Here are a few of my favorite anime choices that are similar to Baccano!. Consider the list in no particular order. Enjoy!
One urban legend stands out above the rest in Tokyo’s downtown Ikebukuro district—the existence of a headless “Black Rider” who is believed to be spotted riding a jet-black motorcycle through the city’s streets.
3. Cowboy Bebop
Earth’s surface is now uninhabitable in 2071, after humanity has colonized a number of other planets and moons. Outlaw bounty hunters, known as “Cowboys,” assist the Inter Solar System Police in their efforts to maintain peace throughout the galaxy. Two members of the crew of the starship Bebop fall within this category.
4. 91 Days
When Angelo Lagusa was a boy, the Vanetti mafia family brutally massacred his parents and younger brother in the town of Lawless. After losing all he holds dear, he adopts the new identity of Avilio Bruno, abandoning both his name and hometown in the process.
5. Black Lagoon
Even the authorities and churches in Roanapur, Thailand, have been ensnared by the snares of corruption. Convicts and degenerates alike flock to the city, which is known as a hub for illegal activities and operations fuelled by local crime syndicates.
6. Kekkai Sensen
This has been the norm for some time in Hellsalem’s Lot, formerly known as New York City, where humans and otherworldly creatures coexist in the same neighborhood. For the past three years, New Yorkers and aliens from the other side of the universe have been living in an impenetrable bubble together. In order to keep order in the city and prevent the spread of disorder to the rest of the world, Libra is a covert organization of eccentrics and superhumans.
7. Higurashi When They Cry
As a newcomer to Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983, Keiichi Maebara and his classmates Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki and Satoko Houjou rapidly became inseparable friends. However, beneath the surface of their seemingly perfect existence lurks a darker, more sinister force.
The “Handymen,” Nicholas Brown and Worick Arcangelo, are mercenaries for hire who take on jobs that no one else can. The Handymen are hired by strong mob syndicates and police forces equally, so they must be ready and eager to do anything is asked of them. They enlist Alex Benedetto—a prostitute also targeted for elimination—to their ranks after completing the order to kill a local pimp. They do this to protect her from forces that want her out of the dilapidated hellhole of a place she’s come to call home. As a result, the delicate balance of power within this criminal’s paradise is in danger of being irreparably damaged.
9. Joker Game
Intelligence on the social and economic conditions of other countries has become a vital tool as World War ll approaches. Japanese intelligence agency “D Agency” has been founded in order to acquire this weapon.
10. Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
More than a decade has passed since the terrible night sky that was formerly the South American and Japanese night skies was obscured by Heaven’s Gate in South America and Hell’s Gate there. These Gates are places where the fundamental rules of physics are flouted for reasons that are as yet unclear. Contractors, who give up their humanity in return for superhuman powers, have appeared since the Gates’ arrival.
11. Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi
Getting stabbed to death would be the end of the road for most people. It’s just a minor annoyance to Rin Asogi. As a private investigator, Rin has the advantage of being indestructible, which is a good perk to have. Yggdrasil’s guardian tree, the Yggdrasil tree, produces a “time fruit,” a fruit that, when eaten by a lady, prevents her from ever dying. In spite of her immortality, Rin has been fired at, hacked up, maimed, tortured, and countless other terrible deaths in her long life.