Updated: Oct 1
5 - Sazae- San: Longest Running Animated Television Series
When we think of longest running television program, The Simpsons are the picture in our head. A very fewer people know that Sazae-San, a Japanese animated TV show has been running years before The Simpsons. And hence, it holds the world record for the 'Longest Running Television Animated Show Ever'.
Sazae San received the award in 2019 when it completed 50 years of its run. With over 7000 episodes under its name, it seems pretty unbeatable record and even if a show is capable enough of reaching and eventually reaching that Everest, it's going to take it many decades.
4 - Shotaro Ishinomori: Most Comics Published by Single Author
Shotaro Ishinomori, popularly known as the 'King Or Manga' holds the world record for publishing the most number of comics by one author. This totals of 128,000 pages across 770 titles, across 500 volumes.
Although the award was given posthumously, his undisputed works are still recognised and will be cherished by generations to come.
His best works include Kamen Rider and Cyborg-009.
3 - Eiichiro Oda: The Most Printed Comic Series By Single Author Ever
Guinness Book of World Records awarded Eiichiro Oda back in 2015 for the record that he holds for the 'most number of copies published for the same comic book series by a single author' for his ultra-famous manga series One Piece. At the time of recognition i.e, in 2015, the series was marked with whooping 77 volumes, which means it is still adding more numbers to it.
Guinness also noted over 320,866,000 units sold giving Oda the title of "most copies published for the same manga series".
2 - Kingdom: Manga Series Written by Most Number of People
Kingdom comprised of a big number of cast and crew into its making. The project witnessed the artists, fans and voice actors each picking a frame from 26th volume in particular and redrawing it. This resulted into the participation from 1087 people in all for one volume including some masters of anime such as Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), and Hirohiko Araki (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) just to name a few.
Anime was awarded for this remarkable achievement in 2012 which is unlikely to be broken anytime soon. The anime was a success and this unusual record gives it another accomplishment for a lifetime.
1 - Lisa Courtney: Largest Collection Of Pokémon Memorabilia
This is rather a general category when it comes to world award recognition. A lot of anime fanatics around the globe love to collect merchandise of their favourite anime. Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Hello Kitty are some anime that have their roots very strong in the merchandise business.
Awarded in 2016, Lisa Courtney of UK holds the world record for Most Number Of Pokémon Memorabilia with record 17,127 total items. Lisa even has had part of her collection displayed in a museum exhibition on pop culture.
Next in the list is Hitoshi Uchida of Japan, who has an impressive 10,098 items from the Dragon Ball universe.