Ikoku Meiro no Croisée 09

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

Camille is really one of the most complicated and conflicted characters of this show. Probably this season, even.

Well, the backstory between her and Claude is revealed quite a bit more in this episode, but we’re still grasping at threads as to where the show wants to bring us with it. I wonder if they are setting up for a Claude x Camille ending, or perhaps both of them just simply resolve differences and go to live their own lives with a much happier appreciation of their childhood memories? We’ve still not seen yet the real trigger of why Claude doesn’t quite get along with Camille yet too…


  1. Tamas Feher from Hungary Said,

    August 31, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    You know there is something seriously wrong with a series where the support cast are a magnitude more interesting on-screen then the stars. This is the big problem with Croisee. Yune is not sexy, she may be cute for some viewers but she’s a kid, not a women per se and after ep9 she has less chance vs. Camille than a hag, if the race is really about Mr. French. Maybe someone should tell Camille to abandon Paris for Venice and learn to row that damn gondola, ara-ara? Without such a twist Yune may as well get on a ship going back to Japan, because she’s obviously been made redundant in that Paris gallery.

    Anoher big problem with Croisee is that it had no meaning, a problem from the very beginning. Even though it starts from “ab ovo” we do not know why Yune is in Paris and what Oscar wanted to do with her. This is not a mystery per se, but an annoyance. Maybe it could have worked with an “in medias res” beginning for the script, but now it looks like the series will end meaningless with just two episodes left.

    The haphazard nature of Croisee is well illustrated by the fact that the manga continues with Alice,a former sidekick, as the lead character as she goes to Japan with Yune, reportedly. Somehow I can’t imagine a sudden Usagi Drop spin-off with Reina-chan as the new star and that’s why UD is seven tiers above Cr, no matter how shiny polished the Cr graphics are. UD is more meaningful and human on a fraction of the budget!

  2. Nutrifa Said,

    August 31, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    “Reina-chan as the new star and that’s why UD is seven tiers above Cr, no matter how shiny polished the Cr graphics are. UD is more meaningful and human on a fraction of the budget!”

    That may be true for the anime of UD although tbh I find it a bit bland a dull. The episodes are stretched out to long in comparison to its manga counterpart as well as it just gets dull and boring for a whole episode, I usually have to break it into halves to even finish it.

    Also UD manga was definitely not without flaws, when I was getting to the end it was like …, basically ruined whole manga for me, for those who have not read the ending I suggest just skipping it.

  3. Myssa Rei Said,

    August 31, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    The fact that the manga is still ongoing should explain much for your first complaint actually.

    As for why she’s even in Paris, it’s mentioned as a ‘favor’ by Oscar, but it hasn’t been elaborated upon yet, especially after the events of the Grand Magasin.

    And no, it doesn’t continue with Alice taking over the main role. I think you’re confusing the SPINOFF Ikoku Meiro no Alice-chan (which is just light-hearted chibi fun) with the main story.

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