Both shows are inspired by books that were created in the late 1800s to early 1900s with an American setting. So, both shows have a similar feel. However, Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari or Little Women takes place during the civil war. The privileged lives of the main characters are changed by said war. In Daddy Long Legs, an orphan girl gets the chance of a lifetime after she is adopted by a mysterious man who pays for her education. So, Daddy Long Legs is a story about the main character's life going in a more positive direction. On the contrary to the main character in Daddy Long Legs being an orphan, the main characters in Little Women are sisters who are the daughters of a relatively financially well-off Union officer. As their father is at war, they and their mother along with an African American servant live in a large manor in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In my opinion, Daddy Long Legs is superior. The animation is better and the characters are more likable, but I watched the dub of Little Women so that might be why.