Confusing time jump
The novels were adapted into a sixteen episode anime television series directed by Takahiro Omori and produced by Brain’s Base and Aniplex. The first thirteen episodes were aired on WOWOW from July 26, 2007, to November 1, 2007; the final three were released direct-to-DVD, which directly continue the story of the TV series.
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Baccano! is one of my favorite anime series. It started out extremely slow and confusing but will really pay off if you stick with it. From the same creator as Durarara!! (Ryōgo Narita), so if you like that series, you will definitely like this one. Please be aware Baccano! has a much darker tone than Durarara.
The animation is gorgeous and fluid. The colors are somewhat muted and tend to be darker.
If you like jazz music, you’ll love Baccano’s music. The anime mostly took place in the US around the prohibition period, so the music and time period blend well together. The ending song “Calling” by Kaori Oda is haunting and beautiful.
The series introduced so many characters at once, which can be confusing. As the series progress, you’ll learn more about each character and the story will make more sense.
I highly recommend this anime to everything, but please be aware this is intended for mature audiences. Baccano contains strong graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.
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