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I know that the Pokemon anime has over 800 episodes, and One Piece has 600+ episodes, but I've heard that they are not in the top 10 of anime with the most number of episodes.

So what anime is longest?

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It's worth noting that the Pokemon anime is generally not considered a single anime, but rather to be broken up into distinct seasons - the original series (through the end of Johto), followed by Advanced Generation (Hoenn + Battle Frontier), DP (Sinnoh), and Best Wishes (Unova). The longest of those is the original series, clocking in at a "mere" 276 episodes. –  senshin Feb 24 at 21:22

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Sazae-san (still ongoing) holds the Guinness World Record for the longest running animated television series at more than 7071 episodes. For a list of runner-ups, check this list.

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WoW... That is SO much!!! –  Yonatan Markman Feb 24 at 19:53
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For inquiring minds, there is a list of every series with 100+. –  キルア Feb 24 at 19:54

Here's a list of some anime which have many episodes. Hope it will help you.

Completed anime:

  1. Bleach (366 eps)
  2. Naruto (220 eps)
  3. Katekyoushi Hitman Reborn (203 eps)
  4. D. Gray-man (103 eps)
  5. Slam Dunk (101 eps)
  6. Gintama (265 eps)
  7. Prince of Tennis (many seasons)
  8. Beelzebub (60 eps)
  9. InuYasha (167 eps)
  10. Ranma 1/2 (161 eps)
  11. Rurouni Kenshin (95 eps)
  12. DragonBall (153 eps)
  13. DragonBall Z (291 eps)
  14. Fist of the North Star
  15. Pokemon

There are lots of more anime which have a big number episodes. But, One Piece has always been my favorite. Its a perfect mix of Shounen; Action, Comedy, Adventure, Super Power.

Ongoing anime:

  1. One Piece (630+ eps)
  2. Naruto Shippuuden (350+ eps)
  3. Detective Conan

Hope it helped :)

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How could you forget pokemon? –  Yonatan Markman Mar 17 at 7:41
    
Yeah there are lots of more anime. I will add and update this post :) –  CodeZeus Mar 17 at 7:43
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Detective Conan has 734 episodes, larger than any here –  Toshinou Kyouko Mar 17 at 7:51
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It's probably not very productive to have a long list of long-running anime series... It does help with the question, but it's very likely that any list you come up with won't be exhaustive. Moreover, according to Wikipedia, the 1979 Doraemon series had 1787 episodes, which pretty much trumps anything listed here so far... –  Maroon Mar 17 at 8:05

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