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...
Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...
Both these animes revolve around a seemingly incomprehensible sci-fi/fantasy plot and most of the characters are at least a little crazy. Baccano! has a bit more of a cohesive plot, but it's nonchronological so it gives off a similar feel to the random plot of FLCL. If you enjoyed one you will enjoy the other.
Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.
Violance, brutality, gore and blood. That's quite a good characteristic for these anime. Although Baccano has some kind of comedy relief (quite hilarious if you ask me). Both shows mix good animation with bad taste action scenes, noone is safe even children. Still If you want to wake up after some lighthearted romance/comedy you couldn't possibly pick better.
Ban Midou and Ginji Amano are the Get Backers. With a 99 percent success rate in returning lost or stolen property to its original owners, they will do anything for the right price. Midou and Ginji often get hired for seemingly ordinary jobs that turn out to be more difficult than they appear; and whether it’s finding a doll for a girl, retrieving a stolen rare violin or getting mixed up with the mob, they have many adventures with plenty of petty squabbles along the way!
George Kodama comes to the sity of Sagaru to solve a mystery from his past; his only aid takes the form of a single clue, a name: Araki Genzou. He arrives in Sagaru to find an ailing city controlled by two opposing factions, and quickly becomes mired in the conflict. These two factions, the Tanakura and Ginzame groups, wage war while George searches for his past, paying his way with work as a bodyguard. He is clever and deadly in combat, but can he alone save the city of Sagaru and still find his own answers?
If you like either Baccano! or Kaze no Yojimbo you would like the other because each anime revolves around groups of characters that are all closely and just how closely is not revealed until the full story comes to completion.
Both series have a heavy use of trains. Each series has groups of people pitted against each other, be it known to them or not, and are aiming for a prize. Kaze no yojimbo has a central main character, whereas baccano! does not focus have a main character, but rather shows all characters equally.
Rin is a private investigator with an advantage: near immortality. Thanks to the spores of the Yggdrasill tree, both she and her assistant Mimi have lived many years longer than the average person. That isn’t to say that being immortal doesn't have its problems. With 'angels' wanting to devour them, the being Apos sending wave after wave of professional assassins to kill them, and constant hangovers from long nights of drinking, being immortal still has its downsides. With Apos' attempts at removing them from the picture increasing, can Rin and Mimi figure out what he is after so they can return to their morning shots of Vodka?
Pure. Unadulterated. Sadism. Baccano and Mnemosyne are obsessed with blood and gore and make sure to portray them in the most absolutely badass and sadistically fun ways imaginable. In addition, both feature a cast made of of more than a few immortals who make a point to get hacked, blown up, and tortured more often than you can easily count only to come back as bad ass as ever. If you enjoy violence just for the hell of it with no meaning, and no attempt at darkness or deeper societary judgement, you'll love these shows.