Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth (異国迷路のクロワーゼ, lit. “The crossroads of a foreign maze”), also titled in French as La Croisée dans un Labyrinthe Étranger, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hinata Takeda about a young Japanese girl named Yune who finds herself in late-19th century Paris. The manga has been adapted into an anime television series by Satelight which aired in Japan between July 4, 2011 and September 19, 2011.
The story takes place at the end of the 19th century, as Japanese culture gains popularity in the West. A young Japanese girl, Yune, accompanies a French traveller, Oscar Claudel, on his journey back to France, and offers to help at the family’s ironwork shop in Paris. Oscar’s grandson 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.
“Sekai wa Odoru yo, Kimi to. (世界は踊るよ、君と。)” by Youmou to Ohana (羊毛とおはな)
#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)
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