List of anime series by episode count

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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[edit]

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 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.

No. Program name Started broadcasting Finished broadcasting Episode count Runtime Total Runtime (days)
1 Sazae-san
October 5, 1969
Currently in production
2,640[1][2][3][n 1] 8 minutes 37.44
2 Nintama Rantarō
April 10, 1993
Currently in production
2,321[4][n 2] 10 minutes 15.59
3 Ojarumaru
October 5, 1998
Currently in production
1,947[5][6][n 3] 10 minutes 12.90
4 Oyako Club
October 3, 1994
March 30, 2013
1,818[7] 5 minutes 6.31
5 Doraemon
April 2, 1979
March 18, 2005
1,787 11 minutes 13.65
6 Soreike! Anpanman
October 3, 1988
Currently in production
1,572 24 minutes 25.42
7 Kirin no Monoshiri Yakata
January 1, 1975
December 31, 1979
1,565 5 minutes 5.43
8 Kirin Ashita no Calendar
January 1, 1980
December 30, 1984
1,498 5 minutes 5.20
9 Manga Nippon Mukashi Banashi
January 7, 1975
January 2, 1995
1,494[n 4] 24 minutes 24.90
10 Hoka Hoka Kazoku
October 1, 1976
March 31, 1982
1,428[8] 5 minutes 4.96
11 Chibi Maruko-chan
January 8, 1995
Currently in production
1,329[9] 24 minutes 21.27
12 Monoshiri Daigaku Ashita no Calendar
July 1, 1966
August 2, 1970
1,274 5 minutes 4.42
13 Doraemon (2005)
April 15, 2005
Currently in production
1,217 12–45 minutes 22.25
14 Crayon Shin-chan
April 13, 1992
Currently in production
1,122[10] 24 minutes 17.80
15 Case Closed
January 8, 1996
Currently in production
1,057 24 minutes 17.98
16 One Piece
October 20, 1999
Currently in production
1,034 24 minutes 16.02
17 Sekai Monoshiri Ryokō
October 1, 1971
December 31, 1974
1,006 5 minutes 3.49
18 Kotowaza House
April 4, 1987
September 28, 1994
773[11] 5 minutes 2.68
19 Asadayo!Kaishain
April 4, 2016
Currently in production
744 1 minute 0.52
20 Shima Shima Tora no Shimajirō
December 13, 1993
March 31, 2008
726 24 minutes 12.10
21 Ninja Hattori-kun
September 28, 1981
December 25, 1987
696 10–15 minutes 6.04
22 Hanakappa
March 29, 2010
Currently in production
629 12–24 minutes 7.49
23 Perman
April 4, 1983
July 2, 1985
526 12 minutes 3.65
24 Obake no Q-tarō
April 1, 1985
March 29, 1987
510 24 minutes 8.50
25 Naruto: Shippuden
October 3, 2007
March 23, 2017
500 24 minutes 8.33
26 Morning Ninja team Gatchaman
April 18, 2011
March 29, 2013
475 1 minute 0.33
27 Shimajiro no Waow!
April 2, 2012
Currently in production
453 8 minutes 2.52
28 Cooking Idol I! My! Mine!
March 30, 2009
March 29, 2013
400 10 minutes 2.78
29 Kochira Katsushika-ku
Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo
June 16, 1996
December 19, 2004
373 24 minutes 6.22
30 Gintama
April 4, 2006
October 7, 2018
367 24 minutes 6.12
31 Bleach
October 5, 2004
March 27, 2012
366 24 minutes 6.10
32 Kirin Monoshiri Daiquiri: Manga Bushiness
August 3, 1970
September 30, 1971
366 5 minutes 1.27
33 Charady no Joke na Mainichi
April 1, 2009
March 30, 2010
365 3 minutes 0.76
34 Keroro Gunso
April 3, 2004
April 3, 2011
358 24 minutes 5.97
35 Kiteretsu Daihyakka
March 27, 1988
June 9, 1996
331 24 minutes 5.52
36 Atashin'chi
April 19, 2002
September 19, 2009
330 24 minutes 5.50
37 Fairy Tail
October 12, 2009
September 29, 2019
328 24 minutes 5.47
38 Otogi Manga Calendar
June 25, 1962
June 25, 1964
312 3 minutes 0.65
39 Manga Hajimete Monogatari
May 6, 1978
March 31, 1984
305 24 minutes 5.08
40 Hyppo and Thomas
January 1, 1971
September 30, 1972
300 3 minutes 0.63
41 Hamtaro
July 7, 2000
March 31, 2006
296 24 minutes 4.93
42 Ikkyū-san
October 15, 1975
June 28, 1982
296 24 minutes 4.93
43 Dragon Ball Z
April 26, 1989
January 31, 1996
291 24 minutes 4.85
44 Dotanba no Manners
October 3, 1984
April 9, 1987
283 5 minutes 0.98
45 Pokémon (original series)
April 1, 1997
November 14, 2002
276 24 minutes 4.60
46 Gan to Gon
April 5, 1974
August 13, 1975
260 5 minutes 0.90
47 Hoshi no Ko Poron
April 1, 1974
March 21, 1975
260 5 minutes 0.90
48 Folktales from Japan
April 1, 2012
March 26, 2017
258 24 minutes 4.30
49 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
April 5, 2017
Currently in production
268 24 minutes 4.27
50 A Penguin's Troubles
April 5, 2008
March 30, 2013
253 10 minutes 1.76
51 Bonobono (2016)
March 7, 2016
Currently in production
244 5 minutes 0.85
52 Dr. Slump Arale-chan
April 8, 1981
February 19, 1986
243 24 minutes 4.05
53 Good Morning!!! DORONJO
March 30, 2015
March 25, 2016
243 1 minute 0.17
54 Itazura tenshi Chippo-chan
March 30, 1970
December 31, 1970
240 5 minutes 0.83
55 Ohayo The Genie Family
March 31, 2014
March 27, 2015
237
56 Mazinger ZIP
April 8, 2013
March 28, 2014
227
57 Miracle! Mimika
April 3, 2006
March 27, 2009
225
58 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
April 18, 2000
September 29, 2004
224 24 minutes 3.73
59 Naruto
October 3, 2002
February 8, 2007
220 24 minutes 3.67
60 Yo-kai Watch
January 8, 2014
March 30, 2018
214
61 Katekyō Hitman Reborn!
October 7, 2006
September 25, 2010
203
62 Ojamajo Doremi
February 9, 1999
January 26, 2003
201
63 Holly the Ghost
January 28, 1991
April 12, 1993
200
64 Parasol Henbee
October 2, 1989
January 28, 1991
200
65 Sailor Moon
March 7, 1992
February 8, 1997
200 24 minutes 3.33
66 Gatapishi
April 2, 1990
March 29, 1991
199
67 Let's Go COOKR'n
April 1, 2013
March 20, 2015
196
68 Tamagon the Counselor
October 5, 1972
September 28, 1973
195
69 Urusei Yatsura
October 14, 1981
March 19, 1986
195 24 minutes 3.25
70 Astro Boy
January 1, 1963
December 31, 1966
193
71 Inuyasha
October 16, 2000
March 29, 2010
193 24 minutes 3.22
72 Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
September 28, 2006
September 9, 2010
191 24 minutes 3.18
73 Star of the Giants
March 30, 1968
September 18, 1971
182[n 5]
74 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
October 6, 2004
March 26, 2008
180 24 minutes 3
75 Aikatsu!
October 8, 2012
March 31, 2016
178
76 The Prince of Tennis
October 10, 2001
March 30, 2005
178
77 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
October 5, 2012
Currently in production
176 24 minutes 2.73
78 Zenmai Zamurai
April 3, 2006
March 26, 2010
175
79 Mirmo!
April 6, 2002
September 27, 2005
172
80 Black Clover
October 3, 2017
March 30, 2021
170 24 minutes 2.72
81 Chirorin Mura Monogatari
April 6, 1992
March 19, 1993
170
82 Pokonyan!
April 5, 1993
March 29, 1996
170
83 Yadamon
August 24, 1992
July 16, 1993
170
84 Obocchama-kun
January 14, 1989
September 26, 1992
164
85 Dokaben
October 6, 1976
December 26, 1979
163
86 Hai! Akko Desu
October 12, 1988
March 26, 1992
163
87 Sobakasu Pucchi!
March 31, 1969
October 4, 1969
162
88 Ranma ½
April 15, 1989
September 25, 1992
161
89 Dragon Ball Z Kai
April 5, 2009
June 28, 2015
159
90 Bōken Shōnen Shadar
September 18, 1967
March 16, 1968
156
91 Chō Tokkyū Hikarian
April 2, 1997
March 29, 2000
156
92 Odenkun
April 8, 2005
February 27, 2009
156
93 Otoko do-Ahou! Koushien
September 28, 1970
March 27, 1971
156
94 Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daishou
September 29, 1969
March 28, 1970
156
95 Pinch to Punch
September 29, 1969
March 28, 1970
156
96 Urikupen Kyuujo-tai
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 24 minutes 2.57
100 Dragon Ball
February 26, 1986
April 12, 1989
153 24 minutes 2.55
101 Kirarin Revolution
April 7, 2006
March 27, 2009
153
102 Pro Golfer Saru
April 2, 1985
March 28, 1988
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
April 6, 2013
March 26, 2016
151
106 Zatch Bell!
April 6, 2003
March 26, 2006
150 23 minutes 2.40
107 Hunter × Hunter (2011)
October 2, 2011
September 24, 2014
148 24 minutes 2.47
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 24 minutes 2.47
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 24 minutes 2.18
113 Ace of Diamond
October 6, 2013
March 28, 2016
126
114 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
May 10, 2017
September 25, 2019
120 24 minutes 2
115 Esper Mami
April 7, 1987
October 26, 1989
119 23 minutes
116 Ultra B
April 4, 1987
March 27, 1989
117
117 Kingdom
March 30, 2012
Currently in production
116 24 minutes 1.93
118 D.Gray-man
October 3, 2006
September 27, 2016
116
119 Saint Seiya
October 11, 1986
April 1, 1989
114 22 minutes
120 My Hero Academia
April 3, 2016
Currently in production
113 24 minutes 1.88
121 Yu Yu Hakusho
October 10, 1992
December 17, 1994
112 24 minutes 1.87
122 The Gutsy Frog
October 7, 1972
September 28, 1974
103

Original video animation[edit]

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 Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki Sept. 1992 May 2021 30
8 Case Closed March 2000 April 2012 27
9 Saint Seiya:
The Lost Canvas
June 2009 July 2011 26
10 Tōma Kijinden ONI Oct. 1995 March 1996 25
11 Supernatural: The Animation Jan. 2011 April 2011 22

Original net animation[edit]

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 Baki June 25, 2018
Currently in production
39
5 Sailor Moon Crystal July 2014 June 2016 39
6 Starry Sky Dec. 2010 June 2011 26
7 Xam'd: Lost Memories July 2008 Feb. 2009 26
8 The Melancholy of
Haruhi-chan Suzumiya
Feb. 2009 May 2009 25
9 Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie Oct. 2014 March 2015 24
10 JoJo's Bizarre
Adventure: Stone Ocean
Dec. 2021 Sept. 2022 24
11 Magical Play Nov. 2001 May 2002 24
12 Petit Eva:
Evangelion@School
March 2007 Sept. 2007 24
13 Psychic Academy March 2002 Sept. 2002 24
14 Penguin Musume Heart April 2008 Nov. 2008 22
15 Hetalia: The Beautiful World Jan. 2013 June 2013 20
16 Kyō no Asuka Show August 2012 Jan. 2013 20

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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. ^ The episodes are split into 25 "series"
  4. ^ 24 TV episodes from the 1975 series, 1470 TV episodes from the 1976 series
  5. ^ This count consists of the original 182-episode Star of the Giants series.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Sazae-san".
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  5. ^ "おじゃる丸 これまでのおはなし (Ojarumaru: The story up to now)" (in Japanese). NHK. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "エピソード - アニメおじゃる丸 [Episodes - Anime Ojarumaru]". NHK (in Japanese). Retrieved June 19, 2022.
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  8. ^ ほかほか家族 (in Japanese). Eiken. Archived from the original on December 26, 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
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