Posted by psgels on 5 March 2011 with categories: Gosick



Dear police inspector. When someone comes across something he should not have seen, the bad guys will no doubt try their hardest to cover their mistakes up as thorough as possible by denying any sort of involvement. When examining testimonials like that, you should take every statement with a grain of salt. Not just the ones from the obnoxious kid you dislike.

Dear bad guys. When a random guy happens to stumble upon a priceless artifact that you have stolen, you really should get better security and you had better make damn sure that this guy does not have the chance to report EVERYTHING HE SAW to the police. I mean, you’re lucky that the inspector was a moron and all, so that these two stupid acts cancelled each other out.

I’m still not sure what’s up with these two, to be honest. I mean, I guess that the dumber the cast is, the smarter Victorique seems in comparison and all, but she doesn’t really need that. She’s a great character even without some morons around her, and I’d actually argue that if she were surrounded by other characters who at least had some common sense, she’d end up shining even brighter. I at first feared that she was too much of a tsundere, but the past few episodes have made her a very strange tsundere with some… interesting quirks. The previous arc also really did its job and gave her some depth and this episode too was pretty charming due to her catching a cold. Neat way to flesh her out some more.
Rating: * (Good)

4 Responses

  1. tanukichan says:

    Agreed. But what bugged me more about this episode is the girl in the basement. First, it’s not like she was tied up or locked up or anything, why the hell didn’t she just run away? Second, again, she wasn’t tied up or locked up at all, and was randomly found by a random passing guy like Kujou, what are the bad guys thinking? And of course there’s Kujou: did he seriously think that the girl would just crawl back into the box the next time he went there?

    I kinda like this show at first, but the level of stupidity in it just seems to go up every episode to me.

  2. Solaris says:

    I think this show can’t be actually based on Vic’s char alone. That’s actually the only good point up now. Story and chars are quite bad handled. I mean it worked in other shows like Ookami-san, but there wasn’t nothing there except the tsunderich lead. Gosick tries to add a story, but it will all crash on the weight of its own stupidity if they don’t quickly fix it…

  3. Maureen says:

    I don’t know. It sounds like Inspector Unicorn is keeping a lot under his hair. “Their expectations” sounded pretty sinister, and apparently there’s some kind of arranged marriage for him. So he might be receiving political and social pressure from different factions, or he might have known perfectly well that nothing would be there and was pretending to be fooled for lack of reliable backup. There seems to be a lot going on that neither we nor Kujo know about, and a lot of it seems to be happening to Blois.

    I agree that it’s pretty clear Kujo hasn’t read enough detective stories.

  4. hoiut says:

    The girl in the basement, huh? Yeah, Kujou’s pretty naive, but that has no bearing on said girl’s actions. She probably couldn’t leave. Why? Obviously she would have been caught on the way out. Something about the “demons” she was talking about made her seem a bit more odd. Why did she hide in the box in the first place?

    No, it’s clear that if she really wanted to make a bolt for it, she would have. An uncovered box, no shackles, no armed guards. A functional 2-way elevator. A long, straight shot to the door, through legions of baddies.

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  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 05:40 PM)
    And with that post I have been magically removed from the shoutbox blacklist. Praise Ishtar! (knock on wood)
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 05:38 PM)
    I can appreciate the fact that Ore no Twintails shoots from the hip. I think that’s the main reason it’s been such a surprise hit. Ore no Twintails makes no apologies and just single-mindedly pursues its absurd vision. Still, I have to agree with K-Off here, I found it to be more irritating than funny.
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    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 05:10 PM)
    @Aidan I’ll humor you, so I watched it. Honestly, I cannot count how many times I cringed. The main character is annoying as fuck and even with a “screw all” mindset, I wanted to straight up murder everyone in the show.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 04:51 PM)
    @K-Off, don’t put it like that. I find if you enter the sailor moon mindset of screw it lets just go with this (And it is basically a take the piss tokusatsu show)then it’s pretty entertaining. And genuinely funny at times.
    Alright you watch it with the screw logic mindset and see if I am just crazy or if it does have some sort of charm.
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    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 04:44 PM)
    @Aidan You have yourself a newfound fetish.
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    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 04:27 PM)
    Man this Ore no Twintail show is ungodly stupid and silly as hell…yet strangely entertaining. Alright I give up, I can’t figure out why I like this. Let’s mark it guilty pleasure and move on.
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    :-)
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    @Bam I’ve sent you the rough sketch via Deviantart. Don’t expect too much, It’s only done to show the perspective and lighting.
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    @Friend: I’m excited to see it, but unfortunately hadn’t had long access to desktop to draft mine yet :/
    You might wanna leave an indication on yours as to where the shaman goes if you can, that would be great.
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    Woah, that was a long discussion about the Inca O.o
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