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Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette (レ・ミゼラブル 少女コゼッ "Les Misérables: A Girl Named Cosette") is a Japanese anime inspired by Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables. It aired from Jan 7, 2007 to Dec 30, 2007 and was produced by Nippon Animation. The anime ran for 52 episodes. Each episode was 24 minutes long.

Plot Edit


Cosette and Fantine

Set in nineteenth century-era France, the series begins with Cosette, a 2 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.

Differences From NovelEdit

  • Fantine does not become a prostitute; however, she still sells her hair.
  • In Montfermeil, Cosette and Gavroche are portrayed as friends.
  • Gavroche has a pet dog named ChouChou.
    • This dog later saves his life and he does not die.
  • Javert does not kill himself.
  • The two unnamed younger brothers of the Thénardier family do appear and are given names: Hugues and Bressole.
  • Cosette is the protagonist.
  • A new character named Alain makes an appearance.
  • Cosette and Marius Pontmercy had a daughter. While in the novel it's unknown if both of them had children, since the novel ended with Jean Valjean's death.
  • Cosette knows about Jean Valjean's criminal history, which was him stealing a loaf of bread to save his sister's children and going to Bishop Myriel for shelter and food. She also knows about the silver candlesticks given by the bishop.
  • Bishop Myriel replaces the spirit of Éponine in Valjean's death. This also happened in the 2012 film.



  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


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