Marmalade Boy is the most famous work realized by YOSHIZUMI Wataru, author of shoujo manga. It distinguishes itself from other mangas of sentimental kind by the fact that in Marmalade Boy the "secondary" characters are well assorted, not stereotyped and they live important love stories, creating a good support for the main story. The manga was first published on the magazine Ribon and afterward collected in eight volumes, under Ribon Mascot Comics label. During the layout of the fourth volume the workmanship for the TV series (76 episodes) began and the relative gadgets, expressly inserted in it, were launched. Because of the unexpected success, reached end of the episodes (49) that drew hints from the manga (meanwhile it was at the sixth volume), the production studio decided to continue the workmanship: it created a completely new situation and new characters (the Americans, episodes #50-#71), through afterward return in the ending, with some modifications, to the manga's plot (episodes #72-#76). During the TV broadcasting, a short movie was also realized about events antecedenting the TV series (and therefore without correspondences with the manga). Notable the foamy start of the TV series (2 kisses and 2 slaps in the first 3 episodes!) but also of the manga.
the writting isn't mine but it was the only way to get a pic of the anime I really like right now!