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Akage no Anne

Alternative Titles

English: Anne of Green Gables
Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, Red haired Anne, Anne the Redhead
Japanese: 赤毛のアン


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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.731 (scored by 4,354 users)
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Ranked: #9102
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Popularity: #3242
Members: 14,703
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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 Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, the series 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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Takahata, Isao
Koshi, Shigeo
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"Kikoeru Kashira (きこえるかしら)" by Ritsuko Oowada

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

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Dec 23, 2012
NotDolphy (All reviews)
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. read more
Sep 29, 2013
ariapal (All reviews)
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 read more
Nov 8, 2009
Vienna (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 14, 2017
ToriXtra (All reviews)
Akage no Anne otherwise known as Anne of Green Gables is a 50 episode slice of life directed by both Isao Takahata (Tale of Princess Kaguya) and Koshi Shigeo. Hayao Miyazaki also worked on this show. He did the layout for it.

Akage no Anne is an adaptation of the novel Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. It was aired on something called Sekai Meisaku Gekijō (World Masterpiece Theater) which is a Japanese TV anime staple that showcased an animated version of a different classical book or story.

Akage no Anne is the story of an 11-year-old orphan girl with a vast imagination and short temper. read more


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