Cossette no Shouzou

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

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English: Le Portrait de Petit Cossette
Synonyms: Le Portrait de Petite Cossette
Japanese: コゼットの肖像


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2004 to Dec 22, 2004
Producers: Aniplex, Studio Hibari
Studios: Daume
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, MagicMagic, PsychologicalPsychological, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 36 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.831 (scored by 2555525,555 users)
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Ranked: #43982
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Popularity: #2157
Members: 61,789
Favorites: 340

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Eiri Kurahashi is a Japanese art student who works in an antique shop. His friends begin to notice a dramatic, and rather concerning, change in Eiri, as he becomes more absent-minded and his behavior completely changes. They quickly decide to blame their friend's troubles on a girl.

They may be right, however, as Eiri has begun seeing a beautiful, doll-like girl trapped within an antique Venetian glass that his uncle bought in France. She seems to be living in a strange other world, contained entirely inside this glass, but her image refuses to leave Eiri's mind. His sketchbook becomes filled with her likeness, and he realizes he has become completely infatuated with this strange little girl. When he recognizes her in a portrait by the mysterious Italian artist, Marchello Orlando, he learns her name is Cossette d’Auvergne, and that she was tragically murdered along with the rest of her family.

One night, as he closes up the shop, he hears a voice asking him not to leave. Finally making contact with the object of his obsession, he makes a deal that he doesn't fully understand.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Shinbou, Akiyuki
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Kajiura, Yuki
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Inoue, Marina
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"Main Theme" by Yuki Kajiura

Ending Theme

"Houseki" by Marina Inoue

Mar 16, 2008
santetjan (All reviews)
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette is, first of all, a work that tries to be visual art, about visual art. It tries to tell what is in essence a very simple story in the first place by means of short scenes using specific visual style, and only in the second place by actual conversation and plot development that is spelled out. Thus, if, after watching the first episode you decide you really don't like the visual style used, don't bother watching the other two episodes: this series is not for you.

With regard to the plot, it would be no exaggeration to state that the same read more
Apr 15, 2013
mahoganycow (All reviews)
There are a lot of ways to frighten people and make them feel vulnerable in a primal way, and therefore there are a lot of ways to execute horror—outright screaming and slashing, psychological mind games, the appearance of the supernatural. And somewhere, buried under all of those, is a subset of horror which I internally refer to as “weird and atmospheric.” Not very professional, I know, but it's the sort of bin into which I throw things like Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, a three episode OVA that is just plain strange more so than anything else. Of course, you could also call it a read more
Jan 3, 2019
Krunchyman (All reviews)
The elegant flow of luxurious hair contours gracefully along the pristine crown down the petite collar of the unsurpassed delicate flower. Golden locks glisten under the flicker of a saffron flame. The soft, supple facial features radiate pure ineffable beauty, displaying no discernment of imperfection. She is the stimulus that evokes profound imagination, via the means of simply existing. Her fortuitous, biological circumstances have destined her to inject inspiration into the psyche of the perceptive virtuoso, to invigorate him to produce marvelous portraits of exquisite splendor. She is the beacon that guides his creative spirit towards its fullest potential, realizing the read more
Jun 19, 2008
MaximumRider (All reviews)
Le Portrait de Petite Cossette. Where to start.... Well, the storyline is pretty good, but there are several flaws that come with it. The main flaw, is that there are several times where you have to "fill-in-the-blanks" yourself, or in other words, perhaps go back and watch it several times to undertsnad it. Anohter flaw is a lot similar to this is where you might wonder how the main character ends up in a particular place, just out of the blue. The story is actually for the most part quite well made but just with several flaws. The art is, in my opinion, very breath-taking. read more

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