Aha! Worry not good sir, for I, forever-late-a-lot will hold the fort for all lovers of tardiness! Right, enough rubbish, I've caught up on the first two episodes and will likely parrot what you all have said. I had no idea what this one was about but so far I'm very much enjoying the many layers already being woven in this bizarrely amusing mix of supernatural gangsters (for some equally bizarre reason a mash up of The Godfather & Carnivale came to mind) with a great start with the two observer?/narrator characters. As usual I'm watching with subs, but probably for the first time feel like I should be watching it dubbed. The focus on the Baka futari pair of Isaac & Miria in the second episode was hilarious and I very much liked the potential foreshadowing of hidden depths made by scar? lady wondering whether they're actors.Have you lads no shame?? How can I, notoriously late always and forever, be the first to post here?! Hoooow.
I quite liked it too and the headshot list of the many characters in the OP will no doubt serve as a useful key in this short series with a huge cast. The ending theme sounded very much like Kajiura's elegant handiwork and I confirmed that being the case after a quick look on ANN.What an opening tune.
Also given the characters are mostly classic American gangsters the English dub actually adds a lot in my view in setting the tone and sound for the show.
The dub being good would be an ideal excuse for me to re-watch in English next time around heh.I'm watching in subbed, but if I would watch any dub at all, apparently this is a good one to do because as you say, it's setting lends itself to it.
That was pretty damned funny, almost as much as Isaac and Miria's antics heheh.Love the conductor with the instant death flag ending, "oh it's my last trip I'm retiring" followed by instant death
The way the episode ends as well. Argh I just want to binge it!
It is most certainly feeling very bingeable! At times I think dense shows like this are better binged whilst the subtle details are fresh in the mind, but conversely at others I feel like it's best to take time for the dense plots to settle and stew without becoming overwhelming. Hopefully an average rate of one episode a day shall remain the sweet spot.Cliffhanger ending
In a book you can introduce characters 1 chapter at a time or even if you do a few per episode the readers have time to go at their own pace, but with only 13 episodes there isn't enough time so they had to cram introductions into 1 episode.
Honestly for me the style of this show is one of my favourite things about it. I love how we slowly put the pieces together and build the full picture. An early example we've seen already being Jacuzzi bumping into Ladd last episode and then in this one we follow Ladd until he bumps into Jacuzzi and we are now building the events timeline accordingly. It adds to the fun of the show for me.That was my issue with it before, a lot going on character wise straight away. I like to try and learn the names of the most important characters as I go along, but here it's extra difficult due to the number of them.
Problem is, I always forget stuff.now building the events timeline accordingly.
See didn't even realise the dude was one of the named characters, just thought he was a random thug used to show that 'new hat guy' was a gangster with a heart.Firo's little beat down is fun to watch; especially given how much of an a-hole Dallas is.
Interesting. Wonder if they f**ked around with the story like that with or without the blessing of the author?The novels don't skip around with the time frame like the anime, they focus for the whole novel on that time frame and incident.
Honestly for me the style of this show is one of my favourite things about it. I love how we slowly put the pieces together and build the full picture.
See didn't even realise the dude was one of the named characters, just thought he was a random thug used to show that 'new hat guy' was a gangster with a heart.
I'm not doing the simulwatch but Baccano is one of my all time animes.