Tag: Daddy-Long-Legs

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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Oct 03 2015

Candy and Prince on the Hill

It’s a known fact that Mizuki, the author of Candy Candy, was inspired by Daddy-Long-Legs, an epistolary novel published in 1912 by Jean Webster. If you haven’t yet read this book, you might want to skip this post. However, if you don’t mind reading spoilers, then please read on. 😉 Daddy-Long-Legs mainly consists of letters …

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Mar 20 2015

Endearing nickname

Have you watched the movie, “The King’s Speech“? It’s a story about how Prince Albert, the second son of King George V of England, overcame a stuttering condition he had endured since his youth. When Prince Albert first met his therapist, Logue, the therapist breached the royal etiquette by referring the prince as “Bertie,” a name used only by his family. …

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Dec 16 2014

The Prince Candy never forgot

When you read the manga, does it make sense to you why Albert didn’t invite Candy to move in to his mansion after his identity had been disclosed? Moreover, what really made Candy want to return to Pony’s Home for good? Remember the last two times she had returned to Pony’s Home? The first time, …

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Nov 21 2014

Candy’s letter after the shock

First of all, I’m more than thrilled that my latest drawing has been well received, and thank you all very much for your kind words!! It’s very encouraging to read your positive comments and feedback. 😀 Just so you know, I’m planning to draw two more variants of this fanart based on the scene depicted in Candy’s last …

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Oct 19 2014

“Dear Enemy” by Jean Webster

Warning: this post contains spoilers to “Dear Enemy”, the sequel to “Daddy-Long-Legs” by the same author. I finally finished reading the book. Initially, I didn’t like it as much as I like its prequel, but after reading about one-third, I must say I started enjoying the voice of Sallie McBride, the best friend of Judy Abbott from “Daddy-Long-Legs”. …

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Oct 14 2014

A generous present

Remember Judy Abbott and Master Jervie from “Daddy-Long-Legs” by Jean Webster? Judy grew up in an orphanage just like Candy, and it was called John Grier Home. Unlike Pony’s Home though, John Grier Home was in much more miserable conditions, and the lady in charge was cold and stern. Hence, Judy loathed going back to John Grier …

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Jul 14 2013

Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster (1912)

No, this is not about Daddy-longlegs (Opiliones) or Daddy-longlegs spiders (Pholcidae), but “Daddy Long Legs” is a charming love story published by Jean Webster in 1912! The following contains spoilers, so if you haven’t read the book yet, please feel free to skip this. It’s well known that the author of Candy Candy, Kyoko Mizuki, had been inspired …

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