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Gankutsuou

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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    gankutsuo is supa tight
    the textures and animation for gankutsuou are really original and layered, kind of resembling a kaleidoscope of textiles. this was my go-to favorite for so long, and it still holds a big place in my heart, for nostalgic reasons. i haven't read the count of monte cristo so i can't really say how accurate or inaccurate it is but i think anyone who likes anime that kind of stands out from the rest ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I came for the Visuals. I stayed for the everything.
    This anime, Gakutsuo, shall forever be remembered as 'that anime with the weird animation style.' But it's so much more than that! A compelling story of a man wronged by his former companions, sets out to get revenge in the most grand fashion. If I were to describe this anime in very few words, I would perhaps say 'some guy throws sh_t at the fan to get his enemies dirty, but than innocent people ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Goes in the wrong direction.
    I wanted to like this anime, and I did - at first. I won't write a full review as I would be rewriting a lot of what has already been said. But, I feel someone needs to mention this since I haven't noticed anyone else saying it...

    This anime ends up twisting the story of Monte Cristo into some kind of homosexual love affair between the two main characters without coming right out and saying it. ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great Classic Drama Anime!
    This anime may start a bit slow at the start, but wow it picks up full speed!!!
    It is full of intrigue, drama, betrayal, suspense, scandal, love, and friendship.
    I would say it is a good adaptation of the novel. It is good to watch if you have read the novel or have not.
    It may take a little time to get use to the unique animation but, soon you will realize it gorgeous!
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This is one of my favorites
    At first I found the art a bit distracting but their telling of The Count of Monte Cristo was excellent. I think all great literature could do with the addition of armored mecha and alien vengeance daemons.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Visually stunning Anime
    This is in all respects The Count of Monte Cristo By: Alexander Dumas. An intriguing of love, betrayal, and vengeance. Edmond Dontes A simple Sailor From Marseilles is framed by his be friend and send to serve for a crime he never committed.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Perfection: the series
    Gankutsuou is the anime adaptation of the novel "the count of monte cristo" by Alexander Dumas (i think thats how you spell his name)

    plot 5/5
    lets start off with the premise, those of you who've read TCOMC know what it's about, sort of. Instead of following the Count, it actually follows Albert. Anyway, it follows Albert De Morcerf, who forms a friendship with the mysterious count of monte ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Addictively Brillant
    Gankutsuou is the anime version of Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo with some great alterations that brings it to the year 5053 where the moon has been colonized and space ships have taken the place of airplanes. Basically, a man is betrayed by a "friend" who is jealous and thrown in prison. He loses his land, title, and wife to this jealous friend. We released he returns for revenge some 15 years ...
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  • Outstanding. Out-fricken-standing!
    I really loved the plot and character development in this anime. Based off of the Count of Monte Cristo. I want to buy and read the actual book because of this anime. Please, just watch this anime. Rest of the review contains spoilers.

    Plot summary:
    Albert starts off as your typical teenage boy-someone who just wants to hang out with friends and thinks he knows everything about the ...
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  • Gankutsuou, a unique retelling of a classic tale.
    Though this show is a bit odd in it's visual presentation do no let that sway you from checking out this beautiful, intriguing, and bizarre tale.As the title repeats over and over again this is pretty much the anime retelling of the Count of Monte Cristo, the anime does a great job of changing some bits around to make it more modern in the sense that instead of the 1800's and social norms that ...
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