It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an alchemist is producing a liquor of immortality, and a homunculus tries to retrieve it; and upbeat thieves Isaac and Miria head to New York after failing to strike gold in California. They ride the novel train, the Flying Pussyfoot, across the continent. However they find themselves embroiled in a ruckus caused by gangs, terrorists, serial killers, and others as multiple stories intertwine and unfold on this fateful ride. All are haunted and hunted by the legendary Rail Tracer...
The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!
Though Baccano! and The Melancholy aren't very similar in terms of plot, themes, and direction, they both have well-developed characters and use a chronology in delivering their stories.
If you liked the intrigues and complexities of Baccano!, but don't mind a more focused but equally compelling story, be sure to watch the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya!
Both contain supernatural elements, likeable cast, and a good amount of comedy. Haruhi (broadcast order) and Baccano! both tell their stories by jumping back and forth through time and unwind at the end skillfully.
Re-watching the series leads to revelations of plot points that is just brilliant. There are so many crazy things happening at once that you just have to watch it again to get the full story.
Each of these series both involve a lot of super-natural phenomenon and a non-linear story line. If either of these elements to either series interested you, it is likely you'll enjoy the other series.
In a city laced with crime, four individuals face their own personal trials. Mihai, a middle-aged hitman, seeks closure with an old student; Badou the information dealer learns a little too much; Naoto, an orphaned girl, lives for revenge against her parents' killer; and Heine, the result of underground genetic experiments, hopes to save another like him. Each must find the strength to overcome their dilemma and continue to live in this tough world...
Similar stories of guns and gangs, told in a similar sporadic and non-linear fashion.
Both feature large casts and focus on one persons story at a time. Though one story always crosses over with another.
Good for both fans of non-linear story telling and mafioso type anime.
Both Baccano! and Dogs are heavy with life-of-crime/mafia elements, though done with tounge in cheek and they both sport a colourful cast of characters. The storytelling is similar, as well.
If you liked one for that reason you should check out the other.
I really enjoyed both shows they were really good and so sad both were short :( the charcters in general are really good and with a decent storyline !
Hana is a nine-year-old girl who lives in constant fear of her abusive family; Michiko is a sexy woman who has just done the unthinkable: broken out of the impenetrable Diamandra Penitentiary. After Hana is whisked away by Michiko, who claims to be her mother, the duo sets forth on a high octane ride towards freedom. In the streets of Brazil and aboard Michiko's motorcycle, Hana and Michiko will look for Hana's long lost father, try to learn to co-exist and get along together, and stay one step ahead of the police and afro-clad Atsuko.
Stylish, cool, and just plain fun - though Michiko can take itself more seriously, wallows in the characters' personal lives and unfortunately is not quite satisfying with its story developments, while Baccano is a sheer riotous romp of style, nonlinear storytelling, and sheer cool right from sunrise till sunset. Still, if you liked one you may also appreciate the other.
This might be a bit far fetched, considering Baccano is extremely bloody while Michiko to Hatchin doesn't have much explicit content. Still I believe that both have very similar feel about them. Crazy and over-the-top scenes, characters acting on their own logic, a large dose of good comedy and a similar dose of action. Both deal with themes unusual for anime ( american mafia wars in Baccano, Brazillian cities in Michiko to Hatchin) and present theme in original and appealing way.
If you liked one of those shows you should probably enjoy the other as well.
Michiko to Hatchin is oodles more feminine than Baccano!, but both are really stylishly entertaining action romps with an absolutely brilliant cast of characters and the ability to seamlessly transition from silly to serious.
Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss' daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital's profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects, but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.
Even though Baccano is a lot shorter than monster, both of these series develope the good and bad side of the human nature. If you enjoy the mystery, thriller type of anime with a theme of psychopathic killing, then you will want to watch these. Both of these directors tell their stories in a nonlinear style by jumping to different stages of the characters, so be prepared to connect the dots.
Monster is a very very dark and serious anime, while Baccano is twisted, funny and somewhat crazy, though also not that happy but slightly dark overall.
As I don't want to talk about the actual complex and great plot of both anime, these anime show you how evil people can turn out... Introducing psychopaths, murderers and maniacs!
We need heroes! Watch now!
Both of these anime have plots that run along parallel timelines. They both dip their proverbial toes in mass murder, organized crime, pyschopathic killers, and bizarre experimentation. While Baccano! is faster paced and has some comedic qualities, it pairs well with Monster.
It is the early 1920s, and New York City has a problem of evil proportions – demons. With devil worshipping on the rise, foul spirits and monsters have begun to surface, causing fear and panic in their wake. Combating this threat is the Magdalene Order – a group of religious officials charged with exorcising the evil that is spreading throughout the city. Rosette Christopher is a young nun who takes on missions alongside her contracted partner – a young demon named Chrono. Now it is up to this unlikely pair to wield God’s power – and plenty of holy bullets – to destroy the menace in front of them and confront the demons of their past.
Both series are set in the United States in during the 1920s/30s and deal with interesting supernatural elements. That's pretty much where the similarities end, but anyone who likes one will certainly like the other.
The main thing that ties these two series is the setting. Both are set during the Prohibition era, feature New York in part of the plot, and have a heavy supernatural element involved. Also, both feature a large cast of fun, colorful characters. In general Baccano!'s tone is more upbeat (but bloody, with characters that are a little more gray in morality), while Chrono Crusade's tone gets darker and more serious closer to the end, but they still have a decidedly similar feel. I think Baccano! is the better series (admittedly, I prefer the manga version of Chrono Crusade over the anime), but both series are great fun.