Sazae-san is the longest-running animated TV show in the world. Debuting in 1969, the anime is a cultural institution in its native Japan.
The main character is Sazae, who is standing in the middle. Her father is 54-year-old Naimhei, who has also has a son and a daughter. Sazae is married and has a son of her own.
The anime (and manga before that) follows the daily adventures of the family, who all live together.
And now they will haunt our nightmares.
リアルサザエさん pic.twitter.com/dbX4io97cP— 春 (@icBykWzFij78XAl) July 28, 2019
むりむり— りゅーじゅ (@hiraide1221) July 25, 2019
Their faces don’t look human.
リアルサザエさん… pic.twitter.com/lXK4oobX6U— ㄌ (@yumehara777) July 27, 2019
These realistic versions are part of an exhibit celebrating the anime’s 50th anniversary, which recently opened in Tokyo.
You know what looks even scarier than the real-world versions?
サザエさんをリアルにつくってみた— siloppi (@GALAXYSYRUPPI) March 25, 2019
The making of the real-world versions.