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Gankutsuou

Gankutsuou

Alternative Titles

English: Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Japanese: 巌窟王

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2004 to Mar 30, 2005
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.361 (scored by 24240 users)
Ranked: #1782
Popularity: #405
Members: 60,609
Favorites: 1,676
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Gankutsuou is an anime loosely based on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. It tells the story of Albert Morcerf, a young aristocrat who happens to befriend a wealthy nobleman, The Count of Monte Cristo, through a series of bizarre events. Fascinated by the Count's charm, Albert invites him to meet his friends and family, all of whom happen to be part of the upper class society of Paris, France. Unfortunately, little does Albert realize that the Count has ulterior motives in mind.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Gankutsuou, Gankutsuou

Characters & Voice Actors

The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo
Main
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese
Nakata, Jouji
Price, Jamieson
English
Price, Jamieson
...
d'Epinay, Franz
d'Epinay, Franz
Main
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Di benedetto, Massimo
Italian
Di benedetto, Massimo
...
de Morcerf, Albert
de Morcerf, Albert
Main
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
...
Baptistin
Baptistin
Supporting
Tobita, Nobuo
Japanese
Tobita, Nobuo
Thornton, Kirk
English
Thornton, Kirk
...

Staff

Maeda, Mahiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Original Character Design, Key Animation
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Matsubara, Hidenori
Episode Director, Storyboard, Layout, Key Animation, Character Design, Assistant Animation Director, Animation Director
Kato, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard



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May 10, 2011
sen_mcgrath
A nineteenth century classic French novel, in the future, in space with aliens, space ships, giant robots and evil spirits? Surprisingly, it works! I am not sure what Monsieur Dumas would think of his classic 'The Count of Monte Christo' being turned into a galactic drama, but I like many other anime fans certainly enjoyed it!

Those familiar with the novel will know the basics of who the characters are and what the general outcome of the story will be, much like how anyone who knew the basic plot of Romeo and Juliet could easily predict what fate would befall the title read more
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Jun 23, 2014
upyour123
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo is a futuristic take on the Alexandre Dumas tale of revenge. In short, an innocent sailor is accused of wrongdoing and imprisoned for many years, until one day he escapes and seeks vengeance on those who betrayed him. While it sounds like a tale as old as time, this story is one of the original epics of how to be a badass. No matter how much we try to turn the other cheek, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy seeing jerks get their comeuppance.

This anime manages to blend the logical with fascinating and dream-like elements. An example read more
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Recommendations

Both have a highly character-driven story and keep you guessing as to what will happen next. Both involve an antagonist who at first seems kind but has evil intentions and manipulates others. Each one contains great character development and characters who you feel and care for. If you want an anime that strays from the norm and delivers an interesting story with realistic portrayals of human emotion then this is for you.
Both of these shows come from the same studio, and they have a similar format as well - reimagining classic literature in a different setting. Gankutsuou, for instance, is adapted to involve space travel. If you're a stickler for exact details, these probably aren't for you. They adjust the plot and such freely, but they try to remain true to the spirit of the original works and reinvent them in a new and interesting way. Some might hold that as a griping point, but I think reimagining rather than just regurgitating is an admirable goal.

Opening Theme

"We Were Lovers" by Jean-Jacques Burnel (eps 1-22, 24)

Ending Theme

#01: "You Won't see me coming" by Jean-Jacques Burnel (eps 1-23)
#02: "We Were Lovers" by Jean-Jacques Burnel (ep 24)

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