Baccano! is an anime series directed by Takahiro Omori and produced by Brain’s Base and Aniplex that debuted in 2007. The 16 episodes are based on Ryohgo Narita’s light novels of the same name, which were illustrated by Katsumi Enami. The storey is told in out-of-order sequences over three years in Prohibition-era America, during which three seemingly unrelated events occur: two bottles of immortality elixir are passed around Manhattan by gangsters believing it is alcohol, a supposed monster massacres members of two gangs attempting to hijack the transcontinental train Flying Pussyfoot, and a missing man is tracked down by his sister and a gang.
Baccano! Anime Synopsis
In the early 1930s, in Chicago, the legendary Flying Pussyfoot train begins its legendary journey that will leave a trail of blood all over the country. Simultaneously, in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard and his unwilling aide Ennis are on the hunt for missing bottles of the immortality elixir. Furthermore, a feud between mafia factions is intensifying. Alchemists are about to discover the cost of immortality aboard the Advena Avis in 1711.
Baccano! is based on the award-winning light novels of the same name and follows several events that appear unrelated at first glance, both in time and place, but are part of a much larger story—one of alchemy, survival, and immortality. The kindhearted would-be thieves, Isaac and Miria, connect various people, each with their own hidden ambitions and agendas, and create lifelong bonds and consequences for everyone involved.
Baccano! Anime Info
- IMDB Ratings – 8.3/10
- Genres – Action, Mystery, Comedy, Historical, Supernatural
- Season – 1
- Episodes – 16
- Status – Finished Airing
- Aired – Jul 27, 2007 to Nov 2, 2007
- Premiered – Summer 2007
- Duration – 24 min. per episode
- Rating – R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Baccano! Anime Characters
Ryohgo Narita’s Baccano! light novel and anime series feature a large ensemble cast of characters created and illustrated by Katsumi Enami. The series, which is mostly set in a fictional United States, tells many loosely connected stories about people brought together by immortality and is frequently told from multiple points of view. The events take place over several decades, with the majority taking place during the Prohibition era, while others take place in the 18th century and the first decade of the twenty-first century.
The cast includes many seemingly unconnected characters as well as at least twenty main characters, including Isaac Dian and Miria Harvent, a pair of eccentric thieves; Firo Prochainezo and his mentor Maiza Avaro, members of Manhattan’s small Camorrista Martillo family; Keith, Berga, and Luck Gandor, three brothers who manage the small Gandor mafia family, also based in Manhattan; Szilard Quates, who recreates an immortality
The Daily Days is a Chinatown-based information company that uses its newspaper as a front for information gathering. They collect information by paying visitors ranging from shopkeepers to mafiosi, as well as selling information in exchange for more information. They also hire people to gather information for them, such as Rachel, who provides information about the incident aboard the Flying Pussyfoot to the company. Nicholas Wayne or Elean Duga greet many visitors at the front desk.
The president is the Daily Days’ unseen leader. His office is filled with paper and the sound of phones ringing. Due to the large mountain of papers on his desk, his age is unknown, but he is described as having a young voice, and he was seen by one of his employees, who offered him a sugar cube, much to the surprise of the two other employees in the office. Visitors of importance, such as Keith Gandor, are welcomed in his office. He comes across as wise and polite, frequently chastising Nicholas for making fun of a coworker, Rachel. Despite the fact that he employs a large number of people to gather information for him, the president appears to be aware of the situation before they report it to him, and he frequently knows more than those who witnessed the event.
Rachel works for the Daily Days as an information broker. Originally, she was the disgraced daughter of a railroad engineer who was involved in a terrible accident that wasn’t his fault. Rachel was influenced by her father’s love for a profession that had rejected him, and she is loath to see anyone suffer as a result of anyone on a train. She had saved Natalie and Mary Beriam from the Lemures gang’s attack on the Flying Pussyfoot, as well as confronted a bloodied Claire during his rampage. Although she travels by train frequently, she does so as a stowaway, never paying her fare. Shizuka Itou plays her in Japanese, and Trina Nishimura plays her in English.
Gustav St. Germain and Carol
Gustav St. Germain is the Daily Days’ vice president. His primary focus, along with that of his assistant Carol, is on incidents involving immortals. Gustav appears to be interested in stories and awards Carol “points” for answering rhetorical questions, though Carol is never sure how much these are worth. Carol eventually becomes famous around the world in the 2000s. Gustav is voiced in Japanese by Norio Wakamoto and in English by Kent Williams. Carol is voiced in Japanese by Chiwa Saito and in English by Kristin Sutton.
The Daily Days’ receptionist is Nicholas Wayne. Nicholas first worked for a military intelligence unit, where he taught employees how to use guns, allowing the company to gain enough power to compete with neighbouring organisations. Nicholas will sell information to anyone who is willing to pay the price, regardless of who they are or who else may be aware of the information. His intentions frequently get the best of him. Because of the nature of their business, the editorial department located behind the front desk is exceptionally well armed at all times, thanks to Nicholas. Nicholas is shown to be very devious, bribing everyone who comes inside in order to get his way. Tohru Furusawa plays Nicholas in Japanese, and Christopher Bevins plays him in English.
Elean Duga works for the Daily Days. He assists Eve Genoard in her search for Dallas, along with Nicholas. Elean, unlike Nicholas, is usually eager to help others; however, he also exhibits signs of cowardice. Elean is voiced in Japanese by Taiten Kusunoki and in English by Daniel Drumm.
Isaac Dian and Miria Harvent
Isaac Dian and Miria Harvent are an idiotic couple who work as thieves. Isaac attributes their success to the eccentricity of their well-intentioned crimes, such as stealing watches to steal time or stealing the front door of a museum to prevent anyone from entering. When they commit crimes, they dress up in a variety of costumes, leading witnesses to believe they are performers. Miria wholeheartedly believes and supports everything Isaac says, and she frequently mimics his body language and speech, despite the fact that she frequently does not understand what he is saying. The pair are completely unaware of their surroundings, but they have a strong affection for the people they meet and believe the best of them. They became immortal after mistaking the elixir for a bottle of alcohol in 1930.
Plainclothes officers confront Isaac and Miria in 1934. Miria is unaware of this, so Isaac dismisses her without informing her. He is arrested and imprisoned on Alcatraz Island for multiple thefts. Later in the year, Isaac is released and reunites with Miria in Chicago. They didn’t realise they were immortal until 2001. Isaac is voiced in Japanese by Masaya Onosaka and in English by J. Michael Tatum. Miria is voiced in Japanese by Sayaka Aoki and in English by Caitlin Glass. Isaac and Miria are played by Sam Riegel and Jennie Kwan in the English dub of Durarara!!, where the characters make a cameo.
The Gandor family is a small mafia family based in Manhattan’s Little Italy. Keith, Berga, and Luck Gandor, three brothers who inherited the family from their father and are known for their ruthlessness and fighting ability, lead the family. Their subordinates are notorious for turning violent over minor disagreements. Because the brothers have varying degrees of aversion to drugs, the family refuses to deal in them. The family makes money by illegally distributing alcohol, betting on horse races underground, and operating various casinos. The headquarters of the family are located in the basement of a small jazz club. The two families are friendly because Luck and the Gandor’s adoptive brother Claire Stanfield befriended Firo Prochainezo of the Martillo family as children. Chick Jefferson, Maria Balsereit, and Nicola Kasetti are also members of the family. The Gandors operate on a similar scale to the Martillos and control roughly the same amount of territory.
Keith, Berga, and Luck are brothers who run Manhattan’s small Gandor mafia family. The three, on the other hand, are described as unsuitable for mafia life. After mistaking an immortality elixir for a bottle of alcohol in 1930, the three became immortal.
Keith, the eldest, serves as the family’s protector and boss. He has “old-school” mafia ideas and is always looking for justice. Claire, on the other hand, believes that Keith is the only one of the three brothers who is fit to be a mafioso. Keith has a permanent scowl on his face and rarely speaks; the Daily Days will waive their information fee in exchange for a few of his words. He is married to Kate, a former silent film piano player who became unemployed when the genre fell out of favour. Keith, on the other hand, enjoyed listening to her play. She wanted to play the piano for him after they became acquainted and she learned more about him. She is the only one who can get him to say more than one sentence, and only on rare occasions. She is well aware that he is the head of a mafia family.
Berga is the second-in-command and is in charge of instilling fear in the Gandor family. He is called an idiot, but he never hesitates to do his job. It is said that if he were smarter, he could control the Gandor by terror and violence on his own. He is the most powerful of the three brothers, and he is volatile and easily enraged. Kali, Berga’s wife, is his wife. Claire Stanfield, who was adopted into the Gandor at a young age, is regarded by the three as their fourth brother. Berga is voiced in Japanese by Kenta Miyake and in English by Phil Parsons.
Luck is the youngest of the three brothers, aged about twenty. Despite this, he possesses rare social and calculative skills for his age; as a result, he is the Gandor’s third-in-command and develops the Gandor’s strategies and plans of action. He only joined the mafia because his father and brothers were mafiosi and he felt obligated to follow in their footsteps. He is having difficulty adjusting to life as an immortal and is thought to be the least suited of the three brothers for mafia life. Luck is aware of this and acts ruthlessly to persuade himself otherwise. He always speaks politely, regardless of who he is speaking to. He appears to be always calm and collected, with a faint smile on his face; however, the smile is merely a front, as Luck is described as a cold and ruthless individual. Despite his calm demeanour, he can become extremely enraged and is frequently more enraged than his brothers in situations. Because of his immortality, he has lost his passion for life and duty, and he frequently feels emotionless. He claims that after gaining immortality, he transformed into a “rational and benign” individual. When he feels emotions, they frequently control his actions. Many of Luck’s subordinates are close friends; when four of them are killed by Dallas Genoard, Luck becomes enraged and admits that if he hadn’t been restrained, he would have gone out to find Dallas and killed the cops and citizens who stood in his way. As a result, Luck requests that his older brother Berga hit or kill him if he goes on a rampage. Firo and Luck are close friends because they grew up on the same street, and as a result, the Gandor and Martillo families are on good terms. Takehito Koyasu plays him in Japanese, and Jason Liebrecht plays him in English.
Tick Jefferson is the family’s torture technician, and he wields a pair of scissor blades. His stepfather owed money to the Gandor and several other organisations in 1925. His stepfather was unable to repay everything and planned to flee with Tick’s younger brother, Tock. Tick was deemed a nuisance and was sold to Luck, who is only a few years older. Tick was aware of his family’s predicament and agreed to pay the debt in full if he did not prove useful to the Gandor. Tick became feared throughout the surrounding gangs a year after being sold to the Gandor. He has carried two 2 foot (0.61 m) long scissors since childhood and has enjoyed cutting various objects. As a result, the Gandor regard him as strange and keep their distance. Only Maria is at ease around him and constantly converses with him. Only Maria is at ease around him and constantly converses with him. He is described as a truly good-hearted man and the embodiment of innocence. Although Luck believes Tick lacks mafiosi qualities, he also believes Tick’s only talent is inflicting pain. When he speaks, he frequently drags out the vowels, emphasising his childlike characteristics. Tick is voiced in Japanese by Kappei Yamaguchi and in English by Adam Dapkus.
Maria Balsereit is a Mexican samurai who fights with two katana. She is one of several assassins hired by the Runorata to assassinate Claire, but she is no match for her prey. Following that, she sees Keith defend her assassin’s pride and accepts Luck’s invitation to join the family. She is the only female member of the Gandor and is regarded as a freeloader. Maria is easily excited, and as an ex-assassin, she enjoys fighting and can’t stand jobs that don’t involve conflict. As a result, she frequently jeopardises many of the family’s sources of income. She, on the other hand, only listens to Keith (who is unlikely to discipline her), and Berga believes it is better to let her do whatever she wants. Luck is left in charge of her, much to his chagrin. She is very friendly and addresses everyone, including Luck and her targets, as amigo, which translates to “friend” in Spanish. Despite the fact that her family wishes she had a different personality, they are very confident in her abilities. Tick and she get along well because they both have a fascination with’sharp’ objects, hers being katanas and Tick’s being scissors.
Edith is a Gandors speakeasy waitress and the girlfriend of drug addict Roy Maddock. She has a strong interest in newspapers and hopes to work for the Daily Days someday. After her boyfriend steals a suitcase of drugs and causes an accident, she becomes embroiled in The Gandor’s feud with the Runorattas. She eventually sells out to the Gandors in order to protect Roy, but as a result, Tick cuts her hair off because the Gandors do not follow the strict mafia codes for insubordination. She seeks Claire’s assistance in obtaining information to save herself and Roy, but the turf war eventually ends at the cost of Roy’s life. After the incident, she remains friends with and a close associate of the Gandors.
Dallas Genoard is a small-time thug and Eve Genoard’s older brother, whom he adores above all. Following the theft of the Genoard family fortune by Isaac and Miria, he embarks on a series of robberies with his friends and becomes involved in Szilard’s plans. He and his friends are made partially immortal, which means they continue to age. As punishment for killing Gandor members, the group is captured by the Gandor and cemented into barrels at the bottom of the Hudson River. Eve searches the river for Dallas. However, after Dallas and his friends are dredged from the river in 1933, Dallas is kidnapped by Lamia, a group that serves Huey Laforet. Although he has forgotten the names of his two friends, he can recall the names of his enemies with ease. Dallas treats others with contempt, and as a result, he is widely despised. Despite this, he is devoted to his sister and will go to any length to ensure her safety. In Japanese, he is voiced by Atsushi Imaruoka, and in English, he is voiced by Ian Sinclair.
Eve Genoard is Dallas’ younger sister and a member of the wealthy Genoard family of New Jersey. Despite her quiet demeanour and aristocratic upbringing, Eve has no fear of the New York streets, going head-to-head with the mafia as she searches for her brother. When she believes he is dead, she swears vengeance. Despite her efforts to locate him, she admits that she has never liked her brother because of his behaviour. Initially, she chastises Luck for not forgiving Dallas. She later apologises after learning that Gustavo of the Runorata family murdered her father and another brother. She is unable to forgive him for it and attempts to murder him. She is unaware that her family became wealthy by selling drugs to the Runorata and believes that they made their money in the textile industry, which is a ruse. Her father and eldest brother, on the other hand, were unable to reach an agreement with the Runorata and were killed. She lets Isaac and Miria steal all of their money in the hopes that the family will stop bickering over it. She is deeply religious, frequently praying in the most hopeless of circumstances. Marina Inoue in Japanese and Jad Saxton in English play Eve.
The immortals are a group of people who achieved immortality, stopped ageing, and became immune to injury after drinking an immortality elixir. All immortals must abide by a set of rules and regulations. Although they can use a false name to meet mortals temporarily, their bodies reject all attempts to establish long-term false identities. Furthermore, when speaking to another immortal, they must use their real names. Immortals can send information and images to other immortals by placing their right hand on the other’s head and imagining the information or image. To kill an immortal, another must “devour” them by placing their right hand on the other’s head and thinking, “I wish to eat.” Furthermore, the more frequently an immortal is injured in a particular way, the faster they recover from that injury.
The first immortals were a group of about thirty alchemists aboard the ship Advenna Avis in 1711. They summoned a demon aboard the ship in the hopes of gaining immortality. They are successful, and the demon bestows upon them the elixir of immortality. Their leader, Maiza Avaro, is given the elixir formula. Later, the group decides that they must keep their immortality a secret. Szilard Quates, on the other hand, disagrees and devours thirteen alchemists, obtaining half of the formula Maiza gave to his brother. They disperse throughout the world after realising the danger Szilard poses to them. Szilard consumes five more original immortals, bringing the total to eighteen, before being devoured himself.
One of the original immortals is Elmer C. Albatross. He is unnaturally upbeat about everything and always smiles. Elmer, who was born around 1700, was a member of a cult and was intended to be a sacrifice. He was bullied because he was respectful and believed in love. When his cult became the target of various witch-hunts, he gladly defended them. He admits that he has no idea what happiness is or if he is smiling because he is happy, but Elmer has made it his life goal to make everyone happy. Elmer is Huey’s only friend and the only being he does not see as a test subject. In Japanese, he is voiced by Shintarou Oohata, and in English, he is voiced by John Burgmeier.
Beg Garotto is considered one of the first immortals. In 1932, he creates drugs for the Runorata mafia family of New Jersey and becomes a drug addict himself. Because of his drug use, he speaks in halting tones, frequently pausing between syllables. He begins to create and use drugs that induce complete happiness; however, an immortal cannot be happy with a form ten times more powerful. Beg is admitted to a mental hospital in New Jersey in August 2002, oblivious to reality and reliving the happiest time of his life: being aboard the ship with Czeslaw. The only people he believes in are the original immortals and Bartolo Runorata, the Runorata’s boss.
Baccano! Anime Episodes
The Vice President Doesn’t Say Anything about the Possibility of Him Being the Main Character
Aired: Jul 27, 2007 (JST)
Setting the Old Woman’s Qualms Aside, the Flying Pussyfoot Departs
Aired: Aug 3, 2007 (JST)
Randy and Pecho Are Busy Getting Ready for the Party
Aired: Aug 10, 2007 (JST)
Ladd Russo Enjoys Talking A Lot and Slaughtering A Lot
Aired: Aug 17, 2007 (JST)
Jacuzzi Splot Cries, Gets Scared and Musters Reckless Valor
Aired: Aug 24, 2007 (JST)
The Rail Tracer Covertly, Repeatedly Slaughters Inside the Coaches
Aired: Sep 14, 2007 (JST)
Everything Starts Aboard the Advenna Avis
Aired: Sep 21, 2007 (JST)
Isaac and Miria Unintentionally Spread Happiness Around Them
Aired: Sep 28, 2007 (JST)
Claire Stanfield Faithfully Carries Out the Mission
Aired: Oct 5, 2007 (JST)
Czeslaw Meyer is Forced to Rework His Tremble-Before-the-Specter-of-Immortals Strategy
Aired: Oct 12, 2007 (JST)
Chane Laforet Remains Silent in the Face of Two Mysterious People
Aired: Oct 19, 2007 (JST)
Firo and the Three Gandor Brothers Are Felled by Assassins’ Bullets
Aired: Oct 26, 2007 (JST)
Both the Immortals and Those Who Aren’t Sing the Praises of Life Equally
Aired: Nov 2, 2007 (JST)
Graham Specter’s Love and Peace Aired: N/A
The Delinquents That Arrive at the High-Class Neighborhood Are the Same as Always Aired: N/A
Carol Realizes That the Story Cannot Have an Ending Aired: N/A
People Also Ask
Is baccano! a good anime?
Baccano! contains a nice mixture of drama, action and comedy. This, coupled with some amazing characters and a good short story, makes Baccano! one of the most enjoyable romps in recent years.
Are durarara and baccano! in the same universe?
Well, it depends on the level of connection, but one example that comes to mind is Baccano! and Durarara!!, both written by Ryohgo Narita. It is hinted that they both take place in the same universe, when Isaac and Miria, the two immortal thieves make a cameo appearance in of the episodes.
Is Baccano! a Shonen?
The novels were adapted into a sixteen episode anime television series directed by Takahiro Omori and produced by Brain’s Base and Aniplex.
Is baccano! worth reading?
For people who have watched, or tried to watch, the anime–these novels make a whole lot more sense than the anime did. … The characters are a bit over-the-top in the style of a light novel, but in a way that’s humorous and grabs your attention. All in all, this is a really great read.
Who made baccano! and durarara?
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