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Cartoon Network (Japan)

Cartoon Network
カートゥーン ネットワーク
Cartoon Network
Current logo, used as October 1, 2011.
Launched September 1, 1997
Owned by Turner Entertainment Japan Holdings (80%)
(Turner Japan K.K.)
Slogan Check it.
Country Japan
Language Japanese
SKY PerfecTV! Channel 271
SKY PerfecTV! e2 Channel 331
I-Hits Channel 240
JC-Hits Channel 780

Cartoon Network (Japanese: カートゥーン ネットワーク Hepburn: Kātūn Nettowāku) is a Japanese cable and satellite television channel that mostly airs children's animated television series. As a Japanese version of the eponymous television channel in the United States, Cartoon Network broadcasts original series from its U.S. counterpart, as well as several Japanese animated media and other non-Japanese programs. An amount of non-Japanese programs are also available in English via secondary audio feed. It is one of few versions of Cartoon Network outside U.S. broadcast its programs in High Definition.

On October 1, 2011, Cartoon Network in Japan, along with other versions of Cartoon Network operated by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, adopted its current branding. On December 1, 2014, Cartoon Network On Demand was launched by J:COM.


The channel is owned and operated by Turner Japan K.K. (ターナージャパン株式会社, formerly Japan Entertainment Network K.K. (株式会社ジャパン・エンターテイメント・ネットワーク)), a subsidiary of Turner Entertainment Japan Holdings. Started as a joint venture between Itochu and Time Warner, now Turner Entertainment Japan Holdings owns 80% of the company as of 2014. The company officially renamed itself as Turner Japan on 1 April 2013.

In July 2009, the company acquired Japan Image Communications Co.,Ltd. (JIC), owner of Mondo TV and Tabi Channel. On 1 January 2014, JIC was merged into Turner Japan.

Programming blocks

  • Boomerang: Similar to the Boomerang network in the United States, this variant (everyday, 11p-12a) airs Japanese classics such as Kimba the White Lion and Princess Knight. The shows are only available in Japanese.
  • Cartoon Network Popcorn: Showcases and premieres movies, similar to Cartoon Network USA's "The Flicks". (Su-F, 11a-12:30p) Previously Cartoon Network Theatre.
  • Cartoonito: The channel's pre-school block, airing between 12:00 and 14:00 every day, features various pre-school shows from around the world, much like its predecessor.


  • Pipora Pepora: Cartoon Network Japan's home for preschool programming (M-F 7a-9a, Sa-Su 2p-4p). Hosted by gingerbread men, the block showcases preschool cartoons from all over the world like Peppa Pig, Noukie's Pictures, and Papillon Et Mamillon.
  • Toonami: Based on the American action block Toonami (M-F, 4p-5p), the robot TOM presents Western action cartoons such as Teen Titans and The Batman.
  • Gururi! World Tour: A showcase for various foreign cartoon shows (M-Sa, 11a-12a).
  • Cartoon Midnight: Cartoon Midnight is a late night block (Su-F, midnight) that showcases various international and art house films.


External links

  • Official website (Japanese)

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