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For the sake of vengeance, he will kill his friend.note 

It's the Prohibition era, when organized crime reigns supreme with illegal booze and violence. Nowhere else is this more apparent than in the Lawless district. As the name indicates, the law has no presence there, allowing the mafia to flood its streets with cheap alcohol... often mixed with blood. This is the territory that the Vanetti family calls home. Lead by Don Vincent, they have made a name for themselves in this no-man's land, but even that isn't enough to stop domestic mob wars and outside influences from creeping in. It's at this time that Nero, Vincent's oldest son, must protect all that the Vanetti family stands for. With his subordinates, Vanno and newcomer Avilio, he plans to ensure its prosperity and future...

Too bad he doesn't realize Avilio is a False Friend who wants to kill every last Vanetti, even if it's the last thing he'll do. Once, he was Angelo Lagusa. He lived a quiet life with his family, but came to an end when the Vanetti hitmen appeared at their doorstep. With his parents and younger brother gunned down before his eyes, he barely managed to escape the assassins. He hid himself away for seven years, but after receiving a certain letter, he returned to the Lawless district. On his mind is only one thing - revenge.

This is a story about crime, family, murder, friendship and vengeance. And, in 91 days, it will all end with two fire-forged friends trying to kill each other.

91 Days is an anime Crime Drama TV series produced by studio Shuka. Hiro Kaburaki (Hoozuki no Reitetsu, Kimi ni Todoke, My Little Monster) is directing, Taku Kishimoto (ERASED, Haikyuu!!, Magi: Adventure of Sinbad) is serving as the series script supervisor, Tomohiro Kishi (My Little Monster) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director, and Shōgo Kaida (Betrayal Knows My Name) is producing the music. The series premiered July 8 of 2016 on MBS' "Animeism" programming block, and subsequently aired on other channels. The series is available for streaming on Crunchyroll. Funimation has released an English broadcast dub for this series, which began on October 23, 2016. Watch it here.

For a different anime about prohibition era gangsters with more wackiness and supernatural elements, but an equal amount of bloodshed, try Baccano!.

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  • Anyone Can Die: The series begins with the murder of Angelo's family, and the body count rapidly escalates from there. By the end, Nero is the only character from the main cast who is confirmed to still be alive, and even he might not have much longer to live due to the Galassia family hunting him. The Ambiguous Ending suggests Avilio/Angelo might also be alive, but that's up to interpretation.
  • Alone in a Crowd: In part of the opening credits sequence Avilio is walking down the sidewalk as crowds of people pass him in fast-forward, and a short distance away he sees his slain parents and little brother walking together at normal speed as if they were still alive. This isolation in a crowd represents how he is alienated from society and unable to move on with his life since the night when they were murdered, while the memories that continue haunt him spur his quest for vengeance.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: In episode 7, Fio stops Frate's rant against Nero with a stunning slap to the cheek.
  • Ambiguous Ending: In the last episode, Nero pulls the trigger, the shot rings out, and he drives away without Avilio, which implies that he killed him. However, we never actually see Avilio get shot, nor do we see his body afterwards, and because of how the situation resembles the night seven years ago when Nero missed Avilio as he ran away, the possibility remains that he missed Avilio and let him go.
  • Altar Diplomacy: See Arranged Marriage below.
  • Arranged Marriage: Nero's younger sister Fio gets married off to Ronald in order to seal an alliance between the Vanettis and Galassias. Vanno claims she's marrying a man she doesn't even love for the sake of the family, but he may be a little biased by his implied feelings for her.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: The newspaper in episode 8 has part the well-known Latin filler text "lorem ipsum" at the beginning of each unintelligible column, with only the big headline in real English.
  • Bait-and-Switch Gunshot: In episode 11 Avilio enters the box where Don Vincent and Don Galassia are watching the show and fires his pistol. The camera cuts away as the shot rings out, and we're led to assume that he shot Vincent, but then we see that he instead shot Don Galassia in order to make the Vanettis and Galassias start killing each other, while leaving Vincent alive so he'll be forced to witness the ensuing carnage.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Vincent does this the hard way by letting himself get stabbed through the hand to block Testa's knife from his face.
  • Batter Up: Cerotto's brother shows up at Corteo's place with a baseball cap on his head and a bat over his shoulder, and bluntly tells Corteo to sell his product to Fango. He puts Corteo on the floor with a knee to the stomach when he refuses to cooperate, and uses his bat to start smashing the distilling equipment, but fails to notice Avilio who knocks him out with a wrench.
  • Beergasm: This is most people's reaction to drinking Lawless Heaven, Corteo's moonshine, which apparently is even better than imported alcohol.
  • Best Served Cold: Avilio has waited seven years for an opportunity to exact his revenge on the Vanettis. His first deed of revenge is killing Vanno in episode 2, and in episode 11 he finally gets his revenge on Vincent.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Corteo is a nerdy, mild mannered young man only in it out of loyalty to Avilio and wouldn't hurt a fly. But push him and he's capable of killing Fango, whom everyone else had tried, and failed, to eliminate.
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: Fango uses a gold-plated derringer as a backup gun in Episode 3.
  • Cain and Abel: Nero's brother Frate agrees to send a hitman after him to satisfy the head of the Galassia family.
  • Call Back: In episode 1, after the seven year timeskip, Avilio persuades Corteo to go with him to the Island by bringing up the promise they made when they were kids: "We're brothers, right?" In episode 10, the moment before Avilio shoots him, Corteo gives him their secret wave.
  • Car Chase: The good old fashioned automobile chase makes its appearance, especially in the last episode which has a multi-vehicle pursuit and lots of gunfire.
  • Central Theme: The Cycle of Revenge, and the ultimate futility of trying to fill a hole in yourself by robbing someone else of their life and loved ones.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • Early in episode 1, young Corteo states that candles burn because they have paraffin in them. Later in the episode when they're grown up and fighting Fango, he and Avilio use candles as ingredients for Molotov Cocktails.
    • The playhouse is introduced early on as the great building under construction that will be the Vanettis pride when it opens. Naturally it's maiden performance is the time of a major event in the plot.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In episode 4, Avilio shows off some expert pickpocketing skills on Nero to entertain a group of children. In episode 7, he uses those same skills to discreetly remove the bullets from Frate's revolver before goading him to try to shoot Nero, causing his death.
  • Christianity Is Catholic: All the religious characters shown so far are Catholic, which is justified as what you'd expect to be the religion of immigrant Italian families.
  • Clip Show: Episode 7.5 edits highlights from the preceding episodes into a recap of everything important that's happened so far, giving the production team an extra week's buffer between episodes 7 and 8.
  • Conspicuous CG: The automobiles are tasteful but noticeable CG models.
  • Covers Always Lie: Promotional pictures (specifically, the one on this very page) suggested the series would end with some sort violent Duel to the Death between Avilio and Nero. Needless to say, it didn't.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Granchio's bar counter is iron-plated, which turns out to have been a really good idea when the protagonists have to hide from Fango's spray of bullets.
  • Dead Guy on Display: The Galassias hang the corpse of Volpe from the superstructure of a bridge as a warning of what happens to their enemies, which serves to provoke Nero.
  • Dead Star Walking: Vanno is played by Daisuke Ono, a very recognizable voice actor who's played a lot of fan favorites in a bunch of recent series. Despite this, Vanno is killed off very abruptly by Avilio in the climax of the second episode.
  • Dirty Cop: Most of the cops in Lawless have been bribed to look the other way, and Delphy says that the Mafia have flourished for too long because the cops have been their loyal dogs.
  • Divide and Conquer: Avilio's revenge plan involves turning the mob families simultaneously against each other and against themselves.
  • The Don: Each of the three families, the Galassias, the Vanettis, and the Orcos, are ruled by a Don who serves as patriarch of the family and boss of their illegal activities.
  • Downer Ending: Avilio gets his revenge by bringing destruction upon the Vanetti family, but he has sacrificed his Childhood Friend Corteo to do it, and he finds no satisfaction in having avenged his family or in continuing to live. The reason that Vincent killed off Avilio's family in the first place was to prevent the Galassias from taking over the Vanettis, but Avilio ruins his lifelong efforts so that the Galassias exterminate the Vanettis and their followers. This puts Lawless under the control of the Galassias' new Don, Strega, who is far worse than his uncle. Nero flees the Galassias with Avilio in tow, and on one last somber road trip they have to confront how they have ruined each other's lives and can never take it back. On the seashore, Nero either does or doesn't put Avilio out of his regrets by killing him, and drives away with his Galassia pursuers following close behind.
  • Establishing Character Moment: You can tell a lot about each character from how they're introduced. For instance, in the flashback to the night of the murder, we learn something about each of the three kids while they're gathered around a candle, trying to do the trick where you snuff it out with your fingers. Luce hesitantly tries to do it but pulls back, asking Corteo if it really isn't hot. Corteo explains it's not the wick that's burning, but the paraffin the candle is made of, showing us he's smart; Luce challenges him to do it if he's so sure, innocent and curious. Even though Corteo understands how the trick works intellectually, he loses his courage when he actually tries to do it; Angelo is the one who cheerfully puts it out and acts like its no big deal, even though he had never done it before, which tells us that he's the brave one.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: In episode 12, a car gets hit by Thompson fire and blows up in a fiery explosion.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: In episode 8, Corteo is walking down a hallway in the Vanetti mansion when he just happens to stop outside a door just in time to overhear Avilio tell Nero that from now on, he will be his brother.
  • External Combustion: Nero's men rig the car sent to pick up Delphy's wife and daughter to explode when the key is inserted in the ignition. They escape the blast, but the experience of nearly losing his family breaks his will to continue.
  • False Flag Operation:
    • In episode 7, Avilio tricks Volpe into helping him attempt a hit on Frate and Ronaldo without Nero's knowledge, so that Frate will think that Nero tried to kill him in violation of their truce and respond in kind. At the same time he murders Volpe and makes it look like the Galassias did it, so that Nero will be provoked against Frate and Ronaldo.
    • In episode 11, Avilio assassinates Don Galassia in his theater box during the show under the eyes of everyone so the Galassias will think they've been betrayed by the Vanettis, leading to a bloodbath between the two sides.
  • False Reassurance: In episode 7, Avilio tells Nero that he had a little brother like Frate once, and that he'll let Nero meet him soon. What Nero doesn't seem to know is that Luce is dead, and that Avilio is making a veiled promise to kill him.
  • Fed to Pigs: Don Orco disposes of people he kills by having their bodies fed to pigs.
  • Feuding Families: The Vanetti, Orco, and Galassia families are all competing for turf and revenue, and alternate between allying with and fighting each other.
  • Foreshadowing: The opening credits sequence has a hint about Corteo's plotline: He's in the Vanetti mansion, and turns around to face a figure in the foreground, reflected for a split second in Corteo's glasses as pointing a gun at him.
  • Gangland Drive-By: As expected of a mafia show, we have a couple drive-by shootings.
    • Episode 7 has Avilio and Volpe's attempted hit on Ronaldo/Frate while both groups are driving, resulting in both Ronaldo and Volpe getting wounded.
  • Gangsterland: This story is set in a version of Prohibition era America where the cities are run by gangsters. The fictional Lawless District is a place where the authorities have virtually no power over the mob, and the Galassia family practically controls the city of Chicago.
  • Give My Regards in the Next World: Don Orco tells the chef he sentences to death, "Give my regards to the pigs".
  • Gory Discretion Shot:
    • The moments when Vincent's men shoot Angelo's family members aren't actually shown on camera. It cuts to Angelo watching from the closet when Testa gets shot, and when they shoot Elena and Luce the screen goes black, then focuses on a portrait of Luce spattered with blood. Angelo sees their blood-stained bodies immediately afterward.
    • The killing of Fango in episode eight starts out graphic, and then continues behind a curtain and in silhouette.
  • Gotta Kill Them All: Avilio starts out with a letter listing three of the four people who participated in his father's murder, and starts working his way down the list as he kills them one by one.
  • Gratuitous English: From Fango we get a hammy English, "Welcome to myyyyy castle!"
  • Greater-Scope Villain: For the most part, the Galassia family. They don't have much of a presence in Lawless besides Ronaldo Galassia, but they are immensely powerful and headquartered in Chicago. As it turns out, the real reason Testa Lagusa and his family were killed was because Lagusa had discovered Vincent Vanetti was making secret deals with the Galassias behind the then-current Don's back. It is further revealed that everything Vincent did was to try and save the Vanetti family from being subsumed by the Galassias.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • Episode 2 implies that the real reason why Vanno dislikes Ronaldo so much is because he has feelings for Fio.
    • As time goes on, Corteo becomes more and more jealous of Nero due to him and Avilio getting closer, even though he knows that the "brotherly bond" growing between them is just a sham so the latter can get his revenge. This leads to him betraying the Vanettis in episode eight by giving the Fango family Nero's schedule so they can assassinate him, along with the promise of the recipe for Lawless Heaven.
    • Much in the vein of Corteo, Barbero grows both jealous and suspicious of Avilio due to the latter ingratiating himself to Nero and becoming his right hand.
  • Grievous Bottley Harm: In episode eight, a bottle is used as a deadly weapon when Corteo breaks it over Fango's head, and then thrusts the broken half into his throat.
  • Homage: The 91 Days logo borrows some font and stylistic elements from those of The Godfather and Scarface (1983).
  • Hypocrite: It would be easier to keep track of who isn't a hypocrite in some way, as it seems to be a major theme of the show.
    • Many of those charged to enforce the law, exemplified by Scusa, assure the public of their commitment to enforcing prohibition while actually turning a blind eye to the mob's bootlegging in exchange for a cut of the profits.
    • The Mafia in general wear the veneer of civilization and the mask of Family Values Villain, putting "the family" on a pedestal as a benevolent institution founded on the Don's blood relatives looking out for each other and taking care of their underlings in exchange for their undying loyalty. They go to Mass, celebrate births and weddings, and talk about responsibility and honor, but at the end of the day there's no getting around the fact that what they do for a living destroys families, and that their so-called loyalty and honor can be bought at a cheap price. Their turf wars result in henchmen killing each other, as well as innocent bystanders who happen to get caught in the hail of Thompson bullets, and they consider each other's wives, mistresses, and children to be acceptable collateral damage. People switch sides and stab each other in the back all the time, including their own siblings. Don Orco holds lasagna to be more sacred than human life, condemning a chef to be Fed to Pigs for merely failing to please his taste buds. Fango may be one of the worst human beings in the show, but at least unlike the others he doesn't try to pretend to be anything but a murderous psychopath.
  • I Am Spartacus: In episode 1, when Fango and the Orco family come to find Nero for stealing his family's booze, he picks Corteo at gunpoint as the most likely suspect. Just when he's about to blow Corteo's head of, Avilio comes out and says he is Nero. However, he doesn't do it to protect Nero - he does it just to get close enough to Fango to put a knife to his throat.
  • I Ate WHAT: After taking control of the Orco family, Fango tricks the executives into eating Lasagna made from Don Orco's corpse.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Each episode is named "Day 1", "Day 2", and so on. Of course, we'd never get to 91 days at that rate, so it has no connection with how much time has actually passed in the story.
  • I Have Your Wife: In episode nine, Corteo gets captured and made to call Avilio with a gun to his head, reading a statement saying that he will be killed if Avilio doesn't immediately kill Nero.
  • I Kiss Your Hand: In episode 9 all the inner-members of the Vanetti family do this to Nero who has been made to be the new Don by his father.
  • The Infiltration: Avilio's plot depends on befriending Nero and joining the Vanetti family, without letting on that they murdered his family, so that he can get close to Don Vincent Venetti and eventually get revenge on all of them.
  • Inherent in the System: Prohibition and mafia rule seem to force even decent people to do reprehensible things.
  • Ironic Birthday: Avilio's entire family is murdered on his birthday, making what was supposed to be a happy occasion with his loved ones the most horrible night of his life.
  • Ironic Echo: In episode 1, when Corteo sheltered Angelo on the night his family was killed, he told him, "Starting now, you and I are brothers. And we always will be". Seven years later, in episode 7/8, Avilio tells Nero, "Starting today, I'll be your brother." This line, which Corteo just happens to overhear, shows how distant Avilio is growing from Corteo in pursuit of his revenge, and contrasts Corteo's sincerity when he said it to Avilio with the way that Avilio means it as an insidious lie to Nero.
  • It Works Better with Bullets: Avilio discreetly removes the bullets from Frate's revolver before goading his final shootout with Nero, resulting in his death.
  • Karmic Death: Don Orco was a cruel Don who hired Fango and was willing to kill people for making poor Lasagna. He's eventually usurped and killed by Fango and then made into lasagna fed to his subordinates.
  • Kill 'em All: Almost every major character gets killed off in the bloodbath towards the end, including possibly Avilio. Nero survives for the time being, but the Galassias' pursuit means he might not have long to live himself.
  • Klingon Promotion:
    • Vincent gained the seat of the Vanetti don by killing his predecessor.
    • Fango eventually does the same with the Orco family.
  • MacGyvering: In episode 1, Avilio & co. are cornered by Fango in the church-turned-bar. They escape by melting candles in booze, while Fango keeps shooting at them. Then they throw the bottle at the maniac, who shoots it down with glee. What do you get by mixing candles with alcohol? Molotov's cocktail.
  • The Mafia: The entire plot revolves around them, most notably the Vanetti family.
  • Meaningful Name: Numerous character names' Italian signification are puns/revolve around possible symbolism of their role in the story. For instance, Frate (friar, from the latin 'frater', brother) is Nero's brother, Volpe (fox), a henchman who's asked to fetch a chicken at one point, Orco (ogre), an obese glutton his name being 'ogre', a man-eating giant, reflects the irony of his fate, Corteo (likely a funeral procession), Del Toro (the bull), a very resilient bodyguard, Galassia (galaxy). Angelo and his brother Luce's names mean 'Angel' and 'Light'.
  • Mexican Standoff: One of the promotional images depicts Avilio and Nero pointing their guns in each other's faces at point blank range, begging the question who's going to pull the trigger first.
  • Mob War: See Feuding Families.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: Combined with You Killed My Father when Avilio tells Vanno after shooting him that his name is Angelo, and he's the son of Testa Lagusa.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Extortion and arm-twisting abounds. A perfect example is Delphy, who is told to quit his investigation if he doesn't want them to kill his family.
  • Office Golf: Once he hits it big by becoming Don, Fango takes to playing golf with other big shots and practicing his golf swing in his office.
  • Off Model: Characters and extras in longer-distance shots tend to be crudely drawn compared to the close ones.
  • Paying for the Action Scene: A belated version occurs in episode 5 when Avilio and Corteo return to the bar on the island where they fought Fango in episode 1. Avilio places a bottle on the table, causing the barkeep to ask incredulously if he's still trying to sell his stuff, but Avilio says it's payment for the fire; the rest is waiting in the boat.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: One of the guards at the island's bar prepares to shoot Fango through the doorflap, but Fango's henchman Serpente puts a knife to his throat and menacingly tells him: "Open. The. Door."
  • Rare Guns: The infamous dakka-spewing Tommy Gun is depicted as practically standard issue even for mooks, who tend to use it with drum magazines on full auto because it's just so freaking cool. In reality it has an exaggerated reputation in popular culture from being used by a couple of famous outlaws and elite hitmen, and was rarely used by either gangsters or police in real life. It was Awesome, but Impractical due to its size and expense—You could buy a Ford automobile for the price of two Thompson guns—and most criminals preferred a cheaper and more easily concealed pistol or sawed-off shotgun. To be fair, this show is a love letter to stylized gangster movies, so this inaccuracy could very well be intentional.
    • The majority of the firearms used in the series actually are pistols and revolvers. Tommy Guns don't show up in large numbers until the final two episodes of the show, which is when the immensely wealthy and powerful Galassia family shows up in Lawless.
  • The Reveal:
    • Episode nine reveals two important details about the night of the murder: Nero didn't actually shoot any of the Lagusa family, and Ganzo was the fourth man as well as the anonymous person who wrote the letter to Avilio all along.
    • Episode eleven reveals the reason why Testa Lagusa and his family was targeted and later murdered (sans Angelo, though not due to lack of trying): he learned of Vincent's dealings with the Galassia family, which were being conducted behind the then-Don's back.
  • Revenge: The main plot and theme of this series. Avilio starts out taking his time and killing his family's murderers one by one, but by the end he's escalated into a one-man war against the Vanetti family that leaves scores of corpses in its wake.
  • The Roaring '20s: The main action of the story takes place in 1928; the murder of Avilio's family happened in April of 1921.
  • The Secret of Long Pork Pies: Played with: Orco's Lieutennants are at first reluctant to eat Fango's Lasagna, not knowing what's inside it, but they all agree that it's delicious one they work up the courage to start eating. Then they realize that Don Orco went into it; they start throwing up, but it's unclear whether this was purely out of horror at the concept of cannibalism, or if there was also some kind of delayed bad reaction to the food itself.
  • Serious Business: Lasagna for Don Orco. He's knowledgeable enough to lecture his chef about how to make it well, and would go so far as far as to threaten or order the death of someone who fed him "slop".
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: When Ronaldo starts to go down on Fio, she's still wearing her negligee and we just briefly see her reaction from the waist up before cutting to another scene.
  • Shame If Something Happened: Avilio brings up Delphy's four year old daughter in a way that's clearly meant as extortion. "You ought to take care of your family."
  • Shoe Slap: When Fango catches Tigre sitting in a car full of booze stolen from the Orcos, he gets his bald goon to punch him with brass knuckles, and then takes off one of his cowboy boots and grinds it in Tigre's face while asking where he got the hooch.
  • Shoot Your Mate: In episode 10, at the urging of Barbero who has reason to believe that Avilio helped Corteo escape, Nero gives Avilio a gun and tell shim to shoot Corteo to prove he's not disloyal. They leave Avilio alone with Corteo, the two excahange their emotional last words, and Avilio shoots his best friend while holding back tears.
  • Show, Don't Tell: A strong point of the show noted by reviewer Gabriella Ekens is that it comes across like it was written for the screen, using cinematography, gestures, and context to reveal things about the characters instead of an excessive number of words.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: This is one cynical show. Our protagonist is an unfettered Nominal Hero on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, whose goal is repaying the evil done to him without any regard for what it costs. The person who sent him the letter with his enemies' names in the first place turns out to be manipulating Avilio for his own power. The setting, Lawless, is a Wretched Hive where Police Are Useless and law-abiding citizens who resent the control of the Mafia can't do anything about it. The one idealistic cop, Delphy, doesn't even last one episode before Lawless chews him up and spits him out. Nothing changes regardless of which family is in power, and the cause of all their fratricidal killing is Inherent in the System. In contrast to Avilio, who doesn't believe in anything, both Nero and his father commit questionable deeds in the service of a higher purpose: peace with the Galassias, and long-term survival for the Vanetti family, which they believe can provide for and protect their loved ones. In the end, everyone except Strega loses. Avilio manages to tear down the ideals of Vincent and Nero, but just destroying someone else's happiness doesn't give him something Worth Living For.
  • Slow Motion: Slow-mo is used at various dramatic moments. In episode 1, the camera slows down as Luce escapes Angelo's grasp and bursts out of the closet, and again to show Testa cutting Vincent on the face.
  • Spoiler Opening: Corteo's fate.
  • The Stinger:
    • After the episode seven end credits roll, there is a 12-second scene in which Nero is grieving for his brother Frate. Avilio puts his hand on Nero's shoulder and says: "Starting today, I'll be your brother."
    • Another one in episode 11 after the credits have rolled, Avilio has made it out of the playhouse and, about to pass out from blood loss, he briefly hallucinates the presence of Corteo before him, but it's actually Strega standing there.
  • Thematic Theme Tune: "Signal" performed by TK of Ling Tosite Sigure is about Avilio's motivation for revenge, conveying the pain and conflicting emotions inside him:
    The name I give these emotions is "freedom".
    See? They've already changed completely.
    The trigger of my sins seems primed to melt away.
    I expect the meaning of that day I was covered in blood will never be lost,
    But if this hatefulness were to fade away, I'd lose my chance to kill you...
  • Translation Convention: The original dub language is Japanese, but the characters are understood to actually be speaking English in-universe: The setting is 1920s America, and all of the in-universe text is English as well.
  • Truce Zone: The sandbar called the island is supposed to be neutral territory where rival gangs can't bring their arguments.
  • Vice City: The Lawless District, a place where gangsters run around not inhibited by any form of law enforcement.
  • Worth Living For: In the last episode, Avilio reveals that one of the main reasons he pursued his revenge is because he hoped he would find a reason to live by completing it, only to realize that there was nothing left in the end. As he and Nero walk along the seashore, the latter outright defies this trope by stating that you don't need a reason to live — "You just live."
  • Wrench Whack: See Batter Up.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness:
    • In episode seven, Avilio murders Volpe in cold blood after the False Flag Operation in order to cover his tracks.
    • In episode eight, Fango tells Corteo he doesn't need him anymore because Scusa stole the recipe from the documents Delphy confiscated. Fango already clubbed Scusa's head in with a golf club, and threatens to do the same to Corteo.

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