In Japan, the series has aired on Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd. since October 6, 2001. It is currently licensed in North America by 4Kids Entertainment under the title Kirby: Right Back at Ya! and was seen on 4Kids TV (formerly known as FoxBox). The North American version of the Anime was distributed by 20th Century Fox, Nelvana Enterprises, and HAL Laboratory, Inc. It ended in Japan in 2003 with 100 episodes, and the series finished airing in 2006 in the US.The series began rebroadcasting in Japan as of June 28, 2007 on the Tokyo Metropolitan Television station.
As of June 21, 2008, Kirby began rebroadcasting in the US, Saturday mornings at 11am EST on 4Kids TV until October 2009. The series could've also been seen on 4Kids' Video On Demand service and on www.4Kids.TV. As of today, the show is no longer legally available worldwide. Also as well on 4Kids TV, as of September 12, 2009 (release of (movie) Kirby: Fright to the Finish).The series began rebroadcasting on Boomerang Disney Channel sometime in 2013. It has also premiered on SCC on 1 June 2013 following the channel's merger.