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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 24 episodes, 2006
...  Rock 24 episodes, 2006
...  Revy / ... 24 episodes, 2006
...  Rock 24 episodes, 2006
Youichi Nishijima ...  Fritz Stanford / ... 22 episodes, 2006
Tôru Nara ...  Okazaki / ... 21 episodes, 2006
Yûichi Nakamura ...  Hanada / ... 20 episodes, 2006
...  Benny / ... 20 episodes, 2006
...  Benny 18 episodes, 2006
Tsutomu Isobe ...  Dutch 18 episodes, 2006
...  Dutch 18 episodes, 2006
...  Balalaika 16 episodes, 2006
Patricia Drake ...  Balalaika 16 episodes, 2006
...  Boris / ... 13 episodes, 2006
Kenta Miyake ...  Yoshida / ... 13 episodes, 2006
...  Mr. Chang / ... 12 episodes, 2006
Taiten Kusunoki ...  Boris 12 episodes, 2006
...  E.O. Captain / ... 11 episodes, 2006
...  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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The word 'fuck' is said at least 259 times through the series, averaging at over 10 'fucks' per episode, or 1 'fuck' every 2.2 minutes. 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.
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Referenced in Glass Reflection: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (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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Fun anime action
13 April 2008 | by 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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