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Roriconfan aka THEANIMESNOB is pretty notorious for his anime reviews and video's, however i find myself having to answer this very same question from various emails / discussions so i can appreciate this video and still find it honestly amusing

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Today’s returning guest is our good friend Angel and on this episode we are going to have a casual observational discussion on the longest and oldest running anime trends in Japan

For some of you this may sound like an episode where we tread the same old waters and discuss the most obvious of franchises….however you may be surprised to find there are more than a few shows that have never even passed Japanese borders and are more of a domestic hit than a more aware international one.

So with the help of Wikipedia and some sorting arrangements we take a somewhat brief look at the following lists……..take a look yourself folks it’s actually somewhat Intriguing

*Apologies for shaky audio quality at various points btw, technical difficulties were rampant for some reason!*


LIST OF LONGEST RUNNING MANGA TITLES (We didn’t get around to this sadly)



Familiar Titles Discussed:-

Chi's Sweet Home, Sgt Frog, Crayon Shin-chan, Zatch Bell, Kirby: RBAY, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Ranma ½, Fairy Tail, DBZ, Yu Yu Hakusho, Toriko, Case Closed - Detective Conan

Unfamiliar Titles Discussed - which are actually the longest trending Anime Series

1. Sazae-san - 6197+ Episodes

2. Nintama Rantarō (Ninja Boy Rantaro) 1773+ Episodes

3. Ojarumaru (Prince Mackaroo) 1388+ Episodes

4. Soreike! Anpanman 1170+ Episodes

5. Chibi Maruko-chan 918+ Episodes

Before we end the podcast we do actually touch on the fact that in the western world having cartoon series trend for a long amount of time / episodes is not the norm. It seems like a much more character / franchise reboot model depending on how ratings go for an active series. Low ratings = show cancellation which usually sprouts room for a new “similar” project or a re-imagined series which may be more successful ala switching Young Justice for Teen Titans Go! / Beware the Batman.


It’s actually funny a detailed talk on Pokemon isn’t here.....however we actually did have a discussion on that BEAST franchise…sadly it was before we started recording so we forgot to bring it up again but of course the details are....

Pokemon has been running for 17 straight seasons totalling in a whopping 800+ episodes excluding movies, side stories, OVA’s etc actually making it the third longest running anime TV series that runs for over 20 mins an episode….and I would not be surprised at all if this eventually becomes the longest running anime series of all time in future

But yeah sorry Pokemon we do clearly recognize your MEGA status….forgive us! :oP

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This is a much requested long overdue episode that has been stalled for long enough dagnammit!

Yes on this episode we are going a lil backwards to discuss one of the industry’s most successful and beloved anime titles FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST

My man Habib returns once again to discuss the various elements surrounding this franchise such as

Alchemy vs Magic, Other Series that dabbled with Alchemy before & after FMA, 2003 vs Brotherhood, Why the earlier 2003 series DOES NOT TOTALLY SUCK, The FMA Manga and other off topic relatable’s such as the newly announced Fate SN reboot, S-CRY-ED, Soul Eater & Clannad

Also check out these hot links from affiliates mentioned on this episode

Nick Talapanasky’s

How FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Saved Anime (for Me)

The Unofficial Full Metal Podcast
(Same guys that do the One Piece Podcast)

The Full Metal Wikia

Again, Big thanks to my man Habib for returning on this episode

And also a Big Thanks to EriksBlue for the cool title card! (Been a while :oP)

Thanks for listening folks!

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On this episode we are back to shed some more light on Worldwide Animation Awareness

Going for something a little different this time, myself and Nuansay will be focusing on reviews for feature animated movies from around the globe

1. The Wolf Children – 15:53

2. Waltz with Bashir – 31:16

3. Persepolis – 36:20

4. Colorful – 52:27

5. The Triplets of Belleville – 59:08

6. Mary and Max – 01:08:05

Thats all folks....thanks for listening! =D

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“You guys are doing another podcast about Japan?!?

Oh yeah baby…we certainly are but not only will this be our final look into the Anime motherland but on this particular episode we are speaking to a young lady who actually LIVED thre for three years….unlike our two previous guest

That’s right folks…today we have the lovely and dedicated YouTuber CAFFINEJedi on to give us the female perspective and a more in depth look at what it actually takes to set roots down and actually live in Japan

CJ has already chronicled he experiences pretty thoroughly on her own YT channel but I’d thought it would be cool to talk to her and get an overview of sorts on what it was like to live there


More recently CJ has started to make a more professional move into the world of professional film and media creation, so we also talk about her upcoming web series and future endeavors


How a westerner can make a move to live in Japan, Making friends, Japanese Food Healthy?, J-COPS, The Japanese dentist, Dating in Japan, Love Hotels, Being a gaijin, Common misconceptions, De-fantasizing Japan, Thoughts on Hentai, The Ramen Girl, Sexless Japanese Men?, J-Girls, Climbing Mount Fuji and a whole lot more

A Few Other Cool Japan Video’s By CJ

What Japan Taught Me About Fashion

Japanese DMV

Japan Q&A

My Favorite Things About Japan (In Song)

Again, I want to give out a big thank you to our guest this episode CAFFINEJedi


And as usual folks - Thanks for listening!

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