Baccano! Review

atlxaupdmr16stfihb7rzznyoiqBaccano! is a 13 episode series that ran between July 27th and November 2nd of 2007. The majority of the series follows the events that transpire on one particular journey of the Flying Pussyfoot, a luxury train line. All of this started back when a group of alchemists were given the knowledge of the elixir of immortality but after becoming immortals decided it would be best if the elixir was destroyed. Many years later in the 1930s, one of the alchemists has recreated the elixir however it is lost and ends up being mistaken for alcohol by a fair few residents. Who all fancy a drink, but pass it up because of it isn’t actually booze. The now unknowing group of immortals, consisting of eccentric thieves and several Mafia families will be pitted against each other, each attempting to fulfil their own selfish goals, all while stuck aboard the Flying Pussyfoot.


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Issac and Miria

My Review: If you were confused by my synopsis of Baccano! then I cant say that I blame you. This series gets incredibly convoluted and detailed as the story goes on, which mostly comes down to the non-linear way in which the story is told. We also have many, many characters who each have their own subplots going on, making this show seem quite hectic. I do have to say though that each character is very unique and is very east to have favourites. For me, I loved all the stuff with Issac and Miria. Another thing to mention is that there is a very unique setting here, one that I don’t think I’ve seen explored in any other series. I watched this dubbed and I have to commend the voice actors who did a spectacular job of bringing the characters to life with their “Good ol’ New York accent”, some great stuff. The action was also solid especially shining through with the train setting. Overall Baccano! is worth a watch for sure, but if you intend to get deep into the plot then it might be worth bringing a pen and paper.


I rate this anime 6.5/10

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What I’ve Been Watching: #5

Let’s get down to brass tacks, I’ve been watching and reading heaps.

I finished of Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor. An I have to say that there was a lot of wasted potentials, like a lot. Which was really disappointing because it started out so well.

After that, I jumped right into Air. I thought it was pretty good although the plot completely derailed towards the end. I want a fan of the sudden jump to feudal Japan, kinda jarring. I also watched the OVA (Air in Summer) but it’s basically just an expanded feudal saga.

Then I mover onto Charlotte. And it was pretty good, started out fairly tame, gradually got better. There was a dip towards the end but it certainly could have been way worse. There was one point where I could see a really interesting story branching out, but you’ll have to wait for the review for that. (Ps. coming soon, … probably).

Moving on to My First Girlfriend is a Gal. The ecchi is strong with this one. It wasn’t terrible by any means and had a few laughs but I wasn’t really left with any want to watch more.

And now I have just finished watching Baccano! Wow, what a ride, literally. Get it cozz the train, … ok, I’ll stop. Anyway, I loved the setting of old-timey mobster America. Not what your everyday anime setting. The dub also has some great accents.

In the world of books, I keep chugging along with Bloody Monday. I have finished volume four, five, six, seven and most of eight. Some of its alright, some of its very stagnant. Although I will say that volume eight is awesome, loving it.

And there you go, now you know everything I’ve been up to this week. If you want to keep up with more of what I’m watching then you can check out my MAL which I try to keep as up to date as possible. You can do that here.

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