What is there to say about GOSICK?
A normal looking main protagonist, ghost stories, a police inspector with the craziest hair style ever, and a doll-like, goth loli girl with the ability to solve mysteries through logical deduction. Now, this ain’t no Conan, that’s for sure.
The series takes place in what seems to be the early 1900’s in a completely made up country in Europe. The main protagonist, Kazuya Kujo, has just recently transferred from Japan to a highly prestigious school. There he meets Victorique de Blois, the aforementioned loli girl with the ability to dive into a “fountain of wisdom.” Together they solve mysteries and discover new things about each other and themselves.
As I’ve said before, this is not Conan but it might as well. Instead of a red microphone bow and glasses, Victorique has a frilly outfit, a svelte pipe to match, and mystical powers she uses to solve crimes. The development between Kazuya and Victorique would be the only one thing going for GOSICK. Kazuya tries to find his own self apart from his popular older brother. Victorique wants to explore the outside world away from her garden prison atop the school library. I’m sure together they will end up helping each other and become close friends.
Along with regular crime mysteries and such, the occult also makes an appearance. I’m not sure if there is some deeper plot that goes into the occult theme, or if the writers are just using it as a means of executing the story since the setting the characters are in love that stuff. But I do know that Bones, the animation studio doing GOSICK, does quality work and are particular about what series they choose. I’ll be looking forward to how things progress in episode 2 and onwards.
The GOSICK Opening is one of my favorite openings this winter season.