2 03 2012

Usually I want to watch series that will make me think and watch it with my full focus and concentration. Baccano manages to give me that kind of feeling because it’s has an unusual style of story telling that will seriously confused you most of the time but will eventually make you realize and understand after watching each episode. That’s the reason you can’t judge this series just by watching the first episode.

During the late 1930s in Chicago, the transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, is starting its legendary journey that will leave a trail of blood all over the country. At the same time in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard and his unwilling aide Ennis, are looking for missing bottles of the immortality elixir. In addition, a war between the mafia groups is getting worse. On board the Advena Avis, in 1711, alchemists are about to learn the price of immortality. Based on the award winning light novels of the same name, this anime adaptation follows several events that initially seem unrelated, both in time and place, but are part of a much bigger story – one of alchemy, survival and immortality. Merging these events together are the kindhearted would-be thieves, Isaac and Miria, connecting various people, all of them with their own hidden ambitions and agendas, and creating lifelong bonds and consequences for everyone involved.

This series is a character driven story that contains a good amount of drama, action and comedy. Baccano is one of the most enjoyable series with a great suspense and absurd comedy with a mix of brutal fight scenes. In Baccano every character plays a lead role. You can watch this over and over again and you will still enjoy it. That’s the reason why this is a must watch Anime series.