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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

Alternative Titles

English: Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth ~ The Animation
Synonyms: Ikoku Meiro no Croisée The Animation, Ikoku Meiro No Croisee The Animation, La croisée dans un labyrinthe étranger Special
Japanese: 異国迷路のクロワーゼ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2011 to Sep 19, 2011
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.501 (scored by 13975 users)
Ranked: #15022
Popularity: #1075
Members: 30,494
Favorites: 76
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Synopsis

The story takes place in the second half of the 19th century, as Japanese culture gains popularity in the West. A young Japanese girl, Yune, accompanies a French traveller, Oscar, on his journey back to France, and offers to help at the family's ironwork shop in Paris. Oscar's nephew and shop-owner Claude reluctantly accepts to take care of Yune, and we learn how those two, who have so little in common, get to understand each other and live together in the Paris of the 1800s.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ikoku Meiro no Croisée
Side story: Ikoku Meiro no Croisée Special
Other: Ikoku Meiro no Croisée: Yune & Alice, Ikoku Meiro no Croisée Picture Drama

Characters & Voice Actors

Yune
Yune
Main
Touyama, Nao
Japanese
Touyama, Nao
Claudel, Claude
Claudel, Claude
Main
Kondou, Takashi
Japanese
Kondou, Takashi
Satou, Rina
Japanese
Satou, Rina
Edgar
Edgar
Supporting
Asou, Tomohisa
Japanese
Asou, Tomohisa
Alan
Alan
Supporting
Kasuya, Yuuta
Japanese
Kasuya, Yuuta
Fujimoto, Takahiro
Japanese
Fujimoto, Takahiro

Staff

Nozaki, Keiichi
Producer
Yasuda, Kenji
Director
Sato, Junichi
Sound Director, Series Composition
Itou, Tatsufumi
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Oct 31, 2014
Jarrbearr
Culture is unique upon one's own setting and which people have pride upon, but when a new culture is introduced clash occurs between the two and the differences need time to settle in.

This anime is set in the late 19th century France. The anime shows the culture differences between European and Japanese culture, but shows that they're similar in more ways than you may think. From the outside the anime looks like a typical "moe" with a cute girl, but it offers a lot more to give the viewer entertainment. It's a little slow paced, but really does a good job working with what it read more
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Dec 16, 2011
Jeffrey-sama
Cultural differences can make it difficult for one to understand and get along with a stranger. But when two people are able to make it past this obstacle, their eyes become opened to the wonders and marvels of the other's world. Ikoku Meiro no Croisée is the story about a young Japanese girl adapting to life in the boisterous city of Paris in the second half of the 19th century.

Art (8/10)
This category is generally the hardest one for me to score given my usual lack of attention to fine, artistic details in the animation. Anyhow, the animation is on par with today's standards which, read more
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Sep 30, 2011
Jigoku-n3ko
IMnC is one pink fluffy cloud of a BBC documentary. This is one of those soothing anime that delivers a slice of life where the drama is kept to a minimum and all is nice and soft and sweet.

Story:
A tiny teenage Japanese girl in the 1900s leaves her home and sails away to Paris to live with two grown men and keep house for them. Now, at first this sounds like it was written by Pedobear but nothing could be further from the truth. There is no fanservice and no pervy stuff, which can only be counted as a blessing. The story deals mainly with read more
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Nov 16, 2014
LostPerson
Ikoku Meiro or Croisee in a Foreign Labyrinth is a very special anime for me. because this anime is about western culture ,a Japanese girl and the setting is on the Victorian era. Since I'm not a westerner nor a Japanese. although I am Asian this kind of anime is really.. really quite intriguing for me. Foreign Labyrinth is like a candy to the eye for the likes of me. so remember that this review is from a point of view of a person who isn't from a western country nor a Japanese.

Story:

Set in the 19 century of France. a little Japanese girl read more
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Recommendations

The atmosphere, the background music, and more!
reportRecommended by gioss - Add to favorites
A person comes from Japan to Europe and they end up dealing with the cultural differences between their country and the one they are visiting. On top of this the people around them learn about the cultural differences too.
Both deal with a plucky young girl finding her way in world that is new to her -- a new country in Ikoku Meiro no Croisée, and a new family in Usagi Drop. Though contextually quite different, their shared slice-of-life approach and fondness for warm and fuzzy feelings (for the characters and viewers both!) ensure they have a similar pleasant and charming feel throughout.
Sato Junichi doing what he does best -- making series that heal your heart. If you like one of these sweet, touching, easygoing, heartwarming series, I am fully confident you will love the other as well!
A girl goes to another country. She learns their way of life, language and culture. There are characters who are interest about other countries lifestyles too.
It has the same style of music and gives you the same feeling that you are in another capital of one of Europe's countries. It also relaxes you and could be placed in a new genre together with Aria and Ristorante Paradiso.

Opening Theme

"Sekai wa Odoru yo, Kimi to. (世界は踊るよ、君と。)" by Youmou to Ohana (羊毛とおはな)

Ending Theme

#1: "Koko kara Hajimaru Monogatari (ここからはじまる物語)" by Nao Touyama
#2: "Tomorrow's Smile" by A.m.u. (ep 8)

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