GOSICK #07 — Random Acts of Murder

February 18th, 2011

 

Oh, so that’s why these random guys were with them. To provide a body count.

Impressions:

This is probably about as close as this show’s going to come to an actual mystery, so we should probably be thankful. Unfortunately, that’s still not really particularly mysterious since there are really only about two, maybe three viable suspects, and one has motive, means, opportunity, was proximal to the original crime, and keeps telling people asking about murders that it’s none of their business. Hell, even without that, you have a bunch of money go missing right as a radical change happens to the village instigated by its brand new leader. That alone should set off warning bells in anybody’s head. Also, he just shot and killed somebody. In another series, one would think it’s all a red herring or a frameup, but I’ve long since abandoned hope for that here.

There weren’t really any mysteries solved this week to make fun of unless you count Victorique randomly deciding to scrabble at the original victim’s gravestone, revealing a hidden message from her mother. That proves she’s innocent! I’d make a joke about the writers not even trying, but honestly, I have this nagging fear that they are. I try to suppress that lest it depress me. The insane maid was kind of amusing. Less so when it was revealed that she’s crazy because she knew Cordelia was innocent. Of course, she apparently always looks like a lunatic, so maybe the artists were just bored and/or confused.

Also, where the hell was that nun keeping all that hair? I don’t think habits are that slimming.

Preview:

 

I’m fairly sure Grevil does not have jurisdiction here.

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11 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Aex says:

    The nun’s pretty damn hott in regular clothes lol! But seriously, the old dude is way too suspicious. I’m kinda hoping it’s actually the third guy that randomly came with them (the only one still alive) so there’s a twist next time, but I highly doubt it. I mean, it isn’t impossible but that mgiht be too creative for this show. Well, as long as you don’t expect actual mystery, this was still a good episode.

    feal87 says:

    I’m reading the manga and the mistery part is a lot better played. I don’t know about the novels, but I do get an interest in reading them.
    The anime at the moment is just a Victorique (Victorica in the manga) moè show. :D

  • Nanaya says:

    So wait, the mother was presumably known to be intelligent (based on Alfred-Warhok’s Theorem of Anime Genetics), and they let her choose what her headstone would say? And she had it written out beforehand?

    Any villain with this little foresight deserves to get caught.

    Aex says:

    That wasn’t her headstone that Victorique was digging at, it was the guy Cordellia supposedly murdered.

    Nanaya says:

    But that makes even less sense!!

    Steven Den Beste says:

    I think the idea is that she visited the grave and scratched that line onto the headstone below ground level, just before she was banished.

    Nanaya says:

    I stand by my previous comment.

  • AfroSquirrel says:

    http://tenka.seiha.org/images2/gosick7/gosick7_12.jpg

    Rosa? Can’t be, though they seem to both have’eccentric’ daughters.

    I still maintain hope that a mystery will emerge from this series.

  • Travis says:

    This episode certainly wasn’t habit-forming, if you know what I mean.

    Well, actually it was, considering it seems pretty much like most ever episodes. Joke self-denied. Dang.

  • Anonymous says:

    Can someone write up a chart that shows the timeline differences between the light novel and anime? And, perhaps, include what arcs weren’t animated (if any), etc, etc.

  • U.Renko says:

    I heard this is going to be 24 episodes instead of only 12…
    I wish you good luck…