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This story is about a PhantomZonePicture of an ElegantGothicLolita, murdered by MadArtist Marchello Orlando to eternally preserve her youthful beauty, and Eiri Kurahashi, a young art student who becomes obsessed with her. The anime OVA was directed by Creator/AkiyukiShinbo and featured music by YukiKajiura.

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!!This work provides examples of:

* AngstComa: Happens to [[spoiler: Shoko]] in the third OVA.
* ArtifactOfDoom: All of the objects that were splashed with Cossette's blood the night she died; a mirror, a piano, a clock, a bisque doll and a glass cup. After her death they became cursed with a deep grudge against her murderer, and kill all of their subsequent owners.
* TheAtoner: Eiri is forced by Cossette to become this, bearing the punishment and pain for what Marcello did to her simply because he can see her spirit and, like Marcello, fell in love with her. He eventually grows to accept this [[spoiler:, at which point she begins to regret it due to seeing Eiri for who he really is]].
* BarbieDollAnatomy: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cosette_Eiri_290.jpg See for yourself.]] Makes the scene in which Cosette hugs a naked Eiri while not wearing anything except for a cape a little bit less [[{{Squick}} squicky]].
* TheBeautifulElite: Cossette is an aristocrat's daughter, and quite a vision of loveliness.
** SoBeautifulItsACurse: Marcello murdered her in order to keep her young and beautiful, the perfect model for his paintings.
* BloodMagic: Eiri is first bound to Cossette when he is made to drink a glass full of her blood.
** And in the final act,[[spoiler: he uses his own blood to paint a portrait of the real Cossette, driving Marcello's vision of her away.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: A relatively mild example in Shoko, who has feelings for Eiri and shows shades of insecurity when she thinks that he may have a girlfriend.
* CreepyBlueEyes: Cossette, again.
** InnocentBlueEyes: While she was alive. She even retrospectively laments her [[WideEyedIdealist childish naivete]] at one point.
* CreepyChild: Cossette has her moments. [[spoiler: And her false doppelganger as well, once Eiri uncovers the truth.]]
* CreepyDoll: One of Cossette's furniture.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Happens to Eiri a few times during the scenes where he is forced to bear the pain for Marcello's crime.
* DarkReprise: Listen closely to ''Silent Ceremony''. It's a darker and creepier version of ''The Main Theme''.
* DiesWideOpen: Cossette, yet again.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:In the manga, Eiri is hit by a truck and killed. Cossette is left behind to somberly wait for another chance at redemption.]]
* ElegantGothicLolita: A few of Cossette's outfits, most notably the [[TrueBlueFemininity blue]] [[IconicOutfit dress]] she was murdered in.
* EnfantTerrible: [[spoiler: The false Cossette, as envisioned by Marcello Orlando's paintings]].
** [[spoiler: EvilTwin: Close enough.]]
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: [[spoiler:In the manga, Eiri must die to free Cossette's soul. He runs back at the last moment and lives, but as he leaves the hospital, a truck hits and kills him. Cossette then shows up and implies it happened because he didn't love her enough to die for her, and now she must wander the world in search for his next reincarnation.]]
* FortuneTeller: Michiru frequently borrows space in Eiri's antique shop to do tarot card readings.
* GottaCatchThemAll: In the manga, Eiri must find Cossette's cursed furniture to make the ritual to free her soul.
* GratuitousFrench
* InTheHood: Cossette shows up in this occasionally, carrying a candle with a [[TechnicolorFire blue flame]].
* LookBothWays: [[spoiler:In the manga, Eiri dies after being hit by a truck.]]
** [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation]]
* MadArtist: Marcello Orlando. He became obsessed with Cossette's beauty, to the point of eventually murdering her in order to preserve it.
* MayDecemberRomance: Between Cossette and Eiri. Cossette and Marcello also had this, as he was presumably even older than Eiri is. [[spoiler:He was also her [[{{Squick}} fiance.]]]]
* {{Miko}}
* MindScrew: Filled with nightmares.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Cossette comes to greatly regret the pain she causes Eiri, and the third OVA begins with her farewell to him before she apparently crosses over. Unfortunately, her departure only makes things worse...]]
* OminousLatinChanting: In [[ConLang 'Kajiuran']] language that is unique to YukiKajiura's music.
* {{Onmyodo}}
* PaintingTheMedium: A few times, actually.
* PhantomZonePicture
* PsychologicalHorror
* ReincarnationRomance:
** Eiri is Marchello's reincarnation and falls for Cossette's spirit.
** [[spoiler:in the OVA, Cossette gets to reincarnate in Shoko.]]
* RetGone: In the manga, [[spoiler:Eiri's existence is slowly disappearing as the night of the ritual to free Cossette gets closer, because he's still willing to join her in death. Once he escapes from Cossette dragging him to hell (actually from a church on fire), everything goes back to normal.]]
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:In the manga, Eiri finds out that saving Cossette will result in his own death. Caught between fear and love - and life and death - he must make up his mind about whether or not he loves her enough to sacrifice his life for her.]]
* SayMyName: A lot.
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath[=/=]YouAreWorthHell]]: [[spoiler:In the manga, the only way to free Cossette's soul from her painting is for Marchello's reincarnation (Eiri) to kill himself in a ritualistic way and join Cossette's soul in hell.]]
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