The Reason Why You
Can't See the
Anime "Candy Candy"
in her old guestbook on July 12, 2001
reason why can't you see the anime "Candy Candy"
is because Ms. Igarashi and I (Mizuki Kyoko) dissolved
the contract with TOEI in 1995.
be exact, the contract with TOEI expired automatically
once we dissolved the contract with Kodansha Inc. that
allowed them the right to redistribute the manga.
Inc. was the publisher and the company to contact about
commercializing Candy Candy.)
decision to dissolve the contract was led by Ms. Igarashi,
however I took sides with her. Therefore, I never say
the fault lies only with her.
assented to dissolve the contract with TOEI because
the president of NIPPON ANIMATION who is the friend
of Ms. Igarashi told me "We want to remake Candy,
I wanted to see that the new anime of Candy was made
with the latest techniques and closely followed the
original manga, I was moved by the offer from NIPPON
ANIMATION when I knew that TOEI had no plans to remake
thought it would be no problem if both the old anime
and new anime would be on the market, but I was too
optimistic in thinking this.
two shows of the same title are on TV, they will be
confused. And the merchandising rights of Candy are
still held by TOEI. It is not realistic to make only
the anime show without the rights to the character merchandise.
I understood the plan is unlikely to be translated into
accepted negotiations with NIPPON ANIMATION and made
the decision to dissolve the contract with TOEI, because
it was the offer of a remake.
I was suddenly required by NIPPON ANIMATION to write
the sequel of CANDY CANDY.
have no intention of writing either the side story or
the sequel of Candy. I shouldn't spoil the aftertaste
of the story, and the Candy story shouldn't be written
anymore. --- That was my cherished opinion.
chief editor understood how I felt, and he said, "I
think so too". I thought that Ms. Igarashi's opinion
was the same as mine but she may have an opinion of
asserted my opinion to them, "I have no intention
of writing the sequel!" Since then, NIPPON ANIMATION
cut off communications with me.
TOEI's anime CANDY is still in the air.
hope TOEI rebroadcasts the show, since NIPPON ANIMATION's
plan hit a setback. "I will approve the rebroadcast
at any time," was my thought, but I didn't approach
them because I had decided to act in concert with her.
hear Ms. Igarashi made the offer to TOEI suddenly after
this happened, "I will approve the rebroadcast
at any time."
both Ms. Igarashi and I approved it, it would be carried
out immediately, but it became an impossibility because,
suddenly Ms. Igarashi insisted that "Candy Candy"
was written and drawn by her and that Mizuki is not
the copyright holder. She produced Candy goods without
leave of TOEI and I. Those goods are infringements of
TOEI's trademark rights.
order to rebroadcast Candy Candy, we must sweep away
illegal goods and clear up the Candy business, and Ms.
Igarashi and I must make the contract with TOEI anew.
There is no other way.
pray for Candy---
by V. Isono a.k.a. ITOMARU)