Baccano! Specials

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Baccano! OVA
Japanese: バッカーノ!
English: Baccano! Specials
French: Baccano!
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Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 27, 2008 to May 28, 2008
Producers: Aniplex
Studios: Brain's Base
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 8.081 (scored by 112709112,709 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5312
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1340
Members: 179,558
Favorites: 306

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

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


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

"Calling" by Oda Kaori




Reviews

Jan 27, 2024
"Put aside the illusion that there is a beginning and ending to a tale"

Baccano! Specials is a good show. While it does not exceed its prequel in terms of what it depicts, it is certainly a very good sequel, and wraps up the story in an interesting manner. It follows in its predecessor's footsteps in the fact that it maintains its trait of having a large cast and balancing it well. The 3-episode sequel seemingly wraps up most plot points covered in the main show.

While Baccano! was largely non-linear, Baccano! Specials is much more focused on one overarching story, with some alternative plot wrap-ups sprinkled ...
Oct 17, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I liked the main Baccano series. It had some great pacing, comedic relief, and emotional baggage along with it.

The Baccano Specials had almost none of that. Of course, some things I can forgive because they are specials, but the matter of fact is that the specials feel kind of lost. They serve no real purpose. Comedy? Not much. Additional story? Sure there is some additional story but I feel like the whole kidnapping arc should have been included in the main series.

In reality the first and last special episodes were good. I enjoyed them. Solid 3 and 2/3's on them.

The second one I ...
Feb 29, 2024
Regardless of the fact that this is purely bonus content for fans of Baccano!, which is a fine series and franchise, these 3 episodes tend to feel more like a weight pulling it down rather than something to lift it up.

While this does indeed give us more information about the characters, and maybe ties up a loose plot line or two for the few people that actually cared about them, we still have to ask ourselves why these three episodes exist, who they are for, and what do we do now that we have watched them. As far as I can tell, this was ...

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