Ikoku Meiro no Croisee Episode 6

The return of Alice! She has come to abduct…err, invite Yune to take a photograph with her. However, Yune insists on finishing her housework first, so Alice waits in the store. Like a standard rich girl, Alice is unable to comprehend Yune’s work ethic. After finally getting Yune back to her mansion, Alice shows her some photographs of her and her sister Camille. Then, Yune shows Alice how to put on a kimono, which prompts her to dress Yune up in her own clothes. After much frustration, Alice is able to get her photograph with Yune. Claude shows up to pick up Yune and Yune drags him to meet Camille, but she is no longer around. So, Camille and Claude clearly have something going on, but I guess we’ll have to wait and find out what it is specifically. Alice is pretty nice for comedic relief. Next week, it looks like we’ll find out some stuff about Yune’s own sister and the homeless boy.

Ikoku Meiro no Croisee Episode 5

I know I talked about dropping series this week, but this one’s definitely not getting dropped. Yune starts off this week by showing off her abilities as a customer magnet…or lack thereof. Claude informs her that she tends to make people suspicious because she acts too friendly (O.o). The strange boy from earlier once again appears at the window, but runs off when Yune waves at him. Also, Oscar randomly leaves the shop, saying he needs to travel and goes off…somewhere. The boy walks in again and grabs a lamp. Yune gives chase, but he gets away. She tries to ask passerby to help her find the boy, but they all ignore her. Then, Yune realizes that she is lost and runs around searching for Claude’s shop. Meanwhile, Claude is running around searching for Yune. A friend of Claude’s approaches Yune, recognizing her and realizing that she is lost. However, Yune remembers Claude’s words to her earlier and runs away in fear (way to make her paranoid, Claude). Finally, Claude manages to find Yune. Yune starts to freak out about the stolen item, but Claude reassures her that he cares more for her safety (awww). Claude’s friend later introduces himself to Yune as Alan. That night, Oscar returns, having been worried for Yune and unable to leave Paris. Looks like the boy’s gonna be a recurring character in this series. I’m afraid his background won’t be so interesting, though. He seems like the typical homeless orphan. Still, I liked the lost in a foreign country theme of this episode. Had a bit more substance than just Yune being cute (but seriously…how cute is she?). Looks like next episode is the return of Alice Blanche, as well as Yune in a dress (and by dress, I mean Western dress).

silly Yune...how's anyone supposed to believe you're mad?