Gankutsuo: The Count of Monte Cristo
Gankutsuo: The Count of Monte Cristo is an anime series written by Shuchi Kouyama, directed by Mahiro
Maeda, musically composed by Jean-Jacques Burnel, and produced by Studio Gonzo. It originally aired from October 5, 2004 to March 29, 2005, with a total of 24 episodes in the end. It was adapted from a popular and famous French novel called Gankutsuo written by Alexandre Dumas in the 1800's.
Why It Rocks
- Incredible animation.
- The art of this anime is very unique and inventive.
- The story is the best part of this anime, and some even argue that it's superior to its literary source.
- The voice acting is amazing in both sub and dub.
- The pacing of the story is also worth praise, it's not too slow, not too fast, and each episode is able to perfectly end on a cliffhanger to make you interested in continuing.
- While not solely focused on its action scernes, there is a fight scene at the end of the show, and it looks incredible, both in terms of art, animaiton, and tension.
- The payoff and conclusion of this anime is almost flawless, very satisfying.
- The plot twists are all interesting, satisfying, and well foreshadowed.
- While the visual style is unique and inventive, it can also be hard to look at for prolonged periods of time.
- This series focuses heavily on creating incredible plot twists, which can make it less enjoyable on subsequent viewings for some people.