The TV anime went on hiatus on May 17 due to COVID-19
After being off the airwaves for 5 weeks, Japan's longest-running TV anime series Sazae-san will be returning to Japanese TV screens on June 21 with a special Father's Day episode. Sazae-san went on hiatus on May 17 due to the State of Emergency in Japan affecting anime production and voice acting.
This was the second time in the history of Sazae-san that the TV anime been put on hiatus. The first time was during the 1975 oil crisis, where prices in Japan were "crazy high." Sazae-san went on a break for 4 weeks from February 2 to March 2, 1975, marking the only time the series had done on break in the shows 50-year broadcast history. The current hiatus marks the longest time the TV anime has had to play unscheduled re-broadcasts.
Sazae-san airs on Sunday nights in Japan from 6:30 PM.
Source: Comic Natalie
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