Ranked #258


Alternative Titles

Japanese: GOSICK -ゴシック-


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2011 to Jul 2, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.261 (scored by 73017 users)
Ranked: #2582
Popularity: #135
Members: 150,655
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The 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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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
Haraguchi, Noboru
Sound Director
Matsubayashi, Tadahito
Episode Director, Key Animation
Tamura, Koutarou
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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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Nov 2, 2014
My Wellspring of Wisdom is telling me to review Gosick!
Well here I am, I'm the master of the universe.
From the makers of Sword of the Stranger, FMA: Brotherhood, and Darker than Black sequel. Studio Bones!

Story: 8/10

Gosick is your natural detective tale, love story, slice of life. It is brimming with mystery, set in a fictional European countryside called Saubure (Sauville), adjacent to France and Italy. Its plot follows in the footsteps of Lupin, Detective Conan, Heaven's Memo Pad, hell even Death Note. Our protagonist and deuteragonist is Kujo and Victorique De Blois, respectively. Their mutual friendship eventually blossoms into a partnership.

Art: 7/10

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Mar 6, 2015
~I shall now reconstruct the fragments of chaos...~

A mystery-based anime set in old times? Sounds bland.
Think again.
Gosick is a genuinely interesting, entangled web of thought provoking mystery and emotion. Starting out quite slow with a cliche "mysterious girl meets guy" scenario, i didn't expect to experience great amounts of character attachment. Like many, i came with the assumption that the show would develop into a dramatic crime-busting series, and not much else.
If you hadn't already gathered from my tone, i was obviously wrong in my preconceptions of the show, and here's why...

The mystery genre is often associated with a slow rate of progression, plot-heavy content, read more
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Mar 4, 2015
I rarely ever find myself liking a series or movie about detectives and strange mysteries because I find that they become extremely repetitive, always following the same formula over and over again where your protagonist(s) uses the evidence at a crime scene to solve a crime. What sets Gosick apart from these aformentioned shows is that it isn't entirely focused on the mysteries and detective work but also places a lot of emphasis on the relationship between the main characters, adding a sort of slice-of-life-ish and romantic side to a story which would have otherwise been a more generic detective show.

Story: 8/10

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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.
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.
They both involve solving multiple mysteries in the beginning of the series and end up with a big thrilling finale!
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).
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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.

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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