Black Lagoon

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Japanese: BLACK LAGOON
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: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 8.031 (scored by 452716452,716 users)
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Ranked: #5332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #151
Members: 916,875
Favorites: 16,800

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Synopsis

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]

Background

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

Roberta

Supporting
Tomizawa, Michie
Japanese

Eda

Supporting
Karasawa, Jun
Japanese

Chang, Bai Ji-Shin

Supporting
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Japanese

Shenhua

Supporting
Sasaki, Youko
Japanese

Leigharch

Supporting
Oomori, Akimasa
Japanese

Staff

Katabuchi, Sunao
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition
Araki, Tetsurou
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Red Fraction" by MELL
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"Don't Look Behind" by EDISON



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 ...
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 ...
Feb 14, 2007
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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 ...

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