Gankutsuou

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4.6
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  • My favorite anime of all time
    Man, where do I begin? A tale based on the 19th century French novel following the story of Albert Morcerf and his encounters with the Count of Monte Cristo, it is easily the best adaptation I've seen by far.

    The unique design makes it all the more enjoyable. Though it is in some scenes an eye strain, it overall makes the show more enjoyable and pleasing to the eye.

    The story, wow. Even ...
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  • Franz confirmed Chad
    I came here from the gigguk video like so many others, his recommendation was spot on and I'm glad I watched it. Beautiful (if eccentric) visual direction, solid (if slightly repetitive) OST, and even the dated 3d is charming in its own way. Also Franz is a true champ wielding maximum big dick energy.
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  • The Count of Monte Cristo lit up
    This is an homage to the Count of Monte Cristo. Not everything happens verbatim as it does in the book but it doesn't have to; it's already spiced up with space travel, vampires, aliens, mech suits, and such. This time you will see things through Albert's perspective and you may be put off at first because of him being so naive. I would crown him the King of Stupid after thinking through all the ...
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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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