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Newsgroups: rec.arts.anime From: currmann@pnet51.orb.mn.org (Curtis Hoffmann) Subject: TV Listings Explanation Message-ID: By5nu6.GIK@jrd.dec.com Reply-To: doi@jrd.dec.com Organization: Digital Equipment Corporation Japan, R&D center Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1992 06:10:54 GMT Lines: 494

                    TV Listings Explanation
 I decided to compile the TV listings, as given in the English paper,

Japan Times. The advantage is that these are daily listings that give the anime show names in English. The disadvantage is that these are daily listings (which means that a special showing of a half-hour episode that never gets shown again, is difficult to differentiate from a regular series that gets shown once a week,) and many times the listings simply identify a show as "cartoon", without a series title. I did this because I can not read the titles given in Animage.

 I've only been able to watch Japanese TV, in the Kanto area (Tokyo

and surrounds) since mid-July, and haven't been able to identify some of the shows called "cartoon" either because I haven't watched them yet, or I can't figure out the kanji for the names.

 Either way, this is just a guide to what's on Japanese TV, in the

three main regions in Japan. Japan Times also gives TV listings for UHF and cable stations, but these are ALL just "cartoon", with no actual titles. If the show starts at a time like 9:55, then it is just a five minute short aimed directly at small children, and is ignorable.

 First thing to note is that Tokyo is not the best place to watch

anime on TV – Osaka and Kyoto are (Kansei area.) (Kansei had Yawara!, Dr. Slump, and City Hunter re-runs, and Nagoya has The Dirty Pair on Saturdays.)

 Second, lots of the shows are for children, and are comparable with

American Saturday morning fare. The main difference is in the subject matter covered (a greater amount of sexual and toilet jokes,) in Japanese kiddie shows, and the fact that the western cartoons talk down to their audience a lot more.

 Third, "Cartoon" seems to be a title that has been expanded enough to

include "Ultraman" (at least in part,) and stop-motion toy boats. However, most of the "cartoons" labelled in the paper have been the cel-based animation that we have come to call anime.

 Fourth, EVERYTHING takes a backseat to baseball.  If a game is to be

televised at some particular day and time, even the weekly showings of new TV series episodes will be pre-empted. Dragon Ball Z is the ONLY exception.

 My capsule reviews are contained in a different file, and are only

for the stuff shown in Tokyo.

 Also, if a particular TV entry is in parenthesis, then it just appeared

in the TV listings for the first time, and I can't tell yet if it is a special showing, or part of the regular line-up that hadn't been listed before. But, the Kansei-area TV stations has changed a lot of their July line up to something else for each new month, but since I can't watch those shows, I can't really verify the current listings.)

KANTO TV Listings: Tokyo/Yokohama Area

4 – NTV 6 – TBS 8 – Fuji 10 – TV Asahi 12 – TV Tokyo

 Note: High School Kimengumi seems to have been pre-empted by a live-
       action children's show, with some bad computer animation.
       Yawara! has been replaced by Oishinbo.

MONDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 7:30 AM 12 Cartoon 5:00 PM 4 Soreiki! Anpan-man Animated food products 5:30 PM 4 Oishinbo Renegade Food Critic 5:30 PM 8 Dragon Ball Old series re-runs 6:00 PM 12 Mary Bell Big-eyed little girl's series 7:00 PM 4 Kobo-chan Sazae-san rip-off 7:00 PM 10 Crayon Shin-chan Strange little boy 7:00 PM 12 Space Oz no Boken Badly done children's show

TUESDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 7:30 AM 12 Kimba, the White Lion 5:00 PM 4 Tetsujin 28-go FX Giant robot re-make 5:30 PM 4 Oishinbo Renegade Food Critic 5:30 PM 8 Dragon Ball (Old Series Re-Runs) 6:30 PM 12 Tekkaman Blade Power suits series 7:00 PM 8 Sazae-san Limited anime; family humor

WEDNESDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 7:00 AM 12 Princess Oyayubi 7:30 AM 12 Cartoon 5:00 PM 4 Minky Momo Good girls wish-fulfillment 5:30 PM 4 Oishinbo Renegade Food Critic 5:30 PM 8 Dragon Ball (Old Series Re-Runs) 6:00 PM 12 Gambaru-gar Kiddies power suits 6:30 PM 12 Tiny Toons Tiny Toon Adventures 7:00 PM 8 Dragon Ball Z Arcade-style beat-em-up (7:00 PM 12 Kinpatsu no Shojo Jenny)

THURSDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 7:15 AM 12 Godzilla Land Excerpts of the rubber-suits 7:30 AM 12 Kimba, the White Lion Tezuka's cartoons in color 5:00 PM 12 Pygmalio Cutsy kiddie show 5:30 PM 4 Oishinbo Renegade food critic 5:30 PM 8 Dragon Ball (Old Series Re-Runs) 6:30 PM 12 Thunderbirds Identified as "Puppet Drama" 7:00 PM 10 Cooking Papa Family sit-com/recipe show 7:00 PM 12 Karimero Stupid kiddie animals 7:30 PM 12 Kinpatsu no Shojo Sort of like Huckleberry Finn

                     Jenny                   with a tomboy main lead.

1:20 AM 8 Super Zugan Mahjongg stories

FRIDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 7:00 AM 12 Cartoon Land 7:30 AM 12 Cartoon 4:20 PM 10 Ninja Hattori-kun Silly kiddie ninja show (5:00 PM 4 Mama wa Shogaku Cute family show) 5:00 PM 10 Obotchama-kun Re-runs 5:00 PM 12 NG Knight Lamune and Silly giant robot series

                     40 EX

5:30 PM 4 Oishinbo Renegade food critic 6:00 PM 12 Hime-chan no Ribon Girl's magic princess 6:30 PM 12 Tomato-man Funny vegetables 7:00 PM 6 Mikan E-nikki Girl's talking cat show 7:00 PM 10 Doraemon Funny kiddies series

SATURDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 5:00 PM 6 Dai no Daiboken Dragon Quest re-runs 5:00 PM 10 Densetsu no Yusha Kiddies' giant robot series

                     Da-garn                 Silly and some times cute

5:30 PM 6 Shonen Ashibe Silly kiddie show 6:30 PM 4 Flanders no Inu A girl's show about a dog 6:30 PM 8 Yuyu Hakusho Boy's fighting ghosts 7:00 PM 6 Old Japanese Tales Re-telling of old myths 7:00 PM 10 Sailor Moon Pretty good girl's series (7:30 PM 6 Nangoku Shonen Oddball slap-stick comedy

                     Papuwa-kun)

SUNDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 8:30 AM 10 Super Bikkuri-man Children's Fantasy series 6:00 PM 8 Tsuyoshi Shikkari Family anime with "The Slap"

                     Shinasai

6:30 PM 8 Sazae-san Most popular family anime 7:00 PM 8 Kiteretsu Dai-hyakka Stupid kiddies show 7:30 PM 8 Bush Baby Girl's style Tintin story

Movies:

 Lupin: Russia yori Ai wo Komete             July 24, 1992
        Made for TV movie, 1992
 Halley Densetsu -- Love Position            July 28, 1992
 Hadashi no Gen                              Aug.  8, 1992
        (A boy Victim of the Atomic Bomb)
 Hayao Miyazaki and His Companions           Aug.  8, 1992
 Hometown History (1/2 hour TV show)         Sep. 15, 1992
 Doraemon: Nobita to Kumo no O-koku          Sep. 28, 1992
 Doraemon Special                            Oct.  2, 1992
 Sazae-san (Live-action drama)               Oct.  5, 1992
 Omoide Poroporo                             Oct.  9, 1992
 Venus Senki                                 Oct. 13, 1992

KANSAI TV Listings: Osaka/Kyoto Area

4 – MBS 6 – ABC 8 – KTV 10 – YTV 19 – TV Osaka

MONDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 7:30 AM 19 Cartoons 4:00 PM 10 Ace wo Nerae, or

                     Ikkyu-san

4:30 PM 10 Yawara! 5:25 PM 8 Sakigake! Otoko-juku, or

                     Kiteretsu Dai-Hyakka

6:00 PM 19 Mary Bell 6:32 PM 19 Cartoon 7:00 PM 6 Crayon Shin-chan 7:00 PM 19 Space Oz no Boken 7:30 PM 10 Kobo-chan 12:30 AM 8 Super-Zugan

NOTE: For some time, Dr. Slump and Yawara were on daily, then they were

    replaced by Anpan-man for several weeks.  Now, Dr. Slump and Yawara
    are back on.  This indicates that channel 10 is not predictable
    any more.
    Also, Ikkyu-san has been alternating with Minky Momo, unpredictably,

TUESDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 5:15 AM 10 Mama wa Shogaku Yo-nensei 7:30 AM 19 Cartoons 10:25 AM 10 Oishinbo 4:00 PM 6 Magical Taruruu-kun Sometimes 4:00 PM 10 Ace wo Nerae, or

                     Ikkyu-san

4:30 PM 10 Yawara 5:25 PM 8 Sakigake! Otoko-juku, or

                     Kiteretsu Dai-hyakka

6:32 PM 19 Cartoon 7:00 PM 8 Sazae-san 1:50 AM 4 Devil Man

WEDNESDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 7:00 AM 19 Cartoons 10:25 AM 10 Oishinbo 4:00 AM 6 Magical Taruruuto-kun Sometimes 4:00 PM 10 Ace wo Nerae, or

                     Ikkyu-san

4:30 PM 10 Yawara! 5:30 PM 8 Sakigake! Otoko-juku, or

                     Kiteretsu Dai-hyakka

6:00 PM 19 Cartoon 6:32 PM 19 Cartoon 7:00 PM 8 Dragon Ball Z (7:00 PM 19 Kinpatsu no Shojo Jenny)

THURSDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 6:00 AM 8 Cartoon 7:30 AM 19 Cartoons 10:25 AM 10 Oishinbo 4:00 AM 6 Magical Taruruuto-kun Sometimes 4:00 PM 10 Dr. Slump, or

                     Ikkyu-san

4:30 PM 10 Yawara! 5:25 PM 8 Sakigake! Otoko-juku, or

                     Kiteretsu Dai-hyakka

6:32 PM 19 Cartoon 7:00 PM 6 Cooking Papa 7:00 PM 19 Karimero (7:30 PM 19 Kinpatsu no Shojo Jenny)

FRIDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 6:00 AM 8 Cartoon 7:00 AM 19 Cartoon Land 7:30 AM 19 Cartoon 4:00 PM 10 Soreike! Anpan-man 4:30 PM 10 Yawara, or

                     Tetsujin 28-go

5:00 PM 6 Nangoku Shonen Kiddies Caveman slapstick

                     Papuwa-kun or
                     Da-Garn

5:25 PM 8 Sakigake! Otoko-juku, or

                     Kiteretsu Dai-hyakka

6:00 PM 19 Cartoon 6:32 PM 19 Tiny Toons 7:00 PM 4 Mikan E-nikki 7:00 PM 6 Doraemon

SATURDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 6:45 AM 19 Cartoon 7:45 AM 19 Thunderbirds (4:30 PM 4 Shonen Ashibe) 5:00 PM 4 Jarinko-Chie (5:30 PM 6 Nangoku Shonen Papuwa-kun) 6:30 PM 8 Yuyu Hakusho 7:00 PM 4 Old Japanese Tales 7:00 PM 6 Sailor Moon 7:00 PM 19 Cartoon

SUNDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 8:30 AM 6 Super Bikkuri-man Children's Fantasy series 9:00 AM 19 Tomato-man 4:00 PM 4 Shonen Ashibe 6:00 PM 8 Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai 6:30 PM 8 Sazae-san 7:00 PM 8 Kiteretsu Dai-hyakka 7:30 PM 8 Bush Baby

Movies:

 Wan-wan Chushingura:                Movie also known as "The 45 Ronin"
                                     July 21, 1992
 Hakuja-den:                         July 22, 1992
 Lupin: Russia yori Ai wo Komete     July 24, 1992
 Nine                                July 27, 1992
 Nine II -- Koibito Sengen           July 28, 1992
 Nine    -- Kanketsu Hen             July 29, 1992
 Anju to Zushioumari                 Aug.  3, 1992
 Wanpaku Oji no Daija Taiji          Aug.  4, 1992
 Nadia: Secret of Blue Water         Aug.  5, 1992
 Donbei Monogatari                   Aug.  5, 1992
 Bari-bari Densetsu                  Aug.  6, 1992
 Midoriya-ma-koko                    Aug.  7, 1992
 Fumun                               Aug. 19, 1992
 Marine Express                      Aug. 20, 1992
 Kimagure Orange Road Movie:         Aug. 24, 1992
     I Want to Return to that Day
 Yoma                                Aug. 25, 1992
 Technopolis 21c                     Aug. 26, 1992
 Seito Shokun                        Aug. 27, 1992
 Bebop High School                   Aug. 28, 1992
 Doraemon: Nobita to Kumo no O-koku  Sep. 28, 1992
 Doraemon Special                    Oct.  2, 1992
 Sazae-san (Live-action drama)       Oct.  5, 1992
 Omoide Poroporo                     Oct.  9, 1992
 Bebop High School -- Koko Yotaro    Oct. 27, 1992
    Ondo (maybe live action?)

NAGOYA TV Listings:

1 – THK 5 – CBC

MONDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 4:30 PM 1 Dragon Ball

TUESDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 4:30 PM 1 Dragon Ball 7:00 PM 1 Sazae-san

WEDNESDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 4:30 PM 1 Dragon Ball 7:00 PM 1 Dragon Ball Z

THURSDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 4:30 PM 1 Dragon Ball

FRIDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– (9:55 PM 5 Cartoon) 4:30 PM 1 Dragon Ball 7:00 PM 5 Mikan E-nikki

SATURDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– (5:45 AM 5 Cartoon) (5:45 AM 5 Dirty Pair (Re-runs)) (1:30 PM 5 Shonen Ashibe) 6:30 PM 1 Yuyu Hakusho 7:00 PM 5 Old Japanese Tales 4:08 AM 5 Ashita no Jo (Exact time varies)

SUNDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 9:00 AM 1 Gegege no Kitaro 6:00 PM 1 Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai 6:30 PM 1 Sazae-san 7:00 PM 1 Kiteretsu Dai-hyakka 7:30 PM 1 Bush Baby

Movies:

Hi-atari Ryoko – Yume no Naka ni kimi ga ita Aug. 2, 1992 Fushigi no Umi no Nadia (The Nadia Movie) Aug. 9, 1992 Akira Sep. 23, 1992 Holiday Special: Cartoon Theater Sep. 23, 1992 Ashita no Jo Oct. 3, 1992 Sazae-san (Live-action drama) Oct. 5, 1992 Ashita no Jo Oct. 10, 1992 Holiday Cartoon Theater (60 min.) Nov. 3, 1992

NHK TV Listings: All Areas

1 – Kanto, General 2 – Kansai, General 3 – Kanto, Education 4 – Kansai, Education 3 – Fukuoka, General 6 – Fukuoka, Education

 (Note: This is how it's listed in the Japan Times.  Hiroki Takakura,

however, tells me that the Kansai Education channel is actually 4, not 12.)

MONDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 8:00 AM 3,4 Tirorin Village Story (10 minutes) 8:50 AM 3,4 Hourii (10 minutes) 4:00 PM 3,4 Hourii (10 minutes) 4:40 PM 3,4 Goblin island ( 5 minutes) 5:25 PM 3,4 Tirorin Village Story (15 minutes) 5:50 PM 1,2 Yadamon (10 minutes) 6:00 PM 3,4 Japanese history Limited animation stories

The above list was provided by Seiichi Kimura, but he warns:

"Title may be NOT correct." (Yadamon, and Japanese History have been verified, though.) The titles are probably the same for the rest of the week.

TUESDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 8:00 AM 3,4 Cartoon 8:50 AM 3,4 Cartoon 4:00 PM 3,4 Cartoon 4:40 PM 3,4 Cartoon 5:25 PM 3,4 Cartoon 5:50 PM 1,2 Yadamon 7:00 PM 1,2 Ooi Ryoma Samurai kendo expert

WEDNESDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 8:00 AM 3,4 Cartoon 8:50 AM 3,4 Cartoon 4:00 PM 3,4 Cartoon 4:40 PM 3,4 Cartoon 5:25 PM 3,4 Cartoon 5:50 PM 1,2 Yadamon

THURSDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 8:00 AM 3,4 Cartoon 8:50 AM 3,4 Cartoon 4:00 PM 3,4 Cartoon 4:40 PM 3,4 Cartoon 5:25 PM 3,4 Cartoon 5:50 PM 1,2 Yadamon

FRIDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– 8:00 AM 3,4 Cartoon 8:50 AM 3,4 Cartoon 4:00 PM 3,4 Cartoon 4:40 PM 3,4 Cartoon 5:25 PM 3,4 Cartoon 5:50 PM 1,2 Yadamon

SATURDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– Nothing On

SUNDAY Regular

Time Channel Title Description —- ——- —– ———– Nothing On

Specials:

Age of the Heros (Hungarian animation) Oct. 4, 1992 Chinese Animation (Title ???) Oct. 10, 1992

       "      " (20 min.)                    Oct. 18, 1992

Obake no Holy Special (45 min.) Nov. 3, 1992

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