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Black Lagoon  
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From VIZ:

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.


Related Series
Black Lagoon (Novel) (Side Story)

Associated Names

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Akatsuki Manga
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Latest Release(s)
c.87 by K.I.S.S. (379d ago)
c.86 by K.I.S.S. (453d ago)
c.85 by K.I.S.S. (517d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Hiatus)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

13 topics, 100 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (643 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.51 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 25th 2015, 3:05pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Sunday GX (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Chuang Yi
Viz (9 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #564 increased(+22)
Monthly Pos #539 decreased(-40)
3 Month Pos #536 increased(+46)
6 Month Pos #604 decreased(-96)

List Stats
On 3147 reading lists
On 1119 wish lists
On 134 unfinished lists
On 363 custom lists

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Forum Posts
It has finally come to an end 362 days, 17 hours, 44 minutes ago
Scanlators 759 days, 11 hours, 1 minutes ago
Any Info - Black Lagoon 804 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes ago
Chapter 77 1617 days, 16 hours, 34 minutes ago
Black Lagoon OVA's 1st Episode to Air in Japan in June 1724 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes ago

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It is what it is   
Rating: N/A
by Marduk
July 1st, 2009, 2:51am
Black Lagoon is Michael Bay and Tarantino's love child in manga form. Lots of explosions, senseless murder, gunplay, titties, and long speeches from the characters about life and how cool it is to live by the way of the gun. If you like all-out-logic-defying-action mangas, then this is for you. If not, dont even bother trying it.

... Last updated on July 1st, 2009, 2:52am
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Damn straigh   
Rating: N/A
by Helzagore
February 25th, 2009, 10:25am
Mass mayhem and bloody rampage does indeed work in this serie. Funniest thing is that so far there hasnt been a single completely impossible thing what they have done in anime and manga. Unlike most of series which are based on unrealistic stuff, this isnt.
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Completely over the top. In a good way.   
Rating: 6.8 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
January 28th, 2009, 10:26pm
I like to look at Black Lagoon as the summer blockbuster of the manga world. It does exactly what you expect it to- entertain you with nearly mindless violence, completely unrealistic flashy action panels, and some underlying plot and character development that, while nothing incredible, complements the action nicely without detracting at all. This isn't really something you should be thinking much with, and it doesn't try to be all that often, which is probably why I find it to be more successful than others in the same genre. It's just violent mayhem, plain and simple- but it works.

Just have fun with it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by slayerxv
October 18th, 2008, 6:26am
You know what... infact i like the manga and love the anime even more especially now thier season 3 under production couldnt be happier, this is truly a must read/watch manga
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
July 12th, 2008, 8:58am
To tell the truth i like the anime more than the manga, it was the anime that introduced me to the manga really, and when it ended i couldn'tt help but search for the manga. It's a pretty awesome series as soon as it starts and the action doesn't let you go for a minute, fast paced, high action, just the way i like it.
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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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A fun read...   
Rating: N/A
by baniwi
May 15th, 2008, 9:37pm
A bit harder to follow than the anime, but still a goofy, enjoyable action read. Obviously with this frequent and detailed action scenes, it flows alot better in the anime, as does the snappy dialouge and conversations; but the manga has the same great, quirky characters and charm that is so attractive in the anime. You just need to read it by volume rather than individual chapter by chapter, because you can get into the flow of it.
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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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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: N/A
by ChronicD
December 28th, 2007, 7:01am
I feel I have to comment.
1. Yes, the anime is better than the manga. (however, scanlations for the manga are extremely slow and have not yet caught up to the subbed anime)
2. The action......frankly I feel that it's just the mangaka's inexperience in laying down character background that really makes the manga seem so "over the top."
To quote another comment "It allows the Reby (or however you spell her name), to do incredibly stupid things, like running into a room full of bad guys, killing them all, while they kinda just stand there, firing their guns at nothing in particular."... in reality, that's completely possible. It all depends on the relative training and pure psychotic tendencies of the individuals in question. Not to mention that drawing/scripting action scenes isn't exactly like sketching a picture book neh?
Either way, it's the lack of depth, not the "over the top" action that kills the manga for me. The anime is just plain better.
But the manga is still worth reading, sucks that no one's scanlating it at a decent pace.
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