Cinderella Monogatari is the Japanese Original directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa for Tatsunoko studio and released in 1996.
Cinderella is the daughter of a wealthy duke who remarried to provide a mother and sisters. When the Duke travels abroad, Cinderella discovers that her new family is far from being a family. With spoiled stepsisters and a harsh stepmother, Cinderella is forced to cook, clean and manage the home. However, she remains cheerful, gentle and kind to her family, to her animal friends and to a mysterious boy, named Charles, who seems to have a relationship with prince of Emerald Castle. A new whole story about a classic fairytale.