Launched in 2004 and currently airing its 17th season, Pretty Cure presents the magical girl formula in its purest form.
With over a thousand episodes, Chibi Maruko-chan clearly struck a chord with Japanese audiences.
Detective Conan is fast approaching its 1000th episode mark, and the anime doesn't look like it's going to slow down anytime soon.
At its best, Dragon Ball comfortably ranks among the greatest battle shonen series ever.
In the years since its completion, Naruto has seen its stock decline somewhat.
Only a fraction of Crayon Shin-chan's stories have received an English dub, but this shoddy comedy has aired for nearly three decades.
Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motu Abiko's manga has spawned over 2000 anime episodes, and Doraemon is still on the air.
Ash may not be the best no one has ever done, but the series has already proved to be one of the most enduring of its time.
For a series focused on preserving young ninjas, there's a surprising lack of high-stakes action here.