Screenshot from the series, featuring Sandybell and Oliver, the dog.
|Genre||Adventure, Slice-of-life, Drama|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Hiroshi Shidara (Chief Director)|
|Produced by||Yuyake Usui (TV Asahi)|
|Written by||Noboru Shiroyama|
|Music by||Takeo Watanabe|
|Original network||TV Asahi|
|Original run||March 6, 1981 – February 26, 1982|
|Episodes||47 (24min approx.)|
In the original title when it is made in Japan, her name is the spelling to which "E" is attached to an end by "Sandybelle".
Similarly to Silver Fang, the show is relatively unknown in the U.S. but was quite popular in Asia, Latin America, Arab countries and Europe, particularly Scandinavia. It first aired in France in La Cinq in the late 1980s, starting on 15 April 1988.
Hello! Sandybell is the story of a girl who lives in Scotland with her father. She spends her time playing with her faithful dog (Oliver) and her friends. One day she meets the Countess of Wellington, a kind-hearted woman living in the castle near their village. She also meets Kitty, an arrogant young lady who lives in the large mansion outside their village.
Kitty hates Sandybell and constantly visits the Countess in the hope of winning the love and interest of her son, Marc, who falls in love with Sandybell. The Countess gives Sandybell a white lily and she plants it outside the village. She also brings other flowers and plants them around the lily, making a small garden of flowers around it. Sandybell treasures the lily because it reminds her of her deceased mother.
Sandybell's goal throughout the series is to find her mother someday. In the final episodes, they finally reunite. However, upon their meeting Sandybell finds that her mother suffers from amnesia, and Sandybell fails to convince her that she was her daughter. Later, when a young child falls into the water and Sandy saves his life, flashbacks strike her mother and she remembers the past.
- Series director: Hiroshi Shitara
- Episode Director: Kazumi Fukushima
- Original story: Shiroh Jinbo
- Script:Hiroshisa Soda, Makoto Sakurai, Noboru Shiroyama
- Music: Takeo Watanabe
- Character Design: Makoto Sakurai
- Background Art: Eiji Itô
- Planning: Yasuo Yamaguchi
- Production manager: Akira Sasaki
- Theme Song Arrangement: Joe Hisaishi
- Theme Song Lyrics: Noriko Miura
- Theme sung by Mitsuko Horie
- Production: TV Asahi, Asatsu Shinsha, Toei
- Hello! Sandybell on IMDb
- Hello! Sandybell (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Hello! Sandybell at Toei Animation (in Japanese)
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