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Les Misérables: Shoujo Cosette

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Les Miserables: Shoujo Cosette
Japanese: レ・ミゼラブル 少女コゼッ


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2007 to Dec 30, 2007
Premiered: Winter 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Nippon Animation
Source: Novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


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Based on the famous classic novel Les Miserables.

Being a single mother is hard in early 19th Century France. When young Cosette was traveling with her mother trying to find a job and a place to live, they were always shunned away because very few employers hire single mothers. When she is promised with the prosperity of working in the big city, Cosette is separated from her mother in the hopes a caretaker will watch over her while her mother earns some money. Unfortunately this was a trick and the caretaker is a corrupt man who makes Cosette his indentured servant. Then the kind mayor of the town that Cosette makes her new home in sees how winds of change are so detrimental for children and families, and decides to do something about it.

(Source: ANN)


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Opening Theme

"Kaze no Mukou" by Yuki Saito

Ending Theme

"Ma maman (Watashi no Okasan)" by Yuki Saito

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May 7, 2015
This review may contain spoilers. You have been warned.

Well, I have not read the book, so I will review the anime on its own, although I know how the narrative is.

The storyline is very consistent and catchy, but the pace is somewhat tedious. I have a complaint in the final chapters, because they are too happy, when the nature of the show had a good mix of happiness and sadness. That exaggerated happiness weakened the atmosphere, except remembering Fantine's suffering and Jean Valjean's death, but both moments were so brief to outweight the loss of atmosphere. Otherwise, the atmosphere was good in the another episodes. read more
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Dec 24, 2014
This is my first ever review! I actually never really thought I'd ever write one! Please be nice!

I rarely see any anime adaptations of famous novels and I often wondered how it would be like. My first guess was that it may steer away from the novel's original story but after reading how it was faithful to the original novel, I decided to try it. (Plus, seeing little Cosette was really what attracted me, she's so adorable!)

Do note, I have not read the original novels so I cannot help but be biased about it. but despite that, I will try to keep it as unbiased read more
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Apr 23, 2011
In 1862, Victor Hugo published his most famous novel, Les Miserables. Since then, all kinds of adaptations of it appeared from the famous musical to this underrated anime here. Les Miserables is considered one of the best 19th century novels ever. In 2007, Nippon Animation decided to make an anime version of Les Miserables, the promotional art of which is shown above. This is part of the World Masterpiece Theater, an anime staple that showcased anime versions of famous 19th-20th century children's novels such as Anne of Green Gables and Pollyanna. Note: Les Miserables the novel is NOT for children, so I have yet to read more
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Jan 4, 2009
Story - 8
What can I say? Shoujo Cosette is an adaptation of my favorite book of all time, Les Miserables, and it's overall surprisingly faithful to the original text. Especially when you consider that SC is geared toward children, and the original is...well, definitely not.

That said, SC gets an 8 and not a perfect 10 from me because in their effort to keep the anime kid-friendly, Nippon Animation committed some pretty grievous crimes against the original canon. I'll keep it vague here, but I'll settle for saying that some characters who ought to have died survive for the dumbest reasons. Overall, though, their attention to read more
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Actually, although Les Miserables was made for kid's theater, I think it's indeed too heavy for the kids to understand the stress & strains.

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Kimi ga nozomu Eien - romance & trauma victim & "Bizarre Love Triangle"
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