It is the middle of the summer of 2021, and Obon is finally coming! Usually, it is a time for fun events, but because of the novel coronavirus, it has become difficult… I am sure many of you are thinking “It is better to stay at home and watch a lot of anime this summer!”
“…Then, how about to talk about watching the anime for four days (96 hours) during the Obon holidays without sleep?”
Probably many people have considered that. In reality, it will damage your body, so please don’t do it! But the idea is interesting.
This is why we at Anime!Anime! decided to calculate how many titles you can actually watch during the four days of the Obon holidays?
● Calculation method
If you watch anime non-stop for 4 days during the Obon holiday period from August 13 to 16…
96 hours in 4 days / about 24 minutes 30 seconds per episode of anime / subtracting 3 minutes of OP and ED , the main part is about 21 minutes /, roughly calculated about 274 episodes can be seen.
Then, speaking about “What titles you can watch?” we will introduce “Detective Conan”, “Gintama”, “Pretty Cure” series, “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, and “Teekyu”♪
■ “Detective Conan” One of the masterpieces of long-running anime! Perfect for long vacations!
“Detective Conan” is based on the same-name manga by Aoyama Gosho serialized in “Weekly Shonen Sunday”.
Kudo Shinichi, a high school student and a detective whose body has been become smaller by a mysterious organization, becomes Edogawa Conan, an elementary school boy who solves mystery cases and chases a mysterious organization.
You can watch “Detective Conan” from episode 1 to 274 “The Truth About the Haunted House (Part 1)”!
Episode 274, “The Truth About the Haunted House (Part 1),” is an episode from Season 7 that was aired in 2002. (Recorded DVD: PART10 Vol.6).
When Ran catches a cold and goes to the hospital, she meets an old man who has a ghost in his apartment. Then, the old man who calls himself Hoichi the Earless invites her to his apartment asking, “Would you like to see the ghost?” Conan and Kogoro, who are interested in ghost stories, decide to follow the old man’s to his apartment with Ran who dislikes it. What is the true identity of the ghost?
■ “Gintama” The anime and the original manga have finished, so why not take this opportunity to review it slowly?
“Gintama” is based on the same-name manga by Sorachi Hideaki serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump”. The final part of the 15-year anime series, the movie version “Gintama THE FINAL,” was released in January 2021.
The story is set in Edo at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, which has been invaded by aliens. It is a slapstick and sometimes serious comedy centered on the members of “Yorozuya” Sakata Gintoki, Shimura Shinpachi, and Kagura.
“Gintama” goes from episodes 1 to 274, “The big guy in the nostrils has big creativity”, “The new squadron thing seems to be like this at first, but it will be separated by the final episode You can watch until “I don’t want to”!
Episode 274: “Guys With Big Nostrils Also Has a Big Imagination”/”You Never Accept a New Sentai Series at the Start, But By the Final Episode, You Don’t Want It to End”, from “Gintama’: Enchousen” (Season 3) was broadcast in 2015.
There are two stories in episode one, one is a story about Gin and his friends thinking about a catch phrase for a promotional poster to promote “Yorozuya”, and another one is about making a “local character” by improving the image of Kabuki Town to Otae-san.
■ “Pretty Cure” which generation are you? Let’s watch the series not in real-time!
The “Pretty Cure” series is a long-run series that depicts girls transforming and fighting, starting from “Futari wa Pretty Cure” broadcast in 2004.
In the first series, ordinary junior high school students Misumi Nagisa and Yukishiro Honoka become “legendary warriors” Pretty Cure and confront the evil force, Dotsk Zone, who is trying to dye the world in darkness. Since then, new works have been released every year.
You can watch the “Pretty Cure” series from episode 1 of season 1 “Futari wa Pretty Cure” to episode 32 of season 6 “Fresh Pretty Cure!”(274 episodes in total) “Farewell! Tarte and Chiffon!!”
Episode 32 “Farewell! Tarte and Chiffon!!” of “Fresh Pretty Cure!” was broadcast in 2009 (series total: 274 episodes).
Tart and Chiffon came to this world in search of the “legendary warriors” Pretty Cure, but since their task was canceled, they will return to their hometown. However, since they are in love and can’t say goodbye, they decided to follow along to the fairyland, the Kingdom of Sweets. The activities of Pretty Cure and others that occur in that country are shown.
■ Season 2 of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” is coming! Let’s rewatch the series before it starts!
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” is based on the manga by Gotouge Koyoharu serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump”. The cumulative circulation of the series has exceeded 150 million.
Set in Japan during the Taisho era. A boy named Kamado Tanjirou, whose family was killed by a demon, joins the Demon Slayer Corps to return his sister, Nezuko, who becomes a demon, to a human again.
You can watch season 1 of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” from episode 1 to 26 + “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” (screening time: 117 minutes) about 9 times!
The TV anime was broadcast in 2019, and the popularity of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” was ignited, and the movie “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” released the following year becoming a breakthrough that earned 40 billion yen at the box office. It caused a social phenomenon, such as recording the number one box office revenue in Japanese movies.
Also this year, in 2021, season 2 of the TV anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc” will be broadcast, and this Obon is a great opportunity to review the original series. If you haven’t seen it yet, take this opportunity to watch it 2, 3 or 9 times.
■ Enjoy “Teekyu” as many times as you like! Watch it so many times that you will fly to the world of the work!
“Teekyu” is based on the manga written by Roots and illustrated by Piyo serialized in “Comic Earth Star”.
It is a “super-high tension gag comedy” about four unusual girls attending Kameido High School to play or not play tennis.
“Teekyu” is a short anime of about 2 minutes per episode and a total of 108 episodes from season 1 to season 9 were broadcast… If you remove the OP / ED (about 1 minute 30 seconds), you can watch 3840 episodes in 4 days 36 times!
“Teekyu” is known as “a chaotic super-high-speed gag anime that you can’t follow because it’s too fast”, but if you watch it 36 times in total all 9 seasons, you may understand what they are saying
Why don’t you join the Kameido High School Tennis Club this summer and spend your youth playing tennis with your seniors?
(Spin-off works are excluded this time)
As mentioned above, we calculated the number of titles that you can watch all four days of the Obon holiday, from long-run series to super short anime.
The long-term series such as “Conan” and “Pretty Cure” have the impression that they are still going on, but 2 season’s titles like “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” can be rewatched a few times.
This Obon holiday, an anime marathon that is sleepless for 4 days… Even if you don’t take it that way, take on the challenge of watching the anime you’ve always wanted to see (be careful about your physical condition) and make it a memorable summer. How about watching it?
(C) 2020 Aoyama Gosho / Detective Conan Production Committee
(C) Sorachi Hideaki / Gintama Production Committee for the Movie
(C) ABC / Toei Animation
(C) Gotouge Koyoharu / Shueisha / Aniplex / ufotable
(C) Roots / Piyo / Earth Star Entertainment / Kameido High School Tennis Club