Gankutsuou

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4.6
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    The Same Wine Poured Into a Different Bottle.
    I was really into this book when I was younger, so when I watched this adaptation I was amazed and touched by how good it was. All the characters are perfect and personify the original characters' very essence. The media is different, and the setting is surrealistic, but the story of revenge and the unconquerable nature of the human spirit remains true to Duma's vision. That's why The Count of ...
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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:
    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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  • 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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  • The Franz made it all review
    Although it's not for everyone, this anime came off as both strange and magnificent in a weird way. The art was interesting, to say the least, and it doesn't hit all of the marks for me either. There are some things I would definitely change, but the emotional impact of
    hurt me so much I ran out of tears. The characters and story endured plenty of changes, the ...
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  • The Count of Monte Cristo
    Gankutsuou is a retelling of the famous story, "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, the writer of "The three musketeers". Within the spoiler is an extremely brief explanation of the plot and how it diverges from the original source material. I attempted to avoid spoilers but just to be safe it is in a spoiler for those who don't want to read it.

    This is a dark story that deeply ...
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