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Candace White Andree alias Candy

Voiced by: Minori Matsushima (TV series)

An orphan young woman raised in the orphanage "Pony's Home". While being a teenager, she is adopted by the clan Adley, the biggest, very rich, influential and highly respected clan in the United States of America. From then on Candy must go through many troubles in her life. However, she never becomes dejected, but stays cheerful, diligent and optimistic.

Miss Pony and Sister Lane/Maria

A kindly old lady and a nun who keep the Orphanage of Love afloat, becoming Candy's mother figures.

Annie Brighton

Voiced by: Mami Koyama, Yumi Touma (OAV)

Candy's childhood friend. When Annie was ten she was adopted by the Brightons, a wealthy family that had already lost a daughter some years ago.
  • 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

Another orphan from "Pony's Home", two or three years older than Candy and Annie. He and Candy stay friends through the years.

  • 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.


Out of all the kids from "Pony's home", he is the closest to Candy aside of Annie.


Voiced by: Sachiko Chijimatsu

A kid that lands 'self in "Pony's Home" midway through the story.


A white raccoon who lives near "Pony's Home" and becomes Candy's beloved pet

The Regan parents

The leaders of a local rich family, a branch group from the VERY powerful local Andree clan. They take Candy in as a maid and a sort-of Lady-in-Waiting for their Spoiled Brat daughter.

  • 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

The whimsical daughter of the family Regan, a branch of the Audrey clan. Candy has been adopted so that Eliza gets a playmate, and ever since then she has done her best to break her.

Neil Regan

Voiced by: Kiyoshi Komiyama, Ryusei Nakao (OAV)

The elder brother of Eliza. He's a typical playboy, villainous and cruel just as his sister, also brutal, gloating and cowardly.


Elroy Andree aka Great-Aunt Elroy

The apparent leader of the powerful Andree clan, whose authority is only limited by that of the never-seen "Uncle William". A very lawful and stuck-up woman who does her best to keep the clan in line.

Uncle William Andree aka William Albert Andree

Voiced by: Makio Inoue

The actual boss of the Andree family, he is never ever seen but handles himself through letters and telegrams. He seems to be the only person who Elroy fears.

Anthony Brown

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

One of the youngest Andrees, alongside his cousins Alistair and Archibald, and a very naive and sweet young man whom Candy adores. He likes her back and does his best to help her.

Alistair "Stear" Cornwell

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

The eldest of the Cornwell brothers, and Anthony's cousin. He's outspoken, very booksmart and prone to accidents.

Archibald "Archie" Cornwell

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

The youngest Cornwell brother and Anthony's other cousin, very polite and kind but also very blunt when angry.

Albert aka William Albert Andree

Voiced by: Makio Inoue

A free-spirited man that crosses paths with Candy many, MANY times in the story.

Poope the skunk

Mr. Garcia

Mr. George

A butler for the Andrees, who sometimes takes care of Candy.

Sister Grace and Sister Margaret

The two nuns who run the St. Paul school. Sister Grace is the eldest and more serious one, whereas Sister Margaret is younger and somewhat easier to get along with.

Patricia "Patty" O'Brien

Candy's roommate in the St. Paul school, a shy girl who starts developing a stronger side with her help.

Marsha O'Brien

Patty's cheerful, kinda thoughtless grandmother.


Eliza's almost just as bitchy best friend in the school.

Terrence "Terry" Grandchester

Voiced by: Kei Tomiyama

A handsome, solitary, unsociable and rebellious youth who does everything alone and pretends to be cool. Terrence meets Candy right before their arrival to the famous and respected St. Paul School in London.

The Earl of Grandchester

A very rich nobleman who appears later in the story. He has his hands full with his legal wife and children and barely takes care of his eldest child Terry, conceived out of wedlock with an American woman.

Eleanor Baker

A very beautiful and popular actress, and Terry's mother. She's the one he got his good looks AND acting ability from.

Miss Mary Jane

A good friend of Miss Pony and the owner of a famous nursing school. When Candy decides to forge her own destiny, she starts attending her school.

Frannie Hamilton

Candy's roommate and foil in the nursing school, a young woman with a deeply wounded heart hidden under her lawful and cold facade.

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

A promising and very pretty actress, her partner is Terrence G. Grandchester. Susanna also has feelings for Terrence, as well as deep insecurities about what she means for him.

Karen Kreiss