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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée The Animation


Alternative Titles

English: Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth The Animation
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

Information

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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 7.481 (scored by 16,397 users)
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Ranked: #16162
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Popularity: #1341
Members: 37,686
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Episodes: /12

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 traveler, 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.

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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
Blanche, Alice
Blanche, Alice
Supporting
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Claudel, Oscar
Claudel, Oscar
Supporting
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Japanese
Tanaka, Hideyuki

Staff

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


Edit 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)

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

Archaeon
Dec 22, 2011
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 read more
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Detective
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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artist-retired
Sep 7, 2011
"There is a little Japanese girl who lives in France, yet only a few know of her presence," probably because they ignore the little squirt, I mean she's so damn tiny!

STORY: Ah France, quite the lovely country isn't it? Famous for many things, their gourmet food, the Palace of Versailles, the Mona Lisa, their classic literature, and... a little Japanese girl who lives in a sign shop... Wait that last one is pure fiction, but it does offer an interesting perspective for an anime to take, if for only the first couple of episodes unfortunately.

Yes, initially, one would have thought this anime was going to read more
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Cornholio77
Jul 11, 2011
Review is up to Date Episode
At this time, not much have change in the basic impression or story.

This Anime is beautiful and adorable! The collision of 2 Cultures.
You will see an Japanese Young Girl finding the smallest things to be an adventure and exiting. Be prepared to be hooked

This is a very warm, (adorable is the perfect word) Anime. I felt so connected to the story and it's the same connection I got from watching Spirited Away.
Big ++ in this anime, while you watch this, you see traditional stuff in the anime, how France looked like, how the Japanese lived and how it does not read more
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