Baccano!

Baccano!

Baccano!

English Title: Baccano!
Japanese Title: バッカーノ! — “Baccano!” — (Note: Italian for “Ruckus”)
Author: Ryohgo Narita — 成田 良悟
Illustrator: Katsumi Enami — エナミ カツミ
Translator: Taylor Engel
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Original Run: February 2003 – ongoing
English Run: May 2016 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Dengeki Bunko (MediaWorks)
English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)
Volumes in Japanese: 22 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 4 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Hardcover $14 — Kindle $10 — Nook $10

Synopsis: New York, 1931. The manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by law, but behind this prohibition, organized crime flourishes-so, too, do bank robbers, bootleggers, assassins, and homunculi. Some want money, some are chasing the secret to immortality, and others just want to have a really good time. You know what they say, though: You can’t always get what you want.

Volume 1 — The Rolling Bootlegs
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Released May 24, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316270366

Volume 2 — 1931 The Grand Punk Railroad: Local
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Released August 30, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316270397

Volume 3 — 1931 The Grand Punk Railroad: Express
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Released December 13, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316270410

Volume 4 — 1932 Drug and the Dominos
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Released April 18, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316270434

Reviews of Baccano!
Anime News Network: Vol 1
Case Suitable for Treatment: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3

Illustrations Sampler

Anime Adaptation
MAL Entry — 13 episodes — Aired July 2007 – November 2007
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Note: Adapted volumes 1 to 3 of the light novel series, plus bits from later volumes

Manga Adaptations
1) Baccano! 1931 The Grand Punk Railroad
MAL Entry — 2 volumes — Published December 2006 – February 2008 (Japan Only)
2) Baccano!
MAL Entry — Published October 2015 – ongoing (simultaneously released in English by Yen Press)
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