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Les Misérables: Shoujo Cosette

Les Misérables: Shoujo Cosette

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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
Producers: Nippon Animation
Duration: 24 min. per episode
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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Characters & Voice Actors

Nazuka, Kaori
Nazuka, Kaori
Spinelli, Elisabetta
Spinelli, Elisabetta
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Mottola, Patrizia
Mottola, Patrizia
Matsuyama, Takashi
Matsuyama, Takashi
Pontmercy, Marius
Pontmercy, Marius
Katsu, Anri
Katsu, Anri


Yamamoto, Kouji
Sakurai, Hiroaki
Hashiguchi, Yousuke
Episode Director
Umemoto, Yui
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Jan 2, 2014
I recently read Les Misérables in class and completely fell in love with it. I googled "Les Misérables anime", not expecting to find much, and was very pleased to discover such a lengthy and faithful adaptation. There were a few changes here and there, but most I didn't mind, and some I liked. For example, a large portion of this series is from Cosette's point of view, which I actually found nice because in the novel, the reader hardly knows her and she is written very passively. In the anime she shows strength and personality that we never saw in the book.
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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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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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Not that the genre or target audience is similar.
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.

Anyway, if you are looking for melodramas which can drive your mood down low, to an extent which make you having difficulty to continue, Les Miserables first season & Kiminozo are good choices.

Kimi ga nozomu Eien - romance & trauma victim & "Bizarre Love Triangle"
Shoujo Cosette - the most unlucky girl (?), poverty & unfair society in the past
Both are based on works of fiction produced a few centuries ago.
Both are Drama and Shoujo
Both have Romance
They are (or at least the original source material for Romeo + Juliet) are set in Europe.
Both have had various adaptations of films, books, plays. etc
One has Fantasy as an extra genre, although the original play, does not.
Both live misery and loss of parents, and ostracism from the community and the line of conduct of their lives similar condition
Both have a tense storyline. Both about the distance between their loved ones. But 5cm/s has more of a romance-y theme to it.
-both anime about an orphan girl who lives with a strange old man .
- both contains similar kind of drama.
- both main characters suffer in their live.
-both main characters lived poor when they were childrens.
They both about young blond blue eyedd girls struggling to find/wait for their mothers . Ashita no nadja has more romance and is lighter then Les Miserables, but both are amazing!!

Opening Theme

"Kaze no Mukou" by Yuki Saito

Ending Theme

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

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