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[Review] Ikoku Meiro no Croisée (異国迷路のクロワーゼ)

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Alternative title:
La croisée dans un labyrinthe étranger (French)
Number of episodes: 12
Opening Theme:
#1: “Sekai wa Odoru yo, Kimi to” (世界は踊るよ、君と) by Youmou to Ohana
#2: “Sekai wa Odoru yo, Kimi to” (Acoustic version) by Youmou to Ohana
Ending Theme:
#1: “Koko kara Hajimaru Monogatari” (ここから始まる物語) by Nao Tōyama
#2: “Tooku kun he” (遠く君へ) by Megumi Nakajima
#3: “Tomorrow’s Smile” by A.m.u.
Insert song:
“Miwatase ba” (見渡せば) by Nao Tōyama
“Sai ta Sakura” (咲いたさくら) by Nao Tōyama
“Takara mono” (たからもの) by Mamiko Noto and Nao Tōyama
Nao Tōyama as Yune
Takashi Kondo as Claude
Aoi Yūki as Alice
Hideyuki Tanaka as Oscar
Sayuri Yahagi as Camille
Takahiro Fujimoto as Alain
Tomohisa Asou as Edgar

Plot Summary from ANN :
In the 19th century, a small Japanese girl named Yune arrives at Paris. She has traveled to France with Oscar Claudel to work at his shop, Enseignes du Roy. There she meets his grandson, Claude Claudel, a blacksmith who makes street signs for stores. Caught in a whole new cultural experience, both Yune and Claude learn a lot from each other while they try to keep the shop open despite the declining number of customers at the Galerie du Roy. Once a popular marketplace, many nearby businesses are closing as they are all engulfed by the waves of change.
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 traveller, Oscar, on his journey back to France, and offers to help at the family’s ironwork shop in Paris. Oscar’s nephew and shopowner 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.

me about this series
at first i instantly in love with the artwork of this anime.
BEAUTIFUL!! weeeew… i admit i watched it when it already reached 10th episode.
the simple plot really the type that i love.
Some who wish for action, u wont find it here.
But those who wish to see something beautiful, relaxing, or somehow heart-throbbing, this series worth i try ^^
i really wish there’ll be season 2 for this one 🙂

the other things that i recommend from this series is the soundtrack.
all of  ’em is sooooo beautiful, i imagine myself walking in Galerie instantly while hearing it ^^

the most epic ost IMO is in Episode 4.5 Concert, when a Bohemian sang japanese folksong, ‘Saita Sakura’
i love when Yune sang it too, then i found myself sang alot about it too 🙂


Written by hikaruwizard

Friday, 23 September 2011 at 12:32

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