Baccano! Complete Series Review


Are you ready for a story with lots of plot twists, foreshadowing, and back-story elements that it will make your head spin? If so, Baccano! is a series for you. Don't get me wrong, Baccano! is a very inventive series that delivers a plot that is unlike any anime I have reviewed. It has lots of action, suspense, and plenty of violence.


Baccano! is anime series based on the Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Katsumi Enami. Told from multiple points of view, Baccano! takes place during the prohibition era (late 1920's to early 1930's) of the United States. Mix in some interesting character types such as alchemists, thieves, thugs, and gangsters and you've got a proverbial melting pot that is brimming on the edge of exploding.


If there is one piece of advice that I can pass along to those who have yet to watch this, make sure that you keep track of the action that surrounds the events on the Flying Pussyfoot. The anime will oscillate back and forth to that event and does a pretty good job of setting it as the baseline for which you will put all the pieces of the story together. There is good deal of mystery surrounding all of the characters as they are not related in any way. What is interesting is that some have bumped into each other over the span of years and will continue to bump into each other from here on out.


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