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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth ~ The Animation

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
12-episode series to begin streaming on The Anime Network on July 26, home video release next year

Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the television anime adaptation of Hinata Takeda's Ikoku Meiro no Croisée (La croisée dans un labyrinthe étranger) manga under the name Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth - The Animation. The Anime Network will begin streaming the 12-episode series on July 26, and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on home video in 2012.

The story follows a girl named Yune who arrives in the lower-class neighborhoods of Paris in the last half of the 19th century, when Japanese culture gains popularity in Europe. She ends up working at an ironworks shop with a boy named Claude.

Kenji Yasuda (Shugo Chara! franchise) is directing the project's animators at the studio Satelight. Junichi Satō (Aria, Kaleido Star, Princess Tutu, Tamayura) is not only supervising the story that Mamiko Ikeda (D.C. ~Da Capo~, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Himawari!) is scripting, but he is also directing the soundtrack. Animators from France are drawing the background art for Satelight. The anime premiered in Japan on July 3.

Update: Background information added.

Update 2: Press release link added.

Image © 2011 Hinata Takeda/Fujimi Shobo/Ikoku Meiro no Croisée Production Committee

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