The classic novel by Victor Hugo returns to the world of Japanese anime in Nippon Animation's 52-episode adaptation "Les Misérables: Shoujo Cosette". The plot shifts its focus to include ... See full summary »
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The classic novel by Victor Hugo returns to the world of Japanese anime in Nippon Animation's 52-episode adaptation "Les Misérables: Shoujo Cosette". The plot shifts its focus to include the story of Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of Fantine, from her early days with the Thénardiers while her mother works in another town. At the same time, the enigmatic Monsieur Madeleine, who is secretly the ex-convict Jean Valjean, is trying to live an honest life as the beneficent mayor of the same town Fantine works in. Both Valjean and Cosette's lives drastically change as the Thénardiers show their true colors and Inspector Javert arrives in town, posing a potential threat to Madeleine's freedom. This adaptation follows Hugo's story with relative faithfulness, given its young audience, limited running time and moments of artistic license. Written by AdM

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This was Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater's comeback after 10 years following the failures of Meiken rasshî (1996) and Ie naki ko Remi (1996). See more »

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Kaze no Mukou
Sung by Yuki Saito
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Very faithful to the book but with a few unwanted extras.
27 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have seen every Les Miserables adaptation currently available, and none of them are so consistently accurate down to nitpicky detail as this anime. The atmosphere is excellent, as is the voice acting and character design. At 52 episodes (24 mins each) the whole story can be told but there is also some time added with extra 'bits' to appeal to the younger generation for which it was aimed. However, apart from letting 2 characters live who died in the book, it is still very dark and keeps the overall tone, especially the poverty and grime of 19th Century Paris. Highly recommended for fans of the book (and the musical- there are some obvious shout outs to that as well), as long as you are able to sit through some overlong episodes that do little to advance the plot. The accuracy more than compensates for this!


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