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  • Published: [Des Moines, IA] : Geneon Entertainment : Pioneer Entertainment, [2005]
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Format: DVD

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  • 013023257795


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Gankutsuou : The Count of Monte Cristo. Chapter 1

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Call number: DVD Animation Gankutsuou V.1

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Based on the original story "Le Comte de Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, with the original concept by Mahiro Maeda.

Originally broadcast in 2004.

Special features: Act 1: storyboard by director Mahiro Maeda ; interview with director Mahiro Maeda; comments from voice actors; promotional trailer; textless opening; textless ending; Geneon previews.

Act 1: At journey's end, we meet -- Act 2: Until the sun rises over the moon -- Act 3: 5/22, Stormy -- Act 4: A mother's secret.

Japanese language voices: Joji Nakata, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Hirakawa, Akiko Yajma, Koji Ishii, Nobuo Tobita, Rio Natsuki.

English language voices: Taylor Henry, Kevin Hatcher, Ethan Murray, Carrie Savage, Jack Bauer, John Smallberries, Doug Erholtz.

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, 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.

DVD, region 1, 16:9 presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.

Contents: Comte de Monte-Cristo.

Community Reviews

Space Opera Meets Count of Monte Cristo

This is a fantastic anime! If you enjoy the tight, machiavellian plotting of series like Death Note and want to get a classic slipped in there at the same time then check this out. It should be noted that this series is probably most famous for it's visuals; gorgeous textures and colors cross hatch each character and come out in beautiful, almost psychedelic patterns. It is very avant guard, and is quite beautiful, but people should be warned that for some it can almost be a little too much at times and so be a little distracting. However, it's not just the visuals that make this show. The plotting is just so well done. It stays true to the feel of the Counte of Monte Cristo with a few changes. Most notably the futuristic space backdrop. Very intersting. Very well done.

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