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)
Bryan Massey ...
 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)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...
 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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Ryôgo Narita wanted to create a character that didn't act like he looked, so he made the outlaw Jacuzzi Splot a shy crybaby, and gave a large sword tattoo on his face. See more »

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

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Guns & Roses
Performed by Paradise Lunch
Written by Akane Noguchi
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A whole lot of commotion
3 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw the title sequence cured me of all hype aversion I had for this, and I was hooked on the series. Watching and hearing the opening credits still never gets old for me.

It's hard to describe without spoilers, so I'll be brief. Unforgettable characters. Brilliant dialog. Gripping action scenes. Intelligent premises, with a little bit of the fantastic but not enough to feel inauthentic in the 30's prohibition underworld setting.

At first it's difficult to follow because of the anachronistic order and sheer loads of characters, but as you get used to the pacing and familiar with the faces, the pieces begin to fit together. The storytelling is genius, and the reveals are a lot more rewarding exposed in this way than if time were shown sequentially.

English dub: I just finished watching this, and it's a fair localization that kept to the spirit of the original, and included more appropriate accents. It's somewhat lacking in that Isaac and Miria, two of the more watchable characters, just aren't as funny, though the actors are decent they don't have the same chemistry as the original Japanese.


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