I was curious as to how the anime adaptation turned out for Gosick since I read the first couple chapters of the manga last year.
I’m happy to say the result is quite satisfactory.
The series revolves around Kujou, the third son of a Japanese Imperial solider, and Victorique, a girl who spends all her time at the library and excels at solving mysteries. They wind up being involved in an assortment of detective cases, with the brilliant Victorique being able to solve each one in a heartbeat.
I find the main attraction of Gosick to be Victorique’s past and her interactions with Kujou. The mysteries are interesting in their own way, but it’s obvious who the culprit is very early on. It is also unrealistic how Victorique can perfectly solve a case after only hearing a short description of what happened, but I guess that’s how geniuses are.
The school library itself is quite impressive. It’s a massive tower filled with books and has a central spiral staircase that goes all the way to the top floor where there’s an exotic garden. If only my school had a library like that…