Sunday, September 9, 2007

THE LONGEST ANIME SERIES

Sazae-san


The anime is performed by Isono family, and it is based on the comic strip "Sazae-san" drawn by Haegawa Machiko. The comic strip has been in Asahi Shinbun from 1949 to 1974. This is the longest anime series running in Japan; started in 1969 up to 2004 One program consists of totally more than 5500 episodes broadcasted. Also, the anime is one of the most popular anime in Japan; the audience rating recorded 39.4% in 1979, and it is still around 25% now.

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