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. read more
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 ! ! ! read more
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 read more
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.
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. read more
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! and Durarara!! are series about supernatural events affecting gangs; one is about gangs in 1930s New York, the other is about gangs in modern day Japan. There's a similar sense of humor and interesting use of larger-than-life characters.
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.  read more
•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. read more
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 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 the same author. Both have a story that revolves around supernatural elements and gang activities. Both have a huge cast of characters and a storyline that is scattered between episodes, but comes together towards the end.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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. read more
・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 shows technically should take place in the same world of the super natural. in fact there are a few baccano easter eggs in durarara. The character art style is obviously the same so if you like one you'll like the other. Theres a little bit of something for everyone in this show with the wide range of genres covered (but not necessarily stated) in the show. durarara has a killer ominous sound track the is quite good in my opinion. so I see no reason why you shouldn't give it a go.
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
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)
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.
The world where both series is situated are somehow similar with wacky style and similar atmosphere. Both are placed in unusual cities normally-realistic setting combined with supernatural elements. They have the same style of narration, interesting characters and a great plot. If you will probably like one, you probably will like the other.
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.  read more
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 read more
(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.
Both based on light novels written by Ryohgo Narita, Durarara!! and Bacanno! are anime adaptations directed by Takahiro Omori that, despite the diferrent settings, have many similarities. The major one being the way that the storytelling is done: both follow different plotlines and characters that might seem unrelated at first but are somehow connected and take part of a much bigger picture.
Both animes have intriguing plotlines that, despite the fact that they take place on the real world, features some supernatural elements.
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.
they are both written by Ryohgo Narita so it's no surprise that they are simular. Both stories have many characters and complicated plots and the univerces overlap (Issac and Miria from Baccano can be seen in a few episodes of Durarara!!). While they are set in different time periods they are both told in the same way, with the plot switching between different characters to show alnost every angle of the plot while still letting some parts up to the imagination. Overall they are both good shows talored to the same audiance, so if you like one, you are more than likely to like the other. read more
These two are really similar. Durarara!! is created by the same studio who created Baccano!, and in fact both animes are set in the same world. You'll meet Isaac and Miria in Durarara!!, which is characters originally from Baccano!.
The other similarities are:
-The story always jumps back and forth in time.
-There's gang wars
-People with supernatural powers
-Alot of main characters
-The story binds itself together after a while (Things are confusing at first, but everything makes sense later)
If you enjoyed Baccano!, you'll have to see Durarara!!
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. read more
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.  read more
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.  read more
- Both show has the same author, Narita Ryohgo.
- Both show has the same Animation Studio, Brains Base.
- Both show is about gangster gathering in a small area (Baccano! - Flying Pussyfoot), (Durarara!! - Ikebukuro).
- Both show has a good story, also enjoyable...
Both of these anime have stories that are about multiple different characters and their life and as the story continues you will start to realise that all of the stories that are told are connected in some way.
Both series can be dark at times but none the less as you get into the story you will start to get hooked and each episode leave you on the eadge of your seat woundering how everything is connected.
- Both have stories about multiple charaters
- Both have a slightly dark tone
- One is fouced more on the mafia and the other focuses on happening and "myths" in a city. read more
- Same creator, same animation studio, same feeling, same idea of a wide cast of varied yet interconnected characters.
- Both features a large array of characters, rapidly changing points of view, a similar visual style, and identical ways of doing the op.
- A lot of mystery, action, a lot of characters.. rapidly changing points of view, a similar visual style, Also great music and same style of OP and ED themes, really similar animation.
- Both anime are a cluster of many unique characters where their stories eventually somehow become linked together.
- Both gives the same feeling. Not because simply because studio is the same, but because of similar atmosphere, like you feel that something grand is going on somewhere and all puzzles are creating that greater image episode by episode.
- Both have an equally fun, high-tempo pace where they mix action and comedy with their huge colorful and creative casts.  read more
Both Durarara and Baccano have a similar way to explain the argument. Baccano's great and if you like Durarara you'll enjoy it. There're many interesting and complex personages who have their own story but this story's related with the others.
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. read more
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
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.
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.  read more
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 read more
Both of them heavily influenced on American culture and have the vintage/retro style. Especially choice of soundtracks are very similiar, jazz and blues mostly. They both have smooth/charismatic characters like in Quentin Tarantino movies with their witty and badass dialogues.
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. read more
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.
Just like Bebop, Baccano's fight scenes are primarily with guns and hand to hand combat. Baccano provides likable characters and great character development. It has the same Jazz music that lends itself magnificently to the atmosphere of the series, and gives the viewer what Bebop did not for the majority of the series, a plot. Albeit the plot is almost impossible to understand until you progress into the series, it is expanded upon gradually throughout each episode.
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. ;)
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.
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
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 deal with immortality
- Baccano has alchemy in it also
- Homunculus exists for both
- Mystery element
- Alot of work with the plot
- has comedic moments and serious moments
- Baccano story is scrambled
- Full Metal story is more straight foward in terms of plot
- Characters are pretty different, no similar ones
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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. read more
For those interested in anime about crime organizations and awesome characters, these two series compliment each other pretty well. I would also advise to watch the second and third seasons of Black Lagoon to get a more complete story from the series
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).
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.
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.
Both have that American vibe with a jazzy urban feel to it where violence and destruction happen frequently as if they are the norm of everyday life.
These shows also have a large array of unconventional characters who have different back-stories which eventually intertwine with one another until it eventually unravels and converges into a single event that affects everyone around them.
I would see Kekkai Sensen as the Baccano &/ Durarara in a distant future setting.
Both take place in a fantastical New York City, with some cool action and a jazzy soundtrack you'll love. Kekkai Sensen is modern-day urban fantasy with a city flooded with mythical creatures living beside humans, where a particular organization performs some crazy action sequences to keep them in line, while Baccano! is more subtle with a non-linear narrative, historical setting during prohibition and great characters, half of which are immortals or in the mafia or arguably insane. If you like one, you'll definitely see something you like in the other.
Although they are set in different time, both are set in America and has the American vibe in it. Like Durarara and Baccano, Kekkai Sensen has a non-linear storyline. Both also has awesome battles and has a large cast of characters. Kekkai Sensen is basically Baccano of the future.
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.
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 :) ). read more
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 Darker than Black and Baccano! involve with several main characters each have his own reasons to fight
also they have mix of magic circles and some weird superpowers with a lot of crack background
they share similar dark atmosphere and mysterious characters.violence and gore as the main story.
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.
If you like Baccano! you will like Joker game for sure!!
First they are in the same era, second both have similar soundtracks, also they both adapted from novel.
When watching Joker game you will defiantly remember Baccano! not just for these facts!! They both gives off the same air, the tension, also you can't guess what will happen next!! thats what makes both series similar and amazing!
Mafia wars, guns, crime, and an interesting set of characters are some of the things these two awesome series share. With no lack of fighting and mystery to be had in either series, they are sure to keep you interested and wanting more.
if you like gang stories and the way they run all of the street, but this time with the supernatural crazy powers,
then you should check both. also extra dead meat in each and every episode. wonderful gun battles, I think that
wat suppose to make it Good
Gang wars are always nasty business, but add some superhumans, and things get even messier. Immortals and humans with inhuman powers certainly make things more difficult and complicated for all the characters involved. Good thing it's so much fun to watch.
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. read more
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!?
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 ! read more
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.
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 of these Anime have a non-linar storyline, an obsure mystery element and a supernatural side that one doesn't usually see in an anime series. (I'd go into more depth, but that would mean more spoilers.)
both animes involve with the best gun fights between gangs in different ways.Jormungand set into a modern city and more realistic
but Baccono is more exciting and deal with magic and a lot of complicated things like immortality.anyway i guess both are good
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.
both animations have lots of common issues.they share dark atmosphere and lot of magic stuff as the main background
strong and interesting main characters with crazy superpowers and lot amazing fight scenes
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.
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.
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.
While Baccano is not about time travel, I feel that people who enjoy Steins;gate should try out Baccano. It is bloodier than Steins;gate, but full of mystery and you get the thrill of understanding more and more each episode. Once you finish the series, you will want to rewatch it to understand it better just like Steins;gate.
Both of these Anime have a rather slap stick comedic approach to their series yet they both can become very dark and very violent at times. There is also a mystery element to both series that many may enoy.
This one may be a stretch, but if you like a different form of story telling, these are for you. Baccano and Bakemonogatari feature several stories on different characters and make everything connect as it proceeds through the story.
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 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 of these anime are character driven anime with a bonus of a great story that unfolds in a non-traditional way. Giant robo is more serious than Baccano, but other than that everything that is good about Baccano is at least as good in Giant Robo
Both deal with what it is to be human and what one does with power and near-invincibility (ability to regenerate).
Both are dark and have nice battle/action scenes.
Ken reminds me of Czeslaw, especially in the level of initial innocence, being tortured for no apparent reason and then "snapping" mentally/emotionally and loosing that innocence and trust.
Jason = Ladd, both are blond, have very little back story, wear white, are built similar, and enjoy torturing people.
Touka = a mixture of Ennis and Nice, being very strong but having forced restraint and being awkward around those they love.  read more
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.
A group of misfit supernaturals wherein the mafia gets involved and death and staying dead are pretty much plot devices played with. Large cast with all kinds of fun tropes, and a similar aesthetic as far as clothing and the scenery goes.
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.
-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)
both are a "Immortal Human vs Mortal Human" series
both character appearance are similar (Look at Izumi from Ajin and Ennis from Baccano!)
But beside it, Baccano! Use Alchemy And Ajin have some science theory / reaction for explain what is the Immortals are..
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!
both Gantz and Baccano! are Gorey, bloodshed and the most violated animation series that you are
about to see .Gantz is more like a survival Game were the Boys and girls should kill each in
order to survive while Baccono! is about a group of people seeking immortality
if you like violence, killing then probably you should like this
both featured with superpower characters who have a certain goal to reach.
the main characters are competing against each in a destiny Competition Which would you rather win or die.for death note the competition is between L and Kira to solve the mystery before the other guy solve it, while in Baccano it's between our main characters and who will find the chemical mix for the immortality.
Death note is more darker then Baccano and mind blowing. but Baccano has more Action and Violante set into it.
If you want an anime like Psycho-Pass which feature a lot of blood and gore packed with an intense mystery and drama then Baccano is for you. Like Psycho-Pass you will meet different criminals with psychopath minds and different ways of producing torture, ones will do it to obtain information and others because they simply enjoy it. Hence, if you want to meet new criminal minds and how the "good" guys deal with such threat, give a try to Baccano.
The most obvious title to recommend to anyone aware of either series but Durarara and Baccano are practically siblings.
-both deal with gangs
-both have an ever-changing 'point of view' narrative
-both take place in a backdrop of a bustling city
-both have supernatural elements in a fairly grounded setting
-both have a plethora of quirky characters
They even have characters from Baccano (Isaac and Miria) make cameo appearances in Drrr.
While the quality of both are often debated there's no denying the similarities they share.
Anime that you can no longer stop watching, the story follows a perfect course every episode and all episodes intertwine * - *
is a dificel to understand, understand more when you realize it's perfect anime.
1. Deal with fantasy or occult combined with gangs
2. Are written by the same author, Narita Ryohgo
3. Have scattered story lines that come together in a greater plot
4. Both series are Action and Supernatural
5. Have many smaller character groups
- 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. read more
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 similar Gothic style, not to mention interesting characters.
The story line is comedic, the cast is rather out there and the animation styles are similar. At first glance they may not appear like series which will appeal to fans of the other series, and yet there is something which can very much appeal to fans either.
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.
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.
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.
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." read more
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.
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.
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 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).
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. read more
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....
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.