|Wakakusa no Charlotte|
|Genre||Historical Drama, Romance|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Eiji Okabe|
|Written by||Shun-ichi Yukimoro|
|Music by||Hiromasa Suzuki|
|Original network||Asahi Broadcasting Corporation|
|English network||ABS-CBN |
Yey (ABS-CBN kids Channel)
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).
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.
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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|25||News from Flock|
|26||Marie in the sunset|
|28||Mama becomes mayor|
|29||Parting in the flowered woods|
|Wakakusa no Charlotte||Charlotte of the Young Grass||Kumiko Kaori||Opening Theme|
|Mei Furawaa||Mayflower||Kumiko Kaori||Ending Theme|