An anime adaptation from Nippon Animation's "World Masterpiece Theater" anthology, directed by Isao Takahata and based on the "Anne books" by Canadian author Lucy Maude Montgomery. It follows an orphan named Anne Shirley as she goes through hard times, fun adventures, loss and love in the lovely town of Avonlea. The English dubbed version was produced by Leephy Studios and aired on South African television in the 1980s. The series became so popular in Japan that a prequel series, Kon'nichiwa Anne: Before Green Gables, was made to air in 2009.