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List of anime series by episode count

This is a list of anime series by episode count, with television series of at least 100 episodes, and OVA series of at least 20 episodes.

Televised series

This is a list of anime television series by episode count for series with a minimum of 100 episodes. Note that anime franchises with multiple television series (e.g. Pretty Cure) will not be listed on this page. However anime in Japan has a practice of naming seasons under their own separate title instead of by cours (e.g. K-On! versus K-On!! etc.) This article will only cover series without distinct season names.

Last updated on October 27, 2019.

No. Program Name Started Broadcasting Finished Broadcasting Episode count Runtime
1 Sazae-san
October 5, 1969
Currently in production
7,701+[1][2][3][n 1] 7 minutes
2 Nintama Rantarō
April 10, 1993
Currently in production
2,138[4][n 2] 10 minutes
3 Oyako Club [ja]
October 3, 1994
March 30, 2013
1,818[5] 5 minutes
4 Doraemon (1979)
April 2, 1979
March 18, 2005
1,787 11 minutes
5 Ojarumaru
October 5, 1998
Currently in production
1,779 10 minutes
6 Kirin no Monoshiri Yakata [ja]
January 1, 1975
December 31, 1979
1,565 5 minutes
7 Kirin Ashita no Calendar [ja]
January 1, 1980
December 30, 1984
1,498 5 minutes
8 Manga Nippon Mukashi Banashi [ja]
January 7, 1975
January 2, 1995
1,494[n 3] 24 minutes
9 Soreike! Anpanman
October 3, 1988
Currently in production
1,475 24 minutes
10 Hoka Hoka Kazoku
October 1, 1976
March 31, 1982
1,428[6] 5 minutes
11 Monoshiri Daigaku Ashita no Calendar [ja]
July 1, 1966
August 2, 1970
1,274 5 minutes
12 Chibi Maruko-chan
January 8, 1995
Currently in production
1,219[7] 24 minutes
13 Doraemon (2005)
April 15, 2005
Currently in production
1,026 12–45 minutes
14 Crayon Shin-chan
April 13, 1992
Currently in production
1,009[8] 21 minutes
15 Sekai Monoshiri Ryokō [ja]
October 1, 1971
December 31, 1974
1,006 5 minutes
16 Detective Conan
January 8, 1996
Currently in production
957 24 minutes
17 One Piece
October 20, 1999
Currently in production
908 24 minutes
18 Kotowaza House [ja]
April 4, 1987
September 28, 1994
773[9] 24 minutes
19 Asadayo!Kaishain [ja]
April 4, 2016
Currently in production
744 1 minute
20 Shima Shima Tora no Shimajirō
December 13, 1993
March 31, 2008
726 24 minutes
21 Ninja Hattori-kun
September 28, 1981
December 25, 1987
696 10–15 minutes
22 Hana Kappa [ja]
March 29, 2010
Currently in production
560 12–24 minutes
23 Perman
April 4, 1983
July 2, 1985
526 12 minutes
24 Obake no Q-tarō
April 1, 1985
March 29, 1987
510 24 minutes
25 Naruto: Shippuden
October 3, 2007
March 23, 2017
500 24 minutes
26 Morning Ninja team Gatchaman [ja]
April 18, 2011
March 29, 2013
475 1 minute
27 Cooking Idol I! My! Mine! [ja]
March 30, 2009
March 29, 2013
400 10 minutes
28 Shimajiro no Waow [ja]
April 2, 2012
Currently in production
388 8 minutes
29 Kochira Katsushika-ku
Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo
June 16, 1996
December 19, 2004
373 24 minutes
30 Gintama
April 4, 2006
October 7, 2018
367 24 minutes
31 Bleach
October 5, 2004
March 27, 2012
366 24 minutes
32 Kirin Monoshiri Daigaku: Manga Jinbutsushi [ja]
August 3, 1970
September 30, 1971
366 5 minutes
33 Charady no Joke na Mainichi [ja]
April 1, 2009
March 30, 2010
365 3 minutes
34 Keroro Gunso
April 3, 2004
April 3, 2011
358 24 minutes
35 Kiteretsu Daihyakka
March 27, 1988
June 9, 1996
331 24 minutes
36 Atashin'chi
April 19, 2002
September 19, 2009
330 24 minutes
37 Fairy Tail
October 12, 2009
September 29, 2019
328 24 minutes
38 Otogi Manga Calendar
June 25, 1962
June 25, 1964
312 3 minutes
39 Manga Hajimete Monogatari [ja]
May 6, 1978
March 31, 1984
305 24 minutes
40 Hyppo and Thomas
January 1, 1971
September 30, 1972
300 3 minutes
41 Hamtaro
July 7, 2000
March 31, 2006
296 24 minutes
42 Ikkyū-san
October 15, 1975
June 28, 1982
296 24 minutes
43 Dragon Ball Z
April 26, 1989
January 31, 1996
291 24 minutes
44 Dotanba no Manners [ja]
October 3, 1984
April 9, 1987
283 5 minutes
45 Pokémon (original series)
April 1, 1997
November 14, 2002
276 24 minutes
46 Gan to Gon
April 5, 1974
August 13, 1975
260 5 minutes
47 Hoshi no Ko Poron
April 1, 1974
March 21, 1975
260 5 minutes
48 Folktales from Japan
April 1, 2012
March 26, 2017
258 24 minutes
49 A Penguin's Troubles
April 5, 2008
March 30, 2013
253 10 minutes
50 Good Morning!!! DORONJO [ja]
March 30, 2015
March 25, 2016
243 1 minute
51 Dr. Slump Arale-chan
April 8, 1981
February 19, 1986
243 24 minutes
53 Itazura tenshi Chippo-chan [ja]
March 30, 1970
December 31, 1970
240
54 Ohayo The Genie Family [ja]
March 31, 2014
March 27, 2015
237
55 Mazinger ZIP [ja]
April 8, 2013
March 28, 2014
227
56 Miracle! Mimika [ja]
April 3, 2006
March 27, 2009
225
57 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
April 18, 2000
September 29, 2004
224
58 Naruto
October 3, 2002
March 23, 2017
220 24 minutes
59 Yo-kai Watch
January 8, 2014
March 30, 2018
214
60 Katekyō Hitman Reborn!
October 7, 2006
September 25, 2010
203
61 Ojamajo Doremi
February 9, 1999
January 26, 2003
201
62 Sailor Moon
March 7, 1992
February 8, 1997
200
63 Holly the Ghost
January 28, 1991
April 12, 1993
200
64 Parasol Henbee
October 2, 1989
January 28, 1991
200
65 Gatapishi [ja]
April 2, 1990
March 29, 1991
199
66 Let's Go COOKR'n [ja]
April 1, 2013
March 20, 2015
196
67 Tamagon the Counselor
October 5, 1972
September 28, 1973
195
68 Urusei Yatsura
October 14, 1981
March 19, 1986
195
69 Astro Boy
January 1, 1963
December 31, 1966
193
70 Inuyasha
October 16, 2000
March 29, 2010
193
71 Pokémon: Advanced Generation
November 21, 2002
September 14, 2006
193
72 Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
September 28, 2006
September 9, 2010
191
73 Star of the Giants
March 30, 1968
September 18, 1971
182[n 4]
74 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
October 6, 2004
March 26, 2008
180
75 Aikatsu [ja]
October 8, 2012
March 31, 2016
178
76 The Prince of Tennis
October 10, 2001
March 30, 2005
178
77 Zenmai Zamurai
April 3, 2006
March 26, 2010
175
78 Mirmo de Pon!
April 6, 2002
September 27, 2005
172
79 Chirorin Mura Monogatari [ja]
April 6, 1992
March 19, 1993
170
80 Pokonyan!
April 5, 1993
March 29, 1996
170
81 Yadamon
August 24, 1992
July 16, 1993
170
82 Obocchama-kun [ja]
January 14, 1989
September 26, 1992
164
83 Dokaben
October 6, 1976
December 26, 1979
163
84 Hai! Akko Desu [ja]
October 12, 1988
March 26, 1992
163
85 Sobakasu Pucchi! [ja]
March 31, 1969
October 4, 1969
162
86 Ranma ½
April 15, 1989
September 25, 1992
161
87 Dragon Ball Kai [ja]
April 5, 2009
June 28, 2015
159
88 Odenkun [ja]
April 8, 2005
February 27, 2009
156
89 Bōken Shōnen Shadar [ja]
September 18, 1967
March 16, 1968
156
90 Chō Tokkyū Hikarian
April 2, 1997
March 29, 2000
156
92 Otoko do-Ahou! Koushien [ja]
September 28, 1970
March 27, 1971
156
93 Pinch to Punch [ja]
September 29, 1969
March 28, 1970
156
94 Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daishou [ja]
September 29, 1969
March 28, 1970
156
95 Urikupen Kyuujo-tai [ja]
September 30, 1974
March 29, 1975
156
97 Lupin III Part II
October 3, 1977
October 6, 1980
155
98 Major
November 13, 2004
September 25, 2010
154
99 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
April 2, 2008
March 30, 2011
154
100 Dragon Ball
February 26, 1986
April 12, 1989
153
101 Pro Golfer Saru [ja]
April 2, 1985
March 28, 1988
153
102 Kirarin Revolution
April 7, 2006
March 27, 2009
153
103 Fist of the North Star
October 11, 1984
February 18, 1988
152
104 Cooking Papa
April 9, 1992
May 25, 1995
151
105 Tetsujin 28-go Gao! [ja]
April 6, 2013
March 26, 2016
151
106 Zatch Bell!
April 6, 2003
March 26, 2006
150
107 Hunter × Hunter (2011)
October 2, 2011
September 24, 2014
148
108 The Kindaichi Case Files
April 7, 1997
September 11, 2000
148
109 Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
April 6, 2014
March 26, 2017
148
110 Toriko
April 3, 2011
March 30, 2014
147
111 Eyeshield 21
April 6, 2005
March 19, 2008
145
112 Dragon Ball Super
July 5, 2015
March 25, 2018
131
113 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
April 5, 2017
Currently in production 130 24 minutes
114 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
May 10, 2017
September 25, 2019
120
115 D.Gray-man
October 3, 2006
September 27, 2016
116
116 Yu Yu Hakusho
October 10, 1992
December 17, 1994
112
117 Black Clover
October 3, 2017
Currently in production 106 24 minutes

Original video animation

This is a list of original video animation (OVA) series by episode count for series with a minimum of 20 episodes.

No. Program Name Started Broadcasting Finished Broadcasting Episode count
1 Legend of the Galactic Heroes Dec. 1988 March 1997 110
2 Puchimas! Petit Idolmaster Jan. 2013 March 2013 64
3 Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Side Stories
Feb. 1998 July 2000 52
4 Konpeki no Kantai Feb. 1993 August 2003 32
5 Saint Seiya: Hades Nov. 2002 August 2008 31
6 Hunter × Hunter Jan. 2002 August 2004 30
7 Detective Conan March 2000 April 2012 27
8 Saint Seiya:
The Lost Canvas
June 2009 July 2011 26
9 Tōma Kijinden ONI Oct. 1995 March 1996 25
10 Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki Sept. 1992 Sept. 2017 24
11 Supernatural: The Animation Jan. 2011 April 2011 22

Original net animation

This is a list of original net animation (ONA) series by episode count for series with a minimum of 20 episodes.

No. Program Name Started Broadcasting Finished Broadcasting Episode count
1 Puchimas!! Petit Petit Idolmaster April 2014 June 2014 74
2 Hetalia: Axis Powers Jan. 2009 March 2010 52
3 Hetalia: World Series March 2010 March 2011 48
4 Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal July 2014 June 2016 39
5 Starry Sky Dec. 2010 June 2011 26
6 Xam'd: Lost Memories July 2008 Feb. 2009 26
7 The Melancholy of
Haruhi-chan Suzumiya
Feb. 2009 May 2009 25
8 Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie Oct. 2014 March 2015 24
9 Magical Play Nov. 2001 May 2002 24
10 Petit Eva:
[email protected]
March 2007 Sept. 2007 24
11 Psychic Academy March 2002 Sept. 2002 24
12 Penguin Musume Heart April 2008 Nov. 2008 22
13 Kyō no Asuka Show August 2012 Jan. 2013 20
14 Hetalia: The Beautiful World Jan. 2013 June 2013 20

See also

Notes

Footnotes

  1. ^ Each weekly airing of Sazae-san consists of three separate episodes. The episode count includes specials.
  2. ^ There are 25 "series" which are part of the overall Nintama Rantarō series. This page lists all the episode titles.
  3. ^ 24 TV episodes from the 1975 series, 1470 TV episodes from the 1976 series
  4. ^ This count consists of the original 182-episode Star of the Giants series.

Citations

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  3. ^ [www.filmweb.pl]
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  6. ^ ほかほか家族 (in Japanese). Eiken. Archived from the original on December 26, 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
  7. ^ "過去のおはなし 2015年 ちびまる子ちゃん オフィシャルサイト" [Previous 2015 Stories - Chibi Maruko-chan Official Site] (in Japanese). Nippon Animation. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "Animation World 4月11日〜5月10日". Animage (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Tokuma Shoten. 419: 120–127. 10 May 2013.
  9. ^ ことわざハウス (in Japanese). Eiken. Archived from the original on May 20, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2014.