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Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

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Gankutsuou: The Counte of Monte Cristo (2004-2005)

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo is a 26 episode science-fiction retelling of the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. The anime is best known for its art style, utilizing 3D animation combined with 2D animation that instead of being colored with traditional techniques is filled in with textures that are either static or move independently from the animation, giving the show a distinct surreal appearance.

The following firearms can be seen in the anime series Gankutusou: The Count of Monte Cristo:


Remington 1866 Derringer

Gérard de Villefort keeps a Remington 1866 Derringer hidden in his jacket. Peppo also uses an identical model in the first episode.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 R.F.

Smith & Wesson Model 586

Two Smith & Wesson Model 586 revolvers are seen in the series. The first is seen in the background of an episode title screen, and features a ribbed barrel. Giovanni Bertuccio later uses his own Model 586, this one lacking a rib. Both possess approximately 3 inch barrels.

Smith & Wesson Model 586 - .357 Magnum
The Model 29 during an episode title screen
Bertuccio holds Albert hostage with his Model 586

Luger P08

Général Fernand de Morcerf possesses a Luger P08 which has been gold plated in a show of decadence.

Marushin Gold Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Général Morcerf's Luger hidden in his desk drawer
Général Morcerf threatens Haydée with his Luger P08

Colt SAA

Gérard Villefort also owns a Colt SAA revolver.

Colt Single Action Army - .45 LC

Colt 1908 Vest Pocket Pistol

Near the end of the series, the Count of Monte Cristo uses a Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket that has had both the safety and the trigger guard removed.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket - .25 ACP
The Count draws his Colt 1908
A slow motion shot of a .25 ACP round leaving the Colt 1908's barrel

Walther PPK

Just as Général Morcerf possesses a gold-plated pistol as a sign of his substantial wealth and power, so does Baron Danglars, who wields a gold Walther PPK near the series's finale.

Gold plated Walther PPK with ivory grips - .380 ACP / 9mm Kurtz

Other Firearms

Bolt-Action Shotgun

Albert and Général Fernand de Morcerf are seen shooting clays using bolt-action shotguns. This seems to be an odd choice of weapon, as the weapon is apparently rifled for slugs.

Vicomte Albert de Morcerf aims his shotgun. Note the rifling in the barrel.
Général Morcerf cycles the bolt on his shotgun. Apparently shot shells in the future will be short and fat, and clay throwers will be shaped like gargoyles.
Albert aims his shotgun, giving us a good side-view of the weapon.
Général Morcerf aims his shotgun.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

A number of Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles can be seen hanging on the wall in the shooting range at the Morcerf Estate.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 7.92x57mm Mauser

Expy Rifle

The soldiers under Général Morcerf's command are seen holding infantry rifles with affixed bayonets. These rifles are not drawn clearly enough to identify, and are likely meant to be copies of the various rifles used by the French military during the 19th century.

Général Morcerf flaked by rifle-wielding soldiers

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