Under the Knife – Baccano!

By OD

(What’s next on Baccano!)

Oh my it’s been awhile hasn’t it? Well listen really close guys and gals, I’m here to spin you a sad story, but that would be asinine to say “story”, since “Baccano!” is a plethora of  stories all combined into one (I’ll tell you more about that later). Baccano! Is based off the light novel created by Ryohgo Narita in 2002, the anime first appeared in 2007 and consist of 13 episodes (However, 3 extra episodes were included in the DVD of the anime) . Now I’m sure most of you are pondering on what this anime is all about and why it is so great, well pay close attention my humble readers!

The story of Baccano! begins in 1711, where a group of alchemists seeking eternal life gathered on a boat to summon the “demon” that held the secret. The demon agreed to give them what they wanted—an elixir of life, the method to create more, and the secret to ending their new-found existence. The following night, alchemists began disappearing, “eaten” by one of their own. Realizing the threat posed by being close together, they decided to scatter across the world. Centuries later, in America the immortals have come together once again, and the “stupid commotion” starts.

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