, the color bars come in, slightly darker than normal. The Nickelodeon bug remains on the screen. After a while, it cuts to static. This was uploaded by YouTube user nickjp fan, account created on the same day as the upload.

Third Shutdown Video "Bull and Red"

The credits for Bull and Red are shown, then an ident. An error message saying このちゃんえるはありません。 P007 (This channel is not available. P007) from the Sky PerfecTV! UI appears. After a minute, with the current time shown as 0:01, the electronic program guide is opened, saying "searching for information" then "information is not available".

One or more of these videos may be simultaneously real or fake, owing to differences in cable services/satellite services etc. The validity (or lack thereof) of any of these videos have not yet been proven definitively, as the matter is still being discussed.

Videos

First Nickelodeon Japan shutdown video. Provider: Hikari-one[3]
Second Nickelodeon Japan shutdown video. Provider: Unknown
Third Nickelodeon Japan shutdown video. Provider: SKY PerfecTV!

References