The Gabrielpika (Japanese: ガブリエル・ピカ Hepburn: Gaburierupika) is a Japanese youth, anime, and children's channel owned by TPEN Japan, a division of TPEN-FTN Television Group Asia. In recent years The Gabrielpika has now mostly target to youth audiences, teens, and otakus due its focus on mainly anime with its non-anime programs on its sister channels, EXD, and GabToons.
In January 1991, 2 years after TPEN Kids Worldwide was founded and after TPEN Kids was finally launched in Europe in July 1990, TPEN Japan started plans to expand TPEN Kids to Asia with same programming as the newly launched The Gabrielpika block in United States, and TPEN Kids Europe with addition of kids anime programming exclusive to the Asian market.
In later 1991, TPEN Japan had failed to find a Asian broadcast company to handle and operate the Asian market for TPEN and TPEN Kids. TPEN Japan's Asian expansion concept was given to TPEN and Foxtel's newly formed Australian division, TPEN Australia in 1993 and finally launch TPEN Kids in Asia in 1996.
In February 1992, TPEN Japan had announced instead of forming a Asian division, TPEN decided to launch not just only TPEN Kids Japan but more channels for only Japan, one of the channels eventually became TPENime.
In Early 1993, TPEN Japan had a agreement with Disney, Turner Broadcasting Service, MTV Networks, and Warner Bros. to handle its kids programs for TPEN Kids Japan. During 1993, TPEN Kids was scheduled to launch at December 1993, which had taken over TPEN Anime's schedule, causing a delay of TPEN Anime's launch then TPEN Anime was renamed to TPENime and moved its launch date at 1994.
In December 5, 1993, TPEN Kids began broadcasting in Japan at 6:00, first program to broadcast in TPEN Kids Japan was Pingu.
In 1996, TPEN Kids Japan dropped most of Disney programming due to Disney Channel's Asian expansion and due to adding their new block into the lineup known as Minimax which was licensed from Canal+ until 2006. In 1997 and 1998, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., and Hanna-Barbara programs where dropped on the schedule due to Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon started broadcasting in Japan, making TPEN Kids to have more space for newer anime and kids programs. In 2003, TPEN Kids was given a different revamp unlike its international counterparts and it remains its older bumpers.
In 2005, TPEN Kids decided to update its logo again this time only using this logo for newer promos and as a screen bug, as of 2005, TPEN Kids' older bumpers still remain on the channel.
In 2006, TPEN Kids Japan began using the rebrand from United Kingdom, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, thus the older bumpers that where kept on the previous revamps where finally completely dropped. Discovery Kids began running on TPEN Kids which replaced Minimax in the morning timeslots.
In 2010, TPEN Kids was given another new look, but it however yet again using its older bumpers from its previous rebrand until 2011. Discovery Kids had also got a new look from its Latin American counterpart.
Discovery Kids (ディスカバリーキッズ) is a children's anime block on The Gabrielpika Japan targeting mostly on children between 2 and 10. The block was a joint between The Gabrielpika Japan and Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific.
Since the launch of 1993, TPEN Kids Japan broadcast many classic, and preschool programming during its first few years, and TPEN Kids had planned a block targeting to younger children during morning timeslots.
Minimax (ミニマックス) began broadcasting in Japan as a block on TPEN Kids in December 1996, the brand was licensed from Canal+. The block was originally showing classics and preschool programming in its early years.
In 2002, Minimax had updated their bumpers and logo, which was later used by Minimax in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and other Central Eastern European countries.
After the brand was revamped most classic programming where dropped in the schedule in 2004 with only preschool programming shown in the morning timeslot, some classic programs where given overnight timeslots in TPEN Kids, where most anime that targets more to teens and youth air in those timeslots, this was due to TPEN Kids Extra hasn't been planned to launch in Japan at the time.
In 2005, TPEN Japan reach a deal with Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific to launch a new block on TPEN Kids which is based on Discovery Kids Latin America.
In later 2005, TPEN Kids had announced Discovery Kids will replace Minimax entirely, and Discovery Kids will provide new preschool programming, and will also keep Minimax's remaining programs on the block.
In 2006, Discovey Kids was launched in Japan beginning with The Save Ums as the first program.
In 2010, Discovey Kids had given its first new look which was used from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and other Latin American countries.
- Ojamajo Doremi
- Wedding Peach
- Pretty Rhythm
- Glitter Force
- Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
- Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri
- To Heart
- Kemono Friends
- Tokyo Mew Mew
- Sonic X
- Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
- Yo-Kai Watch
- Deltora Quest
- Starter Squad
- Sgt Frog
- Ghost Stories
- Azumanga Daioh
- Gabriel DropOut
- Blend S
- Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Kin-iro Mosaic
- Kill Me Baby
- Himouto! Umaru-chan
- Arcade Gamer Fubuki
- Angel Beats!
- Straight Title Robot Anime
- Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
- Place to Place
- Baka and Tes
- BanG Dream
- Lucky Star
- Love Live!
- Seven of Seven
- Fairy Tail
- Squid Girl
- Bamboo Blade
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- E's World (Anime)
- Spidy Spider
- E's Babies
- E's World
- The Jumpy Talk Show
- A Super Duper Buggy Show
- Misadventures Of Abstball
- Angry Birds Toons
- Kukori és Kotkoda (Japanese sub) (1993-2017)
- Shaun the Sheep
- Battle For Dream Island (2011-2017)
- The Trap Door (1993-2017)
- Garfield and Friends (1993-2017)
- The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1993-2017)
- Happy Blam (2016-2017)
- Space Goofs
- The Lolman Object Show
- Triple Z
- Totally Spies!
- Around the World with Willy Fog
- Alfred J. Kwak
- Sally the Witch
Preschool (Discovery Kids/Minimax)Edit
- Doki (2014-2017)
- Pingu (1993-2017)
- Pingu in the City (2017-2018)
- Oobi at Work (2011-2018)
- Oobi (2004-2017)
- Maggie and the Ferocious Beast
- The Backyardigans (2009-2012, 2015-2017)
- Plonsters (1994-2017)
- Peep and the Big Wide World (2004-2017)
- The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon (1994-2017)
- The Save-Ums
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