Cartoon Network 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 it's 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 the few versions of Cartoon Network outside the U.S. that broadcasts it's programs in High Definition.

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

Spider-Man: The Animated Series aired on the Japanese version of Cartoon Network.


The channel is owned and operated by Turner Japan K.K., 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 April 1, 2013.

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

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