“Was Gosick any good?”
“No, but Victorique is so cute!!!!”
Well, more or less my sentiments.
I already own both the GOSICK novels from Tokyopop from way back then, so I kinda knew what was coming already.
Even still, I totally hated how they fucked up Kazuya’s character design and personality, until he became a huge pansy/pussy that just loves shouting his head off in a very annoying manner. Not to mention continuity errors and stuff too, but oh well, ’tis how adaptations are going to be like.
On the other hand, Victorique survived the transition rather unscathed and probably even got more cuter too, thanks to some… rolling scenes.
Yuuki Aoi is surprisingly pulling off a great job as Victorique, way beyond my earlier expectations when I found out that she was doing it. She manages to pull off that “old woman” voice thing, while remaining sufficiently believable enough to be a young child’s voice doing it. It’s really more of a haughty edge to it more than anything physical too, so yeah.
Otherwise Gosick is pretty much going to be a bore as a “mystery” show, because you can see the solutions coming from a mile away. It’ll be interesting too, to see how they are going to tackle the “flashback” parts on the boat later on, because those give away the answers pretty immediately.
And hopefully, Kazuya won’t be as much as a へたれ as he is now in this first episode, because it’s his interactions with Victorique that really kept me from hating this series.