A crazy fantasy caper involving alchemists, immortals, gangsters, outlaws and an elixir of immortality, spread over several decades.

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J. Michael Tatum ...
 Isaac Dian (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Caitlin Glass ...
 Miria Harvent (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Akemi Kanda ...
 Czeslaw Meyer (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Maxey Whitehead ...
 Czeslaw Meyer (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Masaya Onosaka ...
 Isaac Dian (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sayaka Aoki ...
 Miria Harvent (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sanae Kobayashi ...
 Ennis (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kunihiro Kawamoto ...
 Nick / ... (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Ladd Russo (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Joel McDonald ...
 Jacuzzi Splot (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Ennis (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Daisuke Sakaguchi ...
 Jacuzzi Splot (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yoshinori Sonobe ...
 Donny / ... (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Nick (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Donny / ... (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
 Ladd Russo (11 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tetsuharu Ohta ...
 Dallas's Nakama / ... (11 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Firo Prochainezo (11 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...
 Maiza Avaro (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Hiroyuki Yoshino ...
 Firo Prochainezo (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yu Kobayashi ...
 Nice Holystone (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jerry Jewell ...
 Claire Stanfield / ... (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Nice Holystone (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sean Hennigan ...
 Maiza Avaro (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ian Sinclair ...
 Dallas Genoard (10 episodes, 2007)
Masakazu Morita ...
 Claire Stanfield / ... (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Atsushi Imaruoka ...
 Dallas Geonard (9 episodes, 2007)
Marina Inoue ...
 Eve Geonard (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Takayuki Sugô ...
 Goose Perkins (9 episodes, 2007)
Yukito Soma ...
 Randy / ... (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jad Saxton ...
 Eve Genoard (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jason Liebrecht ...
 Luck Gandor / ... (9 episodes, 2007)
Phil Parsons ...
 Berga Gandor / ... (9 episodes, 2007)
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 Goose Perkins (9 episodes, 2007)
Kinryû Arimoto ...
 Slizard Quates (8 episodes, 2007)
Takehito Koyasu ...
 Luck Gandor (8 episodes, 2007)
Kenta Miyake ...
 Berga Gandor / ... (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
R. Bruce Elliott ...
 Slizard Quates (8 episodes, 2007)
Tôru Furusawa ...
 Nicholas Wayne (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Christopher Bevins ...
 Nicholas Wayne (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Trina Nishimura ...
 Rachel (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Amy Rosenthal ...
 Natalie Beriam (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
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In the year 1711, a group of alchemists are granted an elixir of immortality, with the stipulation that they must kill each other until there can be only one. The now-immortal group unanimously decides it wasn't worth it and destroy the elixir; but one of them, Slizard Quates, starts to kill off his fellow immortals. To reduce the risk of Quates tracking them all down, the group separates and goes their separate ways. Neither of them crosses paths again till 1930, Manhattan, when Quates manages to create a new elixir of immortality. However, he loses it and it ends up going around town, taken to be a bottle of alcohol and unknowingly drunk by many residents. The drinkers of this new elixir include Isaac and Miria, an eccentric pair of thieves; the Gandor brothers, a Mafia family; and their associates in the Camorra, the Martillos (who employ some of the original immortals). Now, not only are a new group of immortals created, but the simmering criminal underworld is about to explode. Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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Claire Stanfield goes by the alias "Vino". This is the Italian word for "wine", and alludes to his technique of coating his targets in blood to make them look "cooked in wine." See more »

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Featured in JesuOtaku Anime Reviews: Baccano! Review (2010) See more »

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One of the greatest. A true must-watch
13 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've just concluded watching this anime for the third time, and I have to say you are doing yourself a disservice by not watching it.

I was terribly shocked by its score on IMDb. 7.9? Blasphemy. There are only two logical reasons for anyone to not like this show. 1. they are appalled by blood. 2. they are not willing to think.

The plot of this show requires you to use your head and give your undivided attention. But this is a strength of the show. It will completely immerse you and is totally filler free. Three times through, and not a second of this show bores me. Three story lines are expertly weaved together with pacing that reveals everything at just the right time.

The characters are amazingly fun to watch bounce of each other. Insane people are set up, and the pay-off is amazing when they meet up.

The animation makes this even better. The show is the perfect length, so the budget is spread out to where everything is fluid and all the characters expressions are captured excellently.

The music is the exact same way, and the opening is the best I've ever seen, ever.

The voice acting is superb. Funimation's best dub to date. It captures the time excellently and every actor/actress is giving there all.

It's a show near perfection. The one flaw it has is some of the confusion there might be on first watching. But in the end everything is rapped up and is fully satisfying. Which is why I would give it a 9.7. I've seen 30 anime and this is number two, only being topped by Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. I've also watched many respected youtube reviewers such as GRArkada, Gigguk, and JesuOtaku. Every single one either gave the show a perfect 10 or a strong 9. It's not just for anime fans. I showed this to my 40 year old parents (never seen anime) and they loved it. Do yourself a favor, go out and buy Baccano right now. Not afraid of blood or focus? Then you will have a hell of a time.


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