2017 in Japanese television

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Events in 2017 in Japanese television. At the time to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of anime, it was known as the Year of the Anime Centennial Anniversary.



June 30
ArtLand ceases operations after suffering financial difficulties. Seven Mortal Sins was being broadcast in Japan at the time of the studio's closure, and concluded on July 29; consequently, Seven Mortal Sins was the last anime to be produced by ArtLand.
October 1
TV Asahi moves the Super Hero Time block from 7:30-8:30 JST to 9:00-10:00 JST to make room for a Sunday morning news program entitled Sunday LIVE!!. The ordering of the shows in the block is also changed, with the Kamen Rider series airing before the Super Sentai series.


ShowTypeChannelFirst airedSource
Aikatsu Stars! Anime TV Tokyo April 7, 2016
AKB48 Show! Variety Show, Music BS Premium, NHK World Premium October 5, 2013
AKBingo! Variety Show Nippon Television October 1, 2008
Cardfight!! Vanguard G: NEXT Anime TV Tokyo October 2, 2016
Chibi Maruko-chan Anime Fuji Television January 8, 1995
Count Down TV Music Tokyo Broadcasting System April 7, 1993
Crayon Shin-chan Anime TV Asahi April 13, 1992
Detective Conan Anime NNS January 8, 1996
Doraemon Anime TV Asahi April 15, 2005
Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!! Game-Show Nippon Television October 3, 1989
Dragon Ball Super Anime Fuji Television July 5, 2015
FNS Music Festival Music Fuji Television July 2, 1974
Music Fair Music Fuji Television August 31, 1964
Music Station Music TV Asahi October 24, 1986
NHK Amateur Song Contest Talent Show NHK-G, NHK World Premium March 15, 1953(TV)
Nintama Rantarō Anime NHK April 10, 1993
Ojarumaru Anime NHK October 5, 1998
One Piece Anime Fuji Television October 20, 1999
Panel Quiz Attack 25 Game-Show TV Asahi April 6, 1975
Pokémon Sun & Moon Anime TV Tokyo November 17, 2016
Sasuke Sports Tokyo Broadcasting System September 26, 1997
Sazae-san Anime Fuji Television October 5, 1969
Soreike! Anpanman Anime Nippon Television October 3, 1988
Super Hero Time Tokusatsu TV Asahi September 28, 2003
Utacon Music NHK-G, NHK World Premium April 12, 2016
With Mother Kids E-TV, NHK World Premium October 5, 1959
Yo-kai Watch Anime TV Tokyo January 8, 2014

New Shows & Returning Series

Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel Tokyo MX January 7April 1Series Ended
Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga Tokyo Broadcasting System Television January 7March 25Season Ended
Naotora: The Lady Warlord NHK January 8December 17Series Ended
Gabriel DropOut Tokyo MX January 9March 27Season Ended
Kemono Friends TV Tokyo January 10March 28Season Ended
Keyabingo! 2 Nippon Television January 10March 27Season Ended [1]
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Tokyo MX January 11April 6Season Ended
Konosuba Season 2 Tokyo MX January 11March 15Season Ended
Kuzu no Honkai (Anime) Fuji Television January 12March 30Series Ended [2]
Rewrite 2nd Season: Moon/Terra Arc Tokyo MX January 14March 25Series Ended [3]
Kuzu no Honkai (Drama) Fuji Television January 18April 5Series Ended [4]
BanG Dream! Tokyo MX January 21April 22Season Ended
Tofu Pro-Wrestling TV Asahi January 21July 1Series Ended
Kirakira PreCure a la Mode TV Asahi February 5January 28, 2018Ending 2018
Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger TV Asahi February 12February 4, 2018Ending 2018
Boku no Hero Academia Season 2 Nippon Television April 1September 30
  • Season Ended
  • Renewed for 3rd Season
Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2 Tokyo MX April 1June 17
  • Season Ended
  • Renewed for 3rd Season
Idol x Warrior Miracle Tunes! TV Tokyo April 2March 25, 2018Ending 2018 [5]
News Check 11 NHK World Premium April 3Currently AiringContinues 2018
Hiyokko NHK April 3September 30Series Ended
Idol Time PriPara TV Tokyo April 4March 27, 2018Ending 2018
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations TV Tokyo April 5Currently AiringContinues 2018 [6]
Renai Boukun TV Tokyo April 6June 22Series Ended
Re:Creators Tokyo MX April 8September 16Series Ended
Eromanga Sensei Tokyo MX April 8June 24Season Ended
WorldEnd Tokyo MX April 11June 27Series Ended
Nogibingo! 8 Nippon Television April 11June 27Season Ended
Dungeon ni Deai: Sword Oratoria Tokyo MX April 14June 30Season Ended
Sin Nanatsu no Taizai Tokyo MX April 14July 29Series Ended
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS TV Tokyo May 10Currently AiringContinues 2018
Symphogear AXZ Tokyo MX July 1September 30Season Ended
Battle Girl High School Tokyo MX July 2September 17Series Ended
Aho Girl Tokyo MX July 4September 19Series Ended
Koi to Uso Tokyo MX July 4September 18Series Ended
Dive!! Fuji Television July 6September 21Series Ended
Ultraman Geed TV Tokyo July 8December 23Series Ended
New Game!! (Season 2) Tokyo MX July 11September 26Season Ended
Mahōjin Guru Guru TV Tokyo July 11December 19Series Ended [7]
Isekai no Smartphone to Tomo ni Tokyo MX July 11September 26Series Ended
Hajimete no Gal Tokyo MX July 12September 13Series Ended
Gamers! Tokyo MX July 13September 28Series Ended
Keyabingo! 3 Nippon Television July 18September 26Season Ended
Kamen Rider Build TV Asahi September 3Currently AiringContinues 2018
Warotenka NHK October 2March 31Ending 2018
Black Clover TV Tokyo October 3Currently AiringContinues 2018
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma Season 3 Tokyo Broadcasting System Television October 4December 20Season Ended
Dream Festival R Tokyo MX October 6December 22Season Ended
Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Z TV Tokyo October 7March 31, 2018Ending 2018
Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 Tokyo MX October 7December 30Season Ended [8]
The Idolmaster SideM Tokyo MX October 7December 30Season Ended
Blend S Tokyo MX October 7December 23Season Ended
My Girlfriend is Shobitch Tokyo MX October 11December 13Series Ended
Nogibingo! 9 Nippon Television October 16December 25Season Ended


End dateShowChannelFirst airedReplaced bySource
January 29 Maho Girls PreCure! TV Asahi February 7, 2016 Kirakira PreCure a la Mode
February 5 Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger TV Asahi February 14, 2016 Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger
March 17 Hello From Studio Park NHK March 22, 1995 Afternoon Live
March 23 Naruto Shippuden TV Tokyo February 15, 2007 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
March 26 Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V TV Tokyo April 6, 2014 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
March 28 PriPara TV Tokyo July 5, 2014 Idol Time PriPara
April 1 Beppinsan NHK October 3, 2016 Hiyokko
June 29 HKT48 no Odekake! Tokyo Broadcasting System Television January 25, 2013 Love Toss (Season 6)
August 27 Kamen Rider Ex-Aid TV Asahi October 2, 2016 Kamen Rider Build
September 24 Cardfight!! Vanguard G: NEXT TV Tokyo October 2, 2016 Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Z
Heybot! TV Asahi September 18, 2017Sunday Live

Special Events & Milestone Episodes in 2017

January 1Masashi Sada's Midnight Talk-Show: New Year's SP NHK
March 20NHK Nodojiman Champion Taikai 2017 NHK
March 23
TV Tokyo, Crunchyroll
March 25Masashi Sada's Midnight Talk-Show: Spring SP NHK
April 9
  • Nogizaka Under Construction #100
  • Introduce the 3rd Generation! Part 2
TV Tokyo
June 17AKB48 49th Senbatsu Sousenkyo Special Fuji Television
June 28TV Tokyo Music Festival TV Tokyo
July 1The Music Day 2017 Nippon Television
July 23
Fuji Television, Crunchyroll
August 2FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri 2017 Fuji Television
August 6
  • One Piece #800
  • The First and the Second Join! The Vinsmoke Family
Fuji Television, Crunchyroll
August 26One Piece: Episode of East Blue: Luffy and His 4 Crewmates' Big Adventure Fuji Television
August 26 & 2724 Hour Television 2017 Nippon Television [9]
September 2 Symphogear Live 2016 (Digest) Tokyo MX
September 9 & 10FNS 27 Hour TV Fuji Television [10]
September 18 Music Station Ultra Fes 2017 TV Asahi [11]
October 1
Fuji Television
October 8
Fuji Television
October 31AKB48: Mayu Watanabe's Graduation Concert - Live in SaitamaBS Sky Perfect
November 9
TV Tokyo [12]
November 19
BS Premium
November 26
BS Premium
December 3
BS Premium
December 6
  • 2017 FNS Music Festival
  • Part 1
Fuji Television
December 13
  • 2017 FNS Music Festival
  • Part 2
Fuji Television
December 22 Music Station Super Live 2017 TV Asahi
December 30 59th Japan Record Awards Tokyo Broadcasting System
December 31 68th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen NHK
Johnny's Countdown 2017-18 Fuji Television


January 3 Shigeru Kōyama 87Actor
January 21 Hiroki Matsukata 74Actor
January 25 Shunji Fujimura 82Actor
February 8 Rina Matsuno 18Idol and member from Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku [13]
Yoshio Tsuchiya 89Actor
February 13 Seijun Suzuki 93Film and television director, actor, and screenwriter
March 4 Takashi Inoue 56Actor
March 14 Tsunehiko Watase 72Actor
March 21 Jiro Inao 48Theater manager from JKT48 [14]
March 22 Daisuke Satō 52Manga artist, creator of Highschool of the Dead
April 12 Peggy Hayama 83Japanese singer
April 13 Norio Shioyama 77Animator, illustrator, character designer, and animation director
May 3 Yumeji Tsukioka 94Actress [15]
May 15 Takeshi Kusaka 86Actor and voice actor
May 18 Tatsuya Nōmi 47Actor
June 13 Yōko Nogiwa 81Actress
June 22 Mao Kobayashi 34Actress and newscaster [16]
July 8 Seiji Yokoyama 82Music composer from Saint Seiya, Winspector and Metalder.
July 11 Keisuke Sagawa 80Actor
July 21Masaaki Hirao79Music composer and NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen's "Hotaru no Hikari" conductor from 2006 to 2016.
July 24Keisuke Yamakawa74Japanese Enka singer and lyricist from several tokusatsu series
August 7 Haruo Nakajima 88Suit actor from Ultra Series and Godzilla
August 29Nobuyuki Furuta59Japanese voice actor from Yu Yu Hakusho . [17]
September 8 Toshihiko Nakajima 55Voice actor and sound director. [18]
September 29 Ryūji Saikachi 89Passed away from Congestive Heart Failure. [19]
November 16 Hiromi Tsuru 57Voice Actress, notable for acting as Bulma, in Dragon Ball series. [20]
December 15 Michiru Shimada 58Scriptwritter from anime series Little Witch Academia [21]

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