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, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.711 (scored by 60276,027 users)
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Ranked: #10902
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Popularity: #4856
Members: 15,139
Favorites: 142

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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


Yokota, Kazuyoshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Matsumi, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Sadohara, Takeyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Growing Up" by Mitsuko Horie

Ending Theme

"Kimi no Kaze" by Mitsuko Horie, SHINES

Jul 29, 2008
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 ...
Aug 7, 2019
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 ...
Aug 31, 2012
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 ...

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