Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo Stage Play Reveals Key Visual, 11 Character Visuals
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The newly unveiled cast visuals include:
Miori Ichikawa as Haydée
Junya Komatsu as Andrea Cavalcanti
Kōsuke Asuma as Maximilien Morrel
Hiroyuki Ōno as Peppo
Miku Tanabe as Valentine de Villefort
Ryō Kumagai as Lucien Debray
Yasuhisa Katō as Giovanni Bertuccio
Yōjirō Murata as Baron Danglars
Ryōko Tanaka as Victoria de Danglars
Kei Hosogai as Gérard de Villefort
The ensemble cast includes Kisaku Inoue, Masakazu Murai, and Atsuko Nakai.
The cast also includes:
Shōhei Hashimoto as Albert de Morcerf
Hidenori Tokuyma as Fernand de Morcerf
Kyōko Tōyama as Mercédès de Morcerf
Yō Maejima as Franz d'Epinay
The play will run from December 20 to 28 at the Kokumin Kyōsai coop Hall/Space Zero venue in Tokyo. Yū Murai (director of Karakuri Circus stage play) is writing and directing the Gankutsuou play, and the anime's co-creator/director/original character designer Mahiro Maeda is collaborating on the stage production with Taichi Hashimoto (revisions, Speed Grapher). Playwright Chūji Mikasano (Tokyo Ghoul, Touken Ranbu) is serving as the production's dramaturge.
The 2004-2005 television anime re-imagined The Count of Monte Cristo novel by Alexandre Dumas by setting the classic story of revenge and deception in a surreal fantasy future version of Paris. Albert, the son of a renowned general, meets the enigmatic Count of Monte Cristo during a festival on Luna. Albert invites the beguiling count back to Paris. Unbeknownst to Albert, his father had once framed the count and destroyed the count's personal and public life. What follows is a dark passage for Albert as he discovers the depths of the past wrongs and the lengths that the count is willing to go to avenge himself.