Cossette no Shouzou

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

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Synonyms: Le Portrait de Petite Cossette
Japanese: コゼットの肖像
English: Le Portrait de Petit Cossette
German: Das Bildnis der Petit Cossette
French: Le Portrait De Petite Cossette
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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, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Duration: 36 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.781 (scored by 2888028,880 users)
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Ranked: #51442
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Popularity: #2509
Members: 72,181
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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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Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Kajiura, Yuki
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Lyrics, Music
Inoue, Marina
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"Main Theme" by Yuki Kajiura

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"Houseki" by Marina Inoue


Mar 16, 2008
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 ...
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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 ...
Oct 2, 2013
Welcome, My Friends, to horror anime month. For the next five weeks we'll be looking at things that go bump in the night. Experience suggests that most of them will not actually be scary in the slightest in spite of the genre label. In fact, I think the only truly frightening anime I've ever reviewed in October was Perfect Blue and everything else just used horror to mean “there are monsters.” In any case, let's start the month off with Le Portrait de Petit Cosette which is a bit unique for an anime in that it's not based on anything. The three episode OVA was ...

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