Anne of Green Gables (赤毛のアン) is an anime (part of World Masterpiece Theater) produced in 1979 by people who are now members of Studio Ghibli: directed by Isao Takahata with scene design and layout by Hayao Miyazaki. Konnichiwa Anne is a prequel to that anime based on Before Green Gables novel.
Opening and Ending Themes
Director (Katsuyoshi Yatabe) and backgrounds (Morimoto Shigeru) are quite good. A wide variety of camera angles and dynamic scenes are pleasant to watch, but some transitions feel too abrupt. The backgrounds look like paintings, but that is a double edged sword because characters stand out too much. This is further exacerbated due to complete lack of texture on the characters. This imbalance between characters and backgrounds makes the setting feel somewhat artificial. Similar foreground-background distinction is present in Erin, but the feel is much more harmonious in that anime. This issue was addressed much better in the original Anne of Green Gables: