Posted by psgels on 25 November 2007 with categories: Les Miserables - Shoujo Cosette


Well, ignoring the fact that the animation basically went south (such a shame that the animation-budget ran out, right before the ending of this series), this was a really solid aftermath, that basically did everything it needed to do to provide enough closure to the youngsters of this series. Jean and Shushu reunite Gavroche with his two younger brothers, and the three of them come to live along with Jean and Cosette. Later in the episode, they’re also admitted to a school, so that they can study properly.

Marius meanwhile wakes up, and has to face the hard truth: out of all of Les Amis, he’s the only one left. I loved how mature Cosette was in this episode, taking care of both the injured Gavroche and providing the right support to Marius. The two of them really are a couple, and I love the realistic way in which they’re portrayed.

The thing is, though: there are five episodes left with this, and this episode alone would already have been enough to provide closure for this series. There’s still something that’s about to happen, but what? I can imagine how Thenardier is going to return for a final time, and it would be awesome if Javert, Thenardiére and Azelma got some more screen-time as well. I seriously have no idea what the creators have left in store for the final part of this series, but let’s hope that the animators will get themselves back together and finish this series off with a bang.

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  1. angedemystere says:

    Don’t take this as a spoiler, since you’re quite certain of it anyway, but yes, Thenardier will definetely be making a significant reapearance.

    Can’t really say what will happen to Javert, Azelma & Madame T. now. In the book, Javert has obviously committed suicide, and I think it’s hinted that the Thenardiess died in prison. I don’t think the fate of Azelma is ever revealed. (Again, anyone who knows may check me, I’ve only skimmed through that part of the book.) Considering how much had been changed for the anime, though, there’s really no way of telling what will happen. Even as less popular characters, it’d be nice to have some closure for them, too. There’s five flipping episodes left, after all! Sheesh.

    I have to admit, though, that the Gavroche-and-company-living-with-Cosette-and-Valjean scenario is the Disney-esqe ending I feared the anime would come to. It’s not horrible, but certainly not what Hugo had in mind. He may not be turning in his grave, but he might be rolling his eyes. ^^,

  2. Irene says:

    I really hope Javert doesn’t make a comeback. I don’t think I’d be able to bear it. >.>

    I can kind of understand Cosette adopting the two momes, though – Victor Hugo never did say what happened to them, and no-one really knows why he failed to wrap up that storyline when he wrapped up all the others so neatly. I think I read an essay that proposed that he did so so that the reader would remember that there are still kids like them out on the streets, with no Gavroche to look after them, and that made sense to me.

    Anyway, I was definitely expecting that. xD; It is, like you said, ridiculously fluffy, but that storyline had to be wrapped up somehow.

    On a completely unrelated note, I think this may be the first adaptation ever that has included every single one of Les Amis, which is really pretty impressive – even the musical cut Bahorel! Nippon wins some points back from me for that. :D

    SPOILER ALERT FOR THE REST OF THE SERIES. MAYBE. WELL, SPOILER ALERT FOR THE BOOK, ANYWAY. xP

    Yeah, the Thenardiess dies in prison. Thenardier takes the money Marius gives him as a result of their little confrontation and goes to America, taking Azelma with him. But I’m willing to bet that that’s not going to happen in the anime, given their propensity for Happy Endings. :P

    END OF SPOILERS.

  3. angedemystere says:

    Are you sure Bahorel is in there? He’s the bald one in the book, right? I know Laigle/Bousset is there, which is down right confusing. Which one is he?

    I understand what you’re feeling, but it just doesn’t sit right with me to have Javert’s run to end right there. Perhaps it would seem more final to me if I actually SAW the episode and knew EXACTLY how it played out. I’m hoping to at least know what happens to him after he decides to let Valjean go, even if it’s just mentioned in conversation. Valjean should certainly find out what happened to him – he finds out in the book, for crying out loud! He should know Javert well enough to have difficulty believing that the inspector could let him go like that, after all those years.

    Okay, here’s a SPOILER question (note: SPOILER ALERT!):

    If Gavvy and the boys are adopted by Cosette & Valjean, what’s going to happen to them when Cosette and Marius get married? (To be honest, this shouldn’t be THAT much of a spoiler, I know, but just to be fair.) Perhaps Marius would not mind taking them into his home, but then again, I’m not really sure. Would Valjean take care of them by himself? And how exactly is the anime going to deal with Valjean’s fate?

    END OF SPOILER

    Still keeping my fingers crossed . . .

  4. Irene says:

    I’m certain – Marius mentions all of Les Amis by name in this episode, and there’s a brief clip of each one of them as he says their names. L’aigle/Lesgles/Bossuet is the one who’s bald in the book (so it kind of confuses me that he’s got a full head of hair and a beard in the anime); Bahorel’s the loud violent one in the book who has, like, no lines in the anime. xD But he’s there, which is the important thing!

    I do agree that the Javert thing needs to be wrapped up somehow. I really want him to resign, like you said last entry – maybe that could be in the paper in place of his obituary.

    RESPONSE TO THE SPOILER

    I’m thinking that Marius will happily accept them into his home. After all, it seems like he did promise Eponine he’d take care of Gavroche in the anime, too, so he won’t mind Gavroche, and I don’t think he’ll mind the two momes either. M. Gillenormand and Valjean have got quite a lot of cash between them, so it’s not like Marius and Cosette don’t have the money to care for all three boys.

    I hope they’ll keep things the way they should be in regards to Valjean. Maybe they’ll downplay Marius wanting Valjean to stay away, since that would make him unsympathetic. He’ll die at the end, though, I think – at peace and surrounded by Marius and Cosette and friends, etc., etc. At least, I think so.

    Then again, I thought they’d keep Javert’s suicide in, so what do I know? xD

    END SPOILERS

  5. angedemystere says:

    Oh my gosh, having Valjean pick up the paper and read the little section on Javert’s resignation, and act like, “What the hell?!” That would be SO AWESOME!

    I didn’t know that Marius promised to take care of Gavroche (although that would better explain why he freaked out so much when Gavroche got shot), so yeah, I guess that would work. In the book they didn’t know each other as well, so it would have been less likely. Then again, Cosette didn’t really know Gavroche either, and Gavroche would be dead anyways so . . . there you go. ^^,

  6. Tania says:

    I don’t want the Thenardiess to die in prison. I’d rather she’d been released so she could take care of Azelma, It seems like her father doesn’t care about her, not much anyway. And it seems like she just want to live with her daughters and maybe Gavroche so I want them to live happily too. It would be nice to see Gavroche and his two brothers( which means they belong to the Thenardier family)living together with their mother and Azelma. Cause the Thenardiess really seemed to have remorse for having foresaken Gavroche ( while she was in jail). I don’t know for the other two boys, she’d never mentioned them. And I wonder if somrone would inform them about Eponine’s death. They don’t even know about it!I think they would be in such a shock! Both of them really loved Eponine. Well I’ll stop here or I going to cry. I just can’t think about her death without crying! I loved her so much too!

  7. R says:

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    Her father cares enough about her to take her with him when he flees the country.

    Also, why would the younger boys care too much about the death of someone they probably didn’t see since they were babies?

  8. Tania says:

    Actually, I’ve never said the boys cared about her death. I said it about her mother and sister!!!! They loved her very much!
    I know very well that those two boys never knew their sisters,cause they’ve never met!

  9. Irene says:

    Eh, it is called Les Misérables for a reason. :P

  10. Tania says:

    Well, I know, I didn’t put it well. But I just mentioned the two boys to say they could go to live with their family later on. I didn’t mean they knew Eponine. But I’ve just read my comment again and I should have done it before mailing it cause it’s just “by the way” that I mentioned the two boys. And when I wrote ” And I wonder if someone would inform them about Eponine’s death. They don’t even know about it!I think they would be in such a shock! Both of them really loved Eponine.” It was adressed to Thenardiess and Azelma. I wrote this comment to talk about them. Well, do you really think that I didn’t realize Eponine and Azelma have never met those two boys?! After watching it again and again?

  11. angedemystere says:

    I watched the trailer again for the next episode. Oy, I’m not so excited about it. I mean, it’ll be nice to see everyone be all friendly and reconciled and blah blah blah it’s SO BORING. Then again, I’m not a big Marius & Cosette fan. I don’t hate them or anything, they’re just . . . not that interesting. Oh and I noticed that this episode has the same name as a previous episode (back when they first met, I think). So what it is really, “Cosette and Marius II”? I hope this week goes by quickly. The next one is called “My Mother,” which sounds more intriguing.

  12. R says:

    Yeah, but it also promises more Gillenormand, which makes me happy (he’s one of my favorite characters).

  13. Nela says:

    Hi does anyone know where i can watch the anime all the episodes please i can’t seem to find it anywhere.

  14. Nela says:

    I would really appreciate it Thanks

  15. FiFi says:

    HANG ON A MINUTE!!! (I’m sorry I haven’t actually seen the shoujo Cosette series yet but I am interested..) In the anime does Gavroche not die? (Sorry If no one knew he died outside of anime, by the way..)I’ll be quite sad If he doesn’t, since it is one of the most powerful scene ever) Will somebody please tell me? I must know! thanks!

  16. psgels psgels says:

    FiFi: yeah unfortunately two deaths have been omitted: Gavroche’s and Javert’s.

  17. FiFi says:

    Thanks, I needed closure for that. He’s my fave character. (Way better strret urchin than Oliver) But wait, Javerts too? That sucks! I guess if its for kids they don’t want the whole suicide thing huh… typical! Anyway, I’v e watched a few episoded now. but ive run out of them! Does anyone know where to get the rst with english subs?

  18. angedemystere says:

    Not all have been subbed, but you can find 8-18 through mega video.

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  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 05:05 AM)
    See there wyatt you’re not as nuts as some people out there.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 05:04 AM)
    Went to a political meeting earlier , loony got up and started talking about how divorce should be outlawed, how people should stay unequal and how he threw homosexuals out his hotel for their sexuality, same guy blamed abused partners for making shit decisions in their lives. Another guy stood up and mentioned his former friend killed his daughter for being a Lesbian…
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 03:17 AM)
    @Wyatt: What I have learned about people it is that the more ashamed and disgusted they are by something, the higher than chance it is they are actually disgusted at themselves.
    And yeah theres no point in changing what you are, can’t be done really.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 03:10 AM)
    @Wyatt: I was dealt the bonkers hand and theres no real helping it, just laugh and enjoy it more if people are offended by it.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 03:08 AM)
    @Wyatt: I spoke with my brother about rape in hentai and how he considered that it isn’t rape in fictional porn, however much he doesn’t go for it, in a fictional doujin/drawing it is no more than extreme bondage/domination play.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 03:06 AM)
    @Wyatt: I mean look at the stuff Jimmy Saville got up to with something like that going on in real life, its just not possible for me to be scared by fiction. Another thing is, it all depends on how its portrayed, chances are a sad drama that uses something messed up is going to be sad, just the same thing used in drawn porn is going to be different and probably titilating.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 03:01 AM)
    @Wyatt: I certainly have no qualms, I mean the point is certain things stay in the head or in porn, so long as you don’t go out in a kilt and bagpipes and murder/rape people with them irl we’re all fine lol
  • WyattX
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 02:43 AM)
    nor will i fix it. forcing myself t change is as ill as putting myself on a pedestal for the sake of “individualism” no matter how bad my indivudal self might be, you know?
  • WyattX
    (Tuesday, Apr 21. 2015 02:37 AM)
    @Emma same, they’re just drawings to me. I don’t hate far twisted smutty shite but actually enjoy it, but I have a gripe with people (not you though) who glorify this kind of interest. I’ve grown to learn my interests are abnormal/unhealthy these past couple a years, but I’ve said since “this is who I am, but I’m not off to glorify it.”
  • Emma
    (Monday, Apr 20. 2015 06:24 PM)
    @Wyatt: When I say not fond of, its more of a case of, just not my thing, rather than “ewww its gross” or “immoral”.

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