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The characters from anime Princess Sarah.

See also the original novel A Little Princess.

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    Sarah Crewe 
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Voiced by: Sumi Shimamoto (Japanese), Barbara Tissier (French), Patrizia Salmoiraghi (Italian), Valle Acebrón (Spanish), Beate Tober (German), Barbara Marszałek (Polish), Eman Hail (Arabic), Song Doyeong (Korean), Vilma Borroneo (Tagalog)

The heroine. A Spoiled Sweet rich girl who is brought to Miss Minchin's seminary. Things are going too well for her until her entire life changes on her eleventh birthday, losing her father and all her money. Much tragedy ensues, but she refuses to lose hope even on her worst days.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While Sarah is compassionate in the novel, she's not a saint as she's portrayed here. For example, it almost seems like that Novel!Sarah befriends Ermengarde only out of pity and, after becoming a servant, the narration points out that Sarah doesn't miss Ermengarde because she's too "stupid" while Anime!Sarah would never think anything like that. In fact, unlike the perpetually sweet Anime!Sarah, Novel!Sarah is not above showing anger or annoyance occasionally. And the ending with Sarah forgiving Miss Minchin and Lavinia only exists in the anime.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Not only Sarah is a Friend to All Living Things, a Friend to All Children, and caring and protective of her friends and even strangers, she's also willing to forgive her enemies, the Sadist Teacher and the Alpha Bitch who spent the entire series treating her like dirt.
  • Always Someone Better: The reason why Lavinia hates her is that Sarah is not only richer and prettier than her, but also far smarter and more talented at everything. Even after Sarah becomes a Fallen Princess and an endlessly abused servant, Lavinia eventually admits (in one of the later episodes) that she's still jealous of how Sarah is still calm, patient and emotionally strong despite all the Trauma Conga Line and she knows that she would be desperate if she was in Sarah's place. So no matter what Sarah is still superior.
  • Beauty = Goodness: Her beauty is quite noticeable, compared to the other students of the Seminary.
  • Brainy Brunette: A dark-haired, extremely intelligent young girl.
  • Break the Cutie: Done over a shorter time span than in the original novel, but at much higher intensity. Miss Minchin and Lavinia seem to consider humbling and breaking Sarah their raison d'être.
  • Butt-Monkey: The endless Trauma Conga Line and abuse she goes through at the hands of Miss Minchin and Lavinia is seriously horrifying.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Lottie and the other younger girls.
  • Cute Bookworm: Sarah loves books, in contrast to her Book Dumb friend Ermengarde.
  • Daddy's Girl: Sarah and her father were very close, and her mother died when she was quite young.
  • Dub Name Change: To Sara Morris in the Italian dub and to Sally in the Arabic dub.
  • Fallen Princess: After her father dies, Sarah loses everything and goes from the most wealthy, brilliant and privileged student to the ill-treated servant of the Seminary.
  • Friend to All Children: Because of her stories, she gets along particularly well with the younger girls, especially Lottie who adores her.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Sarah's animal friends include a parrot (who can only speak one word, "Sarah") and a pony. After her fall from grace, she makes friends with several more, including a family of rats in her room, the sparrows outside her window-sill, and even the Seminary's sleepy cat, Caesar. She also successfully rescues Ram Dass' monkey, Surya, who has wandered away from his home and is out in the snow.
  • Heroic BSoD: When Miss Minchin pushes her past her breaking point, causing her to leave the Seminary.
  • Lady And A Scholar: The top student of the Seminary (or used to be) and very cultured compared to everyone else, but never shows off about it. She is always kind to the others, and almost everyone love her for it (except, of course, people who are jealous or evil).
  • Lonely Doll Girl: She becomes one when she is exiled to the attic and forbidden to speak to her former classmates: apart from Becky, her only companion is Emily, the precious French doll that her father gave her as a parting gift.
  • Ms. Imagination: Probably her most notable trait. She likes to make up stories and pretend to be a princess.
  • Nice Girl: Like you wouldn't believe. While she was definitely a nice (but not flawless) girl in the original novel and any other adaptation, this anime takes this Up to Eleven and portrays her as almost saint-like and Purity Personified.
  • Nice to the Waiter: She has always been nice to Becky, in contrast to Miss Minchin and her fellow staff.
  • Ojou: Becky and Peter continue to address her as Ojou-sama even after she loses her fortune, though she protests and tries, unsuccessfully ,to get Peter to address her as just "Sarah".
  • Parental Abandonment: Sara's mother died in childbirth, and her father when she's eleven.
  • The Pollyanna: Sarah never loses her optimism and hopeful nature, thanks to her inner strength and active imagination.
  • Promotion to Parent: Sarah becomes Lottie's "mamma" in Episode 5.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Sarah's a bit naive about the state of the world at first, but even before things get horribly awful she realizes that there are people less fortunate than she is and doesn't act like a Rich Bitch. Although in the first two episodes she seems a little spoiled and demanding in the scenes with her father (especially when it comes to her doll), but not to Spoiled Brat levels, because she's still very polite.
  • The Storyteller: She is beloved by all the younger girls in the Seminary, as well as Becky, for this.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Though it doesn't end as badly as it usually does.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She can speak French, and is much smarter than her classmates.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Sarah is a very good example of a Yamato Nadeshiko in training, even if we allow for the disparity in cultures. To wit: she's kind, docile, obedient to authority, and humble despite her great wealth — and she continues to display all those traits even in the worst sort of adversity. She also looks the part, except for the short hair.
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     Ralph Crewe 
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Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (Japanese), Hervé Jolly (French), Abd Al-Fattah Jibara (Arabic), Han Gyuhui (Korean)

Sarah's father. He invests in a diamond mine in India, but finds them failed, leaving himself and his daughter utterly bankrupt. He dies penniless of "jungle fever" shortly after.


  • Disappeared Dad: Captain Ralph Crewe dies in India, alone and ruined, believing that the diamond mines have failed.
  • Doting Parent: Was this to Sarah.
  • Dub Name Change: Similarly to her daughter, his last name in the Italian dub was changed from Crewe to Morris.
  • Nice Guy: He was a kind man and a good father to Sarah.

     Miss Minchin 
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Voiced by: Taeko Nakanishi (Japanese), Jocelyne Darche (French), Lia Barbieri (Italian), Viola Sauer (German), Gabriela Sarnecka (Polish), Qamal Al-Safadi (Arabic), Jeong Huiseon (Korean)

The headmistress of the seminary who never liked Sarah.


  • Big Bad: The main antagonist.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Lavinia.
  • Break the Haughty: She gets this big time from Miss Amelia near the end of the series. Ironically, this is what she would claim her severe treatment was meant to do to Sarah.
  • Child Hater: Miss Minchin's interactions with several of her pupils, mostly Lottie and Ermengarde, show she has zero patience for children unless they are obeying her orders without question.
  • Dean Bitterman: This woman should not be permitted to be around children. Aside from the fact she enslaves Sarah, whom she has always disliked, when the latter loses her fortune, she doesn't treat any other students with respect unless they come from wealthy families she can get donations out of.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • In the Italian dub she was renamed Gertrude Minci (although the pronounce is still Min-chi, so it sounds very close to her original name without the "n").
    • In the French dub, she is Gertrude Mangin.
  • Easily Forgiven: After all that she's been put through, Sarah not only lets Miss Minchin off the hook, but makes a donation of several thousand pounds to the Seminary.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Lavinia requested Sarah to become her personal maid, even Ms. Minchin felt that this was going one step too far even for her. So much indeed that not only did she asked Sarah to decide for herself for once and, with Sarah's obvious despondency upon agreeing to said request, Ms. Minchin eventually gave away the whole story behind Sarah's position at her school. The outcome was Lavinia getting a spectacular comeuppance.
  • Expy: She resembles Miss Rottenmeier a lot, in both appearance and personality. Except Miss Minchin is even more evil and abusive.
  • Fatal Flaw: For a woman with several shortcomings, Greed and Pride being especially prominent, the one to cause her the greatest trouble is how she only accepts things at face value. Minchin deems Amelia childish, Sara a Spoiled Brat, Ermengarde an embarrassment to the school, and Lottie a nuisance, and that is how they remain in her eyes no matter what. It isn't until the end of the series that Minchin recognizes what her stubborn opinions have cost her.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Initially she treats Sarah with respect only because she wants to use the noble, talented Sarah for the sake of the appearance of her seminary and herself. The second Sarah loses her fortune, Minchin stops masking her hatred.
  • Freudian Excuse: Towards the end, Amelia tells Sarah that one of the main reasons for her sister's crappy behaviour is that her parents died when she was a little girl. As a result, she worked as a domestic help, put herself through school as a charity pupil, and single-handedly raised and educated her little sister. She was finally rewarded for her efforts by being able to start her own Seminary — but at the cost of making her hard and avaricious. This knowledge probably explains why Miss Minchin is Easily Forgiven by Sarah at the end.
  • Heel–Face Turn: At the end of the series, after Amelia's famous "The Reason You Suck" Speech and a good scare where she thought Sarah would press charges once she was rich again, Minchin realizes the error of her ways.
  • Jerkass: She is downright cruel to Sarah, and is a generally rude and unpleasant old bitch to everyone.
  • Old Maid: Never got married, as every adult in the series points out mercilessly, much to her shame.
  • Promotion to Parent: Deconstructed. After losing their parents as children, Minchin had to be a surrogate mother for Amelia. Unfortunately, Minchin now thinks that it is her job to dominate every aspect of Amelia's life because she still sees her sister as a child who cannot think for herself instead of a grown woman.
  • Sadist Teacher: She makes her novel counterpart look positively benign. Not only is she greedy and unjust, but she resents the slightest threat to her inflated self-esteem, and has serious anger management issues.
  • Smug Snake: Usually carries herself with pretentiousness and a constant chip on her shoulder.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • In episode 4, Miss Minchin prepares to whip Ermengarde with a switch for leaving school (to visit her aunt on her birthday) without getting her permission first, but Sarah intercedes and offers to take the beating for her, as she was the one who took her out in her carriage. Miss Minchin, realizing that Sarah is an important pupil (this taking place before her fall from grace) is forced to desist, and unwillingly lets Ermengarde off the hook.
    • It's after Sarah's fall from grace she becomes truly violent to the poor girl, both physically and verbally. There are two most notable examples - first, when Sarah tutored French to the younger girls and took a break to read them a story, Minchin brutally slapped her hard enough to be thrown to the ground because she thought Sarah was using the position to play. Sheesh. The second time it's when Sarah is accused of causing the fire in the stable - after she denies being the arsonist, Miss Minchin picks her up by the sleeve and throws her against a chair.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: From the start, Minchin appears to believe that anybody born into wealth and luxury like Sarah must be a Spoiled Brat. She uses this as a flimsy excuse to justify her abuse of the girl as teaching her humility.

     Amelia Minchin 
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Voiced by: Yuri Nashiwa (Japanese), Nicole Favart (French), Angela Cicorella (Italian), Sonja Deutsch (German), Ewa Worytkiewicz and Wiesława Grochowska (Polish), Amal Al-Dabbas (Arabic), Seo Yeongae (Korean)

Miss Minchin's nicer younger sister.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: Throughout the series, Amelia is portrayed as sympathetic to Sarah, but too much under her sister's thumb to do anything about it. But once she realizes just what Miss Minchin's behavior may have cost them near the end of the series, she gives her a verbal lashing that will have every viewer cheering wildly. This continues in the finale, where she actually is portrayed as more dominant and self-assured.
  • Dub Name Change: In the Italian and French dubs, similarly to her sister, her last name was changed to Minci and Mangin, respectively.
  • Extreme Doormat: Amelia is far kinder than her sister but is completely dominated by her until the end of the story when she finally speaks her mind.
  • Pet the Dog: She does this on several occasions.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: A memorable one to her sister, Miss Minchin, in the next-to-last episode.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Maria. Maria is strict, dominant, and unpleasant, Amelia is friendly, gentle but submissive.

     Becky 
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Voiced by: Mie Suzuki (Japanese), Marie Martine (French), Donatella Fanfani (Italian), Miriam Behpour (German), Małgorzata Jakubowska (Polish), Mona Sulaiman (Arabic), Gi Gyeongok (Korean)

The young scullery maid of the Seminary who befriends Sarah.


  • Adorkable: She's a bit awkward, but very lovely and nice.
  • Butt-Monkey: She's treated like...a servant. James the cook and his wife are also physically abusive to her.
  • The Cutie: While not as graceful as Sarah, she's still one of the cutest and most endearing characters.
  • Foil: To Sarah, especially in the beginning. Both are nice girls who are around the same age, but Sarah has been pampered and doted on her entire life while Becky is a mistreated poor girl who has to work as a servant to support her family. Later on, when they are forced to live in the same situation, Sarah is treated even worse than Becky.
  • Girl Friday: To Sarah, after the latter loses her fortune.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her regular hairstyle.
  • The Lancer: To Sarah.
  • Nice Girl: Becky is a kindhearted and sweet girl, who proves to be a reliable friend to Sarah, especially after the latter is turned into a servant like Becky herself.
  • Only One Name: Her last name is never revealed. In the source material, Becky lacked a surname because she was abandoned as a baby, unlike in this series where she has a large family.
  • Plucky Girl: Despite her bad situation, Becky is quite plucky and optimistic.
  • Undying Loyalty: One of Sarah's most loyal friends throughout the series.

     Lavinia Herbert 
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Voiced by: Eiko Yamada (Japanese), Raphaëlle Schacher (French), Paola Tovaglia (Italian), Natascha Rybakowski (German), Rocío Azofra (Spanish), Teresa Makarska (Polish), Reem Saadeh (Arabic), Park Sohyeon (Korean), Gloria de Guzman (Tagalog)

The typical Alpha Bitch who is jealous of Sarah.


  • Academic Alpha Bitch: Originally the Class Representative, she is jealous of Sarah's academic performance, and hates her for having usurped her position.
  • Adaptational Nationality: There is no mention of Lavinia's nationality in the novel, so it is implied that she is English. Here, she is American and studying abroad.
  • Alpha Bitch: Even more so than her novel counterpart.
  • Always Second Best: To Sarah for a while. She was originally the most popular student before being overshadowed by Sarah. Later on, after Sarah is forced to work as a servant, Lavinia becomes the star student again.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Miss Minchin.
  • Break the Haughty: Many viewers experienced vicious delight in seeing Lavinia slapped, humiliated and reduced to tears by her father when he learns of his daughter's demeanor towards Sarah. It doesn't last through to the next episode, though.
  • The Bully: Towards Ermengarde and of course Sarah. Especially Sarah.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: She becomes Sarah's friend at the end less out of any real change of heart and more because she's following the old saying "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em", as she has nothing to gain by remaining her enemy.
  • Driven by Envy: In episode 39, Lavinia tells Ermengarde that this is one of the motives for her constant cruelty to Sarah. To be precise, Lavinia originally envied Sarah because she was wealthier, prettier, and better at French than her. However, even after her fall, she still behaves in a dignified and serene manner — and Lavinia cannot bear this.
  • Easily Forgiven: Like Miss Minchin, she's immediately forgiven by Sarah, despite everything she did to her.
  • Evil Is Petty: Lavinia convinced Miss Minchin to fire Monsieur Dufarge because he caught her making Sarah do her French homework.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Her two best friends secretly hate her and prefer Sarah over her. However, since they are almost as mean as Lavinia herself, they have no problem tormenting Sarah along with their leader.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Extremely jealous of Sarah.
  • Hate Sink: Only exists to bully the main character and be hated by the audience.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Of a sort. Instead of befriending her, Lavinia decides to be a Friendly Rival to Sarah at the end of the series.
  • Jerkass: Manipulative, malevolent, conceited, mean to everyone, and cruel to Sarah, even after the latter becomes a servant. Not even Lavinia's Girl Posse like her that much.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When Lavinia tells Sarah that Minchin made her the new Class Representative for the purpose of showing her off like an expensive piece of jewelry, she is completely spot on. Of course, Lavinia has no complaints when she's the star ornament in question.
  • Manipulative Bitch: For a young girl, she's extremely cunning. Among many examples, she manages to convince Miss Minchin to fire a perfectly good teacher like Monsieur Dufarge, lying about his relationship with Sarah.
  • The Resenter: To Sarah.
  • Rich Bitch: She was the richest girl in school before Sarah turned up, and sees the younger girl as a threat to her social standing.
  • Spoiled Brat: When Sarah lost her fortune and became a servant, Lavinia wasted no time in taking her tormenting of Sara up a notch.
  • Teacher's Pet: Miss Minchin adores her, because she's wealthy and defers to her.
  • Teens Are Monsters: She's worse than the typical Alpha Bitch, and embodies this trope with her cruel bullying of Sarah. Most students at the Seminary are children but she's the oldest and an actual teenager.
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     Ermengarde St. John 
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Voiced by: Maki Yaosaha (Japanese), Aurelia Bruno (1st voice, French), Adriana Libretti (Italian), Eman Hail (Arabic), Gi Gyeongok (Korean)

A Book Dumb girl at the seminary who befriends Sarah.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: Until Sarah befriends her.
  • Book Dumb: And her father — a university professor — finds this exasperating.
  • Butt-Monkey: She's a poor student and often picked on for this reason, especially by Lavinia and her friends.
  • Dub Name Change: To Margherita in the Italian dub and to Marguerite in the French dub.
  • Extreme Doormat: She's usually too shy and rarely stands up for herself.
  • Fat Best Friend: To Sarah. Mostly type B (shy and insecure) and a very downplayed type C (she's Book Dumb but not eccentric or a comic relief character).
  • Fat Girl: Played straight, being an overweight and insecure Butt-Monkey.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Asking Sarah (a girl who has just become an orphan, who lost everything, who was enslaved, and probably starving for days) if she is "unhappy" at the moment. Even if Ermengarde was tring to be nice, Sarah was clearly upset by this question. She doesn't react badly like her novel counterpart though.
  • Nice Girl: She's very good-hearted and remains loyal to Sarah until the end.
  • Undying Loyalty: She does her best to maintain her friendship with Sarah, no matter if she's rich or poor.

     Lottie Legh 
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Voiced by: Naoko Watanabe (Japanese), Sauvane Delanoë and Odile Schmitt (French), Daniela Fava (Italian), Pilar Dominguez (Spanish), Aleksandra Gałaj (Polish), Amal Al-Dabbas (Arabic), Park Sohyeon (Korean)

The youngest student at the seminary who is "adopted" by Sarah.


  • Alliterative Name: Lottie Legh.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: She throws many temper tantrums, but she calms down after a while.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • To Lalla in the Italian dub. The French dub, which was based on the Italian dub, changes it back to Lottie.
    • In the Polish dub she's named Lotta, though it's more a polonized version than a real change.
  • Kawaiiko: She falls halfway between this and Cheerful Child — she's almost deliberately cute and childlike, but it's understandable given her age, and when she's with Sarah her behavior seems more natural. However, her tendency to burst into tears tends to spoil the effect for some.
  • Little Miss Badass: While it's rarely effective, Lottie never hesitates to stand up for Sarah when no one else does.
  • Missing Mom: Sarah becomes a mother figure to Lottie, because her real mother is dead.
  • Mouthy Kid: She's not afraid to speak her mind.
  • Tagalong Kid: Lottie is only 4, and she's the youngest out of Sarah's closest friends.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Sarah.

     Peter 
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Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto (Japanese), Emmanuel Garijo (French), Guido Rutta (Italian), Florian Kiesel (German), Anna Bojarska (Polish), Nasr Anani (Arabic), Wu Munhui (Korean)

Initially Sarah's carriage driver, he remains her friend even after her descent into poverty.


  • Canon Foreigner: The character doen't appear in the book.
  • Nice Guy: Another loyal friend to Sarah. He also has a crush on her.
  • Only One Name: His last name is never revealed.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Peter very often serves this function.
  • Puppy Love: Peter has got it bad for Sarah, and they certainly make a cute couple in episode 19.
  • The Reliable One: The only one of the main characters who doesn't live in the Seminary, but he can be a great help for Sarah in various situations.
  • Street Smart: He doesn't study in the Seminary, but he's quite resourceful and savvy about the real world.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Sarah. After she loses her fortune, he helps her with the groceries and carries her basket. He also stands up for Sarah when Miss Minchin wanted to boot her out of the Seminary.

     Jessie and Gertrude 
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Left: Jessie Right: Gertrude
Voiced by: Seiko Nakano (eps 1-3) / Harumi Izuka (eps 4-46) (Jessie) and Run Sasaki (Gertrude) (Japanese), ??? and Constance Schacher (French), Marcella Silvestri and Dania Cericola (Italian), Grażyna Walasek and ??? (Polish), Amal Al-Dabbas and Qamar Al-Safadi (Arabic), An Jeonghyeon and ??? (Korean)

Lavinia's best friends.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the novel Jessie is less mean than Lavinia, she actually feels sorry for Sarah and on a least one occasion reprimands Lavinia for her treatment of Sarah. Her anime counterpart is much more unlikeable: initially she and Gertrude only want to befriend Sarah because of her wealth and popularity, but after Sarah loses everything and becomes poor, they gleefully join Lavinia in her cruel bullying of Sarah until the end of the series.
  • Ascended Extra: They have a much larger role than their book counterparts, especially Gertrude who is barely mentioned in the novel (Lavinia's best friend was only Jessie).
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: What they try to do in one of the early episodes, when Sarah was still rich. They even tell Sarah "we want to be your friends, we actually dislike Lavinia". They change their minds after Sarah loses her fortune and they stay on Lavinia's side... until the last episode when Sarah becomes rich again.
  • Beta Bitch: Both of them, while in the novel it was only Jessie.
  • Dub Name Change: Due to Miss Minchin's name change, Gertrude was renamed Barbara in the Italian dub.
  • Fat and Skinny: Jessie is skinny and Gertrude is fat.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Jessie has long braided pigtails.
  • Girl Posse: They play this role as foils to Lavinia.
  • Jerkass: They qualify under the same criteria as Lavinia.
  • Those Two Girls: They are Lavinia's sidekicks and almost always appear together.

     Molly and James 
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Voiced by: Asami Mukaidono (Molly) and Daisuke Gori (James)(Japanese), Lisette Lemaire and André Dumas (French), Marinella Armagni and Maurizio Scattorin (Italian), Luise Lunow and Jörg Döring (German), Barbara Dzido and Jarosław Pilarski (Polish), Reem Saadeh and Muhammad Helmy (Arabic), Jeong Huiseon and Lee Jongo (Korean)

The chef and his assistant. They are very harsh on the servants.


  • Adaptational Villainy: They weren't that important in the novel, but in this anime they are both unlikable jerks.
  • Ascended Extra: As seen above, they have a bigger role than their book counterparts and are given names.
  • Dub Name Change: Molly is Marie in the French dub.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Neither James nor Molly are nice people, but upon seeing that Sarah is gravely ill in episode 35, Molly does not force her to work and advices Minchin to get the poor girl a doctor.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: James
  • Would Hurt a Child: They are physically abusive to Sarah and Becky.
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     Monsieur Dufarge 
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Voiced by: Toshiya Ueda (Japanese), Louis Arbessier (French), Pietro Ubaldi (Italian)

The seminary's friendly French teacher.


  • Ascended Extra: His role in the anime wasn't big, but it did give him more characterization - he interacts with Sarah even after her father's death and even becomes important to the plot of one episode, while in the novel he briefly appeared in one chapter and was never mentioned again.
  • Cool Old Guy: A friendly old teacher.
  • Cool Teacher: He not only stands up to Miss Minchin, but becomes a father figure to Sarah, and encourages her to continue studying even when she has lost everything. This does not end well for him.
  • Dub Name Change: To Monsieur Dupont in the Italian dub.
  • Fired Teacher: After Lavinia misrepresents his relationship with Sarah to Miss Minchin.
  • Nice Guy: Sadly he suffers from Being Good Sucks, as he gets unfairly fired because of Lavinia's manipulation.
  • Token Good Teammate: Out of the members of the faculty. Shares this role with Amelia Minchin, even though she is too passive.

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