Le Portrait de Petite Cossette

This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.

Along with King of Bandit Jing OVA (nothing special from this anime other than that Jing was a cutie), I just finished Le Portrait de Petite Cossette. Cossette is a real interesting three episodes anime.

Basic plot line is that Kurahashi Eiri finds this Venetian wine glass which holds the soul of a murdered little beauty named Cossette d’Auvergne. Eiri talks to Cossette through the glass, and he discovers Cossette’s history and is soon helping her avenge her killer in a way.

The animation is nicely drawn and displayed. For some reason or another, the style reminded me of Gankutsuou. The storyline, artworks, and the music all reminds me of Gothic-ness. Jen, I think you would like this. I kept thinking of you when I watched this.

What I liked the best about this anime was the music. The music was by Kajiura Yuki, the same person who did the dot Hack series’ music. I so want the soundtrack now. Some of the songs had this similar feel and texture of the Baroque period. Then again, a lot of gothic type entertainment seems to do use Baroque music.

Now that I’ve seen those two animes, now I gotta get my arse to watch the followings:

– Future Boy Conan (26 eps)
– Gankutsuou (24 eps)
– Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (44 eps)
– Kyou Kara Maou (70+ eps)
– Last Exile (26 eps)
– Meine Liebe (13 eps)
– Meine Liebe Wieder (13 eps)
– Mirage of Blaze + OVA (16 eps)
– Rose of Versailles (40 eps)
– Tactics (25 eps)
– Tsubasa Chronicles (26 eps)
– X TV (25 eps)

Gahhhhhh… Fun fun XD


  1. Lady Athena on

    I’ve seen the KKJ anime and it pales greatly in comparison the manga. Though it is entertaining in its own way (less romance, more action).

    Rose of Versailles is something I own (in Italian) and I haven’t watched it, yet. I’ve seen that show as little girl, but I can’t remember anything about it. ^_^;

    If I were to recommend anything to you though, it would be the manga of Chrno Crusade. NOT the crappy anime with enough disgusting fan service to turn away any TRUE fan, but the real story with strong characters and a wonderfully intricate plot line that just throws you on the edge of your seat and the end of each volume. XD

    Well, good luck getting through all that anime! :)

  2. KKJ anime is not good. I got all the episodes downloaded, but then I deleted it off my computer after I finished watching the first ten minutes of the first episode. I was scarred for life after watching that, seriously.

    The Tsubasa one, I loved the music. But, the storyline drags on a bit too much. The anime is good though, if you like the long limbed character CLAMP likes to draw.

  3. Gankutsuou was great. I actually recommended it to my Japanese Art and Anime professor and she liked it too. Definately, the high points are the animation and the music. The storyline is pretty good too. The artwork is just so new and different. I really enjoyed it.

    Rose of Versailles is definately a classic. I’ve seen parts of it for my class, but I’m not so sure that it’s a great watch if you’re looking for spectacular animation. It’s really old.

    I stopped watching Tsubasa Chronicle (although I do have the entire first season) because it was moving really slow. I would much rather recommend reading the scanlations at bwys.net. In terms of music, I actually hate it because it sounds like it came directly from dot Hack. I know you like it, but I really think that different animes should have their own unique sound.

    X TV I watched way long ago. Again, the manga is a bajillion times better. The anime simplifies things a bit too much, but it definately leaves a better taste in your mouth than the X Movie.

  4. Ah, I love music by Kajiura Yuki. Her songs for Noir and dot hack were great =D

    I’m a bit late on this, but this new layout is beautiful XD

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