Our fears have finally come true. Alice wants to take Yune home… forever! Not really, but it’s something like that.
It’s obvious that Alice is a big fan of the Japanese since she collects every piece of their memorabilia. Since she is so obsessed, I felt that something ominous would happen to Yune as she could snatch her away from Claude since she is Japanese. This will only creates even more anger for him not only because the Blanche’s has already taken over many businesses in the gallery, but also for taking Yune away. To make matters worse, she tries to entice Yune to stay by giving her a guest room, tea, a bath and cute dresses. She also tries to sweeten the deal by giving her mother’s kimono back. As expected, Yune is really stubborn and refused to budge. Ultimately, she understands her situation to let her go and had dinner at Claude’s eating Japanese beef stew.
On the other hand, Alice doesn’t seem to be evil as I originally thought. Sure she could be really selfish at times and in some instances, spoiled. However, she is cute and has a bubbly personality. This is shown through her desire to “take Yune home,” which reminded me of Fuuko wanting to take Ushio with her in Clannad After Story. Additionally, she is genuinely interested in the Japanese culture sans her obsession, which is unusual as there is a lot of xenophobia during the time. Hopefully with Yune’s promise to play with her, Alice might come to appreciate and understand the Japanese culture while becoming a less spoiled girl.
Besides Alice, I liked Alice’s older sister, Camille a bit more since she looks so pretty, well mannered and has a very sweet voice. While she has to put up with Alice being spoiled, she is very appreciative to Yune. This is another reason I can find her younger daughter rather redeeming. Even so, it doesn’t seem like Alice will appear on a regular basis, but I’m positive that she will show up frequently. When the time comes, Yune will perform her magic of cuteness on Alice. ¶