Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo Stage Play Reveals Key Visual, 11 Character Visuals

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Stage play runs in Tokyo on December 20-28

The official website for the stage play adaptation of GONZO's television anime Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo revealed a key visual and photos of 11 cast members in costume on Friday.

The newly unveiled cast visuals include:

Moeka Koizumi as Claire-Marie-Eugénie de Danglars

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:

Masashi Taniguchi as Edmont Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo

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.

Geneon Entertainment and Funimation both released the anime series in North America. Del Rey published Maeda's tie-in manga in English.

Sources: Gankutsuou stage play's website, Comic Natalie

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