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Cossette no Shouzou

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
Duration: 36 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.061 (scored by 15912 users)
Ranked: #30432
Popularity: #1054
Members: 31,422
Favorites: 229
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gothic horror psychological supernatural

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.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Cossette no Shouzou

Characters & Voice Actors

d'Auvergne, Cossette
d'Auvergne, Cossette
Main
Ruff, Michelle
English
Ruff, Michelle
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
...
Kurahashi, Eiri
Kurahashi, Eiri
Main
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Saiga, Mitsuki
Japanese
Saiga, Mitsuki
...
Mataki, Shouko
Mataki, Shouko
Main
Taylor, Julie Ann
English
Taylor, Julie Ann
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese
Toyoguchi, Megumi
...
Zenshinni of Shakado
Zenshinni of Shakado
Supporting
Devon, Mari
English
Devon, Mari
Igarashi, Rei
Japanese
Igarashi, Rei
...

Staff

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



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Mar 16, 2008
santetjan
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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Dec 19, 2014
adrianojones
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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Feb 20, 2015
lunagothejc
Even if you don't like/watch anime, I assure you Le Portrait De Petite Cossette would blow your mind. Very mature and serious, something that is hard to find on anime, but still has that wild fantasy atmosphere with demons and art that could only be found in anime (and of course that Lolita character which, again, could only be found in anime) so both anime lover and non-lover could enjoy this OVA very much (yeah it's not anime, but OVA, only 3 episodes).

Other than beautiful and and wild art, Yuki Kajiura as the composer of this anime's soundtrack had done an amazing job by composing read more
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Apr 15, 2013
mahoganycow
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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Recommendations

Same feel. Lots of gore, powerful music, lolis, and a complicated but not fully explored plot.
First of all, I must say the stories of these two anime are very different. But if you're looking for an intriguing anime that gives you the same feeling you have when you watch Jigoku Shoujo (and vice-versa), Le Portrait de Petite Cossette is a good option(and vice-versa).

Petit Cossette, is a little bit more bloody. And naturally, Jigoku Shoujo, could afford to move on the storyline more slowly since it has more episodes, while Petit Cossette has only around 120 minutes. But both series build the mystery at a similar pace, keeping you interesting and wondering what's going to happen next.
I had the same strange felling watchin' both series.. mystery, dark and a little bit psychedelic.
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Le Portrait de Petit Cossette and Comedy are dark and brooding anime that take the supernatural element to a whole new level of psychological ambivalence. Both are visually challenging and original in their take of emotionally upsetting horror.
Very similar, but the doll in Rozen Maiden is really...a doll.
Both are very dark, beautifully animated, and have spiritual/paranormal feels. Both involving a girl who at one point wanted to severely harm/kill the male protagonist but then learned to love him.

Opening Theme

"Main Theme" by Yuki Kajiura

Ending Theme

"Houseki" by Marina Inoue

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