The manga has been around since 1946, the animation still continues! It’s supposedly the last show to use real animation. The drawings are still old style, but the confection isn’t! Tasty pound cake like tea snacks in the shapes of the characters. It was given to me by Chad Mullane, a huge comedian in Japan who’s an Aussie and was visiting America for less than two days. Thanks Chad! Here’s a clip of him in Japanese on Youtube. The dude actually speaks in an Osaka dialect!