Okay, Baccano!is an anime that is really hard to describe, but it’s about a BUNCH of people who may not look it at first but are all connected somehow. Many exciting things happen like a train being hi-jacked, a fight for immortality, and many people die. Here is a Synopsis–
During the late 1930s in Chicago, the transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, is starting its legendary journey that will leave a trail of blood all over the country. At the same time in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard and his unwilling aide Ennis, are looking for missing bottles of the immortality elixir. In addition, a war between the mafia groups is getting worse. On board the Advena Avis, in 1711, alchemists are about to learn the price of immortality.–
Story – 10 – WOW! is the word that describes it. Unique! The story is told in a strange way, not in chronological order at all but this definitely makes it more interesting. The pacing is perfect! It goes fast enough to get you excited, but then slow enough that you can’t wait for more. At only 13 episodes (unless you watch the extra 3 bonus episodes) its short but sweet. The story is not something you can describe without spoiling the whole thing so I’ll just say EPIC!
Animation/Art – 9 – The art is different from your average anime. Its realistic, but then again its still got an anime look to it. The fight scenes are nicely done. The blood and gore is done exceptionally well:D I enjoy looking at the 1930’s seeing what it was like and the such. I can’t say anything bad about it just wasn’t a perfect 10.
Sound – 9 – The sound is great. Bombs and bullets sound like they should. I watched this in English. No one sounds wrong, everyone is how they appear to sound. The opening is different. No singing is done, but an upbeat jazz sound is very catchy and i enjoy it. The ending however sucks in my opinion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUjqlVt6y2A
Character – 10 – Great variety of people. Everyone has a different motive and even if they are more of an antagonist you still have to like them.
Entertainment – 10 – HAHAH! There is many forms of entertainment. From blood and guts to hi-jacking trains to robbing stores in ridiculous costumes and so on. A little romance here and there its a perfect package.
Overall – 10 – PERFECT! If you are looking for a short couple day anime or an anime you can just watch straight through without boredom this is for you.