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Le Portrait de Petit Cossette Episode 3 Discussion

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05-15-08, 6:21 PM

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Strange story...I must re-watch it.
09-03-08, 4:44 AM

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I wish this OVA was longer. I've never seen anything like this before...
10-01-08, 6:27 PM

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It's quite unique as an OVA, had an eerie vibe to it. Unfortunately the video I watched was of mediocre quality, I think I would've enjoyed it more if otherwise.
10-13-08, 8:29 PM

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I definitely loved it. I was completely impressed with the plot, the idea, the characters----and how they were able to summarize everything in only three episodes. You couldn't go past 1/4 of the episode without something interesting happening.
10-24-08, 7:02 PM

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This ova was certainly unique. It was so beautiful yet at the same time dark. I wish it was longer. I love the music combine with the atmosphere. I wanted to know more.
05-02-09, 3:20 AM

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I liked the series as a whole but did feel I was missing something, maybe I should watch it again soon. But I did love the music and the way it looked

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07-14-09, 10:07 PM

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I liked this anime.
But i agree it seemed liek it missed something...
I got a bit confused through it though...
08-08-09, 5:14 PM

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it was a brilliant show!! decent one!!
Shinbou Akiyuki is definitely a genious director. And Inoue Marina is perfect with voicing and singing as usual!
But what really is beautiful is the methaphorical story. It goes about a novice artist, who was once biased by the artwork of another one and who is now going through hell and living water trying to find his own unique artstyle.
Fantastic anime!
08-12-09, 10:16 PM

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This is truly a unique and very well-done short OVA series. The haunting and romantic themes clearly suck you in and make you feel like they truly exist along with it being backed up by beautiful animation and a soundtrack. Along with how the story and characters were set up and executed, I just don't see another short OVA series (much less a romantic anime series) that is ever going to bring it up to this level. Simply brilliant and as Soulelle mentioned Shinbou Akiyuki is certainly a genius director. ^^
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09-19-09, 5:54 PM

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Well, i'll be the odd one out. It's true that the atmosphere, music, and visuals were well done. But, I think that the characters were very flat and I really really dislike it when a show forgoes character development for pretty graphics. I do understand that it was never really the point, nor intention, to focus on the characters; and the storytelling shows this. But, it is possible to make the story ambiguous while still developing the characters.

6/10. it was entertaining but it just wasn't as deep as it pretended to be imo.
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10-11-09, 7:30 AM

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Very stylish, original, atmospheric and emotional anime with good plot. Liked it very much, 8/10.
12-23-09, 3:19 AM

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great anime, the plot, graphics, music, mysterious Cosette. characters feelings and the recital of 2 cosette were great <3
04-14-10, 1:00 PM

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That was some fucking weird shit.
05-11-10, 11:24 AM

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This anime was simply awesome.
05-15-10, 10:42 AM

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its really awesome its combination of gothic art and guro. this is really go to aired at phil~
06-01-10, 8:23 PM

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Holy... this show was one hell of a rollercoaster ride. It was kinda confusing at first, but I'm glad everything was revealed in the end. I'm not sure what to think about this... It's so unique and artistic.

06-15-10, 7:16 PM

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09-11-10, 1:51 PM

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insan3soldiern said:
I do understand that it was never really the point, nor intention, to focus on the characters; and the storytelling shows this. But, it is possible to make the story ambiguous while still developing the characters.

Yes, and it is possible to ruin everything by doing so, too.

6/10. it was entertaining but it just wasn't as deep as it pretended to be imo.

It pretended to be something? Oh, right... and it was ambiguous, too. Silly me.
11-04-10, 11:46 AM

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This episode patched up every hole, at least for me. How deep or not deep something is depends on how far someone is willing to look into it.
So for me it just pushed the right button. Having mixed feelings throughout of it, I found this tention made this a great watch for me.
5/5 and overall 10/10, one of the few i have given.
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11-30-10, 9:05 AM

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I liked this episode (and this anime) in general. But the odd things is that I don't know why I liked it. Overall, I would think it was ok at best. Like I said, ...odd.
01-10-11, 10:51 AM

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
11-16-14, 5:22 PM

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Not your typical show, not a bad show.

IMO, if they were to remake this with a tone of Budget and modern graphic at their disposal and develop their character a little better, this could turn into something really crazy.

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01-05-15, 10:43 PM

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A fantastic composition true to its melancholic theme to the very end. Love, hatred, forgiveness and guilt are not uncommon motifs in anime, but it's rare for it to be expressed with such sincerity, depth and symbolism.

01-15-15, 8:32 AM

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Well, this is without a doubt my favourite anime (any medium for that matter) now. I'm annoyed at myself for not watching it until now. Every question I had was beautifully wrapped up in this final episode.

The phenomenal art, symbolism and sound had me entranced the entire time and I could not take my eyes away from this unique series for a second. The series certainty has a lot of depth that I was able to wholeheartedly enjoy it as I pieced everything together.

What really blew me away was this episode. This is the perfect example of romance done to absolute perfection. The passion Eiri exhibits is moving and as a result, the ending is very touching. All his and Cossette's emotions were sincere and captivating to watch.

I would love to see more but at the same time I wouldn't. This is definitely a masterpiece and very very underrated.
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03-15-15, 8:08 AM

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very beautiful art and story
the ost also great
I like it..
why this rated so low?
people didn't like a heavy anime?
05-24-15, 8:20 AM

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Despite its many shortcomings, like weak plot, bland characters (except Cossette), the animation was good and the OST is some of Yuki's finest.
Also it ended well, with Cossette reborning into that chicks body.