When it comes to Anime, what comes to your mind? Short series or an extremely long one? Whatever camp you are in, there’s a list of some interesting longest running anime…
What could be more happening than getting engaged to an anime, to a story that is so interesting and dynamic that you can’t help but get involved more and more into your favorite characters?
Over the years, the anime industry has become more forward to the airing shows which eventually have no end game in sight. After spending countless of hours watching your silly character’s story, the show finally comes to an end. This may leave some serious fans to feel bad, and they are nothing left searching for a new show to be on the air.
While some anime fans may argue that they prefer quantity over quality, there are some who prefer a show to last only for 10-15 episodes, the only condition is it should be good. Thanks to animation studios, there are plenty of unending anime series which could entertain you for long and long of hours…
Set in Tokyo, Gin Tama anime revolves around the perspective of a Samurai after the city has been invaded by aliens. The anime started in 2006 and is still in production with more than 300 episodes of this writing.
The episodes of this anime were animated by Sunrise. Gin Tama plots around the Gintoki Sakata, Shinpachi Shimura, and teenage girl Kagura. All three are freelancers who look for the work in order to pay monthly rent which goes unpaid anyway.
A Japanese Bleach anime is a popular television series that ran for a total of 366 episodes. The series was directed and produced by Noriyuki Abe and Studio Pierrot respectively. The anime series showcased the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki just after when he receives the super powers of a Soul Reaper (basically a Grim Reaper).
Kochira Katsushika-Ku Kameari Kōen-Mae Hashutsujo or often known as Kochira, translates ‘This is the Police Station in Front of Kameari Park in Katsushika ward. The series follows the adventures of Tokyo police officer Kankichi Ryotsu. This comedy series is written and illustrated by Osamu Akimoto.
Obake no Q-tarō is basically a series about the Q-taro (the ghost who lives with the Ohara family). A ghost is a mischief-maker who loves flying around, stealing food, scaring people but afraid of dogs. The plot usually focuses on the antics of ghost and his friends. The series has 510 episodes.
Ninja Hattori – Kun is a manga series created by Fujiko Fujio, but was later adapted into a television drama, video game and as a live action movie. The series was adapted into an anime series in 2012 as the collaboration between Japan and India. Ninja Hattori – Kun, however, ran from 1981-1987 and had nearly 700 episodes on air.
One piece has received praise for its humor, animation, characterization, and storytelling. This popular series follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy – a boy whose body gained the characteristics of rubber after eating a Devil Fruit. One piece has racked up more than 800 episodes since 1990.
With its mysterious artwork, Crayon Shin-chan might look like a kid’s show. However, the show is not exactly suited to younger generations. The story revolves around a boy named Shin-Chan who is surrounded by family and friends. His bold attitude and brilliant sense of humor put a boy in strange and comic situations. The show is still running and has covered more than 950 episodes. (6.1)
Momoka Sakura (Chibi Maruko-Chan) series can be considered as the long-running anime, the plot revolves around a school student who loves reading and has the affinity for idols. Over time, the anime has developed a number of unforgettable characters that have kept the audience tuned for thousand episodes. It has over 1000 episodes and has been going well since its inception.
Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi is another longest running anime with more than 1400 episodes served when it was on the air from 1976 to 1994.
The show is suitable for all ages and focuses more on Japanese culture and traditions. The show doesn’t have a particular plot but gives a relaxing and wholesome experience every day and is most loved series in Japan. You won’t believe but Sazae-San holds the world record for longest running TV series with more than 7400 episodes. (6.2)
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