Emily of New Moon

Alt title: Kaze no Shoujo Emily

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Candy Candy Movie

Candy Candy Movie

At twelve years old, Candice White (otherwise known as Candy) is the oldest remaining child at the Poni Orphanage. With her spirits held high, Candy dreams of the day a wonderful family will take her home; and on one fateful day, it seems her dream has come true… or has it? Instead of joining a family, Candy is adopted to be a companion for the snobby daughter of a wealthy household. Now, our young heroine sets off to join her new family and experience the joys of first love and the heartbreak of cruelty. Whatever the case, her life will never be the same!

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yuujin yuujin says...

A story about a not very happy girl in not very fair world. Who would you think about first? I think Candy Candy and Emily of new moon has lots of things in common - both girls are orphants, both leave for a new homes, both strugle from unfair events and both find their happiness in some way.

Heidi

Heidi

When Heidi's parents died while she was a baby, she was left in the care of her selfish aunt Dete. However, now that Dete has found work abroad she has left five-year-old Heidi at her grandfather's house; he is a cantankerous old man who lives in the hills of Dorfli Village, with only his goats and the young goat herder Peter as his makeshift friends. In her new home, Heidi will learn to love the countryside, make friends with the flowers and goats, and most importantly warm the hearts of all of the people around her.

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sothis sothis says...

Like many stories in the World Masterpiece Theater set of anime, Emily of New Moon and Heidi focus on a young orphan who must adjust to a new life. Heidi is admittedly much more positive (potentially due to her much younger age), but both her and Emily are resilient and positive, and make new friends easily. Each takes place in a sweeping countryside with gorgeous scenery, as well. If you liked one, check out the other.

Candy Candy

Candy Candy

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.'

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sothis sothis says...

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.

Konnichiwa Anne ~Before Green Gables~

Konnichiwa Anne ~Before Green Gables~

Anne Shirley is a bright and boisterous orphan living with the dysfunctional Thomas family. Mr Thomas is a useless drunk who comes home in the evening only to abuse his family; Mrs Thomas struggles to run a house with no income; and their naughty sons Horace and Edward regularly stumble into trouble. Luckily, Anne always looks for the good in every situation; with an active imagination and a kind heart, she spends many happy days exploring her world, learning about her past, and helping the colorful people around her.

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animelover1477 animelover1477 says...

This anime has a very similar feel to emily of new moon. If you like this show then you will def. like emily of new moon better

Mai Mai Miracle

Mai Mai Miracle

Ten years after the end of the Second World War, in a backwater rural town which used to be a major regional capital in Feudal Japan, Shinko, a girl with an active imagination who daydreams about the town as it appeared a millennium prior, befriends Kiiko, a shy girl from Tokyo whose father relocated to the town to become a doctor for a factory. The film follows their day to day lives as they take care of a goldfish in a makeshift pond, fantasize about a cloistered and lonely young princess who moved to the town in the Feudal Era, and help a boy cope with a family tragedy.

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pinkarray pinkarray says...

Both are slice-of-life stories with protagonists that you cannot stand at first but will grow on you as they grow up.