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  • Creator Backlash: Mizuki and Igarashi have fought legally between each other so much over ownership of the series that they've come to hate it. As of 2006, Mizuki apparently said that even thinking of Candy Candy "makes her feel sick" and "gives her a headache".
  • Creator Breakdown: Kyouko Mizuki's said that she illustrated the Candy Candy manga adaptation as a consequence of the deep effect that her parents' deaths, specially her mother's, had on her:
    "I lost my mother when I was 21, then I was all alone in the world. To write the story healed my sorrow";"Before I wrote the story of Candy, one of what some decided was "Who is her mother is not the theme". Whoever are your parents, you must accept your destiny and stand on your own feet—-I wanted to say so. When I started to write the story, it was two years after my mother passed away. My father passed away at my 12th year, I lived in solitude because I am the only child of them. Looking back on my years of writing Candy story, I realize that I healed my pain by writing".
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Thanks to the lawsuits, this is the only way to watch this show in any language. This has led to a thriving bootleg market throughout the territories in which it was previously popular.
    • There was an English dub for the Philippines, but the only traces of it online are the opening theme and the ending theme, both confirmed to be sung by Kaye Blanca (Under the stage name Candy Kay) daughter of Filipino movie star Nida Blanca.
    • According to this website, Candy Candy was aired on the Hawaii TV station KIKU-TV with English subtitles (except for episode 79 for some reason), from 1978 to 1980, making it extremely unlikely footage of these airings survive.
  • No Export for You: Despite the show's incredible popularity in Europe, Latin America, and Africa, the show never ran in the United States. There was an American dub produced in the early 80s by Ziv International, but it was rather poorly done and was stopped after the first couple of episodes. Thanks to the legal issues that have held up the show even in its homeland, it's unlikely anyone will try a second time.
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  • Screwed by the Lawyers: The anime became this as the end result of the legal battles.


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