Wakakusa no Charlotte

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Charlotte of the Young Grass, Charlotte the Young Shoot
Japanese: 若草のシャルロット


Type: TV
Episodes: 30
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 29, 1977 to May 27, 1978
Premiered: Fall 1977
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Asahi
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.881 (scored by 895895 users)
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Ranked: #48122
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Popularity: #9810
Members: 3,152
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Charlotte is a girl who lives on a farm in Canada. On her 12th birthday, her father tells her that her mother, whom Charlotte has always believed to be dead, is actually alive and living in Paris, but soon she will arrive to live with them! Charlotte is very upset about this at first, but just when she adjusts to the idea, her father soon dies! Now Charlotte must face many challenges to live. She discovers that her father was from a noble family and her grandfather wants to force Charlotte to return to the family. She doesn't know her mother at all. Meanwhile, a landowner is trying to steal away her father's farm! Poor Charlotte...


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Characters & Voice Actors


Okabe, Eiji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yukimuro, Shunichi
Script, Screenplay
Yoshida, Hiroshi
Lombard, Claude
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Wakakusa no Charlotte (若草のシャルロット)" by Kumiko Kaori

Ending Theme

"Mayflower (メイ フラワー)" by Kumiko Kaori, Falling Free


May 22, 2022
I just want to preface this by saying this, this show is not a great pick me up for those who are looking for something good. This is most certainly a kids show, and it shows. The characters are flat, the main character is a mary sue, and this show is very low on the quality standard in many areas. Heck you can't even show this to your kids with the way they teach: "lying is wrong, unless its to deceive someone you don't like". Now as for my reasoning for the 9 is very simple, story fluidity.

When you watch a typical anime, the show ...
Sep 10, 2023
So what do we have here? Another obscure anime show from the 70s by Nippon Animation? Why of course it is!

Wakakusa no Charlotte is a anime show made in 1977 by the same studio that brought us Vickie The Viking, Maya The Bee, Dogtanian and the three Muskehounds and the vast majority of the World Masterpiece Theatre shows like Heidi and Tom Sawyer.

This was Nippon Animation's first anime to target shojo demographic, predating Haikara-san ga Toru.

It lasted for 30 episodes due to pretty mediocre ratings on television as it was taken off the air because of that. However, even though the anime wasn't well known ...

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