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Baccano! Licensed By Funimation

by Tekky99
Jul 21, 2008 8:08 PM | 32 Comments
Funimation announced, in a streaming update, that it has acquired Aniplex's anime adaptation of Ryohgo Narita's light novel, Baccano!. The anime, set in early 1930s America, is collection of stories about immortal alchemists, mafia, reporters, and thieves.

The first episode, subbed in English, will be available online and can be viewed with the password "Flying Pussyfoot" (A train that is a key setting to one of the stories).

Source: ANN

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I'm shocked!
I actually love the dub!
They did a great job!

Mar 30, 2009 3:02 AM by Katbot

Master_M2K said:
quicksilver111 said:
I hope Funimation gives it a great dub since it actually takes place in America it seems like an english dub would work well.
That's what I hope as well. Baccano! is an anime that should do better with an English Dub, because it's set in America. ^_^


although they'll never beat the voices for Isaac & Miria.
still that anime is pretty damn awesome, it would've only been a matter of time before it got licenced, even though theres quite some gore.

Feb 3, 2009 9:05 AM by Sohei

kasumisama said:
Nonsense. The JP voice work was top caliber. I can't imagine any other voice over matching it.

I can.

Feb 3, 2009 1:36 AM by turkeymeister

Volume 1 was just released on DVD a couple days ago~ did anyone pick it up?

Feb 2, 2009 8:24 PM by JeremyC

I'm surpirsed nobody's posted anything yet, but Funi's done some cast announcements:

Isaac Dian - J. Michael Tatum
Miria Harvent - Caitlin Glass
Firo Prochainezo - Todd Haberkorn
Szilard Quates - R Bruce Elliot
Chane Laforet - Monica Rial
Nice Holystone - Colleen Clinkenbeard
Jacuzzi Splot - Joel McDonald

Source: http://www.funimation.com/f_index.cfm?page=videos&id=395

Luck Gandor - Jason Liebrecht
Berga Gandor - Phil Parsons
Ennis - Brina Palencia
Lua Klein - Carrie Savage
Eve Genoard - Jad Saxton
Dallas Genoard - Ian Sinclair
Maiza Avaro - Sean Hennigan
Ladd Russo - Bryan Massey
Czeslaw - Maxey Whitehead
Carol - Kristin Sutton
Claire - Jerry Jewell

Source: http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showthread.php?t=84605&page=2

Nov 17, 2008 6:38 AM by paperlanterns

Master_M2K said:
quicksilver111 said:
I hope Funimation gives it a great dub since it actually takes place in America it seems like an english dub would work well.
That's what I hope as well. Baccano! is an anime that should do better with an English Dub, because it's set in America. ^_^


Nonsense. The JP voice work was top caliber. I can't imagine any other voice over matching it.

Lacrimosa said:
Well, Kasumisama... I missed my chance to watch it freely. XD I will watch it, once I buy the DVDs. Pinky promise~!


You'd better. D:

Jul 27, 2008 8:02 PM by kasumisama

Well, Kasumisama... I missed my chance to watch it freely. XD I will watch it, once I buy the DVDs. Pinky promise~!

Jul 23, 2008 10:51 AM by Lacrimosa

About time, can't wait for those dvds/boxset.

Jul 23, 2008 3:57 AM by alarmed

That reminds me, I have to finish it.

Jul 23, 2008 3:55 AM by JTSlayer

Nice! I keep hearing great things about this series and really want to see it, and now it can be on DVD!

Jul 22, 2008 4:13 PM by Anomalous

Good, very good!

Jul 22, 2008 1:11 PM by LazyMan

I'll most definitely buy it when it gets cheap enough. And yes, I would actually be willing to try out a dub for once if they find good enough VAs.

Jul 22, 2008 11:44 AM by Tenchio

AWESOME! Now I can watch it when it comes out! ^^

Jul 22, 2008 11:29 AM by ChibiMilly

SWEET!
i hope this airs on the funimation channel :D
that way i can watch it without buying the DVD ^^

... well, even if it doesn't air on funimation channel, i'll still buy the DVD
i'm really curious as to who the cast is~!

Jul 22, 2008 10:31 AM by melancholy

Nice! Like everyone else I'm hoping they do a good job and release it faster than they did with Ouran.

Jul 22, 2008 10:26 AM by paperlanterns

Well, hope they fix the Baccano!OVA:s too. I rather watch dub then raw...

Jul 22, 2008 7:13 AM by Kurki

I hope this means they might also translate the light novels in the future... *__*

Jul 22, 2008 3:58 AM by Ametatsu

quicksilver111 said:
I hope Funimation gives it a great dub since it actually takes place in America it seems like an english dub would work well.
That's what I hope as well. Baccano! is an anime that should do better with an English Dub, because it's set in America. ^_^

Jul 22, 2008 3:14 AM by Master10K

whats strange is I dont really like dubs that much. But Im totally buying both this and ouran... lol NOOO Im being turned to the dark side!

Jul 22, 2008 1:22 AM by Sandgolem

I haven't watched this yet, so I guess I'll wait for the DVDs and get this one then.

Jul 22, 2008 1:06 AM by ElectricSlime

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