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Manga 'Black Lagoon' Resumes Serialization

by Vindstot
Jun 15, 2019 8:11 PM | 20 Comments
This year's July issue of Shogakukan's Gessan (Monthly Shounen Sunday) revealed on Wednesday that Rei Hiroe's Black Lagoon manga will resume in the Sunday Gene-X magazine in September. The announcement also teased more planned surprises for the series.

Hiroe also launched a new manga titled 341 Sentoudan (341 RMR Battlegroup) in Gessan's July 2019 issue. The youth war drama follows young people who stake their lives on the battlefield. In the midst of a large scale war where major powers clash, the story centers on a certain person who stands at the forefront of a combat unit.

The mercenary action manga entered an intermittent hiatus in mid-2010, with two chapters published in 2013 and 2014. Hiroe had resumed the manga regularly in May 2017 before it returned to hiatus again last August. The series was originally scheduled to resume in Spring, according to Sunday Gene-X's December 2018 issue.

Black Lagoon began its serialization in 2002. Shogakukan published the 11th volume (pictured) last November, the first volume in four years, since the 10th volume was published in May 2014. The manga has a cumulative 7 million copies of its compiled volumes in print.

Madhouse produced two anime seasons in Spring and Fall 2006. The Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail original video animation series was released from 2010 to 2011.

VIZ Media licensed the manga in English in 2008 and shipped the tenth volume in April 2015.

Source: Sunday Gene-X on Twitter

20 Comments Recent Comments

JokerVentura said:
Nice, I wonder how far into a new arc he will get before going on another hiatus.

1 chapter... 3 at max

Jun 16, 2019 9:06 PM by TheInspiredConj

Hiatus X Hiatus has some competition it seems.

Jun 16, 2019 5:05 PM by VyseLegendaire

never knew how dejected people are with the hiatuses. I thought people were always optimistic for this series.

Jun 16, 2019 12:02 PM by kairyu-shin

wildhood said:
"The announcement also teased more planned surprises for the series."

A third season of the anime, perhaps?

If it is a new anime it will probably be an OVA like Roberta's Blood Trail, but with 4 episodes as the last arc was a bit shorter.

Jun 16, 2019 5:33 AM by JokerVentura

"The announcement also teased more planned surprises for the series."

A third season of the anime, perhaps?

Jun 16, 2019 3:58 AM by wildhood

he should end Black Lagoon already and announce an anime remake with complete adaptation XD

i like his work on the original anime Re:Creators too

Jun 16, 2019 3:51 AM by deg

great can't wait for the next hiatus!

Jun 16, 2019 3:38 AM by Cnon

I needed this happen knowing that it must be one of my favorite.
anime list thank you for your service and Anime - On

Jun 16, 2019 3:30 AM by Head-In-The-Sky

Nice, I wonder how far into a new arc he will get before going on another hiatus.

Jun 16, 2019 2:49 AM by JokerVentura

I love, love Black Lagoon, but all these hiatuses kill the interest in following the manga. I hope that Hiroe comes in with a plan to give it a good ending instead of just producing some pointless new arc.

Jun 16, 2019 2:11 AM by Farabeuf

I am overjoyed! haha ... I have been waiting silently for the series to resume.. and it finally did.. hahaha! :)

It was sometime in May that I decided to have a check and lo and behold there were new chapters up.. and had to read them straight away. :)

Jun 16, 2019 2:10 AM by ProGoddess

The only manga I have any interest in :)

Jun 16, 2019 12:30 AM by Pizzaholic

joe_g7 said:
Hiroe starting to rival Miura in terms of hiatus.

At least he works on other projects.

Jun 16, 2019 12:15 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Had no idea this was even still running. Don't have any interest in it anymore, but good for the fans.

Jun 15, 2019 11:05 PM by Skittles

Hiroe starting to rival Miura in terms of hiatus.

Jun 15, 2019 10:31 PM by joe_g7

Hope we get new season but seems unlikely to happen.

Jun 15, 2019 9:27 PM by Papa_Scorch

It's been 3000 years...

Jun 15, 2019 9:13 PM by Reinhard

Yeah I am hyped.Hope he delivers a good arc.

Jun 15, 2019 8:36 PM by Arjuna777

Finally. ㅠ.ㅠ I thought for sure he wasn’t going to finish this and just do hentai drawings or something.

Jun 15, 2019 8:30 PM by RiceHoeTuna


Is there anyone really following this? I lost hope already.

Jun 15, 2019 8:19 PM by AdrianRubinsky

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