Momoko Sakura is an elementary school student who likes popular idol Momoe Yamaguchi and mangas. She is often called "Chibi Maruko-chan" due to her young age and small size. She lives together with her parents, her grandparents and her elder sister in a little town. In school, she has many friends with whom she studies and plays together everyday, including her close pal, Tama-chan; the student committee members, Maruo-kun and Migiwa-san; and the B-class trio: 'little master' Hanawa-kun, Hamaji-Bu Taro and Sekiguchi-kun. This is a fun-loving and enjoyable anime that portrays the simple things in life.
#01: "Ureshii Yokan" by Marina Watanabe (eps 1-???) #02: "Humming ga Kikoeru" by Kahimi Karie (???) #03: "Odoru Ponpokorin" by ManaKana & Shigeru Izumiya (eps 180-253) #04: "KinKi no Yaru Ki Man Man Song" by KinKi Kids (eps 254-294) #05: "Odoru Ponpokorin" by B.B.Queens (eps 295-)
#01: "Hari-kiri Jiisan no Rock 'n' Roll" by Hitoshi Ueki (eps 1-???) #02: "Akke ni torareta toki no uta" by Tama (???) #03: "Jaga Buttercorn-san" by ManaKana (eps 180-230) #04: "Chibi Maruko Ondo" by ManaKana (eps 231-340) #05: "Kyuujitsu no Uta (Viva La Viva)" by Delighted Mint (eps 341-416) #06: "Uchuu Dai Shuffle" by Love Jets (eps 417-481) #07: "Arara no Jumon" by Chibi Maruko-chan with Bakuchu Mondai (eps 482- )
I bet many anime fans think that One Piece has been airing forever. But it isn't anything compared to the classics on this list! Come learn about the 15 longest running anime series in Japan, very few of which have been released overseas!