Baccano! Specials

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Baccano! OVA
Japanese: バッカーノ!

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 27, 2008 to May 28, 2008
Producers: Aniplex
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, HistoricalHistorical, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Ranked: #3662
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Synopsis

In 1929, Ladd Russo spared Graham Specter's life and earned his unwavering loyalty. Three years later, Graham is infuriated upon learning that Ladd was pushed off the train after the events aboard the Flying Pussyfoot. As a man of bizarre yet passionate philosophies, he plans to make an offering to Ladd by kidnapping Eve Genoard and subsequently capturing Jacuzzi Splot, who has been living in the Genoard mansion with his gang.

Meanwhile, Jacuzzi and his gang take in an unfamiliar woman, Elmer C. Albatross pays a visit to the prison to meet an old friend, and Czeslaw Meyer runs into the man he hoped he would never see again.

These seemingly separate storylines merge, tying up several loose ends and revealing the whole truth of the anomaly that occurred aboard the Advena Avis in 1711.

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Background

The Baccano! Specials are based on 1931 The Grand Punk Railroad Revisited, a bonus novel that came with the Baccano! drama CD The Grand Punk Railroad. The bonus novel was later expanded into 1931 Another Junk Railroad, the 14th novel of the main light novel series.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Kanbe, Mamoru
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

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

"Calling" by Oda Kaori



Aug 4, 2008
bjtdevera (All reviews)
The Good:
- It was a joy to see many of the characters is a more casual setting.
- Production quality was retained.
- Rail Tracer!

The Bad:
- The eccentric nature of the new antagonist is tiresome, especially compared to Ladd.
- There's really no story; just more insight into the lives of some of the characters.
- A good portion of the characters had only minor roles.
- The ending.

Conclusion:
I gave Baccano (the series) an 8, and it just wouldn't be fair to give the OVA the same score because the series was so much better. If you loved Baccano, however, the OVA is a must-see.
Nov 11, 2008
Venneh (All reviews)
Title: Baccano! OVA

Anime: The Baccano! OVA was produced by Brains Base (who also produced Natsume Yuujin-Chou and the Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Next Season~ OVA) and was directed by Takahiro Omori (director for Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori and Natsume Yuujin-Chou). The three episodes were released on DVDs 5 (released February 27th, 2008), 7 (released April 23rd, 2008), and 8 (released May 28th, 2008) as bonus episodes in Japan; it is unclear if, in Funimation's licensing of the series Stateside, the OVA is included in what was licensed.

The Baccano! OVA picks up on some of the plot lines from the series that, despite being wrapped up, read more
Feb 22, 2019
KevynCosta (All reviews)
Not much to talk about, these specials close the anime, as well as its history, if there is one end (reference).
The special introduces an additional character with a strong personality and features!
Other characters are highlighted, which is wonderful!
Watching Baccano and these 3 special episodes is a wonderful and unique experience!
The dialogues here can be more tiring, the antagonist's reflections can be long and exhausting, but that's a good point, since he's a well-built character, and that's 3 episodes deep.
The old antagonist gains even greater prominence by showing his dilemmas and motivations out of what he was before!
Apr 17, 2012
Emma22 (All reviews)
Pros: Adds new details to the Baccano! universe and wraps things up wonderfully, better than the main series.

Cons: Graham Specter dances on my last nerve.

Bottom line: Watch this after you are done enjoying Baccano!

The ending to this mini series is so much better than the original I honestly don't think you are done watching Baccano! til you've checked out this. The quality of the art/music is the same as the original series, so these short episodes just finish wrapping up certain details and fleshing out certain characters, like Claire and Chane's relationship.

Characters in Baccano! are loveable and here read more

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