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Baccano! (バッカーノ!, Italian for 'ruckus') is an anime series by studio Brain's Base based off the light novel series of the same name by Ryohgo Narita. Funimation announced on July 21, 2008 that it had licensed the anime, a license which expired on February 08, 2016.

Background Edit

Aniplex held a focus panel for their already announced anime adaptation of Baccano! at the Tokyo Anime Fair (TAF) on March 23, 2007. Though a broadcast network had yet to be determined, the broadcast was expected to air that July. The panel members were: Baccano! author Ryohgo Narita; confirmed director Takahiro Omori; Suzuki, one of Narita's Dengeki Bunko editors; and Aniplex Chairman Masuo Ueda. [1][2]

Production Edit

In an interview, Omori recalls that he had started work on the anime adaptation by 2005 at the very least, and that Noboru Takagi's script took over a year to be 'firmed up' due to the constant necessary rewriting of earlier episodes' scripts. For the sake of accuracy and atmosphere, Omori took five days off between recording sessions of the second season of Hell Girl in Autumn 2006 to do location scouting with other Baccano! staff members in New York. As a result, many of the locations in the anime are based off real places that the team visited during scouting.

Omori notes that Brain's Base was a small studio compared to others at the time of production, and that the making of Baccano! must have demanded completely unfamiliar tasks from the studio. However, he notes that a larger studio may not have allowed constant changing and amending of previous episodes while work on the next episode was already underway. [3]

Staff Edit

For full staff, see Anime News Network.

Brain's Base Edit

  • Director: Takahiro Omori
  • Screenplay: Noboru Takagi
  • Character Design: Takahiro Kishida
  • Music: Makoto Yoshimori
  • Art Director: Akira Ito
  • Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
  • Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Sekiya

Funimation Edit

  • Producers: Carly Hunter; Justin Cook
  • ADR Director: Tyler Walker
  • ADR Engineer: Kory Charlot
  • Translation: Steven J. Simmons
  • Script:
    • Eric Vale (E01)
    • Leah Clark (E02-E03)
    • Chuck Huber (E04-E16)

Music Edit

Main Article: Baccano! Original Soundtrack - Spiral Melodies

  • Opening: "Gun's & Roses" by Paradise Lunch.
  • Ending: "Calling" by Oda Kaori

List of Episodes & OVAs Edit

  1. The Vice President Doesn't Say Anything about the Possibility of Him Being the Main Character
  2. Setting the Old Woman's Qualms Aside, the Flying Pussyfoot Departs
  3. Randy and Pecho Are Busy Getting Ready for the Party
  4. Ladd Russo Enjoys Talking A Lot and Slaughtering A Lot
  5. Jacuzzi Splot Cries, Gets Scared and Musters Reckless Valor
  6. The Rail Tracer Covertly, Repeatedly Slaughters Inside the Coaches
  7. Everything Starts Aboard the Advenna Avis
  8. Isaac and Miria Unintentionally Spread Happiness Around Them
  9. Claire Stanfield Faithfully Carries Out the Mission
  10. Czeslaw Meyer is Forced to Rework His Tremble-Before-the-Specter-of-Immortals Strategy
  11. Chane Laforet Remains Silent in the Face of Two Mysterious People
  12. Firo and the Three Gandor Brothers Are Felled by Assassins' Bullets
  13. Both the Immortals and Those Who Aren't Sing the Praises of Life Equally
  14. Graham Specter's Love and Peace (OVA)
  15. The Delinquents That Arrive at the High-Class Neighborhood Are the Same as Always (OVA)
  16. Carol Realizes That the Story Cannot Have an Ending (OVA)

Main Cast Edit

Character Japanese English
Isaac Dian Masaya Onosaka J. Michael Tatum
Miria Harvent Sayaka Aoki Caitlin Glass
Firo Prochainezo Hiroyuki Yoshino Todd Haberkorn
Ennis Sanae Kobayashi Brina Palencia
Claire Stanfield Masakazu Morita Jerry Jewell
Chané Laforet Ryō Hirohashi Monica Rial
Ladd Russo Keiji Fujiwara Bryan Massey
Lua Klein Eri Yasui Carrie Savage
Jacuzzi Splot Daisuke Sakaguchi Joel McDonald
Nice Holystone Yu Kobayashi Colleen Clinkenbeard
Maiza Avaro Mitsuru Miyamoto Sean Hennigan
Szilard Quates Kinryū Arimoto R Bruce Elliott
Czeslaw Meyer Akemi Kanda Maxey Whitehead
Luck Gandor Takehito Koyasu Jason Liebrecht
Dallas Genoard Atsushi Imaruoka Ian Sinclair
Eve Genoard Marina Inoue Jad Saxton
Rachel Shizuka Itou Trina Nishimura
Graham Specter Tomokazu Sugita Chris Patton
Ronny Schiatto Nobutoshi Canna Chuck Huber
Huey Laforet Susumu Chiba Eric Vale
Elmer C. Albatross Shintarou Oohata John Burgmeier

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Anime! Anime! (ANN English Summary)
  2. Dengeki Online
  3. Interview published in the booklet accompanying the Blu-Ray box set.