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Long lasting dramas.

Post by Hatori » Wed 03.26.2008 3:38 pm

Hello! I haven't posted for a long while... Anyway, I was watching bad daytime TV today and I came across Days of Our Lives. My mom watched this show for almost the whole time this drama-Soap has been on TV and said it's been on for 30+ years.

I was wondering if there are any TV shows like Days of Our Lives in Japan that has been going on that long. I know that many dramas don't last more than a year, generally, but are there are any shows like that lasting that long?

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Post by doinkies » Wed 03.26.2008 8:50 pm

3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi-sensei (has been running on and off since 1979)

Abarenbo Shogun (ran from 1978 to 2004)

Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari (started in 1990 and its 9th season is starting soon)
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Re: Long lasting dramas.

Post by AJBryant » Wed 03.26.2008 9:06 pm

Mito Komon is the great grand-daddy of Japanese TV shows. 38 seasons, over 1000 episodes.


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