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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée  
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From Fate & Kirei Cake:

During the second half of the 19th Century, Europe became fascinated by Japanese culture. A young Japanese girl named Yune travels to France, where she starts working in a shopping arcade in Paris at a crafts store called Enseignes du Roy. She and the store owner named Claude cooperate with one another in order to get over their cultural differences. This is the story of Yune's stay in Paris.


Related Series

Associated Names
Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth
Ikoku Meiro no Croisee
Ikoku Meiro no Kurowaaze
La Croisée dans un labyrinthe étranger

Groups Scanlating
Kirei Cake

Latest Release(s)
c.11.3 (end) by Kirei Cake (156d ago)
c.11.2 by Kirei Cake (364d ago)
c.10.1-11.1 by Kirei Cake (464d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Discontinued)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 2, Chap 7 (The anime didn't follow the manga's sequence; They mixed chapters around)

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (138 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.08 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 25th 2015, 10:46am PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dragon Age (Fujimi Shobo)
Dragon Age Pure (Fujimi Shobo)

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Monthly Pos #1921 increased(+124)
3 Month Pos #2552 decreased(-104)
6 Month Pos #2550 decreased(-816)

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On 676 wish lists
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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée Manga Gets TV Anime 1580 days, 1 hours, 11 minutes ago
Is this series even still being scanslated? 2012 days, 14 hours, 37 minutes ago

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Very cute and sweet   
Rating: N/A
by nausicaa
March 1st, 2009, 5:10am
Almost didn't pick it up but the first chapter sounds promising, and I'm really rooting for the girl. I don't think the romance is going to be very strong (at least not for the moment as she is really a child), but the relationship seems like it'll develop into something meaningful and nice. The drawing is very cute! I like!
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One of My Favorites   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Shakaku
August 24th, 2011, 5:42am
This is a refreshing manga that is very down to earth. The relationships of the characters in this manga are very intricate. There is great character design, backstory, and development. The female lead is cute, charming, and innocent. Have fun following the experiences of a charming Japanese girl on her stay in Paris. Every chapter gives such a warmhearted feel. It's a must read, I would recommend this to any human being on earth.

... Last updated on August 30th, 2011, 2:01pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by elianthos
May 7th, 2012, 8:18am
@Juji: look at the magazines hosting this manga... shounen magazine = shounen manga.
It's a target demographic - and a Japanese public target at this - label issue, not a 'this content in my head [and in whatever idea of 'my culture' is] should belong elsewhere because it goes against my expectations of what shounen is supposed to be' issue. Just sayin'.
To expand on the matter: being shounen, shoujo, josei, seinen target labels and not genre ones, the range of themes and styles they offer can be as varied as the possible tastes of the public. That is, wider and more diverse, and less strictly defined than your taste or mine alone can be wink .
Just because this story doesn't feel like romance to you, it doesn't mean that other people can't and won't enjoy it. Guess what, they published this in a shounen magazine in Japan and they made an anime out of it too. There must be a market for it = there are boys who are fans of such an approach to romance - a 'potentially budding in the future' romance in this case - . Just maybe not *your* kind of shounen and/or romance. Different strokes for different folks. Peace wink .

Hence, either you use certain label correctly or if you arent' familiar with the Japanese criteria of magazine publications those shonen/shoujo/josei/seinen labels will only confuse you XD.
This manga is an adorable period piece and slice of life. As long as you enjoy period pieces and the characters featured here, just enjoy this story by its own merits regardless, or just pick another one closer to your taste. Either way, good search and happy reading ^^.

... Last updated on May 7th, 2012, 8:41am
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Saons
August 24th, 2011, 1:56pm
Adorable little story about a girl from Japan living in Paris. While not entirely realistic, it strongly shows how the two cultures clash and how the characters must work through their differences. The characters themselves are typical, but likeable. Worth a read, for sure.
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