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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 26, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Baccano! - Shounen, Supernatural, Action, Adventure, Comedy (May contain bloody violence, bad language & mild nudity) ... Many search for the secret to eternal life, but in 1711 a group of alchemists find that much sought after prize. The group of alchemists had to summon a demon to find the secret to obtaining eternal life, which the demon gave them. What the demon did not tell them was the threat that being close by one another posed. Slowly, the alchemists had to flee from each other and scatter across the world to keep alive...
    Set in the 1930s, each of the stories in the series involves several unrelated plots intersecting and crossing each other as events spiral farther and farther out of control. Immortal alchemists, mafia operated speakeasies, and many other elements of pulp fiction mashed together for a world straight out of the movies.
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    Opening Theme: "Gun's & Roses" by Paradise Lunch
    Ending Theme: "Calling" by Kaori Oda
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  • Genre(s): Animation, Action & Adventure
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  1. Sep 26, 2013
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    A rather odd show that has a very all over the place narrative that keeps jumping backwards and forwards. This is extremely confusing for the first few episodes. However, as the show progresses, it makes more and more sense and you can see why it was done that way. But, while it does serve it's purpose, it also feels needless as the constant switching back and forth needs constant recapping of scenes that were already show.

    Imagine your favorite song being song line by line backwards, but every time they add a new line they repeat all the lines they sang before, just to keep everything in context. This is how the anime feels, deep but also needlessly repetitive.

    Repetition aside the character are all very good and well developed. Isaac & Miria in particular are so over the top that you can not help but fall in love with them. I adore them and they make the show worth watching, just to see what they'll do next.

    Overall:
    Baccano! is a good show that could have used some better editing, and cutting down on needless repetition. It would be fun to see a version that plays all the scenes in chronological order.
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