Go Anpanman Sets Guiness Record for Characters

Popular Japanese children’s cartoon series Go Anpanman has made the Guiness Book of Records for having the most characters in a series, with some 1,768 having appeared on the show since it began in 1998.

According to Variety, the series sells more than $1.1 billion of character products a year. It also has sold some 50 million manga volumes in its history and produced 20 feature cartoons.

The series was created by 90-year-old Takashi Yanase, who told the trade paper he hopes the show will be praised more for ‘its quality than its quantity.’