Baccano! (2007–2008)

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

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Masaya Onosaka ...
 Isaac Dinan / ... (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jerry Jewell ...
 Claire Stanfield (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Masakazu Morita ...
 Claire Stanfield (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Ladd Russo (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
J. Michael Tatum ...
 Isaac Dinan / ... (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sayaka Aoki ...
 Miria Harvent (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Caitlin Glass ...
 Miria Harvent (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Firo Prochainezo (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Hiroyuki Yoshino ...
 Firo Prochainezo (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
 Ladd Russo (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kinryû Arimoto ...
 Slizard Quates (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
John Burgmeier ...
 Elmer Albatross (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Leah Clark ...
 Sylvie Lumiere (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...
 Nice Holystone (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Adam Dapkus ...
 Chick Jefferson (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
R. Bruce Elliott ...
 Slizard Quates (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sean Hennigan ...
 Sean Hennigan / ... (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ryô Hirohashi ...
 Chane Laforet (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Chuck Huber ...
 Ronny Sukiart (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Atsushi Imaruoka ...
 Dallas Geonard (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Marina Inoue ...
 Eve Geonard (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shizuka Itô ...
 Rachel (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Akemi Kanda ...
 Czeslaw Meyer (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sanae Kobayashi ...
 Ennis (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yu Kobayashi ...
 Nice Holystone (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Joel McDonald ...
 Jacuzzi Splot (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...
 Maiza Avaro (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Trina Nishimura ...
 Rachel (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
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Daisuke Sakaguchi ...
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Jad Saxton ...
 Eve Genoard (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
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Maxey Whitehead ...
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Eri Yasui ...
 Lua Klein (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Phil Parsons ...
 Berga Gandor / ... (7 episodes, 2007)
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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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Director Tyler Walker, who worked on the series' English dub, watched as many Prohibition-era gangster films (these included The Untouchables (1987), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Gangs of New York (2002) and James Cagney films) to get an idea of just what the dialogue of that period was like. He admits that he put more lingo into the script to make it more extravagant, since he considers the show "a stylized gangster flick." See more »

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Best Anime I have seen (and I have seen a lot.. trust me)... spoiler free review
9 May 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

1. First Thing first - "best editing in any anime series ever." Perfect pace.. not to slow,, a bit fast, but you wont be totally clueless Grabs your interest thought out the entire 16 episodes..

2. Good Story "represented in the most amazing way". Actual plot is not the best thing but still awesome. You have to watch the entire series to get a complete understanding and after completing you will relish it even more and might get a complete new understanding to the story. **Brilliant Inner Meaning**

3. "Great Character Depth." Every character is special, different and grabs your attention (there are a lot of characters.. a lot)

4. I love the music.. opening track is energetic ,, ending is melancholic Background music build up at the perfect scenes.

5. Animation is old school,, Brilliant

|| Now, when I say the best anime its not mind blowing story/ thriller/ mystery/ science fiction / like Death Note/ Code Geass/ Samurai Champloo/ Steins Gate/ like super popular's like OP/ Naruto... but the overall experience is unlike any other (Guaranteed) ||

**Be warned.. lot of violence Watch yourself and recommend to others**


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