On air in the first six months of 2011, Gosick finally wrapped up in early July with the grand finale of its 24th episode. After just a few episodes in the start, you would quickly realize that it is one of those “mainstream”, “family” animes with a story enjoyable by almost anybody. Frankly speaking, there is nothing too innovative about Gosick: conservative character design, predictable story development and all the detective mystery cliches you’ve seen in Detective Conan for a dozen of times (which is understandable considering the ginormous length of latter). However, even fully realizing the problems mentioned above, I still kept on watching Gosick till the end, and sincerely feel it is destined to be marked as a classic among the titles of 2011 (probably winning several awards, that is to say).
Although not rendered in the “ultra-detailed” animation style, which is observed in numerous animes in recent years, the world of Gosick nevertheless has the charm of its own. Continue reading