Monte Cristo Hakushaku
The Count of Monte Cristo
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Monte Cristo Hakushaku

Alternative Titles

English: The Count of Monte Cristo
Synonyms: The Count of Monte Cristo, Le Comte de Monte-Cristo
Japanese: モンテ・クリスト伯爵


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 3, 2014 to Sep 4, 2015
Genres: DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Dumas, Alexandre (Story), Moriyama, Ena (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Animal Arashi


Score: 7.761 (scored by 510510 users)
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Ranked: #12732
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Popularity: #9237
Members: 1,102
Favorites: 34
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After returning to Marseille, France, Edmond Dantès reunites with his beloved to get married. Alongside a personal envelope addressed by Emperor Napoleon himself, Dantès welcomes paradise after his arduous voyage. On the day of his wedding, however, his utopia is quickly shattered. Police promptly begin to ransack his wedding, arresting him at once.

As he begs to know the reason for his arrest, it comes to light that his letter from Napoleon entails "proof of his crime." Even though the prosecutor, Lord Villefort, burns the letter in question and promises to invalidate the charges, Dantès is still inexplicably imprisoned. Helplessly distraught, Dantès is sent to Château d'If—an inescapable fortress for only the worst of political prisoners.

Nearly two years since his imprisonment, Dantès has given up on reclaiming his freedom. However, his grim outlook soon changes when he encounters Abbé Faria, a fellow prisoner who managed to dig a tunnel all the way to Dantès' cell. After conversing with his new companion, Dantès is inspired and begs Faria to teach him all that he knows. A few years pass, and Dantès, armed with his newfound vigor and knowledge, escapes into the ocean at long last.

Several months later, Dantès returns to Marseille as an entirely new, unrecognizable person. Now possessing riches, power, and a fixation on revenge, he begins to sow the seeds of demise for all those who previously bid him farewell.

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Monte Cristo Hakushaku was published in English as The Count of Monte Cristo by Seven Seas Entertainment on December 19, 2017.


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Sep 20, 2017
Vicalth (All reviews)
*Spoiler free!*

Having read the original book that inspired this manga, I'm gonna try to make a short and useful review of it, while comparing it as well.

- Story -

Score: [8]

The story followed well the one from the original book, although certain parts were left out. That can confuse the reader, since nearly every information in Monte Cristo is valuable and not to be missed. I wouldn't advise to start with the manga if you're not already familiar with the characters and the plot.

- Art -

Score: [9]

I found it especially fascinating to see the characters 'come to life' in manga form. I read more
Jun 3, 2019
MrVanitas (All reviews)
If you are a fan of classics such as myself you will enjoy it. It's worth buying even just for the art which is wonderful. Book, movie, musical and now this manga. I'm glad I could relive this tale once again.

Of course there are slight differences from the original novel, but it's nothing outstanding (mostly some informations about Edmond). It won't ruin your enjoyment and if you can't stand books... >:( it's still worth checking out in this form.

Honestly I saw the art way before I realized it's The Count of Monte Cristo manga. You can imagine the surprise when I saw it in a read more
Mar 23, 2020
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
tl;dr: A simplified but still excellent adaptation of a renowned classic. 

I did read the original novel for this, but it was over a decade ago when I was in school, so it’s definitely been a while. Hence, my memory of the original is very spotty. With that in mind, I thought it was an excellent adaptation. It manages to capture the spectrum of feelings that Edmond faces over the course of the story and the changes that he experiences as a result of them very well, and the reader is very much able to feel emotions such as rage at the villains or satisfaction when read more

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