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 484478484,478 users)
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Ranked: #5722
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Popularity: #155
Members: 986,912
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tomizawa, Michie


Karasawa, Jun

Chang, Bai Ji-Shin

Morikawa, Toshiyuki


Sasaki, Youko


Oomori, Akimasa



Opening Theme

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"Red Fraction" by MELL

Ending Theme

"Don't Look Behind" by EDISON


Nov 8, 2023
There aren´t many other anime out there that emulate Western action cinema. Black Lagoon in that case isn´t only a niche in itself but extremely good in what it does. That action looks snappy, the characters are fun and the female characters feel more interesting than most of what Disney has done with them in the last decade.
Balalaika, Revy, or Roberta just ooze danger and intrigue. As anime for me at least often has a problem when it comes to female representation I think giving Black Lagoon its laurels for their representation is well deserved. But there is so much more to enjoy. Black ...
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 ...
Aug 9, 2022
This anime gives Deadman Wonderland a run for its money for my "Most Juvenile Anime I Have Ever Seen" award. This anime is BLATANTLY targeted at angsty teenagers in every way and it's cringe-inducing to watch.

The writing is unbearably bad. Expect constant lines along the lines of "Shit is bullshit! Let's go F some shit up!" or "Let's go start some shit" or "I'm going to show that F ing C the definition of pain". It's offensively mindless and juvenile and could only possibly appeal to unhappy teenagers.

It's not just the writing either. All the characters try really really hard, and not the least bit ...

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