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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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Latest Release(s)
c.87 by K.I.S.S. (1108d ago)
c.86 by K.I.S.S. (1183d ago)
c.85 by K.I.S.S. (1246d 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

14 topics, 102 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (678 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.51 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 21st 2016, 3:14pm 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 #405 increased(+100)
Monthly Pos #620 increased(+60)
3 Month Pos #782 decreased(-3)
6 Month Pos #728 decreased(-37)

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On 3250 reading lists
On 1227 wish lists
On 152 unfinished lists
On 412 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Rei Hiroe Resumes Black Lagoon Manga 0 days, 20 hours, 48 minutes ago
It has finally come to an end 1091 days, 21 hours, 3 minutes ago
Scanlators 1488 days, 14 hours, 20 minutes ago
Any Info - Black Lagoon 1533 days, 11 hours, 2 minutes ago
Chapter 77 2346 days, 19 hours, 53 minutes ago

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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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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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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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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Machiavellism*
July 13th, 2007, 3:03am
Cool character... Esp two hand revy... Sexy mofo...[color=blue][edit by mod,profanity]

... Last updated on July 13th, 2007, 4:03am
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Anime better   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Kolox
June 8th, 2007, 12:46pm
This is quite rare, but this is one of the example where anime is better than manga.
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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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Some people should just go downtown and turn in their manhood.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Fumoffu-chan
March 22nd, 2007, 4:05pm
This manga is great, I mean seriously. I needed an action manga to read while waiting on releases for Evangelion and Hellsing. Chas sounds like he didn't like 300 either.

As I said some guys should just go downtown and remove their manhood. And I'm a girl bigrazz
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Rating: N/A
by lilbro
February 2nd, 2007, 9:42pm
I'm backing Chas on this of course, most people don't really care about a good plot as long as one is there. As long as they get their deaths, apathy and drama, they'll give anything a 9 or 10 based almost entirely on that. The stale unrealistic plot doesn't seem to matter and this manga brings it full force. I mean, who just lets some business man who acts like jack-ass disrespect them and throw there machine gun in the water without saying a word and then lets him join up with them even though he has no skill and doesn't listen without a second thought?

... Last updated on February 2nd, 2007, 9:47pm
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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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Overrated crap   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Chas
January 5th, 2007, 11:33am
This is quite possibly the worst manga I've ever read. Yeah, the art is nice, as the artist has plenty of experience drawing doujinshi under the name of Tex Mex, but he should never have tried to do a fully fledged manga.
The characters are all paper thin, and the action is incredibly dull. It's not just unrealistic, it's unrealistic to the point where it's downright pathetic. Basically, Black Lagoon makes Rambo 3 look like a documentary on guerilla warfare. Instead of making the hero character skilled, the author decided to make the enemies unskilled. It's the Stormtrooper Effect times ten. 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.

You'll only be able to enjoy this if you're a brainless teenager who's watched too many Tarantino movies. It does everything it can to be "cool" or "badass", but that's exactly what makes it fail in every sense of the word.


Edit: To Fumoffu-chan: I enjoyed 300. It may have been exaggerated, but it showed the Spartans use tactics backed up by a lifetime of training, which is the exact opposite of what trash like BL does.
And turn in my manhood, huh? If anything, the people who enjoy watching girls with no tactical understanding run around killing guys are the ones who should turn in their manhood.

... Last updated on December 10th, 2007, 12:35am
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