The BEST Episodes of Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2022

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Albert was a boy who had been born to a noble family in Paris. He made a journey to the moon with Franz to escape from their tedious lives. On the moon, he met a millionaire calling himself the Count of Monte Cristo. The Count lived a life of splendour in a rich hotel, with beautiful women waiting on him and strong men guarding him. Albert was fascinated by this Count who seemed to know everything, and the two became friends. Albert eventually invited the Count to visit him in Paris. The Count's past slowly resurfaces, to the greatest displeasure of everybody involved.

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The End of Happiness, the Beginning of Truth

#1 - The End of Happiness, the Beginning of Truth

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 26, 2005

Aboard his spaceship, the Count of Monte Cristo tells Albert about an old friend who was betrayed and imprisoned. Back home, Franz is close to learning an important secret.

star 8.06
17 votes

#2 - Haidee

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 12, 2005

Attorney General Villefort demands the arrest of the Count of Monte Cristo, but Heloise takes steps to prevent it from happening.

star 8.00
18 votes
The Letter from Edmond

#3 - The Letter from Edmond

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 8, 2004

Villefort, Danglars, and Morcerf are invited to a funeral. Albert suspects something is wrong and follows them to an old church, where the lid of the casket is about to be opened.

star 7.90
20 votes
A Night in Boulogne

#4 - A Night in Boulogne

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 24, 2004

At a party thrown by the Count, the guests play a game. They search for a secret room in the villa where a curse is sealed away. Albert has already discovered one secret kept between the Count and Heloise.

star 7.85
20 votes
At the Shore

#5 - At the Shore

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 30, 2005

Five years later, Albert returns to Paris to visit the relics of his former life and the grave of a dear friend.

star 7.77
44 votes

#6 - Encore

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 5, 2005

Albert's engagement is in jeopardy; Baron Dangler prefers his daughter to marry into wealth. Albert rushes to the opera house to find Eugenie - but the curtain may have already closed on his love.

star 7.76
17 votes

#7 - Scandal

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 2, 2005

Closing in on the secret of the Gankutsuou, Franz learns of a sailor named Edmond Dantes who had strange connections to many of the families in Parisian high society.

star 7.71
14 votes
Her Melancholy, My Melancholy

#8 - Her Melancholy, My Melancholy

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 2004

The Count of Monte Cristo positions himself deeper into the lives of those around Albert after meeting a banker and his frustrated wife.

star 7.65
20 votes
The Duel

#9 - The Duel

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 16, 2005

Mercedes enters the misty woods to meet the Count - but only a scene of violence is waiting for her.

star 7.59
17 votes
5/22, Stormy

#10 - 5/22, Stormy

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 20, 2004

Back in Paris, Albert's sheltered friends grow suspicious upon the arrival of the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo.

star 7.58
24 votes

#11 - Counterattack

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 16, 2005

The final target of the Count's rage returns to Earth and the bombardment of Paris begins!

star 7.56
16 votes
I Dreamed a Dark Dream

#12 - I Dreamed a Dark Dream

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 1, 2004

The charms of the Count are fading for some, as mysteries and suspicions multiply. The controversy surrounding the mysterious man can only grow when a hidden poisoner begins to ply their trade.

star 7.47
19 votes
Edmond Dantes

#13 - Edmond Dantes

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 23, 2005

Albert and Mercedes are seriously wounded as Fernand prepares for his final showdown with the Count of Monte Cristo.

star 7.47
15 votes
The Golden Boy's True Identity

#14 - The Golden Boy's True Identity

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 9, 2005

An abominable memory, consigned to the darkness of the past, has been resurrected by the hands of the Count and his plan of revenge enters its final stage.

star 7.46
13 votes
The Secret Flower Garden

#15 - The Secret Flower Garden

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 2004

The lives of Albert's aristocratic friends are full of secrets - and the Count is among those prone to whispering in the ears of ladies known to be spoken for.

star 7.37
19 votes
Until the Sun Rises over the Moon

#16 - Until the Sun Rises over the Moon

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2004

Albert is kidnapped! Franz's frantic attempt to collect the ransom money comes up short, so he warily seeks the assistance of the Count of Monte Cristo.

star 7.36
22 votes
Lost Souls

#17 - Lost Souls

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 19, 2005

After the announcement of Eugenie and Andrea's engagement leaves Albert feeling betrayed, the Count appears and invites him on a journey deep into the universe.

star 7.31
16 votes
An Engagement Broken

#18 - An Engagement Broken

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 15, 2004

Three aristocratic households are growing aware that they are caught in a conspiracy. Franz immediately suspects the Count, but Albert won't hear of it.

star 7.29
17 votes

#19 - Confession

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 9, 2005

After the Count reveals a shocking truth, Albert is left shattered when Franz explains a horrible and twisted story of revenge.

star 7.29
14 votes
A Mother's Secrets

#20 - A Mother's Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 27, 2004

The questions surrounding the Count multiply when Albert visits the man's lavish mansion in Champs Elysees, which is filled with complicated tricks and gold ornaments.

star 7.27
22 votes
Farewell, Euganie

#21 - Farewell, Euganie

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 2, 2005

Being rescued from danger by Chateau-Renaud, Albert learns about Eugenie's marriage and rushes over to the Danglars' home.

star 7.25
12 votes
Do You Love Your Fiancee?

#22 - Do You Love Your Fiancee?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 3, 2004

During a pleasure cruise arranged by the Count, a disagreement leads to a duel between Albert and Maximilien. Albert's raw emotions allow his host to grasp even more sway over his destiny.

star 7.14
21 votes
At Journey's End, We Meet

#23 - At Journey's End, We Meet

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 6, 2004

Young aristocrat Albert visits the city of Luna on the surface of the moon. He quickly falls under the spell of an enigmatic gentleman - the Count of Monte Cristo.

star 7.00
29 votes
Even If I Should Stop Being Me

#24 - Even If I Should Stop Being Me

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 23, 2005

The Count escalates his plan for revenge, launching a bitter blow at his next target, the Danglars Bank. The impact will be felt by many - including Albert.

star 6.93
14 votes