Black Lagoon

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English: Black Lagoon
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2006 to Jun 25, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:35 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.031 (scored by 496518496,518 users)
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Ranked: #6032
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Popularity: #155
Members: 1,012,915
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Salaryman Rokurou Okajima spends his days trying to climb his company's corporate ladder, until one day when a business negotiation in Thailand goes awry. During the botched deal, he falls hostage to the Lagoon Company—a band of ruthless pirate mercenaries. Left to the whims of his captors after his managers refuse to pay his ransom, Rokurou does the unthinkable: instead of begging for his life, he joins the very crew who kidnapped him.

Now a member of the group, Rokurou must adjust to his new residence in the dissolute hellscape known as Roanapur, a city where corruption and crime run rampant, and even the smallest slipup could cost him his life. If not for one of the many crime syndicates on the island, Rokurou also constantly finds himself at odds with his brash, gunslinging colleague, Revy.

As Rokurou struggles to abandon his past—and with more than just the profits from the Lagoon Company's illegal trading on the line—he must quickly find the resolve to make tough decisions in high-stress situations while keeping his humanity intact.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Black Lagoon was released on DVD by Geneon Entertainment from May 22, 2007 to September 18, 2007. Following a 2008 agreement regarding distribution rights, Funimation Entertainment also published the series in the same format on August 19, 2008. The company later released the anime on Blu-ray on November 17, 2015.

Characters & Voice Actors


Tomizawa, Michie


Karasawa, Jun

Chang, Bai Ji-Shin

Morikawa, Toshiyuki


Sasaki, Yuuko


Oomori, Akimasa



Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Red Fraction" by MELL

Ending Theme

"Don't Look Behind" by EDISON

Episode Videos


Apr 29, 2024
An homage to American action films. Very much a product of its time. Raunchy, violent, non stop action. Takes inspiration from Tarantino films and is overall pretty good. The soundtrack is very good . Both the English dub and Japanese are both very well done. The story is somewhat hard to follow in later episodes but still very interesting. The art style is very early to mid 2000’s with the gritty dark atmosphere. The characters were all flawed interesting characters most of which get a detailed backstory or are intentionally left ambiguous. Characters act a little unreasonably but with it being a crime action thriller ...
Aug 22, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Every once in a while, two different teams, with different ideas and sometimes even at a different point in time, create two very similar pieces of media. Whenever that happens, most reviews start with a sentence acknowledging this fact and usually stating which work is superior. If you want to see an example of this happening, look up the user reviews for Deep Impact on IMDB and watch out for the word Armageddon. In a similar way, I have to start this off by saying that Black Lagoon is just Cyberpunk:Edgerunners only worse in every way imaginable. When I reviewed Edgerunners I gave it a ...
May 21, 2024
Wanted to put out there that this show is terrible. The action scenes are too short, exposition is too long a repetitive, its pointlessly edgy and it adds nothing to the story or setting to be like that, and the only character that develops is the protagonist who is just suddenly a genius mastermind at the end. Finally, I keep seeing people raving about the deep conversations they have as if they add anything to the characters and the story because they don't. I remember only the conversation in the Nazi submarine where and repetitive nihilistic views on the world. This show had potential as ...

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