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Gosick


Alternative Titles

Japanese: GOSICK -ゴシック-

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2011 to Jul 2, 2011
Premiered: Winter 2011
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Bones
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.241 (scored by 94,728 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #2592
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #156
Members: 203,418
Favorites: 4,350
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

Victorique de Blois is so beautiful that when Kazuya Kujou first meets her he thinks she must be a doll. Victorique might look like a gothic lolita beauty, but she’s much rougher around the edges than she appears. She smokes a pipe, skips class, and solves crimes, none of which are fitting pastimes for a young lady in 1924 Europe.

Kazuya is a Japanese student at the prestigious St. Marguerite Academy, located in the fictional French-speaking country of Sauville. Shunned by his classmates, who call him the Black Reaper, Kazuya finds solace in Victorique, who doesn’t seem to care who he is as long as he entertains her.

Victorique spends her days at the Academy’s impressive library, where she whiles away the time reading books and solving mysteries that have the police baffled. With Kazuya by her side, the unlikely couple sets out to solve mysteries from the mundane to the supernatural. In Gosick, anything goes: murder, demonic dogs, and ghost ships are all fair game, as long as there’s a mystery to solve.

Background

Gosick was originally slated for release in 2011, but had to be postponed due to emergency broadcasting related to the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The anime again met some trouble when Bandai Entertainment stopped releasing new DVDs, cancelling the series’ scheduled US DVD/Blu-ray release.

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Characters & Voice Actors

de Blois, Victorique
de Blois, Victorique
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Kujou, Kazuya
Kujou, Kazuya
Main
Eguchi, Takuya
Japanese
Eguchi, Takuya
Gallo, Cordelia
Gallo, Cordelia
Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Roscoe, Brian
Roscoe, Brian
Supporting
Ookawa, Tooru
Japanese
Ookawa, Tooru

Staff

Nanba, Hitoshi
Nanba, Hitoshi
Director, Storyboard
Haraguchi, Noboru
Haraguchi, Noboru
Sound Director
Tamura, Koutarou
Tamura, Koutarou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Wada, Junichi
Wada, Junichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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



More reviewsReviews

Archaeon
Jul 6, 2011
Detective stories never go out of fashion, but finding a way to make them interesting is another matter entirely. Some leave things open to interpretation, whilst others rely on convoluted mysteries that are more difficult to follow than a city street map. There are also whole bodies of work dedicated to the exploits of well known sleuths like Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse and more.

So what was the great innovation brought forth by the anime industry? Why loli detectives of course!

Originally a light novel series by Sakuraba Kazuki, Gosick (which may be a play on the word "Gothic"), is set in the read more
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cyrilkhan
Jul 2, 2011
Overall - 9
If you are looking for a good detective series, this is not the show you are looking for. Gosick is not a detective show. It is a historical fiction that tells the story of Ministry of the Occult’s attempt to maintain political power against the rise of science. Victorique, the heroine, solves minor mysteries in a Sherlock Holmes manner throughout the show. As Ridiculous as they may seem at first, the resolutions of these mysteries foreshadow events crucial to the actual plot. Although the conflict is not obvious until the second half of the season, it is present from the first episode.

Another important read more
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Darkmoq
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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Sartaj
Jan 7, 2011
Gosick was a literary masterpiece of a light novel. The reason being the little girl's dfc was so amazing that as I read each of her words, I imagined my own face brushing up against her chest.

The adaption from novel to anime from this first episode has only shown me how kakkoi it'll be and that it'll be the most sugoi series of the season, and possibly year. (tl note: kakkoi means cool and sugoi means amazing)

The little girl, Victorique has some background stuff to her, but it's not really important, what REALLY matter is how bloody cute she is. When you see her yawn, read more
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