Baccano! Review


– Watched 2015

Type: TV
Completed Episodes: 13/13
Aired: Jul, 2007 to Nov, 2007
Producers: Aniplex, FUNimation Entertainment, Brains Base, Aniplex of America, Sakura Create, Happinet Pictures
Baccono is a a Japanese light novel adaptation written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Katsumi Enami.
Disclaimer: These are my own opinions. If someone disagrees, feel free to comment with your own.

Its awesome and amazing. Its Platinum. What more do you need. Go watch. Shoo!

Still here? Baccano is strange to me. Considering I started watching anime in 2008, and Baccano was released in 2007. How the hell did I miss it? Lack of knowledge maybe? Possibly because this is one of the most underrated anime’s ever. It is a gem. The characters are distant, well rounded and unique. It is a shame it was never given a sequel but considering Durarara is the next project, that is possibly an acceptable fill in.

Baccano is something truly different. Set from different view points though out the episodes you really get an idea of how intertwined all the characters are. It can be a little hard to get the time times sorted, as it flips between three/ four time periods. Relationships and actions which connect people. Baccano in many ways show just how complicated the world can be. One action affects a lot of people in different ways.

Then we have the music. Oh! The music. This is an anime set in 1930s New York and the music is amazing. From the sad moments to the comedy moments, this is a show who paid decent money to get the best. The opening is inspired as well. I don’t normally pay much attension to sound tracks, but the music is as much as part of the story in this as any other aspect.

Plot! I haven’t even started on the Plot! Right, so immortals, demon, Mafia families, blackmail, random bunch of murders who just want to kill people, thieves. Errr. A child trying to meet up with someone. Lets not forget Maria and Isaac! And the train. Much of this story takes place while a significance portion of the characters are on a train. Most of them heading to New York to met up with old friends. The other part takes place a year before in New York. Time lines get a little complicated but everything gets straighten out in the end. Pay attentions to the years!

Maria and Isaac are by far my favourite characters. They are a comedy relief/married duo who literally do what they want. But they are good guys, they only do things which they think will help people. Which is why the police have never really arrested them. These two are always at the centre of all the chaos, somehow some where. They are idiots but loveable ones in a anime where there is a significance amount of blood and gore. And torture.

If you haven’t watched, go watch! Now! If you have, I hope you liked it as much as I did.


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