Thursday, August 4, 2011


Gosick starts out as a light detective story but gradually turns into a dark political thriller.

The main character, Victorique de Blois, is Holmes-like in her ability to solve mysteries from mere "fragments of chaos" as she calls it. Kujou Kazuya, a Japanese foreign student attending the same school, is a perfect Watson: bumbling, not too smart, but good natured to a fault.

As the story reveals more of Victorique's background it becomes apparent that she is connected to dark political forces that are using her abilities for their own ends. It's a compelling story with one flaw: a somewhat muddled ending which has a fairy tale "happily ever after" quality to it.

Inspite of the caveats about the ending, the anime is entertaining and well worth the time.

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