Starting January 4, Studio 23 will be airing anime Les Miserables (Les Miserables: Shoujo Cosette) in its morning anime block, Barkada Toons.
The anime was called “Ang Pangarap ni Cosette – Les Miserable” when it was aired in ABS-CBN in 2009.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAi4GknyOUI]
Being a single mother is hard in early 19th Century France. When young Cosette was traveling with her mother trying to find a job and a place to live, they were always shunned away because very few employers hire single mothers. When she is promised with the prosperity of working in the big city, Cosette is separated from her mother in the hopes a caretaker 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. 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. [ANN]
The anime adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name will air every Monday to Friday at 7:30 AM along with anime Akazukin Cha-cha (8:30AM) and Transformers Cybertron (9:00AM).