Baccano!

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Japanese: バッカーノ!
English: Baccano!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 27, 2007 to Nov 2, 2007
Premiered: Summer 2007
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Movic
Studios: Brain's Base
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.361 (scored by 383563383,563 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2092
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #190
Members: 908,965
Favorites: 23,239

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Synopsis

During the early 1930s in Chicago, the transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, is starting its legendary journey that will leave a trail of blood all over the country. At the same time in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard and his unwilling aide Ennis are looking for missing bottles of the immortality elixir. In addition, a war between the mafia groups is getting worse. On board the Advena Avis, in 1711, alchemists are about to learn the price of immortality.

Based on the award-winning light novels of the same name, Baccano! follows several events that initially seem unrelated, both in time and place, but are part of a much bigger story—one of alchemy, survival, and immortality. Merging these events together are the kindhearted would-be thieves, Isaac and Miria, connecting various people, all of them with their own hidden ambitions and agendas, and creating lifelong bonds and consequences for everyone involved.

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Background

Baccano! is based on Ryohgo Narita's award-winning light novels of the same title and mainly adapts the first 4 novels. While more faithful to the first 3 novels, the 4th novel (1932) is followed more loosely and is mostly an anime-exclusive story. In addition, content from later novels is briefly included in the anime as well. Unlike the novels however, which follow a mostly linear narrative per book, the anime adopts a non-linear storytelling style; the tale of each novel is told simultaneously with one another, with the focus jumping back and forth in time between and within the different plotlines.

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Harp, Clarine
Producer
Satou, Yumi
Producer
Yokoyama, Shuko
Producer


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"Gun's & Roses" by Paradise Lunch
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Ending Theme

"Calling" by Oda Kaori




Reviews

Jun 11, 2024
The only new thing I can say about Baccano is that it still holds up in 2024. If I go any deeper than that, my review will be no different from others. People who like this show praise the storytelling: carnage between 2 mafia clans involving some mythical creature occurs on the train, and the rest of the story explains the context behind the train accident. Even though the storytelling is chaotic, everything eventually clicks into place. Aside from the story, there is good animation, amazing music, and great voice acting. Combining all of that together creates the esthetic of 1930s America.

But everyone likes different ...
Aug 20, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Baccano is a work created in an unconventional way, i.e. it does not have a rigid time frame and is not limited to the real world, because we are dealing here with the theme of immortality, which in turn gives the creators a lot of room to show off when it comes to the possibilities of creating a storyline. In the first episode I really wanted to stop the screening because I didn't understand what was going on, the way of showing the action is very chaotic and gives us more questions and embarrassment than answers, which will be bothersome for the first few episodes, ...
May 15, 2024
I don't understand why others consider Baccano an underappreciated anime. Its non-linear storytelling is hard to follow. Having just finished the series, I find it difficult to remember much. I'm left scratching my head, wondering, 'Who are these characters, and what is happening?'

Moreover, the characters themselves are forgettable. I can't recall any of their names, and there are simply too many to keep track of. Nearly all of them are violent and goofy, which I found to be quite annoying, contrary to my expectations.

Perhaps my disappointment stems from expecting a serious tone, only to find a cartoonishly goofy show with fantasy superpowers. I believe it ...

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