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2003-11-08, 22:52
Does someone have a link to a website where it tells the airing dates of episodes of anime in Japan?

if so please post, that would be great

2003-11-09, 01:25
I've made one - www.animewake.com
If there's any other series you or anyone else would like to know about, post it here and I'll see if I can find the date/time ^^

2003-11-09, 03:46
here's another one... http://east.sakura.ne.jp/aniba/... :)

2003-11-09, 04:03
One more here :


2006-05-03, 04:59
Does anybody know of a website in english that lists current anime broacasting schedules with the time date and channel? I have a few websites but they haven't been updated in a long time. Thanks

2006-05-03, 06:33
uhm. Not sure what happened but I guess some kind soul merged my topic with this one. However the first site does not exist anymore and the second one is not updated anymore. So are there any other sites?

2006-05-03, 06:34
ah wait the third one seems to be the one


2006-05-03, 06:38
Well, this thread used to have more detail before the forum lost all the 2005 posts (http://www.rpguru.com/doc.php/forum_dec2005.html) but since you asked the same question then the threads were merged together (in other words, serach before creating a new thread and perhaps learn to use the eidt button ;) ).

Here's a comment by Catgirls that may also help.
I pulled these times from Mahou’s Showtime (http://www.mahou.org/Showtime) page and Anime Spring Season ’06 (http://hashihime.atspace.com/0604sched.html) which was created by a Suki forum member (http://forums.animesuki.com/member.php?u=19971).

2006-05-05, 09:56
ah, pardon, but I did search but I guess I'm not not very skilled in searching :-/

But thanks a bunch for the mahou link. The daisuke website is a bit suspicious. I'm currently in Tokyo and it is not really up to date.

Btw, those colour codes, great feature!

2007-01-10, 16:36
Well since i found it troublesome not only for me, but lots others too. I'll post a translated schedule. If you know any anime that's airing on certain day i didn't put up here, post here. Its more convinient i guess. This is a very incompleted one. So if anyone can find a schedule that'd be even better. Any help to complete this one with me would be greatly appreciated

Sunday: KiraRin,Shijoku Shoujo 2nd season,Code Geass,Eyeshield 21,Shuffle Memories

Monday: One Piece,Detective Conan,Digimon Saver

Tuesday: Tokimeki Memorial

Wednesday: Kekkaishi,Death Note,D-grayman

Thursday: Naruto, Busou Renkin, Bleach,Soukou No Strain,Shounen Onmyouji

Friday: Kanon,Pokemon,Super Robot OG,Happiness,Gift ~eternal rainbow~

Satuarday: Honey & Clover 2,Sumomo mo Momo mo.

2007-01-10, 19:49
Ohh thx for merging it, seems like the mahou one's up to dated. Thx a lot 4 whoever merged this

Zu Ra
2007-01-10, 20:20
One thing that I find suprising is even non ecchi shows are broadcast late I mean I have seen ( read ) shows being broadcast after midnight ( not repeats ) . Ecchi is understandable but normal shows .

2007-01-10, 20:42
One thing that I find suprising is even non ecchi shows are broadcast late I mean I have seen ( read ) shows being broadcast after midnight ( not repeats ) . Ecchi is understandable but normal shows .

Anything that doesn't air in the late slots pretty much has to be family friendly or teen shounen stuff. (Anything from Shounen jump/Shounen sunday). Also, anime does not get priority over anything else. They all fight for the time slots like anywhere else.

Kaoru Chujo
2007-01-31, 03:12
Anime are broadcast at different times on different channels in different parts of Japan. If you are in Japan and want to be sure you catch something, the best site I know of is Shoboi Calendar (http://cal.syoboi.jp/) (in Japanese).

If you are outside Japan and want to know when to expect a raw to show up on the Web, then you need to know the time and day of the first broadcast of the week of an episode, or the first broadcast from which a raw is likely to be made. That's usually a broadcast in the Tokyo area, but not always.

The simplest site is mahou Showtime (http://www.mahou.org/Showtime), which you can set to show you in how many hours the first broadcast will start. I myself have also made a calendar-style page (http://hashihime.atspace.com/0701sched.htm) that not only gives times and dates, but adds a lot of detail about staff and cast for each anime. I'm not sure which of these two sites would be most accurate, but we are both trying to keep them up to date.

I make a new calendar for each 13-week season. You'll find a link to the latest calendar here (http://hashihime.atspace.com/index.htm). mahou keeps the same URL.

2007-07-26, 05:29
I member a site that listed tv guides for anime on Japaneese tv stations.

What day it was on.
What time it was on.
What channel it was on.
The length of the show
And who the studio is that makes it.

I cant seem to find the list anymore.

It was handy to follow the list cause average for anime I have seen is 3 days after airing date for it to be torrented here.

And the site was also good for people who were recording the shows.

Anyone know if it still exists and where to find it?


2007-07-26, 07:57
Sounds like you might be looking for mahou's Showtime calendar.


2007-07-26, 08:18
Thank you just what I was after.

its been a while since I came across a scedual guide.

2007-09-25, 01:57
sometime i see on japanese webs something like 26:30 as transmition hour so... what does that means? :eyespin:

2007-09-25, 02:20
AAAAGH I'd like to know this, as well...

2007-09-25, 03:23
Basically, instead of having 00:00 to 23:59 as with European time, the TV time in Japan goes from 4:00 to 27:59. That is, 4am to 3:59am the next day. This cuts down on the confusion of things such as "midnight on thursday". Anything that airs at 4am is listed at 0400 and anything that airs at 4pm is listed as 1600.

Thus, a show at 6pm Thursday is at 1800. A show at 2am Friday is at 2600 Thursday. A show at Midnight Friday is 2400 Thursday. Etc.
The latest this goes is 27:59 which is 3:59am of the next day.

However, they are not entirely consistent with this as some shows will say "8pm Friday".

Kinny Riddle
2007-09-25, 03:31
Those are "otaku times". While the more popular mainstream anime (like Bleach, Naruto, Gundam, etc) are shown in afternoon or prime time slots, where a lot of revenue is made; the more "hard core" anime are usually placed in the late night to early morning time slots, since only otakus would stay up late to watch these shows,not to mention less prying eyes from nosy conservative parents over some of the "juicier" contents.

So for example, 26.30 of September 26th simply means 2.30am of September 27th.

How do these studios make money by placing their shows in such a quiet time when there's nearly no commercials, you ask?

Well, the revenue of these anime studios comes mostly from DVD sales, since the otaku fanbase in Japan can be very loyal if a show is well-produced.

In fact, the anime studios are more than happy to actually pay TV stations to air their shows in late night timeslots, because they know the costs would be recuperated via DVD sales.

2007-09-25, 03:56
How do these studios make money by placing their shows in such a quiet time when there's nearly no commercials, you ask?Eh, some revenue does come from commercials, but they're mostly very incestous as they usually revolve around otaku-specific merchandise. Most animation projects start when the director (project director) procures enough funds from sponsors, contributors etc.

About TV times: European TV guides I've seen go from 0.00 to 23.59 but that doesn't stop them from listing late-night shows under the same day. Japanese TV times take late-night shows under the same "clock-roll". A simplified formula for figuring out Japanese TV times would be:

*Japanese late-night TV time* = 24 + x; *Japanese late-night TV time* > 24; where x would be in ante meridiem time of the next day.

2007-09-25, 09:21
i see, many thanks this is very useful ^^

2008-02-11, 16:12
i found this page on the web , its very useful for someone who watch every new anime series. Simple calendar with anime airdates.

link: www.animecalendar.net

(sry if i posted it in a bad pl ...)

2010-02-17, 08:14
I can't remember, which is why I'm asking here, but I think there is an anime episode guide online. Its is all in Japanese, and its mostly text based. I can't remember the link though. Anyone know?

2010-02-17, 08:27
There are sites such as AnimeCalendar (http://www.animecalendar.net/) which shows a daily schedule (in English) and there are sites such as the Fansub Wiki (http://www.fansubwiki.com/) which lists the start date of new anime series. You could also use AniDB (http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl) as well.

Is this what you mean by "anime episode guide"?

We also have an existing thread on the subject (which this thread will most likely be merged with).
Japanese TV Airing Times (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=554)

Armored Knight
2010-02-17, 16:32
Is this what you mean by "anime episode guide"?
its mostly text based
Episodes titles and/or summaries? Per episode reviews?

2010-02-17, 18:38
No, its in Japanese. And, it shows all the air dates for each episode.

2010-02-18, 19:26
cal.syoboi.jp (http://cal.syoboi.jp/)?
Web newtype (http://anime.webnt.jp/program/)?

2010-02-19, 03:59
cal.syoboi.jp (http://cal.syoboi.jp/)?

I think this one's it. Thanks!

2010-10-14, 19:53
[Merges thread here ]
Thanks guys ! Very useful.
Officially got a manga/anime that i can expect to see everyday of the week(:

2010-10-14, 20:02

These should help. The first one more than the second.

2010-10-14, 20:06
Or, if sufficiently skilled in Japanese, this one:


2010-10-14, 21:57
Try Countdown Anime (http://countdown.mandragon.info/). It shows countdown timers for episodes to series as well as OVAs and movies. It also have confirmed upcoming series.