Wakakusa no Charlotte
Screenshot of the main characters of the anime series
GenreHistorical Drama, Romance
Anime television series
Directed byEiji Okabe
Written byShun-ichi Yukimoro
Music byHiromasa Suzuki
StudioNippon Animation
Original networkAsahi Broadcasting Corporation
English networkABS-CBN
Yey (ABS-CBN kids Channel)
GMA Network
A2Z Channel 11(ABS-CBN Blocktime Channel)
Original run 29 October 1977 27 May 1978

Wakakusa no Charlotte (若草のシャルロット, lit. Charlotte of the Young Grass) is an anime series produced by Nippon Animation Co. Ltd. It was first aired in Japan between October 29, 1977, and May 27, 1978, and is based on an original story by screenwriter Shun'ichi Yukimuro (as opposed to an existing manga).[1]

While this series - Nippon Animation's first to target the shōjo audience, followed by Haikara-san ga Tōru - was taken off the air in Japan early due to mediocre ratings, it is a much-loved and well-known series in some European countries, particularly in Italy.

In the Philippines, it was aired by ABS-CBN in 1990s, Yey! in June 2017 and GMA Network in 2000s with some rebroadcasts since then and A2Z Channel, an ABS-CBN blocktime channel on January 18, 2021, every weekdays 4 pm (Philippine Standard Time, GMT+8) replacing Dog of Flanders:My Patrasche. However, it is expected to air its final episode on February 26, 2021. It also aired on MBC in South Korea, France on Mangas (TV channel) and La Cinq, Cable Kin in Mexico, America Television in Peru, Super3 in Catalonia and Syndication in Italy.


Charlotte was raised by her father, a former French nobleman, who is now living on a ranch in Quebec, Canada.

Although motherless, Charlotte was a happy girl until her 12th birthday, surrounded by a loving father and many friendly animals. On that day, however, a package arrives from her “mother”, who was supposedly dead.

After Charlotte's father dies, this mother comes to live with her. At the same time, Charlotte meets a strange boy. This is only the beginning of many heartbreaking incidents in the little girl's life.[2]

Original cast

Also in the cast are Simone, mother of Charlotte. Milan, Knight's wicked sister who is also hated Charlotte. Albert, Charlotte's wicked uncle. Marie, an adopted daughter of a French nobleman who has a deep hatred to Charlotte, Uncle Melville, an elder companion of Sandy who is fond of watching stars and was elected as a new captain in Charlotte's hometown, Louis, a sick nobleman who is Marie's fiancée

Episode list

Episode Title Original airdate
1 It happened one birthday October 29, 1977
2 I don't need a mother November 5, 1977
3 Go away, bad dreams! November 12, 1977
4 Spica, the star shining in my heart November 19, 1977
5 Papa's alive November 26, 1977
6 Dream carriage from heaven December 3, 1977
7 Queen of the farm December 10, 1977
8 Knight in the snow December 17, 1977
9 A Christmas letter December 24, 1977
10 Snow festival to usher in spring January 7, 1978
11 Messenger from Paris January 14, 1978
12 Little wings on the Atlantic January 21, 1978
13 The day I'll meet mother January 28, 1978
14 I hate aristocrats February 4, 1978
15 The morning I met mother February 11, 1978
16 Reunion February 18, 1978
17 75% happiness February 25, 1978
18 A little fountain in the blaze March 4, 1978
19 Goodbye to Paris March 11, 1978
20 Little farm in the middle of the ocean March 18, 1978
21 Dear old Andre farm March 25, 1978
22 The light of papa's farm goes out April 1, 1978
23 My first camping April 8, 1978
24 Two battles April 15, 1978
25 News from Flock April 22, 1978
26 Marie in the sunset April 29, 1978
27 Papa's ghost May 6, 1978
28 Mama becomes mayor May 13, 1978
29 Parting in the flowered woods May 20, 1978
30 Beautiful May!!! May 27, 1978


Title English Title Performer Description
Wakakusa no Charlotte Charlotte of the Young Grass Kumiko Kaori Opening Theme
Mei Furawaa[3] Mayflower Kumiko Kaori Ending Theme


  1. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 44. ISBN 9781476672939.
  2. ^ Nippon Animation : Catalogue
  3. ^ Anime Lyrics dot Com – Anime – Wakakusa no Charlotte