Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette

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Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette
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Logo - Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette
レ・ミゼラブル 少女コゼット
(Re Mizeraburu Shōjo Kozetto)
Genre Drama, Historical
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroaki Sakurai
Studio Nippon Animation
Network BS Fuji, Animax
Original run 7 January 2007December 2007
Episodes 52
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Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette (レ・ミゼラブル 少女コゼット Re Mizeraburu Shōjo Kozetto?) is a Japanese anime series by Nippon Animation, and is the first installment in the famed World Masterpiece Theater series in ten years after Remi, Nobody's Girl. It is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Misérables, and the fourth anime adaptation of said novel (following two adaptations from the Japanese television program Manga Sekai Mukashi Banashi, and a 1979 TV special produced by Toei Animation).

It premiered across Japan from January 7, 2007 on Fuji TV's BS Fuji broadcast satellite network, and contains fifty-two episodes; of twenty-six each. It also aired in Japan on Animax from April 2007.

Plot[edit]

Set in nineteenth century-era France, the series begins with Cosette, a three-year-old girl, traveling with her mother Fantine, who is trying to find a job and a place to live, but have always been shunned away due to few employers hiring single mothers. When her mother is promised with the prosperity of working in the big city, Cosette is separated from her in the hopes a caretaker named Thénardier 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, or more precisely: his slave. Then, the kind mayor—formerly a convict named Jean Valjean—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, but forces Cosette to go on the run to escape his returning, difficult past.

Characters and cast[edit]

Character(s) Voice Actor(s)
Cosette Kaori Nazuka
Tamaki Matsumoto (3 years old)
Jean Valjean Masashi Sugawara
Fantine Emiko Hagiwara
Javert Takashi Matsuyama
Gavroche Yumiko Kobayashi
Thénardier Masahito Yabe
Okami
(Mme. Thénardier)
Mami Horikoshi
Éponine Yūko Sasamoto
Yūki Ōtomo (4 years old)
Azelma Kurumi Mamiya
Chihiro Yarita (2 years old)
Marius
Alain
Anri Katsu
Enjolras Yūji Kishi
Combeferre Wataru Hatano
Courfeyrac Eiji Takemoto
Jean Prouvaire Yoshinori Fujita
Grantaire Norihisa Mori
Laigle Ryō Naitō
Feuilly Daisuke Matsubara
Bahorel Takahiro Yoshimizu
Joly Yūki Chiba
Montparnasse Kōji Yusa
Claquesous Junichi Endō
Babet Akio Suyama
Gueulemer Tetsu Inada
Zéphine Atsuko Tanaka
Toron Naomi Shindō
Mother Innocente Sayuri Sadaoka
Béatrice Miyuki Sawashiro
Charlotte Nozomi Sasaki
Audrey Haruka Tomatsu
Hugues
(One of the Thénardiers' youngest sons)
Ai Tokunaga
Bressole
(One of the Thénardiers' youngest sons)
Yūko Sanpei
Sister Simplice
Toussaint
Mika Kanai
Fauchelevent Takkō Ishimori
Gillenormand Tetsuo Komura
Marius' Aunt
(Mademoiselle Gillenormand)
Miyuki Ono
Pontmercy Akihiko Ishizumi
Mabeuf Bin Shimada
Bishop Myriel Chikao Ōtsuka
Champmathieu Shinpachi Tsuji
Petit Gervais Aiko Hibi
Bougon Seiko Tamura
Chabouillet Ryūji Mizuno
Hucheloup Takuma Suzuki
Mylène Miyuki Kawashō

Episodes[edit]

  1. Fantine and Cosette
  2. Jean Valjean's Secret
  3. A New Friend, Chou Chou
  4. Mother's Letter
  5. Javert's Suspicions
  6. Cosette's Birthday
  7. Lost Eponine
  8. Mother's Skirt
  9. Thenardier's Malice
  10. Madeleine is Perplexed
  11. Sister Simplice's Lie
  12. Lonely Cosette
  13. Jean Valjean and Cosette
  14. Their Journey
  15. Their Bond
  16. The Gorbeau House in Paris
  17. Javert Closes In
  18. A Forgotten Reunion
  19. Cosette is Taken
  20. Monastic Life
  21. Cosette and Marius
  22. Their Respective Journeys
  23. Under The Parisian Sky
  24. An Encounter in the Luxembourg Garden
  25. Unreachable Feelings
  26. Chance Encounters in Paris
  27. The Girl Who Ran Away
  28. The Found Letter
  29. Thenardier's Trap
  30. The Coin That Was Left Behind
  31. The Quiet Rue Plumet
  32. Traces of That Day
  33. Giving Up On Reunion
  34. Children In The Elephant
  35. Patron Minette's Breakout
  36. The Ailing of Paris
  37. Marius's Miscalculation
  38. Cosette and Eponine
  39. June 5, 1832
  40. The Night of the Revolution
  41. Eponine's Love
  42. A Letter from Marius
  43. Gavroche's Wish
  44. To the Light of the Future
  45. The Sewers of Paris
  46. Javert's Justice
  47. The Bonds of the Hearts
  48. Cosette and Marius
  49. My Mother
  50. The Eternal Ring
  51. The Revealed Truth
  52. The Silver Candlesticks

Staff[edit]

  • Original story: Victor Hugo "Les Misérables"
  • Producer: Kōichi Motohashi
  • Planning: Kazuya Maeda (Fuji TV), Kōhei Sano, Kazuka Ishikawa
  • Production manager: Ken'ichirō Hayafune
  • Series composition: Tomoko Kanparu
  • Character designs: Hajime Watanabe, Takahiro Yoshimatsu
  • Chief animation director: Tadashi Shida
  • Background artist: Kazue Itō
  • Art director: Mitsuki Nakamura
  • Color design: Tomoko Komatsubara
  • Photography director: Seichi Morishita
  • Sound director: Hiroyuki Hayase
  • Music: Hayato Matsuo
  • Music producers: Hitoshi Yoshimura (Index Music), Daisuke Honji (Index Music)
  • Producers: Yukihiro Itō (Fuji TV), Kōji Yamamoto (Fuji TV), Michio Katō, Ken'ichi Satō
  • Director: Hiroaki Sakurai
  • Production: Fuji TV, Nippon Animation

Theme songs[edit]

  • Opening theme: Kaze no Mukō (風の向こう?)
  • Ending theme: ma maman (Watashi no Okā-san) (ma maman (私のお母さん)?)

Reception[edit]

The anime was dubbed and broadcast in:

  • Italy under the title "The heart of Cosette"

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