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Anne of Green Gables 

Akage no An (original title)
Based on the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery, this 50 episode series tells the story of Anne Shirley, a young orphan living in 19th century Canada.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Eiko Yamada ...  Anne Shirley 50 episodes, 1979
Fumie Kitahara Fumie Kitahara ...  Marilla Cuthbert 50 episodes, 1979
Michio Hazama ...  Narrator 46 episodes, 1979
Ryûji Saikachi Ryûji Saikachi ...  Matthew Cuthbert 44 episodes, 1979
Gara Takashima Gara Takashima ...  Diana Barry 37 episodes, 1979
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Based on the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery, this 50 episode series tells the story of Anne Shirley, a young orphan living in 19th century Canada.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 January 1979 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Anne of Green Gables See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nippon Animation Co. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(50 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some of the episode names are the same as the names of chapters in the first book. See more »

Connections

Edited into Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Samenai Yume
(Ending song)
Music by Akira Miyoshi
Lyrics by Eriko Kishida
Performed by Ritsuko Oowada
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Perfect depiction of Atlantic Canada!
3 October 2004 | by marcG106See all my reviews

Being an animation fan, I'd heard about this show before. I knew that Hayao Miyazaki had worked on it before founding Studio Ghibli - who wouldn't be curious? I never thought I'd see it, since it's only been released on DVD in Japan. But, thank the Net, I've found a way to watch the original, subtitled version. What a wonderful series! I've only see the first four episodes, but they've definitely captured my imagination.

Being from Atlantic Canada myself, I was thrilled to see my region depicted so beautifully in anime. It's all accurate, let me tell you (although I'm not sure if they have Japanese sakura trees in PEI...) I have to admit that I've never read the Anne novels, but watching an anime adaptation is the next best thing.

It's hard to believe this series was made in 1979... it's a masterful series of paintings, character animation and sweeping music.

Please, do whatever you can to find this gem of TV animation!


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