Gankutsuou

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4.6
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A mostly refreshing update on Dumas's timeless classic
    **There are spoiler-ish items in the following text. You have been warned.**

    Allow me to preface this by saying that Alexandre Dumas's novel The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my, if not my all-time, favorite works of fiction. I read the unabridged translation once a year. It, its rich assembly of characters, and the themes present throughout are truly timeless. It seems like every so ...
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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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  • Creepy with an Amazing Art Style
    I have to admit, it's been a coupla years since I've seen this, so I'm going to be fairly vague about it.

    It has an amazingly unique art style, where the texture of various clothes stay in place as the characters animate across them. It makes it all feel kinda trippy and magical.

    The characters are fairly creepy, and I remember being riveted while watching it. The setting was also pretty ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Not really The Count Of Monte Cristo
    This was a disappointing series. It gives the impression that the series is one retold of TCOMC, but it's very different from the actual story, which the original is an amazing tale. So about 3/4 in, you're like "Wtf?"
    Even when looking at this version from an "outside" perspective, as if it's something supposed to be very loosely based off the original (which like I said, it didn't seem that ...
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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:
    gankutsuo is supa tight
    the textures and animation for gankutsuou are really original and layered, kind of resembling a kaleidoscope of textiles. this was my go-to favorite for so long, and it still holds a big place in my heart, for nostalgic reasons. i haven't read the count of monte cristo so i can't really say how accurate or inaccurate it is but i think anyone who likes anime that kind of stands out from the rest ...
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  • in short, fantastic!
    an extremely amusing anime styled take on the count of monte cristo. the colors are vivid and exciting, the dialogue is fantastic, and the art style is entirely unique. One of the few anime i plan to rewatch again and again. i would recommend this to literally everyone i know.
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