Ranked #248


Alternative Titles

Japanese: GOSICK -ゴシック-


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


Score: 8.251 (scored by 88,521 users)
Ranked: #2482
Popularity: #150
Members: 188,162
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Nanba, Hitoshi
Nanba, Hitoshi
Director, Storyboard
Haraguchi, Noboru
Haraguchi, Noboru
Sound Director
Tamura, Koutarou
Tamura, Koutarou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kunihiro, Mori
Kunihiro, Mori
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(18/24)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Dark Reaper Finds the Golden Fairy
Kuroi Shinigami wa Kiniro no Yousei wo Mitsukeru (黒い死神は金色の妖精を見つける)
Jan 8, 2011
2 The Souls of the Dead Raise a Shipwreck
Shisha no Tamashii ga Nampasen wo Oshiageru (死者の魂が難破船をおしあげる)
Jan 15, 2011
3 The Hares Break a Promise Under the Morning Sun
Nousagi-tachi wa Asahi no Shita de Yakusoku wo Kawasu (野兎達は朝陽の下で約束をかわす)
Jan 22, 2011
4 The Golden Thread Cuts Through a Passing Moment
Konjiki no Ito wa Tsuka no Ma wo Kirisaku (金色の糸はつかのまを切り裂く)
Jan 29, 2011
5 There's a Mysterious Ghost in the Abandoned Storehouse
Haisouko ni wa Nazo no Yuurei ga Iru (廃倉庫には謎の幽霊がいる)
Feb 5, 2011

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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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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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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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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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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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. 
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Anime: Kamisama no Memochou
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  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Hyouka
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. 
reportRecommended by September
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They both involve solving multiple mysteries in the beginning of the series and end up with a big thrilling finale! 
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Anime: Ookami to Koushinryou
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).  
reportRecommended by Takai
Anime: Toradora!
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. 
reportRecommended by KyonzumiNagato13

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