Shinta Fujimoto's Baccano! Manga Ends on January 6
posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga creator Shinta Fujimoto announced on Twitter last Friday that his manga adaptation of writer Ryohgo Narita and illustrator Katsumi Enami's Baccano! light novel series will end with the next chapter on January 6.
Fujimoto (Red Raven) launched the new Baccano! manga in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine's 21 issue on October 16, 2015. Square Enix published the second compiled volume on August 10. Yen Press licensed the manga and is publishing the chapters digitally simultaneously with the Japanese release.
Narita (Durarara!!) began the ongoing Baccano! light novel series with illustrations by Katsumi Enami in 2003, and he announced in August that he is working on the final "1935" volume. The series inspired an anime adaptation in 2007.
Funimation licensed the anime and describes the series:
America, 1930: Prohibition and the criminal empires it spawned are still going strong. Gang wars are a matter of course, violent death just a part of life. Even in these brutal times, however, certain atrocities stand out. What happens on the soon-to-be-retired train the Flying Pussyfoot is one of them. The fate of several warring bootlegger factions in New York is Another. That they involve undying monsters is only part of the reason why.
Yen Press licensed the light novel series in North America.
The light novel series also inspired the two-volume Baccano! 1931 The Grand Punk Railroad manga by Ginyuushijin. The manga ran in Kadokawa's Monthly Dengeki Comic Gao! magazine from 2007-2008.