Post Reply Why is everybody comparing this show to GoSick?
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Warning: This is a rant. If you don't like it, then don't read it.

Just because she likes sweets and insults people and how she dresses?
This is actually kinda annoying.

I would think that this show has more in common with Demonbane.
and in most anime, there is always one character that acts like a brat.
Take Kujoshitsuji.

Ceil acts like a brat. and Sebastian is all mellow. I think people here are grasping at straws.
Your looking at vague similarities and saying that it's just like that show.
Personally I think it's wishful thinking.

Well, in that case. This show is just like Demonbane.

And Huey from this show, acts like Ayumu from Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka. You could easily compare Huey's relationship with Dalian with Ayumu's relationship with Haruna. It's the same type of relationship. So why not compare this show to Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? Because each and every show has a brat in it. In Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Lambo-san is the annoying, sweets-loving brat. Why not compare Victorique to Lambo? Both are annoying, sweets-loving, brats.

It's annoying when people do that with bands, too. A band would have a few things in common with another band,
and it's all,"This band is copying that band."

Even in The World God Only Knows, Keima insults people all the time. and even though he's not a sweets person. He does care a lot about video games. It's the same type of eccentric behavior.

Victorique is younger, more bratty, she kicks, hits, she knows everything, she's not a demon, even though she acts like one. Go Sick has no magic to it. This show does have magic in it. The characters here are older and more mature.

Honestly, this show is not Go Sick. It's not Demonbane (even though, it has more in common with DemonBane than Go Sick) it's not The World God Only Knows. It's Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian.

Honestly! You are looking at four vague similarities and accusing this show of being a replica of another show. In that case, all anime would be replicas of each other

In that case, Ao no Exorcist is just like Inuyasha because Rin and Inuyasha both have brothers. They both act similar. Their brothers are both more mellow and mature acting. Rin and Inuyasha both have a love interest. Rin and Inuyasha both have human mothers and demon fathers. They both use demon swords. They both go around fighting and defeating other demons.

Yet, nobody in the right mind would say that Inuyasha and Ao no Exorcist are the exact same show. Obviously, it's totally different, despite all the similarities.

Don't like this post? Then don't read it. But it's just annoying how people look at TINY little similarities, and it's "This show is just like Go Sick." Why not just re-watch Go Sick

Honestly! Even most people have 4 things in common. Honestly! After watching anime for a Long time. They are all similar, so let's just leave it at that.
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Oh, its the hand holding thing.
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Well, the picture for the show reminds me of the garden in the library on Gosick, and the tall guy being paired with a really short girl reminds me of it a bit too. And if you were to switch Victorique (sp) and Kujo's hair colors, then they would probably resemble the two from this show. Honestly though, it still wouldn't be that close of a resemblance.

It's inevitable that people will always compare one show to another, so I wouldn't let it bother you too much. People will always say that one thing is like another.
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it looks like it in the pic
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yinfire wrote:

Warning: This is a rant. If you don't like it, then don't read it.

Just because she likes sweets and insults people and how she dresses?
This is actually kinda annoying.


just because of that^ xD ,im terribly sorry but im waaaaay to sleepy right now to read the rest xD
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Well, the picture for the show reminds me of the garden in the library on Gosick, and the tall guy being paired with a really short girl reminds me of it a bit too. And if you were to switch Victorique (sp) and Kujo's hair colors, then they would probably resemble the two from this show. Honestly though, it still wouldn't be that close of a resemblance.

It's inevitable that people will always compare one show to another, so I wouldn't let it bother you too much. People will always say that one thing is like another.



They do it to bands, too. I hate it when I hear people accusing SCREW of copying GazettE. SCREW is not trying to copy GazettE. But when it comes to GazettE fans. Each and every band is copying them. It's ANNOYING. Like one girl said that ViViD is copying GazettE and I was like,"Are you kidding me? ViViD is a pop band. GazettE is visual kei. ViViD is NOT copying GazettE. but one girl is insisting that they are."

If you watch enough anime, there is bound to be a LOT of similarities. Same thing with regular TV. It all becomes the same in the end. But I choose to enjoy the show I'm watching, instead of comparing it to another show. If I can't do that, I would just read a book.

Deltora Quest is a GREAT series. There's nothing like it ANYWHERE. It really stands on it own. I personally can't compare it to anything. Maybe somebody reading this can. But I've never seen anything like the Deltora Quest series anywhere. It's a well-written book, and even though it's very a younger audience. People of all ages love it. A woman bought it for her 7 year old son, but as she was reading it to her son. She began to read it on her own and recommended it to her mother. It is one of the most engaging books that I've ever read.

Right now, I still find anime very entertaining and fun to watch. It's not like American t.v. at all. It's totally engaging for me. I wouldn't watch anime if I thought that they were all the same. Similarites are bound to happen. But I still manage to enjoy despite the similarites. Should there ever become a time when anime is just all too similar, then I would just read a book. But I am still having a blast enjoying the wide realms of anime. I mean, a lot of the things that they show in anime, they wouldn't dare show in America.

I mean, a hitman baby. A kid who sold his soul to a demon. Demons who are actually the good guys. Like Ao No Exorcist or Demon King Daimaou. I doubt they would show things like that in America. The Japanese will explore things that America is too prudish to show. British and Japanese people are EXCELLENT when it comes to entertainment. I enjoyed anime back when I was a toddler, and I enjoy it now. and I don't see that ever changing because the Japanese aren't afraid to take risks. They aren't afraid to push buttons. They aren't afraid of going too far. and that is what I LOVE about Japanese entertainment.
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Half of them are doing it just to provoke entertaining rants like yours. :)

The rest, as long as there is something in comon, they are as similar as the person who likes or doesnt like them wants them to be. If you hate gothic Lolitas, then both shows are similar enough.

Also many are comparing them since they are both very recent here on CR, and some probably havent seen all that many anime.

Neither are my favourite styles of anime, but they both are set in the early 1900's, involve strange little girls as main characters, neither sucks, both are moderately entertaining, and neither is drowned in Ecchi. If asked by somone who liked one, I would probably list the other as another they might want to check out among others.

Like I said, the rants are amusing, but you would be better served to write a review under each anime's page and list what you think are similar for those with less anime experience to enjoy.

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grond wrote:

Half of them are doing it just to provoke entertaining rants like yours. :)

The rest, as long as there is something in comon, they are as similar as the person who likes or doesnt like them wants them to be. If you hate gothic Lolitas, then both shows are similar enough.

Also many are comparing them since they are both very recent here on CR, and some probably havent seen all that many anime.

Neither are my favourite styles of anime, but they both are set in the early 1900's, involve strange little girls as main characters, neither sucks, both are moderately entertaining, and neither is drowned in Ecchi. If asked by somone who liked one, I would probably list the other as another they might want to check out among others.

Like I said, the rants are amusing, but you would be better served to write a review under each anime's page and list what you think are similar for those with less anime experience to enjoy.




But it's like... Huey acts like Ayumu from Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka.
For real, Ayumu and Huey act just alike. Just watch Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka. and you'll see the similarities in their personalities.
and Dalian acts like Haruna from Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka. Well, except Haruna has never insulted girls. Haruna has been very friendly with girls. But Dalian and Haruna do both have similar personality types.

See what I mean? Anybody could make comparisons. That is because anime personality types don't really vary.

The difference between Ayumu and Huey is that Huey is not a pervert. Not as far as I know.

How could you enjoy the show if you think that it's another show? Shouldn't people just watch Go Sick again?
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when i saw this picture i just saw GOSICK in it...........they look alike......^^
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So the rant is 'Other people shouldn't make imperfect comparisons but I can' then?

Essentially you're saying anyone can make vague comparisons between isolated elements in the show like character personality, character visuals etc. So they are automatically wrong to make those comparisons and should cease to do so? I don't see why we shouldn't compare elements as and when we see them, so long as we don't lose sight of the differences that make the overall work unique.

There is a very strong case for visual comparison with Gosick. (I may be wrong but I'm sure they shared at the very least one staff member on that side of things, so it shouldn't be an entirely shocking scenario.)

There are very few cases for character and plot comparisons with Gosick.

Fair? Seems like it to me. You've got your own comparisons, let them keep theirs. You don't have to agree with those comparisons for them to be valid but your opposition will make others consider it further.
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Posted 9/11/11 , edited 9/11/11

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im sorry but this show screams Gosick. Huey just acts like KUJO with him being all protective of Dalian, i mean VICTORIQUE! but they did switch hair colors. there is still a huge mystery and books hold the clue thing going on here. and i mean come on!!! when Huey first saw Dalian in the 1st episode he thought she was a doll!!!!!!! rewatch the first episode of gosick and guess what?!?! Kujo thought Victorique was a doll too!!! there r too many similatries to not say that this is just like Gosick!!!!!!!!



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I personally enjoyed the series. If anyone wants to compare any series to another, then that is their option. i personally liked the series for the phantom books. made me wonder if i had any...
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With the backdrop of post World War I Europe, an enthusiastic young man enters an old library to discover a beautiful, tiny, doll-like girl with remarkable intelligence and insight, and a mysterious maturity and social awkwardness. The young man overlooks the girl's superior attitude and tendencies to mock him and others, and together they use their respective talents to solve mysterious events around them.


Yeah. No similarity at all.

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I loved both series. I find them remotely similar for these reasons:

1) The girls both have a weakness for sweets, are adorable lolitas, and have attitudes (yes, I know you find this reason annoying, but it's a similarity regardless);

2) Both are alternative history related;

3) Both use stories and legends to tell the episodes;

5) Being that both girls are Gothic Lolita in style, there are some things that look similar in regards to the animations' artworks and designs; and

6) They were released by the same publishing company-- usually when that happens, there's bound to be something in it that they liked that is similar (however remotely it may be).

I also wish to quote BlaculaKuchiki, "With the backdrop of post World War I Europe, an enthusiastic young man enters an old library to discover a beautiful, tiny, doll-like girl with remarkable intelligence and insight, and a mysterious maturity and social awkwardness. The young man overlooks the girl's superior attitude and tendencies to mock him and others, and together they use their respective talents to solve mysterious events around them."
This is not to say we feel the shows are "copying" or "copyright infringing" upon each other. If we were saying that, then you're saying the same thing in many of your rants comparing Dantalian with other shows. What you're doing is no different from us, and we aren't yelling at you for making those comparisons as you are us (outside of calling you out on it due to the situation).


I'm sorry if the comparison annoys you, but you have to learn to agree to disagree in life because that's the only way you'll get respect on your opinions. Not to mention, comparing two series together doesn't lessen the value of it; it just means we liked both enough to pay attention to those things. If you disagree with anyone else's opinions so vehemently, ignore it and move on. Don't let other people ruin something good for you.

I watched Gosick immediately before this series, therefore the similarity is what caught my attention to it. While they do resemble each other, they are their own story enough that we can enjoy both as their own separate entities. What I dislike about this series is how quickly it ended; there were too many characters that I felt still needed development (the other two girls like Dalian, for instance). I would like to hope that there will be another season to answer my questions, because it did leave me wanting. However, this is still a brilliant and beautiful series all its own. Nowhere is anyone saying it isn't by comparing the two (unless, as someone else had mentioned, they happen to dislike certain situations that both portray).
I also would like to thank you for mentioning Demonbane as something you find similar to this show; I've been going back and forth about whether or not to watch it, and you've encouraged me to give it a try. C:
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