Kurahashi has never been the same since the hallucinations started. His condition is not medical in nature, and only seems to be triggered by an antique glass which shows him things he never would wish to see. For Kurahashi, figuring out the mystery of the Petit Cossette that appears to him in his waking dreams is a matter of life or death... and his sanity...
Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...
"Le Portrait de Petit Cossette" and "Comedy" (aka "Kigeki") are very much alike because of the Gothic atmosphere and art. Also,the presence of a spirit is what drives both stories... I recommend them to anyone who's got a taste for dark romanticism.
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette and Kigeki are equally guilty of appealing to its viewer on a philosophical sub-level, enhanced by the use of gothic animation to tell a darker tale. Must sees for those who enjoy their horrors short and thought provoking.
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette and Comedy are dark and brooding anime that take the supernatural element to a whole new level of psychological ambivalence. Both are visually challenging and original in their take of emotionally upsetting horror.
Comedy, like Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, is a highly atmospheric short piece which is all about the gothic presentation. It's only ten minutes long, and involves a little more action, but generally, you'll get the same sort of satisfaction from watching as you did Le Portrait.
If you enjoy a dark and gothic tale, both Comedy and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette are for you. The stories could probably be described as art house, as they don't really make a lot of sense, but the stunning artwork and emotive music more than make up for this.
There is a much deeper and philisophical side to these short shows, and take a lot of concentration and focus on everything happening on screen. But the amazing visuals on screen will have you hooked from start to end.
I highly recommend watching this short OVA if you liked Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, both of them have a beautiful dark fantasy theme. The lead female characters in both OVA's are beautiful, young and blonde, they personify innocence and youth and they are a good contrast to the the OVA's dark mood.
Don't miss these short stories if you enjoy gothic\dark atmospheres.
Beautiful visuals, a supernatural edge and a darker tone. Sound good? Then both Comedy and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette are for you. If you liked one of these and fancy something a bit out of the mainstream, then it's well worth checking both of these out.
Both Petit Cossette and Comedy are horror anime with a philosophical tone to them. They are visually pleasing while still being dark, which is different from the more gory horror shows out there.
While not similar in plot, "Kigeki" and "Le Portrait de Petit Cossette" have similar art and mood. Both are dark, short pieces with stunning art and color palates. These underrated abstract anime deserve a watch.
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Both Cossette and Elfen Lied feature a cute-looking girl who loves the sight of blood and isn't afraid of torturing those around her.
The beautiful, vulnerable and emotionally young girl stereotype is broken in Elfen Lied and Cossette, whose heroines would stop at nothing to exact their revenge on those who betrayed them. The rich surreal imagery and elements of horror complete these beautiful series, which are both unique in their genres.
Although the dark atmosphere and gore were the first things that brought me to this recommendation, both anime also tell a story of love, where moral objections, not directly pointed towards the male character, are one of the leading causes of the dark feeling these shows have.
Taking violence and turning it into a thing of beauty is quite a skill that is achieved by both Elfen Lied and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette. These two series are filled with dark looming undertones mixed with cute, innocent looking girls.
Kazuna is a young man with a fairly normal life. He attends high school, lives with his surrogate family, and models for his somber love-interest Yaegashi's paintings. But recently, he has suffered several crippling attacks at the sight of blood -- attacks which leave him incapacitated and out of control. Kazuna must now reunite with his sister who he has not seen in years, and discover the truth behind his family name and vampiric genes, before his bloodthirsty desires destroy himself, or others close to him.
Both Hitsuji no Uta and Le Portrait de Petit(e) Cossette are dark and mildly disturbing anime. They also share a peculiar, and similar, dark beauty and mood about them. The protagonists are oblivious to his own background, and the lead female has her own secrets and mysteries that he gets wrapped up in. If you liked one, you are sure to like the tragedy of the other.
Dark tones, animation style and ambience are paramount within Hitsuji no Uta and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette. Though both strange tales, uncommon to their genre, they tell a tale of sorrow and binding yet twisted love like no other horror can.
Hitsuji no Uta and Cossette are both stories about affection, suffering and the inevitable and manage to present themselfs with the same sort of darkness. These stories definitely won't appeal to everyone, but if you liked the unique, dark and almost slow-paced feel one of these two had, make sure not to miss out on the other.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
Both Le Portrait and Lain question the reality of the world around us, and its true importance. What if our souls, spirits and existence could live on in something other than a human body?
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette and Lain are bizarre anime that do away with typical narrative conventions such as plot to assault the viewer's sensibilities with a complex and psychologically charged set of concepts translated in powerful and odd imagery. Distorted angles, acid colours, bloody scenes in which the physical body is twisted beyond recognition: these are anime that not everyone will enjoy but that are bound to appeal to the same fans and that deserve to be seen by anyone interested in dark and potentially disturbing viewing experiences.
Both of these animes are very phsycological, dark, confusing and maybe even a bit disturbing at times. When you watch either one you get the sense you're missing something vitally important and you just can't seem to put the story together until later on when something in the plot seems to click and everything makes sense. Alot of the scenes are imaginitive and even abstract to some degree and I think if you liked one, you may like the other.
Although 'Seriela Experiments' is clearly superior in terms of story and script, both Anime's share the same gothic atmosphere, and they both get slightly confusing as the story goes on.
In a dark and largely abandoned city a little girl wanders in search of something – beneath the folds of her dress she carries a mysterious giant egg. While living on the streets, she encounters a lonesome warrior who has forgotten his past and his purpose and, like the girl, travels aimlessly. Now they journey together, mistrustful of each other whilst sharing in the silence of the city. But who is the little girl? Who is the warrior? And what form of creature lies sleeping inside the egg?
Both Angel's Egg and Petit Cossette feature dreamlike, distinctive imagery. Angel's Egg is almost purely symbolic, while Petit Cossette uses its symbolism for the purpose of ultimately a straightforward (if metaphysical and a little obtusely presented) love story.
Both Angel's Egg and Le Portrait are very dark, gothic shows that require a lot of interpretation if they're ever to seem coherent. Angel's Egg is more 'artsy' about it and contains more unique religious themes, whereas Le Portrait is more psychological spookiness but I think a fan of one will enjoy the other.
Angel’s Egg was on par with Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, both set in a dark world of fantasy in a dream like state these gothic type shows play on a psychological aspect of the mind.