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Sazae-san


Alternative Titles

English: Mrs. Sazae
Japanese: サザエさん

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 1969 to ?
Premiered: Fall 1969
Broadcast: Sundays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Eiken
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 6.331 (scored by 451 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #60032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6107
Members: 1,919
Favorites: 11
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Ranked #6003Popularity #6107Members 1,919
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Synopsis

The main character is a mother named Sazae-san. She lives in a house with her husband, her kids and her parents. The show is the ultimate family program and tends to follow traditional themes. Think of this show as the Japanese equivalent to "The Partridge Family" and you'll get a good feel for this show's atmosphere. Don't expect to see things like violence, swearing, kung-fu action or magical girls. The plots are more like "Today, Sazae-san goes to the new mall and gets lost". Such "boring" plotlines and the simplistic art are often a turn-off to non-Japanese audiences, but most Japanese find the show incredibly good. As a result, it continues to be one of the top ratings grabbers on TV and is one of the few anime that is considered "acceptable" by adults.

(Source: AniDB)

Background

Sazae-san currently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest running animated television series.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Satou, Yutaka
Episode Director
Hasegawa, Machiko
Original Creator
Konno, Yasuyuki
Sound Effects
Ookuma, Toshihiro
Art Director


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"Sazae-san (サザエさん)" by Yuko Uno (宇野ゆう子)

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More reviewsReviews

Dec 29, 2016
PanchoMano (All reviews)
In the evening of October 5, 1969 I remembered tuning in to watch a show that had caught my attention. Its opening seemed funny and relaxing, similar to the shows of that time back when I used to live in Japan. I was about 12 at that time, my siblings and I would fight for what to watch (funny considering the limited options we had). After the 1st episode had concluded my siblings and I had some funny stupid looks in our faces. The show had become pretty close to us due to its relevance in our lives and its funny stories. We would tune read more
Jan 22, 2017
Thetys (All reviews)
Why is a long-running show that is this popular in Japan, ranked 5919 ?
I mean, most, if not all of the Japanese population knows Sazae-san, and likes it. (the same goes for Doraemon, Chibimaruko-chan, etc.)

The answer is simple: this is a slice of life-comedy show made for Japanese people, not for Americans, or French people.

In a sense, it is the Japanese version of the Simpsons. But the genre of comedy is different, and unlike the Simpsons, it needs Japanese cultural knowledge to understand, and it isn't oversaturated at all.

Note: Sazae-san first started as a crappy show, much like all other 1970's animes.

Conclusion: Don't watch Sazae-san read more

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Recent News

Anime 'Sazae-san' Awarded Guinness Record for the World's Longest Running Cartoon

On September 5th, Guinness World Records named "Sazae-san" the Longest Running Cartoon on this planet. The TV anime series is based on the manga written by Hasegawa ...read more


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