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Baccano! (Novel)

Baccano!

Alternative Titles

English: Baccano!
Japanese: バッカーノ!

Information

Type: Novel
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 2003 to ?
Authors: Narita, Ryohgo (Story), Enami, Katsumi (Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Bunko Magazine

Statistics

Score: 8.641 (scored by 589 users)
Ranked: #642
Popularity: #1072
Members: 3,559
Favorites: 122
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

Aboard the Advenna Avis in 1711, a group of alchemists summon a demon in the hopes of gaining eternal life. The demon gives them an elixir of immortality and the method of ending their existence by "devouring" one another. Soon after, one among them begins to devour his companions. Realizing the danger posed by staying together, they scatter across the globe.

Centuries later in 1930's America, a certain federal investigator tries his best to combat the rise of organized crime during Prohibition, send a particularly infuriating terrorist to Alcatraz, and catch an outrageous thief duo. Meanwhile, the transcontinental train, the Flying Pussyfoot, begins its trail of blood across the country.

In 2002, a small group of the original Advenna Avis alchemists are on a journey to find the rest of their fellow immortals. However, there is one companion they did not expect to meet again.

Seemingly unrelated events, from a sleepy Italian city in the early 1700's to a modern luxury cruise ship traveling across the Pacific, reveal themselves to be far more connected than anyone could imagine...

(Source: Wikipedia & MAL Rewrite)

Related Manga

Spin-off: Baccano! 1931 The Grand Punk Railroad
Adaptation: Baccano!

Characters

 Maiza
Avaro, Maiza
Main
 Huey
Laforet, Huey
Main
 Czesław
Meyer, Czesław
Main
 Firo
Prochainezo, Firo
Main
 Jacuzzi
Splot, Jacuzzi
Main
 Claire
Stanfield, Claire
Main
 Shaft
Shaft
Supporting



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Jul 14, 2010
ralphy0103
“Take Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film Pulp Fiction, cross it with Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho’s famed 1986 work The Alchemist, carefully add a dash of the widely known 1972 American Gangster crime flick classic The Godfather to thus end up with the brilliant light novel series titled Baccano! By Ryohgo Narita.”

The story, ah yes the story; is there even a beginning or a focal point to begin this tale? Perhaps it’s best to look back, the year is 1711 when a group of alchemists together aboard the Advenna Avis summon a demon to grant them the secrets of immortality; little did they know a tragic scene read more
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Oct 22, 2012
adamantine
I have yet to be disappointed by any of Narita's work, but even that didn't prepare for how much I ended up loving these novels. I've sat here in disbelief as the ground shifted from underneath me by a single line (“This building... is my laboratory”). I've groaned at Elmer's bad jokes (“Would being popular with aliens mean I’m universally attractive?”). I've been left in awe by the sheer badassery of Claire (“Do you think that I just sat here and had this strength handed to me on a silver platter?”). And now I patiently wait for Narita to wrap up the pieces once and read more
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User Recommendations

I find Kazuma Kamachi's and Ryohgo Narita's styles to be very similar and they're both extremely good. Both series also have a huge cast of characters and each volume does well to make sure that all the cast gets some focus. The main characters differ from volume to volume.
Both Baccano! and Durarara!! are written by similar author, Narita Ryohgo and have similar twisted of time-lines. There are a lot of main characters in both series as well; making it difficult to pin-point which one is the leading-main-characters of both series. Although they are very different in terms of era (Baccano! in classic English era while Durarara!! is written in modern-Japanese era) and plot, both series have their own unique characters with their respective twisted personalities. While in Baccano! there are a lot of violent scenes such as killing someone using railroads and a moving train or some intense fighting scenes, in Durarara!! you will find lesser violence but similar intense fights. Also, both of the series have their own unique urban legend, like the monster covered in blood, Rail Tracer and the Headless Rider. If you’re a fan of light novels with twisted story plot and characters, you might find both series entertaining and similar in its own way.

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