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NOTICE: Yen Press has licensed 'Baccano'. Please refer to the Abandonment Policy for information regarding the removal of volumes.

Baccano is a project undertaken by Janice and several other members from this LiveJournal and the Gun's & Roses fan community, and only hosted here by Baka-Tsuki. If you're a fan of Baccano and/or love the translations, be sure to drop by and thank them accordingly! Edit: Those communities are more or less inactive now, most translations hosted here were done by Ahoujicha, Anonspore, Mistspinner and Untuned Strings.

Story Synopsis

Baccano is a light novel written by Ryogo Narita with illustrations by Katsumi Enami. "Baccano", which author Narita translates as "stupid commotion", is Italian for "ruckus". Each of the stories in the series involves several unrelated plots intersecting and crossing each other as events spiral farther and farther out of control - Immortal alchemists, mafia operated speakeasies, and many other elements of pulp fiction mashed together, creating a world straight out of the movies.


  • March 22nd, 2008
    • Baccano! translation page first hosted on Baka-Tsuki
  • March 23rd, 2008
    • Volume 1 of Baccano! temporarily locked from edits.
  • April 7th, 2008
    • Translation for Volume 4 added.
  • December 24th, 2009
    • Volume 1 and 4 COMPLETE
    • Volume 6 in progress
  • January 10, 2010
    • Volume 12 in progress (not hosted on BT)
  • June 05, 2010
    • Volume 6 chapter 1 complete
  • June 27, 2010
    • Please give a warm welcome to our newest translator SMZ, she'll be working on Volume 9.
  • November 1, 2014
    • Vol.20 completed at Houjicha's blog.
  • June 19, 2015
    • Vol.21 completed at Houjicha's blog. (All volumes have been translated!)
  • July 5, 2015
    • Yen Press announces license

Baccano! by Ryogo Narita

1930: The Rolling Bootlegs

1931: The Grand Punk Railroad - Local Episode

1931: The Grand Punk Railroad - Express Episode

1932: Drugs & The Dominos

2001: The Children of Bottle

1933: The Slash ~Cloudy to Rainy~

1933: The Slash ~Bloody to fair~

1934: Alice in Jails - Prison Episode (Complete)

  • About Firo Prochainezo
Recollections of the Gandor Brothers
  • About Ladd Russo
Graham Spector's Rant
  • About Huey Laforet
The Joyful Reminiscence of Elmer C. Albatross
  • About Victor Talbot
Recollections from Nile, in the 21st Century
Part 1: Let's Go to Prison
Part 2: Let's Quarrel
  • Chapter 2
Part 1: Let’s Eat Our Last Supper Together
Part 2: Let’s Chat
Part 1: Let's Enjoy Prison Life
Part 2: Just Admit You're At Fault
  • Chapter 4
Part 1: Think About the Outside World
Part 2: Let’s Discuss this - Okay It's Settled

[Completely translated by anon Spore here]

1934: Alice in Jails - Street Episode (Complete)

  • About LAMIA
Adele's faltering explanation to Tim
  • About Christopher
Monologue from a certain man
  • About Graham
Ladd's comments to the White suits
  • About Renée
Unpublicized Conversation of Karl Muybridge, Nebula Company Chairman
Prologue 5: A Team of Heretics
Prologue 6: The Mobsters Return
Prologue 7: Supernatural Requital

1934: Peter Pan in Chains - Final Episode


[All links below leads to mistspinner's blogspot.]

Part 1, Part 2
Part 1, Part 2
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
  • Epilogue: The Guys Go Back When The Time's Right, and...
  • Extra Chapter: The Police Arrive Too Late

1705: The Ironic Light Orchestra

  • Questions:
  • Chapter One: Son of a Witch
  • Connecting Chapter One: First Murder
  • Chapter Two: Miracle Boy
  • Connecting Chapter Two: Masked Assassin
  • Chapter Three: Encounter of Two People
  • Connecting Chapter Three: Sorrow in a Young Woman's Heart
  • Chapter Four: Situation of the People
  • Connecting Chapter Four: The People's Police
  • Chapter Five: The End of the World
  • Short Special: The Beginning of the Story
  • Afterword

[Currently being translated by emjay here]

2002: Bullet Garden [A-side]

  • Color Pages and Epilogue I
  • Prologue I: The Businessmen Who Like Movies
  • Prologue II: The Sleep-Deprived Hound
  • Prologue III:The Plotless Stowaways
  • Prologue IV: The Star Who Acknowledges the World
  • Preface: The Mastermind Imitates Fate
  • Chapter 1: The Strange Family is Awkward
  • Interlude
  • Chapter 2: The Bad Guys are Busy
  • Interlude
  • Chapter 3: All the Passengers Dance in a Garden of Bullets
  • Interlude and Extra Chapter A

2002: Blood Sabbath [B-side]

  • Color Pages
  • Prologue V: The Young President Who Likes to Make Business Personal and VI: They Deny God
  • Chapter 4: The Immortals are Ready for a Trip
  • Interlude
  • Chapter 5: The Boy Magician Creates Smiles Through Lies
  • Interlude
  • Chapter 6: The Veteran Berserker Laughs off Despair
  • Interlude
  • Chapter 7: The Entrance and Exit Overlap on a Sabbath of Blood
  • Epilogue II and Afterword
  • Extra Chapter B

1931: Another Junk Railroad - Special Express Episode

  • Color Pages
  • Terminal: The Day Before
  • Chapter 1: A World Coming to Light
  • Interlude: TIPS: Huey and Chane
  • Chapter 2: A Lonely World
  • Interlude: TIPS: Childhood Friends
  • Chapter 3: A Sad yet Fun World
  • Interlude: TIPS: The Couple on the Night Before the Train's Arrival
  • Chapter 4: A World Upside-Down
  • Interlude: TIPS: Immortals
  • Chapter 5: My World
  • Final Chapter: A World Coming to Light 2
  • Extra Chapter and Terminal: A Connected World

1710: Crack Flag

  • Color Pages
  • Epilogue A
  • Chapter 1: So you are curious about immortality
  • Chapter 2: I'm not an idiot
  • Chapter 3: Maybe he's lovesick
  • Chapter 4: They're so gullible
  • Chapter 5: I'll show you the greatest smile in the world
  • Epilogue B
  • C and Afterword

1932 - Summer — man in the killer

  • Color Pages and Aside A
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: The Reporter Does Not Look for Adventure in his Life
  • Chapter 2: The Boy Who Has Lost Hope Attempts to Plunge into the Sky
  • Chapter 3: Overwhelmed by Shock and Joy, the Dismantler Spins his Weapon Round and Round
  • Intermission
  • Chapter 4: The Bookstore Owner Warns the Ignorant Boy
  • Chapter 5: The Reporters Make their Hypotheses Known to the World
  • Intermission
  • Chapter 6: Tick Jefferson Makes No Pretences About Sculpting Apples
  • Chapter 7: Gunmaestro Smith Resumes his Assassination Work Without Anyone's Knowing
  • Chapter 8: In the Darkness, Ice Pick Thompson Quietly Rears His Head
  • Intermission
  • Chapter 9: Mark Wilmans Fills the Rainy Streets With Bloodlust
  • Chapter 10: The Pitiful Drug-Obsessed Victim Hinders the Accomplice
  • Intermission
  • Finale: The Smile Junkie Merrily Paces Around the Killer
  • Aside B And Epilogue

1711: Whitesmile

  • Color Pages and Prologue
  • Chapter 1: The Sudden Laughter of Those in Power
  • Interlude: Excerpt from the reports of Victor Talbot
  • Chapter 2: The Chortling Chatter of the Visitors
  • Interlude: Excerpt from the reports of Victor Talbot (Part 2)
  • Chapter 3: The Smiles of Those in Love
  • Interlude: Excerpt from the reports of Victor Talbot (Part 3)
  • Finale: Don't Laugh
  • Epilogue: Let's Laugh

1935-A: Deep Marble (Complete)


[All links below leads to Houjicha's blogspot.]

1935-B: Dr. Feelgreed (Complete)


[All links below leads to Houjicha's blogspot.]

1931 ~Winter~ the time of the oasis (Complete)


[All links below leads to Houjicha's blogspot.]

1935-C A Grateful Bet (Complete)


[All links below leads to Houjicha's blogspot.]



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Series Overview

Japanese releases

English releases

Baccano!, Vol. 1 (April 19, 2016, ISBN 9780316270366)