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 489695489,695 users)
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Ranked: #5772
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Popularity: #155
Members: 998,300
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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



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"Red Fraction" by MELL

Ending Theme

"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 ...
Aug 21, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Black Lagoon is an action fan's dream come true, but those looking for characters and plot might be a bit turned off.

As always, my reviews are spoiler free.

I avoided this anime for the longest time, since I am generally not a fan of this kind of action series. After a year or so of procrastination, I finally got around to watching it. Here are my thoughts on the series as a whole (including Second Barrage and Roberta's Blood Trail OVAs, but not the odd Omake Spin off).

Story - 5/10

Make no mistake about it: Black Lagoon is an action series through and through. It's gunfights galore, ...
Feb 27, 2008
This review is for the entire bad series.

Had potential but was a let down.

When I first read about Black Lagoon, and read that it was a story about a group of mercenaries based in the modern world. A grounded tail with no space travel, superpowers or the like. I thought it would be a nice change, and the animation looked good. It did start of good in the first three to four episodes, but then things began to go down hill. Most episodes went no where, other anime did episodes like that. Cowboy Bebop had many, but they were fun and still had meaning behind ...

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