List of anime franchises by episode count

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This is a list of anime series by franchise series total episode count for series with a minimum of 200 total episodes in the franchise, including original-based television series, un-rebooted OVAs, original-related television specials, and close-related films of origin. The series in the list combine all episodes in a franchise series within the original work or original text regardless of series subtitle. For example, even though each individual Sailor Moon series has a different title, they are all combined into one total for this list.

Series[edit]

This is a list of anime series by franchise series total episode count for the series that combine all episodes in a franchise series within the original work or original text regardless of series subtitle. (For example, even though each individual Sailor Moon series has a different title, they are all combined into one total for this list.)

The series are initially listed with the highest count at the top, though the table is sortable.

Over 400 Episodes[edit]

Amount of total episodes First date of telecast (in Japan) Latest date of telecast (in Japan) Series title Currently in
production?
6928[1][2][n 1] Oct 5, 1969 Still On-Air Sazae-san Yes
2446[n 2] April 1, 1973 Still On-Air Doraemon Yes
1774[3][n 3] April 10, 1993 Still On-Air Nintama Rantarō Yes
1565 - - Kirin Monoshiri Yakata (キリンのものしりやかた) No
1495[n 4] - - Manga Nippon Mukashi Banashi (まんが日本昔ばなし) No
1428[4] - - Hoka Hoka Kazoku (ほかほか家族, ほかほかかぞく) No
1422[n 5] Oct 5, 1998 Still On-Air Ojarumaru Yes
1306 - - Kirin Ashita no Calendar No
1287[n 6] Oct 3, 1988 Still On-Air Soreike! Anpanman Yes
1274 - - Monoshiri Daigaku Ashita no Calendar No
1092[5][n 7] Jan 7, 1990 Still On-Air Chibi Maruko-chan Yes
1043[n 8] Dec 13, 1993 Still On-Air Shima Shima Tora no Shimajirō Yes
1006 - - Sekai Monoshiri Ryoko (世界ものしりリヨコ) No
916[5][n 9] April 13, 1992 Still On-Air Crayon Shin-chan Yes
877[n 10] April 1, 1997 Still On-Air Pokémon Yes
857+ April 7, 1979 Still On-Air Gundam Franchise Yes
779[5][n 11] Jan 19, 1994 Still On-Air Detective Conan Yes
773[6] - - Kotowaza House (ことわざハウス, ことわざはうす) No
750[n 12] April 4, 1998 Still On-Air Yu-Gi-Oh! Yes
744[n 13] Aug 29, 1965 March 29, 1987 Obake no Q-tarō No
730[n 14] Sept 28, 1981 - Ninja Hattori-kun No
651[n 15] Aug 4, 1997 Still On-Air One Piece Yes
630[n 16] Feb 26, 1986 - Dragon Ball No
599[n 17] March, 1983 March 6, 2004 Perman No
595[n 18] Oct 3, 2002 Still On-Air Naruto Yes
503[n 19] Feb 1, 2004 Still On-Air Pretty Cure Yes
480[n 20] July 7, 2000 March 30, 2013 Hamtaro No
413[n 21] April 3, 2004 Sept 25, 2012 Keroro Gunso No

200-399 Episodes[edit]

Amount of total episodes First date of telecast (in Japan) Latest date of telecast (in Japan) Series title Currently in
production?
384[n 22] June 16, 1996 Dec 19, 2004 Kochira Katsushika-ku
Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo
No
381[1][n 23] Oct 5, 2004 March 27, 2012 Bleach No
366[n 24] - - Otogi Manga Calendar (おとぎマンガカレンダー) No
366 - - Manga Jinbutsushi (キリンものしり大学 マンガ人物史) No
365 - - Charady no Joke na Mainichi (キャラディのジョークな毎日) No
345[n 25] March 7, 1999 March 25, 2012 Digimon No
341[n 26] April 8, 1981 March 3, 2007 Dr. Slump No
331[n 27] April 19, 2002 Sept 19, 2009 Atashin'chi No
331 March, 1988 June 9, 1996 Kiteretsu Daihyakka No
305 - - Manga Hajimete Monogatari (まんがはじめてものがたり) No
302[n 28] Oct 15, 1975 June 28, 1982 Ikkyū-san No
300 - - Hyppo and Thomas No
292[n 29] Sept 7, 2008 July 27, 2014 Battle Spirits Franchise Yes
283 - - Dotanba no Manners (ドタンバのマナー, どたんばのまなー) No
280[n 30] Oct 24, 1971 Nov 1, 2013 Lupin III No
269[n 31] Dec 2004 March 28, 2013 Gintama No
268[n 32] Oct 5, 2008 March 19, 2014 Inazuma Eleven No
263[n 33] March, 1968 Sept 29, 1979 Star of the Giants No
260 - - Hoshi no Ko Poron (星の子ポロン, ほしのこポロン) No
240 - - Itazura Tenshi Chippo-chan (いたずら天使チッポちゃん) No
226[n 34] Oct 14, 1981 Dec 23, 2008 Urusei Yatsura No
225 - - Miracle! Mimika (味楽る!ミミカ, みらくるミミカ) No
221[n 35] Oct 5, 1969 March 26, 1992 Moomin Series No
221[n 36] Oct 10, 2001 March 28, 2012 The Prince of Tennis No
217[n 37] Feb 7, 1999 Dec 11, 2004 Ojamajo Doremi No
211[n 38] April 2, 1997 March 31, 2002 Hikarian No
211[n 39] Oct 3, 1982 Oct 20, 2012 Macross Franchise No
208[n 40] Chi's Sweet Home No
208[n 41] Sailor Moon Yes *reproduction
204[n 42] Katekyō Hitman Reborn! No
200 Holly the Ghost No
200 Parasol Henbee No


See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes 6917 TV episodes and 11 specials (as of 2013).
  2. ^ Includes 26 TV episodes from the 1973 series, 1787 from the 1979 series, and 566 from the 2005 series, as well as 13 specials, 33 feature films, 10 short films, 4 Dorami-chan films, 2 Dorami-chan and Doraemons films, and 5 The Doraemons films (as of 2013).
  3. ^ There are 21 "series" which are part of the overall Nintama Rantarō series and 1 film as of April 2013. This page lists all the episode titles.
  4. ^ 24 TV episodes from the 1975 series, 1471 TV episodes from the 1976 series
  5. ^ There are 1418 TV episodes and 4 films (as of November 15, 2013).
  6. ^ There are 1211 TV episodes, 18 TV specials, 25 films in the main series, 23 additional related films, and 10 OVAs (as of March 23, 2014).
  7. ^ There are 142 TV episodes from the 1990 series, 948 from the 1995 series, and 2 films (as of March 28, 2014).
  8. ^ There are 726 TV episodes in the 1993 series, 304 episodes in the 2008 series (which includes Explore!, Hesoka, and Wow), and 3 films (as of March 24, 2014).
  9. ^ There are 823 TV episodes, 21 films, and 72 TV specials (as of Feb 28, 2014).
  10. ^ There are 823 TV episodes in the various series, 17 films, and 37 specials (as of March 27, 2014).
  11. ^ There are 734 TV episodes, 17 films, 27 OVAs, and 1 crossover film with Lupin III (as of March 29, 2014).
  12. ^ There are 27 TV episodes from the original series, 224 in the 2000 series, 12 in the Capsule Monsters series, 180 in the GX series, 154 in the 5D's series, 73 in the Zexal series, 73 in the Zexal II series, 3 specials, and 4 films (as of April, 2014).
  13. ^ There are 96 TV episodes in the 1965 series, 135 in the 1971 series, 510 in the 1985 series, and 3 films.
  14. ^ There are 694 TV episodes in the 1981 series, 31 in the 2012 series, and 5 films (as of July 28, 2013).
  15. ^ There are 636 TV episodes, 12 films, and 3 OVAs (as of November 25, 2013).
  16. ^ There are 153 TV episodes in the original series, 291 in Z Series, 64 in GT Series, 98 in Z Kai Series, 19 films, 2 OVAs, and 3 specials (as of November, 2013).
  17. ^ There are 65 TV episodes in the 1967 series, 526 in the 1983 series, 3 specials, and 5 films.
  18. ^ There are 220 TV episodes from the original series, 356 Shippuden episodes, 9 films, and 10 OVAs (as of March 20, 2014).
  19. ^ There are 486 TV episodes, 16 films, and 1 (dance) special (as of November 10, 2013).
  20. ^ There are 296 TV episodes in the 2000 series, 77 in the 2006 series, 52 in the 2011 series, 51 in the 2012 series, and 4 films.
  21. ^ There are 357 episodes in the 2004 series, 51 in the 2010 series, and 5 films.
  22. ^ There are 373 TV episodes, 9 specials, and 2 films.
  23. ^ There are 373 TV episodes, 4 specials, and 4 films.
  24. ^ There are 312 TV episodes in the 1961 series and 54 in the 1962 series.
  25. ^ There are 332 Digimon Episodes, 12 movies, and 1 Special.
  26. ^ There are 243 TV episodes in the 1981 series, 74 in the 1997 series, 10 films, 13 specials, and 1 OVA.
  27. ^ There are 330 TV episodes and 1 film.
  28. ^ There are 296 TV episodes and 6 films.
  29. ^ There are 50 TV episodes in each series, and 42 in current series.
  30. ^ There are 23 episodes in the original series, 155 in Part II, 50 in Part 3, and 13 in Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna, 26 specials, 10 films, and 3 ovas
  31. ^ There are 201 TV episodes in the 2006 series, 51 in the 2011 series, 13 in the 2012 series, 2 OVAs, and 2 films.
  32. ^ There are 127 episodes in original series, 47 in Go saga, 51 in Go Chrono Stone saga, 43 in Go Galaxy saga.
  33. ^ There are 182 TV episodes in the original 1968 series, 52 in the 1977 series, 23 in the 1979 series, 5 films, and 1 special.
  34. ^ There are 195 episodes in Urusei Yatsura, and 25 in ovas, 6 in films
  35. ^ There are 104 in Moomin (1990 TV series), 52 in New Moomin, and 65 in Moomin (1969 TV series).
  36. ^ There are 191 total TV episodes, 27 total OVA episodes and 3 films.
  37. ^ There are 51 total TV episodes from the original 1999 series, 49 episodes in the 2000 series, 50 episodes in the 2001 series, 51 episodes in the 2002 series, 13 total OVA episodes, 2 films and 1 special.
  38. ^ There are 211 episodes total in various series.
  39. ^ There are 211 episodes total in various series.
  40. ^ There are 104 in Chi's Sweet Home, 104 in Chi's Sweet Home: Chi's New Address.
  41. ^ There are 200 total TV episodes (from the original series, R, S, SuperS, and Stars), 3 films, and 5 specials.
  42. ^ There are 203 total TV episodes and 1 OVA.

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