The Best Episodes Directed by Hitoshi Nanba

Girl With Cold Dreams of Her Stubborn Friend

#1 - Girl With Cold Dreams of Her Stubborn Friend

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 10

Kujo encounters the same girl he met at the department store, and with the help of hers and a bright homeless boy, he manages to put the police back on the case. Kujo and Grevil then ask Victorique's opinion about the store, just to find that she already had made some research about it, and she comes with a plan to expose the culprits.

star 9.27
43 votes
The Drill Speaks Eloquently of Love

#2 - The Drill Speaks Eloquently of Love

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 11

Jaqueline, an old friend of Grevil's, pays a visit to the Academy to make a donation and has a sudden encounter with Victorique at the Library Tower. There, she tells the story of a mysterious incident from the past where she was falsely accused of murder, unaware about its connection with both Victorique and the reason why Grevil has started bearing his unusual hairstyle.

star 9.16
42 votes
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The Bells of Cristmas Eve Toll at the Heels of Time

#3 - The Bells of Cristmas Eve Toll at the Heels of Time

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 21

Upon investigating the grave of a woman with a striking resemblance to Queen Coco Rose, Victorique manages to put together the truth behind her mysterious demise. The truth of the Coco Rose case and the disappearance of Nicole Lulu is made clear, and Albert frees Victorique when she is unable to conclusively identify the murderer. On the way home to the Academy, Victorique and Kujo encounter a seemingly ordinary couple who are actually the still-living Coco Rose and her son fathered by Leviathan. Cordelia watches over them as they arrive home, and is soon joined by Brian and then a man who seems to be Brian's twin.

star 9.04
44 votes
Guided by the Phantom's Ghost

#4 - Guided by the Phantom's Ghost

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 20

Finding out that Victorique has been summoned yet again by her father, Kujo races to catch up with her, only for her to disappear again. The Inspector reveals to Kujo that Victorique might not be able to leave, unless she solves the case of Coco Rose, which revolves around a queen who was found beheaded within her quarters. Kujo decides to gather the Fragments of Chaos that Victorique can not assemble, only to discover that Cordelia was once a showgirl, who mysteriously went missing as did a woman who was a look-alike of Coco Rose. During his investigation, Kujo comes across Brian Roscoe - who lures him into an alleyway to an open window - guides him back into the theatre where Victorique is being held by her father and the guards, and is reunited with her once more. And as Victorique's father grants her the permission to leave and assemble the Fragments of Chaos, she declares that she will start the investigation - prompted by Kujo's findings - by going to the grave of the woman who resembled Coco Rose: Nicole Le Roux.

star 9.04
45 votes
Call Checkmate on an Ash-Colored Chessboard

#5 - Call Checkmate on an Ash-Colored Chessboard

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 23

By the Spring of 1925, all the pieces of Albert's plan have fallen into place. Kujo has been deported and Victorique has long since been imprisoned in the Sauville royal palace. Using her wisdom, Albert exposes Jupiter Roget's identity as a Gray Wolf to the other nobility and runs him out, then persuades King Rupert to make an alliance with the rising power of Germany. In the Winter of 1925, while Kujo has been enlisted into the Japanese military, Albert is named the new Prime Minister of Sauville and has Grevil bring Victorique out during the ceremony to show off his power. However, sometime before the ceremony Cordelia switched places with Victorique, and confronts Albert, revealing his crimes to the entire country. When one of the Brian Roscoe twins stages a terrorist attack on the ceremony, Cordelia engages Albert in a swordfight using a pair of knives as weapons and successfully kills him, but is slain herself by one of Albert's minions. Meanwhile, the other Brian, who has taken Victorique away in a stagecoach, attempts to kill her to erase Cordelia's "pain."

star 9.04
45 votes
Looking at Infinity over the Grim Reaper's Shoulder

#6 - Looking at Infinity over the Grim Reaper's Shoulder

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 24

After trying to kill Victorique, the Brian Roscoe who was with her fell from a cliff and was seriously injured, while his brother died holding Cordelia's hand. He was saved by her and taken to the port where they are found by Grevil who had orders to capture them, but let they escape instead. In a boat leaving the country, Brian states to Victorique that Cordelia was the kind of mother he and his brother always wanted, and was envious of Cordelia's love for her. Begging her to keep living for her mother's sake, he passes on. Victorique's hair turns silver due to everything that has happened this however proves to be in her benefit when two officers stationed on the boat she is travelling on remove the habit she is wearing, because the order to arrest her stated she had long blond hair they let her go thinking they had made a mistake. She is then approached by Jupiter Roget bringing Kujo's letters to her. After the war ends, the academy is reopened, Grevil,who had now payed his debt to Victorique sports his old hairstyle again. Jupiter Roget then appears before Sauville's king and tells him of how the queen's maid had saved her by taking her place and dying for her. After this, the king begs Jupiter to work with him again. Avril is seen on a beach presumably near her home, she sends a letter in a bottle on the waters, hoping for a miracle that it reaches Kujo and Victorique. To her annoyance, the bottle is washed back ashore. Ambrose is also seen reading a book about the Monstre Charmant. after reaching the end all the mythical characters in the book wave good bye before being sucked into a strange door. Which then fads into the background of the picture in the book, the picture looks much like Saubrème after the fire caused by Brian and Cordelia symbolising that the old ways of the kingdom of Sauville went away in the fire and a new dawn has come. In Spring of 1929, Kujo, who has grown his original hairstyle back, returns safely to a war-torn Japan to reunite with

star 9.04
49 votes
A Divine Revelation is Given at the Summer Solstice Festival

#7 - A Divine Revelation is Given at the Summer Solstice Festival

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 7

Victorica and Kujo explore the "Village of the Gray Wolves" where her mother lived in search for clues to prove her innocence, but Victorica gets disappointed when she uncovers the truth and figures that she lacks the means to clear her name. To complicate matters, two of the tourists who were visiting the village with them are killed among strange circumstances.

star 9.04
50 votes
Howling Echoes from the Kingdom of the Past

#8 - Howling Echoes from the Kingdom of the Past

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 8

Victorica manages to find the culprit behind the recent deaths at the village and to clear her mother's name by exposing the woman who framed her. However, when the woman attempts to escape, she starts torching the entire village, and Kujo must confront her while protecting Victorica with his life.

star 9.02
52 votes
The Rose-Colored Life is Covered in New Snow

#9 - The Rose-Colored Life is Covered in New Snow

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 19

Kujo leaves to the capital to find a present to Victorique's birthday which coincidentaly is on christmas day. Meanwhile, Victorique receives a message from her mother and starts looking for Kujo without success until she is summoned by her father and taken by Grevil to the capital to solve the greatest mystery of the country, which involves its previous queen, Coco Rose, whose life is being reenacted in a play at the Phantom Theater.

star 9.00
45 votes
A Christmas Carol Decorates the Windowsill's Happiness

#10 - A Christmas Carol Decorates the Windowsill's Happiness

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 22

Kujo is enjoying Christmas together with Victorique when he is taken by force from the Academy as King Rupert declared that all foreign citizens should be sent back to their home countries in spite if the imminent conflict in Saubure. However, Kujo manages to escape and returns to the Academy eager to meet Victorique again, unaware that he became a hostage in Albert's hands as a mean to ensure her cooperation with his plan.

star 9.00
45 votes
The Jet-Black Train Carries Several Lies

#11 - The Jet-Black Train Carries Several Lies

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 18

Having escaped from the flood, Victorique, Kujo and the rest of the passengers of the Masquerade Express find themselves involved into a bloody contest for an elusive item that can shake the balance of power between the Academy and the Ministry of Occult.

star 8.98
45 votes
The Box Lies in the Spiral Labyrinth

#12 - The Box Lies in the Spiral Labyrinth

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 17

Victorique reveals to Kujo that her father brought her to the convent in order to bait out Cordelia and Brian. As the two escape, they become separated by an illusion. Victorique encounters Brian, who reveals that he is planning to stop her father and the Academy. Meanwhile, Kujo runs into Cordelia, who entrusts him with a ring and some words of encouragement for her daughter, then Marquis Albert de Blois himself. Albert attempts to force Kujo to surrender Victorique to him, but Kujo refuses and leaves. The floodgates shielding the convent are opened by a time-release trap set by Albert, flooding the entire area, and Kujo barely escapes with Victorique.

star 8.94
48 votes
A Blue Rose Blooms in a Cannibal Department Store

#13 - A Blue Rose Blooms in a Cannibal Department Store

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 9

Victorica gets a fever as Kujo sets out alone for some errands in Sauville. While searching for a souvenir for his sister, he meets a girl among a pile of mannequins. The girl asks for help, but when he gets back to the department store with the Inspector, she is nowhere to be found. Kujo calls Victorica by phone to ask her help, but the call is cut short as he is taken away.

star 8.94
47 votes
A Fool Designates His Own Mouthpiece

#14 - A Fool Designates His Own Mouthpiece

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 13

Kujo and Avril explore one of the school's towers and Avril figures that it is related to the legend of Leviathan, an alchemist who lived there decades before. Victorique stumbles on a pop-up book containing a cryptic message aledgely from Leviathan himself and when a death occurs at the top of the tower, she decides to investigate by herself.

star 8.94
46 votes
Listening to the Cicadas on a Summer Afternoon

#15 - Listening to the Cicadas on a Summer Afternoon

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 12

Everybody in school are preparing for there summer vacation. Kujo has turned down his vacation trip with Avril to stay with Victorique. Kujo has flash back of his past of why he left japan, while relaxing on a tree. When Kujo went into the academy, Victorique wanted to climb the tree Kujo was on and gets stuck in the tree forcing Kujo to save her. Kujo then chills at Victorique's house while it rains, but she spills tea all over her kimono and forcing Kujo to clean it up. The scene ends with Kujo remembering to to buy sweet for Victorique.

star 8.93
44 votes
Two Monsters See Eye to Eye

#16 - Two Monsters See Eye to Eye

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 15

Kujo inquires Brian Roscoe regarding his connection to Victorique and her mother, but he only warns him to beware of her father instead. Meanwhile, Victorique succeeds to unlock the secrets behind Leviathan, the clock tower and the truth about her own origin.

star 8.92
50 votes
A Malicious Frill Denounces a Farting Newt

#17 - A Malicious Frill Denounces a Farting Newt

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 14

Victorique is dragged by her teacher to her classroom and is introduced to the rest of her classmates. Avril tries to bring her attention but she gets angry on her instead. Kujo demands Victorique to apologize to her, and when she refuses, he sets with Avril to keep investigating the Leviathan case without her help. Meanwhile Victorique has an encounter with Brian Roscoe, a friend of the victim's, on the top of the clock tower.

star 8.92
47 votes
The Toppled Maria has a Fly's Head

#18 - The Toppled Maria has a Fly's Head

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 16

Victorique's father has her taken from the academy to a convent known as "Beelzebub's Skull" in Lithuania. Kujo learns about her whereabouts from Grevil and takes a train going there to look for her. Guided by a woman who resembles a lot like her, Kujo manages to find where Victorique is held and learns from her that the woman is most likely her mother, Cordelia.

star 8.84
48 votes
The Hares Break Promises Beneath the Morning Sun

#19 - The Hares Break Promises Beneath the Morning Sun

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 3

The trap closes and the architect behind it is revealed or is he? Victorique picks up on a larger scheme that set much larger things in motion. The question is are the still in motion to this day?

star 8.69
83 votes
The Souls of the Dead Raise a Shipwreck

#20 - The Souls of the Dead Raise a Shipwreck

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 2

Posing as the murdered Soothsayer, Roxane and her servant, Victorique and Kujo have boarded the Queen Merry. Once on board they discover they have fallen into another mystery, this one with deadly intent towards everyone.

star 8.48
111 votes
The Golden Thread Cuts Through a Passing Moment

#21 - The Golden Thread Cuts Through a Passing Moment

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 4

Kazuya witnesses the bizarre beheading of a man riding a motorcycle. While a suspect matching the description Victorique surmised is arrested a new girl joins Kazuya’s school who also matches the description.

star 8.13
106 votes
The Dark Reaper Finds the Golden Fairy

#22 - The Dark Reaper Finds the Golden Fairy

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 1

Kazuya Kujo is an exchange student from Japan. While exploring the library he encounters Victorique de Blois. While talking her extravagant brother Grevil arrives and questions Victorique through Kujo about a locked room murder. Victorique sets her mind to the task and comes up with an improbable but entirely logical answer.

star 7.85
120 votes
Everybody, Get Together! It's a Murder Hotel!

#23 - Everybody, Get Together! It's a Murder Hotel!

Golden Kamuy Season 1 - Episode 11

The gang stays in a strange hotel, run by a former prisoner. This hotel has a dark secret, but even its wicked owner quickly finds herself overwhelmed when both Sugimoto's group and Ushiyama book rooms, and both Shiraishi and Ushiyama want to sleep with her!

star 7.78
49 votes
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Nopperabo

#24 - Nopperabo

Golden Kamuy Season 1 - Episode 2

Saichi and Asirpa head to Otaru, the largest town in the area, in seach of the tattooed prisoners. They quickly find out that they're not the only ones after the treasure. The army is looking for it too! Saichi has to face off against a deadly sniper, and a horrible cold front is setting in too...

star 7.72
69 votes
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Grim Reaper

#25 - Grim Reaper

Golden Kamuy Season 1 - Episode 4

Sugimoto visits an Ainu village where he learns about their ways and culture. The next day he leaves in secret, where he is captured by the 7th and tortured.

star 7.70
61 votes
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Complication

#26 - Complication

Golden Kamuy Season 1 - Episode 7

During the battle with the hunters, Sugimoto is separated from Asirpa. Nihei abandons the wounded Tanigaki and tries to use Asirpa as bait to lure Retar. But just when Nihei thinks he's won the battle, another wolf appears and rips open his neck!

star 7.65
52 votes
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A Mysterious Ghost is in the Abandoned Warehouse

#27 - A Mysterious Ghost is in the Abandoned Warehouse

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 5

The case of the beheaded man is brought to a close after Victorique reveals the true identity of the new student at the school.

star 7.58
80 votes
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Wenkamuy

#28 - Wenkamuy

Golden Kamuy Season 1 - Episode 1

Sugimoto Saichi, called "Immortal Saichi" for his incredible powers of survival, is panning for gold in the far north when he hears a story about buried treasure, hidden by a death row inmate. He decides to go after the treasure, but it will be a journey far longer and far more dangerous than he'd ever imagined...

star 7.56
87 votes
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Kamuy Mosir

#29 - Kamuy Mosir

Golden Kamuy Season 1 - Episode 3

Asirpa takes Sugimoto through the Hokkaido forests, where they encounter a bear in its den. Sugimoto is impressed by Asirpa's knowledge of the land. Meanwhile, another, older force is after the gold..

star 7.52
65 votes
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Gleaming

#30 - Gleaming

Golden Kamuy Season 1 - Episode 9

Sugimoto's crew follows rumors of a tattooed prisoner among the herring fishermen on the coast near Otaru. There they encounter Henmi, a strange, perverted serial killer. The fight between him and the gang develops into a deadly seaborne battle involving a killer whale!

star 7.47
51 votes
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Hunter's Soul

#31 - Hunter's Soul

Golden Kamuy Season 1 - Episode 6

Two hunters are after Retar, the last of the Ezo wolves, and the last living wolf in Japan. Both of these hunters have tattoos, and Sugimoto wants them for himself. It's a battle between hunters and prey in the snowy mountains of Hokkaido!

star 7.35
52 votes
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Race

#32 - Race

Golden Kamuy Season 1 - Episode 5

With the help of Shiraishi, Asirpa goes to rescue Sugimoto from the 7th. But the situation is dire, and Sugimoto has already been badly injured...

star 7.34
58 votes
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Trickster Fox

#33 - Trickster Fox

Golden Kamuy Season 1 - Episode 12

The gang leaves Sapporo and visits a village where a relative of Asirpa lives. There they meet a strange fortune teller, who seems to know something about them, and about their futures...

star 7.30
43 votes
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The Gray Wolves Summon Their Brethren

#34 - The Gray Wolves Summon Their Brethren

Gosick Season 1 - Episode 6

Kazuya is stumped by the disappearance of a valuable plate from a local bazaar. At the same time he sees an advertisement in the paper call for all “Descendants of the Gray Wolves” to return to their ancestral home. After telling Victorique about it she insists on going to the town immediately.

star 7.27
80 votes
Eyes of a Murderer

#35 - Eyes of a Murderer

Golden Kamuy Season 1 - Episode 8

Shiraishi is chased all across the city by Ushiyama, and only escapes his predicament by getting the 7th involved. During the chaos, Hijikata's forces launch a raid on a local bank, blasting open a wall to get back his legendary sword.

star 7.26
47 votes
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Fellow Traveler

#36 - Fellow Traveler

Golden Kamuy Season 1 - Episode 10

Tanigaki is now staying in Asirpa's village, trying his best to recover and help the people who have been aiding him. But a faction of the 7th wants to split off from the Lieutenant, and they have plans for him...

star 7.25
48 votes
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