Just remember, Baccano! ain't about beginnings and ends. It's about the twists and turns, bub. Paths don't cross in this story - They collide. Every Dick and Jane plays the lead and it's gonna be a bumpy ride.
Baccano! The Complete Series Box Set
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This anime about mobsters mashes together alchemy, gang wars and gunfights in a dark, action-packed series that will satisfy anyone thirsty for incomprehensibly blood-drenched fights.
In fact, the narrators in episode one puzzle themselves over which character takes the leading role. The truth is that all the characters stand on their own, since all of them suffer from the same curse of immortality. Nearly 300 years ago, a group of people aboard the Advenna Avis ship attained these powers from a priest.
Centuries later, in New York in the 1930s, these immortal people are still alive, with dreams of living and dying, killing before they get killed. Each group is defined by their unique charm and brutal fighting style. However, they each have different desires for love, marriage and sadism.
All the stories culminate in an outstanding mish mash of cast members who stand out for their courage and their sense of humor. The two comedians, Isaac and Milly, humor their friends with their jokes and eccentricities. The crybaby Jacuzzi Splot gains self-confidence by defending his girlfriend against a monster on a train. Firo Prochainezo risks his life to protect a young woman subjected as the slave of someone else.
Conflicts of pain litter the series as well. A boy named Czeslaw Meyer wishes to defend himself by killing everyone who tries to torture him. The girl Eva Geonard wishes to find her lost big brother, who is presumably dead. A mute woman named Chane Laforet wants to escape from her father's plot to hold all the people in a train hostage.Read more ›
After the joyous and mood-setting opening title, the style of storytelling that awaits you can be confusing upon initial viewing. Most viewers will get the hang of the changing time periods and settle into the show, but those who never quite get it will completely understand on their second viewing. Think of the plot presented here as three chapters of an enormous, endless story. It's not "incomplete" in any sense. In fact, the style of the story only adds to the feeling that "Baccano!" is a story about the joys of life, both endless and finite.
I know I promised you'd feel good, and you will. "Bacanno!" is filled with a wild energy. At it's most absurd moments (like when you get to follow Isaac and Myria on their ridiculous capers) it's refreshing and almost innocent in its presentation. Obviously real-life mobsters were never this good-natured and warm, but even when these fictional gangsters take to gunning down their foes, the mood stays pretty light. The main villian, unsurprisingly, is truly despicable (he has to be to make the mobsters look like good guys) and is the show's sole source of unease.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing! One of my top 3 anime of all time (and I watch a lot). Definitely something you need to watch if you're under the mindset that all anime are the samePublished 6 months ago by Brian Tam
This is one of the better anime series out there in my opinion. Though it is very gorey if anyone is buying it and is not aware of its violent naturePublished 6 months ago by Shivweda
Decent anime, great characters but the story is confusing at the beginning.Published 7 months ago by Jacqueline
I don't know what in the reviews or product info pushed me over a distinct dislike of most animé [excepting "Howl's Moving Castle" and a few others] and possessed me... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ficus
All you need to know is that Baccano! is awesome. Period. If you like gangster flicks, Tarantino movies, and dubs, save yourself the trouble of streaming this and just buy itPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Hilarious, if only real history had these shenanigans going on.Published 8 months ago by Dianna Quinones