Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 27, 2007 to Nov 2, 2007
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 8.591 (scored by 134193 users)
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SynopsisDuring the early 1930s in Chicago, the transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, is starting its legendary journey that will leave a trail of blood all over the country. At the same time in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard and his unwilling aide Ennis are looking for missing bottles of the immortality elixir. In addition, a war between the mafia groups is getting worse. On board the Advena Avis, in 1711, alchemists are about to learn the price of immortality.
Based on the award-winning light novels of the same name, Baccano! follows several events that initially seem unrelated, both in time and place, but are part of a much bigger story—one of alchemy, survival and immortality. Merging these events together are the kindhearted would-be thieves, Isaac and Miria, connecting various people, all of them with their own hidden ambitions and agendas, and creating lifelong bonds and consequences for everyone involved.
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Opening Theme"Gun's & Roses" by Paradise Lunch
Ending Theme"Calling" by Oda Kaori
Every so often an anime comes along that isn't afraid to challenge the conventions by which a story is told. Too often, despite being noteworthy or groundbreaking, these shows can fail due to poor animation, lackluster characters, or a marked failure in plot development. In other words, they get so caught up in being unconventional that they sacrifice the other, more important aspects.
Thankfully, Baccano! is not one of those.
Baccano! maintains a very high standard of animation throughout its entirety. Brains Base made good use of color to heighten the effect of the more dramatic moments in the show. The animation quality is particularly noteworthy considering the fact that Brains Base is one of the smallest studios in the animating business. The fact that Brains Base managed to achieve a level of animation to match many of the larger studios and maintain that level of quality for the length the show, especially during the action sequences, is a credit to their effort and skill.
Baccano! opens with the excellent (and very appropriate for the setting) track "Guns N' Roses" by Paradise Lunch. The jazzy theme of the OP fits perfectly against the backdrop of 1930's America, in which the majority of the show is set. This jazz themed music continues throughout the entirety of the show and adds a certain authentic flavor which is often lacking in other shows. The only true downside to the music is the ED, which is a stereotypical J-ballad. However, this is only a small detraction from the otherwise great music though and can easily be skipped over.
Another area where Baccano! excelled was the voice acting. The talented VA's for each role managed to breathe life and individuality into the large and diverse cast of characters. The most singular achievement of the voice actors is that each of the characters can be easily identified by voice alone, as each actor has brought a different timbre, a different nuance, sometimes even a different accent, to each role.
From the marvelously hilarious Isaac Dian and Miria Harvent to the psychopathic Ladd Russo, all the characters are very well designed and as unique as their voices. Isaac and Miria are without doubt the most memorable members of an excellent cast of characters. The duo effectively serve as a glue that holds the story together. They dance through the series's multiple time lines like a giddy gyroscope on acid, occasionally colliding with one of the other cast members at random (usually by fluke).
There is one minor downside regarding the characters. Baccano! is a 13 episode series, with a cast of approximately 12 main characters. Though they all receive a certain amount of development, some critics would argue that it is not enough. However, the quality of the overall show is of such a high value that any shortcomings in development had no impact on enjoyment.
The story in Baccano! is very straightforward. Usually, it is the style of in which the story is told that receives the most attention. Baccano! adopts a non-sequential storytelling style. While this may not be anything new (the TV broadcast of Haruhi and the movie Pulp Fiction did the same thing), it adds to the enjoyment by removing the need for the universally derided "down time" episodes. Baccano! has multiple individual storylines, all of which intertwine into a larger story. At first, the events and characters may be confusing. But once you're past the initial surprise of leaping feet first into the middle of the story, you find yourself immersed in an unusual, fast-paced and entertaining style of storytelling that whets your appetite for more.
Baccano! contains a nice mixture of drama, action and comedy. This, coupled with some amazing characters and a good short story, makes Baccano! one of the most enjoyable romps in recent years. The absurd, comedic moments serve as a perfect counterweight to the action and tension that builds throughout the show. Nothing is too dramatic or depressing, and both the humor and the violence aren't forced. The most enjoyable thing about Baccano! is that each character's actions feel natural to that character and this comes across to the viewer in a big way.
Baccano! is one of the rarest types of anime as it successfully merges comedy, suspense, action and even a little romance, without sacrificing animation or sound quality. It is a gem that will appeal to fans of many different genres and it is one of the few animes that can be watched again and again without suffering any loss of enjoyment.
This review is the final result of a review team composed of members from the "Critics and Connoisseurs" club. The team members were:
Archaeon - Wrote the review
Lowell - Who contributed to and edited the review
Megadedhed - Who contributed to and edited the review
Here are their individual scorings for the show:
Category - Archaeon, Lowell, Megadedhed
Story - 9, 8, 9.6
Art - 10, 8, 9.5
Sound - 9, 9, 10
Character - 10, 8 , 9.8
Enjoyment - 10, 9, 10
Overall - 10, 8, 9.5
In the club wide poll held for Baccano! it received an average overall rating of 9.03 read more
Throughout my childhood, I wasn't really much into movies or the whole moving picture theater idea when I was young. I was more into video games and playing outside. All that changed when i watched a certain movie called Reservoir Dogs. At first, I was only into it simply because of the blood and violence. But further throughout my multiple viewings, I realized that the story and acting was also a big part of my fascination to this particular film. Then a few years after that another movie created by the same person came out called Pulp Fiction. This was done in the same style as his first movie but on a much bigger scale, involving so many more characters and following more stories stumbling toward one goal. During one of my multiple viewings of that movie throughout the years, i had a friend tell me to watch a movie by a man named Guy Richie named Snatch. Why am I taking the time to write 169 words about actual movies? Watch them to find out.
It's because you see, Baccano is very heavily influenced on these western movies made in this style. From the opening theme (Snatch) to the storytelling (Pulp Fiction) to even the coolness (Reservoir Dogs/Godfather) oozes western-style. Therefore, it's practically pointless to explain the plot of the show since they show how the show ends in episode one. That's the hook, the viewer isn't supposed to understand what they are seeing at first. Instead, they are enticed to want to know how did a 'mess' such as this happen in the first place. After that giant hook of showing you how it ends, it all unravels almost perfectly into a story involving over a dozen individuals. For the most part they are all complete strangers but through a little luck, chance, and happenstance their stories will cross paths most definitely.
...with a little anime flair of course.
The art is something of perfection, from the minor details in the shadowing and brutal violence left on victims, to major details like the painted streets of 1930's New York City. You can tell there was a large team summoned to make this 13 episode epic. Where it shows the best though are all the action scenes, where the movements are fast but smooth at the same time, and gun shots come complete with flash and gun smoke. Blood splatters in all different directions, teeth and bones can be torn apart and you can point them out as they're flying in the air. It's all just simply amazing. Art would be a perfect only if they wouldn't add some poorly placed 3D backgrounds in some spots, and if certain parts weren't so overly dark. The darkness ruins some of the beauty of a few scenes and its a shame since this is a show where everything it shows is a visual treat.
The sound is second to none. The op is classic, and I love how they meld the last episode synopsis with the opening theme. But this show would definitely not be as cool without the jazz styling, piano solo's and everything else in between. Every scene has an amazing amount of environmental sounds running at the same time and definitely sets the mood. If you watch it a few times I swear you'll hear something different every time. This is easily one of the few shows best enjoyed on a good surround sound system on high.
The characters are out of this world. Some plucked off of gangster flicks, some plucked out of action flicks, and some straight out the anime stock. With a cast of characters this large, you're bound to find a favorite one or have fun pointing out what RL actors they resemble or portray. Their voice acting is also top notch, I even enjoyed the annoying characters voices as well and thats rare. The crazies were my favorite overall though, just how they managed to sound so insane without it being annoying but rather fun was rather cool. My only gripe is the "comedy relief" of the show. Why do 'serious' shows such as this require comedy relief? Sure its fine to have to relieve the viewers from all the masochism throughout the show. But i don't think they should have given so much air time to the comic relief as they did.
This show is basically a 4-hour Tarantino-esque movie, if you remove the credits and extra recollections that get the viewer back on track. Overall its a perfect sized anime for a Tarantino-esque story. Any longer and the viewer will get tired of the mixed up style of story telling especially with the attention span of people these days. Think of it as "it will get exponentially complicated if this series went to 26 episodes. Although i would be all for a brand new story if Narita Ryougo made it. But only time will tell. It would have been cooler if they kept anime without all the anime 'hoodoo' and tried to make it a serious anime. But like the Japanese say, "It can't be helped."
Baccano! is that rebellious kid in a group who just refuses to conform to convention. Its unique attributes acted as a bit of a double edged sword – whereas some were turned off by the unorthodox methods fueling the story, characters, and presentation, others were drawn to it, seduced by its style and charm.
Here’s where, on a normal day, I’d give a brief synopsis; so here we go. This show follows the protagonist – oh, wait. There isn’t really one; there’s about eighteen, through a plot spanning many generations, although the bulk of it takes place in 1930’s Chicago, on a train called the Flying Pussyfoot. The story is bizarre to say the least, with an unlikely concoction of Mafias, alchemists, immorality, and demons, which makes it rather hard to summarize, while at the same time avoiding spoilers and doing justice to its eccentricity. On top of which, the story is told in a non-linear fashion (think Pulp Fiction, but to a greater exent), meaning, the ending of the series is presented to you right from the get go, and the real enjoyment is derived from slowly piecing together the events, which unexpectedly unite to reach the conclusion (take Oedipus as an example). It’s entertaining to watch the events unfold, but there were certain instances where I felt that the story was a bit too fragmented. It isn’t difficult to follow with a bit of effort, but at times I’ve felt that the immersion of a scene was interrupted due to a flashback. A rare occurrence, but noticeable nonetheless. Still, the plot moves along at a blistering speed, and, putting aside some sparse issues with pacing, there was rarely a dull moment, as the characters and on screen chaos manage to connect the dots without all the dullness of progression in a straight line.
While the plot alone does justice to its unconventionality, this series wouldn’t have been half as much fun if it weren’t for its extremely likable cast of eccentric characters. Almost every single character present has a touch of uniqueness at the very least, as opposed to simple cardboard cutouts, and all manage to be charismatic and memorable in their own right, which is impressive considering their sheer numbers. However, a common problem with a large cast is that character development is often spread too thin. This problem would only be amplified in this case, as Baccano! doesn’t funnel the development into a single character with a group of side characters, but rather, attempts to distribute it evenly among its many protagonists. The series has done a commendable job of doing so, but doesn’t manage to escape the all too common problem entirely, and so, the majority of its characters don’t deviate too much from their core personalities (which, as a saving grace, are excellent).
I must praise Baccano!’s production values as well, especially considering the fact that the studio behind it, Brains Base, isn’t very large in terms of popularity nor size. However, the animation quality was consistently fluid throughout, despite a few hiccups along the way. The general atmosphere, character and location designs, harmonize to create a sense of charm and authenticity. Yoshimori Makoto is the one behind the reigns for the music, which is just damn catchy for the most part, and fitting for the stylistic, upbeat tone of the series. The theme song’s had a tendency to slip into my mind arbitrarily and remain inside for days.
Whereas Baccano! lacked popularity upon release, it has since then gained quite a large fanbase, which is a testament to its success with its experimental methods. While it doesn't perfect its core elements, those being the storytelling and the characters, Baccano! still serves as a great example of a product being greater than a simple accumulation of its individual parts, because I honestly had so much fun with this series that its flaws are easily overlooked in exchange for a largely coherent, one of a kind experience. read more
Baccano! has a great reputation among many American fans, who lauded its boundless energy, larger than life characters, and unconventional narrative style. As I eventually watched it, I discovered that Baccano! indeed has all that stuff and could understand why so many people love it. And yet, curiously enough it never ascended beyond a mildly entertaining show for me.
The feature often mentioned first in regards of this show is its non-linear narrative, so let’s address that accordingly. I don’t find it significantly confusing, for one; while certainly disorienting at first, Baccano! is pretty easy to follow once you’ve focused on these key questions: (1) what’s up with some of these guys who just can’t die?; (2) what happened to the sad woman’s missing brother?; and (3) what happened on the train journey? Thing is, there is really not much point in the non-linearity either: it’s basically nothing more than a gimmick. There’s only a single instance where it did something interesting with the structure (episode 8, in which a certain pair of characters committed the same schtick in three different timelines and circumstances), but most of the time it simply hopped between all these small chunks of timelines going simultaneously for no good reason. Honestly, I don’t think the show’d lose anything significant by telling its story like a normal person would, and in fact it’d probably help to cut down the momentum kills and a bit of time inevitably needed by the audience to recall what happened last in Plot/Timeline B as the show zipped back to it after some development in Plot/Timeline A and C.
A much bigger problem for me than that: I don’t find the characters nor the dialogue endearing at all. Once I’ve finished it, I didn’t and probably would never get the urge to re-watch Baccano! just to hang out with this bunch of characters, who are either irritating dorks, nonsensical bastards, okay-ish but ultimately forgettable, and psychopaths that the show clearly wanted us to love (it’s sort of Ryohgo Narita’s thing, as I’ve discovered later). I really respected the huge amount of research by the show’s creators to re-create the setting and atmosphere, but as it is I just don’t have much nostalgia for Prohibition-era America, and the authenticity is dented anyway by lines of cliched shonen-esque dialogue (to be fair, I’ve watched the subbed version. As I understand it, the dubbed version is lauded as being remarkably good and more setting-appropriate, so it’s a fair possibility that there’s a tangible difference in dialogue quality and/or delivery).
All that said, I’d still recognize the level of energy and playfulness that made Baccano! so popular and recommend the show to those with certain sensibilities. Fans of 1930s gangster movies might be able to appreciate the setting and atmosphere it’s trying to evoke, and lovers of long-running superhero stories would also find plenty to love, what’s with the cartoonish ultraviolence, people keep coming back from dead, and inconclusive ending. While it doesn’t amount to much in practice, I at least appreciate its explicit willingness to experiment with narrative structure and the notion of main character.
Just not my cup of tea, I guess.
Same author, same studio. Both animes focus on various characters from the underworld -- criminals, violent gangs and misfits -- with splashes of the occult and the supernatural but set in a thoroughly modern society not unlike ours. While Baccano! had immortals and mysterious elixirs propelling the story along, Durarara! has a dullahan, which according to Irish myths, is a headless rider. Like Baccano!, Durarara! is told by an all-seeing narrator, populated by a large cast, and initially seems very scattered in terms of its storyline but should begin to make sense the more episodes you see.
Both shows are adapted from novels that are by the same author, Narita Ryohgo. Not to mention that the same animation studio and team worked on both adaptations. I'm almost certain that if you enjoyed Baccano for the obvious reasons, then you'll love this.
Both from the same author and director - both masterpieces! Both have many small stories which come together into one. In Baccano! most of the characters meet on a train called the Flying Pussyfoot and in Durarara!! the characters all meet in the city of Ikebukuro. Baccano! is all centered in the USA in the 1930's with some of the plot taking place in the past while Durarara!! mostly takes place in modern day Japan. Both series have extremely interesting characters and story. Both series have a strong element of mystery in them too and they both evolve in real life surroundings while they both have supernatural element in them. To sum it all up if you enjoyed Baccano! then you'll enjoy Durarara!! and vice-versa.
Both are from the same Director and are very similar to each other except that baccano took place at an older year and Durarara is during this time city.
Both emphasize great characters and the satisfaction of the viewer in one happens to these characters. Both also tell their stories in a highly original way, revealing plot points later on and in almost random places. Heavy use of foreshadowing and guessing games is present as well. But above all, both are incredibly enjoyable in a Tarantino-esque fashion, and leave you wanting much, much more.
Seeing as both are made by the same company, the characters are easy to love and get attached to. Both story lines are being told by different characters of the series, giving you different points of views; which makes it soo much more interesting. Of course each character has their own plans for each other, but they all get invovled with each other's situations (as do most animes), the art style is amazing. Each character is (i think) pretty well-rounded, some of them remind me of other characters that i've seen based on there actions and personalites. I would defintly recommend this series!!!
Though these series take place in different time periods they come across with generally the same feel. Not surprising considering the same team is behind both series.The use of mystical elements are present in both, but the true magic comes from the storytelling. Both series introduce multiple characters that seem unrelated that end up all being part of a larger connected story. Marvelous storytelling. Great use of music. And a good mix of blood and laughs make them both great picks.
Both anime have the same director, and the story's little similar, Durarara!! and Baccano is one of the best anime, both of them involve on having a Action genre, and supernatural, if like those kind of genres, you should try watching either of this two.
Also, both of the anime has great character illustration and a good story plot, so watching either of these two is definitely not a waste of time.
These two anime I was skeptical because, they have been 8, XX points, but after watching Baccano realized that this is just my thoughts
Anime Baccano Durarara and brilliantly made, heroes are shown in all its glory - their lives, secrets, the past, which is a maniac and the most powerful man XDDD
In general, I advise everyone who liked Baccano! ! !
К этим двум аниме я относился скептически, потому-что у них были 8,XX баллов, но после просмотра Baccano понял, что это только мои мысли
Аниме Baccano и Durarara блестяще сделаны, показаны герои во всей красе - их жизнь,секреты,прошлое, чего стоит маньяк и самый сильный человек XDDD
В общем советую всем, кому понравился Baccano ! ! !
I never write reccommendations simply because the same writer wrote both stories, there are story-based reasons behind this reccomendation...
Within the plot, both stories feature:
- a number of gangs
- mysterious gand leaders
- supernatural characters thrown into the mix
- Neither serise's have a cast of; innocents, weaklings or do-gooders
- a religion/science connection (angel living with scientists in one, alchemy in the other)
- Claire and Shizou; hard working guys who keep themselves to themselves, yet quickly turn unhinged during conflict, both may or may not be supernatural
- Miria and Issac, like Walker and Erica; male+female best friends, a goofy and likable criminal parnership who share the same interests
- Chane and Celty; the but-kicking, silent ladies in black with a supernatural background
Both series are by the same author. The art styles are similar. Both are full of blood and awesomely choreographed fight scenes. Baccano! takes place in the 1930s while Durarara!! takes place today. Although they take place in different time periods, both deal with gangsters, wacky villians, and cute likable characters (especially boys <3).
Same producer, director etc etc. The cast of this one's so much more better. The art's changed and the story is modern but the time jinxes and the mystery/action feel remains the same and so does the awesomeness of the plot.
Not gonna say the same thing everyone else has, because it's obviously already been pointed. Baccano!'s Isaac & Maria, after drinking the elixir, lived until the date of Durarara! and appear in it as well.
Snazzy opening, catchy background music, urban myths and legends and a ton of lead characters marks this series as the 21st century edition of Baccano.
Both have similar art style and concept. Both are focused on the underworld. Both have a complex plot and action at the right times.
They're based on light novels by the same author, and made by the same studio. There are myths and gangs in both of them. While watching Durarara I was constantly reminded of Baccano.
Another similarity: They both have kickass openings.
If you loved Durarara!!, then you'll love Baccano. Same Author and same art style. Both are Slice of life. If you like the gangster theme surrounding the story, then you'll love Baccano.
Same author, same studio, same director, and set in the same universe. Durarara can be seen as a spiritual sequel to Baccano. Both feature underworld themes.
Not only are both of them originally created by Ryohgo Narita, but are both similar as character driven stories and deals with supernatural elements in somewhat realistic settings.
Haha, like who didn't see this one coming. Same author and studio, both have seemingly disjointed stories (Baccano to a much larger extent) and huge, colourful casts that all eventually come together for an exciting finale. Not to mention, both are incredibly entertaining!
Both anime are the same author.
Both contain a character immortal.
Both contain a variety of characters very present.
Baccano! in his special, has a minimal resemblance to Durarara!, being also set in a city. Even though very little.
For starters they're both by the same manga artist and they also both use the same composer (two very epic soundtracks, I've gotta add!)
They each have various storylines following different characters, which all end up overlapping. They also both include similar characters elements such as the use of gangs, information brokers and supernatural beings - the Black Rider in Durarara and the homonculi in Baccano. Baccano has more action and gore whereas I'd say Durarara has more character depth and comedy.
There's also a fun little crossover appeal. The password to the Dollars website in Durarara is "Baccano" and Isaac and Miria have a couple of cameo appearances in a few of the episodes.
Very interesting characters, great plot development and an different way to tell the story
very similar feel to Durarara!!
Same company, I believe, and very similar art..
It has similar themes and action, though the setting is very different..
Same author, same narrating style.
Both animes have lots of characters with their own story. They initially look like they are telling separate stories but all of the pieces of the puzzle come togheter in the end. I suggest to watch Baccano before.
As Durarara!! is much more known, Hence this would be the logical thing to do, even though Baccano was written first.
-Large casts with lots of personality
-Nice plot, though seems kind of disconnected. It'll come to you in the end. And you'll like it ;)
- No real villain (arguably)
- In many POV's.
- Makes you feel smart when you get it at the end. You like that don't you.
- Heck, written by same author (light novel)
First, both have the same author. So you can see the similarities of the art. The way the story goes on is similar to each other too. Especially when it cuts from an idea to another. Characters in these two animes are very connected to each other. And how fate made them encounter each other is just amazing. You know? Coincidence? I like types of stories where coincidence exists. And, well, both have a good ending.
Adapted from novels by the same author, Baccano! is another series about supernatural events affecting gangs, except in this case, they're gangs in 1930s America.
Once you watch Baccano! You must watch Durarara!! and vice versa. What makes these shows great is that they have so much in common with the layout of the actual show. But the another bonus is that these shows are completely different at the same time, all the characters have great depth which makes the twists and turns in the anime so much better. Its also for people who loved our beloved duo Issac and Miria!
The story telling from different point of view. Which make the world in both series is big, and learn the world from their perspective. The ensemble cast in both series are able to distinguish from other character in the same series, because of the unique personality between each character.
Like Baccano!, Durarara!! was written by Ryohgo Narita, had the anime made by Brain's Base, was directed by Takahiro Omori, tells the stories of multiple characters in parallel, has lots of action, has a supernatural element, and is R - 17+ (violence & profanity).
Both seem very confusing at first by adding a whole lot of characters that don't seem important and very random. After a few episodes, the pieces come together. They also have a lot of violence and a supernatural aspect.
First of all, both shows are made by the same person, Ryohgo Narita, so if you liked Baccano! then it's almost guaranteed that you will enjoy Durarara. Both stories follow the multiple view points of a very large and unique cast, so both series tend to jump around alot, giving the perspective of each character. And like Baccano, Durarara may seem confusing at first but comes together very well at the end, showing how all actions are connected. In addition, both series have a supernatural element: Baccano has the Immortals while Durarara has a modern-day dullahan or headless horseman if you will. Furthermore, as the Immortals in Baccano had a deep and meaningful story, so does Celty and her pursuit of her head. It's hard to determine an exact plot for these two series as they simply show how all actions are connected, how each moment influences another and the many ways they come together. I could go on an on trying to convince you to watch this, but I feel it's best learned through experience, my only goal is to simply introduce you to Durarara, the rest is up to you.
In conclusion, if you enjoyed Baccano, you will not regret watching Durarara. Thank you for your time in reading this, sorry it's a bit lengthy.
If you liked "Durarara!!" then you'll absolutely like "Baccano!" or vice versa.
The same author, the same studios, the same atmosphere, lots of characters and lots of stories. even Isaac and Miria from "Baccano!" appeared in one of the episodes of "Durarara!!".
Both anime take place in the same exact universe and a few cameos. But besides that, they both deal with mystery and gang wars. With a hint of supernatural sprinkled on top.
Both animes are based off light novels written by the same author. They also feature a large cast of unique characters that deal with strange, unnatural events.
•both are produced by the same author/company, which = same art style/music/character design etc
•both have the supernatural/violence/action genres
•both have groups of gangs that are controlled by leaders and fight each other
•both anime dont have a protagonist,the focus is evenly spread throughout the anime, focusing on different groups/people each time, following their storys
•both have individuals/groups of people following their own story, but they all have a connection in some way or another, which shows it in the climax of the story, that they are all connected through their own stories.
•they are both enjoyable to watch since they are both produced by the same company, its only natural to watch the other if you watch one.
This is sort of obvious, maybe somebody has already pointed this out. They should have, but I haven't seen it. Both Baccano and Durarara written by the same guy, Ryohgo Narita. If you liked one of them, then it's a no-brainer to watch the other one. Both are spectacular anime, if you like that style of story telling and character-driven narrative.
Both anime are made by the same production company: Sakura Create
Both anime use multiple perspectives as the main story telling technique
Coincidences play a big role in both anime. A coherent story is formed from many random events.
Both are originality written by Ryohgo Narita and give a same vibe along with that they have a similar art style as well.
-both by the same creator
-both have very similar story
-both have great and similar characters
- 2 character from baccano were used in durarara for few moments
-both action and supernatural
-both unique storytelling
Both are written by Ryohgo Narita. Fast paced and non-linear narration style appeal in both the series. If you're a fan of Quentin Tarantino then both these series are exactly what you're looking for!
Filled to the brim with characters you'll need a few episodes to get your head around. Both of these anime are a necessity for those who love a character-driven tale.
both have less focus on a single character and tell a story from multiple points of view, also similar themes of gang war with supernatural elements, most of all THEY ARE BOTH AWSOME !!
Same author and both anime are told by an all-seeing narrator showing each character life not making much sense in the beginning, but then all characters connect to each other and the story makes perfect sense.
Both animes have supernatural powers like immortal beings and great mysteries.
These animes come from the same creator. The stories and the ways they are told are unique compared to other animes.
Both have a similar animation style of drawing attention to the main characters, of which both stories have a large cast of characters that have relevance to the main plot. Both also have some eccentric, memorable characters that their presence alone makes the shows worth watching.
Story is unfolded in a similar way. Large cast and lots of things going on.
With the same author and the same animation studio, both series use multiple perspectives from the eyes of many likeable characters to tell multiple stories that ultimately intertwine to form one big narrative.
Baccano! has a similar style of pacing and has a similar way of coming together like one bog puzzle. Plus, both are amazing. :)
They both have the same author and a plethora of characters whose relationships become more lucid towards the culmination of the series. Baccano does a far superior job with its cast; but for those who want a nostalgia trip after seeing Baccano, Durarara is the idyllic choice.
Both are from the same production company and both have the same format of the way the show is setup.
Both are very character oriented stories and the general way they are presented are both very simular.
These two tells the story in the same ways. They both show what happened from numerous points of views, and you really don't understand it completely until the end of the part of the story they are telling. They are both very fun animes to watch.
Both series have the same creator and both are made in the same unique way with lots of characters as it jumps around constantly.
Light novels were written by the same author and plots all interwine, action packed and occasionally funny!
Same creator. Both have many characters with many stories, and both are a must see.
Both DRRR! and Baccano has many different story lines involving many different characters, but by the end of the anime these seemingly unrelated individuals somehow were all impacting each oter in ways they did not now.
I personally love both of these anime simply for the face-palm "IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW" moment in the end and if you are the type of viewer that enjoys obscure but original anime, then you should watch both of these.
* Alot of different characters and not just one protagonist.
* The stories of the different characters start from seperated positions but come s altogether towards the end.
* The art style and plot process is very similar and almost identical is some way.
* They both seem to happen in the same world but in different times and places.
* Baccano has more action in it. Durarara puts less focus in this area but pays up with someone different.
A masterpiece and a phantastic mess of chaos and delight. Both series could be described with these few words. Narita, Ryougo did a geniune job with both of these works. But one has to understand that both works, though alike in the aspect of story-telling and unique feeling, are both different works.
They have a prefect pacing, phantastic humor, weird and individual characters and beatiful art paired with the most fitting music.
Action, comedy, love, deepness and a whole range of weird things. Thats what both of these works are. If that is what you like, then look no farther than this, because you found what you're looking for.
・both are based on manga by the same author
・both are directed by the same person
・both have very similar ways of telling the story ("round-trip plot")
・both are mystery/psychological anime
・both tell the same story from the viewpoint of different characters
・baccano! is set in 1930s-era New York City while durarara!! is set in modern day Ikebukuro
・both are action-based but also have touches of romance and comedy
These two share the same DNA in a sense that they are adapted light novels by the same writer, have same director, and are made by the same production house. What really makes them very similar is that they use fantasy elements (Alchemists vs. Dullahan) to create richly, dark, and varied characters in a special setting and time. The use of ensemble characters makes them relatable to a lot of people. Above all, Baccano and Durarara!, in a great sense, are very entertaining and well-adapted anime.
Both series' are comedic, action filled genre.
-Both series' very main protagonists(sorry, don't know what word to use) is the backbone of both stories.
-Both series' made the legends funny and interesting at he same time.
(the Dullahan and the Immortals,.. "spoiler alert")
They have the same author and have very similar plot. They have gangs, extreme broad character set and the storylines are cast around but will come to clear. They have mature asoects like war between gangs and with a city settings
They are from the same manga artist and they has the same formation. A lot of characters all different but they have some things in common and those things unites them.
Baccano! and Durarara!! are increadibly similar titles, as they are primarily produced by the same studio- Brains Base. They are both in the same universe, as there are various hints that prove this. The action sequences are very similar as well, as the camera angles are typically shot from below, rather than more on-surface. They are humorous characters in both series, who act as comic relief from the more darkly-thematic state of the anime. Their respective openings are as well in similar style and fashion, and finally they both have exclamation marks in their titles!!! ( pun intended)
It is from the same author, and the plot is the exact same thing. The way it is developed it's exactly the same. If you liked Durarara or if you liked Baccano, you will definately enjoy it's match.
We can call them brothers .. really in everything they are similiar.
There are many diverse, and most importantly, unique and memorable characters in both animes. All the characters are featured (side and main) and you get to know them like the back of your hand. The multiple plots in each anime initially branch out in all directions then gradually converge to a single, more unified arc through the characters' association with each other. The events are full of surprises and include magical realism (things that cannot happen but are made to be very convincingly real) and makes the audience sit on the edge of their seat as they await the shocking revelation in subsequent episodes.
Same author Narita Ryohgo, same studio. Both animes focus on various characters from the underworld -- criminals,local violent gangs and social misfits -- with splashes of the occult and the supernatural thrown in but set in a thoroughly (relatively)modern society not unlike ours. While Baccano! had immortals and mysterious elixirs propelling the story forward, Durarara! has a Dullahan, which according to Irish myths, is a headless rider,an unseelie fairy. Like Baccano!, Durarara! is not your conventional anime and is told by an all-seeing narrator, populated by a VERY large cast with actual character development(how shocking right..:P), and initially seems very scattered and loose in terms of its story line but should begin to make sense the more episodes you see.Both are very engaging and are fun to watch.
If you like series with a huge cast of characters, supernatural elements in a realistic urban world these two series are for you!!!
-They both have huge casts of characters and each character is likable in its own way
-They both have light supernatural elements (Durarara with Celty and other demon like characters and Baccano with imortals)
-They both aren't traditional stories. They just show characters interacting and influencing the world and society were they live
-They both show the underworld of a particular city (NY for Baccano and Ikebukuro (Tokyo) for Durarara)
-They both have a strong silent female character (Celty for Durarara and Chane for Baccano)
-They both have characters who trade information
(switch the two anime around) Both are animated by Brains Base, both have well executed fights and the English dubs, while I personally am a sub person are great, and in Baccano's case, is even better than the sub. They also both have a colourful cast of characters. Watch Baccano if you want to watch something a little more gory, and unlike Durarara, it is condensed in a 13 episode series (16 if you count the specials); both of these are among my favourites.
I thought it was kind of similar in that the story wasn't told completely linearly and you don't know what is going on until you figure it out and see the whole picture. Baccano! is way more confusing though, but once you understand everything it is so amazing.
none linear progressing storylines a wide range of varied characters in real life situations mixed with metaphysical,paranormal elements
Being both anime a creation of Ryohgo Narita (Light novel series), Baccano! in a very short summary is the mature version of Durarara. Featuring a wide cast of characters, each one with different personalities, you will immerse in a world filled by mystery, para-natural activities and war between gangs. As Durarara you will be confused at first glance by the amount of characters, but same as Durarara, the intro will feature the cast. Also you will see the suddenly flashbacks between scenes and different scenes covered in the same space-time coordinate, arriving to a point in which each story converge, same as Durarara. Hence, if you like Durarara and you don't bother about blood and gore, you will definitely love Baccano.
Same Author and Studio
Both series give you a vast amount of information right off the bat, making it a bit hard to understand right away. Eventually, you will be able to put the puzzle pieces together, and see the reasoning for this.
Both have a large, but overall enjoyable cast. With Baccano! you see the story from many individuals and groups that tie into one another. While in Durarara!! you are given an individual/groups problems, which provides the viewer with much more than just the main plot, making the series more enjoyable. Also including violence, gang and mafia related drama, and involving a twist of supernatural in each series. Both are very fun to watch.
Takahiro Omori, director of Baccano! and Durarara!!, implemented multiple similar styles and qualities in both animes. Baccano! and Durarara!! have several interesting stories that contribute to the overarching plot and go back and forth on a timeline of some sort, but in Durarara!! the changes of time aren't directly labeled with a specific time like in Baccano!. Also, Baccano! was more violent and gruesome than Durarara!! (mainly due to there being more bloody fights) Both shows also have characters that are well developed even some with similar psychotic and/or destructive natures (Some examples include Baccano!'s Ladd Russo & Claire Stanfield and Durarara!!'s Izaya Orihara and Shizuo Heiwajima). In several of Durarara!!'s episodes, references to Baccano! are included, such as movie posters, the Dollars' password, and the abrupt appearances of Isaac and Miria. Both Baccano! and Durarara!! have similar opening and closing themes that reflect on all the major characters (most especially the openings which exhibit more of the characters' personalities). The soundtracks were also on point in suiting the animes.
Both of them are themed around Jazz and Blues. Both animes display alot of martial arts and gunplay. Definetily check out Baccano! if you loves Cowboy Bebop!
The style is very similar. It has a very jazzy feel to it that fits with the show like it did with Cowboy Bebop. The characters are so loveable and unique and so different from one another like the people on Bebop. Not to mention the soundtracks have a similar feel to them.
Baccano! is a strangely underappreciated show that has a huge cast of good characters, a compelling plot drawn from the ample source material, a soundtrack that complements the show well, action, comedy, drama, intrigue...
If you appreciated what Cowboy Bebop had to offer then you'll find a lot to like in Baccano!. It's a show with definite rewatch value.
Bebop and Baccano! are all about style. It’s the thirties: tommy guns, stars from black-and-white movies and jazz. Bebop is more like blues with its sadness and noir films features. Baccano! is a jazz like it was in really beginning, totally improvisation. You don’t know what will happen next. Great cocktail from retro, detective stories, comedy, cruelty and heartbreaks. Both these series was inspired by films like “The Godfather”, “The Untouchables” and so on. You’ll find crime families and gangland killing, fire-fights and pursuits, maniacs and comedy characters in Bebop and Baccano!
Soundtrack is also magnificent, when I watched Baccano! it was like I’ve met a Yoko Kanno’s genius work for Bebop one more time. Although storytelling is extremely different, for Bebop it’s a story per episode, Baccano! is a mosaic from plotlines that fully combined, they are really similar. You'll share an entire range of emotions with each character and find that these creations are somehow cast in the same mold.
Heavily themed with jazzy music and gritty violence... gracefully done with pinache.
Funky, badass, amazing anime with great action, animation, and music.
Both have possibly the greatest characters cast ever seen.
In both series you’ll find awesome fight scenes (both martial arts fights & gunfights), mafia, an immortal shota boy (Czes in Baccano, Wen in CB), and comedy despite the violence and mature contents.
Both are anime that you can rewatch again and again without getting tired of them.
the feel of these anime's is failry similar, they both are "western" anime and there is also a similarity in the music styles, they both also have extraordinary dubs i would go as far as to recommend the dub over the sub because it actually sounds more natural but both are great animes and should be given watch
Both Baccano! and Cowboy Bebop have excellent visuals, jazz on the soundtrack, high-intensity fight sequences, and likable characters.
Same kind of show : you'll find the best OST in both (jazzy, really cool), same spirit/atmosphere with really great characters/action you will enjoy all the show without any moment of boring !! I guarantee you'll not be disappointed !! 2 must-see.
Both shows have the same tone and similar style, both have great action scenes and cool characters.
Both have intense combat sequences that aren't just limited to hand-to-hand.
While Cowboy Bebop's actual plot isn't thoroughly developed. Baccano's is highly incomprehensible until the very end.
Both have great, memorable characters, dubs that fit the era, music that fits the scenes, and an enjoyment factor that skyrockets!
Cowboy Bebop and Baccano! have a jazz filled soundtrack, slick, fluid, and detailed animation, and are bitter sweet series.
As an anime viewer, you might be lucky enough to eventually stumble upon unforgettably great anime at one point or another. I'm here to tell you of two such anime: Baccano!, a tale of immortals and the mafia gang, and Cowboy Bebop, the journey of a former syndicate-turned-bounty-hunter.
Baccano! and Cowboy Bebop share the same atmosphere, fluid animation and clever dialogue. They are western-styled and contain lots of references to western cultures.
Furthermore, the two are immensely entertaining and enjoyable anime that will keep your attention the whole journey through and leave you breathless.
While Baccano! is more of a different-plots-intricately-woven-into-a-great-story kind of anime and Cowboy Bebop is more episodic, there is no doubt that if you enjoy one, you will most certainly enjoy the other.
Both have an americian cast of characters, are full of action, particualrly involving gangsters and just a general sense of coolness about them that sets them apart from other anime
Jazz, Style, Class, Crime, Action, Drama, Romance, Comedy, Wacky characters, Psychotic characters, Mysterious characters, Smooth characters, Hand to Hand Combat, Shootouts, Oldschool feel
Cowboy Bebop and Baccano! are the kings of cool when it comes to anime. They both feel more like movies than actually animes and even though, each one does it differently, they both use multiple stories to tell one big story, giving you pieces of the puzzle until the end when it all comes together
They both also make great additions to what I like to call the "Jazzy Crime Anime" trilogy which includes Cowboy Bebop, Baccano!, and Lupin The 3rd.
They both certainly have their differences but there's no denying that they both go great hand and hand with each other. After watching both, you're gonna wanna go out, buy a nice suit, learn martial arts and get into gunfights. Both of them are 10/10 masterpieces, check them out. Oh and they both have fantastic dubs that are more fitting than the sub versions because of how Westernized the two shows are
Both have the same jazzy, easy come, easy go attitude and a very lovable and energetic cast composed of gangsters, gunslingers, and silver-tongued thieves.
Both anime have great jazz soundtracks. Jazz music is almost exclusively used in both anime. The openings of both anime is really popular precisely because of their upbeat, jazzy music.
Also, both anime have a lot of melee combat.
1: AWESOME FIGHT SCENES!
2: Both have really good character development
3: Jazzy feeling (best way I can describe it)
If you liked the jazzy element to Cowboy Bebop, you'll definitely like this!
Both contain an outstanding jazz/blues style soundtrack, and also contain a decent amount of action involving both guns and fists. They also have a cast of unique and compelling characters that all get at least a little development (though the main character cast of Baccano! is much bigger, despite being shorter). Both also have excellent English dubs, a possible persuasion for those who may predominantly prefer subs.
They have similar music styles throughout the shows, both having one of the best opening songs I've ever heard. Both have a lot of violence and shooting. They both have awesome characters as well. They both have multiple stories being shown that tangle up for the final outcome. Also they both have something about organized crimes.
They are both rule of cool shows, with Baccano being more over the top and having supernatural aspects to it.
In terms of story Baccano is far more impressive by having multiple random events being interwoven and connecting with each other by the 13th episode. Bebop is episodic so it tells a different story in each episode.
In terms of Art and Animation. Baccano looks more realistic and it is more detailed than Bebop, but Bebop is prettier to look at and it has a more original art style. Bebop also inches ahead in terms of animation by being more fluid while being a much older and longer show.
In terms of characters they are equal. Baccano has a much larger as but doesn't get nearly as much development as Bebop. While Bebop has a smaller cast that is just as enjoyable but also gets development.
Baccano! and Cowboy Bebop have a very similar cool and jazzy atmosphere. The music and intros of both shows are also similar; both intros are swingy jazz tunes. Both these shows are specifically great for western audiences, and they both have superb English dubs.
Alchemy seems to play a role in a different twist. both shows have addicting characters.
Similar themes, such as alchemy, and the time era. Though the style it's shown in is quite different, as well as FMA having a main character (as opposed to Baccano), they're still similar in many ways. Both having a wide range of characters, violence, and nicely animated action.
First of all, both is about alchemy and the idea of finding the philosophers stone.
Baccano! ist just as much fun and as thrilling as Full Metal Alchemist.
Both have alchemy, homunculi, immortals, and violence.
Similar colorful cast of characters and comedic fun FMA has. Also has a very interesting plot and voice overs.
Oh? and Did I forget to tell you that Baccano has alchemists too?
Baccano! is a very intense anime when it comes down to the basic story line as FMA, both are about alchemy and what power can do to human's with greed in their hearts.
They both have alcheme and great fight sceans plus history.
Both shows are about alchemists that want to find out a secret.
Both of these series are set around the early 1900's. The practice of alchemy is within them both, however one more so than the other (Fullmetal Alchemist). Also the idealogy of immortality is brought up quite a bit in both. They may not be eerily similar, but they do have a similarity in overall feeling.
Both series are set in the same time period and deals with some of the same themes.
They both involve alchemy and homunculi, and have fighting scenes. Both animes have humor in it, and are set in similar time periods. They share many themes as well, so if you enjoy supernatural things and characters with strong individual personalities, you'll enjoy it!
If you liked the non-stop action and eccentric/intriguing cast of characters in Baccano! I have a feeling you'd definitely like Black Lagoon. Sure, it doesn't have quite the focused storyline Baccano! had, but it is well worth watching nonetheless.
Both are action-packed mafia-related series with great characters.
Blood, guns, gangsters...both shows have them in ample supply, though the settings are different.
Mafia, violence, guns, black humor. In both you’ll find great and crazy characters, torture, blood, badass females.
Both are action packed anime, and have great music and animation.
Also, in both anime there is a majority of non-japanese people (the series itself are not set in Japan, after all), and basically no one in these anime can be considered “the good guy”.
Both involve extreme blood and violence.
Both have sadistic characters and mafia.
In both there are non japanese characters.
Baccano! and Black Lagoon both feature real-world settings that are neither present-day nor Japanese: Baccano! is set in Prohibition-era America, and Black Lagoon takes place on the waters of southeast Asia circa 1990. Both Baccano and Black Lagoon feature criminal protagonists, and neither has any characters that can truly be described as "lawful;" in both series, even the "good guys" are thieves or smugglers. Both feature brawls, gunfights, blood, and gore in great abundance, and both series have great dubs to boot.
Both are mostly action, specifically gunfights. The characters and their abilities are generally over the top. Good animation, which is a blast to watch, and a lot of though not a ridiculous amount of violence and bloodshed.
Because Black Lagoon and Baccano! are both just so much fun. Both of these take place in the world of gangsters and crooks, and both anime are filled to the brim with gratuitous gore, over the top gun and knive fights and a snarky script full of brilliant black humour.
Both Baccano! and Black Lagoon have some of the best gun action out there. The fight scenes never get old. They also both have a somewhat psychological facet and will almost always keep you on the edge of your seat.
Both Black Lagoon and Baccano! revolve around mafias and gangs. While their forms of storytelling differ greatly, each divulge into the subject of gang-related violence and misunderstandings. Each have lots of similar action, mainly gun fights and some hand-to-hand. They each have a variety of unique and interesting characters within the multiple gangs and groups. Black Lagoon focuses more on the gangs' jobs themselves, rather than a story involving them, but for the action-loving viewer this will be just fine. Black Lagoon is a bit more realistic in terms of genre, but tends to be a bit over the top with some fight scenes. Over all, the two revolve around similar groups of people with similar mindsets. It may tell the story a bit differently and have a slightly darker and more mature atmosphere, but Black Lagoon is something to look into for fans of Baccano.
Surely both series do share a big part together which is the alchemy.
Alchemy and all its related things: immortal beings, legends, immortality elisir/philosophical stone and so on.
Both stories evolve around the same epoch (first years of 1900) and share amazing main characters.
Even if, the style to tell the stories is very different, they both still share a very good music theme as well.
If you enjoyed one I'm sure you'll like the other too! I can definitely affirm that both of them are masterpieces.
Both deal with immortality, an all-cure elixir, and alchemy. Both are great anime with unique and wonderful characters, great animation, very well done fights, and violence & blood scenes. The first thing that comes to my mind when I watch Baccano! is FMA brotherhood. ;)
Both involve people using alchemy in order to perpetuate their existence, as well as having some crazy stuff thrown in.
Baccano is more similar to FMAB then any other anime, whenever I watch it I think of FMAB, D. Gray man might have one or two aspects but baccano has dozens of aspects that are similar to FMAB, if you like FMAB you will like baccano, it is stupid that people say you will like Blue Exorcist if you liked FMAB just cause both the main characters have brothers. That doesn't mean it is similar! just one little thing that won't affect your liking of a series! Baccano is a must watch if you if you like FMAB.
I found them similar because both of them have things about alchemy, but Baccano is a bit more mature and has some gore in it.
If you liked the whole mystery and conspiracy feeling in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, than you will like Baccano!
Also, both anime have beautiful fight scenes with lots of blood, and extremely badass characters which add a massive amount of excitement to the show.
Not to mention both have alchemists, immortals, homunculi, and are based around the same time era of the 1930s.
So if you liked one of these anime, I highly recommend trying the other.
Τhey are both about alchemy ,they both have a huge amount of great characters and great production values too .
For a first eye they dont look alike but if you think it a bit they have many things in common
Large cast of likable characters plus alchemy. Plus both have hilarious comic relief seamlessly woven in-between the serious scenes.
There's something very similar about the plot, animation, and characters. FMA is worth checking out even if you don't like Bacanno. Both are pretty epic.
Both animes share a big part which is alchemy: immortality, legends, elixirs etc. Both of them have amazing characters(main and supporting), a stunning plot/story and of course, spectacular animation/soundtracks. Each and every episode is a huge mystery and it's impossible for you to stop watching. Finally, these two series are some of the masterpieces Japan has to offer.
Both stories are not exactly linear, and both have some comedy dispite the violence.
In both you have to pay close attention, or you may miss something important. Lots of blood and gore fill each series, and both have a great story line.
Also, both are worth watching. :D
Doesnt exactly have any similarities but I find both their plot amazing and unique for their own reasons,plus both have comedy even with all the gore going around.
Gore, blood, mystery, violence, killers, insanity, drama, and... comedy. :-D
Both are non-linear and complex, and have a fantastic and unforgettable cast of characters.
Pretty obvious that both are unique masterpieces and 110% worth watching (and re-watching).
Both have a bunch of gore and the whole mind-games/going insane themes going.....
There are very mysterious, eerie, and supernatural aspects at work in each anime. The legend of the rail tracer is much like oyashiro. The story is very well told in both anime too, but the styles are very different from each other. There's also a lot of gory bloodshed in the process.
Both start at "the end". So there is a mysteri to be solved. And you find out more and more.... They are both great anime!
It's only similar in this way that everyone's insane. Baccano is so good. 16 episodes of stories all together with great characters and lots of blood. The anime is so well done with the art, the music, and the story that you can't stop watching and the anime will have you hooked.
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