Posted on 2 November 2007 with categories: Baccano!


So, certain things just had to happen. This episode had a huge disadvantage in terms of predictability, and still it turned out great, even though we knew that Ennis was going to retaliate to her creator and Jacuzzi was going to kick the guy in black suit’s butt. Yes, these things happen, but in this final episode, so much more gets wrapped up.

Ladd indeed ends up unconscious, at the side of the railroad, with one arm gone, just like we saw in the first episode. After that, Rail Tracer actually ends up proposing to Chane, explaining how Chane ended up in the water in the first episode: when Rail Tracer didn’t look, she jumped into a river. Nick does the same, while Nice goes to check up on Jacuzzi, who manages to win against the leader of the guys in black suits, like expected. What I didn’t expect is a scene of Jaccuzi, right after Nice had her accident that made her lose her eye. Quite cute. ^_^

What’s even cuter is the reunion of the two lovers, especially when Jaccuzi spots Rail Tracer, thinking it’s an enemy (probably Ladd). Czeslaw also gets a surprisingly large amount of development when basically both Isaac and Miria and Maiza just greet him, without eating the guy. I guess he’s been so afraid of immortals ever since he the horrible things that his companion did to him. It’s interesting: he does remain a child, despite having lived for so long. It’s not something you can recognize in other anime that feature children that somehow are much older than they look. I loved how his story turned out. :)

Back in 1930, I just had to be amused when every single person who drank the sake that Isaac and Miria had been passing around returned at the same time. It seems that also a bunch of guys from the Mafia drank it, and the final fight between Firo and Szilard was awesome. I also loved how everyone reacted so happily after discovering being immortal, considering how Maiza had been hiding his secret for years and years, and probably grew scared of it.

And I just had to laugh when I found out what happened to Dallas. The idiot. It’s a bit of an anticlimactic ending, but it fits the guy perfectly, to be trapped in concrete for ages because the Gandors couldn’t find a way to kill him. It may be a bit strange that this story was included in the anime, though. Baccano! is basically the story of the immortals Isaac and Miria (as shown by the aftermath, where we see the two of them as energetic as ever in 2001), and the people they meet. The Dallas-storyline was about the only thing they didn’t have anything to do with, apart from the fact that the Gandors and Eve had met Isaac and Miria at one point.

And to close off this post, those who’ve been reading my blog know that I kept wondering who the guy in shadows was, who was searching for someone in the first episode. My speculations went from Dallas to Czeslaw’s companion, but in the end: it was Rail Tracer. The one he was looking for is simple: Chane. After all, she disappeared after he proposed to her. Of course he’d search for her. I know about the DVD-only episode, but I’ll be closing off Baccano! for now. This really has been an amazing series, and a recommendation for everyone who doesn’t mind a bit of gore here and there.

7 Responses

  1. Deyes says:

    It’s actually -3- DVD only episodes. I’m surprised how well they managed to bring closure to all this, but a bit sad as this means there doesn’t -have- to be a sequel.

    Still there’s the spear lady from episode one, in which I shall invest all my hope for season two; they also included Miria and Isaac in 2001 so that’s some minor hope too.

    Question, as I haven’t seen this episode yet: Did Miria and Isaac find out yet that they’re immortal in that 2001 segment? Because (very small spoiler)

    they don’t find out until 2001 in the novels. So am curious if they included that in this episode, since you mentioned them in 2001.

  2. psgels says:

    Yes, they do. It’s pretty random, actually. They walk somewhere and suddenly realize how they haven’t aged. :P

  3. Deyes says:

    Haha awesome, thanks for answering~

  4. Anthony says:

    I wish the Baccano subs would come out quicker… I read the summaries and it makes me want to watch the episodes right now.

  5. trebprs says:

    is 2nd season possible?
    no subs yet………… T_T

  6. adakie says:

    A 2nd season is very possible from a story-line perspective. There’s many more novels after all.

  7. miko says:

    I think we are all bacccano fan å›?
    This novel is so amazing !I’m just reading the series novel now.Of course,baccano also has drama.Maybe it’s difficult for you?But we do love this novel so much>

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