Thanks to my friend, the administrator of the Facebook page, William Albert Andrew (el príncipe de la colina), for giving me her permission to use the following image from her page.
It’s the cover page of the last volume of the Japanese manga edition, republished back in 1996. The title of this volume is “Forever masterpiece finally ends—!!”. The red prints are “Candy Candy, 116 pages”, and the names Kyoko Mizuki, Yumiko Igarashi can be found at the bottom right corner.
Note that roughly 20 years had elapsed since the manga was officially complete, and with whom Candy ended remained undeniable. ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ The last few pages of the manga are all about Candy and her Prince on the Hill, as shown in my previous post, The day her life changed (Part 7).
In particular, on the second last page, when Candy was gleefully running towards her Prince on the Hill, he said to her:
いつまでも その笑顔を わすれずに……
To translate the above, Albert said:
Smiling face really suits you…
Do not forget this smiling face, for as long as you live…
Do not forget… Candy—-
Therefore, who was the man who made her smile like this at the end? Albert. 😀 Candy was ecstatic because she had found her Prince on the Hill (her first love) at long last, despite knowing that he was her legal guardian. I will talk more about this in a new post. 🙂
Who else cared so much about her happiness? 🙄 As explained in my post, Her happiness, Albert was the only one who actually exerted effort to make her happy, unlike Terry, who had wished her happiness but broken her heart, twice. 🙁
This reminds me of a quote:
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable. ~Henry Ward Beecher
One can exaggerate Terry’s love for Candy, but actions speak louder than words. 😮 For your interest, you might want to read the brilliant comment from Memchew about her perspectives in this regard. In addition, please check my posts, More than words (Part 1) and More than words (Part 2), in which I have compared the actions of the two men in Candy’s life, Albert and Terry. 😀