Gankutsuou

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4.7
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  • 29 out of 34 people found this review helpful:
    Gankutsuou [The Count of Monte Cristo]


    Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gankutsuou

    Genres: adventure, drama, mystery, romance, science fiction, thriller
    Art style: Unique
    Rating: 4.5 out of 5





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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Great work of animation
    Gankutsuou is a great anime and futuristic adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo. Although it starts slow the end is definitely worth the wait. Yet, you barely start to notice it while being entranced by the vivid and sometime eccentric artwork. All this series needs is a faster beginning and it would be a 5.
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    You got to watch it!
    The Count of Monte Cristo is an amazing anime. This first thing you get is the opening song which is a little weird but I think written expressly for this anime and it fits, though weird. Next is the outstanding animation. Totally different than every other anime and a little crazy at first but it grows on you. Now the story line is the keeper. I know the story is based off of a book and I ...
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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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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Don't Wait Until It's Cold
    The Count of Monte Cristo, one of my favorite books next to Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot or Crime and Punishment, is adapted yet again into something for the screen. I've watched the 1932 version directed by Rowland V. Lee, I've watched the 2002 version directed by Kevin Reynolds. This unique adaptation, taking extensive liberties as setting in the far future, and focusing on Albert instead of ...
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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 2 people found this review helpful:
    A feast for the senses
    This is the best anime I have ever seen. I feel that Cowboy Bebop was the best anime of the last decade, it held the #1 spot on my list of all-time favorites for several years, but Gankutsuou has since toppled it for me by a landslide, even forcing the delights of Hayao Miyazaki's sparkling workshop down to the middle of my list. There is no precedent for Gankutsuou in anime when it comes to the ...
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  • 1 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Patterns, Textures, and More Colors
    I only post reviews for shows I have watched completely to the last episode and I will never recommend an anime to every person because frankly, what I like may not be the same for another person. With that said, people who might enjoy this anime are those who like abstract art (which wouldn't be many)

    Plot: The plot can be a little confusing and at times I do feel skeptical about how ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    The Manifestation of Revenge
    This is not just an animation. This is a playful, indulging, and tasteful motion-painting embedded with scores of tantalizing rage. It is a real feast for the eyes as the eyes, reluctant to look away, struggle to capture the layers of intense beauty. A beauty that cannot be put into words pours like a weaping waterfall out of this canvas. As the eyes struggle to aprehend the melodious madness ...
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  • Gankutsuo Review by RUA
    : Gankutsuou is the anime adaptation of the classic French novel “The Count De Monte Cristo”, but instead of being set in….old-a** Paris is actually the very distant future. With aliens. And robots. And a strange demon-thingy named Gankutsuo that never really gets explained in the show. All right, I gotta say, I was pretty torn about this show, because overall I felt like I really loved it, but ...
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