Black Lagoon
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Black Lagoon

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Japanese: ブラックラグーン
English: Black Lagoon
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 19, 2002 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Military Military, Organized Crime Organized Crime
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Sunday Gene-X
Authors: Hiroe, Rei (Story & Art)


Score: 8.281 (scored by 1431214,312 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3122
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #302
Members: 47,299
Favorites: 1,946

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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.


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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Sep 11, 2010
Preliminary (81/? chp)
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 ...
Nov 9, 2020
Preliminary (77/? chp)
The black lagoon manga is great but a bit of a waste of time for me. The anime adaptation is one of my favourite shows of all time because it's absolutely amazing. This manga is pretty great too but in all honesty I was just reading it to see any stuff that wasn't in the anime. So I started from the beginning and the artwork is really nice and packed with swearing which I like.

The action is really nice to look at although it seems a bit packed if you ask me. Having all the gunfire and explosions packed into multiple tiny panels was ...
Aug 1, 2018
Preliminary (99/? chp)
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 ...

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