Croisee in a Foreign Labyrinth - Recommendations

Alt title: Ikoku Meiro no Croisee

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KINMOZA!

KINMOZA!

Shinobu Oomiya is a 15-year old Japanese school girl who did a homestay in the UK when she was in junior high. One day, as she is missing her time abroad, a letter arrives for her from the daughter of her UK host family, Alice Cartelet, announcing that she is coming to Japan! With Shinobu’s classmates Aya Komachi and Yoko Inokuma, as well as Alice’s childhood friend and rival from the UK, Karen Kujo, the lives of the five girls sparkle like a mosaic, and an airy and sweet school comedy starring Japanese and British schoolgirls is about to start!

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Brad Brad says...

Both shows are about a girl who finds herself in a foreign country, and how she adapts to new cultures, languages and lifestyle. Both are also fairly moe, especially Kin-iro Mosaic.

snivets snivets says...

The story of a foreign girl learning to live in a foreign land is at the heart of both Ikoku Meiro no Croisee and Kin-iro Mosaic. Both are light, cute stories about friendship, and would probably appeal to the same audience.

Bronia Bronia says...

As everyone else has said, both shows are comparing japanese culture to different cultures, Ikoku being Paris at the turn of the century and Mosaic being modern-day England. Obviously focusing on two very different cultures and time periods, as well one show is set in Paris, the culture being compared, and the other is for the most part still set in japan.

Neither one is a particularly deep or thoughtful look at cross-culture comparisons, however, choosing to go with a lighter, softer, more moe feel. If you liked one, you'll like the other!

ForeverGlows ForeverGlows says...

It’s basically the same as one another but vice versa and a few minor differences. One is set in modern times with an all female cast and a foreigner coming to japan (kiniro) and the other is set in victorian times, diverse gendered cast and has a japanese visiting a foriegn country (ikoku) Both are slice of life so don’t expect too much plot development. It’s fairly easy to just sit back and enjoy any one of these shows. 

DGFischer DGFischer says...

People from other cultures getting to know each other, like each other, and wish to emulate each other.  Does the UN know about this?

Bunny Drop

Bunny Drop

When Daikichi's grandfather dies he leaves behind a young daughter named Rin. However, as most of the family is embarrassed at the idea of a 79-year-old man having a six-year-old child, they can't seem to figure out what to do with her. Disgusted by this behavior, Daikichi decides to take care of her himself, but he's a bachelor, has no idea how to raise a child, and isn't even all that comfortable with kids! Now, Daikichi must do the normal things a parent does such as enroll her in school, buy her clothing and teach her about the life and world around her. But more importantly, he must also help her deal with her father's death and decide whether or not she should try to find her mother. Together, the two begin their unlikely relationship as father and daughter, navigating each of life's bumps along the way.

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yasmin09 yasmin09 says...

Both deal with single men having to suddenly take care of a young female child. The interaction works like a father-daughter relationship, and shows the development of having to care for children that may be young and somewhat naive yet mature for their age. Croisee deals with young Japanese girl living in France for the first time during historical times while Usagi Drop takes place in modern Japan. Both have the same slice-of-life feel that focuses more on the endearing and developing interaction between newly-father and child and less on romantic drama.

sobeit sobeit says...

Both are extremely similar in that a child is left in the care of a childless male protagonist, Usagi Drop is certainly more focused on the relationship between parent and adult whereas Ikoku Meiro no Croisee emphasises differences in culture and a more typical child/adult relationship.

smilieface23 smilieface23 says...

Both of these anime are about a cute innocent little girl coming into the lives of young men who end up taking on a role of looking out for and/or taking care of the little girl.  In both, the little girl forces the men to change the way they look at life and grow as people.  We also get to see the little girls grow and mature as they experience new things. 

Aria the Animation

Aria the Animation

Neo Venezia, the pride of planet Aqua, is a quaint city filled with canals and easy-going people. Many companies operate their gondolas on the canals, giving tours to tourists and locals alike, but the most famous of them is the Aria Company. Follow the adventures of Aria's young apprentice, Akari, as she learns the tricks of the trade from her beautiful senior, Alicia. Together with her friends Aika and Alice, apprentices of rival companies, and their seniors Akira and Athena, they train their skills as gondoliers, meeting new people and learning new things about the city each day.

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KuroiTsubasa KuroiTsubasa says...

Though these shows have very different premises, they share the same slice of life genre, equally slow pace and heartwarming atmosphere with rather idealistic outlook on life. Both series depict people getting to know new places, meeting various people and learning about their stories of life.

DutchGun DutchGun says...

If you like anime that is slow, reflective, gentle, and just gives you warm fuzzies when you watch it, then you'll probably appreciate enjoy both of these.  Memorable characters and interactions within rather unique locales are also characteristics of both.

Tamayura: Hitotose

Tamayura: Hitotose

In a moment of pure warmth and happiness, it is said that children of the light, known as Tamayura, will appear. Fuu Sawatari is a young girl who loves taking photographs the same way that her beloved father did while he was alive. Having recently moved to the town her family frequently visited when she was younger, Fuu enjoys her life to the fullest alongside her friends Kaoru, Norie and Maon. Whether the gang have a sleepover, chase a furry cat around town, or simply enjoy a delicious lunch, Fuu always has her camera in hand in the hopes of finally capturing the illusive Tamayura on film.

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greyweather greyweather says...

These are both Slice of Life anime that revolve around the everyday experiences of a few characters within a small and tightly knit community.

Etue Etue says...

Slow paced day by day type of slice of life with little happening each episode while keeping a fluffy tone and setting. Both series feature a short statured girl who's personality is meant to appeal to protective people. 

The settings couldn't be any more different having a huge time period between them.

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale

In Taisho-era Japan, 17 year-old Tamahiko Shima loses the use of his right hand in an accident that also claims the life of his mother. He is sent away to live in a remote area of Chiba prefecture, isolated so his disability doesn't bring shame to his wealthy family. Bitter at the betrayal, Tamahiko has given up on life until a bright ray of sunshine knocks on his door in the form of Yuzuki Tachibana, a petite young girl who announces she has been purchased by Tamahiko's father to become his bride! As the pessimistic boy and his innocent, eternally optimistic bride-to-be adjust to their new living situation, Tamahiko comes to understand what it means to cherish someone, and slowly begins to see that he is neither useless nor worthless - regardless of what his father might think. Little by little, he finds himself changing under Yuzu's positive influence.

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AardvarkRex AardvarkRex says...

Both are about a petite cheery girl who ends up moving in with a male char she was just introduced to for one reason or another and starts helping him with house chores and etc. Similar atmosphere/character dynamics as well as the time period it's set in.

JONDAMAN JONDAMAN says...

both have a smol girl who relocates to a new place that has a guy living in it already and begins helping him around the house and work. same wholesome vibes!

Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl

Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl

Hazumu is a shy and quiet boy who loves flowers and is forced to rely on his tomboy childhood friend Tomari as a bodyguard. Yasuna is the prettiest girl in school but she avoids men like the plague… until she meets Hazumu. Encouraged, he confesses his love; heartbroken, he heads for the mountains to be with his flowers. As if Hazumu’s troubles aren’t enough, his day is further ruined when an alien ship accidentally kills him. Luckily, alien technology exists that can revive him, but not without a price: Hazumu returns from the dead, but in the form of… a cute girl?!

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VGCKenny VGCKenny says...

OK, I will admit, at first, these two anime may not have anything in common, but once you dig deeper, you may see these two have more in common than you could ever imagine.

Both anime have a female lead that is unfamiliar with their current setting (Yune with living in Paris and Hazumu with being a girl now) but still have a keen positive outlook on life and care for the people around them. Both characters do take time adjusting to their situation, but it's not painful to watch and it hardly takes up any screen-time that could be, and is used to advance the story. The characters in each are both very likable and relateable to the extent that they're almost human. You can actually feel them going though their rough times and their not so rough times and it's just beautiful to watch. The animation is just captivating to look at in both. The animators did a really good job at animating the scenery and characters in both so that it gives off a nice feel to them The music in both is perfect, because it sets the mood and fits the atmosphere in both, and it sounds harmonious to what's going on in both. To top all of that off, both just feel good to watch. It gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside you to watch either anime, like you did something good.

Hanasaku Iroha

Hanasaku Iroha

Ohana Matsumae is a sixteen-year-old girl with no purpose or direction in life. One day, however, she gets the chance to reinvent herself when her mother and her boyfriend do a moonlight flit to escape his debts. Left alone, Ohana goes to live with her estranged grandmother, but when she arrives she finds herself forced to work at the family’s hot spring resort, the Kissuiso Inn. With her grandmother considering her nothing more than an employee and a roommate who hates her, Ohana’s happy dream of a new life soon turns into a nightmare. Now the wide-eyed girl must learn the value of hard work as she attempts to make friends and familiarise herself with life at the resort.

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LeonaRose LeonaRose says...

Although Ikoku Meiro no Croisee has a heavier focus on cultural differences than Hanasaku Iroha's somewhat more dramatic coming-of-age themes, both series have a very gentle and sweet feel to them. As a bonus, both shows also feature an adorable female protagonists in traditional Japanese dress.

Gosick

Gosick

In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends and have a typical school life, the boy is shunned by his ghost story-loving peers who believe that he's a "Black Reaper" to be feared. Things change one day when Kazuya wanders to the top of the library and discovers a lush botanical garden, and a beautiful, small, blonde-haired girl named Victorique who rarely leaves the building and is fascinated by unsolved mysteries. Together, the two develop a budding friendship and take on many chilling and dangerous cases that even the famous local detective Grevil can't solve.

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MidoMidori MidoMidori says...

In both series, they involve a character from another country moving into Europe. There, they learn the experiences, problems, and cultures in Mid-Europe. These two series had hinted and showed signs of romance aswell.

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Yuuto Ayase is not interested in girls - if his two housemates are anything to go by, girls are loud, brazen slobs that are best left alone. However, when Yuuto accidentally discovers an important secret of his school’s most popular female, Haruka Nogizaka, the two become bound in a budding friendship. All too soon, Yuuto discovers that, despite her flawless appearance, Haruka is clumsy, naive, and a closet otaku... and he just might be falling for her.

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sobeit sobeit says...

Both animes eventually delve into the topic of societal freedom and not being able to live how you desire due to various societal pressures and to maintain appearences, both are also heartwarming in their own seperate ways. It also involves a young person seeing a new world for the first time. While Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu is focused more around adolesent romance and comedy as well as a sheltered rich girl experiencing simple things she never has before, Ikoku Meiro no Croisee is a slow-paced slice of life where a child is experiencing a new life in a new country with a new "family". Both are very great and remind me of each other slightly.

Tamako Market

Tamako Market

Between unspoken and unrequited love, mysterious happenstance, and the day-to-day affairs of a busy market, life is rarely dull in the Bunny Mountain Shopping Village - especially after Tamako, the happy-go-lucky mochi-maker's daughter, finds a talking exotic bird on a mission! Having traveled a great distance, the creature now seeks a worthy bride for his land's prince - but where in this corner of rural Japan can such a thing be found? Already busy trying to keep the shopping district alive and hanging out with her friends in Baton Club, Tamako can't afford to be distracted by the plucky bird - yet the scoundrel seems to have taken a liking to her and keeps following her around! How will Tamako cope with this visitor intruding on her life?

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Etue Etue says...

Both series largely take place in a market district and while the time periods are different both show the lives of the people living there. Both series have adorable girls in them that you could feel for. Both series hint toward romantic plots and have a rather clumsy female lead who sometimes seems oblivious about how to handle situations.