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Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan

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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.871 (scored by 3,661 users)
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Ranked: #7782
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Popularity: #4329
Members: 8,887
Favorites: 94


The daily lives and thoughts of the two high school girls are told through letters they write to a special someone. Oniisama e... is much darker than Daddy Long Legs, but as the main character of DLL reaches the end of high school, the tone of the series gets more dramatic. 
report Recommended by EdenBaggins
Both are about girls who have a hidden talent(Maya's acting talent in Glass Mask and Judy's writing). Both have a benifactor looking out for them(Masumi Hayami in Glass Mask and Jervis Pendleton in Daddy Long Legs). Both captivate the heart. 
report Recommended by cookie66
Both shows deal with orphan girls and gets adopted/live with/helped by other people. And both are adapted from classic books. 
report Recommended by Rei-chii
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  read more 
report Recommended by Eduard_von_Bock
Romances between different classes in historical settings 
report Recommended by Manganatic
Both were based on the same novel and therefore have the same premise. One is a terribly short television special from 1979, while the other is a very well-made TV series from Toei Animation's "World Masterpiece Theater. 
report Recommended by NewAnimeFan
Light-hearted and enjoyable. Art style, music and era are about similar 
report Recommended by industrylamp
Candy also gets into a sorta-Daddy Long Legs situation when the Adleys adopt her, then they both find out that their benefactors aren't exactly who they expected them to be. 
report Recommended by NewAnimeFan
In the very last episode of Daddy Long Legs they have a little commercial for this series. The maincharacter Maria is also a lot like Judy. 
report Recommended by Rusti