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 Machiko from 1946. It started airing in October 1969 and is now approaching its 46th anniversary. So far, more than 2200 broadcasts have been made. The previous holder of the record was the American cartoon show "The Simpsons".
Source: Asahi Shimbun