Have finished the first disk of Gankutsu-ou. Uhh yes, Franz x Albert is in your face, yes. Makes the rest of the series look quite different. (At its worst 'The Count comes between Albert and his One Twoo Wub, the ho!!') Fortunately so do those French introductions which I can now at last understand (couldn't make out Nakata Jouji's French very well, and the Japanese subtitles wiggled when I paused them for reading.) They turn out to be pretty important because they're the Count talking to himself. The Count is bound on revenge as per the book, no surprise; but already the hint of complications arises.
Also tammylee and tpod, can you send me your email addies for further discussion about hosting? Mine is in my user infor.