I've been watching first episodes of anime on Crunchyroll today and what got my attention was this show called "Gosick".
"Gosick takes place in 1924 in a small, French-speaking fictional European country of Sauville nestled beside the alps. The story centers on Kazuya Kujo, the third son of a high ranking officer of Japanese Imperial Army, who is a transfer student to St. Marguerite Academy, where urban legends and horror stories are all the rage. There he meets Victorique, a mysterious yet beautiful and brilliant girl who never comes to class and spends her days reading the entire content of the library or solving mysteries that even detectives can't solve. The series mostly focuses on Kazuya and Victorique getting involved in different mystery cases and their struggle to solve them, at the same time forming important bonds with different people."
Gosick has a Detective Conan feel to it but still it's distinctive. I like the drawing. I love the setting. Love-love-love the opening song ("Destin Histoire")! I also love the chemistry between Kazuya and Victorique. They just made it to my favorite anime couples list. Victorique is sooo kawaii! She reminds me of L from Death Note because she's also a genius and she eats as much sweets. Her hair is absolutely gorgeous! She's like Rapunzel but cuter. =)
Although I got this clip from the intro-video, my favorite quote in the first episode was:
Hah! Boredom is also my archenemy. So I imagine myself to be Victorique and Naldo to be Kazuya. But thinking about it... Naldo is the genius one. Wait, wait - I have a sweet tooth so yeah... I can still be Victorique. Yay! Hahaha! Imagination. Don't you just love that word?
Anyway, my favorite episode is Ep. 8 "Howling Echoes from the Kingdom of the Past." If you watch Gosick, you'll understand why. I can't believe I watched the whole series (24 episodes) straight in a day.
So if you like detective stories in anime, then you might just like "Gosick". Have a great Friday!
p.s We don't own the images. All rights reserved to the creators/writers of Gosick.
tags: Anime, Gosick, Kazuya Kujo, Victorique de Blois, detective anime