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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.

SynopsisEdit

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.[1]

Theme songsEdit

The English translations appear after each line in bold.

IntroEdit

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.

OutroEdit

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.

Voice castEdit

Main cast

Supporting cast

  • Norihiro Inoue as Walter Shirley
  • Mitsuko Horie as Jessie Gleeson
  • Yumiko Kobayashi as Horace Thomas
  • Chiaki Shimogama as Edward Thomas
  • Taeko Kawata as Harry Thomas
  • Satomi Korogi as Noah Thomas/Ella Hammond
  • Chutsukasa Yuuhana as Gertie Hammond
  • Nana Yamaguchi as Mrs. Minton
  • Yuri Tahata as Miss Haggerty
  • Masayo Fujita as Mildred Plimson
  • Uko Tachibana as Randolph
  • Suga Harumi as Sadie
  • Tayuka Kirimoto as Mr MacDougall
  • Yu Urata as Roger Emerson
  • Mizusawa Fumie as Mary Emerson
  • Michie Tomizawa as Mrs. Emerson
  • Masaya Takatsuka as Mr. Emerson
  • Eiji Takemoto as John
  • Haruo Sato as Jeffrey
  • Hiroshi Okamoto as Joe
  • Akemi Sato as Amy/Ellen
  • Mari Yokoo as Amy Carlyle
  • Yuriko Fuchizaki as Miss Kale
  • Toru Akawa as Joseph Kensington
  • Hiroshi Naka as Cyrus
  • Noriko Uemura as Margaret Carlyle
  • Misa Watanabe as Edna Godfrey
  • Kae Araki as Kathy Megan/Sally
  • Hikari Tokita as Nina Smith
  • Haruko Suzuki as Tessa
  • Hino Yurika as Mary Godfrey
  • Chutsukasa Yuuhana as Lily Jones
  • Naomi Shindo as Mrs. Spencer
  • Masako Ikeda as Narrator
  • Eiko Yamada as Narrator (promo)

EpisodesEdit

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.

GalleryEdit

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VideosEdit

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Before Green Gables (trailer)

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

Adaptations
Films & miniseries
Anne of Green Gables (1919) | Anne of Green Gables (1934) | Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)
Anne of Green Gables (1956) | Anne of Green Gables (1957) | Anne of Green Gables (1958)
Anne of Green Gables (1985) | Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) | Road to Avonlea: The Movie (1990)
Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998) | Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000)
Anne: Journey to Green Gables (2005) | Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008)
Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables (2010) | L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (2016)
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (2017)
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew (2017) | Anne of Green Gables (upcoming musical)
Radio dramas
Anne of Green Gables (March 1938) | Anne of Green Gables (October 1938) | Anne of Green Gables (1941)
Anne of Green Gables (1944) | Anne of Green Gables (1954) | Anne of Green Gables (1966)
Anne of Green Gables (1971) | Anne of Green Gables (1977) | Anne of Green Gables (1979)
Anne of Avonlea (1979) | Anne of the Island (1979) | Anne's House of Dreams (1979) | Rainbow Valley (1979)
Rilla of Ingleside (1991) | Anne of Green Gables (1997)
Television series
Anne of Green Gables (1952) | Anne of Green Gables (1972) | Anne of Avonlea (1975) | Anne of Green Gables (1979)
Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) | Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000–2001) | Anne (2007)
Before Green Gables (2009) | Anne (2017)
Stage productions
Anne of Green Gables – The Musical (1965) | Rainbow Valley (1999) | Anne & Gilbert (2005)
Anne of Green Gables (2006) | The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery (2008) | Bend in the Road (2012)
Rilla of Green Gables (2015)
Books
Anne of Green Gables (1997 manga) | Anne of Avonlea (1998 manga) | Anne of the Island (1998 manga)
Rainbow Valley (2003 manga) | Ana of California (2015 novel)
Audio dramas
Anne of Green Gables (2007) | Anne of Green Gables (2008) | Anne of Avonlea (2008)
Anne of the Island (2009) | Anne of Windy Poplars (2009) | Anne's House of Dreams (2010)
Web productions
"Inspiration Found" (2008 short film) | Green Gables Fables (2014–2016 web series) | "Anne & Gilbert" (2014 episode)
"Anne of Green Gables" (2014 episode) | Anne of Green Gables (2014 short film)
Project Green Gables (2015–2017 web series) | Anne of Green Gables (2015 short film)

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