Ranked #64


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)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.591 (scored by 134193 users)
Ranked: #642
Popularity: #52
Members: 262,588
Favorites: 11,395
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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, 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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Onosaka, Masaya
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Morita, Masakazu
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Harvent, Miria
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Aoki, Sayaka
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Russo, Ladd
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Cook, Justin
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Harp, Clarine
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Omori, Takahiro
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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Vice President Doesn't Say Anything about the Possibility of Him Being the Main Character
Fukushachou wa Jishin ga Shuyaku de Aru Kanousei ni Tsuite Kataranai (副社長は自身が主役である可能性について語らない)
Jul 27, 2007
2 Setting the Old Woman's Qualms Aside, the Flying Pussyfoot Departs
Roufujin no Fuan wo Yoso ni Flying Pussyfoot wa Shuppatsu Suru (老婦人の不安をよそに大陸横断鉄道は出発する)
Aug 3, 2007
3 Randy and Pecho Are Busy Getting Ready for the Party
Randy to Pecho wa Party no Junbi de Isogashii (ランディとペッチョはパーティの準備で忙しい)
Aug 10, 2007
4 Ladd Russo Enjoys Talking A Lot and Slaughtering A Lot
Ladd Russo wa Ooini Katari Ooini Satsuriku wo Tanoshimu (ラッド・ルッソは大いに語り大いに殺戮を楽しむ)
Aug 17, 2007
5 Jacuzzi Splot Cries, Gets Scared and Musters Reckless Valor
Jacuzzi Splot wa Naite Obiete Banyuu wo Furuu (ジャグジー・スプロットは泣いて怯えて蛮勇を奮う)
Aug 24, 2007

Opening Theme

"Gun's & Roses" by Paradise Lunch

Ending Theme

"Calling" by Oda Kaori

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May 18, 2008 6:40 PM
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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Jun 11, 2008 5:43 AM
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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Nov 2, 2014 9:58 PM
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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Jun 1, 10:24 PM
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) 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. 
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Alchemy seems to play a role in a different twist. both shows have addicting characters. 
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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.  
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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. 
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