GOSICK 01

Gosick

“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.

Gosick

*ahem*

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.

14 Comments

  1. InvalidName Said,

    January 8, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    > 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.
    That’s basically what I thought, when I watched this. Too bad.

  2. Burgerz Said,

    January 8, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    The pacing of the episode was also odd. Big disappointment so far, but hopefully it gets better

    Not what I expected from Bones : l

  3. Sebz Said,

    January 8, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

    yeah, it’s a shame about Kazuya…

  4. DocAstaroth Said,

    January 8, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

    Mhm? What is the problem with Kazuya? He was exactly like I expect him!

    It really depends on the perspective: In the first novels, you may think of him as “the only sane man” in comparsion with the “strange” Victorique, but once you start reading Vol. 3+4 you see him from Victorique´s point of view and really, he is a kind of pussy, who always complains about Victorique without understanding her obvious hints!

    Other things: Nice foreshadowing in this episode. And yeah Yuuki Aoi did a good job here. However, for Kazuya I would have prefered Tetsuya Kakihara. Why? 1. Tetsuya has some experiences with European languages 2. It would have given Kazuya a badass bonus to have the voice of Simon, Natsu and Hakumen.

  5. Makihara Kanako Said,

    January 8, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    Kazuya is no longer shota again lol

  6. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 8, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    @DocAstaroth: The impression I got from the first two translated novels was that he was a bit of an uptight person who doesn’t really get why he’s been caught up in all these events but his heart’s still in the right place.

    In this version…. well, first off the character design totally makes him look like a slacker, especially with the messy hair. He also looks a fair bit much taller than in the novel illustrations, and most of all, he lost that “shota” look like what Makihara Kanako said.

    Add that to the fact the show decided to emphasize on all his whiner parts as well…

    I wish Tokyopop would hurry up with the rest of the series :(.

  7. alex Said,

    January 8, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    Shinku HNNNNNNNGH

  8. metalsnakezero Said,

    January 8, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    This show still has room to improve and since I have not read the novel it’ll be a little more interesting to me than those who had read it. Also Victorique is just too adorable!!

  9. Paul Said,

    January 8, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    Victorique was cute, and that’s probably enough to get me to watch episode two next week. But I really wasn’t impressed with Gosick… I imagine I’d be more disappointed if I had been familiar with the source material.

  10. Sabas Said,

    January 9, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    Tokyopop, finishing this series? Hah. That’d be a miracle.

    A miracle, I’d like though. ;_;

  11. Kaisos Said,

    January 9, 2011 @ 2:51 am

    Thought it was pretty decent, all things considered. Not amazing, but enough to get me to watch again next week.

    Hidenobu Kiuchi voicing Drillhead is something I definitely wasn’t expecting.

  12. Haru_Nya Said,

    January 10, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    Victorique!!! At least, you won’t get a loli with grandma voice, so, grab it home, and keep it safe.

  13. thatredsky Said,

    January 10, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Victorique’s voice’s just soooooo awesome.

    It’s like, Mina Tepes + Korone again! :D

  14. april Said,

    January 16, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    hi ang cute nang mga picture

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