Le Portrait de Petit Cossette (2004) OVA

Reviewed by: Jason Stillion
Review Date: January 7th, 2013
Last Updated: Dec 10th, 2016

Animation Studio: Aniplex
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Japanese Release: 2004

Official Website: Sentai Filmworks

Version Reviewed: Sentai Filmworks DVD
Language Reviewed: Japanse w/ English Subtitles
Length: 3 Episodes / 120 Minutes

Note: Their are two versions, originally three part episodes (2005), or combined as a movie (2010).

Plot: Eiri Kurahashi works in his father’s antique ship while his father travels the world buying antiques and ships them back for resale. One of those shipments contains an drinking glass from 18th century Europe. Eiri notice’s a girl in the glass that no one else can see, and tries to find out who she is and why he’s the only one that can see her.

Review: Le Portrait de Petit Cossette is supernatural horror set in modern day Japan. Le Portrait de Petit Cossette is different from most other super natural / horror anime I’ve seen. It’s a mixes a love story and horror story. Cossette is very different from most other “ghosts” found in other supernatural anime. The plot twists and ending were refreshing were also refreshingly non-typical. Yuki Kajiura unique music style complements this series perfectly with the it’s haunting tones.

Note: After re-reading my initial review, I felt it was subpar in quality so I’ve re-written most of it.

My Grade: 4 out 5 “Loved It”

Watch online @

Netflix – Dvd Only

Can be purchased @

2010 Sentai Filmworks (Movie Format)
Dvd – Amazon.com / Ebay / half.com / Right Stuff International

2005 Genome Release (Episode Format)
Dvd – Amazon.com / Ebay /  half.com

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