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Art student Eiri Kurahashi works part-time in his uncle's Tokyo antique shop, where he finds an antique Venetian glass goblet in which he can see visions of a beautiful young girl with long blonde hair. Her name is Cossette d'Auvergne and she's been dead for 250 years. She's looking for someone to help her-a man with the courage to risk everything, even his own life, to release her from her prison. Eiri's friends start to notice he's acting strangely; previously his life has been bound up with his art, and though he has lots of female friends there hasn't been a special girl. He becomes completely absorbed by his visions and fantasies, losing track of where his life ends and Cossette's begins. His best friend Shoko Mataki is so concerned that her aunt, the local doctor, gets involved, along with tarot reader Michiru and priestess Shakodo. Meanwhile Yu, a young girl with latent talents and a secret crush on Eiri, is drawn into Cossette's dangerous web. Her sweet face hides a calculating heart and an insatiable lust for vengeance. Eiri can only free her by atoning for the betrayal of her former lover through a blood pact, swearing to love her and her alone and taking on another's soul-compare to similar entrapment in Memories.
Putting a Gothic spin on both the harem show and the magical girlfriend theme reprised in Moon Phase the following year, PC plays elegantly at darkness and foreboding. The three video episodes were edited together into a TV movie, Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, in 2005. Based on the manga by Asuka Katsura in Magazine Z. Part of the relatively recent "Gothic Lolita" subgenre of anime, based on the fashion fad of the same name, also found in Rozen Maiden and Moon Phase.