Remi, Nobody's Girl was a 26-episode Japanese anime television series by Nippon Animation, broadcast 1996 to 1997 across Japan on the Fuji Television network as an installment to Nippon Animation's famed World Masterpiece Theater series. The show was directed by Kusaba Kouzo and screenplay adapted by Man Shimada, with character designs by Ooshiro Katsu. The story is adapted from Sans Famille, a 1878 French novel, written by Hector Malot; this version made major changes from the book, including changing the gender of the main character and the "Swan" chapter, along with many other main events. It started airing on September 1, 1996; the show was canceled by Fuji TV on account of low ratings; it ended March 23, 1997 with a low count of 23 episodes. The complete series, all 26 episodes, was later aired by the anime satellite television network, Animax, who translated and dubbed the series into English for broadcast across its English-language networks in Southeast Asia and South Asia, under the title Remi, Nobody's Girl, as well as other languages including Arabic in the Middle East where it was a success and famous.