All Night Nippon
|Genre||Late-night talk show|
|Running time||4 hours|
|Home station||Nippon Broadcasting System (NRN)|
|Air dates||since October 1, 1967|
|Opening theme||Bittersweet Samba by Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass|
All Night Nippon (オールナイトニッポン?) (aka All Night and ANN) is a Japanese radio program broadcast by Nippon Broadcasting System and other radio stations from 1–5 am (JST). It preempts broadcasts from TBS Radio's programming heard on stations under both JRN and NRN (TBC Radio, CBC Radio, etc.).
The highest ratings were achieved on the night of October 1, 1967.
The day of the week below are for the evening preceding in Japan, i.e. day in UTC.
- Mondays – Saturdays, 16:00 UTC – 18:00 UTC with "All Night Nippon (オールナイトニッポン)" (aired on 36 radio stations in Japan)
- Mondays – Fridays, 18:00 UTC – 20:00 UTC with "All Night Nippon 0(ZERO) (オールナイトニッポン0(ZERO))" (aired on 12 radio stations in Japan from 18:00 UTC until 19:00 UTC, and on 9 radio stations from 19:00 UTC until 20:00 UTC )
- Saturdays, 14:30 UTC – 16:00 UTC with "All Night Nippon Saturday Special Tamashii no Radio (福山雅治のオールナイトニッポンサタデースペシャル 魂のラジオ)" (aired on 32 radio stations in Japan)
- Saturdays, 18:00 UTC – 20:00 UTC with "All Night Nippon R (オールナイトニッポンR)" (aired on 22 radio stations in Japan from 18:00 UTC until 19:00 UTC, on 6 radio stations from 19:00 UTC until 19:30 UTC, and on 5 radio stations from 19:30 UTC until 20:00 UTC )
- Other week: weekly
- 3rd week: Sphere
Before commercial breaks, a jingle is sung. The current one is performed by kz (livetune) and HachiojiP .
Other artists who sang the ANN Jingle are:
- Man with a Mission
- Yu Sakai
- Girl Next Door
- Remark Spirits
- Hanako Oku
- Tommy February6
- Sum 41
- Charmysmile & Greenhead
- Ken Hirai
- Keizo Nakanishi
- To Be Continued
- Hiroko Taniyama
- Miyuki Nakajima
- Junko Ohashi
- Taeko Onuki
- Toshiki Kadomatsu
- Mariya Takeuchi
- Tatsuro Yamashita
- The Three Graces
In 1986, Nintendo released All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros., a special Family Computer Disk System version of Super Mario Bros., as a contest prize for All Night Nippon listeners. The game mostly consisted of levels from the original Super Mario Bros., though it also included some levels, graphics, and other gameplay changes from the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2. Some enemies, characters, and level elements had their graphics changed to reflect people or symbols associated with All Night Nippon or the Nippon Broadcasting System.