Posted on 29 January 2007 with categories: Les Miserables - Shoujo Cosette

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Short Synopsis: Cosette finally finds out that her mother has been sending her letters. The only problem: she can’t read.
Good: For now, it seems that this anime realizes its huge length, and makes excellent use of this by developing Cosette into a great character. This episode was no exception.
Bad: Let’s hope that the newly introduced boy doesn’t turn into a bad love interest.
Overall Enjoyment Value: 7.5/10

It seems that this episode skipped another year, since Shushu seems to have grown up into a large dog. In the end, Cosette got to keep him. ^^ I’m really liking how much the creators are developing her in this anime. This episode, she makes her first steps into learning to read and write from the local priest. I can’t wait till she finds out exactly what her mother wrote to her, since the moment when she was able to read her own name into her mother’s letter alone already was awesome.

Meanwhile, in the city nothing much happened. It feels like the entire episode has been building up for Jean, Javert, Fantine and the old man who appeared during this episode for the first time. We see the latter get into an accident at the end of the episode, with Aran in the neighbourhood. I’m suspecting that his role is to give Aran a bit of development. Javert, meanwhile, shows how devoted he is to upholding the law. I’m also wondering what’ll happen to Fantine, and when exactly it will happen.

Still, despite this episode being as good as usual, I’m worrying about the newly introduced young boy (Toron?). I’m really hoping for him to be more than just a love-triangle-inducing character for Cosette. This often forms a pitfall for most anime, I hope it won’t be the same for this anime as well. Also, you have to love the attempts of the poor voice-actors trying to talk French, or Furenchi, in this case. ^^;

7 Responses

  1. hAMBERGER says:

    I LOVE IT, I EVEN LIKE THAT GIRL WITH THE RED EYES

  2. Mandy says:

    Could this new boy be Marius?
    (Have you read the book, or seen the musical, by any chance?)

  3. psgels says:

    No, I haven’t read the books, this is actually the first time that I’m experiencing the story of Les Miserables.

    I’m not sure about the real name of the boy. My katakana isn’t at the level I want it to, and from the way Eponine pronounced it, Toron made the most sense.

  4. Giuseppe says:

    Nope, the boy is not Marius. At this time in the story, Marius is in Paris with his grandfather.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I haven’t seen the anime, but it makes me shed a tear at the fact that they would do this to a beautiful musical and novel. I advise you see/read one of those instead of wasting your time with an inaccurate anime. :/

  6. Meep says:

    Hmm in the previous episode, the dog is revealed and messes everything up. Time skips and the dog is huge and still hanging around. You’d think that the family Cosette is staying with would re-discover it or something by then, and truly try to get rid of the dog. And I wonder how the dog gets fed well.

    And when the priest came to see them, you’d think that he’d notice that Cosette’s clothes were horrible compared to everyone else’s and maybe wonder about her treatment, which contradicts what other people told the man. It’s apparent even on the surface.

    And you’d also think that the family’s reputation would be worse due to people eventually discovering Cosette’s treatment after so long. But they’re still thought of as a highly caring family who are taking good care of Cosette. Somehow they keep their treatment on her a complete secret.

    Meh I’m thinking too hard!! XD *just goes on to enjoy it* I attended a wonderful play for Les Miserables some time ago, and I watched a movie adaptation of it. So I’m excited to finally watch this anime. I love the characters so far.

  7. Meep says:

    I guess the family just came to term with the dog staying around.. XD

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    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 08:14 PM)
    No Game No Life will be fun while it lasts.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 08:11 PM)
    @Emma Totally agree, I like Chihiro, hell I like most of the girls more than Tenri, but it should have been a Tenri ending.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 07:58 PM)
    Actually probably best to say it as “Keima actually did go for someone” instead of saying he.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 07:56 PM)
    Final twgok: I just feel bad for Tenri here and disappointed then again…at least he actually did go for someone..so kind of mixed here…still , last few chapters have felt awkwardly done/series needed more chapters to wrap itself up. Still the highs of this series more than make up for it and I feel glad to have followed twgok to the end.
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    JoJo’s new ending theme is so appropriate, lol
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    Now that this season is going I think it is really good. I count 5 (!) shows which I’d consider truly great, a handful more easily in the “solid entertainment” category and I still have quite a few promising series to start watching xD
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    @kj This GIF pretty much sums up my feelings on NGNL episode 2
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