Gosick

Gosick

  • TV-MA
  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.4  (1,038)

What would happen if Sherlock were to transforms into a tiny young woman? He'd become the mystery-solving Victorique du Blois from "Gosick," an anime focusing on a series of mysteries around a school and its surrounding population. While most anime shows are based on comics, "Gosick" is based on a number of novels; the original series was written by Japanese author Kazuki Sakuraba. The show is about Kazuya Kujo, a son of a Japanese soldier living in 1924. After dropping his military school duties and responsibilities to study abroad, the young man finds himself at St. Margeurite Academy, a place shrouded in mystery and local folklore. While investigating the "golden fairy" that supposedly haunts the school's enormous library, Kujo finds Victorique dwelling at the top of the library. A pint-sized girl with extremely long hair, a sweet-tooth, and an aptitude for solving mysteries (even smoking a pipe as she thinks and reveals the truth of each mystery), Victorique bonds with Kujo - though she continues to show affection through the show by calling Kujo a number of names and speaking down on him as she solves the various mysteries the two characters are dragged into. It's as the show progresses that Kujo learns more about Victorique - where her brilliance comes from, why she avoids people at all costs, why she is essentially a prisoner within the very school she's enrolled it, and, as his adventures with Victorique draw to a close, what it means to fight to survive. The show's episodes are a mix of story-driven and stand alone mysteries; what unites these two types of episodes is the fact that each one highlights the evolving relationship between the two main characters. In addition to its mingling cast of notably brilliant and average characters, the world in "Gosick" is a world where legends and lore are a strange mix of fact and fiction. It's filled with secrets, many of which are dark and twisted; it is, in many ways, a fine blend of a silly comedy and decent melodrama.

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Seasons
Eternity is Seen Over the Reaper's Shoulder
12. Eternity is Seen Over the Reaper's Shoulder
July 1, 2011
With the help of Brian Roscoe, Victorique evades her pursuers and escapes Saubure. As war breaks out, Kujo joins the Japanese army. Letter after letter, he writes to Victorique. Will they be reunited in the end?
Checkmate is Called on a Gray Chess Board
11. Checkmate is Called on a Gray Chess Board
June 24, 2011
After exposing the Minister of Science and his secret plans, the Marquis rises to power and pushes Saubure toward a military alliance with Germany. But Victorique's mother, Cordelia, has other plans.
A Christmas Carol Hangs Happiness by the Window
10. A Christmas Carol Hangs Happiness by the Window
June 17, 2011
After Kujo receives a Christmas gift from Victorique, soldiers seize him—intent on removing him, along with all foreigners, from the country under the king's orders. When Kujo escapes, is it only to flee into the clutches of a more devious faction?
The Holy Night Bell Drives the Hour Onward
9. The Holy Night Bell Drives the Hour Onward
June 10, 2011
Armed with knowledge gained from Nicole Lulu's grave and watching the play from a box seat, Victorique reveals how the Queen's death was executed and covered up. But does Victorique know more than she tells Grevil?
Guided by the Phantom of the Phantom
8. Guided by the Phantom of the Phantom
June 3, 2011
As Victorique is escorted into a room below the theater filled with old articles and clippings, the Marquis demands she solve the unsolved murder of Coco Rose, the Queen. Kujo aids her by independently rounding up clues around a missing dancer.
The Rosy Life is Buried Under a New Snow
7. The Rosy Life is Buried Under a New Snow
May 27, 2011
The Marquis arranges for a performance of the Blue Rose of Saubreme to draw out Cordelia. While Cordelia recollects her past, Victorique is summoned by the Marquis to solve the unsolved mystery behind Coco Rose, the Queen of Saubure.
The Obsidian Train Carries Numerous Lies
6. The Obsidian Train Carries Numerous Lies
May 20, 2011
Victorique and Kujo find themselves in the middle of a bloody feud between the Ministry of the Occult and the Royal Science Academy of Saubure. In a train headed toward disaster, how will the friends save themselves and everyone aboard?
The Box Rests in the Spiral Labyrinth
5. The Box Rests in the Spiral Labyrinth
May 13, 2011
Two people are murdered in the midst of an illusionist performance. Cordelia, Victorique's mother, gives Kujo a keepsake and a riddle for her daughter to solve. And Kujo confronts the Marquis, Victorique's father.
The Fly-Headed Mary Caused the Fall
4. The Fly-Headed Mary Caused the Fall
May 6, 2011
Kujo is shocked to discover that the Marquis has moved his daughter, Victorique, to a convent in Lithuania. With the inspector's assistance, Kujo travels there to rescue her when he learns of an unusual performance and a bigger political plot.
The Two Monsters Form a Bond
3. The Two Monsters Form a Bond
April 29, 2011
Kujo has an unsettling encounter with an associate of Victorique's mother. Later, Victorique ushers everyone inside the tower to unravel the murders and mystery of the missing alchemist.
The Ill-Tempered Frill Condemns the Farting Newt
2. The Ill-Tempered Frill Condemns the Farting Newt
April 22, 2011
Ms. Cecil coaxes Victorique into the classroom to meet her peers where she has an altercation with Avril. Together—but not without friction—Victorique, Avril, and Kujo dive deeper into the mystery of the deaths in the alchemist's tower.
The Fool Names His Own Spokesman
1. The Fool Names His Own Spokesman
April 15, 2011
Avril leads Kujo into a forbidden clock tower and tells him the ghost story of the alchemist who is said to haunt it. Later, Kujo follows a stranger into the clock tower and witnesses his mysterious death.
Description

What would happen if Sherlock were to transforms into a tiny young woman? He'd become the mystery-solving Victorique du Blois from "Gosick," an anime focusing on a series of mysteries around a school and its surrounding population.

While most anime shows are based on comics, "Gosick" is based on a number of novels; the original series was written by Japanese author Kazuki Sakuraba. The show is about Kazuya Kujo, a son of a Japanese soldier living in 1924. After dropping his military school duties and responsibilities to study abroad, the young man finds himself at St. Margeurite Academy, a place shrouded in mystery and local folklore. While investigating the "golden fairy" that supposedly haunts the school's enormous library, Kujo finds Victorique dwelling at the top of the library. A pint-sized girl with extremely long hair, a sweet-tooth, and an aptitude for solving mysteries (even smoking a pipe as she thinks and reveals the truth of each mystery), Victorique bonds with Kujo - though she continues to show affection through the show by calling Kujo a number of names and speaking down on him as she solves the various mysteries the two characters are dragged into. It's as the show progresses that Kujo learns more about Victorique - where her brilliance comes from, why she avoids people at all costs, why she is essentially a prisoner within the very school she's enrolled it, and, as his adventures with Victorique draw to a close, what it means to fight to survive.

The show's episodes are a mix of story-driven and stand alone mysteries; what unites these two types of episodes is the fact that each one highlights the evolving relationship between the two main characters. In addition to its mingling cast of notably brilliant and average characters, the world in "Gosick" is a world where legends and lore are a strange mix of fact and fiction. It's filled with secrets, many of which are dark and twisted; it is, in many ways, a fine blend of a silly comedy and decent melodrama.Gosick is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (36 episodes). The series first aired on January 7, 2011.

Gosick is available for streaming on the Kadokawa Pictures Inc. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gosick on demand at Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Crunchyroll.

  • Premiere Date
    January 7, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (1,038)