This manga/anime was one of the most popular and well-known shoujo manga in the 70s, early 80s and an evergreen classic now. I read the manga when I was still a schoolgirl and absolutely fell in love with Candy's optimism, courage and freckles. Plus her doomed romances with the gentle Anthony and bad-boy Terry had caused my tender young girl's heart then to sigh and shed a tender tear or two~~~~
I was browsing through some artbook illustrations online when I came across Candy Candy again and I was struck this time by how lolita Candy's outfits are! So, Candy Candy...one of the first original EGLs??
Has anyone mentioned this manga with EGL before? Or any EGL brands like Btssb or Meta ever cited Candy Candy as one of their inspirations? I wouldn't be surprised if some of the EGL designers grew up watching Candy Candy too ;D
Nurse Lolita? XD