Gankutsuou

Japanese name: Gankutsuou
Japanese name: 巌窟王
English name: King of the Cave; Count of Monte Cristo; Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Dates: October 5, 2004-March 29, 2004 (October 6, 2004-March 30, 2005)
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 26:12-26:42 (Wednesday, 2:12-2:42 am)
Number of episodes: 24
Animation Studio: Gonzo
Production Company: Media Factory, Gonzo
Broadcaster: TV Asahi (EX)
Creator(s): Alexandre Dumas (novel: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo ("The Count of Monte-Cristo")), Mahiro Maeda
Series Director: Mahiro Maeda
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s):
Planning: Shuuichi Kouyama (series configuration)
Storyboard(s):
Writer(s):
Art Director: You Sasaki, Yusuke Takeda
Art Design: Eriko Murata (color), Yasufumi Soejima (textiles)
Character Designer(s): Hidenori Matsubara
Animator(s): Hidenori Matsubara (director), Shunji Suzuki (director), Eiji Ishimoto (director), Lee Jong Hyun (director), Kwon Eun Kyung (director), Kim Dong-Joon (director), Takaaki Wada (director), Takashi Kumazen (director), Shujirou Hamakawa (director), Yasuhiro Seo (director)
Backgrounds:
Music:
Sound:
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Joji Nakata (Count of Monte Cristo), Jun Fukuyama (Albert), Jurouta Kosugi (Fernand), Kikuko Inoue (Mercedes), Mai Nakahara (Peppo)
Genre(s): drama, adventure, science fiction, future life, literary adaptation
Home Video
information:
United States: DVD (Geneon, 2 discs, partial)
Note(s): This is a science fiction version of Dumas' novel.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Gankutsuou go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
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Last update: February 14, 2009
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