Candy Candy

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: キャンディ・キャンディ


Type: TV
Episodes: 115
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1976 to Feb 2, 1979
Premiered: Fall 1976
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.571 (scored by 1515515,155 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3993
Members: 31,981
Favorites: 458

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Episodes: /115


This story is about a girl, Candy, who is an orphan. She is a nice and optimistic girl and she has a warm heart. When she was a child, she lived in an orphanage called Pony's Home. She had a good friend called Annie. And she met the "Prince of the Hill" who is a important person in her life, on the hill behind the orphanage.

She was adopted by the Leagan family. What's awaiting her are the bad-hearted Neil and his sister, Eliza. One day, in the rose garden, she met a boy, who is identical to the "Prince of the Hill" who she had met in her childhood. His name is Anthony. Thereafter, a fantastic story that she has never expected begins.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Imazawa, Tetsuo
Kasai, Osamu
Episode Director
Yamayoshi, Yasuo
Episode Director
Yukimuro, Shunichi
Script, Screenplay


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"Candy Candy" by Mitsuko Horie

Ending Theme

"Ashita ga Suki" by Mitsuko Horie


Mar 29, 2010
This will be a very personal review. Candy Candy is one of those animes that have a lasting impact. I got to watch it when I was a child living in Dominican Republic, many of us would then talk about Candy Candy and even get together to watch it. The music is memorable and the characters were so engaging. It wasn't magical, it was simple drama with things that one might typically engage in at some schools and life in general. The bullies, moving forward through all kinds of difficulties and set backs, dealing with difficult people, and all the while staying positive. There ...
Oct 3, 2011
Nothing but respect for this one.

Mizuki has done an amazing job on the characters.Love,death,loss,despare,joy are all portrayed with a touch of innocence that this day is hard to find.

Igarashi was just excellent in her illustrations.

Watanabe's score is atrue masterpiece.Salida hacia la Esperanza still hunts me to this day.

Candy Candy has written History with its success in so many different countries (Spain,Greece,Italy,France etc) and has gained enormous popularity all across Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America.As a result it also boosted the anime/manga mania and helped the specific form of art be established and known across the world.

A shoujo that managed to ...
Jul 4, 2019
Preliminary (7/115 eps)
Through millennia of evolution, the sound of a crying child has been genetically engineered to be the most insufferable noise imaginable.

Of course, in Candy Candy it's not nearly as grating but it tries to be and the characters are crying all the time. It's more realistic that way, but it's not in service of any goal. The anime is from the 1970's and hence so are the concerns it addresses (whatever those are). Insufferable realism is meaningless here.

Oh, and it looks and sounds awful, especially the sound of crying children.

It has it's moments and Donald Trump does make an appearance, but it's largely utterly insufferable.

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