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Japanese: GOSICK -ゴシック-


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 27, 2010 to Jul 2, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.281 (scored by 56171 users)
Ranked: #2212
Popularity: #117
Members: 112,322
Favorites: 2,525
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The year is 1924, the place, Saubure, a small European country neatly tucked beside the Alps...

Kazuya Kujo has been studying abroad at the prestigious Saint Marguerite Academy, where urban legends and horror stories are all the rage. Kazuya ignores most of them but the story of the Queen Berry, a mysterious ghost ship, really gets to him. Of course, his brainy friend Victorique is much more intrigued by true stories, and she uses her unrivaled logic to solve mysteries even the town's famous detective can't. Ironically, it is Victorique's inquisitive nature that leads the duo to board a ship that matches the Queen Berry's description to a tee, a ship that might just hold the key to solving a sinister mystery...

(Source: Tokyopop, edited)

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Adaptation: Gosick
Summary: Gosick Recap

Characters & Voice Actors

de Blois, Victorique
de Blois, Victorique
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi
Kujou, Kazuya
Kujou, Kazuya
Eguchi, Takuya
Eguchi, Takuya
Kuiaran II
Kuiaran II
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Abe, Atsushi
Abe, Atsushi


Nanba, Hitoshi
Director, Storyboard
Matsubayashi, Tadahito
Episode Director, Key Animation
Tamura, Koutarou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Inotsume, Shinichi

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Feb 5, 2013
This is a really great anime if you go in with the right mindset and expectations.
Story: 8/10 The story was very good and enjoyable. The storyline can be divided into micro-scale and macro-scale subplots. On the micro-scale we have Victorique and Kujo’s adventures/mysteries. These are initially little, stand-alone mysteries that revolve around the legends of the academy where they study. As the series progresses the mysteries become interlinked with more important and far-reaching issues. I think the mini-mysteries were the weakest part of the storyline, as they were waaay too easy for both victorique and the viewer to solve. Fortunately the dud mysteries read more
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Mar 24, 2014

To me, Gosick (a play on the word "Gothic") is the token example of an anime that seems mediocre and flawed at first, only for it throw the viewer a complete curveball and significantly pick up during the second half until it turns into something truly unique and enjoyable. I thought I had this show pegged at around the halfway point, but once it started to go in a more over-aching direction rather then an episodic one, the tone of the show did a 180 degree turn.

Story: 7/10
Synopsis: Set during 1924 in Saubure, a small (and fictional) European country in the Alps, read more
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Both of these Anime have a dark, gothic feel to their art style and they are about the macbre death. They also touch on the supernatural, one about how supernaturalism isn't real, and the other based on the what if it was real.
According to MAL, Gosick ended on the very day Kamisama started airing. HMMM. There must've been some kind of loli detective craze over in Japan, at the time. (Either that or the anime people were running low on material to sell to those looking for 'daughters', at the time, and opted for the not-so-popular aging detective genre. Idk.)

These two are built on the same foundations: In both there's an all-knowing reclusive loli, solving every case with their intellect/deus ex machina powers. They recruit Mr. Plain Average to be their masochistic doormats; mostly only existing to go from A-to-B on command and have things thrown at them from time to time.

Gosick has more than in the way of romance; Kamisama only offering tsundere rage over teddy sniffing. Gosick also has its heroine display adult maturity, as well as be childish over sweets... where as Ms. Kamisama wears teddy bear attire and, outside of case-rambling, might as well be the preteen she appears to be. BUT, if you're proud of being unemployed and not receiving education, Kamisama is for you.

Opening Theme

"Destin Histoire" by yoshiki*lisa (吉木りさ)

Ending Theme

#1: "Resuscitated Hope" by Lisa Komine (eps 1-12)
#2: "unity" by Lisa Komine (eps 13-24)

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