Modern anime fans are used to a 12 or 24-episode format for anime series, where, if they’re lucky, their favorite show might get a second or a third season. This wasn’t the case a few decades ago, where anime kept on airing episode after episode, as is evidenced by series like Naruto and Dragon Ball. Some of the anime that started airing a few decades back aired for years and years and the episode count exceeded a thousand.
What was once thought of as nothing more than just cartoons, ANIME is now ruling the world in the entertainment sphere. These Japanese animated shows showcase iconic storytelling and animation, captivating enough to blow your mind away. A new wave of popularity was seen for these series and the viewership expanded to the western countries. This newfound obsession left people of all age groups, spend nights and days streaming Anime. Of course, It’s never too late to become a fan.
6) One Piece: Has Aired More Than 950 Episodes
Before he was executed, the legendary Pirate King Gold Roger revealed that he had hidden the treasure One Piece somewhere in the Grand Line. Now, many pirates are off looking for this legendary treasure to claim the title Pirate King. One pirate, Monkey D. Luffy, is a boy who had eaten the Devil’s Fruit and gained rubber powers. Now he and his crew are off to find One Piece, while battling enemies and making new friends along the way.
Eiichiro Oda recently stated that Luffy’s journey is coming close to an end and that he would like to end it in the next five years.
5) Crayon Shin-Chan: Has Aired More Than 1000 Episodes
Shin-Chan(Shinnosuke-Nohara), is a five- year- old boy, growing up in Kasukabe in this animated series. His foul mouth and rude behavior constantly scandalize his parents (although his father seems to be a big influence), his teacher, and everyone else with the bad luck to cross his path. Later in the series Shin-chan gains a baby sister, who seems well on the way to following in his footsteps.
4) Detective Conan-Case Closed: Has Aired More Than 1000 Episodes
Shinichi Kudo is a famous teenage detective who idolizes Sherlock Holmes and solves difficult cases with ease. One day, after a fun day at the theme park with his childhood friend Ran, Shinichi witnesses something suspicious and is knocked unconscious. What’s worse, he’s forced to take a deadly, experimental drug that shrinks his body to the age of seven. To protect himself and his loved ones from those who may want to finish the job, Shinichi dons the new name Conan Edogawa and moves in with Ran, whose father is a famous detective, in hopes of closing cases that can lead him to the men in black. But little does Shinichi know just how dangerous these men are.
3) Doraemon: Has Aired More Than 1100 Episodes
Doraemon is a robot cat in the 22nd century which got his ears chewed off by a mouse and now he is afraid of all mice. He came back in time to aid a lazy and clumsy boy named Nobita Nobi. Doraemon contained many different types of gadgets in his 4 Dimensional Pocket which allows him to help Nobita and used it for their adventures. Doraemon and Nobita went to several adventures with their friends using Doraemon future gadgets.
2) Nintama Rantarou: Has Aired More Than 2200 Episodes
Rantarou is a young ninja who is always accompanied by his two in-training ninja friends – Shinbe (the chubby boy who’s the butt of all jokes) and Kirimaru (a young boy who’s obsessed with the sound of money).
Whenever the boys are together, they do anything and everything except what they’re supposed to do: train to become strong ninja.They always get themselves involved in some awkward situation or the other, after which they spend the rest of their time trying to get out of said sticky situations, without getting hurt.
1) Mrs. Sazae: Has Aired More Than 7,000 Episodes
With its first episode aired way back in 1969, it’s no surprise that this show has managed to air such a massive number of episodes. In fact, it’s earned itself a place in the Guinness World Records for being the longest-running anime, ever.
The story revolves around a married lady, who is only recognized as Mrs. Sazae, and is essentially the anime version of a typical Japanese “family” program. It’s full of the mundane happenings in Mrs. Sazae’s life and is the type of anime one can easily watch with their entire family.