Fantine and her daughter Cosette left Paris looking for a new start, but finding a job as a single mother proves impossible in 19th century France. Taking up the offer of an innkeeper couple, Fantine leaves Cosette in the care of the Thenardiers while she moves on to find work. Once Fantine is gone, however, the Thenardiers show their true colors, working Cosette mercilessly while pocketing the money Fantine sends for her support. Years pass and Cosette and Fantine dream of the time when they will be together again, but it seems the years only bring more hardships to both. What will become of little Cosette?
Art & Animation
One of the things that made this anime stick out more in contrast with other World Masterpiece Theater series done decades ago is the modern usage of animation and art style. Les Miserables: Shoujo Cosette is a 2007 production that blends a sort of realistic art style that complements the historical aspect of the story. The drawings of buildings represents the 19th century... read more
As a die-hard, French-speaking fan of Les Miserables, I was obviously immediately drawn to 'Les Miserables: Shoujo Cosette', and proceeded to spend about three days doing nothing but watching it. Although I am an absolute purist when it comes to most forms of literature and I believe that everyone who enjoyed the musical version of Les Mis should go and read the book to get a proper feel for the story, and... read more