One snowy night, two babies were abandoned at an American orphanage: one of whom was dubbed Candice White due to her complexion and the name of a doll found with the child. As a young girl, 'Candy' lives a carefree life with her fellow friend Annie, until one day Annie is adopted by a rich family and forced to forget about her time at the orphanage. Candy soon follows suit and is adopted into a cruel situation, where love, reunions and other challenges await her. From country to country, Candy will experience the tragedy of heartbreak and the joys of friendship – but above all else, she will dream of the day that she met her beloved 'Prince of the Hill.'
Cheerful, optimistic Nadja is one of many English orphans living in the quaint Applefield Orphanage. Yet one fateful day, when the orphange is attacked by men looking for her mother's brooch, Nadja learns that her mother may still be alive after all. Hoping to protect the rest of the inhabitants of Applefield and to escape her would-be captors, Nadja runs away from the orphanage and joins the Dandelion Troupe -- a traveling band of circus performers. Filled with the greatest hope, Nadja's grand adventure begins in a search for her mother and her own identity...
Both animes are oldschool animes (they are old) and both have a wonderful sotry line , also Nadja and Candy both grew up without parents in an orphange. Both animes are very tragic but still beautiful. i promise you that if you like one you will love the other aswell^W^
At John Grier Orphanage, one lucky girl will be sponsored to attend Lincoln Memorial Girls' School in New Jersey - and that lucky person is Judy Abbott, a happy-go-lucky teen with high spirits and a kind heart. Judy's benefactor, whose shadow causes her to coin him as "Daddy Long Legs," has only one condition: she must write to him once a month and chronicle her new adventures. At her new home, Judy will learn about life and friendships with the help of such classmates as the rich Julia Pendleton and good friend Sally McBride.
When Emily Starr's father died, she was left in the care of her deceased mother's family, the Murrays. However, the rich and prestigious Murrays never approved of Emily's simple father, and she was thus not welcomed into loving arms. With her trusty cat and nary a possession, Emily left for her new home - New Moon - where many a joy and sorrow awaited her. Now, along with tough Ilse, artistic Teddy and loyal Perry, Emily will laugh, cry, and try to win the hearts of her new family.
While Emily of New Moon and Candy Candy both deal with an orphan (once since birth, the other since the tragic passing of her father), it's the tone and feel of the two that are the key to this recommendation. Not identical by any means, but if you liked one I think the other will be right up your alley.
Twelve year old Mitsuki's desire is to become a singer. She has the talent and a beautiful voice, but she also has a throat tumor which threatens to rob her of her gift of song. As if things weren't bad enough, two shinigami inform Mitsuki that she only has one year left to live. However, all is not lost, for they make a deal that if she goes with them, they will help realize her dream by changing her into a healthy 16-year-old, who is able to sing and apply for auditions.
Young Maya’s passion is drama and the theatre -- so much so that sometimes her grip on reality wavers. Most consider her to be a lost cause, destined to live with her head in the clouds… but things change when the legendary actress Tsukikage sees potential in Maya; and when she offers to train her, Maya eagerly accepts. Yet the road to fame is paved with hardship; with strong rivals to test her and close friends to spur her on, will Maya be able to reach her ultimate goal?
If you are looking for an older shoujo show that happen to be about a girl who is happy go lucky no matter what she faces look no further than these 2 titles. Her life is difficult in each show but she'll try her hardest to get better at what she aims to be in life. Candy Candy takes on being a nurse as a career where Glass Mask is all about becoming a great actress. These 2 are super similar even though the goals of each girl are very different. Try either out if you enjoyed the other. (I personally think Candy Candy is way better)