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Jul 4, 2011 5:38 PM

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Pretty much smile whenever i see Yune. TOO CUTE!

Though, it was kinda weird having Gramps speaking in Japanese to Yune and Claude when they are suppose to be different. But now that I know she understands, i will just not fret about it.
 
Jul 4, 2011 6:16 PM

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- Claude's reaction to Yune bowing, lol.
- Yune is cute. :3
- I like the ED.
 
Jul 4, 2011 6:19 PM

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Yune is a little uguu for my tastes but I was pleasantly surprised by the first episode coming in with no expectations. It had a nice air of elegance about it and was wonderfully paced. Definitely going to give it a shot.
 
Jul 4, 2011 6:28 PM

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Finally! A non-eechi, violent, gorey anime this season!

The only thing I did not like about this episode whether or not Yune was speaking french or not. It made the diaolgue hard to follow. Overall great episode!
 
Jul 4, 2011 9:36 PM

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I couldn't figure out at when they were speaking Japanese and when they were speaking French.

Let me get this straight:
Claude: Only speaks French.
Yune: Speaks Japanese and French.
Oscar: Speaks Japanese and French.

If that's how it is, then I guess I get it so far.

The episode was pretty good. I feel like it's missing something, although at the same time it feels as if there's really nothing you can do improve it.

Liked the OP and ED. Suits the show.

I'll continue watching this.

 
Jul 4, 2011 9:47 PM

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Pardon my French,

C'est vraiment bon. J'aime cela. Je n'ai pas regardé Aria, mais c'est quand même incroyable et l'usage du français est assez bien dit.

Je suis gré cela. Gosick d'abord, et maintenant ceci. Dommage que les Français modernes pourraient ne pas aimer cela, car ils pourraient trouver les Japonais prennent le 19e siècle en France à être assez collante pour certains.
 
Jul 4, 2011 9:51 PM

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Lovely. Simply lovely... what a fantastic first episode.

As stated by some, she shines in this 'drab' background.. & I hope the market starts to follow suit.

So please with this show. As the first I've seen for this Summer 2011 Season, I am pleased.
 
Jul 4, 2011 10:36 PM

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My body was not ready for moe of this magnitude.

Really liked the show. Was a little confused about how much Yune actually was understanding, but that was resolved at the end.

Really looking forward to the next ep (the cheese tasting bit looks adorable already).
 
Jul 4, 2011 10:39 PM

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Yune is quite possibly the cutest girl I've ever seen :o
 
Jul 4, 2011 11:27 PM

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this show is soooooo cute
i want to hug yune :3
 
Jul 5, 2011 12:44 AM
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omg ~~~ its really refreshing and relaxing !<3
Yune is so adorable that my heart feels like melting ,, ;_;
when i saw her i was scared that she is going to be a loli but nothing proves that yet,, she is just cute <3!
i love love the ED !
 
Jul 5, 2011 1:17 AM

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This was really a surprise, The First Episode is Really Good.
 
Jul 5, 2011 2:23 AM

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Yune is soooooo adorable!!! Like many have already said, this show is a breath of fresh air! Will be watching more. :D
 
Jul 5, 2011 6:10 AM

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The manga's artwork was moe and amazing enough but all the scenery porn and fluid animation for the anime just...
HRNGHHHHH
Yune has formed a huge soft spot in my heart even more.
Can't wait til Alice pops up.
 
Jul 5, 2011 6:56 AM

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I just wish the studio would put a little bit more effort into drawings of Claude (come on! he's the second most important character in the show!), as I can clearly notice Yune is getting preferential treatment from the studio and its staff.

The rest of the show was quite well-done, though there's a slight hint that Oscar, the old due, could be a lo----.

 
Jul 5, 2011 7:10 AM
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What a fantastic slice of life show ! The first episode is so much better than any episode of Victorian Romance Emma (closest thing that comes to mind) for example. Art is wonderful, the characters seem really interesting and everything is done with true grace. Also, fluent - almost litterary - French in an anime is so unusual that I really liked it ;)

In every age, in every place, the deeds of men remain the same.
 
Jul 5, 2011 7:15 AM

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Heartwarming episode, didn't expect such an amazing first episode <3
 
Jul 5, 2011 12:49 PM

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Let's now give a proper summary for this anime:

"In the late 19th Century a Japanese family sells their daughter to an old foreigner who brings the daughter back to Europe and makes her the slave of his desires and those of his grandson".

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Jul 5, 2011 1:15 PM

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stevewiess01 said:

The rest of the show was quite well-done, though there's a slight hint that Oscar, the old due, could be a lo----.


Oscar needs to keep his pants up and hands away, Yune is innocent and doesn't deserve to be corrupted by an old man, that also goes for Alice if he is near her.


 
Jul 5, 2011 1:24 PM

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A nice heartwarming first episode. I'm glad I picked this up.


 
Jul 5, 2011 2:00 PM

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I can't help but agree with Claude that his grandfather is an old pervert.

This first episode was boring yet relaxing to watch at the same time.
 
Jul 5, 2011 3:23 PM

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Yune looks so adorable! <3 Never have I loved a character this much after 1 episode! That was strange. XD
 
Jul 5, 2011 4:45 PM
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Great first episode! i really love slice of life show. It was very relaxing and i love the Claude and Yune interaction.

You can see the old palais du trocadero in the OP,and we never see the eiffel tower, right? the palais is inaugurated in 1878 (demolished in 1937) and the eiffel tower construction began in january 1887, so the date of the show is between 1878 and 1886. Just for say.
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Jul 5, 2011 6:08 PM
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Such a nice series =). But i honestly thought Claude was going to smack Yune when she hit the sign down x-x...ya know like all Japanese boys do in anime ^^
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Jul 5, 2011 7:25 PM

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Boring opening, but the episode was pretty cool. I think i'll really enjoy this anime. <3
 
Jul 5, 2011 9:01 PM

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D'aaaww.
This anime is really sweet :)
It'll be a nice watch with all of these serious and actiony animes this season.

I can tell that this is going to be very cute and touching.

Haha. Claude and Yune are just too cute! The french really caught me off guard though!
 
Jul 5, 2011 10:54 PM

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.......so cute.

I thought that guy Claude would get angry when butterfly broke.

 
Jul 5, 2011 10:59 PM

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So charming. Really cute too. Expecting this one to be a nice and slow slice of life.
 
Jul 6, 2011 12:05 AM

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The similarities to Aria are huge. At least in the sound department with satou junichi doing sound directing.
 
Jul 6, 2011 2:32 AM

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Pretty similar to Aria, which I'm liking.
 
Jul 6, 2011 2:47 AM

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Pretty similar to Aria, which I'm liking.


The moment the BGM started playing(and throughout the episode) I felt that I was on Neo-Venezia again.

 
Jul 6, 2011 2:56 AM

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I especially liked the backgrounds and the use of proper french (sorry, just a bit tired by frapanese), although the whole idea of bringing back a little girl from a totally foreign country (by a suspicious old man) is quite unsettling.

Currently dreaming.
 
Jul 6, 2011 3:13 AM

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I love this. SO ADORABLE.
It's interesting to see how Japanese people view the west (or, the west circa the 1800s at least).
I don't get why everyone is comparing this to Aria, though. Aria had a lot less conflicts. I can't imagine any Aria character telling Akari to gb2/Manhome/ or something lol, no matter how badly she'd fuck up.
Anyway the way Claude and Yune reached an understanding was damn cute <3
And I didn't get the language thing at all... why did Claude think Yune doesn't understand French when they had clearly held conversations?? :X
Well, w/e. BLESS THIS ANIME'S SOUL.
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Jul 6, 2011 3:16 AM

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I love this. SO ADORABLE.
It's interesting to see how Japanese people view the west (or, the west circa the 1800s at least).
I don't get why everyone is comparing this to Aria, though. Aria had a lot less conflicts. I can't imagine any Aria character telling Akari to gb2/Manhome/ or something lol, no matter how badly she'd fuck up.
Anyway the way Claude and Yune reached an understanding was damn cute <3
And I didn't get the language thing at all... why did Claude think Yune doesn't understand French when they clearly held conversations?? :X
Well, w/e. BLESS THIS ANIME'S SOUL.


comparing it to aria is not the same as saying they are the same thing. there are obvious differences. many of which are huge. but the similarities are pretty prevalent. the sound and directing, slow pace, and atmospheric setting in particular.
 
Jul 6, 2011 3:21 AM

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I can't help but agree with Claude that his grandfather is an old pervert.

This first episode was boring yet relaxing to watch at the same time.


I agree with this, except that it was the opposite of relaxing for me.. Gave me a gloomy and uneasy feeling..
 
Jul 6, 2011 3:32 AM

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I especially liked the backgrounds and the use of proper french (sorry, just a bit tired by frapanese), although the whole idea of bringing back a little girl from a totally foreign country (by a suspicious old man) is quite unsettling.

Yeah I kinda agree about that ._. I'd be disgusted if I heard of something like that happening IRL tbh. But in an anime I'm willing to let it slide, if they keep the adorableness up.
 
Jul 6, 2011 5:02 AM

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*heart melts*

-THE END-
 
Jul 6, 2011 5:18 AM

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Yune is so cute! ^-^

I'll definitely be following this.. I love how she's so curious and intelligent but still wants to make everybody happy.

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Jul 6, 2011 6:49 AM

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May be the Best Loli Show of the Season.......
 
Jul 6, 2011 6:14 PM

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This series looks different from most of what I have seen the past few years so I can say for certain I will watch episode 2.
I love random messages! :D
 
Jul 6, 2011 8:52 PM

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Aaaahhhhh so cute!
Don't forget.
Always, somewhere,
someone is fighting for you.
As long as you remember her,
you are not alone.
 
Jul 6, 2011 9:30 PM

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Man, I thought that stranger would say that Yune was Chinese or something else.

Just like Kujo?
Real Hell is inside a person-Ai Enma (Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae)
Do you know where hell is? Inside your head-Chrona (Soul Eater)


 
Jul 6, 2011 10:27 PM

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Oh Yune, you're such a beautiful troll!

Love this episode, let's see how it go
 
Jul 7, 2011 1:17 AM

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This was a fantastic first episode that I was not expecting. The production value here is fantastic, and the characters actually behave understandably.

The atmosphere is very reminiscent of Aria. Looking forward to more in the coming weeks!

For my full first impression review check out my podcast/blog: here
 
Jul 7, 2011 2:06 AM

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I had hight hopes for this, the art looks stunning and Yune is so damn cute <333 great first episode
 
Jul 7, 2011 5:54 AM
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Hi guys,

Thank you for all the heart warming comments. I'm part of the staff of Ikoku meiro no croisee, along with my two french co-workers and friends Stan and Yann. The production is over yet but we worked a lot on this series and it was a real honnor and pleasure. I've already worked with Sato Junichi (aria, the OVA) and I was really glad to have been picked up this time again. This is the first time I worked with Yasuda san (director) and I really enjoyed his sensitive touch and his constant attention to details.
We were in charge of all the backgroud design (except the color which was done by Kawaguchi san of the atelier roku), the props setting, a lot of language checking, and all the layouts of the exposure scenes.
Like always (Oban star racers, basquash!...) I'm still writing about my experience in japanese animation industry on the well knowned french animation site catsuka.com. Please check the satelight forum to look at some production designs.
http://www.catsuka.com/interf/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7157&start=23
Sorry, it's in french! I intend to post more of it next weeks. And feel free to ask questions, I will be happy to answer.

Enjoy the show, the best is still to come!
 
Jul 7, 2011 7:16 AM

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Not a fan of loli theme but I guess it's probably be one of the top anime in season.




 
Jul 7, 2011 9:54 AM
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10/10 best show this season.
 
Jul 7, 2011 12:51 PM

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This is so refreshing. I loved it!

So actually they're speaking French (shadowed by Japanese) and Yune actually understood everything all along! I love the way they portray the way western civilizations see (or saw at that time) Japanese people. "Why is she bowing?!" "She's like a doll!".

Yune is too cute. >w<

stevewiess01 said:
[...] The rest of the show was quite well-done, though there's a slight hint that Oscar, the old due, could be a lo----.
Oh please. It's just like a granddad playing with his grandkids. This is the reason why every guy gets accused of being a lolicon for even talking to a little kid. The good suffer from the bad.
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Hi guys,

Thank you for all the heart warming comments. I'm part of the staff of Ikoku meiro no croisee, along with my two french co-workers and friends Stan and Yann. The production is over yet but we worked a lot on this series and it was a real honnor and pleasure. I've already worked with Sato Junichi (aria, the OVA) and I was really glad to have been picked up this time again. This is the first time I worked with Yasuda san (director) and I really enjoyed his sensitive touch and his constant attention to details.
We were in charge of all the backgroud design (except the color which was done by Kawaguchi san of the atelier roku), the props setting, a lot of language checking, and all the layouts of the exposure scenes.
Like always (Oban star racers, basquash!...) I'm still writing about my experience in japanese animation industry on the well knowned french animation site catsuka.com. Please check the satelight forum to look at some production designs.
http://www.catsuka.com/interf/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7157&start=23
Sorry, it's in french! I intend to post more of it next weeks. And feel free to ask questions, I will be happy to answer.

Enjoy the show, the best is still to come!


Cool your posting something, you have my regards from The Netherlands ;).

Anyways, when I read the summary about it. I was like meh, when I heard it was like Aria. I was more meeeh. Then I watched Usagi Drop.. and thought, heck let's try it.. and now? I am in... awe.. srsly.. how cute ;-;.

Maybe I should give Aria a second try?
 
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