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Baccano!: 1711 Whitesmile

By Ryohgo Narita and Katsumi Enami. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Taylor Engel. For those who may have…

Manga Bookshelf

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Understanding Chronology: Featuring Baccano, Spider Isekai and Peach Boy Riverside

Chronology is such a basic facet of storytelling that it’s basically an implicit agreement between author and audience that you don’t play with it in such a way…

Mistakes Cheerio for Chesto

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13 Anime Series That Could Use a Reboot

As we move ever closer to proving that Twain was right and there is no such thing as an original thought, remakes and reboots of older things are…

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Sweet But Stupid: 15 Lovable Idiots in Anime

Not every bulb can be the brightest bulb in the box. Sometimes you have those defective bulbs that flicker, light on fire, and burn out in five seconds.…

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Baccano! Volume 12: 2002 [Side A]: Bullet Garden and Baccano! Volume 13: 2002 [Side B]: Blood Sabbath Review

The true fun of Baccano! is not just the hijackings and improbable situations, it's also how characters react when everything goes wrong!

TheOASG

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Top 5 Red-Heads (Male)

Previously I’ve covered the female red-heads f the anime world but there are definitely some red-haired guys who deserve some love. Going to be honest, for those of…

100 Word Anime

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Ajin Series Review

Ajin, available on Netflix, is the story about people who cannot die and as a result are not treated as human. It’s an interesting idea and there are…

100 Word Anime

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Baccano!

Combine Monster with FLCL, sprinkle with a little Jojo, plop it in the middle Prohibition-era New York City, and voila! you have Baccano!

Anteiku Anime Reviews

Baccano!: 1932 Summer: Man in the Killer

By Ryohgo Narita and Katsumi Enami. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Taylor Engel. After a very depressing 1700s…

Manga Bookshelf

Pick of the Week: Hana-chan and the Picks of the Week

SEAN: There are a lot of debuts, any one of which I should be picking here. That said, the title I’m likely most interested in is the third…

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Weird Episode Titles

Frequently you don’t really know what an individual episode is called but when you buy the DVD or start searching for a particular episode online you suddenly realise…

100 Word Anime

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MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-tachi

Here's a wonderful example of the "wide-screen baroque" school of anime science fiction, the 1987 movie MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-t...

Collectr's Blog

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3 Anime That Deserve A Season 2

We are in an age of anime now where Devil is a Part Timer can get a second season after eight years. So now anything is possible. I…

SAE With a K

Baccano!: 1710 Crack Flag

By Ryohgo Narita and Katsumi Enami. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Taylor Engel. Yeah, I avoided this one…

Manga Bookshelf

Pick of the Week: Horror, Pets, and Tragic Backstories

MICHELLE: I am looking forward to bicycle boys and creepy planets of doom, but I was so totally charmed by the first volume of With a Dog AND…

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What's ACTUALLY Wrong with the Dragon Maid Dub?

The English Dub for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid has become infamous within the anime community for various rewritten lines. While we do think it’s unfair th...

The Cartoon Cipher

Baccano! & Immortality

Baccano! & ImmortalityThe Essence of Anime - Part IIntroBaccano! is a 2007 TV anime directed by Takahiro Oomori (Natsume Yuujinchou, Kuragehime, Samurai Flamenco, Pet and a lot more)…

Slug Gardens

A Husbando Appreciation Post

Now that I think about it, there really is a lack of Husbando material in this corner of the internet. Let’s add some more, shall we? Seeing Scott’s…

ThatRandomEditor's Anime Blog

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Stealth Symphony (ft. Victoria Jeon)

From the creator of Baccano! and Durarara!! comes Stealth Symphony. Set in a fantasy-meets-technology world, you’re just as likely to see a Lizardman as you are an advertisement…

Shonen Flop

The Order Beneath the CHaOs of ‘Baccano!’ and ‘Durarara!!’

Let’s say I can create a connection to you—who is reading this now somewhere on Earth—just within my 5, or maybe 4 acquiantances, do you think it’s possible?

Anime as a Cup of Tea

Baccano!: 1931 Another Junk Railroad: Special Express

By Ryohgo Narita and Katsumi Enami. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Taylor Engel. It’s nice to see Baccano!…

Manga Bookshelf

6 Reasons To Watch: Baccano!

I’m going off the rails on a crazy train

Reasons to anime

Pick of the Week: Farmers, Brides and Villainesses

MELINDA: In a stunning turn of events, I’ll begin this week’s column. I have only one cry to let out into the world, and that would be… “SILVER…

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Returning to Anime? The Best Anime Series of 2007 That You Missed

Been away from anime for awhile? We understand. You go out and have your life, anime will always be waiting for you when you come back. They always…

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Anime Series Like Great Pretender

After life turned him down the path of crime, Makoto Edamura cockily thinks himself the best swindler in Japan. However, after trying to swindle a tourist only for…

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Is The Dub BETTER Than The Sub? (feat. CDawgVA)

Full interview with the director of the Baccano! Dub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjlWgRjU8o Subscribe to CDawgVA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsZ...

The Cartoon Cipher

Does the Baccano! Dub Hold Up? (feat. CDawgVA)

Full interview with the director of the Baccano! Dub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjlWgRjU8o Subscribe to CDawgVA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsZ...

The Cartoon Cipher

Baccano! Volume 11: 1705 The Ironic Light Orchestra Review

A number of theories begin to emerge and get solved as Huey and Elmer get explored in Baccano! Volume 11: 1705 The Ironic Light Orchestra.

TheOASG

Part 5- American references in anime- Anime that takes place in America

This is all about animes that take place on America! Remember when I did that post that was all about McDonald’s, Starbucks and Denny’s? Here we go again…

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Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World, Vol. 1

By Ryohgo Narita and Tite Kubo. Released in Japan by Shueisha. Released in North America by Viz Media. Translated by Jan Cash. There have been several Bleach novels…

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Anime Series Like Black Lagoon

Average business man Rokurou Okajima found his life turned upside down when he was captured and held hostage by a mercenary group in Thailand called Black Lagoon. In…

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The DilKokoro Podcast Episode 24- "Why Are You Disappointed, Dil?" (w Kinksy)

On this episode, Kinksy is back to follow up on the awful, scarring shows he recommended Dil. After wrapping up the batch, he tries to reload more depressing…

AniTAY

Baccano! – 14-16 (End) and Series Review

There are certain series where you just can't help but bemoan the lack of a sequel, and Baccano is definitely one. Read more

Lost in Anime

Baccano! – 13

For Baccano!, this episode was an ending that wasn't. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World (Light Novel) Vol. 1

Ryohgo Narita, the original author of Baccano and DURARARA!!, goes out of his way to craft an entertaining, intriguing, and emotionally affecting tale that takes place in the…

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Baccano! – 11-12

As I've gone through this rewatch of Baccano, a few things have stood out for me. Read more

Lost in Anime

Anime Series Like Appare Ranman

After drifiting in the sea between Japan and America, socially awkward genius Appare and cowardly yet wise samurai Kosame hit land. Without any money, they decide to enter…

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Writing Insight: Narita stresses me!

To preface, turns out that writing that little epilogue as a blog post after my Porco Rosso piece was quite serendipitious. So I’ve decided to make this as…

ANIMATOPOEIA! | Writing about Anime

Crisis of Identity in DURARARA!! , Studio Brain Base (Original Work Ryohgo Narita)

Like its older sibling Baccano, Durarara!! (“Drrr”) is a mayhem of a story featuring a vast ensemble cast of varied and interesting characters. Ikebukuro, the stage of this…

ANIMATOPOEIA! | Writing about Anime

Baccano! – 10

If there were ever two people constitutionally incapable of acting naturally, it's those two. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Fragglepuss Anime Review 292: Persona 5: The Animation

Persona 5: The Animation Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans Genre: Action, Supernatural, Fantasy, Video Game First Aired: Spring 2018, 28 episodes and some OVAs Summary: Ren Amamiya is…

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Chaos In Baccano!! , Studio Brain Base ( orginal work Ryohgo Narita )

Studio Brain Base’s adaptation of Ryogo Narita’s light novel is not an easy show to describe. True to its namesake, it is a noisy show set in an…

ANIMATOPOEIA! | Writing about Anime

Baccano! – 08-09

It's the nature of Isaac and Miria that their presence effectively makes it impossible for a scene to be taken seriously. Read more

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Baccano!: 2002 [Side B]: Blood Sabbath

By Ryohgo Narita and Katsumi Enami. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Taylor Engel. I’ve talked before about the…

Manga Bookshelf

Baccano! – 06-07

Episode 7 is the game changer, and for my money arguably the best of the series. Read more

Lost in Anime

Anime I Like, But Haven’t Talked About Yet: Baccano

On this blog, I mainly talk about anime series that I’ve either just watched or rewatched after who knows how many years. You know, for pretty specific reasons.…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Baccano! – 04-05

Tonal contrast is a powerful narrative weapon in the right hands, no question about it. Read more

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Baccano! – 03

Coincidence is like a cast member in Baccano, but you're never quite sure if it's telling the truth. Read more

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Second First Impressions – Baccano! 01-02

Baccano! is Baccano! - everything else is everything else. Read more

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