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Cossette no Shouzou


Alternative Titles

English: Le Portrait de Petit Cossette
Synonyms: Le Portrait de Petite Cossette
Japanese: コゼットの肖像

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2004 to Dec 22, 2004
Producers: Aniplex, Studio Hibari
Studios: Daume
Source: Original
Duration: 36 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.021 (scored by 17,831 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #32562
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1261
Members: 36,824
Favorites: 268
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Ranked #3256Popularity #1261Members 36,824
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Episodes: /3

Synopsis

The anime is about art student Eiri Kurahashi, who works in an antique shop. One day, he sees the image of a girl in an antique glass. To his shock, she appears to be moving and living out her life before his eyes. He becomes infatuated with the girl, and one night at midnight, somehow makes contact with her. He learns her name is Cossette, and that she was an aristocrat's daughter during the 18th century.

She reveals to him that her spirit has been entrapped within the glass by her murder, which was perpetrated by her betrothed, the artist Marcelo Orlando. To set her free, she tells Eiri, a man must be willing to take upon himself punishment for the sins Marcelo committed.

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Characters & Voice Actors

d'Auvergne, Cossette
d'Auvergne, Cossette
Main
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
Kurahashi, Eiri
Kurahashi, Eiri
Main
Saiga, Mitsuki
Japanese
Saiga, Mitsuki
Mataki, Shouko
Mataki, Shouko
Main
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Yajiri, Michiru
Yajiri, Michiru
Supporting
Hayama, Ikumi
Japanese
Hayama, Ikumi

Staff

Shinbou, Akiyuki
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director
Kameyama, Toshiki
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Kajiura, Yuki
Kajiura, Yuki
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Inoue, Marina
Inoue, Marina
Theme Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

"Main Theme" by Yuki Kajiura

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"Houseki" by Marina Inoue



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santetjan
Mar 16, 2008
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette is, first of all, a work that tries to be visual art, about visual art. It tries to tell what is in essence a very simple story in the first place by means of short scenes using specific visual style, and only in the second place by actual conversation and plot development that is spelled out. Thus, if, after watching the first episode you decide you really don't like the visual style used, don't bother watching the other two episodes: this series is not for you.

With regard to the plot, it would be no exaggeration to state that the same read more
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mahoganycow
Apr 15, 2013
There are a lot of ways to frighten people and make them feel vulnerable in a primal way, and therefore there are a lot of ways to execute horror—outright screaming and slashing, psychological mind games, the appearance of the supernatural. And somewhere, buried under all of those, is a subset of horror which I internally refer to as “weird and atmospheric.” Not very professional, I know, but it's the sort of bin into which I throw things like Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, a three episode OVA that is just plain strange more so than anything else. Of course, you could also call it a read more
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adrianojones
Dec 19, 2014
Cossette no Shouzou – alternatively named Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, is an ominous journey of twisted romance, permeated with elements of sacrifice, tragedy, and concupiscence – components which are prominent almost immediately upon the show’s introduction. Those who have seen it seem to have largely divided opinions, and those who haven’t may be hesitant as they aren’t quite sure of what they’re about to dive into. This is a highly experimental show, primarily due to its unorthodox visual presentation; and while it’s clear that all of its seams haven’t been ironed out, the output it delivers has managed to set itself apart, ingraining its read more
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Xardie
Jun 14, 2010
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette: Or How I forgot French grammar and narrative for sake of beauty


would be great title for documentary (mockumentary?) about this 2004 outing by Akiyuki Shinbo and Studio Daume. And about my reaction to it too, albeit for some reason I find the idea of documentary about silly anime reviews of one self-conceited finn highly unlikely.

In a certain way this anime plays out like Greatest Hits collection of romantic horror genre. We have the dark colour palette, (dominated by black shadows and deep red of aesthetically splattered blood), majestic and old ”gothic” architecture, antique shops with mysterious furniture, eerie read more
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