This week, as part of our Americans in Anime month, we watched the first three episodes of Baccano!
Synopsys: which Narita translates as 'stupid commotion', is Italian for 'ruckus'. An ongoing light novel series with over twenty volumes published, it takes place across three eras – the early 1700s, 1930s, and 2000s – and presents its story arcs in anachronistic fashion. Though the arcs have their own stories to tell, they all fit within a grand, overarching narrative three centuries in the making, with events in the 1700s still causing shockwaves in 2003. Immortal alchemists, mafiosi, camorristi, bootleggers, assassins, and larger-than-life individuals from all walks of life find themselves inexorably swept into the spiral eternal...
At the moment, Baccano! is not available on any of the main streaming services, but you can buy it from Amazon.com
Artwork by Ben Coombs
Music: Draaikolk by Brazzmatazz