GOSICK #09 — What’s In The Box!

March 4th, 2011


Kazuya, exactly how stupid are you?


It looks like this is going to be the arc where this series transforms from bad writing to outright aggressive stupidity. Victorique’s laid up with the flu and if the preview is any indication, is going to stay like that for the whole thing, so she’ll just be solving mysteries over the phone this time around, making my brain itch. Meanwhile, Kazuya is absolutely baffled when he finds a girl in a box, she runs away, and then is not in the box again later. What makes it even worse is that she’s just hiding about 15 feet away. Not in the box. Did he think that she was going to crawl back into it again? Or that after she ‘escaped,’ (the box wasn’t locked or anything) the people who assumably stuffed her in were going to just put her back and call it a day? Actually, given the level of intelligence in this show, I must admit that there is a distinct possibility of that.

Anyway, nothing too special or interesting here. Kazuya goes off on a little shopping trip and blunders into some mystery with street urchins disappearing and rich people/their servants pretending that they have no idea who he is with all the aplomb of Scooby Doo and the Harlem Globetrotters solving the mystery of King Tut in Egypt. I don’t even get the point of lying about things like that. They’re in a crowded building. Given how every single side-character seems to be enthralled by him being Asian, it should take about two minutes to find somebody who can confirm at least that part of his story. But hey, may as well toss in compulsive lying for no reason to ramp up the suspicion to moronic levels. Because rich people control everything and are eeeeeevil.

I did enjoy how Kazuya started shouting into the phone the moment Victorique touched it. Maybe the guy has some kind of phone-based telepathy that prevents him from using the other 99.99% of his brain. It would explain so much.


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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Aex says:

    Did Kazuya really expect Grevil to be useful? He really should know better by now. Not a horrible starting episode, but this show is definitely lacking something fierce with Victorique sidelined. Cecile was also pretty annoying this episode. They couldn’t have waited 2 minutes on the shot…?

    The best part for me was definitely the hedge-maze to get to Victorique’s house. That was kinda cool.

  • john says:

    This is just so damn horrible its funny now can’t even say more

  • Nanaya says:

    Scooby Doo and the Harlem Globetrotters solving the mystery of King Tut in Egypt

    I would watch that. In fact, if it exists I will watch it. Scooby Doo is awesome.

  • hashi says:

    Your opinion of Kujou might have been justified in some other episodes, but not here. He does the right thing, going to get Greville involved. Everybody lies to him, Greville is in upper-class twit mode, and then he is kidnapped. He had no way of knowing the girl was hiding there. The only “illogical” thing is that she didn’t jump out and reveal herself, but the criminals were there, so she was afraid.

    I do hasten to add that the main attraction of this show is Victorica, and especially Yuuki Aoi. If you don’t appreciate those enough, then I can see why this show might not seem of much value. There are indeed whiffs of Scooby Doo here and there, lol.

  • jingoi says:

    don’t you know, kazuya kujo is the current leader of the Denseman Squad.

  • Mesousa says:

    Did they just get the writers of Haruka Nogizaka, AKA mysoginist people who don’t trust females to take the main character spot?

    (watches Rio-Rainbow Gate)