Baccano is Italian for noise, but light novelest Narita translates it as "stupid commotion" in the literary source of this... More
Baccano is Italian for noise, but light novelest Narita translates it as "stupid commotion" in the literary source of this series. Each of the stories in the series involves several unrelated plots intersecting and crossing each other as events spiral farther and farther out of control. Immortal alchemists, mafia operated speakeasies, and many other elements of pulp fiction are mashed together for a world straight out of the movies.
In 1932, the woman in fatigues, revealed to be named Rachel, reports what she saw aboard the train to the Daily Days director. In 1931, Ladd discovers the bodies in the conductor's car and recognizes one of them as his friend Dune,... More
In 1932, the woman in fatigues, revealed to be named Rachel, reports what she saw aboard the train to the Daily Days director. In 1931, Ladd discovers the bodies in the conductor's car and recognizes one of them as his friend Dune, who killed the retiring conductor. Hours before, the older conductor holds the red-headed conductor at gunpoint. However, the young conductor is able to take the gun and shoot him. Dune walks in, and the conductor, unable to obtain any information from him, decides to torture Dune. He dangles Dune below the train and drags Dune's arm along the track, learning that the Russo and Lemure have hijacked the train. He finds that Dune killed the retiring conductor and kills him. As he covers his face in blood, he assumes the identity of Rail Tracer. Later, Ladd plans to kill the Lemure and whomever killed Dune. At the Daily Days, the director concludes that the Rail Tracer was the conductor and that the conductor was Vino. He explains that Vino's true identity is Claire Stanfield, adoptive brother of the Gandor. Rachel confirms that Claire made contact with the Gandor brothers. After the train arrives in New York, the brothers meet Claire outside the station. He informs them that after he finishes their job, he has to track down his potential wife. In 1930, Szilard learns that the elixir is with the Gandor and has the partially immortal Dallas retrieve it. On the Pussyfoot, Goose kidnaps Mary, gaining the upper hand over Senator Beriam. In 1930, Dallas kills several Gandor members and takes the elixir back. On the Pussyfoot, Czeslaw asks Ladd to kill the passengers in the dining car. As Ladd expresses his disbelief, Claire watches from the shadows.