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...
Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...
If you liked Baccano, then Boogiepop Phantom is definitely a title for you. Boogiepop, like Baccano, has a big number of characters and lacks main ones. On top of that the story is twisted, dark, chaotic and multi layered, just like in Baccano.
Takumi is a reclusive otaku who wants nothing more than to be left alone to play online games and watch anime. He only attends the minimum necessary to pass his classes, and rarely leaves his cramped room except to purchase the newest figurines. One evening, while Takumi is chatting online with his friend "Grim," a stranger called "Shogun" joins the channel and, after "Grim" leaves, posts a series of disturbing photographs depicting a man impaled to a wall with metal stakes. The following day, Takumi is horrified when he wanders into an alley and once again sees Shogun’s images – but this time, the gruesome scene is reality. From then on, Takumi sees the world through a new set of eyes; imaginary delusions meld with reality, and he isn't sure who he can trust. With suspicions and confusion at every turn, Takumi must struggle to determine what's going on - but most importantly, whose eyes are those eyes?
In a futuristic world, the virtual world is merely a layer on top of reality; within it, cyberpets are abundant and information is plentiful, and it is only visible by wearing special cyberglasses. In Daikoku City, this cyberspace is behaving strangely: cyberpets are going missing, dark entities known as "the Illegal" roam obsolete space that shouldn’t exist, and a large pink antivirus program known as Satchii wanders the streets, attacking both virus and pets alike. Sixth grader Yuko Okonogi has just moved to Daikoku City, and after cyberdetective children help her rescue her lost dog, she soon joins the others in a search for the truth behind these strange occurances.
With large but simple casts of characters, the main appeal of both Baccano and Denno Coil is the mystery behind the story. There are minor faults with each in this regard: Baccano is incredibly confusing to start, and Denno Coil has a couple of plot halting fillers, but when they get moving, these mysteries are layered wonderfully, always enlightening but deepening at the same time in such a way that it's almost impossible to stop watching. If you must though, it will surely remain on your mind.
Denno Coil is the only title of the two suitable for children, but despite the substantial blood and gore in Baccano, it still has a romanticized and light hearted gangster-speakeasy setting.
As a warning though, do not watch either of these braindead from work or half asleep.
Dante works as a demon hunter for the office of Devil May Cry, and as he is always in debt he doesn't have the luxury to turn down jobs as long as they pay well. His latest assignment is to be a bodyguard for the young Patty Lowe while she receives her inheritance. During the mission he was able to defeat the demons that got in his way and deliver Patty safely, but upon completion of the mission Dante discovers that Patty will be staying with him – indefinitely! Now, Dante must not only hunt demons and coexist peacefully with other hunters, but also handle the responsibility of taking care of a little girl!
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Well, both anime are quite unique. It seems that authors didn't care about blood scenes at all. Let's face it Baccano is about killing in every possible way with as much pain as you can imagine and EL has so many dead bodies, blood, vilolence and even a dead innocent puppy (damn c*ck suckers !!) that comparing it with diffrent anime than Baccano is almost impossible. If you are into S&M and wanna learn how to kill slowly but extramely painfully try out these anime cuz they are as wicked as an anime can get. ( I didn't say any word that I didn't enjoy these series myself :) ).