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]

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

As of August 6, 2017.

Episode count Started Broadcasting Finished Broadcasting Program Name
7542+[1][2][3][n 1] 5 Oct 1969
Ongoing
Sazae-san
2748[n 2] 1 April 1973
Ongoing
Doraemon
2010[4][n 3] 10 April 1993
Ongoing
Nintama Rantarō
1818[5] 3 Oct 1994 30 March 2013 Oyako Club (親子クラブ)
1651[n 4] 5 Oct 1998
Ongoing
Ojarumaru
1565 1 Jan 1975 31 Dec 1979 Kirin Monoshiri Yakata (キリンのものしりやかた)
1498 1 Jan 1980 30 Dec 1984 Kirin Ashita no Calendar (キリンあしたのカレンダー)
1494[n 5] 7 Jan 1975 2 Jan 1995 Manga Nippon Mukashi Banashi (まんが日本昔ばなし)
1444[n 6] 3 Oct 1988
Ongoing
Soreike! Anpanman
1428[6] 1 Oct 1976 31 March 1982 Hoka Hoka Kazoku (ほかほか家族)
1314[7][n 7] 7 Jan 1990
Ongoing
Chibi Maruko-chan
1274 1 July 1966 2 August 1970 Monoshiri Daigaku Ashita no Calendar (ものしり大学 明日のカレンダー)
1207[n 8] 13 Dec 1993
Ongoing
Shimajirō
1063[n 9] 1 April 1997
Ongoing
Pokémon
1041[7][n 10] 13 April 1992
Ongoing
Crayon Shin-chan
1006 1 Oct 1971 31 Dec 1974 Sekai Monoshiri Ryoko (世界ものしり旅行)
978[8] 7 April 1979
Ongoing
Gundam
927[n 11] 8 Jan 1996
Ongoing
Detective Conan
911[n 12] 4 April 1998
Ongoing
Yu-Gi-Oh!
816[n 13] 20 Oct 1999
Ongoing
One Piece
782[n 14] 26 Feb 1986
Ongoing
Dragon Ball
773[9] 4 April 1987 28 Sept 1994 Kotowaza House (ことわざハウス)
744[n 15] 29 August 1965 29 March 1987 Obake no Q-tarō
742[n 16] 3 Oct 2002 23 March 2017 Naruto
730[n 17] 28 Sept 1981 28 August 2004 Ninja Hattori-kun
686[n 18] 1 Feb 2004
Ongoing
Pretty Cure
636[10] 22 Oct 2002
Ongoing
Duel Masters
624[n 19] 1 May 1961 4 July 1964 Otogi Manga Calendar (おとぎマンガカレンダー)
599[n 20] 12 March 1983 6 March 2004 Perman
508[n 21] 17 Sept 1984 31 Dec 2005 Transformers
480[n 22] 7 July 2000 30 March 2013 Hamtaro
458 8 Jan 2001
Ongoing
[11]
Beyblade
443 3 Jan 1968 20 March 2008 GeGeGe no Kitarō
413[n 23] 3 April 2004 25 Sept 2012 Keroro Gunso
411 5 April 2009
Ongoing
Jewelpet
398 7 Sept 2008
Ongoing
Battle Spirits
384[n 24] 16 June 1996 19 Dec 2004 Kochira Katsushika-ku
Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo
381[1][n 25] 5 Oct 2004 27 March 2012 Bleach
375 7 Feb 1998 29 Sept 2013 B-Daman
369[n 26] 7 March 1999
Ongoing
[12]
Digimon
366 3 August 1970 30 Sept 1971 Manga Jinbutsushi (キリンものしり大学 マンガ人物史)
365 1 April 2009 30 March 2010 Charady no Joke na Mainichi (キャラディのジョークな毎日)
341[n 27] 8 April 1981 3 March 2007 Dr. Slump
335[n 28] 8 Dec 2003
Ongoing
Gin Tama
331[n 29] 19 April 2002 19 Sept 2009 Atashin'chi
331 27 March 1988 9 June 1996 Kiteretsu Daihyakka
321[n 30] 24 Oct 1971
Ongoing
Lupin III
318 11 Oct 1986
Ongoing
Saint Seiya
314 8 Jan 2011
Ongoing
Cardfight!! Vanguard
312 11 Sept 1994 29 March 2008 Rockman
305 3 April 1983 29 March 2006 Kinnikuman
305 6 May 1978 31 May 1984 Manga Hajimete Monogatari (まんがはじめて物語)
302[n 31] 15 Oct 1975 28 June 1982 Ikkyū-san
300 1 Jan 1971 30 Sept 1972 Hyppo and Thomas
300 3 April 2006 27 March 2009 Miracle! Mimika (味楽る!ミミカ)
297[n 32] 12 Oct 2009
Ongoing
Tamagotchi!
295 1 Jan 1963 28 March 2004 Astro Boy
283 3 Oct 1984 9 April 1987 Dotanba no Manners (ドタンバのマナー)
279 5 April 2007 28 Dec 2013 Bakugan Battle Brawlers
277 12 Oct 2009 26 March 2016 Fairy Tail
268[n 33] 5 Oct 2008 19 March 2014 Inazuma Eleven
263[n 34] 30 March 1968 29 Sept 1979 Star of the Giants
260 5 April 1974 13 August 1975 Gan to Gon
260 1 April 1974 21 March 1975 Hoshi no Ko Poron
254 5 April 2008 30 March 2013 A Penguin's Troubles
248[n 35] 14 March 1978 30 Dec 2003 Captain Harlock
247[n 36] 7 March 1992
Ongoing
Sailor Moon
244 10 Oct 1983 6 Oct 2002 Captain Tsubasa
243[n 37] 16 Oct 1999 24 Sept 2014 Hunter × Hunter
240 30 March 1970 31 Dec 1970 Itazura Tenshi Chippo-chan (いたずら天使チッポちゃん)
236 1 Oct 1972 27 Sept 2015 Science Ninja Team Gatchaman
226[n 38] 14 Oct 1981 23 Dec 2008 Urusei Yatsura
221[n 39] 5 Oct 1969 26 March 1992 Moomin
221[n 40] 10 Oct 2001 28 March 2012 The Prince of Tennis
217 [n 41] 25 Sept 1971
Ongoing
Tensai Bakabon
217[n 42] 7 Feb 1999 11 Dec 2004 Ojamajo Doremi
211[n 43] 2 April 1997 31 March 2002 Hikarian
211[n 44] 3 Oct 1982 20 Oct 2012 Macross
208[n 45] 31 March 2008 25 Sept 2009 Chi's Sweet Home
204[n 46] 7 Oct 2006 25 Sept 2010 Katekyō Hitman Reborn!
200 7 April 1997 26 March 2016 The Kindaichi Case Files
200 28 Jan 1991 12 April 1993 Holly the Ghost
200 2 Oct 1989 12 Jan 1991 Parasol Henbee

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Animation World 8月11日〜9月10日". Animage (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Tokuma Shoten. 375: 157–164. 10 September 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.filmweb.pl/serial/Sazae-san-1969-502304
  3. ^ 『サザエさん』原作からアニメへの歴史 (in Japanese). Fuji TV. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  4. ^ 忍たま乱太郎 これまでのおはなし (in Japanese). NHK. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  5. ^ 親子クラブ (in Japanese). Eiken. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  6. ^ ほかほか家族 (in Japanese). Eiken. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Animation World 4月11日〜5月10日". Animage (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Tokuma Shoten. 419: 120–127. 10 May 2013. 
  8. ^ (as of 6 August 2017).
  9. ^ ことわざハウス (in Japanese). Eiken. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  10. ^ (as of 19 March 2017).
  11. ^ "Beyblade Burst" Bigins Spring 2016
  12. ^ "Digimon Adventure Tri Special News". 

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes 7181 TV episodes and 11 specials (as of 2013).
  2. ^ Includes 26 TV episodes from the 1973 series, 1787 from the 1979 series, and 868 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 13 August 2017).
  3. ^ There are 22 "series" which are part of the overall Nintama Rantarō series, 2 specials and 1 film as of June 2015. This page lists all the episode titles.
  4. ^ There are 1647 TV episodes and 4 films (as of 13 August 2017).
  5. ^ 24 TV episodes from the 1975 series, 1470 TV episodes from the 1976 series
  6. ^ There are 1368 TV episodes, 18 TV specials, 25 films in the main series, 23 additional related films, and 10 OVAs (as of 13 August 2017).
  7. ^ There are 142 TV episodes from the 1990 series with 3 specials, 1113 from the 1995 series with 19 specials, 33 episodes of television drama and 4 films. (as of 13 August 2017).
  8. ^ There are 726 TV episodes in the 1993 series, 478 episodes in the 2008 series (which includes Explore!, Hesoka, and Wow), and 3 films (as of 13 August 2017).
  9. ^ There are 980 TV episodes in the various series, 18 films, 40 specials, 3 OAVs and 22 episodes in the Pokémon Chronicles (as of 13 August 2017).
  10. ^ There are 938 TV episodes, 24 films, and 79 TV specials (as of 13 August 2017).
  11. ^ There are 870 TV episodes, 20 films, 27 OVAs, 1 crossover film with Lupin III, 5 TV specials and 4 live action (as of 13 August 2017).
  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, 148 in the ARC-V series, 13 in the List of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episodes, 3 specials, and 4 films (as of 13 August 2017).
  13. ^ There are 801 TV episodes, 12 films, and 3 OVAs
  14. ^ There are 153 TV episodes in the original series, 291 in Z Series, 65 in GT Series, 159 in Z Kai Series, 103 in Super Series, 19 films, 2 OVAs, 6 specials, 2 short films and 3 live action films (as of 13 August 2017).
  15. ^ There are 96 TV episodes in the 1965 series, 135 in the 1971 series, 510 in the 1985 series, and 3 films.
  16. ^ There are 220 TV episodes from the original series, 500 Shippuden episodes, 11 films, and 11 OVAs (as of 23 March 2017).
  17. ^ There are 694 TV episodes in the 1981 series, 31 in the 2012 series, and 5 films (as of 28 July 2013).
  18. ^ There are 618 TV episodes, 20 films, 1 (dance) special and 3 shorts (as of 6 August 2017).
  19. ^ There are 312 TV episodes in the 1961 series and 312 in the 1962 series.
  20. ^ There are 65 TV episodes in the 1967 series, 526 in the 1983 series, 3 specials, and 5 films.
  21. ^ There are 10 TV series (496 episodes) and 3 OVA series (12 episodes).
  22. ^ 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.
  23. ^ There are 357 episodes in the 2004 series, 51 in the 2010 series, and 5 films.
  24. ^ There are 373 TV episodes, 9 specials, and 2 films.
  25. ^ There are 373 TV episodes, 4 specials, and 4 films.
  26. ^ There are 332 Digimon Episodes, 12 movies, and 1 Special.
  27. ^ There are 243 TV episodes in the 1981 series, 74 in the 1997 series, 10 films, 13 specials, and 1 OVA.
  28. ^ There are 201 TV episodes in the 2006 series, 51 in the 2011 series, 13 in the 2012 series, 2 OVAs, and 2 films.
  29. ^ There are 330 TV episodes and 1 film.
  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 296 TV episodes and 6 films.
  32. ^ There are 143 TV episodes in first series, and 49 in second series, 29 in third series, and 26 in current series.
  33. ^ There are 127 episodes in original series, 47 in Go saga, 51 in Go Chrono Stone saga, 43 in Go Galaxy saga.
  34. ^ 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.
  35. ^ Cosmo Warrior Zero 13 epsisodes, Endless Orbit SSX 22 epsisodes, Galaxy Express 999 113 epsisodes, Gun Frontier 13 epsisodes, Space Pirate Captain Harlock 42 epsisodes, Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend – The Endless Odyssey 13 epsisodes, 5 OVA series 19 episodes, and 13 movies and specials.
  36. ^ There are 239 total TV episodes (from the original series, R, S, SuperS, Stars, and Crystal), 3 films, and 5 specials.
  37. ^ Hunter x Hunter 62, Hunter x Hunter (2011) 148, Hunter x Hunter OVA 8, Hunter x Hunter: Greed Island 8, Hunter x Hunter: Greed Island Final 14, Hunter x Hunter Pilot 1, Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge – Movie 1, Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission – Movie 1.
  38. ^ There are 195 episodes in Urusei Yatsura, and 25 in ovas, 6 in films
  39. ^ There are 104 in Moomin, 52 in New Moomin, and 65 in Moomin.
  40. ^ There are 191 total TV episodes, 27 total OVA episodes and 3 films.
  41. ^ Tensai Bakabon (40), Ganso Tensai Bakabon (103), Heisei Tensai Bakabon (46), Rerere no Tensai Bakabon (24), 4 films.
  42. ^ 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.
  43. ^ There are 211 episodes total in various series.
  44. ^ There are 211 episodes total in various series.
  45. ^ There are 104 in Chi's Sweet Home, 104 in Chi's Sweet Home: Chi's New Address.
  46. ^ There are 203 total TV episodes and 1 OVA.