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Les Misérables: Shoujo Cosette

Les Misérables: Shoujo Cosette

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

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Ranked: #5692
Popularity: #2763
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Popular Tags

drama historical

Synopsis

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)

Related Anime

Alternative version: Jean Valjean Monogatari, Gin no Rousokutate

Characters & Voice Actors

Cosette
Cosette
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Matsumoto, Tamaki
Japanese
Matsumoto, Tamaki
...
Gavroche
Gavroche
Main
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Javert
Javert
Main
Matsuyama, Takashi
Japanese
Matsuyama, Takashi
Pontmercy, Marius
Pontmercy, Marius
Main
Katsu, Anri
Japanese
Katsu, Anri

Staff

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

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Episodes  0 / 52
Aired  Jan 7, 2007 to Dec 30, 2007
Status  Finished Airing
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May 7, 2015
DarkBigDestroyer
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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Jan 2, 2014
PaleMint
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
Firechick12012
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
bubonicwoodchuck
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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Recommendations

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 
reportRecommended by bottle
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. 
reportRecommended by Mimerio
Both live misery and loss of parents, and ostracism from the community and the line of conduct of their lives similar condition 
reportRecommended by Ala2-W
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.  
reportRecommended by InvisibleMelody
-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. 
reportRecommended by mezzo12
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!! 
reportRecommended by caileen710

Opening Theme

"Kaze no Mukou" by Yuki Saito

Ending Theme

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

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