8. Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi (1976) with 1471 Episodes
This anthology series adapting Japanese folk tales ran through 1994. It depicts some of the most renowned folk tales in the history of Japan, from the story of a child born from a peach, Momotarou, to that of Urashima Taro, a man who rescued a turtle and was thanked with a trip under the sea. Other than its historical aspects, the variety of stories included may also be another reason why this series became one of the longest running anime in history.
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