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8 of the Most Time Consuming Anime

H.D. Russell | 3 Feb 2016 15:00
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Sometimes you just want to watch a show that seems like it will never end, a time-vampire, if you will. Everyone remembers the show Dragon Ball, and with all its sequels, it seemed to continue on into oblivion, but what about those other shows that felt like an animated Energizer Bunny that keeps going and going and going? This is by no means a comprehensive list, but here's eight of some of the longest running anime shows of all time. Did we miss your favorite? Know of an even longer one? Let us know in the comments!

Lupin III Part II
Lupin III Part II is the shortest series on this list, coming in at just 155 episodes that were originally aired from 1977-1980. This specific show is actually a part of a larger meta-series called Lupin III and follows the exploits of Arsene Lupin III, a grandson of the thief of the same name from a series of novels by Maurice LeBlanc. This version of Lupin III is notably lighter in tone than its predecessor and is known for its humorous nature. Two feature films came out during its production, most notably The Castle of Cagliostro, which was directed and co-written by Hayao Myazaki of Studio Ghibli fame.

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