The BEST Episodes of Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2022
Network: TV Asahi
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.