Black Lagoon (2006– )

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A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

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Series cast summary:
Megumi Toyoguchi ...
 Revy (29 episodes, 2006-2011)
Daisuke Namikawa ...
 Rock (29 episodes, 2006-2011)
Youichi Nishijima ...
 Fritz Stanford / ... (26 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Revy / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2010)
Brad Swaile ...
 Rock (25 episodes, 2006-2010)
Hiroaki Hirata ...
 Benny (22 episodes, 2006-2011)
Tsutomu Isobe ...
 Dutch (22 episodes, 2006-2011)
Tôru Nara ...
 Okazaki / ... (21 episodes, 2006)
Brian Drummond ...
 Benny / ... (21 episodes, 2006-2010)
Yûichi Nakamura ...
 Hanada / ... (20 episodes, 2006)
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 Dutch (19 episodes, 2006-2010)
Mami Koyama ...
 Balalaika (18 episodes, 2006-2011)
Kenta Miyake ...
 Gardner / ... (17 episodes, 2006-2011)
Patricia Drake ...
 Balalaika (17 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Mr. Chang / ... (13 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Boris / ... (13 episodes, 2006)
Taiten Kusunoki ...
 Boris (12 episodes, 2006)
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A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

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Burakku ragûn  »

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Revy's guns are modified Beretta Model 92F's, nicknamed "Cutlass" because of the skull-and-crossed-swords symbol on the handgrips. See more »

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Dutch: We've been hired by an antique collector in Spain, and this guy's hobby happens to be collecting Nazi artwork.
Revy: That's a pretty fucked up hobby.
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When Johnny Comes Marching Home
(ending theme - episodes #25-28)
Arranged and performed by Edison
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Fun anime action
13 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watching an episode of Black Lagoon reminds me of an 1980s era action movie. There are fights, shootouts, car chases, explosions, and of course plenty of one-liners. Although the show's main aspiration is to be an action series, it has interesting characters and pretty good story lines, making it more than just a run of the mill action anime. The show is set in southeast Asia and centers around a mercenary group (Black Lagoon) whose members include the leader Dutch, mechanic Benny, Rokuro Okajima a.k.a. 'Rok' a businessman who gets shanghaied into Black Lagoon, and probably the best known, Revy, the group's best fighter who shoots up opponents with two pistols at once. Their ethics are of course flexible so they often take jobs from local criminal organizations, and unsurprisingly the Black Lagoon crew definitely qualify as 'anti-hero' types (except perhaps Rok). It could even be argued that they cross into outright 'bad-guy' territory from time to time. This is what makes this series interesting though, that the characters aren't trying to be good, and their only real code of conduct is their loyalty to each other and of course to turning a profit on their shady jobs (think Sam Peckinpah's Wild Bunch). As you may have guessed Black Lagoon is aimed squarely at an adult audience. There is occasional nudity (i.e. dancers in a topless bar), drug use, and killings and profanity are frequent. Although its concept may not be all that original, its execution is good, so if you like your action bloody and your 'anti-heroes' profane, Black Lagoon is definitely worth a look.


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