Characters: Candy Candy

The character sheet for Candy Candy.

Candace White Andree alias Candy

Voiced by: Minori Matsushima (TV series)

Miss Pony and Sister Lane/Maria

Annie Brighton

Voiced by: Mami Koyama, Yumi Touma (OAV)

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Dark-haired in the anime series, blonde elsewhere.
  • Beta Couple: She and Archie
  • Cassandra Truth: Sorta. Annie is the only one in the St. Paul School who shows worry over the news talking about the prospect of a world-wide war, but everyone else tells her to calm down and that nothing will happen. She's actually right.
  • Hair Decorations: Like Candy, she uses hair ribbons. It becomes very important when Candy is framed for trying to hurt her by Neil and Eliza: Annie can't testify in her favor, but she manages to leave one of her hair ribbons to silently tell Candy that she believes in her innocence.
  • Happily Adopted: By the Brightons. Subverted when, in a well-intentioned but ill-advised move, they make her cut off all ties with Candy so people won't know that she's adopted and ostracize her as a result — not only this deprives both girls of their mutual emotional support, but it doesn't help her to deal with her issues.
  • Heart Warming Orphan: Played very straight when she's a little girl. When she arrives to St. Paul, however, the girl is so utterly terrified of being bullied because of this trope that she hides her origins from the other students at first. Not that it works for long, anyway.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: As a teenager, Annie sometimes pulls her hair up in a style that slightly looks like an old-fashioned noblewoman's wig.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: She and Candy
  • Shrinking Violet: Has severe self-esteem problems, and even when she begins to overcome them she remains very shy and quiet.
  • Unrequited Tragic Maiden: Believes that she is this to Archie. She's wrong.

Thomas Steave alias Tom

  • Chekhov's Gunman: In the anime, he pretty much triggers the whole plot via being the only orphan child who notices that someone has left baby!Annie and baby!Candy in the doorstep of Pony Home. If not for Tom, the two baby girls would have likely frozen to death.
  • Cowboy: Is adopted by a rich landowner and raised in his ranch.
  • Ship Tease: Sometimes, as he and Candy grow up. He also shows some jealousy of Anthony when they meet, apparently guessing that he's most likely to end up as the Unlucky Childhood Friend. And his adoptive father wanted them to marry at some point. It doesn't go through, however.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Him and Candy, as children. Perfectly shown when, the day before Tom leaves the orphanage, he and Candy start hitting each other and Miss Pony has to separate them, but when Mr. Steave comes for him they say their goodbyes in peace.



Voiced by: Sachiko Chijimatsu


The Regan parents

  • Adults Are Useless: Mr. Regan is almost never present.
  • Rich Bitch: Ruth Regan. It's easy to see where Neil and Eliza got their nasty attitude... which she even encourages.
  • Smug Snake: Ruth again.

Eliza Regan

Voiced by: Yumi Nakatani

Neil Regan

Voiced by: Kiyoshi Komiyama, Ryūsei Nakao (OAV)


Elroy Andree aka Great-Aunt Elroy

Uncle William Andree aka William Albert Andree

Voiced by: Makio Inoue

Anthony Brown

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (TV series), Ryo Horikawa (OAV)

Alistair "Stear" Cornwell

Voiced by: Kaneta Kimotsuki (TV series), Masaya Onosaka (OAV)

Archibald "Archie" Cornwell

Voiced by: Yuji Mitsuya (TV series), Hikaru Midorikawa (OAV)

Albert aka William Albert Andree

Voiced by: Makio Inoue

Poope the skunk

Mr. Garcia

Mr. George

Sister Grace and Sister Margaret

Patricia "Patty" O'Brien

Marsha O'Brien


Terence "Terry" Grandchester

Voiced by: Kei Tomiyama

The Earl of Grandchester

Eleanor Baker

Miss Mary Jane

Frannie Hamilton

Dr. Leonard


  • Ill Girl: But as Candy finds out, it's psychosomatic - due to her very pushy Stage Mom, who's forcing her to become a piano player despite the girl's dislike of classical music. Once said mom actually realises what's going on and apologizes to Catherine, she starts to get better

Mr. McDermott

  • Big Friendly Dog: He has one, a sweet Saint Bernard named Mienna. When he passes away, she goes live in the Pony Home.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Distracted from Death: Candy was having a nice chat with McDermott, then she went to attend other matters. When she returned, he had passed away

Charlie Sanders

Susanna Marlowe

Voiced by: Koko Kagawa

Karen Kreiss