Candy Candy (TV)

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Candy Candy was inspired by the Canadian novel called "Anne of Green Gables" written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Kyoko Misuki, Candy Candy's writer, read this novel when she was only 10 years-old. Anne Of Green Gables was very popular in the 80's thanks for a tv show that was transmited in many countries. The story is about an orphan girl named Anne Shirley, and both stories have some coincidences in common.

In the early 1990s, the Candy Candy franchise was in turmoil, as co-creators Kyoko Mizuki and Yumiko Igarashi, along with Toei Co. Ltd., battled over the legal ownership of the title. Igarashi was producing Candy Candy material without the consent of Mizuki or Toei. In 1998, Mizuki brought her case to a Tokyo district court to prove that she has equal rights of ownership of the Candy Candy title. As a result, the anime has not been broadcast in any country since that year. Mizuki was eventually awarded Y29,500,000 as compensation for the emotional stress she endured.

Toei left the show with an incomplete VHS release of eight VHS tapes. The first VHS tape had episodes 1, 5, and 12. The second VHS tape had episodes 22, 23, and 24. The third VHS tape had episodes 25, 26, and 29. The fourth VHS tape had episodes 30, 31, and 32. The fifth VHS tape had episodes 36, 37, and 38. The six VHS tape had episodes 39, 40, and 41. The seventh VHS tape had episodes 42, 43, and 44. The eighth and final VHS tape had episodes 45, 46, and 47.

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