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Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo - The Complete Series S.A.V.E.

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Born into an aristocratic family in Paris, Albert sets out on a journey with his best friend, Franz, to escape his privileged yet dull life. They travel to Luna, which is on the surface of the moon, and meet a very wealthy man named The Count of Monte Cristo. Becoming completely fascinated with The Count's mysterious charm, Albert welcomes him into Paris high society. But soon Albert will discover the Count's true motive - revenge... This unique adaptation of the legendary novel by Alexandre Dumas is an intense dramatic and visual experience, featuring direction by Mahiro Maeda.

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Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Color, Widescreen, Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Funimation
  • DVD Release Date: April 28, 2009
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001R10BDC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,053 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo - The Complete Series S.A.V.E." on IMDb

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Gankutsuou, my favourite anime series. I enjoyed it enough to read the 1250 page novel it's based on (The Count of Monte Cristo) after finishing the series, and I'm far from an avid reader. In the end, not only did Gankutsuou become my favourite anime, it also helped me find my favourite book.

I decided to start collecting the series after watching it. It wasn't an easy task to accomplish with me living in the UK and Geneon being dead in the water, but I'll save you the details and simply say that I'm now the happy owner of the art box and all 6 volumes of this truly fantastic series.

Plot: 9.7/10

Not having read the novel prior to starting this, I had no idea what to expect. I knew about certain vague details, such as a young man becoming fascinated with the Count of Monte Cristo, but that's all. But, as a result of having no expectations, I was blown away by the story of Edmond Dantes; The Count of Monte Cristo.

In a nutshell, Gankutsuou is a fairly simple revenge story that's executed extremely well: a young man called Edmond Dantes loses his freedom, his love and almost his life because of the greed, jealousy and pride of three men. Then, after many years, he returns, posing as the Count of Monte Cristo - a rich 'noble' who appears out of nowhere and sends shockwaves through Paris with his riches - and puts into action his plan to get the ultimate revenge on the men who destroyed his life. After spending many years suffering, he doesn't simply want to kill them: he wants to destroy them, throwing them in the pits of despair.

In order to add mystery to Edmond's character, the story is not told from his perspective (unlike in the book).
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Gankutsuou is the Japanese anime interpretation of Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. Although nothing can surpass Dumas' original story, this interpretation is very fulfilling. Gankutsuou is a futuristic retelling of the story that focuses on Albert and the relationship with his best friend Franz and the mysterious Count. The story can get confusing at times, so it helps to be familiar with either the original story or the film adaptations. The animation style is truly unique. The background art is extraordinary, but what sticks out is the use of matted patterns as decorations and costume. The music is also very good. The opening theme seems out of place at first, but is eventually woven into the story. Fans of Classical and ambient pieces will enjoy the music within the context of the story. The story itself is very emotionally gripping. You will become attached to these characters over the 24 episode arc. This is probably the best work that GONZO animation has produced. It is very much a cerebral anime, so fans expecting tons of action should look elsewhere.
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Never let it be said that modern anime is particular about where it draws its inspiration. The concept of creating a series based on a novel written in 1844 then setting it in the year 5053 sounds like a far stretch for any production staff and yet somehow, someway Mahiro Maeda (the director of Blue Submarine No. 6) manages to pull it off in Gankutsuou with style. The novel of course is none other than Three-Musketeer's author, Alexandre Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo (in case you somehow missed this series' title).

Here in the United States, this is a re-release by Funimation of an earlier Geneon DVD release of basically the same name. Side note: Geneon typically labeled the show Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo while Funimation flips the order to The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou. Other than that the only difference is that rather than spreading the 24 episodes across six discs, Funimation manages to do it in four (packaged in a pair of beautiful thin packs within a subtle cardboard outer case). The source material comes to us via the brilliant minds of Japanese anime studio Gonzo; who themselves bring a long list of unique, thought-provoking titles to the table (such as their 2007 anime adaptation of Romeo and Juliet).

This set, as has been the trend of late, contains virtually no extras to speak of although the language options are thorough (English dub and original Japanese with or without English subtitles).

The story is setup to appeal to fans of the original work and those with no prior exposure alike as it retains all of the key plot points but adds a few new elements and tells it from a totally different perspective (kind of like what John Gardener's novel Grendel does to the classic Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf).
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This is one of my favorite anime based on my favorite story of all time. I loved how this story followed the same basic structure as the original, but deviated from the book to form its own identity. Seeing as how the series is pretty hard to find now adays, i decided to buy this dvd set. at first i was in love. my favorite series on 4 dvds. what could go wrong? well, I noticed something. the image has a noticeable blur when compared to what can be found on netflix. It doesn't ruin this amazing anime by any means, but it does take away from the beautiful art. If its because they put 6 episodes on each disc, i'm sure they could have spread it out to 6 discs with 4 episodes each to hold onto the sharper image that would allow the art to shine through.

if you're looking for the series to watch and collect then this is a great buy, but remember that sacrifices in image quality had to be made to consolidate 24 episodes onto 4 dvds.
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