Gosick was originally a Japanese light novel series by Kazuki Sakuraba. Set in a fictional European country in 1924, the
story is centered around two young students named Victorique and Kazuya.
Victorique is a mysterious, brilliant girl who only leaves the library to sleep. Hidden from the outside world by her family since birth, Victorique is as physically and emotionally small and fragile as her brain is huge and complex.
As the third son of an Imperial soldier of Japan, Kazuya has always lived in the shadow of his father and his brothers, wondering if he will ever have enough strength and muster to protect anyone.
Kazuya relies on Victorique's mind to solve difficult mysteries. Kazuya has to keep both of them alive long enough to solve the mysteries and present the solution to the authorities.
As a pretty diversion, you can enjoy Gosick without hesitation. To think that Gosick isn't a great mystery series because it debuts with Victorique clears the first murder of the series too quickly could jeopardize its own merit. Still, nearly every episode features its own mystery story and folklore, too, and a classic one at that, but it is still cast within the overall context of a larger story. In addition to being cute as a button, Victorique also has an immediate and adorable rapport with the hapless, though not helpless, Kazuya, who in turn provides a light counterpoint to the often grim events surrounding them.
The sleuthing is ultimately a sideshow though. Gosick is a thriller at heart, and thrill it does.
I liked this anime because of the heroine, Victorique, who's a female version of Sherlock Holmes. I also liked that the anime is set in the Victorian era, which I love, and that heroine is a bookworm <3 I guess you could say this anime has a little bit of horror mixed in, since the heroine and friend spend their days solving crimes and mysteries. I recommend it a lot if you like the mystery and horror genre. I haven't finished watching it so my rating might change later ^.~Miss-chan rated 9.50:
intelligent and clean, without much stalling on the cases. The story is told in 1924, so the animators did a wonderful thing with the wardrobe, making awesome clothes for the characters. Victorique is an epic character, and around her a lot of mystery is involved, especially when there are a large number of deaths of minor characters on the story, but she remains fully rational. But then she doed have her childish and cute moments a little bit too often around Kujo, so it looks like a light romance novel. Anyways, the story goes in deep in her and we see some of the solved cases intertwined, and from mystery, the plot develops to drama and action, with a surprising ending. I loved so much the first case, that I raised my expectations too high, making the rest of the story kind of lame, but that was my problem, cause if you analyze it really well, for the mystery lovers, the story was flawless.orange-lisa rated 6.25:
Mystery, with a bizarre protagonist and a plot that is a bit pretentious, where some good stories get lost, wasted in
unnecessary frills, with characters not interesting at all. It gets particularly on my nerves Kujo that go around the
whole academy screaming “Victorika!” (because that is how the french Victorique is read, apparently) at least ten
times in each episode. And of course, Victorique is strange, as the duty of every self-respecting hero. Even the setting
is not that good: the academy is very cold and all the buildings are excessively large and isolated in the midst of huge
empty meadows. I was not particularly impressed with the musics, and in general, saving some parts of the plot quite
interesting, everything is pretty mediocre.
VICTORIQUE DE BLOIS: “If you’re a gentleman, maybe I’m a goddess.”
I really like the animation of this anime.The story was full of thrills it was really good.Near the ending episodes many unexpected things happened.The ending went out of what I thought it would be and it was beautiful.chiara rated 8.00:
A very nice version from the ever famous detective duo watson&holmes in the main roles a Japanese transfer student and a highly intelligent but clumsy at normal things, blond, fairy-like loli girl living in the library of a private school with a preference for sweets and always searching for mysteries to solve to relieve her boredom. I don't know why the Japaneses seem to invent European countries which aren't existing but the criminal cases are interesting and take place in the early twentys of the 20th century. I'm glad to see again a nice detective story with funny characters and their own peculiarities.