Thursday, October 2, 2014

Anime Review: Gosick

Hi everyone, sorry about posting so late I've been sick for a few days now and had a few exams this week.  Now to get down to business this week's topic is Gosick, which follows a high school student in a small European nation during the 1920s as he interacts with a mysterious girl genius. 

The main character is Kazuya Kujo, a Japanese citizen attending boarding school in the small European nation of Saubure.  One day while visiting the massive library tower on campus he finds a doll like girl named Victorique de Blois.  He becomes curious and soon discovers that she is incredibly intelligent, prideful and under house arrest on campus by order of her father, a powerful noble.  Victorique is often called upon by her older brother, a well known police detective, to help solve impossible crimes and she elects to bring Kujo along.  From there the story follows their interactions with each other, the solving of various impossible crimes and the political ploys of the nobility as tensions in Europe begin to rise once again. 

For me the highlights of this series are the relationship between Kazuya and Victorique and the locked room murder style mysteries they solve.  I have heard the series described as loli-goth Sherlock Holmes which accurately captures the mystery aspect of the series.  The series does occasionally get convoluted in terms of the solutions to the cases but this is to be expected and some of the later plot points are not perfectly explained.  Overall the series delivers a satisfying mystery solving experience as well as an enjoyable overarching plot. 

I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys trying to outwit the detectives in mystery novels or is a fan of Sherlock Holmes. 

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