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Baccano! Complete Collection UK Anime DVD Review

Baccano is a series that I had little knowledge outside of a great opening theme tune. After watching it at first, I was wondering if I was getting a Haruhi syndrome with things happening out of place, years switching and character’s pasts and future changing in a second. But as the episodes when through, the cobwebs began to clear and everything made sense – and turned it into a rather epic show.  We have 3 years to talk about, with a 4 th also mingled. Each are told in various parts and the years keep switching at a point where a number of the characters all have a part in each of the stories and the years so watching Baccano means watching three separate stories told together, but sporadically at the same time. It definitely takes a few episodes getting used to, but eventually everything comes together. The first episode sets the tone for the madness to come – that we have a young girl Carol, an assistant of a newspaper called the Daily Days who is told by her boss to investigate a series of strange events, ranging from 1711 to the 1930s, and choose a "main character" from about twenty people. This is where the changes are put through as despite this timeline, they are debating to when they are occurred. The year is 1932, we learn of the Gustavo mafia family who are searching for a rival Mafioso of the Genoard family named Dallas. We later cut to 1931, and see someone in the 1932 segment named Firo, his friends Ennis and Maiza, awaiting the train known as the Flying Pussyfoot, which later arrives in New York and they meet up with two friends named Isaac and Miria, two happy go lucky folk who they greet in arms. And during this first episode outside of that, we also get a man apparently flung by the trains and surviving with his girlfriend in arms and a psychotic comic escapade, and in the 1932 segment, the same Fino who was kind to Isaac and Miria, somehow survive ten dozen rounds of bullets, the slicing of his fingers and general blood spillage. Needless to say, this story needs to be explained. Source Here

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. Read More Click Me!