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こんにちは アン 〜Before Green Gables
(Konnichiwa An 〜Bifō Guriin Gēburusu)
Genre Adventure, Slice of life story, Drama
Anime television series
Directed by Katsuyoshi Yatabe
Produced by Kōichi Motohashi
Written by Michiru Shimada
Music by Yasuharu Takanashi
Hiromi Mizutani
Kenji Fujisawa
Studio Nippon Animation
Network BS Fuji, Animax
Original run April 5, 2009December 27, 2009
Episodes 39

Konnichiwa Anne: Before Green Gables (こんにちは アン 〜Before Green Gables, Konnichiwa An 〜Bifō Guriin Gēburusu, lit. "Hello Anne: Before Green Gables"), is the 26th series in Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater anime. The series is an adaptation of Canadian children's literature author Budge Wilson's 2008 prequel novel Before Green Gables, which was translated into Japanese as Konnichiwa Anne (こんにちは アン) by Akiko Usagawa. It chronicles the early years of main character Anne Shirley as she loses both her parents and is adopted by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert.


  • Director: Katsuyoshi Yatabe
  • Series composition and screenplay: Michiru Shimada
  • Original character design: Yoshiharu Satō
  • Character designs and chief animation director: Takayo Nishimura
  • Music: Yasuharu Takanashi, Hiromi Mizutani, Kenji Fujisawa
  • Art director: Shigeru Morimoto
  • Colour design: Tomoko Komatsubara
  • Production: Nippon Animation


Voiced by: Rina Hidaka (日高里菜)
Voiced by: Seiko Tamura (田村聖子)
Anne's maternal aunt, wife to Bert and mother to Eliza, Horace, Edward, Harry and Noah. She is constantly trying the make ends meet, and as such is often in a bad mood.
Voiced by: Setsuji Satō
Joanna's husband and father to her children, he is unable to hold down a job due to his laziness and alcoholism, usually spending whatever money he earns from the oddjobs he does on cheap liquor.
Voiced by: Rika Wakusawa (わくさわりか)
First born daughter of Thomas family and primary income of the household. She cares for Anne like her own child, but later marries Roger Emerson and leaves Anne behind.
Voiced by: Yumiko Kobayashi
First son of the Thomas family
Voiced by: Chiaki Shimogama
Second son of the Thomas family
Voiced by: Taeko Kawata
Third son of the Thomas family
Voiced by: Satomi Kōrogi
Fourth son of the Thomas family
Voiced by: Mitsuko Horie
An old widower with high standing
Anne's companion cat. His name is taken from a line of the poem "Marmion" by Walter Scott.
Voiced by: Masako Ikeda
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