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Japanese/Anime Channels Available?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Espionage724, May 23, 2012.

  1. Espionage724

    Espionage724 New Member

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    Was just wondering if there were any channels available from DirecTV that offered Japanese TV Shows and/or News, or Anime.
     
  2. caseyf5

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    Hello Espionage724,

    In answer to your question you can find news (NHK Newsline) on Link TV channel 375. You can find Anime (Anime Network on Demand) on channel 1899. There might be more on an International dish (a new dish installation) as one of the choices listed on the DirecTV website heading International is South Asian (You should call DirecTV for information about installation and programming).

    www.directv.com
     
  3. Newshawk

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    If you are looking for Japanese-language programming, then the answer is no. On the above mentioned Link TV you can see an English-language NHK news program and, if you have an internet-connected HD DVR you can get The Anime Network on 1889, with a mix of dubbed and subbed series; also Adult Swim is bringing back Toonami on Saturday nights/Sunday morning from Midnight, ET/11:00 PM CT to 6:00 AM ET/5:00 AM CT. Word is they will add Casshern Sins and Deadman's Wonderland to perennials Bleach, FMA, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig and Cowboy Bebop.
     
  4. KAL

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    Almost nothing better then watching Shin Hayata raising the Beta Capsule to become Ultraman.
     
  5. joed32

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    I had to have Dish Network for my wife just to get Japan TV. They carry all of NHKs programming. It cost $30 a month but it kept her happy.
     
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  7. photostudent

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    Tons of anime on Roku device. They just added Starz Manga today. Netflix has anime as well. I am a Directv customer but find the Roku good for niche programming.
     
  8. red hazard

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    Yeah. A buddy of mine was asking about Japanese programming channels for his wife and I advised him that E* carried one channel and DTV carried none. He promptly dropped DTV and got E*. Regrettably, I could not get a referral because I had dropped E* for decent Korean programming on DTV shortly B4.
     
  9. mhking

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    I've been watching NHK World on my Roku of late...
     

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