The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou Inspires Stage-Play in December

2004 TV anime by Mahiro Maeda and GONZO is based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas

A visually decadent key image for the 2004 The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou TV anime.


The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou, a visually opulent science fiction TV anime from 2004 that is based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, is being adapted into a live-action stage play entitled Le theatre: GANKUTSUOU that will run from December 20 - 28, 2019, at the Zenrosai Hall / Space zero venue in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.


The main staff for the production has been revealed, including:


  • Original work: The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou (anime)
  • Script, director: Yu Murai (KPR / Kaimaku Pennant Race)
  • Supervision: The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou Production Committee
  • Cooperation: Mahiro Maeda (Khara), Taichi Hashimoto (slowcave)
  • Dramaturge: Chūji Mikasano


The main cast for Le theatre: GANKUTSUOU includes:


  • Shōhei Hashimoto as Albert de Morcerf.
  • Masashi Taniguchi as the Count of Monte Cristo.
  • And You Maejima as Baron Franz d'Epinay.


The official poster for Le theatre: GANKUTSUOU, a live-action stage play adaptation based on the 2004 TV anime, The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou.


The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou TV anime is directed by Mahiro Maeda and features animation production by GONZO. Funimation publishes the series in North America, and describes the story as follows:


Albert has grown bored with the trappings of his privileged life in Paris. His restless spirit leads him to a festival on the moon – and to the Count of Monte Cristo. Albert invites the enigmatic nobleman to mingle within the upper echelons of Parisian society. But even as he charms Albert’s family and friends, the Count of Monte Cristo undertakes a vengeful plot meant to destroy their lives.


Tickets to Le theatre: GANKUTSUOU range in price from 8800 yen ($82.56 US) for general admission to 11,500 yen ($107.89 US) for premium seating.


Source: Anime! Anime!


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