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Title (English) Anne of Green Gables
Title (Japanese) Akage no An

book cover

Fantasy Novel

Notes English name: Anne the Redhead or Anne of Green Gables
From a novel by: Lucy Maud Montgomery
A title in Fuji TV & Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater (meisaku)TV anime series of adaptations of classic children's books.
Nippon Animation, 1979
Number of episodes: 50
It.="Anna dai Capelli Rossi"; Ger.= "Anne mit den Röten Haar"
First episode: 7th January 1979
Last episode: 30th December 1979
Adaptation of the famous book by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Classification WMT
Synopsis For the benefit of those who are not familiar with the book, Anne is an 11 year old orphan, an intelligent , imaginative and sensitive child, who is adopted by a childless brother and sister, Marilla and Matthew. Her boundless energy gets her into lots of minor scrapes.
Review Anne & Diana | Anne | Anne & Diana | Anne & Matthew
This looks well animated, though the backgrounds look better than the character designs. It's a fairly faithful adaptation, with, of course, a good story and intelligent script, but there are a few WMT inserts which viewers may be able to spot.
I confess to some bias, as after some two dozen episodes I found I was very fond of Anne - a reaction moreover not provoked by reading the original book. Anne's character design changes subtly as she grows.
Italian edition: My Italian was negligible at the time, but I managed to follow a few of the scenes. However, Italian sounds like the wrong language for this series (set in Canada) and some of the other WMT are more interestingly animated. The opening credit song is great. The opening credit sequence refers to a scene in the first chapter of the book.
German edition: This apparently uses more of the Japanese opening credits, though the opening song is much inferior to the Italian one. In general, the German edition follows the book so closely that the latter can be used as a script. Recommended.
Credits Series Director: Isao Takahata
Character Designer(s): Yoshifumi Kondo
Data from Ben Ettinger
Episodes 50
Release Jap:DVD, Jap:VHS, Jap:LD, Ger:TV, It:TV
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Date 1979 January 7 - 1979 December 30
Production Nippon Animation
References & Help Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
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or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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