Series: 13 episodes
Date: Jul 2007 – Nov 2007
Summary: Set in the year 1711, a immortality elixir is created and immortality bestowed upon a group of alchemists and travelers. Fast forward 300 years – these people are now doing a myriad of jobs including terrorists and members of militias. In an explosion of action – these people are about to meet once again and the adventure begins!
Baccano! Has the feel of the movie Crash or even A Series of Unfortunate events. With nearly 18 main characters – Baccano chronicles the stories of each – though they are just barely related to each other. While this is confusing in the beginning, it gets much clearer as the series continues. In the finale episodes – these extraordinary events are intricately woven together to create somewhat cohesive story. Imagine 18 Shinkansen trains stopping at once and each person jumps out doing something crazy and that’s what Baccano! feels like.
While most anime strives to provide the watcher with a moral lesson or value Baccano! just wants to have a good time with bad guys. This anime does lack depth overall but the inherent sexiness of the shady side of life makes it worth watching. The music is excellent and it is very appropriate for the smooth animation you will find in Baccano!
Baccano! has all the elements of a great short series. So find yourself a snack and settle in for a wild ride.Tags: Action, Comedy, Drama
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