Thank you both for the welcome ^_^
@Kumoshi: yes, it's Oscar from that anime/manga. It's the first cartoon of any kind I ever saw and fell in love with her (I tought she was a man
It shows its age and often there is so much DRAMA! it verges on the comical, but the story ancd characters are quite good.
Differences between manga and anime: the anime stops when we know the fate of the main character, while the manga has another 100-150 pages that show us the fat of the other characters, feeling less stumped. Also, the manga often has bits of intentional humour, while the anime is more serious and focused.