Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette

Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette (レ・ミゼラブル 少女コゼット, Re Mizeraburu Shōjo Kozetto, lit. "Les Misérables: Little Girl Cosette") is a Japanese anime series produced by Nippon Animation, and the first installment in the World Masterpiece Theater series in ten years after Remi, Nobody's Girl.[1] It is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic 1862 novel Les Misérables, and the fourth anime adaptation of said novel (following two adaptations from the Japanese television program Manga Sekai Mukashi Banashi, and a 1979 TV special produced by Toei Animation).

Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette
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レ・ミゼラブル 少女コゼット
(Re Mizeraburu Shōjo Kozetto)
GenreDrama, historical fiction
Anime television series
Directed byHiroaki Sakurai
Produced byKōichi Motohashi
Written byTomoko Konparu
Music byHayato Matsuo
StudioNippon Animation
Original networkBS Fuji, Animax, Spacetoon
Original run January 7, 2007 December 30, 2007
Episodes52 (List of episodes)

It premiered across Japan on January 7, 2007, on Fuji TV's BS Fuji broadcast satellite network, and contains twenty-six episodes each season, for a total of fifty-two episodes. It also aired in Japan on Animax beginning in April 2007.


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

Characters and castEdit

Character(s) Voice actor(s)
Cosette Kaori Nazuka
Tamaki Matsumoto (3 years old)
Jean Valjean Masashi Sugawara
Fantine Emiko Hagiwara
Javert Takashi Matsuyama
Gavroche Yumiko Kobayashi
Thénardier Masahito Yabe
(Mme. Thénardier)
Mami Horikoshi
Éponine Yūko Sasamoto
Yūki Ōtomo (4 years old)
Azelma Kurumi Mamiya
Chihiro Yarita (2 years old)
Anri Katsu
Enjolras Yūji Kishi
Combeferre Wataru Hatano
Courfeyrac Eiji Takemoto
Jean Prouvaire Yoshinori Fujita
Grantaire Norihisa Mori
Laigle Ryō Naitō
Feuilly Daisuke Matsubara
Bahorel Takahiro Yoshimizu
Joly Yūki Chiba
Montparnasse Kōji Yusa
Claquesous Junichi Endō
Babet Akio Suyama
Gueulemer Tetsu Inada
Zéphine Atsuko Tanaka
Toron Naomi Shindō
Mother Innocente Sayuri Sadaoka
Béatrice Miyuki Sawashiro
Charlotte Nozomi Sasaki
Audrey Haruka Tomatsu
(One of the Thénardiers' youngest sons)
Ai Tokunaga
(One of the Thénardiers' youngest sons)
Yūko Sanpei
Sister Simplice
Mika Kanai
Fauchelevent Takkō Ishimori
Gillenormand Tetsuo Komura
Marius' Aunt
(Mademoiselle Gillenormand)
Miyuki Ono
Pontmercy Akihiko Ishizumi
Mabeuf Bin Shimada
Bishop Myriel Chikao Ōtsuka
Champmathieu Shinpachi Tsuji
Petit Gervais Aiko Hibi
Bougon Seiko Tamura
Chabouillet Ryūji Mizuno
Hucheloup Takuma Suzuki
Mylène Miyuki Kawashō


  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. Marius Pontmercy
  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


  • Original story: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • Producer: Kōichi Motohashi
  • Planning: Kazuya Maeda (Fuji TV), Kōhei Sano, Kazuka Ishikawa
  • Production manager: Ken'ichirō Hayafune
  • Series composition: Tomoko Kanparu
  • Character designs: Hajime Watanabe, Takahiro Yoshimatsu
  • Chief animation director: Tadashi Shida
  • Background artist: Kazue Itō
  • Art director: Mitsuki Nakamura
  • Color design: Tomoko Komatsubara
  • Photography director: Seichi Morishita
  • Sound director: Hiroyuki Hayase
  • Music: Hayato Matsuo
  • Music producers: Hitoshi Yoshimura (Index Music), Daisuke Honji (Index Music)
  • Producers: Yukihiro Itō (Fuji TV), Kōji Yamamoto (Fuji TV), Michio Katō, Ken'ichi Satō
  • Director: Hiroaki Sakurai
  • Production: Fuji TV, Nippon Animation

Theme songsEdit

  • Opening theme: Kaze no Mukō (風の向こう)
  • Ending theme: Ma Maman (Watashi no Okā-san) (ma maman (私のお母さん))


The anime was dubbed and broadcast in:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ レ・ミゼラブル 少女コゼット. Digital Daijisen Plus (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved November 2, 2021 – via Kotobank.

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