Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
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Posted 5/3/08
This ani,e had gorgoues visiuals, an awesome story, and grea characters. Anyone else seen it?
Posted 5/6/08
Ooo ~ Produced by GONZO !


Gankutsuou is set in the far future, during the year 5053, whereas Alexandre Dumas's original novel takes place during the 1800s. Though Gankutsuou incorporates elements of science-fiction and fantasy, it also retains many aesthetics of France in the 1800s, particularly in regard to social classes and wealth. In addition, each of the episodes begin with a summary spoken in French.

While visiting the festival on Luna, Viscount Albert de Morcerf and Baron Franz d' Epinay make the acquaintance of the Count of Monte Cristo, a self-made nobleman. When they part, the Count promises to visit Albert in Paris. After he arrives, he introduces himself to the most powerful families in France (the Morcerfs, the Danglars, and the Villeforts).

The general plot of Gankutsuou, while broadly the same, changes many aspects of the source material. Whereas Alexandre Dumas's original novel is focused heavily on the Count, Gankutsuou's narrative places more importance on the character of Albert and his friends and their inter-relationships. In the novel, the events in the Count's life proceed chronologically; in the anime, the story begins with Albert and Franz meeting the Count on Luna (which occurs many hundreds of pages into the book, in Rome), and the back story is pieced together throughout the series. The plot changes include supernatural elements, different fates for some characters, the disposal of several side-plots, and an altogether different ending.

These changes result in a different tone; in the novel the Count's quest for revenge is seen very sympathetically, but various plot elements in the anime lead the viewer's sympathy towards Albert, making the Count a far more antagonizing figure. Gankutsuou's plot could largely be classified as a coming-of-age story for Albert, catalysed by the discovery of the dark history of the Count.


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Nooope , haven`t seen it . Not really planning to .
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Posted 5/6/08
yaaaaaa trueeee...straight up
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Posted 5/6/08
I've seing he movie Count of Monte Cristo i liked it.. now if this is an anime your talking about then no.. I haven't and im not planning on it either..
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Posted 5/6/08
^ Oh well. If you want more people to know about the anime, I suggest moving the thread to the anime section.

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Posted 5/10/08
well it has a nice story
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Posted 5/10/08
i saw it b4 several years back.I agree with jadenik the visuals r good
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Posted 5/10/08
i like dis anime!!!!! especially their clothes haha
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Posted 5/10/08
I enjoyed the movie and the book. I couldn't get into the anime. I think I got up to episode 3 and just gave up
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Posted 5/10/08
I've seen some episodes of this anime.It's quite nice.XD hehehhe
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Posted 8/9/08

I dont get it why people have to hate gankutsuou! Its one of my favorite anime's of all time. x3 that and death note of course but it had a great story, great meaning, great character, and a good ending (dont want to spoil anything)
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Posted 8/15/08
very nice anime about betrayal and revenge although the book and movie is much better
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