Fridge / Gankutsuou

  • The recaps at the beginning of each episode being narrated in French by Joji Nakata. In episode 23 Gankutsuou fully possesses the Count, which makes you realize that this is Gankutsuou gloating over his plan. In the Japanese broadcast the Count/Dantes speaks in Japanese, while when Gankutsuou is in control he uses French. In the English, the recaps were in English, in the Count's natural voice, and the dubbers gave Gankutsuou a deeper voice slightly reminscent of a Dalek to differentiate between the two in that crucial scene in episode 23.
  • The Opening Theme is narrated by Edmund Dantes, the Closing Theme is narrated by The Count of Monte Cristo.
  • The Love Triangle of Edmond, Fernand and Mercedes is echoed by Albert, Franz and Eugenie, only this time it's Franz who loves Albert. Unlike Fernand Franz acts selflessly to save the one he loves rather than doing anything to greedily keep him for himself, and his sacrifice is key to ending the wave of tragedy that Fernand's betrayal began.
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