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Japanese: バッカーノ!
English: Baccano!
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Volumes: 22
Chapters: Unknown
Status: On Hiatus
Published: Feb 10, 2003 to Aug 10, 2016
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Organized Crime Organized Crime
Serialization: None
Authors: Narita, Ryohgo (Story), Enami, Katsumi (Art)


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Ranked: #1352
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Popularity: #926
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Baccano! (light novel)
Volume 1


Aboard the Advenna Avis in 1711, a group of alchemists summon a demon in the hopes of gaining eternal life. The demon gives them an elixir of immortality and the method of ending their existence by "devouring" one another. Soon after, one among them begins to devour his companions. Realizing the danger posed by staying together, they scatter across the globe.

Centuries later in 1930's America, a certain federal investigator tries his best to combat the rise of organized crime during Prohibition, send a particularly infuriating terrorist to Alcatraz, and catch an outrageous thief duo. Meanwhile, the transcontinental train, the Flying Pussyfoot, begins its trail of blood across the country.

In 2002, a small group of the original Advenna Avis alchemists are on a journey to find the rest of their fellow immortals. However, there is one companion they did not expect to meet again.

Seemingly unrelated events, from a sleepy Italian city in the early 1700's to a modern luxury cruise ship traveling across the Pacific, reveal themselves to be far more connected than anyone could imagine...

(Source: Wikipedia, MAL Rewrite)


Baccano! won the Dengeki Novel Gold Prize in 2002. Two drama CDs were released; the first was 1931 The Grand Punk Railroad, a retelling of the 2nd and 3rd novels, released on March 31, 2006. The second was Firo Prochainezo witnesses the 53rd death of Pietro Gonzalez, released on October 24, 2007.

The series was published in English by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint in hardcover format from May 24, 2016 to May 23, 2023.

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“Take Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film Pulp Fiction, cross it with Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho’s famed 1986 work The Alchemist, carefully add a dash of the widely known 1972 American Gangster crime flick classic The Godfather to thus end up with the brilliant light novel series titled Baccano! By Ryohgo Narita.”

The story, ah yes the story; is there even a beginning or a focal point to begin this tale? Perhaps it’s best to look back, the year is 1711 when a group of alchemists together aboard the Advenna Avis summon a demon to grant them the secrets of immortality; little did they know a tragic scene ...
Oct 22, 2012
Preliminary (80/? eps)
I have yet to be disappointed by any of Narita's work, but even that didn't prepare for how much I ended up loving these novels. I've sat here in disbelief as the ground shifted from underneath me by a single line (“This building... is my laboratory”). I've groaned at Elmer's bad jokes (“Would being popular with aliens mean I’m universally attractive?”). I've been left in awe by the sheer badassery of Claire (“Do you think that I just sat here and had this strength handed to me on a silver platter?”). And now I patiently wait for Narita to wrap up the pieces once and ...

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