Category Archive: CCFS

Jan 30 2016

Granduncle William (!)

The powerful patriarch in the Ardlays was always known as William A. Ardlay. Family members, including Sarah Lagan (I was told that it is officially “Lagan” in the Italian version), addressed him as Granduncle William or simply Granduncle. Candy was no exception even though she had known Albert as a friend for years. To her, the name …

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Jan 19 2016

Candy and Prince on the Hill (Part 9)

A while ago, when I was chatting with QuevivaCandy, she mentioned Candy’s letter to Vincent Brown, Anthony’s father, in Candy Candy Final Story (CCFS). QuevivaCandy and her friend think this letter gives us important clues to Candy’s whereabouts, and they believe Candy had already moved back to Chicago. It’s interesting, right? 🙂 I’m going to conclude the series by sharing my thoughts …

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Jan 11 2016

Candy and Prince on the Hill (Part 8)

It’s been a while since I last updated my blog. How are you all doing? I’ve been preoccupied with real life responsibilities lately, so thank you for your patience and understanding. I think it’s time to continue this series, which I began in October last year. If you don’t remember much, you can start with my …

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Dec 07 2015

To truly love someone…

Remember in Candy and Prince on the Hill (Part 5) I talked about Candy receiving a parcel from Albert (page 95 of manga volume 9)? On page 96, Candy opened the package and found a brief note inside from Albert: キャンディ 一足先に春のプレゼント どこにいても君のことを想っている…… アルバート Candy A present for Spring in advance Thinking about you wherever I …

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Dec 02 2015

Old Candy Candy Novel

Remember this manga scene that I colored long time ago? 🙂 I decided to add it to an album on my Facebook page, and I really enjoyed reading all your comments. Thank you, ladies! Glad you like this particular scene as much as I do. ❤ Yet, I didn’t know there’s something special about this …

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Nov 20 2015

A matter of timing

I’ve been very busy lately, and I don’t have much time to write Part 8, and yet this post is meant to be a supplement to Candy and Prince on the Hill (Part 7), in which I showed you Candy’s near outburst after discovering Albert’s true identity in Lakewood. Judging from Candy’s retrospection, I believe she was at a …

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Nov 10 2015

Candy and Prince on the Hill (Part 7)

Thanks again to my friend, the admin of the Facebook page, William Albert Andrew (el príncipe de la colina), for providing another idea. One of its photo albums showed this picture from the Artbook produced by Kyoko Mizuki & Yumiko Igarashi and published by Kodansha/Nakayoshi in 1978. I believe the poem was written by Mizuki, titled “Dear Prince”, and it was …

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Nov 03 2015

Candy and Prince on the Hill (Part 6)

Before I continue talking about Rockstown, I’d like to share some links with you first. Many thanks to Evelyn, who sent me these links to articles about Yumiko Igarashi. She was the illustrator of Candy Candy manga version. I must say she’s very talented, and I truly admire her design of the characters in Candy Candy. Aren’t …

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Oct 26 2015

Candy and Prince on the Hill (Part 5)

When writing Candy Candy Final Story (CCFS), Mizuki mainly used the epistolary format for the second half of Volume 2 and the epilogue (filled with many letters to and from Candy). Therefore, to better understand the story, we need to rely on our knowledge of the manga version unless it’s clearly written otherwise in CCFS. Together …

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Oct 20 2015

Candy and Prince on the Hill (Part 4)

I was going to discuss another parallel between Daddy-Long-Legs and Candy Candy, but Reeka’s comment reminded me of something I had longed to bring up. It fits well into this series too, so here I go. 🙂 The following page is taken from the last volume of the Japanese manga version, which happened when Candy was seemingly …

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