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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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.


The longest series is 'Sazae-san'. It has 2255+7071+ episodes.

(The number '2255' is actually more accurate although it was achieved through bad math. There are actually [according to more recent numbers from this wiki list] around 2390+ episodes. However, each episode consists of three separate stories/vignettes and can be counted as three separate episodes and that is where the 7000+ number comes from {2390 x 3 = 7170}. Furthermore, the Sazae-san wiki states it has aired every Sunday since 1969 so using your friend math you can see that 46 years x 52 Sundays per year = 2392 episodes)

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    Where did you get the figure 2255+ from? Also, this has already been answered by ʞɹɐzǝɹ and your post adds nothing new (maybe except that curious number).
    – Gao
    Dec 26, 2014 at 13:03
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    -1, as @GaoWeiwei hgas mentioned ʞɹɐzǝɹ has already mentioned Sazae-san and you add 2255 to the number with no reference explaining this
    – Memor-X
    Dec 28, 2014 at 21:37

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