Ranked #67


Alternative Titles

English: Baccano!
Japanese: バッカーノ!


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 27, 2007 to Nov 2, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 8.601 (scored by 124697 users)
Ranked: #672
Popularity: #50
Members: 242,062
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During 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, this anime adaptation 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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Episodes  13 / 13
Aired  Jul 27, 2007 to Nov 2, 2007
Status  Finished Airing

Related Anime

Adaptation: Baccano!
Sequel: Baccano! Specials
Character: Durarara!!, Durarara!! Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Kobayashi, Sanae
Kobayashi, Sanae
Avaro, Maiza
Avaro, Maiza
Miyamoto, Mitsuru
Miyamoto, Mitsuru
Dian, Isaac
Dian, Isaac
Onosaka, Masaya
Onosaka, Masaya
Gandor, Luck
Gandor, Luck
Koyasu, Takehito
Koyasu, Takehito


Cook, Justin
Harp, Clarine
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director

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Nov 2, 2014
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 read more
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May 18, 2008
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 read more
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Jan 6, 2014
This is my first ever review.

Before I go into the specifics I would like to say one thing. All of these are my own beliefs and I do not expect anyone to completely agree with them or agree with them at all. But as a person who have watched almost all genre of anime, and countless number of shows (I do not really feel like adding all to my profile), I believe my opinion may help someone who has trouble deciding Baccano is worth their time or not.

Storytelling style:

Unlike most 12 to 16 episode shows, it tells multiple stories. You might be thinking read more
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Jun 11, 2008
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 read more
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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. 
reportRecommended by jutester
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! 
reportRecommended by Sandgolem
Alchemy seems to play a role in a different twist. both shows have addicting characters. 
reportRecommended by jushin
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. 
reportRecommended by EtnaEraclea
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.  
reportRecommended by Saffire
Both stories are not exactly linear, and both have some comedy dispite the violence. 
reportRecommended by Jessikitax

Opening Theme

"Gun's & Roses" by Paradise Lunch

Ending Theme

"Calling" by Oda Kaori

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