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)
Trevor Devall ...
 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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8 April 2006 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Burakku ragûn  »

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In an interview with Otaku USA, Rei Hiroe stated that Black Lagoon was inspired by James Ellroy, John Woo, Quentin Tarantino and Stephen King, as well as hearing about actual piracy cases in the East China Sea in the 1990s. See more »

Quotes

Balalaika: [Rock hands phone to Dutch] Hi there, Dutch! I hear you went on a wild goose chase, and you got stuck playing games with Mr. Chin
Dutch: Who told you about that?
Balalaika: [Chin is strapped to a bomb in his apartment] He told me himself. Let's just say he's a bit too loud to organize any kind of conspiracy. He was blabbing away to just about everyone in town. even the dead would have known what was happening. anyways... we'll make sure nothing like this happens again. It was a real pain for you, wasn't it?
Dutch: No, I ...
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Best Gunslinger Anime
9 January 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Watched the English Dubbed. The anime revolves around a harbor city Ronanapur- center for drugs trade so we have the Triad,Italian mafia, South American drug lords , Russian mafia in the form of X-military paratroopers and of curse Uncle Sam in the form of CIA operatives. Our protagonist- The Black Lagoon company is a group of 4 doing the transportation/pirate/mercenaries business. Took me time to get the hang of the anime, the starting was too fast for me. Wasn't sure where they were going with the story, add the many American/pop culture reference, as a non-American i wasn't getting the hang of the dialogs.Ones the new recruit Rock settled in among the crew of Black Lagoon i really started enjoying. Ones i got the hang of the pace, i really started enjoying the dialogs. They are intelligent, funny and critical - very realistic. The main characters Rock and Revy change there attitude from having fun to being depressed, from being nice guys to being bad without remorse. Loved all the different characters and there are loads of them. This anime has many complicated bad-ass characters who have the presence of being the main protagonist. The detail going into each scene was awesome. One of the few animation were even the background seemed to be worked upon. Work was done on everything making them look very realistic and stylish. The Action is mind blowing and artistic. Its macho and all done by girls. Girls with balls of steel. Really enjoyed roberta's arc in the end,total bad-ass,although the last episode 29 was a bit of disappointment.

Will love some historical arcs on any of the elite citizen of Ronanapur.


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