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Black Lagoon


Alternative Titles

English: Black Lagoon
Japanese: BLACK LAGOON

Information

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
Genres: Action, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.171 (scored by 181,013 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #3342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #82
Members: 331,402
Favorites: 7,881
8.17
Ranked #334Popularity #82Members 331,402
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Within Thailand is Roanapur, a depraved, crime-ridden city where not even the authorities or churches are untouched by the claws of corruption. A haven for convicts and degenerates alike, the city is notorious for being the center of illegal activities and operations, often fueled by local crime syndicates.

Enter Rokurou Okajima, an average Japanese businessman who has been living a dull and monotonous life, when he finally gets his chance for a change of pace with a delivery trip to Southeast Asia. His business trip swiftly goes downhill as Rokurou is captured by a mercenary group operating in Roanapur, called Black Lagoon. The group plans to use him as a bargaining chip in negotiations which ultimately failed. Now abandoned and betrayed by his former employer, Rokurou decides to join Black Lagoon. In order to survive, he must quickly adapt to his new environment and prepare himself for the bloodshed and tribulation to come.

A non-stop, high-octane thriller, Black Lagoon delves into the depths of human morality and virtue. Witness Rokurou struggling to keep his values and philosophies intact as he slowly transforms from businessman to ruthless mercenary.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Revy
Revy
Main
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Okajima, Rokurou
Okajima, Rokurou
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Dutch
Dutch
Main
Isobe, Tsutomu
Japanese
Isobe, Tsutomu
Benny
Benny
Main
Hirata, Hiroaki
Japanese
Hirata, Hiroaki

Staff

Katabuchi, Sunao
Katabuchi, Sunao
Director
Araki, Tetsurou
Araki, Tetsurou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kawamura, Kenichi
Kawamura, Kenichi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Katsuki, Kunio
Katsuki, Kunio
Episode Director, Animation Director


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"Don't Look Behind" by EDISON




More reviewsReviews

Washi
Sep 16, 2007
One word that keeps propelling itself to the forefront of my head when I go to describe this show is: ‘refreshing’. Generally, I tend to avoid those anime which are blatantly action-oriented, because an action anime series so often means that it will be generically shounen, or be some kind of absurd mecha-combat series; very rarely can I find an action series which does not fall to those and other traps, and Black Lagoon is one of them. From its premise to its execution, the show provides thrilling action sequences, from boat and car chases, to messy fisticuffs and bullet-spamming gunfights, the show covers all read more
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artist-retired
Apr 18, 2011
"This is way more entertaining than Hollywood is ever going going to be!" truer words like that have barely been spoken in anime in my opinion, and with the shit that's out now, I'm inclined to believe them.

STORY: Enter Rokuro Okajima, a typical meek japanese office worker of a large corperation who's the epitome of ordinary with a life so boring, bland, and not so envious with complains such as his boss kicking his ass, but his bleak life style comes to an end when a business trip cruise to South East Asia turns into hell as a group of modern day pirates take him read more
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infinity
Feb 14, 2007
- - - - - [ Black Lagoon Season 1 :: Ep-12 ] - - - - -

- [ Intro ] -

Black Lagoon. That's a name that easily caught my eye. After reading the brief review, I said "why not?". And so I found a great anime that would get me hooked for quite a long time! And it definitely deserves rewatch! On with the review!

- [ Animation: Good quality and well-detailed -> 9 ] -

Let's set things clear now. Black Lagoon (BL) has one of the best animations i've ever seen! If you pay attention to details, you will like BL. The animators have read more
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Gonzo-lewd
Aug 7, 2013
With a genre that deals with a lot of action set-pieces, a show of this specific genre is usually bogged down into mindless entertainment territory with absolutely no substance to it at all. There have been in the past many action films and TV shows that have shown to become competent in the history of film-making, examples in mind are the works of John Woo, Michael Mann, and Quentin Tarantino. But what if I told you that there is an anime show that encompasses everything that is great about those three directors and succeeds on every possible level? The show in question is Black Lagoon, read more
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