History LightNovel / Baccano

25th Nov '16 10:36:56 PM defciggy
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''Baccano!'' (Italian for "ruckus" or "commotion") originally started as a series of light novels (summarized [[Recap/{{Baccano}} here]]), and was adapted into a 13-episode anime (16 including the bonus episodes) in 2007. The anime adaptation is centered on three specific stories from the novels, taking place in 1930, 1931, and 1932 respectively, jumping around from one to the other quite frequently. Even scenes set in the same time period regularly appear out of order and overlap with each other, all adding up to a rather delicious [[AnachronicOrder non-linear storyline]] that is very rewarding if you keep your wits about you when watching. Each of these stories relates either directly or tangentially to the immortality formula and those individuals who have drunk of it, sharing some characters and having some plotlines intersect. Three extra episodes were released with the DVD, acting as an epilogue for each character and bringing the story full circle.

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''Baccano!'' (Italian for "ruckus" or "commotion") originally started as a series of light novels (summarized [[Recap/{{Baccano}} here]]), and was adapted into a 13-episode anime (16 including the bonus episodes) in 2007. The anime adaptation is centered on three specific stories from the novels, taking place in 1930, 1931, and 1932 respectively, jumping around from one to the other quite frequently. Even scenes set in the same time period regularly appear out of order and overlap with each other, all adding up to a rather delicious [[AnachronicOrder non-linear storyline]] that is very rewarding if you keep your wits about you when watching. Each of these stories relates either directly or tangentially to the immortality formula and those individuals who have drunk of it, sharing some characters and having some plotlines intersect. Three extra episodes were released with on the DVD, acting as an epilogue for each character and bringing the story full circle.



In 1931, disaster befalls the famed Flying Pussyfoot transcontinental train as it makes its journey from Chicago to New York. A terrorist/cult group known as the Lemures seek to use the train's passengers, including a US Senator's wife and daughter, as leverage to demand the release of their leader, Huey Laforet. Meanwhile, a gang of killers lead by the Russo family assassin Ladd Russo are trying to hold the train hostage to demand ransom from the train company. Caught in the middle is a group of delinquents originally attempting a train heist, who take it upon themselves to save the passengers. And amidst all this, a terrifying blood-red "monster" called the Rail Tracer has begun to murder people all over the train...

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In 1931, disaster befalls the famed Flying Pussyfoot transcontinental train as it makes its journey from Chicago to New York. A terrorist/cult group known as the Lemures seek to use the train's passengers, including a US Senator's wife and daughter, as leverage to demand the release of their leader, Huey Laforet. Meanwhile, a gang of killers lead led by the Russo family assassin Ladd Russo are trying to hold the train hostage to demand ransom from the train company. Caught in the middle is a group of delinquents originally attempting a train heist, who take it upon themselves to save the passengers. And amidst all this, a terrifying blood-red "monster" called the Rail Tracer has begun to murder people all over the train...
11th Nov '16 9:46:40 PM Discar
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* InnocentCohabitation: At the end of ''The Grand Punk Station'', the Gandors mention that Firo and Ennis have been living together for about a year without so much as a close-mouthed kiss. Claire briefly wonders if [[AManIsNotAVirgin Firo's even human]] after hearing about it. This trope is also lampshaded by Nick, after Nice mentions that it's the first time that Jacuzzi had kissed her in the 10 years she's known him.

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* InnocentCohabitation: At the end of ''The Grand Punk Station'', the Gandors mention that Firo and Ennis have been living together for about a year without so much as a close-mouthed kiss. Claire briefly wonders if [[AManIsNotAVirgin [[AManIsAlwaysEager Firo's even human]] after hearing about it. This trope is also lampshaded by Nick, after Nice mentions that it's the first time that Jacuzzi had kissed her in the 10 years she's known him.



* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted, as Claire Stanfield, one of the biggest badasses in the series, is a total virgin by his own admission -- though not exactly by ''choice'', mind you)
-->'''Claire:''' Don't say stupid things. I've never two-timed before, you know? Well, frankly, it's because I never dated a woman.


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* UnexpectedVirgin: Claire Stanfield, one of the biggest badasses in the series, is a total virgin by his own admission -- though not exactly by ''choice'', mind you)
-->'''Claire:''' Don't say stupid things. I've never two-timed before, you know? Well, frankly, it's because I never dated a woman.
15th Sep '16 9:24:01 AM _____________
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** {{Fingore}}: You have to wonder just what Ryohgo Narita has against fingers, given the number of times they're utterly maimed in this series.[[note]]33 fingers get sliced, mangled, crushed, or destroyed over the course of the 16 episode anime, an average of [[LudicrousPrecision 2.0625 fingers]] per episode, though there are only 8 instances of {{Fingore}}.[[/note]]

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** {{Fingore}}: You have to wonder just what Ryohgo Narita has against fingers, given the number of times they're utterly maimed in this series.[[note]]33 fingers get sliced, mangled, bitten off, crushed, or destroyed over the course of the 16 episode anime, an average of [[LudicrousPrecision 2.0625 fingers]] per episode, though there are only 8 instances of {{Fingore}}.[[/note]]
15th Sep '16 9:23:22 AM _____________
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U.S. & UK residents can watch the entire series on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/FUNimation FUNimation's YouTube channel]] as long they have a Website/YouTube account. It's also available on [[http://www4.funimation.com/video/?page=show&b=6 FUNI's website]], although it is unfortunately no longer availible on Netflix Instant Streaming or Hulu.



** {{Fingore}}: You have to wonder just what Ryohgo Narita has against fingers, given the number of times they're utterly maimed in this series.

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** {{Fingore}}: You have to wonder just what Ryohgo Narita has against fingers, given the number of times they're utterly maimed in this series.[[note]]33 fingers get sliced, mangled, crushed, or destroyed over the course of the 16 episode anime, an average of [[LudicrousPrecision 2.0625 fingers]] per episode, though there are only 8 instances of {{Fingore}}.[[/note]]
7th Sep '16 10:43:21 AM allfictions
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* ''LightNovel/{{EtsusaBridge}}''
* ''LightNovel/{{HariyamaSan}}''

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* ''LightNovel/{{EtsusaBridge}}''
''LightNovel/EtsusaBridge''
* ''LightNovel/{{HariyamaSan}}''
''[[LightNovel/HariyamaSan Hariyama-san]]''



* TheVerse: ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}'', ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', ''{{LightNovel/EtsusaBridge}}'', and ''{{LightNovel/HariyamaSan}}'' are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and time periods, there isn't too much overlap.

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* TheVerse: ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}'', ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', ''{{LightNovel/EtsusaBridge}}'', ''LightNovel/EtsusaBridge'', and ''{{LightNovel/HariyamaSan}}'' ''[[LightNovel/HariyamaSan Hariyama-san]]'' are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and time periods, there isn't too much overlap.



* TheVerse: ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}'', ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', ''{{LightNovel/EtsusaBridge}}'', and ''{{LightNovel/HariyamaSan}}'' are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and time periods, there isn't too much overlap.

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* TheVerse: ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}'', ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', ''{{LightNovel/EtsusaBridge}}'', ''LightNovel/EtsusaBridge'', and ''{{LightNovel/HariyamaSan}}'' ''[[LightNovel/HariyamaSan Hariyama-san]]'' are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and time periods, there isn't too much overlap.
7th Sep '16 10:40:28 AM allfictions
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* TheVerse: ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}!'', ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and time periods, there isn't too much overlap.

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* TheVerse: ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}'', ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', ''{{LightNovel/EtsusaBridge}}'', and ''{{LightNovel/HariyamaSan}}'' are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and time periods, there isn't too much overlap.



* TheVerse: ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}!'', ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', ''LightNovel/{{EtsusaBridge}}'', and ''LightNovel/{{HariyamaSan}} are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and time periods, there isn't too much overlap.

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* TheVerse: ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}'', ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', ''LightNovel/{{EtsusaBridge}}'', ''{{LightNovel/EtsusaBridge}}'', and ''LightNovel/{{HariyamaSan}} ''{{LightNovel/HariyamaSan}}'' are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and time periods, there isn't too much overlap.
7th Sep '16 10:35:21 AM allfictions
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* ''LightNovel/EtsusaBridge''

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* ''LightNovel/EtsusaBridge''
''LightNovel/{{EtsusaBridge}}''
* ''LightNovel/{{HariyamaSan}}''



* TheVerse: ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}!'', and ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and time periods, there isn't too much overlap.

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* TheVerse: ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}!'', and ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and time periods, there isn't too much overlap.



* TheVerse: ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}!'', and ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and time periods, there isn't too much overlap.

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* TheVerse: ''Baccano!'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}!'', ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', ''LightNovel/{{EtsusaBridge}}'', and ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' ''LightNovel/{{HariyamaSan}} are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and time periods, there isn't too much overlap.
15th Aug '16 1:50:48 AM kirara19
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* AllMythsAreTrue: The Rail Tracer. [[spoiler:Actually subverted: The Rail Tracer we see is just what you get when you let somebody as crazy as Claire Stanfield have fun with an urban legend.]] FridgeBrilliance makes it better when you remember who started the Rail Tracer rumours in the first place [[spoiler: after Isaac and Miria tell it to Jacuzzi, one of the chefs mentions, "That young conductor" had been telling the story for a while. Conclusion: Claire Stanfield invented his own urban legend.]]

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* AllMythsAreTrue: The Rail Tracer. [[spoiler:Actually subverted: The Rail Tracer we see is just what you get when you let somebody as crazy as Claire Stanfield have fun with an urban legend.]] FridgeBrilliance makes it better when you remember Justified, considering who started the Rail Tracer rumours in the first place place, [[spoiler: after Isaac and Miria tell since it's heavily implied that it to Jacuzzi, one of the chefs mentions, "That young conductor" had been telling the story for a while. Conclusion: was Claire Stanfield who invented his own urban legend.]]



** Issac and Miria tend to do this. Unfortunately because they are standout examples of TheDitz and CloudCuckooLander tropes, they are often bizzare in their inaccuracy and leads to frequent [[CrowningMomentOfFunny CMOF]].

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** Issac and Miria tend to do this. Unfortunately because they are standout examples of TheDitz and CloudCuckooLander tropes, they are often bizzare bizarre in their inaccuracy and leads to frequent [[CrowningMomentOfFunny CMOF]].inaccuracy.



* DiscoDan: One of the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny CMOF]] attributed to Issac and Miria in the flashforward to 2001 at the end of the TV episodes.

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* DiscoDan: One of the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny CMOF]] attributed to Issac and Miria in the flashforward to 2001 at the end of the TV episodes.series.



* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Unlike every other character, [[spoiler:Claire -- the friendly-looking young conductor]] is conspicuously not identified in the opening credits.
** Some serious fridge brilliance ensues when you get to episode 9 and realize [[spoiler:that Claire's been lurking in the opening all along]].
** The reporters from the Daily Days newspaper, especially Rachel, are also missing from the opening. This is probably mostly just because the series has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters too many major characters to fit them all into the opening sequence]].



* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Unlike every other character, [[spoiler:Claire -- the friendly-looking young conductor]] is conspicuously not identified in the opening credits.
** Some serious fridge brilliance ensues when you get to episode 9 and realize [[spoiler:that Claire's been lurking in the opening all along]].

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* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer:
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Unlike every other character, [[spoiler:Claire -- the friendly-looking young conductor]] is conspicuously not identified in the opening credits.
** Some serious fridge brilliance ensues when you get to episode 9 and realize [[spoiler:that Claire's been lurking in the opening all along]].
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10th May '16 10:15:26 AM Moonstreak
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* {{Adorkable}} Jacuzzi definitely, and even Claire has his moments, especially around [[spoiler: Chane]]

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* {{Adorkable}} {{Adorkable}}: Jacuzzi definitely, and even Claire has his moments, especially around [[spoiler: Chane]]
30th Apr '16 3:26:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* SupernaturalFearInducer: Being a [[spoiler:HumanoidAbomination]], Ronnie Schiatto has managed to employ this technique to scare literally everything in a room (except for [[FearlessFool Isaac and Miria]]) stiff - including the ''air''.
-->The air didn't grow cold -- it just stopped. Completely.
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