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Baccano!

Baccano!

Alternative Titles

English: Baccano!
Japanese: バッカーノ!

Information

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)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.601 (scored by 121732 users)
Ranked: #682
Popularity: #50
Members: 235,321
Favorites: 10,598
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action adventure comedy fantasy mafia shounen

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Related Anime

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

Characters & Voice Actors

Ennis
Ennis
Main
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae
Palencia, Brina
English
Palencia, Brina
...
Avaro, Maiza
Avaro, Maiza
Main
Miyamoto, Mitsuru
Japanese
Miyamoto, Mitsuru
Hennigan, Sean
English
Hennigan, Sean
...
Dian, Isaac
Dian, Isaac
Main
Onosaka, Masaya
Japanese
Onosaka, Masaya
Tatum, J. Michael
English
Tatum, J. Michael
...
Gandor, Luck
Gandor, Luck
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Liebrecht, Jason
English
Liebrecht, Jason

Staff

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



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Nov 2, 2014
adrianojones
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
TheCriticsClub
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.

Animation

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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Feb 10, 2015
Cheesy-J
"Hey Dollface. C’mere, I Gotta a Story for You!”
A Review and Commentary on Baccano!

How do you tell a story? It seems like a simple enough question with a simple enough answer, but when we think about it, things become a little more complicated. First of all, we have to think of who is telling a story and what their relation to the story is? Was the story teller present at the time of the events or did they hear the tale from elsewhere? If so, what changed between the original version and the one that we are currently being presented with? Furthermore, we read more
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Feb 25, 2015
Otaku_Buster
This anime has always been on my radar for the past couple of years but never had a chance to watch it. Until after I saw a blog stating that it's one of the best dub anime out there. Then what the heck I gave it a shot. It was very good.

Baccano looks like an action anime that involves a lot of guns and mafia at first glance. Well, it does have one but mix with a supernatural element of immortality, then you find out that's the point of the show all along.

This anime will confuse you, but in a good way. It's confusing read more
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Recommendations

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 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!
Alchemy seems to play a role in a different twist. both shows have addicting characters.
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 stories are not exactly linear, and both have some comedy dispite the violence.
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.

Opening Theme

"Gun's & Roses" by Paradise Lunch

Ending Theme

"Calling" by Oda Kaori

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