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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: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bones
Source: Light novel
Genres: MysteryMystery, HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 185199185,199 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #326
Members: 443,520
Favorites: 7,715


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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
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. 
report Recommended by September
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  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
They both involve solving multiple mysteries in the beginning of the series and end up with a big thrilling finale! 
report Recommended by GeniusofIron
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).  
report Recommended by Takai
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. 
report Recommended by KyonzumiNagato13
Little children solving cases one after another. While the first one is originally a High School student turned to a boy due to a drug and the second one is purely loli with a dark past, both anime still portrays cases in which needs to solving that range from murder, conspiracy, a black organization and more. 
report Recommended by tsubasa00kurenai
Gothic animation revolving around mysteries involving the supernatural whether it be real supernatural or not. The designs are detailed and the story arcs pull one in. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
These are Gothic tales dealing with the tale of a rabbit that brings fear into the minds of the people said rabbit comes across. The time eras are similar too and there is the mystery element. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both of these anime involve a very simular style. The clothing worn by the characters is very Victorian age, one series taking place during such an era and the other being influenced by said era. Both involve mystery, though Umineko runs more long the lines of actually having supernatural overrtone, while Gosick has a supernatural undertone. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
A person comes from Japan to Europe and they end up dealing with the cultural differences between their country and the one they are visiting. On top of this the people around them learn about the cultural differences too. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both these anime involve solving supernatural mystery (singular for death note, plural for gosick) The differences show where the super smart protagonist is male in Death Note but female in Gosick. Victorique has wierd habits and solves mysteries insanely fast and police often rely on her, just like L. She also only takes cases that interest her, just like L. Also Gosick is told from protagonist point of view, where as Death Note is told from antagonist point of view (mostly) 
report Recommended by -FlameHaze-
Victorique and Shinku have really similiar personality and they look alike but Shinku is fighter and Victorique is reconstructing chaos :3 
report Recommended by Nagami
a little scary, arcs span multiple episodes,cases are really mysterious and interesting 
report Recommended by leslie7622
The young blond girl are similar in personality and in the way they talk. 
report Recommended by pyroblage
Both are mystery anime and have a very similar atmosphere. The main protagonists, a female genius and a soft-hearted but brave supporting male student solve mysterious cases. Though every episode greets us with yet another mystery there is a clear secret around the main character Sakurako, as we had it in Gosick with little Victorique. The main female protagonists act very similar; sometimes they are very honest and concentrated on the case, other times they act childish, especially while having an argument with the male protagonist. An amazing detail to notice is the way both Sakurako and Victorique solve those mysteries. Victorique gathers her 'fragments of  read more 
report Recommended by Ermintrude
I must say that both these series have a lot in common, not only from the general "detective" style case solving but a whole lot more from having characters to atmosphere, to even the pacing of episode and story details. Having an anime where a full episode can be filled by the main character just talking very technical without it getting boring is an amazing something in any form of media. And that's what I directly found that it had a great similarity for me to Gosick and the other way around. Both anime franchises are therefor really close and have a great similar setting! 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
The anime style is Gothic, the genre is mystery, specifically dealing with a high school detective. There is a lot of angst and wonderment about whether the canon characters will live or die. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Boku dake ga Inai Machi involves a main male character who is working things out mostly by himself and solving a mystery. It is suspenseful and psychological. Gosick is similar in the aspect that there is a main male character, and there are many mysteries to be solved, although the main character does not do it alone. Time is a key element in both shows, and flashbacks and other imaginings are common in Gosick. Some female characters show resemblance in both shows, and one of the only major differences is the time setting.  
report Recommended by cleokei
They both contain a male protagonist who is in love with the girl and helps her out with her journey. Both contain hilarious comedy and are incredibly funny. Both of the female protagonists are unsure about the the guy at first. I can't quite fit the similarities in this paragraph with out it being a page long. If you liked one, I guarantee you'll love the other.  
report Recommended by GraveDigger96
Although the plots differ quite a bit, both shows have girls who don't quite fit in with the rest of society. These girls slowly change as they become friends and develop a relationship with the male protagonists. Also, the male and female protagonists must overcome some sort of adversity together near the end of the show. 
report Recommended by gombo
Both stories are dark Gothic tales looking into whether Murders are really caused by the supernatural or if there is a real life murderer involved. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
The stories take place during the same time period. Two sides comprised science and supernatural duke it out see who would survive. Each character has it's own charm as well. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both Anime deal with the World Wars. Both have a Gothic style to them. Both deal with things outside of the characters hands despite the fact they try to stop the dark events from occuring. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both series' selling point is their female leads, Victorique and Yuuko Both series are mysterious and unravel as the show progresses Both will pull on your heartstrings towards the end 
report Recommended by ZachM
>Loli and Shouta detectives >Case solving though Ranpo Kitan is kinda crazy >Similar atmosphere (Both MCs are irritating in a way.) 
report Recommended by guddi
While in danganronpa the characters fight to survive and get out of a Life or dead game in which they need to solve the mysteries behind the deads that occur in a school where they are arrested Gosick happens in a school of a foreign country where the main character meets a young blond haired girl who's a big detective and together they solve the mysteries about old legends and crimes. Both are worth watching and have lots of mystery 
report Recommended by AlfaCielx
Both shana clone, kuudere/tsundere female characters with male nice guy love interests. An extremely similar dynamic between the two main characters, with a more dominating female. Inu X Bokuu SS is more of an Urban Fantasy in modern day japan, while Gosick is a historical mystery set in Europe. Inu X Bokuu SS has more action and romance and is a bit funnier, with Gosick being more serious.  
report Recommended by noirgrimoir
Both anime share a series of intricate mystery theme and slight hint of romance, with a main lead who finds himself unexpectedly fascinated by an enigmatic girl (Victorique/Fremy). Victorique and Fremy share a similar dismissing personality towards others, which we slowly see evolve. 
report Recommended by K-Shuun
-both main characters wear lolita fashion -both anime are supposed to be mysterious 
report Recommended by ViolaaFox
-The timeline -The male protoganist goes to a foreign country to study -GoSick provides mystery while Kikou Shoujo provides Action 
report Recommended by jasminetea1997
They may seem different at first but both I find both series share a surprisingly amount of similarities. Taking place in a more old age setting, the main male protagonists are both clever, intelligent, and has courage to fight for what they believe in. Their encounter with the female protagonist can be interpreted as peculiar yet seems like fate. Additionally, there is a solid degree of comedy in both series.  
report Recommended by Stark700
If you want a story set in somewhat of a Victorian London look no further Gosick and Princess Principal are the best anime for you. Gosick is full of intriguing mysteries and Princess Principal is all about the spy action. 
report Recommended by JokerDBlue
Both of the stories have young children solving cases beyond adult capabilities. Although Labyrinth does contain more fantasy, they have similar plot lines and anyone who enjoyed Gosick will most likely enjoy Labyrinth too. 
report Recommended by Trademarkcomplex
After seeing 5 minutes of Gosick i was reminded of Occult academy. If you like Occult ( ghost stories, and such) you should like both of them. Both take place in school too. 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Both of these Anime are about young females involved in the solving of mysteries and both are strong leads. They also take place around a similar time period. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
The story lines deal with relatively the same time period or time period styles. It also has a girl who tries to solve some of the supernatural mysteries that occur around her. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
First of all, it's all about the suspense and the atmosphere of the anime! The creepiness and awesomeness and all the exciting mysteries and... ah! *fakes cough* What I mean to say it, they're both amazing ;3 
report Recommended by seaintheclouds
The two pass in the twentieth century, with many references of the time that are great, is very visible even in the design in the characters. Both have reference in alchemy, in the political and philosophical questions They have a great soundtrack and animation, it makes sense, the two are from Bones studio, which is simply one of the best. The protagonists are very captivating, you can get attached easily with the brothers Elric and Victorique, are blond, have a difficult past and are tsunderes (this term serves male characters). Conclusion: the two are incredible animes, if you worshiped Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, see Gosick who will not regret it. 
report Recommended by Lilica_Chan64
Both of them take place almost in the same time period (Gosick: 1924, Yuukoku no Moriarty: 1893) and they are both mystery, historical, crime-solving series that also portray the noble's cruelty 
report Recommended by fuck_my_life_707
Both have a very similar vibe, in art style (Victorian & European influence), premise of mystery and adventure. 
report Recommended by Namenames
like i said in soredemo sekai, gosick is male lead its also rom com,drama,mystery gosick is one of my most favourite anime that i may rewatch more and more. i highly recommend this anime to all otaku, this anime is worth a million just watch first 5 episodes you will become addicted to this gosick comes in my #1 recommendation list even if you dont like romance i still recommend this anime. and if you feel the emotions in this anime just message me about how you felt.  
report Recommended by Twilight_rose
Both have a very similar feel to them in similar settings with somewhat similar and driven characters. 
report Recommended by xXnicki1Xx
When I see Charlotte, it reminds me of Gosick; They make a pair. 1. Brings resolution in the end. 2. The animation is high quality. 3. Roughly the same rating. Gosick has 8.14 and Charlotte 7.83. 
report Recommended by BucketOfOpinions
Both stories have a girl character that have amazing abilities and are initially viewed as only "tools" to be used by others. They meet a boy and they find out that they are more than that. The boys both try to protect her but sometimes fails; they have a good heart but not much strength. The stories fall into the genre of romance and a decent amount of action. 
report Recommended by Zomus
Both about solving mysteries, the smartest one is the female MC and the story goes in a comedy vibe. 
report Recommended by iShambles
If you liked Lelouch Lamperouge as a character, you'll probably like Victorique de Blois as well. She's a nice character whose is very intelligent and better of all - she's moe. Very moe. Although she is more near to Lawliet from Death Note it's also some enjoyable motivation to watch Gosick. 
report Recommended by TheMNZ
*Both give a similar vibe... *Both take place in an earlier time during a war... *Both protagonists (Violet & Victorica) come to terms with their feelings as the series goes on... *Similar art style *Both series are a masterpiece from a story and art point of view 
report Recommended by TheHachimann12
-Both anime take place in a highly prestigious private school -Both feature a mysterious European girl and a somewhat naive but brave and honest Japanese boy 
report Recommended by Kirety
Oh, the two share such poetic premise of a seemingly lost man fatefully meeting a girl in a place that represents their entire relationship: one a clock tower, the other in an island shoreline. While the two have different settings, one in wartime and the other in modern era, the development is surely reminiscent to each other. Moreover, both share the prospect of romance that is bound to brave even the harshest waves of time and coincidence. 
report Recommended by AlexPaulLEWZ
Both have precious romance, a very dramatic story that will fill your room with tears and a very sadful way to explain how cruel this world is. Also, the romance in both series is very similar, in some ways that I can't tell because it would be spoiler. 
report Recommended by SuzuMine-chan
A prequel to the best anime series ever. With a touch of a mystery it is quite as interesting as Gosick. Give it a try. And don't forget to check out the main series which are even better. 
report Recommended by Diana_Sofia
Both include mysteries, action (not as much as Nijuu, but enough) and adventure. Just like how the littlest details are important to figuring out the mystery in Nijuu Mensou, the same goes with Gosick. Both are set the 1900s (Nijuu Mensou-1950s/Gosick-1924) and have. The main reason why I recommended Gosick is because they're alike in several ways and keeps you on your toes when you're watching the Anime. (Just like in the Pandora Hearts Manga) Literally every detail contributes to working out the mystery. Also, Gosick is cute. Who doesn't think a 5' 0", almost doll-like, girl with very long blonde hair and emerald eyes with a tsundere personality isn't cute?! 
report Recommended by DerekBread
If you are looking for a series that will make you weep at the end then this is the anime for you. I say, Sunday Without God and Gosick are similar because: 1.) They somewhat have the same atmosphere. 2.) There is at least one character that makes you laugh. 3.) At least one character that has great determination. 4.) Both make you weep at the end (not telling why)  
report Recommended by HeyHarp
while watching re:zero, the atmosphere reminds me of gosick. Both anime are dark and it gives you a mind blowing experience :D Good for overnight marathon :D enjoy! 
report Recommended by Luuji222
-Mystery solving -Violence scenes -Climax 
report Recommended by KurtDexter
Both are mystery anime. Gosick is more of a historical fiction but both the main characters are faced with many challenges and slowly become inseparable.  
report Recommended by fangirlof-it-all
Both anime follow a blonde, petite girl detective as she encounters and solves various cases. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both are rather similar to period pieces. While FMA focuses largely on shounen aspects, Gosick airs more closely to the political aspects. Both have elements of suspense and mystery- Gosick specifically is a mystery in itself, but the sense of suspense which pervades throughout the course of both shows is very similar.  
report Recommended by greatsailorman
They both have the same mysterious vibe, but it seems the cases will take more episodes to be solved in Vatican Kiseki. Give it a try if you liked Gosick. 
report Recommended by MikeProject
Both are in Europe in the past , Both deal with solving crimes and mysteries .  
report Recommended by randa_elbehery
Fairy Tales, the occult and the 2WW in a semi European setting. In both shows the main couples relationship is very important for the plot.  
report Recommended by teaknight
both have a very short protagonist in both she is unsocial but in gosick the heroine is a genious detective girl who is stubborn,cute and hard to handle while in hiyokoi she is shy and cute gosick is more serious while hiyokoi is light  
report Recommended by setogirl2
We have two UN-feeling girls who solve supernatural cases though Miyu has powers and is a vampire. The two shows have a dark theme center around it no happy ending just suspenseful and strange, In Gosick their is more of a duo effort in solving cases while in Vampire Princess Miyu she mostly solves her cases on her own with the occasional guide of Larva.  
report Recommended by bunnij
A guy taking care of a young girl and fighting to protect her. She initially behaves like high-class uptight girl, but together they experience many adventures and come to rely on each other. Also both involve powerful families and the secrets within them. Besides Aoi Yuuki is the voice actor for both Victorique and Murasaki. 
report Recommended by deepdraft
Two shows in very different genres/tones - but at their core both have a plot structured around a duo solving smaller problems (games/mysteries) within a larger game/mystery. The female leads are very analogous. 
report Recommended by kinuyasha2
Boy meets a girl and falls in love with her,cares for her and tends to worry for her. Both romances,and mystery!enjoy 
report Recommended by RosyXkid
Both animes have reference to jouga wolves and are generally dark. 
report Recommended by misa98765
Both Main characters Get separated by warfare. Both Anime have the leading characters in love. Throughout the story you get the same Vibe, from the two leading characters.  
report Recommended by speedy
First would be how both the main characters, Victorique and Cossette have similarities in terms of outer appearances(dark-lolitas) so there would be instances that they give strong similar aura around them so as for Kujou and Eiri. Second is that both animes also have elements of romance and mysterious/dark stories around them though Cossette no Shouzou is indeed a more serious type of storyline. -Nevertheless both of the anime are very interesting and is worth the watch for fans who love the same genre of Cossette no Shouzou or Gosick. 
report Recommended by Imai
Boy & Girl pair of doing detective things (both girls are smarter than the guys to solve the case). Both are mystery genre, not detective genre. 
report Recommended by tsubasalover
Both of these are Gothic styled mystery story lines. Kindaichi is a classic among mystery manga while Gosick uses classic myths from the area to move the mysteries involved. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both feature female protaganasts who try to solve mysteries that seem supernatural but really are not. Or are they? 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
It starts like a mystery-solving episodic story based on deduction where everything ends OK, but as far as the show goes on some mysterious power appear little by little, maybe some secret organization or a person that chases our characters, and is somehow connected with some of the characters' past. Gosick isn't even half-aired yet, though we saw some glimpses of the evil guy, and he seems to be similar to TanteiGakuenQ's 
report Recommended by SuperSamos
Both main female character has high deductive skills & can think logically.Gosick focus at solving normal cases but Denpa cases were solved by the main character by analyze the perspective,the tendency of the criminal's behaviour and their mind. 
report Recommended by groundfish
Both are at 20.century and both girls are cute. guys are both dark skinned and dark haired. when i watched gosick i remebered that its very similar to chrono crusade.. WATCH THOSE AND U WILL SEE!!!! 
report Recommended by Lene-chan
Both have the same feel between the 2 main leads in the way there relationship develops and there interactions. 
report Recommended by simplyunsure
It has the same atmosphere. Both anime are about a tiny girl that feels lost in her own small world, until one day they are found by a boy that will help them.  
report Recommended by kawaiikotomi
Both have the same feel of atmosphere around them. Where Gosick works more on detective and the supernatural. While Emma it's more focused around a love story. 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Both have the same feel of atmosphere around them. Gosick works more on detective and the supernatural while with Emma, it's more focused around a love story. 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Detective/Case solving with a slight supernatural power to solve each case. 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Both animes have very strong minded and dangerous female protagonists, as well as pushed around but still loyal male companions. 
report Recommended by nomnomking
I couldn't help but notice that both of these series involve mysteries with partners. In this case, Gosick has our main heroine Victorique and her partner while Phi: Brain has Kaito and Nonoha. The setting is a bit different but the mystery theme involving solving problems remain similar.  
report Recommended by Stark700
- Both have a similar historical setting of european countries - Magic is present in both worlds - MCs have to solve various mysteries  
report Recommended by Hatsuyuki
Both are about high school detectives and their assistants helping them to solve crimes. But Gosick is set in Europe in 1924 and has a darker feel than Karakuri Zoushi taking place in modern japan. 
report Recommended by IntroverTurtle
Well Sket Dance is mainly a mystery. It's about a club that solves problems. If you liked the romance in Gosick, there are a few episodes in Sket Dance with lots of romance. Also, some of the characters are alike. 
report Recommended by 8silverstream8
Both are fast-paced and important scenes are revealed near the end. 
report Recommended by crystal014
Both have "people" solving mysteries with a supernatural aspect to the mysteries 
report Recommended by Lpandfm
Both series have dark lolita/gothic main characters and have a dark atmosphere. 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh