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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Candy Candy

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By ayreesa


"Candy is a very nice, warm-hearted and cheerful girl. Many people like her or love her because of her kind personality.When she was a little child, she lived in an orphanage. There she met a handsome mysterious boy on a hill behind her home. This "prince on the hill" becomes an important person in her life.... She lived in the orphanage until she is adopted by a very influential big clan. Candy is a very good friend of the teenagers Annie, Archie, Stear and Anthony. Though she and Terence love each other very much, she leaves him because another girl, who is hopelessly in love with him, needs him more.Finally she devotes herself to Albert, a handsome young man and a very good friend of her. " --from Anime News Network

"Candy Candy is primarily a love story. Candy's first love was a character named Anthony Brown, but the series is remembered by the majority of fans as a result of her heartbreaking separation from her true love and soulmate, Terrence "Terry" Grantchester.A recurrent story arc in the series is the "Prince of the Hill", a mysterious boy Candy encountered once as a child. His identity is revealed in the last pages of the manga and in the last chapters of the anime."--Wikipedia


"Candy Candy" is written by Kyoko Mizuki and drawn by Yumiko Igashari. The manga ran from 1975 to 1979 while 115 episodes were aired from 1976 to 1979. This might be the grandmother of reverse harems unless there is an older anime or manga that I'm not aware of. I havn't actually seen this but it aired in our country years ago. Some of the episodes are in CR but lo and behold when I finally decided to watch it, it was already removed due to licensing. sob! Speaking of licensing, the writer and the artist had legal disputes with the copyrights. The long battle ended with equal rights between the two which is a first of it's kind in Japan, but the "Candy Candy" was never given a proper ending that fans had clamored for. I kept on thinking that the girl looks like "Lady Georgie" and it turns out they were from the same artist.

Related: Candy Candy - Haru no Yobigoe (movie)(sequel); Candy Candy - Candy no Natsu Yasumi (movie) (sequel); Candy Candy Movie (remake)

2 comments:

  1. I would have loved to see beautiful ending for this serie,
    becouse it was so touching,
    but you can't always get what you want...........

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  2. It's such a shame that you didn't get to see it on CR, it was a REALLY good anime. They only had up to episode 54 back then though but I can truly say that it's the best one i've ever seen.

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