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View Poll Results: Le Portrait de Petit Cossette Episode 3 Discussion
5 out of 5: Loved it!
45 62.50%
4 out of 5: Liked it
12 16.67%
3 out of 5: It was OK
13 18.06%
2 out of 5: Disliked it
1 1.39%
1 out of 5: Hated it
1 1.39%
Voters: 72

01-10-11, 10:51 AM

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 1100
This last episode was so powerful for me. I definitely got goosebumps when he dipped his paintbrush into his own blood. Both literally and symbolically, that scene was so vivid, I think I'm going to remember it forever. One thing that really struck me afterwards was how when he reunited with Cossette, I thought to myself "this is so hokey and absurd that it just feels fake, maybe I'll have to dock a point." Then, it turns out, that was the fake Cossette! It's just so interesting that they subtly changed her character during that scene, so subtle that I attributed it to bad writing. So yeah, I don't know what insan3soldiern is talking about, I thought the characterization was wonderful, this is one of my 10/10 anime for sure.
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02-26-11, 10:00 PM

Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 834
This was brilliant. As an Edgar Allan Poe enthusiast, I saw a LOT of thematic elements that reminded me of his works.

But seriously, this little 3-episode OVA was stupendous. The atmosphere, the mood, the visuals, the music... It all fit together perfectly.
04-21-11, 8:50 AM

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 446
Overall it was as meaningless as it's meaningful o.O
The music was....'beautiful' is not enough to describe it, the art was fine, the plot was good and bad in the same time. A show that's hard to be described with words...There were too many unnessecary stuff, the story aws lost at times and too confusing...
It was hard to complete it!
Very powerful ep...I loved the part where he started painting with his own blood <3
5/10 ... I think....
03-17-12, 10:37 AM

Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 655
The OVA was actually very good. I just don't seem to understand why it's so fucking under-rated. 7/10.
04-09-12, 1:11 PM

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 3607
It was like watching a good movie. Although movies are predictable most of the time whereas this anime stayed mysterious until the very end. Even the last scene was ambiguous in its own ways. Would I call it an open end? Not really since we know that both Eiri and Cossette found their peace together; and that is what counts the most to me. A strange yet intriguing anime and therefore it deserves an 8/10 rating.
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05-01-12, 11:08 PM

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 2056
I don't frighten easily. And indeed, despite the fact that I appreciate its place within the horror genre, nothing in Le Portrait de Petit Cossette particularly frightened me.

...until the last five seconds.

That final chord followed by that drumbeat filled me with indescribable terror.
05-12-12, 1:22 PM

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 661
Did I just get off an acid trip?

Regardless, it felt a lot like Boogiepop Phantom with some serious overuse of melodramatic effects.
04-30-13, 3:22 AM

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 331
While I really liked this series, it was quite confusing and I got lost quite a lot. Then I read the manga and a lot of it made a lot more sense. I still really liked how they did the anime though.
06-20-13, 8:59 AM

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 7
I love Shana same way as this guy loves Cossette :)
07-08-13, 12:06 AM

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 6132
It lost me, by the end I just didnt care what happened.
10-06-13, 3:57 PM

Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 243
so wat exactly happened so cossette passed on the painting went shoko may be like the soul of cossette or somthing he disapears dead maybe alive who knws even tho shoko said he said he will be back tht doesnt make him alive cld mean something else confusing gd erie atmosphere lol dark overall for 3 episodes it was gd tho i wld have like some kinda closure on characters final standings maybe after the credits wld have worked ohwell
12-14-13, 1:32 AM

Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 926
ooh that part at the very very end after the credits creeped me out
12-18-13, 8:03 PM

Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 1520
Absolute work of art.

It will remain my #2 ranked anime for probably quite some time (it was surpassed by Madoka, another Shinbou masterpiece).

The third episode has so much... "warmth". Eiri didn't want to paint a picture of a picture! He wanted to paint the "real" Cossette. The real Cossette has has those little things (flaws) that aren't in the paintings. In the paintings she was "perfect", not real. I absolutely love how this ends. It's still my favorite ending of all anime I have seen. It's so touching, heartwarming, and full of love.

The ED song is now stuck in my head (and has been for the past 3 days)... I wonder how long it will be there...
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01-19-14, 7:39 PM

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 218
This episode was far better than the previous 2. It was really good. I een started reading the manga to grasp more of Cossette.
02-20-14, 11:18 PM

Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 188
The story is pretty deep, with stunning visuals and a beautiful soundtrack. Definitely worth watching! And that obsessive love :O
05-13-14, 10:46 PM

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 11200
Even better than the last episode. I could've lived without those bizarre demonic scenes. The story could've been more compact and to be honest there was more than enough symbolism to warrant leaving some scenes out. Especially in the first and second episodes.

In any case, the fake Cossette dies so that the real one may live? The producers don't cut the viewer any slack. You have to watch the entire episode completely if you don't want to miss the short 2-second scene right after the credit role.

It seems everyone got their happy ending.

Cossette woke up from her eternal imprisonment. That means her soul is free to move on to the after life.

Eiri has returned from the spirit world and is going to continue drawing and painting. I don't know if he will ever forget about Cossette, but since she's dead he might start a relationship with Shoko. If that happens I'm sure Shoko will be happy as well.

Apart from those bizarre spirit world scenes, the parts with Cossette and Eiri were well done. I'm glad I got past the first episode to enjoy the second and third ones.
07-02-14, 6:18 AM

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 11983
Great finale, but too bad the series wasn't longer so it had more time to develop into a well done story. Lots of holes and overall could have been done a lot better with some more time. That being said, still fairly enjoyable for what it was though. :)
08-17-14, 5:25 PM

Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 59
It was okay not even scary. I felt like they just took a complicated plot and made it even more complicated since they believe everyone read the manga. Like they have a masochistic freak for a lead who loves to endure pain to prove his love for the girl who wants to sacrifice his soul by torturing him physically and mentally. Could it get any better? 6/10
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