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.
When Sara Crewe's father left to work in India, she was sent to a boarding school. With her affluent background and beautiful dresses, Sara was ensured a warm welcome to her new home; but this reputation gained her enemies. Tragedy then struck when her father passed away, and her family was forced into bankruptcy, leaving Sara at the cruel hands of the school’s headmistress. Now, life for Sara is as hard as it can get, as she has been forced to become a maid in exchange for her poor room and board. With her friends and imagination at her side, Sara will try to make the best out of her bad situation.
Both a series about cut little girls with tragedy background, packed with some jokes but a deeper meaning and an suprising end.
Little girl with no past, put under severe circumstances, trying to avoid mean people's evil plots and waiting for mirracle to happen - if this is what moved your heart in this anime, you will surely enjoy another :)
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.'
They're both about little orphan girls who are very free, young, love nature and have a taste for hospitality. They both have a protagonist you will instantly fall in love with and these plucky girls will always want to go outside every morning they wake up from sunup to sundown. They are both very old anime but in a word, cute and stylish.
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.
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.
In the war against neighboring countries, the Grand Duke’s warriors use dragon-like beasts called Touda as weapons. Touda are admired across the nation and villages take great pride in breeding them. Erin lives in one such village with her mother, Soyon, who is the best beastinarian in the country. However, life in the village is not so straightforward: Soyon is also an Ariyo, a woman of the Mist People - a race that is feared by humans for its mystical abilities. So that she and Erin can stay in the village, Soyon must flawlessly fulfill her duty capturing and disciplining the Touda; but while Erin wants nothing more than to become a beastinarian, she also feels sorry for the Touda and recognizes that there’s far more to them than meets the eye. Can Erin ever become an ordinary beastinarian when her deepest instincts tell her there is a better way to interact with the Touda?
"Heidi" and "Kemono no Souja Erin" have both a country and innocent girl as protagonist. Erin is a girl who lives in a country in a fantasy world, and loves to take care of animals (giant lizards and wolves with wings), together with her mother. Then, the story will develop. Both Heidi and Erin are animes inspired by a book
Kiki is a young witch who has just turned thirteen, and as tradition dictates she must now leave the safety of her home for a year to undergo witch training. One clear night, Kiki takes off with her cat Jiji and her mother's broomstick to start her new life, and finds herself in a town near the ocean - but she's disappointed to find that people aren't nearly as friendly as she'd imagined they'd be. With nowhere to stay and no outstanding magical skills besides flying, Kiki begins to wonder if she's come to the right place; but after returning a pacifier to a customer of a local shop, its owner, Osono, offers her a place to stay. Kiki soon decides that she'll start her own delivery service, and with the help of newfound friends she sets forth on a journey to discover who she is and how to make it on her own.
Both of these anime are about kids with a carefree and level-headed personality. The protagonist are very sociable; although Heidi seems to be more extraverted (pointentally due to her curiosity and taste for mischief while Kiki is more strong-willed and confident) but these anime produce happy situations and hardships which involve animals for the protagonist and both are riverting children's stories with cute scenaries.