Anime News Network reports that Anne of Green Gables, a compilation film of Nippon Animation and Isao Takahata’s classic anime series, will open in Japan on July 17. The animated television version of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables novel was directed by Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko) in 1979, a few years before Studio Ghibli was found.