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

Televised series

See also: List of anime franchises by episode count

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. Series title 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] 20–26 minutes 37.44
2 Nintama Rantaro
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 (1979)
April 2, 1979
March 18, 2005
1,787 11 minutes 13.65
6 Soreike! Anpanman
October 3, 1988
Currently in production
1,572 20–26 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] 20–26 minutes 24.90
10 Hoka Hoka Kazoku
October 1, 1976
March 31, 1982
1,428[8] 5 minutes 4.96
11 Doraemon (2005)
April 15, 2005
Currently in production
1,384 20–26 minutes 22.25
12 Chibi Maruko-chan
January 8, 1995
Currently in production
1,329[9] 20–26 minutes 21.27
13 Monoshiri Daigaku Ashita no Calendar
July 1, 1966
August 2, 1970
1,274 5 minutes 4.42
14 Crayon Shin-chan
April 13, 1992
Currently in production
1,230[10] 20–26 minutes 17.80
15 Case Closed
January 8, 1996
Currently in production
1,126 20–26 minutes 17.98
16 One Piece
October 20, 1999
Currently in production
1,108 20–26 minutes 17.3
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
March 29, 2019
744 1 minute 0.52
20 Shima Shima Tora no Shimajirō
December 13, 1993
March 31, 2008
726 20–26 minutes 12.10
21 Ninja Hattori-kun
September 28, 1981
December 25, 1987
696 10 minutes 6.04
22 Hanakappa
March 29, 2010
Currently in production
629 10 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 15 minutes 8.50
25 Naruto: Shippuden
October 3, 2007
March 23, 2017
500 20–26 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 KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops
June 16, 1996
December 19, 2004
373 20–26 minutes 6.22
30 Bleach
October 5, 2004
March 27, 2012
366 20–26 minutes 6.10
Kirin Monoshiri Daiquiri: Manga Bushiness
August 3, 1970
September 30, 1971
366 5 minutes 1.27
31 Charady no Joke na Mainichi
April 1, 2009
March 30, 2010
365 3 minutes 0.76
32 Sgt. Frog
April 3, 2004
April 3, 2011
358 20–26 minutes 5.97
33 Bonobono (2016)
March 7, 2016
Currently in production
341 5 minutes 0.85
34 Kiteretsu Daihyakka
March 27, 1988
June 9, 1996
331 20–26 minutes 5.52
35 Atashin'chi
April 19, 2002
September 19, 2009
330 20–26 minutes 5.50
36 Fairy Tail
October 12, 2009
September 29, 2019
328 20–26 minutes 5.47
37 Instant History
May 1, 1961
February 24, 1962
312 3 minutes 0.65
38 Manga Hajimete Monogatari
May 6, 1978
March 31, 1984
305 20–26 minutes 5.08
39 Hyppo and Thomas
January 1, 1971
September 30, 1972
300 3 minutes 0.63
40 Hamtaro
July 7, 2000
March 31, 2006
296 20–26 minutes 4.93
Ikkyū-san
October 15, 1975
June 28, 1982
296 20–26 minutes 4.93
41 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
April 5, 2017
March 26, 2023
293 20–26 minutes 4.86
42 Dragon Ball Z
April 26, 1989
January 31, 1996
291 20–26 minutes 4.85
43 Dotanba no Manners
October 3, 1984
April 9, 1987
283 5 minutes 0.98
44 Pokémon (Original series)
April 1, 1997
November 14, 2002
276 20–26 minutes 4.60
45 Gan to Gon
April 5, 1974
August 13, 1975
260 5 minutes 0.90
Hoshi no Ko Poron
April 1, 1974
March 21, 1975
260 5 minutes 0.90
46 Folktales from Japan
April 1, 2012
March 26, 2017
258 20–26 minutes 4.30
47 A Penguin's Troubles
April 5, 2008
March 30, 2013
253 10 minutes 1.76
48 Puzzle & Dragons
April 2, 2018
Currently in production
252[12] 20–26 minutes
49 Dr. Slump Arale-chan
April 8, 1981
February 19, 1986
243 20–26 minutes 4.05
Good Morning!!! DORONJO
March 30, 2015
March 25, 2016
243 1 minute 0.17
50 Itazura tenshi Chippo-chan
March 30, 1970
December 31, 1970
240 5 minutes 0.83
51 Ohayo The Genie Family
March 31, 2014
March 27, 2015
237 1 minute
52 Mazinger ZIP
April 8, 2013
March 28, 2014
227 1 minute
53 Miracle! Mimika
April 3, 2006
March 27, 2009
225 10 minutes
54 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
April 18, 2000
September 29, 2004
224 20–26 minutes 3.73
55 Naruto
October 3, 2002
February 8, 2007
220 20–26 minutes 3.67
56 Yo-kai Watch
January 8, 2014
March 30, 2018
214 20–26 minutes
57 Katekyō Hitman Reborn!
October 7, 2006
September 25, 2010
203 20–26 minutes
58 Gintama
April 4, 2006
March 25, 2010
201 20–26 minutes
Ojamajo Doremi
February 9, 1999
January 26, 2003
201 20–26 minutes
59 Holly the Ghost
January 28, 1991
April 12, 1993
200 10 minutes
Parasol Henbee
October 2, 1989
January 28, 1991
200 10 minutes
Sailor Moon
March 7, 1992
February 8, 1997
200 20–26 minutes 3.33
60 Gatapishi
April 2, 1990
March 29, 1991
199 10 minutes
61 Let's Go COOKR'n
April 1, 2013
March 20, 2015
196 10 minutes
62 Tamagon the Counselor
October 5, 1972
September 28, 1973
195 5 minutes
Urusei Yatsura
October 14, 1981
March 19, 1986
195 20–26 minutes 3.25
63 Astro Boy
January 1, 1963
December 31, 1966
193 20–26 minutes
Inuyasha
October 16, 2000
March 29, 2010
193 20–26 minutes 3.22
64 Pokemon: Ruby and Sapphire
November 21, 2002
September 14, 2006
192 20–26 minutes
65 Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl
September 28, 2006
September 9, 2010
191 20–26 minutes 3.18
66 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
October 5, 2012
Currently in production
190 20–26 minutes 3.17
67 Star of the Giants
March 30, 1968
September 18, 1971
182[n 5] 20–26 minutes
68 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
October 6, 2004
March 26, 2008
180 20–26 minutes 3
69 Aikatsu!
October 8, 2012
March 31, 2016
178 20–26 minutes
The Prince of Tennis
October 10, 2001
March 30, 2005
178 20–26 minutes
70 Zenmai Zamurai
April 3, 2006
March 26, 2010
175 5 minutes
71 Mirmo!
April 6, 2002
September 27, 2005
172 20–26 minutes
72 Black Clover
October 3, 2017
March 30, 2021
170 20–26 minutes 2.72
Chirorin Mura Monogatari
April 6, 1992
March 19, 1993
170 10 minutes
Pokonyan!
April 5, 1993
March 29, 1996
170 10 minutes
Yadamon
August 24, 1992
July 16, 1993
170 10 minutes
73 Obocchama-kun
January 14, 1989
September 26, 1992
164 20–26 minutes
74 Dokaben
October 6, 1976
December 26, 1979
163 20–26 minutes
Hai! Akko Desu
October 12, 1988
March 26, 1992
163 20–26 minutes
75 Sobakasu Pucchi!
March 31, 1969
October 4, 1969
162 5 minutes
76 Ranma ½
April 15, 1989
September 25, 1992
161 20–26 minutes
77 Dragon Ball Z Kai
April 5, 2009
June 28, 2015
159 20–26 minutes
78 Bōken Shōnen Shadar
September 18, 1967
March 16, 1968
156 10 minutes
Chō Tokkyū Hikarian
April 2, 1997
March 29, 2000
156 7 minutes
Odenkun
August 4, 2005
February 27, 2009
156 7 minutes
Otoko do-Ahou! Koushien
September 28, 1970
March 27, 1971
156 10 minutes
Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daishou
September 29, 1969
March 28, 1970
156 10 minutes
Pinch to Punch
September 29, 1969
March 28, 1970
156 5 minutes
Urikupen Kyuujo-tai
September 30, 1974
March 29, 1975
156 5 minutes
79 Lupin the 3rd Part II
October 3, 1977
October 6, 1980
155 20–26 minutes
80 Major
November 13, 2004
September 25, 2010
154 20–26 minutes
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
April 2, 2008
March 30, 2011
154 20–26 minutes 2.57
81 Bakusō Kyōdai Let's & Go!!
January 8, 1996
December 21, 1998
153 20–26 minutes
Dragon Ball
February 26, 1986
April 12, 1989
153 20–26 minutes 2.55
Kirarin Revolution
April 7, 2006
March 27, 2009
153 20–26 minutes
Kiratto Pri Chan
April 8, 2018
May 30, 2021
153 20–26 minutes
Pro Golfer Saru
April 2, 1985
March 28, 1988
153 20–26 minutes
82 Fist of the North Star
October 11, 1984
February 18, 1988
152 20–26 minutes
83 Cooking Papa
April 9, 1992
May 25, 1995
151 20–26 minutes
Tetsujin 28-go Gao
April 6, 2013
March 26, 2016
151 5 minutes
84 Zatch Bell!
April 6, 2003
March 26, 2006
150 20–26 minutes 2.40
85 Hunter × Hunter (2011)
October 2, 2011
September 24, 2014
148 20–26 minutes 2.47
The Kindaichi Case Files
April 7, 1997
September 11, 2000
148 20–26 minutes
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
April 6, 2014
March 26, 2017
148 20–26 minutes 2.47
86 Toriko
April 3, 2011
March 30, 2014
147 20–26 minutes
87 Pokemon: Sun & Moon
November 17, 2016
November 3, 2019
146 20–26 minutes
88 Eyeshield 21
April 6, 2005
March 19, 2008
145 20–26 minutes
89 Tamagotchi!
October 12, 2009
September 3, 2012
143 20–26 minutes
90 PriPara
July 5, 2014
March 28, 2017
140 20–26 minutes
91 Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama
October 1, 2015
June 28, 2018
139 20–26 minutes
92 Kinnikuman
April 3, 1983
October 1, 1986
137 20–26 minutes
93 Pokémon Journeys
November 17, 2019
March 24, 2023
136 20–26 minutes
Oishinbo
October 17, 1988
March 17, 1992
136 20–26 minutes
Rilu Rilu Fairilu
February 6, 2016
January 5, 2019
136 20–26 minutes
94 Dragon Ball Super
July 5, 2015
March 25, 2018
131 20–26 minutes 2.18
95 Kingdom
March 30, 2012
Currently in production
129 20–26 minutes 1.93
96 Captain Tsubasa
October 13, 1983
March 27, 1986
128 20–26 minutes
97 Inazuma Eleven
October 5, 2008
April 27, 2011
127 20–26 minutes
Mīmu Iro Iro Yume no Tabi
April 3, 1983
September 29, 1985
127 20–26 minutes
98 Ace of Diamond
October 6, 2013
March 28, 2016
126 20–26 minutes
99 Yawara!
October 16, 1989
September 21, 1992
124 20–26 minutes
100 Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
May 10, 2017
September 25, 2019
120 20–26 minutes 2
101 Esper Mami
April 7, 1987
October 26, 1989
119 20–26 minutes
102 Azuki-chan
April 4, 1995
March 17, 1998
117 20–26 minutes
Ultra B
April 4, 1987
March 27, 1989
117 10 minutes
103 D.Gray-man
October 3, 2006
September 27, 2016
116 20–26 minutes
104 Candy Candy
October 1, 1976
February 2, 1979
115 20–26 minutes
GeGeGe no Kitarō (1985)
October 12, 1985
March 21, 1988
115 20–26 minutes
Pikachin-Kit
January 6, 2018
March 28, 2020
115 20–26 minutes
105 GeGeGe no Kitarō (1996)
January 7, 1996
March 29, 1998
114 20–26 minutes
Saint Seiya
October 11, 1986
April 1, 1989
114 20–26 minutes
106 Galaxy Express 999
September 14, 1978
March 28, 1981
113 20–26 minutes
107 Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai
October 4, 1992
December 25, 1994
112 20–26 minutes
Yu Yu Hakusho
October 10, 1992
December 17, 1994
112 20–26 minutes 1.87
108 Ninjala
January 8, 2022
Currently in production
109 23 minutes
Fisherman Sanpei
April 7, 1980
June 28, 1982
109 20–26 minutes
Sally the Witch
December 5, 1966
December 30, 1968
109 20–26 minutes
109 Teekyu
October 7, 2012
September 27, 2017
108 2 minutes
Yatterman
January 1, 1977
January 27, 1979
108 20–26 minutes
110 Yu-Gi-Oh! Go Rush!!
April 3, 2022
Currently in production
107 20-26 minutes
111 Science Ninja Team Gatchaman
October 1, 1972
September 29, 1974
105 20–26 minutes
Tiger Mask
October 2, 1969
September 30, 1971
105 20–26 minutes
112 Attack No. 1
December 7, 1969
November 28, 1971
104 20–26 minutes
Croket!
April 7, 2003
March 27, 2005
104 20–26 minutes
Di Gi Charat Nyo!
April 6, 2003
March 28, 2004
104 12 minutes
Inakappe Taishō
October 4, 1970
September 24, 1972
104 20–26 minutes
Moomin
April 12, 1990
March 26, 1992
104 20–26 minutes
Robotan
October 4, 1966
September 27, 1968
104 20–26 minutes
The Song of Tentomushi
October 6, 1974
September 26, 1976
104 20–26 minutes
113 Ganso Tensai Bakabon
October 6, 1975
September 26, 1977
103 20–26 minutes
The Gutsy Frog
October 7, 1972
September 28, 1974
103 20–26 minutes
Ojamanga Yamada-kun
September 28, 1980
October 10, 1982
103 20–26 minutes
114 Kodocha
April 5, 1996
March 27, 1998
102 20–26 minutes
MÄR
April 3, 2005
March 25, 2007
102 20–26 minutes
115 Guru Guru Town Hanamaru-kun
October 3, 1999
September 29, 2001
101 20–26 minutes
Slam Dunk
October 16, 1993
March 23, 1996
101 20–26 minutes
Touch
March 24, 1985
March 22, 1987
101 20–26 minutes
116 Aikatsu Stars!
April 7, 2016
March 29, 2018
100 20–26 minutes
Coji-Coji
October 4, 1997
September 25, 1999
100 20–26 minutes
Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (2020)
October 3, 2020
October 22, 2022
100 20–26 minutes
GeGeGe no Kitarō (2007)
April 1, 2007
March 29, 2009
100 20–26 minutes
Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
October 6, 2001
September 27, 2003
100 20–26 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
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki Sept. 1992 May 2021 30
7 Case Closed 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 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 Beyblade Burst Rise April 2019 March 2020 52
Beyblade Burst Surge April 2020 March 2021 52
Beyblade Burst QuadDrive April 2021 March 2022 52
Hetalia: Axis Powers January 2009 March 2010 52
3 Aggretsuko April 2018 February 2023 51
4 Hetalia: World Series March 2010 March 2011 48
5 Baki June 2018
Currently in production
39
Sailor Moon Crystal July 2014 June 2016 39
6 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
Stone Ocean
December 2021 December 2022 38
7 Starry Sky December 2010 June 2011 26
Xam'd: Lost Memories July 2008 February 2009 26
8 The Melancholy of
Haruhi-chan Suzumiya
February 2009 May 2009 25
9 Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie October 2014 March 2015 24
Magical Play November 2001 May 2002 24
Petit Eva:
Evangelion@School
March 2007 September 2007 24
Psychic Academy March 2002 September 2002 24
10 Penguin Musume Heart April 2008 November 2008 22
11 Hetalia: The Beautiful World January 2013 June 2013 20
Kyō no Asuka Show August 2012 January 2013 20

See also

Notes

  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.

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