New York, 1927.
In a corrupt city where crime rules the streets, Firo Prochainezo is Camorra, an Italian criminal syndicate distinct from the mafia. A member of the relatively small Martillo family, Firo's nevertheless got big ambitions and is determined to make his mark. But while the Martillos may not be the biggest bad guys on the block, they've got some distinct advantages working in their favor. Does Firo have what it takes to become a made man?
Let the crazy ruckus begin!
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Ever since being introduced to the anime of Baccano! I have wanted more and more content to go with my experience. The story is exciting and the variety of characters is surprisingly balanced throughout it. Though we still have yet to see the animation continued, the publishing of this manga and the English language publications of the light novels after so long a time have brough me back into one of my favorite works of fiction of all time (and I am quite the nerd to boot). This series may not be for the faint of heart or the easily confused as it contains both bloody content and several seemingly un-related stories told at the same time; but for those up to the challenge it is well worth the time. This particular redition of The Rolling Bootlegs begins with a prologue of sorts exclusive to itself, which alone makes it worthy of note. We are given a bit more of a backstory to the young Firo who appears to be the leading character. Unlike the former, and far less successful, adaption of The Grand Punk Railroad novels the illustrations are much closer in design to those of the previously mentioned novels and anime. It feels both familiar and new, as a good adaption should and maitains the air of its source material. Though I could go on at length about the contents and the brilliance of the series, I feel that it is best left to the experience of new readers so they may judge for themselves. I can't reccomend this series enough. This manga is a fine way to start one's journey into the rukus that is Baccano! and I can only hope that someday I will be able to own a paper copy for myself as well.