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.
1) Baccano! 1931 The Grand Punk Railroad
MAL Entry — 2 volumes — Published December 2006 – February 2008 (Japan Only)
MAL Entry — Published October 2015 – ongoing (simultaneously released in English by Yen Press)
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If you liked Baccano!, you might also want to try…
- Durarara!! — also written by Ryohgo Narita
- Fullmetal Alchemist — story involves alchemy, immortality
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