Release date: 2004
The connection between Alexandre Dumas, père’s the Count of Monte Cristo and vampires is fairly obvious to anyone who has read the text. Dumas draws similes between the Count and that first English language vampire Ruthven, even drawing the name of Byron into the story.
Because of this the mash-up novel the Vampire Count of Monte Cristo was almost inevitable. So, also, was the Japanese anime (to some degree) that is subtitled Gankutsuou.
|Gankutsuou displayed in neon|
|more traditionally vampiric|
|Albert and Franz|