Black Lagoon is an anime series and a manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. There are currently two seasons and the third is in the making. The story follows a team of pirates/mercenaries known as Lagoon Company, who smuggle goods in and around the seas of Southeast Asia in the 1990. Their base of operations is located in the fictional city of Roanapur in Thailand, and they transport goods in the PT Boat Black Lagoon. When on land, they move around and conduct business using Benny's Plymouth Roadrunner (with tail lights from a Dodge Coronet). Lagoon Company does business with various clients, but has a particularly friendly relationship with the Russian crime syndicate Hotel Moscow. The team takes on a variety of missions—which may involve violent firefights, hand-to-hand combat, and nautical battles—in various Southeast Asian locations and when not doing much, the members of the Lagoon Company spend much of their down time at The Yellow Flag, a bar in Roanapur.
When it comes to action-oriented anime, I could probably say that the anime series “Black Lagoon” is among the best I have seen. Based on the manga by Rei Hiroe and directed by Sunao Katabuchi, season one of the anime the series pitches existential themes, incredibly sexy femme fatales, subtle black humor, … more
I'll be totally honest, at first Black Lagoon didn't seem very interesting. It wasn't my kind of anime to watch. My boyfriend was the one who kept pushing me to watch an episode. Finally, I sat down and watch the first episode, and I'm glad I did. The series seriously did kick butt. The main characters were fun, the storyline was fun, and everything about this series was interesting. There were some parts that were pretty damn creepy, and others that were horribly hillarious. There are two seasons … more