Emily of New Moon

Alt title: Kaze no Shoujo Emily

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Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

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.

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sothis sothis says...

If tales of orphaned children in their newfound adventures interest you, you'd enjoy both Emily and Daddy Long Legs. Each main heroine has a feel-good attitude that inspires everyone around her.

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.

Ai Shoujo Pollyanna Monogatari

Ai Shoujo Pollyanna Monogatari

Motherless since birth, Pollyanna was an ordinary happy-go-lucky girl, leaving peacefully with her father, the vicar. Then one day her life changes completely when her father dies and she has to live with her aunt whom she has never met before. In the beginning, she seems to be detested by her but as time passes, they develop a very strong bond.

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Reyna Reyna says...

Emily and Pollyanna are both young girls who move in with their mother's side of the family aunt after their father suddenly dies. Both of their aunts at first only take the girl in because of 'duty' and are strict and old-fashioned. That's how both of the girls start their new orphan lives as they go through hardships, make friends and grow up.

Though Emily and Pollyanna are very different in personality, the set up of these two series is nearly exactly the same so it's a given you'll enjoy the other if you liked one of the two.

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.