Gosick – First Impressions

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…

Rating: Good

12 Comments to “Gosick – First Impressions”

  1. Valence says:

    The mysteries? Intriguing? Already?

    The first arc wasn’t really satisfactory in my eyes, sort of obvious who was who and what was what, but I hope the next arc gets more exciting =D

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    Reltair Reply:

    The premise of the mystery was interesting, but yeah it was too obvious. I think the next arc should be better.

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  2. LG says:

    Every time I see this anime on my blogroll (which has been a lot lately, or so it seems), I find myself puzzling through the title. Maybe I’m just slow, but does Gosick = Gothic?

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    Reltair Reply:

    I’m not sure where the title came from, but my guess would be it has something to do with Gothic.

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  3. I want to go to that library. It’s amazing and all. I could live there.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Haha, yeah. I hope they show more of the other floors of the library later on instead of just the top floor.

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  4. Yi says:

    “I find the main attraction of Gosick to be Victoriqueโ€™s past and her interactions with Kujou.”
    Same here. The mysteries and the plots are mostly pretty bland, but Victorique is very interesting… and super adorable.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Ah, I forgot to talk about Victorique’s personality. She is indeed adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. LG says:

    I finally watched this series. I thought it might turn out to be little more than a series of relatively unrelated mystery arcs, and that’s what it seemed like it was at first. Even if it had been, I was hooked anyway. I loved how bits and pieces of those various mysteries came up again, though. I cried my way through the last few episodes and was SO worried about the tragic ending I just knew was coming. While the ending wasn’t what everything in the series had been pointing towards, I can’t say I’m too upset about that.

    Kujo and Victorique are so cute together. ๐Ÿ™‚ And, I agree, I would have liked a library like that at my school, too. I can’t believe hardly anyone ever went there. I’d be there all the time. Of course, if I actually had to do any research and find specific books, I’d probably whine and say stuff like “Aw man, I have to go THAT far up to get the book I need?!”

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    Reltair Reply:

    I’m glad to hear you liked it. I forget why I stopped watching the series after I was 1/3rd through, but I need to pick it up again. >_<

    Haha, that's what the exclusive elevator is for right? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. LG says:

    Oh, do try to finish it! The last three or four episodes were my favorite, but then I love loads of relationship drama, and those episodes were when it all came together.

    I felt sorry for Kujo that Victorique made him use the stairs almost the entire series. It must have been fantastic exercise, though.

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    Reltair Reply:

    I just finished it today. The final episodes were good since I like seeing things work out in the end. ๐Ÿ™‚

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