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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)
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.361 (scored by 381916381,916 users)
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Ranked: #2112
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Popularity: #190
Members: 905,047
Favorites: 23,292

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

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

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Harp, Clarine
Kananiwa, Kozue
Assistant Producer
Oomori, Takahiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Gun's & Roses" by Paradise Lunch

Ending Theme

"Calling" by Oda Kaori


Mar 25, 2024
This has always been a personal favorite of mine and one that I always recommend to first time anime viewers. Now as much as I love to talk about this show, I don't wanna spoil it for people who haven't seen it. Because as it stands, this show is just really solid.

Without giving too much away the show is kinda similar to Sin City, where it revolves around a few individual stories that connect and tie into one another. And it’s all done in a nonlinear order like I’m watching Momento. And you might think that sounds confusing, but this show is very well edited ...
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, ...
Jun 25, 2021
Never have I ever been so dissapointed in a show, all the reviews on the internet made it out to be one of the best anime of all time, but its far from it.

The show has one of most and forgettable characters I have ever seen, a day after finishing the show I already forgot most of the names. The art style is also some of the most unoriginal and generic I have ever seen, many of the characters look the same, only difference being that they have different hair colors.

The animation is also a thing I dislike a lot about this show, ...

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