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 2390423,904 users)
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Ranked: #20852
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Popularity: #2782
Members: 58,309
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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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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)

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Jan 29, 2022
I see a kimono, I click.

Animax's description said "Japanese culture gains popularity in the West", which was grossly inaccurate of what actually transpired. So let me break it down for you real quick:

8 year old* Japanese child moves to Paris in hopes of 'studying abroad' all things French. Instead, she becomes an au pair (domestic helper who is typically unpaid) to a working-class family on the verge of bankruptcy. Every episode is filled with culture shock, subtle racial discrimination, and abuse from her host family.

Whether you choose to watch this series is totally up to you, and there are many parts that are enjoyable ...
Apr 21, 2016
The principle characters are Yune who leaves Nagasaki for Paris to work as a maid for a pair of ironsmiths, the somewhat amorous but kind Oscar and his grandson, the initially aloof, very troubled, but very earnest Claude. Other recurring characters include a young thieving boy, a bratty, but free-spirited, Victorian weeaboo (yes, they did exist in 19th century France, look up Japonisme) named Alice and her elegant, ladylike older sister, Camille, who is not free to pursue the one she loves.

A very sweet, relaxing show. The art style is quite cutesy about the face, but the detail on clothes is phenomenal and attention paid ...
Sep 9, 2023
Mixed Feelings
“Ikoku Meiro no Croisée The Animation” is what happens when you make a show with an interesting premise but simplify it to the most bare bones, feel good and naive things You can.

A young japanese girl named Yune arrives in Paris. Brought in by Oscar, she is to become a live-in maid for a small blacksmith / metal craft shop that is run mainly by his grandson - Claude. From that day she discovers new things in an unknown place and makes Claude’s life a little more “interesting”.

Yeah, that’s it.It’s a slice of life show so don’t expect an overarching plot or even a main ...

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