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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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Associated Names
Чёрная Лагуна

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Akatsuki Manga
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Latest Release(s)
c.97 by Hyakuro Translations 2 days ago
c.96 by Hyakuro Translations 27 days ago
c.95 by Hyakuro Translations about 1 month 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, 104 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (696 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.51 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 24th 2017, 8:58am 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 #144 increased(+116)
Monthly Pos #479 increased(+25)
3 Month Pos #302 increased(+128)
6 Month Pos #363 increased(+83)
Year Pos #419 decreased(-6)

List Stats
On 3446 reading lists
On 1289 wish lists
On 158 unfinished lists
On 440 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Rei Hiroe Resumes Black Lagoon Manga 10 months ago
It has finally come to an end over 4 years ago
Scanlators over 5 years ago
Any Info - Black Lagoon over 5 years ago
Chapter 77 over 7 years 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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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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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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A Unique Read   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by scorcher
March 11th, 2017, 11:52pm
At first, I thought Black Lagoon was gonna be like one of those Shounen manga with lots of "plots" and "justice" when there is actually no plot and justice. After reading it, I realize that Black Lagoon is quite unique. Its uniqueness stems from the way it is conceptualized more so than the story itself. Just by reading it, I can tell that the author had to do a whole host of research in order to get the setting of the manga right. Things like the Cartels and Hotel Moscow didn't just pop up in his head. Not only that, he's able to tie all these real mafia together into a single fictional story and make it work. That takes both a lot of hardcore researching as well as a good creative mind. I dear say that this is probably Hiroe's best and last best work. He won't be able to create a manga like this again. That is how unique Black Lagoon is.

... Last updated on January 28th, 2018, 10:55pm
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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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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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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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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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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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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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