History Anime / Gankutsuou

17th Jan '16 7:25:42 PM Aiddon
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* SinsOfOurFathers: Another major theme in the series. While the parents who wronged the Count are selfish, greedy, or just outright evil (with a few exceptions) and might deserve their punishment, their children suffer just as much despite being good, if naive people merely because they're related to their parents.
16th Jan '16 10:32:29 PM Aiddon
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** Eugenie whose engagement to Albert is cut off just as they begin to be honest with their feelings. [[spoiler: Luckily they share a BigDamnKiss when Albert helps her run away to New York to realize her dreams and are reunited in the DistantFinale.]]

** Eugenie whose engagement to Albert is cut off just as they begin to be honest with their feelings. [[spoiler: Luckily they share a BigDamnKiss when Albert helps her run away to New York to realize her dreams and are reunited in the DistantFinale.]]
16th Jan '16 10:25:32 PM Aiddon
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* HotShounenMom: Mercedes, who is drop dead gorgeous for being in her forties.

* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:For both the Count and Morcerf. The former fought off Gankutsuou so he could die as Edmond Dantes instead of the Count. The latter told Albert to always look to the future before taking his own life due to the crushing weight of his own crimes.]]
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:For both the Count and Morcerf. The former fought off Gankutsuou so he could die as Edmond Dantes instead of the Count. The latter told Albert to always look to the future before taking his own life due to the crushing weight of face retribution for his own crimes.]]
16th Jan '16 10:19:43 PM Aiddon
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The kids are free of the sins and control of their parents and can live their own lives. Valentine and Maximilien are living in Marseilles peacefully while Eugenie has realized her dream as a concert pianist, Albert has matured into a responsible young man and Haydee is on the eve of her coronation. However, it came at the price of innocents such as Franz who gave his life for Albert, their families were brought to ruin, and the Count's redemption ended with his death.]]
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The kids are free of the sins and control of their parents and can live their own lives. Valentine and Maximilien are living in Marseilles peacefully while peacefully. Debray is the Secretary of the Interior and Beauchamp is an Assistant Editor-In-Chief. Eugenie has realized her dream as a concert pianist, Albert has matured into a responsible young man who is working under the Ambassador to Janina, and Haydee is on the eve of her coronation. coronation while a peace treaty is signed with Eastern Space. However, it came at the price of innocents such as Franz who gave his life for Albert, their families were brought to ruin, Benedetto and Caderousse are at large, and the Count's redemption ended with his death.]]

%%* IllGirl: Valentine
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%%* * IllGirl: ValentineValentine is a very moody, sickly girl who tends to stay indoors and tend to her wheelchair-bound grandfather. [[spoiler: It turns out she's being poisoned by her stepmother.]]

%%* IllGirl: Valentine** Eugenie whose engagement to Albert is cut off just as they begin to be honest with their feelings. [[spoiler: Luckily they share a BigDamnKiss when Albert helps her run away to New York to realize her dreams and are reunited in the DistantFinale.]]

* ThePowerOfLove: Gankutsuou is defeated [[spoiler: by hugs and kisses dished out by Albert. [[spoile: It wasn't Albert who triggered the reversal the transformation, it was Edmond's own feelings (his soul,) that he'd tried to get rid of (which was the point of his duel with Albert, however Franz stepped in and ruined his plans), awakened by Albert's hugs and kisses.]]
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* ThePowerOfLove: Gankutsuou is defeated [[spoiler: by hugs and kisses dished out by Albert. [[spoile: [[spoiler: It wasn't Albert who triggered the reversal the transformation, it was Edmond's own feelings (his soul,) that he'd tried to get rid of (which was the point of his duel with Albert, however Franz stepped in and ruined his plans), awakened by Albert's hugs and kisses.]]
16th Jan '16 10:11:39 PM Aiddon
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%%* AnimatedAdaptation
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%%* AnimatedAdaptation* AnimatedAdaptation: Of one of the most seminal works in Western literature.

%%* BreakTheCutie: Edmond, Albert, Mercedes and Franz.
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%%* * BreakTheCutie: Edmond, Albert, Mercedes and Franz.Franz all suffer horrible atrocities in one manner or another. And they deserved none of it.

%%* CostumePorn:
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%%* * CostumePorn: If this had been live action the wardrobe budget would have been astronomical with lush patterns and outright insane garbs being worn left and right.

%%* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A central theme in the case of the Count.
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%%* * HeWhoFightsMonsters: A central theme in the case of the Count.Count. [[spoiler: When his plans start to come to fruition he starts committing horrible, vindictive crimes up to killing Franz in cold blood just to see if he was fully committed to exacting his revenge. It goes to show that the Count might be far worse than the men who wronged him.]]

%%* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Albert. %%* HotShounenMom: Mercedes.
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%%* * HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Albert. %%* Albert just keeps insisting that the Count isn't evil or maniacal. [[spoiler: However, it's also because of his innocence that he realizes that the Count's actions are because he was so deeply hurt by people he trusted and loved and why Albert's able to forgive the Count.]] * HotShounenMom: Mercedes.Mercedes, who is drop dead gorgeous for being in her forties.

%%* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: It's ''the future''! Everybody wears these!
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%%* * ImpossiblyCoolClothes: It's ''the future''! Everybody wears these!these! Furthermore they're meant to evoke nineteenth century garb that Parisian nobles would have loved to show off.

%%* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: It's ''the future''! Everybody wears these!** [[spoiler: Also Caderousse who is a slimy, greedy little imp.]]

%%* PragmaticAdaptation
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%%* PragmaticAdaptation* PragmaticAdaptation: Due to how [[DoorStopper long the novel is]] there was a lot that had to be streamlined or switched around in order to fit it into the running time such as most of the Count's preparation for exacting his vengeance. The protagonist being Albert also led to big changes in the tone of the series.

%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:For both the Count and Morcerf.]]
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%%* * RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:For both the Count and Morcerf.Morcerf. The former fought off Gankutsuou so he could die as Edmond Dantes instead of the Count. The latter told Albert to always look to the future before taking his own life due to the crushing weight of his own crimes.]]

%%* SuperSoldier: Maximilien is one, but also a GentleGiant. * SymbolicBlood: Shed in large quantities by the mechas during the duel scenes. %%* ThatManIsDead
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%%* * SuperSoldier: Maximilien is one, one due to muscle enhancements for special forces, but he is also a GentleGiant. * SymbolicBlood: Shed in large quantities by the mechas during the duel scenes. %%* ThatManIsDeadscenes. It would actually be very gory if it weren't for them being mechanical. * ThatManIsDead: The Count insists Edmond Dantes is long dead [[spoiler: until he dies as himself, asking that Albert and Haydee remember that his name was Edmond Dantes.]]

%%* {{Tsundere}}: Eugénie, sort of.
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%%* * {{Tsundere}}: Eugénie, sort of.saying how she didn't like being engaged to Albert. It has more to do that it was decided for her instead of having a say in the matter. She mellows out over the series and even shares a BigDamnKiss with Albert.
13th Jan '16 7:53:52 PM Aiddon
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* AdultFear: What the Count inflicts on a number of his enemies either directly or indirectly. A few examples include [[spoiler: Noirtier de Villefort having to watch as his granddaughter Valentine writhes in agony from poison and being unable to even speak out, Mercedes seeing as the Count (the man she loved years ago) cuts down her son in a duel (though it was actually Franz), and coming close to having Albert murdered in front of his own father. Such actions are meant to emphasize the loss of the Count's humanity and how he's become no better than the men who wronged him.]]

** Revenge will consume your soul. [[spoiler:Affection and forgiveness will redeem your soul.]]
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** Revenge will consume your soul. [[spoiler:Affection [[spoiler: Love and forgiveness will redeem your soul.]]

%%* AristocratsAreEvil
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%%* AristocratsAreEvil* AristocratsAreEvil: Played with. While the parent characters range from selfish to nasty to even outright evil the children who were born into the upper classes are at worst spoiled but good people. Furthermore a lot of the nobles bought their titles.

%%* {{Badass}}: The Count, Fernand, Bertuccio, and Baptistin.
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%%* * {{Badass}}: The Count, Fernand, Bertuccio, and Baptistin.Baptistin show their badassery in one way or another. Maximilien also shows his rank isn't just for show.

%%* BestServedCold:
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%%* BestServedCold:* BestServedCold: The Count has been planning his vengeance for years, slowly building a power base throughout high society and the criminal underworld. When the time his right his vengeance is excruciating and vicious.

%%* BittersweetEnding
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%%* BittersweetEnding* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The kids are free of the sins and control of their parents and can live their own lives. Valentine and Maximilien are living in Marseilles peacefully while Eugenie has realized her dream as a concert pianist, Albert has matured into a responsible young man and Haydee is on the eve of her coronation. However, it came at the price of innocents such as Franz who gave his life for Albert, their families were brought to ruin, and the Count's redemption ended with his death.]]

%%* DeathByMaterialism: [[spoiler: Danglars]]
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%%* * DeathByMaterialism: [[spoiler: Danglars]]Danglars who is left to starve to death on a stalled ship surrounded with gold instead of food.]]

%%* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: Gankutsuou]] qualifies.
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%%* * EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: Gankutsuou]] Gankutsuou, which appears to be some kind of space demon]] qualifies.
3rd Mar '15 4:58:24 PM TheMutant
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** Andrea gets another moment with [[spoiler: Haydée, but luckily Gankutsuou puts a quick stop to that.]]
20th Jan '15 3:25:49 AM StFan
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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Tchaikovsky's "Manfred symphony" is used a lot - the first movement is the Count's own theme and excerpts from latter movements are also used here and there. Eugénie plays the first movement (edited, though) of Rachmaninov's "Piano Concerto No. 2" and [[RobertSchumann Schumann]]'s "Traumerei" during her performance in the Opera, on Luna Albert and Franz meet the Count during a performance of "Lucia di Lammermoor", later in Paris the Count invites Albert to a performance of "Robert le Diable"... and the opening theme song is based partly on Chopin's "Etude Op.10 No.3."
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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Tchaikovsky's "Manfred symphony" is used a lot - the first movement is the Count's own theme and excerpts from latter movements are also used here and there. Eugénie plays the first movement (edited, though) of Rachmaninov's "Piano Concerto No. 2" and [[RobertSchumann [[Music/RobertSchumann Schumann]]'s "Traumerei" during her performance in the Opera, on Luna Albert and Franz meet the Count during a performance of "Lucia di Lammermoor", later in Paris the Count invites Albert to a performance of "Robert le Diable"... and the opening theme song is based partly on Chopin's "Etude Op.10 No.3."
20th Dec '14 6:11:01 PM ChaoticNovelist
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