Angie Girl

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Angie Girl
AngieAnime.jpg
Screenshot of the main character of the anime series
女王陛下のプティアンジェ
(Joō-heika no Puti Anje)
Genre Historical whodunnit
Anime television series
Directed by Fumio Kurokawa
Written by Yu Yamamoto
Studio Nippon Animation
Network Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
Original run 13 December 197727 June 1978
Episodes 26
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Angie Girl (女王陛下のプティアンジェ Joō-heika no Puti Anje?, lit. Her Majesty's Petite Angie) is a 1977 Japanese animated television series produced by Nippon Animation.

Plot[edit]

The first scene opens with a letter of arrival from Sherlock Holmes' niece, Angie Islington, a young 12-year-old noble girl who loves to investigate cases. One day, she stumbles upon a case of robbery which happens to be the Queen of England’s ring that was missing at a garden party. Rewarded with a new title of honorary detective and a pendant an emblem of recognition, she embarked on an adventure together with the help of Inspector Jackson the detective of the Scotland Yard, his dashing assistant Michael and Angie’s best friend Franck, they are going to settle numerous problems and bring peace back into the town.

Settings[edit]

Originally planned by Takahara Planning to have a story of a Gypsy girl travelling across Spain looking for her mother, with unbeknown reason transformed into a British detective drama. [1] Set in the 19th century of London, the whole city has an old rustic vibe, yet still appears to be modern. Landmarks one of such is the Big Ben is present in the story giving an insight of the foreign world of English history.

Inspector Jackson is never fond of Angie as he constantly feel threatened by the fact that the 12 year old girl is much sharper and intelligent, eventually taking his spotlight away from him. Throughout the whole series, Angie has difficulty in gaining trust on adults whom she just met. That thought of doubt however, vanished as soon as they saw the pendant that the Queen of England awarded to Angie for claiming her lost ring. The pendant has an inscription behind it written "Protect Charlotte in my name; Victoria Queen of England". Which tells anyone who are brave enough go against her will have to address to the Queen themselves.

Publications[edit]

The screening of the series was spread throughout Europe and the Arabs. During the 1980s, the release of Sherlock & Me from Portland Films in the UK and the The Casebook of Charlotte Holmes in the U.S. Charlotte Holmes is an animation only version made by Mexican TV, dubbed in Spanish . In America however, it was edited strangely, by using a real life clip of Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Doctor Watson, indirectly introducing Angie as his niece through a letter.

Two years after the first release at the UK market, Charlotte made a second display as a "Bonus Cartoon" on Ringo Goes West, a Mountain Video’s production. It is an English dub of Toei’s Three Musketeers in Boots.

Angie’s activities was last seen at France. In 1990 it was aired on French TV, a total amount of ten years after her debut in most other parts of Europe and thirteen years since she was produced in Japan.

Cast[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

Angie Girl aired on ABC from 13 December 1977 to 27 June 1978.

Some episodes of Angie Girl were released in the United States as part of The Casebook of Charlotte Holmes. The stories were framed by live-action segments featuring actors playing the roles of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCarthy, Jonathan Clements, Helen (2007). The anime encyclopedia : a guide to Japanese animation since 1917 (Rev. & expanded ed. ed.). Berkeley, Calif.: Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 1-933330-10-4. 

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