# How long is the longest running anime series?

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?

• 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. Feb 24 '14 at 21:22
• Dec 23 '17 at 16:50

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.

• For inquiring minds, there is a list of every series with 100+. Feb 24 '14 at 19:54
• and since 1969 too, so time-wise it's much longer than any other series Jun 5 '15 at 14:01

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)

• 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 '14 at 13:03
• -1, as @GaoWeiwei hgas mentioned ʞɹɐzǝɹ has already mentioned Sazae-san and you add 2255 to the number with no reference explaining this Dec 28 '14 at 21:37