Ashinaga Ojisan

Daddy Long-Legs

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: あしながおじさん
English: Daddy Long-Legs
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 1979
Producers: Fuji TV, Meruhensha
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Duration: 1 hr.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.541 (scored by 336336 users)
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Ranked: #114242
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Popularity: #13451
Members: 1,073
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An orphan girl receives a scholarship for a prestigious school from an anonymous benefactor who she refers to as Daddy Long Legs.

Note: This TV special is not related to the 1990's series directly.

(Source: AniDB)

Characters & Voice Actors


Komiya, Kazue


Tanaka, Yuko




Kuri, Ippei
Higuchi, Masakazu
Director, Storyboard
Horie, Mitsuko
Theme Song Performance
Columbia Yurikago Kai
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Kono Sora no Shita ni (この空の下に)" by Mitsuko Horie

Ending Theme

"Daddy Long-Legs" by Columbia Yurikago Kai, Mitsuko Horie, Masanori Tomotake


Jan 12, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Based on a novel written a hundred years ago, about a young orphan girl who gets the chance to go to college by a mysterious benefactor, with the stipulation that she write him at least one letter each month.

To be honest, I was completely unfamiliar with the literary work, so I was going in to this short movie as if it was its own stand-alone work. At its heart, it's a "feel-good" story about a young girl who has a happy college life without many conflicts and ends up living happily ever after. As such, it can get ...
Jul 26, 2016
Mixed Feelings
I'm not sure if it was the awful English dub, the horrible animation, or the over sentimentality of the story that made this so painful to watch. Let's start with the dub: at times the words didn't match the mouth movements and all the voices managed to be incredibly annoying. The art was so bad, I know it was made 1979, but I've seen pretty decent animation from that decade. Know the sentiment, ugh, I just wanted to punch Judy and most of the other characters.

This TV special was based on the 1912 novel, "Daddy-Long-Legs" by Jean Webster. It follows most of the main ...

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