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

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Series cast summary:
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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In the "Baccano!" comic, Slizard's elixir is imperfect and grants only long life; anyone who takes it will age, and eventually die. In the anime, the elixir has no defect and grants pure immortality and eternal youth; the third episode however alleges that Slizard had earlier created an imperfect version in his experiments. See more »

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A unique and fantastic adventure!
3 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

there are many areas in which this anime deserves a 10/10. it has many, many characters that, although initially seem to overload you with information, will each form a connection with you by the time the 16 episodes are up. this anime spares nothing when it comes to showing bloody fights and the like. however, it is used tastefully and is not to be confused with shows that have nothing but unchoreographed fight scenes, using chopped limbs and blood only to satisfy those who get off on that type of thing. "baccano!" takes a while to grow but if you stick it out till the end you will be very glad you did, for anyone who watches the entire series will be left with a longing for more anime like this one. i give this anime a 10/10 not because i have some connection with it or die hard obsession with it. i give it that because that is the rating anyone who watches it should give it, simply because it is closer to a 10 than it is to a 9.

"Baccano!" is close to being a one of a kind masterpiece. the only reason it does not achieve that title is do to "Durarara!", another great anime by the same production company, Brain Base, which i highly recommend seeing. "baccano!" consists of 13 episodes with 3 extra episodes that were released with the DVD.


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