Daddy Long-Legs (私のあしながおじさん, Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan) is an anime adaptation of the 1912 young adult novel of the same name by Jean Webster. It aired as part of Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater throughout the year of 1990.
It chronicles the adventures of Judy Abbott, an orphan in New York. During a meeting for the superintendent, with other important and rich people in attendance, a scholarship is offered to Judy by a mysterious benefactor. Catching only a glimpse of his tall shadow as he leaves, Judy calls him "Daddy Long Legs" and writes him letters every month as per his request. While studying at the Lincoln Memorial school, she makes many friends and learns about a world she never knew about before. (from Anime News Network)