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Black Lagoon  
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Description
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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Black Lagoon (Novel) (Side Story)

Associated Names
ブラックラグーン
ブラック・ラグーン
黑礁

Groups Scanlating
25h
Akatsuki Manga
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Latest Release(s)
c.87 by K.I.S.S. (252d ago)
c.86 by K.I.S.S. (327d ago)
c.85 by K.I.S.S. (391d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
13 topics, 100 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (634 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.51 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 21st 2014, 7:48pm PST

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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Sunday GX (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Chuang Yi
Viz (9 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #432 increased(+179)
Monthly Pos #702 decreased(-137)
3 Month Pos #550 decreased(-107)
6 Month Pos #470 decreased(-24)

List Stats
On 3110 reading lists
On 1092 wish lists
On 130 unfinished lists
On 343 custom lists

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Forum Posts
It has finally come to an end 236 days, 10 hours, 7 minutes ago
Scanlators 633 days, 3 hours, 24 minutes ago
Any Info - Black Lagoon 678 days, 0 hours, 7 minutes ago
Chapter 77 1491 days, 8 hours, 57 minutes ago
Black Lagoon OVA's 1st Episode to Air in Japan in June 1598 days, 6 hours, 45 minutes ago

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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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If only it moves...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by yamaken-dono
May 7th, 2013, 5:44pm
I finished this in about a day since I have absolutely nothing to do. It's good! It's refreshingly humble and funny. I really liked that the minor characters show complexity and spunk, especially Shenhua with her threats and Balalaika, who's vicious(ly awesome). Revy is my favorite but the mangaka really needs to stop being such a tease about her past.

Downside is that the plot just *doesn't* move, period. Oh, minor characters get their resolutions, but never the main characters. A tease here and a tease there may seem like progress, but it's getting less and less frequent and what little of it comes out of nowhere and goes nowhere. Benny and Dutch are members of the main crew and we hardly know anything about them, even their personality.
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The progress and resolution of the latest finished arc are especially unsatisfactory. Balalaika says some completely contextless and meaningless things which look important but have no actual effect on anything.


And Rock is kinda Gary Stu-ish in that his words somehow have more of an effect than guns and his naive wishes almost always come true, while in terms of work he prances around talking but does absolutely nothing. Most boring person getting the focus is possibly the biggest injustice in the manga.
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BADASS, where's chapter 82!?!?!?!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gopackgo
March 2nd, 2011, 10:53pm
Great manga,that has a great set of characters, and a made up city that actually seems believable. Rock and Revy really go well together especially with their opposite beliefs on almost everything. Revy is one of, if not the most badass female character ever. Black Lagoon should be off hiatus very soon so new chapters can come up. *just a heads up if you want to read this after watching the anime keep in mind that both of them have the same arcs, but in a different order.

... Last updated on April 8th, 2011, 4:13am
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Good one   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jonsi
September 25th, 2006, 12:17pm
Nice art and everything. Absolutely worth the read.
Only thing to complain about is the slow releases =P
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who is Rock   
Rating: N/A
by breezingsorrow
January 9th, 2014, 3:48am
The series exceptionally good. It can keep up to readers every expectations and a definite read for fans of the genre. as for ftfchris comment about Rock. Rock doesn't need to do anything there! Rock is there for the reader to compare. you can not understand how dark is the Black Lagoon world, unless there is a piece of normal world to compare it to. and Rock plays that part in Black Lagoon. The way Rock react to different situations makes it understandable for the reader how abnormal and cruel is the situation.
this is made clear in conversations between Rock and Revy.
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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: 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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A nice manga worth checking out   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JakeAteCake
January 20th, 2007, 2:34am
I gave it a ten to bring BLs avarage score up. And to chas: you should take it less seriosly. Its fiction of course it's going to be unrealistic so looking into it is pretty much pointless. Its a nice manga worth at least a eight
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Pretty Fun, and I personally liked Rock...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
July 18th, 2014, 9:08pm
There are many who don't seem to like the main character, Rock. But for me, the best part of the manga is seeing how the violent town affects his personality. Like, he changes into a darker person while still somewhat retaining warped version of his former ideals. That's really interesting for me.

The other characters are also pretty interesting, and the action scenes are dynamic for a comic book. I didn't even mind the random fanservice --- the plot was engaging enough that I didn't notice them. The only downside would be an overall lack of character development--I didn't feel connected to many of them

... Last updated on July 25th, 2014, 11:29pm
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Just for fun   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by maxcrazy7
May 16th, 2007, 4:53pm
Bah, it doesn't really matter about how real or how weak the plot is. BL is what it is just plain fun to read. Made specially for those who like action and crazy killer woman ( if you guys love Revy you should check Bambi and her Pink Gun out!). Anyway there is plenty( tho kind hard to come by) of manga with good plot around there if u want serious and realistic, and one more thing there is no rules on how someone should rate something they like. So give it a rest!
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