Ikoku Meiro no Croisée The Animation

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth The Animation

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Synonyms: Ikoku Meiro no Croisee The Animation, La croisée dans un labyrinthe étranger Special
Japanese: 異国迷路のクロワーゼ The Animation
English: Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth The Animation
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2011 to Sep 19, 2011
Premiered: Summer 2011
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Satelight
Source: Manga
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.421 (scored by 2438924,389 users)
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Ranked: #21672
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Popularity: #2872
Members: 59,305
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In 19th century Paris, Claude Claudel and his grandfather Oscar run a metalworking shop tucked away in the Galerie du Roy shopping arcade. Back home from his recent travels, Oscar appears with a young Japanese girl—Yune—by his side. Although he is initially against it, Claude comes to accept Oscar's announcement that Yune will live and work with them going forward.

Bewildered by Yune's foreign customs, Claude must balance looking after her and managing the shop. But over time, as she settles into her new role as a live-in maid, Claude slowly shows interest in learning to understand Yune and the vastly different world she comes from.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Noto, Mamiko

Vagrant child

Gibu, Yuuko


Carpentier, Marc


Suzuki, Kiyonobu


Hoshino, Mitsuaki


Yasuda, Kenji
Satou, Junichi
Sound Director, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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"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


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 ...
Dec 16, 2011
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, ...
Dec 22, 2011
Mixed Feelings
There has long been a mutual fascination between Eastern and Western cultures, and although modern technology and tourism have made it easier to explore the mysteries of other lands, things were very different during the latter part of the 19th century. At that time, travel was still relatively dangerous, and the cost of the undertaking meant that it was generally reserved for royalty, the upper and middle classes, and well-to-do merchants or craftsmen. Journeying to a foreign land (and returning to spin tall tales of exotic things), was considered a mark of one's status, and aside from choosing life as a sailor or joining the ...

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