Candy Candy Manga

The Candy Candy manga was written by Kyoko Mizuki and illustrated by Yumiko Igarashi. The story, based on Mizuki's original manuscript, was first serialized in the children's comic magazine Nakayoshi (なかよし) from April 1975 to March 1979. The editor Kodansha (なかよし) began publishing the 9-volume manga concurrently with Nakayoshi's magazine from October, 1975 until March, 1979. Around 12 million copies were sold and it went on to win the Kodansha Manga Award for the shojo genre in 1977. The last volume of the manga was meant to coincide with the last episode of the CC anime, which aired on February 2, 1979. Tucked in Volume 9 is a pin-up illustration from Yumiko Igarashi, exclusive only to the first edition.

CC Manga Volume 9 Pin-up Illustration


Front


Back

Reprints of the 9-Volume manga would continue in the 1980s through 2000s with slight modifications to the back, spine and top border colors of the dust jackets. In 2001, a final reprint of the CC manga was authorized by Mizuki and released at the request of her fans. This would be the manga's last official publication since Kodansha's contract with the author and illustrator ended in February 1995.

Candy Candy Manga paperback edition (October,1975 -- March,1979)
Last reprinted in September 2001


Volume 1
 10-05-1975


Volume 2
03-10-1976


Volume 3
08-05-1976


Volume 4
 12-04-1976


Volume 5
 03-25-1977


Volume 6
09-03-1977


Volume 7
04-28-1978


Volume 8
11-25-1978


Volume 9
03-25-1979

 


Volume 1
 1991-2001


Volume 2
 1991-2001


Volume 3
1991-2001


Volume 4
1991-2001


Volume 5
1991-2001


Volume 6
 1991-2001


Volume 7
 1991-2001


Volume 8
1991-2001


Volume 9
 1991-2001

 

 


1975-1979 first edition and reprints until 1980


Red title spine edition reprints (1981-1990) 


1991-2001 New Editions (
新装版) reprints

Kodansha also published a large 2-volume carton cover "favorite book" (愛蔵版) KCDX edition set in 1988 with a 2-page colored illustration spread by Igarashi in each volume. It was then  followed by a 5-volume hardcover "special"  (特装版) edition in 1992 that also carried a colored illustration by Igarashi in the first page of each book. Between 1993 and 1996, a 20-volume supplement paperback edition was published by Kodansha's sister company Euphoric Kodansha (るんるん-講談社).

Candy Candy Manga (carton cover) "favorite book" (愛蔵版) KCDX Edition (December 6, 1988)


Volume 1 (front)


Volume 1 (back)


Volume 2 (front)


Volume 2 (back)

Candy Candy Manga hardcover "special" (特装版) Edition (May 25, 1992)


Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4


Volume 5

Candy Candy Manga 20-volume Supplements (May, 1993 -- July, 1996)


Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4


Volume 5


Volume 6


Volume 7


Volume 8


Volume 9


Volume 10


Volume 11


Volume 12


Volume 13


Volume 14


Volume 15


Volume 16


Volume 17


Volume 18


Volume 19


Volume 20

In 1991, Chuokoron-Shinsha (株式会社中央公論新社) obtained a new contract with the author and illustrator and published the CC manga "favorite book" (愛蔵版) edition, a large 2-volume set. Included in each volume is a colored illustration spread by Igarashi. The publisher later released a small paperback 6-volume set with plaid covers in 1995.

Candy Candy Manga "favorite book" (愛蔵版) Edition (August 20, 1991 -- September 20, 1991)
Publisher:
Chuokoron-Shinsha (
株式会社中央公論新社)


Volume 1


Volume 2

Candy Candy Manga (May, 1995 -- June, 1995)
Publisher:
Chuokoron-Shinsha (
株式会社中央公論新社)  



Although these CC mangas have long been out of print, they can still be bought at online auctions and stores like www.amazon.jp , or second-hand bookstores in Japan. The renewed interest and nostalgia for Candy's story in the last decade have spawned a sale of CC mangas in worldwide auction sites, many demanding double or triple its original sell price.

Foreign publications of the CC Manga

The CC manga was also published outside of Japan in french, spanish, italian, greek, indonesian, korean, and chinese languages. Despite its world-wide popularity, the manga has never been translated in english. This may be due to the fact that the anime was not widely broadcasted in the USA (except Hawaii) and that Japanese mangas were rarely translated in english in the 1970s-80s. As a result of the bitter copyright trials, the author and the illustrator have refused to work with each other again, and so an official english version, along with any future republication may never be realized.

The following are examples of CC mangas and magazines published in other countries.

French Candy Candy Manga (March, 1993 -- January,1994)
Publisher: Presses de la Cit
é


Volume 1
03-18-1993


Volume 2
03-24-1993


Volume 3
06-17-1993


Volume 4
06-22-1993


Volume 5
11-26-1993


Volume 6
11-26-1993


Volume 7
11-30-1993


Volume 8
01-25-1994


Volume 9
01-30-1994

 

There are peculiar differences between the french manga and the japanese manga. Unlike today's manga where the pages are printed in Japanese Right-to-Left format, the french manga displays the mirror images of its japanese counterpart and the manga is read from the front cover and not the back. In some pages, the japanese sound descriptions and japanese signs were erased and not translated at all from the original source. The names of some characters were also francized. For example, Candy White and Neil and Eliza Lagan were renamed Candy Neige and Daniel and Elisa Legrand.

Differences between the
French and Japanese Mangas


French manga


Japanese manga

French Candy Candy Special Magazine Editions (1978)
Publisher: Télé-Guide


Mag #1


 Mag #2


 
Mag #3


Mag
#4 


 Mag
# 5


 Mag #6


Mag #7 


Mag #8 


Mag #9 


Mag #10 

These Special Télé-Guide Editions are magazine-size paperback books illustrated after TOEI's anime, not the manga. Only 34 magazines were published and the story ended with Candy's departure from St. Paul's Academy to her arrival at Pony's Home. You can discover a complete list of these special french anime magazine editions at www.candyneige.com or at this french comic book site

Italian Candy Candy Comic Magazines (September, 1980 - December, 1986)
Publisher: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri (Volumes 1-174)
Publisher: Fabbri-TV Junior/Rai Eri (Volumes 175-326)


Mag #1


Mag #2


Mag #3


Mag #4


Mag # 5


Mag #6


Mag #7


Mag #8


Mag #9


Mag #10

The editor Fabbri published the first 174 comic issues under the title "Candy Candy". When the publisher later merged with TV Junior/Rai Er, the comics were sold as "Candy Candy-TV Junior", until issue # 241, when it was retitled "Candy-issima",


Mag #175


Mag #240


Mag #241


Mag #326

The original images of the manga were colored and published in the first 77 issues. From the 78th issue until the last, new stories about Candy were created and illustrated by the Staff Di If, copying Igarashi's style.

Scanned extracts of the magazine translated in english can be viewed here, including the last pages of the 326th issue where Candy and Terry share another iconic kiss!

Scans of the entire 326 issues can be found at this italian CC fansite.

Greek Candy Candy (Κάντυ Κάντυ) Magazines (1986-1989)
Publisher: Tatars (
Τάταρη)


Mag #1


Mag #2


Mag #3


Mag #4


Mag # 5


Mag #6


Mag #7


Mag #8


Mag #9


Mag #10

A total of 125 magazines were published between 1986 and 1989 in Greece. The first 84 issues depict the colored illustrations of the japanese CC manga while the additional 41 magazines follow Candy's fabricated new adventures from the italian CC magazines. Unlike the italian version where stories from other manga artists were incorporated in the later volumes, these greek magazines focused purely on Candy's story.The scans of all 125 issues are generously offered by The Candy in Greek Project at this site.

Spanish Candy Candy Magazines (March, 1984 -- May, 1985)
Publisher: Editorial Bruguera, S.A.


Mag #1


Mag #2


Mag #3


Mag #4


Mag # 5


Mag #6


Mag #7


Mag #8


Mag #9


Mag #10

Also borrowing from the italian CC comic magazine covers, was the spanish edition. This version only published 26 issues from March 12, 1984 to May 13,1985. Each magazine has exactly 36 pages of colored manga illustrations and the issues cover Candy's childhood story up until her summer vacation in Scotland. This informative site displays the complete covers of the spanish CC magazines in more detail.


Vol. 1


Vol. 2


Vol. 3

In addition to the comic issues, Bruguera published three blue-back volumes of the manga. The first and second volumes contained the content of 10 magazines, while the third volume only contained 6. This last, incomplete volume ended with the scene in which Terry, Stair, and Archie were fixing the plane in Scotland. Scans of the intererior of these spanish volumes can be viewed here.


Vol. 1


Vol. 2


Vol. 3

In 1985, Bruguera also published a hardcover set called the Candy Candy Corazon collection, with each volume containing 5 magazines. This set is also incomplete.


Vol. 1


Vol. 2


Vol. 3


Vol. 4


Vol. 5


Vol. 6

Vol. 7


Vol. 8

Similar to France, a comic adaptation of the Candy Candy anime was published in 1986 by Recreation Editions, SA. However, only 8 notebook volumes were produced. That same year, they released a set of  16 mini comics, also adapted from the anime series.

Indonesian Candy Candy Manga (November, 1990-1991)
Publisher: PT Elex Media Komputindo


Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4


Volume 5


Volume 6


Volume 7


Volume 8


Volume 9 

 

Chinese Candy Candy Manga (1979, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 2002)
Publisher: Comics World (1979 & 1994), Jade Dynasty (1996 & 2002)

The chinese (Hong Kong) and taiwanese CC mangas produced in the 1990's and early 2000's were published without Mizuki's authorization. The copyright of these pirate editions credit only Igarashi.

Publisher: Comics World (1979 & 1994)


Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4


Volume 5


Volume 6


Volume 7


Volume 8


Volume 9

 

 

Publisher: Jade Dynasty (1996 & 2002)


Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4


Volume 5


Volume 6


Volume 7


Volume 8


Volume 9

 

 


Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4


Volume 5


Volume 6


Volume 7


Volume 8


Volume 9

 

Korean Candy Candy (캔디 캔디) Manga

Since the manga was introduced in the late 1970's in Korea, Candy continued to remain popular in the country, even as far as inspiring romantic drama films (Winter Sonata). The country also produced numerous editions of the Candy Candy manga between 1979 and 2013. Unfortunately, those produced in the 1990's and later were pirate editions.

Korean CC Manga: 9 Volumes (1979)
Publisher: Day Shrine (일 신사)

 

Korean CC Manga (1988)
Publisher: Hyeunwoo Planning (현우기획)


Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4


Volume 5


Volume 6


Volume 7


Volume 8


Volume 9

 

 

Korean CC Manga: 4 Vols (1992)
Publisher: Deokjin (미즈키쿄오코)

 

Korean CC Manga: 4 Vols (March, 2000)
Publisher: C&C Media (씨앤씨미디어)


 

Korean CC Manga: 4 Vols (March, 2001)
Publisher: Yun Media (윤미디어)


Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4

 

Korean CC Manga (March -- April, 2001)
Publisher: High Books (하이북스)


Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4


Volume 5


Volume 6


Volume 7


Volume 8


Volume 9

 

 

Korean CC Manga: 11-Volumes (April, 2001)
Publisher: Email (이메일l)




 

Korean CC Manga Hardcover 5 B/W Vols (2002)
Publisher: High Books (하이북스)


Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4


Volume 5

 

 

Korean CC Manga Hardcover 6 B/W Vols (2001 & 2005)
Publisher: High Books (하이북스)

 

Korean CC Manga Hardcover 6 Colored Vols (2005)
Publisher: High Books (하이북스)

 

Korean CC Manga Paperback 2 Vols (May, 2007)
Publisher: High Books (하이북스)

 

Korean CC Colored Manga Magazines 10 Vols (2004-2005)
Publisher: High Books (하이북스)


Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4


Volume 5


Volume 6


Volume 7


Volume 8


Volume 9

 
Volume 10

 

Korean CC Manga Hardcover 6 Colored Vols (2005)
Publisher: High Books (하이북스)


Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4


Volume 5


Volume 6

 

Korean CC Manga Hardcover 6 B/W Vols (2005)
Publisher: High Books (하이북스)

 

Korean CC Manga Hardcover 8 Vols (December, 2013)
Publisher: Tipping Point ( 티핑포인트)