Petite Cossette Le Portrait (2004)

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Eiri, the art student-hero of the Gothic OVA Le Portrait de Petite Cossette ("The Portrait of Little Cossette," 2004), falls in love with the mysterious image of a girl he sees within a Venetian glass goblet. As his fascination grows, he learns that Cossette was murdered 250 years ago by her artist-fiancé Marcelo. The spirits of the objects that witnessed her murder have been seeking revenge, and they torture Eiri, who may be the reincarnation of Marcelo. While this mayhem is taking place in an alternate reality, a modern girl who loves Eiri attempts to rescue him. Director Akiyuki Shinbo fills the gaps in Mayori Sekijima's muddled screenplay with collages of images that suggest bargain-basement Salvador Dali: butterflies, ruins, dolls, clocks, crescent moons, gears, and crucifixes, all awash in a sea of blood. But the pretentious visuals and artsy camera angles can't disguise the feeble storyline and underdeveloped characters. (Rated 16 and older: violence, grotesque imagery, brief nudity, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
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Audience Reviews for Petite Cossette Le Portrait

Dark, creepy, a little violent, very disturbing. Yay! :D This is sort of what I'd expected from Rozen Maiden after all I'd seen was RM's opening credits. The anime itself reminded me of Rozen Maiden mixed with The Ring. The slightly happy ending was a little disappointing; I was hoping for the hero to lose. But that's just me.

Matt Miles
Matt Miles
½

it would've been better if there hadn't been a retard of a hot guy and a manipulative little b**** inside a stupid glass cup ordering him to kill himself.

Lainer C
Lainer C

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette is a very, very enjoyable OVA series, certainly one of my favorites of the medium. Brooding and splendid elegance faulted by some quirks in the plot and a fairly dry cast of characters. I'll probably buy this when it comes stateside too, simply because it's something really nice that I think I'd like to own...and I rarely buy anime.

Drew Smith
Drew Smith

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