Gankutsuou 1: The Count of Monte Cristo

Gankutsuou 1: The Count of Monte Cristo by Mahiro Maeda
Mahiro Maeda
Del Rey/Del Ray Manga
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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  KMeng
Albert is a young Parisian who is vacationing on the moon. His friend Franz is accompanying him, but he can not seem to keep Albert out of trouble. Albert follows someone and finds out that the man is the Count of Monte Cristo. He is instantly intrigued and fascinated by him. However, Albert does not know what the Count means to do. Betrayal was committed against the Count years ago, and now he seeks revenge for it. The parents of Albert, and the entirety of Paris, will feel the wrath of the Count soon.

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo was a very different kind of story to read. I have never read the actual story of The Count of Monte Cristo, and this manga made me want to read it. At first I thought that the characters were drawn strangely and incomplete. As I read on, though, I got used to the images and they seemed to be drawn exactly how they should be for this certain story. Overall, the plotline was great. It moved quickly and kept my attention. I was confused a few times due to the quantity of characters and events that take place. I recommend people who have read The Count of Monte Cristo or people who like manga to read this book.

Reviewer Age:15

Reviewer City, State and Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania United States of America


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