The never ending cartoons
Here we list some cartoons that have continued up until now without an end, and among them there may be a favorite from your childhood:
Detective Conan has broadcasted since 1996 by V1 Studio in Japan. Now, it has 910 series without an end in sight. This cartoon makes many teenagers keen on detective stories. Although there are constant guesses about the ending of the cartoon, Detective Conan continues to update every week. When it will end is as much of a mystery as the tales in the stories themselves.
keen: very interested, eager, or wanting (to do) something very much 热衷的；热心的；渴望的
They were very keen to start work as soon as possible.
She is keen on (playing) tennis.
One Piece has been serialized since 1997. Until now, it has 784 series in total, and the number will continue grow in the future. This cartoon tells the story of a great adventurous journey among some hot-blooded youngster. Long may the journey continue…
serialize: /ˈsɪə.ri.ə.laɪz/ If a book is serialized, it is made into a number of television or radio programmes or published in a newspaper or a magazine in parts. 连载；连播
The novel was serialized for TV back in the 1990s.
GINTAMA is a more recent cartoon released in 2004, and it has serialized 329 sets in the past 11 years.
Fairy Tail has been serialized since 2006, two years later GINTAMA. It has a current total of 277 series. This cartoon tells the passionate story of teenagers in a magical world. Many people hope to achieve their magical dreams through such cartoons, creating an inspiration that lasts through to adulthood.
Until now, Hell Girl has finished three seasons since its first season was serialized in 2005. This cartoon has 26 series each season, much less compared with other cartoons. According to the newest information, the fourth season of the cartoon is going to begin in July, eight years after the end of the third season in 2009. The long-awaited return of Hell Girl will bring back a lot of memories for many people!
await: to wait for or be waiting for something 等待；将降临在（某人身上）
A marvellous reception awaited me on my first day at work.
The long/eagerly awaited sequel is now available online.
It is common that a cartoon has serialized for more than 10 or even 20 years totaling several hundred series in all. Following cartoons seems to become a very important form of entertainment throughout life, making the end a difficult and bittersweet form of nostalgia.
bittersweet: containing a mixture of sadness and happiness 苦中有乐的(emotion); tasting both bitter and sweet 苦中有甜的(taste)
* bittersweet chocolate: dark chocolate （未加牛奶的）纯巧克力，黑巧克力
...bittersweet memories of his first appearance for the team.
...a wine with a bitter-sweet flavour.
nostalgia: a feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness when you think about things that happened in the past 对往事的怀念，怀旧，念旧
Some people feel nostalgia for their schooldays.
Hearing that song again filled him with nostalgia.
a wave (= sudden strong feeling) of nostalgia
What are your feelings about the end of Naruto? Which cartoon did you follow and watch? Tell us your stories with cartoons!
来源:Chinadaily & 爱语吧