Gankutsuou

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4.6
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    To whom it may concern. eh-hem (My friends)
    This anime is a favorite of mine, get it in 720p or more. To appreciate this, you'll need all the p you can get.
    Lol...
    Anyways.. Great art if you can dig the style and of course the story is amazing. A+ on all that.
    Sound is not all too great. Good soundtrack though (Aside from the awful open and end). As always, watch in original japanese.
    Some gay stuff but I'm into it. Have fun.
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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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  • 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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  • stunning, mesmerizing
    Stylistically gorgeous retelling of a familiar story. The animation is almost mesmerizing.

    Strong character development throughout and most important of all, the story arc is finalized by the end of the series. You won't be left hanging.

    We loved every episode. Period. No, He isn't a vampire. There are no cheap tricks here. This series is a lush and sensual visual and aural experience.
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  • Breathtaking! Absolutely breathtaking!
    If you're looking for an anime with a beautiful and intense story, as well as amazing art and voice acting skills; Gankutsuou is the anime for you to be watching! From the first moment to the very last, I was drawn into this beautiful take on Monte Cristo. I feel in love with the characters and their designs, felt their frustrations and joys, cried and laughed with them; it was like I was by their ...
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