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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 Megumi Toyoguchi ...  Revy 24 episodes, 2006
Daisuke Namikawa ...  Rock 24 episodes, 2006
Maryke Hendrikse ...  Revy / ... 24 episodes, 2006
Brad Swaile ...  Rock 24 episodes, 2006
Youichi Nishijima Youichi Nishijima ...  Fritz Stanford / ... 22 episodes, 2006
Tôru Nara Tôru Nara ...  Okazaki / ... 21 episodes, 2006
Yûichi Nakamura ...  Hanada / ... 20 episodes, 2006
Brian Drummond ...  Benny / ... 20 episodes, 2006
Hiroaki Hirata ...  Benny 18 episodes, 2006
Tsutomu Isobe Tsutomu Isobe ...  Dutch 18 episodes, 2006
Dean Redman ...  Dutch 18 episodes, 2006
Mami Koyama ...  Balalaika 16 episodes, 2006
Patricia Drake Patricia Drake ...  Balalaika 16 episodes, 2006
Mark Acheson ...  Boris / ... 13 episodes, 2006
Kenta Miyake Kenta Miyake ...  Yoshida / ... 13 episodes, 2006
Trevor Devall ...  Mr. Chang / ... 12 episodes, 2006
Taiten Kusunoki Taiten Kusunoki ...  Boris 12 episodes, 2006
Paul Dobson ...  E.O. Captain / ... 11 episodes, 2006
Lisa Ann Beley ...  Eda / ... 10 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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A deadly homecoming! See more »


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Country:

Japan

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Japanese | English | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

8 April 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Lagoon See more »

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(24 episodes)

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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Dutch is a Vietnam war veteran and makes frequent references to battles and tactics used in the war. See more »

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Sister Eda: [Janet Bhai is running away from gangsters while Revy, Rock and Sister Eda keep pace with her in Benny's car] Hey, sis. Jogging this late at night? How hard-working of you.
Janet Bhai: You! You tricked me!
Sister Eda: That's pretty disrespectful. How can you talk that way to your guardian angel?
Janet Bhai: Screw you! I thought I was going to die!
Sister Eda: Oh really? Do you want us to save you? Think hard. If you don't want to hand over the plates, I guess we don't have a choice. You'd better run to a mosque next time. What do you think?
Revy: [...]
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Followed by Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (2010) See more »

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Preach Headz Addiction
(Ending theme - episode #24)
Performed by breath frequency
Lyrics, music and arrangement by breath frequency
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could've worked...
13 December 2009 | by k1001bgSee all my reviews

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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