There are a lot of long-running anime franchises out there. However, the list of long-running anime franchises is extensive. In fact, the list is so extensive it’s kind of impressive how many franchises keep entertaining fans week after week and year after year. But, what are the longest continuous anime franchises ever made?
Long-running mystery-solving manga Detective Conan (sometimes known in the United States as Case Closed) is popular in Japan; so popular, in fact, that magazine Shonen Sunday has just announced that the manga now has over 200 million copies in print. To celebrate this, original creator Gosho Aoyama is giving readers the chance to design their own Detective Conan and submit it for the chance to actually be featured in the manga as a suspect in a case.