Baccano! Specials

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Synonyms: Baccano! OVA
Japanese: バッカーノ!
English: Baccano! Specials
French: Baccano!
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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, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 112155112,155 users)
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Ranked: #4932
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Popularity: #1318
Members: 178,654
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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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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


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


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Gun's & Roses" by Paradise Lunch

Ending Theme

"Calling" by Oda Kaori


Aug 4, 2008
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.
Nov 11, 2008
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, ...
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 ...

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