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In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends and have a typical school life, the boy is shunned by his ghost story-loving peers who believe that he's a "Black Reaper" to be feared. Things change one day when Kazuya wanders to the top of the library and discovers a lush botanical garden, and a beautiful, small, blonde-haired girl named Victorique who rarely leaves the building and is fascinated by unsolved mysteries. Together, the two develop a budding friendship and take on many chilling and dangerous cases that even the famous local detective Grevil can't solve.

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Gosick Recap TV Special 2011 TBD

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Gosick (Light Novel) 2003 TBD
GosickS (Light Novel) 2004 TBD
Gosick 2008 TBD
Gosick W 2011 TBD
Name Role
Toshihiro KAWAMOTO Character Design
Takashi TOMIOKA Character Design
Hitoshi NANBA Director
Kotaro NAKAGAWA Music
Yoshikazu KURETANI Producer
Junka KOBAYASHI Producer

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Gosick AngelBeatsYui 8.5/10 Apr 11, 2014
Gosick SoulE 6.5/10 Sep 8, 2013
Gosick CaptainSlow 8/10 Jul 24, 2013
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Explus yasar 447 Apr 17, 2014
Top mystery anime lyllyean 7 Apr 13, 2014
Need to rewatch; what was it about again?! Portgas 6 Apr 13, 2014
EmiyaFangirl rated the Gosick anime 5/5 stars
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Dantalian no Shoka

Dantalian no Shoka

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DarkEmerl123

Both series have a similar format, with a guy finding an intelligent girl in a library, and then they solve mysteries together. In Gosick, the case looks like it has a supernatural answer and it is just a lot of tricks, when in Dantalian no Shoka, it loks like a normal murder but it is supernatural. In other words, Dantalian no Shoka is like a supernatural version of Gosick.

Shiraiyuki

I think Dantalian no Shoka and Gosick are similar in more then one way.For example, the characters, the girls are both very smart, they're both bookworms too, and they look like dolls. The guys are the overprotective-type, the type that would sacrifice himself for the safety of the girl.

For short, if you like/liked one I'm sure you'll like the other.

MADwonderholic

Gosick and Dantalian no Shoka have a very similar feel to them. They are both set in Europe, and the male lead finds their companion in a similar fashion. The female leads both are bookworms and possess a lot of knowledge. Dantalian no Shoka is more supernatural-based than Gosick but if you like one you'd definitely like the other.

DarkMagicianGirl

Gosick and Dantalian no shoka are really similair because of the girls the both love books, all kind of sweets and mysteries to solve. Both have boys who protect them. And are jelous of a the best girlfriend of the boys. If you loved gosickyou will love Dantalian no shoka and vice versa.

HasseRovdjur

There's a lot of similarites between these two shows. Setting-wise, both feature a guy that's the 'Watson' of the pair, and a mysterious and bibliophiliac waif of a girl dressed in gothic dresses and the setting is early 20th century Europe, albeit in different countries. Thematically, they are both mainly about mysteries, though of different kinds. To top it all off, they have very similar styles of animation and character designs.

 

If you liked either, you should check out the other. I find that they complement each other pretty well.

Suimin

When you watch Dantalian no Shoka, you immediately think of Gosick, or vice versa depending on which you've seen first. Both of these anime are about genius detective girls who like to read books, eat sweets, and wear gothic lolita outfits full time. There is also an overly kind male lead who spends his time with her. They both take place in Europe in the past. Both anime also deal with murder mysteries.

diclonius1

Both series are quite similar. They're about a guy who meets a girl in a library and they start solving mysteries together. Even the main characters resemble one another. Both Victorique (Gosick) and Dalian (Dantalian no Shoka) love reading books, are tsunderes, act like babies and really like sweets. Dantalian is more supernatural though. If you liked one you'll surely like the other too.

pukahuntus

From the beggining the likeness of these 2 series is quite striking- whilst Dantalian no Shoka is slightly more super natural, I can summarise the storyline of both in 3 bullet points; BOY meets GIRL, GIRL likes books, BOY and GIRL solve mysterious mysteries. If you like either of these animes, I hereby entice you to watch the other: DO IT!

Nicknames

Both anime are quite similar because they feature a loli tsundere who loves reading and solve mysteries along with a male partner who protects her, and both of them are set in Europe. The main difference between Gosick and Dantalian no Shoka is that the mysteries in Dantalian no Shoka are more supernatural while in Gosick is just a normal mystery. Anyway, if you like one you'll like the other one too.

eaper

These series each follow an extremely smart loli and her partner around as they try to solve various mysteries with a touch of supernatural (well, a lot of supernatural in Dantalian). The lead females both also love books and sweets. Finally, each story takes place near WW2. If these things excite you, consider watching the other.

somepeoplefly

Both Anime's have similar animation styles, and similar character types.

Both are set in a victorian era, with a small enigma of a girl and a boy/man that stumbles upon her. Both animes solve mysteries. 

Although gosick does have a slightly supernatural element to it, Dantalian has more.

kei7

The two shows share a lot of similarities from the style of story telling, to the characters, and overall intrigue of an original story. It is undeniably easy to tranistion from watching one to the other. Both stories have a way of pulling your curiosity deeper and deeper, both which have an unsympathetic style of explaining parts as the viewer desires, instead holding itself until the opportune moment. 

mmag13

Well, as others have said, there are many similarities between these two anime.  In both Gosick and Dantalian no Shoka, the plot revolves around a young man who finds an analytical, bookworm of a girl in a library.  In both of these anime, the pair combine to solve various mysteries that pop up.  Dantalian no Shoka has more of a supernatural feel to it, but never the less, if you liked one, you should try the other.

Bind

Both of the series share a similar setting where the protagonist meets a girl in a library. The storyline is also quite similar in that the protagonist ends up protecting her from the big bad.

AliLinn

They're both interesting, fascinating, mind blowing, and intelligent. They need more of this on television now a days than the silly reality shows!!

bunnylovesanime

Both series feature a victorian era couple solving crimes/murders. Both feature a head strong girl who learns to trust and form a strong friendship with an adventurous slightly less head strong boy. Both stories feature beautiful scenery, great mysteries, and fantastic characters.

BushidoPizza

The plot for both of these is strikingly similar - the newly arrived main character meets a girl who seems to know everything there is to know and spend their time reading, and eventually form a bond while solving mysteries with said girl. They also take place in a similar time period; shortly after the end of the First World War.

There are so few dissimilarities that transitioning from one to the other is easily done!  

Kamisama no Memo-chou

Kamisama no Memo-chou

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Soerd

both about young and genius girls who solve mysteries and the random guy who befriends them. if you like one you'd definitely like both because they're nearly identical.

alucard07

Both are about an intelligent girtl who seems to be a recluse but is found to be very intelligent. The girl solves mysteries in various ways and this amounts to a great start and a great story for the series. I loved Gosick and Kamisama no Memo-chou seems to be the next Gosick!

DarkEmerl123

Both series involve a boy that ends up solving cases with a young, genius girl. But while Gosick has a old-fashioned school/town setting, Kamisama no Memo-chou has a modern city setting. If you liked one, you will surely like the other.

AceoftheTARDIS

Both are about a young genius girls who lives as a shut-in until they befriend a boy who then helps them with their cases.

tallisoverrated

Both animes have a precocious girl with a dislike for the "outside world" who can solve mysteries seemingly in the blink of an eye, and the tsundere relationship they share with the boy who barges into their lives. Although the settings are quite different, there'll definitely be a sense of déjà vu for either one if you choose to watch both.

diclonius1

Both are about a genius, young girl who meets a random guy and they solve plenty of cases. They're quite similar in many ways so if you liked one I'm sure you'll enjoy the other.

reina0nyao

If you liked Gosick,You'd also like Kamisama no Memou-chou and vice versa because they have a lot of common things,like a short girl who can solve cases.

mmag13

Both Gosick and Kamisama no Memo-chou involve a brilliiant young girl who is a bit of a shutin as the lead.  Gosick is more European in flair, while KnM is set in modern Japan, but both series involve the protagonists solving mysteries that have baffled people twice their age.  If you liked one of these series, be sure to check out the other one.

Bind

Both of the series have similar settings where the protaganist is the assistant of a highly intelligent girl with a small body.

snivets

Both of these shows revolve around an odd, imperious female lead who stays in her room all day, but is curiously able to solve mysteries with small amounts of information.

ShiiV

Even though Gosick have a more clear story throughout the whole anime, and a more feeling one too, they are both similar in the way the caracters are presented.

Both animes feature a somewhat tsundure bossy female, who loves to solve different mysteries, and the male protagonist being something of a "servant" or "assistant" to the female.Gosick does however do a better job with making you feel something for the characters, you are quickly made hoping that things will go well etc etc. This without losing the focus on its terrific mystery solving, not leaving any details out so that you have the possibility (well if you do know som background facts) to solve the mystery on your own. Victorique (the female protagonist) also present the details in such a way that you are amazed by her (atleast I was).Kamisama no Memo-chou however, does a worse job with getting you involved with the characters. You somehow does not feel as worried for the characters as in Gosick. Kamisama no Memo-chou also lack the clear thread running through the entire anime, instead having a few independent mysteries. I would recommend Gosick in front of Kamisama no Memo-chou, though both animes are clearly worth seing of you like detective work and mysteries!  

Madoka

Both series focus on a girl who is quite the brains when it comes to solving mysteries. If your a NEET detective or just a Golden Fairy it's undiniable these two are alike. Both series have a similar style of progression, Gosick is based in the early 20th century whilst Kamisama no Memo-chou is a more modern setting, both tackle common crimes from murder to gangs and drugs, Both series feature quite serious cases and though Gosick is a little longer which offers it a few "laid back" chances they both do a amazing job and keeping you hooked into the mysteries. I watched Gosick first and recently Kamisama no Memo-chou and i must say, Memo-chou is basically Gosick in the modern day, they are a perfect match and both very enjoyable.

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Kuroshitsuji

Kuroshitsuji

In Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count Ciel Phantomhive, child owner of a toy company, lives in the grand countryside manor. Sebastian is his head butler, and the epitome of perfection; he effortlessly and gracefully completes his day-to day chores and fixes the countless mistakes of the other employees. However, whilst on the outside all seems prim and proper, a more sinister secret lies just beneath the surface. Sebastian is in fact a demon bound by a contract with the young count; he will loyally serve and fight for him in return for his soul.

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KotomiSweetx

Cause in the both are the factor butler and servant, the two have a tsundere protagonist capricious and conceited, but we love them anyway, besides the fact solve mysteries makes these two series similars, so if you wanna watch an anime with the same tematic, is recommended ;)

eaper

These series each take place in a similar era and focus around solving mysteries. If you like the Victorian era as a setting while solving mysteries, then these shows go well together.

YoMonkeysUncle

What they both have: A stubborn and demanding child-like main character, myteries to solve, European theme (clothes, buildings, ect.), complicated character relationships, mysterious characters, and a hint of comedy.

What the lack in eachother: Kuroshitsuji incldes actual supernatural-activity, whereas Gosick's supernatural events are all solved using logic and science (Of what the episodes show so far; Gosick is still an ongoing show.) The characters in Kuroshitsuji are a bit more refined and reserved, whereas Gosick's provides slapstick. Gosick's main envirmonment consists of a school in a made-up English-like country.

Overall: Both are really good shows. I praise Kuroshitsuji more though for it's dark demeanor. That is personally my style. I would rate Kuroshitsuji a 4.5/5 and Gosick 4/5.

varisk

Both anime are very similar in their story telling. They have a larger plot, or story arc, that is fed by smaller sub-plots, and arcs. These take the form of various mysteries the protagonists solve. They also have the same setting, you could watch one and get the same feel from the other, if you wanted to continue watching an european styled anime.

MaraRuizu

When it comes to the plot, these two are similar. Both are detective stories with supernatural elements, though there are lot less of them in Gosick.

Concerning visuals, these two have similar invornments and clothing styles. This is because they take place during roughly the same period of time, late 19th century/early 20th century.

Kuroshitsuji is mostly the darker of the two, but if you liked one there is no stand-out reason that would stop you from liking the other.

thegingerwolf

Both solve mysteries with an england setting. Fairly smiliar characters as well (needy main character). Both appear supernatural.

jenicadenice

Kurushitsuji and Gosick are somehow similar. Kinda scary but good :) If you like the one I ensure you, you'll love the other :)

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Toradora!

Toradora!

Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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varisk

To be honest, it is hard to pinpoint exactly what is similar about these two anime. However, The relationship between Victorique, and Kujo is very, very similar to the relationship between Taiga, and Ryuuji. Victorique playing the tsundere role for Gosick. They both have a school life component, and are somewhat episodic. Also, similarly, Taiga and Victorique are similarly small, fragile looking girls who come from rich families they did not get along with for whatever reason. They both spend the anime fleshing out their background, and their attempt to fix their broken family.

MADwonderholic

The main characters have a very similar relationship with each other. Taiga and Victorica are both tsundere and have a male companion following them everywhere. They also both have complicated family relationships.

Kurokitties

Both series have a small blonde-haired tsundere female lead, with a subservient male counterpart who cares for her. The difference between the two is: Toradora is a modern school life anime where as Gosick has the mystery element and is set in the 1920's.

If you like the interaction between Ryuuji and Taiga, you'll enjoy watching Kujo and Victorique (and vice-versa).

Dozo

Taiga and Veronique are very similar characters. They are usually angry, they have a bad temper and they have a tendency to mistreat the person that treats them best. They also have in common the journey they overtake through the length of the anime in which by getting to know the male lead better they ultimately get to know themselves and become comfortable with who they are. It's a journey not free of obstacles and hardship, "supernatural" in the case of Gosick and more "real life" in the case of Toradora! You will have certainly come to love the characters by the end of both series, though Kujo and Ryuji can be extremely oblivious more often that you'd like (especially Kujo). I strongly recommend both animes but I personally prefer Toradora! 

erakin99

Theyre both unmistakably similar! Taiga and Victorique are both innocently beautiful, small, tiny actually, with long light colored hair. They both have a tough, uncaring exterior that contrasts starkly with their gentle appearance but with a 'kawai', gentle, timid and shy side to them that they keep well hidden. And because of this, both anime are in the tsundere style (look it up) which is my favorite...makes for the best romance; that beautiful transformation with the hidden, small hints is awesome...!! And if all that can't illustrate the similarities, the style of animation definitely would....both are drawn with the same sharp features, indicating an apparently harsh personality but the sudden softening of the lines that give way to a cute look on their face is trademark! I'm still trying to find out Why they're so unbelievably similar, though...what links them? Is it the same artist or creator or studio or...? 

Im not yet sure how Gosick will pan out cz im still watching but im a talent scout and i see a mountain of potential, which is why i started watching it in the first place.

The important thing is that ALL romance, shojo, tsundere, high school romance loving (and you guys n girls who love chisan, kawai, kire girls) fans out there have GOT to watch this!!! The way Toradora attaches you to it's characters is perfect!! Its makes you feel a true connection to them n pretty soon, that innocent, smiling, scowling face with those BIG brown, sometimes tear filled eyes will make you desperately wish you could restore to happiness. Absolutely lovable...sometimes you wish some parts of the story went differently, and the ending may confuse you (nothing ominous so don't worry), after all, we're anime lovers and we must accept what is given to us, even though we cant change it because the characters kinda steal a soft spot in us, so, as we often have to, we must find our own catharsis and make our peace. what im trying to say is, this is a MUST WATCH!!!

And romance (and slice of life) fans out there, dont you dare miss Clannad and Clannad: After Story.

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

In the year 1986, eighteen members of the Ushiromiya family head to Rokken Island where Kinzo, the elderly head of the household, will soon choose one of them as his successor. A portrait of the Golden Witch Beatrice greets them as they arrive at the family mansion, along with a disturbing epitaph: she will be resurrected on the ninth twilight after a number of bloody sacrifices. Unfortunately for the group, the statements come true, and soon the carnage begins. Will anybody walk away from the ominous island, or are their destinies due to be forever ruled by Beatrice?

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DarkEmerl123

Both series have a murder mystery feel; where one has a supernatural culprit, the other has a real life culprit. Without a doubt, if you liked one, you will like the other.

eaper

These series both focus around mysterious happenings while the main cast has to figure it out. Each series also has a real sense of danger for the cast.

CrimsonSunShine

Both Gosick and Umineko have a victorian setting, elegant characters, and plenty of murder mysteries to keep you entertained! Umineko has a more supernatural feel, however, the two are still similar and very entertaining for those who enjoy mysteries. If you liked one, you're guaranteed to like the other!

AceoftheTARDIS

Both have mysterys and a cast that try to solve them. Umineko has more supernautral elements in it, but they are both quite dark natured.

Also, both features victorian settings.

MaraRuizu

While Gosick mostly is more laid-back than Umineko, the two of them have a great many things in common.

Both are detective stories with some supernatural elements, set in beautiful environments. They also feature a lot of pretty dresses.

Lastly, though Gosick is (as mentioned) more relaxed, both leave you worrying that your favourite characters may die... or even end up being the murderer.