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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
Matsuyama, Takashi
Matsuyama, Takashi
Pontmercy, Marius
Pontmercy, Marius
Katsu, Anri
Katsu, Anri
Valjean, Jean
Valjean, Jean
Ubaldi, Pietro
Ubaldi, Pietro
Sugawara, Masashi
Sugawara, Masashi


Yamamoto, Kouji
Sakurai, Hiroaki
Hashiguchi, Yousuke
Episode Director
Konparu, Tomoko

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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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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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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.

Opening Theme

"Kaze no Mukou" by Yuki Saito

Ending Theme

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

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