10 Amazing Guinness World Records (From the World of Anime & Manga)

10 Amazing Guinness World Records (From the World of Anime & Manga)

The Guinness Book of World Records has become the governing body for world records, bestowing awards for the best anime & manga out there.



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10 Amazing Guinness World Records (From the World of Anime & Manga)

Established in 1954 by Sir Hugh Beaver (owner of the famous brewery), the Guinness Book of World Records has become the governing body for any record of accomplishment. The first book in the long running series was released in 1955 and sold 187,000 books (after four reprints) within a year. This success marked the catalyst for people from around the world to want to be featured in the book and claim the coveted world record.

This list looks to celebrate both creators and fans of anime and manga, showcasing some bizarre records alongside some deserved of a legacy left behind. Additionally, it is hard to imagine some of these records ever being topped as the amount of work and dedication into some of holders is almost beyond belief. So without further ado, here are 10 amazing Guinness World Records attributed to the world of anime and manga.

10 Eiichiro Oda: Most Printed Comic Series by One Author Ever

10 Amazing Guinness World Records (From the World of Anime & Manga)

Japanese mangaka Eiichiro Oda currently holds the record for the “most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author” for his series One Piece. The award, which was given all the way back in 2015, (meaning he is still adding to the number) was recorded at a whopping 77 volumes at the time of recognition.

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Guinness also noted over 320,866,000 units sold giving Oda the title of “most copies published for the same manga series”. Consequently, in the west Viz Media has been grouping the series into massive box collections.

9 Largest Collection Of Hello Kitty Memorabilia

10 Amazing Guinness World Records (From the World of Anime & Manga)

The collection took him 30 years to build up, and given that he was not the first one to hold the record, this is one that may be broken in the future. The charm of Hello Kitty is undeniable, so who knows how big Gunji’s collection is at this time?

8 Kingdom: Manga Written By The Most People

10 Amazing Guinness World Records (From the World of Anime & Manga)

Awarded on December 12, 2012, the manga Kingdom holds a unique record that is unlikely to ever be beaten. Started as part of an initiative deemed the “Social Kingdom”, the project saw artists, fans, and voice actors each pick a single frame from the 26th volume of the series and redraw it.



As a result, the volume recorded 1,087 total participants, including other iconic creators in (previously mentioned) Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), and Hirohiko Araki (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure), just to name a few. The project was an undeniable success helping to make it one of the most beloved series of the decade while granting it this unique world record.

7 Sazae-San: Longest Running Animated Television Series

10 Amazing Guinness World Records (From the World of Anime & Manga)

While The Simpsons currently hold the record for longest running animated series by episode run time, there is a TV series from Japan which has been airing for more years. The anime series known as Sazae-San, which is virtually unknown outside of its native Japan, has been running for 50 years as of the record date, October 2019.

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There are over 7,000 episodes. By comparison, the second longest running anime series, Rantaro the Ninja Boy, has aired just over 2,000. Winning by a long shot, it is going to take many decades, if not a century, to beat this record, especially when the series shows no signs of stopping.

6 Largest Collection Of Dragon Ball Memorabilia

10 Amazing Guinness World Records (From the World of Anime & Manga)

Held by Hitoshi Uchida of Kita, Japan, the recently recorded collection (June 18, 2019) has an impressive 10,098 items from the Dragon Ball universe. With a particular fondness for Goku, Uchida managed to collect over 4,000 items portraying the iconic Saiyan.

Starting off as a collection of erasers, Uchida became obsessed with collecting merchandise, even quitting his job to further pursue his collection to make the world record number. A true die-hard fan!


5 Hugtto! PreCure Futari Wa Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories: Most Magical Warriors In An Anime Film

10 Amazing Guinness World Records (From the World of Anime & Manga)

For fans of ‘Magical Girls’, Hug! Pretty Cure the Movie holds the record for most magical warriors within a single film. The film, which was released to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Pretty Cure series, boasted 55 characters to snatch up the record in 2018.

In order to meet the requirements, each character was required to have spoken dialogue as well as showcase their powers. Despite the record attempt requiring many of the characters to only make brief appearances, the films is regarded as one of the best within the long running series.

4 Shotaro Ishinomori: Most Comics Published By One Author

10 Amazing Guinness World Records (From the World of Anime & Manga)

Dubbed the “King of Manga”, creator Shotaro Ishinomori currently holds the world record for the “most comics published by one author”, totaling over 128,000 pages across 770 titles across 500 volumes.

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The award is rather bittersweet for the creator of such series as Kamen Rider and and Cyborg-009, in being given posthumously. Thankfully, the mangaka’s work will be remembered for generations to come, a true pioneer of the genre.

3 Steamboy: Most Expensive Film Anime

10 Amazing Guinness World Records (From the World of Anime & Manga)

Set in Victorian England, the Steampunk adventure Steamboy currently holds the record as the most expensive anime film. At an estimated cost of 2.4 billion Yen ($20 million USD), the movie does not lack in visual flair afforded by the budget, although early financial woes due to having to switch animation companies did not help in tackling costs.

Sadly, this is one case where being a world record holder is more of a negative with the film going on to make a negative worldwide gross. To add insult to injury, the film met with mixed reception from fans and critics.

2 Largest Collection Of Pokémon Memorabilia

10 Amazing Guinness World Records (From the World of Anime & Manga)

The final collection on this list also happens to be by far the biggest. Recorded in 2016, Lisa Courtney from the UK lays claim to the biggest Pokémon collection with 17,127 total items. Consisting mostly of plushies, the avid would be trainer has curated items from across the globe and even had part of her collection displayed in a museum exhibition on pop culture.

1 Spirited Away: First Anime Film To Receive & Oscar

With the abundance of awards given out each year, the most absurd being highlighted, it is often forgotten that the organization also records some interesting historical firsts. This brings us to the final entry on the list with Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away.

Spirited Away was awarded best animated feature at The Oscars in 2003, bringing critical validity to what many fans already knew: the brilliance of Hayao Miyazaki.

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