Japanese animation and Manga is popular in the world. "Sazae-san" is well-known character in Japan. Author is Machiko Hasegawa and this comic strip begun about 60 years ago. The story is based on two families, Isono and Fuguta family. They live together in same house. Now Sazae-san is TV series and on air for 30 minutes every Sunday. I had seen it when I was a child every week and many children watch it now.
"Sazae-san" is no special effect like "Pikachu" or no violence. It has humor. It describes normal Japanese family life, office, school, or holiday, etc. The charasteristic is all character's names. They are related to marine name. For example, "Sazae-san" is a main character and housewife. Her name "Sazae" in Japanese means turban shell. Her family name is "Fugu"ta. "Fugu" means is blow fish. Other main family members are:
"Masu"o (Trout) He is her husband and business man
"Tata"o (cod) , her son
"Iso"no family (stony shore)
"Nami"hei (wave) , her father
"Fune" (boat) , her father
"Katuo" (bonito) , her younger brother
"Wakame" (soft seaweed) , her younger sister
And "Tama", a pet cat , His name has no marine name. I don't know why.
Each stories are very heartwarming and simple. We can laugh naturally. Parents can make their young children watch without hesitating. And adults can laugh and enjoy it enough.
After the program is over, we think that tomorrow is Monday and new week will begin tomorrow.