Archive Panic: And how! The series has 31 entries and each of their episodes are around 26 minutes. Then, there are A Dog of Flanders and 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother movies.
Broken Base: Some viewers think that the entries involved with Isao Takahata or Hayao Miyazaki are the best in the series, others think that the shows from late 70's to 1980's are the best, and there are some people who love the series because of Nostalgia Filter.
Gateway Series: The franchise introduced some obscure or not so well-known novels such as A Dog of Flanders, Southern Rainbow and Romeo's Blue Skies.
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Look at the Wikipedia page for at least 60 percent of these shows in Italian, French or Arabic and they'll likely be twice as long as the language of the page you were previously reading.