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Black Lagoon  
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Lock n' load with the baddest soldiers of fortune ever to hit the high seas of Southeast Asia! Aboard their World War II era torpedo boat, the Black Lagoon, Dutch the Boss, Benny the Mechanic, Revy Two Hand, and Rock, the salaryman from Japan, deliver anything, anywhere. In the dangerous underworld of the Russian Mafia, Chinese Triads, Colombian drug cartels, crazed assassins, and ruthless mercenaries, it's hard to know whom to trust. But if you've got a delivery to make, and you don't mind a little property damage along the way, you can count on the crew of the Black Lagoon.


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Akatsuki Manga
Anime Waves
Anonymous Spore

Latest Release(s)
c.87 by K.I.S.S. (1165d ago)
c.86 by K.I.S.S. (1240d ago)
c.85 by K.I.S.S. (1303d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1.
Ends at Vol 9, Chap 76

User Reviews

14 topics, 102 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (683 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.51 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 8th 2017, 4:25am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Sunday GX (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #466 increased(+55)
Monthly Pos #578 decreased(-11)
3 Month Pos #591 increased(+99)
6 Month Pos #673 increased(+46)

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On 3256 reading lists
On 1230 wish lists
On 155 unfinished lists
On 414 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Rei Hiroe Resumes Black Lagoon Manga 58 days, 4 hours, 55 minutes ago
It has finally come to an end 1149 days, 5 hours, 10 minutes ago
Scanlators 1545 days, 22 hours, 28 minutes ago
Any Info - Black Lagoon 1590 days, 19 hours, 10 minutes ago
Chapter 77 2404 days, 4 hours, 0 minutes ago

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by waluigi
April 30th, 2008, 2:22pm
Some very interesting characters set in a lawless, crime haven in South East Asia makes this an intriguing prospect. Throw in our main character, a stranded japanese salaryman, and we have our story. And a hell of a good one it was. Art is appealing with emphasis on fast paced and fanciful firefights usually led by Revy, the 'anti-heroine' of this story. The plot is top-notch imo with frequent references to Western pop-culture, politics and history. This manga is also quite heavily laced with a sense of irony and gallow's humour. All in all a very good read and certainly very recommendable.

As with many readers, i watched the anime but was left hanging. I picked up the manga to continue on where it left off. One can only hope that Anonymous spore will continue with the scanlation.
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LOVED it, but where is the progress?!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
March 4th, 2015, 7:29am
This used to be one of my 10/10 rated manga and with good reason. Great story, gritty art and characters along with some decent dark humour. But with the 1.5 year long hiatus (that one chap in 2014 does NOT count) and no news from Hiroe Rei as to what the hell is going on with the series production, I'm starting to think he's just taken his money earned so far and just buggered off to early retirement, leaving his fans dangling in the wind with no clue as to what to expect.

That he's done nothing but sporadically promote the upcoming tankubon of vol 10 just adds to the feeling that he's just milking his fans for what money they have not given him yet. "Hey I know you want more story, plot progression and such but why don't you buy (again) a collection of old chapters I did nearly two years ago instead?!"
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Not Bad   
Rating: N/A
by Pode777
January 24th, 2008, 4:31pm
I watched the anime first and since then turned to the manga. The anime follows the manga faithfully just with the story arcs from the first 6 volumes shuffled around a bit. What drew me in to this story was the "farcry" feel it had to it, guerilla warfare in a tropical island environment. The action can be a little over the top as people have stated but I like badass bitches, so that's ok with me.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by syncsanjiv
July 12th, 2008, 2:13am
i personally feel the anime is way way better then the manga... but of course the manga is the base for the anime!! i hope they'll make a third season (anime)

... Last updated on July 12th, 2008, 2:14am
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Wow, I can't believe this...   
Rating: N/A
by VampireBanana
December 4th, 2007, 3:15am
Normally, in most action manga, even if the characters are super-powerful, they get injured and spend some time formulating and learning new strategies.

In this manga, it's a little too insane: Revy(that's her name, right?) manages to bring down an entire platoon of elite fighters without even getting hurt.

Gods, this sounds more like some Hollywood movie: where the bad guys will just misfire so the main characters get to kill them and live for another day. Plus, just by randomly firing a gun around, you can bring down a room of veteran fighters? That's ... just kinda silly.
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The true nature of human kind...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SimonFearless
September 1st, 2011, 6:55am
A manga with a really high pace and indigestible art-work. Cruel and somtimes grotesque.
This is really dark stuff! A story that shows much of the true evil nature of human kind.
I would understand that many would not be able to read it because of it's extream violence and sadistic humour.
However, the characters is good and makes the story go on. It has really good actionscenes.
For us readers who like this kind of genre, it's like christmas eve full of adrenline and gunfire.
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Its a powderkeg of fun and action   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
March 20th, 2011, 10:52am
Black humor, John Woo type action, gangsters, drug dealers, mercenaries, pirates and the most dangerous women on the planet all in one city. Its pretty awesome. The first time I started reading it I didn't take too it as it seemed a bit over the top, then I realized where it was coming from with obvious influences from Robert Rodriguez and John Woo.

Its only weakness is that the battles can sometimes run several chapters and seem to drag on a bit. There has been some character and relationship development but not tons. There's been about 81 chapters put out and it still feels like we are early into the series as there are still many unanswered questions and character history left to fill out. The author really dialed up the level of action with the Roberta arc, it felt like more action than story but hopefully he can bring it back down and concentrate on the characters once again.

The anime is great and I recommend it too. I own it, so go out and buy it and support the Mangaka.
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Rating: N/A
by Romashk
November 18th, 2007, 3:06am
Manga is great, but I kinda like anime more. How should I pt it, hmm.. I feel that the ones who made the anime reeeealy loved the manga and put their herts into their work.
Levy seems more cute in manga.... heh.
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My first review, hope i do this justice =P   
Rating: N/A
by Avalon
August 12th, 2006, 6:55pm
This is one of my favorite mangas ^^
The art is fantastic and everything, or at least most of the information in this manga is extremely accurate (including, thank god, the English).
Fight scenes are great and really gives the reader a feeling of movement and impact, and the plot always retains a sense of direction and steady pace.
I love the characters. The protagonist, Rock, who is really just resigned to his fate (hah), and the badass female gunner with a mysterious past make for very entertaining dialogue and chemistry.

Read at least 3 chapters or so and you will be hooked.
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Not much here to dislike.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by GoldenKaos
December 27th, 2011, 3:55pm
Modern day pirates. Russian mafiya, triads, yakuza, lawlessness, guns, explosions, Nuns with guns, hot chicks, hot chicks with guns, a psychopathic Mexican maid. And a Japanese salaryman abandoned by his company after they wouldn't pay for his ransom, who eventually has to get by with sharp wits and balls so large it's a wonder that the boat he's on doesn't sink.
It's an action movie in manga form. Character development is done just enough, but not too much to get in the way of the next bar-gun-fight. Very high-tech and modern in technology at times, take it as a Michael Bay/Tarentino manga and enjoy the ride.
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