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monir
2007-01-06, 20:07
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Production Company: TMS Entertainment (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=292)

Genre: Drama, Classic

Expected Release Date: April 2007

Website: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/anime/emily/

The series is based on the first book of the classic Emily series, written by L.M. Montgomery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Maud_Montgomery). Emily series has three books and the first book is called Emily of the New Moon. When I first read it, I was still in my Junior High School. Obviously, I didn't like it because it was a book report assignment. The book also features some of the nastiest human beings guised in relatives (such as in aunt/stepmother) one would find in many of these classic reading which I was never fond of. I read the other two books of that series after getting into High School. Yeah, I read it on my own accord because the featured story still was on of the feel-good ones I've found in the classics. The director is going to be Kosaka Harume (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=31137) while the series composition and the screenplay will be done by Shimada Michiru (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=17498) who has some impressive names under her belt. The producers are even hiring a cultural advisor called Akamatsu Yoshiku who is an Assistant Professor in Notre Dame Seishin University. I'm not exactly sure if this university is located in Japan, but I sure am impressed that the producers want to seek advice from a professional for a viable anime adaptation. Now for the seiyuu cast for the the significant roles:

Kawakami Tomoko (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=526) will voice Emily. Bleach-fans should be able to recognize her as Soi Fong.

Okamura Akemi (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1676) will voice Perry. She happens to be one of my favorite seiyuu because of her very recognizable role as Nami from One Piece.

Shinohara Emi (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1275) will adopt the narrating role who is known as Mrs. Wind in the books. She will be called Kaze no Obasan in the anime. Fair enough! :)

Miyata Kouki (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1134) will be voicing Teddy. Karin-fans may recognize him as Winner-kun, the vampire hunter who passes out when he sees blood. :heh:

Kojima Sachiko (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=9857) will be voicing Ilse. She also voiced the kawaii Oro-sama in his youth. On the other hand, Grapler-fans will simply recognize her voice as Kozue.

Anyway, here is a synopsis of the story as it reads in Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_of_New_Moon):

Emily Starr is sent to live at New Moon Farm on Prince Edward Island with her aunts Elizabeth and Laura Murray. She makes friends with Ilse Burnley, Teddy Kent, and Perry Miller, the hired boy, who Aunt Elizabeth looks down upon because he was born in 'Stovepipe Town', a poorer district. Each of the children have special gifts. Emily was born to be a writer, Teddy is a gifted artist, Ilse is a talented elocutionist, and Perry has the makings of a great politician. They also each have a few problems with their families. Emily has a hard time getting along with Aunt Elizabeth, who doesn't understand her need to write. Ilse's father, Dr. Burnley, ignores Ilse most of the time because because of a dreadful secret concerning Ilse's mother. Teddy's mother is jealous of her son's talents and friends, fearing that his love for them will eclipse his love for her. As a result, she hates Emily, Teddy's drawings, and even his pets. Perry isn't as well off as the other three, so his Aunt Tom once tries to make Emily promise to marry Perry when they grow up, threatening that unless Emily does so, she won't pay for Perry's schooling.

Veritas
2007-01-06, 23:49
Kawakami Tomoko (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=526) will voice Emily. Bleach-fans should be able to recognize her as Soi Fong.

And Utena, and Shindo Hikaru, and a million other more well-known characters.

I've always found it the weirdest thing when authors will write a series of novels, stretching out for years, then end it, then start an indentical series again, especially when both series are basically autobiographical. I don't think I'll be checking this out, because I'm not into this sort of Anne of Green Gables stuff. Although I liked Avonlea when it aired in the '90s, but I was something like 10, and still enamored with snow and forests and getting into good ol' fashioned mischief, and oh fuck, I'll watch a couple of episodes.

Amaiko
2007-01-06, 23:56
And Utena, and Shindo Hikaru, and a million other more well-known characters.

I've always found it the weirdest thing when authors will write a series of novels, stretching out for years, then end it, then start an indentical series again. I don't think I'll be checking this out, because I'm not into this sort of Anne of Green Gables stuff. Although I liked Avonlea when it aired in the '90s, but I was something like 10, and still enamored with snow and forests and getting into good ol' fashioned mischief, and oh fuck, I'll watch a couple of episodes.

Just to be nitpickery, the Emily series is very different from the Anne of Green Gables series; for one, it's much, much darker in spots than Anne ever was, though who knows how much of that they'll keep in the anime adaption. Also, Emily's no Anne clone; while they both run around "imagining" constantly, Emily is a far harder personality than Anne, arrogant and bitchy in a way that Anne never was. Personally, I prefer Emily.

Kaoru Chujo
2007-04-08, 13:43
Oh, man, now that's anime at a high level. The animation, story, characters, voice-acting, backgrounds, music -- all top class.

You have to be able to take such an old-fashioned story, and enjoy its traditional emotions, but if you can, do yourself a favor and watch episode one.

Hafl
2007-04-08, 14:51
Oh, man, now that's anime at a high level. The animation, story, characters, voice-acting, backgrounds, music -- all top class.

You have to be able to take such an old-fashioned story, and enjoy its traditional emotions, but if you can, do yourself a favor and watch episode one.

I completely agree, though having read the book, the anime seems a little too fast paced to me. The first episode actually speeded through the first five chapters. The main points were unchanged, but Aunt Elizabeth lost some characterization.

Kaoru Chujo
2007-04-08, 15:30
I completely agree, though having read the book, the anime seems a little too fast paced to me. The first episode actually speeded through the first five chapters. The main points were unchanged, but Aunt Elizabeth lost some characterization.Interesting. I haven't read the book, but I can imagine. Nevertheless, I got some feelings about Aunt Elizabeth in little hints here and there.I got the feeling that she was strict and had high standards, but really was a good person and may even have taken an instant liking to Emily, for some reason.

Hafl
2007-04-08, 19:48
I got the feeling that she was strict and had high standards, but really was a good person and may even have taken an instant liking to Emily, for some reason.

I think the anime actually put Aunt Elizabeth into better light than the book. In the book, Aunt Elizabeth wants to read the book Emily was writing into, because she thinks children are not supposed to keep any secrets. Emily rather burns the book, because after she was found to be hiding under the table, she wrote description of all the Murrays into the book. About Aunt Elizabeth, she wrote: "Aunt Elizabeth is cold and hawty; and she is not fair."

Princess_of_Hell
2007-04-08, 21:03
I haven't seen the first episode but I know that it already aired. Is it like Anne of Green Gables??? I loved Anne of Green Gables and read all the books.

gumbaloom
2007-04-08, 21:19
Do my eyes deceive me or is it the same people behind Snow Queen that are doing the show.

The art style / fonts / fact that it's NHK and TMS Entertainment collaboration would suggest as such.

As for it being like Anne of Green Gables what do you mean?. It's an adaptation of a classic novel anime indeed but it's not part of WMT if thats what you mean. Was there any other series made by NHK and TMS prior to Snow Queen??? Just wondering if they're taking over where WMT left off.....


-gumbaloom

Quarkboy
2007-04-09, 03:50
I've been spending tonight watching episodes of anime that isn't subbed yet :).

So far, this one is almost my favorite. And the animation is excellent, every bit of it screams high quality (the high def raw didn't hurt either :) ).

Ah, I hope someone subs it... Too many good shows tempt me....

usagijen
2007-04-11, 20:24
Just watched the first episode, and I loved it~ ^-^
Just a bit sad that it doesn't seem to be getting much attention... have to spread it and let people show it more love that it deserves :3

anyways, posted a summary in my blog for anyone who wants to see, just click here (http://miocolore.wordpress.com/2007/04/12/kaze-no-shoujo-emily-emily-of-new-moon-01)

I'm certain that I'll be watching out for this every week (and blog about it too). More love for Emily of New Moon~ <3

Kaoru Chujo
2007-04-11, 22:16
I haven't seen the first episode but I know that it already aired. Is it like Anne of Green Gables??? I loved Anne of Green Gables and read all the books.Yes, it's by the same author -- Lucy Maud Montgomery -- is about a girl who has to go and live with relatives she doesn't know, and is set in the same place, Prince Edward Island. But the girl has a somewhat different character from Anne. The first episode was wonderful.

Kaioshin Sama
2007-04-11, 22:43
So they finally made an Anime about life on the East Coast of Canada. Well my family hails from Quebec and I was born in Ontario, but I have some family in New Brunswick as well. Don't know how they expect to nail the unique Maritime accent. Picture every vowel pronounced like a long A and you have it down.

"Sa Ate Wad Ba Samthan Lake Thas Fa Saure."

Remember though, nothing quite reaches the fast paced nature of life on the east coast. That being said I seem to recall catching about 10 minutes of an episode on the CBC (The channel owned and operated by the government) back in 98 and it was rather depressing and seemed matter of fact to me. If you think its just becaue it takes place in the early 20th century that things are that rough, its not. My parents went to visit my uncle in New Brunswick and its a very slow and laid back province. Not a lot happens out there and most of Canada barely has any real contact with the Maritime provinces. It's a lonely and very rough life out there and there's not a whole lot of incentive to stay. Young people are always making the move to Ontario from the Maritimes because there is next to no opportunity out there unless you want to take part in lobster trapping, farming or fishing.

Speaking of 10 minutes, if anybody finds it bizarre that there's really not a whole lot around in PEI, that's generally what its like anywhere in Canada, 10 minutes in any direction will usually lead you to a wide open field. All the major cities are connected by the TCH (Trans-Canada-Highway), which runs along the south end of the country. The city I live in Hamilton has a population of 504,559 people making it the 9th most populated city in the country and 5 times the population of PEI where this series takes place. Canada also boasts a population density of 3.5 people per square kilometer. Exciting facts to be sure.

Gotta love the promo pic their with the sun shining. The sun barely shines in Ontario and the East Coast is well known for its fog and chunks of ice bergs ending up in harbours and what not. It is very very cold out there.

Virgrin
2007-04-12, 15:26
Just watched the first episode and I rather liked it... I agree about being too fast-paced compared to the book though...

They skimmed over one important event that took place before leaving Maywood (I guess those who read the book know what I mean ;) ) but most importantly, isn't Perry supposed to appear muuuch later? Like in chapter 15 or something like that? That's the only thing irking me. Oh well, the chara design and voice acting still make up for it ;)

Impz
2007-04-17, 20:32
for all who wants to slightly catch up with the second episode, here's a decent length summary (http://that.animeblogger.net/2007/04/17/id-analysis-2nd-episode-of-seirei-no-moribito-and-kaze-no-shoujo-emily/) to keep up.

I hope that this series does have a bit of watching, even though I doubt so due to the rather acquired taste.

usagijen
2007-04-18, 11:24
for all who wants to slightly catch up with the second episode, here's a decent length summary (http://that.animeblogger.net/2007/04/17/id-analysis-2nd-episode-of-seirei-no-moribito-and-kaze-no-shoujo-emily/) to keep up.

I hope that this series does have a bit of watching, even though I doubt so due to the rather acquired taste.

posted my summary and thoughts on episode two as well... :) --> summary and thoughts on episode 2 (http://scrumptious.animeblogger.net/2007/04/19/kaze-no-shoujo-emily-emily-of-new-moon-02/)
I'm such a slow poke ^^''''

and I also hope this series gets more appreciation and love from people~ It's just sad that not that many people appreciate slow-paced, classical animes like this

Hafl
2007-04-18, 16:51
Well, my thoughts on the second episode are best summed by saying, that everything in it was great, except the last few moments. Ilse just shouldn't behave like this, and I can't see any story reason for it.

usagijen
2007-04-18, 19:11
Well, my thoughts on the second episode are best summed by saying, that everything in it was great, except the last few moments. Ilse just shouldn't behave like this, and I can't see any story reason for it.

hmm... but perhaps they will show what reason she have behind what she did in the next episode (or the coming episodes, at least) :) They must be taking some twists or turns from the original novel to give it more spice(?)... Let's just hope it doesn't go out-of-character, or many people who have read the novel might be displeased o__o

Virgrin
2007-04-19, 08:30
hmm... but perhaps they will show what reason she have behind what she did in the next episode (or the coming episodes, at least) They must be taking some twists or turns from the original novel to give it more spice(?)... Let's just hope it doesn't go out-of-character, or many people who have read the novel might be displeased o__o

They must have a very good reason for Ilse to behave like that, because in the book she actually liked Emily from the start and defended her from the other bullying girls at school... Judging from the last moments of ep 2 and the preview for ep 3 she seems to be the one teasing Emily the most:confused:

Hafl
2007-04-19, 10:18
They must have a very good reason for Ilse to behave like that, because in the book she actually liked Emily from the start and defended her from the other bullying girls at school... Judging from the last moments of ep 2 and the preview for ep 3 she seems to be the one teasing Emily the most:confused:

I think it's because the anime would cut the subplot about Rhoda Stuart. Ilse isn't person to really hold a grudge and in the anime, there's been no mention of tension between Murrays and Ilse's father, so it might be that she isn't really serious. Still I would like the original plotline much better - I want to see the dead snake. Though it's hard to tell without seeing the next episode.

Kaoru Chujo
2007-04-21, 13:49
All I can say about ep2 is: wonderful! I am really susceptible to this sort of thing, I guess, but there were definitely tears in my eyes during the scene where she was discovering the woods. Fortunately, I haven't read the book so I can't be disturbed by any inconsistencies. Please try to keep potential spoilers in spoiler tags. (Note: when you're writing a post, there's now an easier way to do spoilers, using the little icon with the magnifying glass and exclamation mark.)

usagijen
2007-04-24, 00:12
yeah~ great episode!! ^___^
I also think that not having read the book makes you enjoy the show more, since you're simply watching and loving it as it is (no comparisons and such ^^)

and well, after seeing this episode, it looks like they didn't make Ilse out-of-character after all (basing from what the people who have read the book have said)... I like how they resolved the issue shown in the episode quickly, and made us see Ilse and Emily become good friends :)

usagijen
2007-04-26, 19:30
quite delayed but, oh well... o__o;;
posted my thoughts on episode 3 in my blog -> Emily of New Moon episode 3 summary and thoughts (http://scrumptious.animeblogger.net/2007/04/27/emily-of-new-moon-03/)

usagijen
2007-05-03, 19:46
Looks like there isn't much love for Emily of New Moon... which just makes me sad... =/ (I still hope someone subs it... coz that just might entice other people to go and watch... and appreciate this show~)

But oh well, I think I'll continue blogging about this great show ^^

and, episode 4 summary (http://scrumptious.animeblogger.net/2007/05/03/kaze-no-shoujo-emily-04/) is up in my blog, as I speak

Virgrin
2007-05-04, 13:28
Yaay! I'm back. I already watched the third and fourth eps, but was too lazy to post :p
I enjoyed the eps a lot, although I thought the Rhoda incident would last longer. It seems weird that everything happened that quickly
Usagijen, I read your post about ep 4 and agree that the anime is very fast paced, especially when I compare it to the Akage no Anne anime, but then again, in Emily they only have 26 eps to compress all the events of the book, not 50 or something like that as with AnA.

Shadow Miko
2007-05-04, 23:10
OMFG, they made a series about this? WAY TO FREAKING GO! I loved the books and that corny old TV show. Just about everything is being turned into an anime! Ehehehehe...

Kaoru Chujo
2007-05-05, 13:13
I made this one of my top anime of the season (http://hashihime.blogspot.com/2007/05/2007-spring-anime-35-reviews.html), and after watching episode 5, I like it even more. Yes, it's old-fashioned and simple, but the production values are great, the emotions are real and deep, and the story is strong.

Virgrin
2007-05-06, 17:11
Kaoru, has the raw for episode 5 appeared? I couldn't find it anywhere.

I'm happy that you chose KNSE as one of your top anime. I hope more people get interested in it so someone subs it ^______^

Hafl
2007-05-06, 19:15
I finally got around to seeing episode 3 and now I must admit that the writers of the adaptation did a really good job. And I got reminded that I shouldn't judge an episode based on what I've seen in the preview. I still don't like the ending of episode 2, but I don't see any fault with episode 3 - it was done perfectly.

usagijen
2007-05-07, 02:20
Kaoru, has the raw for episode 5 appeared? I couldn't find it anywhere.

I'm happy that you chose KNSE as one of your top anime. I hope more people get interested in it so someone subs it ^______^

yay for choosing KnSE as one of your top animes, Kaoru =D

I have this on top of my faves of the season too ^___^

hope I can get to watch episode 5 by tomorrow and post about it =D

I really wish it'll get much much more attention... hope more fans will come out :3

Virgrin
2007-05-12, 15:08
Just posting because I found a site where you can request subs for an anime, and here there is a request for Emily. Perhaps if we insist Emily will get subbed ^_____^!
Here it is:
http://forum.shinsen-subs.org/index.php?a=topic&t=3488

Honey_and_Cleaver
2007-05-14, 08:51
Loli+Shounen. Im just checking out for the voice.

Kaoru Chujo
2007-05-14, 13:48
Sorry not to have answered before about ep5. Ep6 is out now. I can't say in the open forum where to find raws, but in private messages....

I can say that the Chinese subs come out about as fast as the raws, and here is the search page (http://s.greedland.net/s433.g?c=gs_all&k=%E9%A3%8E%E4%B9%8B%E5%B0%91%E5%A5%B3&os=t) for KnSE on one of the major Chinese bt sites. Most Chinese subs are .rmvb files, which are smallish files that play in RealPlayer, or in MediaPlayer Classic, etc., if you have the Real Alternative (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm) codec installed.

It took me until now to really realize that Emily is played by Kawakami Tomoko (http://hashihime.atspace.com/Hashi_seiyuusB.html#kawatomo), who was Revolutionary Girl Utena, and Misuzu in AIR, among other things.

I was feeling that ep6 was a little less enthralling, then Emily did something so memorable. Not only are the production values good, but this has such an interesting human story to tell.

usagijen
2007-05-17, 21:02
looks like Shinsen-subs denied the request to sub Emily... (i guess they're the type of people who can't appreciate great classics like this T__T) Perhaps there's a better chance that Live-Evil or C1Anime will take this up as a project (given their projects on other classic animes)

in any case, I have the summary for episode 6 up in my blog -->
Emily of New Moon Episode 6 summary (http://scrumptious.animeblogger.net/2007/05/18/kaze-no-shoujo-emily-emily-of-new-moon-06/)

With each episode, I can see how Elizabeth really cares for Emily... I just hope we can see her opening up more to Emily soon, especially after this incident with John... it'll be great if Emily will do something to defend her aunt against him in the next episode... :)

Kaoru Chujo
2007-05-19, 17:02
I don't know what it is. I guess I'm just sentimental. But episode 7 brought tears to my eyes, again. This is simply a very well directed, well acted, well written show with a good story to draw on.

It's too bad that Shinsen wasn't interested. As one of them said, not too courteously, in their forum, this isn't the kind of show that most fansubbers, or anime-watchers, enjoy. It's their loss. Unfortunately, it's ours, too. I do understand why it's hard for fansubbers to start a project like this, committing to 26 episodes of a show that isn't in one of the more popular genres.

Thanks to usagijen for continuing to blog it. One alternative is reading the blog before and/or after watching the raw. That can be a good viewing experience, too. And it may be the type of show that could be licensed sometime in the future.

usagijen
2007-05-23, 11:01
episode 7 is great~ I love how the actions of every character are well explained... and they are indeed reasonable, sound, profound, and something you can learn a lot from :)

the new characters introduced are also a joy to watch~ seeing how the significance of their roles are well shown as the series progresses. At this point the focus is still on Emily, but I do believe the rest of the quartet will have their own time for a 'spotlight', as their past and other problems are revealed (and resolved).

Quite delayed, but here's my summary and thoughts on episode 7 :)
Emily of New Moon Episode 7 (http://scrumptious.animeblogger.net/2007/05/23/kaze-no-shoujo-emily-emily-of-new-moon-07/)

Kaoru Chujo
2007-05-26, 17:27
There are many kinds of anime, and many things they can give us, but what I want most are the deep emotions, and tears of painful joy, that this episode gave. Can every episode be better than the last? Checking the end credits, I see that the storyboard was by Nishimura Junji, the director of Simoun, which is my favorite anime of all time. Naruhodo.

On the down side, there was some really bad animation, some very awkward drawing. But it didn't impair my extreme enjoyment.Emily's mother was played so well by the wonderful Toyoguchi Megumi (Levy in Black Lagoon, Honoka in The Third, Sei in Maria-sama ga Miteru, Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, etc.)

When I saw that the title of the episode was "Mother's Room," I knew what it could give us. And it fulfilled every promise, from Teddy and Ilse to Aunt Elizabeth and Juliet.

usagijen
2007-06-09, 12:07
Episode 8 is the episode I love most...! It really really brought me to tears... ;____;

and well, I wasn't able to announce before that I have my episode 8 summary (now I have episode 9 as well)... x__x

haven't watched episode 10 yet, hopefully my summary will be up next week~ :3

Emily of New Moon Episode 8 (http://scrumptious.animeblogger.net/2007/06/01/kaze-no-shoujo-emily-emily-of-new-moon-08/)
Emily of New Moon EPisode 9 (http://scrumptious.animeblogger.net/2007/06/10/kaze-no-shoujo-emily-emily-of-new-moon-09/)

PastPrime
2007-12-28, 23:55
I would like to thank Digital Panic for subbing this. It is a very good series so far.

SuperKnuckles
2007-12-29, 02:16
The more I watch this show, the more I'm convinced it might be the best anime of 2007. Yes, sounds ridiculous, sounds crazy, but it's just so heartwarming and it just has a great story and cast. It makes me want to hunt down the novels.

Kaoru Chujo
2007-12-29, 16:13
The more I watch this show, the more I'm convinced it might be the best anime of 2007. Yes, sounds ridiculous, sounds crazy, but it's just so heartwarming and it just has a great story and cast. It makes me want to hunt down the novels.I'm not going to go quite that far yet, but at the moment I'm putting it in the middle of my top ten for the year. How many other shows bring you to tears (as usagijen said) so often?

And the first novel is available free online (http://www.gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0201141.txt), if you're willing to read it as a text file. Just for good measure, here is the Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_of_New_Moon#External_links).

And yes, thanks to Digital Panic for the subs.

Westlo
2007-12-29, 17:12
Nice to see this series getting more subbed releases, I'll probably start watching it soon since it looks like it will get finished unlike Les MisÚrables - Shoujo Cosette.

SuperKnuckles
2008-03-21, 02:37
Oh boy. Watching the latest few episodes that was released a few days back, I actually cried in two of them. The separation, the death, the social situation inside the Murray house.. Even when they weren't elaborated upon too much, you can just feel the weight of each moment one by one. I mean, I was getting stressed right with Emily. The empathy factor is just ridiculously high with this show.

This show just knows how to push the emotional buttons and does it in such a classy way in that I can't really remember many anime that has done so without any gratuitousness.

Now I'm just about fully convinced it's among the top 3 shows of 2007. It's a shame that the show seems to go unnoticed by most and I believe it truly is one of the 'must watch' types of shows in the last year.

dj_tjerk
2008-03-21, 12:56
Phew, means i wasnt the only one that cried (or very very watery eyes .. whatever :P). Glad to see you enjoyed it too, and i don't really care that very few people watched it. It's not like naruto or bleach; many people will certainly not like this kind of drama story (same with les miserables).

SuperKnuckles
2008-03-22, 02:04
Yes, unfortunately, I do believe people in general have lousy tastes and just weird priorities over anime viewership. Same to music, games, movies, etc etc.

Even by masterpiece theater anime are concerned, I can genuinely say that Emily of New Moon is probably the BEST example of its kind ever made. And in a quick and easy 26 episodes. I could actually live with 26 more if that was possible.

CelesAurivern
2008-03-26, 22:04
This show is like Emily's book.
You gotta pass it around before it gains any recognition.

Sugetsu
2011-01-27, 13:17
Oh my God! I just discovered this beautiful anime. I can't believe I cried watching episode 8... Manly tears were shed! It has been a very long time seen a saw an anime that was able to convey such deep emotions through graphics alone.

How can there be such a master piece hidden in the dark corners of the anime world without generating much fuzz? Either the anime community as a whole has degraded its standards to shallow violence and sex-charged anime or the creators of this work did a very terrible job at advertising it.

Sugetsu
2011-02-02, 03:28
Finally finished watching the anime. I must say it is truly a master piece... In fact it is the best anime I have ever seen... What a shame it is not well known at all. Works of art of the caliber deserve much more.

ragnarokr
2011-02-11, 20:19
Yes, the anime community has degraded, a LOT. There's not such good shows based on classic literature anymore, thankfully we had Emily recently. Did you know that it was based on a novel by ther same author of Anne of Green Gabbles?

Sugetsu, based on your comments I think that you don't know of World Masterpiece Theater series, Google it, you'll be surprised. :)
If you want help on searching for them , I can give you a hand. :)

TJR
2011-02-12, 19:47
Either the anime community as a whole has degraded its standards to shallow violence and sex-charged anime or the creators of this work did a very terrible job at advertising it.

It's the type of material. There's a following for realistic drama and slice-of-life shows, but people are typically interested in more contemporary themes/settings.

At any rate, I have a feeling that L.M. Montgomery is better appreciated by people who are older than the typical anime fan. For instance, I didn't care for Anne of Green Gables at all when I read it as a kid, but the simple innocence (even regarding tragedy) and romanticized depiction of everything became very appealing later.