2012 in Japanese television

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Events in 2012 in Japanese television.




31 Analog television ceases broadcasting in the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima at 12:00 JST. The analog shutdown was postponed from its original date of July 24, 2011 due to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and its related nuclear accidents.


ShowStationPremiere DateTypeOriginal run
Another [1] Tokyo MX January 10Anime2012
Aoi Sekai no Chūshin de [2] Tokyo MX October 20Anime2012-2013
Black Rock Shooter Fuji TV FebruaryAnime2012
Gokujo. Gokurakuin Joshi Kōryō Monogatari [3] Chukyo TV January 23Anime2012
Honjitsu wa Taian Nari [4] NHK January 10Drama2012
Inu x Boku SS [5] MBS January 12Anime2012
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation Tokyo MX October 5Anime2012-2013
Kamen Rider Wizard TV Asahi September 2Tokusatsu2012-2013
Mōretsu Pirates [6] Tokyo MX January 8Anime2012
Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki [7] [8] TV Tokyo January 8Anime2012
Rinne no Lagrange ytv January 8Anime2012
Saki Achiga-hen Episode of Side-A [9] TV Tokyo April 9Anime2012
Senhime Zesshō Symphogear [10] Tokyo MX January 6Anime2012
Shokuzai [11] WOWOW JanuaryDrama2012
Sword Art Online Tokyo MX July 7Anime2012
Taira no Kiyomori NHK JanuaryDrama2012
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters TV Asahi February 26Tokusatsu2012–2013
Zetman [12] ytv April 2Anime2012
Kuroko no Basuke BS11 April 7Anime2012
Sprout [13] NTV July 7Drama2012
K MBS October 5Anime2012
Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL II TV Tokyo October 7animeOctober 7, 2012 – March 23, 2014



ShowStationResume DateTypeOriginal run
Sasuke (TV series) Tokyo Broadcasting System December 27Athletic Competition1997-


ShowStationEnding DateTypeOriginal run
Bleach TV Tokyo March 27animeOctober 5, 2004 - March 27, 2012
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal TV Tokyo September 24animeApril 11, 2011 – September 24, 2012


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