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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.


Cosette and Fantine

Set in nineteenth century-era France, the series begins with Cosette, a 3 or 4 year old girl, traveling with her mother Fantine. Fantine is trying to find a job and a place to live, but has always been shunned away due to most employers being unwilling to hire single mothers.

When her mother is promised with the prosperity of working in the nearby town Montreuil-sur-Mer, Cosette is separated from her in the hopes a local innkeeper named Thénardier will watch over her while Fantine mother earns some money.

Unfortunately, the caretaker is a corrupt man who treats Cosette as a slave. After the death of Fantine, the kind mayor Monsieur Madeleine - formerly a convict named Jean Valjean - rescues Cosette from Thénardier's clutches, and brings her to Paris.

However, Valjean must remain vigilant as he is perused by Inspector Javert.

Differences From Novel[]

  • Cosette is the protagonist.
  • Cosette is brought to Montfermeil being three or four years old and remembers Fantine and Paris
  • Cosette is taught to read by a Bishop in Montfermeil instead of Valjean
  • Fantine does not become a prostitute; however, she still sells her hair.
  • In Montfermeil, Cosette and Gavroche are portrayed as friends.
  • Gavroche and Cosette have a pet dog named ChouChou. ChouChou later saves Gavroche's life at the barricades.
  • Javert does not kill himself.
  • Javert later arrests Thénardier after the latter attempts to blackmail Marius Pontmercy.
  • The two unnamed younger brothers of the Thénardier family do appear and are given names: Hugues and Bressole.
  • A new character named Alain makes an appearance. He becomes an apprentice to Monsieur Madeleine, and later takes over the running of the M-sur-M factory after Madeline's arrest.
  • Cosette and Marius have a daughter.
  • Cosette knows about Valjean's criminal history, and the history of the candlesticks given by Bishop Myriel.
  • 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