|Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow|
(Minami no Niji no Rūshī)
|Genre||Historical Drama, Adventure|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Hiroshi Saitô|
|Produced by||Takaji Matsudo|
|Written by||Akira Miyazaki|
|Music by||Kōichi Sakata|
|Original network||Fuji TV|
|Original run||10 January 1982 – 26 December 1982|
Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow (南の虹のルーシー, Minami no Niji no Rūshī, "Lucy of the Southern Rainbow") is a Japanese anime series by Nippon Animation. This 1982 adaptation is part of the studio's popular World Masterpiece Theater franchise, based on the 1982 novel Southern Rainbow by Australian writer Phyllis Piddington (1910–2001), and tells the story of a young girl named Lucy and the hardships and excitement she and her family encounter when they move from England to Adelaide in Australia to start a farm.
The anime has been dubbed into French, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, German, and Persian
Another adaptation of the story, written by Ken Wakasaki as a tie-in to the anime, was also published in Japan in 1982.