that time of the week again, to gush over adorable Yune. Taking a look at episode 8 of Ikoku Meiro no Croisee. This episode starts to delve into the relationship between Claude and Camille, while Alice is still trying to steal away precious Yune. The episode opens up with our duo, Claude and Yune, preparing to go to the Blanche house upon their invitation; for Claude, it’s a courtesy for Alice’s help when Yune was ill, but there definitely is something deeper going on.
Claude’s visit to the Blanche house, and it’s pride and joy, Camille, is a cat and mouse game, almost literally, to say the least. Claude and Camille were a sort of illegitimate item back in their childhoods, Camille knew that family status prevented them from being together, but still wanted Claude to be with her even after she had married. The details aren’t clear yet, but I deduce that Claude turned down her offer…
Years later, Camille stills holds this against Claude, but Yune shines once again; as she picks out a dress from their wardrobe, it’s one that doesn’t have too many frills on the sleeves, going back to what Claude told Yune earlier in the series. Camille begins to explain that no matter what you do, Claude would never appreciate the design or decorations, she holds this in spite, but Yune begins to show how this is something she admires in Claude, and that, instead of hating him for it, it’s this fault that makes him unique, or at least, that’s how I see it (Yune is always so unsuspectingly deep, after all).
The episode ends with a very warm and fuzzy song to show the general “opening up” of everyone, thanks to Yune. I get the inference that the series will generally move towards an ending with which everyone comes to a mutual understanding of one another, thanks to this little girl from a far away land.
The promo for the next episode seems to show even deeper details of Claude and Camille as children; no narration, but the title says a lot, “Secrets”.
What will we learn? How does Yune continue to bring people together? Why do I seem to be more intrigued by Alice? Why can’t next week come sooner?
Until next time,