Candy Candy is primarily a love story. Candy's first love was a character named Anthony Brown, but the series is remembered by the majority of fans as a result of her heartbreaking separation from her true love and soulmate, Terruce "Terry" Grantchester (side note: Lord Grantchester is a member of the British House of Lords, with the title). A recurrent story arc in the series is the "Prince of the Hill," a mysterious boy Candy encountered once as a child.
Caught this anime and manga series when I was a kid, the impression it left... Long lasting after all these years. And I still laugh and cry with it regardless how many times I'd watched it.
As this is quite a long series, you can see characters develop; who eventually mature to become better persons (thou not all became better ;P). I think the series emphasized strongly on themes such as love, friendship, positivity, generosity and perseverance etc; which importance transcend age and time.
This is truly an all time classic (I hope my children will watch and learn from it someday).
Candy Candy it wasn't the first shojo, but it's really hard to me to imagine a series more influential that this. This manga is a classic, with a story and characters in the style of the best works of the bronte sisters. This manga has his lows and flaws, bu it always keeps quality telling a story that's still enjoyable, refreshing and malkes you feel, despite all the shojo manga that has been published after this. But, how?
like i've said before, the story remains me a lot to the bronte sisters' works, specially jane eyre: orphan girl, rich family, a tortured and problematic love interest like Terry... Candy is a relly great character, and the rest of the cast would sure make you love them, with a few exceptions, but of course, Eliza was supposed to be a bitch . There's a lot of drama and romance, but don't cheesy and cheap drama and romance, it's really well written drama and romance.
You won't believe the amount of shojo that it was still influencied by this series, some of them really contemporary.read more
I was in high-school when the anime was shown in my country. I really enjoyed it, watched every episode although my mom told me, "cartoons are for kids and not for teenagers". But I just couldn't stop watching it. Later I found the manga and read it to the end only in a week.
It was amazing, I loved every chapter, I even love now the story which is sometimes sad, sometimes happy and exciting. My all time favourite character from Candy Candy are Candy and Terry. Not just because they make an awesome couple, but they both are really unique characters.
It may be an old shoujo-manga/anime but worth to read/watch. So, I can only recommand it to every shoujo-manga/anime fan.read more