Fuji TV announced on Sunday that it will air a one-hour New Year’s special for the Sazae-san anime series on January 6 at 6:00 p.m. The special is celebrating the start of the anime’s 50th anniversary in 2019.
The most recent New Year’s special for the series aired on January 7, and featured American comedian Patrick Harlan will guest star.
The anime is usually the highest ranked animated series in Japan each week.
The anime adaptation of Machiko Hasegawa’s family life manga Sazae-san began airing in October 1969.