- "I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk-cabbage."
- This article is about the 2009 anime adaptation. You may be looking for the authorised prequel novel by Budge Wilson.
Before Green Gables (also known as Kon'nichiwa Anne) is a 2009 anime that is part of Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater. It is based on Before Green Gables, a 2008 prequel novel by Budge Wilson.
Anne Shirley goes through quite a lot of adventures before she ends up in Green Gables. She is living with a family and helps out by looking after the kids, helping in the chores around the home ... Meanwhile, she discovers more about who she is, that her name is "Anne" and not "Ann" ... And she just is her adorable, but a bit crazy, self.
The English translations appear after each line in bold.
This song is called 'Seed of the Sun'.
nohara wo kakedashite namida ha kaze ni azukete
Running through the fields with your tears in the wind,
mizuiro no kotori wo oikake sora wwo miagete
chasing after the water-coloured bird in the sky.
tsumetai ame ni attara omoi dashite
If you ever get caught in the cold, remember
kimi no mine no poketto no chiisana taiyou
the little sun in your breast pocket.
dakara, daijoubu minna sono mama de
So, it's all right, everyone will be this way.
dare mo hari no tane daite iru kara
Anyone would embrace the seed of the sun.
itsumo donna hi mo sagasou yorokobi wo
One day, you will look for delight.
naita umareta no na shiawase wo tsukuru tamesa
Sadness is created for the sake of happiness.
kagayaku asu ga matteru
Look forward to a shining tomorrow.
This song is called 'Yay ~ March!', according to the subtitles.
arukkou yo mune o hatte oka no mukou e
Let's go, stick your chest out, and head towards the hills
araiguma herajika tachi mo minna olde yo
with raccoons and moose, everyone come along.
kyuu no tsumazuita michi de tanpopo no oku ni
On the road where I rushed and tumbled, in the centre of the dandelion,
yotsuba no KUROOBAA mi' kke
I found a four-leaf clover!!!
yatta yatta yatta ne yokatte ne
I did it, I did it, I did it, thank goodness.
ittatatatta ittata itakutatte
Ouch, ouch, ouch. It hurts.
yatta yatta yatta ne hei hei heiki
I did it, I did it, I'm fi– fi– fine.
motto motto tooku made
Towards an even further place.
nee uta o itai nagara
Hey, while singing a song.
sou PAREEDO ha owaranai
Yes, a parade that won't stop.
- Main article: Before Green Gables (anime)/Episodes
Please note that the episode titles are according to the English subtitles only. Not all episodes have the same translator, so you may know an episode under a slightly different name.
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