Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan

My Daddy Long Legs

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Alternative Titles

English: My Daddy Long Legs
Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, Daddy-Long-Legs
Japanese: 私のあしながおじさん


Type: TV
Episodes: 40
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 1990 to Dec 23, 1990
Premiered: Winter 1990
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.731 (scored by 51105,110 users)
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Ranked: #9752
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Popularity: #4674
Members: 13,256
Favorites: 121

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Daddy Long Legs is based on the novel of the same name by Jean Webster. It chronicles the adventures of Judy Abbott, an orphan in New York. During a meeting for the superintendent, with other important and rich people in attendance, a scholarship is offered to Judy by a mysterious benefactor. Catching only a glimpse of his tall shadow as he leaves, Judy calls him "Daddy Long Legs" and writes him letters every month as per his request. While studying at the Lincoln Memorial school, she makes many friends and learns about a world she never knew about before.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Matsumi, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Sadohara, Takeyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kaga, Tsuyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"Growing Up" by Mitsuko Horie

Ending Theme

"Kimi no Kaze" by Mitsuko Horie, SHINES

Jul 29, 2008
tengu13 (All reviews)
This is a part of Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theatre, and I believe it to a masterpiece indeed. The story chronicles the life of an orphan girl named Jerusha 'Judy' Abbot through her teen-aged years up to her young adulthood.
The many characters in this series truly have depth and are far from being one-dimensional - It is amazing that the writers can introduce such characters and without giving them hours upon hours of screen time are able to define their persona. The feelings and opinions of Judy that is conveyed through her actions, interactions read more
Jun 7, 2012
littlepeach90 (All reviews)
This is an anime based off of a book, Daddy Long Legs, by Jean Webster. I'm a really big fan of the book, and when I found out that someone made an anime of the book, of course I had to see it!
All-in-all, it's a pretty decent anime... if you're a big fan of the book. Judy is a little obnoxious at the beginning of the series and the actual story doesn't get really good until right about episode... 25 or so, I guess.
But, if you can sit through all of Judy's obnoxious, embarrassing situations, then it's completely worth it. Especially for the ending! read more
Aug 7, 2019
toshikikai2 (All reviews)
Guys if your reading this, your probably wondering "Should I watch this or not"? Is this really worthy of my time, is it good enough for my liking? If this is what's going around your head, then all I have to say is "Just do it". This is my first time writing a review here in MAL and this show has amazed me. This show has influenced me in ways I have never imagined. This show without a doubt is the best anime up to date. The first thing that got me interested about this show was the plot since it seems unique read more
Aug 31, 2012
cheesiediva (All reviews)
This series can be summed up as endearing and absolutely charming.

While the plot differs some from the classic book ("Daddy Long Legs" by Jean Webster) on which it was based, "My Daddy Long Legs" is still a tender coming-of-age tale centered around the plucky orphan Judy Abbott, who is sent to a prestigious all-girls high school by a mysterious benefactor she dubs 'Daddy Long Legs'.

The story is set in early 20th century America--and I have to say I was impressed by how accurately this anime depicted the fashions, architecture, technology and experiences of this setting and time period. If you like historical fiction, this read more

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