Surge anime 2017-2018
Orange logo is used from 5a-11a, White logo is used from 11a-10p, Black logo is used from 10p-5a
Launched December 2nd, 1991 (block)
January 6, 2001 (channel)
November 4, 2017 (as SurgeAnime)
Closed December 25th, 2000 (block)
November 4, 2017 (as AnimeNation)
Owned by Typewriter Japan (60%)
Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (25%)
Viacom International (15%)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
Slogan 日本初の24/7アニメチャンネル (Japan's first 24/7 anime channel, 2001-2004)
HDアニメ (HD Anime, 2004-2007)
アニメ今 (Anime, NOW, 2007-2016)
僕たちは歴史を創るため生まれたんだ (We Born to Make History, 2016-present)
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Broadcast area Japan
Headquarters Chiyoda, Tokyo
Formerly called AniNick (2001-2016)
AnimeNation (2016-2017)
Sister channel(s) AniNick 2 (2004-2016)
AnimeNation Movies (2017)
SKY PerfecTV! Channel 272
SKY PerfecTV! e2 Channel 332
Dish Network Japan Channel 347 (SD Feed)
Channel 1374 (HD Feed)
J:COM Channel 604


SurgeAnime (stylized as Surge_Anime, known as Surge on air) is a Japanese digital cable and satellite television network owned by Typewriter Japan, Viacom, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. It exclusively broadcasts anime, apart from it's Western Domination block. The channel is also a part of AnimeNation International. Its headquarters are located in Chiyoda, Tokyo.

It was announced in a press release in October that the channel will be rebranded as Surge on November 3, 2017. Bumpers started airing on October 18, 2017 to advertise the rebrand.



In 1990, it was reported that an early morning anime block named Anime Morning Action was to launch on TV Tokyo featuring anime from the 1970s to the late 1980s with the 3:30a-4:55a timeslot. The block was produced by the Take Five Group. The block officially launched on February 6, 1991. In 1993, the block was expanded to 2 hours (3:25a-5:55a). The ratings averaged 260,000-415,200 views for the TV Tokyo run.


In the March of 1995, it was announced that the block will move from TV Tokyo to Kids Station. The Kids Station version of the block launched in August of that same year and the block changed names and graphics. The block was now known as AnimeStation. The programming was less on the violent side and more on the sports side. This is the first instance of Dragon Ball Z showing up on the block, and the first time that Future GPX has been shown on the block. The block aired on Weekday afternoons from 5p to 8p.


In late 1998, it was reported that the Kids Station block will be discontinued and will relaunch in July of 1999 on Cartoon Network Japan. It went on for Weeknights from 11p to 2am, featuring a mixed bag of anime programming. It was called Anime Nights during this time.

Channel launch

In January of 2003, it was announced that the Nickelodeon Japan block will be discontinued and a channel will launch later on in the year. The channel launched on July 6, 2003.


2008 rebrand

Aninick hd channel 2008 2010

2008 rebrand logo

After 4 years of having the same bumpers, logo, and music. The programming director decided to have a little fun, and change the logo on April 1, 2008. It contained the same words as the HD logo but written in Comic Sans. At 23:59, one minute before midnight. They went blank for that one minute, showing just a static image saying "CHANGE IS COMING". At 00:00, April 2, the logos and bumpers were changed to a more cleaner look. The rebrand had mixed reviews, mostly on the good side.

2009 - 2013

Over those years listed, not much happened. AN gained and lost programs, revamped their logo a couple of times.


After 11 years of being president of the network, Yuri Takita stepped down and let her daughter, Rei Takita, take control of AniNick. The change had mixed reviews, most of them were positive. In late July, Rei Takita's first major addition to the AniNick channel was bringing back the Horror Halloween block. It'll replace the Toonami block. With the change, Toonami Aftermath will be renamed Toonami and when Horror Halloween Month block is over, the regular late night anime programming will revert, but the Toonami switch will not revert. At the beginning of August, it was announced that Real was to be AniNick247's sub-channel, much like what Cartoon Network does with Adult Swim. Real will take up the 9pm - 5:00am timeslot on AniNick247. On the 8th of September, Real's timeslot was changed drastically, from 8 hours to just only 1 and a half. The remaining timeslots is going to be replaced by Toonami Aftermath. In early September, The slogan was changed to the famous dub quote of Death Note "I'm gonna take a potato chip...AND EAT IT". In late September 2014, AniNick247 has announced that AniNick247 will switch to the name AniNick, a name they had by logo since 2008. Also announced was that AniNick is going to go global, starting with a Canadian channel. In mid December 2014, it was announced that AniNick and their international channels will have a big rebrand, staring January 4, 2015.


In early 2015, the slogan was reverted back to "Anime NOW!". On March 3, 2015 20:27 JST, just before an airing of Gundam, all bumpers were replaced by "AniNick City" bumpers. The bumpers were created by RaGEDigital. In late April, it was announced that many anime would start airing on AniNick, as part as the lengthened AniWeekends block, which is extended from ten hours, to thirteen hours. In mid August, it was announced that AniNick City will be replaced by something that will premiere in December. It was also announced that AniWeekends will be extended by 7 hours, making the block twenty hours long. In early October 2015, it was announced that the schedule will get a full revamp and the new schedule will start on October 12, 2015. It was also announced that the channel will go a graphical revamp in 2016. On December 16, 2015, the channel rebranded as AnimeNation.


During the yearly viewing charts, it was revealed that AnimeNation was getting lower ratings than usual. This prompted the channel to cut down on money, but recently, the channel had stronger ratings than earlier in the year. So the budget was slightly increased. In mid October 2016, Animax bought 15% of RaGE Media's share in the company. It was later announced that the channel will receive a new logo in late 2016 or early 2017.


In February, it was announced that the channel will rebrand with the new international logo in March and as such in early March, the channel rebranded with the international channels following it over the next month.

However, this was redacted as Typewriter Productions purchased RaGE Media and turned the company into Typewriter Japan. AnimeNation will now rebrand as Surge/SurgeAnime.

On November 4, 2017, AnimeNation has officially rebranded as SurgeAnime.


see AniNick (International channels)


  • 2014 Big Juicy Long Block
In late 2014, AniNick decided to air 18+ Hentai shows, and after a week the block was canceled due to: low ratings, complaints, and negative reception.


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Original programming

Former original programming

Original programming classes

Class A

A Class A project is dedicated to long lasting series, with much thought put into.

Class B

A Class B project is usually with programs using out of house animation, and has thought into it.

Class C

A Class C project is usually a miniseries with much thought put into it.

Acquired programming

Upcoming programming



AniNickMovies air every Sunday at 22:00 until 00:00. (by order of alphabet)

  • 10th Anniversary Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie: Super Fusion! Bonds That Transcended Time (M-PG)
  • Akira (M-16)
  • Appleseed (OVA film) (M-14)
  • Appleseed (film) (M-14)
  • Blood: The Last Vampire (M-16)
  • Burn Up! (M-16)
  • Castle in the Sky (Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta) (Uncut/M-PG)
  • Howl's Moving Castle (Hauru no Ugoku Shiro) (Uncut/M-PG)
  • Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (Uncut/M-PG)
  • REDLINE (M-16)
  • Sen and Chihiro's Spiriting Away (Uncut/M-PG)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Pyramid of Light (M-PG)

Pokémon Movies

(By order of date)

  • Pocket Monsters the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back! (M-PG)
  • Pocket Monsters the Movie: Revelation Lugia (M-PG)
  • Pocket Monsters the Movie: Lord of the "UNKNOWN" Tower ENTEI (M-PG)
  • Pocket Monsters the Movie: Celebi A Timeless Encounter (M-PG)
  • Pocket Monsters the Movie: The Guardians of Altomare (M-PG)

Programming blocks


  • 0:00 - 5:00: Midnight Run
  • 5:00 - 7:00: Rising Sun
  • 7:00 - 16:00: Daytime Programming
  • 16:00 - 18:00: Late Night Anime
  • 18:00 - 20:00: Girls Night
  • 20:00 - 00:00: Toonado Weekday's


  • 00:00 - 4:00: Midnight Run
  • 4:00 - 7:00: Action Saturdays
  • 7:00 - 9:00: Rising Sun
  • 9:00 - 11:30: Daytime
  • 11:30 - 14:00: Lunch Duel
  • 14:00 - 17:00: Sports in the Afternoon
  • 17:00 - 20:00: Late Night Anime
  • 20:00 - 4:00: Toonado


  • 4:00 - 4:30: Madhouse Classics
  • 4:30 - 5:00: 110% Uncut Sunday's
  • 5:00 - 7:00: Rising Sun
  • 7:00 - 9:00: PAID PROGRAMMING
  • 9:00 - 11:00: Daytime
  • 11:00 - 14:00: Lunch Duel
  • 14:00 - 17:00: Sports in the Afternoon
  • 17:00 - 20:00: Late Night Anine
  • 20:00 - 22:00: Toonado Sunday's
  • 22:00 - 00:00: AniNick Movies


AniNick247 used the Japanese film rating system from 1997 until 2009. Starting in 2010, AniNick used their own ratings.

  • TV-G - General Audience, all ages
  • TV-G7FV - Ages 7+
  • TV-13 - Ages 13+
  • TV-15 - Ages 15+
  • TV-X - Ages 18+

Ratings Gallery



Screen bugs


Anime Suggestions

If you would like to add any suggestions for this channel, like adding anime shows, or anime-like shows, leave it below and give a signature. Here is an example:

  • Random Show (TV-15 - TV-X) by ExampleUsername21


  • Krazy: The Suklon Legend (see my latest blog, TV-13 and LV if you have descriptors) by Omgitskittykatty. Note: Only nine episodes so it'll either have to air sporadically or just overfeed the viewers with reruns. ACCEPTED: It'll air during Sunday Toonami at probably 16:00.
  • Schoolhouse (TV-G) by Dude2000. ACCEPTED: It'll take up one hour in the Daytime Programming block.
  • Soul Eater (TV-15) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime. DECLINED: It's already on the Toonami block.
  • Soul Eater Not! (TV-15) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime.ACCEPTED: Will replace One Piece on December 7.
  • Lucky Star (TV-13) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime. ACCEPTED: Will air during Rising Sun on weekdays.
  • Shugo Chara! (TV-13) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime. ACCEPTED: Will air during Rising Sun on weekdays.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers (TV-X) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime. ACCEPTED: Will air during Midnight Run.
  • Madoka Magica (TV-15) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime. ACCEPTED': Will air during Toonado.
  • Sonic X (TV-G7-FV) by Curiousgorge66. Actual anime. ACCEPTED: Will air on Toonami Aftermath.
  • Soul Eater Again (TV-13) by Curiousgorge66. ACCEPTED: It'll air sometime on Late Night anime.
  • Shimoneta: A Boring World (TV-15) suggested by EliNinja - Best anime since School Rumble, I swear. ACCEPTED
  • Polar X (TV-13) by PolarJack77 DENIED
  • Inazuma Eleven suggested by BaconMahBoi. ACCEPTED
  • Dimension W suggested by Son of Hat MAYBE Tbh, it's shit. I watched it on TV and the first few episodes was good, but sucked. I'll think about it.
  • Love Live! School Idol Project (TV-13) suggested by Igor the Mii
  • Tamagotchi! (TV-G) suggested by BoyInCharge55. Actual anime.
  • Sgt. Frog (TV-13) suggested by TheGabrielpika
  • Gabriel DropOut (TV-13) suggested by TheGabrielpika
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