Mrs. Sazae

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: サザエさん
English: Mrs. Sazae
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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.121 (scored by 18541,854 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #87302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6825
Members: 8,314
Favorites: 37

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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)


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

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Characters & Voice Actors


Morita, Hiromitsu
Director, Episode Director
Tsunoda, Toshitaka
Episode Director, Animation Director
Satou, Yutaka
Episode Director
Aoki, Yasunao
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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

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Dec 29, 2016
Preliminary (7466/? eps)
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 ...
Jan 22, 2017
Preliminary (50/? eps)
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 ...
Nov 27, 2021
Preliminary (487/? eps)
First of all there is lot of misinformation going around when it comes to this series. The series is slice of life extended family type series that focuses to the titular character Sazae-san, her husband Masuo and their son. The extended family also has the siblings of Sazae: Katsuo and Wakame and their parents.

Each episode consists of three 7 minute segments that can have different stories.

Stories are fairly simple and they usually center around daily shenanigans of one or more of the main characters. Due to the number of episodes some premises are recycled from previous episodes though this shouldn't be an issue as ...

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