Ena Moriyama's Count of Monte Cristo Manga Adaptation Ends
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The September issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal Arashi magazine announced on August 7 that Ena Moriyama will end the The Count of Monte Cristo (Monte Cristo Hakushaku) manga in the magazine's next issue, which Hakusensha will publish on September 4. The final chapter will contain 36 pages.
The manga adapts Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo (Le Comte de Monte-Cristo). In the novel, Edmond Dantès, a merchant sailor in the early 19th century, is betrayed by his friends and colleagues. He loses all his possessions and is sent to prison. After escaping, he finds treasure in the island of Monte Cristo that his inmate entrusted to him. With the wealth, he reinvents his identity as the Count of Monte Cristo, re-enters high society, and plots revenge on those who wronged him.
Moriyama launched the manga in Young Animal Arashi last October. The original French novel was released in 1844, and has since been adapted multiple times into various media. Samurai Gun creator Kazuhiro Kumagai also penned a manga adaptation of the novel in 2012. Gankutsuou, a TV anime adaptation directed by Mahiro Maeda and animated by Gonzo, premiered in Japan in 2004.