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Cast

Series cast summary:
Beau Billingslea ...  Bertuccio 24 episodes, 2004-2005
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Albert 24 episodes, 2004-2005
Jôji Nakata ...  Count of Monte Cristo 24 episodes, 2004-2005
Liam O'Brien ...  Andrea Cavalcanti 17 episodes, 2004-2005
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Trying to escape his uneventful life, Albert, the son of a renowned general from Paris, makes a journey with his friend Franz. During his travels, he meets an immensely wealthy nobleman named The Count of Monte Cristo. Living in luxurious hotels, surrounded by beautiful women and strong bodyguards, the charming but enigmatic count fascinates Albert. Albert invites the count to join the high society of Paris. However, unknown to Albert, his father had once framed the count and took the Count's fiancée as his own. Written by Anonymous

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5 October 2004 (Japan) See more »

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Ruler of the Cavern See more »

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Gonzo Digimation See more »
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(24 episodes)

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Color
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Count of Monte Cristo: Another one down.
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You won't see me coming
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Lyrics and music by Jean-Jacques Burnel
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Excellent Anime, Beautiful
30 August 2006 | by semitoneSee all my reviews

This is one show that has always kept me engaged.

I suppose I must admit that the art style could be distracting to people who are not used to it. However, I found it to be gorgeous and takes the work to an entirely different level; this is art. I would hang pictures from this series on my wall; in fact, I have purchased prints from it.

The art drew me in, but the story kept me around.

In some respects, this is better than the book, in my opinion. The novel is over one thousand pages. Interesting, but long. This show cuts out much of the set-up, which keeps the pace in check and doesn't drag it down. If you are a huge fan of the book, the changes may disappoint you. But if you can watch it with an open mind, you may enjoy this translation.

I know this has nothing to do with the quality of the show, but I must talk about the DVD art. The DVDs are quite pretty, with metallic bits that make me want to frame them or at least not put them in my player.

The sound quality is top-notch as well, with great voice actors (I was surprised at the English cast, as it was excellent, although I prefer Japanese) and nice music. Some people don't like the opening theme (someone once said that it sounded like a drunk Frenchman; the singer is French, but probably not drunk), but I really enjoy it and think the non-rhythmic quality of it is interesting and fits into the show very well. I'm not a fan of the ending theme, but you can always skip it.

Overall, I absolutely love this series, and it deserves a lot of attention, not just from the anime community but the art and classic novel communities as well.


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