Moe-est screencap I’ve ever made
Moe in Paris/Ikoku Meiro no Croisee is about a little girl named Yune who brought in France Moe for the first tim- I mean a Japoinese (that’s how they pronounce it)girl who starts living in France. She becomes part of Claude and Oscar’s little family and there her little adventures start (literally she doesn’t go to a lot of places). One of the many interesting things about this series is the culture mixing. We get to learn the culture in France, and at the same time the traditions of the Japanese.
Some of the things I’ve learned is that the Japoinese don’t eat cheese, the French think Soy Souce is eewee, corsets turn out to be one of the freakiest things I’ve seen in French culture, and that there’s blue eyes in Japan (and apparently its freaky/ I doubt it though since Anime was made because the Japanese wanted to have big eyes).
The drama is annoying but pretty good. Claude is probably one my least favorite characters in the show; he doesn’t like Sukiyaki but forces Yune to eat those damn dairy products, he makes her tell her past while Yune has to be yelled at before him telling his, and his notion that rich people are bad (not really cus he has the hots for Camille). But his character is very realistic though and he does realize his mistakes and shortcomings so yeah. . . Alice on the other hand is a favorite of mine. Just the fact that she cares for Yune and actually knows how to interact without looking like a total bitch, that’s enough for me. Camille on the other hand is the mysterious rich girl (who has the hots for Claude) and somehow is the perfect example of the pains of the rich society in France. I can’treally comment much on Oscar so I’ll concentrate on the main character next.
Our dear little Yune-chan is probably the cuuuuuuuuutest character I have ever seen since Ika-Musume. She doesn’t want to intrude on anyone, nor make anyone feel bad, a genuinely nice person. She’s very strong on the inside, very willing to learn different cultures (GOD DON’T FORCE HER TO EAT CHEESE! SHE NEVER LIKED IT!) and. . . MOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
The series is very character based and I think I’ve talked about the characters a lot now. Plus if you wanted to see my intake on the society with Moe in Paris I do have a post about it. Anyway, ratings time!
Overall: 87/100 (Really good!)
I highly recommend this if you want an easygoing, relaxing yet educational (Japanese don’t eat Cheese in the 19th Century) anime
As the series progresses, and as I get more pissed off at Claude by the second, there’s a lot of society issues being built up. It’s the early 1900′s yet the issue is still the same. Here we’re shown two sides of France. The poor and the rich. The way Claude talked about the rich people being selfish and making stores closed down is somewhat true yet somehow against innovation. Not that I want that Gallerie to close down, but in the side of the rich, the Gallerie is just an old department store waiting to rust and die. It’s kind of disheartening but in economics, this is actually something that happens. Throw a mall in a middle of the city with lots of individual stores, all of those will shut down. The Gallerie is the same. Sometimes, truth is a bitch.
For the side of the poor, I wouldn’t concentrate on Claude and his situation, since they can still live. I’d like to concentrate on that little kid who stole the candle holder in the store. Again Claude’s reputation is going down the drain by generalizing that the poorer you are, the badder you are. Yune, being all kind as she is, let the boy in thus the candle holder being stolen. But was the kid bad? He just needed to eat, to survive. Is that something bad too? But reality sucks since what Claude said is what most people (me included) say today. Don’t let poor people in, especially the ones in rags, because more often than not they’ll steal something from you. Tsk tsks fuck you reality and society.
Though the reason why I sympathize with the boy they made him into shouta-moe. Poor kids aren’t shouta-moe. Well most of them aren’t.
G-G-GONG, D-D-DONG, G-G-GONG ALL THE WAY
It’s more of the same. Not that it needs to change anyway.
I love the cultural exchange in this series. This episode presented more of Japan. Besides Claude’s lol Sumo wrestler impression, there were some things I learned like how the Japanese love the sound of nature. I mean I get the notion of Japan loving nature, but this is new knowledge for me. More clashes next week though as a new loli finally gets properly introduce. Expect more HNGGG.
Also Oscar so PIMP. Using origami to pick up girls, THAT’S JUST ORIGINAL. Added bro points for Oscar.
Oh god this series got even cuter! Ikoku Meiro no Croisee is MOEEEST this season. I just love how Yune tries so hard in getting the French culture and even trying out CHEESE.
This series is like the best of both worlds or something. You learn both about Japanese and French cultures at the same time. I lol’d though at the umeboshi joke in the end.
THIS IS SICKENINGLY CUTE. HIGH OVERDOSES OF MOE FROM THIS KID. BEWARE.
Ikoku Meiro no Croisee is hard name to remember for me so ARIA in Paris it is. This definitely grabs “Cutest of the Season” title. Damn that kid is cute. She even trolled everyone by pretending not to speak French. Though I guess in the end none of them were speaking Japanese even though what you’re hearing is Japanese. Weird language barriers.
JAPOINESE this series is. I’m definitely on board to blogging this one.