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Twelve Days of X’mas: Day II ~ Flowers in an Iron Garden

Yune and Claude

On the second day of Christmas, my true love for anime gave me…
2 adorable flowers
And a charming idol.

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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée ~ A Tale of a Fragrant Flower in a Garden of Iron & Glass

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

With the days counting down for the Summer Season 2011 anime series, there are naturally several ending shows that will surely be missed. One of these anime series which I will miss is Ikoku Meiro no Croisée, where, amidst the iron and glass garden that is the Galerie du Roy, there is a fragrant flower that can be found there, and it is a young Japanese girl, Yune.

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 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.

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