Japanese: GOSICK -ゴシック-
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2011 to Jul 2, 2011
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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SynopsisThe year is 1924, the place, Sauville, 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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Characters & Voice Actors
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)
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 fictional European country of Sauville where Kujo Kazuya, the third son of a high ranking officer in the Japanese Imperial Army, begins attending the prestigious St. Marguerite Academy. He quickly discovers that almost everybody in the country is enamoured with tales of the supernatural, and one of the strangest tells of a golden fairy who lives at the top of a tower ...
The plot is generally well constructed and the basic premise is actually quite interesting, so it's unfortunate that the narrative is a bit too linear for the majority of the series. In addition to this there are several rather blatant attempts at moving the story forward by inserting some obvious tokens into specific episodes, many of which could have been handled in a far more subtle manner.
A major issue when adapting a written work into a visual form is that it will undoubtedly lose something in the process, and that seems to be the case here. Part of the problem stems from the fact that certain aspects of a given story will lose a degree of mystery once they're converted into an image, and this is even more prevalent in animation. While experienced authors are able to hide certain clues or foreshadowing elements in a body of text, once the story is adapted for anime the differentiation between foreground and background becomes far more pronounced. This has the effect of "highlighting" the more important parts of certain scenes, and when taken in conjunction with the linear plot, it makes several of the seemingly impossible to solve mysteries relatively easy to deduce.
That said, there is quite a bit of sleuthing going on, and the variety of cases on offer should tickle the fancy of many a mystery buff.
Because the series is set in 1920's Europe, Gosick has a very continental look to it that's reflected in the clothing, buildings, and even modes of transportation, and the majority of the background artwork is implemented rather well. There has also been a decent attempt at giving the majority of the characters a vaguely European caste to their features, and this can sometimes contrast nicely with the somewhat stereotypical design used for Kujo. The one oddity is Victorique as everything from her height to her clothing is very different to that of everyone around her, which raises an interesting thought. Gosick is, at heart, a detective drama, and in the spirit of tradition the leading sleuth must have something that visibly sets them apart from everyone else. In this case, it's a loli wearing ruffles, lace, and a charming array of bonnets.
The animation is pretty decent for the most part, and the majority of character movements have been implemented rather well. Unfortunately Bones haven't really pushed the boat out with this anime so there are a few telltale signs of inattention here and there.
Gosick features a variety of classically themed background music, and while the majority of the tracks reflect the serious tone of the show, there are a few lighthearted pieces scattered here and there. The opening theme, Destin Histoire by Yoshiki☆Lisa, is a J-pop/rock song that seems a bit too action oriented for a series that relies more on utilising the character's brains instead of their brawn. In addition to this the stylised montage that accompanies it drops a few too many hints about events that occur in the story, which is unfortunate as otherwise it's a well made and choreographed piece of work. As for the two ending themes by Komine Lisa, Resuscitated Hope (episodes 1 to 12), is a pop ballad that seems to fit better with the tone of Gosick, both musically and in terms of the visuals used for the end sequence. The second song, Unity, is the one that stands out the most as it's far more melancholy and dramatic than the other two tracks, and the accompanying imagery reflects the darker turn the series takes after the halfway point.
The acting is pretty decent for the most part, with Yuuki Aoi and Eguchi Takuya performing rather well in the roles of Victorique and Kujo (and it's actually surprising to find a tsundere loli that isn't being played by Kugumiya Rie). The rest of the cast also handle their roles passing well, but like so many other titles out there, the script could have been done better. The dialogue is sometimes childish or stunted, and there's a lack of cohesiveness that appears during several conversations which can make the characters seem ... lacking.
Possibly the biggest surprise in Gosick is that there's actually a fair degree of justification for Victorique being not only a loli, but also tsundere. Kujo is the typical "blank canvas" used in so many anime to highlight just how much he develops by the end of the series, but in all honesty neither of the leads is anything really special. The fun actually starts when one looks at the supporting characters as there's literally a wealth of personalities and ambitions on display. While there is some growth to be found for both Victorique and Kujo, it's the amount of characterisation that has gone into the minor roles that makes this series interesting to watch.
That said, the show does sometimes play fast and loose with certain events, and there are several occasions where the situation has clearly been contrived to develop a particular character in a certain way.
Gosick may have its flaws, but that doesn't mean it's a terrible show. There's a decent amount of detective work in the series that raises it above the likes of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes and Hidan No Aria, and while the mysteries on offer can sometimes be easy to deduce, there are also a few that contains some interesting twists on the stories that they've inspired. That said, this isn't an anime for everyone, mainly because it relies more on the characters using their heads rather than the usual shounen tactic of solving problems by hitting them until they've gone away. In addition to this the element of romance in the story can often feel more like an afterthought, something added to give the characters a bit of added dimension.
Somewhat surprisingly, I found that I enjoyed this anime a lot more than I thought I would. The idea of loli detectives is no more laughable than that of a little old lady, an author of crime fiction, or even a mouse, and once I got over my initial aversion I found a show that was interesting at the very least. That doesn't mean I'm sold on the idea though, but that's mainly because of shows like Milky Holmes and Hidan No Aria, which really haven't done the concept any favours.
If nothing else, at least Gosick tries to redress the balance. read more
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 note to mention is that the show is also a romance. I would put it akin to Toradora. The romantic plot is important to the overarching plot, but it does not take priority over it. If you don’t like romance, you can still like this show. If you want a good love story, you still get that.
Gosick gets very dark towards the end, as the overarching plot becomes noticeable. There are scenes filled with action, especially towards the end. Every episode build suspense and questions; as the show comes to a close, it does not disappoint.
The staff of Gosick takes the unimportant details seriously. Minor characters have a lot of personality and perform their roles decently. The background art is among the best of any show I have seen. Every little thing was given time and effort by the staff, and that is one of the best parts of the show.
If you love music, this show doesn’t have the world’s greatest soundtrack. However, the music is still very good, especially in the opening and ending themes. As a warning, endings change at episode 13. Being a huge fan of the first ending, the second was a shock, as it is not nearly as good. It is still a very good song, once you’ve hear it a few times. The in show music could be better.
Characters - 10
The lead role of the show is a Japanese exchange student Kazuya Kujou. Kujou is an intelligent, albeit naïve, student. He trusts the myths of his host country, Sauville, but does not become entranced by them like the students of that land. In his home country, he is considered a pansy; in many ways he is, but there are times when he has plenty of courage. He is not a toughened warrior at all times, but when other people’s lives are in danger, he steps in the path of bullets. Although Gosick is not narrated, Kujou seems to take that role. Whenever the viewer is left in the dark, so is he. Whenever the view would be confused, so is he. When the show journeys into the supernatural, even Kujou keeps it tied to reality.
Victorique is the character that causes people to label Gosick as a detective series. People present her with cases, sometimes unintentionally, and she solves them within moments. She constantly acts bored and rarely shows any emotions at the beginning. Her history is a mystery that is uncovered bit by bit after each case she solves. The only thing that is obvious in the first few episodes is that Kujou causes Victorique to change. She becomes more social and emotional. Her character changes so much over the course of the show that she looks dramatically different at the end than at the beginning (literally and figuratively – although the literal change is to emphasize the figurative). The changes make sense with the story, and do not distract the viewer at all.
Each supporting character has a clear cut personality. Even one shot characters have histories explained briefly without distracting from the plot. This is one of the best aspects of the show. The minor characters fulfill their roles well. Grevil de Blois, the only real detective in the series, plays a complex part. He often becomes an obstacle to the main characters, but sometimes he aides them by following or ignoring his superior’s orders. He changes as much as Victorique as the show progresses. Although Grevil is the strongest support, almost none of the others can be done without.
I’m not as picky on grading characters as I am with other sections. I am willing to give 10’s to multiple shows, not just the best. There are requirements to get this score. The cast must be well developed, have purpose in the plot, and fulfill their roles properly. Gosick is one of few shows where I could not find a character I did not like. That being said, there are characters I wouldn’t want anything to do with if they existed. In fact, that is the reason I’d give this show such a good score here. I think that every single one of these characters could exist, because they are developed enough to have realistic personalities.
Story - 9
The first half of the Gosick has lots of little mysteries that seem to have little relevance to the entire plot. Also, for someone expecting a detective show, these mysteries are a bit disappointing. Very little work is done in the actual investigative fields, and Victorique solves these mysteries quickly. While many people would find her evidence a bit farfetched, it is fitting for the overall plot of the show. Victorique claims that she puts together the chaos around her using a “wellspring of wisdom.” This is a horrible way to end any mystery arc, if you want a show like Columbo, Monk, or Law and Order. However, this does not hurt Gosick at all. After all, this show is not a detective series; it is a historical fiction. The first few mysteries help develop the characters and foreshadow the important plot points that come later on in the show. Each minor event has relevance to the story, but it does not become noticeable until the second half.
Like the first half, the last episodes are full of minor mysteries. At this point in the show, these mysteries are no longer random. The cases from the first half have gained relevance to the overarching plot. The new mysteries reveal the most important details of the history within the show. Victorique’s past is revealed. The conflict becomes overt. This is an important point in the show; the viewer can see that the conflict has always been present, but no one knows exactly what it is until Kujou discovers it. Also, it proves that the show is not a detective story. Although the heroine is treated as a detective, she does not change the show. The conflict of a detective show is always the same; the leads must discover how an event happened, and who caused it to happen. In the case of Gosick, the conflict present in the overarching plot is completely different: the Ministry of the Occult’s final attempts to maintain political power against the Academy of Science.
The presence of the supernatural is important for the plot of Gosick. Myths and superstitions help keep the Ministry of the Occult in power. The ignorant populace responds to mystical evidence before the scientific. Victorique offers scientific theories to cases, but she creates them through unlikely means. These theories also make sense when she says them, but they seem mythical as well. This makes Victorique the focal character; she contains elements of the Occult and science in her. She represents both sides equally.
The ending of the show feels rushed. The last episode is forced to switch between several characters, locations and times that it is hard to understand what is going on. While it isn’t the smoothest finish ever, it still ends the story well. The conflict between the Occult and science is resolved properly without anything being rushed. The resolutions of all the characters, however, are rushed. As the Second World War passes, viewers get to see where each of the characters are and what they are doing. Perhaps the chaotic ending was intended, since everything that happened during that war was chaotic. Very few questions are left when the screen reads “Fin,” and most of those are philosophical.
As mentioned in the characters section, this show is also a romance. The relationship between Kujou and Victorique is very important throughout the entire show. The conflict between science and magic still takes priority over it, but the conflict of the romance plot is directly related to the other. Although they are not the same, the events that occur affect both plots. When the main conflict is resolved, so is the romantic one (albeit a romantic sub plot remains unresolved until the very end).
In many ways I want to give the story a 10, but I will not for one reason. The show that gets a 10 in this field must be, without a doubt, the best story I have encountered. While I haven’t seen such an interesting storyline executed in such decent way, I cannot say it is the best. That being said, I cannot say that about anything else I have seen. I’m picky that way. So go ahead and put a 10 in that spot, since it would have one if I wasn’t stubborn.
The character art in Gosick is basic. It does not distract the viewer by being too flashy or by being of poor quality. The faces of the characters do not have the details they could have, and my art styles surpass the one used in this show for that reason. However, plenty of detail went into the clothing of each character. Not only were Victorique’s dresses given plenty of time and effort, but even the supporting characters had well thought out clothes. Luigi, who appears only a few times, first appears wearing a ratty set of clothes. The detail put into making his simple set of clothes look like he slept in the streets took effort that many shows don’t put in.
The quintessence of art in Gosick is its back grounds. From the insides of homes and libraries, to greenhouses and full landscapes, the artists of this show worked hard on every detail. The scenery of the city near Kujou’s academy is splendid; the cobblestone street and European style homes look realistic. Several landscapes are shown when the characters travel, and they are never reused images. Every time one appears, they look like places worth visiting.
This is why I gave Gosick a 10 in art. I would want to visit every place the characters travel if they really existed: from the lush green countryside to the snowy Alps (granted I could visit Italy for that). The scenery was never ignored or rushed, and I have seen very few shows that compare in the slightest. As for character design, the show does not lose any points from that. Although it is not the best way to draw characters in my opinion, it fits the rest of art well. Because the art does not take any time to get used to (unless you’ve never seen anime before), with the combination of its simplistic style and mixing well with the background art, the character designs do not distract from the show. As a note, art is one aspect that I’m extremely picky about. Art alone can decide whether or not a complete show.
Music - 8
The in show soundtrack is very good, but it does not change much as the show continues. Nakagawa Koutarou does not ruin the show with her music. In fact, many of the scenes are made much more dramatic due to her works. However, she is no Yuki Kajiura. A show of such high quality seems deserving of an amazing soundtrack, but it is left with an above average one at best.
The opening and endings of the show are among the best music the show provides. Yoshiki Lisa created an amazing opening for the show. Destin Histoire puts the viewer in the right mood for the show. It is an upbeat song, but it is not so happy that it deceives the viewer (as the show gets dark from time to time). It is not dark enough to scare away people looking for a good story.
Komine Lisa made the first ending, Resuscitated Hope. This song was a perfect ending for each episode. Since the show often ended on a cliff hanger, this song only intensified the suspense. Also, appropriate for a show title in the engrish version of “Gothic,” this ending has plenty of Nightwish vibes. Of all the themes for the show, this fit the very best. Unity was the second ending of the show. Also created by Komine Lisa, this song is drastically different from Resuscitated Hope. It is not unfitting for an ending for the show, and it accomplishes everything the first ending did nearly as well. However, this song drops the score dramatically. It is so different from the first ending, that it is a shock to the viewer when it appears. It is not as good as the first, so it seems quite worse than it actually is. This should be unexpected when you go from a Finnish rock style to a folk style suddenly. For those willing to ignore the change, the song becomes attractive over time. However, it is an immediate distraction, and unfortunately is the absolute worst part of the show.
I give Gosick a generous 8 in music. I generally don’t pay attention to in show soundtracks, and if I don’t notice it, it deserves about an 8. I noticed this soundtrack from time to time, always in a good way. All of the openings and ends are songs I can listen to over and over again. This show deserves a 10 for its work. I will not give that score, because the music causes what I believe to be the biggest flaw in the show. If the endings had not changed, I would not be as harsh as I have to be.
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 don’t destroy the series and it picks up. I enjoyed their attempt at a ‘historical’ macro-scale plot. They rewrite/rearrange a good portion of history but they do reference actual historical events. As the series progresses we see the eerie rise of powerful, unstoppable forces and how the characters get swept up by some of these events. I’ll just stress that this is NOT a Death Note style deductive reasoning game of cat and mouse. There are big and small mysteries that are developed throughout the 24 episodes but the main focus is on the character relationships.
Art: 10/10. I thought the landscapes were very beautiful and the characters drawn perfectly.
Sound: No problems…can’t say much more than that.
Characters: 10/10. The anime is very character-driven and many of the smaller mysteries are used as plot devices to allow Kujo and Victorique to interact and bond. I liked the chemistry between Kujo and Victorique as partners too. They complemented each other very nicely and made a great team. I thought Victorique’s character development and balance of brattiness, quirkiness and warmth was a real strength of the series. Interestingly, Victorique’s personality allowed the relationship between her and Kujo to bypass an annoying cliché that I see in many other tsundere anime characters. This involves the “cold” character displaying a gesture of affection or warmth at the end of an episode, and then inexplicably acting like it never happened by the beginning of the next episode. This strategy allows the series to drag out that “warming up” process by the tsundere character at the cost of making the character seem fickle and inconsistent. I thought that Victorique’s odd, demanding and, at times, innocently sadistic personality naturally lent believability to that ‘two steps forward, one step back’ approach. The “romance” angle storyline is integral to the plot and arguably the main focus of the series. I would go as far as to say that this is more of a romance/relationship anime than a true detective series.
Enjoyment: 10/10. If you know what you’re getting yourself into this is one of the most enjoyable animes I’ve ever watched. It has enough plot to make it interesting and engaging while not going overboard with the dark/twisted themes. I had just come off of Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom and I was looking for a satisfying and heartwarming anime…which I got with Gosick.
Overall: 9/10. I think they could have spiced up some of the earlier mysteries, developed the side characters a bit more, and made Victorique struggle a bit more with the detective work but overall it was exactly what I wanted to see when I watched it. Save this anime for a rainy day.
Love/Romance: I would say high. It's not a typical high school drama but you definitely feel it.
Sex/Nudity: Thankfully none as 15 year old Victorique looks like she's 11 years old.
Blood/Gore: Light. Most of the violence happens in flashbacks or in reconstructions of events. They show blood splatters and a few deaths but that's about it. There's not really any glorified or stylized anime violence. read more
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, or roll on the floor in boredom, your heart will flatline and you'll cry tears of moe moe ~kyun. She's so adorable the rest of this show doesn't even matter. Detective stuff? I don't know if she thinks she's Conan or Sherlock, but she sure is adorable when she blushes. To add on after watching episode two, there other redeeming features I've noticed Victorique has now. She has an adorable pouting face, and her sarcastic laugh is just amazingly kawaii desu (tl note: kawaii means cute), and the way she's so stoic around corpses makes me want to cuddle with her in a graveyard.
The guy who accompanies her is some baka beta male who dances for her when she commands (or maybe he's a guy who likes being bossed around by cute little girls like I am). He's a baka gaijan in some country with a lame nick name (Dark Reaper/Springtime Reaper, he's a baka inu so who cares). Anyways, all you need to know is he's totally her manservant.
All in all I rate Gosick as a 10/10. This anime was so suteki desu ne~ read more
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.
Both anime feel the same, they both have a great artwork and storyline, the characters are very similliar too, both anime occurs in the victorian era, Both have something related to books too.
Honestly, these two couldn't be any more similar without being almost the same story and characters. I've never witnessed so much similarity with two different animes. Simply, if you liked the other, you will definitely like the other one too.
They are both set in a historical era with the them full of mystery and a bit gothic. Dalian pretty much reminds me of Victorique, who uses a sense of authority to hide her actual feelings. Both of them also deal with mysteries paired with historical events. Overall, both of them are mind boggling and worth the time.
Both stories contain a mysterious little girl that is in a place filled with books and is found by the male protagonist who saves the girl countless times in their mysteries or adventures. The two bicker at some things, but they truly get along in some points, and there may be a future love interests in some parts of the episodes. Also both girls contain a supernatural power that either saves or solves real problems, and the truth of that power may be revealed in future episodes.
Small, smart girl solving mysteries with a kind man. There're lots of books and supernatural cases. The same times, in early 1900's , in a european country. They've got the same gothic atmosphere as well.
Cute little bossy smart loli girl wraped up in mysteries alongside a level headed, not-too-clued-up male (typcal tsundere victum) who has just stumbled into the situation and attained the status sidekick.
A period setting and wealth is very visiable in both.
Dantalian no Shoka is an obvious and blatant rip-off of Gosick. I'm sure that if you loved Gosick, you'd like Dantalian. Everything is the same, except for the fact that Dantalian has supernatural elements.
Anyone who had watch any of these shows will instantly see the similarities.
We have a small main heroine who was discovered by the main lead guy. Both heroines are bossy yet kind. They both keep insulting and hitting their companion. They also are very smart.
Both shows are about solving mysteries.
They are set in the same time period and have a similar setting. The main characters also resemble each other (Dalian → Victorique, Huey → Kujo).
They're both shows that feature frilly dresses, early 1900's Europe, and are done by unfitting studios.
Both have child-like girl and very smart, power and a male companion.
Contains gothic elements and both uses books and the individual's knowledge as a tool to solve mysteries.
They both have Lolis and mystery solving. It's like scoobydoo but for pedobear. The only differences is the loli in Dantalala is Miyuki Swashbucket and the characters hairs switch.. (you know like the guy has black hair and girl has blonde hair but in this one it's like backwards..)
Both are set in a WW1/post war era. A foreign boy meets an odd, small and fragile girl who has some sort of 'power'. The characters show a very distinct similarity, just that their hair color is inverse (Hugh→Kujo; Dalian→Victorique). Both pairs team up solving mysteries.
Both series are acclimated in Europe, both are mystics and have got a cute protagonist.
Both anime have female characters that have access to a knowledge through libraries and books.
Both are focused around library and books. Main characters are man and tsundere little girl solving mysteries and the man has a cheerful female friend who tsundere little girl doesn't like. Seriously if I were the writer of Gosick I would sue Dantalian no Shoka for plagiatarism. Sure there are some differences(Dantalian has more action and less mystery solving), but in the end these two animes are so much alike its annoying and awesome at the same time.
Both have similar lead female characters who are intelligent, and enjoy sweets. Both revolve around mystery.
- both have gothic lolita as heroine
- the action take places in the past
- both are about mysteries
The secondary-main characters in both anime are a feamle version of Sherlock Holmes.
2. Tsundere relations with main charas.
3. Captivating and intriguing.
What's not to love?
Similar Story - Cute girl solving cases with cool guy, Similar Character - Dalian & Victorique, Disward & Kujou
Both how have so many similarity so if you like one then i'm 99% sure that you like the other
Something to do with books,
A cute short girl who is very smart,
•both are a mystery, drama , gothic lolita type genres
•both have a male protagonist who is accompanied by a small girl with a whole 'knowledge' of books
•both the male and female are smart and bicker and fight alot, and end up saving one another
•both are centered around the same century period which have the same atmospheric setting
•both protagonists love to solve mysteries involving supernatural events or wealthy cases etc
•they are pretty much similar, except dante is more supernatural, but if you watch one, you would most likely like the other
- Dark Gothic Theme
- Dark Lolita Protagonist
- Case Solving
Gosick is as starters more a detective anime where Dantalian No Shoka more goes to the supernatural problem solving. Both have a great Dark/Gothic atmosphere in them and each have their great individual character development!
With a great pace and nice story development both are a great watch!
If Gosick is about a beautiful young girl with looks akin to a doll and is a key element in its story, then the exact same thing applies in Dantalian no Shoka. The similarities aren't just in the main heroines themselves, but the overall feel and style of the animes. Though the plot may be different, themes of fantasy, the era that the characters reside in, and all the way through to the music, all of these elements give viewers that nostalgic Victorian era humans of today sometimes romanticize and long for.
-both have detective mysteries that i waiting to be solved
-both have been blessed to have the knowledge to solve the puzzles
-the heroin are what u call loli with a touch of tsundere attitude
Well, starting that both are historical animes. Second, the way the two girls act is like tsurunde, and they are always making orders to the guys.
Both protagonist solve crimes and have a guy who helps them. Whom they fall in love with. Gosick is an amazing anime. The girl protagonist who is smart but at times very childsish falls in love with a guy at her school who became her friend and help her solve crimes.
Gosick and Dantalian no Shoka are two excellent anime with both male and female protagonists. Funnily enough, both of these series, I always look back and think of them as a sort of mirror of each other. But, honestly, both are slightly predictable in storyline, but the concept is good enough to keep you glued to the screen.
Settings are beautifully drawn for both. The art is gorgeous and I like the consistent theme of gothic elizebethan clothing.
Both have magic components to the plot and have relatively okay-ish endings.
Both have a distinct air of mystery about them with a bossy, gothic-lolita type main character. Also, they are both set in similar eras and have very gothic looks.
Both anime have a loli detective which loves books. The setting is histoical and both have gothic art style. The plot of these anime are about solving mysteries with a tiny bit of supernatural element added.
starting from the characters ....both of them found a girl somewhere (a place full of books i guess? :D) and both of the themes are very gothic same with the atmosphere kinda gloomy and dark but dantalian is more fictional than gosick.
-Both involves male and female protagonist working together to solve problems
Gosick: solve mysteries
Dantalian no Shoka: solve cases involving Gensho
-Both female protagonist are little girls
-and like sweet stuff
Dantalian no Shoka and Gosick are very similar. Both animes have a so smart and cute lolita main character female. Also two animes are involved with mistery and crimes which have not been resolved and have a Victorian gothic style. Both are insteresting animes. Recommended.
The two have similar setting, comparably of 1930's in a European setting. Both have a petite female lead character and a male companion. You could say both have a slightly gothic air about them and take on the subject of the supernatural but in drastically different ways.
Both of main female characters like books a lot (library is really the place they like), they don't act shy and deal with the mystery, but Dantalian no Shoka is more about supernatural stuff unlike Gosick while last has more detective stuff. You will enjoy to see Europe of the past century with amazing buildings, castles, clothes and overall atmosphere.
Mysteries and a gothic setting put these two commonly in close quarters for good reason. However there similarities do not make these two redundant. I can't imagine you will dislike either if you enjoyed the other.
Both anime have a dark, gothic, mystery feel to them that really gives them depth. I personal think if you like Gosick then Dantalian is your show.
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.
Both of these Anime feature reclusive girls who happen to solve the mysteries around them by gathering the "knowledge" around them and simulating the fragments so that they will eventually come too. Gosick is set between the two World Wars and Kamisama no Memochou is in a modern setting. While the girl in Gosick is actually older then a young girl, both girls have qwirks, one for sweets, the other for stuffed animals. Each one is also very moody and can be disagreeable when they don't get their ways.
Both deal with a reclusive girl and a boy she treats as a combo gofer-assistant solving mysteries. Although the settings and time periods are markedly different, the way the primary characters interact and the involving degree of the cases and character-derived backstory are quite alike.
Alice is similar to Victorica and Narumi is similar to Kujou. And both series are about mysteries.
Both are about solving mysteries. They have similar main characters as well (Victorique = Alice, Kujo = Narumi).
The main difference, I suppose, is that Gosick is set in 1924 whereas Kamisama no Memochou is set in modern times.
-Both Alice and Victorique are similar in that they both are secluded from society
-Both solve mysteries
-and both have assistants, Alice has Narumi and Victorique has Kujo
-Both animes are very good and if you enjoy mysteries being solved then I recommend either you watch both
They both feature detailed detective work, however Kamisama no Memochou is modern whereas Gosick is set in the 20's.
When I watched the first episode of Memo-chou, I felt it was very very similar to Gosick. I mean, look at the female protagonists. Both are bossy loli characters that solve the mysteries. Though Gosick didn't have a cast of characters that assist in solving the mysteries, Memo-chou does, and it successfully introduces them in a forty-five minute first episode. Is that amazing or what?
Also, the male protagonists of of both anime are reluctantly dragged into the mysteries. The art styles aren't that similar, but they have somewhat similar supporting characters as well as main ones.
Ayaka is very similar to Cecile-sensai, as she seems to be the only one able to force Alice to do things that others would be scared of trying.
Although the characters are very similar, there is one solid difference that might put off a few people.
Gosick is more horror-oriented while Kamisama no Memo-chou is more crime and actual detective work.
Despite these differences, I implore you to check out the other. They're both great.
Victorique reconstruct case by reading books and collecting chaos(pieces of information(sometimes are info from the paper or collected by Kujo and sometimes both of them) in a secluded area(library).Yuuko,as a hikkikomori detective,solving case by using internet and information from her helper,Narumi in a secluded area(her bedroom).Both heroine are incredibily smart and has remarkable deductive ability.
•Both are about Mystery
•Both feature a moe/loli female as the main character
•Both have many different settings
○Kamisama no Memochou is more futuristic and modern time wise than Gosick.
Gosick - Detactive work in 1900
Kamisama no Memochou - Detective work in 2011
If you loved Gosick, you will definitely like Kamisama no Memochou!
They both have a loli detective, the plots are quite similar, and Narumi from Kamisama and Kujo from Gosick are the same. So are Victorique and Alice, they both are lolita tsundere.
Girls solves mysteries, something like a female version of Sherlock Holmes. Intelligent, insightful, humorous and with difficulty to express their feelings.
The only difference between them, is Alice (Kamisama no Memochou) is a modern version de Blois Victorique (Gosick)
in both they're trying to solve cases, both protagonist are moe, inteligent and giving lots of explanations :3
Both of them are animes about a "mysterious" girl, which are really good in to crack a case.
Quite similar indeed. Both have a genius female detective, a lead male protagonist that accidentally become the assistant of the detective, and in both anime has similar romance story line.
The only differences is the setting. Both time line and place are different. If you like a story that involve mystery but at the same time has well arranged plot, watch both it.
Both animes are about a girl who gathers pieces of information from mysteries around them and put them together to solve cases. Both girls are exceptionally smart, have very sharp senses, and were both brought up in complete isolation from the outside world.
Moreover, in both animes the girl meets a boy which she has much info about and indirectly asks that boy to help her with her cases except that in Gosick the relationship between both develops more romantically while in the latter, both the boy and the girl remain on friendly terms throughout the TV series.
A big difference between both is that Gosick takes place centuries ago while the latter is more modern like and is where technology plays significant role.
Solving mysteries, a girl with long hair that likes cute things,
Go sick is based oin 1920s while Kamisama no Memochou is more modern,
Both have a male side-kick/assistant who does everything for the girl,
Girl is mainly short with long hair and really smart.
Detective stories = checked
Romance = checked *maybe a litle from Gosick
Lolita Girl = checked
overall the story is quite same, the main character is a girl and they like to solve a mystery and has the boy main character helping them. but the difference is the place setting, for go sick it's victorian style while kamisama no memochou just use the usual setting place in japan. :)
- Both mains are boys who find detective lolis.
- Memu is in a preset age; Gosick is before second world war.
- Both are based on detective work.
If you liked kamisama no memochou then you will love gosick since its better in every aspect.Both have mystery and loli leads
A transfer student meets a smart young girl and they solve mysteries together.
Both Alice and Victorique speak down to Narumi and Kujo while trying to hide their feelings for them.
Both shows can be pretty dark at times but have relatively happy endings.
These two have the genre mystery in common, thrown in with a few 'awkward, possible romantic' situations. Basically, if you like mystery, watch Gosick and Hyouka.
Both anime have the central plot of solve riddles. Hyouka takes place at school environment, and Gosick between the First and Second World Wars. Gosick has more drama and romance, while Hyouka shows you more comedy and slice-of-life (and even moe) aspects. Gosick has a more elaborated plot, but Hyouka has arcs, so it's easier to watch without getting bored.
Both have main character solving mysteries. Both have comedy and romance.
But hyouka have a light atmosphere and feel whereas gosick has dark feel to it.
Both are about child detectives that for the most part only solve mysteries when persuaded.In Hyouka the Main Charcther is the detective while in Gosick the Main Charcther meets the detective and is the one who persuades who to solve mysteries while in Hyouka it's the opposite where the Main Charcther is persuaded by the female lead.Both are very enjoyable and can make you think but in Gosick it's much darker were as Hyouka is mostly every day mysteries.
The atmosphere and the misteries on the two animes are very similar but Gosick are more serius in relation of Hyouka.
Both anime have the central plot of solve riddles. Hyouka takes place at school environment, and Gosick between the First and Second World Wars. Gosick has more drama and romance, while Hyouka shows you more comedy and slice-of-life (and even moe) aspects. Gosick has a more elaborated plot, but Hyouka has arcs, so it's easier to watch without getting bored.
MYSTERY GENRE: The main characters in both shows, Victorique and Houtarou, uses detective style reasoning to solve mysteries. They make detective work sound so easy since they are constantly bored and apathetic towards situations and others.
Both are great mystery/drama shows. In this case Gosick actually has more substance to its story, however this doesn't detract from the quality of Hyouka. Both shows are guaranteed to keep one entertained.
They are pretty much the same.
The smart person is asked to solve a mysterie.
he/she finds clue's, thinks, and solves it.
Both have their funny and exciting moments.
The difference between the two is that Gosick is about real crimes while Hyouka is more about school problems.
Both detectives in these shows have similar traits : laid-back, quiet, lone-wolfs, grumpy, and both have opposite gender sidekicks who are full of curiousities and often urged them to solve mysterious cases.
But the detectives also quite opposite : while Oreki from Hyouka avoid meeting cases because it will spend his energy, Victorique from GOSICK asked her sidekick to find cases for her entertainment.
Nice self-deduction to solve every mystery around them. Besides, they are not very complex so both of them are very enjoyable, yet still enough to make you think :D
"There are things that are really mysterious, so why not investigate these pieces and put them all together." Both of the series follows a main character, who has high intelligence, very logical, and beyond critical thinking, where they solve these mysterious facts and give out there final results. Also, they are somewhat emotionless, who rarely crack a smile, but has a caring side when looking out his/her friend(s).
Gosick takes place in the past where it follows a female character partners up with male character. Hyouka takes place in the present and follows a main male character, with some support of his friends.
They both solve lots or problems
They get help from their friends to solve the problem with different methods
Makes you want to watch more
Has a pinch of romance in it
Both main characters are good at solving mysteries.
Both are of the mystery genre, so if you like making deductions and listening to them, these animes are for you. If you've already watched one, you should definitely watch the other.
Both of the series are about a detective character (Oreki in Hyouka; Victorique in Gosick) solving mysteries that are usually inquired by another friend. Hyouka and Gosick function in small arcs, where one mystery passes, then another comes. However, Gosick definitely has more of an overarching story and seems to connect between the arcs (not to mention the big romance part of it) while Hyouka appears to be more fragmented (and barely any romance). The Setting is also different: Hyouka is mostly in the highschool, while Gosick is set in the entire kingdom. Despite the differences, both series does an excellent job with the mysteries, making them incredibly... addictive to watch (not to mention the amazing graphics as well). If you liked one, you'll probably like the other.
Both Gosick and Hyouka are great mystery anime.
Gosick is set in the early 1920's.
While Hyouka plays of in the modern day.
Only people who find enjoymend in series set around mystery solving will like Hyouka.
That's why i recommend watching Gosick first, to get you in the mood for these kinds of shows.
And to see if the mystery genre is really something for you.
Both anime use logic and deductive reasoning to potentially solve a wide variety of cases that are using small details that have a tendency to be overlooked and as a result it gives the audience insightful but interesting thrillers (a similar effect to the Sherlock Holmes franchise). Hyouka is set in a Japanese high school solving trivial/petty cases while Gosick is set in a European Country with political conflicts after war can be compared to England after WWI solving much larger cases that affect the city. However both give off the same Sherlock Holmes feeling. :)
These two anime focus on solving mysteries that no other person or people can solve.
Gosick revolves around the time of the early 1900s and Hyouka (came from a light novel) in a regular high school. These two anime are very similar with the mysteries that only one person can discover what will happen. After a series of mysteries, the detectives discovers some feelings.
If you liked Hyouka, I recommend watching Gosick. For both anime, the mysteries are sometimes episodic, and sometimes over the course of many episodes. However, if you liked Hyouka for the moe, you won't find nearly as much Gosick.
School kids solving mysteries, but while hyouka solves mysteries like 'who stole the spatula?' gosick's mysteries are much darker. Both have a bit of romance between the male and female protagonists too.
These anime share numerous similarities such as romantic hints plus both revolve around resolving mysteries. If you enjoyed one you will most likely enjoy another.
Both series involve the main characters solving mysteries. As Oreki solves mysteries in Hyouka, Victorique solves them in a similar fashion. Gosick also has a few romantic situations as well. If you like the mystery genre, watch Gosick as well.
They both involve solving multiple mysteries in the beginning of the series and end up with a big thrilling finale!
Both shows happen during the same time period. Main characters in both shows solve crimes and mysteries. There are elements of horror in both as well.
Both are European style; main characters have master-servant relationship.
Has many similar aspects such as:
- Victorian Time
- Short main characters that solve crimes
- A sidekick (Gosick) / Butler (Kuroshitsuji)
- Beautiful animation
same dark atmosphere and great art in both.
the mystery is very much alike
Both are mystery animes, with some horror, set in historical Europe. The animation and historical atmosphere are very well done. They star very cunning and calculating children (Ciel, Victorique). Kuro is more of a shoujo, Gosick is more of a shounen.
Gosick is pretty much Kuroshitsuji for people who want loli tsundere instead of hot butler.
-Kuroshitsuji and Gosick both was telling about a chaos
Both are in Europe in the past ,
Both deal with solving crimes and mysteries .
Kuroshitsuji is set in the Victorian Era and Gosick is set between WWI and WWII, with a few similarities in plots such as a "war that will involve the whole world". Gosick starts off with Victorica solving mysteries and then getting into main plot. Kuroshitsuji is much the same, with Ciel completing various missions for the queen at the start. These two are also used as models or dolls; Victorica as a gothic loli, and Ciel dressed in adorable costumes. They have a loyal black haired companion that would give anything to serve them. These two anime have various dark themes to them, like the occult and smuggling, but make easy viewing for most audiences. I'd say give them both a go, since are also some key differences that keep both titles fresh.
Gosick and Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler are two series that at first glance not too similar but does have quite a lot of similarities such as:
The similar time setting being Victorian.
Similar relationship between the two main protagonists.
Both the main protagonists are stubborn yet an intelligent child with many demands.
Both tells story of the series in a various arcs/sub-plots
Both series has similar artwork.
Both series has a taste of mystery.
Both series has comedy, drama, but also some emotional moments mixed in.
Both of these animes have mystery in them and an older setting, both have some comedy as well as tradgedy, and if you love Ciel, you will like Victorique. Kuroshitsuji did not really have much romance (with the exception of Ciel's fiance), but Gosick does.
Both Gosick and Kuroshitsuji have main characters who help some kind of higher order solve 'unsolvable' mysteries. They also both have main characters who have a helper, in Gosick its a sidekick while in Kuroshitsuji is a butler. Gosick and Kuroshitsuji both are set around the same time period and have that same kind of vibe of something forever dark but somehow funny at the same time. While Gosick has more Romance in it Both are types of anime that will scare you almost half to death but keep you captivated while you are watching blood spill, even if your not the type to like such things. While in Gosick the helper is a human he is called The black Reaper which almost shares a tie into Kuroshitsuji where Sabastion is not a Grimm Reaper but a deamon. As you watch, like I said before, you will become captivated by what is going on even if its watching blood spill, but at the same time you will gain a kind of love for all the characters in them. Lastly both have huge climaxes that make you want to scream for more story and of the charaters in each. (which in Kuroshitsuji happens with the second season.) Hope you enjoy them.
Both series are set in a European style and older timeline which classifies to the genre historical and mystery since the two series also involves several mysteries to be solved. Both main heroines are served and by main guy. In Gosick, Victorique was highly respected and served by Kazuya Kujou but not directly as a butler while in Kuroshitsuji, Ciel was served by Sebastian as a butler.
They are alike, because...
-both involve a shortie being the detective
-they have a victorian style
-both involve the mystery of the MC's parent(s)
-both take place in Europe
-also the MC from Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) and the Heroin from Gosick are similar
Ciel and Victorique are very similar, because...
-they have someone who acts like a servant/protecter to them (a Butler, and a Japanese boy)
-they have a bad past
-they are harsh
-they love sweets
-both have some sort of power
When I started watching Gosick it reminded me of Black Butler. Both shows are about two characters that solve mysteries.
These two series are in the "mystery" side, while Gosick is more of a detective serie more than a "dark theme mystery" like Kuroshitsuji, they both are nice to watch and enjoyable until the last episode.
They are both set as a traveling adventure in old Europe. The relationship between the main 'couples' are very similar, especially in the way the female lead treats the male lead. Both have a fair share of comedy and drama, Gosick is more tragic though (unexpectedly, considering Spice and Wolf feels more mature overall).
Both involve a smart female heroine that uses her wisdom to help the hero. Both are related to mystical beings and wolves. Both are romance anime with a thrilling story.
both set in the past with very similar scenery. Holo and Victorique are both the smarter one in the couple, and like to show it off. Kujo and Lawrence are also similar in that they are lacking in physical prowess, but would still put their lives on the line to protect the girl. i think if you like one, then you'd surely like the other
They have the same feel about them. Complex personalities and beautiful landscapes/character models are what made me love both series.
The relationship between the two main characters is similar to Gosick
Both series involves a setting in the old English times. As such, the feeling that these two titles gives off is similar.
Additionally, the main female protagonist from both series are haughty, cunning, and intelligent as well as being wise for the choices they make throughout certain situations. She also shares an interesting relationship with the main male protagonist in which in the beginning, it seems to be annoyance. However, later on, they become compatible and the two are willing to help each other in whatever ways they can.
Both series carries an adventure like feeling that involves certain cases/situations dealing with thinking rather than action. Of course from that, there is also comedy, drama, and some emotions.
After watching a few episodes of Spice and Wolf, I just thought "Amazing, another anime that gave me the same feeling as watching Gosick." Both of these anime are not set in modern times and they are both in the same geographical location. The first thing I realized was that the interactions between the two main leads are very similar. The females, both are "wolves", are very cunning and shows off how smart they can be. There is the excellent chemistry between the two leads. I wouldn't say it's overly romantic, but there is romance in both anime. Although the male leads do not possess any strong physical ability, they still try to protect their partners. Both anime contain a lot of dialogue and stories that require the audience to actually think about it for a while to understand fully. If you liked one, it is highly recommended that you watch the other.
Both have the same feel between the 2 main leads in the way there relationship develops and there interactions.
"Spice and Wolf" and Gosick are both centered on Europe in the past.In both series a boy meets a "wise wolf" who isnt supposed to move from where they are but the boy takes her out and shows her the outside world. As the series goes on the 2 grow more attached to each other but encounter great problems that may separate them. The characters in both series are very alike and the feeling both give are extremely similar to the other.
Both are about a guy who has a random meeting with a very knowledgeable female lead.Both Are set in older times and both series really on focuses on the couple.Also both relationships in both series seems similar.
If you watched Gosick for the romance/character interactions rather than for the mystery elements(which is the correct way to watch it btw) then I highly recommend Spice and wolf.
The character interactions between the main characters are actually quite similar, although I do personally find the conversations between Holo and Lawrence to be more witty and their relationship more mature.
Also do keep in mind that Spice and Wolf depends less on Moe, whether that is a plus or minus you decide for yourself.
Both anime have strong female character, Victorique and Holo
Both main character accidentally meet the female protagonist
The female character lead at first, but toward end the male is the one who lead
Both anime have sad story
The relationship between the protagonists are really similar (especially the girl main). They both are in a love-hate situation, and is really entertaining.
The only thing that differs is that there is no detective work.
If you liked Toradora you will defiantly like Go sick because the relationship between the two main characters are very similar to Taiga and Ryuji's.
The whole love hate thing. Although the plots are no where near similar. But, Taiga reminded me a lot of Victorique!
Even though Toradora is more Slice of Life whereas Gosick is Mystery, the main characters are really similar: there's a main guy whom eveybody thinks is scary because of his appearance when in reality he's kind-hearted and soft, and a main girl who's tiny but rude and treats the main guy like her servant. The main girl has problems with her father in both anime (though the situations are very different).
It has an adorable girl with an attitude and a boy by the same name who people find scary because of his appearance. They become friends and go on adventures. GOSICK is a scary and midly grusome show though.
In both of the series the main characters have little to no friends since everyone is scared of them.The feelings of the 2 main characters for each other grow stronger as they go through hard times and the boy takes care of the helpless tsundereloli. They are both based on light novels.
LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP: Victorique and Kujou's relationship reminds me so much of Taiga and Ryuuji from Toradora!
Victorique and Taiga are both TSUNDERE characters. They're both abandoned by parents, so they somewhat go through the same childhood experiences.
Kujou and Ryuuji are both responsible individuals as they take care of their opposites and the girls rely on them heavily.
Plots may have been different since Gosick is about mystery and Toradora is just an average highschool story.
These are both romance anime at heart. Though they have very disparate themes, they feel fairly similar. The female main in both are tsunderes, and their relationship with the male main has the same dynamic. If you liked the romantic aspect of this anime, I would really recommend checking this one out as well.
both anime are about short girls, that enjoy bossing a certain male around. GOSICK has a very touching ending, and so does Toradora. Both female protagonist are a little violent and blunt in their behavior.
Both stories have a love-hate relationship and slow romance, though Toradora focuses more on slice-of life-while Gosick focuses more on mystery. (Perhaps the plot is really different from each other.) There are also a lot of similarities between the two main characters.
People are scared of the guys (Ryuuji and Kujo) in both anime, but both care a lot for the girls. The girls (Taiga and Victorique) are both small, long-haired girls who are bossy to the guys. Both also have problems with their father.
Both anime have a similar relationship between the two main characters
Victorique is like a quieter, more refined Taiga, with the same (or more) amount of cuteness
If you liked one of them, your bound to like the other :D
If you liked Taiga and Ryuuji's relationship and personalities then Gosick would be a pretty good match for you. Victorique is just like Taiga. Freakishly long hair, tsundere behavior, and small stature.While Kujou has a similar personality to Ryuuji. A lot of drama and romance too. Both have satisfying endings that can leave you with a tear or two.
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