Gankutsuou

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4.7
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  • By Far the Prettiest Anime
    The plot is based on the Count of Monte Cristo. Those who have read the book or watched the movie have an idea of what's going to happen next. But what's totally unique and unexpected is the animation style used. This anime is totally worth watching for that reason alone even if you already know the story. It's so ridiculously pretty.
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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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  • creative and vividly colourful
    This anime had a interesting storyline. It felt like they took a Shakespearean tale and made it into old victorian era and space age mixture but this might not suit everyone taste but it is good anime and the main character has a look of alucard from hellsing lol
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A Wonderful take on the Count of Monte Cristo
    I loved this anime, it was a unique take on the classic tale. Be warned though, some people find the art style off putting, the textures are stationary as the environments and characters move across them. It makes for an interesting experience to say the least. Highly Recommend.
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    very unique, i love it!
    the first thing i word comment about is the art style, very unique and original. Apparently this anime was adapted from the novel 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (btw which also has i think 2 film). The storyline of this anime was fantastic, though people commented that the pace was too fast (what do you expect they cant make it one episode per chapter) i think it was very well done. One of the main ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful anime with elegance and intelligence.
    This anime is a masterpiece. I have been though everything the count has. It was very personal and enlightening for me. It has so many lessons that I was not thought in life, and in a way it has completely changed my life.
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  • One of MY top 3 Anime
    This Anime is completely unique, in art style and story direction. I cannot describe my sadness upon reaching the final episode, I pity those that choose to watch this beautiful series.... because like all beautiful things it must end.
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  • 1 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Why is Albert the main character?
    Plot Summary
    "Gankutsuou is an anime based off a loose adaptation of the novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. It tells the story of Albert Morcerf, a young aristocrat who happens to befriend a wealthy nobleman, known as The Count of Monte Cristo, through a series of bizarre events. Fascinated by the Count's charm, Albert invites him to meet his friends and family, all of ...
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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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