Gankutsuou is an anime loosely based on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. It tells the story of Albert Morcerf, a young aristocrat who happens to befriend a wealthy nobleman, The Count of Monte Cristo, through a series of bizarre events. Fascinated by the Count's charm, Albert invites him to meet his friends and family, all of whom happen to be part of the upper class society of Paris, France. Unfortunately, little does Albert realize that the Count has ulterior motives in mind. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
English: Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Synonyms: The King of the Cavern
Aired: Oct 6, 2004 to Mar 30, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Thriller
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)