Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 27, 2007 to Nov 2, 2007
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 8.611 (scored by 114173 users)
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action adventure comedy fantasy mafia shounen
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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.
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
Durarara!! and Baccano! both derived from light novels written by the same author.
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.
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 of them have a same studio. But with diffrent themes.
You might enjoy Durarara
-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.
Its similar because it has a lot of characters that all matter, and has mystery.
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
High schooler Mikado Ryūgamine moves to Ikebukuro in order to attend Raira academy with his childhood best friend, Masaomi Kida, and in hopes of finding excitement. What Mikado didn't know, was that he was going to get more than what he bargained for. Welcome to Ikebukuro! Home of Incredibly strong vending machine throwing bartenders, Headless motorcycle riders, instigating informants, underground doctors, All kinds of gangs, and demonic blades.
I've never seen a better anime! Durarara has the perfect balance of reality and that supernatural aspect that we all love. Everything in this anime flows so well together that you almost feel like it could become a reality. I can never stress enough how well the plot and characters work with each other. This is one of those Animes where you just happen to love every character.
If the character design and art style doesn't convince you, the plot will. It's amazing how deceiving a show can be in the first few episodes. All I can say (as to not spoil the show) is don't judge DRRR on the first few episodes. There is plenty of drama, conflict, PLOT TWISTS, and action to come if you keep watching.
Durarara is an amazing 25 episode adventure that you will never get tired of. I give it a 10/10. Amazing plot. Amazing characters. Amazing art. If you're looking for an anime you can get emotionally attached to or an anime you can watch over and over again then this is a great choice.
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 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.
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.
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.
Both revolve around alchemy , immortal beings, and a mystery is everywhere!
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.
High levels of action. Lovable rogues.
A lot of blood. Lots. Plus some cool scenes.
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.
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.
Looking for gratuitous violence that doesn't always take itself seriously, dark humor, and interesting takes on characterization? These shows have it all.
Both Are Bloody And Very Plotfilled
Baccano's bloody psychological thriller is both a mix of raw storyline genius and excitement; making it the match for Elfen Lied. A hidden story full of plots and questions, that moves the viewer towards the edge of their seat, only adding to the interrogation for their horrifically stained strain of events.
Both of these shows tend to feature someone being gruesomely murdered, and then a quick cut to something extremely cheery.
Well, both anime are quite unique. It seems that authors didn't care about blood scenes at all. Let's face it Baccano is about killing in every possible way with as much pain as you can imagine and EL has so many dead bodies, blood, vilolence and even a dead innocent puppy (damn c*ck suckers !!) that comparing it with diffrent anime than Baccano is almost impossible. If you are into S&M and wanna learn how to kill slowly but extramely painfully try out these anime cuz they are as wicked as an anime can get. ( I didn't say any word that I didn't enjoy these series myself :) ).
The only story of any kind I recollect seeing executed like the fifth Kara movie, where the events switch between past, present and future on the fly for mindfuck purposes, is Baccano. Neither of the stories when told in order are complex, and Baccano in particular is easy enough to follow as is if you pay attention, but they can give headaches due to the mindfuckery.
Unlike Baccano, Kara 5 starts out totally linear, and stays that way for the first 40 minutes or so. Then, it proceeds to jump around like a rabbit on crack, and it left me pondering at the end whether I'd seen one of the best movies of all time or a movie executed in such a way that its flaws were well-hidden. Even without much understanding and a lot of confusion, it was totally gripping.
Supernatural, magic and gore and both have a rather confusing storytelling.
In both anime, the story is presented like a puzzle and you have an opening sequence where you see what is going to happen.
Both masterfully employ non-linear narrative as a mystery/unexplained occurrence is slowly revealed as disjointed "puzzle pieces" fall into place throughout their stories. Dark atmospheres and palettes are typically used in both, though Baccano frequently provides comic relief whereas KnK seldom does. Nonetheless, fans of action will find plenty to like in both KnK 5 and Baccano, with both featuring top-notch, smoothly animated fights and occasionally over-the-top gore.
When it comes down to the story telling, I noticed that it's similar to Baccano!'s style. The movie changes a lot between past and present, though the main difference between these two anime is that while watching Baccano!, you are still able to follow the story and get a clear picture of everything at the end. In Kara no Kyoukai 5, on the other hand, you will get utterly confused at some points of the movie, just wanting to shout out WTF!?
A simple deal of people who have the ability to regenerate anything from being shot in the head to having a thousand needles stuck in their body~
Basically, both involve immortal people who are able to regenerate themselves completely even after long, insane tortures.
Baccano has more comedy, while Mnemosyne has plenty of ecchi scenes, but still, both anime are dark, violent, mysterious, well-done, and highly enjoyable.
"Oh hay let's fight violently. With tons of high-pressure blood."
"But don't worry, we're immortal, so we'll revive even after the most insane torture sequences."
+Baccano's nonlinear storyline ends up fitting together at the end ~ Mnemosyne's storyline goes in order, but there are huge jumps in time from episode to episode, with little clues unraveling the mysteries of the series that also all fit together at the end.
Both series deal with the premise of immortality and uses the passage of large amounts of time to tell complex stories. Baccano! is less dark than Mnemosyne, but is still pretty heavy.
Darker than Black follows a more episodic structure, but both of them have memorable soundtracks filled with jazz.
Has a wide cast of very contrasting characters, comic relief, and some good bloody action scenes.
Despite the fact that plot wise these two shows aren't very similar, they still resemble one another. Both shows feature adults, rather than children or teenagers. Hei also reminds me a bit of Firo, in the sense that they can both keep their calm and both are skillful at their speciality. There's also a certain amount of supernatural in both series and both are aimed at older audiences.
Darker Than Black is obviously longer than Baccano!, but aside from that they have in common:
—The style of art;
—A similar tone of violence;
—There are mysteries to be solved by the viewer;
—More than one character to root for.
There's even one character in particular that is pretty much the same as in Baccano!, but you'll have to find out by yourself.
That said, I hope you give one of them a try ;D
Both anime feature characters in certain organizations (an army special ops group in Senkou and the mafia in Baccano!) that have superhuman powers, but they do not distract from the historical setting of the anime. If you like how these two elements do not overpower each other, then I recommend this anime.
Both animes are based on the interbelic period,in the 1930s.The two animes have quite many similarities,as people with supernatural powers,superhuman ones.In Senkou no Night Raid's case,human with unusual abilities, such as psychic abilities, flying abilities, or exceptional proficiency at something, far beyond the normal.And in Baccano's case,immortality and abnormal endurance and resistance.
The action in Baccano is placed in Chicago,New York,but the action in Senkou no Night Raid takes place in Shanghai,China.
They both have a mystery aura,and very interesting and deep story plots.Even if the two animes are based on historical events,they won't let you get bored,even more, they simply draws you in.The art is also quite similar.So,if you enjoyed watching Baccano,you must also give a chance to Senkou no Night Raid,you won't regret it !
Both are set - mainly - in the 1930s.
Same feeling. Incredible and unique characters. Each episode focus on a different character. If you like Baccano, you may like Dogs.
Guns, mafia families, some crazy guys, blood...
You might say Dogs: B&C is like a Baccano! sequel
It feels like Dogs: Bullets and Carnage could fit in the Baccano universe pretty well. Both have similar themes, both have a very similar vibe to them. Ruckus, bullets, carnage, violence, blood, gore and all that good stuff, starring badass people, including psychos, assassins, people from mafia and such, everything mentioned is featured in both titles.
Both are intensely bloody, using physical decapitations/trauma and psychological teasers that bring interest and diligence. Their story lines are similar in the aspects of immortality, violence, power, and interest.
Baccano and Hellsing (ultimate) are both amazing seinen anime which revolve around supernatural beings and immortality. They contain a lot of action, blood, guns and amazing characters who will make you want them to succeed in what they're doing. Great anime to watch, both of them.
While these shows have completely different premises, they both are filled with trigger-happy lunatics and some of the most memorable characters you will ever see in anime. Morals in both of these shows are very grey and there is blood galore! So if you're looking for a insane, bloody, action fest with supernatural elements, look no further than either of these shows.
There is something about the way the two stories are told. There's the same sense of a story not necessarily told in chronological order, that slowly reveals more and more of the plot as it goes on. There is violence in both these shows, and a focus on several characters, although Michiko to Hatchin stays mostly with those two. It's a great combo of violence and plot in both of these anime.
o Great Art
o unique story
o little drama in it
o guns & police
they both have a lot of characters. HunterxHunter is a lot longer than Baccano's anime. Baccano is one of the best anime plots ever and Hunter x Hunter just can;t live up to it because it's way to stretched out.
I love Baccano :)
Hunter x Hunter and Baccano! differ in plot completely, however, different aspects do come close to being similar.
- Have a unique character cast (With tons of likable characters)
- Contain tons of action
- Can get really dark and brutal
- Are very entertaining and enjoyable
If you loved Book of Bantorra you'll love Baccano. They're both top notch anime. Both stand out with their awesome multi-layered characters. They both have stellar, fluid animations, awesome fight scenes and a solid, thrilling plot (imho most important). They both tell their stories in arcs, switching between characters in each, now some people say that's confusing? ....But that's bullshit. You won't have trouble following if you have half a brain. The storytelling from multiple prospectives is a plus not a minus.
I wholeheartedly recommend fans of one to watch the other. You won't be disappointed.
Both are fantastic action thrillers.
Both stories deal with the supernatural and both are much more than what you originally expect.
They have well develped characters, comedy and still manage to tell a deep story.
Great music and art.
Even though Kuroshitsuji focuses on a devil butler and immortality for Baccano, both anime has similar 'air' of darkness and at the same time they are able to include comedic scenes. They also has the same time frame. Their animation and drawings are very good too.
Both are slightly brutal, both have first episodes that are hard to understand... but both are awesome beyond belief
Both shows have a pair of care-free main characters who get caught up in something they didn't expect. They both have action and take place in countries other than Japan (America in Baccano and China in CANAAN). Both stories are also somewhat hard to understand at first.
Both have many characters and action. Guilty crown has more of a hero character while in baccano all characters equally matter.
While in baccano there is action and kits if blood there is an up feel mood while watching it, and in Guilty crown there is more of a bad mood feeling that you get from it.
BUT, both are really good :D
Both Baccano! and 'K' have the same method of story telling in the case of having the first episode not starting from the start of the plot in the hopes of getting the viewer hooked.
They are also both based off novels and have the brilliant skills of Shingo Suzuki (K: Director, Character Design. Baccano!: Animation Director)
Both series are set between the wars, though Dantalian is set in Europe rather than the United States. The series are also both decidedly cerebral in style, though Baccano breaks up the piecing together of its mysteries with a lot of action and comedy while Dantalian has some light comic relief but tends to focus more on the mysteries. The art styles are rather similar as well.
These are for people who can really enjoy an artful story. These are both quite unique anime.
The only real similarities between these involve immortality, but they play into the stories in very different ways.
Both series have lot of gore and have twists and turns that will keep you interested.
Both have characters whos motives and backgrounds are a mystery at first but are slowly revealed as the story progresses.
The mystery in Baccano! is also on par with Psycho Pass 2 and its definitely good at leaving you guessing
I think that anyone who enjoyed the art plot and characters in this show will enjoy Baccano!
These 2 are presented in multiple perspectives. What I mean is that the point of view constantly switches between different main characters. While this method may cause audience to be less attached to a single character, the story unfolds from many angles.
Also, both are really bloody and gory (surpassed my comfort zone).
It locks us into a mysterious labyrinth novel in which he does not forget to leave lying Ariadne's thread so as not to get lost. At the discretion of the episodes, the pages turn imaginary, bringing to pass the pieces of a puzzle, a real investigation where you are the detective...
After traveling a few lines, if this is not done, a board, take the train. Destination: a world where extravagance and excellence jazzy become one.
Action - Fun - plot - investigation.
Both are thrillers.Both have numerous interesting and conspicous characters with no defenition of which is the main.Both have a fast pacing with something always happening but with quality dialogues as well.Both have supernatural elements and heroes with sad back stories.
The large ensemble casts for these series work well because everyone is relevant. Episodes (in the case of Soul Eater) or sections of episodes (Baccano!) tend to focus on a small group (i.e. a meister-weapon pair or Jacuzzi's gang) of the main cast, but when they function strongly as a united whole also. Soul Eater's length allows for more interaction between the many characters, but Baccano!'s multiple time periods gives it the illusion of being longer than just 16 episodes. Both also have a great balance of humor and drama. If you like supernatural without horror, I believe you will enjoy both of these shows.
Storyline revolves around Trains ( one train in baccano)
Both are action anime but Baccano is somewhat more mature and awesome.
Main character is Railways employee and loves Trains.
- Unconventional storytelling methods (time jumps, not in chronological order, etc.)
- Short length (12-13 episodes) - more specifically, the short amount of episodes may leave you thinking that the series did not live up to its potential. A larger episode length could have lead to a better understanding of characters' motives, actions, and (in the case of Mekakucity Actors) backgrounds.
- Large cast - the episode count, combined with this large cast, inevitably means that characters will have to fight for screen time (figuratively, of course), which in turn leads to some characters getting more screen time and development than others. Whether or not said screen time is deserved or not is up to you. On the upside, a larger cast means more characters for you to like.
- Stellar soundtracks - seriously, if you need any reason to watch either of these, it's the soundtrack.
- Setting: Baccano (1930's America), Mekakucity Actors (?? Japan)
- Animation styles - do I really need to say it?
- Characters - Drawing similarities to any of the characters from these series may be a bit of a stretch, other than the fact that I found most of them to be likeable.
- Baccano's storytelling, though equally confusing at first, ends up being the better of the two.
Both have gore and graphic violence and cool fighting women in the lead cast. Both have mafia and criminals. Black Lagoon is however more episodic and lacks an overall plot, and Baccano has a very tight, complex plot. Both series are relatively short, with Baccano having 13 episodes (16 counting the specials) and Black Lagoon 2nd season having 12 episodes (the first season has the same amount)
-Both have a large cast with multiple plots with a "Main Character" who actually isn't that important in the big picture
-Both have great music (Hiroyuki Sawano, music director for Aldnoah also did AoT, Guilty Crown and KLK if u didn't know)
Baccano! has more gore and comedy, while Phantom is slower, colder and more serious, anyway both are for a mature audience and have, in different amount, murders, guns, mafia, mystery, violence.
In both you'll find at least one cool and emotionless female killer (Chane in Baccano!, Ein in Phantom).
Both also have great music and animation.
Both involve mystery, one slice of life/arc based, the other built over a scattered timeline. Both deal with supernatural, (sort of, depening on how you look at it). Both happen to also take place in a yester year, have a simular gothic style, not to mention interesting characters.
Both are non-linear and complex, with several stories and characters intricated in various places and ages. Both have immortal people, magic/alchemy, and comedy. Both anime are long 13 episodes (3 OAV of Baccano! excluded). Also, both Baccano! and Yamibou are set, always or in part, on a train.
Well, the genres are completly different if I may say so myself but when concerning the characters, both anime are on par. Both Gintama and Baccano! have instant love characters and they both invlude characters that are so crazy, it's simply hilarious.
A dark and intense atmosphere is what distinguishes both series! And the directing for both anime is extraordinary good. But I recommend both of them for an older audience.
Baccano is set in the earlier 20th century while Nijuu Mensou is around the mid-20th century. Both involves gangs, thieves, criminals and clans. Although the plot differs, they are very similar in terms of setting at least.
Alright, if any of you out there liked Gungrave, I can assure you you'll *love* Baccano! And vice versa. ;D
Both have the fantastic gritty mafia settings, plus plenty of violence, action, and even a bit of the supernatural.
I was surprised no one else had linked these two animes, I saw the similarities at once, even the art styles are very reminiscent of each other.
Dark but classy shows full of intelligent dialogue and super awesome action sequences. Both have some very weird supernatural stuff going down, in secret, in an otherwise ordinary, mundane environment.
Familiar setting of the middle XX century World, mystic elements, characters who seeks revenge, MacGuffin, that gives a super power to the owner.
Not only do Baccano! and Heat Guy J have nearly identical Japanese voice casts, the two shows share many of the same themes: showing groups of eccentric characters (often criminals, and especially the mob) living their lives, all while backed up by a quirky soundtrack and very snappy dialogue. Both shows having psycho males named Clair(e) is a plus....
Anti-heroes living on the wrong side of the law. War and competition between gangs and lots and lots of action and violence. There is a supernatural aspect in Baccano! you won't find in Tokyo Tribe 2 as well as more comedy.
While Baccano is more lighthearted, and Red Garden has more drama:
They give a similar sort of feel (YMMV). Maybe it could be called rather artsy? (If you could call Baccano artsy at all).
The rather deceptive mood that yo-yos back and forth between a lighthearted piece (for that: Baccano has the comedy, Red Garden has the slice-of-life) and a dark and melancholy blood fest...Though Baccano can sometimes managed both at the same time.
+both have NYC as a major setting/Guns & Roses heavily reminds me of Jolly Jolly/both have smiliar-sounding jazz-styled BGM
Oh, and thar be lots of "Hey I'm back from the dead."
You will definitely feel the same aura if you watched Black cat and baccano ! .. Both give you the same excitement .. If you Liked black cat you should watch baccano <3
Now, I know there's going to be a lot of people questioning my sanity for such a recommendation, but I'm going to do it anyway because, quite frankly, there are a lot of similarities between Baccano! and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya that are interesting and scare me just a bit.
First, the stories are not normal for the time and place they are set in. Rather, the activities that happen with the characters during each series could be described as "paranormal". These happenings really do help make some of the characters, and give the "normal" characters defining moments in each series. This parallel between the supernatural and the normal give and interesting spin on something we thought we know, but we just didn't dig deep enough.
As for characters, there are many parallels that can be made. First, there is a definite similarity in Haruhi Suzumiya, from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Isaac and Miria, from Baccano!. From the surface, these three characters can be seen as flamboyant and annoying, spreading happiness to the groups of their choosing. Though its true that these characters act with different plans in mind, they also produce similar situations. Their situations go somewhat in this order - they plan, they act, they create a problem, they come up with a ridiculous solution, they preform a solution, the problem is solved, and then they plan again. It's a never ending cycle of, what some would say, destruction.
There's also a big similarity between Yuki, from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Chane, from Baccano!. Though, it's true that Chane starts to show more emotion during the end of the series, both characters have a connection with acting quietly with their own goals in mind. Chane does take a more direct approach, but they both end up solving some problems with violence. Yuki does talk more than Chane at certain points, and her emotions aren't shown much at all, but for the most part, they are alike in many ways.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya takes a lighter approach to the problems, while Baccano! is filled with blood, violence, and a lot of different, strange characteristics, but these series do have plenty in common. The ideas behind each series are different, but if a viewer likes one, the other would be interesting to at least look at. Just be aware that The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is lighter, a bit more childish, and has its hints of dirty humor while Baccano! focuses more on violence, character humor, and darker ideals.
For some reason, I always compare these 2 a lot. Both have a huge set of characters, Angel Beats somewhat fails on this while Baccano succeeds. Both include comic relief breaks to make the pacing refreshing in the forms of T.K. and Isaac and Miria. If you love to see a big cast of characters go crazy, both are must see.