Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan

My Daddy Long Legs

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Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, Daddy-Long-Legs
Japanese: 私のあしながおじさん
English: My Daddy Long Legs
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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
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.691 (scored by 65116,511 users)
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Ranked: #12132
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Popularity: #5144
Members: 16,768
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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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Yokota, Kazuyoshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Matsumi, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Sadohara, Takeyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Growing Up" by Mitsuko Horie

Ending Theme

"Kimi no Kaze" by Mitsuko Horie, SHINES


Dec 24, 2021
My Daddy Long Legs is the 1990 advent of the World Masterpiece Theatre based on the book of the same name written by Jean Webster. I haven't read the book but from what I've gathered it does adapt it quite faithfully but differs in some areas. It tells the story of an orphan named Judy Abbott whose granted the opportunity of a lifetime to go to a prestigious all-girls academy by way of the mysterious benefactor John Smith. Judy knows nothing of his character or his identity other than having distinctively long legs and wearing a top hat. It leads her to penning him the ...
Jul 29, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (34/40 eps)
My Daddy Long Legs is a World Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of the 1912 novel by Jean Webster. I first read the book when I was 18, at a friend's recommendation, then watched the anime adaptation afterwards. Just like many Nippon Animation adaptations that came before and after this one, it faithfully adapts all the good, the bad and the ugly from the source material, for better or for worse.

I will begin with "the good", as there truly is a lot of greatness in this story. The anime perfectly adapted everything that is so lovable and charming about the protagonist, Judy Abbott. She brightens up the ...
Sep 15, 2022
This rating also reflects my personal views. First of all, Judy was only 14 years old when 27-year old Jervis met her. Why was he trying to touch her hand when they went out to the cafe? Judy was sixteen when Jervis kissed her. The constant focus of the camera to Jervis' eyes screamed pedophile. Who looks at minors with that gaze? Jervis stopped Judy from going to Sallie's house and forced her to go to his farm because he knows Judy will be happy if she sees him there. Jervis is basically trapping Judy with him by saying she doesn't know how cruel the ...

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