A crazy fantasy caper involving alchemists, immortals, gangsters, outlaws and an elixir of immortality, spread over several decades.

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 Miria Harvent 15 episodes, 2007-2008
Akemi Kanda ...
 Czeslaw Meyer 14 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Czeslaw Meyer 14 episodes, 2007-2008
Masaya Onosaka ...
Sayaka Aoki ...
 Miria Harvent 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Sanae Kobayashi ...
Kunihiro Kawamoto ...
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Joel McDonald ...
 Jacuzzi Splot 13 episodes, 2007-2008
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Daisuke Sakaguchi ...
 Jacuzzi Splot 12 episodes, 2007-2008
Yoshinori Sonobe ...
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Keiji Fujiwara ...
Tetsuharu Ohta ...
 Dallas's Nakama / ... 11 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Firo Prochainezo 11 episodes, 2007-2008
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...
Hiroyuki Yoshino ...
 Firo Prochainezo 10 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Nice Holystone 10 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Claire Stanfield / ... 10 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Nice Holystone 10 episodes, 2007-2008
Sean Hennigan ...
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 Dallas Genoard 10 episodes, 2007
Masakazu Morita ...
 Claire Stanfield / ... 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Atsushi Imaruoka ...
 Dallas Geonard 9 episodes, 2007
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 Eve Geonard 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Takayuki Sugô ...
 Goose Perkins 9 episodes, 2007
Yukito Soma ...
 Randy / ... 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Jad Saxton ...
 Eve Genoard 9 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Luck Gandor / ... 9 episodes, 2007
Phil Parsons ...
 Berga Gandor / ... 9 episodes, 2007
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 Goose Perkins 9 episodes, 2007
Kinryû Arimoto ...
 Slizard Quates 8 episodes, 2007
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 Luck Gandor 8 episodes, 2007
Kenta Miyake ...
 Berga Gandor / ... 8 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Slizard Quates 8 episodes, 2007
Tôru Furusawa ...
 Nicholas Wayne 7 episodes, 2007-2008
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 Nicholas Wayne 7 episodes, 2007-2008
Trina Nishimura ...
Amy Rosenthal ...
 Natalie Beriam 7 episodes, 2007-2008
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In the year 1711, a group of alchemists are granted an elixir of immortality, with the stipulation that they must kill each other until there can be only one. The now-immortal group unanimously decides it wasn't worth it and destroy the elixir; but one of them, Slizard Quates, starts to kill off his fellow immortals. To reduce the risk of Quates tracking them all down, the group separates and goes their separate ways. Neither of them crosses paths again till 1930, Manhattan, when Quates manages to create a new elixir of immortality. However, he loses it and it ends up going around town, taken to be a bottle of alcohol and unknowingly drunk by many residents. The drinkers of this new elixir include Isaac and Miria, an eccentric pair of thieves; the Gandor brothers, a Mafia family; and their associates in the Camorra, the Martillos (who employ some of the original immortals). Now, not only are a new group of immortals created, but the simmering criminal underworld is about to explode. Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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When Ryôgo Narita designed Nice Holystone, he wanted her to have an appearance that left a strong impression and so gave her an eyepatch. Upon realizing that many other characters sported an eyepatch, Narita had Holystone wear her eyeglasses over the patch, making her look distinct. See more »


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A whole lot of commotion
3 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

The first time I saw the title sequence cured me of all hype aversion I had for this, and I was hooked on the series. Watching and hearing the opening credits still never gets old for me.

It's hard to describe without spoilers, so I'll be brief. Unforgettable characters. Brilliant dialog. Gripping action scenes. Intelligent premises, with a little bit of the fantastic but not enough to feel inauthentic in the 30's prohibition underworld setting.

At first it's difficult to follow because of the anachronistic order and sheer loads of characters, but as you get used to the pacing and familiar with the faces, the pieces begin to fit together. The storytelling is genius, and the reveals are a lot more rewarding exposed in this way than if time were shown sequentially.

English dub: I just finished watching this, and it's a fair localization that kept to the spirit of the original, and included more appropriate accents. It's somewhat lacking in that Isaac and Miria, two of the more watchable characters, just aren't as funny, though the actors are decent they don't have the same chemistry as the original Japanese.


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