Kids Station (Japanese: キッズステーション, kizzu sutēshon) is a Japanese children's television channel showing anime and other cartoon material. Kids Station also airs some anime aimed at teens during the night, such as Narutaru, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, Genshiken, Kujibiki Unbalance, Popee The Performer, and Rosario + Vampire. It is broadcast 24 hours a day on cable and satellite TV. It launched on April 1, 1993.
In 2017, Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan announced that a joint venture between itself and Mitsui & Co. known as AK Holdings would acquire their respective stakes in Animax and Kids Station. Sony holds a majority stake in the company.
Kids Station HD (Japanese:HD, kizzu sutēshon HD), an HD version of this channel, was first established on October 1, 2009.
This channel usually broadcasts shows later than other television networks, when most of these shows have already finished broadcasting on other channels. Many of the series they broadcast are from the parents' generations, allowing a wider audience to view shows.
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