Akage no Anne

Anne of Green Gables

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Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, Red haired Anne, Anne the Redhead
Japanese: 赤毛のアン
English: Anne of Green Gables
Spanish: Ana de las Tejas Verdes
French: Anne et la maison aux pignons verts
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Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 1979 to Dec 30, 1979
Premiered: Winter 1979
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Novel
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.771 (scored by 1022710,227 users)
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Ranked: #10492
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Popularity: #3841
Members: 34,111
Favorites: 816

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Life isn't easy for Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan with a vast imagination and a short temper. In a twist of fate, she gets taken into the Cuthbert house in Avonlea. The elderly occupants Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert were looking for a young boy to help in the fields, but they're in for quite a shock when they realize Anne is a girl.

Adapted from the acclaimed classic by L. M. Montgomery, Akage no Anne portrays Anne's upbringing from 11 to 17 years of age and her encounters and separations with various people. Only time will tell what major decision Anne has to make that will change her life forever.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahata, Isao
Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay
Koshi, Shigeo
Director, Storyboard
Yokota, Kazuyoshi
Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Kouyama, Seijirou


Opening Theme

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"Kikoeru Kashira (きこえるかしら)" by Ritsuko Oowada

Ending Theme

"Samenai Yume (さめない夢)" by Ritsuko Oowada


Dec 23, 2012
Akage no Anne doesn’t seem to be a particularly grand story if one was to simply read the blurb - there are no dramatic plot twists, no tyrants to defeat, no epic quest spanning galaxies - it is just a very simple tale of a young orphaned girl coming to terms with herself and others.

Akage no Anne takes place in the late nineteenth century, in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edwards Island, Canada. Here siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, both reaching into their 50's and 60's, are looking to adopt a boy of around 10 to help them with the farm work. ...
Sep 29, 2013
The year is 1876 and the Second Industrial Revolution is at its dawn. The world was only a few years away from witnessing the wonders of electricity. Countless technological innovations in the industry, in an ever-growing scheme, are slowly shaping a whole new spectrum of efficient and flexible methods of production. In order to satiate a ravenous hunger for power and resources, Europe's Imperialistic giants once again turn their eyes towards the vast lands of Africa and Asia.

Meanwhile, in Prince Edward Island, Canada; life follows its course as if unaware of the changes around the globe. Rural lifestyles without much commotion characterize the ...
Nov 8, 2009
The "World Masterpiece Theater" version of "Anne of Green Gables" turns the book into a comprehensive fifty-episode series, absolutely the best adaptation ever made. Anne Shirley is a red-headed orphan girl who talks too much, has a big imagination, and gets herself into all sorts of trouble. When a mistake places her in the care of elderly siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert at Green Gables in the the town of Avonlea, she inspires a lot of headaches, but also becomes a vital piece of their family.

Directed by Isao Takahata in his pre-Ghibli days, and staffed by plenty of other familiar names ...

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