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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
Akatsuki-Manga
Anime Waves
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Latest Release(s)
c.87 by Mangabandits (306d ago)
c.86 by Mangabandits (380d ago)
c.85 by Mangabandits (444d 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 (639 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 #569 increased(+54)
Monthly Pos #664 increased(+45)
3 Month Pos #703 decreased(-115)
6 Month Pos #521 decreased(-75)

List Stats
On 3127 reading lists
On 1097 wish lists
On 130 unfinished lists
On 349 custom lists

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Forum Posts
It has finally come to an end 289 days, 19 hours, 15 minutes ago
Scanlators 686 days, 12 hours, 32 minutes ago
Any Info - Black Lagoon 731 days, 9 hours, 14 minutes ago
Chapter 77 1544 days, 18 hours, 5 minutes ago
Black Lagoon OVA's 1st Episode to Air in Japan in June 1651 days, 15 hours, 52 minutes ago

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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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Not bad   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Cassiopea
April 27th, 2012, 9:34pm
It is an alright manga - I did expect a bit more prior to beginning the series.

It is quite violence/dark heavy, with plenty of random mayhem (And sexual fanservice for the guys, thanks to Revy. Sure, she kicks butt, but the regular crotch shots and bare boobs sort of defeat the purpose) which can be meaningless if there is really nothing more beyond that. There is some philosophical parts, but they may feel a bit one sided or make being gun tolling maniacs a good thing, or, demean other aspects of life.


Some of the characters are great: Like Balalaika. a real strong, female character, with a military past, able to lead a group of tough men, intellectual, overall pretty badass. And it is nice, since she didn't have to wear skimpy clothing, be purty, be in random catfights or be nekkid to achieve what she wanted. She was really refreshing.


Otherwise, everyone else might be a bit over the top, have the same basic traumatic past, or purely a bit too bland, thus make characterization limited. The plot is decent, but for whatever reason it didn't engulfe me. It doesn't feel...creative? for the lack of a better description. Other things feel exagerated too. And who knows where everything is actually going.


I only bought and read the first three volumes, so maybe I am missing something later on. Nevertheless, just wasn't interested enough to continue. Maybe I'll start up again someday, but until then I'll focus on other series.


It could all just be me. To another, it is a good series if you just want to indulge in a mindless-style-overthetop-action read, with plenty of character arguments and missions.

And of course, there are some dark twists on the side. And I do mean dark (Example: There is reference of certain child characters involved in "Snuff films" and beyond, and it's not the only thing going on in the series, nor the worst depending on what you percieve) so be warned if you are not too keen in reading that sort of stuff.

I've never tried the anime, and there have been claims that it is better - so maybe my opinion would be different for that version.

... Last updated on April 27th, 2012, 9:35pm
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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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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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brilliant   
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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Well   
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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craptastic   
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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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.

Awful.

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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How I Met Your Mother   
Rating: N/A
by ftfchris
July 30th, 2013, 12:07pm
Fun Manga all around, except Rock. Like Yamaken mentioned, Rock does absolutely nothing, can do nothing tbh but somehow his opinion is the one that matters to people.

He's basically Ted from How i Met Your Mother. No one watches the show for Ted. They watch it for the other cast members. That's basically Black Lagoon. You'll love everyone and everything else except the main character.
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Cool....   
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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