Okay, so you know all the scenery porn in Howl’s bedroom?
Gankutsuou is basically like an entire anime of that. Only crazier.
Reasons you should watch it:
- It’s an AU of the Count of Monte Cristo set in FUTURE SPACE PARIS because why the fuck not
- It has an awesome soundtrack
- It addresses important societal issues
- Bonus points for having a trans character!
- Also interracial couples! (And interspecies couples…?)
- SO MUCH SUSPENSE
- Some supernatural shit goes does down, bruh
- (what anime wouldn’t be complete without) GIANT FIGHTING ROBOTS
- Tragic bromance
- Has spaceships n shit, of course, because future/space Paris
- Adorable alien butler!
- cyborg horses
- Contains cute and/or heartbreaking romance
- Did I mention the scenery porn
And, last but not least …
- SWEET, SWEET REVENGE
Here are a few links where you can watch the entire series:
I would recommend the original Japanese version, just because I prefer the voice actors more, but hey, whatever you like bro
Sadly the linked vids are not the best resolution as they were uploaded quite a few years ago, so if you really want to enjoy the scenery porn you might want to look elsewhere for it or even buy a hard copy, but these are the ones I know still work.