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Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

Alternative Titles

English: Black Lagoon
Japanese: ブラックラグーン

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 19, 2002 to ?
Authors: Hiroe, Rei (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sunday Gene-X

Statistics

Score: 8.301 (scored by 9404 users)
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Ranked: #3522
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Popularity: #260
Members: 25,961
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Synopsis

The story follows a team of mercenaries known as Lagoon Company, who smuggle goods in and around the seas of Southeast Asia. Their base of operations is located in the fictional city of Roanapur in Thailand, and they transport goods in the PT boat Black Lagoon. Lagoon Company does business with various clients, but has a particularly friendly relationship with the Russian crime syndicate Hotel Moscow. The team takes on a variety of missions—which may involve violent firefights, hand-to-hand combat, and nautical battles—in various Southeast Asian locations.

Background

Black Lagoon has been published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint since August 12, 2008; in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint since December 27, 2007; and in Polish by Waneko since April 2009.

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More reviewsReviews

Sep 11, 2010
Hattori_Hanzo (All reviews)
One of the easiest ways to set up an interesting premise is to thrust an out of place character into a bizarre situation. Here we have a normal white-collar Japanese salaryman, Okajima Rokuro, unknowingly embroiled in a corporate scandal and ends up being held hostage by a band of seasoned mercenaries. Abandoned by his company and forced into a dead end along with his kidnappers, he faces a seemingly hopeless predicament.

What does he do? He joins forces with his kidnappers of course!

Rokuro is no more. In comes the new Rock (new nickname anyway) who saves the day using his quick wit and newfound bravado (though read more
Aug 1, 2018
Ixti (All reviews)
Modern criminal action is a rare and unique setting for japanese manga and anime. And I think it`s awesome setting which the author filled with impact characters and exposition.

But there is a feeling that Rei Hiroe simply doesn`t know what to do next. He just doesn`t understand crime scene, how bandits look like, act, speak and why they do what they do, which is natural for a citizen of such a safe country as Japan, actually... So everything looks fake, cheap and patterned, as for me. And terribly overloaded with politics in the last chapters too.

What are you doing, Rei? Hong Kong action movies is read more
Aug 28, 2018
valtiel01 (All reviews)
Black Lagoon can be summed up in two words: cheesy fun. The manga is very entertaining, has cheesy action and the characters are interesting and memorable.

The story revolves around the Black Lagoon company which does various jobs and gets into trouble (lots of gunfire and action). Its members are doing their best to earn some money and survive, having rival criminal organizations in the lawless city. Outsiders coming into the city or the crew going to a distant place creates more tensions and disturbs the balance in the city, so the gangs change relations, fight or ally with others. The manga never gets boring, read more

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