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8 April 2006 (Japan) See more »
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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 - 17 of 101)
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)

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, 2006)
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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Japan:25 min (24 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | France:12 (DVD 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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Dutch is a Vietnam veteran and makes frequent references to battles and tactics used in the war.See more »
Balalaika:[to Mr. Chin] Pray. That's about the only thing you can still do while you're alive.See more »
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21 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
could've worked..., 13 December 2009
Author: k1001bg from United States

I was tricked into this show after watching the pilot, and unfortunately spent the next 20 or so episodes grinding my teeth and hoping for things to get back to where they started. They did not. The basic premises of Black Lagoon is fairly exciting - a bland Tokyo office clerk gets mixed up with a bunch of modern day pirates, who gradually help him find his real self and enjoy life. Not a lot, but mixed with a neat amount of gore and sexuality it could have worked. Unfortunately the show's biggest problem is that never really figures out what it wants to be about. Themes such as coming of age, finding love, loss of innocence, brutality of crime and the hypocrisy of the modern world get tossed around, only to be abandoned yet again as the characters indulge in another outrageous prepubescent fantasy action sequence, ridiculous in its unbelievability. Don't get me wrong, I am all about silly. And all about realism. It's just that for me, the two don't ever work together in the same episode. Or the same show. I call this the "Gungrave Syndrome". It seems like the writers did not believe they can have a successful show that is based solely on real-life physics and multi-dimensional characters. So they throw the whole one-man-killing machine thing, evil vampire twins, blade throwing women, bullet splitting samurais etc. etc....I AM actually grateful there were no zombies. I mean if you are going to make an Anime about ridiculous gunfights right out start it up as one, and maybe place it in some alternative universe, or at least far far in the future. "Trigun" worked exactly because of that. And because it had characters. Black Lagoon has two - Revy and Rock, but they struggle between ridiculousness and determination in such a pathetic fashion that midway through the viewer finally abandons all hope that they will ever care if something happens with either of them. Unsurprisingly, nothing happens. The rest of the players are barely worth mentioning, because all they ever do is more of the same. Over, and over, and over again.

All in all, the way I see it, this is a kiddie show disguised as an adult one. It could have worked, had they kept it simple and realistic, but a failed opportunity is all it is in its current form.

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