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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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Series cast summary:
...  Dallas Genoard (2009) 16 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Isaac Dian 15 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Miria Harvent 15 episodes, 2007-2008
Akemi Kanda ...  Czeslaw Meyer 14 episodes, 2007-2008
...  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
...  Ladd Russo 13 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Jacuzzi Splot 13 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Ennis 13 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Jacuzzi Splot 12 episodes, 2007-2008
Yoshinori Sonobe ...  Donny / ... 12 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Nick 12 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Donny / ... 12 episodes, 2007-2008
Keiji Fujiwara ...  Ladd Russo 11 episodes, 2007-2008
Tetsuharu Ohta ...  Dallas's Nakama / ... 11 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Firo Prochainezo 11 episodes, 2007-2008
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...  Maiza Avaro 10 episodes, 2007-2008
Hiroyuki Yoshino ...  Firo Prochainezo 10 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Nice Holystone 10 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Claire Stanfield / ... 10 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Nice Holystone 10 episodes, 2007-2008
Sean Hennigan ...  Maiza Avaro 10 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Dallas Genoard 10 episodes, 2007
...  Claire Stanfield / ... 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Atsushi Imaruoka ...  Dallas Geonard 9 episodes, 2007
...  Eve Geonard 9 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Goose Perkins 9 episodes, 2007
Yukito Soma ...  Randy / ... 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Jad Saxton ...  Eve Genoard 9 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Luck Gandor / ... 9 episodes, 2007
Phil Parsons ...  Berga Gandor / ... 9 episodes, 2007
...  Goose Perkins 9 episodes, 2007
Kinryû Arimoto ...  Slizard Quates 8 episodes, 2007
...  Luck Gandor 8 episodes, 2007
Kenta Miyake ...  Berga Gandor / ... 8 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Slizard Quates 8 episodes, 2007
Tôru Furusawa ...  Nicholas Wayne 7 episodes, 2007-2008
...  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's favorite character in the "Baccano!" saga is the hitman Ladd Russo. See more »


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Guns & Roses
Performed by Paradise Lunch
Written by Akane Noguchi
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One of the greatest. A true must-watch
13 June 2013 | by 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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