Posted on 5 June 2011 with categories: Gosick



And so much for the “Kujou is stupid” in this series. With this, he’s just become “not as bright as Victorique”, which is how it should have been at the start. This episode shows him actually investigating, using his head and going after clues. That’s what a good Watson should do, compared to his parrot-like role in the first half of this series. The teacher meanwhile still is a moron, but at least she’s a moron who doesn’t get in the way this time.

In any case though, this again was an excellent episode in terms of build-up. Kuji vs Victorique was used really well for that. The distance between Kujou and Victorique has been a major theme throughout the series, and here is where that really paid off with Victorique believing that Kujou’s involvement would only make her father put her back into that damn castle of his.

With four episodes left, the Coco Rose mystery will probably be the prelude to the finale. Here it’s going to be up to Mari Okada again to correctly plan the ending and make it fit into these 24 episodes. With this series in particular there should be no excuse, because some episodes in the middle could easily have been cut in order to fit the finale in.

I’m expecting a lot out of it, though, with such an amazing lead-up. Especially the occult roots around Marquis de Blois are interesting here: this show has consistently debunked any hint to the supernatural as mere tricks (aside from perhaps the fortune teller, but yeah: that’s pretty much the nature of fortune tellers: be vague enough so that your story fits for everyone), and yet this guy keeps going on about grey wolves, rituals and mystical powers. It’s actually much more interesting than the Coco Rose Mystery at this point: how on earth are the creators planning to put all that into perspective? I mean, we know that Marquis de Blois was obsessed over the occult since he was young and all, but I doubt that he carried out all of those rituals just because of his own madness.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

3 Responses

  1. Azule says:

    The problem is that the Coco-Rose case is junk. It’s horribly easy to figure out what’s going on if you just think about it, and if GOSICK wastes episodes on the case the conclusion will end up pretty sub-par.

  2. AidanAK47 says:

    @Azule, I agree. It’s not that complex a case. I already figured it out. Which is disappointing because this is build up to be the greatest challenge.

    As for Kujo, he was just following Knox 9th commandment.

  3. ShyBlue says:

    I also feel as if I’ve already figured it out as well…though Gosick is fairly realistic as a detective story. It’s only natural that we as viewers should get to the answer much faster than Victorique herself. Not because she’s stupid, but because she doesn’t have such an omnipotent view on the events at hand. And she doesn’t have the story-viewing ability that we have. Nicole is strongly emphasized, which gives us a good idea of what the solution will be, but in actuality, there is no guarantee whether Nicole is important or not.

    And then of course, Gosick might pull a brilliant twist to make it something totally different from what we thought.

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  • k-off
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 09:54 AM)
    Well, I’m going to afk.
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    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 09:52 AM)
    China is obviously a huge market for Japan, but I think that Ford and GM might have beaten the Japanese to the chase already.
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    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 09:49 AM)
    @Bam Rough, but yeah, they’re fine. They have to rethink their strategies in China though, if they don’t want to be cut off by Ford.
  • Bam
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 09:46 AM)
    I gather so far that they’re in a stable position.
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    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 09:44 AM)
    @K-off: Well I’m sure it’s a given that they’ll go for the most optimistic reports as possible; I know I would.
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    So when I say increase of .4%,I really mean the differences of the previous percentages. It is still really high, just not acceleating very fast.
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    Also, I’d like to clarify that such reports present the percentage increase for net revenues in a way that puts them in the most positive manner. Every serious economist looks at the percentage gains, not the revenue gains themselves.
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  • k-off
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 09:22 AM)
    Now, don’t quote me on the specific decimals on the percentages, I’m recalling them from memory. But they are fairly accurate.
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    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 09:22 AM)
    @K-off: they might’ve peaked.

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