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Akage no Anne

Alternative Titles

English: Anne of Green Gables
Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, Red haired Anne, Anne the Redhead
Japanese: 赤毛のアン


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 1979 to Dec 30, 1979
Premiered: Winter 1979
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.581 (scored by 2,629 users)
Ranked: #12972
Popularity: #2930
Members: 7,505
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Anne is an orphan full of imagination. When she arrives at her new home she learns that sometimes you have to be a sensible person too; at the same time her unique character changes, or at least attracts, the people around her. The story covers Anne's growth from about eleven to seventeen years old as she makes friends, goes to school and studies. At a difficult point in her life, Anne will have to make a hard choice and perhaps find a new dream.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Shirley, Anne
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Yamada, Eiko
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Cuthbert, Matthew
Cuthbert, Matthew
Saikachi, Ryuuji
Saikachi, Ryuuji
Cuthbert, Marilla
Cuthbert, Marilla
Kitahara, Fumie
Kitahara, Fumie
Barry, Diana
Barry, Diana
Takashima, Gara
Takashima, Gara


Takahata, Isao
Takahata, Isao
Koshi, Shigeo
Koshi, Shigeo
Director, Storyboard
Kouyama, Seijirou
Kouyama, Seijirou
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Tomino, Yoshiyuki

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Opening Theme

"Kikoeru Kashira (I Wonder if You hear)" by Ritsuko Ohwada

Ending Theme

"Samenai Yume" by Ritsuko Ohwada

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Sep 29, 2013
The year is 1876 and the Second Industrial Revolution is at its dawn. The world was only a few years away from witnessing the wonders of electricity. Countless technological innovations in the industry, in an ever-growing scheme, are slowly shaping a whole new spectrum of efficient and flexible methods of production. In order to satiate a ravenous hunger for power and resources, Europe's Imperialistic giants once again turn their eyes towards the vast lands of Africa and Asia.

Meanwhile, in Prince Edward Island, Canada; life follows its course as if unaware of the changes around the globe. Rural lifestyles without much commotion characterize the read more
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Dec 23, 2012
Akage no Anne doesn’t seem to be a particularly grand story if one was to simply read the blurb - there are no dramatic plot twists, no tyrants to defeat, no epic quest spanning galaxies - it is just a very simple tale of a young orphaned girl coming to terms with herself and others.

Akage no Anne takes place in the late nineteenth century, in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edwards Island, Canada. Here siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, both reaching into their 50's and 60's, are looking to adopt a boy of around 10 to help them with the farm work. read more
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Nov 8, 2009
The "World Masterpiece Theater" version of "Anne of Green Gables" turns the book into a comprehensive fifty-episode series, absolutely the best adaptation ever made. Anne Shirley is a red-headed orphan girl who talks too much, has a big imagination, and gets herself into all sorts of trouble. When a mistake places her in the care of elderly siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert at Green Gables in the the town of Avonlea, she inspires a lot of headaches, but also becomes a vital piece of their family.

Directed by Isao Takahata in his pre-Ghibli days, and staffed by plenty of other familiar names read more
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Sep 14, 2015
Anime producers should just take classic literature and make a show for every story, because this rendition of the classic book by L.M. Montgomery was spot on. It is by far the best adaptation of the book that I've seen, and I only wish they had continued to make a series for the next couple of books about the beloved red-haired orphan girl.

While the artwork is kind of plain compared to a lot of shows today, everything is neat, friendly to the eyes, colorful and seemingly accurate historically wise. This is a period piece, so that is important.

And what can I say about read more
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Both are realistic stories made in 70´s and tell about orphan girl child who gets adopted. They have much difficulties in life and everything with adoption doesn't go as they dreamed. Anne and Candy both are tomboyish and have unique personality. Slice of life stories. 
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