New to this forum, but I've spent the last few days browsing various topics. I grew up watching Candy Candy when it was first (?) broadcast on French TV. I was a huge fan then- I had all the magazines, bed sheets...
Not sure I saw the ending when I was a kid, it was only a few years later I realized Albert was the Prince on the Hill. Somehow I was still expecting Anthony to come back from the dead- blame the French dubbing!
I guess I was so disappointed with the end (sorry Alfans), I never really wanted to watch it again.
After a few attempts over the years, I suddenly decided to watch the whole series last week. Took me 3 days. Needless to say I didn't sleep much... and that made things worse. I became obsessed with HIM (anohito). Me, a grown up woman. Imagine how relieved I was to discover I'm not the only one!
Once I had finished the series, I read the manga, and I have to say, I understand now why there are so many Albert lovers... but he's not HIM
I then realized there were novels, and in my quest for translations I ended up here, like many others before me.
There you are, quite a long post, but it's great to share with people who have been through it before me
I'll just conclude with this