Sunday, October 28, 2007

Baccano: A Very Very Complicated "Snatch"

Currently finished: Episode 10

Earlier in the series, some sub plots of Baccano occasionally bumps into each other. Now almost all plots crosses over at least one other plot. It's like the movie Snatch, except this is a much much more complicated version. The way sub plots are crossing each other, is just as brilliant as in Snatch if not more.

The openning theme, where it lists all major characters with a picture and a name actually serves some purpose: 17 main characters are a lot to remember, more than 10 different sub plots interleaving throughout the series make it even harder to have a face with matching name sink into the memory. The opening theme actually reinforces that memory which helps to identify the characters in the sub plot.

New rating (out of 5): 4.7 (net gain: +0.2) Brilliant

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