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Candy Candy

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Japanese: キャンディ・キャンディ
English: Candy Candy
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 44
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 1975 to Feb 1979
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Nakayoshi
Authors: Igarashi, Yumiko (Art), Nagita, Keiko (Story)


Score: 7.961 (scored by 19681,968 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8142
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4123
Members: 5,000
Favorites: 173


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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /44


Left in Pony's Home orphanage as a baby, Candace "Candy" White grew up to be a boisterous and energetic girl. But when her best friend of six years, Annie, is finally adopted by a wealthy family, Candy is upset to lose her. Crying on the hill near her orphanage, the young girl meets a princely boy clothed in Scottish attire, who plays his bagpipe to comfort her. This encounter causes her to dub him the "Prince of the Hill," as he did not reveal his name to her.

Six years later at the age of 12, Candy is taken in to be a companion for Eliza and Neil Leagen—siblings who treat her terribly. At her new home, she meets Anthony Brown, a boy who seemingly resembles that prince-like character she once met! Possibly reunited, Candy now finds herself at the start of a journey she will never forget.

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Nov 21, 2019
(just for the record, this is a slight alteration of my anime review)

STORY SECTION: 7/10 [Hard to swallow but digests nicely.]
If you are not accustomed to melodramatic stories, you will definitely hate it. It is filled with Deus Ex Machina situations, were every plot twist is either too good or too bad to be true.

In the beginning of the 20th century, a baby girl is abandoned in the doorstep of an orphanage. The girl was named Candice (Candy for short) and was raised by nuns, along with other orphans. The first part of the story is her happy life there, making friends and playing games, ...
Dec 28, 2008
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).
Mar 4, 2015
Preliminary (Unknown/44 eps)
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 ...

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