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One of Japan's largest TV stations, it is home to many of Toei's anime and Toku shows.note  It's also the home, and producer/license holder, of the Doraemon anime and for many years was also the home of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise.

From 1959 to 1977, it was named NET (Nihon Educational Television; not to be mistaken for the previous name of PBS). Originally a for-profit educational television station (a rarity by current standards and those of the time), NET became a general-interest television station in the 1960s after the emphasis on educational programming proved unprofitable.

It is linked to the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. TV Asahi operates their network through 24 full network stations (among them, are EXnote , ABCnote , KBC, Metele, HTB) and two secondary, cross-network stations (FBC and UMK).

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Some shows are produced by stations outside of Tokyo: Asahi Broadcasting Corporation in Osaka and Nagoya Broadcasting Network in Nagoya.

Shows aired by TV Asahi and its affiliates:


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