Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Goshikku [gosick]

Gosick (GOSICK -ゴシック- GOSICK -Goshikku-?) is a Japanese light novel series by Kazuki Sakuraba, published by Fujimi Shobo. Set in a fictional European country in 1924, a Japanese exchange student meets a mysterious, brilliant girl who only leaves the library to sleep. Her brother, a detective, relies on her exceptional mind to solve difficult mysteries.

Tokyopop released the first novel in the series in English in April 2008[2] and the second in March 2010. The series has been published in Germany by Tokyopop since November 2006.[3] A manga adaptation started serialization in the shōnen manga magazine Monthly Dragon Age on December 9, 2007. Ananime adaptation by Bones premiered on January 7, 2011. Crunchyroll is currently simulcasting the series. [4] At Otakon 2011 Bandai Entertainmentannounced that they would release the series in North America.


Gosick takes place in 1924 in a small, French-speaking fictional European country of Saubure 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 was adapted into a 24-episode anime television series by Bones under the direction of Hitoshi Nanba and script supervision by Mari Okada.[9] The series began its original broadcast run on TV Tokyo on January 8, 2011. However, episode 11 and afterward was on hold after a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, but has since begun broadcasting again.[10] The media streaming website Crunchyroll is also simulcasting the anime series to audiences in Africa, Europe, North and South American, the Middle East, and southeast Asia.[11] Bandai Entertainment has licensed the anime.[12]

Two pieces of theme music are used for the opening and closing. The opening theme is "Destin Histoire" by yoshiki☆lisa and was released on March 2, 2011.[13] From episodes one to twelve, the ending theme is "Resuscitated Hope" by Komine Lisa and was released on April 27, 2011.[14] From episodes thirteen onwards, the ending theme is "unity", also by Komine Lisa.


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