Posted by psgels 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 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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  • Emma
    (Monday, Nov 24. 2014 01:58 PM)
    This leads me to ask, what historical people would you all think would make interesting servants in the grail war? Ones that haven’t been covered. What class would they cover?
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Nov 24. 2014 01:22 PM)
    He wouldn’t be able to do much as an archer though, considering that it does not have presense concealment. But if he was summoned as a Assassin…hmmm…interesting.
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    (Monday, Nov 24. 2014 01:18 PM)
    @Bam, there is a sniper class. It’s called Archer. It’s just that the archers in fate/stay night and Zero are not typical Archers. The Archers from Fate/apocrypha are more like real archers. And they would give Simo Häyhä a run for his money. Though funny enough I think Simo may actually qualify to be summoned as a servent of the archer class. Wonder what his noble phantasm would be?..
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    The cast of FS/N should thank the heavens that there’s no Sniper class, otherwise all the masters would’ve been wiped out without even knowing who the fuck is taking them out. Shout-out to my man Simo Häyhä AKA The White Death.
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    Can’t believe I missed month ago that giovanni’s island was out, do love a good war drama but I wonder if I’ll bother with this one.
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    God damn Kokkuri-san is so fucking good. Wish I had time to write my damn reviews.
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    Okay, Cossette no shouzou rewatched now too. This was on the high end of Shinbou’s cinematography and pretty much the best he’s outputted even if it has its choppiness/stiltedness in parts. It remains a creepy, surreal, trippy and grim, forboding, gruesome and immersive atmospheric ghost story that feels like it could have gone on a bit long and bar the three main focused characters could have had a little bit more depth.

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