Baccano is Italian for noise, but Narita translates it as "stupid commotion." Each of the stories in the series involves several unrelated plots intersecting and crossing each other as events spiral farther and farther out of control. Immortal alchemists, mafia operated speakeasies, and many other elements of pulp fiction mashed together for a world straight out of the movies.
Hannah's comments: An animé which story with a quite unusual story, it mainly tells a story of 10-15 people, who are travelling on the same train with same destination; to N.Y city. In the beginning you only think the story is like a travelhistory for some characters. People with more or less odd background histories and in the beginning of the animé it is hard to believe that this story have a duration of 13 episodes, but after around the half series, you get the idea about it. Even if the story tells about the years 1930, 1931 and 1932 ( a few seconds of 1929 and 2002) it is hard to follow what the time is. The animé always go backwards or forwards in time and it takes minutes to keep in mind what has happend before the actual animation on the screen. And what on Earth has the Italy mafia got to do with the whole thing? Baccano involves three mafiafamilies. It only makes confusions. I am still quite confused about the story, I didn´t get the real purpose of the ending... The animation is good, nothing in particular to complain about. Not so much background music to talk about either. More "bombastic" music when it shall be more excitement and more soft music when the animation is soft. I really can´t tell if this is an animé to recommend...at least it kills some time and it is good to be a short series of only 13 episodes.