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Emily, Girl of the Wind/Kaze no Shoujo Emily (2007)

Originally announced on this site on December 11, 2006, the new anime series, "Kaze no Shoujo Emily" or "Emily, Girl of the Wind," based on L.M. Montgomery's Emily Starr series premiered on NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) education TV in April 2007. The official site is now online. The 26-episode series will be the anime version of the "Emily" (Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs, Emily's Quest) books by Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of "Anne of Green Gables." Set in Canada's Prince Edward Island, it follows the growth of the young girl Emily as she overcomes numerous hardships.

An official trailer and teaser are now online!

Emily, Girl of the Wind - Episode 1 Teaser/Trailer
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Emily, Girl of the Wind - Episode 2 Teaser
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In 1979, NHK aired an anime television series adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables novels, Akage No An.

Description:
Emily lives alone with her father on Prince Edward Island, Canada. She becomes acquainted with the woods and befriends the animals of the forest. She enjoys spending time surrounded by nature with “Aunt Wind,” or “fairies”.

When her father suddenly dies, she is adopted by her strict Aunt Elizabeth and is supposed to begin a new life at New Moon Farm. She meets and becomes best friends with Ilse, Teddy, and Perry. They cause all sorts trouble at school and in the village. Emily is free-spirited and opinionated, and is often at odds with her aunt who has a much more traditional sense of values.

This story about the loneliness and fears of Emily's new life is told via the medium of letters written to her deceased father. We also learn of the joy she has for writing and her dreams of becoming a novelist.

Running time: 25 minutes
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2007-04-07

Cast:
Akemi Okamura as Perry Miller
Kouki Miyata as Teddy Kent
Sachiko Kojima as Ilse Burnley
Tomoko Kawakami as Emily Byrd Starr
Emi Shinohara as Kaze no Oba-san (Mrs. Wind) (narration)
Masako Ikeda as Laura Murray
Rokuro Naya as Jimmy Murray
Toshiko Fujita as Elizabeth Murray
Akio Ohtsuka as Mr Carpenter
Atsuko Enomoto as Rhoda Stuart
Aya Hisakawa as Aileen Kent
Chiemi Ishimatsu as Jennie Strang
Kiyoyuki Yanada as Allan Burnley
Misaki Sekiyama as Carrie Strang
Niina Kumagaya as Miss Brownell
Shigenori Sôya as Douglas Starr
Touko Aoyama as Grace and Saucy Sal
Youko Matsuoka as Aunt Ruth

Useful External Links (will open in new windows):
Official Kaze no Shoujo Emily Webpage
activeanime.com
Star Crossed Anime Blog
Scrumptious


Last Updated 06.20.07
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