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 is a Japanesemarker anime series by Nippon Animation, and is the first installment in the famed World Masterpiece Theater series in ten years after the major flop Remi, Nobody's Girl. It is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Misérables, and the second anime adaptation of said novel (following a 1979 TV special produced by Toei Animation).

It premiered across Japan from 7 January 2007 on Fuji TVmarker's BS Fuji broadcast satellite network, and contains 52 episodes. It also aired in Japan on Animax from April 2007.


Set in 19th century-era Francemarker, the series begins with Cosette, a young girl, traveling with her mother Fantine, who is trying to find a job and a place to live, but have always been shunned away due to few employers hiring single mothers. When her mother is promised with the prosperity of working in the big city, Cosette is separated from her in the hopes a caretaker named Thénardier will watch over her while her mother earns some money. Unfortunately, this was a trick and the caretaker is a corrupt man who makes Cosette his indentured servant, or more precisely: his slave. Then the kind mayor of the town that Cosette makes her new home in sees how winds of change are so detrimental for children and families, and decides to do something about it.

Characters and Cast

Character(s) Voice Actor(s)
Cosette Kaori Nazuka
Tamaki Matsumoto (3 years old)
Jean Valjean Masashi Sugawara
Fantine Emiko Hagiwara
Javert Takashi Matsuyama
Gavroche Yumiko Kobayashi
Thénardier Masashi Yabe

Mami Horikoshi
Éponine Yūko Sasamoto
Yūki Ōtomo (4 years old)
Azelma Kurumi Mamiya
Chihiro Yarita (2 years old)
Anri Katsu
Enjolras Yūji Kishi
Combeferre Wataru Hatano
Courfeyrac Eiji Takemoto
Jean Prouvaire Yoshinori Fujita
Grantaire Norihisa Mori
Laigle Ryō Naitō
Feuilly Daisuke Matsubara
Bahorel Takahiro Yoshimizu
Joly Yūki Chiba
Montparnasse Kōji Yusa
Claquesous Junichi Endō
Babet Akio Suyama
Gueulemer Tetsu Inada
Zéphine Atsuko Tanaka
Tron Naomi Shindō
Mother Innocente Sayuri Sadaoka
Béatrice Miyuki Sawashiro
Charlotte Nozomi Sasaki
Audrey Haruka Tomatsu
Hugues Ai Tokunaga
Bressole Yūko Sanpei
Sister Simplice
Mika Kanai
Fauchelevent Takkō Ishimori
Gillenormand Tetsuo Komura
Marius' Aunt
(Mademoiselle Gillenormand)
Miyuki Ono
Pontmercy Akihiko Ishizumi
Mabeuf Bin Shimada
Bishop Myriel Chikao Ōtsuka
Champmathieu Shinpachi Tsuji
Petit Gervais Aiko Hibi
Bougon Seiko Tamura
Chabouillet Ryūji Mizuno
Hucheloup Takuma Suzuki
Mylène Miyuki Kawashō


  • Original story: Victor Hugo "Les Misérables"
  • Producer: Kōichi Motohashi
  • Planning: Kazuya Maeda (Fuji TV), Kōhei Sano, Kazuka Ishikawa
  • Production manager: Ken'ichirō Hayafune
  • Series composition: Tomoko Kanparu
  • Character designs: Hajime Watanabe, Takahiro Yoshimatsu
  • Chief animation director: Tadashi Shida
  • Background artist: Kazue Itō
  • Art director: Mitsuki Nakamura
  • Color design: Tomoko Komatsubara
  • Photography director: Seichi Morishita
  • Sound director: Hiroyuki Hayase
  • Music: Hayato Matsuo
  • Music producers: Hitoshi Yoshimura (Index Music), Daisuke Honji (Index Music)
  • Producers: Yukihiro Itō (Fuji TV), Kōji Yamamoto (Fuji TV), Michio Katō, Ken'ichi Satō
  • Director: Hiroaki Sakurai
  • Production: Fuji TVmarker, Nippon Animation

Theme songs

  • Opening theme:
*Performance: Yuki Saitō (Index Music)
  • Ending theme:
*Performance: Yuki Saitō (Index Music)

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