is a 2007
series directed by
and produced by
. The 16 episodes are adapted from the
of the same name written by
and illustrated by Katsumi Enami. Told in out-of-order sequences, the story spans three consecutive years of
during which three seemingly unconnected events occur: two bottles of immortality elixir are passed around Manhattan by gangsters believing it is alcohol, a supposed monster massacres members of two gangs attempting to hijack the
transcontinental train Flying Pussyfoot
, and a missing man is tracked down by his sister and a gang. The first thirteen episodes aired in Japan from July 26, 2007, to November 1, 2007, on
, a Japanese
station, and the final three were released
. The series made its North American television debut when it started airing on the
after the channel transitioned to HD in September 2010.
Eight DVD compilations were released by Aniplex, each containing two episodes, with the first released on October 24, 2007, and the eighth on May 28, 2008. A
boxset was released January 26, 2011. On July 21, 2008, the English adaptation of Baccano!
was licensed by
. They released four DVD compilations, each containing four episodes, with the first released on January 27, 2009, and the fourth on June 16, 2009. A complete DVD collection boxset was released December 29, 2009, and re-released on December 28, 2010, as part of a lower-priced Viridian Collection. A limited edition Blu-ray boxset was released May 17, 2011; the Blu-ray set was later rereleased on July 31, 2012. The entire English-dubbed series was streamed through
during October 2009 and English-subtitled episodes although once available for streaming, have been removed as of December 2017. Funimation streams English-subtitled and English-dubbed episodes through their website. In Australia and New Zealand, the series is licensed by
, who released the series over four DVDs between June 24, 2009, and October 21, 2009. A boxset was released on March 17, 2010. Baccano!
is licensed in the United Kingdom by
and was released in a complete boxset on October 11, 2010. The series is aired in the