PDA

View Full Version : What is the longest anime series?


jac3624
07-23-2005, 05:36 AM
Like the title says "What is the longest anime series?"

I got the idea for this thread from another thread and I thought "Lets ask the whole board."

I think it's the Dragon Ball series(ball, Z, GT) I don't even know how many there but it seems to go on for ever. It would be cool if you could give a total number of episodes per series. I'll edit this post with the series name and total # of eps.


Here goes:

Dragon ball (ball, Z, GT):400-500 eps, plus 13 movies, and 2 or 3 tv specials.(ala Shino)
Case Closed: 380 eps and going + 9 movies
Gundam: Possibly too many to count

YoshiToshi
07-23-2005, 05:41 AM
I think this is the most, but I know that it's the most I've ever seen. Meitantei Conan(Case Closed) Over 350, and still counting. Damn, how is Aoyama even making money? The show has a rating of over 13% in Japan. I don't even know how! I personally don't think that it's that great of an anime/manga.'

EDIT: I just checked. It's 380 and counting; with 9 movies.

Shino
07-23-2005, 05:56 AM
err, DB has like 100 or so eps, DBZ like 270-290, and GT around 60, so about 400-500 eps, plus 13 movies, and 2 or 3 tv specials.

ApatheticDimwit
07-23-2005, 06:08 AM
I agree with Jac and Shino, that has to be the longest anime I've ever watched.

Tsuna
07-23-2005, 07:08 AM
yeah, same...DBZ...

YoshiToshi
07-23-2005, 07:09 AM
..........Can I change my answer?????? I wanna choose Dragonball Z instead......

SylentChaos
07-23-2005, 08:24 AM
one piece longest anime i think and also detective conan. but damn....

LET IT ALL DIE

The authors are lazy to make a new series lol and maybe thats why they just continue the series.

sheik
07-24-2005, 01:17 AM
How long is One Piece? I saw DBZ, it goes from when Goku is 12 until Pan was a old lady! It is a long series. I hope Naruto is liek that and he gets as old as the Hokage.

YoshiToshi
07-24-2005, 04:36 AM
How long is One Piece? I saw DBZ, it goes from when Goku is 12 until Pan was a old lady! It is a long series. I hope Naruto is liek that and he gets as old as the Hokage.
Do you even know how old the Hokage is? He's like, almost 100!!! I wouldn't want to see Naruto doing missions over and over and over. DBZ doesn't suck as bad as it should because Dragonball started from the beginning, when Goku was 6. If they did that with Naruto..... Maybe, just maybe, they could've made it into a long series. But, I wouldn't want to see Naruto become like a long series.... It would screw it up. Maybe they could do an ultra-time-jump at the end, the last episode, and show everyone all grown up and whatever, happy with their lives and such.... But I wouldn't want it to be, "Ok, this season will jump ahead 5 years, and this season will be 10 years..." and they just keep on doing time-jumps like in DBZ.... until Naruto becomes an old fart!

lapinky
07-24-2005, 05:32 AM
DBZ has 500+ espisods?thats so many!No wonder it still hasn't finished showing on TV XD

Shino
07-24-2005, 05:35 AM
Its been finished. In fact theyve shown the entire series atleast 5 times since ive started watching it back in 1998.

jac3624
07-25-2005, 04:02 AM
Shino has it right. When I worked in a game store,one of reagulars said he used to live in japan when he was a kid and he watched bragon ball z to the end. He said that was like 15 years ago.

IS there any other Long ass anime series out there that those NOT looking to get into a long series should look out for?

sheik
07-26-2005, 05:34 AM
One Piece, There is going to be 2 more crew mates. A deer and a woman that can grow hands anywhere.

Aruko
07-26-2005, 08:33 AM
I always thought that Inuyasha was the longest anime going with over like 200. I guess I'm wrong.

YoshiToshi
07-26-2005, 08:45 AM
Inuyasha has 160-something episodes. It's not THAT long. Probably DBZ is the longest.

Ero
07-26-2005, 09:21 AM
eh if u count all the gundams as a series then i think it might go to gundam, but if not, then it goes to either DBZ or..... Doraemon O.O?

H_I
07-26-2005, 12:15 PM
I dont know which is the longest i Japan history but DB has 151 eps plus 3 movies and 1 ova, DBZ has 291 eps 13 movies and 4 ovas( I think) And DBGT has 64 eps and 1 ova.

Dective Conan has 381 and 9 movies
Inuyasha has 167 eps plus 4 movies

So DBZ i believe is the winner.(but could lose to gundam, Gundam has been around since late 1970's)
I tried to find out how many eps in all the gundam series but it's to mind boggling to find out.

Makku
08-07-2005, 11:05 PM
I'd say that the longest anime series is obviously Inuyasha.

jac3624
08-08-2005, 03:40 AM
DBZ alone beats Inuyasha in total length hands down. As of right now, it's between the Dragon Ball series(DB, DBZ, DBGT) and the Gundam series. Though no one seems to know the total eps count for gundam, only that it's been around since the '70s.

Chibi Baka
08-08-2005, 05:05 PM
Dragonball/z/Gt has to be the longest anime on air, i dont even know where to start count on the eps ...

Tabris
08-09-2005, 10:53 PM
i'm not really sure but apparently inu-yasha hasn't even been finished in draft yet. Although DBZ is very large.

Glaiza_mei
08-13-2005, 10:16 PM
Dragon Ball..-_-" never ending story...

Ban Mido
08-13-2005, 10:26 PM
I think it would be the CLAMP shows(Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa Chronicles).There not actually a series but all the showas are intertwined and must make a gigantic series.

jac3624
08-14-2005, 02:59 AM
If there related in someway I guess you could call them a series. How many would you say there are?

Ban Mido
08-16-2005, 04:25 PM
probably 800 because theres RG Veda, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa Chronicles,Magic Knight Rayearth, Chobits and xxxHolic.

Impulse
08-16-2005, 05:10 PM
The Dragonball/Z/GT series. I've watched it all and I've finally realized it's all been a waste of time. >(

Maes
08-16-2005, 05:37 PM
Hm, and I thought Naruto was the longest.I mean, its still going on, the series hasnt ended yet.

Stanislaw
08-16-2005, 06:13 PM
well, look at it like this.

if you consider dragonball to be the first part of the series, dragonball z to be the second part, and GT to be the last part (though it is not in fact a toriyama creation) then dragon would be the longest running series i bet.

of course, shows like inuyasha and naruto are very long running, considering many anime are wrapped up within 30 episodes.

Smeeeeee
08-16-2005, 08:18 PM
what about the whole transformers series. theyve been on for a LONG time

jac3624
08-16-2005, 11:39 PM
That's not anime. I had no idea that dragonball gt wasn't toriyama's work. I waven't seen much of it. Is there a place I could DL freeza saga from DBZ?

YoshiToshi
08-16-2005, 11:52 PM
well, look at it like this.

if you consider dragonball to be the first part of the series, dragonball z to be the second part, and GT to be the last part (though it is not in fact a toriyama creation) then dragon would be the longest running series i bet.

of course, shows like inuyasha and naruto are very long running, considering many anime are wrapped up within 30 episodes.

GT wasn't made by Toriyama? Then who made it?

sheik
08-16-2005, 11:58 PM
GT kinda sucked and I think the Dragonball Series was the longest. THe series slowly started to die when GT came out.

jac3624
08-17-2005, 12:03 AM
To true. I fount a place that has the dragon ball series for DL but it's not online.

Tsyukomi
08-17-2005, 01:25 AM
I wonder if anyone really keeps track of "what is the longest Anime"..... I just watch them and enjoy them!.... Don't really have the time to keep a record of how long it is...... what a funny thread this is!

nelsonkong
08-17-2005, 02:54 AM
it has to be dragonball series.....that make it kinda suckx...

bafflequeen
08-28-2005, 08:35 PM
i think the longest anime is DBZ....also, probably Inyuasha...heard it's really long

Ramen_Fever
08-30-2005, 05:12 PM
yea its Inu-yashaand DBZ(gt) but like Naruto's not far from being a long anime too

Lil_Uchiha1412
08-30-2005, 05:22 PM
I agree with everyone. It's probably DBZ. How many episodes did Inuyasha have?
I doubt it's more than Meitantei Conan. It's nearly/over 400 episodes now.

Rockshmo
08-30-2005, 07:46 PM
Inuyasha is god damn long... the only thing bad about long anime's is things start to get repetative. I mean how many times are they gonna fight Naraku before he fuckin dies... grrr..

But I think DBZ takes the win for this question.

diane_cheeze
04-24-2006, 11:52 PM
i thought it would be Ranma 1/2?

slayer91
04-24-2006, 11:55 PM
db-dbgt dbgt was made by some amarican guy

Hinata_Fan_Boy
04-24-2006, 11:57 PM
Definitely the Dragonball Series but I have also heard Inuyasha is pretty long. Though a few posts up someone said something about a show called Meitantai Conan which is around 400 episodes!? That's just crazy.

slayer91
04-25-2006, 12:00 AM
dbz was that long but if u add in db and gt it is a hell of a lot longer

typhoon_4434
04-25-2006, 12:03 AM
well I say Inuyasha, because it's fairly long, and in the end. THEY STILL DON'T KILL NARAKU

diane_cheeze
04-25-2006, 01:23 AM
well I say Inuyasha, because it's fairly long, and in the end. THEY STILL DON'T KILL NARAKU

i know! its soooo frustrating! even in the 4 movies that follow, there's STILL no end to Naraku!! does that mean its once again another hanging ending anime, or will there be another season to come??

flame13th
04-25-2006, 05:19 AM
If you are 20 years old and residing somewhere in Malaysia and your answer isnt Doraemon, then you might just go out and kill yourself. Seriously...

demonchildXX
04-25-2006, 05:55 AM
hmm...yea...DBZ is pretty long...but so is Inuyasha, like typhoon said...u got a good point there about Naraku...why the heck can't he just die already?!...geez...seriously...

SHADOW118
05-03-2006, 03:45 PM
SonicX, and yes it is considered anime

Makoto_Duke_War_IV
05-03-2006, 03:55 PM
hmm...yea...DBZ is pretty long...but so is Inuyasha, like typhoon said...u got a good point there about Naraku...why the heck can't he just die already?!...geez...seriously...
The InuYasha anime is only 160 episodes long. That nothing next to Naruto and DBZ.

Amaterasu
05-03-2006, 03:58 PM
yep, DBZ has to be the longest ever, but Naruto is getting there, they still ahve a lot of gorund to cover and All the fillers they put in betwwen, im pretty sure it will get there soon enough.

SonicX, and yes it is considered anime

How the hell is sonic X the longest anime series it has like 20 episodes.

Jaxon
05-03-2006, 04:02 PM
Gundam, for sure.

Tsuna
05-03-2006, 04:02 PM
I believe that as of now, DBZ is the longest running anime. Naruto's catching up quick, though, and it won't be long before it takes the trophy.

uchiha`itachi
05-03-2006, 04:04 PM
dbz for me i think that is a long tim i mean i saw that wen i was little and how is sonicx a long anime i mean come on now that show has like 20 esp. like amaterasu said

Makoto_Duke_War_IV
05-03-2006, 04:04 PM
I believe that as of now, DBZ is the longest running anime. Naruto's catching up quick, though, and it won't be long before it takes the trophy.
Yes, but it has to beat Case Close... how the hell still running!?

Darkhope
05-03-2006, 06:47 PM
Naruto is indeed catching up. It has... 182 episodes? And far from over. That pwns Inuyasha.

DBZ.. yes that one takes the cake.

I'm surprised no one has said POKEMON. Damn that anime has 400+ episodes with like 11 movies and STILL GOING~!

haka
05-04-2006, 01:12 PM
POKEMON!!!!!!!!! I say that because it's had like 4-5 movies and sooo many episodes and still going!

Jaxon
05-04-2006, 01:40 PM
Naruto is indeed catching up. It has... 182 episodes? And far from over. That pwns Inuyasha.

DBZ.. yes that one takes the cake.

I'm surprised no one has said POKEMON. Damn that anime has 400+ episodes with like 11 movies and STILL GOING~!

Wow, yes, forgot about that. Oh well, let's all try to forget it, shall we?

haka
05-04-2006, 01:44 PM
Lol I don't know that was my first anime...SOmeone might not like that lol!

Smeeeeee
05-04-2006, 02:36 PM
DB series. i believe it have over 500 eps for the whole DB Z GT series. 276 for DBZ alone.

KyoichiKanami
05-04-2006, 04:36 PM
I figured that the longest anime period is probably Pokemon, but the longest anime without much plot development would have to be One piece. It's what, almost 375+ and STILL aren't even close to the Grand Line?

Makoto_Duke_War_IV
05-04-2006, 05:46 PM
I figured that the longest anime period is probably Pokemon, but the longest anime without much plot development would have to be One piece. It's what, almost 375+ and STILL aren't even close to the Grand Line?
How the hell do you have an anime seires with over 300 episodes and the character haven't even got close to their goal!?

At Naruto's got close to Sasuke and they didn't have to have 600+ chapters to do so.

poofychippy
05-04-2006, 06:55 PM
lol man definalty pokemon.. there are like 800 episodes for heavens sake man.. lol and dont forget like the 10 movies

saskatu
05-04-2006, 07:00 PM
POKEMON!!!!!!!!! I say that because it's had like 4-5 movies and sooo many episodes and still going!
if is episodes then pokemon because they have over 850 episodes if not then DBZ

Darkhope
05-06-2006, 08:25 PM
if is episodes then pokemon because they have over 850 episodes if not then DBZ

Not exactly 850.. but alot.

www.serebii.net

enter site. episode guide.

SylentChaos
05-06-2006, 08:50 PM
isnt one piece the longest right now?

Makoto_Duke_War_IV
05-06-2006, 09:15 PM
isnt one piece the longest right now?
No, it's Case Close. and it's 500+ episodes.

Green beast of konoha
05-06-2006, 11:00 PM
Do you even know how old the Hokage is? He's like, almost 100!!! I wouldn't want to see Naruto doing missions over and over and over. DBZ doesn't suck as bad as it should because Dragonball started from the beginning, when Goku was 6. If they did that with Naruto..... Maybe, just maybe, they could've made it into a long series. But, I wouldn't want to see Naruto become like a long series.... It would screw it up. Maybe they could do an ultra-time-jump at the end, the last episode, and show everyone all grown up and whatever, happy with their lives and such.... But I wouldn't want it to be, "Ok, this season will jump ahead 5 years, and this season will be 10 years..." and they just keep on doing time-jumps like in DBZ.... until Naruto becomes an old fart!

Well actually the third hokage is 68 in the series, the fifth hokage is 50, and the forth hokage was roughly about 30 so being hokage has nothing to do with age but usually the person thats chosin tho be the hokage is a person best suited to protect the village

Smeeeeee
05-07-2006, 12:26 AM
if ur going by movies, pokemon has 7 and dragonball z has 13 and that DBZ alone! thats not counting DB and GT

SylentChaos
05-07-2006, 05:24 AM
wow i remember case closed around episode 1-70 but it got so stupid and boring...............i know this anime went down so fast....

cursesealer
05-08-2006, 10:49 AM
Damn. So in the top few we have DBZ, Case Closed, Pokemon, and One Piece. Each one no better or shorter than another.

Makoto_Duke_War_IV
05-08-2006, 10:53 AM
Damn. So in the top few we have DBZ, Case Closed, Pokemon, and One Piece. Each one no better or shorter than another.
Lol, and Naruto is following right up behind.

haka
05-08-2006, 02:38 PM
oo yeah...With all the dam fillers...

Kiba_is_mine
05-09-2006, 02:01 AM
One of the longest has to be Rurouni Kenshin

Shikamaru_IQ
05-14-2006, 09:30 AM
I think this is the most, but I know that it's the most I've ever seen. Meitantei Conan(Case Closed) Over 350, and still counting. Damn, how is Aoyama even making money? The show has a rating of over 13% in Japan. I don't even know how! I personally don't think that it's that great of an anime/manga.'

EDIT: I just checked. It's 380 and counting; with 9 movies.
Wheres a link t that?

DBZ is the longest then wat toshi said and naruto is pretty long to.

yata
05-14-2006, 12:53 PM
i thought it would be Ranma 1/2?


You just bumped a thread months and months.

TeTsULoRdoFHEll
08-14-2006, 12:16 PM
The DBZ series hands down.