Ikoku Meiro no Croisée The Animation

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth The Animation

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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


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
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, HistoricalHistorical, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.431 (scored by 2119621,196 users)
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Ranked: #18352
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Popularity: #2350
Members: 53,081
Favorites: 151

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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 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


Noto, Mamiko

Vagrant child

Gibu, Yuko


Carpentier, Marc


Suzuki, Kiyonobu


Hoshino, Mitsuaki


Satou, Junichi
Sound Director, Series Composition
Gotou, Keiji
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director


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)

Dec 22, 2011
Archaeon (All reviews)
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
Oct 3, 2011
Detective (All reviews)
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
Dec 16, 2011
Jeffrey-sama (All reviews)
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
Sep 30, 2011
Jigoku-n3ko (All reviews)
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.

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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