A crazy fantasy caper involving alchemists, immortals, gangsters, outlaws and an elixir of immortality, spread over several decades.

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 Miria Harvent 15 episodes, 2007-2008
Akemi Kanda ...
 Czeslaw Meyer 14 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Czeslaw Meyer 14 episodes, 2007-2008
Masaya Onosaka ...
Sayaka Aoki ...
 Miria Harvent 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Sanae Kobayashi ...
Kunihiro Kawamoto ...
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Joel McDonald ...
 Jacuzzi Splot 13 episodes, 2007-2008
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Daisuke Sakaguchi ...
 Jacuzzi Splot 12 episodes, 2007-2008
Yoshinori Sonobe ...
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Keiji Fujiwara ...
Tetsuharu Ohta ...
 Dallas's Nakama / ... 11 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Firo Prochainezo 11 episodes, 2007-2008
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...
Hiroyuki Yoshino ...
 Firo Prochainezo 10 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Nice Holystone 10 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Claire Stanfield / ... 10 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Nice Holystone 10 episodes, 2007-2008
Sean Hennigan ...
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 Dallas Genoard 10 episodes, 2007
Masakazu Morita ...
 Claire Stanfield / ... 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Atsushi Imaruoka ...
 Dallas Geonard 9 episodes, 2007
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 Eve Geonard 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Takayuki Sugô ...
 Goose Perkins 9 episodes, 2007
Yukito Soma ...
 Randy / ... 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Jad Saxton ...
 Eve Genoard 9 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Luck Gandor / ... 9 episodes, 2007
Phil Parsons ...
 Berga Gandor / ... 9 episodes, 2007
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 Goose Perkins 9 episodes, 2007
Kinryû Arimoto ...
 Slizard Quates 8 episodes, 2007
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 Luck Gandor 8 episodes, 2007
Kenta Miyake ...
 Berga Gandor / ... 8 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Slizard Quates 8 episodes, 2007
Tôru Furusawa ...
 Nicholas Wayne 7 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Nicholas Wayne 7 episodes, 2007-2008
Trina Nishimura ...
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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Tyler Walker held auditions for six days (the longest casting period Funimation has held), during which about 140 people came for the 18 main roles. Walker feels that this show gave him a chance to discover new talent. See more »

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Featured in JesuOtaku Anime Reviews: Baccano! Review (2010) See more »

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Guns & Roses
Performed by Paradise Lunch
Written by Akane Noguchi
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A unique and fantastic adventure!
3 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

there are many areas in which this anime deserves a 10/10. it has many, many characters that, although initially seem to overload you with information, will each form a connection with you by the time the 16 episodes are up. this anime spares nothing when it comes to showing bloody fights and the like. however, it is used tastefully and is not to be confused with shows that have nothing but unchoreographed fight scenes, using chopped limbs and blood only to satisfy those who get off on that type of thing. "baccano!" takes a while to grow but if you stick it out till the end you will be very glad you did, for anyone who watches the entire series will be left with a longing for more anime like this one. i give this anime a 10/10 not because i have some connection with it or die hard obsession with it. i give it that because that is the rating anyone who watches it should give it, simply because it is closer to a 10 than it is to a 9.

"Baccano!" is close to being a one of a kind masterpiece. the only reason it does not achieve that title is do to "Durarara!", another great anime by the same production company, Brain Base, which i highly recommend seeing. "baccano!" consists of 13 episodes with 3 extra episodes that were released with the DVD.


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