Gankutsuou

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4.6
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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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  • One of my favorite animes of all time
    I can't say enough good things about Gankutsuou. Probably my favorite anime along with Naoki Urasawa's Monster and Bebop/Champloo.

    Visually stunning blend of SF and fantasy, great characters, captivating plot. Best of all, just well written. True seinen.
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    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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