Black Lagoon

TV (12 eps)
4.395 out of 5 from 24,520 votes
Rank #144

Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers' main concern is to ensure the documents don't get into the wrong hands, even if it means sending the carrier to the bottom of the sea. Now, with his former life ruined and his kidnappers seeming comparatively friendly, "Rock" decides to join their merry band of mercenaries, and sets out with a new career to the shadier corners of the South China Sea.

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vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Mar 27, 2007
Score: 7/10

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A note: This review covers both Black Lagoon and Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage, and the score is a composite of the two series. If I were to rate the two seasons individually, I would most likely give season 1 around a 7.5 and season 2 around a 6.5. Black Lagoon looks like a mindless action... read more

S139Roadkill's avatar by S139Roadkill on Feb 19, 2013
Score: 10/10

Black Lagoon... where to start? The story is, to be blunt, epic. It's completely believable, showing the dark underbelly of humanity. The writer(s?) managed to blend the deep emotional and psychological themes common to most Japanese anime (that I've seen anyway) with the senseless violence and brutality that makes Western media just so darn entertaining. Pair it up with gorgeous artwork, an absolutely perfect... read more

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Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage TV 2006 Sequel
Black Lagoon Specials DVD Special 2009 TBD
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Black Lagoon 2002 Original Manga
Black Lagoon (Light Novel) 2008 TBD

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