OTOKO WA TSURAI YO SERIES
日本の国民的映画シリーズにして、ギネス記録の最長シリーズ映画「男はつらいよ」全48作。 [Wikipedia] "Otoko wa Tsurai yo" is a most popular Japanese film series starring Kiyoshi Atsumi as "Tora-san" , a kind-hearted vagabond who is always unlucky in love. The series itself is often referred to as "Tora-san" by its fans. Spanning 48 installments released between 1969 and 1995, all of the Otoko wa tsurai yo films except episodes 3 (Azuma Morisaki) and 4 (Shun'ichi Kobayashi) were directed by Yōji Yamada, who also wrote (or co-wrote) all the screenplays. The series holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running movie series starring a single actor.