|Baccano ep 1. If you enlarge the screenshot, you'll notice|
dots on the top guy's clothes. Those are bullet holes. Yeah,
he's pretty cool.
Didn't think so. Baccano! is something you have to experience for yourself.
When I first watched Baccano!, it was the goriest anime I'd ever seen. I thought the amount of blood shown was disproportionate to the amount of bloodshed. I was sure that the only way you could get that much gore from a single body was to put it in a blender, and I said so to anyone I told about the show.
In December 2010, on Anime-Planet, I recommended that fans of Gungrave watch Baccano!, and vise versa. Baccano! was fresher in my mind then:
Both Baccano! and Gungrave involve the mafia and related questions of loyalty (and, at times, betrayal), friendship, tasteful "supernatural" strength, and amazing action.
Whenever I reccomend Baccano! I must warn that it is the bloodiest, most violent anime I have ever watched. It's been labeled TV-MA almost exlusively for this reason. But the action is very well done, and I greatly enjoyed watching it.Gungrave's fight scenes were just as enjoyable, although less emphasized than in Baccano!. Where it perhaps has less action (relatively), Gungrave spends more time developing the plot and characters - in a much more orderly manner than Baccano!. Don't get me wrong - Baccano! has great characters, developed plot, and intrige, too.If you liked Gungrave, you'll probably like Baccano!, provided blood, gore, and chaos doesn't scare you away from a mafia action masterpiece. And, if you like Baccono!, you'll probably enjoy a peak into the the action and inner-politics of the mafia in Gungrave.