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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/1/17
So, I only came across this anime recently and saw it had an 8.2 on myanimelist. I figured I'd give it a try since I'm a fan of mysteries and the premise sounded interesting.

I was not prepared for Kujou.

I've made it up through episode 8 now and that was my breaking point. First of all, it's stated that Kujou was inferior to his brothers in the physical aspect so he focused on becoming superior to them with his intelligence. Except, he's the dumbest character in the anime. All he does is run around every episode screaming VICTORIQUE, VICTORIQUE, VICTORIQUE every time they become separated. There doesn't appear to be an intelligent thought in his head. Basically, he's just another stupid anime MC which we've had a thousand of at this point.

Early on he has to fight the guy with the axe on the ship. Prior to that fight he easily punches the crap out of him (albeit with brass knuckles) and knocks him out. When he actually fights him he not only dodges his punch but also manages to fight back a bit (after taking several blows to the head!). Fast forward to episode 8 where he not only gets his ass handed to him by a much smaller maid (she overpowers him and tosses him onto the ground) but right after that he's outrun by Victorique who sits in a tower eating nothing but sweets all day and does 0 physical activity. The wild inconsistency here just ripped me right out of the moment. Then her pendant, with a chain that seems to be made out of tin foil, breaks again for no reason - basically just for contrived story purposes. Oh and he starts to pass out while she's hanging onto him - again, seemingly for no other reason than to make the scene more dramatic.

While I like the music and the actual animation, the over-blown drama and Kujou being Kujou just completely ruin this series for me. At this point I couldn't care less about their romance since I really just want Kujou to die every episode.
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/1/17
I guess the character of Kujou made you...Gosick with disgust, huh?
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I guess the character of Kujou made you...Gosick with disgust, huh?


Fuck, beat me to it.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I guess the character of Kujou made you...Gosick with disgust, huh?


w/e imouto buster
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Its been a long time since I've seen it, but I have fond memories. Sorry to hear you didn't like it.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I guess the character of Kujou made you...Gosick with disgust, huh?




I should've seen it coming.
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/1/17
He's so precious, though.

He's what took the show from "okay" to "asfhkdshflkJKDSBJFDS <3<3<3" for me.
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/1/17
Gosick was great, in my opinion. Also there are far more asinine characters than Kujou in anime. Kujou did annoy me a bit but he was alright, I guess. Victorique was adorable though.
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/1/17

LavenderMintRose wrote:

He's so precious, though.

He's what took the show from "okay" to "asfhkdshflkJKDSBJFDS <3<3<3" for me.


Ah, thank you onee sama, I am glad someone appreciates...


Oh, Kujou from Gosick, I see.
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Posted 8/13/18 , edited 8/13/18
I just started watching and I love it, you do realize Victorique is Holmes and Kujou is Watson don't you? Just like in the books the genius detective needs the dumb sidekick to ask how they figured everything out for the benefit of the audience.
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Posted 8/13/18 , edited 8/13/18
I'm enjoying it. Victorique is great and if you like watching anime then you just have to get used to idiots like Kujou
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Posted 8/13/18 , edited 8/14/18
He was kind of like Quasimodo.
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Posted 8/16/18 , edited 8/16/18
Ah ok... just completed episode 9 now and I too am at my breaking point with Kujou.

Thank god for
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