Gankutsuou

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4.6
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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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  • 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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  • From a fan of the book
    "The Count of Monte Cristo" is one of my favorite books of all time. I had really high hopes for this adaptation, but I found it wanting. The overall progression of the book was there, but the relationships, the real reasons why the people close to the count stayed by him were lost. You don't see why anyone would want to help such a secretly evil count. In the book, you understand how the ...
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  • An amazing book turned into a masterpiece of anime...
    I accidentally stumbled across this gem while browsing, the first episode was a little odd for me because I'm not a fan of cg stuff.. But this anime seriously turned everything into beautiful art & the story that unfolded with it was spectacular!
    It might be off putting when you first start watching, but I'm telling you watch it to the end and you won't regret it. I think I would like to see ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    The most exquisite art-
    Gankutsuou is a reimaging of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. While the core elements remain the same, the story is set in an a future earth furnished with retro aristocratic themes, so it naturally takes certain liberties with the plot. The beauty of this story, as with the original, is that while you despise the antagonist for being what he is, you sympathize with him. With the most ...
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  • It really grew on me
    At first I didn't like the animation style or even the Frenchiness, but as the series progressed it began to grow on me. Everything about this series was just sort of off.

    If I could change one thing it would be the opening theme and closing theme. I would switch them, because at the start of the show I am excited to watch, but by the end of the program I was depressed.
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  • Goes crazy with the story line
    This anime hooked me up with its art style and also I liked (at first) that it's setup in completely different environment than the original story.
    It was doing a fine job with all the alterations of the original story, but midway it got so much different that it lost all sense and logic in the character relationships. Even if you have read the book it is so much altered that you'll wander why ...
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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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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    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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