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. the Young Grass of Charlotte) 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.


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


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