Ranked #1428
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


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


Score: 7.501 (scored by 13137 users)
Ranked: #14282
Popularity: #993
Members: 28,131
Favorites: 76
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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

Touyama, Nao
Touyama, Nao
Claudel, Claude
Claudel, Claude
Kondou, Takashi
Kondou, Takashi
Satou, Rina
Satou, Rina
Asou, Tomohisa
Asou, Tomohisa
Kasuya, Yuuta
Kasuya, Yuuta
Fujimoto, Takahiro
Fujimoto, Takahiro


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

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5 hours ago
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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Oct 3, 2011
Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth was mostly overlooked last season due to it's overlapping qualities with the third season of Natsume and the Book of Friends. If you were watching Natsume, then you already know that they are two very different anime despite them sharing similar pacing and atmosphere. Natsume on one hand received tons of praise, but Croisée mostly ended up getting flack. I was quite upset when I was reading through reviews that quickly disregard Croisée as "moe-trash" and simple pandering. Yes, the show does have a little girl in it, and yes she is adorable. That does not mean the show is read more
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The atmosphere, the background music, and more!
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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.

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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