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Seasons:
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Release Date:
8 April 2006 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
A deadly homecoming! See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 102)
Megumi Toyoguchi ... Revy (29 episodes, 2006-2011)
Daisuke Namikawa ... Rock (29 episodes, 2006-2011)
Youichi Nishijima ... Fritz Stanford / ... (26 episodes, 2006-2011)

Maryke Hendrikse ... 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)

Dean Redman ... 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)

Mark Acheson ... Boris / ... (13 episodes, 2006)
Taiten Kusunoki ... Boris (12 episodes, 2006)
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Series Directed by
Sunao Katabuchi (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Rei Hiroe (29 episodes, 2006-2011)
Sunao Katabuchi (29 episodes, 2006-2011)

Series Produced by
Satoshi Fujii .... producer (29 episodes, 2006-2011)
 
Series Original Music by
Edison (29 episodes, 2006-2011)
 
Series Art Department
Ryôsuke Nakamura .... storyboard artist (29 episodes, 2006-2011)
 
Series Sound Department
Christopher Clark .... adr recordist / dialogue editor (1 episode, 2013)
 
Series Animation Department
Chihiro Hayashi .... key animator (3 episodes, 2006)
Jamie Vickers .... key animator (3 episodes, 2006)
Tatsuya Shiraishi .... key animator (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Other crew
James Corrigall .... voice director: english version (23 episodes, 2006)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail" - International (English title) (third season title)
"Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage" - International (English title) (second season title)
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Runtime:
Japan:25 min (24 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Germany:16 (some episodes) | Germany:18 (some episodes) | New Zealand:R16 | New Zealand:M (DVD volume 1) | UK:15 (season 1) | UK:18 (season 2) | USA:TV-MA

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Trivia:
Benny's character is based on the life of Jake Adelstein an American journalist and writer who has spent much of his career in Japan covering vice and organized crime. Mr. Chang is based on characters commonly played by 'Chow Yun-fat' in films by John Woo, such as John Lee in The Replacement Killers (1998) and especially Mark Gor in A Better Tomorrow (1986), (A Better Tomorrow) as both Chang and Gor are members of the Hong Kong Triads, wield dual pistols and don similar attire.See more »
Quotes:
Dutch:[to Luak] You just hit a dead end. Seems you were the one destined to dance the cha-cha with some hot lead.See more »
Soundtrack:
Red Fraction IO Drive MixSee more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Fun anime action, 13 April 2008
Author: picture show from United States

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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