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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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Ryôgo Narita
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael C. Pizzuto ...  Dallas Genoard (2009) 16 episodes, 2007-2008
J. Michael Tatum ...  Isaac Dian 15 episodes, 2007-2008
Caitlin Glass ...  Miria Harvent 15 episodes, 2007-2008
Akemi Kanda Akemi Kanda ...  Czeslaw Meyer 14 episodes, 2007-2008
Maxey Whitehead ...  Czeslaw Meyer 14 episodes, 2007-2008
Masaya Onosaka Masaya Onosaka ...  Isaac Dian 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Sayaka Aoki Sayaka Aoki ...  Miria Harvent 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Sanae Kobayashi Sanae Kobayashi ...  Ennis 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Kunihiro Kawamoto Kunihiro Kawamoto ...  Nick / ... 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Bryan Massey ...  Ladd Russo 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Joel McDonald ...  Jacuzzi Splot 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Brina Palencia ...  Ennis 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Daisuke Sakaguchi ...  Jacuzzi Splot 12 episodes, 2007-2008
Yoshinori Sonobe Yoshinori Sonobe ...  Donny / ... 12 episodes, 2007-2008
Charles Baker ...  Nick 12 episodes, 2007-2008
Bob Carter ...  Donny / ... 12 episodes, 2007-2008
Keiji Fujiwara Keiji Fujiwara ...  Ladd Russo 11 episodes, 2007-2008
Tetsuharu Ohta Tetsuharu Ohta ...  Dallas's Nakama / ... 11 episodes, 2007-2008
Todd Haberkorn ...  Firo Prochainezo 11 episodes, 2007-2008
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mitsuru Miyamoto ...  Maiza Avaro 10 episodes, 2007-2008
Hiroyuki Yoshino Hiroyuki Yoshino ...  Firo Prochainezo 10 episodes, 2007-2008
Yû 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 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 Atsushi Imaruoka ...  Dallas Geonard 9 episodes, 2007
Marina Inoue ...  Eve Geonard 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Takayuki Sugô ...  Goose Perkins 9 episodes, 2007
Yukito Soma Yukito Soma ...  Randy / ... 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Jad Saxton Jad Saxton ...  Eve Genoard 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Jason Liebrecht ...  Luck Gandor / ... 9 episodes, 2007
Phil Parsons ...  Berga Gandor / ... 9 episodes, 2007
Mark Stoddard ...  Goose Perkins 9 episodes, 2007
Kinryû Arimoto Kinryû Arimoto ...  Slizard Quates 8 episodes, 2007
Takehito Koyasu ...  Luck Gandor 8 episodes, 2007
Kenta Miyake Kenta Miyake ...  Berga Gandor / ... 8 episodes, 2007-2008
R. Bruce Elliott ...  Slizard Quates 8 episodes, 2007
Tôru Furusawa 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 Amy Rosenthal ...  Natalie Beriam 7 episodes, 2007-2008
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Storyline

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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A life of crime can last forever...


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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Funimation | Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

26 July 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Метушня! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aniplex,Happinet,Mediaworks See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(16 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

Ryôgo Narita did not create a detailed storyline, but instead focused on the characters and how they would interact and impact on the original plot/storylines. Although he allowed the characters to "move how they want", he found it troublesome since some characters were hard to move along with the plot and other characters "moved too much, leaving the plot in ruins." See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Guns & Roses
Performed by Paradise Lunch
Written by Akane Noguchi
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Different Lives, Different Destinations, Endless Stories
20 December 2011 | by hellraiser7See all my reviews

The people we pass by everyday all have stories, it's always the choices people make that either make the stories or even throw themselves into intentionally or unintentionally, design by fate or chance by choice, either way makes each characters story more broader because other people with stories intersect and connect. This is a principle in the mysterious art of storytelling but also life itself.

This is one of my personal favorite animes, I can't say too much about this anime since discovering things for yourself is actually one of the best things about this show. This show has so much going for it it truly will require more than one watch because it's just one of those stories where you uncover more as you revisit it making it long lasting. The animation is great the background animation is probably the most impressive to me cause it both captures decades long gone but also it's not static it's actually lively.

The story telling format is similar to films like "Pulp Fiction", "Watchman" and "Memento", which tell their stories in a non-linear format. I always loved this format in storytelling because it adds a great amount of intrigue and depth to both story and characters and makes you constantly wanting more info about their lives. There are lots of characters in this show it's confusing at first but if you stick with this show for a while you'll know who is who, how their connected and actually care about them. My favorites are Isaac and Mira whom are both eccentric airheads but their hearts are always in the right place and they do take actions that do have fruitful results.

The show is literally a puzzle another reason why it requires more than one watch. By it's nature the story is really simple it just doesn't seem that way due to it's jumbled arrangement and the fact there is so much happening and information, just when you think you have it all figured out think again because there is another twist that can throw you perception off balance. It's also beautiful mix of genres,there is alchemy, action, romance, gangster crime, noir, martial arts, slasher horror, comedy, fantasy, it's an exhausting mix but it all blends in perfectly like throwing in different fruits to make a tasty fruit punch.

As an old saying goes, "Everything happens for a reason." Rating: 4 stars


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