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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  • 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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  • Kind of a struggle, not gonna lie.
    I've only been halfheartedly watching the show. I've read the book and there isn't any adaptation that comes close to the true story. And where I was excited at the beginning to learn it is an adaptation of the Count of Monte Cristo the art style is really throwing me off.

    It's like an entire anime made out of advertisements in expensive catalogs with people wearing clothes that would otherwise ...
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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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